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May 2018

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box (The Arbinger Institute, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009, 240 pages)

Didn't do it for me.  Then again, perhaps I am deceiving myself.  Get it? "Leadership and Self-Deception."

The "in the box," "out of the box" construct is useful to a certain degree, but the book lacked useful, practical tools. 


A Season On The Brink (John Feinstein, Macmillan, 1986, 311 pages)

I read John Feinstein's A Season on the Brink when it was first published in 1986.  My dad was a fan of Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers and it rubbed off on me.  I followed Knight through much of his career.  Casual observers tend to think of him only in extreme terms: incredible coach or angry loudmouth.  I think Knight deserves a much more nuanced and fairer evaluation.  

Season on the Brink is still, in my mind, one of the best pieces of sports biography and writing.