Weeknotes 6 - Books that have changed me
- Today I finished reading Good Strategy Bad Strategy, and I’m not exaggerating when I say this book has changed me. I read it with embarrassment as I realised how many ideas I hadn’t questioned, just because they had been phrased using big, bold, fancy words. Not bad for a book picked up on a whim on my lunch break.
- Another book I finished reading this week, which has also changed me, is Radical Candor. My boss recommended it last year, but at first I settled for a podcast with the same name. The big idea is to say what you think without being an asshole about it. The book details specific techniques for giving and receiving feedback, and for being generally honest and direct. It’s so, so good.
- Now I’m reading High Output Management because Anna Shipman said it was good. It is. Did you know that there are only two kinds of meetings? I know!!!
- Come to think of it, almost every non-fiction book I read somehow profoundly changes me. Maybe I only choose the really good ones? Or I’m really impressionable and enthusiastic. Either way, I like it.