Monthly Archives: August 2013

THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM by Patrick Lencioni

While waiting to meet some friends for dinner one afternoon last week, I decided to hang out in a Barnes & Noble close to the restaurant, and once I found this book (subtitled A Leadership Fable), I couldn’t put it … Continue reading

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THE REAL PROBLEM SOLVERS by Ruth Shapiro

Not far into this book, subtitled Social Entrepreneurs in America, I suddenly realized: 90 percent of my friends are social entrepreneurs!  That includes my old grad school buddy Ruth Shapiro, who edited this book as a way to explore fascinating … Continue reading

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THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE by Aimee Bender

“High-concept” is the term screenwriters use to describe movies that take the “What if…?” approach.  As in, What if you could taste the feelings of the person who cooked your dinner?  That is the idea behind this 2010 novel (now … Continue reading

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AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED by Khaled Hosseini

I’m not gonna lie.  I pre-ordered Khaled Hosseini’s latest book and then chose not to read it for several months.  His first novel, The Kite Runner, is one of my all-time favorites.  I’ve probably read it eight times (I used … Continue reading

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