Book Review

I am attending a conference in December where the keynote speaker is Marcus Buckingham. I reviewed and read his book StandOut 2.0.

Marcus had previously published "First, Break All the Rules," and "Now, Discover Your Strengths." These books helped millions come to the realization that to get the most out of people, you must build their strengths.

The book leads the reader to find...

As an avid follower of History and Geography (my best categories on Trivial Pursuit), I really enjoyed "How the States Got Their Shapes" by Mark Stein.

The book begins with the history of American expansion from sea to shining sea, covering such events as the French and Indian War, Louisiana Purchase, and the Mexican Wars. A separate section is then devoted to each state boundary and...

Patrick Lencioni has continued his series of leadership fables by focusing on four impactful leadership principles the successful executive should have ingrained into everything that he or she does. He focuses on the CEO of a technology consulting firm, Rich O'Connor, and shows how powerful a values based culture can be in establishing and maintaining organizational effectiveness.

Mr....

Matt Ridley's The Rational Optimist is a history of progress from the Stone Age to current times. The book is based on the premise that man evolved from cave dwellers through specialization and exchanging tools and ideas. He suggests that the ability to specialize and trade is what makes humans unique. From the very early times when people separated into hunters and gatherers, we have moved to...

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