CIO’s need to fascinate to survive

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

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 […]

Delivering Happiness – Book Review

I picked up Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh through the Amazon Vine program (love that program…free stuff to review!). I’m a big fan of Zappos and the things that the company has been able to do. I love the idea of a culture driven company and Zappos has […]

SWAT – Seize the Accomplishment Review

I just put down SWAT – Seize the Accomplishment (Amazon affiliate link) by Timothy L. Johnson….and now want to pick it back up and read it again.  It’s that good. I received the book as a review copy from the author…but don’t let that get in the way of believing me when i say that […]

The Leadership Test – A Book Review

A few weeks ago I received Leadership Test: Will You Pass? (amazon affiliate link) by Timothy R. Clark, Ph.D. to review The book is a small one (~99 pages in total) but packed with some interesting content.   Clark uses a business fable to describe leadership and what makes up a good leader. I’m a HUGE […]

What’s your passion? Find out and Crush It

I asked “What’s your focus?” last week and now I wanted to ask another question: What’s your passion? I picked up Gary Vayernerchuk’s book Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion over the weekend and, while the book isn’t a great piece of literature, it does provide a good […]

Book Review: Andrew McAfee’s Enterprise 2.0

Just finished reading Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization’s Toughest Challenges My review in two words: Excellent book! Whether you are an expert in the Enterprise 2.0 world or just a beginner, this book has something for you. Whether you believe in Enterprise 2.0 or not, this book has some excellent concepts that […]

Book Review: Change by Design by Tim Brown

I was lucky enough to get a pre-release copy of Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation by IDEO CEO Tim Brown through the Amazon Vine program….and I’m glad I did. If you take a look at some of the Pre-release copy reviews of this book on Amazon you’ll see a […]

Book Review: Trust Agents

I was lucky enough to receive a pre-release copy of Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith but I wasn’t lucky enough to be able to get through it until now. Have you ever wondered how Chris Brogan became Chris Brogan (outside of […]

Book Review: Two Weeks to a Breakthrough

I received the book Two Weeks to a Breakthrough: How to Zoom Toward Your Goal in 14 Days or Less from Lisa Haneberg a few weeks ago as a gift from Lisa (thank you Lisa!). This is an awesome book.  Go buy it now. You still here? Ok…I’ll tell you more. Unlike many other books […]