From the Independent Business Blogs: 1/5/22

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Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any additional exposure. In this post, every week, I bring you posts of quality from excellent bloggers that  »  Read More

The 5 Best Books for Business Leaders I Read in 2021

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Books are an important part of my life. Most books I read are business, history, or biography. I also read mysteries and thrillers and westerns.  Professionally, I help people find and create great business books. I help my clients write their books, improve their writing so they can write a great book, and structure  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Personal improvement in 90 days

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Wise observers from Peter Drucker to Jack Canfield suggest that 90 days is a productive amount of time to work on a self-improvement project. It seems long enough to make some significant progress. It’s short enough so you can re-evaluate regularly. Next time you want to establish a new habit, learn about a special  »  Read More

New Year’s Resolutions and Reality Checks

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The ancient Babylonians were probably the first people to make something like New Year’s resolutions, around 4,000 years ago. In their case, the resolutions were promises to the gods to do something specific, like repay a debt. Today, New Year’s resolutions don’t have much to do with anything religious. Instead  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 9/29/21

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Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any additional exposure. In this post, every week, I bring you posts of quality from excellent bloggers that  »  Read More

Lists of the Best Books of 2021

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At the end of every year, all kinds of publications issue lists of the best books from the preceding year. 2021 is no different. Here are pointers to some of the lists. Let’s start with the master list maker, Bruce Rosenstein. Here’s his list of 21 Curated Best Books of the Year Lists for 2021. strategy+business  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Your New Year Do’s for 2022

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It’s almost 2022. Just when we thought we were done with COVID, we started having to give names to its variants.  What will 2022 be like? How will back to work work out? Will there be good times or bad times? We don’t know a lot of things. But we do know some important things. You can plan. You can prepare  »  Read More

The Spontaneous Christmas Truces

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The odds are pretty good that you’ve never heard of Bertie Felstead. And yet, when he died in 2001, the New York Times, the Economist and many British newspapers published articles about his life. Most folks who get famous do it when they’re young. Then they fade from view and we hear about them again only when  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 12/22/21

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Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any additional exposure. In this post, every week, I bring you posts of quality from excellent bloggers that  »  Read More

Book Review: Lights Out

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Lights Out: Pride, Delusion, and the Fall of General Electric is the story of the “sudden” fall of the General Electric Company. GE was an original member of the Dow Jones industrial average. For more than a century, an awful lot of people were sure the General Electric produced great products, great people, and great  »  Read More

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