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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Delivering Happiness – Book Review

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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 […]

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 […]

Book Review: Two Weeks to a Breakthrough

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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 […]

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: […]