Category: Books

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

Book Review: Great by Choice

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A couple of years ago, I picked up Jim Collins and Morten Hansen’s book Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, And Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All to check a few facts. Two hours later, I was still reading. Recently, that happened again. I realized that I never reviewed Great by Choice for my website, so I picked  »  Read More

Book Review: The Hard Thing About Hard Things

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If you want to know why The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers is worth buying, here’s the money quote. “Almost all management books focus on how to do things correctly, so you don’t screw up, these lessons provide insight into what you must do after you have screwed  »  Read More

My pick of the “Best Book” lists for 2016

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Every year, more people and publications than I can count publish lists of the best books from that year. Here’s my pick of the lists for 2016. I tried to select a limited number of lists that included books that my readers and clients would want to read if they knew about them. So, I picked lists of books that people  »  Read More

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