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Book Review: Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinders

Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinders By Jim Clifton 176 Pages, Gallup Press (September, 30, 2014 Hardcover – $21.95, eBook edition – $16.49 Reviewed by Chris Wendel In a Nutshell – We go to great lengths to find our musical prodigies and five star athletes. … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Hatching Twitter”

Hatching Twitter A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal Written By Nick Bilton 2013, Portfolio Trade, 320 pages Hardcover $17.00, eRead version $7.99 Reviewed by Chris Wendel Four out Five Stars Most of us have an image of … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Power of Habit”

The Power of Habit Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business By Charles Duhigg Random House; First edition (February 28, 2012) 4 ½ out of Stars Hardcover $28, Kindle or Nook Version $12.99 After one chapter, it’s … Continue reading

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Do Mobile Food Businesses Drive Economic Development? Ahhh, Yeah…

By Chris Wendel The city of Traverse City has some decisions to make regarding mobile food businesses (both food trucks and food carts). At first blush it’s easy to assume that mobile food entrepreneurs negatively impact established restaurants, but there … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Like a Virgin” by Richard Branson

Secrets They Don’t Teach You At Business School Published September 25, 2012 352 Pages Softcover – $16.00 Kindle Version – $9.99 Four out of Five Stars Sir Richard Branson, the internationally famous entrepreneur, adventurer, and self-proclaimed icon has the distinction … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Slice of the Pie, How to Build a Big Little Business

A Slice of the Pie, How to Build a Big Little Business By Nick Sarillo Reviewed by Chris Wendel Running a restaurant is believed to be one of the most difficult feats for a business owner.      So, imagine managing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Good Boss, Bad Boss

Good Boss, Bad Boss How to Be the Best…and Learn from the Worst by Robert I. Sutton Reviewed by Chris Wendel 340 pages Softcover, $16.99 Kindle Version, $9.99   Four out of Five Stars   Tommy Lasorda the baseball successful … Continue reading

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