The Extra 2%” by Jonah Keri

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Some call this the next “Mon­ey­ball”. I’d say it is more like an orga­ni­za­tion­al approach to Mon­ey­ball. It’s about the trans­for­ma­tion of the peren­ni­al last-place Tam­pa Bay Dev­il Rays to one of the top orga­ni­za­tions in base­ball, the Tam­pa Bay Rays. The Rays did the unthink­able by hir­ing non-base­ball minds from Wall Street to trans­form the orga­ni­za­tion. They rev­o­lu­tion­ized how …

Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugand

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This his­tor­i­cal­ly accu­rate account of the final two weeks of the life of Abra­ham Lin­coln is com­pelling and riv­et­ing. It cov­ers the last week of the Civ­il war through Lincoln’s assas­si­na­tion and the cap­ture of John Wilkes Booth and his con­spir­a­tors. I read this book in 24 hours and just two sit­tings. My mom out­did her­self on this one that’s …

Animal Farm” by George Orwell

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This book is a clas­sic which was assigned while I was at Pri­o­ry about 30 years ago that either I nev­er thor­ough­ly read or have sim­ply for­got­ten. I saw it lay­ing in the hall­way of my unit in the book pile and fig­ured “no bet­ter time than the present” to (re-)read it. I am glad I did. Orwell was a …

Bo’s Lasting Lessons” by Bo Schembechler and John U. Bacon

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The all-time great foot­ball coach from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan shares numer­ous sto­ries and anec­dotes about his years before, dur­ing and after Michi­gan foot­ball. The book is intend­ed to share the lessons that Schem­bech­ler learned (and innate­ly knew) as a coach and pre­pares it in a way that lead­ers out­side of sport can use them in their per­son­al or busi­ness …