Entries Tagged as 'Book Reviews'
June 19th, 2014 · No Comments
Maliki, Iraq’s besieged President, has given us an example of falling down on what it means to ensure the working of Democracy. That part will come as no surprise! But what may surprise you is what Maliki forgot, which is, people have to care for something beyond themselves, not feel beholden to a power structure. […]
December 19th, 2012 · 3 Comments
Learn more about The Responsible Entrepreneur on a free tele seminar on Jan. 10th 2013. Sign up here to participate or listen to the recorded call. It will focus on the six strategic questions that must be answered and how they must be, to succeed in business and have the platform to change the world. […]
June 20th, 2012 · No Comments
I love 800CEOREAD’s blog. 800CEOREAD sells books published by, well, publishers. Not DIY. In spite of that this week they offer a fun and useful piece about DIY in the process of reviewing a book. It opens this way: “We live in a do-it-yourself age. … Not only is the world more competitive than twenty […]
May 30th, 2011 · No Comments
I have a young protégé who was a sustainability director at Campbell’s Soup for a few years before she headed to Africa for volunteer work. She’s a scientist with a doctoral degree in water ecology and engineering. Often, as she walks through factories and offices, she can see what would save energy and reduce waste. […]
May 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment
We all love a transformation story, one in which someone’s life changes and, as a result, they change who they are—and then the world around them. Stories like these filled the Oprah show but rarely do you see them in business books. Often even the memoires of CEOs like Jack Welch don’t connect you to real people who change some part of the world as they take on their own transformations.
Touch Points: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments by Doug Conant, the CEO of Campbell’s Soup, and Mette Norgaard, an expert in strategic learning, is such a story. Reading it you’ll find yourself feeling as if you finally know a CEO, up close and personal, and you’ll like him. As a result you’ll trust him and, by extension, you’ll also trust his leadership. I think that’s the responsibility view of the book and its point, also.
April 20th, 2011 · No Comments
A book review of The Responsible Business by Elaine Cohen for CSRwire.
February 11th, 2011 · No Comments
On Monday we looked at building intrinsic capability to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. On Wednesday I offered an overview of one great thinker’s suggestion for doing such capability building. Matthew E. May wrote a wonderful fable based on the Zen practice of shibumi principles. He kindly agreed to answer a few questions here—some […]
February 9th, 2011 · 2 Comments
On Monday the Responsible Business looked at the Egyptian protests from the tendency of many leaders to blame others for shortfalls that happen on their watch. I proposed that this was less an example of scapegoating than lack of capability to think systemically and read emerging patterns correctly. A significant contributor to this blame game is […]
Egyptian Leadership Blames “Outsiders”— Another Example of How Responsibility Depends on Personal Capability
February 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment
Egyptian leaders have finally met with protestors. Not much has changed. What jumped out in the headlines today was Mubarak’s assertion that the protests are stimulated and fueled by outsiders. The country would not have all these problems if outsiders would just leave them alone. My post won’t offer a different way to understand these particular […]
January 17th, 2011 · No Comments
I have read every posting on Umair Haque’s blog for about six months now. That is rare for me. Even though I am a loyal person, this is not about loyalty but about deep meaning, innovation and practicality in the business sphere. Those three qualities are rarely found in the same mind, and it’s especially […]