Category: Book Review

“Rethinking the Office…” The NYT Magazine

by Gail Rafter Meneley, Co-Founder and Principal I love Sundays…curling up with the Sunday New York Times and stumbling across information that I neither sought nor cared about until that moment.  It is the serendipity of discovery that makes it so compelling.  (OK, I confess.  I worry that online delivery of information doesn’t allow stumbling.) […]

Lori’s Lessons: What Parkinson’s Teaches about Life and Love

Parkinson’s disease, named after a doctor who first described the disease in 1817, is a degenerative  disorder of the central nervous system with an unknown origin. Most people first experience it by watching an older relative’s labored walking or their eating with shaky hands. Public awareness campaigns such as those by Michael J. Fox have helped […]

From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Value-Based Leadership

Sometimes “doing the right thing” while also delivering outstanding and lasting results can be difficult for leaders to achieve, but Harry Kraemer knows it can be done. In Harry’s book, From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership (Jossey-Bass, April 2010), Kraemer explains that in today’s economic and political environment values-based leaders are […]

Letters from Home

In this recently published book by David and Andrea Reiser fifteen basic American virtues are explored that help develop individual success and make the United States a strong country. Written in the form of letters to their four sons, each chapter includes profiles of exceptional “real people” — the authors’ wealth management clients, friends, and neighbors — who not only […]

Talent + Practice = Achievement, but Extraordinary Practice Requires Grit

  Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, Outliers, invites a thoughtful conversation on factors that differentiate those that have achieved greatness, such as the Beatles, Bill Gates and Mozart. Gladwell cites research which shows that besides raw talent, an important factor in those with remarkable achievements is the incredible amount of time that even the most gifted […]