November 1, 2022

A Leap to an Ecological Economy: third edition

“Climate change,” states Derek Paul in his third edition of A Leap into an Ecological Economy, “is the greatest threat to life in general and the human race in particular…” With this edition, he hopes to promote a new paradigm that “recognizes the interdependence of species” and “requires respect for life.”

Paul notes that “a […]


October 10, 2022

The 6ixth Evolution

A perfect storm of globalism, “the widespread use of debt and leverage,” technological innovation, and the “imperfect governmental structures and systems” in the U.S. and elsewhere have created, according to Larry Straub in The 6ixth Evolution, “economic and societal complexities like never before.” These complexities require a new approach to career pathways and economic stability, […]


August 29, 2022

Driven by Compassion: 8 Values for Successful Servant Leaders

Longtime healthcare leader David Zechman steps forward with this quiet, kindly guide to servant leadership under circumstances good and bad.

A former CEO of two hospitals and devoted family man, he aims to support readers on their “daily leadership journey” through the exploration of eight “compassionate values,” each given its own chapter. Chapter titles are […]


August 1, 2022

The Risk Paradox: Life Lessons from 102 Amazing Risk-Takers

Risk-taking is part of life. Even playing it safe by staying in bed, authors Alan Ying and Doug Schneider note, results in risk – that of muscle atrophy. So, if risks can’t be avoided, when should you take a chance and when should you back away? The authors explore that question through 102 short, risk-taker […]


July 4, 2022

Breathing Oxygen: How Positive Leadership Gives Life to Winning Cultures

What makes a good leader? According to consultant Jason Barger, a leader isn’t someone shouting orders from the top of the corporate pyramid but one who serves others and connects them to a higher purpose.

Barger’s latest book uses the metaphor of breathing. Quality leaders breathe in energy, possibility, connection, and progress while exhaling negativity, […]


April 19, 2022

Innovation and Imitation for Nations: The Technological Gap Shock and Nations’ Urge to Imitate and Copycat

Mohammed Ahmad S. Al-Shamsi’s book, Innovation & Imitation for Nations, explores the notion of innovation, including historical case studies for ancient China, Greece, Sumer, medieval Europe, and the American colonies.

Al-Shamsi first writes about the economic motives for innovation, positing that developing countries don’t have the infrastructure to innovate, and hence must “copy” from developed […]