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Book of the Year 2016

Best Books 2016

I love learning. And, I love to learn by reading books. Each year I aim to read 50 books – that’s one book each week. And, I’m pleased to say this year I made it! Through Book Rapper, I am known for my book nerd qualities and often people ask me to suggest something for […]

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Value Proposition Design

Value Proposition Design

The Book Value Proposition Design – How to create products and services customers want. Authors: Alex Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Greg Bernarda, Alan Smith and designed by Trish Papadakos. The BIG Idea How do you create value for your customers? That really is one of the most fundamental questions you can ask in your business. It […]

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Marshall McLuhan - The Medium is the Massage

My All-Time Favorite Book

When people find out that I write Book Rapper and then how many books I read (over 500 in the past 12 years!) the inevitable question is: Which one is your favourite book of all? Whilst, it’s difficult to choose a favorite, there is one that stands out for me because it is impacted me […]

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Find the Best Books

The Ten Best Books

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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