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The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive | Notes & Review

May 28, 2010

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Patrick Lencioni. The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable. Jossey-Bass, 2000. (181 pages) If everything is important, then nothing is. I believe that all successful organizations share two qualities: they are smart, and they are healthy. An organization demonstrates that it is smart by developing intelligent strategies, marketing plans, product features, and […]

Do Hard Things | Notes & Review

May 26, 2010

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Alex and Brett Harris. Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations. Multnomah Books, 2008. (241 pages) http://www.therebelution.com/ They define rebelution as “a teenage rebellion against low expectations.” (11) The teen years are not a vacation from responsibility. They are the training ground of future leaders who dare to be responsible now. Chapter 3 […]

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Ken Robinson on Bring on the Learning Revolution

May 26, 2010

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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! TED, February 2010. Picking up from his 2006 talk, … I believe there is a second climate crisis which is as severe, which has the same origins and we have to deal with, with the same urgency. This is a crisis, not of natural resources, but a […]

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Simon Sinek on How Great Leaders Inspire Action

May 25, 2010

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Also his book, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html So, why does Apple, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Wright Brothers inspire when there are so many others doing the same thing? There’s something else at play here. There’s a pattern. All the great inspiring leaders think, act, and […]

Drive | Notes & Review

May 20, 2010

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Daniel Pink. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Riverhead Books, 2009. (242 pages) INTRODUCTION Pink starts with the stories and experiments of Harry Harlow and Edward Deci. Harlow’s experiment (lab monkeys solving a puzzle) offered a novel theory–what amounted to a third drive: “The performance of the task,” he said, “provided intrinsic reward. […]

JPS Torah Commentary: Deuteronomy דברים | Notes & Review

May 20, 2010

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Jeffrey Tigay. JPS Torah Commentary: Deuteronomy דברים. The Jewish Publication Society, 1996. (548 pages) THE COMMENTARY TO DEUTERONOMY INTRODUCTION The Title | notes… The Text | notes… The Character and Structure of the Book | notes… The Main Themes of Deuteronomy | Monotheism. Loyalty to the Lord. The concept of God. Covenant. Love. Israel.  Israel […]

JPS Torah Commentary: Numbers במדבר | Notes & Review

May 20, 2010

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Jacob Milgrom. JPS Torah Commentary: Numbers במדבר. The Jewish Publication Society, 1990. (520 pages) THE COMMENTARY TO NUMBERS INTRODUCTION Preliminaries: The Title | Latin Numeri… THE GENERATION OF THE EXODUS (3) THE ORGANIZATION OF THE WILDERNESS CAMP (3) Census in the Wilderness (3) The Arrangement of the Camp (11) The First Levite Census (14) The […]