Sunday, September 25, 2011

New Book Finds Business and Career Tips in “Chuck” TV Show

Can the television show “Chuck” offer insights for work and business?

“Chuck” vs. the Business World: Business Tips on TV by Ray Keating finds career advice, and lessons on business management in the hit television show “Chuck.”

In this fun, valuable and unexpected book, Keating shows that TV spies and nerds can provide insights and guidelines on managing workers, customer relations, leadership, trust and work, interviews, technology, hiring and firing people, and balancing work and personal life.

Larry Kudlow, host of CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report,” says, “Ray Keating has taken the very funny television series ‘Chuck,’ and derived some valuable lessons and insights for your career and business.”

John Kominicki, publisher of Long Island Business News, adds, “Where most of us see a comic spy drama, Keating sees the opportunity for a Wharton-quality tutorial on business. He’s not just outside the box, he’s outside the cardboard.”

Keating said, “If you love ‘Chuck’ on TV, you’ll love reading ‘Chuck’ vs. the Business World. And even if you don’t watch ‘Chuck,’ the book lays out clear examples and lessons from which businesses, managers and employees can reap rewards.”

“Chuck” vs. the Business World: Business Tips on TV can be purchased from

Review copies, interviews for the media, and author appearances are available upon request. This is the first book in the “Business Tips on TV” series.

Ray Keating is chief economist for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council; a weekly columnist with Dolan Media Company (including Long Island Business News and Colorado Springs Business Journal); a former Newsday weekly columnist; and an adjunct professor in the MBA program at the Townsend School of Business at Dowling College. His work has appeared in a wide range of additional periodicals, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Post, and The Washington Times. Keating also is a novelist, penning Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel (2010).

Contact: Ray Keating
Phone: 631-909-1122