Category: Books

Business Book Classics: Management in Small Doses

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For a long time, we didn’t have to worry about business book “classics” because there just weren’t that many business books. Today gazillions of business books are published every year. Some are great, others are horrid, and the vast majority are mediocre. It’s the bell curve at work. That’s why it’s worth  »  Read More

Book Review: Simply Brilliant by William C. Taylor

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“Insanity is doing things the same way and expecting a different result.” I’m sure you’ve heard that line, or something like it. I’ve heard it attributed to Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, and “an ancient Chinese proverb.” Whoever said it first captured an elemental truth in a single pithy line. It could be the  »  Read More

Book Review: Leadership BS by Jeffrey Pfeffer

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Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at A Time is a great title. Is Jeffrey Pfeffer’s book as great as the title? I don’t think so, but it could be a great book for you. Start by understanding three things before you plunk down your hard-earned cash for this one. This is a rant, not a reasoned  »  Read More

Book Review: Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives by Tim Harford

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I love Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives by Tim Harford for three reasons. The first is that the worst boss I ever had was an absolute clean desk freak. He insisted that your desk should be completely clean of everything except what you were working on right then. At night, he expected the top of your  »  Read More

Book Review: Humans are Underrated by Geoff Colvin

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Geoff Colvin is onto something and it makes Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will an important book that you should read. There are a host of books out there that look at advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and the like. Most of them made predictions  »  Read More

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