Monday, March 13, 2017

What have I been reading 4th Edition

I just finished "Smartcuts: The Breakthrough in Lateral Thinking," by Shane Snow.  The book discusses the importance of building on the success of others (don't bother reinventing the wheel,) the importance of mentors or champions, the importance of knowing when to get in and when to get out, and the concept that a major change - making something 10 times better - is easier than a small incremental improvement - making something 10% better. I am glad I read the book, yet it left me wanting more.  I was hoping for specific tips on lateral thinking, and the book is more philosophy or theory of lateral thinking.  It is an easy read - good for resetting my thinking on my daily commute.  

What are you reading this week?  


  1. I'm better when I read. I know this. However old habits have once again resurfaced and I am not reading. Now would be a good time to start.

  2. I finished "Self and Soul". It was a very good read on how we have lost ideals for comfort.
    I am also reading Game of Thrones to see what is all the hype.
    Third, a history of the papacy. It is good to be pope.