Funny Summaries of Business Books

University at Buffalo photo taken by BJ Mendelson


It’s been awhile, huh? This post says it was created in July, but I’m actually updating it right now for November.

I just spent two years ghostwriting a book for someone in the tech world. Then I did some freelance writing as a transition back to writing my own stuff because I had to get out of their voice and back into mine.

While ghostwriting, I was talking about doing a startup that is basically “The Khan Academy for Marketing.”

That project is now in motion. I’ll say more about it once the website is ready.

But that new project created a dilemma for me: What do I do with this website if I put all my marketing stuff over there, and keep my comic book over on its own website?

Then, inspiration struck.

Funny Summaries of Business Books

Back in March, I was talking with someone about how nobody has time to read the hundreds of business books that come out each year. Also, most of those books suck, so why would you want to read them in the first place?

Me? I read everything. Right now I’m reading Anna Karenina to impress a girl who has zero interest in me. That’s the kind of thing I do. You name it; I’ve read it. Possibly for ridiculous reasons. So what I’m saying is, I’m reading all these dumb business and marketing books anyway. Why should you waste your time reading them when I can do it for you?

You might be asking, “Do they have to be funny summaries?” Yes. They do. It’s the only way I can do this consistently without wanting to blow my brains out. How do you know they’ll be funny? Because you’ve all told me I’m hilarious. Hey, if I can do a presentation that’s being translated into three different languages, and everyone laughs at the jokes I’m making? I know I’m funny. I can say that with confidence.

So here on this website, I’m going to do funny summaries of business books. If you want Vengeance, Nevada, you know where to find it. (It’s here!)

If you want to hear or see me be (somewhat) serious about marketing, you’ll have the new project website once it goes up in a month or so.

Expect the first funny summary soon. It’ll be Pre-Suasion by Dr. Robert Cialdini. You can purchase a copy to read along with me here.

(P.S. Yes, that’s an Amazon Affiliate link. Yes, there are ads on this website. If you purchase a copy of the book, or any book linked out on this website, I make a small bit of money on the transaction. Ditto with the ads below each post. Making comics ain’t cheap. Your book purchases and clicking on the advertising I have here makes Vengeance, Nevada and my other comic books possible.)

(Photo Credit: B.J. Mendelson / University at Buffalo campus)