When giving a speech/presentation, this is non-negotiable – you’ve got to meet The Understandability Expectation

It happens in meetings and gatherings every day across the country.  Someone is speaking to a group.  And this person is not loud enough, or mumbles.  You can’t hear them; or, you can’t understand them. Or, the person speaks with words and phrases that, though you can hear them, you can’t quite grasp their meaning.  Read More

Take deep dives into a few, substantive books. That’s the best way to come close to really learning from those books you read

I’m thinking again about this question: How fast should you read a book? For the important books, I think the answer is…not very fast. Yes, I took some speed-reading classes in my younger years.  Yes, I am fairly adept at “skimming.”  And, when it comes to thrillers, I read pretty quickly. But, for the books Read More

Here’s the New York Times list of Business Best Sellers for June, 2018 – Measure What Matters by John Doerr is at the #1 Spot

The New York Times has published its list of Business Books Best Sellers for June, 2018.  At the top of this month’s list you will find Measure What Matters by John Doerr.  This book is one of my two selections for the July First Friday Book Synopsis, our monthly event held in Dallas.  (I present synopses Read More

Measure What Matters by John Doerr; Political Risk by Condoleeza Rice and Amy Zegart – coming for the July 6 First Friday Book Synopsis

This morning, we had a terrific gathering of fellow learners at the June First Friday Book Synopsis. I presented two synopses:  Factfulness by Hans Rosling and The Captain Class by Sam Walker.  Two very good books! Next month, on July 6, I will present these two synopses: Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the Read More