Book Summary – The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business

Organizational health refers to how well an institution’s components (e.g. strategy, culture, management, operations) fit together so it can function consistently as a whole. In […]

Book Summary – Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

There are 6 key principles of persuasion which can lead people to say “yes” automatically. Understanding these principles and associated techniques can help you to […]

Book Summary – Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

Do you often find yourself regretting or abandoning a decision that you’ve made—be it choosing the wrong career, making a poor business decision, or buying […]

Book Summary – The Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies

To succeed in business, you need to master 3 vital areas: management, marketing and sales. This book breaks down exactly how to do that with […]

Book Summary – The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea

In a brutally competitive world where everyone seems to be fighting to earn more and achieve greater success, “The Go-Giver” offers an alternative set of […]

Book Summary – The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change The Way You Lead Forever

Coaching is increasingly recognized as an important aspect of leadership and development. Yet, most of us don’t receive nor deliver effective coaching. In “The Coaching […]

Book Summary – Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

What’s behind Google’s phenomenal success and why do they do what they do? In “Work Rules!”, Laszlo Bock shares his insider perspective on what makes […]

Book Summary – Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Learning is one of the key success ingredients in any area of life. Yet, most of us are learning the wrong way. “Make it Stick” […]

Book Summary – Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can´t stop talking

Many people believe that to be an achiever or a great leader, you must be bold, action-oriented, outgoing, and aggressive, i.e. you must be an […]

Book Summary – Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Everyone negotiates—be it to get a pay raise, extend a curfew, or reach agreement on a joint venture. “Getting to Yes” presents a framework for “principled negotiations”: […]

Book Summary – Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build A Thriving Organization

Just like how birds migrate in flocks and cattle move in herds, human beings naturally organize ourselves in tribes. “Tribal Leadership” is about leveraging the […]

Book Summary – Death By Meeting: A Leadership Fable About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business

Meetings are an essential part of our work. Great meetings help people to pool resources and knowledge to solve problems and make sound decisions. However, […]

How to start a microbusiness (and why you should consider it)

Many people think of building a business as an alternative to working 9-5. Others dream of growing and selling a large, successful business for millions […]

Book Summary – Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Your mindset—how you see yourself—shapes how you respond to people and events, to affect your outcomes. In this book, Dweck draws on 20 years of […]

Book Summary – Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us

Reward “good” behaviours and punish “bad” behaviours – that’s the carrot-and-stick approach to motivation that most of us are familiar with. Drawing on four decades […]

Book Summary – The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business

Why do good, successful companies that do all the “right” things still fail or lose their market leadership in face of unexpected competition? “The Innovator’s […]

Book Summary – The Hard Thing about Hard Things: Building A Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Owning a business or being a CEO may seem enviable, but in reality, it’s full of challenges. The hardest thing is, there are no fixed […]

Book Summary – Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It By Chris Voss

In this book, experienced FBI negotiator and award-winning teacher, Chris Voss, shares tried-and-tested techniques for negotiations, that can be applied in a wide range of […]

Book Summary – A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas

Questions are an important discovery tool. In our dynamic world, the ability to ask the right questions has become increasingly important. This book explains why […]

Book Summary – The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth behind Extraordinary Results

Do you find yourself overwhelmed by a million things to do and seemingly-insurmountable challenges?  How do you keep up with the rapid changes and constant […]