Steve Pollack Book Review | Who Gets What—and Why by Alvin E. Roth

Nobel prize winning economist Alvin E. Roth’s book Who Gets What – and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design is a thorough and accessible exploration of how we get the many things we choose in life that also must choose us. The author asserts that the various matchmaking processes through which these Read this Article »

Steve Pollack Book Review | Loonshots by Safi Bahcall

Safi Bahcall, the author of Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries, is a second-generation physicist (the son of two astrophysicists) and a biotech entrepreneur. The title of his book “Loonshots” is a play on the term “moonshot” which can be defined as: The launching of a Read this Article »

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During these challenging times, I hope that you and your family remain healthy and optimistic about what the future holds. Over the past several weeks we have all witnessed unprecedented events in our nation and in our local communities--and we have also found unprecedented opportunities to live our core values. Here at Anchor, we are Read this Article »

Steve Pollack Book Review | Conformity by Cass Sunstein

In his book Conformity, Cass Sunstein explores a topic that is as old as humanity itself. The author presents two main ideas as the central theme of his exploration: The actions and statements of other people provide you with information about what is true and right The actions and statements of other people tell you Read this Article »

Steve Pollack Book Review | Brave New Work by Aaron Dignan

Breve New Work Book Review  Brave New Work’s author Aaron Dignan is the founder of “The Ready,” an organization design and transformation firm that has helped major companies like Johnson & Johnson, Charles Schwab, Kaplan, Microsoft, and many others change the way they work. If you have ever studied organizational change, you know that overhauling Read this Article »

Steve Pollack Book Review | Give and Take by Adam Grant

Give and Take by Adam Grant Book Review In the book Give and Take by Adam Grant the author,  a Harvard graduate with a Ph.D. in organizational psychology, lays out his thoroughly researched premise that people differ dramatically from one another in their preferences for reciprocity – that is, in their desired mix of taking Read this Article »

Steve Pollack Book Review | Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday

"That quiet feels so unnatural is a sign of its importance. Seize it. We can’t be afraid of silence, as it has much to teach us. Seek it." - Ryan Holiday, Stillness is the Key   Following up on his two ancient wisdom bestsellers The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, in Read this Article »

Steve Pollack Book Review | the dip by Seth Godin

“Quitting is not the same as failing” -Seth Godin   The premise of this excellent book by author and entrepreneur Seth Godin, is that with any important endeavor you are attempting, at some point things are going to become so challenging you will ultimately face the decision to stick it out or quit. That critical Read this Article »

Steve Pollack Book Review: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg: Book Review In The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg explores the neurological and behavioral science and the psychological reward mechanisms that form and reinforce our everyday habits.  Duhigg presents meaningful examples and useful advice for how to apply the science behind habit to increase willpower and transform our decision-making, but The Power Read this Article »

Steve Pollack | Why?: What Makes Us Curious by Mario Livio Book Review

Why?: What Makes Us Curious by Mario Livio : Book Review The author of Why?: What Makes Us Curious, Mario Livio, worked as an astrophysicist for over 20 years at the Space Telescope Science Institute — home of the Hubble Space Telescope. Livio has published more than 400 scientific articles and authored seven books on Read this Article »