Book Review : The Checklist Manifesto

The checklist manifesto attributes routine success and predictability to following checklists. Whether it’s remembering all your items before leaving the house, preparing for a medical exam, or cooking a meal, checklists organize, prevent us from missing details, give people confidence, and can spark conversation. Today, we know more than ever but we still fail. The … [Read more…]

Book Review : Crucial Conversations

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. – Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:12) Even in such technical lines as engineering, about 15% of one’s financial success is due one’s technical knowledge and about 85% is due to skill in human … [Read more…]

Wheelmen Reading Notes

My raw notes from the book <a href=" benicar″ onclick=”_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’, ‘outbound-article’, ‘’, ‘Wheelmen’]);” >Wheelmen. Nearly all men can withstand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln Introduction When Lance Armstrong admitted to doping after years of aggressively lying, he didn’t reveal the details of who helped … [Read more…]

Book Review : Wheelmen – Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever

A friend of mine recently finished <a href="" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', ' Read More’, ‘Wheelmen’]);” title=”Wheelmen” target=”_blank”>Wheelmen and gave me his copy to read. Wheelmen is an extremely well researched and detailed account of US Cycling and Lance Armstrong’s persona, career, and doping practices. While Armstrong is on the cover and the focal point of the doping … [Read more…]

Book Review : Born to Run

While on vacation earlier this year, I ran across (see what I did there?) Born to Run at my cousin and fellow marathoner Chad Allison’s house. Of course I was curious. Was he getting a leg up on me for the Twin Cities Marathon this year by learning a few new tricks? I certainly couldn’t let … [Read more…]