Home Back Issues March 2013 What I'm reading: Steve Smith

What I'm reading: Steve Smith

| Print |  Email
Articles - March 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013

 

Steve Smith, CEO of Tec Laboratories, tells us what he's reading.

0313 BOB WhatImReading SteveSmith 01

Assassination That Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard

“O’Reilly does a masterful job of recreating the tension of the last days of the Civil War and the buildup to Lincoln’s assassination by threading together historic documents into a page-turning whodunit.”

0313 BOB WhatImReading SteveSmith 02

Great by Choice by Jim Collins

“Jim Collins’ latest looks into the ‘black box’ of running a successful company by looking at novel facets of successful and enduring companies. I especially liked his comparing the conquest of the South Pole and the discipline the successful explorer had with his consistent ‘20-mile march.’”

0313 BOB WhatImReading SteveSmith 03

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

“Achor’s book came to my attention from my 11-year-old daughter’s school principal, who showed the DVD to her teachers and parents to help create a positive environment in their K-8 school. Achor is on the leading edge of positive psychology and its application in the corporate world.”

0313 BOB WhatImReading SteveSmith 04

The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators by Dyer, Gregersen et al.

“Innovator’s DNA identifies the five characteristics of great innovators, such as Steve Jobs and the founders of Google and PayPal. I really like this book and have eight on my desk to be handed out to my R&D team.”

0313 BOB WhatImReading SteveSmith 05

FLOW: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“An explanation of the neuroscience behind those moments when we lose track of time in something that interests and challenges us, known as ‘flow’ or ‘in the zone.’ The author helps identify those moments and what we can do to have more of them.”

 

 

 

More Articles

Powerlist: Meeting perspectives

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

A conversation about the event-planning industry with sales directors from McMenamins and the Portland Art Museum. 


Read more...

The 2014 List: The Top 33 Large Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014

100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


Read more...

The 2014 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon

News
Friday, February 28, 2014

100best14logo ThumbnailThe 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list was announced Thursday night at an awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center.


Read more...

Eking out a living

News
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
04.08.14 thumb ourtable-coopfarmsBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

It may be obvious, but most farmers don’t make a lot of money. According to preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census, 52% of America’s 2.1 million principal farm-operators don’t call farming their primary occupation. Farm cooperatives may offer a solution.


Read more...

Video: Kickstarting Oregon business

News
Thursday, March 27, 2014
02.04.14 Thumbnail VideoBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

Watch this OB Original Video about three Oregon companies and how crowd-funding "kickstarted" their business ideas.


Read more...

The more they change, the more they stay the same

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
100-best-collageBY BRANDON SAWYER

The 100 Best Companies get more creative with perks and more generous with benefits; employees seek empowering relations with management and coworkers.


Read more...

Green your workplace

News
Thursday, April 03, 2014
100Green14logo200oxBY OB STAFF

Learn how to green your workplace and lower your environmental footprint at the office. Oregon Business presents a two-hour "Greening Your Workplace" seminar on May 28th, 2014 at the Nines Hotel in Portland.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS