Book Reviews

Negotiating So Everyone Wins

You may not think of yourself as a negotiator, but indeed, you are. For as Jean Chrétien says in the foreword to David Dingwall’s new book, Negotiating So Everyone Wins, “…everything in public life, the private sector and even personal matters happens as a result of a negotiation”. The trick is to become good at […]

Infomania* – How to Clear the Mind

One of life’s great pleasures is to crack open a book by a well-known author, and find it not only meets, but surpasses one’s expectations. So is the case with Daniel Levitin’s The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. This book takes a fascinating look at how the brain works, and […]

Looptail – How One Company Changed the World by Reinventing Business

More and more nowadays, we hear about people who are not simply entrepreneurial leaders, but who are leaders with a social conscience – social entrepreneurs. Leading this vanguard is Bruce Poon Tip, a resident of Toronto who heads up the most successful small-group travel company in the world. His isn’t a silver-spoon success story; the roots […]

Thanks for the Feedback

It is the authors’ assertion that we not only need feedback, but that in our heart of hearts, we actually want it…given others have insights about us we can’t see…insights that help us become better leaders, better team-players, better family members, and better people. It is also their contention that most of us dread feedback […]


Welcome to the world of craving. Whether it’s the double espresso shots in the already jitter-inducing coffee, the incessant iPhone check or play, the carcinogenic cigarette, or a habitual way of treating others, we all understand willpower – or more specifically, the sad-sack lack of it. Willpower is the ability to do what really matters, […]