Persuasion is a hot topic in the business and personal world currently as everyone wants to bend others to their will. Influencer does not focus on persuasion, but on how to drive change on a project through six different sources of influence.Continue Reading "Influencer – Multiple Authors"
The Kaizen Way
Toyota was known in the 80’s for its continuous improvement methods and the empowerment of employees to identify deficits and provide suggestions. Although Deming and the US manufacturing complex during the 40’s for support of WWII invented continuous improvement we soon forgot after the war. One small step is the thought behind Kaizen and Maurer applies continuous improvement to solving our own life problems.Continue Reading "One Small Step Can Change Your Life – Robert Maurer"
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Economics came into the mainstream with the advent of Freakonomics where the field became a celebrity in its own right. When to Rob a Bank continues the work Levitt and Dubner did with Freakonomics and highlights curated works from their blog.Continue Reading "When to Rob a Bank – Levitt, Dubner"
The Checklist Manifesto poses an interesting concept on using checklists to standardize tasks across multiple verticals. The author is a general surgeon focusing mainly on healthcare applications. The carrying premise is that a checklist in the OR can prevent common complications due to complex tasks such as surgery.Continue Reading "The Checklist Manifesto – Atul Gwande"
Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
If you have followed entrepreneurship or venture capital for any time over the past decade then you are familiar with how unique Andreessen Horowitz is in their investing style. A VC that places more focus on the ‘X-factor’ than financials or models that are wrong 1 month into the 36 month projection. What I did not know is the journey Ben Horowitz – the rap quoting blogger – made to reach the top, The Hard Thing About Hard Things chronicles his story and then provides advice.Continue Reading "The Hard Thing About Hard Things – Ben Horowitz"