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“How Will You Measure Your Life”

by Clayton Christensen

Reviewed by Gary Rich on Jun. 4, 2012 in Biz Lit

Clayton Christensen is the Kim B. Clark professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He has authored several books, the first of which was “The Innovators Dilemma”. “How Will You Measure Your Life” is his most recent work. In this book Christensen draws on the theories taught in business school and attempts, with mixed success, to apply them to the issues we all face in our personal lives.

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Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders

by Rajeev Peshawaria

Reviewed by Glenn Kaufman on May. 7, 2012 in Biz Lit

If anyone can speak with conviction about leadership as a corporate-insider, it is Rajeev.  During his career, Rajeev has worked for such global giants as American Express, Goldman Sachs, and Coca Cola, and has witnessed all manner of leadership types in action.  Just what did he find?  Well, the title of his book says it all.

“Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders” is divided into two parts.  While the second part, “Enterprise Leadership” is chock full of advice on how to “galvanize large numbers” of employees in a company, it is the first part of the book, “Self and Team Leadership” that sets this book apart from the pack.

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Most senior leaders that I have worked with believe that they are good at hiring.  They have their formula for interviewing candidates and a process that they are comfortable following to get from short list to offer.  Some are rigorous in using data from assessments and seek input from a wide range of stakeholders, while others rely on “gut” and may even subtly signal their disinterest in receiving challenging opinions or advice from others in the organization.  I’ve witnessed success and failure from both extremes, and many in between.  Does this mean that there really isn’t a way to improve the odds of successful hiring?

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Contrary to what the title suggests, this is NOT a book for first-time leaders, though it contains lots of practical wisdom that they could use.  Rather, this is THE book for any leader who is entering a new job and wants to do it right.

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“On China”

by Henry Kissinger

Reviewed by Glenn Kaufman on Sep. 29, 2011 in Biz Lit

Before I finally bought this book I thought, “here’s another former politician who will use this space to aggrandize himself and have history prove him right.”  To my utmost surprise, I was completely wrong.  As it turns out, “On China” is a must-read for anyone who does business in or with China, or anyone who wants to understand the Chinese ethos that has developed over centuries where cycles of stability and turmoil, insularity and “openness” have had a profound impact on the psyche of a people.

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