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Archive for November, 2005

Book Review: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

November 29, 2005
Book Review: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

This book is simply astounding. Some of the conventional wisdom and old standby principles to live by are either totally shattered or are at least called into question by this very challenging book. Once I started reading Freakonomics, I found it difficult to put down. Not only is it written in a casual style that […]

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Book Review: Beneath the Armor by Ole Carlson

November 29, 2005
Book Review: Beneath the Armor by Ole Carlson

I had the honor of working with Ole Carlson at a recent workshop. At first I didn’t really connect Carlson with the book I had just finished reading prior to the workshop. About an hour into the meeting I realized that the speaker was advocating some of the very principles from the book that I […]

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Book Review: The Third Opinion

November 29, 2005
Book Review: The Third Opinion

Peter Senge said it best: “Today there are two types of leaders in business: those who don’t know everything they need to and those who don’t recognize it . . . The Third Opinion is for everyone who knows that they need help making critical decisions and for those whose friends may need to bring […]

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Book Review: It’s All About the Client by Douglas B. Reeves

November 14, 2005
Book Review: It’s All About the Client by Douglas B. Reeves

I’m always interested in learning more about my profession. Every day I find that I am both adding value at my clients and at the same time being humbled by how much I still have to learn about governance, ethics process, organizational development, and managing organizational change. On rare occasions I have learned something valuable […]

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