The Price of Business: Our Favorite Books of 2019


Like so many other media and other organizations that celebrate the “best books” of the year, the Price of Business and its media partners wanted to weigh in. In developing this list we depended on the feedback of the team at the Price of Business Digital Network, which includes US Daily Review, USA Business Radio, The Times USA, USA Daily Times, and The Daily Blaze.  Each of these media contributed to many of the stories on the books we recommend.

In addition to summaries and other helpful information, we have also included interviews our network had with some of these authors. These are (among) our favorite books of 2019. The following our excerpts from our partners, where applicable.

Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

“Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed Pulitzer Price winning Historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin about her book on Leadership. 

“On a recent Price of Business show, host Kevin Price visited with NY Times best selling author Dorris Kearns Goodwin about her critically acclaimed book ‘Leadership in Turbulent Times’

“In her book, Goodwin asks the important question, ‘are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader?  No common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon adversity. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others.’

Read more and listen to the interview. 

The Disruption Mindset by Carlene Li.

Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business show and editor on this website, interviewed Charlene Li.   Li’s book is a NY Times best seller.

“Disrupt or Die” has been the rallying cry for decades, but what does it actually mean to be disruptive, to make it the center of your strategy? Many established companies set a goal to develop “disruptive” innovations, believing innovation will disrupt their market and drive growth. But that’s not how it works: disruption doesn’t create growth. Growth creates disruption. Transformations are never easy, and the unrelenting pace of technological change makes it doubly difficult. But there’s hope and a way forward — starting with reframing your strategy, leadership and culture so that disruptive growth is at the top of your agenda. In her new book, The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail, Charlene Li changes the conversation, exposing what we’ve been doing wrong all along and offering guidance for shifting toward more lasting disruptive growth. Follow her on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter.  Read more and listen to the interview.

Rescue Your Retirement by Pamela Yellen

Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed Pamela Yellen. Pamella is a founder of Bank On Yourself, a financial investigator, and the author of two New York Times best-selling books.

Pamela Yellen feels strongly that Americans’ dreams of a secure retirement could turn into retirement nightmares, and knowledge is power, so for a limited time, she is offering complimentary free copies of her new book. These are available for a small shipping and handling fee at www.FreeRetirementPlanRescueBook.comRead more and hear the interview. 
The Deserter by Nelson Demille and Alex Demille.

Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business show and editor on this website, interviewed Nelson Demille, author of several NY Times best-selling books.  

From the publisher:

“NELSON DEMILLE is the New York Times bestselling author of 21 novels, 6 of which were #1 New York Times bestsellers. His novels include The Cuban Affair, Radiant Angel, Plum Island, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, and The General’s Daughter – which was made into a major motion picture, starring John Travolta and Madeleine Stowe.

“Now Nelson is teaming up with his son – award-winning screenwriter Alex DeMille – to give us: THE DESERTER.  Read more and hear the interview.

Atlas Obscura by Altas Obscura
On a recent Price of Business show, Host Kevin Price interviewed the New York Times best selling author, Ella Morton.

Ella Morton is an Australian-raised, New York–based nonfiction writer specializing in the strange and wondrous. She is the coauthor of Outback: The Amazing Animals of Australia: A Photicular Book. She has written for Slate and CNET. As the host of the travel show Rocketboom NYC, she uncovered New York’s underground oddities and interviewed Cookie Monster and Elmo on the set of Sesame Street.

Read more and hear the interview.

Secrets of the Young & Successful by Jennifer Kushell.
Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show interviewed Jennifer Kushell, the New York Times best selling author of several books. Learn more about her and her work at
“According to a statement, ‘Jennifer Kushell is the author of ‘Secrets of the Young & Successful,’ a New York Times Bestseller. Called the ‘Career Doctor’ by Cosmopolitan and a ‘guru’ of her generation by US News & World Report, Jennifer has worked with tens of thousands of young people in over 100 countries for more than 15 years. She is founder and CEO of (your success now) which connects driven young people with experience, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities around the globe.”

Read more and hear the interview.

What it Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence by Stephen A. Schwarzman

“Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blackstone Group.

“Billionaire, philanthropist, and author, Stephen Schwarzman shares what it takes to succeed in business and life today.

“Kevin Price speaks with Blackstone Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Schwarzman about his NY Times bestselling book What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence…. Kevin Price, host of the Price of Business Show said he was inspired to have Schwarzman on after reading an interesting article from Sky News on how philanthropy among the mega wealthy of the US is different than those from others around the world. Schwarzman was used as an example of such and Price wanted to talk about those differences, his new book, and much more. This and more is covered in this important interview.

Shut Up and Listen by Tilman Fertitta.
“Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed entrepreneur and sports franchise owner, Tilman Fertitta. 

Billionaire and hospitality mogul Tilman Fertitta has recently released his debut book, “Shut Up and Listen!” on September 17th. In this important and telling book he is offers his personal experiences and strategies to help the next generation of entrepreneurs achieve success. As you probably know this self-made billionaire is a no-nonsense teacher with a striking business sense. He knows firsthand the challenges and common pitfalls that cause businesses to fail. Recently Fertitta visited with syndicated columnist and radio host, Kevin Price, about the book and career.

The Daily Mail in the UK notes “Tilman Fertitta’s book Shut Up And Listen is making its mark on the publishing world.”

Books by the Price of Business Digital Network Team

Mary Ann Faremouth is a contributor on the Price of Business show. She is the award winning author of the important book, Revolutionary Recruiting. The book is important on many fronts. Besides being hands on and very practical, Faremouth reminds readers of the importance of the human element in getting and keeping the best talent.

Ruth King is a contributor on the Price of Business show and an internationally known, prolific author. Her books include The Ugly Truth about Cash: 50 Ways Employees and Vendors Can Steal from You… and What You Can Do about It, The Courage to be Profitable: Get and Stay Profitable in Less than 30 Minutes a Month, The Ugly Truth about Managing People: 50 (Must-Get-Right) Management Challenges…And How to Really Handle Them, and The Ugly Truth about Small Business: 50 (Never-Saw-It-Coming) Things That Can Go Wrong…and What You Can Do about It. Kevin Price, host of the Price of Business said, “all of these books are must reading and I can recommend them without hesitation.”

Kip Kolson is a regular contributor on the PoB Digital Network and author of the outstanding book, The Legacy Family Father, Son, and Holy Coach: Wisdom for Using Wealth to Achieve Individual and Family Significance.  Kevin Price, says “Kolson is a thought leader on how to protect and strengthen a family’s financial legacy. Money, in the wrong hands, is an incredibly dangerous thing. Kolson helps families make sure they pass on a financial legacy to be proud of.”

Kevin Price, host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business show is author of several books.His most recent is the critically acclaimed,Making “New Rich’ Books work for You“.  Robert Kiyosaki author of the mega bestselling “Rich Dad Poor Dad” says the following about Price’s show “The world is changing too fast to be listening to people who have no idea what they’re talking about, so listen to Kevin Price. He’s into real financial education.”