Archive for category: Reviews

Richard Branson’s Books: Why Did We Review Three?

When we mentioned Richard Branson in one of our posts we got an instant, strong, positive response. And why not? He’s an iconoclast who’s made good on his own terms. He started from nothing, and he’s been at it for over 40 years. When he writes… should we read? There was only one way to find out. So, in one weekend, we read three of Richard Branson’s best-known books. What we found entertained us, surprised us, and occasionally, dismayed us.


‘The Intelligent Investor’ Business Book Review

Most people think that ‘The Intelligent Investor’ by Benjamin Graham is a business book only for investors.    It’s certainly written for investors, but it has a secret.  It’s also written for business people.  Even small business people. Investment is most intelligent when it is most businesslike…  And if a […]


‘Making Habits, Breaking Habits’ Business Book Review

‘Making Habits, Breaking Habits’ by Jeremy Dean is a relatively new book, published in 2013.  Normally we at GoodBusiness don’t recommend new books because we like to give theme a chance to season, but we’re going to make an exception in this case.  And we have a very good reason. […]


‘Brew to Bikes’ Business Book Review

I’m suggesting that you read (parts of) this business book, but that it isn’t worth buying?  Yes.  It’s good advice if you’re counting both your minutes and your pennies.  Read on while I explain how to get the best of Brew to Bikes: Portland’s Artisan Economy. Brew to Bikes: Portland’s […]


‘The Effective Executive’ Business Book Review

Do you want… no, need desperately… to get things done?  Why did GoodBusiness bother to review Peter Drucker’s “The Effective Executive”, a book first published in 1967 and a business classic?  Why should you read further? I have a friend, a long time member of the Service Core of Retired […]


Tools for Better, Faster, Cheaper Content Production

Many of us write constantly as part of our business. High quality content has never been more important or valuable. But to get and stay noticed, we know it’s also crucial to publish broadly and regularly. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for ways to write faster and cheaper, as well as better. After some analysis and even more experimentation, I’ve integrated three tools into a mobile workspace that rivets my attention on high quality content production.


Business Book Review: Great Minds of Business

“Take the measure of the people at the top of a business and you will get a clearer sense of that company’s prospects than from its balance sheet, profitability, cash flow, market share, and market capitalization.  The people matter most, and accounting cannot quantify their value.  Similarly, the drama of […]