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Book Review: By the People, Charles Murray

by Andrew White  |  May 28, 2015

By the People, Charles Murray, 2015, Crown Forum.  I found 'Coming Apart’, Mr. Murray's previous book, insightful and compelling- up until the last part of that book where his recommendations...

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My Holiday Book Reviews - Imperial Japanese Navy and Army

by Andrew White  |  January 16, 2015

The Imperial Japanese Navy- In the Pacific War, Mark E Stille, Osprey, 2014 This is a really nice book- part desk reference and part narrative.  By ship class (e.g. Carrier...

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Book Review: Fatal Risk - the story of AIG during the financial crisis - Recommended

by Andrew White  |  December 17, 2014

Fatal Risk: A cautionary tale of AIG's corporate suicide,  Roddy Boyd, 2011, Wiley.  Not actually sure why I read this book.  I guess it rounds out the broad set of...

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Book Review: The Wolf in CIO's Clothing: A Machiavellian Strategy for Successful IT Leadership

by Andrew White  |  August 11, 2014

The Wolf in CIO's Clothing: A Machiavellian Strategy for Successful IT Leadership. Tina Nunno, Gartner, 2014.  A short, insightful and entertaining book giving CIPO’s an entire behavioral management framework to...

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Book Review: Unhappy Union - Economist editors nail the Euro Crisis and why it's not yet over

by Andrew White  |  August 4, 2014

Unhappy Union- How the euro crisis - and Europe - can be fixed, John Peet and Anton La Guardia, The Economist/Profile Books, 2014.  Two current editors of the Economist newspaper...

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Books from the Beach: Unhappy (European) Union and Alexander the Great

by Andrew White  |  July 15, 2014

Unhappy Union- How the euro crisis - and Europe - can be fixed, John Peet and Anton La Guardia, The Economist/Profile Books, 2014.  Two current editors of the Economist newspaper...

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The Misplaced Argument in the Current “Failings” of Christensen’s “Innovators Dilemma”

by Andrew White  |  June 25, 2014

In 1997 I read with great interest Clayton Christensen’s’ “Innovators Dilemma”.  It is a great book that adequately describes the constant stresses an organization has to undergo spanning established products...

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Book Review: The Great Deformation - The Corruption of Capitalism in America

by Andrew White  |  June 19, 2014

The Great Deformation - The Corruption of Capitalism in America, David Stockman, PublicAffairs, 2013.  This is an odd and long book.  My economic history is marred from living in the...

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What are you going to do with those ducks? by Seth Godin, a book review

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 19, 2013

The intentional use of older, often obsolete cultural artifacts may be regarded as anachronistic according to Wikipedia.  What are you going to do with those ducks? By Seth Godin is...

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Playing to Win by AG Lafley -- a book review

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 15, 2013

Playing to Win is highly recommended as perhaps the first and one of the few books you should ever read about business strategy.  Penned by the former CEO of P&G...

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