I - like many people - have a busy life. I work a full-time job while I'm working to build a consulting business from the ground up, and I try to be a good husband and father at the same time. Oh, and did I mention that we get possession of a new house in … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 10Ordering my Life
I'm not sure that this post will do justice to this incredible book. It's not often that you stumble across a life-changing book like this one, especially when you order it off the internet instead of getting it from the bookstore. Frankly, I just thought that the title sounded interesting, so I added it to … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 9
If you are an Emergency Manager and you cannot, with all your heart, believe that each and every person is as valuable as any other, then please reconsider your vocation.
This was, again, an audio book as well as one that I listened to more for personal enjoyment than for any work-related reason. That being said, one of the reasons I enjoy books like this one is because they propose one possible future. In this case, it is a future that is less likely, but … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Week 6, Book 6
By Jacob Botter So, not only did this one take me a while to get through, it also took me a while to really begin to process and fully understand. This was the phenomenal book about how we think and re-think, titled (appropriately) ReThink by Stephen Poole. This was a challenging read for me because … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Week 5, Book 5
This one was a struggle, a real struggle...I've had a bunch of high-priority things come across my desk at work, and have not had as much time to read as I would have liked. On top of that, the book I expected to finish this week has some very challenging themes and ideas that have … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Week 4, Book 4
This week's book has actually been a few weeks in progress and is one of the many books I listen to rather than read. My job involves a lot of travelling, and one of the things that passes the time while I'm driving is to listen to audio books of all types. This one happened … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Week 3, Book 3
One of the personal challenges I've set for myself is to read/listen to an average of at least one book per week for the entire year. I used to be a voracious reader, sometimes ripping through five or more books in a week. Life, work changes, and family have all made my quantity of reading … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Week 1, Book 1