Book Reviews


The books I list here have made an impact on my thinking about leading my group. Each one contains ideas and thoughts that I believe we can transfer to our own challenges as scientists.

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Book: Getting Results the Agile Way by JD Meier 2015-08-03

There’s always room to improve productivity. Whereas Getting Things Done by David Allen is probably the most well-known productivity system, there’s been some buzz about JD Meier’s system, Agile Results. Let’s take a look.< !—more–> At first, a word about the reading experience: it’s horrible. In a short sentence, the book has great content (so …

Book: Getting Things Done by David Allen 2015-06-11

If you’re struggling with task management – keeping an overview, choosing what to do next, and finishing enough stuff – then Getting Things Done by David Allen is probably the first book to go to. The book Getting Things Done by David Allen is a classic, and I find it a must-read if you are looking for …

Book: The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber 2015-05-24

This book about how entrepreneurs can build a successful and scalable business has lots of insight for a science team leader. Michael Gerber’s book, The E-Myth Revisited, has been an eye-opener for me. At first sight, it has nothing to do with a science group. Gerber talks about new small business owners, and how they …