Category: Books

The 5 Best Books for Business Leaders that I Read in 2018

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My professional purpose is helping people find and create great business books. I help my clients write their books, improve their writing so they can write a great book, and structure their books in the best possible way. I evaluate manuscripts for publishers. And I write book reviews. The books on the list are books for  »  Read More

Book Review: Decisive

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Chip and Dan Heath open their book, Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work describing a woman considering whether to fire her firm’s IT Director. They ask you to reflect on your mental activity as you read their description. Next, they tell you what you probably did. They nailed that part for me. Finally  »  Read More

Book List: Best Books on 21st Century Management and Leadership

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In 2007, Gary Hamel and Bill Breen challenged readers to look ahead a decade and think about what management will be like then. That was a challenging question, and Hamel and Breen described key issues and offered guiding principles. Naturally, viewed from a decade later, they got some of it wrong and some of it right. If  »  Read More

Book Review: The Seven-Day Weekend

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What the heck does that title mean? The answer is in a paragraph from the “forwarning” to The Seven Day Weekend. Many books have a foreword, but this book has a forewarning. Here’s how it and the book start. “NEVER MIND THE CHEESE —who moved my weekend? I’m serious. Where did it go? One minute Saturday and  »  Read More

Book Review: Extraordinary Influence

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There’s a lot to like about Extraordinary Influence: How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others by Tim Irwin. In fact, there was so much to like I kept reading, even though the author does things that make me slam a book shut. Tim Irwin describes the major thesis of the book: “We gain an extraordinary ability to  »  Read More

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