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Bernard

Altamonte Springs, FL, USA | Member Since 2001

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  • Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters to Get Things Right

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan
    • Narrated By Kevin Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Confronting Reality will change the way you think about and run your business. It is the first book that shows how to connect the big picture of the new era of business with the nitty-gritty of what to do about it.

    Bernard says: "On Point"
    "On Point"
    Overall

    As a new manager with aspirations of upward mobility, I found this book to be both enlightening and encouraging. I am a realist at heart and this book points out the areas that I should be looking at to ensure my business succeeds over the long term. I think its a good read.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By James Surowiecki
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (827)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (167)

    In this endlessly fascinating book, New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that has profound implications: large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant. Groups are better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future.

    G Barth says: "Very worthwhile listen!"
    "An Excellent Book"
    Overall

    I found this book to be a very interesting look into how the many are smarter than the few. The author presents a large amount of material with a crisp pen and brief writing style.

    This work distills the research of many scientists and authors into a very readable text that explains some of the social phenomenae we experience every day.

    This is a book that I wanted tell people about.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Leading Up: How to Lead Your Boss So You Both Win

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Michael Useem
    • Narrated By James Lurie
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Leading up is not the same as managing up. Managing up is running the office; leading up is taking the reins and exceeding what's expected. As hierarchies everywhere shed much of their rigidity, upward leadership at all levels becomes more possible - and more necessary. Leading Up is a call to action. It asks us to build on the best in everybody's nature, and it offers a pragmatic blueprint for doing so.

    Bernard says: "I wish that I had read this earlier"
    "I wish that I had read this earlier"
    Overall

    I have been through various leadership schools in the military and private sector but nobody ever talked about the need of leading your leaders. This book provides anecdotal accounts of figures in political and military history whose ability to lead up determined the fates of countless others. This book is a broad brush view into the area of how leaders can effectively manage the ones they are tasked with following. I think this is a good read for anyone in management or with a desire to get there.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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