I generally cannot go anywhere without someone asking me what I’m reading. Or, I’m getting peppered with questions on what they should be reading or listening to. Accordingly, the list below might give you some reading and listening ideas for the months ahead.[Read more…] about Revisiting the May 2019 Reading List
Can you believe summer is here? That means travel plans, balancing family commitments with work requirements, and still maintaining an edge at the office. And how about the books you read? Will it be fiction? A bit of history, or possibly a memoir? If the answer is ‘no’ to all, here are some ideas.[Read more…] about Have You Planned Your Summer Reading?
Quick, who is your favorite interviewer? What do you like about them? Is it Mike Wallace? Larry King? How about Barbara Walters? Perhaps you are a fan of Mixergy’s Andrew Warner? FP&A professionals will never reach the pinnacle of success these interviewers have achieved, or can they?[Read more…] about Can FP&A Pros Improve their Interviewing Skills?
If you think I’m going to tell you that you should be reading more, I will not. That’s a discipline you have to create for yourself. Can you learn without reading? Yes, but you are putting yourself at a disadvantage. If you are not a reader, hopefully, my reading list will inspire, maybe.[Read more…] about Revisiting the April 2019 Reading List
What change do you hate the most? For me, that’s probably changing a bad attitude into a happy one when I don’t feel like it. Resistance to change, any kind of change, is probably the most powerful force on the planet. Wouldn’t it be cool if a measurement process existed for those changing?[Read more…] about Is There a Formula for Change?
Think back to your last job change. How much did your pay increase? More than $10,000? How about more than $25,000? What if I told you that you were leaving the company run by the most revered CEO in the U.S. for another important position elsewhere?[Read more…] about How to Negotiate a $44,000 Pay Decrease
When you think of the 1990s, what quickly pops into your mind? Cheers, bulky cell phones, mood rings, low-fat packaged foods, Die Hard, combat boots, or President Clinton? Personally, I’d add parenthood, coaching youth sports, and career building to my short list.[Read more…] about Great Business Reads in the 1990s
Millions of readers purchased Built to Last and Good to Great. Can you name any books focusing on business failure? Is business failure a term you even search for in your favorite web browser? Let me suggest that we can learn as much about failure than we can from the successes of others.[Read more…] about From Failing to Failure
I eat like a six-year-old. My taste buds possess the sophistication of a seven-year-old. I don’t care for seafood, Mexican, Indian curry, Cajun, or Thai. My idea of fine cuisine is a sixteen-ounce filet mignon with broccoli on the side.[Read more…] about What’s So Confidential About Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen?
I read because I just do. I read to be entertained, I read to become informed on matters where I have gaps in my thinking. During any given month, sometimes I strike gold or I lay a big goose egg. March 2019 was part gold, part goose egg.[Read more…] about Revisiting My March 2019 Reading List