Category: Books

Book Review: Loonshots

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Here’s what Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, And Transform Industries by Safi Bahcall is about in the author’s own words. “I’ve always appreciated authors who explain their points simply, right up front. So, here’s the argument in brief: 1. The most important  »  Read More

Time to Make Your Summer Reading List

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This year, summer officially starts on June 21. Maybe you think it “really” starts earlier, on Memorial Day. Either way, summer will be here soon. It’s time to make up your summer reading list. Here’s how I do it and the story behind the method. My father was a Lutheran pastor, and a pastor’s life is a busy one  »  Read More

What I’m Reading Now: Loonshots

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I guess you could say that I’m reading Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, And Transform Industries because of the HBR Ideacast.  They interviewed Loon Shots author, Safi Bahcall, in March 2019. The author described a concept from chemistry called phase transitions. He used it to  »  Read More

Book recommendations for business leaders: 5/2/19

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Stephen King says that if you want to be a writer, there are two things you must do: read a lot and write a lot. This is about the “read a lot” part. I include reading lists and book reviews that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business. In this post, I point you to reviews of  »  Read More

Book Review: Bedtime Stories for Managers

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Henry Mintzberg is part voice of common sense, part contrarian, and always interesting. Bedtime Stories for Managers is a collection of his blog posts. Henry Mintzberg is one of the few authors who get me to put down what I’m reading and gaze off into space while I think about what I’ve read. At the end of all that  »  Read More

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