Jewish Wisdom for Business Success – Book Review

By: Rabbi Levi Brackman and Sam Jaffe (2008)

ISBN 978-0-8144-1274-9

Book price: $ 24.00

Business consultants

Rabbi Levi Brackman is a popular Judaist, writer and teacher. He has taught on 3 continents, has a weekly TV show and is published regularly in newspapers and on the Internet. Sam Jaffe is an employee of The Wall Street Journal, Smart Money, Bloomberg Markets and Business Week. They are both business consultants!

Ancient clues to access wealth

Rabbi Brakman and Sam Jaffe express their views in 9 chapters. They discuss topics such as Patriarchal Business Models: Creating a Plan for Success (Chapter 4), Making a Sale: Torah Negotiation Techniques (Chapter 5), Spiritual Entrepreneurship: Finding the Sacred in Your Work (Chapter 7), and many other ancient clues to access wealth.

Pious business success

Rabbi Brackman and Sam Jaff share a personal and candid style. Referring to moving forward, they say: “A good businessman never leaves his business to fate. The moment you start blaming invisible forces (the market, currency traders …) is the moment you give up control. you are responsible to act … “

The authors use a language that connects and refers to the readers. They maintain appropriate communication, stating that “If you have built your own business, you know that in order to succeed, you need to be confident. For this, pure determination and endurance are not enough. It takes something else to achieve your goal – and that is passion. “

Rabbi Brackman and Sam Jaffe show insight in business acumen. Discussing the negotiations, they share that “The key to winning negotiations is knowing yourself, knowing your partner and knowing the fair value of the deal … Do your homework on the other party’s situation.”

Encouraging words aim to elevate readers to victory. The authors declare: “Although most companies make mistakes, you should never label your business a failure. When your business fails, look for the silver plating on it – all successful businesses have been at this stage, but still overcome. ” Success comes to those who do not give up.

Spirituality is a central theme. The authors state that doing business to acquire wealth should not lead to guilt, but: “For the spiritual entrepreneur, the creation of wealth is about making the world a better and more pious place.”

Lessons for business success

Rabbi Levi Brackman and Sam Jaff share powerful Jewish wisdom for lessons in business success.