Book Review – Range

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My first book of 2020 was Range, Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein. I learned about this book from the Next Big Idea Club, which is a group including authors Dan Pink, Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant and Susan Cain. They provide book recommendations every few months, and you can join the […]

Picking the next book

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I enjoy reading (you may have already guessed that); however, no matter what your favorite genre, it feels like there is simply too much out there to know what to read next. It’s challenging to pick the next “great thing” to read. I wish there was a secret to it, but when someone asks me […]

Broadcasting Happiness

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I had the great fortune to hear Michelle Gielan speak at a recent IT conference. Her topic was based on her book, Broadcasting Happiness. First, let me say that Michelle is a phenomenal speaker. Her style, presence and ability to connect with her audience made decide to order the book before the presentation even finished. […]

Shoshin – Beginners Mindset

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“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few” – Suzuki Diana Kander gave the opening keynote at the Gartner PPM Summit in Orlando and spoke on The Expert Trap. In this, she talked about the importance of Shoshin, which is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning Beginners Mindset. […]

Book Review: David and Goliath

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It’s an easy decision when I hear Malcolm Gladwell has a new book out. David and Goliath – Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants was released this week and I immediately downloaded it on Audible. A couple of long drives later, I’m glad I didn’t wait. Malcolm already has an established following from […]

Book Review: The Honest Truth about Dishonesty

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I cheat; you cheat; we all cheat. So says Dan Ariely, author of The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty – How We Lie to Everyone-Especially Ourselves. One think I like about Dan’s work, he turns studies about how decisions are made into stories that bothe educate and entertain. His studies sometimes make me feel like, “I […]

Book Review: The Power of Unpopular

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One of my favorite blogs is Redhead Writing by Erika Napoletano. Recently, she authored The Power of Unpopular – A Guide to Building your Brand for the Audience who will Love you (and why no one else matters). Great title. Great content. 5 stars. (oops, that last part is supposed to be at the end […]