Humanizing Big Data – A Book Review

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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

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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 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 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 […]

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 […]

The Leadership Test – A Book Review

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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

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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: Toy Box Leadership

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I just finished Toy Box Leadership: Leadership Lessons from the Toys You Loved as a Child…somewhat flawed but a good book nonetheless. Flawed may be a bad word to use for this book.  The idea is a great one (more on it later) but the narratives about the lessons could have been stronger.   In addition, […]

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: […]

I finally read “Good To Great”

For the longest time, I’ve put off reading “Good to Great” by Jim Collins but finally decided to pick it up. Have you ever realized that your perception was completely wrong about something and felt like a fool?  Well..that’s what happened to me while reading this book. I’ve always been wary of the book and […]

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