• August 25, 2021

    Surviving the Business Storm Cycle: Book Review

    Surviving the Business Storm Cycle: Book Review Things get so busy you can barely keep up (dodgeball), then things slow down (baseball), and you wonder what you did wrong. There were many nice summaries of the business cycle, very clearly stated and with examples. Mr. Hopson describes this cycle as the Tornado, where you have […]

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  • August 11, 2021

    Fewer, Richer, Greener: Book Review

    Fewer, Richer, Greener by Laurence Siegel Our earth has problems and we haven’t been the best of stewards all the time. We’ve made progress in taking care of our earth and its resources, but there’s more to do, pressing problems that need attention and solutions. Having said that, we have a lot to be thankful […]

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  • August 04, 2021

    Mission Drift: Book Review

    Mission Drift: Book Review Although this book is focused on the Mission of non-profit organizations, specifically those grounded in Christian principles, there is a direct line to any business. Who are you? What do you stand for? How do you maintain that focus, now and in the future? In addition, many business owners are also […]

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  • June 30, 2021

    Book Review: Conscious Capitalism

    Book Review: Conscious Capitalism I love the opening—a young man, living in a commune, believing business is the enemy. Seeking to change the world, John Mackey and his friend decide to open a store focused on healthy food and a higher purpose. Then they found themselves in a difficult spot. As the business started taking […]

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  • March 24, 2021

    The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Book Review

    How many times have you found yourself excited to roll out a new work flow, new module or program, then watched the day-to-day take over and the great change fizzle out? It’s discouraging. This book hits this scenario head on. It’s human nature and the ‘whirlwind’ of getting work done can’t be ignored. But they […]

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  • February 10, 2021

    Bridging the Soft Skills Gap – Book Review

    Bridging the Soft Skills Gap – Book Review I find this title irritating, mostly because it implies that I’m responsible to teach the ‘soft skills’ if I expect them from our staff. But if I grew up with them, what’s changed? Well, Mr. Tulgan starts with this question, and answers it pretty well. As each […]

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  • February 03, 2021

    The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster – Book Review

    Entrepreneur Roller Coaster Book Review We’ve been in business 35 years and have seen many changes and lived through several economies. I thought this might be about startups, but it’s not. This stuff applies right now! In addition to many stories, Mr. Hardy talks through the thrilling ride of being in business for yourself—both sides […]

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  • January 27, 2021

    They Can’t Eat You; Book Review

    They Can’t Eat You Book Review I guess I’ve been off my game in recent months. I thought I was in pretty good spirits, keeping some kind of ‘normal’ at our office for us and clients. Then I started this book and realized I’ve been in a daze! Ideas started flowing and I felt a […]

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  • January 06, 2021

    How We Love: Book Review

    How We Love: Book Review As business owners and managers, we work hard all day and strive to do our best. But at some point, we go home to our families. This book is focused on our relationship with our spouse, although these ‘styles’ play out in our other family relationships, too. While looking back […]

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  • December 15, 2020

    Extreme Ownership: Book Review

    In recounting their intense missions in the US effort to re-take Ar Ramadi, Iraq, these two NAVY SEAL leaders weave together their intense SEAL training with the lessons that brought them success in these difficult venues. They share their experiences with their teams, leadership successes and failures, and the ownership concept. The format keeps the […]

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