Book Reviews

I love to read.  Always have.  To me, the Kindle was the greatest invention since running water.  As a frequent international traveler it has been liberating to leave behind the half-dozen books I would bring for long trips, and just slip that thin tablet into my bag.  Not to mention the ability to be reading a book just seconds after hitting “buy it now”.

You can’t just read something once and hope to retain it.  Reading is Re-reading.   I make extensive use of the Highlight feature on my Kindle and use that to revisit passages or ideas after the book is finished.

I share these with you here in hopes that it will peak your interest and encourage you to support the authors.  The reviews are typically in a bullet point format and are powerful reminders to me because I have read the entire book, so am aware of the context and examples used.

Also check out the *ClearComm Book of the Month project!  This is the analogue counterpoint to my digital library.

The Reviews, in relative order of completion:

2015 and earlier

Getting Things Done by David Allen

Networking is Not Working by Derek Coburn

The Way of the Seal by Mark Devine

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin


The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

Deep Work by Cal Newport

Men’s Style: The Thinking Man’s Guide to Dress by Russell Smith

The Field Guide to Understanding Human Error by Sidney Dekker


Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss

Conflict Communication by Rory Miller

The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

On Writing by Stephen King

How to Become a Rainmaker by Jeffrey Fox

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