Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The problem with braggadocio

Executive Speech Coaches Beat Al Gore, Lee Iacocca and the Pope

Business psychologist Dr. Larina Kase and coauthor executive speech coach Harrison Monarth were able to add bestselling authors to their resumes over the weekend as their book The Confident Speaker beat out fellow bestselling authors Al Gore, Lee Iacocca, Jim Collins and Pope Benedict XVI for a top spot on Amazon.com

From Amazon.com 5:45 PM Easter Time

Product Details
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (April 23, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071481494
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071481496
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: based on 7 reviews. (Write a review.)
  • Amazon.com Sales Rank: #354 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

The Assault on Reason, by Al Gore

Product Details
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The (May 22, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594201226
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594201226
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Amazon.com Sales Rank: #3 in Books


Larina said...

Hi there- I saw this (thanks to Google alerts) and wanted to clarify that at the time the release was written on Thursday 5/22 the information was completely accurate. Amazon rankings change every hour so it wouldn't be expected to stay accurate- we certainly wouldn't expect to remain ahead of Al Gore, but it was exciting to climb the charts last week :)
- Coauthor of The Confident Speaker

Alice said...

A screen shot would have made that more credible.