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AUGUST 2018, BOOK OF THE MONTH: Zero to One

What valuable business is nobody currently building? I found this book a fascinating read in terms of carving niches and value propositions. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them. […]

JULY 2018, BOOK OF THE MONTH: Smarter Faster Better.

At the core of Smarter Faster Better are 8 key productivity concepts—from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making—that explain why some people and companies get so much done. Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics—as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, FBI agents, airplane pilots, and Broadway […]

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JUNE 2018, BOOK OF THE MONTH: On Leadership

If you read nothing else on leadership, I highly recommend getting a copy of HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership. They’ve done the leg work for us and cherry-picked the best articles on leadership and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your own and your organization’s performance.   HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Leadership will […]

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MAY 2018, BOOK OF THE MONTH: Thinking, fast and slow

In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more […]

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FEB 2018, BOOK OF THE MONTH: In Praise of the Incomplete Leader

  “We’ve come to expect a lot of our leaders. Top executives, the thinking goes, should have the intellectual capacity to make sense of unfathomably complex issues, the imaginative powers to paint a vision of the future that generates everyone’s enthusiasm, the operational know-how to translate strategy into concrete plans, and the interpersonal skills to […]

JAN 2018, BOOK OF THE MONTH: PEAK – the new science of expertise

Have you ever wanted to learn a language or pick up an instrument, only to become too daunted by the task at hand? Expert performance guru Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak condenses three decades of original research, to introduce an incredibly powerful approach to learning […]

OCT 2017, BOOK OF THE MONTH: Outliers

In this stunning book, Malcolm Gladwell takes the reader on an intellectual journey through the world of ‘outliers’ – the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? I found this book hugely insightful because I believe that there are common denominators between the […]