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Book Review: The $100 Startup

Reinvent the way you make a living, do what you love, and create a new future By Chris Guillebeau Reviewed by Chris Wendel Hardcover: 304 pages, $23.00     Kindle Version: $11.99 Publisher: Crown Business (May 8, 2012) At first glance The $100 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ahead of the Curve, Two Years at Harvard Business School

Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Penguin Press Four Stars (out of five) Reviewed by Chris Wendel The allure of a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) attracts many, as both a catalyst for career advancement and a ticket to a lucrative career. The number … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Coming Jobs War

The Coming Jobs War: What every leader must know about the future of job creation Written by Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup, Reviewed by Chris Wendel “The global war for jobs will determine the leader of the free world and if … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Boring Meetings Suck”

Boring Meetings Suck Get more out of your meetings, or get out of your meetings By Jon Petz 3 ½ out of 4 stars $22.95, available at most local bookstores Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2011 Reviewed by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brewing up a Business

Adventures in BEER from the Founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Written by Sam Calagione Reviewed by Chris Wendel It’s timely to read and review a book about the founder of a small brewery. The growth of micro-breweries in the United … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poke the Box by Seth Godin

Reviewed by Chris Wendel, See the printed version of this review in the July edition of the Traverse City Business News Poke the Box by Seth Godin, When was the last time you did something for the first time? It was strange to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Entrepreneur Equation

For readers considering self-employment is a book that will erase many illusions of start-up grander. The question then becomes: Is your idea and personality strong enough to pursue the business concept knowing all of the potential pitfalls? Continue reading

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