Does reading business books help you get better at your business endeavors? – Yes; if…

Does reading business books help you get better at your business endeavors? Yes. No. Maybe. We live in a world of metrics. Data is king. People want to know “will this work?”  About everything they do. So, this is a good question to ask: Does reading business books help you get better at your business Read More

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber – Here are my Six Lessons and Takeaways

What is the E-Myth?  It is the myth that if you are good at doing “something,” you can turn that “something” into a profitable business.  But, being good at that something is.not.enough. All such “going-for-broke” companies were started with an Entrepreneurial Seizure by a Technician who focused on the wrong end of the business, the Read More

Jocko Willink’s Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual  — Here are My Five Lessons and Takeaways

Learn to build trust. Learn to be decisive. Learn to take command. Learn to control your emotions. Learn to deliver the truth. Learn balance. Learn the strategies and tactics. LEARN TO LEAD. Jocko Willink, Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual  ———————— I think we never quite get a handle on leadership.  We read about leaders; Read More

Have you read the book _________________? – What’s your book reading plan?

“Have you read the book _________________?” I almost hate it when I am asked that question.  There are so many books that I have not read.  A fair number of times, when I am asked that question, I have never even heard of the book.  That’s when it gets really embarrassing.  I mean, I’m the Read More

New Books by Peter Diamandis and Mika Brzezinski – Coming for the March, 2020 First Friday Book Synopsis

This morning, at the February 7 First Friday Book Synopsis, we had a great, large group filling the room for a wonderful Park City Club breakdfast, holding countless conversations, and listening to synopses of two really good books. I presented my synopsis of the new Jocko Willink book, Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual; and Read More

Here is the The New York Times list of best-selling business books for February 2020:  Jocko Willink’s Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual is at #1

The New York Times has just published its list of best-selling business books for February, 2020.  The new book by retired Navy SEAL Jocko Williink is at the top spot. Of the ten books on this month’s list, after tomorrow, we will have presented nine of the ten at our monthly event in Dallas, the Read More