Category Archives: Books

11 Super-Duper Short book summaries

In this world of 8 second attention spans (myself included), twitter, and emojis and pictures instead of words. I have compiled my reading list to date for 2015, and my super-duper short book summaries on what I took away from … Continue reading

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Decide; Work Smarter and Lead, book notes and summary

Decide; Work Smarter, Reduce your Stress, and Lead by example. author: Steve McClatchy Link to book: http://www.amazon.com/Decide-Smarter-Reduce-Stress-Example/dp/1118554388/ Steve McClatchy has taken time management and priorities to a different level.  He presents the material in his book in a unique way with … Continue reading

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How to Kill a Unicorn; book notes and summary

Book Title:  How to Kill a Unicorn; How the Worlds hottest innovation factory builds bold ideas that make it to market.  Mark Payne the founder of Fahrenheit 212 is the author of the book and provides his playbook on how … Continue reading

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THE BALD TRUTH, SECRETS OF SUCCESS FROM THE LOCKER ROOM TO THE BOARD ROOM

The Bald Truth; Secrets of Success from the Locker Room to the boardroom was written by David Falk.  He was the agent for Michael Jordan.  He was also the agent for Alonzo Mourning. Which was the first 100 million dollar … Continue reading

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The Speed of Trust; The One thing That Changes Everything, summary

The Speed of Trust; The one thing that changes everything was written by Stephen M.R. Covey.  He is the son of Stephen R. Covey the author of the monster successful book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” Check out … Continue reading

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Challenger Sale; Taking Control of the Customer Conversation; notes

Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamson have written a sales book that really challenges the status quo and gets you thinking differently about top performing sales reps.  The title of the book, The Challenger Sale; Taking Control of the Customer Conversation … Continue reading

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What it takes to be #1; Vince Lombardi: notes

Vince Lombardi is one of the greatest football coaches in the history of the professional game.  In 10 seasons as a head coach in the National Football League–9 with the Green Bay packers and 1 with the Washington Redskins, Lombardi … Continue reading

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Start (Escape Average, Do work that Matters); notes

Jon Acuff is a New York Times bestselling author.  The book Start; Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average, Do Work That Matters. The intro on the inside of the book cover says it this way: No one aims for average, … Continue reading

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Twelve Pillars; book summary and notes

This is one of the very few “novels” that you will see Brian Willett read.  It isn’t a typical novel though, it is a story that we all have seen and heard, and maybe the story it tells could even … Continue reading

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The Millionaire Mind book summary/notes

Thomas Stanley Ph.D. wrote the book The Millionaire Next Door in 1996.  This book highlighted how millionaires accumulated their wealth; they classified millionaires by people who have net worths over one million dollars.  A follow-up to the millionaire next door … Continue reading

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