About Jay Robb
I’ve worked in public relations since 1993 and reviewed business books for the Hamilton Spectator since 1999. Since 2007, I’ve also helped run a free media relations summer camp as a thank you to nonprofits and community groups who are making Hamilton a better place to call home.
I’ve worked for a nonprofit association, a hospital, a steel company and a college with responsibilities for media relations, speechwriting, script writing, employee communications, social media, crisis communications, issues management and other duties as assigned.
To answer the 4 most frequently asked questions about my book reviews:
- Yes, I read every book word for word, cover to cover.
- I’m a fast reader. And I don’t spend a lot of time watching TV.
- I choose what books to review. I cannot bring myself to review business books that feature talking animals or lean on fables to sell a business idea that’s yet to be taken for a test-drive in the real world. Prefer to read books written by authors who’ve practiced what they’re preaching.
- Review copies of business books can be sent to: Jay Robb, c/o Hamilton Spectator, 44 Frid Street, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3G3.