So, What Are You Reading?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Ted Heiks, Jul 27, 2013.

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  1. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Boy Ted, I did not like the book. It was just not that good.
     
  2. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    I just ordered:

    Leadership Secrets of the Rogue Warrior: A Commando's Guide to Success.
     
  3. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    One book I would recommend that I finished a few months ago: Who Moved My Cheese? By Dr. Spencer Johnson. This is a great book for management types dealing with organizational change, its affects on subordinate employees and how to move past it.
     
  4. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    I think I'm going to try reading Killing Kennedy and Killing Jesus after I finish Powell Clayton's The Aftermath of the Civil War in Arkansas.
     
  5. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    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.
     
  6. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  7. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    None of that has anything to do with how cool the title is :AR15firing:
     
  8. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you gotta give it that.
     
  9. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    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.
     
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  10. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    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.
     
  11. Amber424

    Amber424 New Member

    Heartbeat by Danielle Steel. I'm a Danielle Steel fan :)!
     
  12. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    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.
     
  13. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Reading John D. McDonald - the Travis McGee series - just finished Nightmare In Pink. Ya gotta read em in order
     
  14. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 (of 23 chapters) of Johan Huizinga's The Waning of the Middle Ages.
     
  15. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 of Johan Huizinga's The Waning of the Middle Ages.
     
  16. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read Chapters 1 & 2 (of 7 chapters) of Thomas DeBlack's With Fire and Sword.
     
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  17. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Read Chapters 3 & 4 of Thomas DeBlack's With Fire and Sword.
     
  18. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Just finished reading Kathryn Reinhart Schuler's Women in Public Affairs in Louisiana During Reconstruction.
     
  19. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Finished reading Chapters 5 & 6 of Thomas DeBlack's With Fire and Sword. One more chapter!
     
  20. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator Staff Member

    Just read the "Off Topic" section of Degree Info.
     

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