Category: Books

Book Review Short Take: The Crux

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There are, conservatively, 300 gazillion books published every year. No one has the time to list them, let alone read them or review them. That’s a problem because there’s a lot of value in many books you may not hear about because of the clutter.  “Short Takes” is my humble effort to cut through  »  Read More

Book Review: Working Backwards

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In my lifetime there has always been one company that was held up as the paragon of all that is good and innovative in business. We were supposed to emulate that company. GM was first, followed by IBM, then by GE. Now it’s Amazon’s turn. If you’re seeking insight into what made Amazon successful so far  »  Read More

Book recommendations for business leaders: 5/2/22

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Leaders are readers. Reading helps you discover ideas to try and expand your mental models. In this post, I point you to reviews of recent business books. You’ll find pointers to reviews of Radical Product Thinking: The New Mindset for Innovating Smarter, Toxic Positivity: Keeping It Real in a World Obsessed with Being  »  Read More

Reading Recommendation Short Takes: 4/25/22

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There are, conservatively, 300 gazillion books published every year. No one has the time to list them, let alone read them or review them. That’s a problem because there’s a lot of value in many books you may not hear about because of the clutter.  “Short Takes” is my humble effort to cut through  »  Read More

Book Review: Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life

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My friend Al ran a dry goods store in the part of Ohio we now call “The Rust Belt.” People who knew Al thought he was an oracle because he always seemed to know what would happen next. He did, but it wasn’t magic, it was a different way of seeing. Al didn’t base his predictions on sophisticated, quantitative  »  Read More

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