Do One Pushup; Read One Book – Starting Small, and Learning to Learn and Study Better

You know the current wisdom. Start small, then build to less small; then medium; then, keep adding. Start small, but don’t stay small. For example, there are books on developing good habits, and they say things like this:  “start with one push up.” This is the “nudge” idea.  It is good advice, with research attesting Read More

3 Essentials for Business Success: Competence; Chemistry; and Systems – Oh, and don’t forget…(OK; 4 Essentials)

As a final word of discouragement: a great culture does not get you a great company. If your product isn’t superior or the market doesn’t want it, your company will fail no matter how good its culture is. Ben Horowitz, What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture ——————- Start Read More

(For Veteran’s Day) – Call Sign Chaos by General Jim Mattis – Here are My Six Lessons and Takeaways

My purpose in writing this book is to convey the lessons I learned for those who might benefit, whether in the military or in civilian life. —– “Does,” he asked, “the Colonel Have Another Outstanding Solution?” Thus did Chaos become my call sign. —– “Be polite, be professional—but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.” Jim Mattis, Read More

A Watchdog warns us; insight from Dave Lieber, the Watchdog for the Dallas Morning News – along with insight from Malcolm Gladwell

Reading a good book is a learning experience; a thought-expanding experience; and , sometimes, a quite practical experience. At the October First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas, I presented my synopsis of the provocative new book by Malcolm Gladwell, Talking to Strangers. Well, I am in the midst of talking to some strangers myself.  Our house Read More

Here’s the New York Times November, 2019 list of best selling business books – Ryan Holiday (Stillness is the Key) is at the top spot

The New York Times has published its November, 2019 list of Best Selling Business Books.  There are a few new books on this month’s list. For the first time in quite a while, we have presented synopses of fewer than half of the books on the month’s list at our monthly Dallas event, the First Read More

The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek – Here are my five lessons and takeaways

I wrote this book to rally those who are ready to challenge that status quo and replace it with a reality that is vastly more conducive to our deep-seated human need to feel safe, to contribute to something bigger than ourselves and to provide for ourselves and our families. it is our collective responsibility to Read More