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The Bookworms

Bookworms is a group of Standish and non-Standish contributors that like to read books and who spends a lot of time reading and studying. Bookworms provide reviews with a rating from 5 (best) to 1 (worst) butterflies. The rating is based on the value of the information to project managers, sponsors, and the general success of projects. Bookworms include Jim Johnson, Mark Snow, Jennifer Lynch, and Jim Crear.

Advice Articles

A Perfect Mess

Jim Johnson gives A Perfect Mess by Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman 3 out of 5 butterflies.

A Whole New Mind

Jim Johnson rates A Whole New Mind 4 out of 5 butterflies.

 

Against the Gods Review

Jim Johnson gives Against the Gods four out of five butterflies.

Agile Coaching

Jim Johnson rates Agile Coaching 5 out of 5 butterflies.

Agile Estimating and Planning

Jim Johnson rates Agile Estimating and Planning 4 out of 5 butterflies.

Agile Portfolio Management

Molly Baunach rates Agile Portfolio Management 3 out of 5 butterflies.

At Home

Jennifer Lynch Rates At Home by Bill Bryson 4 out of 5.

Beyond the Goal

Mark Snow rates “Beyond the Goal “ 4 out of 5 butterflies.

Blink

Mark Snow rates “Blink” 5 out of 5 butterflies.

Choke

Mark Snow rates “Choke” 4 out of 5 butterflies.

Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur

Jim Johnson rates Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur 3 out of 5 .

Confronting Reality

Jim Johnson rates “Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters to Get Things Right ” 3 out of 5 butterflies.

Connections

Molly Baunach gives “Connections” a CHAOS Rating: 4 out of 5 butterflies.

Creating Effective Groups

Jim Johnson gives “Creating Effective Groups” a CHAOS Rating of 4 out of 5 butterflies.

Death by Meeting

Jim Johnson rates Death by Meeting 4 out of 5 butterflies.

Difficult Conversations

Jim Johnson rates Difficult Conversations 3 out of 5 butterflies.

Do More Faster

Jennifer Lynch rates “Do More Faster” 2 out of 5 butterflies.

Drive

Jim Johnson gives Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us 3 of 5 butterflies by Daniel Pink.

Einstein

Jim Johnson gives Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson 3 out of 5 butterflies.

Enterprise 2.0

Jennifer Lynch rates “Enterprise 2.0” 3 out 5 CHAOS Butterflies.

Execution

Jim Johnson Rates “Execution” 3 out of 5 butterflies.

Failing Forward

Jim Johnson gives Failing Forward Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success five out of five butterflies. 

Finance Basics

Mark Snow rates “Finance Basics” 2 out of 5 CHAOS butterflies.

Focus

Jennifer Lynch gives “Focus” 2 out of 5.

Freedom From Fear

Jim Johnson rates Freedom From Fear 5 out of 5 butterflies.

Get You There

Jennifer Lynch rates “What Got You Here Won't Get You There” 3 out of 5 butterflies.  

Get Your Point Across in 30 Seconds

Jim Johnson gives How to Get Your Point Across in 30 Seconds or Less 4 out of 5. 

Going Lean

Jim Johnson gives “Going Lean” 4 out of 5 CHAOS butterflies

Google Story

Jim Johnson rates The Google Story 3 out of 5 butterflies.

Hot Groups Specialize

Jim Johnson rate Hot Groups: Seeding Them, Feeding Them, & Using Them to Ignite Your Organization by Jean Lipman-Blumen & Harold Leavitt 4 out 5 butterflies.

Hot, Flat, and Crowded

Jim Johnson rates “Hot, Flat, and Crowded” 3 out of 5 butterflies.

House of Lies

Jennifer Lynch rates House of Lies 2 out of 5 butterflies.

How to Get Your Point Across in 30 Seconds or Less

Mark Snow rates “How to Get Your Point Across in 30 Seconds or Less” by Milo O. Frank 4 out of 5 butterflies.

How to Run a Successful Meeting in Half the Time

Mark Snow rates “How to Run a Successful Meeting in Half the Time” by Milo O. Frank 4 out of 5 butterflies.

How To Win Friends and Influence People

Jim Johnson gives “How To Win Friends and Influence People” 5 out of 5 butterflies.

How We Decide

Mark Snow rates “How We Decide” written by Jonah Lehrer 3 out of 5 butterflies.

I Can See You Naked

Jim Johnson gives “I Can See You Naked” 4 out of 5 butterflies.

In Search of the Obvious

Jim Johnson gives "In Search of the Obvious, The Antidote for Today's Marketing Mess" a rating 4 out of 5 butterflies. 

Influence

Jim Johnson rates Influence The Power to Change Anything by authors: Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler 4 out of 5 butterflies.

Inspired

Jim Johnson rates Inspired “Take Your Product Dream from Concept to Shelf” by Vik Venkatraman 3 out of 5 butterflies.

Investment Philosophers and Financial Economists

Jim Johnson gives “Investment Philosophers and Financial Economists” CHAOS Rating: 2 out 5 butterflies. 

It's Not What You Sell, It's What You Stand For

Jim Johnson rates “It's Not What You Sell, It's What You Stand For” 4 out of 5 butterflies.

Laws of Success

Jim Johnson rates “Laws of Success: In Sixteen Lessons” by Napoleon Hill 5 out of 5 butterflies.

Lean Start-up

Mark Snow rates “Lean Start-up” with 3 out of 5 CHAOS butterflies. 

Legacy of Ashes

Jim Johnson rates Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA four out of five butterflies.

Made to Stick

Jim Johnson gives Made to Stick 5 out of 5 butterflies.

Managing in the Next Society

Managing in the Next Society is a book by Peter F. Drucker.

Meeting in Half Time

Jim Johnson rates “How to Run a Successful Meeting in Half the Time” 4 out of 5 butterflies.

Microtrends

Jim Johnson rates “Microtrends” 3 out of 5 butterflies. Microtrends

Model Driven Architecture

Jim Johnson rates “Model Driven Architecture” 3 out of 5 butterflies.

Moneyball

Jennifer Lynch rates Moneyball 4 out of 5 butterflies.

Practical Software Project Estimates

Jennifer Lynch rates Practical Software Project Estimates: A Toolkit for Estimating Software Development & by Peter Hill 5 out of 5 butterflies.

Predictably Irrational

Jim Johnson rates Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely 3 of 5 butterflies.

Primal Leadership

Jennifer Lynch gives Primal Leadership 4 out of 5 butterflies.

Reading People Book Review

How to Understand People and Predict Their Behavior – Anytime, Anyplace is a book written by Jo-Ellan Dimitrius and Wendy Patrick Mazzarella.

Sages

Sages: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker and the Maelstrom of Markets is a book by Charles R. Morris. 

Situational Sponsorship

Jim Crear gives Situational Sponsorship of Projects and Programs 5 out of 5 butterflies.

Start-up of You

Jim Johnson gives The Start-up You a rating of 3 out of 5 butterflies. 

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

Jim Crear gives “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership 5 out of 5 butterflies.

The Canon

Jim Johnson rates The Canon 3 out of 5 butterflies.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Jim Johnson rates The Five Dysfunctions of a Team 3 out of 5 butterflies.

The Great Bridge

Jim Johnson rates The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge 5 out or 5 butterflies.

The Match King

Jennifer Lynch rates The Match King 3 of 5 butterflies.

The Power of Habit

Jim Johnson gives The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg 4 out of 5 butterflies. 

The Public Execution of Miss Scarlet

Jim Crear reviews The Public Execution of Miss Scarlet.

The Secret Life of Houdini

Jim Johnson gives The Secret Life of Houdini 3 out of 5 butterflies.

The Ten Faces of Innovation Review

Jim Johnson gives The Ten Faces of Innovation three out of five butterflies.

The Wisdom of Crowds

Jim Johnson gives The Wisdom of Crowds 3 out of 5 butterflies.

The World Is Flat

Jim Johnson rates The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century written by Thomas L. Friedman five out of five butterflies.

Tippecanoe and Tyler Too

Jennifer Lynch rates Tippecanoe and Tyler Too 4 out of 5 butterflies.

Toxic Coping

Jim Johnson rates “A Guide to Coping with Difficult People at Work” 

Toyota Way

Jim Johnson rates Toyota Way 3 out of 5 butterflies. 

True Compass

Jim Johnson rates True Compass 4 out of 5 butterflies.

Tuned In Book Review

Jim Johnson rates Tuned In: Uncover the Extraordinary Opportunities That Lead to Business Breakthroughs Rates 5 out of 5 butterflies. 

Viral Loop

Jennifer Lynch gives Viral Loop by Adam Penenberg a rating: 3 out of 5 butterflies.

What Matters Now

Jennifer Lynch gives What Matter Now a rating of 3 out of 5 butterflies. 

Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?

Jim Johnson gives Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?: Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround by Louis V. Gerstner Jr. 3 out of 5 butterflies.

Wired to Care

Jim Johnson gives Wired to Care 3 out of 5 butterflies.

Work Like Da Vinci

Jim Johnson gives Work Like Da Vinci 3 out of 5 butterflies.

You Can Negotiate Anything

Jim Johnson gives “You Can Negotiate Anything” five out of five butterflies.  

Your Brain at Work

Jim Johnson gives Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distractions, Regaining Focus, and Work Smarter All Day Long by David Rock a rating: 4 out of 5 butterflies.

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