“So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.” –Peter Drucker

It's true, we like to make things difficult on ourselves. We like to work harder and not smarter. Like Sisyphus from Greek mythology, who pushed a giant boulder up a hill only to see it tumble back down, we think we are getting somewhere only to have all of our hard work dismantled by exhaustion and an inability to enjoy the journey. We are busier than ever and there is no greater need for effective leaders. On this blog, I hope to distill knowledge and expertise that will help you live a better life, become a better manager and eventually a leader in your own rights. Welcome! You're in the right place.

Writing Without Bullshit by Josh Bernoff – Book Knowledge Share

In business, we write all the time. Whether it’s an email or business proposal it’s wise for us to know how to write well.

Unfortunately, as the author explains, we have a tendency to write in a way that doesn’t help us get our point across effectively. We write in a way that’s easy for the writer and not for the reader. Writing Without Bullshit shares how to go about writing in a way that makes your words more powerful and persuasive.

Check out the video for the tips and tricks that I learned from this book.

 

Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance – Book Knowledge Share

Elon Musk is one of the top entrepreneurs of our time. He’s been compared to Tony Stark of Iron Man fame. His thinking is quite futuristic and that shows in his vision for the businesses he has built.

In the video, I’ll share a few takeaways from the book by Ashlee Vance on Elon Musk.

Book Review: How to Castrate a Bull by Dave Hitz

I’m back with another quick hit book review. My aim here is two fold; 1. to document the books I’m reading and 2. to give you a quick rundown of a particular book so you can decide if you want to read it. I intend to keep these posts as a highlight so not to give away too much. Anyways,…

Digital Connections

You may be like me and often get invitations to connect on LinkedIn. I personally love these and welcome anyone into my network except the odd one or two that are obviously causing trouble. Doing this allows you to have a wide and diverse network. This is important as you never know what you might need down the road. Now…

Book Review: Contagious by Jonah Berger

Over the next little while I will be contributing the the world with yet another book review. My aim here is two fold; 1. to document the books I’m reading as I hope you may like them too and 2. to give you a quick rundown of a particular book so you can decide if you want to read it…

Top Reads of the Year

If you’re like me and looking to stay at the top of your game you know that reading is a huge way to level the playing field. Reading is a great way to develop your skills at a low cost. Many successful people including Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are big advocates of reading. If time is your biggest road…

A Lesson in Networking from Jack Bauer

I’ll admit, I don’t watch a lot of TV. In fact, I’m one of the millions of people who have “cut the cord”. That said, there are a few shows that I follow using the feeds provided by the cable networks. One of the shows is 24 starting Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer. If you haven’t seen the show, Jack…