Take Two & Call Me In the Morning
I like a book like Gerry Czarnecki’s even if I can’t pronounce his name. He’s laid out things for readers, a very busy bunch who are going to have trouble finding time in their day to read, but can sorely use the advice. Organized into 30 daily bites of probably 15-20 minutes, you can dig through on your commute to work, or on your lunch break.
Also check out Who Moved My Cheese a business self-help classic.
Czarnecki should know. As a 2nd Army Lieutenant then later heading up board of directors at organizations large and small he’s seen a lot. He digs up the best stories, and offers up lessons straight out of his experiences.
On interviews – Be careful that you do not let the resume dominate your conversation. You will gain better insight if you listen to what the candidates want to talk about or what they think you want to talk about. – Gerry Czarnecki
Some of the topics you’ll touch on…
o dealing with mistaken hires that don’t work out
o finding a mentor
o career moves & pivots
o setting expectations with new hires
o hitting peak performance
o filling your bus with rock stars
For startups an all-time favorite of mine is REWORK – 37 Signals guys. These guys have taken the lean methodology and built a real business by being efficient. The pages resonate for me as a small business owner. I’ve found many of the same lessons work in the real world for me.
Thank you for arguing by Jay Heinrichs. With some of the best advice on rhetoric, sales, presentations & persuasion, I re-read bits of the book often.