Book Review & Giveaway: Artt of the Black Card by Anthony Ryan Sadana

Artt of the Black Card: No Bullsh*t Guide to Business by Anthony Ryan Sadana

Publisher:  Artt Press (January,  2020)
Category: Self-help, Motivational, Entrepreneurship, LBGTQ, Business, Memoir, & Non-Fiction

ISBN: 978-1734311006
Available in Print and ebook, 140 pages

“The Artt of the Black Card” is a fresh, concise, irreverent instruction manual on how to succeed as an entrepreneur based on the author’s own original insights and his risk-taking record as a businessman and innovator. This is not a cookie-cutter business book filled with tired advice and worn-out clichés. “The Artt of the Black Card” is a contrarian guidebook for a new generation of business owners and leaders — anyone with the smarts, guts and passion for making money. You don’t need an MBA to get rich, and “The Artt of the Black Card” proves it.

Employing nine vital work/life lessons using the exclusive and legendary American Express Black Card, aka the Centurion Card as a framework, author and serial entrepreneur Anthony Ryan Sadana explains how to make money while the world around you is going to hell  and emerge stronger than ever. It’s the perfect antidote to today’s extraordinary challenges.

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Guest Review by Sage Nor

‘The Artt of the Black Card: No Bullsh*t Guide to Business’ by Anthony Ryan Sadana is a financial guidebook like no other. Sadana’s straightforward talk and decisive writing style taught me more about business in the span of a couple of chapters than similar books that I have read managed to do overall.

Sadana is an entrepreneur who talks about getting his start in the business world by selling microwave dinners to his friends in boarding school as a kid. With such business savvy at such a young age, it’s no wonder that Sadana would later go on to experience the success that he has in life.

One of my favorite messages in the book comes pretty early on, in the first chapter when he talks about never brushing off anyone that you meet. Never assuming that someone is worthless to you as a contact just because they don’t seem to be connected on their own. There is a lot of great advice in this book and I really appreciated how Sadana made it relevant to today’s market. He gives advice about using things like Craigslist and Facebook in a way that a lot of older financial advice books obviously don’t.

Of course, like anyone, Sadana has made his fair share of bad deals and he devotes time in this book to talking about them, and what he learned from them in a candid way. He claims that he has learned more from losing money than by making money, a feeling I’m sure most of us can identify with.

Overall, this book was informative, witty and easy to understand. I read through it quickly and was left with a sense that I had really learned something from it, which I can always appreciate from a self-help book. Definitely not one to miss! I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

I received the e-book for my honest opinion.

Other Praise for the book

“Irreverent, honest, and right on the money. Powerful business insights from a man who’s seen itall. If you want to make a lot of money on your own terms, this is the book for you.”– Robert F. Burris, Film/TV Producer

“Incredible book; every person looking to be successful in business needs to read this book. The story is engaging and educational. Not a long read, perfect for reading on a plane or train ride. You will ask yourself why you have not followed this advice before. Cannot say enough about this book; read it as soon as you can.”– Julio Garcia, MD

“Anthony Ryan Sadana has no difficulty speaking his mind in The Art of the Black Card. And he has no filter on his voice or words, which perhaps describes “the no-BS guide to business” that serves as subtitle.
His message is positive. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes and fail. It happens to the best of us. When hardships occur, as they inevitably will, be prepared to lift yourself off the ground and get back in the game. No excuses allowed. Learn from the experience and work harder (and smarter) next time.
Sadana’s experiences bring to mind a couple of lines from the Van Halen song, Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love – “I been to the edge, an’ there I stood an’ looked down, you know I lost a lot of friends there, baby, I got no time to mess around.”
The author’s answer to everything is to outwork the competition, to pivot when necessary to find new sources of income. There is a confidence to his voice that some may mistake for arrogance. Whatever you call it, he has discovered ways to channel that trait and his own savvy to become a successful entrepreneur who has overcome multiple setbacks, one of which left him flat broke and millions in debt. Several of his lessons, his roller-coaster life and his willingness to lay it all on the line make this a fascinating and worthwhile read.”-Brian Rouff, Imagine Communications and Author

“Authentic, to-the-point, easy to read because of its anecdotal style. Sometimes funny, sometimes controversial, sometimes preachy, sometimes arrogant. Not for the easily offended. Has some very honest truths and good points about how the business world really works.”-Christina, Amazon

About the Author

At the tender age of 23, Anthony Ryan Sadana received an exclusive invitation to apply for the fabled no-limit American Express Black Card, which represented, in his mind, “the pinnacle of my financial success and the ultimate recognition for measuring any sort of achievement against your peers.”

A scant two years later, he found himself flat broke and millions of dollars in debt. Today, this entrepreneur, innovator, author and influencer enjoys a multi-faceted, successful career on a global scale in a wide range of businesses. He’s run retail operations, consults for large and small companies, owns his own real estate investment organization, and is involved in a series of high-ly profitable online ventures.

Sadana’s hard-won knowledge and insights, applied properly and with the right amount of motivation, will help budding entrepreneurs and seasoned business veterans alike create their own success stories.

Sadana currently lives in Las Vegas with his faithful sheltie, Lucky.

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Book Review: Millennial Samurai: Mindset for the 21st Century by George J. Chanos

Millennial Samurai: Mindset For The 21st Century by George J Chanos

Publisher:  Indie (August 25, 2019)
Category: Self-help, Motivational, Personal Transformation
Tour dates: January/February, 2020
ISBN: 9781688563339
Available in Print and ebook,  391 pages

“Regardless of what age you are, if you want to make the most of one and only life, read ‘Millennial Samurai.”

Moments change lives. It can happen as a result of something you see, something you hear, something you read, or something you experience.

It’s essentially an epiphany moment that touches you on a conscious or unconscious level. A discovery that makes you see things differently, inspires you to action, gives you hope, or offers a new or alternative perspective.

Many who read Millennial Samurai, will experience these epiphany  moments—and for some it will be life changing. Different chapters will speak to different readers. What touches or inspires you may be very different—yet only one chapter away—from what touches your daughter or your son. There are lessons here for everyone.

Over the next thirty years, technology will redefine life as we know it, in

A way that is beyond our ability to even comprehend.

To survive and thrive in the 21st Century, you will need to pivot and adapt to a rapidly and radically changing environment. You will need  to engage in a process of lifelong learning, unlearning and re-learning. And you will need to learn how to think critically and guard against misinformation, all while surfing a tsunami of technological change.

Those who are able to do this will be the Millennial Samurai – who will lead their generation and future generations through the 21st Century.

Millennial Samurai will teach you how to surf that tsunami and dance with machines. It will help you to; see yourself and the world more clearly, guide you in your search for the truth, help you to distinguish fact from fiction, improve your ability to communicate, enhance your relationships, assist you in identifying your passions and encourage you to lead a more successful and more meaningful life.

Action is magic. Take action now, by reading Millennial Samurai and begin to make the most out of your one and only life.

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Guest Review by Sol A.

‘Millennial Samurai,’ by George Chanos is a self-help book like no other. This book almost functions like a set of small, bite-size pieces of wisdom that you are able to read quickly and carry with you throughout your day. Many of the chapters get to the point quickly, which is a feature that I greatly appreciate, having read a lot of self-help books that devolved into self-aggrandizing rhetoric all too quickly. And they leave you with strong, impactful sentences that you can easily remember. Take the chapter on ‘Failure’ that gave me the gem, “Having a great character does not require that you never make mistakes.’ That’s a sentence that I know is going to stay with me for a while and help me when I feel that I have messed something up.

Chanos gives advice from everything to stress, courage, compassion and even things you normally would never see in a self-help book like sections on police corruption and student debt. The latter being my favorite section in the entire book. I don’t think I know a single millennial without student debt and, therefore, we can all use this book. This type of knowledge and wisdom can only come from someone who clearly has a lot of experience in the world and someone who enjoys sharing said experience.

Reading this book, I almost felt like I was getting a debt-free college course in life management. It was like Chanos knew exactly what I needed to hear about everything that is going on in my life. He really did tap into the millennial mindset with the political and internet sections of the book, which I greatly enjoyed. All in all, I would recommend this to any of my millennial friends who are looking for a little guidance in their lives and are unsure where to turn to get it. I give this book a highly recommend 5 out of 5.

Praise for Millennial Samurai

“Millennial Samurai is an everything book for everyone. The first half is a pleasant refresher of “the important stuff” with beautiful quotes from outstanding people and clear and concise text from Chanos to absorb and reflect on. The 2nd half will blow your mind, give you new tools/apps, and give you conversational fuel and advice to take action on to make life more fulfilling. This is the kind of book you wish every school had in the classroom for students to reflect on with each other and their teachers. I just became an Uncle recently and look forward to reading this to my nephew when he’s of age. With the internet being so massive it’s so nice to own something that has all the essentials of today all in one place.”-Phil A., Amazon

“This book is a life-changer! It is filled with truths that will last forever. Destined to be a classic and a must for every human being on earth to read, absorb and put into action. This is Napoleon Hill’s 17 Laws Of Success for millennials! An extraordinary piece of art. This is a masterpiece. Great work to you George!”- Extraordinarily You, Amazon

“I have finally found a book that the author is sympathetic with not only my age group but also that anyone who can relate to the way to success in the day and age of millenialism, and how to use what we know nowadays to be ahead and get far. I am astonished at the fast pages and quick read in each chapter since it made it easier for my attention to get a grip on it. “-Tina Chau, Amazon

About the Author

George J. Chanos, Esq. served as Nevada’s 31st Attorney General from 2005-07. In that role, he administered Nevada’s Department of Justice and acted as the state’s chief legal officer and advisor. He also successfully (9/0) argued ― Warton v. Bockting, 549 U.S. 406 (2007) ― before the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to serving as Nevada’s attorney general, Chanos had a distinguished legal career, representing individual and corporate clients on all matters relating to the growth and management of their businesses.

Mr. Chanos has a common sense approach to dealing with problems and a unique ability to understand and explain complex issues. He also has a clear vision and uncommon insights, concerning how anyone, regardless of circumstance, can design and lead a happy, successful and meaningful life. Mr. Chanos is a father and an uncle. His daughter, Alexandra, is a freshman at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and his nephew, David, is a graduate of San Diego State University. They are both Millennials. They are the inspiration for his first book, Seize Your Destiny.

Website:  https://www.millennialsamurai.com/
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Book Review & Giveaway: Quantum Success by Christy Whitman

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Quantum Success: 7 Essential Laws for a Thriving, Joyful, Prosperous Relationship with Work, Money by Christy WhitmanPublisher:  Atria/Enliven Books (September 25, 2018)
Category: Motivational, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Management & Leadership, Personal Transformation
Tour dates: Sept & Oct, 2018
ISBN: 978-1501179006
ASIN: B07CL5RBG6
Available in Print, ebook, & Audiobook, 224 pages

Quantum Success: 7 Essential Laws for a Thriving, Joyful, Prosperous Relationship with Work, Money by Christy Whitman In the bestselling tradition of The Secret, learn how to use the law of attraction for your career to access greater financial success and fulfillment in this positive, detailed guide from celebrated life coach and New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All, Christy Whitman.

Whether your vision of an ideal career is starting your own business, rising to a different position within your current company, or landing your very first job, Quantum Success will help you make the prosperity and fulfillment of your dreams a reality.

Through her accessible, empowering writing, Christy Whitman shares the fundamental principles that she’s discovered after more than twenty years of studying universal forces—such as polarity, alignment, resonance, momentum, and magnetism—and explains how to harness these forces to optimize your wealth and career. Exemplified by numerous case studies, Christy’s ten-step plan teaches you how to establish inner relationships with future clients, associates, and employees, work with light and energy to magnetize opportunities and resources, build a culture of value and appreciation that brings out the very best in those around you, and operate at your highest capacity.

By mastering this process, you will enable yourself to achieve unimaginable success in your career, however you define it.

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Praise for Quantum Success

“Quantum Success is a radical and new approach to creating success!  Christy Whitman applies universal laws to help people realize greater professional and financial success by outlining a precise “inside-out” approach. This is a must read for everyone who wants to accelerate their innate power to manifest.”-David Meltzer, Two Time Best-selling author & Forbes and Entrepreneur’s Top Keynote Speaker

“There is something hard to describe that many of the world’s happiest, most successful people stumble across. In this book, Christy Whitman shares what she learned from 20 years of examining it, that dramatic success is not just about hard work, effort or struggle, but is also a state of abundance that unfolds naturally and exponentially when you learn how to harness the power and energy of the world around you.”-Dave Asprey, CEO Bulletproof, NY Times Bestselling author of Head Strong and The Bulletproof Diet.

Quantum Success offers a refreshing new approach that will change the way you think about business, entrepreneurship, and finding work that fulfills you.  In reading it you will discover that you are the one with the power to hold yourself back from – or to allow yourself the full realization of – your greatness and creative power.”-Marci Shimoff, New York Times Bestselling Author, a World-Renowned Transformational Teacher and Expert on Happiness, Success and Unconditional Love

“Quantum Success in Your Career” is a must. Whether you’re a young professional, someone looking into expanding your career or thinking about maybe switching to a different field, this book is for you. Christy Whitman created a powerful tool box with clear directions, personal examples and testimonies from some of the most inspiring Law of Attraction coaches. It’s a book you will come back to time and time again for many years to come.”-Anna Trebunskaya – Dancer/Choreographer, Actress & TV Personality

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Guest Review by Sal

‘Quantum Success’ is a book that can be used as a tool to move ahead in your career, business, and even your dreams.  It can help you reach your goals, including financial goals and includes exercises for you to complete to help.  In ‘Quantum Success’ Christy Whitman holds you by the hand and guides you step by step in how to build professional relationships using the law of attraction. 

I have always believed in the law of attraction but never really thought about how it applies to business and professional relationships.  Christy Whitman certainly makes a case for it and at the same time builds your confidence.  She helps you with “smart” goal setting, which has 5 steps.  I really like how she breaks everything she teaches into steps to make your aspirations achievable.  I highly recommend ‘Quantum Success’ and give it 4 out of 5 stars.

 

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About the AuthorQuantum Success: 7 Essential Laws for a Thriving, Joyful, Prosperous Relationship with Work, Money by Christy Whitman

Christy Whitman is a transformational leader, celebrity coach and the New York Times best-selling author of The Art of Having It All: A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance. She has appeared on The Today Show and The Morning Show and her work has been featured in People Magazine, Seventeen, Woman’s Day, Hollywood Life, and Teen Vogue, among others.  As the CEO and founder of the Quantum Success Learning Academy and the Quantum Success Coaching Academy, a 12-month Law of Attraction coaching certification program, Christy has helped thousands of people worldwide to achieve their goals through her empowerment seminars, speeches, and coaching sessions and products.

Christy’s life-changing message reaches over 200,000 people each month and her work has been promoted by and featured alongside esteemed authors and luminaries such as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay. Marianne Williamson, Marci Shimoff, Brian Tracy, Neale Donald Walsch, and Abraham-Hicks.  She currently lives in Arizona with her husband, Frederic, and their two boys, Alexander and Maxim.

Website: www.QuantumSuccessBook.com
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