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

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 topics related to astronomy, mathematics, physics and neuroscience. In Why?: What …

Steve Pollack Book Review | Power Listening by Bernard T. Ferrari

In Power Listening: Mastering the Most Critical Business Skill of All, Bernard T. Ferrari  details the why and the how of becoming an expert listener. One of the best takeaways in Power Listening is Ferrari suggestion that a major key to good listening is being able to “develop a filing system in our heads, and …

Steve Pollack Book Review | Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Viktor E. Frankl, the author of Man's Search for Meaning, was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist who survived the Holocaust. Along with his wife Tilly, Frankl was deported by the Nazis to the Auschwitz extermination camps in 1944 . Tilly died at the Bergen-Belsen labor camp, though Frankl did not find this out until after …

Steve Pollack Book Review | The Leadership Mindset by Joe Calloway

The single most important factor in the success or failure of a business is the mindset of its leadership. Even more than strategy or tactics, it's how leaders think that ultimately makes the difference. – Joe Calloway As a  business leadership and management consultant, Joe Calloway’s lengthy client list represents a wide range of businesses of all sizes. His mega-successful …

Steve Pollack Book Review | Rebel Talent by Francesca Gino

“When we challenge ourselves to move beyond what we know and can do well, we rebel against the comfortable cocoon of the status quo, improving ourselves and positioning ourselves to contribute more to our partners, coworkers, and organizations” ― Francesca Gino The author of Rebel Talent, Francesca Gino, is a behavioral scientist and professor at …

Steve Pollack Book Review | The Passion Economy by Adam Davidson

Award-winning New Yorker staff writer and co-founder of NPR’s Planet Money podcast, Adam Davidson is a leading voice on issues related to  21st century business and the economic landscape. "The identification of your unique passion is the single most crucial and often the hardest part of embracing the passion economy " -Adam Davidson Davidson’s new book The Passion Economy: …

Steve Pollack Book Review | Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott

The title of this book, Fierce Conversations, might give you the impression that the author is advising you to stubbornly and aggressively argue your point to get ahead in life, but Fierce Conversations is not that at all. This excellent book is a primer on how to bring your authentic self to every conversation—and to …

Multi-Billion Dollar Hard Money Lender Born in a Spare Bedroom Office

In 2016, Anchor Loans became the first hard money lender in the nation to fund over $1 billion in loans to fix-and-flip investors in a single year. Anchor continues to lead the industry, providing over $1 billion in fix-and-flip financing every year since, with life-to-date fundings surpassing $7.8 billion (as of 12/2019). Multi-billion dollar hard money lender born …

@StevePollackCEO 2020 Year of Books “The Culture Code” by Daniel Coyle

"…the number-one job is to take care of each other. I didn’t always know that, but I know it now.” - Daniel Coyle Daniel Coyle spent four years studying the group dynamics of successful companies and teams to learn everything he could about what binds high-achieving organizations together—and what must exist in a healthy internal culture to …

@StevePollackCEO 2020 Year of Books: “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek

"Let us all choose to be the leaders we wish we had." -Simon Sinek Happy New Year! To kick off my @StevePollackCEO 2020 Year of Books, I am beginning with a review of this inspiring work of non-fiction by Simon Sinek, which I recently re-read due to the significant impact it had on me the first time …