My Book Reviews

I’m a passionate reader. From this page, you can access a list of the most recent Book Reviews I have published over time. I focus here essentially on business books (with few exceptions). Alternatively, you can also access my entire library online on GoodReads, where you can sample a bit of my “eclectic taste”. Most reviews there are in Italian.

Book Review: Agile People by Pia-Maria Thoren
Agile People by Pia-Maria Thoren is one of those books that you wonder why it wasn’t written already. It’s a straightforward book in …
Book Review: The Dark Sides of Empathy by Fritz Breithaupt
This book, for sure challenges a lot of common assumptions around Empathy and what pushes some of Human Behaviors. First …
Book Review: Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed
Some books leave a mark when you read them, and I genuinely believe this is one of them. In this …
Book Review: Digital Transformation by Alessandro Braga
I tend to avoid Italian business books, as too often, their approach is very narrow in terms of thinking, or …
Book Review: Scrum 101 by David Lowe, James Wyllie and Jiten Vara
There are moments in which you need a practical handbook to guide you through the tools of a specific topic …
Book Review: Measure what Matters by John Doerr
Appeared in 2018, the book “Measure what Matters” is undoubtedly a foundational work in understanding the practice of using OKR …
Book Review: The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
The Infinite Game is the last book by Simon Sinek. As usual with his works, the book centre itself around …
Book Review: Why She Buys by Bridget Brennan
This book is considered a milestone in marketing (and selling) for women, and for this reason, I decided to read …
Book Review: Permanent Record by Edward Snowden
Definitely not a traditional management book, of the types I would typically review on this Blog. I found some aspects …
Book Review: The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
Why the Many are Smarter than the Few. It's this subtitle (appeared own the last edition of the cover) that …
Book Review: The Employee Experience Advantage by Jacob Morgan
In today’s business world, experiential organizations are far and away the most successful when measured by almost every metric. The …
Book Review: What Works: Gender Equality By Design by Iris Bohnet
The topic of Gender Inequality has been addressed by several books in recent years, often coming from different theoretical and …
Book Review: Kids These Days, by Malcom Harris
A book about Millennials written about a Millennial. Demonstrates that many of the stereotypes of this generation are incorrect. But …
Book Review: Start with Why, by Simon Sinek
A short review of Simon Sinek's foundational book, and the importance of Purpose.
Book Review: The Technology Fallacy
Moving away from the concept of Transformation and into that of Digital Maturity, this book underlines the importance of People …
Book Review: The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil
After having read some articles and a book on the concept of Transhumanesim, but also with all the discussions that …
Book Review: Drive, by Daniel Pink
This book review analyzes the book by Daniel Pink "Drive", and its critique to the standard understanding of Motivation.
A Book Review: The End of Average by Todd Rose
Review of the excellent book by Todd Rose, which analyses how what he calls "averagarianism" has affected organizations, and overall …
A Book Review: 02.02.2020: La notte che uscimmo dall’Euro
When I started this blog I took the decision to keep it linked to the professional side of my life, …
A Book Review: The subtle art of not giving a fuck
I resisted the urge to buy this book for quite a long time. But now I'm, happy I did read …

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  • Book Review: Agile People by Pia-Maria Thoren
    Agile People by Pia-Maria Thoren is one of those books that you wonder why it wasn’t written already. It’s a straightforward book in the way it is written, full of easy to grasp concepts, concrete examples and real-life experiences. And while you read it, you really wonder why is HR not working this way already? This work is high … Read more
  • Organise without managers: is it possible at scale?
    Organise without managers. A dream that many seem to nurture. A few months ago, I already wrote a post with what I thought was a thought-provoking title: do we still need managers? The answer I tried to give back then was that we certainly need proper management, but this does not automatically equate to keep the old hierarchy … Read more
  • Book Review: The Dark Sides of Empathy by Fritz Breithaupt
    This book, for sure challenges a lot of common assumptions around Empathy and what pushes some of Human Behaviors. First thing first, this book is not against Empathy. The title is probably a bit “sensationalist” and written to drive curiosity. The author is clear from the introduction of the book that he wants to ensure … Read more
  • Corporate Rebels: driving disrupting culture change
    Yesterday I joined the Corporate Rebel event in Milan, organized by Primate. The story of Pim and Joost, the two founders of this "movement" is interesting: "Back in January 2016, we quit our corporate jobs. Like most people, we worked in outdated workplaces characterized by inertia, bureaucracy and a lack of motivation. We simply couldn't accept that the world of work … Read more
  • #Movember
    I'm joining the Movember movement this year, growing a moustache in support for raising awareness on some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. Started by the Movember Foundation in 2003, it quickly has grown to a large scale movement, with more than 5 … Read more
  • Book Review: Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed
    Some books leave a mark when you read them, and I genuinely believe this is one of them. In this book, Matthew Syed is able to thoroughly revert a big part of Diversity Thinking moving away from being “a politically correct distraction, an issue of morality and social justice” and transforming it in a central notion for … Read more