22 9 / 2014

The Confidence Code: The Science and Arts of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman
"Look at some of the unhelpful traits we bring into the workforce. We can be exquisitely thin-skinned about our relationships with others and what people think about us. Unlike our male colleagues, women often would rather be liked than respected, which makes it harder for us to shoulder those tough workplace negotiations. The psychic risk of making someone irritated with us is just too great."

The Confidence Code: The Science and Arts of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman

"Look at some of the unhelpful traits we bring into the workforce. We can be exquisitely thin-skinned about our relationships with others and what people think about us. Unlike our male colleagues, women often would rather be liked than respected, which makes it harder for us to shoulder those tough workplace negotiations. The psychic risk of making someone irritated with us is just too great."

03 9 / 2014

Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography by Chester Brown

03 9 / 2014

The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies find Lasting Success by Rich Karlgaard
"A strong soft-edge culture won’t end budget fights. It can’t stop the eternal battle between the sexes. It won’t entirely reverse the mutual disdain of C.P. Snow’s two cultures. But a strong soft-edge culture will establish priorities in your company. It will give you the right language to discuss these differences. It will give you strong values to bridge them. It will keep ego-driven conflicts from damaging your company’s performance."

The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies find Lasting Success by Rich Karlgaard

"A strong soft-edge culture won’t end budget fights. It can’t stop the eternal battle between the sexes. It won’t entirely reverse the mutual disdain of C.P. Snow’s two cultures. But a strong soft-edge culture will establish priorities in your company. It will give you the right language to discuss these differences. It will give you strong values to bridge them. It will keep ego-driven conflicts from damaging your company’s performance."

03 9 / 2014

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport
"…if you’re not putting in the effort to become, as Steve Martin put it, ‘so good they can’t ignore you’, you’re not likely to end up loving your work - regardless of whether or not you believe it’s your true calling."

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

"…if you’re not putting in the effort to become, as Steve Martin put it, ‘so good they can’t ignore you’, you’re not likely to end up loving your work - regardless of whether or not you believe it’s your true calling."

03 9 / 2014

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
"In the process of mining for conflict, team members need to coach one another not to retreat from healthy debate. One simple but effective way to dot his is to recognize when the people engaged in conflict are becoming uncomfortable with the level of discord, and then interrupt to remind them that what they are doing is necessary."

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni

"In the process of mining for conflict, team members need to coach one another not to retreat from healthy debate. One simple but effective way to dot his is to recognize when the people engaged in conflict are becoming uncomfortable with the level of discord, and then interrupt to remind them that what they are doing is necessary."

03 9 / 2014

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
"Have you ever felt stuck because you believed you did not really have a choice? Have you ever felt the stress that comes from simultaneously holding two contradictory beliefs: ‘I can’t do this’ and ‘I have to do this?’ Have you ever given up your power bit by bit until you allowed yourself to blindly follow a path prescribed to you by another person? 
If so, you are not alone.”

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

"Have you ever felt stuck because you believed you did not really have a choice? Have you ever felt the stress that comes from simultaneously holding two contradictory beliefs: ‘I can’t do this’ and ‘I have to do this?’ Have you ever given up your power bit by bit until you allowed yourself to blindly follow a path prescribed to you by another person? 

If so, you are not alone.”

14 4 / 2014

Things A Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of a Creative Mind by Biz Stone
"We are all marching together. We’re headed towards something big, and it’s going to be good."

Things A Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of a Creative Mind by Biz Stone

"We are all marching together. We’re headed towards something big, and it’s going to be good."

11 4 / 2014

Mobilizing Web Sites: Strategies for Mobile Web Implementation by Kristofer Layon
"If we are designing and developing for people, and for devices that connect to the web, we say that we are then designing for "mobile devices," But what this really means is that we are designing for people who use these devices when they are on the move or not tethered to a desk."

Mobilizing Web Sites: Strategies for Mobile Web Implementation by Kristofer Layon

"If we are designing and developing for people, and for devices that connect to the web, we say that we are then designing for "mobile devices," But what this really means is that we are designing for people who use these devices when they are on the move or not tethered to a desk."

09 4 / 2014

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis
"The picture I’ll bet most people have of the markets is still a picture a human being might have taken. In it, a ticker tape runs across the bottom of some cable TV screen, and alpha males in color-coded jackets stand in trading pits, hollering at each other. That picture is dated, the world it depicts is dead.
…The world clings to its old mental picture of the stock market because it’s comforting; because it’s so hard to draw a picture of what has replaced it; and because the few people able to draw it for you have no interest in doing so…
One of these people - a Canadian, of all things - stands at the picture’s center, organizing the many smaller pictures into a coherent whole. His willingness to throw open a window on the American financial world, and to show people what it has become, still takes my breath away.”

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis

"The picture I’ll bet most people have of the markets is still a picture a human being might have taken. In it, a ticker tape runs across the bottom of some cable TV screen, and alpha males in color-coded jackets stand in trading pits, hollering at each other. That picture is dated, the world it depicts is dead.

…The world clings to its old mental picture of the stock market because it’s comforting; because it’s so hard to draw a picture of what has replaced it; and because the few people able to draw it for you have no interest in doing so…

One of these people - a Canadian, of all things - stands at the picture’s center, organizing the many smaller pictures into a coherent whole. His willingness to throw open a window on the American financial world, and to show people what it has become, still takes my breath away.”

25 3 / 2014

The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
"I admire you your willingness to offer kindness almost indiscriminately. But unfortunately, it takes a lot more than kindness to survive in this world." I understood what she meant, but I also understood that Mom’s philosophy was a powerful weapon.” 

The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

"I admire you your willingness to offer kindness almost indiscriminately. But unfortunately, it takes a lot more than kindness to survive in this world." I understood what she meant, but I also understood that Mom’s philosophy was a powerful weapon.”