Category: Books

What I’m Reading Now: If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future

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I’ve started reading If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future by Jill Lepore. Here’s part of Amazon’s book description. “The Simulmatics Corporation, launched during the Cold War, mined data, targeted voters, manipulated consumers, destabilized politics, and disordered  »  Read More

Book recommendations for business leaders: 2/22/21

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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 Relentless: The Forensics of Mobsters’ Business Practices, Time to Lead: Lessons for Today’s Leaders from Bold Decisions that  »  Read More

Book Review: Leading in the Digital World

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My friend and colleague, Art Petty, says that I am the toughest book reviewer he has ever seen. Keep that in mind as you read this rave review. Leading in The Digital World is part of the Management on The Cutting Edge series from MIT Press. Paul Michelman, editor-in-chief of the Sloan Management Review, says they want to  »  Read More

Book recommendations for business leaders: 2/8/21

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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 Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life, Don’t Take Yes for an Answer: Using Authority, Warmth, and Energy  »  Read More

What I’m Reading Now: Leading in the Digital World

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Art Petty suggested that I read Leading in the Digital World. Then I read Theodore Kinni’s review, “Fit-for-context leadership.” Anytime people whose judgment I respect recommend a book, I’m willing to break my usual rule. I usually don’t review a book with less than twenty-five written Amazon reviews. As I write  »  Read More

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