The CIO Paradox by Martha Heller – a book review

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Note: I received a reveiw copy of The CIO Paradox.  The review below made up of PR material provided to me as well as my reading of the book. Martha Heller was kind enough to reach out to me to offer me an advance copy of her new book titled “The CIO Paradox: Battling the […]

Recommended Books for the CIO / IT leader for 2012

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Wow…2011 went by fast didn’t it? In Dec 2010, I put together a list of Recommended Books for the CIO / IT leader for 2011. That list was a good list with many CIO/IT related books as well as many non-IT related books. When I sat down to think about a list of books for 2012, […]

Book Review: Humanize

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I received a copy of Humanize from the authors.  I don’t recall there being a request for me to review the book…but I feel obligated to do so…especially since it is one of the best books on ‘social’ and ‘business’ that I’ve read. The full title of this book is Humanize – How people-centric organizations […]

The Steve Jobs Way – Book Review

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Note: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher / PR firm. I’m not an Apple ‘fan-boy’ and don’t much like Steve Job’s personality, but I like The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation (amazon affiliate link).  There’s nothing earth shattering here from a leadership standpoint…but its a good ‘inside […]

The Little Black Book of Leadership – a book review

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Last week the author of The Little Black Book of Leadership, Todd Dewett Ph.D., contacted me to say hello, complement me on my work here and offer up an electronic copy of his book. I receive variants of this type of email quite often.  Most are from agents and PR folks trying to get a […]

The Next Level by Scott Eblin – Book Review

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Late last week I received The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success, 2nd Edition by Scott Eblin (amazon affiliate link) from Daniel Decker of the Higher Level Group to review (thanks Daniel!). I normally receive a few offers from agents, PR firms, and authors to review their books, and for the most part […]

A Plethora of Book Reviews

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I get the occasional request to review a book or two from publishers, PR folks and authors. Normally, I get less than one request a month for reviewing books but over the last month I’ve received quite a few more….five to be exact. Its usually pretty easy for me to read through one additional book […]

Open Leadership – Book review

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I grabbed a copy of Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead (affiliate link) by Charlene Li for my business trip last week.  Gotta have something to read on the plane you know. I enjoyed this book.  Not only is the subject matter interesting, but the way in which Li presents […]

CIO’s need to fascinate to survive

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Hey CIO – if you want to survive, you need to figure out a way to fascinate your organization. I’m currently reading “Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation” (affiliate link) by Sally Hogshead. I picked the book up on my kindle on a whim while waiting to board the flight from Dallas to Chicago. […]

Ambiguities of Experience – Book Review

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While on vacation last month, I saw a review in US Airways‘ magazine for The Ambiguities of Experience by James G. March (affiliate link). The review was a short one but peaked my interest as it points out March’s main question presented in the book.  The question is a simple one…but has a very difficult […]