Category: Books

What I’m Reading Now: Noise

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“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” ~ Francis Bacon A little further on in his essay, “Of Studies,” Francis Bacon notes that some books should be “read wholly and with diligence and attention.” Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman was a book that  »  Read More

Book Review: Belonging

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One of the joys of working as a book writing coach is that I get to talk with smart, passionate people as we work on their books. When I worked with Suzi McAlpine on her book Beyond Burnout, many of our conversations were about New Zealand and Maori culture. A couple of months ago, Suzi sent me a copy of Owen Eastwood’s  »  Read More

Book recommendations for business leaders: 11/15/21

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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 Lessons from the Navy: How to Earn Trust, Lead Teams, and Achieve Organizational Excellence, Fear Less: Face Not-Good-Enough to  »  Read More

Book recommendations for business leaders: 11/8/21

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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 Leading at a Distance: Practical Lessons for Virtual Success, Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most, Not Done Yet: How  »  Read More

Book Review: American Icon

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Some business books are didactic. They teach you a certain method or technique or trick to achieve some worthy goal. Other business books are history. History books tell the story of a major business achievement so you can learn from it. American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company by Bryce Hoffman  »  Read More

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