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BR 14: How to become a Great Boss

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Comments: Good book.

What to expect: All of Jeffrey J Fox’s books have many simple ideas in one or two page chapters. A lot of them are tit-bits that are worth remembering. Lots of simple tit-bits worth remembering.

Add on Mar 16, 2016: This was one of JJF’s better books. “Hire slowly, fire fast” is an idea that has stuck from this book. Very much a cliched “how to” book though. :)

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BR 10: The Book of Leadership Wisdom


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Comments: I liked this book. It was full of stories about leaders from HP, Ben & Jerry’s, Microsoft, GE etc. – Bill Gates, Jack Welch and co. sharing stories and learnings from their times as leaders.

What to expect: Just life stories – for those interested in exploring topics of management and leadership, this is the kind of book that makes for very nice reading. Very low on theory and facts and high on experiences.

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BR 5: Straight from the Gut by Jack Welch

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Comments: This was, in many ways, my first business book and I enjoyed reading it. Jack Welch as an energetic, all action approach to story telling and it does describe his way up the corporate ladder all the way to becoming one of the greatest CEO’s ever during 20 years at General Electric.

What to expect: An insight into Jack Welch’s personality. As a reader, you can feel the strength of his persona all through the book, especially when he talks about pet topics like differentiation, implementing six sigma, training GE leaders, empowering people etc.  The book is very interesting for the most part though it does tend to drag in some parts when he begins describing some mergers and acquisitions in unnecessary detail.