Book Review

December 13, 2023 | Book Reviews | Denise Gifford

In “Going Infinite,” Michael Lewis Chronicles Bankman-Fried’s Fall

from wunderkind to convict, Lewis had a front row seat 

If you’ve followed the case of Sam Bankman-Fried, recently convicted for his role in what prosecutors say was one of the biggest financial frauds in U.S. history, you likely already have thoughts about the defendant and what led him to …

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  • September 30, 2023 | Book Reviews | Denise Gifford

    “The Creative Act” by Rick Rubin is More Art Than Craft

    Rubin explores creativity through nuggets of inspiration and insight  

    Creativity is an in-demand business skill. It’s always been important, but as more companies seek to leverage the power of technology, especially AI, creativity is a must-have to stay competitive and know how to best leverage the new tech capabilities. …

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  • July 25, 2023 | Book Reviews | Denise Gifford

    For Business Negotiations, Chris Voss’ “Never Split the Difference” Has Unique Insights

    A veteran FBI negotiator, Voss knows what to do when the stakes are high

    The type of negotiating most of us do in our lifetimes doesn’t include life or death situations. We negotiate the mundane, like children’s bedtimes, or the important, like salaries or business contracts. So it’s intriguing to get a look at …

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  • May 30, 2023 | Book Reviews | Denise Gifford

    In “Peak,” Author Anders Ericsson Explored the Science of Expertise

    How does a person become an expert? Does it require talent you’re born with, or can you become an expert through practice? And what does it mean to be an “expert” in the first place? To answer these questions, psychologist …

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