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Less Clutter Less Noise – Kem Meyer

Posted on 24. Sep, 2009 by Tim Schraeder in Innovate 2009, Notes Although I wanted to document Kem’s book a little better (I will sometime in the future), I am really about putting into practice what I learned from her book.  Below is from one of Kem’s presentations at Innovate that Tim Schraeder documented.  You […]

How the Mighty Fall – Jim Collins

I just finished reading Jim Collins’ new book, How the Mighty Fall, his first major book since Good to Great. Despite its buzz-killing title, it’s absolutely inspiring. And it couldn’t be more timely. Collins builds his book around five stages of decline: Hubris born of success (Hubris – arrogance/pride) Undisciplined pursuit of more Denial of […]

Outliers by Malcom Gladwell Summary

Malcolm Gladwell sets out to prove two arguments in The Outliers: There is no such thing as an overnight success and Stars are born AND made. Key Points: Hard work is critical to success, but, Successful people were often lucky to be in the right place at the right time, AND 10,000 hours of working […]

The E-Myth Revisited – Book Notes

Ever wonder why most small businesses– no matter how huge effort they put in their endeavor–still fail? Micheal Gerber reveals the answers in this book. Accordingly, the future of small businesses revolve in only three philosophies: the e-myth (entrepreneurial myth), the turn-key revolution, and the business development process. The E-myth The e-myth, or the entrepreneurial […]

Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley

This book was a great reminder of things we know (common sense) but don’t necessarily practice.  There are 5 characteristics of the new leaders which are: Competence – Leaders must channel their energies toward those arenas of leadership in which they are most likely to excel. Courage – The leader of an enterprise isn’t necessarily […]