Book Review: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

There is one book that entrepreneurs have recommended more than any other book on Entrepreneurs on Fire. That book is Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less* by Greg McKeown. Essentialism focuses on removing the non-essential elements from your life so that you can pursue what is important. I was able to walk away with many ideas that I will be implementing as I reduce the number of things that I am working on. Read more

Book Review: The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Over and over again, entrepreneurs interviewed on Entrepreneur on Fire have listed The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles* by Steven Pressfield as a best business book. In fact, as I write this blog post, it has appeared 31 times out of 1,755 interviews. I finally took a moment to sit down and read this book. On many levels, I can understand why it is been recommended. Read more

Book Review: Write Better, Faster: How To Triple Your Writing Speed and Write More Every Day

Always looking for tips and strategies for improving my writing speed and quality, I downloaded Write Better, Faster: How To Triple Your Writing Speed and Write More Every Day (Growth Hacking For Storytellers 1)* to my Kindle. Write Better, Faster was written by Monica Leonelle. This is not the first book written by Leonelle that I reported on. She also wrote Dictate Your Book: How to Write Your Book Faster, Better, and Smarter. Both books have been extremely helpful to my writing process. This book looked at her writing system as a whole. I will be taking a number of great tips with me. Read more

Book Review – Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

I picked up Stanley McChrystal’s book, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World* because I really enjoyed the message he shared when writing My Share of the Task: A Memoir. I was curious how he pulled it together and what lessons he had to share. More importantly, I was looking for ideas I could use for my small team and institution. I was not disappointed. This book helped to flesh out some points he made in his first book. Team of Teams focused on his operations in Iraq and the interworkings of countless agencies. I would be curious how the lessons could be applied for a business. Personally, I enjoyed the book; however, I think some would be put off on the heavy focus on military operations. Read more