Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

By Brene´Brown Reviewed by Chris Wendel 260 pages, Random House, Oct. 2018, Hardcover $20 In a Nutshell: In the latest of her bestselling books, research professor, author and speaker Brené Brown takes on the issue of vulnerability that prevents us from leading our companies, groups and families. Who’s it for?...

Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most

By Steven Johnson Reviewed by Chris Wendel 256 pages; published by Riverhead Books; September 2018 Hardcover $28, softcover $20, e-read edition $13, audio book version $15 In a nutshell: Complex decisions seldom come with a road map or text book. Writer Stephen Johnson studied the imperfect science of decision-making...

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups

By Daniel Coyle Reviewed by Chris Wendel 304 pages; published by Bantam Books, January 2018. Hardcover $28; softcover $14.95; E-read edition $13.95; audio book version $14.95 In a nutshell: Virtual office places and technology have drastically changed the modern workplace. With this in mind, how do groups work best...

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...