Understanding Other People

I just finished reading Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior by Beverly Flaxington. It had some great ideas to improve on personal¬† communication, persuasion, and influence. It’s all about me. For each of us, everything we see, hear, and do is filtered through our own personal filter with “me” in the center…

The Numbers Game

I just finished reading The Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News, in Politics, and in Life by Michael Blastland. I really enjoyed reading this book. This book helps ground the reader in sound thinking after what we read and see in the news. As I read this book, I thought…

Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far

I just finished the book, “Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far,” by Paul A. Offit M.D. What a great book it was! This is the best, evidence-based book on medical care written for the lay person I have read.

The Fat Tail

I seem to just love learning about statistics and am fascinated with ideas surrounding risk. I chose to read this book (The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge in an Uncertain World: The Power of Political Knowledge in an Uncertain World by Ian Bremmer and Preston Keat) to better understand fat tail probabilities and…

The 80/20 Principle

I recently read a refreshing book, in regard to time use and productivity, called, “The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less” by Richard Koch. 80/20 Principle The 80/20 Principle is the idea that there is an imbalance between causes and results, inputs and outputs, effort and reward. Things often fall into one…

You’re Not Listening

I just read a great book called: You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters. I found this bestseller to be worth its label. In today’s world, we spend all our time talking at and not with each other. This book is not a lament of that aspect of society, but provides a…

Just Mercy

I recently finished reading a powerful book called, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. This very moving book will challenge you. It is an important read that I highly encourage all Americans to read.

Who – Find the right person for the position

I just read a book recommended to me on finding the right people to hire: Who by Geoff Smart and Randy Street. It is a great, practical guide to finding the best fit for your organization. Here is the “A” Method: Scorecard What do you want Source Find great people Select Select/identify the person Sell…

Bottle of Lies

A book to change the way you practice… I just finished reading, Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom by Katherine Eban. This book tells the story of how generic medicines came to the American market, how the US health system has leaned on their lower prices, and the many difficulties…