John Doerr’s “Measure What Matters” – book review

I tend to think of John Doerr’s Measure what Matters as “the OKR book”. What are OKRs? The acronym stands for Objectives Key Results. It’s a framework for managing people: through making them manage themselves. I see two reasons why you might want to read this book: You’re in management and you’re trying to better manage your company You’re working in a company and your … Continue reading John Doerr’s “Measure What Matters” – book review

Jared Diamond’s “Upheaval” – book review

What better time to read Jared Diamond’s Upheaval? After all, the world is having a crisis of some sort at the moment. Sadly, the book doesn’t lay out a ten-step-plan to get ourselves out of the COVID-19 crisis, as it was published in 2019, a world away from what is actually going on now. Still. Jared Diamond’s Upheaval is a case study of 7 nations … Continue reading Jared Diamond’s “Upheaval” – book review

Bernardine Evaristo’s “Girl, Woman, Other” – book review

Known to quite a few people as “the other Booker winner (not the Atwood)”, Evaristo’s book recently came out in paperback with a lovely very tempting cover. Girl Woman Other chronicles the lives of black British women who are linked either by family relations (the book covers several mother-daughter pairs) or tangential connections. Be warned though, the novel uses no formal sentences. Apart from commas, … Continue reading Bernardine Evaristo’s “Girl, Woman, Other” – book review