Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Want to create real change in the world?  As individuals, we are not as in control as we may think. We live reacting to rules and cultures, whether consciously or not, subject to the forces of inherited systems we find ourselves in, birthed into paradigms notContinue reading “Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows”

Getting To Yes by Roger Fisher & William Ury

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Want to negotiate effectively? Winning all of the pie (win-lose) or equally sharing the pie (compromise) has its price. Damaged relations and sacrificial lambs are the cost of a win. Principled negotiation seeks to get us to a “True Yes” by fundamentally understanding that it’s ourContinue reading “Getting To Yes by Roger Fisher & William Ury”

Sack Your Boss by Christian Rodwell

Buy the book here! Free copy here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, said: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he doesContinue reading “Sack Your Boss by Christian Rodwell”

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Glamour is overrated – there’s success in the mundane. Success is so simple it’s tragically overlooked. This is the book of mastering the drill of the mundane, the small, the insignificant, the “easy-to-do easy-not-to-do”; in order to gain the Slight Edge – and ultimately become successful.Continue reading “The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson”

Upstream: How to solve problems before they happen, by Dan Heath

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Heroism is revered worldwide, a phenomenon deeply rooted in mythology through to the present day. The need for a “Save The Day” hero, however, is a sign of something gone wrong, a sign of failure not success. It’s high time to evolve our approach – toContinue reading “Upstream: How to solve problems before they happen, by Dan Heath”

Uncopyable by Steve Miller

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: In a competitive market, how do you stand out? Reverse your thinking! Stop focusing on the tangible and copyable end deliverable – your product or service. Instead use Uncopyable – the ‘Orange Marketing Guide’ to ‘hunt your moose’ and elevate the intangible elements of your businessContinue reading “Uncopyable by Steve Miller”

Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking by Matthew Syed

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Harmonious thinking can be dangerous, by clones who are individually intelligent but collectively stupid. Harness the power of diversity and the rebel idea! Bring people together who think differently to advance the collective brain and solve the world’s wicked problems. TOP TAKEAWAYS Alike the classic storyContinue reading “Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking by Matthew Syed”

Successful Women Think Differently, by Valorie Burton

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Happiness comes before success. Adopt mindsets and practices that increase your true happiness, and success will follow. Although this book is aimed at women, lessons shared can apply to anyone. The book focuses on 9 habits and this book summary is structured differently, highlighting the essentialContinue reading “Successful Women Think Differently, by Valorie Burton”

Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One, by Jenny Blake

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Stuck in a career rut? Like a basketball player, remaining firmly rooted whilst scanning for their next option with the ultimate aim of scoring a basket, use a Pivot to make a purposeful and tested shift in direction towards your ultimate life vision. DEFINING A PIVOTContinue reading “Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One, by Jenny Blake”