Once upon a time, every business manager and leader in a mid-sized to large company read Charan’s and Bossidy’s classic, Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done. However, you may have missed a gem that Charan published about a decade later.[Read more…] about Your CEO Wants You to Know These Fundamentals
Can you remember the books you’ve read a decade ago? If so, can you remember some of the key points from those books? I recently revisited my top 5 books that I read 10 years ago. You might recognize some of the titles, and four of the authors are household names. Let’s dive in.[Read more…] about Remembering the Best Books of 2010
Most of us have a morning reading routine. Mine starts with reading the front page of the online WSJ reading articles that interest me. I have about 6 other sites I scan quickly drilling into stories warranting my attention. Then I check my inbox from curated content providers like SmartBrief.[Read more…] about Are You a CFO SmartBriefer?
I recently visited with the most ethical and grounded financial leader I’ve ever known. He was well-versed in the CARES Act and was carefully studying the possibilities of securing PPP funding for his company. There was a glitch.[Read more…] about Does Your Company Really Need PPP Funding?
As a financial leader, I like reading cross-domain content from analysts in other fields. That’s why I like reading content at Quality Digest. While I’ve read most of Donald Wheeler’s articles, I’ve become a fan of Davis Balestracci. He’s readable, informative, and relatable.[Read more…] about Book Suggestions from a Stats Guru
What do you get when you mix a McKinsey alum, a great writer, a creative problem solver, and a person who can take complex abstractions, and boil them into simple frameworks? That’s easy. His name is Joe Newsum and his website is Stratechi.com.[Read more…] about Strategy Frameworks
I like reading books that most others overlook. But that doesn’t mean I’m good at finding these nuggets of gold. Periodically, I get lucky. And that happened recently when I was doing some unique sorts on America’s (or your country’s) store for books.[Read more…] about 3 Great Obscure Business Books
I recently listened to a conversation that both sickened and disappointed me. The second-in-command of a company told her boss she got the list of all customers from a nearby competitor. She was smiling as she waved around the report. The CEO wanted to read it. Why was I in this meeting?[Read more…] about What is Integrity?
Strategy could possibly be the most over-used word in business. We attend off-site meetings called strategic planning retreats moderated by $5000-day consultants. CEOs buy books on strategy in the thousands each year. Yet, do you have a definition of strategy in a business context?[Read more…] about The Pillars of Strategy
I started writing answers on Quora to improve my writing skills. Some 2,300 answers later along with 4.3 million content views, my favorite part of Quora is getting to meet other people I admire and respect which has happened by phone and email.[Read more…] about A Chat With the Author, George Anders