There are a handful of books that I read at least once a year. Patrick Lencioni’s Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive is on that short list. I learn something new every time I read it. It is one of
Picked up a really helpful book last week: Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture, and Create Movement by Will Mancini, the founder of Auxano. I’m only a couple chapters into it, but it’s off to a great
A while back I got an email asking if I’d like to review a book by John Wood, Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children. I’d never heard of it…but it sounded interesting
Every once in a while a book comes out that I get really excited about. Funny how it works…it’s not always the same genre, but there are just times that I hear about a book and really can’t wait until
I had a chance to check out Michael Port’s upcoming book on the flight to Chicago. Beyond Booked Solid: Your Business, Your Life, Your Way is going to be very helpful in taking some next steps in my consulting practice.
Picked up the next book out of the stack today: Human Sigma: Managing the Employee-Customer Encounter. Looks very good. Basic concept? "Six Sigma integrated a universal and consistent method for counting quality defects with a disciplined process to eliminate them
Couple months ago I noticed a reference that Tom Peters made to a book called Flip: How to Turn Everything You Know on Its Head–and Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Imaginings. He’d noticed a tagline on the cover: "Edward de Bono
Looking for a good book to start the new year with? Strategy and the Fat Smoker by David Maister will be out in January and it looks great. I’m only about 35 pages in and already several really good sections.
Gary Hamel’s newest is in the briefcase right now. Interesting stuff. I have to say I really enjoyed Leading the Revolution. The Future of Management is off to a great start. Already quite a few ideas that will lead to
One of the most influential voices in the development of the concept of innovation was Joseph Schumpeter. In fact, when you read the work of Clayton Christensen, The Innovator’s Dilemma (and others), you’re following in the trail that Schumpeter blazed.