Driving Digital by Isaac Sacolick – a book review

I just finished Driving Digital: The Leader’s Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology by Isaac Sacolick. Note: I received a free copy of this book for review. The short review: Excellent…the best book I’ve read on the subject. Go buy it if you want/need to transform your business. The long review: I’ve read a number of […]

Humanizing Big Data – A Book Review

I received a review copy of Humanizing Big Data by Colin Strong a few weeks ago. The subtitle to the book is “Marketing at the meeting of Data, Social Science and Consumer Insight”….that should give you a good feel about the contents of this book.  It isn’t a heavy duty data science book…it is targeted more […]

The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making – A Book Synopsis

One of the books that I use in my various consulting projects and academic work is titled “The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making” by Scott Plous.  This particular book might seem like a very academic book, but in reality it is very accessible and easy for anyone to read and understand. I’ve had this particular […]

The CIO Paradox by Martha Heller – a book review

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]