Category: Books

Book Review: The Boys in the Boat

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In 2014, I was working with a client to help him put together a book of profiles of top performers in his field. My client interviewed all of them. My job was to review his interviews and then conduct follow-up interviews. That’s where a strange thing happened. I like to ask interview subjects a question that’s not  »  Read More

Book Review: Your Brain at Work

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Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long by David Rock makes sense of a lot of things. When you’re done reading this book, you’ll understand why you and the people around you act in certain ways and you’ll have a workable strategy for improving the  »  Read More

Book Review: Forged in Crisis

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I’ve been a big fan of Professor Nancy Koehn’s work since I read her book, Brand New: How Entrepreneurs Earned Consumers’ Trust from Wedgewood To Dell. In that book, Professor Koehn told the stories of six entrepreneurs. Drawing on those stories, she analyzed various historical forces and how they play out in  »  Read More

Book Review: The Four Tendencies

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Dave, Debbie, and Di are siblings. They each have their own unique appearance, but when you see them standing near each other, you know, instantly, that they belong together. That’s how it is with Gretchen Rubin’s books. Each one is distinctive and has a unique message, but when you read more than one, you understand  »  Read More

Leaders and Strategies in Real Life: 1/23/18

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Instead of studying leadership, why not spend some time studying leaders and strategies in the wild? You can learn a lot from leadership experts, but you always see the leader and what he or she does through the expert’s personal lens. Supplement that learning with studying real leaders in real life situations and draw  »  Read More

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