“So many books, so little time.” — Frank Zappa
Welcome to the Sources of Insight Book Summaries page.
My book summaries are focused on answering one question well:
“How can you use this?”
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Business Techniques in Troubled Times: A Toolbox for Small Business Success
businessThink: Rules for Getting It Right—Now and No Matter What!
Squirrels, Boats, and Thoroughbreds
The Innovative Team: Unleashing Creative Potential for Breakthrough Results
The Power of Starting Something Stupid
The UnStoppables: Tapping Your Entrepreneurial Power
42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role
It’s Already Inside: Nurturing Your Innate Leadership for Business and Life Success
Leadership on the Line
Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams
The Leader’s Guide to Speaking with Presence
The Leader’s Pocket Guide
The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus
What Keeps Leaders Up at Night
Green Beans and Ice Cream: The Remarkable Power of Positive Reinforcement
Painting with Numbers: Presenting Financials and Other Numbers So People Will Understand You
Stories that Move Mountains: Storytelling and Visual Design for Persuasive Presentations
StoryBranding: Creating Standout Brands Through the Power of Story
The Disney Way
Living Space: Simple Steps to Transform Your Home
One Year Lived
Personal Development for Smart People
Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future
The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive
The Inner Edge: The 10 Practices of Personal Leadership
Featured Book Summaries
The Undefeated Mind
by Dr. Alex Lickerman
Defeat comes not from failing, but from giving up. An undefeated mind is one that never feels discouraged or despairing; it’s one that continues on in spite of it. One way to stand strong is to have a personal mission you believe in because a personal mission gives you strength and, while a strategy might fail, you can always find another way to continue your mission.
The First 90 Days
by Michael Watkins
The goal in a transition is to build momentum by building momentum, buidling credibility, and avoiding cycles that damage credibility. The root causes of transition failure are always in the interaction between the situation and the individual. The key is to better manage opportunities and pitfalls of a situation, while playing to your strengths and being aware of your vulnerabilities.
by Brendon Burchard
You were born for something more. Do what makes your soul sing and bring out your best in all arenas of your life. Your inspiration and zest for life comes down to embracing 3 questions: “Did I live?”, “Did I love?”, “Did I matter?”
My book recommendations are hand-crafted indexes of the books that I’ve found to be the most useful.