Category Archives: Teacher’s Reference Guides

John H. Patterson: Pioneer in Industrial Welfare by John H. Patterson, Samuel Crowther

Like my write-up on Henry Ford and some of my other “teacher’s reference guides“, I got so much out of Pioneer in Industrial Welfare that I wanted to create a more formal write-up. As always, I have attempted to put together something which is (hopefully) a manageable, actionable and digestible introduction to Patterson’s thinking and business philosophy.

On John H. Patterson

 

 

*The vast majority of the content is from the books and not my own words. I’ve simply distilled, compiled, and added a few notes.

On Andrew Carnegie

This teacher’s reference guide is a bit unique in that it was only one book rather than several but I enjoyed it so much and got so much out of it that I wanted to make a more formal write-up. As always, I have attempted to put together something which is (hopefully) a manageable, actionable and digestible introduction to Carnegie’s background, and life/business philosophy.

On Andrew Carnegie

 

*The vast majority of the content is from the books and not my own words. I’ve simply distilled, compiled, and added a few notes.

My Life and Work by Henry Ford

This teacher’s reference guide is a bit unique in that it was only one book rather than several but I enjoyed it so much and got so much out of it that I wanted to make a more formal write-up. As always, I have attempted to put together something which is (hopefully) a manageable, actionable and digestible introduction to Ford’s thinking and business philosophy.

On Henry Ford

 

*The vast majority of the content is from the books and not my own words. I’ve simply distilled, compiled, and added a few notes.

On Paul Graham

I spent a couple months carefully reading and digesting Paul Graham’s essays and have attempted to make a distilled “teacher’s reference guide” which (hopefully) offers an actionable and informative introduction to his powerful and wide-ranging essays.

On Paul Graham

 

*The vast majority of the content is from Paul’s essays and not my own words. I’ve simply distilled, compiled, and added a few notes.

On Platforms

I spent a couple months reading deliberately on platforms and have attempted to make a distilled “teacher’s reference guide” or cheat sheet which (hopefully) describes this powerful concept and their growing importance in today’s economy in a fun, clear and concise manner.

On Platforms

 

*The vast majority of the content is from the books and not my own words. I’ve simply distilled, compiled, and added a few notes. This is clearly my amateur attempt which I’m sure has many points that experts would refute or disapprove of. Please reach out with any suggestions as I plan to iterate and improve this document over time.

On Bruce Lee

I spent a couple months reading deliberately on Bruce Lee and have attempted to make a distilled “teacher’s reference guide” or cheat sheet which (hopefully) describes the man, his philosophy and contributions to acting and the martial arts in a clear, effective and concise manner. His commitment to honest self-expression, continuous improvement and deep, independent and multi-disciplinary thinking is amazing to me and I hope this comes across!

On Bruce Lee

 

*The vast majority of the content is from the books and not my own words. I’ve simply distilled, compiled, and added a few notes. This is clearly my amateur attempt which I’m sure has many points that experts would refute or disapprove of. Please reach out with any suggestions as I plan to iterate and improve this document over time.

On Disney

I spent a couple months reading deliberately on Walt Disney and have attempted to make a distilled “teacher’s reference guide” or cheat sheet which (hopefully) describes the man and his inspiring company in a fun, clear and concise manner. His leadership and vision is legendary and I hope this comes across!

On Disney

 

*The vast majority of the content is from the books and not my own words. I’ve simply distilled, compiled, and added a few notes.

On Complexity

I spent a couple months reading deliberately on complexity and its many off-shoots and applications. After summarizing the books I read and wrangling with the concepts for some time, I have attempted to make a distilled “teacher’s reference guide” or cheat sheet which (hopefully) describes the key terms and ideas in a clear, concise and applicable manner.

On Complexity

 

*The vast majority of the content is from the books and not my own words. I’ve simply distilled, compiled, and added a few notes. This is clearly my amateur attempt which I’m sure has many points that experts would refute or disapprove of. Please reach out with any suggestions as I plan to iterate and improve this document over time.

Men and Rubber: The Story of Business by Harvey S. Firestone, Samuel Crowther

This teacher’s reference guide is a bit unique in that it was only one book rather than several but I enjoyed it so much and got so much out of it that I wanted to create a more formal write-up. As always, I have attempted to put together something which is (hopefully) a manageable, actionable, and digestible introduction to Firestone’s thinking and business philosophy.

 

On Harvey S. Firestone

 

*The vast majority of the content is from the books and not my own words. I’ve simply distilled, compiled, and added a few notes.