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 ThorenAgile 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 BreithauptThis 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 changeYesterday 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 Like most people, we worked in outdated workplaces characterized by inertia, bureaucracy and a lack of motivation.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
- #MovemberI'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 SyedSome 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