Archive for the ‘Book Review’ Category

Book Review: Steve Jobs

I’ll be honest — I’m not really an Apple fan. When I was in Junior High my friend David and I would have huge arguments about Macs versus PCs. I do have an iPhone however and honestly think it has made my life better. I’ve never been interested in Apple as a company though, and […]

Book Review: Social Media 101

I just finished the book Social Media 101, by Chris Brogan. I’ve heard some criticism of the book — that it reads like a blog and doesn’t have a strong, consistent narrative. There is some truth to that; however, I still got some good insights from the book. Here are the top 2: 1. Use […]

I just finished When China Rules the World by  Martin Jacques. Overall, I was a little disappointed in the book. Jacques meandered at times, and clearly has a bone to pick with “the West.” For me, these continual attacks detracted from the book.  However, there were still some interesting nuggets as follows: Interesting graphs by […]

Book Review: The Paradox of Choice

I found The Paradox of Choice to be an interesting read. Honestly, I don’t know if I believe a lot of the conclusions of the book for me personally, but I know I am an oddball of sorts. Here’s some excerpts that I liked: “Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman and his colleagues have shown that […]

Book Review: Open Leadership

Some quotes and thoughts on Open Leadership, by Charlene Li Take advantage of user generated content – Doritos Super Bowl 2009 commercial. “Respect that your customers and employees have power. Once you accept this as true, you can begin to have a real, more equal relationship with them. Without this mind-set, you will continue to […]

Book Review: How We Decide

So this blog is mostly about openness … but my interests do range outside of this area. One of my favorite things to do is to read books, and then jot down a couple of pages of “highlights” from the books — takeaways that meant a lot to me. I’ll be doing this here a […]