Good CEO Book: The Outsiders

Subtitle: “Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success.” By William N. Thorndike, Jr.

I liked this book a lot! I recommend it for anyone who owns or runs a business.

Key Takeaways

  • The press focuses too much on a company’s growth in revenue and profits. The correct measure of CEO success should be the increase in a company’s per share value, especially as compared to peers in the market.
  • Capital allocation is a CEO’s most important job.
  • Cash flow determines long term value.


June 25th, 2016|Books|

Favorite Books I Read In 2015


  • The Fish That Ate the Whale [BUSINESS], [HISTORY]
  • Red Rising [FICTION], [SCIFI]
  • Born to Run [HEALTH]
  • Creativity, Inc [BUSINESS]
  • It Starts With Food [HEALTH]
  • Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari [SOCIAL COMMENTARY] [HUMOR]
  • Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX by Ashlee Vance [BUSINESS]
  • Agency: Starting a Creative Firm by Rick Webb [BUSINESS]
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things [BUSINESS]


January 1st, 2016|Books, General|

Give the Gazelles a Break

Verne Harnish of the Entrepreneurs Organisation gives a voice to the middle men

This article was originally written by Ann Wright for Rough House Media on28 APR 2013. It was published in Business Review Europe, but now the link on their website is broken. I emailed Verne for a copy of the article and have republished it here.

Gazelle companies will drive the economic recovery – but at the moment they don’t get the support they need to thrive.


August 1st, 2015|Books|