June 19, 2018

Primed to Perform

Recently I was encouraged to read Primed to Perform by Neel Doshi, and Lindsay McGregor, and I could not have been more delighted. The style of writing fits precisely with my learning style of essentially teaching by example. The case studies and examples are compelling and the data yields tremendous value that I found to be directly and immediately applicable to my daily work life; and to a lesser extent also with how to help my kids be more successful too.

April 20, 2018

CRUSHING IT!: HOW GREAT ENTREPRENEURS BUILD THEIR BUSINESS AND INFLUENCE-AND HOW YOU CAN, TOO

Gary himself introduces this book as “new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands.” I don’t disagree with this at all. However, as someone who Gary would consider undeniably not an entrepreneur, an outsiders view of this book is much more that of a cult/clique leader than that of a book of wisdom and truth. This reads often as simple peddling and self indulgence of someone who has worked his ass off for years and now can sow the seeds of that work with a…

January 23, 2018

Start with Why

Start with Why answers some of the most complex questions about business and culture in the most obvious of ways that has left me honestly confused. I am not sure how this kind of brilliance has eluded business culture for so long, and yet it makes perfect sense that the best companies in the world; certainly the ones that have the most interest from a talent perspective, attribute the philosophies found in Simon Sinek’s book. Perhaps the simplest explanation is simply that Culture = Value * Behavior. That is to say the values of your organization are literally meaningless if the behavior of the individuals at the organization do not mirror…