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 […]

Recommended books for the CIO / IT Leaders for 2011

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We are quickly coming up to the end of 2010.  Most people are winding down for the holidays….perfect time to grab a few good books during the down time. Below are some books that I think would be perfect reading for everyone in IT, IT Leadership roles and any/all CIO’s. Heck…most would be good reading […]

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 […]

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 […]

SWAT – Seize the Accomplishment Review

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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 […]

On the Bookshelf – Jan 2009

I realized this evening that I’ve got a lot of reading to catch up on.  In addition to the Kindle I received for Christmas (and the subsequent books I bought for it immediately after opening it), I’ve got a few ‘real’ books on my desk I need to read through. On the kindle: Predictably Irrational: […]

Zinsser’s Writing to Learn

For those that caught my review of Zinsser’s On Writing Well, you may have noticed that I mentioned picking up Zinsser’s “Writing to Learn“. This book is an easy read and is worth picking up if you’re interested in writing.  The book is less of a discussion of ‘how’ to ‘write to learn’ and more […]

Critical Thinking vs Creative Thinking

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I just started reading “Think Better: An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking” by Tim Hurson. I just started Chapter 3 and have become amazed that I hadn’t thought about the difference between Critical Thinking and Creative Thinking….even though I’ve blogged about the subject in the past (see The Problem(s) with Linear Thinking, Critical Thinking Definitions, […]

Great Book review site and blog

Just a quick post to link to an interesting Book review site I found.  The Dallas First Friday Book Snyopsis blog is a treasure trove of information and reviews of business books. For those that don’t know, the First Friday Book Synopsis is a networking group focused on reviewing business books and is put on […]

Website Optimization

In July, I was approached by Andy King to see if I’d be interested in reviewing his new book from O’Reilly titled “Website Optimization: Speed, Search Engine & Conversion Rate Secrets“. If you don’t know who Andy is, go read his resume….I’ll wait….OK…you back?    Great pedigree right?  Been involved in the web since 1993.  Founded […]