The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle – My Six Lessons and Takeaways

We presume skilled individuals will combine to produce skilled performance in the same way we presume two plus two will combine to produce four. …We focus on what we can see—individual skills. But individual skills are not what matters. What matters is the interaction. Daniel Coyle, The Culture Code ——————– Culture change… Can you think Read More

The Power of Moments by Chip Heath and Dan Heath – My Six Lessons and Takeaways

What’s indisputable is that when we assess our experiences, we don’t average our minute-by-minute sensations. Rather, we tend to remember flagship moments: the peaks, the pits, and the transitions. Chip Heath and Dan Heath, The Power of Moments ——————— We don’t remember the day in and day out details of our lives very well.  But Read More

Human + Machine, and The Lean Startup – our two selections for the September 7 First Friday Book Synopsis (And, the Wyly family: Dallas Got it Right)

Yes, there is always the next book to read; the next book to learn from.  And, sometimes, we are reminded of a book we’ve missed – one that slipped past us – and we realize, “Oh, I need to go back and look at that book.” We have a new book, and a book that we Read More

Here is the August, 2018 New York Times Business Books Best Sellers List – Ray Dalio; Malcolm Gladwell; Jocko Willink & Leif Babin; Kim Scott; among others…

It has happened again. Someone asked me “what is the best book on _________?”  And the problem is that I have presented so many books on that specific area of challenge that I want to say, “well, take chapters 1-3 of this book, and chapter 3-4 of this other book, and then chapter 7-8 of yet Read More

Measure What Matters by John Doerr – Here are my Five (ok; 6) Lessons and Takeaways

In October 2018, for the seventy-fifth consecutive quarter, Google’s CEO will lead the entire company to evaluate its progress against top-level objectives and key results. John Doerr, Measure What Matters ——————– Look around you.  There are some really well-known companies of yesteryear not doing so well these days. And there are other companies that are doing Read More