Monthly Archives: January 2020

The Bone People, by Keri Hulme

Why this book: I am making my first trip to New Zealand in a couple of weeks and a friend recommended this book to help me  get my head into New Zealand. It is a Pegasus Prize winner and a winner of … Continue reading

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Effective Modern Coaching, by Myles Downey

Why this book:  Strongly recommended by my friend Jay Hennessey and selected as a reading for the Cleveland Indians. Summary in 3 sentences:  Provides Myles Downey’s philosophy of coaching after several decades of work with a variety of clients. The coach’s … Continue reading

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Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts

Why this book:  For several years, one of the members of our reading group has been insisting that we read this book, but we have resisted because of its size – it is 930 pages long.  Finally we relented and selected … Continue reading

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Island of the Lost, Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World, by Joan Druett

Why this book: I have always been drawn to survival stories by and about people who find themselves in the most challenging of circumstances and must rely on their wits, creativity, mental and  physical toughness to survive. This one popped … Continue reading

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Energy Leadership, by Bruce Schneider

Why this book: Given to me as a gift from  my friend Paul Monahan, a professional executive coach who uses the methodology outlined in this book in his practice.  Paul impresses me as a man and a friend, and I … Continue reading

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