Profit from the Power of Many

Book Review: Profit from the Power of Many by Natalie Brecher

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

Ever want to build a massive parallel super-computer? How about one comprising the best information processors we know – the human brain? How about a Mastermind Group? Neural networks made simple! Natalie Brecher’s book is one of those ”gems” that you find from time to time that is a quick read, but chock full of wisdom and insight. She has …

Corporate Governance & Risk

Book Review: Corporate Governance & Risk by John Shaw

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

John Shaw has written a hands-on management book that will be of use for managers at all levels – from the “C Suite” to the production supervisors. He provides clear definitions and an excellent model of Corporate Governance and operations. He then uses that model as an outline for his book. The result is a logical and easily understood flow …

Back to the Drawing Board

Book Review: Back to the Drawing Board by Colin Carter and Jay Lorsch

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

Carter and Lorsch have noted that “around the world, scandals and company failures have provoked a storm of criticism and well-meaning reforms. In response, a variety of ‘best practices’ have emerged, but can such ad hoc adjustments fundamentally change the capacity of boards to provide good governance?” I attended a Forum for Corporate Director’s meeting featuring Professor Lorsch from Harvard …

Manager's Guide to Sarbanes- Oxley Act

Book Review: The Manager’s Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act by Scott Green

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

Boards of all shapes and sizes are wondering about the affect that Sarbanes-Oxley act will have upon their operations, accountability, and liability. But what about the managers running the day-to-day operations? Mr. Green kept his promise to “introduce groundbreaking and practical ‘Control Smart’ approach that not only meets the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley, but also alerts you if operational controls stop …

Making Work Work

Book Review: Making Work Work by Scott Hunter

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

Mr. Hunter has indeed put together a book which is a “Leader’s Guide to Creating an Extraordinary Organization.” I knew I was in for a treat when, as is my custom, I flipped through this book before settling down to read it in earnest, and came across the statement that, “It’s all a conversation,” and if you randomly walked into …

Strategic Thining

Book Review: Strategic Thinking by Bill Birnbaum

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

When I received this book from Mr. Birnbaum, I was immediately excited, intrigued, and impatient to get to the reading. For several years now, I’ve been working with Bill on various projects for the Association of Professional Consultants and I’ve had the pleasure of reading his bi-monthly Newsletter. So I was familiar with his writing and speaking style, which is …

E2 Using the Power of Ethics and Etiquette in American Business

Book Review: E2, Using the Power of Ethics and Etiquette in American Business by Phyllis Davis

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

In her book, Ms Davis gives us a newsflash – “Good Manners are Good for Business.” But that isn’t news to me. Whether in my corporate governance work, sales manager work, or in running my own business I’ve long since discovered that upholding moral values, using good manners, and being fully transparent in my actions has paid off in the …