Posts Tagged: Book review

Book review: Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux

Self-Management, Wholeness, Evolutionary Purpose Most books about organizations are written for people hoping to beat the competition and increase their profits. These types of books offer advice on how to “win”, however within the existing management paradigm. “Reinventing Organizations” is different. It is written as a handbook for founders of organizations, leaders, coaches, advisors who sense that… Read more »

Book review: Strategy and the Fat Smoker by David Maister

David Maister’s book Strategy and the Fat Smoker came as a recommendation to us from one of the #PoDojo attendees. In the Sensei’s words: “Really read this book, it makes you think about all of those things we do day to day that we shouldn’t do, but we do them anyway.” Many thanks to this… Read more »

Book review: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

“Companies aren’t families. They’re battlefields in a civil war.” Charles Duhigg In Product Development, where “continuous improvement” can sometimes feel like “constantly not getting it right”, we’re always searching for advice on how best to move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. A fixed mindset is that we’re ok with where we are…. Read more »

Book review: Nurture Shock by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman

Much of the secret spice of creating great products has to do with creating great teams. The sources that I find the most useful in this space do not come from the business world however, they come from psychology. One book in particular, not a new book, but one that I have on my shelf… Read more »

Book review: XLR8 by John P. Kotter

After seeing several webinars promoting XLR8 by John P. Kotter, I bought the book. Kotter begins by stressing the need for strategic agility in times of business turbulence, an idea which many can agree with. The book adds a concept of a ‘dual operating system’: namely an agile network-type of organizational structure working in concert… Read more »