Category: Book Blurbs

24 Nov

It’s Your Business – 183 written-in-blood tips for entrepreneurs

it's your biz

This is a great new entry-level book for entrepreneurs, with some excellent reminders for the more experienced. I scanned it in 30 minutes walking the treadmill. Of the 183 tips Lisa Everson offers in It’s Your Business, I chose to give you a sneak peek into the following because for me, they each hold a personal memory of blood, sweat or tears. If […]

20 Mar

New in ‘Favorites’: 2x’Too funny’ in shows, 2x’most mind blowing’ in TV series, 3x’Singularity’ in books

videos

Here’s the full list of my updated favorites.

08 Mar

Irrationality, brain productivity, evolution and game-changing, all in my updated favorite books list

Maya Elhalal favorite books

Here’s the full list of books and why I favorite them. 

10 Mar

Upcoming talk: Idea Driven GPSs. And why we insist on taking the longest route to ourselves

Maya Elhalal Poke The Box

I’m giving a talk this Monday, about the shift in the the way ideas are spread and about how now, like never before, companies and individuals can change an industry, reinvent science or reshape politics. Specifically, about how TED and Seth Godin’s new Domino Project do it. More specifically, why more often than not, we ignore our inner […]

05 Feb

What do TED, The Domino Project and anti-aging eye serum have in common? Bees.

domino-project

You’re not supposed to admit you favor one piece of your published work over the rest. My favorite is QuotesDaddy. Why? Because it’s the only one I built for me. I wanted to find, save, tag, share, contribute and show off all my favorite quotes. Nothing out there came close. One night, working on an […]

04 Feb

The husband is always the last to know and the founder last to admit

the dip

If you’re like me, you think you’re really good at reading people’s body language, picking up the subtle cues of their true intention and spotting every tell tale sign. Well, you’re not as good as you think you are. Not with the people you love, that is. Or with those you have a high-stakes relationship […]

06 Jan

My answer on Quora to ‘What books should entrepreneurs read?’

four steps

Entrepreneur’s Bible(s): This short-list of entrepreneurship ‘prerequisite’ will put you in a great position to get started. It features my #1 rated for every category in entrepreneur’s must-have skill set: The Four Steps to the Epiphany is the text book for leading Entrepreneurship MBA programs and is by far the best I’ve read about idea validation […]

24 Feb

New Discoveries in Cancer Research

A couple of days ago I got my hands on this book, Biology of Cancer by Robert A. Weinberg and as weird as this may sounds, I couldn’t put it down! Science and Nature thought it was good too: The Biology of Cancer is no doubt the definitive statement on its topic today. -Science, 11 […]

12 Feb

Raise Your Hand if You’re a Hard-On-Yourself Perfectionist Overachiever…

For me, this was one of the most moving moments in TED2009. Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the bestseller Eat Pray Love muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. If your hand […]

25 Jun

Business Book Summaries

Soundview is a great site I use for summaries of mostly business books. They offer highly professional and intelligent 8 page summaries of new books every months. I use these summaries to decide if the full book is worth a read and then keep the summary with the book for quick reference. The summaries come […]

27 Mar

Taking the Air Out of the “First Mover Advantage” Bubble

There are very few panels, forums or boards, where investors evaluate ventures, that the notion of “First Mover Advantage” isn’t raised. In many cases, it is regarded with such awe, that the mere hint of another player “moving” first, may kill the chance of the venture to be financed. Deadly Crash on the TTM (Time […]

21 Mar

Some people believe in coincidences. I’m not one of them.

“I always wondered… when a butterfly leaves the safety of it’s cocoon, does it realize how beautiful I has become, or does it still just see itself as a caterpillar?” This is the opening monologue of a brilliant movie I saw last night, The Air I Breathe. It’s based on an ancient Chinese proverb that […]