Alumni Bookshelf

 

The Running Life

Michael Dove, BA 68, MBA 70, and Donald Buraglio

 

Michael Dove, BA 68, MBA 70, retired in 2005 after a 35-year career in management information systems, but he didn't stop running. Dove, one of the best U.S. masters runners in the over-40 age group, has been co-writing a twice-monthly column on running and fitness in the Monterey Herald for the past six years with his running buddy Donald Buraglio. They decided to turn their best columns into a book, and The Running Life was born. Written in a friendly, conversational tone, their 98 columns have covered everything from sex to finding happiness—all offering a look at life from a runner's perspective. Their book also includes a section on the Big Sur International Marathon. Dove, whose father and son also went to Cal, serves on the Big Sur Marathon's board of directors.

 

 

 

Leading Change in a Web 2.1 World

Jackson Nickerson, MBA 90, PhD 97

 

Imagine telling your boss that a department reorganization is wrong-headed via a secured anonymous email and he responds to your concern in a video message to everyone in the company. Fiction? No, it's "ChangeCasting," a term Jackson Nickerson, MBA 90, PhD 97, coined to describe a new web-based approach to communication. In his new book, Nickerson, the Frahm Family Professor of Organization and Strategy at Washington University in St. Louis' Olin Business School, explains how ChangeCasting is a powerful way that CEOs and managers can harness video to lead and accelerate change within their businesses. The idea behind ChangeCasting: create a two-way street between the corner office and employees at every level of an organization via frequent and focused brief video messages from the CEO and secure, anonymous email feedback from employees. Nickerson, who wrote his how-to guide with busy managers in mind, provides examples from several companies who have integrated ChangeCasting into their management process.

 

 

 

Rare View San Francisco

Tushar Routh, MBA 05

 

Tushar Routh, MBA 05, calls his first book a 148-page "photographic documentary" of San Francisco and the Bay Area. His rich color and blackand- white images document the good, the beautiful, and the ugly of San Francisco and its surrounding area in seven distinct chapters. With its first image of the Golden Gate Bridge—taken from a unique perspective looking upward—the book begins with landscapes and then moves on to architectural images, culture, and lifestyle. It ends with a chapter titled "Departures," featuring demolition and memorials. The images include classic Victorians in black and white, close-up shots of white magnolias at Golden Gate Park, and City Hall illuminated red at night. There is also homelessness, tattoos, and decay. To survive as art, Routh says, photography must evolve from a single shot to a multifaceted story. His photography tells the story of San Francisco.