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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…

Book Report – #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

And now for something completely different. Who quotes Abbie Hoffman, Oscar Wilde, and Kim Gordon in a business book, while also noting her one-time Syd Barrett haircut? Sophia Amoruso, that’s who. Shine on, you crazy diamond indeed! References to revolutionaries, poets, and artists aside, in her New York Times bestselling memoir #GIRLBOSS the author outlines the improbable rise from erstwhile eBay seller…

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