Branding and The Truman Show

Whenever I go to networking events, I usually meet someone who knows me via Book Rapper. They greet me as if I’m a long lost friend. I love their warm welcome. And, it can be a little awkward when I don’t know who they are. The Truman Show Sometimes, I feel like Jim Carrey in The […]

Six Books I Like for October 2012

Which book should we RAP for October 2012? Here’s six books to select from. Last month we rapped Richard Rumelt’s Good Strategy, Bad Strategy. Here’s our six new contenders for October… Which one would you like us to RAP?   Situations Matter Understanding how context transforms your world Sam Summers (Self Leadership) Do you want more control […]

Six Books I Like for September 2012

Which book should we RAP for September 2012? Here’s six books to select from. Last month we rapped Michael Saylor’s The Mobile Wave. Here’s our six new contenders for September… Which one would you like us to RAP?   Courage Quotient How science can make you braver Robert Biswas-Diener (Self Leadership) Science shows us that […]

Gandhi and the Spiders

A Favourite Movie I watched one of my favourite movies last night… the 1982 spectacular ‘Gandhi’. Yep, it’s now 26 years old and given it won 8 Academy Awards it might be worth a look simply because it’s a good movie. It’s presented in pseudo documentary style and I presume, given it’s a David Attenborough […]

Book Review : Grow by Jim Stengel

The Book Jim Stengel; Grow : How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World’s 50 Greatest Companies; Virgin Books, Random House, 2011 Précis Consistent business growth and working to improve people’s lives go hand in hand. Features Lots of long and strong case studies. A simple five part framework for action. Based on substantial […]

The C Word: Copyright and the Book Rapper Experience

The Number One Question I’m Asked… I often get asked by people about Book Rapper and copyright issues… Here’s my round-about, in-depth, multiple viewpoint response… Before I started Book Rapper, I spoke to a few people, including an IP lawyer, some authors and an Editor at a major publishing house. Generally I was told copyright is […]

Interview with Eric Knight – Reframe

Recently, we rapped Eric Knight’s book Reframe: How to Solve the World’s Trickiest Problems. And, I had the good fortune to meet with Eric in Sydney and do an interview with him. In the two-minute video, Eric gives a quick overview of his book. And, in the 25 minute audio interview we go into more […]

Book Review: Business Model Generation

The Book Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder (left) and Yves Pigneur (right). Co-Authors Yves Pigneur was Alexander’s PhD supervisor. And, this book was born out of that collaboration. Co-created with 470 practitioners from 45 countries. Who is it For? To quote the book cover: “Visionaries, game-changers and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and […]

Can a Book Summary Be Worth More than The Book?

I’ve been having some interesting conversations with people about books. Or more specifically, the value and pricing of books. All relative to ‘What’s Book Rapper worth?’ One the one hand we have the view that if the full book is say $20, then because the book summary is less than the full book it should […]

Five Books I Like for August 2012

Which book should we RAP for August 2012? Here’s five books to select from. There is a sixth book to fill our six leadership categories… I’ve decided if there is a strong runner-up in the voting from the previous month then that book should get another chance to be voted the book to rap. Last […]