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Author: Chris Bond

Wall Street Comeuppance

You (okay, I) pick up a book like The Antisocial Network for the yuks. What’s better than getting the dirt on a hedge fund that lost billions of dollars in a virtual flash to a bunch of self-described degenerates on Reddit who helped orchestrate the GameStop short squeeze? David vs. Goliath, Main Street vs. Wall Street, gamers vs. bros as…

Lemme Tell Ya a Story

“We’ve lost track of what a good story is,” writes Kindra Hall in her outstanding book Stories That Stick. Hall recognizes that the concept of storytelling in business is widely accepted, popular, and has even achieved buzzworthy status in the stuffiest of boardrooms, but for it to be transformative the goal must be bigger than simply attempting to get customers…

Coulda Woulda Shoulda

One can always find good information when looking hard enough. A shame to say that I had to comb Two Beats Ahead multiple times for such wisdom. First, it’s an unfocused mess as authors Panos Panay & Michael Hendrix apparently couldn’t decide between writing a business book about innovation or a collection of not-so-humble brags about their own careers, so…

ABM: Always Be Marketing

It’d be easy to underestimate Marketing at Low Tide by Allison Tivnon. At 118 pages, it’s quite slim and she makes such liberal use of exclamation points, it might make Elaine Benes blush. But make no mistake: the book has genuine impact for anyone who plays a marketing role in a company, from a new hire fresh off their undergrad,…

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…