Category: Books

What I’m Reading Now: Range

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I’m reading Range: Why Generalists Triumph in A Specialized World by David Epstein Is this the age of specialists or not? A lot of what I read indicates that specializing early and sticking with that choice is the way to achieve success. But is that true for everyone? “Start early and stick with it” seems to make  »  Read More

Book Review: Call Sign Chaos

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Here’s the short version of this review. I expected great things from Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead and it exceeded my expectations. Details follow. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade or so, you know who Jim Mattis is. He’s the Marine general with the nicknames “Mad  »  Read More

Wait a Bit Before You Buy that Leadership Book

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“Usually, I wait for a book to be out for a while before I read it and review it.” I said that in a recent blog post, and it inspired a few emails. Some people wanted to know why I wait to decide to buy a book. Others want to know the process. Here are the answers to both questions. Why I Wait for A Book to Be  »  Read More

What I’m Reading Now: Call Sign Chaos

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Usually, I wait for a book to be out for a while before I read it and review it. I wait for the hype to die down. The author’s friends and supporters do most of the early reviews. They say many positive things and few negative things. I bought Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead by Jim Mattis and Bing West soon after it  »  Read More

Book Review: The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell

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When my copy of The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell by Paul Smith, I wasn’t impressed. It’s a small book with a little over a hundred pages and lots of white space. It will only take you an hour to read the book. But after you read it, you’ll want to keep it handy and return to it. The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell is  »  Read More

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