Category: Books

Book recommendations for business leaders: 4/6/20

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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  »  Read More

Leadership and Management Book Podcast: Books on Thinking

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When Art and I decided to do a podcast about books on thinking, I thought, “This will be tough. I don’t have many, maybe any, books on thinking per se.” It was tough, but for a different reason. I had books on thinking per se, but I realized that almost all my leadership books were about thinking in some way. This  »  Read More

Business Book Classic: The Fifth Discipline

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Great business books have a major impact when they’re published. Then they get “plowed under.” Other books claim attention.  And without noticing it, we’re not thinking about them anymore. I call a business book a classic if it meets two tests. It must have published more than 25 years ago. It must be impactful  »  Read More

Leadership and Management Book Podcast: Robert Iger and The Ride of a Lifetime

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Art Petty usually gets to good books before I do. I rarely read or review a book until it’s been out for six months or more. Art doesn’t do that, so I often wind up reading books that Art was excited about first. Bob Iger’s The Ride of a Lifetime was like that. My full review is here. Art loved the book when he read  »  Read More

Book Review: The Ride of a Lifetime

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The subtitle of this book promises “Lessons Learned From 15 Years as CEO Of the Walt Disney Company.” You’ll get those, but there’s a lot more. The lessons learned go all the way back to Bob Iger’s childhood and his time at college. They include his time at ABC, which began in 1974. In other words, there’s a  »  Read More

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