Book Review – Competitive Strategy by Michael Porter

This is a classic. Originally published in 1980 the book has come to form a core part of business management and strategic thinking. Despite its…

Book Review – Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson

Innovations do not emerge from single Eureka moments. They emerge from conducive conditions in the environment surrounding them. How they emerge and grow is the…

Book Review – Mindset by Carol Dweck

Thankfully (for now) it looks like Australia has contained the spread of the Coronavirus quite well thanks to the measures put into place. Businesses in…

Book Review – Principles: Life & Work by Ray Dalio

I really want to give this book a just review. I can’t, not because it is poor, but because it is so, so rich. Ray…

Book Review – The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek wrote The Infinite Game for business owners and leaders because business isn’t a finite game like sport. Finite games have a fixed and…

Book Review – Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits by Entrepreneur James Clear is a highly practical, almost step-by-step guide to habit forming with an eye on greater goals. The book is about…

Book Review – You are Awesome by Neil Pasricha

I was offered the opportunity to read and review You are Awesome by Neil Pasricha prior to its publication on November 5th. It was a great opportunity…

Book Review – The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is a highly acclaimed thinker and writer who’s writing has backed academic research in the fields of sociology and psychology. His studies can…

Book Review – This is Marketing by Seth Godin

I do like Seth Godin’s work. Lots of value served up in short, punchy, serves. This is Marketing by Seth Godin delivers plenty of aces. I read…

Book Review – Blitzscaling by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh

Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies at first worried me that another startup jargon word was being coined and championed into the…

Book Review – The Mindful Entrepreneur by Joel Gerschman, Howard Finger, Aryeh Goldman

The Mindful Entrepreneur is the right book and the right time for me. It brings together the best elements of the best in business management…

Book Review – Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian & Tom Griffiths has been on my to-read list for a little while and I was really looking forward…

Book Review – Good to Great by Jim Collins

Jim Collins’ Good to Great is another one of those business books that is often recommended or on “top” lists. The book looks at how…

Book Review – The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu’s Art of War has been considered a staple business text for people wishing to hone their strategic thinking in approaching their competitive marketplace….

Book Review – The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

I thought I would start off the year with a book to help with understanding our habits in order to help achieve our goals for…

Book Review – For business & pleasure these holidays

Throughout 2018 I have stuck to a reasonably consistent regime of reading and listening to books and audiobooks for business as well as for pleasure….

Book Review – The One Thing by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan

If you are expecting a really big one thing from Gary Keller’s The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, you might be a…

Book Review – Selling the Invisible by Harry Beckwith

“Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” The old saying goes. For a book about sales and marketing it is probably a sound principle to…

Book Review – Unmarketing by Scott Stratten

Who likes marketing? Aside from marketers, there are many aspects of marketing that no one really likes. Cold calls from telemarketers, mail boxes stuffed with…

Book Review – Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

The best business book you can read is not a business book. Instead it is a book about behavioural and decision making psychology. Written by…

Book Review – Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley & David Kelley

Creative Confidence is about applying innovation. Written by the Kelley brothers. David Kelley founded IDEO and the d.school at Stanford University, and Tim is a…

Book Review – Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed

Don’t we hate admitting being wrong, of making a poor choice, or making a mistake? I know I do. Very much. So why is it…

Book Review – Decoded: The Science Behind Why We Buy by Phil Barden

The first thing you notice when picking up Decoded: The Science Behind Why We Buy, by Phil Barden, is that it is heavy. The hardcover…

Book Review – Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne

One of the best aged business books on our shelf here at HyperWeb, first published in 2005. I first read this book in 2012 choosing…

Book Review – Think First by Joe Natoli

Last year, Jes and I attended the UX Australia conference in Sydney. What is UX you ask? UX sits nice and snug between users’ needs…

Book Review – Grit by Dr. Angela Duckworth

I thought I would start of the year with a book about succeeding while we are all motivated and taking about the goals we are…

Book Review – Deep Work by Cal Newport

Deep Work by Cal Newport is a book necessary in our hyper-connected, hyper-informed world. It is ideal for anyone who feels they are on top…

Book Review – What’s Mine is Yours, Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers

I first encountered Rachel Botsman, co-author of What’s Mine is Yours at a Local Government Tourism conference and was immediately compelled to buy this book….

Book Review – The Conversion Code by Chris Smith

The Conversion Code, by Chris Smith, is a guide to modern techniques and technologies for sales and marketing. It provides accessible tips that can be…

Book Review – The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly

In life, nothing can be said to be certain except death, taxes, and technological progress. Kevin Kelly via his journey from the Whole Earth Review to…

Book Review – Scale: Seven Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back, Jeff Hoffman & David Finkel

I have recently read this book a second time. Why? Our business is ready to grow, and I recalled there being some simple, easy-to-apply, tools and…

Book Review – Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Robert Cialdini

This book is dangerous! In the wrong hands this book will teach someone how to sell you the Harbour Bridge! In your hands you will…

Book Review – Content Inc, Joe Pulizzi

Content Inc by Joe Pulizzi offers a 6 step process to organise your marketing which can be undertaken before you even have a product or…

Book Review – The Circle, Dave Eggers

For something different, this month I review a fiction book … or is it? The Circle by Dave Eggers is either a techno-social utopia, or…

Book Review – The Content Code by Mark W. Schaefer

Social Media is still a thing in 2017. Who would have thought it? We see it being increasingly in business, the media, and as the primary…

Book Review – Contagious, Jonah Berger

I hate the word “viral” when used in a social media context. So I am going to write this book review without using the term…

Book Review – Start With Why, Simon Sinek

Management, Business Development, Marketing, Leadership, and Living is best done with a purpose. Start With Why, by Simon Sinek, looks deeply at the power of purpose…

Book Review – The Innovator’s Method, Jeffrey H. Dyer and Nathan Furr

Working in the industry we do, we see a great deal of disruption taking place in our business environment, and from working with some great…

Book Review, The E-Myth Revisited, Micheal E. Gerber

I’ve always been aware of this book and its popularity, but for some reason I have never put it in my to-read list. This was…

Book Review – The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone

A lot of the business books I have been reading have been about marketing, strategy, and consumer behaviour. I thought it was time I needed…

Book Review – Oversubscribed, Daniel Priestley

I gave this book 5 stars in my GoodReads review. I do like a book that is high in principles, tools, techniques, and knowledge, and…

Book Review – Rework

This book is good. Seth Godin says “Ignore this book at your own peril.” I have to agree. It is short, punchy, and packs a…

Book Review – Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

Toy Story, A Bugs Life, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, and many more great movies have Ed Catmull behind them. Not as the creative genius, but…

Book Review – Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less by Joseph McCormack

In today’s information age with the flood of messages reaching us every day via Social Media & Digital sources, we have learned to be selective…

Book Review – Innovation Thinking Methods by Osama A. Hashmi

I was given a pre-release copy of this book to read and review and jumped at the chance given my interest in the area of…

Digital Strategy and The Goal

A little while ago I read Eliyahu M. Goldratt’s The Goal, which is an excellent book as fresh now in most concepts as it was 30…