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Invested | Review & Highlights

December 26, 2018


Danielle Town & Phil Town. Invested: How warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money. William Morro, 2018. (319 pages) REVIEW 80-90% of this book is filled with personal anecdotes by Danielle on her family, her love life, her friendships, her inner monologue, and other random intimacies. While I […]

The Facebook Dilemma | Reflections

November 16, 2018

0 REFLECTIONS This is an agonizing series of lessons on unintended consequences, optimistic naïveté, and how a mission and core values are ultimately subsumed under the gravity of the economics of your business model. A few thoughts. First, it is a fairly consistent phenomenon, that every organization that grows faces the dilemma of their original […]

The Power Paradox | Review & Notes

July 7, 2018


Dacher Keltner. The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence. Penguin Books, 2016. (196 pages) REVIEW This is perhaps one of the most important books I’ve read on the behavioral sciences, a thesis that has the potential to transform virtually everything about human relationships. Keltner’s work and explication of that research is surprisingly simple. As […]

Organizational Health Summit | Notes

May 10, 2018


I attended and participated in the very first Organizational Health (OH) Summit hosted by The Table Group and Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. Heading the OH Revolution is Patrick Lencioni, a New York Times best-selling author and according to the Wall Street Journal, “one of the most in-demand speakers in America.” Patrick is […]

The Idea Book | Quotes

April 26, 2017


Fredrik Härén. The Idea Book. “Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.” – Walter Lippmann “Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.” – George Lois “An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo […]

The Speed of Trust | Notes & Reflections

October 7, 2016


Stephen M.R. Covey. The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything. Free Press, 2006. (354 pages) Speed of Trust site at FranklinCovey. SoundView Executive Summary. Stephen Covey’s talk on Speed of Trust at Lumen Institute: FORWARD …for every thousand people hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the roots. […]

The HP Way | Notes & Reflections

August 20, 2016


David Packard. The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company. HarperCollins, 1995. (222 pages) FOREWORD by JIM COLLINS “viruous cycle” vs. the “cycle of profit/stock.” (xv) Therein we find the hidden DNA of the HP Way: the genius of the And. (xvi) Any great social enterprise exemplifies a duality of continuity and […]