Here’s the October, 2018 New York Times List of Best Selling Business Books – The Dichotomy of Leadership by Willink & Babin at #2

It’s like clockwork. You finish reading one good book, and there are five new ones to add to your “I wish I had time to read all these books” list.  And every month, the New York Times comes out with its list of the top ten Business Books Best Sellers. For the October, 2018 list, Doris Kearns Goodwin tops the Read More

House Rules by Larry James – My Seven Lessons and Takeaways

    CitySquare:  We fight the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy and friendship. ——————– There are books written by people who study what works.  There are books written by people who demonstrate what works (and, what doesn’t work).    But, for the most insight, you might want to look for a book written Read More

Jocko Willink & Leif Babin, The Dichotomy of Leadership; and Traction – coming for the November 2 First Friday Book Synopsis

At this morning’s First Friday Book Synopsis (October 5), I presented two synopses.  The first was House Rules by Larry James.  Larry is the CEO of the large Dallas-based nonprofit, CitySquare.  The second book was Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas. Larry’s book gave us insight from a great leader, Read More

What if your understanding of the world is faulty? – Insight from Asand Giridharadas, Winners Take All

If you have an understanding of the world that’s currently faulty, how are you going to find that out? Dani Rodrik, asked in Winners Take All ———————- I will be presenting my synopsis of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Asand Giridharadas at this Friday’s First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas.  It Read More

The Three Big, Big Issues for Business Success – (With questions from Peter Drucker)

Business books, and business consultants, and people like…me…use a lot of fancy jargon, like strategy, and execution, and lean, and agile, and… But, I think this may sum up the basics: What is your product or service? – do people need it/want it; will they pay for it;  can you make a profit? How will Read More