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The Happiness Advantage

Ron's Short Review: Hard work, dedication, success, won't make you happy. Being happy makes you better at hard work, dedication and ...
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How Good People Make Tough Choices

Ron's Short Review: This is the book to help you deal with Right vs Right decisions. Most business decisions are Right ...
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Leadership Step by Step

Ron's Short Review: Can you develop leadership? Josh sheds some light on the age-old question of "Are leaders made or born" ...
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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

Ron's Short Review: Power, control, worry, change, fear, mistakes, resentment, expectations: these topics and more are covered and shown how mentally ...
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How to Fly a Horse

Ron's Short Review: Debunking the myth that creativity is somehow related to genius and comes to you in a flash. It ...
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The Law

Ron's Short Review: The Law was originally published in French in 1850 by Frederic Bastiat. It was written two years after ...
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Designing Your Life

Ron's Short Review: My generation had "What color is your parachute?" This is a great book for today's creative, entrepreneurial environment ...
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The Management Myth

Ron's Short Review: Matthew clearly helps us see how all of the number based management principles are clearly rooted in ...
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Life in Half a Second

Ron's Short Review: While Matthew's definition of success is clearly stuck in the materialistic world, his "five door" process can ...
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Idiot Brain

Ron's Short Review: Dean is probably the most humorist neuroscientist that you'll meet or read. He has a great ability to make complex ...
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Presence

Ron's Short Review: This whole concept of presence is a powerful one. It relates to true humbleness, great listening, being who ...
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Bo’s Lasting Lessons

Ron's Short Review: Yes, you will enjoy this more if you’re a Michigan fan but Bo Schembechler was a great coach ...
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Break Free of the Drama Triangle

Ron's Short Review: This was the second book I read this month on the topic of the Drama Triangle. This one ...
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The Drama Triangle

Ron's Short Review: Old concept and old book but a great reminder of how people fall into the Drama Triangle (Persecutor, ...
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A Failure of Nerve

Ron's Short Review: Maybe the most profound book I've read in a long time. Goes a long way in explaining the ...
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Teaming

Ron's Short Review: Fantastic book that turns the noun "team" into the verb "teaming."  Great concept.  Our corporations today need to be ...
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Helping

Ron's Short Review: I consider Edgar Schein one of the fathers of Organizational Culture thinking.  Read anything by Edgar and you'll ...
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The Coaching Habit

Ron's Short Review: The subtitle says it all: Change the way you lead forever!  This quick, small book with seven ...
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The Future Arrived Yesterday

Ron's Short Review: Great view of how our rapidly changing technology and expectations of the next generation of young people ...
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How Adam Smith Can Change your Life

Ron's Short Review: In this book Roberts demonstrates how Adam Smith (our first real economist) believed there were two main ...
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Think to Win

Ron's Short Review: Of the two books on Strategic thinking/planning I read this month (See The Rise and Fall of Strategic ...
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The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning

Ron's Short Review: I must admit that this was one of the few books that I couldn't slog through. I don't ...
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Risk Savvy

Ron's Short Review: Does a great job of breaking out the types of risk, relative vs absolute, and the difference ...
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Team of Teams

Ron's Short Review: General McChrystal really nails this one and helps us see why the ONLY way we'll experience success in ...
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Content Inc.

Ron's Short Review: Written for entrepreneurs, but if any business doesn't think they're either in the entrepreneurial business or up against ...
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Freedom’s Forge

Ron's Short Review: Fascinating story about how American industry responded to the needs of the UK, Russia and America at the ...
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Team Genius

Ron's Short Review: Rich Karlgaard has become one of my favorite authors.  He builds a great case for why the first ...
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Memoir of Col. Benjamin Tallmadge

Ron's Short Review: Benjamin Tallmadge was George Washington's spy master during the revolutionary war.  He wrote this as a memoir to ...
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Patients Come Second

Ron's Short Review: This book is very medical community centric but the point they make reinforces what we know from many ...
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Leadership is Half the Story

Ron's Short Review: This is a hidden gem.  We all want to be good leaders but have you thought about the ...
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