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Book Review Title: "Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in Business and Life" Author: Trevor Blake Publisher: BenBella Books, 2012; 256 pages; $9.06 Little in life is simple. And in our zeitgeist of rapidly proliferating apps for things we didn't even know existed, the few simple things that are left are either perceived as dull and quaint, but undesirable (think: VHS tapes), or elegant and powerful (think: butter). In his new book, "Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in Business and Life," self-described "pragmatic businessman" Trevor Blake serves up three simple, powerful packages of big-picture perspectives and small action steps that he has used to go from a poor childhood to thriving as a serial entrepreneur -- selling one business for $107 million less than a decade after starting it. The elegant, yet exuberant, map to success that Blake draws in "Three Simple Steps" is prefaced by his own story of having watched his mo...