I never talk in absolutes, especially when it comes to books. What one person will like and rave about to everybody they know, another person will find irrelevant and hate. So, I usually exercise caution when giving my recommendations. However, there is no place for caution with “The Thank You Economy” by Gary Vaynerchuk. It’s an absolute must-read! Even better, listen to the audiobook. That’s what I did, and it’s always fun to listen to Gary talk.Read More
I’ve wanted to read “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek for a while, ever since one of my ex-boyfriends told me about it. My ex is an executive at a Big Five Canadian bank. At that time, he was preparing a presentation for C-level executives in his company, and he was raving about this book, but he couldn’t explain well WHY it was so great that everybody had to read it. (If you are reading this, just so you know, you should work on your book reviewing skills).
Sinek is the author of five books including “Start with Why.” He is a very well-known motivational speaker and organizational consultant. He also teaches Strategic Communications at Columbia University. His Ted Talk “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” is the third most-watched TED.com with over 40 million views. I love to watch Sinek talk. He is a brilliant and inspiring speaker. He wants to inspire other people to do what inspires them. Whatever story he tells, I will listen to. That’s why I was so surprised that my feelings about his book could be at best described as conflicted.Read More