Month: February 2024

The Compound Effect Reading Guide: Unleashing the Power of Incremental Change

Author Background The author of The Compound Effect is Darren Hardy. He is a renowned speaker, writer, and entrepreneur who has made a significant impact on the personal development industry. Hardy served as the publisher and editor-in-chief of SUCCESS magazine for over a decade, where he interviewed numerous successful individuals in various fields. He is …

Measure What Matters Reading Guide: Accelerating Achievement with Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)

Author Background John Doerr is the author of “Measure What Matters.” He is a venture capitalist and a prominent figure in Silicon Valley. Doerr joined the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins in 1980 and became one of its most successful investors, backing companies such as Google, Amazon, and Intuit. He is known for his expertise …

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Reading Guide: A Comprehensive Approach to Enhancing Teamwork and Overcoming Obstacles

Author Background Patrick Lencioni is an American author and management consultant known for his groundbreaking work on team dynamics and leadership. He is the author of several best-selling business books, including “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and has become a go-to resource for leaders looking to build …

Social Intelligence Reading Guide: Unleashing the Power of Human Connection

Author Background Daniel Goleman is an American psychologist, science journalist, and author who is best known for his work on emotional intelligence. He was born on March 7, 1946, in Stockton, California. Goleman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from Amherst College and went on to earn his Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard …

Getting to Yes Reading Guide: Strategies for Successful Negotiation

Author Background Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton are co-authors of the internationally acclaimed book “Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In.” Roger Fisher (1922-2012) was a renowned negotiation expert and a professor of law at Harvard Law School. He co-founded the Harvard Negotiation Project, which aimed to improve negotiation strategies and dispute …

Barbarians at the Gate Reading Guide: Understanding the Rise and Fall of RJR Nabisco

Author Background Bryan Burrough is an American author and journalist best known for his book “Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco.” Born in 1961, Burrough graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and began his career as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. He has also worked as an …

Dark Money Reading Guide: Uncovering the Hidden Influence of Billionaires in American Politics

Author Background The author of Dark Money is not Jane Mayer but actually Jane Mayer herself. Jane Mayer is an American investigative journalist and staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. She has made a name for herself with her in-depth reporting on a wide range of topics, including politics, the justice system, and national …

Year Zero Reading Guide: Exploring Ian Buruma’s Masterpiece

Author Background Ian Buruma is a British-Dutch writer, journalist, and professor. He was born on December 28, 1951, in The Hague, Netherlands. Buruma began his career as a journalist, working for various publications including The Spectator and The Times. He eventually became the editor of The New York Review of Books. Buruma has written numerous …

Amusing Ourselves to Death Reading Guide: Understanding Neil Postman’s Critique of Media and Entertainment Culture

Author Background Neil Postman (1931-2003) was an American author, cultural critic, and media theorist who gained widespread recognition for his groundbreaking book, “Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business. Born in New York City, Postman graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia and later earned his Master’s …