Book Review: The Gen Z Effect

By Thomas Koulopoulos and Dan Keldsen Published by Bibliomotion, Nov. 11, 2014 256 pages, Hardcover $22.95, e-read addition $9.99 In a Nutshell - Throw away your biases about the generational differences in the workplace. With evolving technology and demographics, all of us will soon be working in a...

Book Review – Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business

By Paul Downs 352 Pages, Blue Rider Press, 2015 Paperback: $16, e-Read version: $12.99 In a Nutshell – A year in the life of a furniture company owner who is more than candid about his failures and success. Who’s it for? – Those seeking to understand the true rigors...

Book Review: Endzone

Reviewed by Chris Wendel St. Martin’s Press, September 2015 Hardcover $27.99, E-read, $12.99 In a Nutshell – The business philosophy of profit and growth runs head first into tradition and longstanding customer expectations. Who’s it for? – Anyone associated with the University of Michigan. Although this is a sports-related...

Book Review: Do The KIND Thing

Do the KIND Thing Boundlessly, Work Purposely, Live Passionately By Daniel Lubetzky Ballantine Books, 2015 Hardcover $26, E-read $14, Audio $11 In a Nutshell – Hidden inside this unique autobiography is the recipe for building a major food company from scratch. Who’s it for? – Business owners, aspiring social...

Book Review: Die Empty, Unleash Your Best Work Everyday

In a nutshell – With its somewhat misleading title, “Die Empty” serves as a reminder of the importance of today. We won’t always have tomorrow to do our best work. Who’s it for? – Anyone trying to find solace in life by doing what they love...

Book Review: The Road to Character

Random House   321 pages    April 2015 Hardcover $28, eBook version $12   In a Nutshell – Nationally known writer and political pundit explores the subject of character along with profiles of others who have demonstrated tremendous virtue. Who’s it for? – The overworked and overachieving who are seeking meaning...

Book Review: Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder by Jim Clifton

176 pgs. Hardcover $21.95, eBook edition $16.49 In a Nutshell – We go to great lengths to find our musical prodigies and five-star athletes. Why not do the same for those with the best chances to grow a successful business? Who’s it for? – Aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners,...

Book Review: The Marshmallow Test, Mastering Self Control

336 pages 2014 Hardcover $29, eBook $15   The Skim Premise – A simple test determines so much. Is there hope for those of us that flunk it? Audience – Anyone who simply wants more self discipline. Author's Own Words – “In order to understand self-control, and the ability to delay gratification,...