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Apr
9

Leading Apple with Steve Jobs: Management Lessons from a Controversial Genius by Jay Elliot

Leading Apple with Steve Jobs: Management Lessons from a Controversial Genius by Jay Eliot was a fantastic book and even though it was much shorter than the Isaacson book, I liked it just about as much. As an Apple fanatic, I have got to tell you I loved this book. While I liked the Jobs biography, this was excellent in it’s own way. You get a bigger, better picture of the man because Elliot use to work with him very closely. I found it interesting the way Elliot talked about working with Jobs and how he could be very difficult

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Apr
8

Outstanding! 47 Ways to Make Your Organization Exceptional by John G. Miller

Outstanding! 47 Ways to Make Your Organization Exceptional is an excellent read and you can finish it in one afternoon, it’s one of those books that’s hard to put down because once you start reading it you get drawn in. After reading QBQ, I wanted to find another John Miller book to read and this one lives up to it’s title. Miller brings some fantastic stories to this book and it’s another easy read. A lot of what Miller writes is about business, but it can be applied in everyday life as well. One of the main themes of this

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Apr
7

SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance: by Steven D. Leavitt and Stephen J. Dubner

I liked SuperFreakanomics, but not as much as the first one. The authors talk about a number of different topics and correlations as they did in the first book, however none of them are the same as the first book. If you like Freakanomics, you’ll like this book too. What I like best about the stories the authors tell is they are based upon real research and facts. I often shake my head after hearing one of their stories and tell myself “that can’t be true” or “fascinating” and the way the authors explain and show you the facts and

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Apr
4

The Start Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha

The Start Up of You is an amazing book, it has been one of my favorite pieces of reading lately. I thought the authors did a fantastic job of explaining how things have changed in the business world, and they aren’t like they use to be ten or twenty years ago. They talk about how the career path seems to be crowded at every level. Unemployment rates are sky-high, and people are losing their jobs every day facing uncertainty. Creative disruption is shaking every industry, creating new jobs and taking away many of them as well. Global competition for jobs

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Mar
28

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Leavitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Leavitt and Stephen J. Dubner was an excellent book that changed the way some people thought about the economy, including myself. I really enjoyed Freakanomics for many reasons, the primary one being that it looks at the economy in a different light. Leavitt is less interested in numbers and data and more interested in why people act the way they do. Dubner on the other hand, is a numbers geek and we can see evidence of this throughout Freakanomics with charts, graphs, and statistical evidence to support

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