Short Book Reviews

by Ron

How Children Succeed

Ron's Short Review: Written about child development but you can correlate child development learning to the corporate team environment pretty directly ...
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Performing Under Pressure

Ron's Short Review: The subtitle says it all.  Dispels most of the myths about performing under pressure and why some do ...
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American Icon

Ron's Short Review: Outstanding book. Being from the Detroit area and working around the auto industry, I had heard most of ...
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Einstein: His Life and Universe

Ron's Short Review: You need grit, fortitude and desire to finish this tome. But, if you really have a desire to ...
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Dancing at the Edge

Ron's Short Review: Pretty good book on identifying the competencies and organizations in the future but ends up identifying the classical ...
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Seeing What Others Don’t

Ron's Short Review: Assuming we need to continually foster insights in an ever changing world, Klein provides some good tips for ...
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Nicely Said

Ron's Short Review: Many of my leadership clients are writing internal if not external blogs today ...
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Strategic Storytelling

Ron's Short Review: Very good practical advice on presentation structure, content and style. Identified as Web writing but much of our ...
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It’s Not All About “Me”

Ron's Short Review: Written by an FBI agent who's goal is to develop a relationship and gather information from people who ...
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The Myth of the Garage

Ron's Short Review: This is actually a collections of articles that the Heath's wrote for Fast Company but it's a great ...
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How to Make Sense of Any Mess

Ron's Short Review: "Messes are made of information and people." The concept of messiness is guiding me through my next book ...
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Decisive

Ron's Short Review: These guys have a great writing style and cover great topics.  Here they cover the 4 villains of ...
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The Small B!G

Ron's Short Review: The concept is that doing small things can lead to big results.  But what a slog.  I don't ...
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Do the Work

Ron's Short Review: Great little motivational book for dealing with the fears of resistance and just doing the work that ...
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Advertising Headlines That Make You Rich

Ron's Short Review: No, I'm not looking to get rich through advertising but in business we are constantly "selling" our ...
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Humble Inquiry

Ron's Short Review: Edgar Schein is probably the father of Organizational Consulting. Great pitch for starting with humility ...
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Second Machine Age

Ron's Short Review: Moving through the ages: agricultural, industrial, information and now the 2nd machine age. How are really smart ...
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Emerge

Ron's Short Review: Great book about creativity.  His opening chapter says "If you want a quick fix, put this book ...
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Integrity: The Courage to Face the Demands of Reality

Ron's Short Review: Dr. Cloud says great leaders have 3 great qualities:  competency, team builders and the character not to ...
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Soft Edge

Ron's Short Review: Hard skills?  Soft skills? I agree with Karlgaard that the soft skills are both the toughest to ...
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Talk Like TED

Ron's Short Review: Gallo also wrote "Presentation secrets of Steve Jobs" which I found very useful.  Here he expands the ...
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Top Brain, Bottom Brain

Ron's Short Review: We seem to be very aware of the right brain, left brain concept.  This book gives us ...
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Double your Profits: In Six Months or Less

Ron's Short Review: 1. Be the best. 2. Be a meritocracy. 3. We're here to make a profit.  I'm not ...
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Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World

Ron's Short Review: I read this for personal reasons to help me figure out a better electronic presence but there ...
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Learn or Die

Ron's Short Review: Many organizations rely on getting better, faster, and cheaper, others rely on innovation to drive growth. Both ...
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Give and Take

Ron's Short Review: Although Steve Jobs is never talked about, it help me understand his genius "taking" personality a bit ...
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Flawless Consulting

Ron's Short Review:This was the first book I read when I made the decision to go into the consulting business ...
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How to Twitter

Ron's Short Review: I know, Twitter? But we need to understand it beyond the social, celebrity use ...
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Leaders Eat Last

Ron's Short Review: No organization has ever been managed out of a crises, they have all been led.  Sinek brings ...
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Evernote Essentials

Ron's Short Review: I'm always looking for ways to improve my productivity through technology. Evernote could be one way but ...
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