Soundview Executive Book Summaries


Predict the Unpredictable

You’d think after a long day of reading and summarizing the best business books the last thing I’d want to do with my free time is read. What can I say? It’s a passion and I’m blessed that I’m able to work in a field I enjoy. Of course, when the working day is over, I like to relax with a novel or the occasional biography. Any book lover (I believe the clinical term is bibliophile) will tell you that one of their greatest joys is wandering through a used bookstore for hours, pulling random titles from the shelves or discovering a hidden treasure among the stacks. I was delighted to see one of my favorite establishments profiled in The New York Times but sad to hear that it may be changing hands.

As The Times article indicates, the world of the independent bookseller has been somewhat gloomy in the era of Amazon.com. However, the shop profiled in the article has enjoyed a rare amount of success over the past several years. This quality, the ability to have success in a time when there are no guarantees, is the subject of a new summary from Soundview. Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times: How to Win in Any Environment is written by management legend Stephen R. Covey and co-author Bob Whitman. This excellent book offers a look into why some companies are able to weather any storm and perform with consistency. With so  many companies rethinking every step of how they do business, Covey and Whitman provide much needed guidance to finding stability and success. 

Before you go out browsing for your next read, check out our summary of Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times: How to Win in Any Environment.

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