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"Tribe of Mentors" by Timothy Ferriss

"Shortcut" by John Pollack 

"Seeing What Others Don't" by Gary Klein

"Several Short Sentences About Writing" by Verlyn Klinkenborg

"The Birkman Method - Your Personality at Work" by Sharon Birkman Fink and Stephanie Capparell

"Creative Intelligence" by Bruce Nussbaum 

"Improv Wisdom" by Patricia Ryan Madson

"Training To Imagine" by Kat Koppett

"Quiet" by Susan Cain

"Where Good Ideas Come From" by Steven Johnson

"A Whole New Mind" by Daniel H. Pink

"Emotional Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman 

"Rework" by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson  

"The Leadership Pipeline" by Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter, James Noel  

"Life:  Selected Quotations" by Paulo Coelho 

"Deep Change" by Robert Quinn

"The Power of Full Engagement" by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz  

"The Way of the Shepherd" by Dr. Kevin Leman and William Pentak  

"Developing the Leader Within You" by John Maxwell  

"Mr. Peabody's Apples" by Madonna

"Orbiting the Giant Hairball" by Gordon MacKenzie




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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!  

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, I went to see the movie The Lorax today.  And it was fabulous.  Not because it’s a wonderful book – which it is, or because the animation was unbelievably spectacular – which it was, but because I always find incredible words of wisdom mixed in with the make believe.  

There is a very philosophical moment during the deforestation of the Truffula Tree, in which The Lorax says to The Once-ler, “Which way does a tree fall?  It falls the way it leans.  Be careful which way you lean.”  

And just like that, in the middle of animated utopia, I’m left to examine my own character as a human being. 

Perhaps wisdom is not to be found at the top of the mountain, but rather there in the fertile ground where I “lean”.   

Happy movie watching… 

PS:  Don’t be surprised if you leave the movie with a weird craving for marshmallows!!  


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