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"Must Read" Books for Introverts (and those who love them)

July 2, 2015

People often ask me what books I recommend for introverts. These are my current top three.

  • The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life In a Noisy World by Sophia Dembling
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Won’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  • Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference by Jennifer Kahnweiler
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Announcing the Thinking, Fast and Slow Book Club

August 15, 2014

Beginning the week September 01, a number of smart, curious, and ambitious subscribers to the email list are digging in to read Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow. You can join too!

Daniel Kahneman is a psychologist and behavioral economist who studies the psychology of decision making. He shared the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002.

Thinking, Fast and Slow first came to my attention last fall when Tom Peters tweeted,

I believe unequivocally that Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow is the most important book of the last 25 years for EVERY professional.

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The Rise of the Introverts

February 19, 2014

Jennifer Kahnweiler was recently interviewed by the American Management Association.

I am often asked why we are hearing so much about introverts. “They are everywhere”, someone told me recently. No, they have always been everywhere but now you are noticing their existence…

I call it the “rise of the introverts”. Part of it is the influence of the new wave of leadership where people are not command and control anymore. There’s more research coming out that says that people who are more humble, quiet and calm tend to get more results without a lot of noise, with those loud rattling of the sabers.

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To Sell Is Human

February 14, 2014

Daniel Pink is a master of the art of the amplification of curated research. Like his kindred spirit, Malcolm Gladwell, Pink has taken keen insights in real life, organized them into a theme, woven the theme together with interesting and germane research, and capped it all off with regular doses of great advice.

This is not a book about sales — at least not in the classic sense. Instead, To Sell Is Human is a book for people who want to improve other’s lives and make the world a better place. I’m guessing that includes just about all of us.

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How to Read a Business Book

January 31, 2012

I read a lot of books. Well, I don’t actually “read” books — I devour them. I engage with a book as if it’s the backbone of a Ph.D. thesis and I am preparing for my oral defense. I create notes in Evernote. I highlight. I memorize. I capture the outline and the best ideas and I interweave them with my own thoughts and practices. The category “Recommended Reading” on this blog are some of my favorite books,…

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What Got You Here Won't Get You There

March 30, 2011

How Successful People Become Even More Successful! By Marshall Goldsmith, with Mark Reiter A little bit of success is a dangerous thing. It lulls us into believing that we are savvy and invincible, that what got us to this point will continue to propel us forward. In the first half of the book, Goldsmith brilliantly chronicles the twenty-one bad habits that can emerge from the delusion of too much success with too little introspection. These…

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The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs

February 2, 2011

Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success By Carmine Gallo You can say a lot of things about Steve Jobs. You can quote him, disagree with him, glorify or vilify him. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore him. In his lifetime he has managed to transform four industries. He has radically reinvented the computer, music, movie, and telecommunications industries. I would add, along with a chorus of others, that Jobs and Apple have transformed retail…

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