Michael Lewis: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
Next up on my reading list. Lewis, author of Liar's Poker, The Big Short and Money Ball, is a great story teller. I am looking forward to beginning this soon.
Bill Conaty & Ram Charan: The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers
Just started this over the weekend. Great, engaging read. (***)
Frederick Kempe: Berlin 1961
Kennedy, Khrushchev and the most dangerous place on earth. Mr. Kempe provides an extraordinary inside look at the Genesis of the cold war. This is a great leadership book as well as a historical expose. (*****)
Michael Lewis: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
This is an excellent inside look at the financial crisis that nearly brought the U.S. economy to its knees, and how a few very smart people made millions in profits. from the foolish decisions of mortgage originators and investment bankers. (*****)
Atul Gawande: The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
A good read from a physician in the forefront of improving healthcare safety and quality.
Youngme Moon: Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd
A wonderful read. Exciting stuff. Visit Amazon for a wonderful and creative new media promotion for this book. It is one of the best I have seen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26PVrm4iLA0 Helpful hint: if you do not run a company, simply substitute your name for the references to companies. (****)
Matthew Stewart: The Management Myth: Why the "Experts" Keep Getting it Wrong
If you have ever had a bad experience with consultants, this books will explain the dirty little secrets of management consulting. (*****)
Marshall Goldsmith: What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful
An extraordinary book! As you move through his unsettling examples, be ready for self-reflection. Embrace change. We are experiencing unprecedented changes in our economy. It is not logical to assume that the management style that brought success in the 1970s or 1980s will be as effective today. (*****)