The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care: 9780465025503: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com. Generally I liked this book. There were two main concerns I had with it.
1. He wrote for an audience that had some medical expertise. There were many things I didn’t understand, and I think you would ideally need to be a premed student to understand everything.
2. He made some surprising errors like saying Microsoft Live/Blackberries were examples of cutting edge technology. Not for quite a while. He is better than most doctors his age, but still isn’t as cutting edge as would benefit his arguments.
Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Bringing Health and Pleasure Back to Eating: Andrew Weil: 9780060959586: Amazon.com: Books. Avoid this book. First he tries to establish credibility by using advanced medical concepts and science to prove his point. This is beyond the interest of 90% of people. That should have been a footnote. Second, he tries to maintain neutrality but he doesn’t. I don’t agree that avoiding carbs is impossible. What is the value of eating low dense nutritional foods like cupcakes? This is just an excuse to eat whatever you want, regardless of the consequences. Third, he wrote as though you were a medical/biology student. This is dense reading and you have to be a hardcore health nut to read this.
Economix: How Our Economy Works (and Doesn’t Work), in Words and Pictures: Michael Goodwin, David Bach, Joel Bakan, Dan Burr: 9780810988392: Amazon.com: Books. This was an interesting format that was very amusing. The downside is that there was a fair amount of political posturing which was at a determent to its objectivity. It would have been better with less opinion and more facts. Still worthwhile to read.
The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action: Jeffrey Pfeffer, Robert I. Sutton: 9781578511242: Amazon.com: Books. I really liked this book. It was well written, had interesting material, was not overwhelmed with details, and logical. It didn’t hurt that I agreed with most of what he said either, or had the same experience the authors were saying. This should be required reading for managers.
On Becoming a Leader: Warren Bennis: 9780465014088: Amazon.com: Books. This is a terrible book. Avoid. The problems start in the first chapter. It is clear he has a political agenda, it is vague, and doesn’t say anything new. He might say good things, but the noise to signal ratio is not worth it to me. I didn’t finish.