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Book Report – Elevate by Robert Glazer

Below are lessons from Elevate author Robert Glazer… and another guru. Use these wisely in business and life and when waxing classic cars. Capacity building – in short, the endless pursuit of innate potential – is not about doing more in general, rather doing more of the right things. Inspiration without follow-through and commitment may have some value but won’t…

Book Report – That Will Never Work by Marc Randolph

Among many anecdotes shared by Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph in his memoir That Will Never Work, two in particular stand out. In one, he acknowledges “we weren’t changing the world” and it’s this level of grounded candor that makes the book enjoyable. Altering how folks consume movies is meaningful, yet mercifully the former Netflix executive doesn’t overstate the mission as…

Book Report – Radical Candor by Kim Scott

“There are two dimensions to good guidance,” writes Kim Scott in her New York Times Bestseller Radical Candor, “care personally and challenge directly.” Doing both at once accomplishes the titular management practice that became all the rage a couple years ago and for good reason – it’s the perfect book for managers looking to build trust with direct reports, complete…

Book Report – Prosperity by Colin Mayer

“Money and morals are not natural bedfellows,” writes Colin Mayer in his latest release, Prosperity. The celebrated British economist’s mission is to challenge the axiom that one can do well by doing good because unfortunately it’s well proven how much more can be achieved (read: raked in) by doing bad. While he makes the case in part by informing on…

Book Report – Thirst by Scott Harrison

Scott Harrison’s 2018 bestseller Thirst revolves around struggle. The struggle for belief, purpose, acceptance, trust. Having built a rock star-like career as a New York City nightclub promoter – picture the goodfella of velvet ropes and bottle service – Harrison was nudged into exploring the possibilities of offering up his time and talents to charitable causes, a path that led…

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