September192014

3 Big Ideas Video - Young Money by Kevin Roose

3 Big Ideas Video – Young Money by Kevin Roose

Young Money by Kevin Roose book cover

In this edition of 3 Big Ideas Video I’m discussing Kevin Roose’s Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street’s Post-Crash Recruits.

Plenty has been written about the financial crisis from the perspective of those affected and those who had a major part to play in it. What Kevin Roose does in his excellent Young Money is look at Wall Street after the crisis from the viewpoint of its…

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September172014

3 Big Ideas Video - Willpower by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney

3 Big Ideas Video – Willpower by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney

Baumeister and Tierney Willpower book cover

In this edition of 3 Big Ideas Video I’m discussing Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney’s Willpower.

Full of wide ranging stories and examples, Baumeister and Tierney make the convincing case that much like a regular muscle willpower can be depleted and become ineffective in protecting us from our “consequences-be-damned” selves.

Willpower the book not only supports this contention, but lays out…

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September162014

3 Big Ideas Video - The Hard Thing About Hard Things

3 Big Ideas Video – The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Ben Horowitz - The Hard Thing About Hard Things book cover

In this edition of 3 Big Ideas Video I’m discussing Ben Horowitz’s great new book The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers.

In the vein of business classics like Andy Grove’s Only the Paranoid Survive and Michael Lewis’ Moneyball, Ben Horowitz has written not only his coming of age as CEO story, but an invaluable book for anyone who wants to learn what…

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September102014

Best Nonfiction Books - September 2014

Best Nonfiction Books – September 2014

Person reading book

Hundreds of nonfiction books come out every month.

The hard part is knowing which are worth the time and money to read and buy and which are nothing more than extended magazine articles or vanity pieces.

I scour the internet every month looking for hints, reviews, recommendations and suggestions for the best nonfiction books being released.

I then whittle that list down to 10 of the best…

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September92014

3 Big Ideas Video - Love is the Killer App

3 Big Ideas Video – Love is the Killer App

Love is the Killer App book cover

Love is the Killer App was the first book I read that made me believe that my passion for reading nonfiction could turn into something beyond just a personal pursuit.

In this episode of 3 Big Ideas video I discuss three ideas that stood out to me when I first read the book and every time since.  I could easily list ten more, but I had to stick to three to keep the video short.

In Love is the…

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September82014

3 Big Ideas - Mindset by Carol Dweck

3 Big Ideas – Mindset by Carol Dweck

Mindset book cover

Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success is one of my all-time favorite books.  I could have done this 3 Big Ideas video without reviewing the book because it has had such a lasting impact on my life.

After reading it and discovering the difference between “growth” and “fixed” mindsets I was able to recognize why I made the choices I made in my personal, professional and academic…

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August282014

3 Big Ideas Video - The Checklist Manifesto

3 Big Ideas Video – The Checklist Manifesto

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The first in a long line of 3 Big Ideas videos features a favorite book of mine by Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto.

First, some back story.  I’ve had a copy of Camtasia screencast software sitting on my computer for a couple of years now.  I finally decided recently to clean out the cobwebs and use the dang thing.  That means you can expect more 3 Big Ideas videos coming from me from now…

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August12014

Nonfiction Books Reading List July 2014 - The Books I Read to Get Ahead

Nonfiction Books Reading List July 2014 – The Books I Read to Get Ahead

Quote about books and people from Charlie Tremendous Jones

These are the great nonfiction books I read in July.  Clearly most are tilted toward internet marketing and writing, which are two topics that have come to dominate my thinking recently.

Jeff Walker’s Launch was responsible for me finally setting up a newsletter.  Thank you Jeff!

That is the power of a great book read at the right time – action.  These books also helped me add to my arsenal of…

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July292014

10 Great Business Books - August 2014

10 Great Business Books – August 2014

Hundreds of business books come out every month.

The hard part is knowing which are worth the time and money to read and buy and which are nothing more than extended magazine articles and vanity pieces.

I scour the internet every month looking for hints, reviews, recommendations and suggestions for books being released.  I then whittle that list down to 10 great business books to share with my…

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July272014
#Nonfiction #book #readinglist Scaling Up Excellence, how to take high performance to every area of your company

#Nonfiction #book #readinglist Scaling Up Excellence, how to take high performance to every area of your company

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