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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCal View Post
    I just ordered:

    Leadership Secrets of the Rogue Warrior: A Commando's Guide to Success.
    Well how could you ever resist the temptation to read a book with such an awesome title?! It's now on my list for that reason alone.
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    Leadership Secrets of the Rogue Warrior: A Commando's Guide to Success.
    Quote Originally Posted by Maniac Craniac View Post
    Well how could you ever resist the temptation to read a book with such an awesome title?! It's now on my list for that reason alone.
    As a retired military officer, I've read quite a few of these "leadership" books. This one is the same, only worse. They're atheoretical, built around some sexy metaphor or framework not normally applied in business (and, thus, inappropriate), and filled with early-stage (see Kegan, Loevinger, and Cook-Greuter) thinking that, while sometimes good in tactical situations, leaves a lot to be desired when managing strategically. Having developed leaders at the worker, supervisor, manager, and executive levels, I'd leave this one to some fun reading for early supervisors. I wouldn't want my executives thinking and acting like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Douglas View Post
    As a retired military officer, I've read quite a few of these "leadership" books. This one is the same, only worse. They're atheoretical, built around some sexy metaphor or framework not normally applied in business (and, thus, inappropriate), and filled with early-stage (see Kegan, Loevinger, and Cook-Greuter) thinking that, while sometimes good in tactical situations, leaves a lot to be desired when managing strategically. Having developed leaders at the worker, supervisor, manager, and executive levels, I'd leave this one to some fun reading for early supervisors. I wouldn't want my executives thinking and acting like that.
    None of that has anything to do with how cool the title is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maniac Craniac View Post
    None of that has anything to do with how cool the title is
    Yeah, you gotta give it that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Reading Project 3: Civil War and Reconstruction in Arkansas:

    William Baxter, Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove
    Mark K. Christ, All Cut to Pieces and Gone to Hell
    Powell Clayton, The Aftermath of the Civil War in Arkansas
    Thomas A. DeBlack, With Fire and Sword
    Randy Finley, From Slavery to Uncertain Freedom
    John Mortimer Harrell, The Brooks and Baxter War
    Carl H. Moneyhon, The Impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction in Arkansas
    John I. Smith, Forward from Rebellion
    Thomas Starling Staples, Reconstruction in Arkansas, 1862-1874
    George H. Thompson, Arkansas and Reconstruction

    Most of the above-mentioned books were given to me by my parents for Christmas 2012.
    Just finished reading Powell Clayton's The Aftermath of the Civil War in Arkansas. So I have finished reading 3 out of 10 books on the Civil War and Reconstruction in Arkansas.
    Last edited by Ted Heiks; 09-18-2013 at 08:06 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Douglas View Post
    As a retired military officer, I've read quite a few of these "leadership" books. This one is the same, only worse.
    I find his other books entertaining so I figured I'd give his business/ leadership books a shot. I'm a firm believer that you can learn someone from everyone . . . even if its what not to do, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Reading Project 4: The Great Historians of the Western World:

    Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
    G. W. F. Hegel, Philosophy of History
    Herodotus, The Histories of the Persian Wars
    Johan Huizinga, The Waning of the Middle Ages
    Plutarch, The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
    Tacitus, The Annals and The Histories
    Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War
    Just received my copy of Johan Huizinga's The Waning of the Middle Ages (Great Books edition) in the mail today. Started reading Chapter 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Reading Project 4: The Great Historians of the Western World:

    Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
    G. W. F. Hegel, Philosophy of History
    Herodotus, The Histories of the Persian Wars
    Johan Huizinga, The Waning of the Middle Ages
    Plutarch, The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
    Tacitus, The Annals and The Histories
    Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War

    Most of the above-mentioned books were given to me by my parents as a gift for having quit smoking (which, unfortunately, didn't last very long) some time while I was living in Seattle (meaning some time between 1986 and 2001).
    Read Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 (of 23 chapters) of Johan Huizinga's The Waning of the Middle Ages.
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    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Reading Project 4: The Great Historians of the Western World:

    Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
    G. W. F. Hegel, Philosophy of History
    Herodotus, The Histories of the Persian Wars
    Johan Huizinga, The Waning of the Middle Ages
    Plutarch, The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
    Tacitus, The Annals and The Histories
    Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War

    Most of the above-mentioned books were given to me by my parents as a gift for having quit smoking (which, unfortunately, didn't last very long) some time while I was living in Seattle (meaning some time between 1986 and 2001).
    Read Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 of Johan Huizinga's The Waning of the Middle Ages.
    Theo the Educated Derelict
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    MBA, Entrepreneurship, City University of Seattle, 1992
    MBA, Marketing, City University of Seattle, 1993

    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Reading Project 3: Civil War and Reconstruction in Arkansas:

    William Baxter, Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove
    Mark K. Christ, All Cut to Pieces and Gone to Hell
    Powell Clayton, The Aftermath of the Civil War in Arkansas
    Thomas A. DeBlack, With Fire and Sword
    Randy Finley, From Slavery to Uncertain Freedom
    John Mortimer Harrell, The Brooks and Baxter War
    Carl H. Moneyhon, The Impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction in Arkansas
    John I. Smith, Forward from Rebellion
    Thomas Starling Staples, Reconstruction in Arkansas, 1862-1874
    George H. Thompson, Arkansas and Reconstruction

    Most of the above-mentioned books were given to me by my parents for Christmas 2012.
    Read Chapters 1 & 2 (of 7 chapters) of Thomas DeBlack's With Fire and Sword.
    Last edited by Ted Heiks; 09-18-2013 at 07:57 PM.
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    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Reading Project 3: Civil War and Reconstruction in Arkansas:

    William Baxter, Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove
    Mark K. Christ, All Cut to Pieces and Gone to Hell
    Powell Clayton, The Aftermath of the Civil War in Arkansas
    Thomas A. DeBlack, With Fire and Sword
    Randy Finley, From Slavery to Uncertain Freedom
    John Mortimer Harrell, The Brooks and Baxter War
    Carl H. Moneyhon, The Impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction in Arkansas
    John I. Smith, Forward from Rebellion
    Thomas Starling Staples, Reconstruction in Arkansas, 1862-1874
    George H. Thompson, Arkansas and Reconstruction

    Most of the above-mentioned books were given to me by my parents for Christmas 2012.
    Read Chapters 3 & 4 of Thomas DeBlack's With Fire and Sword.
    Theo the Educated Derelict
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    MBA, Entrepreneurship, City University of Seattle, 1992
    MBA, Marketing, City University of Seattle, 1993

    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Reading Project 1: Civil War Women's Diaries:

    Laura Nisbet Boykin, Shinplasters and Homespun
    Mary Polk Branch, Memoirs of a Southern Woman
    Mary Boykin Chesnut, A Diary from Dixie
    Florida Clemson, A Rebel Came Home
    Tryphena Blanche Holder Fox, A Northern Woman in the Plantation South
    Celine Fremaux Garcia, Celine: Remembering Louisiana
    Ellen Renshaw House, A Very Violent Rebel
    Mary Ann Webster Loughborough, My Cave Life in Vicksburg
    Emilie Riley McKinley , From the Pen of a She-Rebel
    Sallie McNeill, The Uncompromising Diary of Sallie McNeill 1858-1867
    Elizabeth Scott Neblett, A Rebel Wife in Texas
    Frances Dallam Peter, A Union Woman in Civil War Kentucky
    Clara Solomon,The Civil War Diary of Clara Solomon: Growing Up in New Orleans

    Most of the above-mentioned books were given to me by my parents for Christmas 2011.
    Just finished reading Kathryn Reinhart Schuler's Women in Public Affairs in Louisiana During Reconstruction.
    Theo the Educated Derelict
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    MBA, Entrepreneurship, City University of Seattle, 1992
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    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Reading Project 3: Civil War and Reconstruction in Arkansas:

    William Baxter, Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove
    Mark K. Christ, All Cut to Pieces and Gone to Hell
    Powell Clayton, The Aftermath of the Civil War in Arkansas
    Thomas A. DeBlack, With Fire and Sword
    Randy Finley, From Slavery to Uncertain Freedom
    John Mortimer Harrell, The Brooks and Baxter War
    Carl H. Moneyhon, The Impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction in Arkansas
    John I. Smith, Forward from Rebellion
    Thomas Starling Staples, Reconstruction in Arkansas, 1862-1874
    George H. Thompson, Arkansas and Reconstruction

    Most of the above-mentioned books were given to me by my parents for Christmas 2012.
    Finished reading Chapters 5 & 6 of Thomas DeBlack's With Fire and Sword. One more chapter!
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    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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