The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures

Dan Roam

I draw bad stick figures, so I originally figured this technique was not for me. After reading this book, however, I learned that I didn’t have to be an artist to get my point across…

[Video] Actionable Insights: Great by Choice


Great By Choice marks Jim Collins’ 4th best seller and another landmark research study on the best companies among us. In 3 minutes (or less!), this Actionable Insights video explores some key points from Great by Choice.

The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less


The 80/20 principle states that 80% of the reward comes from 20% of the work. This means that 80% of the profit comes from 20% of the products sold (or clients served). This principle can be applied to divorce rates, child discipline in schools and lots of other ideas. In other words, the universe is wonky. It is non-linear. Things are rarely 50/50.

Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney


Lee Cockerell is one of the best leaders in business. His work at Walt Disney World is legendary, so of course he has a lot of insight into leadership. In Creating Magic he not only explains his leadership strategy, but he gives his readers tools to become skillful leaders themselves.

[Video] Actionable Insights: The Lean Startup

Actionable Books

Learn more about Eric Ries’ The Lean Startup in this 3 minute video. Chris Taylor’s Actionable Insights pulls great ideas from cutting edge business books, and shares them in three minutes or less.