“Louder Than Thunder: A Contemporary Business Parable”
By Carol Dunitz, Ph. D
Illustrations by Helen Gotlib
Published by Canterbury & Parkside, 101 pages, hardcover
When a skilled and accomplished craftsperson takes time to share their secrets, a wise person will listen. Carol Dunitz is a professional communicator who combines knowledge and theater to present entertaining and enlightening seminars on communications skills. She has chosen to share some of her secrets in writing through the highly readable “Louder Than Thunder.”
Dunitz frames her disclosures in the form of a series of vignettes which follow the life of a “very determined” little girl. Along the way, the girl learns lessons of life which she applies to future situations. These lessons are solid principles for business success, as well as for life.
“Louder Than Thunder” is a quick read, with its pages generally laced with illustrations. Don’t be fooled…quick read doesn’t equate to fluff. There are valuable nuggets of wisdom within each chapter. Rather than buried in obscure professorial language, these nuggets are easily available in a delightful story. The danger is the reader may mistake ease of access with lack of value.
This is a book for everyone. Although subtitled as a business book, there are applications to life itself. It can be read aloud as an entertainment to children, used as the basis of a business class or anything in between.
I won’t spoil it by giving you the details, but there is a very special riddle in the book. Think it through before you look at the answer – it will be well worth your while to reflect on it.
The book is available through the author’s website, www.LouderThanThunder.com.
© 2007 Mary Beth Magee