book-value-merchantsValue Merchants; BY JAMES C. ANDERSON, NIRMALYA KUMAR, AND JAMES A. NARUS; “Anderson, Kumar and Narus have written a pretty good book. However, before we get into its pros and cons, two caveats: first, this book is intended for… Read Book Review >>

book-the-big-shortThe Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine; BY MICHAEL LEWIS.; “It’s laissez-faire until you get in deep shit.” This is how Michael Lewis ends his latest book, The Big Short. This pretty much sums up his feelings and how the book unfolds.  Read Book Review >>

book-zilchZilch: The Power of Zero in Business; BY NANCY LUBLIN; “Have you ever picked up a book really expecting to totally love it? Then have you ever been just slightly less enthusiastic when you finished it?  Read Book Review >>

book-the-orgThe Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office; by Ray Fisman, Tim Sullivan; Have you ever had a really great meal, yet the next day when someone asks you what you had, you can’t remember? And worse, you really aren’t sure why you even enjoyed the evening. Read Book Review >>

book-10-commandmentsThe 10 Commandments of Money; BY LIZ WESTON; “. . . And on the 11th Commandment, she rested. Pardon the mixed metaphor here, but Liz Weston’s new book, The 10 Commandments of Money, is simply jam packed with information, websites, names. Read more >>

book-empireEmpire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office; BY ZACK O’MALLEY GREENBURG; “I’m not a businessman—I’m a business, man” is the reoccurring theme of this book. Read more >>

book-blind-spotBlindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People; MaMahzarin R. Banaji, Anthony G. Greenwald; “The authors . . . ‘can show scientifically that people discriminate even when they don’t know they’re doing it. [They] just don’t know how to fix that.” Read Book Review >>

book-built-to-sellBuilt to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You; BY JOHN WARRILLOW; Do you remember plodding through Eliyahu Goldratt’s The Goal? It was a very good book, but… Read more >>

book-brand-thinkingBrand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits; BY DEBBIE MILLMAN; …is valuable primarily for those particularly interested in what the gurus of the branding industry have to say about where branding was in the past, where it is now, and the directions it could go.” Read more >>

book-one-clickOne Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of; BY RICHARD L. BRANDT; “. . . a keen intellect, a drive to succeed, and an innate stubbornness to the point of absurdity help. These are all signs of a born entrepreneur. . . . Read more >>

book-our-successThe Blame Game: How the Hidden Rules of Credit and Blame Determine Our Success or Failure BY BEN DATTNER; “We can all benefit from learning to be more strategic when it comes to credit . . .” Read more >>

book-so-goodSo Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love; by Cal Newport; “. . . had the potential . . .”This book should have been a 23-page booklet. Read Book Review >>

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