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Book Review: Iditarod Leadership by Chris Fuller

June 29, 2016 0 Comments
Book Review: Iditarod Leadership by Chris Fuller

Chris Fuller has written a “lessons learned” leadership book based on his Alaskan adventure training as a dog sled musher. The structure of Iditarod Leadership is both interesting and quite useful for review. Fuller speaks of “taking notes in a small notebook” while learning the ins and outs of mushing. Those “notes” appear at the end of […]

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Book Review: Never Kick a Cow Chip on a Hot Day

March 21, 2016 0 Comments
Book Review: Never Kick a Cow Chip on a Hot Day

There are occasions when I receive requests to review books. As long as they are about leadership or organizational or personal development, I try to make time to do the reviews. Unless it’s a pre-published book, I decline the offer to have a copy sent to me and instead, purchase my own copy. I do […]

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Book Review: Leadership BS by Jeffrey Pfeffer

December 3, 2015 0 Comments
Book Review: Leadership BS by Jeffrey Pfeffer

Contrary to Pfeffer‘s advice, I want to be fully transparent: presently I am a Leadership Coach who is actively engaged in working with business leaders from startup companies to multi-billion dollar public companies. In addition, during my career in industry, I have had the good fortune to be a leader and to work with business leaders. […]

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Book Review: Socially Close by John Jackson; Social media marketing for small business

December 4, 2014 0 Comments
Book Review: Socially Close by John Jackson; Social media marketing for small business

It took me longer than expected to read John Jackson’s excellent book Socially Close. I’m not a particularly fast reader, but that wasn’t the reason it took so long. Nor was it because the book was boring — it definitely isn’t. And it didn’t take me so long because Jackson’s writing is obtuse or difficult to […]

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Book Review: Shift; Indigenous principles for corporate change by Glenn Geffcken

July 16, 2014
Book Review: Shift; Indigenous principles for corporate change by Glenn Geffcken

I am “always” on the lookout for interesting models for corporate governance, ethics and/or change. So when the publisher for Geffcken’s book, Shift, briefly described the content and asked me if I’d be willing to review his book, I accepted the request. After I purchased the book, it sat for a while so that I […]

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Book Review: The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee

April 7, 2014
Book Review: The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee

I found this book to be fascinating since I’ve spent my professional life in and around technology companies. Even today while most of the business leaders I work with are not directly in the technology business, all are using and are affected by technology. So I’m still into technology up to my neck. The Second […]

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Book Review: On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins and Sandra Blakeslee

January 8, 2014
Book Review: On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins and Sandra Blakeslee

In this very well written book, Hawkins and Blakeslee describe a new model of how our human intelligence has evolved, how it “works” and what it means to have a “massive” cerebral cortex. Much of the description of the brain’s neuronal structure will be familiar to those who follow developments in neuroscience. However, what’s new […]

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Book Review: The New Digital Age by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen

December 6, 2013
Book Review: The New Digital Age by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen

I looked forward to this book for a couple of weeks as I was finishing up a few books which I had committed to read. When I finally got around to The New Digital Age, I found I was quite disappointed. There were very few new insights from what I’ve been reading for years now […]

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Book Review: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

November 20, 2013
Book Review: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

As always, Malcolm Gladwell gave us a new twist on a very old story and shakes our image of how the world is. Many readers of this blog will almost immediately understand the reference to that Jewish Old Testament story of David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17 if you want to investigate). Perhaps most have […]

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Book Review: Naked Statistics by Charles Wheelan

October 23, 2013
Book Review: Naked Statistics by Charles Wheelan

How many times have you wondered how two different people looking at the same report managed to draw totally opposite conclusions? How many times have you looked at a set of data yourself and decided that the data must be wrong because it doesn’t show what you “know” to be true? Well, I suspect that […]

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