My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future

By Indra Nooyi Reviewed by Chris Wendel How someone works their way to the top of the corporate ladder usually makes for an interesting storyline. Add in the perspective of a woman who immigrated to the United States to eventually become one of world’s most powerful business...

Built to Fail: The Inside Story of Blockbuster’s Inevitable Bust

By Alan Payne Reviewed by Chris Wendel Alan Payne has an axe to grind. During the heyday of the video rental era, Payne operated perhaps the most successful Blockbuster Video franchise chain in the U.S. Unlike Blockbuster’s corporate owned stores, Payne had the autonomy to make many...

Book Review: How to Change

Reviewed by Chris Wendel In a world where self-improvement messages come at us constantly, a book labeled “How to Change” might need more than a simple title to stand out. Fortunately, behavioral economist Katy Milkman uses motivating, well-researched approaches for working through the challenges that can...

Book Review: A World Without Email

Reviewed by Chris Wendel Those old enough to remember the early days of email may recall when the work days didn’t revolve around reacting to a back and forth volley of online messages. The original intention of email was to send written memos that expedited communication....

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

By Adam Grant/Reviewed by Chris Wendel Knowing where to look for the book “Think Again” by Adam Grant in my local bookstore presented me with a challenge: Which section of the store would I find it? Part business, part self-help, part science; this nebulous category likes...