Archives: Business Book Review

Smartcuts – Book Review

11 commentsSeptember 13, 2014

You’ll probably see the new book Smartcuts everywhere over the next couple of weeks. When you see it, pick up a copy. It’s an extremely solid book and one of the best I’ve read in awhile. The book “analyzes the lives of people and companies that do incredible things in implausibly short time.”

Shane Snow, the author and a friend, provides lessons from ancient history and recent years that show the “smartcuts” that the best use to achieve lasting success faster. Combined, these lessons [...]

If You Don’t Like Your Life, Change It! – Book Review

4 commentsJune 28, 2014

I recently picked up Yehuda Berg’s new book If You Don’t Like Your Life, Change It! Instead of writing up a summary or a regular review, I want to share some of the insights I picked up as I read it. Enjoy!

The size of greatness inside of you is measure by the challenges you overcome.

If you have problems with a co-worker for example, what lesson is that unpleasant colleague here to teach [...]

Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It – Book Review

10 commentsMay 24, 2014

Gary Taubes reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century—none more damaging or misguided than the “calories-in, calories-out” model of why we get fat—and the good science that has been ignored. He also answers the most persistent questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid?

Here are a few of the nuggets I pulled from my reading of [...]

Small Giants by Bo Burlingham — Book Review

8 commentsApril 28, 2014

A few months ago, I picked up the book Small Giants by Bo Burlingham. The book is the best I’ve read this year and is a fascinating read for anyone with a side business, a start-up, or a small business.

For many companies, the only priority is the near-constant pressure to grow bigger, make more money, and crush competitors. Bo shows and tells the stories of companies spearheading an alternate movement to build businesses that are sustainable both in revenue, happiness, or another priority that [...]