Our focus for this episode turns to business books we read over and over again. Wally Bock and I each share two different books and make a case for why they are important parts of our libraries and of our thinking.
Enjoy the insights and ideas!
Wally shares his reasons why it makes sense to re-read some books over and over again. (0:58)
Art shares one of the benefits of reading these classics on an e-reader and Wally makes the case for the use of digital flashcards. (2:02)
Why Drucker’s work has aged so well over the decades. (5:30)
Wally and Art compare the work of Peter Drucker with that of Gary Hamel (7:30)
Art offers up his case for his all-time favorite strategy book, Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters by Richard Rumelt (10:37) and why he comes back to it regularly (11:50).
Wally shares why he appreciates Good Strategy/Bad Strategy as well. (12:50)
Art adds in a few other strategy selections for managers. (14:00)
Wally shares why High Output Management is so good for middle managers. (16:00) and some thoughts from Art.
Wally makes the case for a much needed Andy Grove biography. (19:00)
Art shares his second-most re-read book: Creative Conspiracy: The New Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration by Professor Leigh Thompson. (20:30)
Why every manager or team leader who is leading some form of brainstorm or ideation sessions should read and apply the ideas in Creative Conspiracy. (22:07)
Art’s one reason why you should consider Creative Conspiracy. (24:12)
Wally ties things together on the power and value of re-reading books (27:30)
Wally notices the theme in Art’s selections: (29:50)
Additional resource: Wally Bock’s Goodreads link for all of his review.