Articles Posted in the " On My Bookshelf " Category


  • On My Bookshelf – Damn Good Advice by George Lois

    Damn Good Advice by George Lois contains life lessons from the original Mad Man. The book provides a look into the mind of one of America’s most legendary creative thinkers and original ad men. George Lois offers practical advice to inspire creatives. This book provide a snapshot of his work and years spent as an advertising creative. […]


  • On My Bookshelf – The Icarus Deception by Seth Goden

    The Icarus Deception is a book about creativity, being an artist and letting go. Stop conforming, being ordinary and accepting mediocrity. Why? Because we are better than that – every single one of us! Icarus’s father made him wings and told him not to fly too close to the sun; he ignored the warning and […]


  • On My Bookshelf – The Obstacle Is The Way

    Over the last month, I have carried one book around with me, all day and every day: The Obstacle Is The Way. This book has helped me interpret problems very differently and even uncover unique opportunities. Written by by Ryan Holiday, a collection of stories and timeless philosophical principles are presented. If you want to […]


  • On My Bookshelf – Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows by Richard Hytner

    Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows by Richard Hytner is my latest read and it doesn’t disappoint. Based on leadership stories and learnings from business, politics, sport and theatre, it’s a valuable book for everyone in the B2B market. Hytner turns the spotlight on the second-in-commands (the Cs) – the influencers, advisers and counsellors (or ‘consiglieri’) […]


  • On My Bookshelf – Insanely Simple – Ken Segall

    I was just given this book as a gift. And what a gift to be given! Twenty-nine pages in and I am completely taken by Ken Segall’s perspective on Simplicity. Segall is an advertising executive who worked closely with Steve Jobs for over 12 years spanning NeXT and Apple. He started the i-frenzy by naming […]


  • On My Bookshelf – Quick And Nimble by Adam Bryant

    More than two hundred CEOs reveal their candid insights on how to build and foster a corporate culture that encourages innovation and drives results in Adam Bryant’s Quick and Nimble. As the world shifts to more of a knowledge economy, the winners will be companies that can attract and retain the best and brightest employees […]



  • On My Bookshelf – Tribes by Seth Godin

    “If you think leadership is for other people, think again—leaders come in surprising packages. Ignore an opportunity to lead and you risk turning into a “sheepwalker”—someone who fights to protect the status quo at all costs, never asking if obedience is doing you (or your organization) any good. Sheepwalkers don’t do very well these days.” – […]


  • On My Bookshelf – Enchantment

    “Smart, well-meaning people get it wrong when they start believing that the world owes them something and that the rules are different for them. Don’t get me wrong, if you bought a first-class airplane ticket, I believe you should be able to get on the plane first. But when people cop the, “Do you realize […]


  • On My Bookshelf – Permission Marketing

    I think I’ve read Permission Marketing by Seth Godin five times… And I still can’t get enough of it! Every time I pick it up I highlight a different section or add a new note into the book. This time around I stumbled on: The Four Keys To Setting Up Your Permission – Based Web Site: […]


  • On My Bookshelf – The Power Book

    I’m currently reading The Power Book by Rose Herceg. If you like books that are easy to read, this one’s for you. The Power Book will teach you how to be a more powerful person and how to use that power wisely. Every page is filled with a different topic and supporting story – 200 […]



  • On My Bookshelf – Tell To Win By Peter Guber

    My latest read is Tell To Win by Peter Guber. In this book the author, Guber shares his losses and wins from his own career. He draws on his personal experience as CEO, Executive Producer and Owner of many businesses to demonstrate the power of story telling. After re-reading my favourite chapters this week, he […]