Book Reviews

Your Gut Check Moment. A Book Review of Young Guns

I’ve definitely slowed up on reading business books, but Young Guns: The Fearless Entrepreneur’s Guide to Chasing Your Dreams and Breaking Out on Your Own by Robert Tuchman really caught my eye because it was geared towards young entrepreneurs. I breezed my way through it in about two nights, which is often the sign of a good book (I’m not afraid to put a book down that sucks and never pick it up again…why waste your time right?). I think there are two types of… Continue reading


Productive Napping

In my quest to become healthy, happy, and productive, I’ve become fascinated with sleep over the past few years.   I always exercise regularly and for the most part I eat very healthy, but a good nights sleep eluded me for a long time.  The problem started in high school where I routinely got less sleep than I needed, and then just sort of continued into college and the workforce.  Like most of us, being sleep deprived became the norm. However, since I started working… Continue reading


Entrepreneurial Book Review Bonanza

This Summer I’ve read five books that I have intended to review on this blog.  Other than writing the review for bounce! I’ve managed to neglect the rest.  Call it laziness…or better yet call it prioritizing, since book reviews do take some time and lately my time is better spent growing our business.  Regardless of the reason, the other four books have been sitting on my desk screaming “review me” for at least the past month.  I’ve come to the conclusion that if I haven’t… Continue reading


Book Review: bounce! – Failure, Resiliancy, and Confidence to Achieve Your Next Great Success

Back in 2006 when I reviewed Barry Moltz’s first book, You Need to Be a Little Crazy: The Truth About Starting and Growing Your Busines, I said the following: I often say how much I love unique blogs. Well, the same goes for books. Most entrepreneurial books paint pretty pictures of the fantasy land of running a business, which we all know is far from the truth. When I was handed a copy of You Need to Be a Little Crazy: The Truth About Starting… Continue reading


Book Review: Stall Points

Virtually all corporations stagnate at some point in their lifetime, and their stall typically follows the period of their highest growth.  Why? That’s the question that Matthew Olson and Derek Van Bever of the Corporate Executive Board attempt to answer.  I’m going to cut to the chase on this one so I can get to the good stuff: This is an absolutely exhaustive study of over 600 companies, on par in level of depth with Good to Great. Because of how exhaustive it is, I… Continue reading


Book Review: Internet Riches – The Simple Money-Making Secrets of Online Millionaires

I’m lucky enough to have somehow gotten on the American Management Association’s list of bloggers to send advanced copies of books to. I’d say I get around ten requests a year from the AMA and other organizations asking me to review their books. While always flattered, I’ve been saying no more and more recently because of my last experience. But when the AMA contacted me with a book entitled Internet Riches I had to say yes. My initial thought was “this is going to be… Continue reading


What I Read

In this day and age there’s an overload of information available to us without much effort to get it. If you’re not careful you can spend all day reading books and magazines and blogs, or watching YouTube, DVDs, and TV. Pretty soon the only thing you DO is consume and you forget to actually do anything yourself. The answer is certainly not to cut yourself off from the world. Business owner or not, the information available to us you can help improve the quality of… Continue reading


Some Creative Book PR

I’ve mentioned before that one of the cool things about having a blog that does a decent job ranking high in search engines is that every time a PR company is looking to hype up a new book and Joe Q PR-guy Google’s “entrepreneur blog” I show up. So I get quite a few inquiries and I gladly accept most of them (I mean, who wouldn’t want free books?). Joel Freeman was very accommodating and accessible when I got a copy of his book, but… Continue reading


Book Review: If Nobody Loves You Create The Demand

Every few months I’m contacted by an author/publicist and asked to review their new book. It’s one of my favorite perks about having a semi-popular entrepreneurship blog – they need book reviews so they send me a free book and I get the pleasure of reviewing it. I had one publisher tell me that my blog post generated more sales than their radio campaign, and I take great pride in that. Why am I telling you this? Because the most recent book – If Nobody… Continue reading