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Author: Chris Bond

Beach Reads – Take a Break Already

  Inquiring minds may wonder why I’ve only selected books by women for this edition of Beach Reads. It’s partly coincidence but largely intentional: with the business-book industry so male dominated, it only seems fair to diversify when possible (humble brag). So here’s goes nothing: Sisters by Daisy Johnson – Teenaged siblings September and July born – you guessed it…

Hate Pays

Matt Taibbi always wanted to be a reporter, largely because he worshipped his father Mike whom Bostonians may recall from the halcyon days of WCVB-TV (or, fine, his lil’ Edward R. Murrow Award). Other than whooping it up as a contributing editor for Rolling Stone, the younger man seems to bemoan his career choice in light of what’s become of…

Systems vs. People: What’s Your Priority?

“The goal is to get your business to a point where there is no single-person dependency and you’re well-positioned to leverage every opportunity that comes your way.” One may say that’s easier said than done and author David Jenyns would agree. But wait, there’s more: he lays out a methodical, point-by-point reorientation plan in SYSTEMology, just out in paperback and…

Hands Off: Why We Should Stop Shaking Already

Nicholas A. Christakis sends a clear message in his important new book Apollo’s Arrow: human behavior must continuously evolve, lest we fall prey to calamities like disease. At the risk of oversimplifying a brilliant man’s work, in summary we ought to leverage cumulative culture (“the accumulated wealth of knowledge that belongs to humanity”) and enact new ways to outwit coronaviruses…

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