Category: Books

Book Review: Powerful by Patty McCord

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Netflix opened for business in 1998. Since then, the company has gone through ups and downs, survived changing technologies and markets, and become a moviemaker. Patty McCord was there for 14 years, starting in 1998. She was one of the people responsible for the HR policies that so many people want to hear more about. You  »  Read More

Book Review: The Mind of a Leader

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I wanted to like The Mind of a Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People, And Your Organization for Extraordinary Results to be a good book. The Amazon reviews were all four and five stars. I liked the basic premise of the book: you need to lead yourself before you can lead others. I read articles by authors and they were  »  Read More

Book Review: The Fish that Ate the Whale

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Several years ago, I flew into Detroit at night and caught a cab to my hotel in the city. The cab driver was from one of those countries in Africa described as “war-torn.” He told me about his odyssey moving through several countries to the United States. He proudly showed me the book he was studying to become an  »  Read More

Business Book Classic: Managing for Results

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When Shelley told me she had never heard of Peter Drucker, I was astounded. Then I realized that it was the way of the world. Shelley was born in the 90s and went to college in this century. It’s likely that no one in her education ever mentioned Peter Drucker. That’s how things work. Ideas and the names of thinkers  »  Read More

Life is too short for crappy books

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“How long are you going to keep reading that book?” “Markets” was one of my Marine buddies. He noticed that I had been working my way through a thick book for a long time. I told him I wasn’t sure, but I needed to finish the book. Then, Markets asked me a question that changed my life. “Why?” The “why”  »  Read More

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