This is one of my best books of 2018. Short but highly concentrated. Almost every sentence left me wanting to take notes. My favorite quote and key takeaway from the book is "The ability to connect with others begins with understanding the value of people."
Fun book with a lot of insights for running a retail business. Sam's 10 rules for running a successful company include general business, leadership and management principles relevant to most fields. Related fact, Sam Walton's three living children are currently ranked 16, 17 and 18 on Forbes World's Billionaires List.
Algorithms to Live By is a surprisingly fun book considering the subject. Contains mathematical philosophy on decision making on a wide range of topics. Including hiring, dating, real estate, sorting, and even doing laundry. At the top are several key quotes from the book, two of my favorites are "Inaction is just as irrevocable as action" and "Seizing the day and seizing a lifetime are two entirely different endeavors."
This was one of my favorite books read in 2017, I strongly recommend reading it. Andrew Carnegie's major motive was making men more useful to themselves and others. He said that making better men is a greater motive than making money.
Based on Amy's TED talk. Contains several good insights on how to be your best, especially in challenging situations. Summary sentence of the book. The ideal effect of presence is that you execute with comfortable confidence and synchrony and leave with a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, regardless of the measurable outcome.
Some of the content of this book is not moral or ethical. Unfortunately the tactics are real and in common use today. One should be aware of such tactics and reading this will help with understanding the dynamics of power.
Insights on how to take ownership and stop making excuses. Covers the mental aspects of making a mindset shift from looking for excuses to taking ownership and developing solutions.
Contains concepts and mental models for accelerating success in business and personal career. Includes many real life examples including Elon Musk, JJ Abrams, and Jimmy Fallon.
Audible Channels currently has this version available for free for members, look under channels in the Celebrity Voices section, running time 1 hr and 7 mins. Insights for warfare and generals with applications to many fields including leadership, management, psychology, business strategy, and politics.
Part biography and part business story with insights into leadership and management practices. From Publisher's Summary: Mulally and his team pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in business history. As the rest of Detroit collapsed, Ford went from the brink of bankruptcy to being the most profitable automaker in the world. American Icon is the compelling, behind-the-scenes account of that epic turnaround.