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 – Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this summary, we summarized the underlying philosophies that set Visionary Companies apart from Comparison Companies to create phenomenal success that lasts decades. […]

Book Summary – Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Part 1)

The book focuses on timeless success principles that can be learned from visionary companies like Marriott, Proctor & Gamble and Walt Disney, whose success have lasted […]

Book Summary – Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science (Part 2)

In part 1 of this summary, we touched on How Markets Work, the importance of the right Incentives and Disincentives, and the Roles (and Inefficiencies) […]

Book Summary – Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science (Part 1)

Economic analysis can be useful for investors, business, and government policy makers. Yet, economic concepts can seem complex because of all the bars, charts and […]

Book Summary – The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth behind Extraordinary Results (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this summary, we covered the powerful concept of leveraging on the Domino Effect to achieve exponential results, and took a quick […]

Book Summary – The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth behind Extraordinary Results (Part 1)

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 […]

Book Summary – The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this summary, we introduced the 5 habits of effective executives. • Manage our time • Focus on results and contribution to […]

Book Summary – The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Part 1)

Work is becoming increasingly unstructured and creative in today’s knowledge-based economy. Effectiveness is hence becoming more critical to individual and organizational success. Since its publication […]

Book Summary – The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People will Follow You (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this summary, we explained how everything rises and falls on leadership, and zoomed in on 10 out of the 21 Laws […]

Book Summary – The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People will Follow You (Part 1)

“Everything rises and falls on leadership.” The book covers 21 principles that help you to become a more powerful and effective leader, based on Maxwell’s […]

Book Summary – The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organisation (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this summary, we introduced the concept of the Learning Organization and the competitive advantage that it creates. Now, let’s zoom in […]

Book Summary – The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organisation (Part 1)

In today’s increasingly dynamic and complex word, an organization’s ability to learn and renew itself is a sustainable competitive advantage. This book provides the blueprints […]

Book Summary – The Innovator’s Dilemma (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this summary, we explained why great firms fail despite doing all the “right” things (i.e. the Innovator’s Dilemma), and the difference between […]

Book Summary – The Innovator’s Dilemma (Part 1)

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

Book Summary – Remote: Office not Required (Part 2)

Earlier, in Part 1 of this summary, we addressed the benefits and concerns about remote work, with some tips for remote collaboration. Let’s take closer […]

Book Summary – Remote: Office not Required (Part 1)

The book covers the benefits of remote work, the perceived obstacles, and practical tips for companies or employees who are considering or doing remote work. […]

Book Summary – The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

Many marriages fail not because couples don’t put in the effort, but because they are expressing their love in the “wrong” ways. When you learn […]

Book Summary – Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this summary, we explained the difference between “good” and “great” companies, and summarized the first 3 ingredients for transiting from good […]

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