Are you smarter than your dog?
Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.
—Diogenes
Dogs can teach a lesson to anyone in business.

     Canines came in from the wild many millennia ago. They are the oldest domesticated animal and one of the most common household pets. These intelligent creatures brought with them huge benefits for humanity. The many jobs dogs perform for us is mind-boggling. They are guards, rescuers, herders, entertainers, guides, therapists, crime fighters, and much more.

     Above all, dogs are skilled entrepreneurs who have mastered the arts of communication, persuasion, and selling.

     Like any good businessperson, dogs are honest. There is not much chance of misunderstanding them. Happy, angry, wary, hungry, or on the alert, they let you know their state of mind.

     Like successful businesspeople, dogs know how to ask for what they want. It's a job they do with great expertise. While dogs can't speak, they do tell us their needs via body language that's easy to understand.

     Dogs understand how to engage. Their sincere excitement about and interest in their business partner (that would be you) is flattery on a level that's hard to resist. Whenever you are greeted by your dog, it's easy to understand the famous quote, sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, "My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog thinks I am."
(Excerpted from Rules of the Hunt, McGraw Hill, May 2012)
 
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Title: Rules of the Hunt
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Author: Michael Dalton Johnson
Publisher: McGraw Hill
Hardcover: 288 pages
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About the Book
"Who would you rather be lost in the woods with, Albert Einstein or Davey Crockett?" asks Michael Dalton Johnson author of the new business book Rules of the Hunt. (McGraw-Hill Professional; May, 2012; Hardcover, $26)

He continues, "Business schools provide a solid foundation for a career but it's not possible for them to give the experience needed to deal with the many day-to-day challenges and opportunities encountered in business."

In keeping with its subtitle "Real World Advice for Entrepreneurial and Business Success," the book departs from conventional business books in voice, content and format. The book contains over 200 "rules" delivered as brief anecdotes, short tutorials, humorous observations, case histories, an occasional rant and a few horror stories.

The final chapter is devoted to the author's advice for preserving physical and mental health while in the hunt for business success.

Subjects covered include leadership, negotiating, motivating people, time management, bartering, group dynamics, recruiting winners, sales, marketing, avoiding attorneys, relationships and personal growth.
 
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Praise for Rules of the Hunt
This is a great book, full of ideas, examples, stories, and rules for increased business success and profitability.
– Brian Tracy, author of Million Dollar Habits
I have never read a business book with so much wisdom–and so many useful ideas–on virtually every page. And all of it presented with no wasted words.
– Bob Bly, America's top copywriter and author of The Copywriter's Handbook
These lessons are authentic and insightful and will have an impact on your thinking, your career, your success, and your personal fulfillment.
– Jeffrey Gitomer, entrepreneur, bestselling author of Social BOOM!, and America's Leading Business Growth Expert
An easy but powerful read that's guaranteed to give you fresh insights into entrepreneurial success.
– Jill Konrath, author of SNAP Selling and Selling to Big Companies
An encyclopedia of good, helpful information, great observations, guidelines, and advice–not only how to but how not to as well! I highly recommend it.
– Tom Ziglar, proud son of Zig Ziglar
  I love everything about this book. . . . If you are an entrepreneur or small-business owner, you can't make a better investment in your future success!
– Carol Kinsey Goman, PhD, speaker, and author of The Silent Language of Leaders
Rules of the Hunt is a must read twice book. A fast, fun and profitable read.
– Gerhard Gschwandtner, publisher and founder, Selling Power Magazine
Rules of the Hunt offers insights from the heart and mind of a man who has overcome the difficult challenges of attaining business and personal success.
– Wendy Weiss, the Queen of Cold Calling
Enjoy a journey with this great American storyteller, but take the time to stop along the way to smell the strong coffee and discover how to put Johnson's insights to work for you.
– Kennedy Gammage, Communications Director, Directed Electronics
Rules of the Hunt gives the keys to unlock many of the mysteries of attaining business and life success. I highly recommend it.
– Chris Widener, bestselling author of The Art of Influence and Leadership Rules
 
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