BOOK REVIEW: “Dazzled” Author Provides a Gripping Guide to Overcome the Darkness that can hold us Hostage in Life

BOOK REVIEW: “Dazzled” Author Provides a Gripping Guide to Overcome the Darkness that can hold us Hostage in Life

by Thomas M. Loarie

BOOK REVIEW: “Trillion Dollar Coach” is The Ultimate Compliment for an Authentic Catholic Leader

BOOK REVIEW: “Trillion Dollar Coach” is The Ultimate Compliment for an Authentic Catholic Leader

I found Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell to be an excellent book. As someone who has served as a CEO of early stage companies for many years and has also been asked frequently for advice by growth minded professionals and entrepreneurs, this book resonated. My copy is dog-eared and…

BOOK REVIEW: Manby Focuses on St. Paul’s Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders and Life

BOOK REVIEW: Manby Focuses on St. Paul’s Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders and Life

Joel Manby’s Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders is an excellent book that is worth your time and money. Over the course of my career, there have been hundreds of books published on leadership effectiveness. While they all have their own twist, the best of them all share a common thread. They are all…

Catholic CEO, Catholic Business Journal Columnist, and A Host of The Mentors Radio: BryoLogyx Announces Cooperative Research and Development Agreement for Bryostatin-1 With National Cancer Institute

Catholic CEO, Catholic Business Journal Columnist, and A Host of The Mentors Radio: BryoLogyx Announces Cooperative Research and Development Agreement for Bryostatin-1 With National Cancer Institute

We at Catholic Business Journal are so proud of long-time Catholic Business Journal columnist Thomas M. Loarie, CEO of BryoLogyx, Inc.,  and one of the three Catholic hosts of The Mentors Radio program which airs weekly in the San Francisco Greater Bay Area and in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth region, for the breakthrough cancer immunology-related…

BOOK REVIEW: Which Pain Will You Choose? The Pain of Discipline or the Pain of Regret?

BOOK REVIEW: Which Pain Will You Choose? The Pain of Discipline or the Pain of Regret?

BOOK REVIEW: The Reinvented Leader: Five Critical Steps to Becoming Your Best, by Chuck Bolton (Paperback)

In The Reinvented Leader, author Chuck Bolton shares the wisdom and tools he has developed from working with more than 1,000 executives and 100 top leadership teams. Like Pat Lencioni and Ram Charan, Bolton sees patterns while working across many organizations and

The Mentors Radio Show in Greater SF Bay Area moves to new time slot!

The Mentors Radio Show in Greater SF Bay Area moves to new time slot!

The Mentors Radio, a popular and unique business & ethics radio show now in its Fourth Year, has a new time slot on AM860 The Answer in the San Francisco Bay Area, now airing at 1:00 pm every Saturday.  Produced by the Catholic Business Journal, the radio show and radio podcast features three remarkable and…

BOOK REVIEW: Ram Charan’s Guide to Catching Structural Transitions before They Arrive, Using Perceptual Acuity, Reinvention and Courage

BOOK REVIEW: Ram Charan’s Guide to Catching Structural Transitions before They Arrive, Using Perceptual Acuity, Reinvention and Courage

Best-selling author and global consultant to CEOs, Ram Charan has been a privileged insider and an acute observer of business for more than 40 years. He has written and lectured extensively on strategy, execution, innovation, executive leadership, the board’s role, alignment, and global competition.

BOOK REVIEW: Responding to the Universal Call of Grace – riveting journey from Islam to Catholicism

BOOK REVIEW: Responding to the Universal Call of Grace – riveting journey from Islam to Catholicism

While attending the Napa Institute, I asked Ignatius Press’ Tony Ryan for his recommendation on a good book to read. Tony immediately told me, “From Fire by Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith,” which was one of Ignatius’ bestsellers. I got a copy and found that Tony was right on the money. This is…

BOOK REVIEW: A Leader’s Manual for High Performance Management: Structure/Clarity, Meaning, Dependability, Safety and Meaning at Work

BOOK REVIEW: A Leader’s Manual for High Performance Management: Structure/Clarity, Meaning, Dependability, Safety and Meaning at Work

Book Review of “Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs,” by John Doerr The real job of leaders is not to formulate a “vision” and then delegate it to others to make it happen. Leadership is many things but at its essence, it is about delivering results.…

Co-host of The Mentors Radio Show Tom Loarie leads Bryologyx in Radically improving cancer immunotherapies, announcing new VP David Crockford

Co-host of The Mentors Radio Show Tom Loarie leads Bryologyx in Radically improving cancer immunotherapies, announcing new VP David Crockford

BryoLogyx Inc., (www.BryoLogyx.com), a privately-held, pre-clinical company developing a new class of proprietary drugs to enhance the response rates and treatment durability of cancer immunotherapies, announced today that David Crockford has joined the Company as vice president of clinical development and logistics, a new position. Crockford joins BryoLogyx after more than 40 years at pharmaceutical…

Book Review: Four Trailblazers Who Achieved Their Potential While Changing the Misguided Silicon Valley “Boys Club”​ Culture

Book Review: Four Trailblazers Who Achieved Their Potential While Changing the Misguided Silicon Valley “Boys Club”​ Culture

While I suspect that Julian Guthrie, author of Alpha Girls: The women who took on Silicon Valley’s male culture and made the deals of a lifetime, intended to show how four women “broke through” the “glass ceiling” in elite Silicon Valley venture firms and disrupted its “boys network,” I found the value of this book…

BOOK REVIEW: Warren Buffet: “In My Office, You Will Only See My Dale Carnegie Certificate!”

BOOK REVIEW: Warren Buffet: “In My Office, You Will Only See My Dale Carnegie Certificate!”

If Warren Buffet hadn’t conquered his fear of public speaking, he may never have become the billionaire we admire today. He was “terrified” of public speaking and took specific steps to overcome his fear. He took the Dale Carnegie course and today, his certificate is the only “degree” that he displays in his office. He…

BOOK REVIEW: Fake News, Smears, and the Failure of Modern Media’s Stewardship of Honest Reporting

BOOK REVIEW: Fake News, Smears, and the Failure of Modern Media’s Stewardship of Honest Reporting

Book Reviews of Sharyl Attkisson’s The Smear and Howard Kurtz’s Media Madness. Journalism is in my blood. My grandfather was editor of the Chicago Times and then served as Executive Editor of the Chicago Sun-Times after the Times was acquired by Marshall Field Enterprises. My mother followed in his footsteps with a local newsletter, SCOOP,…

BOOK REVIEW: Steve Jobs Copied Horst Schulze’s No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming the Best

BOOK REVIEW: Steve Jobs Copied Horst Schulze’s No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming the Best

Horst Schulze was at age five, a boy with a dream. He wanted to work in a hotel. The rest is history. He went on to be the founding president and COO of one of the foremost brands in the hotel industry, the Ritz-Carlton. Under his legendary leadership, Ritz-Carlton became the first and only hotel…

BOOK REVIEW: One Nation Under God: A Review of THE SOUL OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT

BOOK REVIEW: One Nation Under God: A Review of THE SOUL OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT

Little has been written about President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s faith journey. Those who wrote about Ike’s faith generally characterized it as something that was politically expedient. He was accused of using his religious faith only as a means to stir up patriotic fervor during the Cold War. In The Soul of an American President: The…

Napa Institute Spotlight: Courage in the Public Square, Nick Sandmann’s parents speak out

Napa Institute Spotlight: Courage in the Public Square, Nick Sandmann’s parents speak out

Special to the Catholic Business Journal—2019 Napa Institute, Napa, CA — Ted and Julie Sandmann (and in absentia, son Nick) accepted the Charles Chaput “Courage in the Public Square” Award at the recently completed 2019 Napa Institute. In a breakout session, the Sandmann’s detailed what they have suffered through as a result of Nick’s participation…

BOOK REVIEW: A Torch Kept Lit—A look at the 20th Century thru the eyes of America’s undisputed Godfather of Modern Conservativism

BOOK REVIEW: A Torch Kept Lit—A look at the 20th Century thru the eyes of America’s undisputed Godfather of Modern Conservativism

William Buckley, Jr. is considered to be the “undisputed godfather of modern American conservativism.” He was on the national stage for 50 years as the founder and publisher of the National Review, which is published semi-monthly; and also as the TV host who had the longest-running public affairs show in television history, Firing Line (33…

BOOK REVIEW: Sam Zell: Being Known as Someone Who Makes Others Better is the Highest Praise Anyone Can Receive

BOOK REVIEW: Sam Zell: Being Known as Someone Who Makes Others Better is the Highest Praise Anyone Can Receive

Review of Sam Zell’s Am I Being Too Subtle? — I enjoyed reading Sam Zell’s Am I Being Too Subtle?: Straight talk from a business rebel . Zell, a Chicagoan, is a self-made billionaire who founded Equity Group Investments and helped create today’s $1 trillion public real estate industry. While a distinct personality, he shares…

BOOK REVIEW: No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy

BOOK REVIEW: No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy

In this 10th Anniversary Edition of No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy,  the Very Reverend Donald Calloway, MIC, provides a compelling account of his journey from darkness to light. His struggles with severe drug and alcohol abuse, “free” sex, gangs, deception and theft take him down a road that seemingly has no return. By…

BOOK REVIEW: The Vatican Cookbook

BOOK REVIEW: The Vatican Cookbook

What started as a modest effort to recruit has become a Collector’s item; a review of “The Vatican Cookbook: Presented by the Pontifical Swiss Guards.” My good friend, Andreas Widmer, a former Swiss Guard and now Director of the Entrepreneurship program at the Catholic University of America, provided my first behind-the-curtain glimpse of the Vatican’s…