Chaos for Breakfast by Robert A. Hall

Most “management” books focus on working in for-profit companies. By contrast, this was the first book I’ve read that specifically addressed non-profit organizations. There was some of the usual stuff about working with managers and employees. But there were also sections on working with volunteers (as opposed to employees), working in mixed employee+volunteer settings, fund-raising, […]

Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande

Short summary: I loved this book. I’ve read it end-to-end twice, and dipped back into specific sections a few times since. While the book is written by a surgeon, and naturally focuses on medical situations, he does so in a style that is totally readable by everyone, and on topics that I think are important […]