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

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, there is little punctuation. However, the sentence “chunks” tend to be separated by line divisions which makes me the book relatively easy to read. Girl, Woman, Other … Continue reading Bernardine Evaristo’s “Girl, Woman, Other” – book review