- Well Structured
- Concrete Examples
While the rating tells you how good a book is according to our two core criteria, it says nothing about its particular defining features. Therefore, we use a set of 20 qualities to characterize each book by its strengths:
Applicable – You’ll get advice that can be directly applied in the workplace or in everyday situations.
Analytical – You’ll understand the inner workings of the subject matter.
Background – You’ll get contextual knowledge as a frame for informed action or analysis.
Bold – You’ll find arguments that may break with predominant views.
Comprehensive – You’ll find every aspect of the subject matter covered.
Concrete Examples – You’ll get practical advice illustrated with examples of real-world applications or anecdotes.
Controversial – You’ll be confronted with strongly debated opinions.
Eloquent – You’ll enjoy a masterfully written or presented text.
Engaging – You’ll read or watch this all the way through the end.
Eye opening – You’ll be offered highly surprising insights.
For beginners – You’ll find this to be a good primer if you’re a learner with little or no prior experience/knowledge.
For experts – You’ll get the higher-level knowledge/instructions you need as an expert.
Hot Topic – You’ll find yourself in the middle of a highly debated issue.
Innovative – You can expect some truly fresh ideas and insights on brand-new products or trends.
Insider’s take – You’ll have the privilege of learning from someone who knows her or his topic inside-out.
Inspiring – You’ll want to put into practice what you’ve read immediately.
Overview – You’ll get a broad treatment of the subject matter, mentioning all its major aspects.
Scientific – You’ll get facts and figures grounded in scientific research.
Visionary – You’ll get a glimpse of the future and what it might mean for you.
Well structured – You’ll find this to be particularly well organized to support its reception or application.
Zuora’s Subscription Economy Index for the fourth quarter of 2018 reported that membership business revenues are increasing some five times faster than the revenues of S&P 500 firms. In the United States alone, people spent an average $237 monthly on subscriptions in 2018 – and that was pre-COVID-19. Buyers subscribe to many products and services, such as fancy boxed dinners to cook at home or online movies, to gain predictability and convenience. Robbie Kellman Baxter, an expert on subscription pricing and membership programs, teaches companies how to establish sustainable programs that enlist loyal customers as dedicated members or subscribers and retain them for the long run and for long-range profit.
About the Author
Peninsula Strategies founder Robbie Kellman Baxter has served as a New York City Urban Fellow. She has worked as a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, and a Silicon Valley product marketer. She also wrote bestseller The Membership Economy.