In a time of paradigm shifting, we need a good old-fashioned system to rely on – thoughts prompted by Traction by Gino Wickman (and, Joel Barker; the Business of Paradigms)

(This is a slightly unfocused blog post – kind of like our current slightly unfocused times). I am presenting my synopsis of Traction next week at the Nov. 2 First Friday Book Synopsis; and today for the leadership team of a top-notch local company.  Traction is a book that presents a system for organizational health and Read More

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas – My Six Lessons and Takeaways

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 —————— There are books that help you know what to do next.  There are books that help you plan, or critique your work. And then there are true big, big Read More

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