On Becoming a Leader – Slideshow

Becoming You : The Key to Becoming a Leader. This slideshow and Book Rapper issue is derived from the 25th Anniversary edition of Warren Bennis’ classic book: On Becoming a Leader. Becoming You – The Key to Becoming a Leader from Geoff McDonald [easyazon-link asin=”0465014089″ locale=”us”]Buy On Becoming a Leader on Amazon (affiliate)[/easyazon-link]  

Anti-Self-Help Slideshow

 Anti-Self-Help : How to Succeed in a about 10,000 hours – with a little help from your friends. This Book Rapper slideshow is derived from two books: Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success Geoff Colvin, Talent is Overrated: What REALLY separates World Class Performers from Everybody Else. Anti-Self-Help – The Certain Path to Success […]

The Science of Persuasion

A stunning video book summary of Robert Cialdini’s classic text, Influence in under 12 minutes. [easyazon-link asin=”006124189X” locale=”us”]Buy Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion on Amazon[/easyazon-link]   Mmm… got me thinking about how to do Book Rapper differently… I could draw like this with a little practice. Although I think my skill is more around creating […]

Automatic Success Slideshow

Automatic Success: How to Create Winning Habits Research suggests that around 40% of our decisions are habitual. In other words, we’re thinking and assessing what’s actually going on, we’re simply reacting in line with past behaviours. These are our habits at work. Our habits help us and hinder us. They save us from thinking in […]

Mobile Computing

Mobilize Me: Why Mobile Computing is the Key to Your Future Derived from Michael Saylor’s book The Mobile Wave. [easyazon-link asin=”1593157207″ locale=”us”]Buy The Mobile Wave on Amazon[/easyazon-link] Mobilize Me: Why Mobile Computing is the Key to Your Future from Geoff McDonald  

Simple Strategy

How to Profit From Your Unique Business Advantage Derived from Richard Rumelt’s book Good Strategy, Bad Strategy. [easyazon-link asin=”0307886239″ locale=”us”]Buy Good Strategy Bad Strategy on Amazon[/easyazon-link] Simple Strategy from Geoff McDonald

The Third Place

How to use Digital Technology to Create Unique Customer Experiences Derived from Joseph Pine and Kim Korn’s book Infinite Possibility. [easyazon-link asin=”160509563X” locale=”us”]Buy Infinite Possibility on Amazon[/easyazon-link] The Third Place from Geoff McDonald    

The Balance Between Optimism and Delusion

Here’s a video of my friend and colleague Helen Macdonald presenting an interesting take on leadership at TEDxMelbourne… She’s talking about the power of Optimism, the need to go beyond positive thinking. Love the connection between ‘optimism’ and ‘optimise’.      

Book Review: Dealing with the Tough Stuff

Darren Hill, Allison Hill and Dr Sean Richardson, Dealing with the Tough Stuff; Jossey-Bass; 2012. Disclaimer: This book was a gift from the authors. There’s an old saying ‘Don’t judge a book by it’s cover’. And, with this book I did – to my cost. I’m highly visual. In writing Book Rapper, I loiter around […]

The Fundamental Key to Personal and Business Growth

One of the joys of researching, writing and designing Book Rapper is that I learn as I create. I need to understand what I’m writing about to be able to share the key ideas simply and quickly. One of my key strategies is to look for the underlying principles. And in our latest issue ‘Mobilize Me – […]