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The Connector Manager – A book review

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 26, 2019

Organizations face a constant challenge to build the right skills in their people.  Employees see their manager as a critical player in building those skills, but managers rather themselves as...

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Qualityland -- a Book Review

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 15, 2019

There always seems to be a book that brings a future into focus in a broadly accessible way. 1984, Brave New World and other books like that described a social...

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Seeing Around Corners -- a book review

by Mark Mcdonald  |  September 9, 2019

Digital transformation and its demands have stressed traditional strategic thinking and tools such as industry analysis, competitive differentiation, etc.  While new digital techniques like design thinking provide support, there is...

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Book Review: AI Super-Powers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order

by Andrew White  |  June 28, 2019

Book Review: AI Super-Powers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order, by Kai-Fu Lee, 2018. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Mr. Lee is the ex-President of Google China and now chairmen...

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Escaping the Build Trap: a book review

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 30, 2019

Organizations are shifting their processes and practices for building new products and services.  The introduction of agile, dev ops and other techniques change the practices we follow, but we can...

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Book Review: Born to Rule - Malcolm Turnball

by Andrew White  |  April 22, 2019

Book Review: Born to Rule, Paddy Manning, Melbourne University Press, 2018 Edition. I was in Sydney over a weekend and had a free hour and I happened to be browsing...

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Book Review: Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy 1887-1941

by Andrew White  |  November 12, 2018

Book Review: Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy 1887-1941, David C Evans and Mark R Peattie, Naval Institute Press, 1997. This is the most comprehensive book...

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Book Review: American Default - The Untold Story of FDR, the Supreme Court, and the Battle over Gold

by Andrew White  |  July 2, 2018

July 2018 Book Review: American Default - The Untold Story of FDR, the Supreme Court, and the Battle over Gold, Sebastian Edwards, Princeton University Press, 2018. This is quite a remarkable...

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Book Review: Thinking in Bets - Making Smart Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts

by Andrew White  |  April 20, 2018

Thinking in Bets - Making Smart Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts, Annie Duke, 2018.  Portfolio/Penguin. Of course, with a title like that I just had to read...

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Book Review: ‘Goodbye, Great Britain’ - The 1976 IMF Crisis

by Andrew White  |  December 30, 2017

‘Goodbye, Great Britain’ - The 1976 IMF Crisis, Kathleen Burk and Alec Cairncross, Yale University Press, 1992. After reading Douglas Wass’s 2008 ‘Decline to Fall - The Making of British...

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