Category: Books

Book recommendations for business leaders: 8/3/20

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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 The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, The  »  Read More

Book Review: Upstream

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I read Heath brothers books and liked them. I thought Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath would be the same kind and quality. I may buy another book they write together, but I will never buy another book that Dan Heath wrote by himself. I expected deep thinking and fresh insights. Upstream  »  Read More

Book Review: That Will Never Work

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That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea by Marc Randolph is a great book about a particular company that illustrates how an idea develops. Note that I didn’t say a “great idea.” Most ideas don’t start out great. Most business creation stories feature a great flash of insight. The  »  Read More

Leadership and Management Book Podcast: Our Favorite Little-Known Reads

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Every avid reader I know has at least one book they love, but no one else seems to know about. We think, “How can this be? This is a great book, but I think I’m the only person who read it!” Sheer volume may be part of the problem. More than 50,000 “Management and Leadership” books on Amazon have four-star or  »  Read More

Summer Reading Lists for Business Leaders: 7/6/20

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In my lifetime, two features characterized Summer. Vacation is one. The other was the summer reading list. Every summer, when I was a boy, my family would go to a lake in the Poconos for a month. Every year we took books to read. My father had his shipped ahead by Railway Express. This summer is different for me, and maybe  »  Read More

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