Book Review

Book review: ‘Retirement Reinvention’ focuses on happiness in retirement


“Retirement Reinvention” by Robin Ryan, 2018, Penguin, $16, 284 pages. It was a bittersweet moment, that pass-along. Cleaning out your workspace was no big deal. A last trip to the lunchroom felt like any other day. But handing in those keys — that part really got to you. But “Retirement Reinvention” by Robin Ryan can help when your next thought is, […]

‘In Praise of Wasting Time’ is no waste


  “In Praise of Wasting Time” by Alan Lightman. When was your last vacation? Think hard. When was the last time you turned off your phone for more than three hours, left your laptop at work or put your briefcase in a closet for a week? If the answer starts with the word “nineteen,” then read on: “In Praise of Wasting […]

‘Note to Self’: Sending your wisdom back


Listen up. Pay attention: Eyes forward, ears open. You’ve heard those things before in your life, and now you say them to yourself, your kids and your employees. Does the effectiveness of your words end now? Or, as in the new book, “Note to Self,” featuring stories collected and introduced by TV host and story collector Gayle King, will your […]

Book review: Unschedule with ‘Breaking Up with Busy’

“Breaking Up with Busy: Real-Life Solutions for Overscheduled Women” by Yvonne Tally, 2018, New World Library, $18.95, 203 pages. Your to-do list is a mile long. Every day, you add three things for every one you cross off and you’re starting to resent that list. What’s worse, accommodating everything on the list means there’s no more you for you. In “Breaking […]

Book review: The business of what has to be done

“The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster” by Sarah Krasnostein, 2018, St. Martin’s Press, $26.99, 291 pages. Wash your hands thoroughly. That’s good advice, no matter where you are. At the risk of sounding germophobic, you never know what lurked on that which you just touched. Stay healthy, keep clean, be tidy […]

Book review: ‘Employees First’ requires paradigm shift


“Putting Your Employees First” by Michael Bergdahl, 2018, Simple Truths, $14.99, 159 pages.  Your office looks like Grand Central Station at rush hour.  Like that iconic location, you see many people who are older and have been around the block enough times to know the work-score. You also have younger, less-experienced people whose career journeys are just beginning. So how […]

Book review: ‘Sleep,’ covers myths and fixes

Book review

“Sleep” by Nick Littlehales, 2018, Lifelong Books, $15.99, 177 pages.  It’s 3 a.m., and you’re still awake. Bedbugs are the least of your worries. The TV’s off, the lights are off, but your brain isn’t. What did that client mean when he said … ? Do your managers really understand your mission? How can you boost profits? And without the […]


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