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Recently, I announced to my email friends that I was making a shift from working with business experts to working with medium sized companies to grow their business through innovation. And, as my attention has shifted to innovation over the past few months I’ve taken on a mini-personal PhD. And, the starting point for a […]

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Clayton Christensen - Measure Your LIfe

Clayton Christensen: Measure Your Life

The Book Clayton Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon, How Will You Measure Your Life Book Reviews It’s kinda strange to be writing a Book Review about Book Reviews. And, in this case, it’s relevant. This book was originally published in 2012. And, back then I was excited that Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen, creator of […]

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Susan Weinschenk - 100 Things Every Presenter Needs to Know About People

Susan Weinschenk: 100 Things

Would you believe this is the third book that I’ve read called 100 Things! That’s pretty amazing really given they are all on completely different topics. The first was about Sebastian Terry’s Bucket List and 100 things that he wanted to accomplish in his life. The second was by Dave Bruno who set out to […]

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The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup Review

The Book Eric Ries, The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses, Crown Business, New York, 2011 Rapid Book Review The Lean Startup is a New York Times best seller that has sparked a global movement. It’s a philosophy for innovation that will help you turn your ideas into products […]

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Seth Godin - It's Your Turn

Seth Godin – It’s Your Turn Review

Seth Godin, What to do when it’s your turn – and it’s always your turn What is most interesting about this book is not the words and ideas in it. The content is up to the usual Seth high standard – inspiring, intriguing and instantly digestible. If you love reading Seth’s blog you’ll love reading […]

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Ori Brafman - The Chaos Imperative

The Chaos Imperative

The Book Ori Brafman and Judah Pollack, The Chaos Imperative: How Chance and Disruption increase Innovation, Effectiveness and Success, Crown Business, New York, 2013. The Backstory This book is inspired by Ori Brafman’s experience as a consultant to the US Army. Traditionally, the military has been highly regimented and tightly controlled through the layers of […]

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Dan Roam - Show and Tell

Dan Roam, Show and Tell

The Book Dan Roam, Show and Tell: How Everybody can make Extraordinary Presentations, Penguin, London, 2014 Why I Bought This Book Lately, I haven’t been buying as many books as I used to. The main reason is that I’m now working in the local libraries several times a week, Now, I’m pleased to say I […]

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Read Me - Book Cover

Read Me – Book Review

The Book Roger Horberry and Gyles Lingwood, Read Me – 10 Lessons for Writing Great Copy My Website I’m currently updating my website – including both images and words. That’s what prompted me to write about how to be a better writer and to grab this book from the shelf. Essentially, I wanted to write […]

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Alexandra Watkins - My Name is Awesome

Alexandra Watkins, Hello My Name Is

The Book Alexandra Watkins, Hello My Name is Awesome: How to Create Brand Names That Stick, Berrett-Koehler, San Fransisco, 2014. Giving It All Away Alexandra Watkins is the founder of – a brand-naming agency. In writing her book, Alexandra has faced the same dilemma that confronts every thought leader and business expert when they […]

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Before Happiness

Shawn Achor, Before Happiness

The Book Shawn Achor, Beyond Happiness: The 5 hidden keys to achieving success, spreading happiness and sustaining positive change, Crown Business, New York, 2013. His Previous Book Shawn Achor’s first and previous best selling book, The Happiness Advantage, showed if you want to be successful it pays to be happy before you start. In this […]

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