Posts in Business Coaching
Eat That Frog!

Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy has all the answers to overcoming procrastination simplified and compiled into one book that is very quick to read, and you’ll immediately thank yourself for having read it. Take on your big future projects with grace and ease after having formed better working habits.

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Thinking in Bets

What do poker and business strategy have in common? More than you may think. Many people refer to life and all its challenges as being like a game of chess, but that is a flawed analogy. In chess, nothing is random. Every element of the game is public knowledge. Poker is part skill, part luck. In a world where we never have complete information in any decision we have to make, how are we supposed to be confident about any of our choices?

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Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart

Author Shane Snow doesn’t try to tell us that teamwork is always preferable, but instead sends a clear message that the point of the book “Dream Teams” is to make the most of the times when teamwork is the only option. It is completely possible to hit that perfect team dynamic where our togetherness equals more than the sum of our parts.

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Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Thiel’s approach to startups would qualify as a Commitment Culture. Thiel, as an investor, often repeats the maxim, “A startup flawed in its foundation cannot be fixed.”  This asserted observation might be contrarian, but it hews to the commitment culture perspective of getting the team and culture right as a primary objective for founders.

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The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

Now, I'm not sure if Gerber coined the exhortation, "Work ON your business more than you work IN your business," but he certainly seems responsible for its ubiquity.  He finds the McDonald's franchise business model with its obsessive focus on a standardized process for every aspect of a McDonald's restaurant to be the highest aim of any small business, whether the business actually franchises or not.

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The Effective Executive 50th Anniversary

To read The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker is to observe the Lindy Effect (as expressed by Nassim Taleb) in action. Any technology which is non perishable increases in life expectancy with every day of its life. A book like The Effective Executive has been in print for 50 years and is therefore likely to stay in print for another 50 years.

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Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big

It has long been a business article of faith that great companies, by definition, constantly focus on maximizing their revenues year after year. Burlingham shows how we can all benefit by questioning the conventional definitions of business success.

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Business Model Generation

Business Model Generation is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow's enterprises.  Designed for doers, it is for those ready to abandon outmoded thinking and embrace new models of value creation: for executives, consultants, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all organizations.

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