Lencioni thrusts his listeners into a day-long conversation between rival CEOs. Shay Davis is the CEO of Golden Gate Alarm, who, after just a year in his role, is beginning to worry about his job and is desperate to figure out how to turn things around. With nowhere else to turn, Shay receives some hard-to-swallow advice from the most unlikely and unwanted source - Liam Alcott, CEO of a more successful security company and his most hated opponent. ©2020 Patrick M. Lencioni (P)2020 Recorded Books
Nobu: A Memoir Book Summary
Nobu is my favorite restaurant, their customer service, and food quality is incredible. When I saw that Chef Nobu had published a memoir I was excited to read it. I did not plan on writing a summary before listening to the book. While listening I discovered so many insights and pearls of wisdom that I had to make a summary.
Humble Pie by Gordon Ramsay Summary
This is Gordon Ramsay's autobiography. The audio version is narrated by Gordon himself, which makes the book even more insightful and personal. What stood out to me the most was this. There were so many times that he left a good position at, or near, the top spot in a restaurant to go somewhere else to learn and develop his skills as a chef. He kept giving up his title, comfort, and pay in order to start at the bottom working under a new chef. He constantly pursued opportunities to work with the best chefs and at the best restaurants in the world.
Restaurant Man by Joe Bastianich Summary
ou may know Joe Bastianich from watching him on television as a judge on Masterchef or as an investor on Restaurant Startup. His biography is both entertaining and interesting. If you like watching cooking shows, eating at fine dining restaurants, or have an interest in wine, I think you will enjoy this book.
The E-Myth Revisited Summary
This is a good book if you are a business owner, entrepreneur, or work in a management position where you have input in how the company operates. It includes a lot of advice for developing systems and processes in your business.
One of my favorite lessons is understanding the difference between working in your business and on your business.
Built From Scratch Summary
Built from Scratch is the story of the founding and growth of The Home Depot. I really enjoyed this book and it is written in a similar style to Sam Walton Made in America. It covers topics of customer service, developing people, leadership, management, growth and more.
The Proximity Principle by Ken Coleman Summary
I was fortunate to attend the Dave Ramsey Smart Conference in November 2019 and hear Ken Coleman speak in person. Ken's session was encouraging and inspired me to post this combination of notes from his talk and the book.
The 1-Page Marketing Plan Summary
This is one of the first marketing books I've read and I learned a lot from it. It covers marketing strategies, systems, and specific tactics to utilize in your marketing plan. My favorite quote from 1PMP is "Struggling business owners will spend time to save money. Successful business owners will spend money to save time."
The Little Book of Boards by Erik Hanberg Summary
This handbook is designed to be the tool board members need to understand the roles and responsibilities of being on a board of directors. Especially the board of directors of a small nonprofit.
Think and Grow Rich Summary
Think and Grow Rich has been recommended by several friends and I read it in 2019 together with a mastermind group. It is no surprise that it is so popular and frequently recommended. It contains so much information, it will take several re-readings to absorb the content and put it all into action.