The Baron Son, authored by Vicky Therese Davis, William R. Patterson & D. Marques Patton, is a book written by three innovative entrepreneurs who have surely approached the teaching of leadership and business achievement from an exceptional perspective. Most books written about leadership are penned in a non-fictional format. What you read is what you get. Little is left to the imagination as the writers directly impart their ideas from one paragraph to another. The Baron Son uses a different approach.
It is written as a fictional story about a wise baron who acts as a revered tutor and slowly imparts knowledge to three young disciples. The end result of this approach is that the reader is left to glean from the visionary wisdom and teachings of the baron. The longer you ponder on each major “supreme principle” as revealed by the baron, the more you personally benefit from his insight.
The three authors weave a large number of moral and successful business principles in this interesting allegorical fable. As you read The Baron Son you come to learn that hard work and effort of itself will not ensure the achievement of goals and personal fulfillment. It is hard work combined with wisdom and proper actions that make it all possible. In this mythical story the wise baron imparts eleven “supreme principles” to his young pupils. The authors don’t break new ground with these valid principles, but they present this knowledge in a fascinating way.
The Baron Son is truly distinctive and will appeal to readers who enjoy fiction. It is a book that can be read in just a few sittings and one that continues to reveal wisdom long after the book is closed and you ponder upon its contents! If you primarily read and enjoy non-fiction, this may not be your cup of tea. But, if you want to learn some sound principles about business, wealth and leadership through a fictional narrative, The Baron Son will make your cup runneth over.
The Baron Son
Vade Mecum 7
Long & Silverman Publishing – 2004 (190 pages in hardback)
Authors Vicky Therese Davis, William R. Patterson & D. Marques Patton
weLEAD rating – recommended