Category : Book Review

Book Review: Trading Bases

Anyone reading this that knows me personally knows I am both a big Baseball fan and a Las Vegas enthusiast.  I’ve got a good group of friends that makes the trip to Vegas once or twice a year (I think trip number 7 will be in June) and I never…

Book Review: Nerds on Wall Street

I may not be the most active blogger in the world anymore, but I figured it was worth posting my book reviews of my 2014 reading list (what with it being a New Year’s Resolution and all).  Unfortunately, it’s February 5th and I’m only writing the review of my first…

Entrepreneurial Lessons from The Great Gatsby

And as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually I became aware of the old island here that flowered once for Dutch sailors’ eyes – a fresh, green breast of the new world. Its vanished trees, the trees that had made way for Gatsby’s…

Book Review: Switch by the Heath Brothers

A former colleague of mine recommended Switch by Chip and Dan Heath a few weeks ago.  It’s a book about Change and how to be an effective agent for it.  Little did I know that the next few weeks of my life would encompass a great deal of change as…

Book Review: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Reading this book has sparked posts about Apple’s Path to Success and The Next Steve Jobs, but that’s not what I want to talk about here.  I want to talk about the book itself, rather than Jobs.  It’s a worthwhile topic, I have to admit I was skeptical about reading…

Book Review: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Michael Lewis learned something when he wrote his previous book, “The Big Short”.  In that book he chronicled the story of a few people who were able to make millions by shorting the housing market just before it crashed.  As he puts it, he suspected they were on to something…

Book Review: Drive! The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

I recently finished reading this Dan Pink book and it is a highly recommended one.  The book touches on some very interesting points throughout but is based on one central thought: People do better work and are more motivated if money is not the force that motivates them… even for…

Book Review: The Lords of Strategy

I just finished an MBA program, so I expected to know “The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World” (The Subtitle of this book) and I did.  Well, I kind of did.  I was familiar with the experience curve and the value chain and most of the other models…

Book Review: A Whole New Mind

I recently finished reading A Whole New Mind : Why Right Brainers Will Rule The Future by Daniel Pink.  I found this book to be one of those books that really makes a lot of common sense, a little like a Malcolm Gladwell book.  The narrative is both compelling and…

Book Review: Solution Selling

At the suggestion of my company’s CEO @tonybishop I picked up one of the classics in enterprise IT, Solution Selling by Michael T. Bosworth.  It’s one of those books that you can read quickly because everything in it is pretty intuitive.  After all, we’ve all been told to use “consultative…