Category: Book Reviews

Our take on the the books we’re reading.

June 5, 2015

Cydcor Reviews Leaders Eat Last

About Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek The world today contains many people who do not feel fulfilled or valued in their job. Fortunately, there are many great leaders who are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. While traveling the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams have built a great deal of trust, so much that they would put their lives on the line for each other. He also noticed […]

May 29, 2015

Cydcor Reviews ‘In Search of Excellence’

About In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr. First published in 1982, In Search of Excellence is one of the best selling business books of all time, selling nearly 3 millions copies in its first four years. The book continues to be influential for business professionals and is considered a classic. In this book, Peters and Waterman, Jr. explore the science and art used by the management of some […]

May 22, 2015

Cydcor Reviews ‘Competitive Advantage’

About Competitive Advantages: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance by Michael E. Porter This book looks in-depth at the foundations of building a competitive advantage over the business competition. Competitive Advantage introduces a new way of thinking about what a company does. Porter shows how competitive advantage can be found through the efforts of the company, but also the efforts of the company’s customers. Competitive Advantage also provides the tools to build a strategy that works and set yourself apart from […]

May 14, 2015

Cydcor Reviews Winning: The Ultimate Business How-To Book

Since retiring from General Electric in 2001, Jack Welch has stayed busy. Welch led the company for forty years, challenging the competition and learning the best ways to run a large company successfully. With Winning, Welch has written the bible of business, examining the answers to the most difficult challenges people run into on the job and in their personal lives. Welch’s words speak to people at every level of business, no matter the size of the company or the […]

May 8, 2015

Cydcor Reviews ‘Built to Last’

About Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins & Jerry I. Porras Exploring and comparing eighteen exceptional companies to discover what stands out, Built to Last offers an insightful look into what it means to be a visionary company. The book strives to answer the question of what truly makes companies exceptional and different from the competition—in particular, what one element is key. Acting as handbook for leaders and visionaries, the book strives to put a […]

May 1, 2015

Managing Company Pages on Social Media

Cydcor here, for all your business, sales, and leadership advice! The amount of companies and brands on social media continues to grow. A large part of reaching an online audience requires excellent social media skills, and companies only hire the best to represent their online interests. The following are a few tips to remember when managing a company profile on social media, and how you can grow your company page into something bigger and noteworthy. Consistency is Key Posting on […]

Cydcor Reviews ‘Business Model Generation’

About Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur Business Model Generation features powerful strategic tools and ideas to change up a business’s model and plan for whatever tomorrow brings. Whenever an organization needs to adapt to a new market, a strategy that is different than anything before is key. Acting as handbook for leaders and visionaries, the book strives to put a new spin on outdated business models. It also […]

April 24, 2015

Cydcor Reviews ‘The Effective Executive’

About The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker If you’ve ever wondered what it truly means to be an effective executive, this is the book for you.  Drucker states that the measure of an executive is their ability “to get things done.” This is a book that was written nearly forty years ago, but many of the principles of decision-making are still relevant today. Effectiveness isn’t something you’re born with. Every […]

April 23, 2015

Best Business Books So Far in 2015

As the halfway mark for 2015 approaches, it’s time to reflect on the best business books that have been released so far this year! For more business book recommendations, check out Cydcor Reviews! Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis Bold is an exciting how-to guide on creating wealth while still having a positive effect on lives around the world. The book is divided into three parts: part one is about technology […]

April 17, 2015

Toxic Employee Traits That Can Slow Progress

Most people will find themselves from time-to-time not performing up to their potential. It’s usually one or two things holding them back, and with the right coaching and mentoring, they can correct their flaws. When finding these types of toxic employee traits, it’s important to realize they can be fixed. Office leaders must work with their team to get rid of these flaws and improve on overall performance. A team that focuses on ridding themselves of the following toxic employee […]