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.
Onward is written in a narrative format. The story is enjoyable and follows Howard's story of founding his own coffee company Il Giornale, his purchasing of Starbucks, and covers much of the Starbucks story from the time of his purchase in 1988 to 2011.
Motivating and entertaining. My 2018 Q4 theme is physical health and fitness which is one reason I selected this book. This is a fun book and motivated me to get out of my comfort zone physically and mentally.
Read because of a recommendation from Ryan Holiday. Interesting perspectives on parenting, teaching children autonomy and learning to embrace failure instead of fearing it.
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.
Ideas and general concepts for accepting and embracing change in all aspects of life. Presented in story form this is a fun and enjoyable book that can be read in a couple of sittings.
This book sparked a lot of curiosity in me. It gave a lot of motivation to write more and think about what legacy I am leaving behind. As the quote below mentions, 500 years later we are still learning from Leonardo's notes. I like the list of lessons to learn in the conclusion.