Press and Praise for Invent Reinvent Thrive and Lloyd Shefsky

How to Make Money in Business and Strategies For Family Businesses,” Interview With Lloyd Shefsky in Boca Raton, FL by Lisa A. Ditkowsky  August 20, 2016


Upstart Business Journal interview feature, “The reinventors: They re-did it their way” by Teresa Novellino, February 11, 2015

The European Business Review, Mar. - Apr. 2015, pg. 26-28.
The European Business Review, Issue Mar/Apr 2015, pp. 25-28.


Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious,” by Lloyd Shefsky published in The European Business Review, Issue Mar/Apr 2015, pp. 25-28 | on-line March 12, 2015.

Book review Invent, scale, reinvent, thrive: 4 success steps for continuous innovation by Madanmohan Rao | YourStory Media Pvt. Ltd. | January 01, 2015

Corporate Reinvention and the Creation (or Destruction) of Value” by Lloyd Shefsky, published by American Association of Individual Investors, Jan. 2015.

New article published, “When it’s best not to resolve family discord” by Lloyd E. Shefsky,  Family Business Magazine, Nov/Dec 2014 Issue, pg.s 22-25.

Inspired by Prof. Lloyd Shefsky’s latest book, Invent Reinvent Thrive, Forbes magazine publishes story by Neil Kane which further explores the fascinating reinvention tale behind Levy Restaurants. From Gross To Gourmet: A Tale Of Entrepreneurial Reinvention, Neil Kane, Forbes, Nov. 15, 2014

Herb Greenberg on Stocks: How Starbucks is Caffeinating It’s Game
By Herb Greenberg | | Nov. 03, 2014

Mildred Culp reviews Lloyd’s newest book for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “Getting ahead may require changing tactics, observers say” Oct. 27, 2014.

Amy Alexander of Investor’s Business Daily, “To Stay Inspired, Entrepreneurs Must Notice, Ask, Try” Oct. 21, 2014.

Invent Reinvent Thrive on CNBC

On CNBC’s Closing Bell, Tuesday, October 21st, contributor Herb Greenberg talks about IBM’s need to Reinvent again. He notes that IBM is one of the companies profiled for reinventing, in Invent Reinvent Thrive. Greenberg suggests that it needs another reinvention. The clip is below. The reference to the book is at 1:33.

Womenetics reviews IRT in, “Necessity is the Mother of Career Reinvention” Oct. 13, 2014.

American Express Open Forum publishes an IRT book review, by Julie Bawden Davis, “4 Steps to Reinventing Your Company” Oct. 1, 2014.

Lloyd Shefsky was interviewed about Invent Reinvent Thrive on “Entrepreneur’s Library Podcast” recently. The interview was wide-ranging, but included this important question regarding what makes this book different from others on the same topic: (Starts at time 3:01)

A: It carries the concept of needing to invent and reinvent through various stages, but it also uses real stories. They are captivating stories because they come directly from the people I interview. I jokingly say that my book may be the only book where the interviewees and the stories about them include the speakers at both the last democratic and republican conventions.

Thanks to the EL podcast for featuring Invent Reinvent Thrive. You may also download the EL Podcast, or subscribe to it via iTunes.

Herb Greenberg discusses Lloyd’s new book in his article “Why It’s Important to Reinvent Yourself.” LinkedIn blog, Sept. 29, 2014.

Ray Dunawayinterviews Prof. Shefsky on WTIC AM News Talk Radio, CBS Hartford, Sept. 20. 2014.

Wade Danielson host and creator of The Entrepreneur’s Library, interviews Kellogg Professor Lloyd E. Shefsky about the background, people, and inspiration for his newest book Invent Reinvent Thrive. Podcast, episode 46, Sept. 12, 2014.

Author and Kellogg Professor Lloyd E. Shefsky shares his insights about reinvention with Point Blank blogger, Scott Lynch, who compiled the responses of 50 business experts he interviewed about the top traits of highly successful businesses. (Sept. 16, 2014).

Lloyd Shefsky talks about how to adapt your business through all the stages of success,” interview by Extreme Biz Dev podcast host Bernie Brenner, on September 4, 2014. (Segment begins at 4 minute mark.)

Talk radio host of the The Paul Miller Showinterviews Lloyd Shefsky about his new book, which aired on August 27, 2014, 8:10 am CDT, WPHM-AM, Port Huron, MI.

Listen to the 2-part audio interview of Lloyd Shefsky, conducted by Ed Fulbright, of NPR’s affiliate WNCUFM station, Aug. 19, 2014.

Huffington Post’s Martin Zwillig reviews Lloyd’s new book, “How Entrepreneurs Must Reinvent Themselves to Thrive.”

On Frankie Boyer‘s Lifestyle Talk Radio Show on 8/20, Lloyd is interviewed about the book and the “common thread of reinvention that runs through so many business success stories.” You can listen to the show via this link (MP3 file) – the interview with Lloyd starts at about 5 minutes and 15 seconds  into the show.

Upstart Business Journal asks, “What do famous entrepreneurs have in common?” then replies, “Author Lloyd Shefsky has a theory.” The piece covers sections of the book with Starbucks’ Howard Schultz and Staples’ Tom Stemberg.

Fast Company features an excerpt from Invent Reinvent Thrive called, “What to do When Investors Think You’re Crazy,” covering Staples’ founder Tom Stemberg.

Kellogg Insight asks, “Is Constant Reinvention the Key To Success?” in their interview with Lloyd this week, and shares an excerpt from the book about Larry Levy’s reinvention from real estate mogul to stadium caterer. and LifeHacker both comment on “3 Classic Business Truths That Are Dead Wrong” with insights from Invent Reinvent Thrive. Aug. 5, 2014.

Today’s Chicago Woman Magazine staff pick IRT as one of the top books, by local authors, for that all-important summer reading list. Aug. 2014

On July 30th, Lloyd Shefsky was interviewed by nationally syndicated radio host Jay Young on Daybreak USA about Invent Reinvent Thrive.

Lloyd talks about successful businesses and the key items that help keep them successful. He covers Howard Schultz of Starbucks, and the need to “reinvent” the core idea to be (or continue to be) successful.

The Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky Innovation reports on “How legendary Chicago family businesses faced the need to change” on 7/30/14. They mention “A common thread among the entrepreneurial-minded is that whether they’re self-made or managing family fortunes, they all need an ability to reinvent themselves and their business.”

Adrienne Burke tells us to “Learn How, and Why, to Reinvent Your Business” in Yahoo Small Business Advisor. She says, “The result is a narrative that explains how these leaders reinvented concepts and ideas as well as themselves and their businesses to meet changing market conditions. Their stories illustrate where business owners fall short or miss incredible opportunities, where they fail to take risks or innovate, and how they can positively rework, revitalize, and reinvent.

General News

While in Israel this May, Lloyd was interviewed by business journalist Tali Heruti @ TheMarker online (and in the print issue as well. Hebrew-English translation coming soon.)

Tali Heruti also talked about book and research on a daily  TV show named Sogrim He’shbon (Closing a deal). It was on the 865 episode at the 25.50 minutes of the show.


This article from the Kansas City Star on attorneys joining the field of sports law quotes Lloyd Shefsky about addressing the 40th annual conference of the Sports Lawyers Association.



Family Enterprise Leadership Award
Lloyd Shefsky recently attended the 2014 Family Enterprise Leadership Award event at the Kellogg School of Management’s Center. G. Garvin Brown IV and Paul C. Varga of Brown-Forman, known for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, were the award recipients. The two previously attended sessions on governing family enterprises at Kellogg.

You can read more about the award, and their unique working relationship.


Professor Shefsky was quoted in Inc.Com about pitching family and friends for investment.


Lloyd Shefsky was profiled as part of a series on entrepreneurship professors to watch in the Financial Times.

bookcovercnProfessor Shefsky’s book tour in China in 2007 is reported on in the Kellogg World Alumni Magazine in Spring 2007 in an article called “The New Worker’s Revolution.” He was there to promote 1994’s Entrepreneurs are Made Not Born, published with updated text in China.

He was also interviewed in the Shanghai Daily on Entrepreneurs are Made, Not Born




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