ASK, an example of a book we do not recommend

ASK is a pain Some books are a real pain. For example “ASK”. It took 63 pages, or 1/3 of the book to get to the point. In those 63 pages, we got the life story of the author and a constant up-selling of the methodology. Including Advice on how to read the book and […]

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Dancing in the hurricane

We are living through one of the greatest inflexion points in history. The three largest forces on the planet—technology, globalisation, and climate change—are all accelerating at once. Every day, going forward we’re going to be asked to dance in a hurricane, set off by these accelerations. Thank you for being late Like many others, Friedman […]

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The hidden half of nature

Drawdown Ever since I read “Drawdown”, I am fascinated by nature, agriculture and in particular soil. I am also now of the firm opinion that chemical fertilisers should be banned immediately. It is like giving plants hard drugs, delivers false growth and nutrition, and it kills no only soil but also poisoning our water and […]

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Tomorrow thinking for CEOs

What will tomorrow bring? I am a fan of Peter Hinssen. His “The network always wins” is brilliant. The key message from that book is clock speed. In his latest book “The day after tomorrow”, he is asking four pertinent questions to help you with that a bit more: Why is it almost impossible for […]

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Perennial selling in 3 words

Selling is hard. Creating long term value is harder. The obstacle is the way Ryan Holiday is the author of “The obstacle is the way”. One of my favourite books. Stoicism as the entrepreneurs’ operating system. He was also the assistant to Robert Greene, the man behind “33 strategies of war”, THE book on strategy. […]

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22 rules for as a blue print for success

Another book on how to be successful and not to die from hunger. Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age In the new gig economy, we are all artist. Starting with deciding to be an artist or entrepreneur. After that choice, the trick is not to starve. Jeff Goins […]

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1 basic rule and over 21 tips for peak performance

Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success How to be the best you can be? That is the friendly version. Intrinsically driven. The pursuit of excellence. The other one is the pressure from work and society. Making an increasing number of people in the world miserable, hopeless, […]

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Finding your purpose is the new black in business

Purpose Andro Donovan’s “Motivate yourself” is probably one of the best books on finding your purpose. If not the best, it is definitely the most practical.   Purpose is the new black Purpose is the new black in business. It helps you to scale your company as described in “exponential organisations“, it helps you to […]

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Climate change, no more “wir haben es nicht gewusst”

Drawdown Of all the books I have read about climate change, this is the best. It made me realise how shameful we are behaving as a civilisation. Not sure if we even deserve the word “civilisation”. The definition is “the stage of human social development and organisation which is considered most advanced”. We are going […]

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