Tag: CSP Book Blog

Need to manage your manager?

Have you experienced poor management at some point in your career? By Mo Waja (October 25, 2019) Bedtime Stories for Managers, Henry Mintzberg, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, February 5, 2019, 200 pp. $21.78 Bedtime Stories for Managers is enjoyable collection of insights and anecdotes from Henry Mintzberg, a clear thought leader from the get-go. With a refreshingly conversational tone, Mintzberg tackles the idea of management with a…

Climate Change Edition: The high cost of “disaster capitalism”

by Katherine Verhagen Rodis (October 10, 2019) The Geography of Risk: Epic Storms, Rising Seas, and the Cost of America’s Coasts by Gilbert M. Gaul, Sarah Crichton Books, September 3, 2019, 304 pp, $38.00  Tropical storms are increasing in their intensity, causing more devastation in their path. Gilbert M. Gaul, in his recent book, The Geography of Risk (2019), stresses that “Many of the hurricanes…

Climate Change Edition: The Reality of Climate Anxiety

By Juniper Locilento (October 7, 2019) The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells, Tim Duggan Books (Feb. 19 2019), February 19, 2019, 320 pp, $30.90 Climate anxiety is real.  As I’ve been reading David Wallace-Wells’ The Uninhabitable Earth these past few weeks, I found myself falling into a funk, questioning all of my individual choices and wondering about their implications. I had been looking forward to this book because I wanted context for…

Indigenous Non-Fiction: We Have a History

This Place is a hearty place, an artful place, full of resonant emotion.    This Place: 150 Years Retold, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell, et al., Forward by Alicia Elliott, Highwater Press, May 17, 2019, 296 pp. $36.00 This Place: 150 Years Retold begins in 1867, the year Canada was created and “the moment colonialism started to creep against this land,” writes award-winning author,…

Podcasting? Grant writing? Here are guides to both.

A proper guide to starting a podcast—friendly, but stern   By Cindy Wagman (September 26, 2019) So You Want to Start a Podcast: Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Story, and Building a Community That Will Listen by Kristen Meinzer, William Morrow, August 6, 2019, 224 pp, $22.69 Podcasting seems to be on the tip of everyone’s lips these days. With good reason—podcasting is a great way to…

Are you managing? Two of the season’s best titles will get you to a resounding yes.

A non-profit management boot camp in a book By Sharon Broughton (September 20, 2019) Nonprofit Management 101:  A complete and practical guide for leaders and professionals – 2nd edition, Edited by Darian Rodriguez Heyman and Laila Brenner, Wiley, August 30, 2019, 576 pp, $41.58 Described as “essential resources, tools and hard-earned wisdom from 55 leading experts,” this 576 page tome is non-profit management boot camp…

Jesse’s Thistle’s “From the Ashes” climbs up the bestseller list

We are so thrilled that Jesse Thistle’s memoir From the Ashes is catching Canada by storm. In case you missed it, here is Sharon Broughton’s compelling review, originally published on August 15, 2019. (Gail Picco-Editor) A story about the essential connection of culture and heritage to wellbeing and self-esteem Reviewed by Sharon Broughton (First published August 15, 2019) From the Ashes: My…

How we know what we know

Happy September!  Class is now in session. This week, we’ve picked three books that were written to give us the analysis we need to make sense out of the crazy talk that seems to have enveloped our world. In her look at Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know, Maryann Kerr takes us…

Two page-turning summer reads

This week we’re bringing you two great summer reads that will have you riveted to the page. Mistakes We Run With by the brilliant Canadian author Yasuko Thanh is reviewed by Katherine Verhagen Rodis. And I take a look at Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land with a foreward by Barbara Ehrenreich. Both books are memoirs by women…