My wife–Reenie–has now perfected the quickest way to get computer scammers to hang up:
HIM in strong Indian accent: I’m (mumbled name) from (mumbled company). Your PC has been infected with malware.
REENIE: My PC?
HIM: Yes, every time you buy something on line, malware downloads onto your PC.
REENIE: But we don’t have a PC.
HIM: Is this the Kimball Fisher home?
REENIE: Yes, but we don’t have a PC. So you must be lying. Are you lying? Are you one of those scam artists that steal money from people?
REENIE: Does your mother know you scam people for a living?
My newest book is now available on-line at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Deseret Book. You can also get it at selected Deseret Book Stores. The manager of the Lake Oswego DB confirmed on Saturday: “We got your new book in yesterday and of course I had to buy one! I love the organization of the book with the main points separated from the text and the activities in the appendix. I’ve already started marking it up! I can see using the activities in our team meetings!”
The negative presidential campaign strategies are working. I now dislike all of the candidates.
It’s hard to describe how wonderful it is to see one of your books for the first time! Last night I got a box from my publisher and finally held my newest book! 12 LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST takes leadership lessons from the New Testament and applies them to all types of organizations. I’ve written it for anyone, regardless of religious background, to show what I believe are time tested techniques for effective leadership. It’ll be available on April 12th, but you can pre-order it at Amazon and several other on-line bookstores now.
Dad sent me a picture of one of the earliest selfies I’ve ever seen (about 1920). Note how the group looks just as ridiculous as we do–in similar settings–today. Thankfully the weight of the cameras of those days wouldn’t allow the use of a selfie stick. It would have broken the men’s arms.
I’m excited to reveal the beautiful full cover for 12 LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF CHRIST! My editor, Rebecca, sent the final front and back today. The books are printed–I should get some in a few days–and they’ll be at distributors soon. The great marketing team at CedarFort got my newest book with Baker & Taylor and Ingram (two HUGE distributors to bookstores). It will also be available at Amazon and other on-line retailers after April 12th. For those of you in Provo, you can pop over to the BYU Bookstore to see the first in-store copies! If you see 12 LESSONS in other bookstores, let me know and I’ll notify everyone.
Thanks so much to Dawn Clark and her team at Deseret Book for hosting an AWESOME book signing event at the Lake Oswego store near the Portland Temple. We sold an average of one book every two minutes! Must have been the donut holes they so kindly provided . . . ( Note: In the picture they posted on their FaceBook page you can see the store leadership team and I’m signing a book for my friend Ed Stone, who served as our stake president and then went back to Harvard to complete a graduate degree from the Divinity School. Two wonderful images of great leaders.)
I dropped by the Lake Oswego Deseret Book and was so pleased to meet store manager Dawn Clark. She showed me her copy of THE CHRISTLIKE LEADER covered with margin notes and highlights. Plus she put my books on the front table just as you enter the store (I felt so honored to be just below Elder Nelson’s new book)! Really looking forward to the book signing this Saturday (Mar 26th) from 2:00-3:00 pm. Hope you can join me.
I hope to see you at the book signing at Deseret Book in Lake Oswego on March 26th (the day of the women’s broadcast). I’ll be in the store from 2:00 – 3:00 pm and the wonderful store manager told me that she’s ordered plenty of copies of THE CHRISTLIKE LEADER!
Just heard on NPR that one of the candidates for Mayor of Portland dropped from the race because he couldn’t prove that his legal name was Chewbacca. Sounds about right #keepportlandwierd?