Category: Books

Book Review: Step Back

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Our business culture today is always on. That wasn’t always the case. When I started out in business fifty years ago, you got some natural downtime.  No one from the office called you at home in the evening or on weekends unless it was an emergency. Today, some people sleep with their smart phones right next to them  »  Read More

Book Review: Rest

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If you do creative work and control your own schedule, you’ll find lots of things to try Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. If that’s not you, there are still good ideas here, but you won’t be able to put many of them into practice. Without the ability to control your  »  Read More

Book Review: Brave New Work

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Brave New Work describes why the way we’ve done things for a century doesn’t work anymore. Put it on your short shelf of books that show us how we can do things better. When Art Petty first recommended this book to me, I balked at the use of the term “operating system.” I’ve read too many  »  Read More

Book recommendations for business leaders: 8/3/20

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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 The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, The  »  Read More

Book Review: Upstream

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I read Heath brothers books and liked them. I thought Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath would be the same kind and quality. I may buy another book they write together, but I will never buy another book that Dan Heath wrote by himself. I expected deep thinking and fresh insights. Upstream  »  Read More

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