Small Town Rules: Book Review

I’m extremely proud to announce the release of a brand new book, Small Town Rules, co-authored by my good friend and fellow Oklahoman, Becky McCray.

Small Town Rules: How Big Brands and Small Businesses Can Prosper in a Connected Economy.

I absolutely love reading business books but so many fall short in theory and application. Small Town Rules is far from that! What I appreciate most about this book is that it is filled with advice, thoughts, and strategies that make sense. Barry Moltz and Becky McCray do an amazing job of telling authentic stories about the common bond between big brands and small town communities, and the reading just flows from chapter to chapter. I firmly believe as you read through the chapters you will have an endless amount of practical ideas you can start applying to your own small business today. I admit that I am only halfway through the book and I’ve highlighted more places here than I have in hundreds of other business related  books.

Some of my highlighted notes from the book include:

  • Companies that hold on to frugality and plan for the long term are the ones best positioned for survival.
  • Hard work building trusted relationships is what produces sales.
  • Some businesses act as though there is an inexhaustible supply of customers, as they burn and church through buyers, never servicing the ones the already have.
  • There’s a time to plant new projects, a time to reap new rewards, and a time to prepare for what’s next.

Small Town Rules is every bit worth the investment and is in my top 25 business books of all time. And this isn’t because I know Becky, it’s because the information is absolutely priceless!!

I recommend that you head on over to Amazon today to purchase the printed or Kindle edition. You can also check out the official website here.


  1. Becky McCray on April 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    James, I’m honored to be on your top 25 list!

  2. James Dalman on April 7, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Becky, you have done a great job and deserve to be placed on that list! Thanks to you and Barry for the amazing book.

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