Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 10 minutes every week – about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on i Heart Radio, if you’re interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what’s going on in the digital world. I’m really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.
This week we discussed:
- The Best Business and Technology Books for summer reading (in alphabetical order)!
- Bad Blood – Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou. The bizarre rise and fall of Theranos and CEO, Elizabeth Holmes. She was widely regarded as the female Steve Jobs. A $9 billion dollar business valuation on the promise of changing how blood tests works, and what we’re left with is this amazing indictment of incompetence and lies.
- Conspiracy – Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue by Ryan Holiday. A story that is truly ripped from the headlines. Still, this saga is so bizarres, that it makes it hard to believe that it isn’t a work of fiction.
- The Excellence Dividend by Tom Peters. Legendary business thinker and management guru, Tom Peters (In Search of Excellence) is back with an amazing journey through the soft skills of business today that will have a hard impact on your bottom line tomorrow. Here’s my conversation with Tom:
- Frenemies by Ken Auletta – a deep dive into the world of advertising and media by the famed New Yorker columnist.
- Never Split The Difference by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz. an incredible book about negotiating that I am very reluctant to share (so much smart advice in here) from one of the world’s top international hostage negotiators for the FBI. Here’s my conversation with Chris:
- When by Daniel H. Pink. Is there a science to when you should do certain things at work (like look for a new job, book a meeting or have a brainstorming session)? Most of this business stuff we run via gut or by simply scheduling it in… that’s a big mistake. This book explains why. Here’s my conversation with Dan:
- App of the Week: Audible.