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13/01/14

American Turnaround – Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA

After working for AT&T for 44 years, the author found himself with an invitation from the White House to become the chairman of General Motors and help it turn away from his bankruptcy path. ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

28/12/13

Thinking Fast and Slow

Outstanding work from Economics Nobel Prize Laureate Daniel Kahneman, on thinking process and how we miss the logic of things in our everyday decision making. The author uses the concept of two ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

14/12/13

The Science of Fear – Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn’t — and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger

The terrorist attacks of 9/11/11 are the perfect example of how fear can put ourselves in greater danger. After seeing the airplanes hitting the World Trade Center on the TV, people decided that ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

08/11/13

Speaking at CEO National Conference 2013 – Technology and Startups

Last Friday (November 1st) I spoke at the CEO National Conference about how to properly leverage technology in a startup. The event happened at the McCormick Place, and it was pretty fun! I ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

25/09/13

Reality Check – The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition

This book is surprisingly entertaining, and covers pretty much everything you need to deal with a startup. It covers pretty much all the way from inception of the idea, going through raising ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

17/08/13

The Innovator’s Solution – Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

This book’s message could be easily summarized by saying that there are only two kinds of companies: the ones that disrupts, and the ones that are being disrupted. There is no middle ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

12/08/13

The Post-American World – Release 2.0

The title may lead you to think that the author is going to picture a pretty chaotic picture for USA in the next decade. Not true. In fact, it talks a lot more about the balancing out of power ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

02/08/13

Parkinson’s Law

Quick and easy read. This book is short but full of pearls. Published in 1957, but still very much current when it comes to predicting, understanding, and managing human beings. One of this ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

12/07/13

Decisive – How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

About 5 years ago, I had the chance of attending to one of the Heath brothers presentations, while at the Creativity World Forum 2008, in Antwerp. I loved their simplified approach to hacking ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

06/07/13

The Long Tail – Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More

Even if you don’t plan to read it, you can’t get away without understanding the phenomenon described by Chris Andersen in his book The Long Tail and expect to thrive in the age of the ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

10/06/13

Wikinomics – How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

You know when a book is outdated when it mentions MySpace as the leading Social Network, and makes short references to Facebook. This book was once very relevant, but now it is so outdated that I ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

04/06/13

Reviewing The 21st Century Economy – A Beginner’s Guide

If you’re that kind that often feels lost at lunch time when people begin talking about economy, the various indexes and acronyms, and economics theory this is the book to ease your pain. ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

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