Super Freakonomics, by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner is a interesting and entertaining follow-on to the original Freakonomics. The underlying theme, that we (as humans) respond to incentives in every action we take, really struck a chord with me. The authors were able to apply that to each of their cases, including the cover topics such a [...]
Every now and then, a good book may be a reference book you can turn to again and again. If you are a person who writes or speaks, you need to have a reference of great quotes handy all the time. Seriously. The Harper Book of Quotations, Third Edition was published too early to include any George W. Bush gems, but contains over 6,500 quotes [...]
I wrote a book review last week on Seth Godin’s New Book, Linchpin – Are you Indispensable? This book is out today, and is now available at Amazon or your local bookseller. I like this book so much that I finally went to Amazon.com and created an affiliate link to help you get to it faster. Read it!
After I wrote my post on why you should be brief, I received a request for a more practical “how to” series to improve your writing and speaking by being brief. The first step to being brief is to eliminate unnecessary words. Take the following example: I went to the store, with my dog, to shop for some groceries. You have three w [...]
Reading this book was a result of seeing and meeting the author at the Toastmasters International convention in August. Bruce Tulgan gave a great presentation as he talked about the unique challenges in managing people from different generations. Not Everyone Gets a Trophy - How to Manage Generation Y, is probably not a book I would have pic [...]