Book Review: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t


Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t by James C. Collins My rating: 5 of 5 stars An older book, published in 2001, but still very relevant to today’s businesses and, more interestingly, to any project or endeavor you are interested in moving out of the good category into the great one. The research study was impressive. Be sure to check out the details included in the appendices. Two principles of good to great stuck … Read More

Thanksgiving Book Review: Trader (Newford, #4)


Trader by Charles de Lint My rating: 5 of 5 stars A book I’m thankful for this year is Trader by Charles de Lint. It is one of de Lint’s many urban fantasy books centered around characters in Newford. Leonard Trader, a lonely, hard-working guitar maker, wakes up in the body of Johnny Devlin, a penniless reprobate about to be evicted again. Leonard’s journey home takes him through parts of the city he has never experienced before and into another … Read More

Book Review: Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War


Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War by Artemis Joukowsky My rating: 5 of 5 stars Joukowsky’s account of Rev. Waitstill and Martha Sharp’s activities during WWII almost feels like a novel about top secret agents, except their stories are not fiction and they were never spies. Joukowsky, author and grandchild of the Sharps, set out to honor them, their courage, and their triumphs with archival research, interviews, and unpublished family papers, demonstrating that ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things. The … Read More

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