Review: The Arbinger Institute – The Anatomy of Peace

Review: The Arbinger Institute – The Anatomy of Peace

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.

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Review: Gojko Adzic – Impact Mapping

Review: Gojko Adzic – Impact Mapping

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.

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Review: The Arbinger Institute – Leadership and Self-Deception

Review: The Arbinger Institute – Leadership and Self-Deception

In May, I added Leadership and Self-Deception to my list of books to read. I don’t remember how. Did I get a suggestion by a friend? Was it suggested by Goodreads? Or have I found it on a list of similar books? I really don’t remember. What I do remember is that I wanted to read it. The last three days, I did. And here’s what I think of it.

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Review: Saroo Brierley – Lion

Review: Saroo Brierley – Lion

Saroo Brierley has the most amazing story to tell. I usually don’t read stories like this. Based on a true story, etcetera etcetera. His book however, was on my list for a long time. And I found it in the Calgary airport on my way home. Of course I bought it. I was curious to find out the story about the kid that got lost in India and lived the life in Australia, only to find his hometown again. Spoiler alert: a lot of luck was needed here.

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Review: Dan Ariely – Predictably Irrational

Review: Dan Ariely – Predictably Irrational

We – humans – do a lot of silly things. We never stop to think about them, though. Then comes in Dan Ariely. With his ability to think of experiments that outline our behaviour. I was curious to see where this train of ideas would lead, so I read Predictably Irrational. It might come to a surprise that I found out that I am also very irrational.

“Suppose we are nothing more than the sum of our first, naive, random behaviors. What then?” – Dan Ariely

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