Category: Books

Book Review: How the Mighty Fall

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I read How the Mighty Fall about the time it came out in 2009. The logical question is: “Why did you wait so long to review it?” The short answer is that I didn’t think it was that great a book. I still don’t. I decided to review it because Art Petty and I were going to discuss it on our Leadership  »  Read More

Leadership and Management Book Podcast: First Quarter Favorites

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How many business books are published every year? A Forbes article says it’s 11,000. There are two problems with that number. First, it’s from 2014 and a lot has changed since then. And the writer doesn’t cite a source. He just says, “It’s estimated.” If my research is correct, no one knows, but I think it’s  »  Read More

Book recommendations for business leaders: 6/15/20

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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 7  »  Read More

Leadership and Management Book Podcast: Exploring Two Books from Jim Collins

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Jim Collins is most well-known for two books, Built to Last (written with Jerry Porras) and Good to Great. Art and I thought that two or his other works deserve attention. In this podcast we banter back and forth about two of his other books. Great by Choice (written with Morten Hansen) and How the Mighty Fall. Listen  »  Read More

Book Review: The Journey of Not Knowing

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Amazon’s reader reviews are usually a great tool to point you to great business books. This book is an exception. Great reviews. Not so great book. I bought The Journey of Not Knowing, in large part, because of the reviews. When I got done reading the book, I wondered if the reviewers had read the same book that I  »  Read More

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