Good to Great by Jim Collins

Good to Great by Jim Collins

The Big Idea:  Chapter 1: Good is the Enemy of Great Good to Great companies always had Level 5 Leaders. Recruit the right people before choosing a direction/mission/vision/strategy. Confront the…
High Output Management by Andy Grove

High Output Management by Andy Grove

The Big Idea: Understand the principles of factory production and apply them to business management. Chapter 1: The Basics of Production Focus efforts on identifying and fixing the bottleneck (limiting step)…
Smartcuts by Shane Snow

Smartcuts by Shane Snow

The Big Idea Work smarter, not harder. Key Takeaways Hacking the Ladder: sometimes the fastest way up is side-to-side; eg. US presidents with little political experience, movie stars with little…
Traction by Gabriel Weinberg

Traction by Gabriel Weinberg

The Big Idea: concentrate your efforts on the core traction channel that really matters; learn how to quickly identify your core traction channel because it will change as your startup grows…
Emergency by Neil Strauss

Emergency by Neil Strauss

After reading Emergency, I watched the bleak, post-apocalyptic The Road, with Viggo Mortensen.  Bad combination for a good night's sleep. The Big Idea: when the shit hits the fan (WTSHTF),…

Cosmos with Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Just finished watching Cosmos on Netflix.  Amazing work!  Had to post this final monologue by Carl Sagan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p86BPM1GV8M From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any…