Book Review - Little Bets

I know a book is captivating when I can work through it within a couple of days. When you look up and recognize that you are a third of the way through when you meant to only check out the intro and first couple of chapters, you're hooked. Little Bets by Peter Sims did this to me, all during a couple of train rides in France.

Book Review - Tribal Leadership

Do you have what it takes to lead your tribe? Do you know who your tribe is? Most importantly, are you able to identify the people within your tribe who hold the tribe back, and do you know how to elevate them to promote the overall health and effectiveness of the tribe?

Book Review - Unshakable

When the economy crashed in 2008, millions watched in horror as their retirement nest egg was demolished. The 2008 "Great Recession" bankrupted both families and major corporations. Banks deemed "too big to fail" were in crisis, and nobody knew what would happen next when the financial titans started crashing. For the next year and a half, the S&P 500 would lose nearly half of its value, hitting its lowest point in March 2009.

Book Review - Ego Is the Enemy

Within each of us is a small saboteur, working tirelessly to prevent us from succeeding. What's worse, this saboteur exists to protect us. It protects us from having to reconcile expectation from reality, because if you never try, you can never fail.

Book Review - The Goal

The Goal is "lean manufacturing" told through the fictional account of Alex Rogo, a plant manager tasked with turning around his operation or risk having the plant closed. To aid in his journey Alex reaches out to an old acquaintance named Jonah, a university physicist with an uncanny insight into the troubles Alex's plant is facing.

Book Review - Pre-Suasion

Dr. Robert Cialdini is back with another persuasive psychology work cleverly titled Pre-Suasion. Pre-Suasion might be best thought of as a companion to Dr. Cialdini's 1984 work, Influence. Like Influence, Pre-Suasion explores human decision making psychology and through research and studies provides explanations for why certain techniques are prone to have more success in convincing others to make certain decisions.