book: Contagious: Why things catch on

Book: Contagious: Why Things Catch On Jonah Berger has put together a highly readable series of insights around what makes people share ideas, packed with examples. The acronym of the book’s ideas is STEPPS. Social Currency – insider knowledge you can introduce to your social circle. Triggers – part of the idea is closely tied to …

book: the hard thing about hard things

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz The trouble with being a CEO is there’s no rule-book to follow. Horowitz outlines his experiences running companies during the dot com bubble burst, and provides lessons on what it looks like to run a well-structured tech start-up, …

book: things a little bird told me

Book: Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind A business book that covers the history of twitter, from co-founder Biz Stone’s perspective. Lots of anecdotes and a series of ideas around creativity: it’s an easy read, but is more about the history of twitter than a collection of insights into how …

Book: The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor

Book: The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor: Reflections on Life and Ministry Saw this on a discount shelf at Koorong, and thought I’d pick it up. Joint authored by John Piper and Don Carson, this is the story of two gifted academics and church ministers who took quite different paths. Piper started …

book: do you feel called by God?

Having finished college, I finally feel like image time to read books again, rather than just doing endless readings on a particular topic. I spotted this one in a recent Briefing magazine, and thought I’d give it a try. Author Michael Bennett is an ordained minister who never felt the sense of God leading him …