four recent reads

How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In, by jim collins

5 stars
man, collins has to be one of the best business and leadership writers alive. this short (for collins) book is packed with insight and painful help. so many insights, all backed by research. ah, hubris, the silent killer.

Patrick: Son of Ireland, by Stephen Lawhead

4 stars
i loved reading this fictionalized telling of the life of st. patrick. the historical context was fascinating. my only disappointment was that the book ended just as he was re-arriving in ireland to begin his “st. patrick” life.

Imaginary Jesus, by Matt Mikalatos

5 stars
how freakin’ rare is it that a book (especially a christian book) can make me laugh out loud AND provide such great insight leading to self-reflection. really and truly worth reading, for fun and growth.

Master Leaders: Revealing Conversations with 30 Leadership Greats, by George Barna and Bill Dallas

2 stars
i thought i would dig this book, but i just couldn’t get into it (or through it – i didn’t finish it). it felt like a long series of leadership sound bites strung together without an over-arching point or focus as a thread.

3 thoughts on “four recent reads”

  1. Hey man, thanks for the shout out! Glad you enjoyed Imaginary Jesus. If you want to talk more about it, or do an interview for your blog or just want to hang out next time you’re in Portland, shoot me a line!

    Matt

  2. Marko,

    I LOVE Stephen R. Lawhead! I’ve read all his books EXCEPT that one. It’s on my list though. I’ll be looking into adding the others to my 2010 list as well. Thanks for sharing.

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