Review: Ryan Holiday’s Ego is the Enemy

This review first ran in the Jan. 30 edition of The Hamilton Spectator. Ego is the Enemy By Ryan Holiday Portfolio / Penguin $34 One of the all-time greatest coaches broke into the National Football League by doing unpaid grunt work. Bill Belichick, who’s coaching in his seventh Super Bowl this Sunday, got his startContinue reading “Review: Ryan Holiday’s Ego is the Enemy”

Review: Mastering Civility – A Manifesto for the Workplace by Christine Porath

This review first ran in the Jan. 16 edition of The Hamilton Spectator. Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace By Christine Porath Grand Central Publishing $32.50 One question will define your career. You answer it every day by what do and say with colleagues at work. Do you lift people up? Or do youContinue reading “Review: Mastering Civility – A Manifesto for the Workplace by Christine Porath”

Review: Six ideas worth considering for your career, company and community in 2017

This review first ran in the Jan. 11 edition of The Hamilton Spectator. Here are six ideas worth considering in the new year, pulled from some my favourite business book reviews in 2016. Take an unannounced social media sabbatical.  You won’t miss much. And we really won’t miss your daily musings, deep thoughts, witty observations and running socialContinue reading “Review: Six ideas worth considering for your career, company and community in 2017”

Review: The Revenge of Analog – Real Things And Why They Matter by David Sax

This review first ran in the Jan. 2 edition of The Hamilton Spectator. The Revenge of Analog: Real Things And Why They Matter By David Sax Perseus Books $33.99 Shinola watches won’t track how many steps you take in a day, monitor your heart rate, remind you to stand up and get active, display photosContinue reading “Review: The Revenge of Analog – Real Things And Why They Matter by David Sax”