Posts Tagged book review

Will it make the boat go faster?

“Will it make the boat go faster?” proved to be a powerful guiding question that guided the men’s coxed eight rowing team to an Olympic Gold Medal. This post looks at just how powerful that question can be to help us focus.

Freewriting – Accidental Genius

Accidental Genius

The art of creating something new can be difficult. Mark Levy’s ‘Accidental Genius’ looks at the process of freewriting for overcoming this blockage and then looks at how freewriting can be a useful tool for many other applications.

The power of introverts

On Susan Cain’s book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

The Lean Startup

Eric Ries gave an excellent Authors@Google presentation on his forthcoming book, The Lean Startup.

Leading Change (Kotter) – Part 2

Change Programme Success

The ability to lead change is crucial, and this post looks at how to drive successful change according to Kotter’s ‘Leading Change’

Leading Change (Kotter) – Part 1

Change Programme Failure

The ability to lead change is crucial, and this post looks at why projects fail according to Kotter’s ‘Leading Change’

Poke the Box

You can’t optimise your way to surprising growth and many industries face extinction as a consequence of stifling innovation; Poke the Box is a manifesto from Seth Godin which examines what we need to do.

Getting Things Done

The multitude of simple decisions each day (what to do with that email, what do do next, what to say yes to and what to say no to) are what makes our visions and goals happen. This article looks at some of the basics of David Allen’s ‘Getting Things Done’ (GTD) approach.

How to change things when change is hard

Not all that many change initiatives seems to succeed. “Switch: How to change things when change is hard” by Chip and Dan Heath looks at what is required to drive real change.