Category: Book Review / Insight

Top Ten Quotes: The Coaching Habit

Occasionally I’ll skim a book that was recommended to me, only to realize post-skim just how valuable the book was, and the need to go back for a deeper dive. Such was the case with...

Top Ten Quotes: Essentialism

Occasionally I’ll pick up a book that’s been recommended to me by multiple people over the years (“What do you mean you haven’t read that?!? I thought you claimed to be a reader!”), and realize...

Top Ten Quotes: Peak

I’ve long been fascinated by the 10,000 hours rule, popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers. In it, he posits that it takes 10,000 hours of intensive practice to become a master of a...

Top Ten Quotes: Humor, Seriously

What do you get when you take two Stanford Business School profs, toss in some academic research, and sprinkle on a bit of improv training? You get a book that looks a lot like Humor,...

2021 Year in Review: Books

Earlier I shared the top ten most-read posts of 2021. Today, my top ten reads get their time in the sun. Again this year, I’ve stuck with my minimum :30 per day. I find that...

Top Ten Quotes: At Your Best

At my core, I’m a guy who likes to work smarter, not harder. I enjoy maximizing my schedule and mapping my ideal week. I believe that checklists are one of God’s greatest gifts to us....

Top Ten Quotes: The Infinite Game

Simon Sinek’s The Infinite Game tackles the topic of … well … infinite games (no need to get crazy-creative with titles, am I right)? Sinek sets up the categories of finite games – those with...

Top Ten Quotes: Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth

The next time you’re at an evangelical dinner party, you can bring things to a standstill – I’m talkin’ record scratch on the Jars of Clay 1995 Flood LP – by just clearing your throat,...

Top Ten Quotes: Ten Words to Live By

My summer reading list included Jen Wilkin’s Ten Words to Live By: Delighting in and Doing What God Commands, and I’m so glad it did. Jen’s exploration of the Ten Commandments was both refreshing and...

Top Ten Quotes: Canoeing the Mountains

Tod Bolsinger’s Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory is a book that many a leader has tackled over the last few years (at least according to my social media feed and “best books...

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