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From Bluegrass to Blue Water: Lessons in Farm Philosophy and Navy Leadership (Hardcover)

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George Bernard Shaw is credited with saying, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

Smart Brevity by Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen and Roy Schwartz will help you zap this illusion.

Buy this book, read it, do what it tells you to do and you will see results.

People will:

  • Listen to you
  • Read your words
  • Understand your message
  • Value your brief, complete, informative style
  • Clamor for your communiques

Read this book - you, and everyone you talk to, write to, present to, will benefit. 

— Belinda


The philosophy found in this work is the product of a childhood on a tobacco and cattle farm in central Kentucky, education at various schools, and a three-decade career in the U.S. Navy while simultaneously contributing as a husband, father, and grandfather. The remainder of this book will be separated into phases reflective of the major changes in my life: the farm, schooling, and a navy career continuum from junior officer through flag officer. The lessons learned in earlier phases were often exported and applied later. The ever-increasing levels of responsibility served to teach new lessons.

About the Author

Rear Admiral (retired) John Palmer is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. He is married to the former Elizabeth Brooks Mahaffey (Brooks) of Spartanburg, South Carolina. They are the proud parents of two children—Elizabeth Palmer Sanders and John Taylor Palmer Jr. They are blessed with four grandchildren. The Palmers live among family in Spartanburg where Brooks works as a registered nurse.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781956454154
ISBN-10: 1956454152
Publisher: Fidelis Publishing
Publication Date: October 26th, 2022
Pages: 224
Language: English

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