Book Review: The Arsenal of Democracy

The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War - By A.J. Baime 364 pages, published by Mariner Press September 2015; softcover $14.95; E-read edition $9.95 Reviewed by Chris Wendel In a nutshell: The background story of the U.S. auto industry’s role...

Book Review: The Gig Economy

The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want by Diane Mulcahy 240 pages, published Nov. 8, 2016, AMACOM Press Hardcover $22, e-read edition $10.95 In a nutshell: Diversifying into several job skills doesn’t just protect one from unemployment, it also...

The Heart and the Sword: An Entrepreneur’s Fable

How Thriving Leaders Can Make an Exponential Impact on This World By Vance Brown and John Brolin Published Feb. 25, 2018, We Happy Few, Inc., 138 pages Paperback: $12.99, E-read version: $9.95 In a nutshell: The frustrated owner of a growing tech company learns how to balance his passion...

Book review: “When: The Scientific Secrets of Good Timing”

by Daniel Pink Published January 2018; Riverhead Books; 268 pages Hardcover $20; softcover $18; ebook $15; audiobook $22 In a nutshell: When answering the great questions of our lives, we gravitate toward the word why. Bestselling author Daniel Pink instead shows that when things happen has a lot...

Book Review: “Soar!” Build Your Vision from the Ground Up

By T.D. Jakes Published October 2017; FaithWords; 247 pages Hardcover $16; softcover $11; e-book $13; audiobook $13 In a nutshell: Nationally acclaimed pastor, author, and innovator T.D Jakes gives an inspirational overview of the steps needed to start and run a successful business. Who’s it for: Anyone who has...

“Janesville: An American Story”

by Amy Goldstein Published April 2017, Simon & Schuster, 369 pages Hardcover $27, softcover $10, ebook edition $12 In a nutshell: In an all too familiar refrain, a Midwestern town struggles to find itself after losing its major employer. Who’s it for? General audiences; those involved in economic or...

Dollars and Sense: How we Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter

By Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler Published Nov. 7, 2017, Harper Collins Publishers, 288 Pages Reviewed by Chris Wendel Hardcover $28; softcover $16; e-book edition $15 In a nutshell: All buying decisions are emotional decisions. The new book “Dollars and Sense” explains how our buying choices are impacted by...