A while back, a friend of mine recommended to me the book The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company by Bob Iger. I recently finished it and really enjoyed it. It just so happened that I visited Disneyland a couple weeks before reading this, so a lot of the elements mentioned were fresh in my mind.
I really liked the leadership principles he mentioned and how he illustrated them with examples. It was also crazy to hear about his negotiations with Steve Jobs. It was also fun to read this right after reading Creativity Inc. about Pixar a few weeks ago as this presents the other side of the story.
See below some of my main takeaways and lessons learned (humility, hard work, integrity, relentless pursuit of perfection, etc.). Also, I got a kick out of the idea "micromanaging is underrated." I definitely recommend this book to any entrepreneur/leader/founder.
I finally finished reading Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a much shorter book than How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, but I still learned a lot from it and appreciated the quick tactical advice and specific scripts/language included. I now understand why this is the classic book about sibling relationships.
See my main notes/takeaways below.
I first heard about Claire Lerner on the Raising Good Humans podcast. Everything she talked about reminded me a lot of the RIE methodology, and so many of the pain points she talked about resonated with me and my own experience of raising a very strong-willed child. I feel like her book Why Is My Child In Charge?: A Roadmap to End Power Struggles, Increase Cooperation, and Find Joy in Parenting Young Children was basically written just for me!
I just finished reading it, and I can say it's one of the top 10 best parenting books I've read. It encapsulates a lot of the ideas throughout many other books I've enjoyed (such as those by Janet Lansbury and Dan Siegel). I especially liked how it offers concrete language and suggestions for dealing with many tricky situations (bedtime, mealtime, etc.). It gives some very concrete mindset shifts that can help resolve various problems.
Below are my main notes and takeaways. I highly, highly recommend this book to any parent of a young kid.