Eleven Rings – The Soul of Success

Eleven Rings Book Cover Eleven Rings
Phil Jackson, Hugh Delehanty,
Biography & Autobiography
April 29, 2014

This is a good read. Phil Jackson applies the philosophy that everyone is a leader. He also subscribes to the idea of group problem solving. He applies Zen and Native American teachings about mindfulness and letting go to leadership and teamwork.

Now this is the Law of the Jungle—as old and true as the sky; And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break must die. As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk, the Law runneth forward and back— For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

The Guns at Last Light

The Guns at Last Light Book Cover The Guns at Last Light
Rick Atkinson
May 13, 2014

Disclaimer: I love history. I enjoy reading about World War Two. This is a fantastic trilogy. I started with the last book first. The final volume of the trilogy chronicles the Allied victory in Western Europe, from the brutal struggles in Normandy and at the Battle of the Bulge to the freeing of Paris. I love the way Atkinson approached this project. He weaves together his chronicle from people on both sides of the conflict and from people at different service levels. It provides an almost 360 degree perspective.