yeah let's burn old books ! you don't do that, you give them away or sell them.
Ah business workers.
edit all books.
Wow. Whatever that anger is coming from, you may want to seek help in letting it go. Professional salespeople are what keeps the wheels going around.
Manuals to convince someone to buy things they don't want or need. Anyone in sales that followed this guy were ripoff artists and conmen.
Wow, I have been in sales for 40 years, never had to use demeaning tactics to sell a product. It works for the car industry and the like and I see the need in that industry. No anger, I have been to ZIG & others including that OG guy. If you enjoy and can use their methods, more power to ya.Wow. Whatever that anger is coming from, you may want to seek help in letting it go. Professional salespeople are what keeps the wheels going around.
Never destroy a book...........................but, they're not much revered by the smart 'phone Wikipedia generation. Pity, a book is more than the sum of it's parts and just so tactile.
This is coming in hot - retirement.
I'm looking at shelves of books on orthopedics & injury rehab as well as legal strategy.
Even though they are old, most of the muscle & bone stuff hasn't changed.
Hard to convince a new physical therapist or lawyer of its value, though.
Will probably go into the bin.
The one item I'm having the hardest time finding a new home for is the early 1950s Blacks Law Dictionary my dad (also a trial lawyer) passed on to me.
I haven't opened it in more than 15 years - it's just there as a reminder.
Like has been said - most of what I actually use is "in my head"
Peace - Deeve
Zig ziglar wrote books and did speaking tours to any organization that had sales, from 2 man operations to corporations. He was all ra ra and poised different situations for a salesman to be in and over come every objections. Like, I know your Dad just died and your behind in your house payment and your wife is divorcing you, but you need this new Kirby vacuum with all of its attachments. If you don't have it, you could die tomorrow. I was forced to go by a company I worked for, more like a fanatic religious proselyting event. The dude is selling books, tapes, seminars and when you count all of the seats in the stadium at a few bucks a pop, you know why the guy is there. He is making rock star money to sell his sizzle steak philosophy. Lots of the public are suckers for this aggressive style and I am sure it helps the economy roll a bit more. But as Pt Barnum saidWow! Who is (was?) Zig Ziegler?
I work at a research lab. We are mostly all engineers. Most people have shelves of books, some from college, some more recent. When someone retires I usually see a pile of books set out in a common area with a sign saying take what you want. I will always take something relevant to me. Now I have a huge stash that I don’t know what to do with when I retire. I will probably give most away, but keep some of the more useful ones in case I decide to consult afterwards.