It’s typical for me to have a half-dozen books going at once, so I took advantage of a relaxed holiday week to finish up a handful (and start some new ones!). In no particular order:
Originals by Adam Grant
A quick read, and an interesting collection of “anecdata” regarding the traits and habits of some successful individuals. I appreciated that the stories Grant told tended to be backed up by (or at least explainable in the context of) academic research, although I was left with questions about the validity of that research given the past few years’ of upheaval in the social sciences. Cf. Andrew Gelman’s Garden of Forking Paths, Amy Cuddy - NYTimes. But Grant succeeds in providing an actionable source of inspiration and self-confidence for voicing one’s views and pushing organizations in the right direction.