Category: Books

What I’m Reading Now: Loonshots

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I guess you could say that I’m reading Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, And Transform Industries because of the HBR Ideacast.  They interviewed Loon Shots author, Safi Bahcall, in March 2019. The author described a concept from chemistry called phase transitions. He used it to  »  Read More

Book recommendations for business leaders: 5/2/19

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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

Book Review: Bedtime Stories for Managers

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Henry Mintzberg is part voice of common sense, part contrarian, and always interesting. Bedtime Stories for Managers is a collection of his blog posts. Henry Mintzberg is one of the few authors who get me to put down what I’m reading and gaze off into space while I think about what I’ve read. At the end of all that  »  Read More

What I’m Reading Now: Bedtime Stories for Managers

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I usually avoid collections of blog posts, but I’m reading Henry Mintzberg’s collection, Bedtime Stories for Managers. I usually wait till a book’s been out for several months before I review it. This book was published only two months ago. I bought a copy of Bedtime Stories for Managers because I like the way  »  Read More

Book Review: Turning the Flywheel

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I’ve read all Jim Collins’ books, and I’ve loved them all. They’re packed with penetrating insights and they stimulate good ideas. His books are excellent. Turning the Flywheel: A Monograph to A Company Good to Great is not a book. It’s a monograph, which is a fancy way to say booklet. It’s also not very  »  Read More

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