Book Review: Average is Over by Tyler Cowen

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

According to Tyler Cowen,”The widening gap between rich and poor means dealing with one big, uncomfortable truth: If you’re not at the top, you’re at the bottom.” There is no average any longer, and my observations as of late would indicate that Mr. Cowen is on to something. So who are those who will be at the “top?” Who will …

The Great Stagnation

Book Review: The Great Stagnation by Tyler Cowen

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

According to Tyler Cowen, Land, Technology and Uneducated Kids provided the America of early days an incredible diet of “low hanging fruit.” In this excellent short book (fewer than 90 pages), Mr. Cowen shows how the manifestation of having eaten all the low-hanging fruit is that individual and family median incomes have all but stagnated with respect to the pace …

How Much Body Fat?

Denying the Obesity Data

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

I’ll call him “Bill.” He is a good friend, a wise mentor and an all around great guy. I listen carefully when Bill speaks. Recently, we’ve traded a few emails on the general topic of politics, economy and business. What I love about our “conversation,” electronic though it is, is that we are not trying to change the other person’s …

Woman Leader

Leadership: Minds On, Hands Off

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 3-LI

I had a meeting with a potential coaching client last evening. The conversation was exhilarating. As it often does, the discussion turned to delegating, holding people accountable and developing leaders. I shared with this gentleman the concept of “I intend to” from David Marquet’s book Turn the Ship Around! We discussed how he can “manage up” with that concept as …