Category: Books

What I’m Reading Now: Trillion Dollar Coach

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I just picked up a copy of Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle. I want to read this book for two reasons. I’m hoping for leadership insights. Campbell was the coach for several top Silicon Valley executives. I want to  »  Read More

Book Review: Quiet

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I bought Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain, because several other books I read cited it and called it insightful and revolutionary. It turned out to be a book I thought had important content, but one that I quit reading. When I read an awful book, I slam the book shut early  »  Read More

What I’m Reading Now: Quiet

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I’ve submitted to a variety of personality profiles over the last 50 years. Sometimes, I come out as a weak introvert. Other times, I’m a weak extrovert. A psychologist friend of mine describes me as an ambivert. I picked up Susan Cain’s book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, for  »  Read More

Book Review: Wooden on Leadership

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John Wooden had an unparalleled record of success as a basketball coach. Sporting News called him the greatest coach ever, and ESPN named him the Coach of the Century. That’s not why I read his book. Two people I respect, Michael Wade and Ken Downer, said Wooden on Leadership was a great leadership book. Michael even put  »  Read More

What I’m Reading Now: Wooden on Leadership

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I rarely read, and never review, books by athletic coaches. That is until now.  Sports coaches have something to say about things like motivation and success in general. But most of them don’t have much to say to full-grown adults about business. There are exceptions, but very few.  That’s why I was impressed when  »  Read More

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