If you look past the author’s boundless Andy Grove adoration, there are some useful lessons to be learnt.
Valuable perspectives on how the minds of successful people work
March 2022: A foresighted moral plea, that after the Ukraine invasion has become an even more chilling read.
October 2019: Elaborate and fascinating analysis of Putin’s Russia, which bears striking parallels to what populists in Western countries try, more recently.
March 2022: Chilling to see these themes back in Putin’s messaging around the Ukraine invasion.
The book’s premise sounds so blatantly obvious that one wonders why (in many organizations) there is still an issue.
The glossary of non-verbal signals and their meaning makes you aware of the limitations of Zoom, Teams, and Skype, espacially in COVID times.
the set-up in which interesting historical facts serve to make a political argument makes the author prone to the narrative fallacy.
The book fits neatly in the trend to call out gender inequality, but unfortunately it has limited practical solutions to offer.
The book clearly illustrates that climate change is the prisoner’s dilemma ‘par excellence’
Densely written ‘how-to guide’ for executives who want to build a sustainable growth company.
Despite the unavoidable buzzwords that come with the genre, Lean and Agile are actually sane and useful management principles.
Peter Thiel’s war on Gawker Media shows that money is a decisive factor in the US legal system.
By far the more readable book on org structure that I have come across.
A charming plea for a compassionate approach to influencing.
A surprisingly ‘zen’ view on creating a high performing team.
A no-nonsense approach to leadership, accompanied by an overdose of war stories.
Convincing and elegantly developed argument, building on limited historical evidence and close reading of biblical texts in historical context.