1. On Feb 02 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less by Joseph McCormack and commented:

    Author consulted with JSOC, good anecdotes!

  2. On Jan 28 colleen (USA) read Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  3. On Jan 24 David Serafini read Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow and commented:

    The defining one volume work on Washington.

  4. On Jan 22 colleen (USA) read Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger
  5. On Jan 20 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis and commented:

    Lively and quick read about the perils of high finance and how to destroy a nation's economy.

  6. On Jan 06 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Red Team: How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy by Micah Zenko and commented:

    I didn't know the origin of "Devil's Advocate" until I read this book, so that was interesting. Does a good job of selling an interesting concept. I can certainly imagine organizations pushing back hard against the introduction of red teams.

  7. On Dec 19 2018 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport and commented:

    Pragmatic discussion of different paths to achieving focus depending on your situation.

  8. On Dec 18 2018 colleen (USA) read Hold Back the Night by Pat Frank
  9. On Dec 18 2018 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal and commented:

    Nice contrast of SF organization with top-down Taylorism. But a fair analysis of the advantages of Taylorism too.

  10. On Nov 29 2018 colleen (USA) read The Caine Mutiny: A Novel by Herman Wouk
  11. On Nov 22 2018 miked681lt read History of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, The by Office of History
  12. On Nov 20 2018 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and commented:

    Good anecdotes on important conversations that leaders have to help their people develop.

  13. On Nov 20 2018 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future by Victor Cha and commented:

    Good commentary on efforts the US has made to engage. Ends on a hopeful note!

  14. On Nov 10 2018 kcholbert (USAF) read Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven
  15. On Nov 08 2018 David (USA) read Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis by Graham Allison and commented:

    Excellent unclassified study of the events governing the US decision making effort during the Crisis.