Post Corona – From Crisis to Opportunity

By Scott Galloway; reviewed by Chris Wendel Published by Portfolio/Penguin Books, 255 pages, Nov. 2020 In a Nutshell: “Post Corona” takes stock of the flaws in our economic system while charting the course recent upheaval will take us next. Author’s Quote: “There are decades where nothing happens, and...

Book Review: The Secret Life of Groceries

The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket - By Benjamin Lorr. Published by Avery Press; 336 pages; September 2020 Reviewed by Chris Wendel In a nutshell: The evolution of the American grocery store experience is explained by detailing the complicated paths food takes getting there...

The Growing Season: How I Built a New Life — and Saved an American Farm

[caption id="attachment_57099" align="alignleft" width="192"] Published by Ballantine Books, 2019; 251 pages, $27[/caption] Reviewed by Chris Wendel Is entrepreneurial success more luck or hard work?  I couldn’t help but wonder how Sarah Frey, the founder of the large Frey Farms, would answer such a question. In her memoir...

The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness

[caption id="attachment_56385" align="alignleft" width="162"] 256 pages; published by HarperOne, 2017[/caption] Reviewed by Chris Wendel In a nutshell: Most standards used to measure success are based on how we stack up against the average. Researcher and author Todd Rose explains why this is wrong and suggests what we can...

The Soul of an Entrepreneur: Work and Life Beyond the Startup Myth

By David Sax Published by Hatchett Book Group, April 21, 2020; 320 pages; hardcover, $28 Reviewed by Chris Wendel In a nutshell: The way entrepreneurship is viewed in today’s popular culture and what is really happening in the world are two different things. Who's it for? Broad audiences. Author’s note: “When I...

Book Review: Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results - An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. By James Clear; published by Avery Publishing Group, October 16, 2019. 320 pages. Hardcover $27 Reviewed by Chris Wendel In a nutshell: Author James Clear combines behavioral science...