Book Reviews

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Title: Shoe Dog Author: Phil Knight Genre: Biography & Autobiography Publisher: Simon and Schuster Release Date: April 26, 2016 Pages: 400 In Shoe Dog, Phil Knight shares the unbelievable saga behind the creation of Nike. It is a riveting read

Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts – Becoming the Person You Want to Be

Title: Triggers Author: Marshall Goldsmith & Mark Reiter Genre: Decision-Making & Problem Solving Publisher: Crown Business Release Date: May 19, 2015 Pages: 272 Triggers is a good reminder that we are a product of our environments (mental, physical, spiritual, social,

Steal the Show: From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life

Title: Steal the Show Author: Michael Port Genre: Business & Economics Publisher: Mariner Books Release Date: October 18, 2016 Pages: 272 If you’re expecting a straightforward “how to present” book, you’ll be disappointed. Instead you’ll walk away with really solid

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Title: Big Magic Author: Elizabeth Gilbert Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit Publisher: Riverhead Books Release Date: September 22, 2015 Format: Hardcover Pages: 288 This is an easy-to-digest book about the nature of inspiration. Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray,

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Title: Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just 5 Days Author: Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, Brad Kowitz, Publisher: Bantam Press Release Date: March 10, 2016 Pages: 288 This book gives you a field-tested, step-by-step, process

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

Title: Scrum Author: Jeff Sutherland Genre: Business & Economics Publisher: Crown Business Release Date: Tue Sep 30 2014 00:00:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Standard Time) Pages: 248 Review: Scrum is a well-written and interesting book for those looking to be more productive

The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

Title: The Hard Thing About Hard Things Author: Ben Horowitz Genre: Business & Economics Publisher: HarperBusiness Release Date: Tue Mar 04 2014 Pages: 304 Ben Horowitz is the cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz a very successful and unique venture capital firm

Selling the Invisible by Harry Beckwith

Title: Selling the Invisible Author: Harry Beckwith Genre: Business & Economics Publisher: Business Plus Release Date: Tue Mar 20 2012 Pages: 272 Review:This practical guide walks you through the process of marketing services that the customer cannot see and experience

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Title: Daring Greatly Author: Brené Brown Genre: Self-Help Publisher: Gotham Books Release Date: 2012 Pages: 287 Review: This is a thought-provoking discussion on intentional vulnerability. You may know Brené Brown from her incredibly popular TED Talks (if not, go watch!)

Good Strategy Bad Strategy by Richard Rumelt

Title: Good Strategy, Bad Strategy Author: Richard P. Rumelt Genre: Business & Economics Publisher: Crown Books Release Date: 2011 Pages: 322 Review: Strategy is probably the most misunderstood business concept. If you’ve ever been told to be “more strategic” (particularly