I am fascinated by Mark Cuban. I recently read a book including a collection of his blog posts and writings called, “How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It.” The book describes Cuban’s story of rising from humble beginnings to becoming one of the most famous businessman in the world. Cuban touches on many important concepts in the book, below are a handful that I found to be most useful. On Self Improvement Getting paid to learn: Cuban considered every job as an educational experience. He viewed his early positions as better than college. Rather thanRead More →

Quick Hit How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg paints a detailed picture of each executive’s experience working at Google. The text covers a lot of topics that are important considerations for all businesses, including: leadership, culture, hiring, communication, product development, and organizational strategy. In the past, I have questioned if Google’s success is derived from its team of “smart creatives” or just a product of its supremely talented founders. The book makes a good case for the former and shares a lot of interesting stories and perspectives from two executives that were at the heart of the company’s epic rise. There are someRead More →

Quick Hit Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin is an intense leadership book including principles of leadership the authors learned during their time as US Navy Seals. Each chapter is organized to teach the reader about a specific leadership principle. Chapters are organized into three sections. First, the authors share a relevant story from their military experience that brings to light a specific leadership principle, next they provide a detailed description on the principle, and finally they apply they share a story of how the principle is applied to the business world. I like the way the book is organized and the chapter structureRead More →