Read Every Day!

This past weekend I accomplished one of my primary goals for 2018, and finished reading my 10th book for the year. I have my entire life struggled with being extremely frustrated with reading so slowly it has halted my desire, so this was a big one. As a brief retrospective Read more…

The China Study

I don’t know where to begin when talking about The China Study. Authors T. Colin Campbell and Thomas Campbell have forever changed how I will look at food and health. This book was recommended to me from a colleague who espoused the immense benefits of a vegan lifestyle after sharing a conversation Read more…

Measure What Matters

John Doerr has done the unthinkable with Measure What Matters, and has made corporate goals and their management an undertaking of interest and awe. As someone deeply interested in maturing and growing software engineering teams, goals are constantly unattainable corporate wish lists, or too self serving for the organization to really support. Read more…

Never Split the Difference

The general idea behind Never Split the Difference is that you should view a negotiation as an attempt to get what you want, rather than a compromise where both parties get slightly less than what they want. I believe the best and simplest example of this is the black/brown shoe example shared by Mr. Voss; if your wife wants you to wear black shoes, and you prefer brown, you do not compromise by wearing one of each, because then neither you nor your wife are actually pleased with the result.

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.

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 Read more…