Business consultant and author Paul Davis grew up being told by kith and kin that there was something special about him. He was born the seventh son of a seventh son, and daily processions of the frail and infirm would shuffle into the ‘good room’ of Davis’s home to receive the puzzled child’s blessing. To his amazement, Davis also found that he could ‘heal’ electronic equipment too. Without technical know-how, Davis recalls that he could take apart broken radios and televisions and get them back into working order. A love/hate relationship with his restorative prowess subsequently developed, until Davis cried out to the heavens for help, a request he says was promptly answered.
Years later, Davis has directed his mysterious gift onto the business world, bathing everything he touches in the bright glow of success. He says that Davis Business Consultants has worked with all manners of business clients over the years, with unmitigated success. “Every loss-making business I ever worked with I was able to turn around and their profits would increase with very little effort,” he claims.
Davis has distilled some of his uncanny abilities into literary form, via the book EVOLVE: LOOK WITHIN YOURSELF FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS, published by Oak Tree Press.
The business advice extolled by Davis is arranged around the central acronym, and can be summarised as follows:
- Experience who you truly are
- Vision is key
- Open up to your purpose
- Leadership of the future
- Value your intuition
- Everyday success habits
Davis’s ‘healing ability’ is married to a firm belief in God, which in turn informs his path to business success. He writes: “When you look at the acronym I have used for this book, there is no mistake as to why I have chosen the word Evolve. Take the first four letters from evolve and spell them backwards and you get love. In every decision that you make, in every action that you take, in every thought that you have, strive for love.”
A leap of faith is required in order to see if these theories ring true, as they are couched in unapologetically New Age terms. Concluding with a set of commandments for the future, Davis writes: “For the business leaders of tomorrow, simplicity is the key: be real, be aware, be fair, be human, be authentic, be open, be ethical, be inclusive, be truthful and be responsible.”
Business consultant Paul Davis has produced a useful blueprint for business success with his newly published book, EVOLVE.
The book offers practical guidance on steps towards success, along with some good motivational advice and an ethos that is in keeping with the demanding economic climate. The book comes with nods of approval from Senator Feargal Quinn and from Ian Talbot of Chambers Ireland.
Senator Quinn said: “The book reminds us that successful businesses are those that make a profit, while at the same time bringing benefits to the wider community.”
Joe Dermody, On the Grapevine, The Irish Examiner