I’ve been out some time. Focusing on my sore neck rather than reading books. Now that I’m better, I went back to achieving my November goal. The next book on my list was Last Shot, the final part of the Tim Rackley series. After the great Troubleshooter, I was hoping for a great finish that could mount up to the spectacular Orphan X series. Here’s what I think of it.
In the previous months, I’ve read some Arbinger Institute books. First, there was Leadership and Self-Deception: a true eye-opener. It sparked my interest for the other books they made. And so I read The Anatomy of Peace. That book still taught me something new, but I felt kind of disappointed afterwards. It seemed Leadership and Self-Deception had something extra.
In comes The Outward Mindset. This book dives deeper into the material the Arbinger Institute wants to share with others. Here’s my opinion on it.
After having recovered from Halloween, I think it’s time for my monthly post. What have I read in October? And what are my thoughts on those books? You’ll see how I managed to achieve my reading goal. Here’s a summary of my October 2017!
I’ve been reading quite some Hurwitz books this year. The reason is that I had already read one or two before I found his Orphan X books. And they are awesome. That made me look towards a different series written by the same author. The Tim Rackley series, named after the main character, has shown potential but hadn’t yet gripped me like Orphan X did.
I’ve read some Dean Koontz books before and I’ve always thought he was a good writer. They weren’t the best books I’ve read, but still pretty good. Then I found out his latest book was published in June. Since I’m on a reading spree, I thought this would be an added value to my list!
“Those who were truly untrackable and yet remained able by various means to use the Internet undetected were said to be “in the silent corner.”
Recently I read Leadership and Self-Deception and I thought that was an amazing book! Since then, I’ve told several colleagues to read that book. And they have. They also think it’s an amazing book so if you haven’t read it yet, go read it!
And if you have read it, there’s The Anatomy of Peace. The follow-up book that further explains the concepts. I just finished it.
Last week, I was at Lean Agile Scotland. This work-related conference was a bulls-eye for me. It was fun, I learnt a lot and hope to use what I’ve learnt at my job. What I also got, was a goodie bag. Through this bag we were given a copy of Impact Mapping. This book by Gojko Adzic had come across me once already. Since I was in Scotland and had spare time in the evening, I decided to read the book immediately.