Book Review: The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Over and over again, entrepreneurs interviewed on Entrepreneur on Fire have listed The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles* by Steven Pressfield as a best business book. In fact, as I write this blog post, it has appeared 31 times out of 1,755 interviews. I finally took a moment to sit down and read this book. On many levels, I can understand why it is been recommended. Read more

Book Review: Aha to All In: Life Lessons From an Unexpected Entrepreneur

Last week, I received a book and the author asked me to give it a review. This book focused on Jonathan Hagmaier’s journey into entrepreneurship, the development of his company, and the final sale of the company. Aha to All In: Life Lessons From an Unexpected Entrepreneur is the name of the book. All in all, I am not sure what I think of the book. There are many great lessons in the book; but, I was not comfortable with the first person narrative of the book. Read more

Book Review: Creating entrepreneurial universities:

As part of some committee work for the SUNY FACT2 Educational Transformation Task Group, I took on the task of reading and reporting on Creating Entrepreneurial Universities: Organizational Pathways of Transformation. Realizing that higher education is changing, the task group is looking for ideas and strategies to stay ahead of the change. Creating Entrepreneurial Universities provides many ideas that other universities and colleges could adopt to become more self-sustaining and less dependent upon government appropriations. Read more

Book Review: Academic Betrayal: The Bullying of a Graduate Student

When I saw that Loren Mayshark had written another book, I knew that I had to read it. I personally like how he writes his books—he writes from his heart. You know he’s telling a personal story.

The title and cover immediately grabbed my attention. When I picked it up to read it, I could not put it down. I finished it in one sitting. This book is Academic Betrayal: The Bullying of a Graduate Student. Since I work in higher education, the obstacles Mayshark faced fascinated me. I am confident his lessons will help me mitigate similar issues for students I come in contact with.

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Book Review: The Graveyard Book

Two things prompted me to read this book now: one, Tim Ferriss announces this book before the start of every episode of his podcast. He said it was a fantastic book. The best way to read it was to listen to the author read it. The other reason I picked up this book was to find a book for the Modern Mrs. Darcy reading challenge. I had to find a Newbery Award Winner book. I did not know what I would be reading when I picked up Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book*, but I was pleasantly surprised. This is a fun book to read for audiences of all ages even though it is targeted for young adults. Read more