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To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History

Pdf Business To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History

Pdf:To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History.“Lovely and surprising . . . This delightful book is about finance, creative genius, workplace harmony, and luck.”—Fortune ”Enchanting,”—New York Times “I love this book! I think it is brilliant.”—Ed Catmull, cofounder and president of Pixar Animation, president of Disney Animation, and coauthor of the bestseller Creativity Inc.The revelatory saga of Pixar’s rocky start and improbable success After Steve Jobs was dismissed from Apple in the early 1990s, he turned his attention to a little‑known graphics company he owned called Pixar. One day, out of the blue, Jobs called Lawrence Levy, a Harvard‑trained lawyer and executive to whom he had never spoken before. He hoped to persuade Levy to help him pull Pixar back from the brink of failure.  This is the extraordinary story of what happened next: how Jobs and Levy concocted and pulled off a highly improbable plan that transformed Pixar into one of Hollywood’s greatest success stories. Levy offers a masterful, firsthand account of how Pixar rose from humble beginnings, what it was like to work so closely with Jobs, and how Pixar’s story offers profound lessons that can apply to many aspects of our lives.   “Part business book and part thriller—a tale that’s every bit as compelling as the ones Pixar tells in its blockbuster movies. It’s also incredibly inspirational, a story about a team that took big risks and reaped the rewards . . . I loved this book and could not put it down.”—Dan Lyons, best-selling author of Disrupted “A natural storyteller, Levy offers an inside look at the business and a fresh, sympathetic view of Jobs.”—Success MagazineAn Amazon Best Book of 2016 in Business & Leadership • A top pick on Fortune’s Favorite Booksof 2016 • A 2017 Axiom Business Book Award winner in Memoir/Biography

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Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Pdf Business Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Pdf:Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration.Review “Just might be the best business book ever written.”—Forbes“Achieving enormous success while holding fast to the highest artistic standards is a nice trick—and Pixar, with its creative leadership and persistent commitment to innovation, has pulled it off. This book should be required reading for any manager.”—Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit “Steve Jobs—not a man inclined to hyperbole when asked about the qualities of others—once described Ed Catmull as ‘very wise,’ ‘very self-aware,’ ‘really thoughtful,’ ‘really, really smart,’ and possessing ‘quiet strength,’ all in a single interview. Any reader of Creativity, Inc., Catmull’s new book on the art of running creative companies, will have to agree. Catmull, president of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation, has written what just might be the most thoughtful management book ever.”—Fast Company  “It’s one thing to be creative; it’s entirely another—and much more rare—to build a great and creative culture. Over more than thirty years, Ed Catmull has developed methods to root out and destroy the barriers to creativity, to marry creativity to the pursuit of excellence, and, most impressive, to sustain a culture of disciplined creativity during setbacks and success. Pixar’s unrivaled record, and the joy its films have added to our lives, gives his method the most important validation: It works.”—Jim Collins, co-author of Built to Last and author of Good to Great “Too often, we seek to keep the status quo working. This is a book about breaking it.”—Seth Godin “What is the secret to making more of the good stuff? Every so often Hollywood embraces a book that it senses might provide the answer. . . . Catmull’s book is quickly becoming the latest bible for the show business crowd.”—The New York Times   “The most practical and deep book ever written by a practitioner on the topic of innovation.”—Prof. Gary P. Pisano, Harvard Business School“Business gurus love to tell stories about Pixar, but this is our first chance to hear the real story from someone who lived it and led it. Everyone interested in managing innovation—or just good managing—needs to read this book.”—Chip Heath, co-author of Switch and Decisive “A fascinating story about how some very smart people built something that profoundly changed the animation business and, along the way, popular culture . . . [Creativity, Inc.] is a well-told tale, full of detail about an interesting, intricate business. For fans of Pixar films, it’s a must-read. For fans of management books, it belongs on the ‘value added’ shelf.”—The Wall Street Journal  “Pixar uses technology only as a means to an end; its films are rooted in human concerns, not computer wizardry. The same can be said of Creativity Inc., Ed Catmull’s endearingly thoughtful explanation of how the studio he co-founded generated hits such as the Toy Story trilogy, Up and Wall-E. . . . [Catmull] uses Pixar’s triumphs and near-disasters to outline a system for managing people in creative businesses—one in which candid criticism is delivered sensitively, while individuality and autonomy are not strangled by a robotic corporate culture.”—Financial Times   “A wonderful new book . . . Unlike most books written by founders, this isn’t some myth-heavy legacy project—it’s far closer to a blueprint. Catmull takes us inside the Pixar ecosystem and shows how they build and refine excellence, in revelatory detail. . . . If you do creative work, you should read it, now.”—Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent Code  “A superb debut intended for managers in all fields of endeavor . . . He takes readers inside candid discussions and retreats at which participants, assuming the early versions of movies are bad, explore ways to improve them. Unusually rich in ideas, insights and experiences, the book celebrates the benefits of an open, nurturing work environment. An immensely readable and rewarding book that will challenge and inspire readers to make their workplaces hotbeds of creativity.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)  “Punctuated with surprising tales of how the company’s films were developed and the company’s financial struggles, Catmull shares insights about harnessing talent, creating teams, protecting the creative process, candid communications, organizational structures, alignment, and the importance of storytelling. . . . [Creativity, Inc.] will delight and inspire creative individuals and their managers, as well as anyone who wants to work ‘in an environment that fosters creativity and problem solving.’”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)   “For anyone managing anything, and particularly those trying to manage creative teams, Catmull is like a kind, smart godfather guiding us toward managing wisely, without losing our souls, and in a way that works toward greatness. Perhaps it’s all Up from there.”—The Christian Science Monitor“Many have attempted to formulate and categorize inspiration and creativity. What Ed Catmull shares instead is his astute experience that creativity isn’t strictly a well of ideas, but an alchemy of people. In Creativity, Inc. Ed reveals, with commonsense specificity and honesty, examples of how not to get in your own way and how to realize a creative coalescence of art, business, and innovation.”—George Lucas  “This is the best book ever written on what it takes to build a creative organization. It is the best because Catmull’s wisdom, modesty, and self-awareness fill every page. He shows how Pixar’s greatness results from connecting the specific little things they do (mostly things that anyone can do in any organization) to the big goal that drives everyone in the company: making films that make them feel proud of one another.”—Robert I. Sutton, Stanford professor and author of The No A**hole Rule and co-author of Scaling Up Excellence Read more About the Author Ed Catmull is co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and president of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation. He has been honored with five Academy Awards, including the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for lifetime achievement in the field of computer graphics. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Utah. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and children.   Amy Wallace is a journalist whose work has appeared in GQ, The New Yorker, Wired, Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times Magazine. She currently serves as editor-at-large at Los Angeles Times magazine. Previously, she worked as a reporter and editor at the Los Angeles Times and wrote a monthly column for The New York Times Sunday Business section. She lives in Los Angeles. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies

Pdf Business The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies

Pdf:The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies.The stunning metamorphosis of twenty-first-century Hollywood and what lies ahead for the art and commerce of filmIn the past decade, Hollywood has endured a cataclysm on a par with the end of silent film and the demise of the studio system. Stars and directors have seen their power dwindle, while writers and producers lift their best techniques from TV, comic books, and the toy biz. The future of Hollywood is being written by powerful corporate brands like Marvel, Amazon, Netflix, and Lego, as well as censors in China.Ben Fritz chronicles this dramatic shakeup with unmatched skill, bringing equal fluency to both the financial and entertainment aspects of Hollywood. He dives deeply into the fruits of the Sony hack to show how the previous model, long a creative and commercial success, lost its way. And he looks ahead through interviews with dozens of key players at Disney, Marvel, Netflix, Amazon, Imax, and others to discover how they have reinvented the business. He shows us, for instance, how Marvel replaced stars with "universes", and how Disney remade itself in Apple's image and reaped enormous profits.But despite the destruction of the studios' traditional playbook, Fritz argues that these seismic shifts signal the dawn of a new heyday for film. The Big Picture shows the first glimmers of this new golden age through the eyes of the creative mavericks who are defining what our movies will look like in the new era.

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Porsche 70 Years: There Is No Substitute

Pdf Business Porsche 70 Years: There Is No Substitute

Pdf:Porsche 70 Years: There Is No Substitute.Review 'The informative text for each model recounted is somewhat brief and doesn’t get too bogged down in the minutiae, while the cars themselves are pictured in all their splendor with rarely seen archival images and contemporary photography by Michael Furman...[A] worthy purchase for any Porsche enthusiast’s bookshelf.' - Porsche Club of America'It’s all here: race cars, production cars, concepts and prototypes, every significant Porsche ever made gets an analysis in Randy Leffingwell's book Even the 914! Whichever Porsche is your favorite gets a thorough look here.' - AutoWeek'I can conclusively say that if you want a condensed history lesson on Porsche’s last 70 years that focuses on its most legendary cars, you won’t do much better than getting your hands on this book. There is, dare I say it, no substitute.' - TheNewswheel.com'Porsche 70 Years is packed with a mix of gorgeous vintage photographs, original factory renderings, and spectacular studio photography from Michael Furman. As for Leffingwell's part, he again knocks it out of the park with a mixture of eloquent fact recitation and turn of phrase that doesn't beat you over the head with elegance.' - FlatSixes.com Read more About the Author Randy Leffingwell wrote his first book, American Muscle, in 1989 while still on staff at the Los Angeles Times. Since then, he has authored another 47 titles for Motorbooks and its sister publisher Voyageur Press covering subjects from sports cars to motorcycles to farm tractors. Leffingwell is considered one of the top Corvette historians working today, and he enjoys a close working relationship with Chevrolet as well numerous other manufacturers. His  previous Corvette titles include Art of the Corvette; Corvette Fifty Years, Corvette 60 Years, and Legendary Corvette. He lives in Santa Barbara, California. Read more

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NASCAR: The Complete History 2018 Edition

Pdf Business NASCAR: The Complete History 2018 Edition

Pdf:NASCAR: The Complete History 2018 Edition.NASCAR: The Complete History is a comprehensive pictorial history of American stock car racing from its moonshine-running roots to today's multibillion-dollar industry. The 636-page book features historic photos from NASCAR's unmatched collection, as well as rich stories about the characters, the cars, and the racetracks. The leather like padded hardcover book is a worthy addition to any race fan's library.

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How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

Pdf Business How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

Pdf:How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life.Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you've ever met or anyone you've even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world's most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, to embrace it, then pick its pocket. No career guide can offer advice for success that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares what he learned for turning one failure after another into something good and lasting. Adams reveals that he failed at just about everything he's tried, including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants. But there's a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of humor along the way. While it's hard for anyone to recover from a personal or professional failure, Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance: Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners "Passion" is bull. What you need is personal energy A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others. You won't find a road map to success in this audiobook. But Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: "This is a story of one person's unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me."

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Start Your Music Business: How to Earn Royalties, Own Your Music, Sample Music, Protect Your Name & Structure Your Music Business

Pdf Business Start Your Music Business: How to Earn Royalties, Own Your Music, Sample Music, Protect Your Name & Structure Your Music Business

Pdf:Start Your Music Business: How to Earn Royalties, Own Your Music, Sample Music, Protect Your Name & Structure Your Music Business.Start Your Music Business is a simple guide for songwriters, producers, music publishers, independent record labels, artists, bands, musicians, and individuals in the music industry who want to legally start and grow a successful music business. Written by an experienced entertainment lawyer whose clients have been featured on MTV, American Idol, and VH1, you will learn how to: 1. Understand eight different types of royalties your music should be earning through music publishing 2. How to completely own your music 3. How to completely own your masters 4. How to legally sample and cover music (why you may be breaking the law) 5. How to protect your name and logo (what to do if you illegally use someone else's) 6. How to structure your music business 7. Learn 10 ways to avoid being sued personally You'll also discover these simple steps: 1. Understand the different types of businesses (LLCs, corporations, partnerships, and more) 2. Setup your business 3. Learn when you need to start your music business 4. Learn the difference between trademarks and copyrights 5. Learn how to apply for a trademark (do it yourself) 6. Understand copyright law and how to copyright your music 7. Learn the truth about poor man's copyrights 8. Know your rights when you co-write a song 9. How to divide song income between co-writers 10. How to properly and legally clear samples And more!

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How Music Got Free: A Story of Obsession and Invention

Pdf Business How Music Got Free: A Story of Obsession and Invention

Pdf:How Music Got Free: A Story of Obsession and Invention.Review “The richest explanation to date about how the arrival of the MP3 upended almost everything about how music is distributed, consumed and stored. It’s a story you may think you know, but Mr. Witt brings fresh reporting to bear, and complicates things in terrific ways. . . . [How Music Got Free] has the clear writing and brisk reportorial acumen of a Michael Lewis book.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times“Taut, cleareyed. . . . Witt, a first-time author, comes from the world of finance, and his old-fashioned, connect-the-dots reporting presents a nuanced depiction of an issue usually reduced to emotional absolutes. . . . [A] complex, groundbreaking story.”—The New York Times Book Review“[W]hip-smart, superbly reported and indispensable.”—The Washington Post“A lucid, mordantly funny account of the rise of digital music piracy, starting with the story of a worker in a North Carolina CD-pressing plant who personally leaked more than 2,000 albums over eight years.” —Time magazine “Witt’s book is more than just a simple history — or defense — of file sharing, a development most people associate with Napster, but which, according to Witt, involved a much more wide-ranging—and fascinating—story.” —The Seattle Times“A must-read on the rise of privacy. . . . Suspenseful, entertaining. . . . Essential reading for all students of the music business.”—Billboard“Incredible, possibly canonical. . . . A story that's too bizarre to make up, but needed to be told. . . . Even if you're not a music geek, How Music Got Free is one of the most gripping investigative books of the year.”—Vice“How Music Got Free doubles as a detailed ode to the MP3 as it tells the story of three men grappling with digital compression technology and its widespread fallout. . . . According to Witt’s account, these three relatively unknown figures spurred on the tectonic shifts within the music industry over the last few decades and changed how we listen to and consider music today. . . . How Music Got Free tells of supreme innovation as well as stubborn hard-headedness, and though its trio of principle characters never actually cross paths in real life, it’s tempting to consider what would have happened if they did, what crises may have been avoided.” —Pitchfork.com“The story of the music industry’s epic struggle with the technological developments that swiftly and irrevocably changed it forever. . . . Recounted by Witt with the clarity and momentum of any fictional page-turner.”—The Fader“Witt uncovers the largely untold stories of people like the German entrepreneurs who invented the mp3 file and Dell Glover, the compact disc factory worker who leaked some of the biggest albums of the aughts, leaving record label execs frustrated and scared.”—Business Insider“Brilliantly written. . . . Fascinating. . . . Highly entertaining. . . . Full of surprises.”—The Guardian“An enthralling account of how technology has turned the music business upside down . . . This is a terrific, timely, informative book.” —Nick Hornby, The Sunday Times (UK)“Compelling . . . . An accomplished first book.” —The Economist  “[Witt] organizes his narrative around alternating chapters that each focus on a separate protagonist: an engineer, an executive, and a criminal: Universal chairman Doug Morris and two nemeses Morris didn’t even know he had: German engineer Karlheinz Brandenburg, and music pirate Dell Glover, a Polygram/Universal employee at the Tennessee CD manufacturing plant.”—The Daily Beast“How Music Got Free is the result of five years of tunnel-vision focus on the history of digital music.” —The Village Voice“[An] excellent history of the MP3 and its effect on the recording industry. . . . An essential read for musicians.” —John Colpitts, The Talkhouse“The riveting story of post-millennial technology, piracy, and corporate futility.”—Los Angeles Review of Books“A captivating new book that unearths the story of mp3s, pirates and a recalcitrant music business.”—Lincoln Journal Star“[A] fascinating account of the rise of music piracy. . . . An engrossing story. . . . The year's most important music book.”—The Independent (UK)“A virtuosic, briskly readable account of when the music industry was briefly, seemingly, brought to its knees. . . . There's a lot to learn from the music business' antagonistic relationship with the technology that defined it, and Witt lays it all out on the page.”—The Portland Mercury“The story of how the Internet brought the imperious music business to its knees has never been told more succinctly and readably than it is here. . . . How Music Got Free cries out for a movie treatment like The Social Network.” —BookPage“A fascinating peek behind the scenes of a worldwide cultural phenomenon that blew apart the music business structure while at the same time creating a new one in which no one company holds all the cards (though a few of them still hold plenty). . . . An engaging account of how the music industry had to change in order to survive, thanks to the efforts of a few technologically savvy people from diverse backgrounds.”—Shelf Awareness for Readers“A riveting detective story . . . Witt’s exposé of the business of mainstream music will intrigue fans and critics of pop culture and anyone who has bought a compact disc, downloaded an MP3, or used a streaming music service.” —Library Journal  “A propulsive and fascinating portrait of the people who helped upend an industry and challenge how music and media are consumed.”—Kirkus Reviews“Like Bond meets 28 Days Later . . . Witt tells a thrilling tale, with a cast of music biz bigwigs, painstaking German boffins, and pirates and petty thieves. Witt’s writing reminded me of all my favourite modern essayists: Remnick, Franzen and John Jeremiah Sullivan. I loved it.” —Colin Greenwood, Radiohead   “How Music Got Free is as much a story about greed, friendship, genius and stupidity as it is about music piracy. And it tells an amazing story of a part of the Internet (not to mention the criminal underground) that I took for granted.  I burned through it--you will too.” —Christian Rudder, author of DataclysmFrom the Hardcover edition. Read more About the Author Stephen Witt was born in New Hampshire in 1979 and raised in the Midwest. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in mathematics in 2001. He spent the next six years playing the stock market, working for hedge funds in Chicago and New York. Following a two-year stint in East Africa working in economic development, he graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2011. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Run Your Music Business: How to License Your Music, Negotiate Contracts, Pay Business Taxes & Work Full-Time in Music

Pdf Business Run Your Music Business: How to License Your Music, Negotiate Contracts, Pay Business Taxes & Work Full-Time in Music

Pdf:Run Your Music Business: How to License Your Music, Negotiate Contracts, Pay Business Taxes & Work Full-Time in Music.Run Your Music Business is the second book in the Music Law Series written by experienced entertainment lawyer Audrey K. Chisholm, whose clients have been featured on MTV, American Idol, and VH1. Run Your Music Business picks up where her first book, Start Your Music Business, left off and is a simple guide for songwriters, producers, music publishers, independent record labels, artists, bands, musicians, and individuals in the music industry who want to strategically grow and properly manage their music business: Learn how to: 1. How to get paid licensing your music 2. How to set-up your own publishing company 3. How to build your own music catalog 4. How to register with a performing rights society 5. How to negotiate contracts (record label agreements, producer contracts, songwriter contracts, etc.) 6. How to work full time in music 7. How to know if your business is growing 8. How to know if your business is profitable (understanding financial statements) 9. How to create a budget for your music business 10. How to manage debt 11. Ten ways to improve your credit score 12. How to run your music business 13. How to hold business meetings 14. Developing a strategic plan for your business 15. Business recordkeeping/how to keep proper business records 16. 10 ways to avoid IRS trouble 17. How to file business taxes 18. Building your team 19. And more!

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Photography Business: 3 Manuscripts: Making Money Online with Your Camera, Special Tips and Techniques for Taking Amazing Pictures, and Real Estate Photography

Pdf Business Photography Business: 3 Manuscripts: Making Money Online with Your Camera, Special Tips and Techniques for Taking Amazing Pictures, and Real Estate Photography

Pdf:Photography Business: 3 Manuscripts: Making Money Online with Your Camera, Special Tips and Techniques for Taking Amazing Pictures, and Real Estate Photography.Contains three manuscripts: Making Money Online with Your Camera, Special Tips and Techniques for Taking Amazing Pictures, and Real Estate Photography. This book contains valuable information on starting your own photography business. It's truly an advantage if you are a photographer by profession, but if not, it doesn't mean that you could not open your own small business. This book can help you get the ball rolling with your startup. Despite the fact that people now own smart phones with great cameras, nothing can beat the skill of a professional photographer - they just know the nuts and bolts of taking photos, editing, and printing. They know about the correct angle, the right amount of light, and even the appropriate gesture and expression. Professional photographers are just more organized, more effective, and they give better-looking images that you can proudly post online. I know that starting a photography business - any business, in fact - is not a walk in the park. It's also not roses and rainbows; there will be difficulties along the way and maybe at one point you might even think of quitting. Lower your chances of being discouraged by being equipped - one way to do that is to read, savor, and finish this book. Here are a few things you will learn from this book: What to sell How to market your products Tips to ensure sales Mistakes to avoid Choosing the right camera for you Learning how to use a DSLR camera How and when to adjust your camera's shutter speed, white balance, and ISO Tips for creating pleasing photocompositions Building your business structure Strategizing your business location Real estate photography tips And much, much more!

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Take a Leap of Faith and Start a Photography Business: A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Successful Business as a Photographer

Pdf Business Take a Leap of Faith and Start a Photography Business: A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Successful Business as a Photographer

Pdf:Take a Leap of Faith and Start a Photography Business: A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Successful Business as a Photographer.This book will guide you in starting your own photography business; it's truly an advantage if you are a photographer by profession, but if not, it doesn't mean that you could not open your own business. I can help you get the ball rolling. Despite the fact that people now own smartphones with great cameras, nothing can beat the skill of professional photographers - they just know the nuts and bolts of taking photos, editing, and printing. They know about the correct angles, the right amount of light, and even the appropriate gestures and expressions. These are just some of the reasons why I'd personally hire a photographer for special events rather than let all the guests or participants take their own photos. Photography services are just more organized and more effective, and they give better-looking images that you can proudly post online. Collectively, this is the reason why photography businesses are in demand. I know that starting a photography business - any business, in fact - is not a walk in the park. It's also not roses and rainbows; there will be difficulties along the way, and maybe at one point you might even think of quitting. Lower your chances of being discouraged by being equipped - one way to do that is to listen to, savor, and finish this book. Here are a few things you will learn from this book: The four main markets you should choose from when starting a photography business A list of the investments you should make, including tips and tricks; this includes cameras, lighting, backdrops, etc. How do you legalize your business? What about licenses? Permits? Taxes? What is LLC? A step-by-step guide on how you can promote your business Should you declare copyright on your photos? And much more...

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The Freelance Manifesto: A Field Guide for the Modern Motion Designer

Pdf Business The Freelance Manifesto: A Field Guide for the Modern Motion Designer

Pdf:The Freelance Manifesto: A Field Guide for the Modern Motion Designer.Review 'The future is freelance. But that doesn't mean it'll be easy. If you're looking for greater independence while also gaining more control over your life and your financial future, this is an excellent roadmap for your journey.'-- Justin Cone, Motionographer'Within the first three months of following Joey's tips on getting booked, I had a client ask what they needed to do to make sure I was available. That's a lot of power for a freelancer!'-- Kyle Martinez, kyle-martinez.com'I've been using Joey's lessons for over a year. In my first year of freelance, my goal was $100,000 in revenue. I was shy of that goal by about one project. This year using everything Joey teaches, if everything continues its course, I should reach that $100,000 in about nine months. I'd probably be doing business out of a cardboard box if I hadn't learned everything I did from Joey.'-- Liam Clisham, five-31.com 'Joey gives you the map, the tools, the words, and the confidence to start or (like me) build on my five-year-old freelance career. I owe this man the highest of fives and of course a beer!'-- Dario Kham, dkham.com'Joey's e-mail and Google-fu insights have changed my entire approach to prospecting. Most recently, these tips got me a job at CapitalOne, which had been only a dream until now.'-- Ivan Witteborg, IvanWitteborg.com 'Using Joey's tips on how to make contact with potential clients was a game changer. I had been making it way harder than it needed to be, which was equivalent to writing cover letters and sending them to Santa Claus. The response rate I get now is at least 90 percent with much less effort.'-- Jeff Coles Smith, motion-smith.com 'I made $70,000 two years ago, but that increased to $124,000 last year after learning these tips only midyear. I don't work any harder, but I worked and bid a lot smarter in the second half of last year. I'm really excited to see where Joey's advice will take me this year and beyond. It's timeless advice that I'd needed for a long time.'-- Kalika Kharkar Sharma, antidotefx.com 'I don't feel intimidated by the whole process anymore; in fact, I feel totally empowered. I've also doubled my day rate since eighteen months ago and have been busier than ever. I have to pinch myself sometimes.'-- Collin Leix, littlehilstudio.com 'When I started applying the tips Joey talked about, I found myself in conference rooms pitching my reel to new businesses. It was very surreal. It's almost scary how the things Joey predicts will ACTUALLY happen. If you drink the Kool-Aid, you won't regret it.' -- Devon Laird, plus3video.com 'Since I started applying Joey's client contact and tracking system, my freelance income has quadrupled. His techniques for getting and prioritizing work have had a very positive impact on my business.'-- Sara Wade, sarawade.com 'I was going through a patch of weeks with no bookings. I followed Joey's freelance advice to follow up with past clients, and it got me booked the very next day. Sometimes you need someone to help you with the obvious ways of the business.'-- Carlos Weisz, carlosweisz.com'The strategies got me booked by three new clients, added to the roster for another ten, and made me £7,500 all in one month. Not only that, it also helped me get my foot in the door at a dream job.'-- Brendan Cox, BrendanCox.co.uk 'You know that old saying, 'Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a man how to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.' Well, these e-mail tips have taught me how to fish. I'm now an ace at warm e-mails and reactivating older clients. I'm booked to the gills.'-- Jerry Nelson, attackmotiondesign.com 'Joey's knowledge and info helped light a fire under my a** to make the jump from full time to freelance. Best decision I've made for my career.'-- Adam Bender, vimeo.com/adambeder Read more From the Back Cover Designing beautiful boards and making smooth animation come naturally to us Motion Designers. It's what we're good at. However, designing the career we want, with the freedom, flexibility, and pay we crave, that's more difficult. All of the above is within your grasp if you're willing to take the plunge into freelancing.School of Motion founder Joey Korenman worked in every kind of Motion Design role before discovering that freelancing offered him not only more autonomy but also higher pay, less stress, and more creativity. Since then, he's taught hundreds of School of Motion students his playbook for becoming a six-figure freelancer. Now he shares his experience and advice on breaking out of the nine-to-five mold in this comprehensive and tactical handbook. The Freelance Manifesto offers a field guide for Motion Design professionals looking to make the leap to freelance in two clear and concise parts. The first examines the goals, benefits, myths, and realities of the freelance lifestyle, while the second provides future freelancers with a five-step guide to launching and maintaining a solo business, including making contact, selling yourself, closing the deal, being indispensable, and becoming a lucrative enterprise.If you're feeling stifled by long hours, low-paying gigs, and an unfulfilling career, make the choice to redesign yourself as a freelancer--and, with the help of this book and some hard work, reclaim your time, independence, and inspiration for yourself. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Art Money & Success: A complete and easy-to-follow system for the artist who wasn't born with a business mind. Learn how to find buyers, get paid ... nicely, deal with copycats and sell more art.

Pdf Business Art Money & Success: A complete and easy-to-follow system for the artist who wasn't born with a business mind. Learn how to find buyers, get paid ... nicely, deal with copycats and sell more art.

Pdf:Art Money & Success: A complete and easy-to-follow system for the artist who wasn't born with a business mind. Learn how to find buyers, get paid ... nicely, deal with copycats and sell more art..FINALLY MAKE A LIVING DOING WHAT YOU LOVE Why is it that some artists are wildly successful, while others just barely squeak by? It may seem like an unfathomable mystery, how some are earning six figures while other, more talented artists, are struggling. Maria Brophy has dedicated 20 years of her life to researching the specific strategies that successful artists follow. After applying these strategies to her husband Drew Brophy's career, Maria grew his art sales to multiple six-figures yearly. In ART MONEY SUCCESS, Maria tells personal stories of her own business deals, successes and failures, while sharing non-conventional wisdom that will explode your art sales. With the exercises and worksheets included, you can apply the insights to your own business for immediate results. The tools inside will help you: * Connect with your right buyers * Increase your $$$ income today * Sell art easily and negotiate nicely * License your art and get paid multiple times for one artwork * Implement powerful money and business practices * Trust your own creative intuition If you are interested in generating more money and success from your art, then this book is for you! "A lot of people tell me that I should sell my work, but Maria Brophy is the first person who has been able to tell me how, in a viable way." -Joe Mahoney "Hands-down the most practical business guide for artists I've ever read. The strategies and scripts inside will help you reach more buyers and easily sell your art for the price it deserves." -Derek Murphy @creativindie Find buyers, get paid fairly, negotiate nicely, deal with copycats and sell more art.

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Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business

Pdf Business Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business

Pdf:Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business.About the Author Meg Mateo Ilasco started her freelance business, Mateo Ilasco, in 2005 and is the author of Craft, Inc. and the Craft, Inc. Business Planner. Meg lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.Joy Deangdeelert Cho launched her design business, Oh Joy!, in 2005. She works with clients nationwide and authors an award-winning design blog. Joy lives in Philadelphia. Read more

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How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul (Seventh Edition)

Pdf Business How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul (Seventh Edition)

Pdf:How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul (Seventh Edition).Review Praise for previous editions “Michels explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist.” —The New York Times “Michels is a tough but compassionate advocate, savvy in the ways of the world and the demands on artists in this materialistic society.” —The Miami Herald “Michels writes in terse, instructive sentences, and never lets us off the hook.” —HuffPost “ . . . a ‘must have’ for any aspiring artist. . .” —Midwest Book Review “. . . the best guide I’ve found that looks at creating fine art as a career.” —Twin Cities PBS “Provides the best overview of political and other aspects of the art world that I have ever come across. . . . It is a bible that every artist should have.” —Shannon Wilkinson, president, Cultural Communications, New York “This book should be required reading for every exhibiting artist.” —Ellen Rixford, Graphic News “This self-help career book is the pick of the litter.” —Donna Marxer, Artists' News “She sounds like Wonder Woman; she is filled with energy, ideas, and sufficient spleen not to be walked on – ever! Her experience is the reader’s bonus.” —American Artist “. . . Michels provides information on art world politics that artists really need.” —Art Papers “One book stood out from the rest. . . and goes beyond the usual information about self-promotion.” —The Arts JournalPraise for previous editions “Michels explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist.” —The New York Times “Michels is a tough but compassionate advocate, savvy in the ways of the world and the demands on artists in this materialistic society.” —The Miami Herald “Michels writes in terse, instructive sentences, and never lets us off the hook.” —HuffPost “ . . . a ‘must have’ for any aspiring artist. . .” —Midwest Book Review “. . . the best guide I’ve found that looks at creating fine art as a career.” —Twin Cities PBS “Provides the best overview of political and other aspects of the art world that I have ever come across. . . . It is a bible that every artist should have.” —Shannon Wilkinson, president, Cultural Communications, New York “This book should be required reading for every exhibiting artist.” —Ellen Rixford, Graphic News “This self-help career book is the pick of the litter.” —Donna Marxer, Artists' News “She sounds like Wonder Woman; she is filled with energy, ideas, and sufficient spleen not to be walked on – ever! Her experience is the reader’s bonus.” —American Artist “. . . Michels provides information on art world politics that artists really need.” —Art Papers “One book stood out from the rest. . . and goes beyond the usual information about self-promotion.” —The Arts Journal Read more About the Author Caroll Michels is a career coach and artist-advocate. She has helped thousands of artists launch and sustain their careers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and South and Central America. Her artwork has been exhibited in museums, including the Georges Pompidou Museum in Paris, Haus Am Waldsee: Internationale Kunst in Berlin, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Michels has received numerous grants, including those awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture/UNESCO. Michels lived in Manhattan for more than twenty-five years and is now based in Sarasota, Florida. Read more

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The Artist Estate: A Handbook for Artists, Executors, and Heirs

Pdf Business The Artist Estate: A Handbook for Artists, Executors, and Heirs

Pdf:The Artist Estate: A Handbook for Artists, Executors, and Heirs.Andy Warhol memorably said that “death can really make you look like a star,” but death in itself is not a guarantee of the relevance of an artist. What is of crucial importance is the proper management structure for the posthumous preservation and development of an artist’s estate. The Artist Estate, a handbook written by Loretta Würtenberger, presents the possible legal frameworks and appropriate financing models available in this situation, as well as the proper handling of interest from the market, museums and academia. Würtenberger’s business, Fine Art Partners, has advised artists and artists’ estates for many years. Based on numerous international examples, the author explains the different alternatives for maintaining an artist’s estate and makes recommendations on how best to handle work, archives and ephemera following the death of an artist.

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20 Steps to Art Licensing: How to Sell Your Designs to Greeting Card and Gift Companies

Pdf Business 20 Steps to Art Licensing: How to Sell Your Designs to Greeting Card and Gift Companies

Pdf:20 Steps to Art Licensing: How to Sell Your Designs to Greeting Card and Gift Companies.About the Author Kate Harper is a greeting card and gift designer in Berkeley, California. She is also an adult education instructor and has taught a variety of art classes throughout the San Francisco bay area. She has an M.A. in Art Therapy from Lesley University, in Cambridge Massachusetts. She has designed over a thousand gifts, greeting cards, magnets, t-shirts, coasters, placemats, rubber stamps, coffee mugs, paper pads, and embroidery kits. She has a special interest in bridging the gap between art and technology, and helping indie artists bring their vision into the marketplace. Read more

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Artistic Interventions in Organizations (Routledge Research in Creative and Cultural Industries Management)

Pdf Business Artistic Interventions in Organizations (Routledge Research in Creative and Cultural Industries Management)

Pdf:Artistic Interventions in Organizations (Routledge Research in Creative and Cultural Industries Management).Review 'This is a delightful and important book, dedicated to how artistic and creative interventions can – evolutionarily or revolutionarily – influence organizing. A book for all times, but perhaps particularly important currently, in an era when imagination and genuine creativity are all but banned from mainstream workplaces. The book shows how vital artistic input can prove to be not just for the enjoyment and satisfaction that work can provide, but for the renewal and survival of organizations. Art helps us deal with the difficult, opens up the mind to new realizations, it makes it possible to learn and to make sense of a complex world. This book shows how and why it should become part of a healthy and sustainable management process in a variety of organizations and contexts, from the point of view of managers, intermediary organizations, employees and artists. It depicts practices, artistic engagements, inventive metaphors, as well as space as catalysts for reflection and organizational illumination, sometimes successful, sometimes not, or not immediately. A must read for everyone who hopes that a human kind of management, after all, has a future, but is unsure of how this future can be reclaimed. This book offers one very strong proposition on how this can be done.' - Monika Kostera, Professor Ordinaria in Management, The Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland and Guest Professor at Bradford University, UK 'Bravo for not saying bravo. The editors have avoided the trap of being cheerleaders and instead embraced the complexity – in terms of theory, practice, and certainly epistemology – of artistic interventions in organizations. In doing so, they provide a much-needed and timely summary, and an excellent place for moving forward in this exciting domain.' - Steven S. Taylor, Associate Professor, Worcester Polytechnic University, USA 'Today's leaders increasingly open their organizations to artistic interventions. They're collaborating with artists and using art processes to produce better outcomes. In this book, the world's foremost authors on this subject bring us up to date on this trending activity.' - Robert D. Austin, Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark 'Aesthetic experience is always an experience of choice that challenges us, yet this book opens up he discussion and allows us to understand artistic intervention in organizations and how they can be used to make a positive changes and improvement. I strongly recommend it.' - Silvia Gherardi, Professor, University of Trento, Italy Read more About the Author Ulla Johansson Sköldberg is Professor Emeritus from Gothenburg University, Sweden. Jill Woodilla is Honorary Visiting Professor, School of Business, Economics and Law, and Affiliated Researcher, Business & Design Lab, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Ariane Berthoin Antal is Senior Fellow at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany and Distinguished Research Professor at Audencia Nantes School of Management, France. Read more

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Making It in the Art World: New Approaches to Galleries, Shows, and Raising Money

Pdf Business Making It in the Art World: New Approaches to Galleries, Shows, and Raising Money

Pdf:Making It in the Art World: New Approaches to Galleries, Shows, and Raising Money.From the Back Cover 'The global art world of the 21st century is increasingly complex, andhard-hearted.  Tens of thousands of art school graduates andself-educated artists enter the scene every year, and in their own way,each wants to make a living from their work, while pursuing ameaningful career. The prospects for success are slim, yet the flowof new talent continues unabated.In a remarkably useful guidebook for artists trying to find theirway, the artist Brainard Carey has spelled out in a clear and concisemanner, a series of strategies and techniques that, taken as a whole,are the equivalent of that elusive course in real-world preparednessthat most art schools gloss over or simply ignore.  In addition tohis thoughtful and thorough approach to the subject, Carey's candorand complete lack of cynicism and posturing makes this book amust-read for any emerging artist.' -David Ross, Writer, curator. Formerly, director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Boston Institute of Contemporary Art Read more About the Author Brainard Carey is an artist, teacher, walker, and pool player. He cofounded the artistic collaborative Praxis with his wife, Delia Carey. As host of the popular Yale University radio show, Lives of the Artists, he has interviewed over 700 artists and creative people to illuminate their careers and work. He is passionate about art education and has written several books for artists to develop their careers, including Making It in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, and The Art World Demystified. He also co-founded Praxis Center for Aesthetics, an online school for professional artists. He lives in New York City. Read more

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Leading Roles: 50 Questions Every Arts Board Should Ask

Pdf Business Leading Roles: 50 Questions Every Arts Board Should Ask

Pdf:Leading Roles: 50 Questions Every Arts Board Should Ask.Review 'The musicians of ICSOM must continue to be our own positive advocates in a managerial climate that is resistant to a positive message. Mr. Kaiser's new book is a powerful tool that can assist us in articulating our vision.'--Senza Sordino 'International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians newsletter''Leading Roles is a rich yet tidy cornucopia of solutions for the challenges facing the American arts scene . . . The author is compelling as he scopes the horizon, sizing up a future in which global cooperation will loom large for the arts.'-- 'Washington Post''Although aimed at associations in the arts - dance, opera, theatre - the book Kaiser has written should be must-reading for every board member and staff executive of every association. Leading Roles addresses every aspect of board participation in the life of an association, including mission and governance; fundraising and marketing; the relationship of the board to the artistic director, executive director, and staff; and board responsibilities for planning and budgeting.'--Senza Sordino 'The Examiner, Washington, DC' Read more Review “Michael Kaiser is very competent and far-sighted in dealing with the extremely complicated economic and organizational aspects of performing arts institutions, especially in this period of grave crises. In my capacity as General Director of Washington National Opera, which makes its home at the Kennedy Center, I have worked with Michael, the Center’s President, and I share his approach to running not-for-profit arts organizations. I recommend his book to anyone who works in this area.” (Plácido Domingo)“Michael Kaiser has made it his mission to help arts organizations around the world succeed. He is an ambassador and trusted authority for arts administrators everywhere, generously sharing his proven expertise that I’ve seen firsthand. Michael’s book will take his life’s work one step further, elevating the world of arts management with his wisdom.” (Judith Jamison, Artistic Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater)“No one knows more about arts administration than Michael Kaiser. No wonder people the world over clamor for his attention and keen advice. The Kennedy Center’s not-so-secret weapon is an international treasure. The book is a goldmine.” (Terrence McNally, playwright) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Keys to the Kingdom: Impressioning, Privilege Escalation, Bumping, and Other Key-Based Attacks Against Physical Locks

Pdf Business Keys to the Kingdom: Impressioning, Privilege Escalation, Bumping, and Other Key-Based Attacks Against Physical Locks

Pdf:Keys to the Kingdom: Impressioning, Privilege Escalation, Bumping, and Other Key-Based Attacks Against Physical Locks.Lockpicking has become a popular topic with many in the security community. While many have chosen to learn the fine art of opening locks without keys, few people explore the fascinating methods of attack that are possible WITH keys. Keys to the Kingdom addresses the topics of impressioning, master key escalation, skeleton keys, and bumping attacks that go well beyond any treatment of these topics in the author’s previous book, Practical Lock Picking. This material is all new and focuses on locks currently in use as well as ones that have recently emerged on the market. Hackers and pen testers or persons tasked with defending their infrastructure and property from invasion will find these techniques uniquely valuable. As with Deviant Ollam’s previous book, Practical Lock Picking,  Keys to the Kingdom includes full-color versions of all diagrams and photographs. Check out the companion website which includes instructional videos that provide readers with a full-on training seminar from the author.Excellent companion to Deviant Ollam’s Practical Lock PickingUnderstand the typical failings of common security hardware in order to avoid these weaknessesLearn advanced methods of physical attack in order to be more successful with penetration testingDetailed full-color photos in the book make learning easy, and companion website is filled with invalualble training videos from Dev!

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Becoming an Independent Security Consultant: A Practical Guide to Starting and Running a Successful Security Consulting Practice

Pdf Business Becoming an Independent Security Consultant: A Practical Guide to Starting and Running a Successful Security Consulting Practice

Pdf:Becoming an Independent Security Consultant: A Practical Guide to Starting and Running a Successful Security Consulting Practice.The demand for security consulting services is at an all-time high. Organizations of all types face unprecedented challenges in dealing with workplace violence, internal and external theft, robbery and crimes of all varieties. These organizations need help in dealing with these challenges, and are reaching out to independent security consultants to assist them. Operating an independent security consulting practice can be a profitable and rewarding business for those with the right skills.Many people retiring from law enforcement, military, or security careers would like to enter the security consulting profession, but don’t know how. These people have extensive skills in security and loss prevention, but don’t know how to translate these skills into a successful security consulting practice. While they have some idea about the type of services that they would like to provide, they have no idea of how to go about selling these services, what to charge for them, or how to run a profitable security consulting business. It is for these people that this book was written.Within this book, Michael A. Silva, an independent security consultant with over thirty years of experience, provides practical “how-to” advice on how to start and run a successful security consulting practice. Pulling no punches, Michael tells what it takes to be a successful security consultant, and explains why so many new security consultants fail within the first eighteen months. Chapters in this book include:Chapter 1 - What is an Independent Security Consultant?Chapter 2 - A Week in the Life of a Security ConsultantChapter 3 - The Skills needed to be SuccessfulChapter 4 - Planning Your Consulting PracticeChapter 5 - Determining What and How to ChargeChapter 6 - Selling Security Consulting ServicesChapter 7 - Proposal Writing for the Security ConsultantChapter 8 - Selling to Government AgenciesChapter 9 - Selling to Architects and EngineersChapter 10 - Security Consulting Services That SellChapter 11 - Creating a Business PlanChapter 12 - Taking the PlungeChapter 13 - Taking Your Practice to the Next LevelChapter 14 - Continuing EducationChapter 15 - Avoiding Pitfalls and Common MistakesThis book is crammed with practical tips based on the actual day-to-day experiences of a working security consultant. Within this book, Michael tells you what works – and more importantly, what doesn’t work. This book is specifically written for the person starting a one-person security consulting practice, and answers questions such as:- What types of skills do I need to be successful?- What types of licenses and certifications do I need?- What should I name my business?- Do I need a website?- What types of insurance do I need?- Should I rent an office, or work out of my home?- How much should I charge?- How do I sell my services and get consulting jobs?- How do I write a proposal?- What consulting services should I offer?- How much money do I need to get started?- What steps should I take before I quit my present job?- Can I start my consulting practice part-time while I’m still working?- How do I grow my practice and take it to the next level?- What are some common mistakes made by new consultants and how can I avoid them?About The AuthorMichael A. Silva is an independent security consultant that has over forty years of security industry experience. Michael founded Silva Consultants, his independent security consulting and design firm, in 1985. In late 2001, Michael suspended the operations of Silva Consultants to accept a position with Kroll, the world’s largest security and risk consulting company. From 2001 to 2006, he managed Kroll’s security consulting and engineering practice in Seattle, and was responsible for projects throughout Washington, Oregon, California, and Nevada. In 2007, Michael resigned his position with Kroll and resumed the operations of Silva Consultants.

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Post Like an Influencer, Grow Like a Marketer: A Proven Step-By-Step Guide To Start a Successful Instagram Page, Grow Your Following, and Make Money.

Pdf Business Post Like an Influencer, Grow Like a Marketer: A Proven Step-By-Step Guide To Start a Successful Instagram Page, Grow Your Following, and Make Money.

Pdf:Post Like an Influencer, Grow Like a Marketer: A Proven Step-By-Step Guide To Start a Successful Instagram Page, Grow Your Following, and Make Money..100% Tested and Proven ways to start a successful Instagram account based on your passions, grow a following that loves you and your content, and turn your page into a source of income. In Post Like an Influencer, Grow Like a Marketer, you'll get all that and more. I wrote this book to teach anyone from beginners to active users how to master the platform. Learn how to become a master of Instagram, increasing the effectiveness of your content. Social media is rapidly changing each year. It's a science with a lot of small signs and signals which makes our brains to push the FOLLOW button. Step-by-Step strategies for creating the best Instagram page you can. - Chapter 3. Who are You Trying to Attract?- Chapter 4. Laying the Foundation for Your Instagram Page. Understand how to create and curate content like an influencer to attract your following. - Chapter 5. To Create Your Own Content, or Steal From Someone Else- Chapter 6. Your Content is Key- Chapter 7: Treating Your Instagram Stories Like a Vlog This knowledge unlocks you the door to Instagram Influencer Status. It’s time to master Instagram! Pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.

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Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Pdf Business Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Pdf:Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration.From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in business - sure to appeal to readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath. Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation - into the meetings, postmortems, and "Braintrust" sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture - but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, "an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible." For nearly 20 years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, and WALL-E, which have gone on to set box-office records and garner 30 Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really is. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired - and so profitable. As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a PhD student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie's success - and in the 13 movies that followed - was the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as: Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better. If you don't strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead. It's not the manager's job to prevent risks. It's the manager's job to make it safe for others to take them. The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. A company's communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody. Do not assume that general agreement will lead to change - it takes substantial energy to move a group, even when all are on board.

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Art Money Success: Finally Make Money Doing What You Love: A Complete and Easy-to-Follow System for the Artist Who Wasn't Born with a Business Mind

Pdf Business Art Money Success: Finally Make Money Doing What You Love: A Complete and Easy-to-Follow System for the Artist Who Wasn't Born with a Business Mind

Pdf:Art Money Success: Finally Make Money Doing What You Love: A Complete and Easy-to-Follow System for the Artist Who Wasn't Born with a Business Mind.Finally make a living doing what you love.Why is it that some artists are wildly successful, while others just barely squeak by? It may seem like an unfathomable mystery how some are earning six figures while other more talented artists are struggling. Maria Brophy has dedicated 20 years of her life to researching the specific strategies that successful artists follow. After applying these strategies to her husband Drew Brophy's career, Maria grew his art sales to multiple six figures yearly. In Art Money Success, Maria tells personal stories of her own business deals, successes, and failures while sharing unconventional wisdom that will explode your art sales. With the guided written exercises (get free worksheet downloads that accompany this audiobook at Maria Brophy's website), you can apply the insights to your own art business for immediate results. The tools inside will help you: Connect with your right buyers Increase your money income Sell art easily and negotiate nicely License your art and get paid multiple times for one artwork Implement powerful money and business practices Trust your own creative intuition If you are interested in generating more money and success from your art, then this audiobook is for you! 

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The History of Project Management (Lessons from History)

Pdf Business The History of Project Management (Lessons from History)

Pdf:The History of Project Management (Lessons from History).Review 'Mark's latest book illustrates that the knowledge and disciplines articulated in the PMBoK Guide have been leveraged successfully by our project management predecessors across centuries.' -- Jim Hayden, PMP, CSM, Former President, PMI CVC'I have used Titanic lessons for projects and Project lessons from The Great Escape in my graduate classes for several years and now intend to use the History of Project Management as well. The series is an effective and creative way to promote student learning and generate class discussion.'--Professor Ryan Nelson, University of Virginia'Mark helps us to recognise, in his examination of the deciding features of a project, that little has changed over the last four thousand years.' --Martin Price, Past Director of PMI UK'This title is certainly the most comprehensive analysis of the use of basic tenants of modern Project Management across recorded history.' --Glenn LeClair, CMCThe importance of lessons learned and historical information, confirms that project managers have existed for thousands of years and have learned from their predecessors mistakes and successes. --Linda F. Desmond, PMP Past President PMI Mass Bay Read more From the Author Background to this PublicationThis has been a massive undertaking for me personally, and for the Lessons From History Series. The story started somewhere between the publication of my books on the Titanic project (2005) and The Great Escape (2006). I was reviewing the approach to Project Lessons from the Great Escape (Stalag Luft III) with my publisher Kevin Aguanno (at Multi-Media Publications). He had challenged me to take a more rigorous approach that looked at the story line through the lens of a modern project manager, and hence the idea came about of looking at the event from each of the PMBoK® Guide's nine knowledge areas. This provided an approach that we could now use with the latest planned publichation The History of Project ManagementInitially, I had difficulty getting started because the subject was so daunting. Also, there wasn't much information readily available with no known books or research on the topic. It looked as if few had ever tried to research the history of projects from a project management perspective. Of course there were plenty of books that concentrated on the outputs or the final deliverables of ancient projects, but the authors focused on architecture or engineering practices. These books were rooted in the technicalities of the achievement, the aesthetic splendour of the output, or an architectural examination of the form. There were few references to how the projects were initiated, planned, and executed.My first major task was to narrow the scope of the book into something that was manageable. Choosing a starting point was relatively easy: the Giza Pyramid. The end point, however, was more difficult. The decision was made to take it into the modern era, but not to today. There were too many twists and turns in the second half of the twentieth century. In fact, WW2 was a catalyst for many landmark projects, so ending in 1940 made a lot of sense. The second major task was to select a number of projects from across the 4,500 years time frame. We set the criteria for these; namely, they had to be a first of a kind, extremely influential on projects that followed, and had to meet the nine PMBoK® Guide knowledge areas. In the end, this proved to be far easier than expected. I'll let you discover the selected projects in the book, and how they mapped to the nine knowledge areas.The general perception of most people is that project management started in the mid-20th century, or started earlier with Henry Gantt and his charts. That is the impression I got from talking to many project managers. Yet, how were all the great projects of the past delivered? Think about the Giza Pyramid, the Parthenon, the Colosseum, the Gothic Cathedrals of Medieval Europe, the great voyages of exploration, the Taj Mahal, and the mega projects of the industrial revolutions. Was project management used on these projects? Were the concepts of project management even understood? Can we connect modern and ancient project management? If you answered 'yes,' then how do we prove this?Conventional wisdom around 30 years ago viewed dinosaurs as slow lumbering creatures. The name Tyranosaurus (meaning 'terrible-lizard') evokes images of a large, cold blooded reptile that lived in a hot tropical climate. This view was initiated by Richard Owen 130 years earlier. Fast forward to today and conventional wisdom views dinosaurs as agile, warm-blooded creatures, closer to birds than reptiles, that lived in the extremes of hot and cold climates. What caused this shift in views? What has changed in 30 years? You could argue the shift was caused by the influx of new technologies such as X-ray computed tomography, computer generated imagery with biomechanical simulations, and comparative anatomy with modern animals. The biggest change, however, was reviewing the known evidence more carefully, objectively and logically. Similarly, misperceptions about project management are changing through taking a fresh look at the evidence using new analytical techniques.* For more information lessons-from-history.com/node/16 Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Construction Management of Healthcare Projects

Pdf Business Construction Management of Healthcare Projects

Pdf:Construction Management of Healthcare Projects.About the Author Sanjiv Gokhale, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE,, Professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University, has taught construction project management courses to undergraduate and graduate students since 2001. He is the recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Professor award by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) and received the Teaching Excellence award from the School of Engineering, Vanderbilt University, in 2005. Dr. Gokhale is coauthor of Trenchless Technology: Pipeline and Utility Design, Construction, and Renewal (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2005). Thomas C. Gormley, LEED-AP, Associate Professor and Director of the Commercial Construction Management program at Middle Tennessee State University, recently started teaching after nearly 40 years in hospital construction. He has worked as a contractor, an owner, and a program manager in the US, Europe and the Middle East. He is working on his dissertation for his PhD in Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University. For over 10 years, Mr. Gormley has served on the committee that writes the Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Healthcare Facilities―the nationally recognized standard for hospitals. He is a Board member of the American Hospital Association’s Certification Center and served on the committee that wrote the test for Certification of Health Care Constructors, which is a nationally recognized certification for builders. Read more

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Project Management for Humans: Helping People Get Things Done

Pdf Business Project Management for Humans: Helping People Get Things Done

Pdf:Project Management for Humans: Helping People Get Things Done.Review A great mix of proven approaches and new ideas; the craft of digital project management finally has its bible. --Carl Smith, Bureau of DigitalStop banging your head against the wall when it comes to your web projects. Harned provides specific guidelines, motivational tips, and empathetic advice that will align your teams and elevate the way you plan, run, and manage your projects. --Ahava Leibtag, President, Aha Media GroupFinally, digital teams have a reference book that covers everything they need to know about project management, from scoping and budgeting to managing teams and clients. --Karen McGrane, author, Going Responsive Read more About the Author Brett Harned is a digital project management consultant, coach, and community advocate from Philadelphia, PA. His work focuses on solving issues that are important to organizations who want to produce quality digital projects in harmony. He loves to build processes and communication tactics that work not only for projects, but for the people involved in them. Prior to starting his consultancy, he was Vice President of Project Management for Happy Cog. In that role, he mentored a team of PMs and managed projects for companies like Zappos, MTV, and Monotype. Brett began blogging about his adventures in project management at brettharned.com when he realized that there was a void in the industry for people in the digital PM role. He has had the privilege to speak at various events internationally and has written for widely read industry websites and publications. One of the most satisfying projects of Brett's career has been building a global digital PM community and founding the Digital PM Summit. Most recently, Brett co-founded PathfinderDPM a US and UK based training program for digital project managers. He also blogs every day with a team of digital project managers at EveryDayDPM.com. Follow Brett on Twitter at @brettharned. Read more

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Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-Year Battle Between Marvel and DC

Pdf Business Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-Year Battle Between Marvel and DC

Pdf:Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-Year Battle Between Marvel and DC.The first in-depth, behind the scenes book treatment of the rivalry between the two comic book giants. They are the two titans of the comic book industry - the Coke and Pepsi of superheroes - and for more than 50 years, Marvel and DC have been locked in an epic battle for spandex supremacy. At stake is not just sales but cultural relevancy and the hearts of millions of fans. To many partisans Marvel is now on top. But for much of the early 20th century, it was DC that was the undisputed leader, having launched the American superhero genre with the 1938 publication of Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel's Superman strip. DC's titles sold millions of copies every year, and its iconic characters were familiar to nearly everyone in America. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman - DC had them all. And then in 1961, an upstart company came out of nowhere to smack mighty DC in the chops. With the publication of Fantastic Four number one, Marvel changed the way superheroes stories were done. Writer-editor Stan Lee, artist Jack Kirby, and the talented Marvel bullpen subsequently unleashed a string of dazzling new creations, including the Avengers, Hulk, Spider-Man, the X-Men, and Iron Man. Marvel's rise forever split fandom into two opposing tribes. Suddenly the most telling question you could ask a superhero lover became "Marvel or DC?" Slugfest, the first book to chronicle the history of this epic rivalry into a single, in-depth narrative, is the story of the greatest corporate rivalry never told. Complete with interviews with the major names in the industry, Slugfest reveals the arsenal of schemes the two companies have employed in their attempts to outmaneuver the competition, whether it be stealing ideas, poaching employees, planting spies, or launching price wars. The feud has never completely disappeared, and it simmers on a low boil to this day. With DC and Marvel characters becoming global icons worth billions, if anything, the stakes are higher now than ever before.

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One Little Spark!: Mickey's Ten Commandments and The Road to Imagineering

Pdf Business One Little Spark!: Mickey's Ten Commandments and The Road to Imagineering

Pdf:One Little Spark!: Mickey's Ten Commandments and The Road to Imagineering.About the Author Marty Sklar was a student at UCLA and editor of its Daily Bruin newspaper in 1955 when he was recruited to create an 1890s-themed newspaper, The Disneyland News, a month before the theme park opened. After graduating, he joined Disneyland full-time in 1956, where he held responsibility for most of the park's publicity and marketing materials. In 1961, he moved to WED Enterprises, renamed in 1986 to Walt Disney Imagineering, where he worked on attractions for the 1964 New York World's Fair. For nearly ten years, he wrote personal materials for Walt Disney for use in publications, television and special films. In 1974 he became vice president of concepts/planning, and guided the creative development of EPCOT. As vice president of creative development, executive vice president and then president of Imagineering for nine years, Sklar supervised the design and construction of Tokyo Disneyland, the Disney-MGM Studios, Disneyland Paris, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney California Adventure Park, Tokyo DisneySea, the Walt Disney Studios Park and most recently Hong Kong Disneyland. Read more

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Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful Teams

Pdf Business Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful Teams

Pdf:Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful Teams.Review 'The popular narratives around great products focus on the idea, the simplicity, and the design, but rarely do they expose what was actually happening on the product team throughout the process. This book offers a unique look into how great product teams and product leaders work. If you build products, you need this book.' --Des Traynor, Cofounder and Chief Strategy Officer, Intercom 'Richard, Nate, and Martin deliver impactful lessons in customer-driven product management practices in Product Leadership. They have collectively walked the walk in applying human-centric design principles time and time again in the wild, which is evident in their message and many useful real-world examples. As a technology leader across dozens of client-facing NASDAQ applications, I am challenged every day to drive product innovation at scale while maintaining stability. The approaches in Product Leadership, backed by real, relatable experiences, make this an indispensable reference to deliver and evolve great products for our hundreds of thousands of users!' --Heather Abbott, SVP Corporate Solutions, NASDAQ 'Designers, engineers, and product managers who've been looking to take the leap into leadership--look no further. Product Leadership distills the history and future of the eld alongside the insights of its luminaries and experts, and presents an invaluable guide for leveling up your skills and execution.' --Ryan Freitas, Design Director, Facebook  Read more About the Author Richard Banfield is the CEO of Boston-based UX agency Fresh Tilled Soil. He started his career with MultiChoice, Africa's largest broadcast, and web business. He left MultiChoice to become co-founder of Acceleration, an international adtech business HQ'd in London (now owned by ad giant WPP). Under Richard's leadership, the firm has delivered digital product design and product strategy to 700+ clients around the world. Richard has published two other books, Design Sprint: A Practical Guidebook for Building Great Digital Products, which he coauthored with C. Todd Lombardo and Trace Wax and Design Leadership: How Top Design Leaders Build and Grow Successful Organizations.Martin Eriksson is a product management professional with over 20 years experience building leading online products all over the world, from small startups to global brands such as Monster and The Financial Times. He's the founder of ProductTank, a global meetup for product people with over 50,000 members in 100+ cities. He is also the co-founder and Curator of Mind The Product--the world's largest product management community, blog, and conference, with annual events in San Francisco and London. He also serves as a consulting Chief Product Officer, advising startups and enterprises on how to build successful product teams.Nate Walkingshaw is the Chief Experience Officer at Pluralsight. He started his first company in 2004, where he revolutionized medical evacuation with Paraslyde, later acquired by Stryker Medical. He then built Brightface, a product development company that focused on mobile and web applications including Cycleface (acquired by Strava). He then became the Chief of Research and Innovation at Tanner Labs, where he built O.C. Tanner's first human-centered product development team. Nate joined Pluralsight, the largest providers of online technology learning, as Chief Product Officer, and in Feb 2016, Nate's role expanded to CXO to include development, content, and product marketing. Read more

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Escaping the Build Trap: How Effective Product Management Creates Real Value

Pdf Business Escaping the Build Trap: How Effective Product Management Creates Real Value

Pdf:Escaping the Build Trap: How Effective Product Management Creates Real Value.To stay competitive in today’s market, organizations need to adopt a culture of customer-centric practices that focus on outcomes rather than outputs. Companies that live and die by outputs often fall into the "build trap," cranking out features to meet their schedule rather than the customer’s needs.In this book, Melissa Perri explains how laying the foundation for great product management can help companies solve real customer problems while achieving business goals. By understanding how to communicate and collaborate within a company structure, you can create a product culture that benefits both the business and the customer. You’ll learn product management principles that can be applied to any organization, big or small.In five parts, this book explores:Why organizations ship features rather than cultivate the value those features representHow to set up a product organization that scalesHow product strategy connects a company’s vision and economic outcomes back to the product activitiesHow to identify and pursue the right opportunities for producing value through an iterative product frameworkHow to build a culture focused on successful outcomes over outputs

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Lean vs Agile vs Design Thinking: What You Really Need to Know to Build High-Performing Digital Product Teams

Pdf Business Lean vs Agile vs Design Thinking: What You Really Need to Know to Build High-Performing Digital Product Teams

Pdf:Lean vs Agile vs Design Thinking: What You Really Need to Know to Build High-Performing Digital Product Teams.As companies evolve to adopt, integrate, and leverage software as the defining element of their success in the 21st century, a rash of processes and methodologies are vying for their product teams' attention. In the worst of cases, each discipline on these teams - product management, design, and software engineering - learn a different model. This short, tactical book reconciles the perceived differences in Lean Startup, Design Thinking, and Agile software development by focusing not on rituals and practices but on the values that underpin all three methods.

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The Designing for Growth Field Book: A Step-by-Step Project Guide (Columbia Business School Publishing)

Pdf Business The Designing for Growth Field Book: A Step-by-Step Project Guide (Columbia Business School Publishing)

Pdf:The Designing for Growth Field Book: A Step-by-Step Project Guide (Columbia Business School Publishing).Review In a clear and simple style, this book shows how designing thinking has been applied successfully to address complex and very different problems in a variety of organizations, both for- and not-for-profit. The ten cases in the book provide creative and innovative applications of the design principles, providing sufficient detail to be of use to readers in their own planning processes. The book provides sufficient depth to be of value to the graduate professional classroom while being simple and clear for immediate use by managers.--Toni Ungaretti, Johns Hopkins University- Read more About the Author Jeanne Liedtka is a professor at the Darden School of Business. Her other books include The Catalyst: How You Can Become an Extraordinary Growth Leader and The Physics of Business Growth.Tim Ogilvie is cofounder and CEO of Peer Insight, an innovation strategy consulting firm based in Washington, D.C.Rachel Brozenske is vice president of Allison Partners, an organizational development consulting practice in Charlottesville, and a lecturer at the Darden School of Business. Read more

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Product Management in Practice: A Real-World Guide to the Key Connective Role of the 21st Century

Pdf Business Product Management in Practice: A Real-World Guide to the Key Connective Role of the 21st Century

Pdf:Product Management in Practice: A Real-World Guide to the Key Connective Role of the 21st Century.Product management has become a critical connective role for modern organizations, from small technology startups to global corporate enterprises. And yet the day-to-day work of product management remains largely misunderstood. In theory, product management is about building products that people love. The real-world practice of product management is often about difficult conversations, practical compromises, and hard-won incremental gains.In this book, author Matt LeMay focuses on the CORE connective skills--communication, organization, research, execution--that can build a successful product management practice across industries, organizations, teams, and toolsets.For current and aspiring product managers, this book explores:Real-world tactics for facilitating collaboration and communicationHow to talk to users and work with executivesThe importance of setting clear and actionable goalsUsing roadmaps to connect and align your teamA values-first approach to implementing Agile practicesStories that convey realities of product management in the fieldCommon behavioral traps that turn good product managers bad

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Product Management in Practice: A Real-World Guide to the Key Connective Role of the 21st Century

Pdf Business Product Management in Practice: A Real-World Guide to the Key Connective Role of the 21st Century

Pdf:Product Management in Practice: A Real-World Guide to the Key Connective Role of the 21st Century.Review 'Product Management in Practice is a bold and honest playbook by someone who's truly done the job and understands the real challenges PMs face every day. Matt LeMay's actionable advice should be required reading for both experienced and aspiring PMs.'--Ken Norton, GV (formerly Google Ventures)'If you want to be a great product manager you need to go beyond frameworks and tools. Product Management in Practice does just that with an honest, humble, and insightful look at the realities of life as a PM. Rich with real-world stories of success, failure, and common misconceptions that face every product manager, Matt reminds us that, above all, building great products is about building great relationships. A must-read for practicing and aspiring product managers or anyone who is interested in building great products.'--Craig Villamor, VP Product, Salesforce'What makes this book unique is how it goes beyond the jargon and zeroes in on the practical challenges of product management, with super actionable tips. I was smiling and nodding as I read chapter after chapter--highly recommend for all product managers.'--Pradeep GanapathyRaj, Director of Product Management, Yammer'This is an outstanding practical primer on the day-to-day job of Product Management. What Matt does here is break down Product Management into specific responsibilities and actions that new PMs can take to outline, plan, build and monitor a smooth product development process. This should be a first-stop resource for any new Product Manager.'--Blair Reeves, Product Principal, SAS Software Author, Building for Business (O'Reilly)'In a digital era for products and teams, Matt LeMay brings the role of product management back to its fundamental human tenets. In order to succeed, both new and experienced product managers should note the core PM values that LeMay emphasizes: empathy, curiosity, and collaboration through communication.'--Cecelia Shao, Product Manager, IBM Watson Data Platform Read more About the Author Matt LeMay is a product management coach and consultant. He has helped build and scale product management practices at companies ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 enterprises. Matt was selected as a Top 50 Product Management influencer by the PM Year in Review for both 2015 and 2016.Matt is cofounder and partner at Sudden Compass, a consultancy that helps organizations take a cross-functional and customer-centric approach to working with data. In his work as a technology communicator, Matt has developed and led digital transformation and data strategy workshops for companies like GE, American Express, Pfizer, McCann, and Johnson & Johnson.Previously, Matt worked as Senior Product Manager at music startup Songza (acquired by Google), and Head of Consumer Product at Bitly. Matt is also a musician, recording engineer, and the author of a book about singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife Joan and their turtle Sheldon. You can find more of his work at mattlemay.com. Read more

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All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Ninth Edition

Pdf Business All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Ninth Edition

Pdf:All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Ninth Edition.About the Author Donald S. Passman practices law in California and has specialized in the music business for more than thirty years, primarily representing talent. The author of All You Need to Know About the Music Business, he lives in Los Angeles. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. All You Need to Know About the Music Business Introduction to the Ninth Edition Well, kiddies, we’ve certainly seen a lot of changes since we last got together. The good news is that streaming is growing at a wonderful pace. And that’s about it for the good news. CD sales are under 25% of the business and dropping. Downloads have fallen 15% per year for the last few years. Piracy is alive and well, hiding under cyber-rocks, and YouTube delivers more audio-only music than all the other sites put together (including the pirate sites), for which the creators are paid very little (we’ll talk more about that later). All in all, the industry earnings are almost half of what they were in 2003. Also, we’re going through a major upheaval in the songwriter world that could radically change the industry. Otherwise, it’s a lovely afternoon. On the brighter front, we’re seeing huge growth in vinyl (to younger people, it’s a new technology; go figure) that’s only held back because every vinyl plant on the planet is at full capacity. The bad news is that it’s less than 2% of the business. But in the current state of affairs, we’ll take what we can get. Now if you’re reading this and trying to decide whether the music business will disappear and if you’d be better off putting the price of this book into your stamp collection, there actually is a beautiful weather forecast. As we’ll discuss, streaming has the potential to make the music business bigger than it’s ever been in history. People who never would have gone into a record store are listening to streams, and the numbers are growing fast. So stick around (and buy the book). As these new ways to exploit music take hold, you might wonder how artists get paid. Well, my friend, you’ve come to the right place. The book in your hands has the latest scoop on all these newfangled gizmos. And at no extra charge (if you act RIGHT NOW), there’s an update of what’s happening with traditional music business deals—recording, songwriting, merchandising, touring, and so forth. So step right up. All these secrets and more are revealed just inside the tent. P.S. Congrats if you read this. It means you’re a real Go-Getter, since most folks skip the introductions to books. Read more

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Fail Until You Don't: Fight. Grind. Repeat.

Pdf Business Fail Until You Don't: Fight. Grind. Repeat.

Pdf:Fail Until You Don't: Fight. Grind. Repeat..The number one New York Times best-selling author of Bare Bones, host of the marquee morning program The Bobby Bones Show, comedian, and dedicated philanthropist delivers an inspirational and humorous collection of stories about his biggest misses in life and how he turned them into lessons and wins.   Bobby Bones is the youngest inductee ever into the National Radio Hall of Fame, alongside legends Dick Clark, Larry King, and Howard Stern. As "the most powerful man in country music" (Forbes), he has reached the peak of his profession and achieved his childhood dreams. Each weekday morning, more than five million fans tune in to his radio show.  But as Bobby reveals, a lot of what made him able to achieve his goals were mistakes, awkward moments, and embarrassing situations - lemons that he turned into lemonade through hard work and humility. In this eye-opening audiobook, he'll include ideas and motivations for finding success even when seemingly surrounded by impossible odds or tough failures. He also includes anecdotes from some of his famous friends who open up about their own missteps.  Bobby's mantra is: Fight. Grind. Repeat. A man who refuses to give up, he sees failure as something to learn from - and the recollections in this funny, smart audiobook, full of Bobby's brand of self-effacing humor, show how he's become such a beloved goofball.

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How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician

Pdf Business How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician

Pdf:How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician.Review “This is the single best book on the current music business. An absolute must-read for every musician.” - Derek Sivers, Sivers.org, founder of CD Baby“Ari is at the front of the front. He gets it. I've read a hundred how-to-make-it-in-the-music-biz books, and this one is today's definitive, comprehensive manual.” - Jack Conte, 150+ Million YouTube Views, Pomplamoose, CEO of Patreon“Ari understands this space. He gives a tremendous amount of information. Anyone wanting to make music for a living should read this, period.” - Peter Hollens, 150+ million YouTube views“An indispensable and comprehensive manual on how to navigate the modern music business.” - Forbes“The best ‘how to’ book of its kind. As a working artist himself, Herstand knows of what he speaks. . . . The book crackles with the actual experience of being a working artist. Highly recommended.” - Music Connection“There is a great divide between what the young musician thinks being a rock star is and what actually working as a musician entails. Ari fills in the blanks with his light hearted yet blunt demeanor. He's the informed older brother most of us never got in this crazy, confusing industry.” - Andy Grammer, chart-topping singer/songwriter“Incredibly valuable. Not just for musicians, but for entrepreneurs and anyone else wanting to succeed in the music business. Ari has written the ultimate guide on how to make it in the music business. Incredibly detailed yet fun to read, this is the book that generations of musicians will rely on to build their careers. One day, all these quotes will be replaced by quotes from A-list rock stars who got their start by reading this book.” - Philip Kaplan, CEO and founder of DistroKid, Fandalism“There are few careers more difficult than being a professional musician, but How to Make It in the New Music Business will absolutely increase your chances of success. Ari Herstand is a fresh, emerging authority on a music industry that is just taking shape, and a fearless tour guide in a brand-new jungle. I highly recommend this for your music career.” - Paul Resnikoff, Publisher, Digital Music News“There are a lot of books that attempt to describe how to make and do ‘it’ in the music business. What sets Ari apart is his not only his insatiable curiosity, research and conclusions but also the fact that he is a musician that has actually done the very ‘it’ he writes about. Reading Ari’s book teaches you what the music industry actually is, not what others think it should be.” - Jeff Price, Founder of Tunecore, Audiam“No one has ever laid out a roadmap to a successful music career in today’s world as Ari has in his book. Covering things like proper etiquette when emailing promoters to getting your songs placed in film and TV, Ari expedites the sometimes tedious process of learning what it takes to be a professional musician. If you want to take your career seriously, read this book.” - Andrew Leib, artist manager Read more About the Author Ari Herstand is a DIY musician who has played over six hundred shows around the country, has performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, has charted in the top 10 on iTunes and has had his music featured in countless TV shows, commercials and films. He currently fronts the funk band Brassroots District. In 2012, Herstand launched the music business advice blog Ari’s Take (www.aristake.com), which was nominated by L.A. Weekly as one of the best music blogs of Los Angeles. Read more

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How to Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician

Pdf Business How to Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician

Pdf:How to Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician.In the last decade, no industry has been through as much upheaval and turmoil as the music industry. If you're looking for quick fame and instant success, you're in the wrong field. It's now a democratic DIY business, and any guide to success in these new waters must be told by someone who's already survived them. Giving today's aspiring musicians the practical tools they need to build and maintain a lifelong career, How to Make It in the New Music Business becomes not only a brilliantly compiled tutorial on how to accomplish specific tasks - routing a tour, negotiating contracts, getting paid for Spotify and Pandora plays, or even licensing music to commercials, film, and television - but also a manifesto that encourages musicians to pave their own paths. Iin clear, easy-to-follow chapters, Ari Herstand's necessary and definitive handbook promises to redefine what it means to make it in the brave new world of professional music.

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Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency

Pdf Business Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency

Pdf:Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency.An astonishing - and astonishingly entertaining - behind-the-curtain history of Hollywood's transformation over the past five decades as seen through the agency at the heart of it all, from the number-one best-selling author of Live from New York and Those Guys Have All the Fun. In 1975, five young employees of a sclerotic William Morris agency left to start their own strikingly innovative talent agency. In the years to come, Creative Artists Agency would vault from its origins in a tiny office on the last block of Beverly Hills to become the largest and most imperial, groundbreaking, and star-studded agency Hollywood has ever seen - a company whose tentacles now spread throughout the world of movies, music, television, technology, advertising, sports, and investment banking far more than previously imagined. Powerhouse is the fascinating, no-holds-barred saga of that hot-blooded ascent. Drawing on unprecedented and exclusive access to the men and women who built and battled CAA as well as financial information never before made public, acclaimed author James Andrew Miller spins a tale of boundless ambition, ruthless egomania, ceaseless empire building, drugs, sex, greed, and personal betrayal. Powerhouse is also a story of prophetic brilliance, magnificent artistry, singular genius, entrepreneurial courage, strategic daring, foxhole brotherhood, and how one firm utterly transformed the entertainment business. Here are the real Star Wars - complete with a Death Star - told through the voices of those who were actually there. Packed with scores of stars from movies, television, music, and sports as well as a tremendously compelling cast of agents, studio executives, network chiefs, league commissioners, hedge fund managers, tech CEOs, and media tycoons, Powerhouse is itself a Hollywood blockbuster of the most spectacular sort.

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How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician

Pdf Business How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician

Pdf:How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician."Ari is at the front of the front. He gets it. I've read a hundred how-to-make-it-in-the-music-biz books, and this one is today's definitive, comprehensive manual." —Jack Conte, 150+ million YouTube views, Pomplamoose, CEO of PatreonForget everything you think you know about the odds of “making it” in the music industry. Today, odds mean nothing and success is not about lucky breaks. It’s about conquering social media, mastering the art of merchandising and simply working harder and being smarter than everyone else. We are living in the midst of an industry renaissance, one that has left the record companies desperately struggling to maintain their prominence, as a subculture of dedicated, DIY (do-it-yourself) musicians have taken over. These days talent is a given and success has to be earned.In 2008, Ari Herstand boldly turned in his green Starbucks apron to his manager, determined to make a living off his craft as a singer/songwriter. Almost a decade later, he has become a founding member of the new DIY movement and a self-sustaining musician, all without the help of a major label. Now, drawing from years of experience, Herstand has written the definitive guide for other like-minded artists, the ones who want to forge their own path and not follow the traditional markers of success, like record sales, hits on the radio or the amount of your label advance. Incredibly comprehensive and brutally honest throughout, How to Make It in the New Music Business covers every facet of the "new" business, including how to:Build a grass-roots fan base—and understand the modern fanBook a profitable tour, and tips for playing live, such as opening vs. headlining etiquette, and putting on a memorable showBecome popular on YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloudGet songs placed in film and televisionEarn royalties you didn’t know existed and reach your crowdfunding goalsMusicians will not only be introduced to all the tools available today but will be shown how to effectively leverage them to actually make money. More important, they will develop the mindset to be aware of new advancements both online and in the real world and always stay in tune with a constantly evolving landscape.There has never been a better time to be an independent musician. Today, fans can communicate with their idols by simply picking up their phones, artists are able to produce studio-worthy content from their basement and albums are funded not by "record men" but by generous, engaged supporters. As result, How to Make It in the New Music Business is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to navigate the increasingly complex yet advantageous landscape that is the modern music industry.

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How to Make It in the Music Business: Using Social Media Marketing to Build a Large Following

Pdf Business How to Make It in the Music Business: Using Social Media Marketing to Build a Large Following

Pdf:How to Make It in the Music Business: Using Social Media Marketing to Build a Large Following.If you learn the secrets in this book...you will succeed in the music business! This book is created for artists, singers, songwriters, managers, producers, record labels, students, music fans, and anyone who wants to learn how to win in the lucrative music and entertainment business. This book was written by a Grammy-nominated entertainment industry insider, who spent over a decade studying and learning the tricks you will need to know to be successful in the new digital media era. This book will teach you everything you need to know about viral marketing and online promotion, which will help you get more views and propel your brand to the top in the least amount of time! Learn how to be successful, even with limited funds and resources! With a laptop and the skills taught in this book, you can rise to the top of the music industry, sell millions of records, and make millions and millions of dollars!Music industry secrets and viral marketing secrets revealed. Learn how I sold millions of records, streams, and digital downloads. Learn how I made millions selling my music online independently.Learn how to use YouTube and social media to the fullest.Everything you need to know about how to go viral online.Learn viral marketing secrets from someone who has actually gone viral.Learn my viral marketing techniques that have worked over and over.Learn how I got an unknown artist signed to a major label in less than three years.Learn how I created a multi-million dollar major label bidding war.Learn how I won a Grammy award.Learn from real-life, hands-on experience.Learn how to get your own RIAA gold and platinum plaque.Learn what pitfalls to avoid.Learn how to build a huge social media following.Learn from someone who already succeeded in the music business. This book will teach you how to successfully start marketing your brand online. This book covers all aspects of being successful in online branding, not just the music business. Various topics are covered such as: starting a LLC, getting your music in all digital music stores, 360 record deals and contracts, entertainment lawyers, split sheets, online marketing, advertising and going viral, publishing, building successful YouTube channels and gaining millions of subscribers, getting major record deals, starting a record label, publishing deals, royalties, pros, Instagram and Twitter marketing, how to properly use social media, the rise of streaming, and more! Learn how to stay relevant in the new age of digital music and entertainment world by listening to this book!

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All You Need to Know About the Music Business: 10th Edition

Pdf Business All You Need to Know About the Music Business: 10th Edition

Pdf:All You Need to Know About the Music Business: 10th Edition.“The industry bible” (Los Angeles Times), now updated, essential for anyone in the music business—musicians, songwriters, lawyers, agents, promoters, publishers, executives, and managers—trying to navigate the rapid transformation of the industry.For more than twenty years, All You Need to Know About the Music Business has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry. Now in its ninth edition, this latest edition leads novices and experts alike through the crucial, up-to-the-minute information on the industry’s major changes in response to today’s rapid technological advances and uncertain economy.Whether you are—or aspire to be—a performer, writer, or executive, veteran music lawyer Donald Passman’s comprehensive guide is an indispensable tool. He offers timely, authoritative information from how to select and hire a winning team of advisors and structure their commissions and fees; navigate the ins and outs of record deals, songwriting, publishing, and copyrights; maximize concert, touring, and merchandising deals; understand the digital streaming services; and how to take a comprehensive look at the rapidly transforming landscape of the music business as a whole.The music industry is in the eye of the storm, when everyone in the business is scrambling to figure out what’s going to happen to the major labels and what it will mean for the careers of artists and business professionals. No musician, songwriter, entertainment lawyer, agent, promoter, publisher, manager, or record company executive—anyone who makes their living from music—can afford to be without All You Need to Know About the Music Business. As Adam Levine, lead singer and guitarist of Maroon 5, says, “If you want to be in music, you have to read this book.”

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Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency

Pdf Business Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency

Pdf:Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency.Review “Powerhouse delivers a chronicle of vaunting ambition, immense wealth and power, and personal betrayal all the more astonishing in a business ostensibly built on loyalty and trust… Even more impressive is Miller’s ability to get nearly everyone involved not only to talk but also go on the record.” (New York Times Book Review)“Magisterial. ... One of the two most important books about the business of entertainment to come out in 2016. ... A must read for anyone who wants to work in Hollywood or just know how Hollywood works.” (The Hollywood Reporter)“It’s dishy. It’s like People Magazine meets ‘The Godfather.’ It’s like nothing else. I ate it up.” (New York Post)“Eminently readable and moves at a fast pace thanks to dozens of fascinating celebrity stories.” (Mashable)“The year’s hottest Hollywood tell-all.” (New York Daily News)“Probably the most hotly anticipated book since Julia Phillips’s tell-all YOU’LL NEVER EAT LUNCH IN THIS TOWN AGAIN dropped more than two decades ago.” (Variety)“[F]un to read both for the boldface names - including agency founders Michael Ovitz and Ron Meyer, and clients like Magic Johnson and Ali MacGraw - and for a glimpse into a largely unseen world of cultural influencers.” (The National Book Review) Read more From the Back Cover NOW UPDATED WITH AN AFTERWORD AND EXCLUSIVE NEW MATERIAL From the #1 bestselling author behind acclaimed oral histories of Saturday Night Live and ESPN comes “the most hotly anticipated book [in decades]” (Variety): James Andrew Miller’s irresistible insider chronicle of the modern entertainment industry, told through the epic story of Creative Artists Agency (CAA)—the ultimate power player that has represented the world’s biggest stars and shaped the landscape of film, television, comedy, music, and sports.Started in 1975, when five bright and brash upstarts left creaky William Morris to form their own innovative talent agency, CAA would come to revolutionize Hollywood, representing everyone from Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, and Steven Spielberg to Jennifer Lawrence, J.J. Abrams, Will Smith, and Brad Pitt. Over the next decades its tentacles would spread aggressively into sports, advertising, and digital media. Powerhouse is the fascinating, no-holds-barred saga of that ascent. Drawing on unprecedented and exclusive access to the men and women who built and battled with CAA—including co-founders Michael Ovitz and Ron Meyer and rivals like Ari Emanuel of William Morris Endeavor—as well as the stars themselves, Miller spins a unique and unforgettable tale of brilliance, ambition, betrayal, and outrageous success. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Six-Figure Musician: How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business: Music Marketing [dot] com Presents

Pdf Business Six-Figure Musician: How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business: Music Marketing [dot] com Presents

Pdf:Six-Figure Musician: How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business: Music Marketing [dot] com Presents.An Open Letter to Any Musician Who Wants to Make $100,000 (or More) in the Music Business You're in a career where it's considered "normal" to be broke. If you were doing anything else for a living, you'd have given up by now. And I'm sure there are people in your life who wish you'd do just that... They want you to settle down, get a "real" job, and make music a hobby. Screw 'em. The truth is, if you know what to do, you can make a lot of money as a musician. This book shows you what to do. You'll learn exactly how to make money with your music - in the club, on the Internet, and on the road. Here's a taste of what's waiting for you... How to get record labels to approach you (instead of you chasing them) Nobody at your shows? I'll show you several ways to fix that... "The Drip Method" - The most profitable way to release music. A 100-year-old marketing trick developed by a woman thought to be "too fat and ugly" for a career in music - today it works better than ever! The greatest threat to your music business success (it's not piracy) and how to neutralize it. A songwriting secret from successful drag queens and pissed off karaoke singers so potent, it almost guarantees a great song! How a $10 "kitchen appliance" will make you a better songwriter 4 proven "cures" for music business burnout and overwhelm What it takes for a musician to make $150,000/year (with only 500 fans) Rules for social media. Ignore these at your own risk. "Superfan" Secrets - How to develop fans who buy everything you sell. How to sell lots of music... without being obnoxious or turning people off Are you a musician over 40? Why age doesn't matter anymore... Proven, word-for-word "scripts" and emails that get people to buy your music 8 ways to make money giving your music away for free A small change in the way you release new music that is so powerful, you will double the money you make. And that's just for starters. There's a lot of money to be made in the music business and this book will make sure you don't miss out. Now is your chance. If you want a successful career as a musician, this book will help you.

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The Soundtrack of My Life

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Pdf:The Soundtrack of My Life.In this star-studded autobiography, Clive Davis shares a personal, candid look into his remarkable life and the last 50 years of popular music as only a true insider can. In the history of popular music, no one looms as large as Clive Davis. His career has spanned more than 40 years, and he has discovered, signed, or worked with a staggering array of artists: Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin, Simon and Garfunkel, Barry Manilow, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Dionne Warwick, Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, Alicia Keyes, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Aretha Franklin, to name a few. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, and hosted the world's highest profile parties. In this personal account, Davis tells all, from becoming an orphan in high school and getting through college and law school on scholarships, to being falsely accused of embezzlement and starting up his own record company, J Records. His wealth of experience offers valuable insight into the evolution of the music business over the past half-century and into the future. Told with Davis's unmatched wit, frankness, and style, Clive exposes a trove of never-before-heard stories - some hilarious, others tragic, all revealing - that will captivate and inspire all music lovers.

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This Business of Music, 10th Edition (This Business of Music: Definitive Guide to the Music Industry)

Pdf Business This Business of Music, 10th Edition (This Business of Music: Definitive Guide to the Music Industry)

Pdf:This Business of Music, 10th Edition (This Business of Music: Definitive Guide to the Music Industry).About the Author M. William Krasilovsky is an attorney specializing in music and copyright. He has been a trustee of the Copyright Society of America and has served as music counsel to Warner Music and special music counsel to the United Nations and UNICEF. As an adjunct professor at New York University and the State University of New York, Mr. Krasilovsky taught courses on the music business and on ethical issue important to the entertainment industry. He contributes frequently to entertainment and law journals and has lectured at universities and bar associations across the country. He lives in Stamford, CT. Sidney Shemel died in 1994, and his work on the first six editions of this book is still very much in evidence throughout the current text. Mr. Shemel was Vice President of Music at MGM-UA and vice president and legal counsel to the United Artists Corporation’s record companies and its domestic and international music publishing subsidiaries. John M. Gross, a graduate of Harvard Law School, practices entertainment and music law. Mr. Gross served as Vice President and General Counsel of the Entertainment Division of Commonwealth United Corp. and later became a partner in the law firm of Arrow, Edelstein & Gross, P.C. He lives and works in New York City. Jonathan Feinstein, a New York and California attorney specializing in intellectual property strategy related to entertainment and technology ventures, was educated at Wesleyan University and Northwestern University Law School. He holds several patents and has developed commercially successful products. As an entrepreneur and executive in Silicon Valley and Seattle, he has worked with Apple Computer and Sophisticated Circuits, Inc., among others. He serves as an advisor and expert witness on media technology. Read more

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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (P.S.)

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Pdf:Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (P.S.).Review “If Indiana Jones were an economist, he’d be Steven Levitt… Criticizing Freakonomics would be like criticizing a hot fudge sundae.” (Wall Street Journal)“Provocative… eye-popping.” (New York Times Book Review: Inside the List)“The guy is interesting!” (Washington Post Book World)“The funkiest study of statistical mechanics ever by a world-renowned economist... Eye-opening and sometimes eye-popping” (Entertainment Weekly)“Steven Levitt has the most interesting mind in America... Prepare to be dazzled.” (Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink and The Tipping Point)“Principles of economics are used to examine daily life in this fun read.” (People: Great Reads)“Levitt dissects complex real-world phenomena, e.g. baby-naming patterns and Sumo wrestling, with an economist’s laser.” (San Diego Union-Tribune)“Levitt is a number cruncher extraordinaire.” (Philadelphia Daily News)“Levitt is one of the most notorious economists of our age.” (Financial Times)“Hard to resist.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review)) Read more From the Back Cover More Than 4 Million Copies Sold WorldwidePublished in 35 LanguagesWhich is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?How much do parents really matter?These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives—how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Basic Economics

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Pdf:Basic Economics.About the Author Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is the author of dozens of books and the recipient of various awards, including the National Humanities Medal, Presented by the President of the United States in 2003. Read more

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Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition

Pdf Business Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition

Pdf:Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition.From the Inside Flap Selected by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the 'hundred most influential books since the war'How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides the definitive statement of his immensely influential economic philosophy—one in which competitive capitalism serves as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom. The result is an accessible text that has sold well over half a million copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and shows every sign of becoming more and more influential as time goes on. Read more About the Author Milton Friedman (1912–2006) was an economist who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He was a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, and is known for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and the complexity of stabilization policy. He was a principal founder of what has come to be known as the Chicago School of Economics. He was a well-known public champion of laissez-faire capitalism. In 1962 the University of Chicago Press published Capitalism and Freedom, one of the most influential books of the twentieth century. In 1998 the Press published Two Lucky People, the memoir by Milton and Rose Friedman of their joint lives and work. In reviewing the book in the New York Times Book Review, David Brooks wrote: “This is a book that restores your faith in reasoned discourse.… There really are people who believe in scholarly exchange as a way to discover truth.” Read more

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Business Adventures

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Pdf:Business Adventures."Business Adventures remains the best business book I've ever read." - Bill Gates, The Wall Street Journal What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened.

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The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

Pdf Business The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

Pdf:The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. For all that's been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway. Instead of buying the myths these companies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they're almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world's first trillion-dollar company, can anyone challenge them? In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world's most celebrated business professors, Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers. He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can't match. And he reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career. Whether you want to compete with them, do business with them, or simply live in the world they dominate, you need to understand the Four.

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The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers, Seventh Edition

Pdf Business The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers, Seventh Edition

Pdf:The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers, Seventh Edition.Review “A brilliant achievement.” —John Kenneth Galbraith“If ever a book answered a crying need, this one does. Here is all the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know, served up with a flourish by a man who writes with immense vigor and skill, who has a rare gift for simplifying complexities.” —The New York Times“Robert Heilbroner's The Worldly Philosophers is a living classic, both because he makes us see that the ideas of the great economists remain fresh and important for our times and because his own brilliant writing forces us to reach out into the future.” —Leonard Silk“The Worldly Philosophers, quite simply put, is a classic....None of us can know where we are coming from unless we know the sources of the great ideas that permeate our thinking. The Worldly Philosophers gives us a clear understanding of the economic ideas that influence us whether or not we have read the great economic thinkers.” —Lester Thurow“Sinclair Lewis's Arrowsmith inspired several readers to become Nobel laureates in biology. Robert Heilbroner's new edition of The Worldly Philosophers will inspire a new generation of economists.” —Paul Samuelson Read more From the Back Cover The Worldly Philosophers is a bestselling classic that not only enables us to see more deeply into our history but helps us better understand our own times. In this seventh edition, Robert L. Heilbroner provides a new theme that connects thinkers as diverse as Adam Smith and Karl Marx. The theme is the common focus of their highly varied ideas -- namely, the search to understand how a capitalist society works. It is a focus never more needed than in this age of confusing economic headlines.In a bold new concluding chapter entitled 'The End of the Worldly Philosophy?' Heilbroner reminds us that the word 'end' refers to both the purpose and limits of economics. This chapter conveys a concern that today's increasingly 'scientific' economics may overlook fundamental social and political issues that are central to economics. Thus, unlike its predecessors, this new edition provides not just an indispensable illumination of our past but a call to action for our future. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

Pdf Business The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

Pdf:The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.Review “An existential alarm bell wrapped in a business lesson wrapped in an entertaining and often hilarious (and, yes, occasionally blue-languaged) series of stories built with great writing. It keeps you entertained to make sure you’re informed.” – 800-CEO-READ“Galloway takes the reader through a refreshingly clear-eyed look at the nature of dominance at Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Google. He is interested in how these companies become more valuable with use instead of less, how they benefit from low cost of capital and the implications for things [that] could further strengthen their dominance.” —Brad Stone, Bloomberg Technology “As the power of technology’s biggest companies comes under more scrutiny, NYU business professor Galloway reveals how Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google built massive empires.” —Publishers Weekly, “The Top 10 Business Books of Fall 2017”'This is that rare book that not only informs but entertains. You'll never look at these four companies the same way again.' - Jonah Berger, author of Contagious “Scott Galloway is honest, outrageous, and provocative. This book will trigger your flight-or-fight nervous system like no other and in doing so challenge you to truly think differently.” —Calvin McDonald, CEO of Sephora “The Four is an essential, wide-ranging powerhouse of a book that, like Scott Gal­loway himself, marries equal parts incisive, entertaining, and biting. As in his leg­endary MBA lectures, Galloway tells it like it is, sparing no business titan and no juggernaut corporation from well-deserved criticism. A must read.” —Adam Alter, author of Drunk Tank Pink    “If there is a blunter, more opinionated, faster-talking expert on the Internet than Scott Galloway, I haven’t come across him. Or her.” —Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Fortune“Scott Galloway’s The Four is a bareback ride upon the four horses of the economic apocalypse – Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google. It is a timely exposition of the nature and concentration of power in the world today and, as a result, is much more than just a business book…The book contains more insights and provocative ideas than Amazon has Boeing 767s… My recommendation is to walk down to your local book store and buy this – or more likely, buy it on Amazon.” Tom Upchurch, Wired Read more About the Author Scott Galloway is a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he teaches brand strategy and digital marketing to second-year MBA students. A serial entre­preneur, he has founded nine firms, including L2, Red Envelope, and Prophet. In 2012, he was named one of the “World’s 50 Best Busi­ness School Professors” by Poets & Quants. His weekly YouTube series, “Winners and Losers,” has generated tens of millions of views. This is his first book. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition

Pdf Business The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition

Pdf:The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition.Review Financial Times Best Books of 2018: Economics“I think the book is too hard on some companies and CEOs. There is no way I could endorse the book.”-Anonymous, billionaire hedge fund manager '’Capitalism without competition is not capitalism,’ writes Jonathan Tepper in The Myth of Capitalism. He is right. After decades when most economists dismissed antitrust actions as superfluous so long as consumers were not the victims of price-gouging, we are slowly waking up to the reality that monopoly capitalism is back -- and it can be harmful even if its core products (as in the case of Google and Facebook) are free. But it's not just Big Tech that's killing competition. As Tepper shows in this engagingly written polemic, there's also excessive concentration in air travel, banking, beef, beer, health insurance, Internet access, and even the funeral industry. If you want to understand the real cause of rising inequality, discard Piketty and read Tepper instead. This is a tract for the times with a rare bipartisan appeal. “-Niall Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution, Stanford, and author of The Ascent of Money 'Tepper and Hearn have written an impressive and important book, documenting via their own research and that of many scholars, the very substantial increase in concentration on the supply side of US industry, leading to a decline in competition and a substantial shift in market and political power away from consumers and labor and toward the owners of capital.  The consequences extend to rising inequality, slowing productivity growth, and shifts in the pattern of regulation in favor of corporations.  Pieces of these growth patterns have been described before.  But this book uniquely pulls it altogether.  One hopes that it will have the impact that it clearly deserves.'-Michael Spence, Economics professor at Stern School of Business NYU, Nobel Prize in Economics (2001) “What’s wrong with American capitalism today? Why is it so good for the elite, and so bad for everyone else? Is inequality the problem? Tepper and Hearn make the case that inequality is the symptom, not the disease. The problem is too little competition, not too much. They provide an immensely readable and persuasive account, superbly well-informed by a mass of recent data and research.”-Sir Angus Deaton, Princeton University, Nobel Prize in Economics (2015) “A broad-ranging and deeply-researched analysis of the inexorable growth of monopolies and oligopolies over the past four decades.  Tepper makes a compelling case that the government’s failure to rein in tech titans and other corporate behemoths is at the root of perhaps the most troubling macroeconomic trends of our time, including rising inequality and slowing productivity. Clear and highly accessible, the book takes no prisoners, arguing that monopolists’ funding and sloppy thinking has corrupted every aspect of the system, from politicians to regulators to academics.”-Kenneth Rogoff, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University, author of the bestselling book This Time is Different 'Slowing growth and rising inequality have become a toxic combination in western economies, notably including the US. This combination now threatens the survival of liberal democracy itself. Why has this happened? Some blame an excess of free-market capitalism. In this well-researched and clearly-written book, the authors demonstrate that the precise opposite is the case. What has emerged over the past forty years is not free-market capitalism, but a predatory form of monopoly capitalism. Capitalists will, alas, always prefer monopoly. Only the state can restore the competition we need, but it will do so only under the direction of an informed public.  This, then, is a truly important book. Read, learn and act.'-Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times “Tepper and Hearn make a compelling case that the United States economy is straying increasingly far from capitalism, a process that is having deleterious consequences for both productivity growth and inequality. The villain in their story is the growth of monopolies and oligopolies, abetted in many cases by government policies that either turned a blind eye to increasing concentration or actively abetted it by creating rules to entrench incumbents. Their case is animated by passion but delivered in a detailed, analytical and factual manner that is still enjoyable to read. More importantly, it is not an excuse for despair but a specific set of policy recommendations for action.”-Jason Furman, Harvard Kennedy School, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (2013-17) “Whatever happened to antitrust? In the US, it has for many years been effectively dormant as a tool to limit monopoly and monopsony power. Internet shopping isn’t much help to a firm buying an input made by only one supplier, nor a consumer choosing between different brands all made by the same giant company, and workers can’t easily switch to new locations and employers. The indisputable trend of rising concentration in American industry may be a major factor in the trend fall in labor’s share of national income. This engagingly written book concludes with a powerful set of proposals to reverse the trend and make the capitalist market economy function as it should. Important – a must read.”-Richard Portes CBE, Professor of Economics, London Business School, Founder and Honorary President, Centre for Economic Policy Research 'In a compelling and deeply researched polemic, Tepper and Hearn describe a market that is broken.  Increasingly, instead of delivering the benefits of competition to all, it is driving monopoly profits to the few.  Regulatory and policy capitulation in the face of market concentration has put a dead weight on productivity and fostered inequality not just in the United States but globally.  Their call to free markets from private monopolists and oligopolists should unite both left and right the world over.'-Charles Kenny, Senior Fellow, The Center for Global Development, Author of Getting Better “This is an extremely important, timely and well researched book. Jonathan Tepper is himself a successful entrepreneur and he knows what “good” capitalism looks like. The current system, suborned by market abuse, corporatism, cronyism and regulatory capture and resulting in increasing inequality and anger amongst the wider population is badly in need of reform. If it is not reformed by people who believe in markets it will be reformed by people who don’t and that would be bad news for everyone. Jonathan Tepper understands this well and I recommend his book to every member of the US Congress.”-Sir Paul Marshall, Chairman of Marshall Wace Hedge Fund Group “Tepper and Hearn point out that, if current trends are left unchecked, the light at the end of the tunnel is a train driven by monopolists and oligopolists that a privileged few can afford a ticket on. This narrative of monopoly profits translating into lobbying and influence-peddling affects all of us in the price of drugs, airplane tickets, cable bills, banks, and even smartphones. The Myth of Capitalism should be required reading by regulators, students, and anyone with a stake in America's future.”-J. Kyle Bass, Chief Investment Officer, Hayman Capital Management“If you care about the future of American capitalism, you should read The Myth of Capitalism. Every member of Congress — heck every voter — should read this to know how our economy has changed and how monopolies and oligopolies are shaping our lives.“–John Mauldin, co-author with Jonathan Tepper of best sellers Endgame and Code Red“Whether you toe a Schumpeterian line, that capitalism is and must remain a Darwinian survival game between gargantuan monopolies and upstarts, or are terrified that the empire of monopolies all around us is destroying the foundations of democracy, Jonathan Tepper’s new book is an essential source of empirical evidence regarding the power and reach of monopolies in modern society.”-Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek Finance Minister, DiEM25 co-founder, Professor of Economics, University of Athens 'As we face concerns about the power of companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google, we would be wise to arm ourselves with a knowledge of history. This breezy, readable account of the theory and practice of monopoly, duopoly, and oligopoly provides a solid foundation for the argument that many of the ills of today's economy can be traced to the concentration of power in fewer and fewer large firms.'-Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media “A sweeping and thought-provoking treatise on the past, present and future of competition. The forces at play in fairness, inequality, consolidation and dispersion shape the great game as it shapes us from markets to geopolitics.”-Josh Wolfe, Founding Partner & Managing Director, Lux Capital “We are barreling towards an economy with few lords and millions of serfs. Tepper’s The Myth of Capitalism fiercely articulates the raw, hard truth behind the monopolistic behaviors of today’s corporations driving inequality, endangering the consumer, and eroding what American Capitalism used to mean.”-Scott Galloway, Professor of Marketing and Serial Entrepreneur 'A takedown of what we now call 'capitalism' - by and for people who are true believers in it. Tepper and Hearn have written a love letter for a (free market) romance, scorned. As a person who has the word ‘capitalist’ in his job title, I believe we need to reverse the many-decades trend of falling entrepreneurship if we want to provide more opportunity for more people and better products and services for all of us. This book may give you a way to rekindle your love for markets, by proposing fixes for all the ways they've broken us.'-Roy Bahat, Venture capitalist, head of Bloomberg Beta“Tepper and Hearn’s sharp analysis reveals fresh insights into the realities, contradictions and myths of modern capitalism. They also propose a number of compelling policy measures to improve competition that will resonate right across the political spectrum, and across societies.  This book deserves the attention of policymakers and global citizens with a deep interest in how to reform our economic system—for the many, not the few.”-Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia and President, Asia Society Policy Institute “Jonathan Tepper and Denise Hearn have stated, 'While many books have been written on capitalism and inequality, the left and right don't even read the same books.  Researchers have analyzed book purchases, and there is almost no political or economic books that both sides pick up and read.'  They hope that The Myth of Capitalism will bridge the divide and find common ground between the left and right.  I strongly endorse that goal.  At a time of extraordinary partisanship in the U.S. Congress and legislative bodies all over our country, the need for some common grounds of public policy is imperative to create new jobs, new industries, new standards of economic and political freedom, and new leaders who will provide a more stable base for American and world peace and justice.  I salute the wisdom and vigor with which the authors have supplied thoughtful critiques of past economic policies and excellent prescriptions for the future.'-Senator Richard Lugar (retired) 'This is a brilliant, clear work of political economy in the classical sense: a rigorous analysis of how government action benefited monopolistic firms, which have used their profits to procure even more governmental favors, which in turn entrench their position at the top of the economic food chain. Even more importantly, Tepper connects his expertise to our everyday experience. If you have ever been strong-armed by an airline, ignored by a cable company, or cheated by a bank, you'll see the roots of your misfortune in the dynamics of lax antitrust enforcement and absentee regulators so capably chronicled here. This book should be required reading in introductory economics courses, to understand the true nature of the contemporary economy.'-Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law, University of Maryland “If you want to start a business in America today, or just want to know what's gone wrong with our country, The Myth of Capitalism is a great place to start. Tepper and Hearn provide a highly readable and very useful guide to America's monopoly problem, and to the many great and growing harms of economic concentration. Inequality, political disfunction, the choking off of opportunity, the rise of too-big-to-fail, the book shows how all stem largely or mainly from monopolization. Best of all, the authors make clear this concentration is not the inevitable result of any natural force within capitalism, but of political decisions that we can begin to reverse today.”-Barry C. Lynn, director of Open Markets Institute, author of Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction “A deeply insightful analysis of the rapidly creeping tentacles of the corporatocracy and the devastating impacts of a predatory form of capitalism. By discouraging competition, empowering the very few — the very rich oligarchs — and demolishing the very resources upon which it depends, predatory capitalism has created a failed global economic system, a Death Economy. This book helps us understand the importance of replacing it with a system that is itself a renewable resource, a Life Economy.” -John Perkins, former chief economist and author of New York Times best-selling books including Confessions of an Economic Hitman and The Secret History of the American Empire Read more From the Inside Flap Capitalism is the greatest economic system in history. It has lifted people from poverty and created widespread wealth for billions of people. Unfortunately, the so-called capitalism that exists in today's United States is the antithesis of a competitive marketplace. Monopolies and oligopolies dominate the economy, with a few winners and millions of losers. The Myth of Capitalism explains how we got to this state and clearly points the way back to open markets that work for everyone. Capitalism without competition is not capitalism, but in industry after industry, competition is dying. Consider these facts: Four airlines dominate airline traffic, often enjoying local monopolies or duopolies in their regional hubs Two corporations control 90% of the beer Americans drink Five banks control over half of the country's banking assets More than 75% of households with high-speed Internet access are serviced by a single provider Many states have health insurance markets where the top two insurers have an 80-90% market share Many hospitals are local monopolies, and drug companies have monopolies through patents that are endlessly extended Without competition, everyone suffers. Giant corporations squeeze workers' wages. Companies grow fat with record profits, sending trillions to the wealthiest. Unjust inequality rises. Dominant monopolies choke startups and manipulate markets to their advantage. Voters feel that markets are rigged, and populist politicians triumph. A truly competitive system prevents unjust inequality, averts price gouging, fosters economic growth, and encourages startups. The Myth of Capitalism bridges the gap between the left and the right. The authors are unabashedly pro-competition, not pro-big business. Big business is not bad, but too often size has come through mergers that have subverted capitalism. The proposed solutions offer a path back to higher economic growth, more jobs, higher wages, and a level playing field for all. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Debt - Updated and Expanded: The First 5,000 Years

Pdf Business Debt - Updated and Expanded: The First 5,000 Years

Pdf:Debt - Updated and Expanded: The First 5,000 Years.Review Winner of the Bateson Book Prize awarded by the Society for Cultural Anthropology“One of the year’s most influential books. Graeber situates the emergence of credit within the rise of class society, the destruction of societies based on ‘webs of mutual commitment’ and the constantly implied threat of physical violence that lies behind all social relations based on money.” —Paul Mason, THE GUARDIAN  “The book is more readable and entertaining than I can indicate... It is a meditation on debt, tribute, gifts, religion and the false history of money. Graeber is a scholarly researcher, an activist and a public intellectual. His field is the whole history of social and economic transactions.” —Peter Carey, THE OBSERVER'An alternate history of the rise of money and markets, a sprawling, erudite, provocative work.'—Drake Bennett, BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK'[A]n engaging book. Part anthropological history and part provocative political argument, it's a useful corrective to what passes for contemporary conversation about debt and the economy.'—Jesse Singal, BOSTON GLOBE 'Fresh... fascinating... Graeber’s book is not just thought-provoking, but also exceedingly timely.'—Gillian Tett, FINANCIAL TIMES (London)'Remarkable.'—Giles Fraser, BBC RADIO 4'Terrific... In the best anthropological tradition, he helps us reset our everyday ideas by exploring history and other civilizations, then boomeranging back to render our own world strange, and more open to change.'—Raj Patel, THE GLOBE AND MAIL'An amazing debut – conversational, pugnacious, propulsive'—TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION (UK)'Graeber's book has forced me to completely reevaluate my position on human economics, its history, and its branches of thought. A Marxism without Graeber's anthropology is beginning to feel meaningless to me.'—Charles Mudede, THE STRANGER'The world of borrowing needs a little demystification, and David Graeber's Debt is a good start.'—THE L MAGAZINE'Controversial and thought-provoking, an excellent book.'—BOOKLIST'This timely and accessible book would appeal to any reader interested in the past and present culture surrounding debt, as well as broad-minded economists.'—LIBRARY JOURNALPraise for David Graeber“I consider him the best anthropological theorist of his generation from anywhere in the world.”—Maurice Bloch, Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics 'A brilliant, deeply original political thinker.'—Rebecca Solnit, author of A Paradise Built in Hell“If anthropology consists of making the apparently wild thought of others logically compelling in their own cultural settings and intellectually revealing of the human condition, then David Graeber is the consummate anthropologist. Not only does he accomplish this profound feat, he redoubles it by the critical task—now more urgent than ever—of making the possibilities of other people’s worlds the basis for understanding our own.” —Marshall Sahlins, Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago Read more About the Author David Graeber teaches anthropology at the London School of Economics. He has written for Harper’s, The Nation, Mute, and The New Left Review. In 2006, he delivered the Malinowski Memorial Lecture at the London School of Economics, an annual talk that honors “outstanding anthropologists who have fundamentally shaped the study of culture.” One of the original organizers of Occupy Wall Street, Graeber has been called an “anti-leader of the movement” by Bloomberg Businessweek. The Atlantic wrote that he “has come to represent the Occupy Wall Street message...expressing the group’s theory, and its founding principles, in a way that truly elucidated some of the things people have questioned about it.” Read more

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When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

Pdf Business When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

Pdf:When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management.Review “A riveting account that reaches beyond the market landscape to say something universal about risk and triumph, about hubris and failure.”—The New York Times“[Roger] Lowenstein has written a squalid and fascinating tale of world-class greed and, above all, hubris.”—Business Week“Compelling . . . The fund was long cloaked in secrecy, making the story of its rise . . . and its ultimate destruction that much more fascinating.”—The Washington Post   “Story-telling journalism at its best.”—The Economist Read more From the Inside Flap John Meriwether, a famously successful Wall Street trader, spent the 1980s as a partner at Salomon Brothers, establishing the best--and the brainiest--bond arbitrage group in the world. A mysterious and shy midwesterner, he knitted together a group of Ph.D.-certified arbitrageurs who rewarded him with filial devotion and fabulous profits. Then, in 1991, in the wake of a scandal involving one of his traders, Meriwether abruptly resigned. For two years, his fiercely loyal team--convinced that the chief had been unfairly victimized--plotted their boss's return. Then, in 1993, Meriwether made a historic offer. He gathered together his former disciples and a handful of supereconomists from academia and proposed that they become partners in a new hedge fund different from any Wall Street had ever seen. And so Long-Term Capital Management was born. In a decade that had seen the longest and most rewarding bull market in history, hedge funds were the ne plus ultra of investments: discreet, private clubs limited to those rich enough to pony up millions. They promised that the investors' money would be placed in a variety of trades simultaneously--a 'hedging' strategy designed to minimize the possibility of loss. At Long-Term, Meriwether & Co. truly believed that their finely tuned computer models had tamed the genie of risk, and would allow them to bet on the future with near mathematical certainty. And thanks to their cast--which included a pair of future Nobel Prize winners--investors believed them. From the moment Long-Term opened their offices in posh Greenwich, Connecticut, miles from the pandemonium of Wall Street, it was clear that this would be a hedge fund apart from all others.Though they viewed the big Wall Street investment banks with disdain, so great was Long-Term's aura that these very banks lined up to provide the firm with financing, and on the very sweetest of terms. So self-certain were Long-Term's traders that they borrowed with little concern about the leverage. At first, Long-Term's models stayed on script, and this new gold standard in hedge funds boasted such incredible returns that private investors and even central banks clamored to invest more money. It seemed the geniuses in Greenwich couldn't lose. Four years later, when a default in Russia set off a global storm that Long-Term's models hadn't anticipated, its supposedly safe portfolios imploded. In five weeks, the professors went from mega-rich geniuses to discredited failures. With the firm about to go under, its staggering $100 billion balance sheet threatened to drag down markets around the world. At the eleventh hour, fearing that the financial system of the world was in peril, the Federal Reserve Bank hastily summoned Wall Street's leading banks to underwrite a bailout. Roger Lowenstein, the bestselling author of Buffett, captures Long-Term's roller-coaster ride in gripping detail. Drawing on confidential internal memos and interviews with dozens of key players, Lowenstein crafts a story that reads like a first-rate thriller from beginning to end. He explains not just how the fund made and lost its money, but what it was about the personalities of Long-Term's partners, the arrogance of their mathematical certainties, and the late-nineties culture of Wall Street that made it all possible. When Genius Failed is the cautionary financial tale of our time, the gripping saga ofwhat happened when an elite group of investors believed they could actually deconstruct risk and use virtually limitless leverage to create limitless wealth. In Roger Lowenstein's hands, it is a brilliant tale peppered with fast money, vivid characters, and high drama. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Debt - Updated and Expanded: The First 5,000 Years

Pdf Business Debt - Updated and Expanded: The First 5,000 Years

Pdf:Debt - Updated and Expanded: The First 5,000 Years.Now in audio, the updated and expanded edition: David Graeber's "fresh...fascinating...thought-provoking...and exceedingly timely" (Financial Times) history of debt. Here, anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: He shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods - that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era, Graeber argues, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors. Graeber shows that arguments about debt and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates from Italy to China, as well as sparking innumerable insurrections. He also brilliantly demonstrates that the language of the ancient works of law and religion (words like "guilt", "sin", and "redemption") derive in large part from ancient debates about debt, and shape even our most basic ideas of right and wrong. We are still fighting these battles today without knowing it.

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Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors

Pdf Business Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors

Pdf:Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors.Review Fortune Three overarching game plans that work in one industry after another explain how thousands of real-world competitors come out on top.The New York Times American executives are grasping for a logic to global competition. Mr. Porter...has given them one.Choice Few books warrant the too-common publisher's blurb 'landmark.' This one does. Highest recommendation.Strategic Management Journal Represents a quantum leap...may well be one of the most important contributions to the discipline of strategic management.Journal of Business Strategy Any manager who studies and uses the materials in this book should be able to devise more successful strategies.Philip Kotler S.C. Johnson & Son, Distinguished Professor of International Marketing, Northwestern University Porter's books on competitive strategy are the seminal works in the field. Read more About the Author Michael E. Porter, one of the world's leading authorities on competitive strategy and international competitiveness, is the C. Roland Christensen Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. In 1983, Professor Porter was appointed to President Reagan's Commission on Industrial Competitiveness, the initiative that triggered the competitiveness debate in America. He serves as an advisor to heads of state, governors, mayors, and CEOs throughout the world. The recipient of the Wells Prize in Economics, the Adam Smith Award, three McKinsey Awards, and honorary doctorates from the Stockholm School of Economics and six other universities, Porter is the author of fourteen books, among them Competitive Strategy, The Competitive Advantage of Nations, and Cases in Competitive Strategy, all published by The Free Press. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

Pdf Business The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

Pdf:The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLERAmazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway. Instead of buying the myths these compa­nies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, can anyone chal­lenge them? In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world’s most celebrated business professors, Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers. He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can’t match. And he reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career. Whether you want to compete with them, do business with them, or simply live in the world they dominate, you need to understand the Four.

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Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science (Fully Revised and Updated)

Pdf Business Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science (Fully Revised and Updated)

Pdf:Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science (Fully Revised and Updated).Review “I recommend this book to anyone who wants to gain an understanding of basic economics with little pain and much pleasure.” - Gary Becker, 1992 Nobel Prize winner in Economics“Bravo, Charles Wheelan, for doing the impossible: making the study of economics fascinating, comprehensible, and laugh-out-loud funny.” - Deborah Copaken Kogan, author of Shutterbabe: Adventures in Love and War“Translates the arcane and often inscrutable jargon of the professional economist into language accessible to the inquiring but frustrated layman. . . . Clear, concise, informative, [and] witty.” - Chicago Tribune Read more About the Author Charles Wheelan is the author of the best-selling Naked Statistics and Naked Economics and is a former correspondent for The Economist. He teaches public policy and economics at Dartmouth College and lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his family.Burton G. Malkiel is the Chemical Bank Chairman's Professor of Economics Emeritus at Princeton University. He is a former member of the Council of Economic Advisers, dean of the Yale School of Management, and has served on the boards of several major corporations, including Vanguard and Prudential Financial. He is the chief investment officer of Wealthfront. Read more

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The Global Economy as You've Never Seen It: 99 Ingenious Infographics That Put It All Together

Pdf Business The Global Economy as You've Never Seen It: 99 Ingenious Infographics That Put It All Together

Pdf:The Global Economy as You've Never Seen It: 99 Ingenious Infographics That Put It All Together.Review 2019 Axiom Business Book Award—Economics Gold Medalist “An incredible, atlas-like work on a topic many find daunting. Using infographics to outstanding effect, [Ramge and Schwochow] explore the global economy and discuss how economics connect everyone around the globe. . . . Superb.”—Library Journal starred review “Gloriously big, both in format and scope. Fit for coffee-table display, it's so much more, breaking down the national and global economy with clever, colorful and illuminating infographics—something we all could use in today's world of vague headlines and often contradictory economic news.”—Shelf Awareness “Economics can be fun!. . A good choice for readers who want to leisurely digest complex economic issues.”—Booklist “An economic atlas for those who want to explore the complex world of economics and its protagonists.”—The Standard “Opulent, fact-rich eye candy.”—Management Journal “Vivid.”—Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen “A book that shows what business really is: full of colorful life. . . .Some graphics are so successful they ought to be hung in the living room.”—Handelsblatt Read more About the Author Thomas Ramge, author of The Global Economy as You’ve Never Seen It, writes for The Economist and is the technology correspondent of the German business magazine brand eins. He’s the author of 12 nonfiction books, for which he’s received numerous awards including the 2018 getAbstract International Book Award. He lives in Berlin.Jan Schwochow, an infographic specialist, was the art director of Stern magazine’s infographics and today is the founder and CEO of the Infographics Group, which has received numerous awards. He’s the author of the bestsellers Understanding Germany and the 100 + 1 Facts series. Read more

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Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

Pdf Business Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

Pdf:Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street.From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion 12 classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened. Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks' insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history repeats itself. Five additional stories on equally fascinating subjects round out this wonderful collection that will both entertain and inform listeners... Business Adventures is truly financial journalism at its liveliest and best.

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When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

Pdf Business When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

Pdf:When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management.John Meriwether, a famously successful Wall Street trader, spent the 1980s as a partner at Salomon Brothers, establishing the best - and the brainiest - bond arbitrage group in the world. In 1991, in the wake of a scandal involving one of his traders, Meriwether abruptly resigned. For two years, his fiercely loyal team - convinced that the chief had been unfairly victimized - plotted their boss' return. In 1993, Meriwether gathered together his former disciples and a handful of supereconomists and proposed that they become partners in a new hedge fund different from any Wall Street had ever seen. And so Long-Term Capital Management was born. Meriwether & Co. truly believed that their finely tuned computer models had tamed the genie of risk, and would allow them to bet on the future with near mathematical certainty. Thanks to their cast - which included a pair of future Nobel Prize winners - investors believed them. Four years later, when a default in Russia set off a global storm that Long-Term's models hadn't anticipated, its supposedly safe portfolios imploded. In five weeks, the professors went from mega-rich geniuses to discredited failures. The firm's staggering $100 billion balance sheet threatened to drag down markets around the world. At the eleventh hour, fearing that the financial system of the world was in peril, the Federal Reserve hastily summoned Wall Street's leading banks to underwrite a bailout. Best selling author Roger Lowenstein captures Long-Term's roller-coaster ride in gripping detail. Drawing on confidential internal memos and interviews with dozens of key players, Lowenstein crafts a story that reads like a first-rate thriller from beginning to end. He explains not just how the fund made and lost its money, but what it was about the personalities of Long-Term's partners, the arrogance of their mathematical certainties, and the late-90s culture of Wall Street that made it all possible.

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The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition

Pdf Business The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition

Pdf:The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition.The Myth of Capitalism tells the story of how America has gone from an open, competitive marketplace to an economy where a few very powerful companies dominate key industries that affect our daily lives. Digital monopolies like Google, Facebook and Amazon act as gatekeepers to the digital world. Amazon is capturing almost all online shopping dollars. We have the illusion of choice, but for most critical decisions, we have only one or two companies, when it comes to high speed Internet, health insurance, medical care, mortgage title insurance, social networks, Internet searches, or even consumer goods like toothpaste. Every day, the average American transfers a little of their pay check to monopolists and oligopolists. The solution is vigorous anti-trust enforcement to return America to a period where competition created higher economic growth, more jobs, higher wages and a level playing field for all. The Myth of Capitalism is the story of industrial concentration, but it matters to everyone, because the stakes could not be higher. It tackles the big questions of: why is the US becoming a more unequal society, why is economic growth anemic despite trillions of dollars of federal debt and money printing, why the number of start-ups has declined, and why are workers losing out.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Pdf Business One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Pdf:One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.Review 'A work of genuine literary merit . . . What Mr. Kesey has done in his unusual novel is to transform the plight of a ward of inmates in a mental hospital into a glittering parable of good and evil.'--The New York Times Book Review'[A] brilliant first novel . . . a strong, warm story about the nature of human good and evil . . . Keysey has made his book a roar of protest against middlebrow society's Rules and the invisible Rulers who enforce them.'--Time'The final triumph of these men at the cost of a terrifying sacrifice should send chills down any reader's back. . . . This novel's scenes have the liveliness of a motion picture.'--The Washington Post'An outstanding book . . . [Kesey's] characters are original and real. . . . This is a tirade against the increasing controls over man and his mind, yet the author never gets on a soap box. Nor does he forget that there is a thin line between tragedy and comedy.'--Houston Chronicle  Read more About the Author Ken Kesey was born in 1935 and grew up in Oregon. His books include Sometimes a Great Notion, Kesey's Garage Sale, Demon Box, Sailor Song, and Last Go Round (with Ken Babbs). He passed away on November 10, 2001. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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SuperFreakonomics

Pdf Business SuperFreakonomics

Pdf:SuperFreakonomics.Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance The New York Times best-selling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling more than four million copies in 35 languages and changing the way we look at the world. Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with Superfreakonomics, and fans and newcomers alike will find that the freakquel is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first. SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Can eating kangaroo save the planet? Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else. By examining how people respond to incentives, they show the world for what it really is: good, bad, ugly, and, in the final analysis, super freaky. Freakonomics has been imitated many times over - but only now, with SuperFreakonomics, has it met its match.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Pdf Business The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Pdf:The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change.#1 Amazon Best Seller! — Wall Street Journal Best Seller! — Infographics EditionWhat are the habits of successful people? The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators, parents, and students—in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations have benefited from Dr. Covey's 7 Habits book. And, it can transform you.Infographics Edition: Stephen Covey’s cherished classic commemorates the timeless wisdom and power of the 7 Habits book, and does it in a highly readable and understandable, infographics format.This 7 Habits book guides you through each habit step-by-step:Habit 1: Be ProactiveHabit 2: Begin With The End In MindHabit 3: Put First Things FirstHabit 4: Think Win-WinHabit 5: Seek First To Understand Then Be UnderstoodHabit 6: SynergizeHabit 7: Sharpen The SawDr. Covey's 7 Habits book is one of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written. Now you can enjoy and learn critical lessons about the habits of successful people that will enrich your life's experience. And, it's in an inforgraphics format that makes it easy for you to learn and apply Dr. Covey's habits of successful people.

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Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It

Pdf Business Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It

Pdf:Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It.A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations - whether in the boardroom or at home. After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head, revealing the skills that helped him and his colleagues succeed where it mattered most: in saving lives. In this practical guide, he shares the nine effective principles - counterintuitive tactics and strategies - you, too, can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal lives. Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for: buying a car, negotiating a salary, buying a home, renegotiating rent, deliberating with your partner. Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level, Never Split the Difference gives you the competitive edge in any discussion.

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How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck (2nd Edition): A proven path to money mastery in only 15 minutes a week! (Simple Personal Finance Books) (Smart Money Blueprint)

Pdf Business How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck (2nd Edition): A proven path to money mastery in only 15 minutes a week! (Simple Personal Finance Books) (Smart Money Blueprint)

Pdf:How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck (2nd Edition): A proven path to money mastery in only 15 minutes a week! (Simple Personal Finance Books) (Smart Money Blueprint).In this timeless bestseller, you'll get the motivation and know-how for building up a big stash of emergency cash, getting out of debt, making sure you never run out of money, and avoiding the 11 worst budget traps (that'll ruin your financial plans if you let them!)Find out the most important things that you can do to take control of your money and pay off debt. Get the budget how-to, tools, and knowledge you need to finally get ahead. You'll learn a complete budget system that works for beginners and takes only 15 minutes per week to maintain.This is a straightforward budget planning method that will completely transform your finances, and eliminate your money worries once and for all.You will also be given free lifetime access to the (digital) Money Tracker, a simple tool that makes budget planning quick and easy.What's new in the second edition:A brand new chapter has been added on the topic of money and happiness which is key to getting past money blocks that could be contributing to your paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, plus a few minor adjustments were made to the original manuscript.This is one of the budgeting books you NEED in your library. Buy NOW, learn how to make a budget that actually works, and transform your financial life forever!

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The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)

Pdf Business The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)

Pdf:The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM).“Hal Elrod is a genius and his book The Miracle Morning has been magical in my life. What Hal has done is taken the best practices, developed over centuries of human consciousness development, and condensed the 'best of the best' into a daily morning ritual. A ritual that is now part of my day.” —Robert Kiyosaki, bestselling author of Rich Dad Poor Dad What's being widely regarded as "one of the most life changing books ever written" may be the simplest approach to achieving everything you've ever wanted, and faster than you ever thought possible.What if you could wake up tomorrow and any—or EVERY—area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? The Miracle Morning is already transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world by showing them how to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS to take your life to the next level. It’s been right here in front of us all along, but this book has finally brought it to life.Are you ready? The next chapter of YOUR life—the most extraordinary life you've ever imagined—is about to begin. Buy the book and WAKE UP to your full potential!

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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Pdf Business Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Pdf:Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup.*A national best seller*One of the Best Books of 2018: NPR, New York Times Book Review, Inc., TIME, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post   The McKinsey Business Book of the Year "The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion." (Bill Gates)The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes' worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

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Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals

Pdf Business Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals

Pdf:Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals.About the Author Rachel Hollis is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author, a top business podcaster, and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world. As a bestselling author and wildly successful lifestyle influencer, she has built a global social media fanbase in the millions. She’s a proud working mama of four and a big fan of the small town in Texas hill country that the Hollis family calls home. Hang out with her on Instagram (her favorite social!) @MsRachelHollis. To find out more about ALL the things, head to TheHollisCo.com.   Read more

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Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

Pdf Business Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

Pdf:Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts..Number-one New York Times best-seller.Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she's showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. Named one of the best books of the year by Bloomberg.Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas and has the courage to develop that potential.  When we dare to lead, we don't pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don't see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don't avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it's necessary to do good work.  But daring leadership in a culture that's defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we're choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we're scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI can't do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start.  Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question:  How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? In this new audiobook, Brown uses research, stories, and examples to answer these questions in the no-BS style that millions have come to expect and love. Brown writes, "One of the most important findings of my career is that daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable. It's learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart. Easy? No. Because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and our work. It's why we're here."Whether you've read Daring Greatly and Rising Strong or you're new to Brené Brown's work, this audiobook is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership.

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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Pdf Business Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Pdf:Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup.***A National Bestseller***One of the Best Books of 2018: NPR • New York Times Book Review, Inc. • TIME • Wall Street Journal • Washington Post • The McKinsey Business Book of the Year"The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion." --Bill GatesThe full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.  

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Pdf Business The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Pdf:The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change.Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years. This audio edition is the first ever unabridged recording of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

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To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work!

Pdf Business To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work!

Pdf:To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work!.Finally! Discover How To Create To-Do Lists That Work!Do you feel frustrated because you can't seem to finish every item on your daily to-do lists? Do you feel discouraged because you're not effectively managing your workload and responsibilities at your office and home?If so, it's not your fault. Millions of people are using to-do lists that set them up for failure. No matter how hard they work, they're left with a laundry list of unfinished tasks at the end of each day.You can probably relate from experience. If you're creating to-do lists like most people, your lists are almost certainly failing to do their job. You're probably feeling aggravated and dispirited as a result.The good news is that there's a simple solution. It's a matter of using an approach specifically designed to help you organize, manage, and address every task and responsibility on your plate in a timely fashion.This approach is detailed in To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work! It's the only guide you'll ever need to create an effective personal task management system.To-Do Lists And Personal Task Management Made Simple!In To-Do List Formula, you'll discover:8 Reasons You're Failing To Get Through Your Daily To-Do ListsThe 10 Most Popular To-Do List Systems (And Why They're Flawed)Step-By-Step Instructions For Creating The Perfect To-Do ListHow To Keep Your To-Do List System Running SmoothlyThe Pros And Cons Of Paper Vs. Online To-Do ListsHow Your To-Do Lists And Calendar Work TogetherThat's a bird's-eye view of what you'll find in To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work! Click the cover image above to view the entire table of contents. This fast-moving guide is organized so you can easily jump back and forth to the sections that interest you in the moment.If you're tired of creating to-do lists that constantly disappoint you, now's the time to make a positive change. Learn the correct strategy and enjoy increased productivity, less stress, and more free time in the process.Click the "Buy Now" button at the top of this page to grab your copy of To-Do List Formula today!

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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Pdf Business Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Pdf:Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup.Amazon.com Review In Bad Blood, the Wall Street Journal’s John Carreyrou takes us through the step-by-step history of Theranos, a Silicon Valley startup that became almost mythical, in no small part due to its young, charismatic founder Elizabeth Holmes. In fact, Theranos was mythical for a different reason, because the technological promise it was founded upon—that vital health information could be gleaned from a small drop of blood using handheld devices—was a lie. Carreyrou tracks the experiences of former employees to craft the fascinating story of a company run under a strict code of secrecy, a place where leadership was constantly throwing up smoke screens and making promises that it could not keep. Meanwhile, investors kept pouring in money, turning Elizabeth Holmes into a temporary billionaire. As companies like Walgreens and Safeway strike deals with Theranos, and as even the army tries to get in on the Theranos promise (there’s a brief cameo by James “Mad Dog” Mattis), the plot thickens and the proverbial noose grows tighter. Although I knew how the story ended, I found myself reading this book compulsively. – Chris Schluep Read more Review '[A] chilling, third-person narrative of how Holmes came up with a fantastic idea that made her, for a while, the most successful woman entrepreneur in Silicon valley… Prizewinning Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou tells [this story] virtually to perfection… [His] description of Holmes as a manic leader who turned coolly hostile when challenged is ripe material for a psychologist… His recounting of his efforts to track down sources—many of whom were being intimidated by Theranos’s bullying lawyer, David Boies—reads like a West Coast version of All the President's Men.'—Roger Lowenstein, The New York Times Book Review'You will not want to put this riveting, masterfully reported book down. No matter how bad you think the Theranos story was, you'll learn that the reality was actually far worse.'—Bethany McLean, bestselling coauthor of The Smartest Guys in the Room and All the Devils Are Here'Carreyrou blends lucid descriptions of Theranos’s technology and its failures with a vivid portrait of its toxic culture and its supporters’ delusional boosterism. The result is a bracing cautionary tale about visionary entrepreneurship gone very wrong.'—Publishers Weekly (Starred)'Eye-opening... A vivid, cinematic portrayal of serpentine Silicon Valley corruption... A deep investigative report on the sensationalistic downfall of multibillion-dollar Silicon Valley biotech startup Theranos. Basing his findings on hundreds of interviews with people inside and outside the company, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal reporter Carreyrou rigorously examines the seamy details behind the demise of Theranos and its creator, Elizabeth Holmes… [Carreyrou] brilliantly captures the interpersonal melodrama, hidden agendas, gross misrepresentations, nepotism, and a host of delusions and lies that further fractured the company’s reputation and halted its rise.'—Kirkus'A great and at times almost unbelievable story of scandalous fraud, surveillance, and legal intimidation at the highest levels of American corporate power. . . . The story of Theranos may be the biggest case of corporate fraud since Enron. But it’s also the story of how a lot of powerful men were fooled by a remarkably brazen liar.' —Yashar Ali, New York Magazine'In Bad Blood, acclaimed investigative journalist John Carreyrou, who broke the story in 2015, presents comprehensive evidence of the fraud perpetrated by Theranos chief executive Elizabeth Holmes... He unveils many dark secrets of Theranos that have not previously been laid bare…  The combination of these brave whistle-blowers, and a tenacious journalist who interviewed 150 people (including 60 former employees) makes for a veritable page-turner.' —Eric Topol, Nature'Engrossing… Bad Blood boasts movie-scene detail… Theranos, Carreyrou writes, was a revolving door, as Holmes and Balwani fired anyone who voiced even tentative doubts… What’s frightening is how easy it is to imagine a different outcome, one in which the company’s blood-testing devices continued to proliferate. That the story played out as it did is a testament to the many individuals who spoke up, at great personal risk.' —Jennifer Couzin-Frankel, Science'Crime thriller authors have nothing on Carreyrou's exquisite sense of suspenseful pacing and multifaceted character development in this riveting, read-in-one-sitting tour de force.... Carreyrou's commitment to unraveling Holmes' crimes was literally of life-saving value.'—Booklist (Starred Review) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (99U)

Pdf Business Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (99U)

Pdf:Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (99U).Stop doing busywork. Start doing your best work.Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven’t accomplished the most important things on your agenda when you leave the office?The world has changed and the way we work has to change, too. With wisdom from 20 leading creative minds, Manage Your Day-to-Day will give you a toolkit for tackling the new challenges of a 24/7, always-on workplace.Featuring contributions from: Dan Ariely, Leo Babauta, Scott Belsky, Lori Deschene, Aaron Dignan, Erin Rooney Doland, Seth Godin, Todd Henry, Christian Jarrett, Scott McDowell, Mark McGuinness, Cal Newport, Steven Pressfield, Gretchen Rubin, Stefan Sagmeister, Elizabeth G. Saunders, Tony Schwartz, Tiffany Shlain, Linda Stone, and James Victore. Plus, a foreword from Behance founder and CEO, Scott Belsky.

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The Self-Discipline Blueprint: A Simple Guide to Beat Procrastination, Achieve Your Goals, and Get the Life You Want

Pdf Business The Self-Discipline Blueprint: A Simple Guide to Beat Procrastination, Achieve Your Goals, and Get the Life You Want

Pdf:The Self-Discipline Blueprint: A Simple Guide to Beat Procrastination, Achieve Your Goals, and Get the Life You Want.Achieve Anything You Set Your Mind To Without Feeling Overworked and Overwhelmed.What if a few simple habits and strategies could help you stop putting things off and start getting things done? What if you kept every promise you made to yourself? What if you could enjoy guilt-free leisure at the end of each day?Certified mental trainer, Patrik Edblad, has helped hundreds of coaching clients and thousands of readers beat procrastination and achieve their goals. In this book, he lays out the complete step-by-step guide to developing relentless self-discipline. You’ll discover:The four fundamental ”keystone habits” of self-disciplineHow to change your mindset to cultivate successHow to establish your mission in life using The Hedgehog ConceptHow to find your unique ”why” using The Golden CircleHow to get laser-focused on the right things by defining your Circle of CompetenceHow to biologically reshape your mind and body for success by creating a Winner EffectSeveral research-backed strategies to radically transform your behaviorBONUS: The Self-Discipline Blueprint Workbook — A FREE complimentary resource you can use to easily put everything you learn into immediate actionClick the Buy Now button at the top of this page and start building your self-discipline today!

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Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Pdf Business Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Pdf:Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!.Rich Dad Poor Dad will.... Explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich Challenge the belief that your house is an asset Show parents why they can't rely on the school system to teach their kids about money Define once and for all an asset and a liability Teach you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial success Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence, and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money. The result is that people learn to work for money... but never learn to have money work for them." -Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad Poor Dad - The #1 Personal Finance Book of All Time!

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Friend of a Friend . . .: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career

Pdf Business Friend of a Friend . . .: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career

Pdf:Friend of a Friend . . .: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career.What if all the advice we’ve heard about networking is wrong?   What if the best way to grow your network isn’t by introducing yourself to  strangers at cocktail parties, handing out business cards, or signing up for the latest online tool, but by developing a better understanding of the existing network that’s already around you?      We know that it’s essential to reach out and build a network. But did you know that it’s actually your distant or former contacts who will be the most helpful to you? Or that many of our best efforts at meeting new people simply serve up the same old opportunities we already have?      In this  startling new look at the art and science of networking, business school professor David Burkus digs deep to find the unexpected secrets that reveal the best ways to grow your career.      Based on entertaining case studies and scientific research, this practical and revelatory guide shares what the best networkers really do. Forget the outdated advice you’ve already heard. Learn how to make use of the hidden networks you already have.  

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The Laws of Human Nature

Pdf Business The Laws of Human Nature

Pdf:The Laws of Human Nature.From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The 48 Laws of Power comes the definitive new audiobook on decoding the behavior of the people around you.Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of listeners, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding, and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.  We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people's masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense.

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The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate

Pdf Business The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate

Pdf:The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate.An Amazon Best Business Book of 2018 Selected by Audible as the Best Business Book of 2018 Named “Best New Book” by People Magazine and Refinery29Named a Most Anticipated Title of April 2018 by Bustle and LevoA [email protected] “Boss Moves Book Club” pick A candid guide for ambitious women who want to succeed without losing themselves in the process In THE MYTH OF THE NICE GIRL, Fran Hauser deconstructs the negative perception of "niceness" that many women struggle with in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective, but if they are tough, they are labeled a bitch. Hauser proves that women don’t have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. Sharing a wealth of personal anecdotes and time-tested strategies, she shows women how to reclaim “nice” and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader looks like. Her accessible advice and hard-won wisdom detail how to balance being empathetic with being decisive, how to rise above the double standards that can box you in, how to cultivate authentic confidence that projects throughout a room, and much more. THE MYTH OF THE NICE GIRL is a refreshing dose of forward-looking feminism that will resonate with smart, professional women who know what they want and are looking for real advice to take their career to the next level without losing themselves in the process.

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Pdf Business Thinking, Fast and Slow

Pdf:Thinking, Fast and Slow.The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities as well as the biases of fast thinking and the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and our choices. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, he shows where we can trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking, contrasting the two-system view of the mind with the standard model of the rational economic agent. Kahneman's singularly influential work has transformed cognitive psychology and launched the new fields of behavioral economics and happiness studies. In this path-breaking book, Kahneman shows how the mind works, and offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and personal lives - and how we can guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry's Playbook and Reclaim Your Health

Pdf Business Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry's Playbook and Reclaim Your Health

Pdf:Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry's Playbook and Reclaim Your Health.Review “There are 3,000 food additives in our food supply, many of which have not been tested for safety, and the average American consumes three to five pounds of these chemicals a year. In Feeding You Lies, Vani Hari pulls back the veil of deception by the food industry, scientists, and the media designed to manipulate us and ignore the unnecessary harms in our food supply. The deep investigation of the actions of the media, food companies, and science to suppress the truth will shock you, make you stop and consider what you put in your mouth, as well as empower you with the tools and strategies to protect yourself from bad foods and lies. If you eat, read this book.”— Mark Hyman, M.D., #1 New York Times best-selling author of Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? and director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine“A tangled web of deception is unraveled in this provocative page-turner! My eyes are now wide open thanks to Vani’s tireless investigative work to expose the truth about the food we eat.”— Lewis Howes, New York Times best-selling author of The School of Greatness“With all the wrongdoings exposed in this book, it’s no wonder that so many are confused about what to eat! You’ll never walk into a grocery store with the same outlook after learning the revealing information presented in this thoughtful read.”— Frank Lipman, M.D., New York Times best-selling author of The New Health Rules and How to Be Well“Our food is making many of us fat, sick, and miserable; but it’s making certain companies billions of dollars. To us, the fact that disease rates are skyrocketing is a matter of life or death; but to them, it’s just a PR problem. This magnificent book by the courageous and brilliant food activist Vani Hari shows you how to see through the lies, how to know the truth about what you are eating, and how to feed yourself and your family foods that will truly nourish your body, your mind, and your spirit.”— John Robbins, co-founder and president of Food Revolution Network and best-selling author of Diet for a New America“The tobacco industry survived for decades by marketing ‘doubt as our product.’ Big Food is following in their footsteps. I am grateful to Vani Hari for exposing the abuse of trust and the descending health of the public at the hands of Big Food. Her simple Three Question Detox is a platform to upgrade the health of your family. Everyone should read this book.”— Joel Kahn, M.D., FACC, clinical professor of medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and author of The Plant-Based Solution Read more About the Author Vani Hari is a revolutionary food activist, a New York Times best-selling author, and was named one of the 'Most Influential People On The Internet' by Time Magazine. Hari started FoodBabe.com to spread information about what is really in the American food supply. She teaches people how to make the right purchasing decisions at the grocery store, how to live an organic lifestyle, and how to travel healthfully around the world. The success of her writing and investigative work can be seen in the way food companies react to her uncanny ability to find and expose the truth.Hari has influenced how major food giants like Kraft, General Mills, Subway, Chipotle, Chick-fil-A, and Starbucks create their products, steering them toward more healthful policies. Hari's activism has brought in worldwide attention as she has been profiled in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and more. Hari has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS News, NBC News, Fox News, The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, and CNN. She lives in North Carolina and also is the founder of Truvani, a start-up offering real food without added chemicals, products without toxins and labels without lies. Read more

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How to Stop Procrastinating: A Simple Guide to Mastering Difficult Tasks and Breaking the Procrastination Habit

Pdf Business How to Stop Procrastinating: A Simple Guide to Mastering Difficult Tasks and Breaking the Procrastination Habit

Pdf:How to Stop Procrastinating: A Simple Guide to Mastering Difficult Tasks and Breaking the Procrastination Habit.Want to stop procrastinating? Like to overcome a lack of motivation with your daily tasks? Need to get rid of those feelings of laziness?The truth is: If you're someone who procrastinates, then this bad habit is limiting your success in a variety of ways. If you don't address this issue, then you'll reduce the likelihood that you'll achieve your major goals.Procrastination can lead to a variety of negative life-altering issues like: Bad grades;Poor job performance;Unhealthy diet choices;Health issues;Financial difficulties.That's why it's critical that you focus on eliminating your procrastination tendencies by building what's called "The Anti-Procrastination Habit."DOWNLOAD: How to Stop Procrastinating -- A Simple Guide for Mastering Difficult TasksHow to Stop Procrastinating is a straight-forward, systematic framework for building an action-oriented habit through all the areas in your life. In this book, you will discover:8 Specific Reasons Why People Procrastinate.The 25–5 Rule (and How It Can Help You Laser-Focus on What's Important)6 Actions for Creating Actionable Goals That Motivate YouHow to Say No to People -- Without Looking Like a Jerk5 Ways to Plan Your Week, So Procrastination is Never an Option14 Daily Practices to Overcome Those Sudden Feelings of ProcrastinationWhether you're someone who lets the occasional task slip through the cracks or you always do things at the last minute, you'll discover an abundance of information to overcome your procrastination tendencies.Learn How to Stop Procrastinating by Clicking the "Buy Now" Button at the Top of the Page.

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The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

Pdf Business The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

Pdf:The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure.Extreme success, by definition, lies beyond the realm of normal action. If you want to achieve extreme success, you can't operate like everybody else and settle for mediocrity. You need to remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success. The 10X Rule shows you how! Success is your duty, obligation and responsibility, and this audio book gives you step-by-step guidance on how to achieve phenomenal success for yourself! With The 10X Rule , you'll learn to establish the amount of effort needed to guarantee success and ensure that you can continue operating at this level throughout your life. Most people desire success and have great ideas but they come up short on the amount of action required to get their lives to the exceptional levels they deserve. Four degrees of action exist, and in order to achieve your dreams, you must learn to operate at the fourth degree of action: Massive Action. The 10X Rule will dissolve fear, increase your belief in yourself, eliminate procrastination, and provide you with an overwhelming sense of purpose. The 10X Rule compels you to separate yourself from everyone else in the market-and you do that by doing what others refuse to do. Stop thinking in terms of basic needs, and start aiming for abundance-in all areas of your life. The 10X Rule guides you toward the frame of mind that all successful people share. Aim ten times higher than you are right now-and if you come up short, you'll still find yourself further along than if you had maintained your life's current status quo. The 10X Rule teaches you how to: Reach goals that you previously thought were impossible Correctly set goals and guarantee their achievement Create unprecedented levels of happiness and satisfaction in every area of your life Use fear as fuel to move you into action Get everything you want and never have to settle Dominate your competition and become a role model for success

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The No-Spend Challenge Guide: How to Stop Spending Money Impulsively, Pay off Debt Fast, & Make Your Finances Fit Your Dreams

Pdf Business The No-Spend Challenge Guide: How to Stop Spending Money Impulsively, Pay off Debt Fast, & Make Your Finances Fit Your Dreams

Pdf:The No-Spend Challenge Guide: How to Stop Spending Money Impulsively, Pay off Debt Fast, & Make Your Finances Fit Your Dreams.In this book you’ll learn how to use No-Spend Challenges to reach your financial goals faster and transform your spending habits to finally be able to stick to a budget. Budgeting and money management are some of the hardest concepts for people to nail down. You can have all the knowledge available and suck at executing it. Jen Smith, creator of the debt freedom blog Saving With Spunk went from not being able to stick to a budget longer than two weeks to paying off $78,000 of debt in less than two years. She shares her experiences and strategies using No-Spend Challenges to change her money mindset and budget like a (mostly) pro.In The No-Spend Challenge Guide you’ll discover: - Why budgeting alone isn’t working - The psychology behind your impulsive spending - How to pay off debt fast while still having fun - Ways to do for free what you’ve probably been wasting money on - Ways to save money on your financial obligations - How to make the most of your time without spending money - Discover what you valueYou’ll also get a free resource guide with every recommendation in the book in one place.Whether you’re paying off student loan debt, saving for your first home, or just trying to control your spending; This is a personal finance book you’ll return to again and again. Scroll up and Buy Now to start mastering your budget!

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Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Pdf Business Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Pdf:Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!.April 2017 marks 20 years since Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad first made waves in the Personal Finance arena.It has since become the #1 Personal Finance book of all time... translated into dozens of languages and sold around the world. Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert's story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you. 20 Years... 20/20 Hindsight In the 20th Anniversary Edition of this classic, Robert offers an update on what we’ve seen over the past 20 years related to money, investing, and the global economy. Sidebars throughout the book will take readers “fast forward” — from 1997 to today — as Robert assesses how the principles taught by his rich dad have stood the test of time. In many ways, the messages of Rich Dad Poor Dad, messages that were criticized and challenged two decades ago, are more meaningful, relevant and important today than they were 20 years ago. As always, readers can expect that Robert will be candid, insightful... and continue to rock more than a few boats in his retrospective. Will there be a few surprises? Count on it. Rich Dad Poor Dad... • Explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich• Challenges the belief that your house is an asset• Shows parents why they can't rely on the school system to teach their kids about money• Defines once and for all an asset and a liability• Teaches you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial success

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Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life

Pdf Business Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life

Pdf:Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life.According to the Department of Labor, the average woman in 1998 was bringing home less than $25,000 a year. For every dollar that a man makes, a woman makes between 50 and 75 cents, and that is hardly news. But what you may not know is that, quietly and steadily, the number of women making six figures or more is rapidly increasing. Currently, over fifteen million women make $100,000 or more, and the number continues to rise at a rate faster then for men. And these women come from every industry - psychologists, dot com founders, consultants, freelance writers, and even part-timers. What makes these particular women able to do so well in the workplace? Fueled by curiosity, Barbara Stanny, author of Price Charming Isn't Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money (Viking Penguin), set out to research this phenomenon. What she discovered was that, though the high-earning women she interviewed came from different backgrounds and had had greatly different work experiences, they all had certain characteristics in common. Secrets of Six Figure Woman: Surprising Strategies of the Successful High Earners will be a ground breaking book for high earners who want to ensure their wealth, enhance their success, and learn from others who are in the same boat. It will also offer inspiration, guidance, and motivation to those who aspire to make more.

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Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking

Pdf Business Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking

Pdf:Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking.Feel overwhelmed by your thoughts? Struggling with anxiety about your daily tasks? Or do you want to stop worrying about life?The truth is...We all experience the occasional negative thought. But if you always feel overwhelmed, then you need to closely examine how these thoughts are negatively impacting your lifestyle.The solution is to practice specific mindfulness techniques that create more "space" in your mind to enjoy inner peace and happiness. With these habits, you'll have the clarity to prioritize what's most important in your life, what no longer serves your goals, and how you want to live on a daily basis. And that's what you'll learn in Declutter Your Mind. DOWNLOAD:: Declutter Your Mind -- How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative ThinkingThe goal of this book is simple: We will teach you the habits, actions, and mindsets to clean up the mental clutter that's holding you back from living a meaningful life.You will learn:4 Causes of Mental ClutterHow to Reframe ALL Your Negative Thoughts4 Strategies to Improve (or Eliminate) Bad RelationshipsThe Importance of Decluttering the Distractions That Cause AnxietyA Simple Strategy to Discover What's Important to YOU400 Words That Help Identify YOUR ValuesThe Benefit of Meditation and Focused Deep Breathing (and How to Do Both)How to Create Goals That Connect to Your PassionsDeclutter Your Mind is full of exercises that will have an immediate, positive impact on your mindset. Instead of just telling you to do something, we provide practical, science-backed actions that can create real and lasting change if practiced regularly.Would You Like To Know More?Download now to stop worrying, deal with anxiety, and clear your mind. Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy now button.

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Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Pdf Business Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Pdf:Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World.A New York Times Best Seller!"Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don't, bring value to your life." (Ezra Klein, Vox)Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world.In this timely and enlightening book, the best-selling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives.Digital minimalists are all around us. They're the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can get lost in a good book, a woodworking project, or a leisurely morning run. They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge to document the experience. They stay informed about the news of the day, but don't feel overwhelmed by it. They don't experience "fear of missing out" because they already know which activities provide them meaning and satisfaction.Now, Newport gives us a name for this quiet movement and makes a persuasive case for its urgency in our tech-saturated world. Common sense tips, like turning off notifications, or occasional rituals, like observing a digital sabbath, don't go far enough in helping us take back control of our technological lives, and attempts to unplug completely are complicated by the demands of family, friends, and work. What we need instead is a thoughtful method to decide what tools to use, for what purposes, and under what conditions.Drawing on a diverse array of real-life examples, from Amish farmers to harried parents to Silicon Valley programmers, Newport identifies the common practices of digital minimalists and the ideas that underpin them. He reveals how digital minimalists are rethinking their relationship to social media, rediscovering the pleasures of the offline world, and reconnecting with their inner selves through regular periods of solitude. He then shares strategies for integrating these practices into your life, starting with a 30-day "digital declutter" process that has already helped thousands feel less overwhelmed and more in control.Technology is intrinsically neither good nor bad. The key is using it to support your goals and values, rather than letting it use you. This book reveals the way.

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StrengthsFinder 2.0

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Pdf:StrengthsFinder 2.0.From the Publisher STRENGTHS: THE NEXT GENERATION Q&A with author Tom Rath (From the Gallup Management Journal; interviewed by Jennifer Robison) Last month, StrengthsFinder 2.0 hit the bookstores. Book browsers, no doubt, had many questions, and among them was probably 'Didn't I already read a book about this?' Well, actually, yes. But the topic was worth revisiting for two reasons. In the six years since the release of Now, Discover Your Strengths, more than 2 million people have taken the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, which means billions of people have not yet had the opportunity. The second reason is that Gallup researchers just haven't been able to let the topic rest. Over the past decade, they've done more surveys, more interviews, and more studies; they've prodded and poked and analyzed. And they realized that there's a lot more to understanding human talent than most people know. Those who are familiar with the StrengthsFinder assessment know that it is designed to uncover certain key talents -- patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior that can be productively applied. These patterns are categorized into 34 broad themes -- such as Achiever, Ideation, and Relator -- and those themes indicate and predict one's innate and unique talents. Those talents, when multiplied by the investment of time spent practicing, developing skills, and building knowledge, can become strengths. Some of this is just common sense; it seems intuitive that your performance will be better if you're doing what you naturally do well. But some of it seems counterintuitive and runs directly against conventional wisdom: No amount of training will help you excel in your areas of weakness. You can't do anything you want to do -- or be anything you want to be -- because you're just not going to be good at everything. But if you work with your talents, you can be extraordinary. StrengthsFinder has resonated with the business community because there's a direct link between talent development and performance. In this interview, Tom Rath, author of StrengthsFinder 2.0, discusses what Gallup scientists have learned since the publication of the first book, what more there is to discover about your talents, and why it's bad to focus on your employees' weaknesses, but simply cruel to ignore them completely. GMJ: Why the new book? Tom Rath: StrengthsFinder 2.0 is an effort to get the core message and language out to a much broader audience. We had no idea how well received the first strengths book would be by general readers -- it was oriented more toward managers -- or that the energy and excitement would continue to grow. More than two million people have taken the StrengthsFinder assessment, and each month, the number of people learning about their talents goes up. But readers keep asking us: 'Now that I know about my strengths, what do I do next?' So we went back and surveyed hundreds of them and asked them how they apply their talents. Then we whittled their suggestions down to the ten best ideas for each theme. We also added more than five thousand Strengths Insights to version 2.0 that allow us to offer more individualized theme descriptions than we could before. So, instead of general descriptions of your top five talent themes, in 2.0, you get a talent profile so unique that you're unlikely to share even a sentence with someone else. And as I said, the first book was really written for a business audience. People have had trouble retrofitting the theme descriptions if they are in non-management roles, but they've tried. This book helps readers apply strengths theory to any type of role and gives them ideas to help them apply their talents in their daily life. GMJ: It's been six years since the first book was published, and Gallup has done hundreds of thousands more interviews. Have you discovered anything new about talents and strengths? Have you altered your original premise? Rath: No, but we've seen more and more evidence that demonstrates that focusing on your talents is important. We did a survey in 2004 that examined what happens when your manager ignores you, focuses on your strengths, or focuses on your weaknesses. We found that if your manager focuses on your strengths, your chances of being actively disengaged go down to one in one hundred. However, if your manager primarily focuses on your weaknesses, your chances of being actively disengaged are 22%, and if your manager ignores you, that percentage rises to 40%. GMJ: Why such a high rate of disengagement among those who are ignored? Rath: It basically mirrors the psychology of raising kids -- being completely ignored is the worst possible psychological state. You would actually feel better if your manager went from ignoring you to focusing on what you do wrong all the time, because then at least she's paying attention to you. GMJ: Did your new research turn up anything that surprised you? Rath: We've talked a lot about how strengths can help you be more of who you are, and you get more out of your best players, and all of that. But in the last ten years, we've also found that it's a good strategy just to wipe out the extreme negativity in the workplace. I get this question almost every time I talk to a group: 'What do I do about that one person who just drags everyone down every day?' My glib answer was to get rid of the person. I always thought there were some people who were just destined to be disengaged in their jobs because that was their personality, and no matter how hard managers tried, there wasn't much they could do with some of those people. But the data from the last five years would suggest that much of that epidemic of disengagement is fixable. More than I ever would have guessed, it helps tremendously if a manager starts by focusing on someone's strengths. You may not take someone who's actively disengaged and make him into your most engaged employee, but it will help get him out of that mindset where he's scaring off colleagues and customers. GMJ: So is that the business case to be made for putting people in roles that play to their strengths? Rath: I think it's the secondary business case. The main business case is that people have a lot more fun and get a lot more done if they're able to spend time in areas where they have some natural talent. I think that's a fundamental principle that hasn't changed much at all. The one thing that we were clear about in StrengthsFinder 2.0 is that the American dream ideal that 'You can be anything you want if you just try hard enough' is detrimental. This is especially true when people buy into it hook, line, and sinker. You may not be able to be anything you want to be, but you can be a lot more of who you already are. [Taking] StrengthsFinder is just a starting point; it's step one of a hundred in figuring out the areas where you have the most potential for growth. GMJ: What is the most challenging aspect of your ongoing strengths research? Rath: While hundreds of people in our organization continue to research this topic each year, our greatest challenge might be incorporating the new research while making the message even more succinct and applicable to a wider audience. So while we have hundreds of new case studies and meta-analyses about strengths -- and about employee engagement and business outcomes -- we tried to stay as close as we could to the basics. GMJ: The Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment has always categorized talents into thirty-four themes. Have you ever considered adding or subtracting any, or refining them further? Rath: Yes, we looked at that extensively as we started to review our plan for the updated version of the assessment. We found that so far, the thirty-four themes have done a good job of describing much of what we've learned since releasing the first version of the assessment. If enough people had made a case about a specific theme that didn't exist, we were open to adding that theme. I think we probably will continue to investigate whether there are themes that emerge that we haven't yet picked up on. But there wasn't a real strong case for any additions at this time. GMJ: What would you most like to accomplish with StrengthsFinder 2.0? Rath: Our big goal and mission as a company is to help people do more of what they do well. We've topped two million completed StrengthsFinder assessments, and it's not too hard to imagine that number getting to twenty million soon. An organization that exists to help people has a responsibility to get better and better. By reaching beyond our initial audience, we help people get the latest and greatest research. But we also hope it helps people live better lives. Read more From the Inside Flap ABOUT STRENGTHSFINDER In 1998, the Father of Strengths Psychology, Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D. (1924-2003), along with Tom Rath and a team of scientists at The Gallup Organization, created the online StrengthsFinder assessment. In 2001, they included the first edition of StrengthsFinder with the bestseller Now, Discover Your Strengths. In 2004, the assessment's name was formally changed to 'Clifton StrengthsFinder' in honor of its chief designer. In 2007, building on the initial assessment and language from StrengthsFinder 1.0, Rath and Gallup scientists released a new edition of the assessment, program, and website, dubbed 'StrengthsFinder 2.0.' Rooted in more than 40 years of research, this assessment has helped millions discover and develop their natural talents. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

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Pdf:Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action.The inspiring, life-changing best seller by the author of Leaders Eat Last and Together Is Better. In 2009 Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work and, in turn, inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who've watched his TED Talk based on Start with Why - the third most popular TED video of all time. Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with why. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the why behind it. Start with Why shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way - and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with why.

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Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

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Pdf:Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World.Review “Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism is the best book I’ve read in some time about our fraught relationship with technology... If you’re looking for a blueprint to guide you as you liberate yourself from the shackles of email, social networks, smartphones, and screens, let this book be your guide.' —Adam Alter, author of Irresistible   “I challenge you not to devour this wonderful book in one sitting. I certainly did, and I started applying Cal’s ideas to my own life immediately.” —Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism   “You’re not the user, you’re the product. Hang up, log off, and tune in to a different way to be in the world. Bravo, Cal. Smart advice for good people.” —Seth Godin, author of This is Marketing  “This book is an urgent call to action for anyone serious about being in command of their own life.” –Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle is the Way   “Cal Newport has discovered a cure for the techno-exhaustion that plagues our always-on, digitally caffeinated culture.” —Joshua Fields Millburn, The Minimalists   “I hope that everyone who owns a mobile phone and has been wondering where their time goes gets a chance to absorb the ideas in this book. It’s amazing how the same strategy can work for both financial success and mental well-being: Put more energy into what makes you happy, and ruthlessly strip away the things that don’t.” —Peter Adeney, aka Mr. Money Mustache “Cal’s call for meaningful and engaged interactions is just what the world needs right now.” —Daniel Levitin, author of The Organized Mind'What a timely and useful book! It's neither hysterical nor complacent - a workable guide to being thoughtful about digital media. It's already made me rethink some of my media use in a considered way. ' —Naomi Alderman, NYT bestselling author of The Power“Digital Minimalism is a welcome invitation to reconsider how we want to use our screens rather than letting the screens (and the billionaires behind them) make the call.” –KJ Dell'Antonia, author of How to be a Happier Parent Read more About the Author Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and the author of six books, including Deep Work and So Good They Can't Ignore You. You won't find him on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, but you can often find him at home with his family in Washington, DC, or writing essays for his popular website calnewport.com. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win

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Pdf:The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win.The importance of balance as a leader by the number-one New York Times best-selling authors of Extreme Ownership.  Every leader must be ready and willing to take charge, to make hard, crucial calls for the good of the team and the mission. Something much more difficult to understand is that in order to be a good leader, one must also be a good follower. This is a dichotomy - a Dichotomy of Leadership. It is, as authors Jocko Willink and Leif Babin explained in their best-selling first audiobook, Extreme Ownership, "Simple, Not Easy".Now, in The Dichotomy of Leadership, the authors explain the power inherent in the recognition of the fine line that leaders must walk, balancing between two seemingly opposite inclinations. It is with the knowledge and understanding of this balance that a leader can most effectively lead, accomplish the mission, and achieve the goal of every leader and every team: victory. Using examples from the authors' combat and training experience in the SEAL Teams and then showing how each lesson applies to business and in life, Willink and Babin reveal how the use of seemingly opposite principles - leading and following, focusing and detaching, being both aggressive and prudent - require skill, awareness, understanding, and dexterity, all attributes that can be honed. These dichotomies are inherent in many of the concepts introduced in Extreme Ownership and integral to their proper implementation and effectiveness. Dichotomy is essential listening for anyone looking to lead and win.

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Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

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Pdf:Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.The number one New York Times best seller. One million copies sold!From thought leader Dr. Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability. "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; ...who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly." (Theodore Roosevelt)Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on 12 years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: "When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives." Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It's about courage. In a world where "never enough" dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It's even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there's a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena - whether it's a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen. Includes a Bonus PDF with an appendix.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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Chinese Business Etiquette: A Guide to Protocol, Manners, and Culture in thePeople's Republic of China

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Pdf:Chinese Business Etiquette: A Guide to Protocol, Manners, and Culture in thePeople's Republic of China.East-West business is booming as thousands of people flock to China. The author, with 25 years of experience dealing with the Chinese, provides up-to-date advice on how to succeed, avoid gaffes, interpret behaviour and make positive impressions.

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LEAN: Ultimate Collection - Lean Startup, Lean Analytics, Lean Enterprise, Kaizen, Six Sigma, Agile Project Management, Kanban, Scrum

Pdf Business LEAN: Ultimate Collection - Lean Startup, Lean Analytics, Lean Enterprise, Kaizen, Six Sigma, Agile Project Management, Kanban, Scrum

Pdf:LEAN: Ultimate Collection - Lean Startup, Lean Analytics, Lean Enterprise, Kaizen, Six Sigma, Agile Project Management, Kanban, Scrum.Lean - Lean Startup, Lean Analytics, Lean Enterprise, Kaizen, Six Sigma, Agile Project Management, Kanban, Scrum, KaizenEight books - Lean: Ultimate Collection!Lean Startup: The lean startup methodologyLean startup modelsHow to envision the startupHow to steerHow to accelerateLean AnalyticsThe metrics that matters for your businessKey metrics and your own targetsYour secret weapon: KPI and team meetingsAutomatize the company thanks to the analyticsLean EnterpriseHow to use validated ideas to improve working through leanHow to harness lean to foster innovation through leanHow to foster learning and experimentation through leanKaizenWhy continuous improvement?The kaizen wayIncremental change and innovationOrganizational kaizenSix SigmaSix sigma tools and processesValue stream mappingDMAIC processUnderstanding your customer (VOC)Agile Project ManagementAgile values and principlesWho can use agile?Agile software development techniquesDSDM aternRoles in DSDM project managementManaging scope and procurement with agile KanbanCore practicesProject management and KanbanUse of Kanban systemsHow to use Kanban to improve the full value chainHow can Kanban be used in back officesHow can Kanban help in forecastingScrumBenefits of using scrumScrum rolesScrum artifacts & toolsThe spring cycleUser storiesScrum planning principles (The product roadmap)Release planningBuy your copy of Lean: Ultimate Collection today!

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It's My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture

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Pdf:It's My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture.Review Turner provides specific, actionable advice on hiring and mentoring new personnel... She offers her counsel in a breezy, anecdotal style that avoids business jargon or didactic proselytizing. Overall, this is a clearly written, sensible response to human resource issues that every company inevitably faces.An excellent resource for anyone tasked with the professional management of others.Kirkus Reviews Read more Review 'This is one of those rare books that contains such deceptively simple wisdom that you'll wonder, 'Why doesn't every company do this?''Patrick LencioniPresident, The Table GroupAuthor of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage“Many people love and admire Chick-fil-A. This is a closer look at 'why.' Enjoy and be enriched!”Dr. Henry CloudAuthor of Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life“Chick- fil-A is an extraordinary organization with one of the most distinctive and most powerful cultures I have ever studied. Dee Ann Turner has done a masterful job of allowing us to see into this culture and understand what makes it so vibrant and so strong.”Marcus BuckinghamBestselling Author“The culture modeled at Chick-fil-A is one to be emulated. Read Dee Ann Turner's It’s My Pleasure and get your organization headed in the right direction.”Ken BlanchardChief Spiritual Officer, The Ken Blanchard CompaniesCo-Author of The One Minute Manager and Leading at a Higher Level'Every business owner, every leader, and every future leader who wants to lead well and create a thriving culture must read this book. It's My Pleasure is a thoughtful blueprint of how to build and sustain a healthy culture. Filled with timeless principles, engaging stories and wise counsel, Dee Ann Turner has created the must have book for leaders.'Alli WorthingtonCOO, Propel Women Author of Breaking Busy Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

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Pdf:The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated).Forget the old concepts of retirement and a deferred life plan. There is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. For living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This expanded edition includes dozens of practical tips and case studies from people who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book. Also included are templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, how to apply lifestyle principles in unpredictable economic times, and the latest tools, tricks, and shortcuts for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

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Pdf:The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich.Review 'It's about time this book was written. It is a long-overdue manifesto for the mobile lifestyle, and Tim Ferriss is the ideal ambassador. This will be huge.' —Jack Canfield, Co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul®, 100+ million copies sold 'This is a whole new ball game.  Highly recommended.' —Dr. Stewart D. Friedman, Director of the Work/Life Integration Project, The Wharton School 'Stunning and amazing. From mini-retirements to outsourcing your life, it's all here. Whether you're a wage slave or a Fortune 500 CEO, this book will change your life!' —Phil Town, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Rule #1 'The 4-Hour Workweek is a new way of solving a very old problem: just how can we work to live and prevent our lives from being all about work?  A world of infinite options awaits those who would read this book and be inspired by it!'   —Michael E. Gerber, Founder & Chairman of E-Myth Worldwide and the World's #1 Small Business Guru “Timothy has packed more lives into his 29 years than Steve Jobs has in his 51.” —Tom Foremski, Journalist and Publisher of SiliconValleyWatcher.com “Thanks to Tim Ferriss, I have more time in my life to travel, spend time with family and write book blurbs. This is a dazzling and highly useful work.” —A.J. Jacobs, Editor-at-Large, Esquire Magazine, Author of The Know-It-All 'If you want to live life on your own terms, this is your blueprint.' —Mike Maples, Co-founder of Motive Communications (IPO to $260M market cap), Founding Executive of Tivoli (sold to IBM for $750M) 'Tim is Indiana Jones for the digital age. I've already used his advice to go spearfishing on remote islands and ski the best hidden slopes of Argentina. Simply put, do what he says and you can live like a millionaire.' —Albert Pope, Derivatives Trading, UBS World Headquarters “This engaging book makes you ask the most important question that you will ever face: What exactly is it that you want out of work and life, and why? Tim Ferriss is a master of getting more for less, often with the help of people he doesn't even know, and here he gives away his secrets for fulfilling your dreams.” —Bo Burlingham, Editor-at-Large, Inc. magazine and author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose To Be Great Instead of Big 'Reading this book is like putting a few zeros on your income.  Tim brings lifestyle to a new level–listen to him!' —Michael D. Kerlin, McKinsey & Company Consultant to Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund and J. William Fulbright Scholar 'Part scientist and part adventure hunter, Tim Ferriss has created a road map for an entirely new world.  I devoured this book in one sitting–I have seen nothing like it.' —Charles L. Brock, Chairman and CEO, Brock Capital Group; Former CFO, COO, and General Counsel, Scholastic, Inc.; Former President, Harvard Law School Association 'Outsourcing is no longer just for Fortune 500 companies.  Small and mid-sized firms, as well as busy professionals, can outsource their work to increase their productivity and free time for more important commitments. It's time for the world to take advantage of this revolution.” —Vivek Kulkarni, CEO Brickwork India and former IT Secretary, Bangalore;Credited as the “techno-bureaucrat” who helped make Bangalore an IT destination in India 'Tim is the master! I should know. I followed his rags to riches path and watched him transform himself from competitive fighter to entrepreneur. He tears apart conventional assumptions until he finds a better way.' —Dan Partland, Emmy Award-Winning Producer; American High, Welcome to the Dollhouse 'The 4-Hour Workweek is an absolute necessity for those adventurous souls who want to live life to its fullest.  Buy it and read it before you sacrifice any more!' —John Lusk, Group Product Manager, Microsoft World Headquarters 'If you want to live your dreams now, and not in 20 or 30 years, buy this book!' —Laura Roden, Chairman of the Silicon Valley Association of Start-up Entrepreneurs;Lecturer in Corporate Finance, San Jose State University “With this kind of time management and focus on the important things in life, people should be able to get 15 times as much done in a normal work week.” —Tim Draper, Founder, Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Financiers to innovators including Hotmail, Skype, and Overture.com 'Tim Ferriss’s book is about gaining the courage to streamline your life… But even more than that, it challenges the reader to seriously consider an essential–yet rarely asked–question:  What do you really want from life?' —Rolf Potts, Author of Vagabonding and Travel Columnist for Yahoo! News 'Tim has done what most people only dream of doing. I can't believe he is going to let his secrets out of the bag. This book is a must read!' —Stephen Key, Top Inventor and Team Designer of Teddy Ruxpin, Lazer Tag; Consultant to “American Inventor” Read more About the Author TIMOTHY FERRISS is a serial entrepreneur, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and angel investor/advisor (Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Uber, and 20+ more).  Best known for his rapid-learning techniques, Tim's books -- The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, and The 4-Hour Chef -- have been published in 30+ languages. The 4-Hour Workweek has spent seven years on The New York Times bestseller list. Tim has been featured by more than 100 media outlets including The New York Times, The Economist, TIME, Forbes, Fortune, Outside, NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox and CNN. He has guest lectured in entrepreneurship at Princeton University since 2003. His popular blog www.fourhourblog.com has 1M+ monthly readers, and his Twitter account @tferriss was selected by Mashable as one of only five “Must-Follow” accounts for entrepreneurs. Tim’s primetime TV show, The Tim Ferriss Experiment (www.upwave.com/tfx), teaches rapid-learning techniques for helping viewers to produce seemingly superhuman results in minimum time. Read more

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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

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Pdf:What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers.Review Praise for What Color Is Your Parachute?:'One of the first job-hunting books on the market. It is still arguably the best. And it is indisputably the most popular.' --Fast Company'Ideally, everyone should read What Color Is Your Parachute? in the tenth grade and again every year thereafter.' --Fortune'What Color Is Your Parachute? is about job-hunting and career changing, but it's also about figuring out who you are as a person and what you want out of life.' --Time'Parachute is still a top seller and it remains the go-to guide for everyone from midlife-crisis boomers looking to change their careers to college students looking to start one.' --New York Post'It's basically the bible of career advice.' --US Department of Labor'Mr. Bolles continues to enrich and update it, expanding on concepts both universal and technical.' --New York Times Read more About the Author RICHARD N. BOLLES led the job-search field for more than 40 years. A member of Mensa and the Society for Human Resource Management, he served as the keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences. Bolles held a bachelor's degree cum laude in physics from Harvard University, a master's degree from General Theological (Episcopal) Seminary in New York City, and three honorary doctorates. Visit jobhuntersbible.com to learn more. Read more

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The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

Pdf Business The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

Pdf:The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work.Our most commonly held formula for success is broken. Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we'll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work. This isn't just an empty mantra. This discovery has been repeatedly borne out by rigorous research in psychology and neuroscience, management studies, and the bottom lines of organizations around the globe. In The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor, who spent over a decade living, researching, and lecturing at Harvard University, draws on his own research-including one of the largest studies of happiness and potential at Harvard and others at companies like UBS and KPMG - to fix this broken formula. Using stories and case studies from his work with thousands of Fortune 500 executives in 42 countries, Achor explains how we can reprogram our brains to become more positive in order to gain a competitive edge at work. Isolating seven practical, actionable principles that have been tried and tested everywhere from classrooms to boardrooms, stretching from Argentina to Zimbabwe, he shows us how we can capitalize on the Happiness Advantage to improve our performance and maximize our potential.

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Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team

Pdf Business Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team

Pdf:Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team.Start With Why has led millions of readers to rethink everything they do - in their personal lives, their careers and their organizations. Now Find Your Why picks up where Start With Why left off. It shows you how to apply Simon Sinek's powerful insights so that you can find more inspiration at work - and in turn inspire those around you. I believe fulfillment is a right and not a privilege. We are all entitled to wake up in the morning inspired to go to work, feel safe when we're there, and return home fulfilled at the end of the day. Achieving that fulfillment starts with understanding exactly WHY we do what we do.   As Start With Why has spread around the world, countless readers have asked me the same question: How can I apply Start With Why to my career, team, company or nonprofit? Along with two of my colleagues, Peter Docker and David Mead, I created this hands-on, step-by-step guide to help you find your WHY.   With detailed exercises and action steps for every stage of the process, Find Your Why can help you address many important concerns, including:  What if my WHY sounds just like my competitors? Can I have more than one WHY? If my work doesn't match my WHY, what should I do? What if my team can't agree on our WHY?  Whether you've just started your first job, are leading a team, or are CEO of your own company, the exercises in this book will help guide you on a path to long-term success and fulfillment, for both you and your colleagues.   Thank you for joining us as we work together to build a world in which more people start with WHY.  Inspire on! -Simon

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Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

Pdf Business Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

Pdf:Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion.Crush It! 2.0: The Audiobook: Read by Gary Vaynerchuk, this audiobook version contains additional material not found in the best-selling hardcover edition. Do you have a hobby you wish you could indulge in all day? An obsession that keeps you up at night? Now is the perfect time to take that passion and make a living doing what you love. In Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses. Gary spent years building his family business from a local wine shop into a national industry leader. Then one day he turned on a video camera, and by using the secrets revealed here, transformed his entire life and earning potential by building his personal brand. By the end of this book, listeners will have learned how to harness the power of the Internet to make their entrepreneurial dreams come true. Step by step, Crush It! is the ultimate driver's manual for modern business.

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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Pdf Business The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Pdf:The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich.Tim Ferriss is an extraordinary young man on a mission. The 28-year-old serial vagabond and successful entrepreneur has been teaching a wildly popular course at Princeton University for the past four years: a how-to and why-to guide to throwing out the old methods for success (balancing life and work, retiring well, having a great nest egg) and replacing them with an entirely new way of living. The 4 Hour Work Week explains what a lifestyle entrepreneur is and why you should want to become one. It teaches you how to "kill" your job and design a life, the 80/20 rule and how it increases productivity, how to replace your dreams with goals, and more. Listeners can lead a rich life by working only four hours a week, freeing up the rest of their time to spend it living the lives they want.

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The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

Pdf Business The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

Pdf:The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich.Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: how Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week; how to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want; how blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs; how to eliminate 50 per cent of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist; and, how to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: more than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point; real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than GBP5 a meal; how lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times; and, the latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either. Read more

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The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future

Pdf Business The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future

Pdf:The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future.In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau tells you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose - and earn a good living. Still in his early 30s, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth - he's already visited more than 175 nations - and yet he's never held a "real job" or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back. There are many others like Chris - those who've found ways to opt out of traditional employment and create the time and income to pursue what they find meaningful. Sometimes, achieving that perfect blend of passion and income doesn't depend on shelving what you currently do. You can start small with your venture, committing little time or money, and wait to take the real plunge when you're sure it's successful. In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and from that group he's chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies. In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment. Here, finally, distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who've learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment. It's all about finding the intersection between your "expertise" - even if you don't consider it such - and what other people will pay for. You don't need an MBA, a business plan or even employees. All you need is a product or service that springs from what you love to do anyway, people willing to pay, and a way to get paid. Not content to talk in generalities, Chris tells you exactly how many dollars his group of unexpected entrepreneurs required to get their projects up and running; what these individuals did in the first weeks and months to generate significant cash; some of the key mistakes they made along the way, and the crucial insights that made the business stick. Among Chris's key principles: if you're good at one thing, you're probably good at something else; never teach a man to fish - sell him the fish instead; and in the battle between planning and action, action wins. In ancient times, people who were dissatisfied with their lives dreamed of finding magic lamps, buried treasure, or streets paved with gold. Today, we know that it's up to us to change our lives. And the best part is, if we change our own life, we can help others change theirs. This remarkable book will start you on your way.

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Get Smart: How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful and Highest-Paid People in Every Field

Pdf Business Get Smart: How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful and Highest-Paid People in Every Field

Pdf:Get Smart: How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful and Highest-Paid People in Every Field.An accessible guide to training the brain to work effortlessly in your favor - from the international best-selling author of the productivity classic Eat That Frog. In business and in life, you must be smart to get ahead. As things shift and change quickly, you need to tap in to your brain - learn how to think smartly - in order to make sure that you maximize your opportunities. In Get Smart!, internationally acclaimed business guru, speaker, author, and productivity expert Brian Tracy has laid the groundwork on how to easily reconfigure your negative thinking patterns and habits and reprogram your brain to achieve its maximum potential. In this invaluable book, listeners will encounter: The latest brain research on how to think in order to get results Practical, easy-to-understand advice and immediately actionable steps and exercises How to train the brain to think correctly and help to create a brilliant future Tapping in to the power of positive thinking How to harness the true potential of the human mind And so much more Whether your goal is making more sales, coming up with better business plans, or simply finding ways to make extra money or have more residual income, this book will serve as your personal express elevator going straight to the top!

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Chillpreneur: The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance on Your Terms

Pdf Business Chillpreneur: The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance on Your Terms

Pdf:Chillpreneur: The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance on Your Terms.Denise Duffield-Thomas made herself a millionaire by helping women realize that they could manifest anything they dreamed of if they took consistent action. In Chillpreneur, she's teaching women how to align their goals with the universe and earn six figures (or more!) without losing their minds. In this audiobook, listeners will learn how to:Find their true calling instead of jumping on the first "good idea" that comes alongHarness the power of caring to become a successful (and happy) entrepreneurQuit procrastinating and get shit doneLet go of the guilt they have around money and accept that they deserve to be kickass, successful entrepreneurs  Through exercises and real-life stories, Denise tells us how to avoid making the (many) mistakes she and other women have made, how to boost our confidence and smash through money blocks, and start making those business dreams a reality. This audiobook is full of practical advice about taxes, pricing, converting and making it to the top - and it's laugh-out-loud funny.

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Business Boutique: A Woman's Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves

Pdf Business Business Boutique: A Woman's Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves

Pdf:Business Boutique: A Woman's Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves.From the Author I want to help women like me, women like my mom, and women like you. It’s a powerful thing to see women step into their God-given gifts. We are creating a movement of women making money doing what they love. And the best part is that this is just the beginning! Read more About the Author Both entertaining and inspiring, Christy Wright is a Certified Business Coach and Ramsey Personality who presents messages that educate and give hope to audiences nationwide. As the creator of Business Boutique and through her podcast and sellout live events, Wright has equipped thousands of women to successfully run and grow a business so they can make money doing what they love. Wright joined Ramsey Solutions in 2009 and has educated and entertained audiences across the country at women’s conferences, national business conferences, and Fortune 500 companies. Wright uses her experience as an entrepreneur and leader to connect with women and give them practical advice and solutions for their personal and professional development. She has touched the lives of many with her inspiring and thought-provoking messages on topics including life balance, leadership and goal setting. Wright holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee. She and her husband, Matt, live in Brentwood, Tennessee, with their sons, Carter and Conley. Her new book, Business Boutique, releases April 2017. You can follow Wright on Twitter and Instagram @ChristyBWright and online at christywright.com or facebook.com/OfficialChristyWright. Read more

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Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur

Pdf Business Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur

Pdf:Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur.Review Named one of 'The 9 Books Every Female Entrepreneur Should Read' by Inc. Magazine Read more About the Author Cara Alwill Leyba is an author, speaker, and master life coach who encourages women to celebrate themselves and make their happiness a priority. Her popular blog, The Champagne Diet, has been featured in Glamour, Marie Claire, Shape, Cosmopolitan, and others. Cara's chic and stylish approach to self-help has attracted women all around the world to attend her workshops, read her books, tune into her podcast, Style Your Mind, and follow her on social media. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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How Women Rise

Pdf Business How Women Rise

Pdf:How Women Rise.Ready to take the next step in your career...but not sure what's holding you back? Read on. Leadership expert Sally Helgesen and best-selling leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith have trained thousands of high achievers - men and women - to reach even greater heights. Again and again, they see that women face specific and different road blocks from men as they advance in the workplace. In fact, the very habits that helped women early in their careers can hinder them as they move up. Simply put, what got you here won't get you there...and you might not even realize your blind spots until it's too late. Are you great with the details? To rise, you need to do less and delegate more. Are you a team player? To advance, you need to take credit as easily as you share it. Are you a star networker? Leaders know a network is no good unless you know how to use it. Sally and Marshall identify the 12 habits that hold women back as they seek to advance, showing them why what worked for them in the past might actually be sabotaging their future success. Building on Marshall's classic best seller What Got You Here Won't Get You There, their new book, How Women Rise, is essential listening for any woman who is ready to advance to the next level.

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Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers (A Nice Girls Book)

Pdf Business Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers (A Nice Girls Book)

Pdf:Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers (A Nice Girls Book).The New York Times bestseller, which for 10 years has been a must-have for women in business, is now completely revised and updated. In this new edition, internationally recognized executive coach Lois P. Frankel reveals a distinctive set of behaviors-over 130 in all-that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults. She teaches you how to eliminate these unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back and offers invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into your social and business skills. The results for hundreds of thousands of women have been career opportunities they never thought possible - at every stage of their career, from entry-level to the corner office! Stop making "nice girl" errors that can become career pitfalls, such as: Mistake #13: Avoiding office politics. If you don't play the game, you can't possibly win. Mistake #21: Multi-tasking. Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should do it. Mistake #54: Failure to negotiate. Don't equate negotiation with confrontation. Mistake #70: Inappropriate use of social media. Once it's out there, it's hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube. Mistake #82: Asking permission. Children, not adults, ask for approval. Be direct, be confident. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying referenc4e material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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Chillpreneur: The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance on Your Terms

Pdf Business Chillpreneur: The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance on Your Terms

Pdf:Chillpreneur: The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance on Your Terms.About the Author Denise Duffield-Thomas is a lazy self-made millionaire and unbusy mother of three children. Her best-selling books give a fresh and funny road map to creating an outrageously successful life and business. As a money mindset mentor, Denise helps women release their fear of money, set premium prices for their services, and take back control over their finances. She is an award-winning speaker, author, and entrepreneur who helps women transform their Economy-Class mindset into a First-Class life. Denise lives with her family by the beach in sunny Australia. Read more

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How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job

Pdf Business How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job

Pdf:How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job.Review 'Sally and Marshall give new meaning to the term 'dream team.' Together they have produced a masterpiece, an over-the-moon but magnificently down-to-earth leadership book for the ages.'―Tom Peters, bestselling author of In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies'A myth-busting 'how to' for the next generation of women leaders, and those who want to see them succeed. These ideas will transform our workplaces, our careers, and our lives.'―Rita McGrath, professor at Columbia Business School and a Thinkers50 Top Ten Business Thinker'Women suffer from gender bias and when they rise further, also from the general difficulties of leadership. When women approach the top of organizations, they can also bring their own strengths that may unfairly be seen as weaknesses. Sally Helgesen's expertise and Marshall Goldsmith's wisdom bring these insights to light, so that women and men and can do better together at reaching their goals for us all to move forward. This is a powerful and timely book.'―Dr. Anthony Marx, President, New York Public Library'Women leaders will be driving forces in twenty-first century organizations. Practically and persuasively, Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith map out how this can and must happen.'―Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove, Founders of Thinkers50'How Women Rise is a great read for any woman who wants to identify self-defeating behaviors that are holding her back, gain insight into why she engages in those behaviors, and develop skills to confidently achieve her goals.'―Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office and See Jane Lead'The most powerful thing you can do for your career is to change what's in your control. Together, Marshall and Sally help women understand what they can change about their own behavior today to make greater contributions tomorrow. How Women Rise is a how-to guide for any woman seeking her next success.'―Deanna Mulligan, CEO, Guardian Life'Many of the behaviors most prized in women socially are exactly the same behaviors that hold them back professionally. That paradox provokes huge amounts of conflict, anger, pain and frustration at work. But Sally and Marshall are here to help: identifying how and when to reconcile competing demands and motivators, without losing their identity, professionalism or power.'―Margaret Heffernan, CEO and author of Willful Blindness'Pick up this book. Scan the 12 habits. Circle the top three that make you say 'that's me!' Read those chapters, commit to one of the suggestions, and you're on your way. The authors know their material!'―Beverly Kaye, founder of Career Systems International and co-author of Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay'Women who seek to rise, take note! This is your essential go-to guide. Also highly recommended for men who work with, for, or around women.'―Liz Smith, CEO, Bloomin' Brands'This is a must read for women aiming to get to the next level in their careers. It gives insights into challenges and practical tools to address them.'―Michelle R. Clayman, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, New Amsterdam Partners and Chair, Advisory Council, of the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University Read more About the Author Sally Helgesen's work is widely regarded as the gold standard when it comes to women's leadership. Since the publication of The Female Advantage in 1990 (still in print), she has written five more books in the field and speaks to audiences all around the world about these issues. Clients have included Microsoft, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Prudential Financial, Pfizer, Textron, Hewlett Packard, The World Bank, and dozens more. She has led seminars at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Smith College, and her work has been featured in Fortune, The New York Times, Fast Company, and Business Week. She lives in Chatham, New York.Marshall Goldsmith is America's preeminent executive coach. Marshall's What Got You Here and Triggers are both ranked by Amazon in the Top 100 Best Books of all time in the leadership and success category. What Got You Here, Triggers, and MOJO were all The New York Times best-sellers and Triggers hit #1 on The Wall Street Journal's best-seller list and was chosen by Amazon as the Best Business Book of the year when it was published in 2015. What Got You Here won the Harold Longman Award for the Best Business Book of the year. Read more

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Lower Your Taxes - BIG TIME! 2019-2020: Small Business Wealth Building and Tax Reduction Secrets from an IRS Insider

Pdf Business Lower Your Taxes - BIG TIME! 2019-2020:  Small Business Wealth Building and Tax Reduction Secrets from an IRS Insider

Pdf:Lower Your Taxes - BIG TIME! 2019-2020: Small Business Wealth Building and Tax Reduction Secrets from an IRS Insider.About the Author Sandy Botkin is a CPA and former Attorney for the IRS who has taught hundreds of thousands of taxpayers how to save on their taxes with his Tax Reduction Institute seminars.  One of the most well-known national lecturers in the field of tax reduction and audit proofing techniques, he has toured with Tony Robbins, Donald Trump, and John Grey. Botkin is the author of the audiotape series Tax Strategies for Business Professionals and Tax Advantages of a Home-Based Business. Read more

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Family Child Care 2018 Tax Workbook and Organizer (Family Child Care Business Essentials)

Pdf Business Family Child Care 2018 Tax Workbook and Organizer (Family Child Care Business Essentials)

Pdf:Family Child Care 2018 Tax Workbook and Organizer (Family Child Care Business Essentials).About the Author Tom Copeland, JD, is a renowned tax and child care business specialist. A licensed attorney, he trains thousands of family child care providers, trainers, and tax preparers each year on important business issues, including record keeping, taxes, marketing, contracts, and legal issues. Tom is also the author of many books and resources for family child care providers. Currently, he is a consultant for the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC). He has been awarded the Friends of NAFCC Award from the National Association for Family Child Care and the Child Care Advocate of the Year award from the Minnesota Licensed Family Child Care Association. Read more

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The High Performance Planner

Pdf Business The High Performance Planner

Pdf:The High Performance Planner.About the Author According to Forbes and Success magazines, Brendon Burchard is the world's leading high performance coach and one of the most watched, quoted, and followed personal development trainers online. Brendon is a #1 New York Times best-selling author whose books include High Performance Habits, The Motivation Manifesto, The Charge, and Life's Golden Ticket. His brands have over 10 million fans on social media. His personal development videos have been viewed more than 200 million times, and over 2 million students have taken his online courses or video training series. For these results, Oprah.com named him 'one of the most successful online trainers in history.' He has been on the cover of Success magazine, and three of his podcasts--including The Brendon Show--debuted at #1 across all categories on iTunes. His website is Brendon.com. Read more

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Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace

Pdf Business Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace

Pdf:Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace.About the Author John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than thirty million books in fifty languages. He has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazines. He is the founder of the John Maxwell Company, the John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, organizations that have trained millions of leaders from every country of the world. The recipient of the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders. He can be followed at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell. For more information about him, visit JohnMaxwell.com.           Read more

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Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace

Pdf Business Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace

Pdf:Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace.Internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell teaches listeners how to shift their leadership to keep innovating, improving, and influencing others in today's fast-paced world. Bonus content: Hear number-one New York Times best-selling author Rachel Hollis, Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastion, and motivational speaker and former NFL player Trent Shelton share their most significant "leadershifts" with John.Change happens so rapidly today that leaders must be nimble and ready to adapt. Otherwise, they won't survive. International leadership expert John Maxwell says the key is to learn how to "leadershift."In Leadershift, John C. Maxwell helps listeners make leadership changes that will positively enhance their organizational and personal growth. He does this by sharing the 11 shifts he made over the course of his long and successful leadership career. Each shift changed his trajectory and set him up for new and exciting achievements, strengthening and sustaining his leadership abilities and making him the admired leadership expert he is today. Among those leadershifts are "the Adaptive Shift from Plan A to Option A", "the Production Shift from Ladder Climbing to Ladder Building", and "the Influence Shift from Positional Authority to Moral Authority". Maxwell gives specific guidance to listeners about how to make these shifts in their own lives. Each one requires them to change the way they think, act, and ultimately lead so they can be successful in a world that never remains the same.

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Way of the Wolf: Straight Line Selling: Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence, and Success

Pdf Business Way of the Wolf: Straight Line Selling: Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence, and Success

Pdf:Way of the Wolf: Straight Line Selling: Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence, and Success.Jordan Belfort - immortalized by Leonardo DiCaprio in the hit movie The Wolf of Wall Street - reveals the step-by-step sales and persuasion system proven to turn anyone into a sales-closing, money-earning rock star. For the first time ever, Jordan Belfort opens his playbook and gives listeners access to his exclusive step-by-step system - the same system he used to create massive wealth for himself, his clients, and his sales teams. Until now, this revolutionary program was available only through Jordan's $1,997 online training. Now, in Way of the Wolf, Belfort is ready to unleash the power of persuasion to a whole new generation of listeners, revealing how anyone can bounce back from devastating setbacks, master the art of persuasion, and build wealth. Every technique, every strategy, and every tip has been tested and proven to work in real-life situations. Way of the Wolf cracks the code on how to persuade anyone to do anything and coaches listeners, regardless of age, education, or skill level, to be a master sales person, negotiator, closer, entrepreneur, or speaker.

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The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy

Pdf Business The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy

Pdf:The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy.Review ‘…there is some great stuff in this book – good ideas, pithy quotes and punchy one-liners which invite you to write them down and recall them at the appropriate time.’ (Edge, May 2007) Read more From the Inside Flap It's Monday morning and George walks out of the front door to his car and a flat tire. But this is the least of his problems. His home life is in shambles and his team at work is in disarray. With a big new product launch coming in two weeks for the NRG-2000, he has to find a way to get it together or risk losing his marriage and job. Forced to take the bus to work, George meets a unique kind of bus driver and an interesting cast of characters who, over the course of two weeks, share the ten rules for the ride of his life. In the process, they help him turn around his work and life, saving his job and marriage from destruction. The Energy Bus, an international bestseller, takes readers on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals ten secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment—at work and at home. Everyone faces challenges. And every person, organization, company, and team has to overcome negativity and adversity to define themselves and create their success. No one goes through life untested and the answer to these tests is positive energy—the kind of positive energy that consists of the vision, trust, optimism, enthusiasm, purpose, and spirit that defines great leaders and their dreams. Drawing upon his experience and work with thousands of leaders, sales professionals, teams, nonprofit organizations, schools, and athletes, Gordon infuses this engaging story with keen insights, actionable strategies, and a big dose of positive infectious energy. For managers and team leaders or anyone looking to turn negative energy into positive achievement, The Energy Bus provides a powerful plan for overcoming common life and work obstacles and bringing out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus, you'll enjoy the ride of your life. For more information, please visit www.TheEnergyBus.com Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Lean Mastery Collection: 8 Manuscripts: Lean Six Sigma, Lean Startup, Lean Enterprise, Lean Analytics, Agile Project Management, Kanban, Scrum, Kaizen

Pdf Business Lean Mastery Collection: 8 Manuscripts: Lean Six Sigma, Lean Startup, Lean Enterprise, Lean Analytics, Agile Project Management, Kanban, Scrum, Kaizen

Pdf:Lean Mastery Collection: 8 Manuscripts: Lean Six Sigma, Lean Startup, Lean Enterprise, Lean Analytics, Agile Project Management, Kanban, Scrum, Kaizen.Eight audiobooks in one bundle.Master Lean methodology and become an expert! Get your Lean Mastery audiobook collection now!Included in this collection are the top audiobooks to help you improve, grow, and master your skills on Lean methodology. Change the way you do business. This audiobook collection will help you reach near-perfection in the products you sell, the customer service you provide, and the lack of waste you achieve.Included audioooks:Lean Six Sigma: A Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing Six Sigma Methodology to an Enterprise and Manufacturing ProcessLean Startup: The Complete Step-by-Step Lean Six Sigma Startup GuideLean Enterprise: The Complete Step-by-Step Startup Guide to Building a Lean Business Using Six Sigma, Kanban & 5s MethodologiesLean Analytics: The Complete Guide to Using Data to Track, Optimize and Build a Better and Faster Startup BusinessKanban: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Agile Project Management with KanbanScrum: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Product Development Using Agile FrameworkKaizen for Small Business Startup: How to Gain and Maintain a Competitive Edge by Applying the Kaizen Mindset to Your Startup Business and Management - Improve Performance, Communication & Productivity

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Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

Pdf Business Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

Pdf:Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time.Review “BEWARE: This book will have a profound impact on your working practices and the results you’ll achieve. Eat That Frog! challenges your working practices, it explains the self-discipline needed to succeed, and [it] firmly gets to the root cause of why people procrastinate. Then it effortlessly explains how to boost your productivity once and for all.” —Micro Business Hub “If you find procrastination to be a consistent problem in your life, Eat That Frog! offers a concise and valuable collection of tactics to try. The reasons for each person’s procrastination are different, so it’s good that Tracy’s tactics are fairly diverse and attack many different avenues of procrastination.” —The Simple Dollar “Eat That Frog! is my favourite book on productivity, and I often find myself rereading it in January to remind myself of the disciplines and practices I’d like to follow in the coming year. Each time I read the book, I find new nuggets of productivity gold.” —Liz Gooster, Change for the Better “Everyone has a frog, and eating that frog is the best thing you can do to stop procrastinating. Procrastination is a time-killer, and Tracy has a way of making getting over that frog fun and exciting. Every chapter presents a new idea, tip, and technique that will help you overcome that inner laziness that keeps you on the couch at night instead of in the gym.” —Peanut Press “Eat That Frog!, small in pages but huge in content, offers a cure for the curse of modern-day living: procrastination. Even though the medicine sounds painful (bush tucker trail kind of stuff), it isn’t. Like you, I have read zillions of books—and most of the time I can’t remember anything that I have just read. Not with this one. I’m eating frogs daily and feeling better for it! I can’t recommend Eat That Frog! enough.” —Corinna Richards, The Coaching Academy “This book gave me the kick in the pants I needed to organize my to do lists, plan my days, become more productive, and get focused.” —Beth Anne Schwamberger, Brilliant Business Moms “Eat That Frog! is the most accessible book on time management and personal productivity—I recommend you read this one before you learn any particular time management system. There are tons of exercises and techniques that you can implement right away, and that is what I like the most about the book—it gives you actionable steps so you can start right away.” —Thanh Pham, Asian Effi ciency “An impactful read. The 21 ways that [Tracy] shares are real game changers, if you read with an eye towards self-improvement and an intention to make a change. I have benefi ted greatly from this book, and I highly recommend that you pick up your own copy today.” —Chris Moore, Reflect on This “We strongly recommend this book to anyone who wants to manage her time well and also add value to herself in this competitive world.” —The Journal of Applied Christian Leadership “I wasn’t expecting all that much from the book initially, as the whole ‘eating a frog’ seemed like some new age nonsense that didn’t really apply in real life. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The best thing about this book is that it actually tells you what you should do. It doesn’t just spout philosophy after philosophy about dreams and hope. It gives solid, practical advice that applies to pretty much every one—students, employees, stay-at-home moms, entrepreneurs, etc. Whether you’re having time management issues or not, I’d recommend you pick up this book. You’re sure to learn something useful from it.” —Fab, Shocks and Shoes “This book distinguishes itself from others of the same type by laying out specific guidelines for developing the self-discipline that allows you to start and complete important tasks in sequence. Each of the 21 chapters offers clear instructions and practice exercises to help you determine if you are making the best use of your time at any given moment. You’ll learn how to prepare yourself mentally and physically to tackle the task at hand, along with strategies for dividing it into manageable segments to keep you moving forward. You’ll even find out what to tell yourself to do if you’re having trouble getting started, or become distracted and need to get back on track.” —Carnegie Library Business Librarians, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Read more About the Author Brian Tracy is chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International. As a keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year. He is the bestselling author of more than eighty books that have been translated into dozens of languages. He has served as a consultant and trainer to more than 1,000 corporations and more than 10,000 medium-sized enterprises in more than seventy-five countries. Read more

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No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

Pdf Business No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

Pdf:No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work.Review 'A must-read that topples the idea that emotions don't belong in the workplace, No Hard Feelings offers a path towards a future I want to work in: an emotionally expressive, yet respectful (and high-performing!) workplace.' --Susan Cain, author of Quiet and Chief Revolutionary at Quiet Revolution   “No Hard Feelings is both a charming, sparkling read and a clear-eyed roadmap to harnessing the things that make us most human into tools that will make you more productive, effective, and happier at work. A must read for every leader and every aspiring leader.”  --Laszlo Bock, CEO of Humu and author of Work Rules!    “No Hard Feelings dispels the myth that there's no place for emotions at work. You can't communicate clearly unless you're aware of your own emotions, and the emotions you're sparking in others. You can't build productive relationships at work if you're showing up like a robot. This book will help you build the emotional discipline you need to succeed.” --Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor   “If you’ve ever thought it’s best to check your emotions at the office door, this book will change your mind. It’s full of lively illustrations and practical examples to show how you can harness emotions to become more creative, collaborative, and productive.” --Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals, Give and Take, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg   “Warm, witty, and wise, No Hard Feelings is the missing manual for reconciling emotions with professionalism--intelligently.” --Chip Conley, New York Times bestselling author and hospitality entrepreneur“Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy address the elephant in the room, dissecting the ways that emotions at the office impact our ability to lead and thrive at every level of our professional careers. With compassion, research, and clever comics (did I mention elephants?) No Hard Feelings makes a real attempt at digging deeper than introvert memes to address the reality of workplace emotions we all live with.”--Adam J. Kurtz, artist and author of Things Are What You Make of Them'Don’t send another email, attempt a serious conversation at work, or try to follow your intuition until you read this book. Your emotional intelligence at work is about to skyrocket. Equally valuable for the person who cries covertly in bathroom stalls and the kind who buries their emotions 20,000 leagues under the sea.'--Dan Lyons, author of Disrupted and Lab Rats'The avenue for success and happiness at work, even life, lies with emotions. Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy do a phenomenal job of helping us see the way.'--Chris Voss, author of Never Split The Difference'No Hard Feelings is one of the most original, insightful, and laugh out loud funny business books I've read in a long time. It will transform the way you think about the role of feelings in the workplace.'--Cal Newport, author of Deep Work Read more About the Author Liz Fosslien is a strategy and design consultant who has worked with companies including Salesforce, Ernst & Young, and the Stanford d.School. Liz's work has been featured on or by the Economist, Life Hacker, the Freakonomics blog, and NPR.Mollie West Duffy is an organizational designer at IDEO New York. She has helped companies and start-ups such as Casper develop good workplace culture. She writes a blog about start-up culture, and has written for Quartz and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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My 66-Day Challenge Habit Tracker & Goal Planner: A Daily Journal to Help You Track Your Habits and Achieve Your Dream Life

Pdf Business My 66-Day Challenge Habit Tracker & Goal Planner: A Daily Journal to Help You Track Your Habits and Achieve Your Dream Life

Pdf:My 66-Day Challenge Habit Tracker & Goal Planner: A Daily Journal to Help You Track Your Habits and Achieve Your Dream Life.Track your habits and live your dream life! Are you trying to achieve a certain goal but keep struggling? Do you want to get rid of your bad habits and introduce good ones to your daily routine? This habit tracker and goal planner is a guided journal for tracking your habits in order to help you reach your goals and live your dream life. It will be your motivating goal planner and convenient habit diary during the next 66 days (the minimum time needed to form a new habit). It is clear, easy to use, and very organized. Try it and see how your life improves. Features: My 66-Day Habit Challenge tracker & goal planner allows you to: Set your goals and determine the necessary habits to achieve them Easily track your daily habits (first on a weekly basis, and after the 66th day on a monthly basis). Oversee how you respond when things go wrong. Update and change your priorities and focus when needed. Note your feelings about your progress and missteps to improve each and every day. Motivational quotes on each tracking page Sections for additional notes to jot down your thoughts BONUS: additional habit tracking pages for a whole year (12 months) It is the perfect size (5.06 x 7.81 in) – big enough to track anything you need and small enough to carry it around with you. Why track your habits? Anyone who has ever tried to instill a new daily habit knows that this can be pretty challenging to maintain for the long term. This is where habit-tracking journals come in handy providing: Consistency and accountability – by checking in on your habits on a daily basis you will have an accountability system in place to warn you when you miss a day. A sense of fulfillment every day Motivation Eliminating bad habit triggers Enjoying the process - If you look at your habits with the mindset of being consistent rather than being perfect, you will be able to fully enjoy your progress. You can track any habits you can think of: wake up earlier, eat healthier, drink more water, go for a walk, drink less coffee/alcohol, learn new things, meditate, start running/cycling/doing yoga, etc. Highly effective people have the right daily habits to increase their productivity and be successful. And here is the challenge: try it for 66 days. You don’t have to be perfect. Make pauses, skip days, update your goals and habits any time you need. But keep going for at least 66 days and see the positive change in your life.

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The 12 Week Year Field Guide: Get More Done In 12 Weeks Than Others Do In 12 Months

Pdf Business The 12 Week Year Field Guide: Get More Done In 12 Weeks Than Others Do In 12 Months

Pdf:The 12 Week Year Field Guide: Get More Done In 12 Weeks Than Others Do In 12 Months.From the Back Cover APPLY THE BESTSELLING SYSTEM TO YOUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GOALS The 12 Week Year Field Guide is the comprehensive, hands-on workbook to The New York Times bestselling The 12 Week Year. The main volume has already enabled thousands of people at hundreds of companies to double, triple, or in some cases even quadruple their income and results. Now, this powerful companion resource gives newcomers and experienced practitioners an easy, step-by-step framework for repeatedly implementing this powerful performance-enhancing system. Proven in the field of sports by world-class athletes as well as in industries worldwide by professionals in every stage of their careers, The 12 Week Year unlocks potential by bridging the knowing-doing gap with concrete actions for effectively executing the strategies and techniques you already comprehend. Written as a one-to-one consultation with the authors, this in-depth exploration shares expert tips, time-saving tricks, and hard-won wisdom not available in the main volume, along with: Proficiency-building exercises designed for each phase of The 12 Week Year system Ready-to-use worksheets to accelerate the time it takes you to practice this approach in your everyday life Illustrative examples and models for you to emulate and customize to map out your own path to achievement It's not what you know or even who you know that matters, but what you implement that counts with The 12 Week Year Field Guide. The 12 Week Year supercharges the coaching process by incorporating proven disciplines and principles that drive results – all in the context of a 12 week execution cycle. We regularly help our clients to double, triple, and even quadruple their results through 12 Week Year coaching. If you would like to learn more about our speaking, consulting, and coaching programs, visit us at https://12weekyear.com. Read more About the Author BRIAN MORAN is the founder and CEO of The Execution Company, an organization committed to improving the performance and enhancing the quality of life for leaders and entrepreneurs. Known as the leading expert on execution and implementation, he developed his unique talent for guiding individuals and organizations to growth and prosperity by blending his background as a corporate executive with his experience as an entrepreneur. He is The New York Times bestselling coauthor, with Michael Lennington, of The 12 Week Year. MICHAEL LENNINGTON, co-author of The 12 Week Year, helps his consulting and coaching clients to avoid the low-productivity pitfalls of annualized execution. He guides individuals, teams and entire organizations as they create the breakout results that they are truly capable of. Read more

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The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal

Pdf Business The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal

Pdf:The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal.Review Fast Company Combines the gritty tough-mindedness of the best coaches with the gentle but insistent inspiration of the most effective spiritual advisers.Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People A remarkable application of the athletic metaphor to high-performing people and organizations. Read more About the Author Dr. Jim Loehr is Chairman, CEO, and Co-founder of the Human Performance Institute, a training company that has successfully utilized energy management technology to improve the productivity and engagement levels of elite performers from the world of business, sport, medicine, and law enforcement for over 30 years. A world-renowned performance psychologist, Dr. Loehr is the author of thirteen books including the national bestseller The Power of Full Engagement.Dr. Loehr appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show where an entire program was devoted to his ground-breaking Energy Management training system and concepts. He has also appeared on NBC's Today Show, ABC's Nightline with Ted Koppel, The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and CBS Morning News. Dr. Loehr's work has been chronicled in leading national publications including the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report, Success, Fast Company and Omni.Dr. Loehr has worked with hundreds of world-class performers from the arenas of sport, business, medicine and law enforcement including Fortune 100 executives, FBI, Hostage Rescue Teams and Army Special Forces. His elite clients from the world of sport include: golfer Mark O'Meara; tennis players, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario; boxer Ray Mancini; hockey players Eric Lindros and Mike Richter; and Olympic gold medal speed skater Dan Jansen.Dr. Loehr possesses a masters and doctorate in psychology, serves on several prestigious scientific boards and is a full member of the American Psychological Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology.Tony Schwartz is the founder and president of The Energy Project, a consulting group that works with a number of Fortune 500 companies, including American Express, Credit Suisse, Ford, General Motors, Gillette, Master Card, and Sony.  He was a reporter for the New York Times, an associate editor at Newsweek, and a staff writer for New York Magazine and Esquire and a columnist for Fast Company.  He co-authored the #1 worldwide bestseller The Art of the Deal with Donald Trump, and after that wrote What Really Matters.  He co-authored the #1 New York Times bestseller The Power of Full Engagement with Jim Loehr.   Read more

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Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day

Pdf Business Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day

Pdf:Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day.Review “Too often, we get bogged down in the demands of each day and struggle to find time for what really matters. In this powerful book, Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky explain how small changes in the design of our days can give us more time for the people and activities that energize and fulfill us.  Essential reading for anyone who wants to create a happier, more successful life. –Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness Project and The Four Tendencies “As someone obsessed with time and how to spend it wisely, I loved this fun and useful book. Not your normal productivity fare.” —Ev Williams, founder of Medium and Twitter 'I defy you to read this book and not come away with ideas that make you happier and/or more effective in accomplishing what you want in life. It’s smart, entertaining, and packed with field-tested insights.' —Dan Heath, bestselling co-author of The Power of Moments and Switch  'Time is the single biggest ingredient for creative work. Time to focus, time to experiment, time to master creative skills. Make Time provides ways for each of us to find new reserves of that precious commodity. It is an excellent guidebook for taking control of the design of your life.'—Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO and author of Change By Design'Make Time is practical and engaging, offering tips on everything from designing your day to the benefits of cutting out cable news and eschewing plane Wi-Fi in favor of time away from work. Especially useful for me was the guidance on e-mail. It turns out that being slow to respond is a terrific way to take control of your time. (Sorry, colleagues.)'  -Harvard Business Review “In today’s fast-paced, technology-saturated world, readers are sure to glean insights from this powerful book.” —Booklist, starred review Read more About the Author JAKE KNAPP and JOHN ZERATSKY are obsessed with the idea of redesigning time. They’re the authors of the New York Times bestseller Sprint and the creators of Time Dorks, a popular newsletter about experiments in time management.JAKE spent 10 years at Google and Google Ventures, where he created the design sprint process. He has since run more than 150 sprints with companies including Nest, Slack, 23andMe, and Flatiron Health. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and sons. JOHN has written for the Wall Street Journal, Time, Harvard Business Review, Wired, Fast Company, and many more publications. For nearly fifteen years, he was a designer at technology companies, including YouTube and Google Ventures. Originally from Wisconsin, John and his wife now live aboard their sailboat, 'Pineapple.' Read more

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Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want

Pdf Business Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want

Pdf:Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want.From the Inside Flap If you're like most people, you want to lead a life of meaning and significance, joy and satisfaction.But all the drama and demands we face seem to get in the way of our dreams, don't they? We're unsure about how to take our lives from where we are now to where we want to be in the next five, ten, or even fifty years. We know we were meant for more, but it seems like the days are slipping by and we can't do anything about it. It shouldn't be like this. And it doesn't have to be. New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt and executive coach Daniel Harkavy have both lived the very same story but they rewrote the ending. And their new book Living Forward will help you do the same thing.In this step-by-step guide, Hyatt and Harkavy share simple but proven principles to help you stop drifting, design a Life Plan with the end in mind, and chart a path that will take you there. And you can work the process in just one day. Imagine trading just twenty-four hours for the life you really want. It's possible, and Living Forward shows you how.|Michael Hyatt is the former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, now part of HarperCollins. He is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who has lived by the plan in Living Forward. Michael's blog is ranked by Google in the top one-half percent of all blogs, with 500,000 unique visitors a month and readers in more than two hundred countries. Michael has been married to his wife, Gail, for thirty-seven years. They have five daughters, four sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren. They live just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more at MichaelHyatt.com.Daniel Harkavy has been coaching business leaders to peak levels of success, performance, profitability, and fulfillment for more than twenty-five years. In 1996, he harnessed his passion for coaching teams and leaders and founded Building Champions, where he serves as CEO and executive coach. Over the past two decades, he and his team of coaches have worked with thousands of clients and organizations implementing the plan in Living Forward. He lives just outside Portland, Oregon, with his wife and actively serves his community as a member of nonprofit boards and a mentor to those seeking leadership advice. He is the proud father of four children and an avid surfer. Learn more at BuildingChampions.com. Read more From the Back Cover Advance Praise for Living Forward 'The people who have achieved greatness are not just lucky. They created and executed a plan. . . . In Living Forward, Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy show you how to develop and utilize a clear and compelling Life Plan to create the life you want.'--Tony Robbins, New York Times bestselling author; CEO, Anthony Robbins Companies 'Here is an extremely practical and undeniably necessary guide for any adult who has drifted from how they thought life should be lived. I have benefited from this approach in my own life, but I need to be reminded again and again and again.'--Patrick Lencioni, president, The Table Group; author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage 'A must-read full of reminders and revelation that will open up your mind and organize your time.'--Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling author, The Total Money Makeover 'In this one-of-a-kind book, Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy explain exactly how to create a Life Plan. It will equip you to live your life on purpose, achieving what matters most in every aspect of your life.'--John C. Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author; founder, The John Maxwell Company 'Living Forward is a brilliant and motivating resource that will equip you to stop sleepwalking through life and intentionally pursue the plan God has for you.'--Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author, The Best Yes 'An intelligent and articulate manual. . . . Applying even a portion of its simple and practical recommendations will improve anyone's condition in life.'--David Allen, New York Times bestselling author, Getting Things Done Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything=Have Everything

Pdf Business The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything=Have Everything

Pdf:The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything=Have Everything.Review Praise for The Happiness Equation:'Dale Carnegie was last century. Steven Covey was last decade. Neil Pasricha is what's now. The Happiness Equation is a two-hour ticket to changing your life!' --SUSAN CAIN, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking 'The Happiness Equation will lead to tremendous changes in both your professional and personal life!'--TONY HSIEH, author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc.“Clear, practical, and thought-provoking, The Happiness Equation reveals how all of us can live happier lives.”--GRETCHEN RUBIN, author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project“I’m blown away by The Happiness Equation. Neil's nine secrets will improve how you think, how you feel, and how you act!” --KEN BLANCHARD, coauthor of The New One Minute Manager and Refire! Don’t Retire   'When Neil Pasricha talks, leaders of all levels and backgrounds stop what they're doing... and listen.' --HOWARD BEHAR, Former President of Starbucks Coffee   “While everyone else implies that happiness is ‘out there’, Neil points out that it is really ‘in here’!” --MARSHALL GOLDSMITH, author of Triggers and What Got You Here Won't Get You There   'Nobody has hacked happiness like this before!' --FRANK WARREN, author of PostSecret   'Neil Pasricha is a life coach for the next generation! He makes happiness attainable by using scientifically proven habits that require low time investment and reap massive rewards!' --SHAWN ACHOR, author of The Happiness Advantage   'With simple effortlessness, Neil renders complex ideas easily memorably and everyday practical. Disarmingly written, memorably fun, and unstoppingly useful.' --COL. CHRIS HADFIELD, Former Commander of the International Space Station and author of The Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth  “Be happy first. These three words are so counterintuitive that most of us don’t know what to do with them. Neil does.” --SETH GODIN, author of What To Do When It’s Your Turn  “How is it possible for subtle, non-judgmental lessons to hit you on the head like the proverbial ton of bricks? I'm not sure how he did it, but Neil Pasricha is the modern-day master of what it means to live intentionally. I loved this book!” --CHRIS GUILLEBEAU, author of The Happiness of Pursuit and The $100 Startup   'This lighted hearted and compelling book presents common sense suggestions for achieving happiness that will most definitely motivate new rituals and change habits in your life.' --STEVE REINEMUND, Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo and Former Dean, Wake Forest University School of Business   “Neil joined the Audi Executive Team across the United States and his happiness lessons were the highlight of the show. His is always on point, thought provoking, and receives near perfect ratings. Listen to him!” --PETER DONNELLAN, Director of After Sales, Audi of America   'The Four-Hour Work Week meets The Happiness Project in The Happiness Equation -- an incredible book that gave me time-saving tips in the first few minutes and a genuinely happier life by the end. Neil is the master of happiness. Buy this book!' --BILL MARSHALL, Co-Founder of TIFF, one of the world's largest film festivals   'The Happiness Equation shows you how to live life on your own terms. A dazzling and highly useful action book I'll be giving to everyone I know!' --DUNCAN MAC NAUGHTON, former Chief Merchandising Officer of Walmart   “Want to get happy? Steal everything you can from this book.” --AUSTIN KLEON, author of Steal Like An Artist“Pasricha, counterintuitively, opens by saying that the trick is not to do great things and achieve great success that will lead to happiness but instead to be happy, which will yield great works and achieve all the success a person might want. Counterintuitive, yes, but not if you consider deeply his observation that happiness is 'based on how we see the world' and, moreover, that there are plenty of specific things a person can do to adjust his or her attitude northward…. Very good and well worth a look.” --Kirkus Reviews  'Empathetically, [Pasricha] shows how to gain self-acceptance, feel passionate, and master important relationships...supply[ing] a great recipe for a contented life.' --Library Journal “If you want to find your authentic self then read The Happiness Equation” --Glamour  Read more About the Author Neil Pasricha is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Happiness Equation and the Book of Awesome series, which has been published in ten countries, spent more than five years on bestsellers lists, and sold more than a million copies. Pasricha is a Harvard MBA, one of the most popular TED speakers of all time, and founder of the Institute for Global Happiness. He has dedicated the past fifteen years of his life to developing leaders—creating global programs inside the world’s largest companies and speaking to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. He lives in Toronto with his wife and son. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success

Pdf Business The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success

Pdf:The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success.Review “The impostor syndrome is all too common among highly successful people—and until now a closely guarded secret! Joyce Roché’s insights will make success at each stage of our life and career a more joyful experience for those of us—such as me—who have felt this insecurity.” —Rick Goings, Chairman and CEO, Tupperware Brands Corporation “Whether you are just starting your career or are nearing its pinnacle, this book will do more than help you navigate effectively; it will help you enjoy the journey.” —Earl “Butch” Graves Jr., President and CEO, Black Enterprise “This is a book that is so needed by women—especially younger women. [It] offers hope, guidance, and gentle mentorship to all of us who have ever confronted the fear of not measuring up.” —Rosina L. Racioppi, President and CEO, Women Unlimited, Inc. “Silence and isolation are the hallmarks of the impostor syndrome. Joyce’s courage in speaking out will be tremendously helpful to all those who have ever experienced these feelings by letting them know that they are not alone.” —Pauline Rose Clance, PhD, psychotherapist who, with Suzanne Imes, PhD, first identified the impostor syndrome Read more About the Author Joyce M. Roché currently sits on the boards of four Fortune 500 companies as well as several nonprofits. She received the Legacy Award at the 2006 Women of Power Summit of Black Enterprise Magazine. Alexander Kopelman has written or cowritten ten books. Read more

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The Art of Balance: Staying Sane in an Insane World

Pdf Business The Art of Balance: Staying Sane in an Insane World

Pdf:The Art of Balance: Staying Sane in an Insane World.Review Exceptionally 'real world practical,' impressively informed and informative, thoughtful and thought-provoking, inspired and inspiring, The Art of Balance: Staying Sane in an Insane World is an ideal and potentially life enhancing read that is unreservedly recommended.- Midwest Book Review Read more About the Author David J. Bookbinder is a psychotherapist, life coach, and photographer. He came to psychotherapy after a transformative near-death experience shifted him toward art and healing. As a coach and therapist, for the past 15 years he has helped people find balance, build resilience, overcome fear, and expand their lives. David has been taking photographs since he was six. His award-winning Flower Mandala images were inspired by the paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe and the flower photographs of Harold Feinstein, with whom he briefly studied. In addition to THE ART OF BALANCE: STAYING SANE IN AN INSANE WORLD and PATHS TO WHOLENESS: FIFTY-TWO FLOWER MANDALAS, he is the author of two coloring books for adults based on his Flower Mandalas, a book about American folk music, and three books about computer software. David lives and works north of Boston and is a native of Buffalo, New York. Read more

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Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements

Pdf Business Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements

Pdf:Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements.Review Why It Pays to Give a Damn: The Business of Wellbeing    -- From CNBC (read more: cnbc.com/id/37149447)'The Gallup recommendations take immediate gratification and turn it on its head, making short-term satisfaction an ally rather than an enemy.' --The San Francisco Chronicle'the Wellbeing website...is as addictive as crack' --The Huffington Post Read more From the Inside Flap Over the past decade, Gallup has introduced the concepts of strengths-based development and employee engagement to more than 20 million people around the world -- largely through the #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath and the New York Times bestseller 12: The Elements of Great Managing, which was coauthored by engagement expert Jim Harter. In Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements, these bestselling authors team up to share the results of a landmark study of wellbeing and its implications for organizations and individuals. Their groundbreaking research reveals how organizations can help employees boost their overall wellbeing -- from their satisfaction with their careers to their financial security and level of community involvement. After conducting this extensive study, Rath and Harter discovered that much of what we think will improve our wellbeing is either misguided or just plain wrong. When striving to improve our lives, we're quick to buy into programs that promise to help us make money, lose weight, or strengthen our relationships. While it might be easier to treat these critical areas in our lives as if they are independent, they're not. Gallup's comprehensive study of people in more than 150 countries revealed five universal, interconnected elements that shape our lives: Career Wellbeing, Social Wellbeing, Financial Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing, and Community Wellbeing. Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements provides you with a holistic view of what contributes to your wellbeing over a lifetime. Written in a conversational style, this book is filled with fascinating research and innovative ideas for boosting your wellbeing in each of these five areas. As a complement to the book, you'll have the opportunity to use Gallup's online Wellbeing Finder to track and improve your wellbeing. By the time you finish reading this book, you'll have a better understanding of what makes life worthwhile. This will enable you to enjoy each day and get more out of your life -- while boosting the wellbeing of your friends, family members, colleagues, and others in your community. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Conquer Kit: A Creative Business Planner for Women Entrepreneurs (The Conquer Series)

Pdf Business The Conquer Kit: A Creative Business Planner for Women Entrepreneurs (The Conquer Series)

Pdf:The Conquer Kit: A Creative Business Planner for Women Entrepreneurs (The Conquer Series).Review Praise for The Conquer Kit:“MacNeil’s interactive approach to navigating the business world…will strengthen readers’ savvy and confidence. The Conquer Kit also gets a boost from bonus content on MacNeil’s award-winning website.”—BookPagePraise for Natalie MacNeil “We need more miracle workers in leadership positions, and I love Natalie and the work she’s contributing to the world in the service of others.” —Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times–bestselling author of May Cause Miracles “It’s fantastic what you are doing . . . You inspire me.” —Arianna Huffington “Natalie MacNeil was one of the very first entrepreneur-writers invited to blog on ForbesWoman, and for good reason. Her blog, like her book, is smart, upbeat, inspirational, and full of practical advice for women who want to own their dream careers.” —Caroline Howard, editor of Forbes Woman Praise for She Takes On the World “Stop listening to what other people are saying about how you should live your life and start reading Natalie MacNeil’s book, which will help you gain control over your future. In this uplifting chronicle of her experiences, coupled with timeless career advice, you will become smarter and more confident in your career.” —Dan Schawbel, New York Times–bestselling author of Promote Yourself Read more About the Author Natalie MacNeil is an Emmy Award–winning media producer; the author of (self-published) She Takes On the World: A Guide to Being Your Own Boss, Working Happy, and Living on Purpose; and the creator of SheTakesOnTheWorld.com.SheTakesOnTheWorld.com is one of the top sites on the planet for entrepreneurial women. It was recognized by Forbes as one of the “Top 10 Websites for Entrepreneurial Women” and was featured by Forbes Woman as one of the  “Top 100 Websites for Women.” She Takes On the World was also named the 2013 website of the year at the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.MacNeil is frequently quoted and interviewed in the media. She has appeared on top media outlets including CNN and in Glamour, People StyleWatch, Inc., Forbes, Forbes Woman, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur.com, The Globe and Mail, Mashable, and more. Read more

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Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day)

Pdf Business Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day)

Pdf:Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day).From the Back Cover In an increasingly demanding world, we’ve been told that we can do it all—maintain close friendships, devote ourselves to work, spend time with family, stay fit, and get enough sleep. But who can do everything—and do it well—every day? Imagine eliminating the pressure to be perfect. Now you can achieve balance over weeks and years. Randi Zuckerberg has the solution: Pick Three. Career and family-minded people everywhere understand the basic problem: Everyone wants to be able to have it all—work, sleep, family, fitness, and friends—but there are only twenty-four hours in a day. Now, in Pick Three, Randi encourages others to follow her lead to be “well-lopsided,” a term she says has saved her life. Between having her own radio show, starring on Broadway, speaking across the globe, creating Facebook Live, and being the mother to two boys, Randi has a lot on her plate. But, Randi explains, you don’t have to focus on each of the five areas every day—more important, you can’t!—but you can prioritize them individually over time. And if you choose three each day, you can go a long way toward personal and professional success and satisfaction.  In Pick Three, Randi dives deep into each of the five categories, revealing stories from her own impressive career, as well as engaging interviews from Olympic athletes, medical professionals, media moguls, seasoned Silicon Valley leaders, and even her own mother, Karen Zuckerberg; this practical handbook proves that there is a way to manage all the tensions we face each day.Featuring an entire workbook section to inspire a well-lopsided life, Pick Three is the ultimate guide to helping anyone—from experienced entrepreneurs to emerging professionals to active parents to busy students—reject the unrealistic burden of balance and enjoy success on their own terms. Because you can have it all, if you just Pick Three. Read more About the Author Randi Zuckerberg is a New York Times bestselling author, the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, and host of “Dot Complicated” on SiriusXM. Randi also served as mentor on Oxygen’s show “Quit Your Day Job,” as well as executive producer of “Dot.” based on Randi’s recent children’s book, which premiered on CBC and Universal Kids Fall 2016. Randi appears regularly on NBC’s the TODAY show and CNBC, and has also been seen on CNN, Good Morning America, Fox Business, Bloomberg News, and ABC's World News. She is a Tony Voter and was also a correspondent for the 2016 Tony Awards and the World Economic Forum in Davos. Randi was recently appointed as a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum and is part of the Tech Committee for the American Theatre Wing. In 2017, Randi launched the revolutionary tech-enabled dining experience “Sue’s Tech Kitchen.” Read more

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LLC QuickStart Guide - The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Limited Liability Companies

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Pdf:LLC QuickStart Guide - The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Limited Liability Companies.Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), Simplified **After Reading LLC QuickStart Guide You'll Understand All The Benefits of This Business Entity Including Liability, Taxation and Formation ** Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) have increased in popularity over the last few decades. Entrepreneurs across the world learn about the numerous liability and tax advantages of LLCs and are quick to start the paperwork to form their own entity and get their business off the ground. You might be asking yourself, can't I read a few articles about LLCs and be all set to start my business? What's important to realize here is that LLCs are a relatively new type of business structure - dating back only 40 years ago in Wyoming. Since then, states have adopted and dealt with LLCs as they see fit. Our goal in this book is to provide the broad strokes of the LLC that are true in every state while also bringing to your attention and directing you to the proper resources for the state by state differences. If You're Planning on Forming A New Business - You Need To Understand The Why, When, and How of LLCs.No other book is going to teach you about LLCs in a manner that will teach you exactly what you need to know about LLCs and what your next steps should be in starting your business while leaving out the "fluff" and unnecessary information. While LLCs are often cited for their numerous advantages and benefits for new business owners, there are potential disadvantages depending on your specific situation. Don't worry - all of this will be covered in the book as well. LLC QuickStart Guide Will Make Sure You Understand Exactly What You Need To Know To Ensure You Build A Strong Foundation For Your Business If you plan on starting your own business, the fact of the matter is You Need To Understand How LLCs Work! "LLC QuickStart Guide" has been specifically designed with ease of learning in mind to ensure you don't get stuck, lost or lose hope when trying to understand LLCs. Never again will you need to waste your time searching the internet or watching videos. In "LLC QuickStart Guide" you will come to understand Limited Liability Companies from the inside out. You'll become an LLC expert and will fully grasp the benefits and drawbacks for LLCs for all types of business. This knowledge will help you not only in your current business creation, but all other business endeavors your will have in the future. Who Is This For?People With Zero To Little Knowledge of LLCs!LLC 'Experts' Looking to Brush Up On Limited Liability Companies!People Who Want To Create An LLC For Their Business Today!What You'll Learn...How To Detemine If An LLC Is Right For Your Business!Exactly How To Properly Form Your LLC!How To Navigate Tax Treatment For Your LLC How To Convert Into An LLC From Another Business EntityOur Personal Guarantee We are so confident that methods outlined in this book will help you understand Limited Liability Companies that we're willing to let you try the book risk-free. If you are not fully satisfied with the product, simply let us know and we will provide a 100% full refund. That’s right, a 100% Money-Back Guarantee! What reason do you have to not give this book a try? Scroll Up To The Top Of The Page And Click The Orange "Buy Now" Icon On The Right Side Right Now! ClydeBank Media LLC All Rights Reserved

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Streamline Success: Eliminate Chaos From Your Service Business

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Pdf:Streamline Success: Eliminate Chaos From Your Service Business.Discover simple principles for transforming your business and your life permanently.Streamline Success: Eliminate Chaos From Your Service Business is for leaders who want to; greatly increase their revenue and profit, simplify their life, enjoy greater satisfaction in relationships both at home and at work.Read this book and you will learn;  How to take control of your time and increase your productivity.How to organize your business for a flawless client experience.How to master the five keys of Life Balance, improving crucial relationships.Marketing and promotional secrets to attract affluent clients, customers, or patients.Understanding “The Two Types of Business Model” so you can set yourself up for long-term wealth building.And so much more.“As CEO of a restaurant chain this is a must read.  ‘Streamline Success: Eliminate Chaos in your Service Business” will be my go-to-guide for many years. Like all businesses that require you and your team to take care of the GUESTS  - you can’t help to learn from this book. A brilliant piece of work! ”-Bob BarryPresident and CEO, The Greene TurtleColumbia, Maryland About The AuthorBusiness-growth expert, Dorothy Andreas, is a highly sought-after speaker, trainer and entrepreneur. After growing multiple highly-profitable companies as a single mother to two sons she now shares her leadership strategies for building, branding and succeeding in service businesses.

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The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead: Dos and Don'ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life

Pdf Business The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead: Dos and Don'ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life

Pdf:The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead: Dos and Don'ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life.About the Author Charles Murray is the W.H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.  He first came to national attention in 1984 with his book Losing Ground.  His subsequent books include In Pursuit, The Bell Curve (with Richard J. Herrnstein), What it Means to Be a Libertarian, Human Accomplishment, In Our Hands, Real Education, and the national bestseller Coming Apart.  He received a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard and a Ph.D. in political science from MIT.  He lives with his wife in Burkittsville, Maryland. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. ON THE PRESENTATION OF SELF IN THE WORKPLACEThe first thing you need to understand is that most large organizations in the private sector are run by curmudgeons like me. That statement may not be true of organizations in the entertainment or information technology (IT) industries, which are often filled with senior executives who are either young themselves or trying to be. But it is true of most large for-profit businesses, nonprofits, foundations, law firms, and financial institutions. Academia goes both ways, with many professors who try to be best buddies with their students but a few who are world-class curmudgeons.Technically, a curmudgeon is an ill-tempered old man. I use the term more broadly to describe highly successful people of both genders who are inwardly grumpy about many aspects of contemporary culture, make quick and pitiless judgments about your behavior in the workplace, and don’t hesitate to act on those judgments in deciding who gets promoted and who gets fired.Be warned that curmudgeons usually don’t give off many clues that they’re doing these things. I’m an example. I don’t snap at subordinates. When someone approaches me, I like to think that I’m accessible and friendly. I try to express any criticisms cheerfully and tactfully. And yet behind my civilized public persona I am perpetually ticking off things in my head about the employees I encounter, both pluses and minuses, filing them away, and when the time comes for performance reviews, those judgments shape my responses.Lots of the senior people in your workplace who can help or hinder your career are closeted curmudgeons like me, including executives in their forties who have every appearance of being open minded and cool. By their fifties, the probability that they are curmudgeons has risen precipitously. By their sixties, you can just about bank on it, no matter how benign their public presentation of self may be.Curmudgeons of all ages and both genders remain closeted partly because they want to be polite, but also because they don’t want to sound like geezers, old and out of touch. Voicing curmudgeonly opinions would instantly label them as such. So they never admit that they judge you on the basis of their inner curmudgeon--but they do. If you want to get ahead, you should avoid doing things that will make them write you off.These tips about how to behave in the workplace range from matters of style to the meat of your work. Some of them advise you to conform to your curmudgeons’ prejudices on matters that you may think should be no one’s business but your own. But let’s get one thing straight at the outset:1. Don’t suck up.Let’s assume that you’re going to work for a quality organization in the private sector. Within that organization, some of the people who run the place will be extremely good at what they do, some will be merely competent, and some will conform to the Peter Principle (“Employees tend to rise to their level of incompetence”). It’s not a good idea to suck up to any of them.By sucking up, I mean flattering supervisors, pretending to agree with their bad ideas, or otherwise unctuously trying to ingratiate yourself with them. Sucking up is usually thought to be a great way to get ahead, so this advice requires some explanation.My career has brought me into contact with many highly successful people from the corporate, financial, publishing, journalistic, and scholarly worlds. Maybe I’ve just been lucky, but I have to go by my experience: Just about all of the highly successful people I’ve dealt with have been impressively skilled. I cannot think of any who got to their prominent positions by faking it. They have also almost always been self-confident, not in need of stroking, and good judges of people.CaveatI have had no experience with highly successful people in the entertainment industry or in government bureaucracies, where my advice may not apply. In politics, sucking up is part of the job description.If the highly successful people in your organization are like that, trying to tell them they’re wonderful will be a disaster. They will recognize what you’re doing and disdain you for it. And it’s not going to work much better with other supervisors. You don’t want to suck up to the less competent or the incompetent, because (1) they probably are not in a position to help you much anyway, and (2) there’s too much danger that the people you really want to impress will observe your sycophancy and remember it.The flip side is that highly successful people tend to value honesty and courage. I’m not recommending that you go out of your way to disagree with them or otherwise show your independence. It’s appropriate to be tactful if you’re a junior person working with a senior person, and you certainly don’t want to be abrasive. Just don’t trim your views if they go against the grain of the discussion. Express yourself forthrightly, and the odds are that you’ll get points for it.If I’m wrong, and you find yourself in an organization where sucking up is in fact a good way to get ahead, look for a new job. It’s not a quality organization after all, no matter how glittering its public reputation may be. Life is too short to work there.2. Don’t use first names with people considerably older than you until asked, and sometimes not even then.I have in my library the three-volume collected correspondence, stretching over a half century, between James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. Their friendship was deep and intimate. And yet the last letter from Jefferson to Madison, written less than a month before Jefferson’s death, begins not with “Dear Jemmy” (Madison’s nickname), but with “Dear Sir.” It concludes “most affectionately yours, Th. Jefferson.” Not “Tom” or “Thomas,” but “Th. Jefferson.”Ah, for the good old days.The use of first names has undergone a cultural transformation in the last three or four decades, so that by now the use of honorifics and last names is nearly extinct. It’s not just the telemarketer on the other end of the phone who calls you by your first name. I have had parents introduce me to their six-year-old with the words “This is Charles,” requiring me to choke back an overwhelming urge to pat the little one on the head and say, “But you may call me Sir.”I blame this misbegotten use of first names on the baby boomers. Frightened of being grown-ups since they were in college, they have shied from anything that reminds them they’re not kids anymore. But we’re not talking about your social interactions with random aging boomers. We’re talking about your professional interactions with highly successful older people whose good opinions you would like to acquire. By and large, highly successful people are quite aware that they are grown-ups. So cater to them: Call them by their last names until invited to do otherwise.Often the invitation will be offered the first time you meet that highly successful person--“Call me Bill,” says Mr. Smith. But before you respond with “Sure, Bill,” consider what’s going on.One possibility is that Bill is serious, in which case “Sure, Bill” does you no harm. But another possibility is that Bill is going through the motions because he doesn’t want to appear old and grumpy. In that case, suppose you thank him without using “Bill” and subsequently, unobtrusively, continue to refer to him as Mr. Smith. It’s a no-lose proposition. If Mr. Smith really likes being called Bill by new employees forty years his junior, it will give him a chance to say so and show what a nice guy he is. If Bill is a closeted curmudgeon, his opinion of you will rise.Another consideration is this: If you start out your relationship with a highly successful older person on a “Mr.” or “Ms.” basis, you can look forward to a satisfying moment down the road: At some point, when you have proved yourself, Mr. Smith is going to say to you, “I think it’s time you called me Bill.” The pleasure of that moment is inestimable.3. Excise the word like from your spoken English.Do you use the word like as a verbal tic? I mean, like, do you insert it in, like, random points in your, like, spoken conversation? If the answer is yes, this is the single most important tip in the entire book:STOP IT.I cannot think of another flaw among members of recent generations (this has been going on since at least the 1990s) that irritates curmudgeons more. Many of us have a hard time staying in a conversation with people who use like in every sentence. We resist hiring them. If assigned such people on our staffs, we avoid interacting with them. Yes, our reactions really can be that extreme. Even moderate use of like as a verbal tic lowers our estimate of the offender’s IQ and moral worth.How many of the people who can help or hinder your career feel as strongly about the like tic as I do? More than you might think. I am struck by the high percentage of people who have risen to senior positions who also care deeply about the proper use of the English language. That kind of pickiness is common not just in professions like mine, where the English language is our stock-in-trade. A surprising number of senior executives in corporations that make soap or machine tools are picky about good English. An even higher proportion of them are obsessively precise about everything. To people who love the English language and are precise, your use of like as a verbal tic is a proclamation that you don’t love the language and are sloppy. Unfair? Maybe. But that won’t keep us from writing you off.4. Stop “reaching out” and “sharing,” and other prohibitions.In every era, novel ways of saying something get picked up, and soon thereafter what was once evocative becomes stale. I start with the Big Three--share, reach out, and be there for you--that unequivocally should be struck from your spoken and written language, then proceed to somewhat less offensive fads. The final ones are overused by just about everybody in Washington, where I work. I’m not sure how much of a problem they are elsewhere. But you can extrapolate from these examples to trendy phrases that are used in your industry and put yourself on guard against them.Share. People don’t just tell people things anymore. They share them. I suppose this fad got started because it conveys an attractive sense of bringing the other person into your personal circle. And sometimes share is the correct word. If your coworker has just explained his weird behavior by revealing that he has Tourette’s syndrome, that’s pretty personal, and it’s okay for you to respond with “Thanks for sharing.” But if your coworker tells you that he will be tied up in a meeting for the next hour, the simple “Thanks for telling me” is correct, and “Thanks for sharing” is sappy.Reach out. If I sense that my coworker is troubled and so I take him out for a drink after work to give him a chance to confide, I’m reaching out to him. If I just want some company, I’m not reaching out. I’m inviting him to have a drink with me. Reach out is not the same as invite or inquire. Use the right word.Be there for you. “I’ll be there for you” has come to mean “I hereby make a meaningless pretend commitment.” It’s not going to make your friend feel better. If you are serious, be more specific, as in, “Who do you want me to kill?” or--revolutionary idea--actually being there for your friend, as in saying “Sounds to me like you could use some company. I’ll be there in ten minutes.” Similarly, thanking someone by saying, “Joe has always been there for me” is a wishy-washy way of conveying appreciation. Joe will feel a lot more gratified if you are specific and emphatic.Impact used as a verb. The use of impact as a verb, when what you mean is affect, has gotten out of hand. The correct meaning of impact as a verb is to come into forcible contact with another object. A collision is involved. The next time you hear someone say that something “impacted” something, ask yourself if the imagery of one object colliding with another is appropriate. The answer will almost invariably be no. When choosing a verb, be content with affect and save impact for when you intend the imagery that the word is supposed to convey.Interface. It means the same thing as interact, except that it is appropriately used to describe connections between machines, not human beings. When you stop to think about it, interface is also a strikingly cold substitution for interact when human beings are involved.Issues. You can have issues with your spouse about your political views, but not about your infidelities. In the latter case, you don’t have a position to defend. You can’t have issues with alcohol or bipolar disorder. They aren’t arguing back. Stop using issues as a euphemism for a problem.Brand, as in brand yourself or branding, referring to human beings. Start by recalling what branding originally meant: a trademark burned into a product--or, in the case of animals, burned into the flesh. Why would you aspire to be labeled and defined so that your subsequent behavior must conform to the “brand” that you have established?Data mispronounced and used as a singular noun. This is not a fad, but it’s important to me and so I’ll include it here. People who deal with data professionally know that the first syllable of data rhymes with “rate,” not “rat.” The word is plural, so they say “The data reveal that. . . ,” not “The data reveals that. . . .” You will hear some prominent people, especially television journalists, pronounce data incorrectly. I am told that the style manuals at some major publications now say that it’s permissible to treat data as singular. Do not lower yourself to their level.Going forward. This is an example of a phrase that sounds good the first time you hear it used in its new meaning of “next,” or “in the future,” or “from now on” (e.g., “This will be our strategy going forward”). But after you hear it repeatedly, it grates. Just say, “This will be our strategy from now on.” It’s cleaner.Grow, referring to something that is not a plant or some other living thing, as in “grow your business” or “grow the economy.” It is a corruption of a perfectly good verb for no reason. The English language has plenty of ways to talk about expanding or enhancing nonliving things.Drill down. The first time I heard drill down, I thought it was an effective image--going deeper into a complex issue. Many other people had the same reaction and so we all started using it. Now it is a cliche.Incentivize. What’s wrong with just saying that you want to “create incentives”? Besides being overused, incentivize has an ugly connotation of manipulating people to do things, while the noun incentive evokes people determining that something is in their self-interest and acting upon that judgment--a more respectful image. Read more

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Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier, and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms

Pdf Business Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier, and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms

Pdf:Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier, and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms.Review Advance Praise for Find Your Extraordinary“This book brims with extraordinary beauty, passion, wisdom, and practical application. Jessica is one of the most inspiring leaders I have ever known. What makes Jessica such a compelling guide is that she teaches what she has brilliantly practiced and proven in action. She first found the extraordinary in herself against great odds, before helping countless others do the same.” —SHIRZAD CHAMINE,New York Times bestselling author of Positive Intelligence “Enough waiting around for the good things to happen to you. Finally, an inspiring book that shows us all that it is achievable to be happy on our own terms and reach our fullest potential. Jessica Herrin is the voice of a generation of entrepreneurs who want to do it their way. Here she offers a refreshing take on what it means for women to be successful in the twenty-first century.” —LESLIE BLODGETT, creator and founder, bareMinerals, former CEO, Bare Escentuals “It’s clear Jessica DiLullo Herrin has found her extraordinary and is living proof that a woman can and should dream bigger, live happier, and achieve success on her own terms. I am so inspired by Jessica and the advice she offers in this book.”—CHRISTY TURLINGTON BURNS, founder, Every Mother Counts  Read more About the Author JESSICA HERRIN is CEO/founder of Stella & Dot Family Brands. She has been featured on Oprah, in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, the Today Show and Undercover Boss, and was included on Inc.'s list of Top Ten Female CEOs in 2012. STELLA & DOT Family Brands (Stella & Dot, KEEP Collective and EVER Skincare) include over 50,000 business owners in 6 countries that have earned over $300 million from running their own flexible businesses, sharing over $1 billion in product since 2007. Their celebrity coveted and award-winning products have been featured in InStyle, Vogue, Allure, Elle, and Real Simple. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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From Impossible To Inevitable: How Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue

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Pdf:From Impossible To Inevitable: How Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue.From the Inside Flap Do you want to predictably double, triple or 10x your revenue growth? In From Impossible To Inevitable, serial entrepreneurs and business growth experts Jason Lemkin and Aaron Ross show you how to break business plateaus and get off the up-and-down revenue rollercoaster. This book shows you how to answer the questions. 1) Why aren't we growing faster? 2) What does it take to get to hyper-growth? and 3) How do we sustain it? In this systematic growth manual, the authors outline a template that the world's fastest growing companies follow to achieve and sustain much, much faster growth. Discover how companies like Zenefits, Salesforce.com, and EchoSign—aka Adobe Document Services—rose to impossible heights and skyrocketed to become 9-figure companies in record time. Businesses of all sizes, from small to Fortune 100, have found 'The 7 Ingredients of Hypergrowth' (and the associated 7 Painful Truths) invaluable. Step by step Lemkin and Ross walk you through the hyper-growth template to show you how to break revenue records: 1. You're not ready to grow . . . until you Nail A Niche. 2. Overnight success is a fairy tale. You're not going to be magically discovered, so you need sustainable systems that Create Predictable Pipeline. 3. Speeding up growth creates more problems than it solves. Things will actually get worse until you Make Sales Scalable. 4. It's hard to build a big business out of small deals . . . so figure out how to Double Your Deal-size. 5. It'll take years longer than you want . . . don't quit too soon or let a Year Of Hell discourage you. Be prepared to Do The Time. 6. Your employees are renting, not owning their jobs. Embrace Employee Ownership to develop a culture of taking initiative beyond a job description. 7. If you're an employee, you're letting frustrations stop, not motivate, you. Stop waiting for someone else to fix it, and turn your frustrations to your advantage to Define Your Destiny. Read more From the Back Cover PRAISE FOR FROM IMPOSSIBLE TO INEVITABLE 'If I'd have had this book at my last company, we would have scaled 4x faster. Aaron Ross and Jason Lemkin have brought to the masses what only a few extreme experts have been able to figure out. I get asked all the time from people, 'What should be the next book I read?'…this is it. Don't think twice, just get it, devour it and do it.' —Bubba Page, CEO, QuotaDeck 'Aaron and Jason, I don't want to freak you out like 'who is this weirdo,' but you are so awesome that I'd rather meet you in person than anyone famous like Tim Ferriss, James Hetfield or Richard Branson! In your new book, my favorite sections were how to implement Customer Success and Nail A Niche. Plus, the case studies, with real world examples and specific tactics, made this book invaluable.' —Loren Yadeski, COO, Crimcheck 'In the 'Do The Time' part of the book, Aaron and Jason brilliantly illustrate a message that entrepreneurs and everyone need to hear, see and feel: success is not overnight. It takes brutal hard work but, in the end is worth it.' —Mark Roberge, CRO, Hubspot and Author, The Sales Acceleration Formula 'We used the 'Nail A Niche' ideas to grow to our first $2 million on inbound leads alone, by hyper-focusing on a specific problem: re-using social existing media content.' —Laura Roeder, Founder, MeetEdgar.com 'Jason and Aaron clearly laid out for me which tactics to use for early stage funnel building versus accelerating pipeline conversion, to avoid wasting my marketing spend and energy. This book offered me plenty of hands-on details to put these concepts into action.' —Lucia Marchese, SVP Global Marketing, SunGard 'As an employee, reading the section on 'Embracing Employee Ownership' was dead on. I used to think my boss was a jerk. But after reading this section, I realized he wasn't. He was trying to help me out and challenge me to do my best here. I've been a complainer, but this section changed my whole perspective.' —Chelsea Sanchez, Sales, Agility Recovery Visit FromImpossible.com for Free Resources & 'Director's Cut' Material Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style

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Pdf:Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style.Review “We all work differently, and knowing ourselves is the key to effective time management. In this approachable guide, Carson Tate shows how to embrace your own style—and get more done.”—Laura Vanderkam, author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast“The most important asset you have is time and you can’t afford to waste it. Not only is Work Simply rich with solid, practical, grounded advice about reclaiming your time, it’s infused with heart, warmth, and humanity to boot. You’ll want everyone in your office to read it.”—Sonia Choquette, author of The Answer Is Simple and Trust Your Vibes at Work“A leader’s most important resource is time. Work Simply helps leaders find that time, so they can maximize the contributions of others and strategize for the future. This book is an invaluable resource.”—Bill Timmerman, retired CEO of SCANA“At a time when work has become overly complicated, with so many of us caught up in busyness, drowning in e-mails, interrupted, distracted, and overloaded with information, Carson Tate has written a guidebook to sanity. Filled with imminently practical advice, this book can help us all learn to work simply and live fully.”—Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed Read more About the Author CARSON TATE, the founder of Working Simply, is a nationally renowned expert on workplace productivity. She serves as a consultant, coach, public speaker, and executive trainer for a wide range of Fortune 500 companies and other clients. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family.Visit www.carsontate.com Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done

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Pdf:Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done.Review 'Laura Vanderkam is one of the world's leading experts in time management and productivity. If you're feeling too busy, stressed out, or overworked, reading her insights in Off the Clock can change your life.' —Dorie Clark, author of Stand Out and adjunct professor, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business    'For every minute you spend inside this book, you’ll get back ten. Off the Clock will show you how to spend your hours more meaningfully, reclaim vast amounts of wasted time, and live a better life. Picking up this book will be one of the most valuable investments you make in yourself.' —Chris Bailey, author of The Productivity Project     “Laura Vanderkam delivers a compelling and evidence-based argument that busyness is overrated in our current culture. Living a full life, at work and at home, is about doing the right things well, and confidently missing out on everything else.” —Cal Newport, author of Deep Work   “Short of discovering an additional 25th hour what makes time so different for those rare productive, unstressed people? Laura Vanderkam knows--and can teach you. If you want to do more without losing your sense of peace along the way, make time for Off the Clock.'—Jon Acuff, author of Finish and Do Over'I recognized myself in almost every word of Laura's excellent book. And tracking my hours was an eye-opener for me, as it appears I'm one of the people who's been unrealistic about how I spend my days. This book is liberating, useful, and so important in this era in which everyone seems to feel overwhelmed.'—Celeste Headlee, author of We Need to Talk Read more About the Author Laura Vanderkam is the bestselling author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, I Know How She Does It, and 168 Hours, among others. Her 2016 TED talk, 'How to Gain Control of Your Free Time,' has been viewed more than 5 million times. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, and other publications. She lives with her husband and their four children outside Philadelphia. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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7 Billionaire's Rules For Success: Growing Rich From Your Thinking

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Pdf:7 Billionaire's Rules For Success: Growing Rich From Your Thinking.The purpose of this book is to identify some of the successful strategies employed by people such as Warren Buffett, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Donald Trump, Carlos Slim, Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson. These businessmen, all incredibly successful in their respective fields of expertise, share another thing in common: they're all billionaires!If simply working long hours was the key to success, there would undoubtedly be many more billionaires. Why is this the case? Ultimately, the answer to this question is the difference between struggling financially and becoming a billionaire. However, the purpose of this book is not to tell you exactly how to become a billionaire, but to identify approaches that highly successful billionaires have taken on their path to success. Table of ContentsIntroductionThe Trump Rule: Solve Big ProblemsThe Musk Rule: How to Focus on Your Select FewThe Branson Rule: Strategic PrioritiesThe Jobs Rule: The Power of OneThe Buffett Rule: Work in 90 Minute SprintsThe Zuckerberg Rule: Rising and Setting RitualsThe Slim Rule: Learn less, study moreConclusion

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Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success

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Pdf:Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success.Review 'Who knows more about success than Ivanka Trump? Buy it and learn something!' —Judge Jeanine Pirro'This is a chatty step-by-step guide to living a happy life and getting ahead in a career.' —USA Today 'Ivanka shows how success starts with a certain mindset that can take anyone to the front office.' —Mika Brzezinski, co-host of Morning Joe and author of Knowing Your Value 'The advice is spot-on for everyone, not just women.' —Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and author of Delivering Happiness Read more About the Author IVANKA TRUMP is First Daughter and Advisor to the President. She wrote this book before the 2016 election, when she was the executive vice president of development and acquisitions at the Trump Organization, cofounder of Trump Hotels, and CEO and founder of the Ivanka Trump Collection and IvankaTrump.com. She is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is the bestselling author of The Trump Card. Ivanka has been included on Fortune magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list and was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She and her husband have three young children and live in Washington, D.C. Read more

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The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything

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Pdf:The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything.Review Praise for The Happiness Equation:'Dale Carnegie was last century. Steven Covey was last decade. Neil Pasricha is what's now. The Happiness Equation is a two-hour ticket to changing your life!' --SUSAN CAIN, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking 'The Happiness Equation will lead to tremendous changes in both your professional and personal life!'--TONY HSIEH, author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc.“Clear, practical, and thought-provoking, The Happiness Equation reveals how all of us can live happier lives.”--GRETCHEN RUBIN, author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project“I’m blown away by The Happiness Equation. Neil's nine secrets will improve how you think, how you feel, and how you act!” --KEN BLANCHARD, coauthor of The New One Minute Manager and Refire! Don’t Retire   'When Neil Pasricha talks, leaders of all levels and backgrounds stop what they're doing... and listen.' --HOWARD BEHAR, Former President of Starbucks Coffee   “While everyone else implies that happiness is ‘out there’, Neil points out that it is really ‘in here’!” --MARSHALL GOLDSMITH, author of Triggers and What Got You Here Won't Get You There   'Nobody has hacked happiness like this before!' --FRANK WARREN, author of PostSecret   'Neil Pasricha is a life coach for the next generation! He makes happiness attainable by using scientifically proven habits that require low time investment and reap massive rewards!' --SHAWN ACHOR, author of The Happiness Advantage   'With simple effortlessness, Neil renders complex ideas easily memorably and everyday practical. Disarmingly written, memorably fun, and unstoppingly useful.' --COL. CHRIS HADFIELD, Former Commander of the International Space Station and author of The Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth  “Be happy first. These three words are so counterintuitive that most of us don’t know what to do with them. Neil does.” --SETH GODIN, author of What To Do When It’s Your Turn  “How is it possible for subtle, non-judgmental lessons to hit you on the head like the proverbial ton of bricks? I'm not sure how he did it, but Neil Pasricha is the modern-day master of what it means to live intentionally. I loved this book!” --CHRIS GUILLEBEAU, author of The Happiness of Pursuit and The $100 Startup   'This lighted hearted and compelling book presents common sense suggestions for achieving happiness that will most definitely motivate new rituals and change habits in your life.' --STEVE REINEMUND, Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo and Former Dean, Wake Forest University School of Business   “Neil joined the Audi Executive Team across the United States and his happiness lessons were the highlight of the show. His is always on point, thought provoking, and receives near perfect ratings. Listen to him!” --PETER DONNELLAN, Director of After Sales, Audi of America   'The Four-Hour Work Week meets The Happiness Project in The Happiness Equation -- an incredible book that gave me time-saving tips in the first few minutes and a genuinely happier life by the end. Neil is the master of happiness. Buy this book!' --BILL MARSHALL, Co-Founder of TIFF, one of the world's largest film festivals   'The Happiness Equation shows you how to live life on your own terms. A dazzling and highly useful action book I'll be giving to everyone I know!' --DUNCAN MAC NAUGHTON, former Chief Merchandising Officer of Walmart   “Want to get happy? Steal everything you can from this book.” --AUSTIN KLEON, author of Steal Like An Artist“Pasricha, counterintuitively, opens by saying that the trick is not to do great things and achieve great success that will lead to happiness but instead to be happy, which will yield great works and achieve all the success a person might want. Counterintuitive, yes, but not if you consider deeply his observation that happiness is 'based on how we see the world' and, moreover, that there are plenty of specific things a person can do to adjust his or her attitude northward…. Very good and well worth a look.” --Kirkus Reviews  'Empathetically, [Pasricha] shows how to gain self-acceptance, feel passionate, and master important relationships...supply[ing] a great recipe for a contented life.' --Library Journal “If you want to find your authentic self then read The Happiness Equation” --Glamour  Read more About the Author Neil Pasricha is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Happiness Equation and the Book of Awesome series, which has been published in ten countries, spent more than five years on bestsellers lists, and sold more than a million copies. Pasricha is a Harvard MBA, one of the most popular TED speakers of all time, and founder of the Institute for Global Happiness. He has dedicated the past fifteen years of his life to developing leaders—creating global programs inside the world’s largest companies and speaking to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. He lives in Toronto with his wife and son. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace

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Pdf:Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace.Review 'Christine Porath covers major issue facing businesses and society today. In MASTERING CIVILITY, learn what incivility is costing leaders and organizations and what to do about it. Along with being a fascinating read, this book offers the key to a healthier, happier, more productive workplace, better customer relationships, and higher profits.'―Marshall Goldsmith, the Thinkers50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World'In her important new book, Christine Porath incisively explores the epidemic of incivility that has infected our workplaces and lives. But rather than simply decry the disease, Porath offers bright, brilliant suggestions for a cure. For anyone troubled by our current culture of coarseness-and that should be all of us-MASTERING CIVILITY is the right book at the right time. It is a must read for every leader in every field.'―Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of Drive and To Sell is Human'Backed up with real science and compelling stories, MASTERING CIVILITY powerfully illuminates why the smallest behaviors have the biggest effects on relationships, teams, and entire companies. Even better, Dr. Porath provides practical, proven steps to diagnosing yourself and your environment and a roadmap to building a better workplace, and a better you.'―Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google, and New York Times bestselling author of Work Rules!'If you see rude people at work, this book is for you. Christine Porath shows that even just being near incivility is enough to shatter your focus and stifle your success, and offers practical insights for creating more humane organizations.'―Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take'A brilliant, well-researched playbook on civility. Mastering these concepts is now far more essential in a networked world.'―Tom Gardner, Founder/CEO of Motley Fool'MASTERING CIVILITY is the most useful, well-written, and emotionally compelling business book I've read in years. I couldn't put it down. Porath blends uncommon commonsense, rigorous research, and terrible and wonderful stories to show what YOU can do to build and bolster a civilized and sane workplace.'―Robert I Sutton, Stanford Professor and author of The No Asshole Rule'Christine Porath makes a compelling case for mastering civility, and offers immediately actionable steps for infusing more of it into our work and lives.'―Ed Lawler, Distinguished Professor at University of Southern California, and Director of the Center for Effective Organizations'Research-based, filled with practical suggestions, summaries, and checklists, MASTERING CIVILITY offers the promise of reducing the enormous toll on both people and performance from bad behavior at work. Porath is passionate about creating more humane work environments, and has produced a profoundly insightful manifesto for doing so.'―Jeffrey Pfeffer, Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University and author of 14 books on power, leadership, and human resource management'This book will arm readers with the tools they need to move from defeat to empowerment and prompt change in the workplace.'―Publisher's Weekly Read more About the Author Christine Porath is Associate Professor of Management at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Porath travels the world working with leading organizations such as Google and the International Monetary Fund to help them solve the vexing problem of incivility. Read more

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The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal

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Pdf:The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal.From Publishers Weekly The authors, founders of and executives at LGE Performance Systems, an executive training program based on athletic coaching programs, offer a program aimed at stressed individuals who want to find more purpose in their work and ways to better handle their overburdened relationships. Just as athletes train, play and then recover, people need to recognize their own energy levels. 'Balancing stress and recovery is critical not just in competitive sports, but also in managing energy in all facets of our lives. Emotional depth and resilience depend on active engagement with others and with our own feelings.' Case studies demonstrate how some modest changes can have an immediate impact. Loehr (Mental Toughness Training for Sports) and Schwartz (Art of the Deal, writing with Donald Trump) also include a chart highlighting Action Steps, Targeted Muscle, Desired Outcome and Performance Barrier and apply these tenets to individual cases. A chart analyzing the benefits and costs to taking certain action shows the impact negative behavior can have on both physical and mental well-being. However, the actual 'training program' whereby readers can learn how to institute certain rituals to change their behavior is less well-defined. Managers and other employees who have attended HR seminars may find this plan easy to use, but self-employed people and others less familiar with 'training' may be unable to recognize their behavior patterns and change them.Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more From Booklist For 25 years, Loehr and Schwartz have conducted intensive training with professional athletes to help them perform at peak levels under intense competitive pressures. They are not involved in the physical training process, however. Their intervention focuses on effective management of our most precious resource, our energy. They have found to their surprise that the performance demands most people face in their everyday work environments are often tougher than those professional athletes face. Because athletes train constantly, they are more prepared, whereas most people are in the work game 8 to 12 hours a day with little or no training at all. Most of us are constantly trying to manage time; here, the authors have instead set out a prescription for managing energy on every level: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. You are likely to find some of yourself in one of the many case studies they provide to illustrate their techniques. Some of what they say is reminiscent of Tony Robbins' self-help material, but without all the hype it's easier to digest. David SiegfriedCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals

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Pdf:Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals.Review Is it possible to develop a sociopolitical philosophy that is believable, robust to human error and biases, and sensitive to the tradeoffs demanded by competing values? Tyler Cowen sets himself nothing short of this very task in Stubborn Attachments. Most of Tyler s books will change how you see the world in myriad of small ways. Stubborn Attachments might well change how you see the world in one very big way. Integrating ideas from across the social sciences, Tyler argues that we should regard the livelihoods of our future descendants including those distant descendants we ll never get to meet as highly as we regard our own. Our political choices should reflect this basic intertemporal egalitarianism. And economic growth, with its magnificent compounding benefits, thus deserves greater consideration as a high moral virtue. Whether you agree or disagree, I think you ll find that following the logic in Stubborn Attachments is as fun as it is intellectually provocative. --Cardiff Garcia, cohost of the NPR podcast, The Indicator from Planet Money'Tyler Cowen is a national treasure, and Stubborn Attachments is brimming with deep insights about the immense importance of economic growth, moral obligations, rights, and how to think about the future. It's a book for right now, and a book for all times. A magnificent achievement.' --Cass R. Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard University, and author of The Cost-Benefit Revolution'Stubborn Attachments is a deeply honest accounting of what matters, and the process by which we can determine what matters. Assumptions are laid bare from the outset, counter-claims are provided. The book invites you to fight it.' --Mason Hartman Read more About the Author Tyler Cowen is a Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University and Director of the Mercatus Center. He received his PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1987. His book The Great Stagnation: How America Ate the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better was a New York Times bestseller. He was recently named in an Economist poll as one of the most influential economists of the last decade and several years ago Bloomberg Businessweek dubbed him 'America's Hottest Economist.' Foreign Policy magazine named him as one of its 'Top 100 Global Thinkers' of 2011. He also cowrites a blog called Marginal Revolution, runs a podcast series called Conversations with Tyler, and has cofounded an online economics education project at MRUniversity. His last book was The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream. Read more

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Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

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Pdf:Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs.Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth - and how it can help any organization thrive. In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he'd just given $12.5 million, the biggest investment of his career. Larry Page and Sergey Brin had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy, and sky-high ambitions, but no real business plan. For Google to change the world (or even to survive), Page and Brin had to learn how to make tough choices on priorities while keeping their team on track. They'd have to know when to pull the plug on losing propositions, to fail fast. And they needed timely, relevant data to track their progress - to measure what mattered. Doerr taught them about a proven approach to operating excellence: Objectives and Key Results. He had first discovered OKRs in the 1970s as an engineer at Intel, where the legendary Andy Grove ("the greatest manager of his or any era") drove the best-run company Doerr had ever seen. Later, as a venture capitalist, Doerr shared Grove's brainchild with more than 50 companies. Wherever the process was faithfully practiced, it worked. In this goal-setting system, objectives define what we seek to achieve; key results are how those top-priority goals will be attained with specific, measurable actions within a set time frame. Everyone's goals, from entry level to CEO, are transparent to the entire organization. The benefits are profound. OKRs surface an organization's most important work. They focus effort and foster coordination. They keep employees on track. They link objectives across silos to unify and strengthen the entire company. Along the way, OKRs enhance workplace satisfaction and boost retention. In Measure What Matters, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, to demonstrate the focus, agility, and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations. This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic. Read by John Doerr, William Davidow, Brett Kopf, Jini Kim, Mike Lee, Atticus Tysen, Patti Stonesifer, Susan Wojcicki, Cristos Goodrow, Julia Collins, Alex Garden, Joseph Suzuki, Andrew Cole, Bono, and others 

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Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too

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Pdf:Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too.Four-time New York Times best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands. In his 2009 international best seller Crush It, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success. In Crushing It! Gary explains why that's even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier - and not just financially - than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It principles. The secret to their success (and Gary's) has everything to do with their understanding of the social media platforms and their willingness to do whatever it took to make these tools work to their utmost potential. That's what Crushing It! teaches listeners to do. In this lively, practical, and inspiring audiobook, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each. He offers both theoretical and tactical advice on how to become the biggest thing on old standbys like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat; podcast platforms like Spotify, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, and iTunes; and other emerging platforms such as Musical.ly. For those with more experience, Crushing It! illuminates some little-known nuances and provides innovative tips and clever tweaks proven to enhance more common tried-and-true strategies. Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it's not about getting rich. It's a blueprint to living life on your own terms.

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Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't

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Pdf:Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't.About the Author Simon Sinek is an optimist, teacher, writer, and worldwide public speaker. His first four books --Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, Together is Better, and Find Your Why -- have been national and international bestsellers. His first TED talk, based on Start With Why, is the third most-viewed TED video of all time. Learn more about his work and how you can inspire those around you at StartWithWhy.com. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Chapter 1 Protection from Above A thick layer of clouds blocked out any light. There were no stars and there was no moon. Just black. The team slowly made its way through the valley, the rocky terrain making it impossible to go any faster than a snail's pace. Worse, they knew they were being watched. Every one of them was on edge. A year hadn't yet passed since the attacks of September 11. The Taliban government had only recently fallen after taking a pounding from U.S. forces for their refusal to turn over the Al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden. There were a lot of Special Operations Forces in the area performing missions that, to this day, are still classified. This was one of those teams and this was one of those missions. All we know is that the team of twenty-two men was operating deep inside enemy territory and had recently captured what the government calls a 'high-value target.' They were now working their way through a deep valley in a mountainous part of Afghanistan, escorting their high-value target to a safe house. Flying over the thick clouds that night was Captain Mike Drowley, or Johnny Bravo, as he is known by his call sign or nickname. Except for the whir of his engines, it was perfectly peaceful up there. Thousands of stars speckled the sky, and the moon lit up the top of the clouds so brightly it looked like a fresh layer of snow had fallen. It was beautiful. Johnny Bravo and his wingman were circling above in their A-10 aircraft, waiting should they be needed below. Affectionately known as the Warthog, the A-10 is not technically a fighter jet; it's an attack aircraft. A relatively slow-flying, single-seat armored plane designed to provide close air support for troops on the ground. Unlike other fighter jets, it is not fast or sexy (hence the nickname), but it gets the job done. Ideally, both the A-10 pilots in the air and the troops on the ground would prefer to see each other with their eyes. Seeing the plane above, knowing someone is looking out for them, gives the troops below a greater sense of confidence. And seeing the troops below gives the pilots a greater sense of assurance that they will be able to help if needed. But given the thick cloud cover and the mountainous terrain that night in Afghanistan, the only way either knew the other was there was through the occasional radio contact they kept. Without a line of sight, Johnny Bravo couldn't see what the troops saw, but he could sense how the troops felt from what he heard over the radio. And this was enough to spur him to act. Following his gut, Johnny Bravo decided he needed to execute a weather letdown, to drop down below the clouds so he could take a look at what was happening on the ground. It was a daring move. With the thick, low-hanging clouds, scattered storms in the area and the fact that Johnny Bravo would have to fly into a valley with his field of vision reduced by the night-vision goggles, performing the weather letdown under these conditions was extremely treacherous for even the most experienced of pilots. Johnny Bravo was not told to perform the risky maneuver. If anything, he probably would have been told to hang tight and wait until he got the call to help. But Johnny Bravo is not like most pilots. Even though he was thousands of feet above in the safe cocoon of his cockpit, he could sense the anxiety of the men below. Regardless of the dangers, he knew that performing the weather letdown was the right thing to do. And for Johnny Bravo, that meant there was no other choice. Then, just as he was preparing to head down through the clouds into the valley, his instincts were confirmed. Three words came across the radio. Three little words that can send shivers down a pilot's neck: 'Troops in contact.' 'Troops in contact' means someone on the ground is in trouble. It is the call that ground forces use to let others know they are under attack. Though Johnny Bravo had heard those words many times before during training, it was on this night, August 16, 2002, that he heard the words 'troops in contact' for the first time in a combat situation. Johnny Bravo had developed a way to help him relate to the men on the ground. To feel what they feel. During every training exercise, while flying above the battlefield, he would always replay in his mind the scene from the movie Saving Private Ryan when the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy. He would picture the ramp of a Higgins boat dropping down, the men running onto the beach into a wall of German gunfire. The bullets whizzing past them. The pings of stray shots hitting the steel hulls of the boats. The cries of men hit. Johnny Bravo had trained himself to imagine that that was the scene playing out below every time he heard 'Troops in contact.' With those images vividly embossed in his mind, Johnny Bravo reacted to the call for assistance. He told his wingman to hang tight above the clouds, announced his intentions to the flight controllers and the troops below and pointed his aircraft down into the darkness. As he passed through the clouds, the turbulence thrashed him and his aircraft about. A hard push to the left. A sudden drop. A jolt to the right. Unlike the commercial jets in which we fly, the A-10 is not designed for passenger comfort, and his plane bounced and shook hard as he passed through the layer of cloud. Flying into the unknown with no idea what to expect, Johnny Bravo focused his attention on his instruments, trying to take in as much information as he could. His eyes moved from one dial to the next followed by a quick glance out the front window. Altitude, speed, heading, window. Altitude, speed, heading, window. 'Please. Let. This. Work. Please. Let. This. Work,' he said to himself under his breath. When he finally broke through the clouds, he was less than a thousand feet off the ground, flying in a valley. The sight that greeted him was nothing like he had ever seen before, not in training or in the movies. There was enemy fire coming from both sides of the valley. Massive amounts of it. There was so much that the tracer fire-the streaks of light that follow the bullets-lit up the whole area. Bullets and rockets all aimed at the middle, all aimed squarely at the Special Operations Forces pinned down below. In 2002 the avionics in the aircraft were not as sophisticated as they are today. The instruments Johnny Bravo had couldn't prevent him from hitting the mountain walls. Worse, he was flying with old Soviet maps left over from the invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s. But there was no way he was going to let down those troops. 'There are fates worse than death,' he will tell you. 'One fate worse than death is accidentally killing your own men. Another fate worse than death is going home alive when twenty-two others don't.' And so, on that dark night in August, Johnny Bravo started counting. He knew his speed and he knew his distance from the mountains. He did some quick calculations in his head and counted out loud the seconds he had before he would hit the valley walls. 'One one thousand, two one thousand, three one thousand . . .' He locked his guns onto a position from which he could see a lot of enemy fire originating and held down the trigger of his Gatling gun. 'Four one thousand, five one thousand, six one thousand . . .' At the point he ran out of room, he pulled back on the stick and pulled a sharp turn. His plane roared as he pulled back into the cloud above, his only option to avoid smacking into the mountain. His body pressed hard into his seat from the pressure of the G-forces as he set to go around again. But there was no sound on the radio. The silence was deafening. Did the radio silence mean his shots were useless? Did it mean the guy on the radio was down? Or worse, did it mean the whole team was down? Then the call came. 'Good hits! Good hits! Keep it coming!' And keep it coming he did. He took another pass, counting again to avoid hitting the mountains. 'One one thousand, two one thousand, three one thousand . . .' And another sharp turn and another run. And another. And another. He was making good hits and he had plenty of fuel; the problem now was, he was out of ammo. He pointed his plane up to the clouds to fly and meet his wingman, who was still circling above. Johnny Bravo quickly briefed his partner on the situation and told him to do one thing, 'Follow me.' The two A-10s, flying three feet apart from each other, wing to wing, disappeared together into the clouds. When they popped out, both less than a thousand feet above the ground, they began their runs together. Johnny Bravo did the counting and his wingman followed his lead and laid down the fire. 'One one thousand. Two one thousand. Three one thousand. Four one thousand . . .' On cue, the two planes pulled high-G turns together and went around again and again and again. 'One one thousand. Two one thousand. Three one thousand. Four one thousand.' That night, twenty-two men went home alive. There were no American casualties. The Value of Empathy That August night over Afghanistan, Johnny Bravo risked his life so that others might survive. He received no performance bonus. He didn't get a promotion or an award at the company off-site. He wasn't looking for any undue attention or reality TV show for his efforts. For Johnny Bravo, it was just part of the 'J.O.B.' as he puts it. And the greatest reward he received for his service was meeting the forces for whom he provided top cover that night. Though they had never met before, when they finally did meet, they hugged like old friends. In the linear hierarchies in which we work, we want the folks at the top to see what we did. We raise our hands for recognition and reward. For most of us, the more recognition we get for our efforts from those in charge, the more successful we think we are. It is a system that works so long as that one person who supervises us stays at the company and feels no undue pressure from above-a nearly impossible standard to maintain. For Johnny Bravo and those like him, the will to succeed and the desire to do things that advance the interests of the organization aren't just motivated by recognition from above; they are integral to a culture of sacrifice and service, in which protection comes from all levels of the organization. There is one thing that Johnny Bravo credits for giving him the courage to cross into the darkness of the unknown, sometimes with the knowledge that he might not come back. And it's not necessarily what you would expect. As valuable as it was, it isn't his training. And for all the advanced schooling he has received, it isn't his education. And as remarkable as the tools are that he has been given, it isn't his aircraft or any of its sophisticated systems. For all the technology he has at his disposal, empathy, Johnny Bravo says, is the single greatest asset he has to do his job. Ask any of the remarkable men and women in uniform who risk themselves for the benefit of others why they do it and they will tell you the same thing: 'Because they would have done it for me.' Where do people like Johnny Bravo come from? Are they just born that way? Some perhaps are. But if the conditions in which we work meet a particular standard, every single one of us is capable of the courage and sacrifice of a Johnny Bravo. Though we may not be asked to risk our lives or to save anybody else's, we would gladly share our glory and help those with whom we work succeed. More important, in the right conditions, the people with whom we work would choose to do those things for us. And when that happens, when those kinds of bonds are formed, a strong foundation is laid for the kind of success and fulfillment that no amount of money, fame or awards can buy. This is what it means to work in a place in which the leaders prioritize the well-being of their people and, in return, their people give everything they've got to protect and advance the well-being of one another and the organization. I use the military to illustrate the example because the lessons are so much more exaggerated when it is a matter of life and death. There is a pattern that exists in the organizations that achieve the greatest success, the ones that outmaneuver and outinnovate their competitors, the ones that command the greatest respect from inside and outside their organizations, the ones with the highest loyalty and lowest churn and the ability to weather nearly every storm or challenge. These exceptional organizations all have cultures in which the leaders provide cover from above and the people on the ground look out for each other. This is the reason they are willing to push hard and take the kinds of risks they do. And the way any organization can achieve this is with empathy. Chapter 2 Employees Are People Too Before there was empathy at the company, going to work felt like, well, work. On any given morning, the factory employees would stand at their machines waiting to start at the sound of the bell. And when it rang, on cue they would flip the switches and power up the machines in front of them. Within a few seconds, the whir of the machinery drowned out the sound of their voices. The workday had begun. About two hours into the day, another bell would ring, announcing the time the workers could take a break. The machines would stop and nearly every worker would leave their post. Some went to the bathroom. Some went to grab another cup of coffee. And some just sat by their machines, resting until the bell told them to start work again. A few hours later, the bell would sound again, this time to let them know they were now allowed to leave the building for lunch. This was the way it had always been done. Read more

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Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

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Pdf:Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs.Review “I’d recommend John’s book for anyone interested in becoming a better manager.” —Bill Gates“Whether you're a seasoned CEO or a first-time entrepreneur, you'll find valuable lessons, tools, and inspiration in the pages of Measure What Matters. I'm glad John invested the time to share these ideas with the world.” —Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn and author of The Start-up of You “Measure What Matters deserves to be fully embraced by every person responsible for performance, in any walk of life. John Doerr makes Andy Grove a mentor to us all. If every team, leader, and individual applied OKRs with rigor and imagination, all sectors of society could see an exponential increase in productivity and innovation.”  —Jim Collins, author of Good to Great   “John Doerr has taught a generation of entrepreneurs and philanthropists that execution is everything. Measure What Matters shows how any organization or team can aim high, move fast, and excel.” —Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and founder of LeanIn.org and OptionB.org   “In this indispensable book, the most important venture capitalist of our era reveals a key to business innovation and success. This crisp and colorful book combines fascinating case studies with insightful personal stories to show how OKRs can add magic to organizations of any size.” —Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci   “I’m a big believer in John Doerr’s simple yet effective OKR system—I’ve seen it work firsthand! I encourage every business leader to read Measure What Matters in order to learn some real and practical secrets for success.” —Anne Wojcicki, founder and CEO of 23andMe   “John Doerr has been the source of management magic for many of the most iconic companies in Silicon Valley that went on to change the world. Measure What Matters is a must read for anyone motivated to improve their organization.” —Former Vice President Al Gore   “Measure What Matters takes you behind the scenes for the creation of Intel’s powerful OKR system—one of Andy Grove’s finest legacies.” —Gordon Moore, cofounder of Intel   “Measure What Matters will transform your approach to setting goals for yourself and your organization.  John Doerr pushes every leader to think deeply about creating a focused, purpose-driven business environment.”  —Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments   “John Doerr is a Silicon Valley legend. He explains how transparently setting objectives and defining key results can align organizations and motivate high performance.” —Jonathan Levin, dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business   “Measure What Matters is a gift to every leader or entrepreneur who wants a more transparent, accountable, and effective team. It encourages the kind of big, bold bets that can transform an organization.”  —John Chambers, executive chairman of Cisco   “In addition to being a terrific personal history of tech in Silicon Valley, Measure What Matters is an essential handbook for both small and large organizations; the methods described will definitely drive great execution.” —Diane Greene, CEO of Google Cloud Read more About the Author John Doerr is an engineer, acclaimed venture capitalist, and the chairman of Kleiner Perkins. He was an original investor and board member at Google and Amazon, helping to create more than half a million jobs and the world's second and third most valuable companies. He's passionate about encouraging leaders to reimagine the future, from transforming healthcare to advancing applications of machine learning. Outside of Kleiner Perkins, John works with social entrepreneurs for change in public education, the climate crisis, and global poverty. John serves on the board of the Obama Foundation and ONE.org. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization?

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Pdf:Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization?.Review 'This is the management book of the year. Clear, powerful and urgent, it's a must read for anyone who cares about where they work and how they work.'   —Seth Godin, author of This is Marketing  'I am now a convert. Aaron sums up all the crazy ideas about how to create teams and companies that maximize their potential by decentralizing their power—a once idealist notion that is now possible and essential. For a book that might start a revolution, it's surprisingly practical and undogmatic. There’s no fluff—it's all meat, and real news. I could think of dozens of people I know who I now want to read and study it.'  —Kevin Kelly, author of The Inevitable, and cofounder, Wired magazine  'This book is a breath of fresh air. Aaron Dignan offers a bold, ennobling vision for a world of work that enhances our dignity and freedom rather than degrading and constraining us. Read it now, and make sure your boss does too.'  —Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg  'The one-size-fits-all monoculture is a thing of the past. Brave New Work shows us how to embrace the oh-so-human complexity of our organizations—and discover a new way of working that makes room for the many styles, perspectives, needs, and gifts trapped inside them.'  —Susan Cain, author of Quiet and Quiet Power, curator of Quiet Revolution  'Complexity conscious. People positive. These words from Aaron’s book keep ringing in my ears as I work. He reframes the way we see companies and the way we see each other inside them, and gives us practical tools to transform ourselves and our environments. Whether you lead a company, work at one, or imagine yourself founding one someday, read this book immediately and start an evolution.'   —Miguel McKelvey, cofounder, WeWork  'If you’re trying to create a world-changing culture, reading Brave New Work should be your next move. Aaron’s simple, counterintuitive approach will help you get out of your own way, eliminate bureaucracy, and awaken the humanity within.'   —Scott Harrison, founder, charity: water, and author of Thirst  'Human beings can’t thrive in a work culture that uses burnout and 'being always on' as proxies for dedication and success. In Brave New Work, Aaron Dignan shows us that, in fact, workplaces that empower people to take care of themselves are far more likely to deliver sustainable performance and happiness.'  —Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global  'We tend to look for answers by looking reflectively backwards—it’s what we’ve all been taught in school. But Dignan insists that the 'best practices' of the past no longer work because the bureaucracies of existing organizations have been defeated by new technologies. Instead we can only find those answers by 'living in the now” the way a new breed of organization is already beginning to master.'  —John Maeda, Head of Computational Design & Inclusion, Automattic  'I really never believed in any of this organizational stuff until I saw Aaron Dignan at work. He can help almost any dysfunctional group find common purpose, discern the simple patterns underlying the most complex situations, and guide wayward organizations back to their core values. Most impressively, he can translate all that into language even a businessperson can understand and enjoy.'   —Douglas Rushkoff, author of Team Human and Present Shock'This book will teach you to wrestle and win against workplace bureaucracy. Aaron cuts to the core of what makes teams successful by realigning hearts, minds, and egos. He always sparks better outcomes, and his book will be just the spark you need to get started.'  —Beth Comstock, author of Imagine It Forward, and former Vice Chair, GE Read more About the Author Aaron Dignan is the founder of The Ready, an organization design and transformation firm that helps institutions like Johnson & Johnson, Charles Schwab, Kaplan, Microsoft, Lloyds Bank, Citibank, Edelman, Airbnb, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and charity: water change the way they work. He is a cofounder of responsive.org, an investor in purpose-driven startups, and a friend to misfit toys. He lives in Colorado with his wife and son. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

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Pdf:Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity.Now a New York Times bestseller  This program is read by the author.  From the time we learn to speak, we're told that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. When you become a manager, it's your job to say it--and your obligation.  Author Kim Scott was an executive at Google and then at Apple, where she developed a class on how to be a good boss. She has earned growing fame in recent years with her vital new approach to effective management, Radical Candor.  Radical Candor is a simple idea: to be a good boss, you have to Care Personally at the same time that you Challenge Directly. When you challenge without caring its obnoxious aggression; when you care without challenging its ruinous empathy. When you do neither its manipulative insincerity.  This simple framework can help you build better relationships at work, and fulfill your three key responsibilities as a leader: creating a culture of feedback (praise and criticism), building a cohesive team, and achieving results you're all proud of.  Radical Candor offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Taken from years of the author's experience, and distilled clearly giving actionable lessons to the reader; it shows managers how to be successful while retaining their humanity, finding meaning in their job, and creating an environment where people both love their work and their colleagues.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

Pdf Business Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

Pdf:Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity.Review 'I think this is an incredible book for anyone who is hoping to create better relationships in the workplace. Whether you manage 1 person or an entire company, this is for YOU.' ―Rachel Hollis, New York Times bestselling author'Scott’s experiences leading teams at Google and Apple led to this book, which espouses a workplace culture where leaders care deeply about their employees and challenge them to be their best selves.” ―Jeff Kinney, author of the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, in the New York Times'I raced through RADICAL CANDOR―it’s thrilling to learn a framework that shows how to be both a better boss and a better colleague. RADICAL CANDOR is packed with illuminating truths, insightful advice, and practical suggestions, all illustrated with engaging (and often funny) stories from Kim Scott’s own experiences at places like Apple, Google, and various start-ups. Indispensable.' ―Gretchen Rubin author of NYT bestseller THE HAPPINESS PROJECT 'Reading Radical Candor will help you build, lead, and inspire teams to do the best work of their lives. Kim Scott's insights--based on her experience, keen observational intelligence and analysis--will help you be a better leader and create a more effective organization.' ―Sheryl Sandberg author of the NYT bestseller LEAN IN 'Kim Scott has a well-earned reputation as a kick-ass boss and a voice that CEOs take seriously. In this remarkable book, she draws on her extensive experience to provide clear and honest guidance on the fundamentals of leading others: how to give (and receive) feedback, how to make smart decisions, how to keep moving forward, and much more. If you manage people―whether it be 1 person or a 1,000--you need RADICAL CANDOR. Now.' ―Daniel Pink author of NYT bestseller DRIVE'I read Kim's blog on Radical Candor and was immediately convinced that we needed to modify our culture. Being nice, was not nice at all. Not only does it hurt the company, but it also hurts the person who isn't receiving important feedback. We rolled out the Radical Candor framework at a 600-person company meeting six months ago. Despite having only applied modest reinforcement to date, we are already seeing the benefits. People will often start a conversation with 'In the spirit of radical candor...' I love that it has allowed us to grab onto that phrase to transition toward a radically candid company. I can't think of a better way to improve our culture and, most important, help our people improve and develop. Thank you Kim!' ―Greg Schott, CEO of Mulesoft'When I first heard Kim's presentation of Radical Candor, I was blown away. In a nicely compact 2x2 with just eight words, she perfectly summarized what I had known my whole career, but just didn't have the right way to say it. To me, Radical Candor was business poetry. Success in business is completely dependent on having the hard conversations and exposing the truth about what needs to happen in your organization. We all know how difficult those conversations can be and they are less effective if your team can't hear the message. Radical candor is about combining a desire to push the organization and achieve the vision while communicating in a way that lets your team know you care personally about them. I am so pleased when I hear an employee start a conversation, 'In the vein of radical candor…”, as I know we will be speaking the truth and on a path to accomplishing great things.' ―Christa Quarles, CEO of Open Table'With Radical Candor, Kim has bottled some of Google's magic and shared it with the world.' ―Shona Brown, former SVP Business Operations at Google'Talk. Just talk honestly and candidly. Yet in the workplace, direct conversations are events to be avoided at all costs. Ask any manager―or employee. In response to this, former Googler, Apple-r, and jill-of-many-trades Scott has developed an ingeniously simple, practical practice routine that makes most of the performance issues in the employment world go away: radical candor... Her seven-step methodology―listen, clarify, debate, decide, persuade, execute, learn―is the tool by which bosses and employees get work done well. Plus it completely overcomes the paralysis and concerns during appraisal time. An amazing process that should work, when embraced and applied.' ―Booklist Read more About the Author Kim Scott is the author of Radical Candor: How To Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity, to be published by St Martin's Press in March 2017. Kim is also the co-founder of Candor, Inc., which builds tools to make it easier to follow the advice she offers in the book. She is also the author of three novels. Read more

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Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

Pdf Business Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

Pdf:Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life.Who Moved My Cheese? is an amusing and enlightening story of four characters who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy. Cheese is a metaphor for what you want to have in life - whether it is a good job, a loving relationship, money or a possession, health or spirital peace of mind. And the maze is where you look for what you want - the organisation you work in, or the family or community you live in. This profound book from bestselling author, Spencer Johnson, will show you how to anticipate change, adapt to change quickly, enjoy change and be ready to change quickly again and again. Discover the secret for yourself and learn how to deal with change, so that you suffer from less stress and enjoy more success in your work and in life. Written for all ages, this story takes less than an hour to read, but its unique insights can last for a lifetime. Read more

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Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

Pdf Business Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

Pdf:Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life.The number one international best seller!A timeless business classic, Who Moved My Cheese? uses a simple parable to reveal profound truths about dealing with change so that you can enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life.It would be all so easy if you had a map to the Maze. If the same old routines worked. If they'd just stop moving "The Cheese." But things keep changing...Most people are fearful of change, both personal and professional, because they don't have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Dr. Spencer Johnson, the co-author of the multimillion best seller The One Minute Manager, uses a deceptively simple story to show that when it comes to living in a rapidly changing world, what matters most is your attitude. Exploring a simple way to take the fear and anxiety out of managing the future, Who Moved My Cheese? can help you discover how to anticipate, acknowledge, and accept change in order to have a positive impact on your job, your relationships, and every aspect of your life.

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Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

Pdf Business Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

Pdf:Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life.Amazon.com Review Change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective. The message of Who Moved My Cheese? is that all can come to see it as a blessing, if they understand the nature of cheese and the role it plays in their lives. Who Moved My Cheese? is a parable that takes place in a maze. Four beings live in that maze: Sniff and Scurry are mice--nonanalytical and nonjudgmental, they just want cheese and are willing to do whatever it takes to get it. Hem and Haw are 'littlepeople,' mouse-size humans who have an entirely different relationship with cheese. It's not just sustenance to them; it's their self-image. Their lives and belief systems are built around the cheese they've found. Most of us reading the story will see the cheese as something related to our livelihoods--our jobs, our career paths, the industries we work in--although it can stand for anything, from health to relationships. The point of the story is that we have to be alert to changes in the cheese, and be prepared to go running off in search of new sources of cheese when the cheese we have runs out. Dr. Johnson, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and many other books, presents this parable to business, church groups, schools, military organizations--anyplace where you find people who may fear or resist change. And although more analytical and skeptical readers may find the tale a little too simplistic, its beauty is that it sums up all natural history in just 94 pages: Things change. They always have changed and always will change. And while there's no single way to deal with change, the consequence of pretending change won't happen is always the same: The cheese runs out. --Lou Schuler Read more About the Author Spencer Johnson, M.D., is the originator of The One Minute Manager System™ and co-author of the New York Times bestsellers The One Minute Manager®, The One Minute Sales Person, and One Minute for Myself. His other bestsellers include Who Moved My Cheese?; The Precious Present; and Yes or No: The Guide to Better Decisions.Called “The King of Parables” by USA Today, Dr. Johnson is often referred to as the best there is at taking complex subjects and presenting simple solutions that work. He received a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Southern California, an M.D. from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and medical clerkships at Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic. There are over 50 million copies of his books in print worldwide in 47 languages.Few names are as recognized in American business as Ken Blanchard’s. His One Minute Manager® Library has sold millions of copies and been translated into more than twenty languages, and he has written or co-authored a number of other popular books as well. Ken is a captivating and sought-after speaker and business consultant, who has shared his unique approach with a multitude of Fortune 500 companies.Ken has received many awards in management and leadership. He has won the National Speakers Association’s highest honor, the “Council of Peers Award for Excellence,” and the Golden Gavel from Toastmasters International, and was inducted into the HRD Hall of Fame. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

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Pdf:Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World.The retired four-star general and best-selling author of My Share of the Task shares a powerful new leadership model Former general Stanley McChrystal held a key position for much of the War on Terror, as head of the Joint Special Operations Command. In Iraq he found that despite the vastly superior resources, manpower, and training of the US military, Al Qaeda had an advantage because of its structure as a loose network of small, independent cells. Those cells wreaked havoc by always staying one step ahead, sharing knowledge with each other via high-tech communications. To defeat such an agile enemy, JSOC had to change its focus from efficiency to adaptability. McChrystal led the transformation of his forces into a network that combined robust centralized communication ("shared consciousness") with decentralized managerial authority ("empowered execution"). Now he shows not only how the military made that transition but also how similar shifts are possible in all kinds of organizations, from large companies to startups to charities to government agencies. In a world of rapid change, the best organizations think and act like a team of teams, embracing small groups that combine the freedom to experiment with a relentless drive to share what they've learned. McChrystal and his colleagues explain their process for helping organizations embrace this model. They also share fascinating research and examples from settings as diverse as emergency rooms and NASA's mission control center. Read by Paul Michael. Introduction and recaps read by General Stanley McChrystal.

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

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Pdf:The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business.Amazon.com Review A Q&A with Author Charles Duhigg What sparked your interest in habits? I first became interested in the science of habits eight years ago, as a newspaper reporter in Baghdad, when I heard about an army major conducting an experiment in a small town named Kufa. The major had analyzed videotapes of riots and had found that violence was often preceded by a crowd of Iraqis gathering in a plaza and, over the course of hours, growing in size. Food vendors would show up, as well as spectators. Then, someone would throw a rock or a bottle. When the major met with Kufa’s mayor, he made an odd request: Could they keep food vendors out of the plazas? Sure, the mayor said. A few weeks later, a small crowd gathered near the Great Mosque of Kufa. It grew in size. Some people started chanting angry slogans. At dusk, the crowd started getting restless and hungry. People looked for the kebab sellers normally filling the plaza, but there were none to be found. The spectators left. The chanters became dispirited. By 8 p.m., everyone was gone. I asked the major how he had figured out that removing food vendors would change peoples' behavior. The U.S. military, he told me, is one of the biggest habit-formation experiments in history. “Understanding habits is the most important thing I’ve learned in the army,” he said. By the time I got back to the U.S., I was hooked on the topic. How have your own habits changed as a result of writing this book? Since starting work on this book, I've lost about 30 pounds, I run every other morning (I'm training for the NY Marathon later this year), and I'm much more productive. And the reason why is because I've learned to diagnose my habits, and how to change them. Take, for instance, a bad habit I had of eating a cookie every afternoon. By learning how to analyze my habit, I figured out that the reason I walked to the cafeteria each day wasn't because I was craving a chocolate chip cookie. It was because I was craving socialization, the company of talking to my colleagues while munching. That was the habit's real reward. And the cue for my behavior - the trigger that caused me to automatically stand up and wander to the cafeteria, was a certain time of day. So, I reconstructed the habit: now, at about 3:30 each day, I absentmindedly stand up from my desk, look around for someone to talk with, and then gossip for about 10 minutes. I don't even think about it at this point. It's automatic. It's a habit. I haven't had a cookie in six months. What was the most surprising use of habits that you uncovered? The most surprising thing I've learned is how companies use the science of habit formation to study - and influence - what we buy. Take, for example, Target, the giant retailer. Target collects all kinds of data on every shopper it can, including whether you’re married and have kids, which part of town you live in, how much money you earn, if you've moved recently, the websites you visit. And with that information, it tries to diagnose each consumer’s unique, individual habits. Why? Because Target knows that there are these certain moments when our habits become flexible. When we buy a new house, for instance, or get married or have a baby, our shopping habits are in flux. A well-timed coupon or advertisement can convince us to buy in a whole new way. But figuring out when someone is buying a house or getting married or having a baby is tough. And if you send the advertisement after the wedding or the baby arrives, it’s usually too late. So Target studies our habits to see if they can predict major life events. And the company is very, very successful. Oftentimes, they know what is going on in someone's life better than that person's parents. Read more Review “Sharp, provocative, and useful.”—Jim Collins“Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habit is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good.”—Financial Times “Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change.”—The New York Times Book Review “Cue: see cover. Routine: read book. Reward: fully comprehend the art of manipulation.”—Bloomberg Businessweek“A fresh examination of how routine behaviors take hold and whether they are susceptible to change . . . The stories that Duhigg has knitted together are all fascinating in their own right, but take on an added dimension when wedded to his examination of habits.”— Associated Press “There’s been a lot of research over the past several years about how our habits shape us, and this work is beautifully described in the new book The Power of Habit.”—David Brooks, The New York Times “A first-rate book—based on an impressive mass of research, written in a lively style and providing just the right balance of intellectual seriousness with practical advice on how to break our bad habits.”—The Economist “I have been spinning like a top since reading The Power of Habit, New York Times journalist Charles Duhigg’s fascinating best-seller about how people, businesses and organizations develop the positive routines that make them productive—and happy.”—The Washington Post “An absolutely fascinating . . . book [that explores] a startling and sometimes dismaying collision between the increasingly sophisticated scientific understanding of habits—how they’re formed, how they can be disrupted and changed—and, among other things, companies’ efforts to use that knowledge to steer your habits and money their way.”—Wired “If Duhigg is right about the nature of habits, which I think he is, then trying to get rid of these bad habits won’t work. Instead, what is needed is to teach the managers to identify the cues that lead to these bad habits and rewards, and then learn alternative routines that lead to similar rewards, i.e. business and personal success.”—Forbes “The Power of Habit is chock-full of fascinating anecdotes . . . how an early twentieth century adman turned Pepsodent into the first bestselling toothpaste by creating the habit of brushing daily, how a team of marketing mavens at Procter & Gamble rescued Febreze from the scrapheap of failed products by recognizing that a fresh smell was a fine reward for a cleaning task, how Michael Phelps’ coach instilled habits that made him an Olympic champion many times over, and how Tony Dungy turned the Indianapolis Colts into a Super Bowl–winning team.”—Los Angeles Times Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization?

Pdf Business Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization?

Pdf:Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization?."This is the management book of the year. Clear, powerful, and urgent, it's a must-read for anyone who cares about where they work and how they work." (Seth Godin, author of This Is Marketing)"This book is a breath of fresh air. Read it now, and make sure your boss does, too." (Adam Grant, New York Times best-selling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg)When fast-scaling startups and global organizations get stuck, they call Aaron Dignan. In this book, he reveals his proven approach for eliminating red tape, dissolving bureaucracy, and doing the best work of your life.He's found that nearly everyone, from Wall Street to Silicon Valley, points to the same frustrations: lack of trust, bottlenecks in decision making, siloed functions and teams, meeting and email overload, tiresome budgeting, short-term thinking, and more. Is there any hope for a solution? Haven't countless business gurus promised the answer, yet changed almost nothing about the way we work? That's because we fail to recognize that organizations aren't machines to be predicted and controlled. They're complex human systems full of potential waiting to be released. Dignan says you can't fix a team, department, or organization by tinkering around the edges. Over the years, he has helped his clients completely reinvent their operating systems - the fundamental principles and practices that shape their culture - with extraordinary success. Imagine a bank that abandoned traditional budgeting, only to outperform its competition for decades. An appliance manufacturer that divided itself into 2,000 autonomous teams, resulting not in chaos but rapid growth. A healthcare provider with an HQ of just 50 people supporting over 14,000 people in the field - that is named the "best place to work" year after year. And even a team that saved $3 million per year by cancelling one monthly meeting. Their stories may sound improbable, but in Brave New Work you'll learn exactly how they and other organizations are inventing a smarter, healthier, and more effective way to work. Not through top down mandates, but through a groundswell of autonomy, trust, and transparency.Whether you lead a team of 10 or 10,000, improving your operating system is the single most powerful thing you can do. The only question is, are you ready?

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Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

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Pdf:Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World.Start the new year with the number one New York Times best seller that examines how people can champion new ideas - and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option B."Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world." (Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers and The Tipping Point)"Originals is one of the most important and captivating books I have ever read, full of surprising and powerful ideas. It will not only change the way you see the world; it might just change the way you live your life. And it could very well inspire you to change your world." (Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In)With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation's most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all?Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didn't even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo.

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The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business

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Pdf:The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business.Review Consulting executive Lencioni (The Five Dysfunctions of a Team) has an answer for floundering businesses—aim for organizational health. In other words, businesses that are whole, consistent, and complete, with complementary management, operations, strategy, and culture. Today, the vast majority of organizations have more than enough intelligence, experience, and knowledge to be successful. Organizational health is neither sexy nor quantifiable, which is why more people don't take advantage. However, improved health will not only create a competitive advantage and better bottom line, it will boost morale. Lencioni covers four steps to health: build a cohesive leadership team, create clarity, overcommunicate clarity, and reinforce clarity. Through examples of his own experiences and others', he addresses the behaviors of a cohesive team, peer-to-peer accountability, office politics and bureaucracy and strategy, and how all organizations should strive to make people's lives better. This smart, pithy, and practical guide is a must-read for executives and other businesspeople who need to get their proverbial ducks back in a row. (Apr.) (Publishers Weekly, 1/16/12) Read more From the Inside Flap 'Organizational health will one day surpass all other disciplines in business as the greatest opportunity for improvement and competitive advantage.' This is the promise of The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni's bold manifesto about the most unexploited opportunity in modern business. In his immensely readable and accessible style, Lencioni makes the case that there is no better way to achieve profound improvement in an organization than by attacking the root causes of dysfunction, politics, and confusion. While too many leaders are still limiting their search for advantage to conventional and largely exhausted areas like marketing, strategy, and technology, Lencioni demonstrates that there is an untapped gold mine sitting right beneath them. Instead of trying to become smarter, he asserts that leaders and organizations need to shift their focus to becoming healthier, allowing them to tap into the more-than-sufficient intelligence and expertise they already have. The author of numerous best-selling business fables including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and Death by Meeting, Lencioni here draws upon his twenty years of writing, field research, and executive consulting to some of the world's leading organizations. He combines real-world stories and anecdotes with practical, actionable advice to create a work that is at once a great read and an invaluable, hands-on tool. The result is, without a doubt, Lencioni's most comprehensive, significant, and essential work to date. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

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Pdf:Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World.Review “In addition to being a fascinating and colorful read, this book is an indispensable guide to organizational change.” –Walter Isaacson, from the foreword   “This is a bold argument that leaders can help teams become greater than the sum of their parts.” —Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit   “Team of Teams is erudite, elegant, and insightful. An unexpected and surprising wealth of information and wonder, it provides a blueprint for how to cope with increasing complexity in the world. A must read for anyone who cares about the future—and that means all of us.” —Daniel Levitin, author of The Organized Mind   “Team of Teams is a compelling, pragmatic argument for a more information-rich, decentral­ized approach to management from a leader who has successfully weathered storms with higher stakes than most business leaders will ever encounter. A must-read book for anyone serious about taking their leadership further, faster.”—John Venhuizen, president & CEO, Ace Hardware Corporation   “General Stan McChrystal’s Team of Teams is an instant classic. Best leadership book I have read in many a decade, by one of our nation’s most gifted and iconic general officers.”—Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret), Supreme Allied Commander at NATO 2009–2013; dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University   “The lessons and concepts outlined in Team of Teams provide a valuable blueprint for leader­ship across any industry or domain. The principles of classical leadership struggle to deal with today’s pace of change, free-flow of information, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the digital generation. Team of Teams harnesses these new realities as assets, providing a leader­ship framework to produce the inclusiveness and adaptability of a fast-moving start-up, at the scale of any size organization.” —Brad Smith, president and CEO, Intuit   “In Team of Teams, General Stanley McChrystal, who won some of our most striking victories in the great war between nations and terrorist networks, shares insights for all in this lucid, persuasive, and sometimes wrenching account of our troubled yet transformational times.” —John Arquilla, professor, Defense Analysis United States Naval Postgraduate School   “In the fast-moving world of today and tomorrow, organizations that don’t adapt will sim­ply fade. Team of Teams makes this case in compelling ways. I literally could not put the book down.” —Peter Bergen, author of Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad” Read more About the Author Stanley McChrystal retired from the U.S. Army as a four-star general after more than thirty-four years of service. His last assignment was as the commander of all American and coalition forces in Afghanistan. His memoir, My Share of the Task, was a New York Times bestseller. He is a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and the cofounder of CrossLead, a leadership consulting firm. Tantum Collins is currently studying international relations at Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar. David Silverman and Chris Fussell are senior execu­tives at CrossLead and former U.S. Navy SEAL officers. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People

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Pdf:The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People.Review 'I loved this book so much that I gave a copy to several co-workers. The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace helped me to understand the most appropriate ways to show affirmation and give positive feedback to co-workers and volunteers in ways that speak to them based on their primary 'Appreciation Language.' Great team building exercise to do with department staff, managerial teams, or executive teams.' Reviewed by Sue D, Net Galley, May 16, 2014, Rated 5 of 5 stars. Read more Review PRAISE F OR THE 5 LANG UAGES OF APPRECIATION IN THE W ORKPLACEAfter twenty years of coaching leaders at all levels, and educating thousands of professionalcoaches around the world, I believe there are two universal things that ignite excellencewithin people: recognition of their uniqueness and acknowledgement that they matter. The 5Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace gives individuals, teams, and entire organizationsan invaluable resource to do just that by making appreciation a foundational part oftheir culture.AMY RUPPERT, Master Certified Coach; CEO, The Integreship Group; Past NationalPresident, the International Coaching FederationGood leaders are known for their technical skills. Great leaders are known and rememberedfor how they make people feel. The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace is a must-haveresource for any leader who wants to move the bar from being a good leader to a great leader.KAREN ALBER, Founding Partner, The Integreship Group; Former Chief InformationOfficer, HJ HeinzThe 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace has helped change the way managers aroundthe world think about appreciation in the workplace. New research on the positive benefitsto organizations when employees feel valued and appreciated for their contributions, generationaldifferences, the special needs of remote employees, and peer-to-peer appreciation,are welcomed additions to a book that has already become a management classic. This bookwill be equally valuable to those who are at the start of their burgeoning management careersas it will be to seasoned managers by providing practical tips on how to engage the increasinglydiverse workforce with relevant and relatable solutions.PETER HART, President & CEO, Rideau, Inc.; Director, Advisory Board, WhartonCenter for Human Resources, University of PennsylvaniaThe 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace has been a pivotal resource helping ouremployees and culture grow and mature. It is amazing to see how trust grows when care andappreciation are shown, as the correct language of appreciation for each employee is utilized.The insights found in this book are applicable to all generations and skill sets: introverts toextroverts, technical to relational abilities—all have been able to apply these principles formeaningful growth.EVAN WILSON, Chief Experience Officer, Meritrust Credit UnionThere is a continual cry for authenticity in our workplaces and communities. This updatedversion of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace brings a deeper understandingof HOW to be authentic in expressing individual value in a variety of circumstances. Thebusiness case for adopting The 5 Languages of Appreciation is stronger than ever, and thisnew edition provides the research foundation for the return on investment to organizationswhen they commit to building a strong, positive workplace culture, one coworker at a time!DAN AGNE, Owner and Principal Consultant, The Agne Group; Director of SalesEffectiveness, The Brooks Group; Associate Pastor, Open Bible Christian Church,Dayton, OhioI greatly appreciate this second edition of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace.White and Chapman have done an exceptional job of mixing statistics with stories and infusingresearch into relevancy. They give readers a nuanced approach to appreciating othersat work that will enhance leaders’ and colleagues’ appreciation-literacy skills in being able todraw out the best in others at work (and home).DAVID ZINGER, Founder, The Global Employee Experience & Engagement Network;Coauthor, People Artists: Drawing Out the Best in Others at WorkDrs. Chapman and White’s perspective about the reality of managers’ lives is spot on.Managers don’t have capacity to give as much appreciation as the human spirit of their directreports craves, in most cases. “It takes a village to raise a child” applies just as much to nurturingthe fundamental needs of all human beings to be understood, valued, and appreciated.We all live, to some degree, in a “village” community and the principles in The 5 Languages ofAppreciation in the Workplace make it much easier to do what most people intuitively wantto give and receive.TIM MYERS, Materials Lab Manager-Metallography, Honeywell, Inc.Appreciation isn’t just a manager issue; it is a coworker issue. It is an employee appreciatingtheir leader issue, and a vendor to employee issue—the list goes on and on. In The 5 Languagesof Appreciation in the Workplace, Drs. Chapman and White give us the vision to create a culturewith everyone valuing and appreciating one another no matter the role they have in theorganization.TIFFANY SNIPES, Learning & Development Consultant, BJC Institute for Learning andDevelopmentAs a longtime user of the 5 Languages approach, I was excited to see the new material that hasbeen added to highlight the proven financial benefits of appreciation, working with remoteand virtual teams, appreciation across generations, and making a strong case for the overallincrease in employee engagement. We continue to offer training on The 5 Languages ofAppreciation in the Workplace as a valuable tool to our member companies. We have foundthat when team members learn what others actually value in regards to showing appreciationto each other, areas like team morale, cohesiveness, unity, and especially productivityincrease, and drama decreases.DAVE TIPPETT, Director, On Site Learning and Consulting, The Employers’ AssociationUnderstanding The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace has been critical to our successin building a strong team and maintaining a positive culture. I aspire daily to demonstrateauthentic appreciation toward my team members, peers, and leadership team. The focus onappreciation has increased employee engagement and strengthened our team dynamic.MICHELLE SUTTER, Director of Sales, Holland America LineWorking with Dr. White brought to light the importance of building a sustainable appreciationculture. Through his workshops and personalized recognition tools, we are starting tosee improved team dynamics and our appreciation communication shifting in the directionof tomorrow. While it didn’t come naturally at first, we are learning to recognize each other’slanguage of appreciation and it is making a big difference.JOANNA ZIARNIK, Research & Innovation, L’Oreal USA Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't

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Pdf:Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't.About the Author Simon Sinek is an optimist, teacher, writer, and worldwide public speaker. His first four books --Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, Together is Better, and Find Your Why -- have been national and international bestsellers. His first TED talk, based on Start With Why, is the third most-viewed TED video of all time. Learn more about his work and how you can inspire those around you at StartWithWhy.com. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Chapter 1Protection from AboveA thick layer of clouds blocked out any light. There were no stars and there was no moon. Just black. The team slowly made its way through the valley, the rocky terrain making it impossible to go any faster than a snail's pace. Worse, they knew they were being watched. Every one of them was on edge.A year hadn't yet passed since the attacks of September 11. The Taliban government had only recently fallen after taking a pounding from U.S. forces for their refusal to turn over the Al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden. There were a lot of Special Operations Forces in the area performing missions that, to this day, are still classified. This was one of those teams and this was one of those missions.All we know is that the team of twenty-two men was operating deep inside enemy territory and had recently captured what the government calls a 'high-value target.' They were now working their way through a deep valley in a mountainous part of Afghanistan, escorting their high-value target to a safe house.Flying over the thick clouds that night was Captain Mike Drowley, or Johnny Bravo, as he is known by his call sign or nickname. Except for the whir of his engines, it was perfectly peaceful up there. Thousands of stars speckled the sky, and the moon lit up the top of the clouds so brightly it looked like a fresh layer of snow had fallen. It was beautiful.Johnny Bravo and his wingman were circling above in their A-10 aircraft, waiting should they be needed below. Affectionately known as the Warthog, the A-10 is not technically a fighter jet; it's an attack aircraft. A relatively slow-flying, single-seat armored plane designed to provide close air support for troops on the ground. Unlike other fighter jets, it is not fast or sexy (hence the nickname), but it gets the job done.Ideally, both the A-10 pilots in the air and the troops on the ground would prefer to see each other with their eyes. Seeing the plane above, knowing someone is looking out for them, gives the troops below a greater sense of confidence. And seeing the troops below gives the pilots a greater sense of assurance that they will be able to help if needed. But given the thick cloud cover and the mountainous terrain that night in Afghanistan, the only way either knew the other was there was through the occasional radio contact they kept. Without a line of sight, Johnny Bravo couldn't see what the troops saw, but he could sense how the troops felt from what he heard over the radio. And this was enough to spur him to act.Following his gut, Johnny Bravo decided he needed to execute a weather letdown, to drop down below the clouds so he could take a look at what was happening on the ground. It was a daring move. With the thick, low-hanging clouds, scattered storms in the area and the fact that Johnny Bravo would have to fly into a valley with his field of vision reduced by the night-vision goggles, performing the weather letdown under these conditions was extremely treacherous for even the most experienced of pilots.Johnny Bravo was not told to perform the risky maneuver. If anything, he probably would have been told to hang tight and wait until he got the call to help. But Johnny Bravo is not like most pilots. Even though he was thousands of feet above in the safe cocoon of his cockpit, he could sense the anxiety of the men below. Regardless of the dangers, he knew that performing the weather letdown was the right thing to do. And for Johnny Bravo, that meant there was no other choice.Then, just as he was preparing to head down through the clouds into the valley, his instincts were confirmed. Three words came across the radio. Three little words that can send shivers down a pilot's neck: 'Troops in contact.''Troops in contact' means someone on the ground is in trouble. It is the call that ground forces use to let others know they are under attack. Though Johnny Bravo had heard those words many times before during training, it was on this night, August 16, 2002, that he heard the words 'troops in contact' for the first time in a combat situation.Johnny Bravo had developed a way to help him relate to the men on the ground. To feel what they feel. During every training exercise, while flying above the battlefield, he would always replay in his mind the scene from the movie Saving Private Ryan when the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy. He would picture the ramp of a Higgins boat dropping down, the men running onto the beach into a wall of German gunfire. The bullets whizzing past them. The pings of stray shots hitting the steel hulls of the boats. The cries of men hit. Johnny Bravo had trained himself to imagine that that was the scene playing out below every time he heard 'Troops in contact.' With those images vividly embossed in his mind, Johnny Bravo reacted to the call for assistance.He told his wingman to hang tight above the clouds, announced his intentions to the flight controllers and the troops below and pointed his aircraft down into the darkness. As he passed through the clouds, the turbulence thrashed him and his aircraft about. A hard push to the left. A sudden drop. A jolt to the right. Unlike the commercial jets in which we fly, the A-10 is not designed for passenger comfort, and his plane bounced and shook hard as he passed through the layer of cloud.Flying into the unknown with no idea what to expect, Johnny Bravo focused his attention on his instruments, trying to take in as much information as he could. His eyes moved from one dial to the next followed by a quick glance out the front window. Altitude, speed, heading, window. Altitude, speed, heading, window. 'Please. Let. This. Work. Please. Let. This. Work,' he said to himself under his breath.When he finally broke through the clouds, he was less than a thousand feet off the ground, flying in a valley. The sight that greeted him was nothing like he had ever seen before, not in training or in the movies. There was enemy fire coming from both sides of the valley. Massive amounts of it. There was so much that the tracer fire-the streaks of light that follow the bullets-lit up the whole area. Bullets and rockets all aimed at the middle, all aimed squarely at the Special Operations Forces pinned down below.In 2002 the avionics in the aircraft were not as sophisticated as they are today. The instruments Johnny Bravo had couldn't prevent him from hitting the mountain walls. Worse, he was flying with old Soviet maps left over from the invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s. But there was no way he was going to let down those troops. 'There are fates worse than death,' he will tell you. 'One fate worse than death is accidentally killing your own men. Another fate worse than death is going home alive when twenty-two others don't.'And so, on that dark night in August, Johnny Bravo started counting. He knew his speed and he knew his distance from the mountains. He did some quick calculations in his head and counted out loud the seconds he had before he would hit the valley walls. 'One one thousand, two one thousand, three one thousand . . .' He locked his guns onto a position from which he could see a lot of enemy fire originating and held down the trigger of his Gatling gun. 'Four one thousand, five one thousand, six one thousand . . .' At the point he ran out of room, he pulled back on the stick and pulled a sharp turn. His plane roared as he pulled back into the cloud above, his only option to avoid smacking into the mountain. His body pressed hard into his seat from the pressure of the G-forces as he set to go around again. But there was no sound on the radio. The silence was deafening. Did the radio silence mean his shots were useless? Did it mean the guy on the radio was down? Or worse, did it mean the whole team was down?Then the call came. 'Good hits! Good hits! Keep it coming!' And keep it coming he did. He took another pass, counting again to avoid hitting the mountains. 'One one thousand, two one thousand, three one thousand . . .' And another sharp turn and another run. And another. And another. He was making good hits and he had plenty of fuel; the problem now was, he was out of ammo.He pointed his plane up to the clouds to fly and meet his wingman, who was still circling above. Johnny Bravo quickly briefed his partner on the situation and told him to do one thing, 'Follow me.' The two A-10s, flying three feet apart from each other, wing to wing, disappeared together into the clouds.When they popped out, both less than a thousand feet above the ground, they began their runs together. Johnny Bravo did the counting and his wingman followed his lead and laid down the fire. 'One one thousand. Two one thousand. Three one thousand. Four one thousand . . .' On cue, the two planes pulled high-G turns together and went around again and again and again. 'One one thousand. Two one thousand. Three one thousand. Four one thousand.'That night, twenty-two men went home alive. There were no American casualties.The Value of EmpathyThat August night over Afghanistan, Johnny Bravo risked his life so that others might survive. He received no performance bonus. He didn't get a promotion or an award at the company off-site. He wasn't looking for any undue attention or reality TV show for his efforts. For Johnny Bravo, it was just part of the 'J.O.B.' as he puts it. And the greatest reward he received for his service was meeting the forces for whom he provided top cover that night. Though they had never met before, when they finally did meet, they hugged like old friends.In the linear hierarchies in which we work, we want the folks at the top to see what we did. We raise our hands for recognition and reward. For most of us, the more recognition we get for our efforts from those in charge, the more successful we think we are. It is a system that works so long as that one person who supervises us stays at the company and feels no undue pressure from above-a nearly impossible standard to maintain. For Johnny Bravo and those like him, the will to succeed and the desire to do things that advance the interests of the organization aren't just motivated by recognition from above; they are integral to a culture of sacrifice and service, in which protection comes from all levels of the organization.There is one thing that Johnny Bravo credits for giving him the courage to cross into the darkness of the unknown, sometimes with the knowledge that he might not come back. And it's not necessarily what you would expect. As valuable as it was, it isn't his training. And for all the advanced schooling he has received, it isn't his education. And as remarkable as the tools are that he has been given, it isn't his aircraft or any of its sophisticated systems. For all the technology he has at his disposal, empathy, Johnny Bravo says, is the single greatest asset he has to do his job. Ask any of the remarkable men and women in uniform who risk themselves for the benefit of others why they do it and they will tell you the same thing: 'Because they would have done it for me.'Where do people like Johnny Bravo come from? Are they just born that way? Some perhaps are. But if the conditions in which we work meet a particular standard, every single one of us is capable of the courage and sacrifice of a Johnny Bravo. Though we may not be asked to risk our lives or to save anybody else's, we would gladly share our glory and help those with whom we work succeed. More important, in the right conditions, the people with whom we work would choose to do those things for us. And when that happens, when those kinds of bonds are formed, a strong foundation is laid for the kind of success and fulfillment that no amount of money, fame or awards can buy. This is what it means to work in a place in which the leaders prioritize the well-being of their people and, in return, their people give everything they've got to protect and advance the well-being of one another and the organization.I use the military to illustrate the example because the lessons are so much more exaggerated when it is a matter of life and death. There is a pattern that exists in the organizations that achieve the greatest success, the ones that outmaneuver and outinnovate their competitors, the ones that command the greatest respect from inside and outside their organizations, the ones with the highest loyalty and lowest churn and the ability to weather nearly every storm or challenge. These exceptional organizations all have cultures in which the leaders provide cover from above and the people on the ground look out for each other. This is the reason they are willing to push hard and take the kinds of risks they do. And the way any organization can achieve this is with empathy.Chapter 2Employees Are People TooBefore there was empathy at the company, going to work felt like, well, work. On any given morning, the factory employees would stand at their machines waiting to start at the sound of the bell. And when it rang, on cue they would flip the switches and power up the machines in front of them. Within a few seconds, the whir of the machinery drowned out the sound of their voices. The workday had begun.About two hours into the day, another bell would ring, announcing the time the workers could take a break. The machines would stop and nearly every worker would leave their post. Some went to the bathroom. Some went to grab another cup of coffee. And some just sat by their machines, resting until the bell told them to start work again. A few hours later, the bell would sound again, this time to let them know they were now allowed to leave the building for lunch. This was the way it had always been done. Read more

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Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility

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Pdf:Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility.When it comes to recruiting, motivating, and creating great teams, Patty McCord says most companies have it all wrong. McCord helped create the unique and high-performing culture at Netflix, where she was chief talent officer. In her new book, Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, she shares what she learned there and elsewhere in Silicon Valley.   McCord advocates practicing radical honesty in the workplace, saying good-bye to employees who don't fit the company's emerging needs, and motivating with challenging work, not promises, perks, and bonus plans. McCord argues that the old standbys of corporate HR-annual performance reviews, retention plans, employee empowerment and engagement programs-often end up being a colossal waste of time and resources. Her road-tested advice, offered with humor and irreverence, provides readers a different path for creating a culture of high performance and profitability.    Powerful will change how you think about work and the way a business should be run.

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The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People

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Pdf:The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People.Based on the number one New York Times best seller The 5 Love Languages (over 12 million copies sold)Dramatically improve workplace relationships simply by learning your coworkers' language of appreciation. This book will give you the tools to improve staff moral, create a more positive workplace, and increase employee engagement. How? By teaching you to effectively communicate authentic appreciation and encouragement to employees, coworkers, and leaders.Most relational problems in organizations flow from this question: Do people feel appreciated? This book will help you answer "Yes!" A best seller - having sold over 300,000 copies and translated into 16 languages - this book has proven to be effective and valuable in diverse settings. Its principles about human behavior have helped businesses, nonprofits, hospitals, schools, government agencies, and organizations with remote workers.Plus! Each book contains a free access code for taking the online Motivating By Appreciation (MBA) Inventory (does not apply to purchases of used books). The assessment identifies a person's preferred languages of appreciation to help you apply the book. When supervisors and colleagues understand their coworkers' primary and secondary languages, as well as the specific actions they desire, they can effectively communicate authentic appreciation, thus creating healthy work relationships and raising the level of performance across an entire team or organization.Take your team to the next level by applying The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace.

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It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work

Pdf Business It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work

Pdf:It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work.In this timely manifesto, the authors of the New York Times best-seller Rework broadly reject the prevailing notion that long hours, aggressive hustle, and "whatever it takes" are required to run a successful business today.In Rework, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson introduced a new path to working effectively. Now, they build on their message with a bold, iconoclastic strategy for creating the ideal company culture - what they call "the calm company". Their approach directly attacks the chaos, anxiety, and stress that plagues millions of workplaces and hampers billions of workers every day.Long hours, an excessive workload, and a lack of sleep have become a badge of honor for modern professionals. But it should be a mark of stupidity, the authors argue. Sadly, this isn't just a problem for large organizations - individuals, contractors, and solopreneurs are burning themselves out the same way. The answer to better productivity isn't more hours - it's less waste and fewer things that induce distraction and persistent stress.It's time to stop celebrating crazy and start celebrating calm, Fried and Hansson assert.Fried and Hansson have the proof to back up their argument. "Calm" has been the cornerstone of their company's culture since Basecamp began 20 years ago. Destined to become the management guide for the next generation, It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work is a practical and inspiring distillation of their insights and experiences. It isn't an audiobook telling you what to do. It's an audiobook showing you what they've done - and how any manager or executive, no matter the industry or size of the company, can do it, too.

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Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works

Pdf Business Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works

Pdf:Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works.Review “One of the best books on Strategy is Roger Martin and A. G. Lafley's Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works.” — TIME magazine“Winner – Thinkers50 Best Book Award 2012 and 2013.” — Thinkers50 (thinkers50.com)“Playing to Win is a rare tale from the front lines of business and from two of its smartest minds.” — Washington Post“[Playing to Win]: How Strategy Really Works may be the best business and strategy book I’ve read since Michael Porter. There is plenty of practical advice, including the fact that business people often confuse a vision for a strategy. Instead, the authors claim “winning through distinctive choices is the always-and-forever job of every strategist.” — Jonathan Becher, SAP via Forbes.comLafley and Martin have artfully combined two virtues that don't often mix: rigor and brevity. Winning strategy doesn't come from inspirational happy-talk; it comes from deeply substantive hard thinking, and they tell us how it's done, with many examples. The book is short, crisp, a pleasure to read. — Fortune“I doubt there are two more intelligent business minds out there than Lafley and Martin. Playing to Win meets the high expectations raised by those two names, and is the best business book I’ve read so far this year.” — Jack Covert, 800 CEO READ“clear and effective” — WSJ.com (Wall Street Journal) “Read their book. They, in turn, are sure to inspire you.” — Forbes.com'I hate CEO books...[but]...this book totally rocks. It's a beautiful manual...a triumph. — Tom Keene, Bloomberg TV“This is a fascinating tale, featuring a cast of familiar brands, including Pampers, Tide and Olay, each of which went through a transformation under Mr. Lafley’s eye.” — The Economist“this new offering by former Procter & Gamble CEO Lafley (coauthor of The Game-Changer) and Martin (dean of the Rotman School of Management and author of Fixing the Game) is a clear standout…This collection of insights and captivating examples about strategy is a must-read for leaders at any level in the for-profit or not-for-profit world.” — Publishers Weekly“Strategy lessons, 101… a manual for strategy practitioners.” — Financial Times“The many stories from one of the biggest consumer goods firms in the world, with its many successes (and some failures too) along with the framework of the strategy to win, make this an interesting read.” — livemint.com“a highly readable book that provides the reader with a very good understanding of the process and the real building blocks of value creation.” — Ottawa Business Journal “Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works—written by an impressive duo: former Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley and Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto Roger Martin—is not just an insiders’ tale of the workings of a successful global corporation. It’s the story of how you can do what top brands do: Create and execute stellar strategy well. Lots of books are published about business strategy, many of them either badly written or not relevant to associations, or both. This one is an exception.” — Associations Now (ASAE: American Society of Association Executives)“interesting and thought-provoking work on business strategy” — Business World“The best practitioner-focused strategy book I have ever read, and all the more useful for the fact it is concise, well-structured and compelling, with almost no jargon.” — Strategic Management Bureau“Unlike many management texts, which read as if written for CEOs of multi-billion-dollar businesses, these tales from the fast-moving consumer goods front are useful for acquiring, extending or defending market share at any size of company.” — The Deal: The Australian Business Magazine“I wish this book had been available to me earlier – it would have been invaluable during my tenure at Britannia!” — Sunil K. Alagh (Ex-CEO, Britannia Industries Ltd.) in Outlook Business“You’re unlikely to find a more comprehensive guide to what strategy actually means and how to use it to your company’s advantage.” — HR Magazine“As a mere student of life and an avid readers of business literature that is grounded in the practical and realistic realms, I found this (book) is a must read.” — Jonathan Yach (CEO, PropCare Mall Management) in Business World (India)“The book offers many inside stories about how P&G tackled strategy in various arenas, including examples of when it failed. That gives an even more practical flavour to this practical look at strategy, from two savvy strategy practitioners.” — The Globe & Mail“Sure to be a strategy classic. Book of the Month.” — Strategic Management Bureau“Set to become a classic text on strategy.” — Decision (Ireland)“a full vindication of P&G’s strategic nous” — Marketing Ireland“Two of today’s best-known business thinkers get to the heart of strategy. The stories of how P&G repeatedly won by applying [Lafley and Martin's] method to iconic brands such as Olay, Bounty, and Gillette, clearly illustrate how deciding on a strategic approach--and then making the right choices to support it – makes the difference between just playing the game and actually winning.” — Expert Marketer Magazine“a must-read book” — American Express Open Forum“the book can be used by any business to help mesh everyday operations with long-term strategic objectives.” — Fort Worth Star Telegram“Playing to Win clearly elevates the discussion of strategy. It gets to the heart of what’s important for a business leader.” — Business Standard“The book delivers on the title. It’s a unique and nuanced view of strategy and its implementation. Highly recommended.” — Business Traveller (businesstraveller.com)“just about everyone trying to market anything these days could profit from this careful, well-done text on how to craft a strategy.” — Marketing Daily“an important addition to every decision-maker’s library.” — Success magazine“Pick up the book to know how to create a triple crown: a win in China, a win in India, and a win at home; and to understand the differences and similarities between China and India.” — Business India“This valuable book is based on the two authors’ years of experience working together and separately at P&G and Rotman School of Management. It is rich in examples and practical advice that show how organizations of all sizes can move beyond visions and plans to create judiciously plotted winning strategies.” — Developing LeadersADVANCE PRAISE for Playing to Win:Daniel H. Pink, author, Drive and A Whole New Mind—“Reading Playing to Win is like having prime seats at the Super Bowl of strategy. You’ll learn the strategies consumer goods powerhouse Procter & Gamble uses to get its innovative products into millions of homes—plus tested methods for winning your own marketplace contests. If you’re a marketer or a leader, you need to read this book.”Sir Terry Leahy, former CEO, Tesco—“This is the best book on strategy I have ever read. Lafley and Martin get to the heart of what’s important: how to make choices in order to control events rather than allowing events to control your choices. Everyone wants to win; this book sets down with calm authority the steps you must take to turn aspiration into reality.”Clayton M. Christensen, Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; author, The Innovator’s Dilemma—“Lafley and Martin teach us how to develop and then how to deploy strategy. Their recommendations apply at every level—corporation, business units, products, and teams. This is a great book.”Chip Heath, coauthor, Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work—“Most authors conduct research before they write a book. Lafley and Martin went out and did something. They used their simple, subtle framework—Where will we play? How will we win?—to double the value of one of the world’s greatest businesses. And now they’re showing you how to do the same. Read this book. . . before your competitors find it.” Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, CEO, Lego Group—“Playing to Win is a rare combination of depth of thinking and ease of use. It clearly explains what business strategy is and isn’t, and how to develop it. Lafley and Martin distill their hard-won experiences and offer insights, practical hands-on tools, and tips that will inspire and allow you to think strategically in new ways about your own business.”Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO, General Electric—“A great CEO and a renowned educator join forces to create a must-read for anyone thinking about strategy.”Scott Cook, cofounder and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Intuit—“Here is business strategy through the eyes of the man who led Procter & Gamble’s stunning turnaround and success in the 2000s and the strategist who advised and worked with him. Lush with insights that show the “what” and the “how” of two master strategists.”James P. Hackett, President and CEO, Steelcase Inc.—“Lafley and Martin have invested their respective careers in understanding the complexity of strategy. What has emerged in this seminal work is a simple and rich framework that can help business leaders think through strategic choices. It is an eminently helpful guide to choice making, which is the most essential part of leadership.”Jim McNerney, President, CEO, and Chairman, Boeing—“Playing to Win is an insightful do-it-yourself guide that demystifies what it takes to craft, implement, and continuously improve effective business strategies. Using relevant, real-world examples, Lafley and Martin offer proven techniques for competing and winning in today’s challenging global business environment.”Thomas Tull, founder and CEO, Legendary Pictures—“I love this book; it is thought provoking and acts as a catalyst to ask questions—about ourselves and our business life course. In a day and age when information and instant communication are relentless components of business and our lifestyle, A. G. Lafley and Roger Martin suggest we take an important pause to actually question our strategic road maps and the associated plans we need in order to succeed in this marketplace.” Read more About the Author A.G. Lafley has been named the new Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of Procter & Gamble, where he previously served as CEO from 2000-2009. Under Lafley’s leadership, P&G’s sales doubled, its profits quadrupled, its market value increased by more than $100 billion, and its portfolio of billion-dollar brands—like Tide, Pampers, Olay, and Gillette—grew from 10 to 24 as a result of his focus on winning strategic choices, consumer-driven innovation, and reliable, sustainable growth.Roger Martin is Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and an adviser to CEOs on strategy, design, innovation, and integrative thinking. In 2011, Roger was named by Thinkers50 as the sixth top management thinker in the world. This is his eighth book; he also contributes regularly to Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times, and the Washington Post, among others. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB in economics from Harvard College. Read more

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Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World

Pdf Business Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World

Pdf:Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World.Review Named one of '14 business books everyone will be reading in 2019' -- Business InsiderNamed one of '10 Leadership Books to Watch for in 2019' by the Washington PostNamed one of '10 Business Books You Need to Read in 2019' by Inc. magazineNamed one of 'The 19 New Leadership Books to Read in 2019' by Adam Grant on LinkedIn Read more About the Author Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher and thought leader focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance, and pioneering the future of how people work. Building on nearly two decades of experience as a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization, he currently guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as Co-Head and Talent Expert. He founded The Marcus Buckingham Company in 2006 and is the author of several bestselling books including StandOut 2.0: Assess Your Strengths, Find Your Edge, Win at Work (Harvard Business Review Press).Ashley Goodall is currently Senior Vice President of Leadership and Team Intelligence at Cisco. In this role he has built a new organization focused entirely on serving teams and team leaders--combining talent management, succession, coaching, assessment, executive talent, workforce and talent planning, research and analytics, and technology to support leaders and their teams in real time. Previously he was Director and Chief Learning Officer, Leader Development, at Deloitte. He is the coauthor, with Marcus Buckingham, of 'Reinventing Performance Management,' the cover story in the April 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review.Author social media/website info:Buckingham: tmbc.com/, @mwbuckinghamGoodall: linkedin.com/in/ashley-goodall-73a4b25/, @littleplatoons Read more

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La Caja: Una Entretenida Historia Sobre Como Multiplicar Nuestra Productividad (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Business La Caja: Una Entretenida Historia Sobre Como Multiplicar Nuestra Productividad (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:La Caja: Una Entretenida Historia Sobre Como Multiplicar Nuestra Productividad (Spanish Edition).Segun sus autores, las personas sometidas al autoengano viven y trabajan como si se encontraran encerradas en una caja. El problema es que, como estan encerrados en la caja, no se dan cuenta de ello y, por tanto, no hacen nada por cambiar. Y asi, sus resultados tampoco varian. Se trata de un fenomeno bastante frecuente en el mundo empresarial. La mayor parte de gente pasa mucho tiempo ahi encerrada, y es la multiplicacion de cajas la raiz de muchos de los problemas que impiden un mejor rendimiento laboral, afectando a aspectos como el liderazgo, el trabajo en equipo, la comunicacion, la responsabilidad, la confianza, el compromiso y la motivacion.

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Líder de 360°: Cómo desarrollar su influencia desde cualquier posición en su organización (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Business Líder de 360°: Cómo desarrollar su influencia desde cualquier posición en su organización (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:Líder de 360°: Cómo desarrollar su influencia desde cualquier posición en su organización (Spanish Edition).About the Author John C. Maxwell, escritor, coach y orador, número 1 en la lista de best sellers del New York Times, quien ha vendido más de 26 millones de libros en cincuenta idiomas. Fue reconocido en 2014 como el líder número 1 en negocios por la AMA; y como el experto en liderazgo más influyente del mundo por Business Insider y la revista Inc. Sus organizaciones —The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP y la John Maxwell Leadership Foundation— han formado a más de 5 millones de líderes de todo el mundo. En 2015, alcanzaron la meta de haber formado líderes de cada país en el mundo. El Dr. Maxwell, receptor del Premio Madre Teresa para la Paz Mundial y Liderazgo de la Luminary Leadership Network, habla cada año ante Compañías Fortune 500, presidentes de naciones y muchos de los líderes más importantes del mundo. Para más información, visite JohnMaxwell.com. Read more

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Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (99U)

Pdf Business Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (99U)

Pdf:Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (99U).Review 'This small gem of a book sparkles with delightfully practical ideas, insights and advice….Well-designed and very readable, Manage Your Day-to-Day is a book you can dip into whenever you need encouragement to get or keep yourself going.' —Success Magazine'The suggestions in Manage Your Day-to-Day urge us to take responsibility for our own time and energy by not letting email or other forms of reactivity blunt our focus.' —Forbes'Turn off your email, put your ringer on mute, and read this book right now. Manage Your Day-to-Day contains life-changing tips from the some of the smartest brains around.' —AJ Jacobs, bestselling author of Drop Dead Healthy and The Year of Living Biblically 'It's like the Navy Seals of creativity all got together and wrote a book about productivity. I’m giving my entire design team a copy.' —Joe Gebbia, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Airbnb 'Manage Your Day-to-Day is an essential guidebook for navigating information overload and all the other complications and distractions of 21st century life. The lessons contained within are vital in helping us to find the time and space to successfully accomplish daily goals, while creating a safe space for creativity to flourish.' —Paula Scher, Partner at Pentagram Design 'I’m always looking for ways to boost my productivity and to stop doing the things that hold me back. That’s why I turned to Manage Your Day-to-Day…The book was worth the quick read.' —Daniel Pink, author of Drive and To Sell Is Human Read more About the Author 99U is on a mission to provide the 'missing curriculum' that every creative person and team needs to make ideas happen. 99U is part of Behance, a team devoted to empowering and connecting the creative world. In this ongoing book series, 99U shares pragmatic, action-oriented insights that are designed to help you become a better manager of your ideas, your time, and your creative career. Dozens of thought-leaders and creatives have contributed to the series, including Seth Godin, Gretchen Rubin, Stefan Sagmeister, Tony Schwartz, Steven Pressfield, Scott Belsky, Leo Babauta, Tina Seelig, Jonathan Fields, Teresa Amabile, Frans Johansson, and many more. The series is edited by Jocelyn K. Glei, Director and Editor-in-Chief of 99U. Jocelyn oversees the 99u.com website—which has won two Webby Awards for 'Best Cultural Blog'—and leads the curation and execution of the popular 99U Conference. Prior to joining 99U, Jocelyn was the global managing editor at the online media company Flavorpill. She is passionate about creating content-driven products that people love. Read more

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The Notebook of SUCCESS: Journal for Men to Write in. The 200-ruled-page Notebook with 100 Inspirational Quotes from The World's Most Successful Men ... (Best Self Help Notebook Diary) (Volume 1)

Pdf Business The Notebook of SUCCESS: Journal for Men to Write in. The 200-ruled-page Notebook with 100 Inspirational Quotes from The World's Most Successful Men ... (Best Self Help Notebook Diary) (Volume 1)

Pdf:The Notebook of SUCCESS: Journal for Men to Write in. The 200-ruled-page Notebook with 100 Inspirational Quotes from The World's Most Successful Men ... (Best Self Help Notebook Diary) (Volume 1)."I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.", Steve Jobs. The Notebook of SUCCESS is The only notebook that has 100 of the World's Most Successful Men of their careers inspire you with their sayings daily, at every page turn! The book contains: - 200 ruled pages. - Each page with non-fixed date blank - Every double page throughout the notebook, contains 100 quotes from the 100 icons who are regarded as the greatest success of their fields; for example, Sir Winston Churchill, John D. Rockefeller, Bob Dylan, Pope Francis, Leo Tolstoy, Martin Luther King Jr., & Christopher Columbus, among others. All quotable persons are men from various walks of life, while they are considered No.1 in what they do; from The world's richest billionaires to The greatest footballer of the 20th century!, from The Nobel Peace Prize winner to The best performing CEO in the world!, or from The most acclaimed author to The best basketball player of all time! Quotes are meticulously shortlisted so they are the most valuable & inspiring sayings that allow readers walk shoulder to shoulder with those Number Ones! For the purpose of journaling one's achievements daily, noting down quotes worth keeping, jotting down ideas, or taking notes at one's own will, The Notebook of SUCCESS would be a perfect gift for yourself, or any success determining men you know.

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Start With Gratitude: Daily Gratitude Journal | Positivity Diary for a Happier You in Just 5 Minutes a Day

Pdf Business Start With Gratitude: Daily Gratitude Journal | Positivity Diary for a Happier You in Just 5 Minutes a Day

Pdf:Start With Gratitude: Daily Gratitude Journal | Positivity Diary for a Happier You in Just 5 Minutes a Day.All you need to learn to be grateful and happy. Can you transform your life in 5 minutes a day or less? Is happiness that easily achievable? Life can be stressful and filled with problems and anxiety. But it is also filled with beauty, and joy, and fulfillment. If you focus on the latter you will start noticing the stressful events less and begin enjoying and treasuring every day more. Start With Gratitude journal will help you achieve just that. It will help you start your day happy, filled with gratefulness and appreciation for the positive things (big or small) in your life. It will re-center you and provide balance and positivity to your life. What you will love about this journal: The excellent quotes at the top of each spread. The way it is structured – clearly and simply to make it really easy to use. The clearly divided morning and evening sections – writing in the morning the things you are thankful for, and in the evening small things for that specific day to celebrate. This makes gratitude and positive thinking more tangible and real. The variety and inspiration – every evening section is different, prompting you to notice and appreciate different things every day so you will not get tired of the same pages over and over again. The beautiful design The thought provoking entries Its size (7.5 x 9.25 in) – small enough to carry around and big enough to provide enough space for everything you want to jot down. The date entry possibility so you will have flexibility to miss a day and not feel guilty about it. It really takes just 5 minutes a day or less. Practicing gratitude is one of the simplest and most effective things you can do to transform your life. Research shows that people who regularly take time to notice things they are grateful for enjoy better sleep, better relationships, greater resolve towards achieving goals, show more compassion and kindness, and are overall happier. Start With Gratitude journal will help you cultivate that attitude of gratefulness, making it your habit to focus on the blessings you have in your life and increase your overall well-being and life satisfaction. Get your copy now, even gift one to a friend (it can be a lovely Thanksgiving Day gift) and start your journey to happiness together.

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Tribal Abundance: Living Courageously in an Uncertain World

Pdf Business Tribal Abundance: Living Courageously in an Uncertain World

Pdf:Tribal Abundance: Living Courageously in an Uncertain World.Review 'Ildi's story is one for all of us -- growing up navigating various ideas about how to manage self, family, and work, and ultimately realizing that how we choose to approach each other creates both our results and our reality. Tribal Abundance is an easy read, a great conversation starter, and a solid reminder that most of our significant accomplishments and experiences happen when we're in connection.'--Ed Muzio, bestselling author of Iterate: Run a Fast, Flexible, Focused Management Team'Ildikó is the authentic version of tribal abundance. She defines 'the new normal' in a way you can find your place, your connection and in your community. She makes it safe to face your fears and feel a sense of belonging and connection.' --Kim Nugent, Ed.D., CEO and best-selling author of 52 Weeks to Exceptional Leadership'Ildiko is the embodiment of Tribal Abundance. Unlike the zero-sum mentality that many exhibit, Ildi's courage, positivity, and trust are exemplary and invigorating. I can testify first hand, Ildiko Oravecz practices what she preaches. She is a shining example of the fulfillment and success attainable when one lives by the principles of Tribal Abundance.'--Dr. Paul Hertz, President, The Paul Hertz Group, Co-Creator of PRINT®'Sometimes in life, you meet people who light up your life. Ildi is one of those people. Compassionate, with boundless talent and enthusiasm, in her first book Tribal Abundance:  Living Courageously in an Uncertain World, she has shared her essence with a much larger world. Now, more will know about her and see how courageously she shares her life with others.' --Nancy Mills, Founder, The Spirited Woman (thespiritedwoman.com)'Ildi offers up a full plate of delightful stories and reflective experiences, and then finds a way to anchor them to a practical roadmap for leading a more beautiful life... a must-read for tapping into your own abundant heart.'--Katie K. Snapp, Founder, Skirt Strategies: Training and Encouragement for Women in Leadership'From the heart of a little girl to the depths of a grown woman, Ildikó Oravecz sheds light on the power of connection, the roots of segregation, and the impact of both in our lives. She reveals the art of finding one's tribe, one's sense of community, and one's authentic self through the wisdom of Tribal Abundance.' --Chloe Rachel Gallaway, Author of The Soulful Child: Twelve Years In The Wilderness'If you have ever struggled with feeling like there is 'not enough', then this is the book for you. Ildikó not only defines Tribal Abundance, she demonstrates what it means to find your tribe and have an abundance mindset.  This book will guide you towards the understanding that there is always more than enough.'--Yvonne Williams Casaus, Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, and best-selling author of A Drop of Water: A Spiritual Journey Read more From the Author Tribal Abundance:  Creating a Culture that Helps You to ThriveThis story is about how we can be our Best Selves, how we can not only survive but thrive in the workplace, especially when we are faced with the fear-based behavior of others.This is about being countercultural, having the courage to take a stand for love in the workplace and transform our experienceIt's about reaching out and finding your Tribe, those who will stand with you, support you, encourage you and collaborate with you.It's about abundance. Believing that the world is your oyster and that we get in our own way and are often our own biggest obstacles.And it's about connection. Not just connection with your tribe, but connection with the world through the power of love. And using that connection and love to make a difference in the world, starting with the cubicle you're in,wherever you are in the world.And it's about acceptance. Accepting yourself for who are you are, acknowledging your gifts... Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Delivering Bad News in Good Ways: Turn difficult conversations into purposeful dialogue, positive outcomes, & focused results in 3 easy steps (Volume 1)

Pdf Business Delivering Bad News in Good Ways: Turn difficult conversations into purposeful dialogue, positive outcomes, & focused results in 3 easy steps (Volume 1)

Pdf:Delivering Bad News in Good Ways: Turn difficult conversations into purposeful dialogue, positive outcomes, & focused results in 3 easy steps (Volume 1).Review 'For anyone who leads teams or projects, this is a must-read guide to empower the discussions you need to be having but have been putting off.'Speaker, Author, Executive Coach | Institute for Leadership Excellence & Development Inc. and People and Projects Podcast'I want you to know I think you've done a superb job!  It's immensely readable.  It moves along at a great pace.  It's very relatable.  I easily see myself in what you're writing about and I think others will see themselves. Your technical information is on point and you never get bogged down in explaining these principles.  You really know your target group.  And, most importantly, your readers will walk away with something they can quickly apply to their lives.  I can't tell you how well I think you wrote this.' Cary A. Weber, Ph.D., Chief, Behavioral Health USAHC Baumholder Read more About the Author Alison Sigmon is a longtime PMP certified project manager, clinical therapist, and business executive. She has co-founded or worked with several startup companies in the digital space. Companies and organizations around the world have relied on her expertise to train, facilitate, consult with, and coach tens of thousands of people. She has won several awards for her leadership and training efforts.She has led projects for the following: software and user experience design; digital content strategy; brand design and development; marketing, advertising, and communications strategy; business development and fundraising; video design and production; and ecommerce.Her efforts focus on the behavioral side of project management and relationships. Articles, presentations, and training materials can be found at several noted digital and traditional publications and her website at alisonsigmon.comDelivering Bad News in Good Ways is Alison's first book, and the first in a series on the subject.An avid distance runner, writer, hiker, and traveler, Alison is a Gulf War veteran. Read more

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Time Management from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule and Your Life

Pdf Business Time Management from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule and Your Life

Pdf:Time Management from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule and Your Life.Amazon.com Review In Organizing from the Inside Out, author Julie Morgenstern used three main strategies to whip a living space or office into shape: 'analyze, strategize, attack.' Using the same system, Morgenstern now shows readers how to get rid of chaotic schedules in order to live more comfortable and productive lives. Morgenstern likens a cluttered schedule to a cluttered closet. For example, a closet is typically 'crammed with more stuff than storage,' and a schedule is typically 'crammed with more tasks than time.' Those who fear 'time management' because they worry about living uncreative or overly scheduled lives will find themselves reassured by Morgenstern's ability to customize her system. The most important thing readers must do, she emphasizes, is to create a time management system that fits one's personal style--whether it be spontaneous and easily distracted or highly regimented and efficient. 'Just as everyone's living room looks different, reflecting the individual's or family's values and priorities, everyone's time management system will look different, reflecting what's important to him or her,' she explains. Fortunately, readers can easily customize her excellent advice while learning how to create a personal time map, streamline routine tasks, conquer procrastination and chronic lateness, and manage all the inevitable crises and distractions of daily life. Speaking of procrastination, what better time than now to try this book out--ridding yourself of all that draining clutter so you can get on with living the life you want? --Gail Hudson Read more From Publishers Weekly Best-selling author of Organizing from the Inside Out, Morgenstern takes a similarly practical approach to time. If one thinks of time has having 'edges' (rather than being amorphous), she explains, then it becomes as finite as spaceDand, consequently, just as manageable. Morgenstern believes that there are three primary reasons why people have difficulty managing time: 'technical errors' (miscalculating the length of a task); 'external realities' (new baby, new job) and 'psychological obstacles' (perfectionism). What makes her program work, she attests, is that instead of trying to change people's natural behaviors and preferences, she encourages them to expand upon whatever is working already, no matter how overwhelmed they may feel. It all starts with knowing what one's big picture values and goals are (e.g., maintaining a happy marriage, excelling at one's career) and prioritizing those with the help of an ingenious device she's created called a 'Time Map.' Then, Morgenstern helps the reader apply her 'SPACE' system ('sort, purge, assign a 'home,' containerize and equalize')Dthe nitty-gritty of time managementDto align one's to-do list with the Time Map. Everything one does (from important phone calls to major projects) must have its time and placeDeven relaxation and fun ('There is no such thing as spare time'). Morgenstern's simple book presents a superb, sound program for 'creating a life that nurtures you and makes you feel good.' (Sept.) Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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A Morning Routine: More Energetic, Productive, Stress-Free Days for Those of Us With Normal Lives

Pdf Business A Morning Routine: More Energetic, Productive, Stress-Free Days for Those of Us With Normal Lives

Pdf:A Morning Routine: More Energetic, Productive, Stress-Free Days for Those of Us With Normal Lives.“Mornings were a chaotic time for me. I spent years struggling to cope with the haze. I always felt short-changed for time.”**AUDIOBOOK OUT MARCH 2019**Do you seek more CONTROL on the things that affect and impact your life?Do you feel you could do with a few more HOURS in a day?Do you find yourself stuck in the vicious cycle of STRESS?Is this confusion stopping you from unravelling your POTENTIAL?Do you want to be HAPPIER?  If the answers to the above questions is a resounding “YES,” then you’ll be happy to know that this book has been especially written with you in mind.This book guarantees you a huge bonus right away; a few additional hours every day to do whatever you want. Within, I reveal the one practice that most successful people swear by: a morning routine. Drawing on real-life narrations and scientific research, I discuss why the early hours of the day are so important. Inside this book you’ll find:Strategies to accept change and win every timeWays to help you make the most of your time, especially your morningsMeditations that give you control over procrastination and inner chatterIndustry secrets to stay positive and outcome-orientedProven skills to help you overcome obstacles and convert them into opportunities for successGuaranteed routines that promise all the above and moreSo then, are you ready to effortlessly script your best life yet? Read “A Morning Routine” and find out for yourself!

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The Habit of a Happy Life: 30 Days to a Positive Addiction

Pdf Business The Habit of a Happy Life: 30 Days to a Positive Addiction

Pdf:The Habit of a Happy Life: 30 Days to a Positive Addiction.Review The Habit of a Happy Life: 30 Days to a Positive Addiction is a wise, practical, effective program that can literally change your life in a month. --Daniel G. AmenReading this book is like having the authors as trusted and informed friends leading you step-by-step on the path to greater happiness. Of course, you have to do the work, but the quizzes and exercises are fun. Along with achieving new, positive, life-affirming habits, you re going to learn more about yourself than you can possibly imagine. --Harriet Lerner, Author of The Dance of Anger and Why Won t You Apologize?Jeff Zeig s knowledge, empathy, intelligence, and innovative approach to supporting human beings in their challenges are unrivaled. This book with Joan Neehall its insights and wise guidance has the power to both support and evolve the recovery movement itself. Each page is drenched with healing opportunities. --Alanis Morrisette Read more About the Author Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D., is the Founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. He has edited, co-edited, authored, or coauthored more than 20 books on psychotherapy that appear in 14 languages. Dr. Zeig is the architect of The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conferences, which are considered the most important conferences in the history of psychotherapy. He organizes the Brief Therapy Conferences, the Couples Conferences, and the International Congresses on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. A psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Zeig conducts workshops internationally (40 countries). He is president of Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc., publishers in the behavioral sciences.Joan Neehall, Ph.D., is a certified clinical psychologist with a specialization in forensic psychology. She is a fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners, and has worked in the field since 1984. She is the author of Perfecting Your Private Practice (2004) and Women Who Roar: Female Pioneers in Alberta(2011) She conducts workshops and seminars across Western Canada, and maintains practices in Alberta and British Columbia, where she also provides clinical supervision to psychologists. In 1998, Dr. Neehall created of a television series that focused on stress management, depression, and body image issues (Access).  Read more

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Retire Early - What Are You Waiting For?

Pdf Business Retire Early - What Are You Waiting For?

Pdf:Retire Early - What Are You Waiting For?.CAN YOU RETIRE EARLY? Yes! And this book shows you how. Retire when you want and how you want. Society pushes us to retire at 65 years old. But if you wait until then, you may have only ten good years to travel, golf, and do all the things you waited to do when you retired. Retire Early is about seizing your freedom and doing what you want, when you want, how you want, and from where you want. You are in control of your freedom and your time. It's time to create a purposeful and fulfilling second half of your life. Retire Early: What Are You Waiting For? includes, tips, tricks, and techniques to help you retire when you want.Grab your copy and join us on the road to retirement.

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Banishing Burnout: Six Strategies for Improving Your Relationship with Work

Pdf Business Banishing Burnout: Six Strategies for Improving Your Relationship with Work

Pdf:Banishing Burnout: Six Strategies for Improving Your Relationship with Work.Review “…a very readable style…just what you need if you are struggling in the modern take-it-or-leave-it workplace environment…” (News Letter, 26 July 2005) Read more Review 'Exceptional . . . a book for everyone in the workforce! Banishing Burnout will help you assess the most critical components of job success, while also helping you identify and develop strategies for mitigating the challenges and exploiting the opportunities of a less than perfect workplace.' --Ron Coley, associate vice chancellor, Business and Administrative Services, University of California, Berkeley Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Step Away from the Drill: Your Dental Front Office Handbook to Accelerate Training and Elevate Customer Service

Pdf Business Step Away from the Drill: Your Dental Front Office Handbook to Accelerate Training and Elevate Customer Service

Pdf:Step Away from the Drill: Your Dental Front Office Handbook to Accelerate Training and Elevate Customer Service.Review 'As an Office Manager, I love Front Office Rocks because I can train my staff at their leisure and I don't have to sit there and train them myself.  I recommend all offices use it.' -Brandie Henderson, Office Manager Laura Hatch has her thumb on the pulse of communication within the dental office. Better communication within our practices set us up for success. This book will give you the tools you need to communicate better. Starting with the team, Laura shows us how to better communicate our expectations to every position within our office. From big-picture ideas like determining why we come in to the office every day, all the way to the fine details of how patient hand offs should be executed, this book offers complete solutions for enhancing your practice's performance. By increasing and improving our communication, we become better leaders and better dentists, thanks to Laura Hatch!-Joshua Austin, DDS MAGD, Private Practice Managing Editor, Dental Economics 'Pearls for Your Practice' and Product Navigator E-Newsletter'Prior to Laura, we had about 50-60% case acceptance. From just from implementing some simple steps, we are up to 85-90% treatment plan acceptance.' -Celeste Samoles, Office Manager Read more From the Author My wish is for you to know how important you are to your patients.I want you to recognize how much of an impact you make in your patient's lives. I want you to know that every little details makes a difference. You help people live a less stressful, longer life - a better life. Remember that. Let it drive you. You can make a huge impact within your four walls. And, when you do that, the whole world opens up. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Fire Me I Beg You: Quit Your Miserable Job (Without Risking it All)

Pdf Business Fire Me I Beg You: Quit Your Miserable Job (Without Risking it All)

Pdf:Fire Me I Beg You: Quit Your Miserable Job (Without Risking it All).Review Fire Me I Beg You is a book I wish I had when I was stuck in an office cubicle wondering when my boss would fire me. Robbie offers practical and actionable advice to quit your job without risking your bank account or career. It's a must read for anyone who is contemplating quitting but doesn't want to lose it all. David Kadavy, best-selling author, and host of 'Love Your Work' podcastRobbie sent us slippers and coffee mugs. Everyone else sends crappy gifts. The guy is creative and a hustler. Pay attention to what he's working on. Noah Kagan, founder of AppSumo, and employee #30 at FacebookRobbie is the genuine item. He is funny, relentless, and speaks the truth. Even if you love your job, Fire Me I Beg You presents some real options to move forward. Changing jobs means changing lives and is not for the weak hearted. Robbie provides the courage to do so.Richard Moran, venture capitalist, and president emeritus of Menlo CollegeRobbie shows you that you have much more potential than you realized. The unwritten, often unintuitive rules of success are written down for the first time. Fire Me I Beg You is a handbook to succeed in your career even when real life gets in the way. Arabel Alva Rosales, President & CEO, AAR & Associates, Co-Founder, Latino Fashion WeekEvery Monday morning, millions of people say, 'I hate my job. I actually wish my boss would fire me.' Don't be one of them -- use this practical, real-world guide to change your professional (and personal) life. Even if you think you love your job, it's a must-read. Jeff Haden, ghostwriter, speaker, LinkedIn Influencer, and contributing editor to Inc. Read more About the Author I'm an author, ghostwriter, and digital marketer. I'm also a contributing writer for Inc. and Huffington Post. Transitioning from IT to Digital Marketing & Career Advancement was one of the toughest transitions of my life. I went through a life crisis trying it figure it all out. Going through a life and identity crisis while your bank account also depends on the answer is something I hope you never have to go through. I went from being an expert in “IT Consulting” with 9 years experience to becoming a “Marketing Director” and “Career Advancement Expert” within 2 years. I not only destroyed the ceiling that was preventing me from advancing but positioned myself to never have a ceiling control my career and my life. I’ve never felt this free in my entire life. My goal is to help you learn from my mistakes. ------------------------------------------ INTERESTING FACTS My articles on LinkedIn have accumulated over 6 million views I built a strong professional network in Chicago with growing startups, investors & successful entrepreneurs by taking 250 coffee meetings in 400 days. The CEO of Deloitte Consulting loved my resignation letter so much, he sent it to the entire company. He is now the CEO of Deloitte Global. My writing has been featured in the New York Times, Business Insider, Forbes, CBS News and Lifehacker. I built an email list of 10,000 people in 5 months using LinkedIn. Read more

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Mental Toughness for Peak Performance, Leadership Development, and Success: How to Maximize Your Focus, Motivation, Confidence, Self-Discipline, Willpower, and Mind Power in Sports, Business or Health

Pdf Business Mental Toughness for Peak Performance, Leadership Development, and Success: How to Maximize Your Focus, Motivation, Confidence, Self-Discipline, Willpower, and Mind Power in Sports, Business or Health

Pdf:Mental Toughness for Peak Performance, Leadership Development, and Success: How to Maximize Your Focus, Motivation, Confidence, Self-Discipline, Willpower, and Mind Power in Sports, Business or Health.Review 'A complete and thorough study of mental toughness and mental strength. A step-by-step guide on the art and science of mental training.'--W. Green, Athletic Director'A helpful guide for any athlete, business leader, or person wanting to increase their mind power for better performance.'--A. Calder'..teaches specific instructions and methods to increase your mental toughness...includes advanced training concepts and inspirational stories from legendary champions and leaders in their field.'--C. Hunter, Entrepreneur Read more About the Author J. Barnes has more than 20 years of experience in martial arts, athletics, business leadership, and peak performance coaching. He is the creator of the innovative Mental Toughness Loop training method. For more information, check out More About the Author below... Read more

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Invisible Power: Insight Principles at Work

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Pdf:Invisible Power: Insight Principles at Work.About the Author Ken Manning is an entrepreneur and Ph.D. psychologist whose intuitive understanding of the human dimension and gift as a communicator have enabled him to illuminate what is hard to put into words for anyone in today’s world of business. Robin Charbit holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and started his career at Exxon rising quickly through the management ranks before he made the switch to consulting. Robin’s scientific mind and decades of business experience appeal to the business leader who avoids the touchy-feely but clearly needs help on the people side and likes to get things done. Sandra Krot spent 30 years as a relationship counselor before she discovered a talent for coaching business leaders. Her informed perspective and straight-forward style are valued by her clients because she can deftly and warmly help them get past their egos and find the gold of their own wisdom and strength. Together they are the highly successful consulting firm, Insight Principles, whose clients include many Fortune 50 companies as well as start-ups and individual entrepreneurs. Read more

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Activate Your Brain: How Understanding Your Brain Can Improve Your Work - and Your Life

Pdf Business Activate Your Brain: How Understanding Your Brain Can Improve Your Work - and Your Life

Pdf:Activate Your Brain: How Understanding Your Brain Can Improve Your Work - and Your Life.Review ''If you want one book about how to put your best brain forward, read Activate Your Brain.'' -MARY CASE, MD ''A very insightful read. One of the most subtle, beautiful lessons Mr. Halford explains is the neuroscience business connection in the modern world. There is an undeniable and direct correlation between your brain and your success--as a human being and as a business leader. Read it, and you'll be better at both business and life.'' -AMY COSPER, editor-in-chief, Entrepreneur magazine ''This is a book about you--the way you define your own success and the way you shape your future. Scott offers critical insights into the neuroscience of leadership, inspiring new approaches to build motivation, willpower, stamina, empathy, and creativity. For those seeking to connect passion and purpose to performance, this book can make an immediate and lasting difference.'' -SUSAN PETERS, senior vice president of human resources, GE ''Scott Halford isn't just a smart guy; he's a smart guy who can make you smarter. He uses neuroscience--not pop psychology--and makes complex concepts understandable and actionable. Few of us are using our brains to their full potential. This book will help you use yours far better.'' -MARK SANBORN, international best-selling author of The Fred Factor and You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader ''Scott's understanding of neuroscience is a great complement to his years of experience as an emotional intelligence and leadership thought leader. I have worked with Scott for over ten years, and he has been extremely helpful to the entire leadership team at American Airlines. Delivered with the same humor and wit he displays in his speeches and presentations, Activate Your Brain is the first book I would recommend for those looking to improve their performance--both at work and in life.'' ---DOUG PARKER, CEO of American Airlines Read more About the Author SCOTT HALFORD, CSP, CPAE, is an Emmy Award winning writer and producer, an engaging presenter, and a long-time consultant to Fortune 500 executive teams. His expertise and experience enrich the contribution that he makes to every client. Scott's expansive knowledge in the areas of achievement psychology, which includes brain-based behavioral science, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and influence, add richness and depth to his programs. Scott's insight into the human experience at many levels, and in many different situations, allows him to communicate in workshops and keynotes with humor, wit, and depth. He is a captivating storyteller who is able to transport his audiences to destinations they may have never been physically, mentally, or emotionally. Participants laugh and learn, and consistently praise the rich and rewarding experience that positively affects their success. Scott was inducted into the National Speakers Hall of Fame in 2014 (CPAE). He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the highest earned designation of the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation. He is also an accredited and certified Emotional Intelligence Provider as well as a Certified Associate in Emergenetics, the study of performance and preferences based on genes and the environment. Scott has an executive master's in Neuroleadership. Scott is cofounder and Principal of Complete Intelligence, LLC. Corporate clients span many industries and include GE, Bank of America, the Walt Disney Company, Microsoft, First Data, Medtronic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Centura Hospitals, MillerCoors, Ingersoll-Rand, Western Union, and many more. Read more

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Addicted to the Process: How to Close Transactional Sales with Confidence and Consistency

Pdf Business Addicted to the Process: How to Close Transactional Sales with Confidence and Consistency

Pdf:Addicted to the Process: How to Close Transactional Sales with Confidence and Consistency.Review 'It will take you no more than a 5 minute conversation to understand all the hype behind this guy. The easiest thing to say about Scott is that he flat-out gets results...and not just from a company-wide metrics standpoint. He has the unique ability to push every cog in an organization to operate at maximum efficiency. If you are looking to be your best as a subordinate, colleague, or an organization Scott will not allow you to fall short. I owe most of what I've achieved professionally and personally to this one individual. Scott thank you for not saying the easy thing, but always saying the right thing to push me to reach far beyond the scope of possibility.' - Logan Creque'When you think of a leader, you think of confident, intelligent problem solver. Scott Leese is not only that but much more. The attribute that stood out the most in him to me was his compassion. He has assisted me find out find my 'why', something that most people struggle their entire lives trying to figure out or admit to themselves. Scott Leese is a man that wherever he goes he will touch people's lives and change them tremendously in a way that people will never forget. He brings much more to the table than just an SVP title. Any organization is lucky to have him lead their company and the future of that business.' - Jessica Saji Read more From the Author QUESTIONS FREQUENTLY ASKED OF SCOTT:'It's tough to ask for what you need when you don't always believe you deserve it.''Often, I have great ideas I keep to myself because I'm not sure anyone else will also think they're great.''Will I leave that meeting feeling inadequate? Is it worth it? I'll just keep it to myself. Maybe next time.''I want to schedule that 1:1 with my CEO, but what if I say something stupid? Or what if they think I've wasted their time?''I want to bring that big idea I've marinated on to my boss, but what if they think my idea sucks?'This is the dialogue in the head of so many of us, and we need to fix it.Anxiety is a killer of productivity and growth.I'd like everyone to learn to ask for what they need, be okay with rejection, and reduce negative self-talk. I'd like to be the idea giver and confidence inspirer to help people get out of their comfort zone and defeat the worried mind.The truth is, we deserve nothing but we can have anything.The truth is, most people will think your ideas are terrible but it doesn't mean they're right.The truth is, even if you end up wasting somebody's time, you are not the first nor the last to do so and it's not the end of the world.The truth is, you are more valuable to me than you know, and its my job to help you agree. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Monthly Bill Organizer and Budget Planner- Official Ledger: Extra Large 8.5 x11 Budget Book with Motivational Quotes (Smart Budget Books) (Volume 23)

Pdf Business Monthly Bill Organizer and Budget Planner- Official Ledger: Extra Large 8.5 x11 Budget Book with Motivational Quotes (Smart Budget Books) (Volume 23)

Pdf:Monthly Bill Organizer and Budget Planner- Official Ledger: Extra Large 8.5 x11 Budget Book with Motivational Quotes (Smart Budget Books) (Volume 23).This Monthly Bill Planner and Budget Tracker with motivational quotes is a wonderful way to track your expenses and organize how much money you have coming in and going out every month! NOTE: This Budget Planner does NOT include envelopes for receipts. It does include: A Monthly Calendar with inspirational quotes where you can mark important payment due dates, or any upcoming expenditures. This calendar is fill in the blank, so you can start any time of year. An Income section where you can write down your monthly payments from any jobs or jobs you work, or from your own business(es). A Bills and Subscriptions Services section where you can write down recurring expenses such as your rent or mortgage payment, your Electricity/Utilities bill, Cell Phone, Wifi, Cable, Netflix, Car Insurance, etc. A Savings section where you can write down your contributions to such savings vehicles as your emergency savings account, your retirement account, your child’s 529 college plan, your vacation fund, or whatever happiness you’d like to save up for. A Budgeted Essential Section where you can write down expenses you know you’ll spend money on this month. Many Category Sections, where you can title a category you usually spend money on during the month. An Uncategorized Spending Section for any spending that falls outside of your usual titled categories. A Totals section, where you total everything up and see how much you have left over this month. Good luck budgeting and remember- you’ve got this!

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What To Do When There's Too Much To Do: Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 Minutes a Day

Pdf Business What To Do When There's Too Much To Do: Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 Minutes a Day

Pdf:What To Do When There's Too Much To Do: Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 Minutes a Day.Review “This book will give you the tools you need as a leader to get more done yourself and through others. Laura Stack really is ‘the Productivity Pro.’” —Mark Sanborn, President, Sanborn & Associates, Inc., and author of You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader “Stack has captured in this book what those select few great leaders know: you cannot strategize your way to greatness. You execute your way there! A must-read for anyone who wants better results!” —Peter Sheahan, President, ChangeLabs “A how-to for leaders who are serious about results. Make time to read this book—then thank Laura for all the time you save on future projects!” —Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive Read more About the Author Laura Stack is president of The Productivity Pro, Inc., 2011-2012 president of the National Speakers Association, and a popular keynote speaker on the topics of efficiency improvement, personal productivity, and time management. She is the author of four previous books, including Leave the Office Earlier. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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No Excuse! Incorporating Core Values, Accountability, and Balance into Your Life and Career

Pdf Business No Excuse! Incorporating Core Values, Accountability, and Balance into Your Life and Career

Pdf:No Excuse! Incorporating Core Values, Accountability, and Balance into Your Life and Career.Review 'Tremendous! This book has it all...success begins and ends with 'No Excuse!'...a living classic...a life-changing experience.' --Charlie 'Tremendous' Jones'Tremendous! This book has it all...success begins and ends with 'No Excuse!'...a living classic...a life-changing experience.' --Charlie 'Tremendous' Jones'Tremendous! This book has it all...success begins and ends with 'No Excuse!'...a living classic...a life-changing experience.' --Charlie 'Tremendous' Jones Read more About the Author Jay Rifenbary, husband and father, is a professional speaker, trainer, and consultant, and founder and president of the Rifen-bary Training and Development Center. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and was a quali-fied Airborne Ranger and Military Commander. He was also a top-ranking sales professional, corporate manager, and entrepre-neur. Jay brings a unique background of interpersonal skills, mili-tary experience, and business acumen to each of his speaking and training engagements. He is sought after as a speaker and author on personal development/success, motivation, leadership, com-munication, team building, and family and interpersonal relationships. Jay speaks for Fortune 500 companies, direct sales/network marketing organizations, associations, government, and schools across the U.S., and is also available internationally. Read more

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Blood Pressure Log Book: Daily Blood Pressure Notebooks

Pdf Business Blood Pressure Log Book: Daily Blood Pressure Notebooks

Pdf:Blood Pressure Log Book: Daily Blood Pressure Notebooks.Blood Pressure Log BookGrab Your Copy Today!Inside this 6x9 blood pressure monitoring log book you will find undated lines allowing you the freedom to record as many readings a day as necessary.With the comments section per entry you will never be left wondering what happened that day to lead to a change in your blood pressure.Simple to fill out making life just a bit easier.

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Decision Traps: The Ten Barriers to Decision-Making and How to Overcome Them

Pdf Business Decision Traps: The Ten Barriers to Decision-Making and How to Overcome Them

Pdf:Decision Traps: The Ten Barriers to Decision-Making and How to Overcome Them.Make Every Decision Your Best Decision Executives rate decision-making ability as the most important business skill, but few people have the training they need to make good decisions consistently. Becoming a good decision-maker is like training to be a top athlete: Just as the best coaches use training methods to help athletes develop proper techniques and avoid mistakes, Dr. J. Edward Russo and Dr. Paul J. H. Schoemaker have developed a program that can help you avoid "decision traps" -- the ten common decision-making errors that most people make over and over again. Dr. Russo and Dr. Schoemaker have improved the decision-making skills of thousands of Fortune 500 executives with this program. Now you can use their decision-making techniques to make sure that your last bad decision was your last bad decision.

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Wire Your Brain for Confidence: The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt

Pdf Business Wire Your Brain for Confidence: The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt

Pdf:Wire Your Brain for Confidence: The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt.From the Author Advance praise for Wire Your Brain for Confidence:'Timely and well-written, Wire Your Brain for Confidence translates complex research into understandable, practical, and vital tools not just for surviving the modern world, but remaking it. Amidst all the competition, demands upon our time, and societal pressure, Louisa Jewell provides a clear path forward for girls and women everywhere striving to define success and worth for themselves.'--Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage'On our path towards a happier life, there may be no more important journey than the one from self-doubt to self-confidence. In Wire Your Brain for Confidence, Louisa Jewell provides an easy-to-use yet well-researched map that you can use for this important journey.'--Tal Ben-Shahar, New York Times bestselling author of Happier and Choose the Life You Want'Wire Your Brain for Confidence offers a practical step-by-step guide to achieving goals for anyone who has struggled with self-doubt. Louisa Jewell demystifies the science behind action-oriented confidence and makes it accessible to all. This book will empower you to go for your dreams and live your happiest life.'--Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul'Wire Your Brain for Confidence is a remarkable book for anyone who aspires to have more confidence, success, and overall well-being! Louisa Jewell has written a brilliant book that is steeped in research and filled with novel ideas and memorable stories. I learned things from this book that I will use for years to come.'--Tom Rath, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How Full Is Your Bucket?, StrengthsFinder 2.0, Eat Move Sleep, and Are You Fully Charged? Read more About the Author Louisa Jewell is the founder and president of the CanadianPositive Psychology Association. The CPPA brings together leading-edgeresearchers and practitioners from around the world to study andunderstand where human potential, success, and happiness intersect. Herhugely successful national conferences draw an international audience of leaders in this field.Louisa has spoken to thousands of peoplearound the world about how to increase happiness, resilience, andmeaning so they can show up as their best selves and do their best work. She holds a master's in applied positive psychology, teaches positivepsychology at the University of Toronto and the University of Texas atDallas, and regularly delivers webinars and workshops to clients in allsectors.Her work has been featured in Forbes, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Huffington Post, Toronto Sun, Canadian Living, Live Happy, Chatelaine, Psychology Today, Women's Agenda, among other publications. She is a contributing author to books including Positive Psychology at Work, Positive Psychology News Daily, and Ready Set Live: Empowering Strategies for an Enlightened Life.For more information, visit louisajewell.com. Read more

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Monthly Bill Organizer and Budget Planner- I Love All the Dogs!: Extra Large 8.5 x11 Budget Book with Motivational Quotes (Smart Budget Books) (Volume 37)

Pdf Business Monthly Bill Organizer and Budget Planner- I Love All the Dogs!: Extra Large 8.5 x11 Budget Book with Motivational Quotes (Smart Budget Books) (Volume 37)

Pdf:Monthly Bill Organizer and Budget Planner- I Love All the Dogs!: Extra Large 8.5 x11 Budget Book with Motivational Quotes (Smart Budget Books) (Volume 37).This Monthly Bill Planner and Budget Tracker with motivational quotes is a wonderful way to track your expenses and organize how much money you have coming in and going out every month! NOTE: This Budget Planner does NOT include envelopes for receipts. It does include: A Monthly Calendar with inspirational quotes where you can mark important payment due dates, or any upcoming expenditures. This calendar is fill in the blank, so you can start any time of year. An Income section where you can write down your monthly payments from any jobs or jobs you work, or from your own business(es). A Bills and Subscriptions Services section where you can write down recurring expenses such as your rent or mortgage payment, your Electricity/Utilities bill, Cell Phone, Wifi, Cable, Netflix, Car Insurance, etc. A Savings section where you can write down your contributions to such savings vehicles as your emergency savings account, your retirement account, your child’s 529 college plan, your vacation fund, or whatever happiness you’d like to save up for. A Budgeted Essential Section where you can write down expenses you know you’ll spend money on this month. Many Category Sections, where you can title a category you usually spend money on during the month. An Uncategorized Spending Section for any spending that falls outside of your usual titled categories. A Totals section, where you total everything up and see how much you have left over this month. Good luck budgeting and remember- you’ve got this!

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The Experiment: Discover a Revolutionary Way to Manage Stress and Achieve Work-Life Balance (The Experiments) (Volume 1)

Pdf Business The Experiment: Discover a Revolutionary Way to Manage Stress and Achieve Work-Life Balance (The Experiments) (Volume 1)

Pdf:The Experiment: Discover a Revolutionary Way to Manage Stress and Achieve Work-Life Balance (The Experiments) (Volume 1).Review 'An amazingly simple way to make massive changes in your life.'  -Brian Tracy Read more From the Author People who read The Experiment ask me if I'm Dennis, the business person looking to change his life, or Robert, the coach. They laugh when I tell them I'm both. This story is based on my personal transformation and on the journeys of the many others whom I've helped.When you finish this book, you can go online and get ongoing support with making these changes in your life, delivered via short video courses. When you combine the free follow-up e-course with the exercises in the book--which you can download and use as well--you'll be on your way to living a richer, fuller life.I'd be honored to be your guide along your path.Humbly Yours,R. Michael Anderson Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Stress for Success

Pdf Business Stress for Success

Pdf:Stress for Success.From the Inside Flap ivational coach of world-class athletes turns his attention to those in the corporate world. In Stress for Success, business people get a practical, performance-based program to strengthen their physical, mental and emotional resilience. Loehr's 30-day program shows readers how to gradually make the kind of personal lifestyle changes that bring about the kind of high-level performance demanded of people at every level of the corporation.From the Hardcover edition. Read more

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Think and Grow Rich

Pdf Business Think and Grow Rich

Pdf:Think and Grow Rich.About the Author Ever the ambitious mind, Napoleon Hill's writing career started at 13, when he gave himself the job of 'mountain reporter' to small town newspapers in West County, Virginia. As an adult, Hill became an author of personal growth books, including the multi-volume The Law of Success and one of the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time, Think and Grow Rich. Hill pioneered the modern genre of personal success literature. Read more

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Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to up Your Earnings and Change Your Life

Pdf Business Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to up Your Earnings and Change Your Life

Pdf:Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to up Your Earnings and Change Your Life.Quietly and steadily, the number of women making six figures or more is increasing and continues to rise at a rate faster than for men. From entrepreneurs to corporate executives, from white-collar professionals to freelancers and part-timers, women are forging careers with considerable financial success. In Secrets of Six-Figure Women, Barbara Stanny, journalist, motivational speaker, and financial educator, identifies the seven key strategies of female high earners: Profit Motive, Audacity, Resilience, Encouragement, Self-Awareness, Non-Attachment, and Financial Know-How. Based on extensive research and hundreds of interviews, including more than 150 women whose annual earnings range from $100,000 to $7 million, Stanny turns each of the six-figure traits into a specific strategy for upping earnings. By rigorously fine-tuning them, listeners can, step-by-step, climb the income ladder.

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The Automatic Millionaire, Expanded and Updated: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich

Pdf Business The Automatic Millionaire, Expanded and Updated: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich

Pdf:The Automatic Millionaire, Expanded and Updated: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich.About the Author DAVID BACH is the author of nine consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Start Late, Finish Rich; Smart Women Finish Rich; and Smart Couples Finish Rich. The Automatic Millionaire was a runaway hit when it was first published in 2004, spending thirty-one weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and appearing at number one simultaneously on the New York Times, USA Today, BusinessWeek, and Wall Street Journal business bestseller lists. Bach has appeared more than one hundred times on NBC's Today show to share his strategies for living and finishing rich. His FinishRich seminars are the leading financial seminars in North America. He lives in New York with his family. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. CHAPTER ONEMeeting the Automatic MillionaireI’ll never forget when I met my first Automatic Millionaire. I was in my ­mid-­twenties and was teaching an investment class at a local ­adult-­education program. Jim McIntyre, a ­middle-­aged middle manager for a local utility company, was one of my students. He and I ­hadn’t spoken much until one day when he came up after class to ask if he could make an appointment with me to review his and his ­wife’s financial situation.The request surprised me. Though I felt strongly (and still do) that just about everyone can benefit from the advice of a qualified financial planner, Jim ­didn’t strike me as the type who would seek it out.I told him I’d be happy to set up a meeting, but if he wanted my help, his wife would have to come too, as my group managed money only for couples who worked on their finances together.Jim smiled. “No problem,” he said. “Sue’s the reason I’m here. She took your Smart Women Finish Rich seminar and told me I should sign up for your course. I’ve liked what you’ve had to say, and we both figure it’s time to do some financial planning. You see, I’m planning to retire next month.”Now I was really surprised. I ­didn’t say anything, but as I looked Jim up and down, I doubted he could be in a position to retire. From the few comments he had made in class, I knew he was in his early fifties and had worked for the same company for thirty years, never earning much more than $40,000 a year, and ­didn’t believe in budgets. I also knew that he considered himself to be “ultraconservative,” so I figured he ­couldn’t have made a fortune in the stock market.My Grandma Rose Bach had taught me never to judge a book by its cover. But something ­didn’t add up. Maybe Jim had just inherited a lot of money. For his sake, I hoped so.“WHAT AM I MISSING HERE?”When the McIntyres came into my office a few days later, they looked exactly like what they were: hardworking, “average Joe” Americans. What has stuck in my mind about Jim is that he was wearing a ­short-­sleeved dress shirt with a plastic pocket protector in his breast pocket. His wife, Sue, had a little more flair, with some seriously blond highlights. She was a beautician, a couple of years younger than Jim.The thing was, they ­didn’t act like ­middle-­aged people. They were holding hands like two high school kids on a first date, bubbling with excitement. Before I could ask how I could help them, Jim started talking about his plans and what he would do with his free time. As he did, Sue kept exclaiming, “Isn’t it great he can retire so young! Most people can’t retire until they reach ­sixty-­five if then, and ­here’s Jim able to do it at ­fifty-­two!”“LET’S NOT GET AHEAD OF OURSELVES.”After a few minutes of this, I had to interrupt. “Guys, your enthusiasm is contagious, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. I’ve met with literally hundreds of potential retirees over the last few years, and I have to tell ­you—­hardly any of them have been able to retire in their early fifties.” I looked Jim in the eye. “Usually people come to my office to find out if they can retire,” I said. “You already seem to be sure you can. What makes you so certain you can afford to?”Jim and Sue exchanged a look. Then Jim turned back to me. “You don’t think we’re rich enough,” he said, “do you?” The way Jim put it, it ­wasn’t exactly a question.“Well, ­that’s not the way I would have phrased it,” I replied, “but yes, it takes a fair amount of money to fund an early retirement, and most people your age ­aren’t even close to having saved enough. Knowing what I do about your background, I’m truthfully curious about how you could possibly have enough money.” I looked him in the eye. He gazed back at me serenely.“Jim, you’re only ­fifty-­two.” I said. “Considering that only about one in ten people can barely afford to retire at age ­sixty-­five with a lifestyle equal to what they had when they worked, you have to admit that retiring at your age with your income would be a pretty big feat.”Jim nodded. “Fair enough,” he said and handed me a sheaf of documents. They included his and Sue’s tax returns as well as financial statements that listed exactly what they owned and owed.I looked first at their tax returns. The previous year, Jim and Sue had earned a total of $53,946. Not bad. Not rich, to be sure, but a decent income.Okay, next. How much did they owe?I scanned their financial statements. I ­couldn’t find any outstanding debts listed. “Hmm,” I said, raising an eyebrow. “You have no debt?”“THE MCINTYRES DON’T DO DEBT.”They exchanged another smile, and Sue squeezed Jim’s hand. “The McIntyres don’t do debt,” she said with a chuckle.“What about your kids?” I asked.“What about them?” Jim answered. “They’re both out of college, on their own, and God bless ’em.”“Well, all right then,” I said, “let’s see what you own.” I turned back to the financial statement. There were two homes listed: the house where they lived (valued at $450,000) and a rental property (a second house valued at $325,000).“Wow,” I said. “Two houses and no mortgage on either?”“Nope,” Jim replied. “No mortgage.”Next came the retirement accounts. Jim’s 401(k) balance currently amounted to $610,000. And there was more. Sue had two retirement accounts of her own that totaled $72,000. In addition, they owned $160,000 in municipal bonds and had $62,500 in cash in a bank savings account.Talk about a substantial asset base. Add in some personal property (including a boat and three ­cars—­all fully paid for) and they had a net worth approaching $2 million!By any standard, the McIntyres were rich. It ­wasn’t simply that they owned a lot of assets free and clear (though that in itself was pretty impressive); they also had a continuing stream of income in the form of interest and dividends from their investments and $26,000 a year in rent generated by their second house. On top of that, Jim had qualified for a small pension, and Sue liked being a beautician so much that she planned to keep working until she was sixty (even though she ­didn’t need to). Suddenly, Jim’s plan to retire at ­fifty-­two ­didn’t seem so crazy. In fact, it was completely realistic. More than ­realistic—­it was exciting!“WE INHERITED KNOWLEDGE.”Normally, I don’t get ­wide-­eyed about people’s wealth. But there was something about the McIntyres that impressed me. They ­didn’t look rich. And they ­didn’t seem terribly special. To the contrary, they seemed perfectly ­ordinary—­your average, nice, hardworking couple. How could they have possibly amassed such wealth at such a relatively young age?To put it mildly, I was confused. But I was also hooked. I was in my ­mid-­twenties at the time, and even though I was making good money, I was still basically living paycheck to paycheck. Some months I did manage to save a little, but more often than not I’d get busy or spend too much the next month and not save a dime. Many months it seemed that instead of getting ahead, I was falling behind, working harder and harder to make ends meet.It was embarrassing, really, and frustrating. Here I was, a financial advisor teaching others how to invest, and I was often struggling myself. Even worse, here were the McIntyres, who probably in their best year barely made half of what I was making, and yet they were millionaires, while I was falling further and further into debt.Clearly, they knew something about taking action with their money that I needed to learn. And I was determined to find out what it was. How could such regular people have amassed such wealth? Eager to know their secret but not knowing where to begin, I finally asked them, “Did you inherit any of this?”Jim broke out in a deep belly laugh. “Inherit?” he repeated, shaking his head. “The only thing we inherited was knowledge. Our parents taught us a few commonsense rules about handling money. We just did what they said, and sure enough it worked. The same is true for a lot of people we know. In fact, in our neighborhood, about half our friends are going to retire this year, and many of them are even better off then we are.”At this point, I was hooked. The McIntyres had come to interview me about how I could help them, but now I wanted to interview them.LOOKING RICH VS. BEING RICH“You know,” I said, “every week I meet people who take my classes like you did but who are exactly the opposite of you. I mean, they look rich, but when you get into the details of what they really have, it often turns out that they are not only not rich but broke. Just this morning, I met with a man who drove up in a ­brand-­new Porsche, wearing a gold Rolex watch. He looked loaded, but when I went through his statements I found he was actually leveraged to the hilt. A guy in his ­mid-­fifties, living in a ­million-­dollar home with an $800,000 mortgage. Less than $100,000 in savings, more than $75,000 in credit card debt, and he was leasing the Porsche! Plus he was paying alimony to two ­ex-­wives.”At this point, the three of us ­couldn’t help ourselves. We all began to laugh. “I know it’s not funny,” I said, “but here was this guy, looking rich and successful, and actually he’s a financial and emotional wreck. He handled his finances just like he drove his Porsche: redlining all the way. Then you guys come in. You drive up in a Ford Taurus. Jim here is wearing a ­ten-­year-­old ­Timex—­”“Nope,” Jim interrupted with a smile. “It’s an eighteen-­year-­old Timex.”“Exactly!” I said. “An ­eighteen-­year-­old Timex. And you’re rich. You guys are happy as clams, still married, two great kids you put through college, and you’re retiring in your mid-­fifties. So please tell ­me—­what was your secret? You must have one, right?”Sue looked me straight in the eye. “You really want to know?” she asked.I nodded wordlessly. Sue looked at Jim. “You think we can spare an extra fifteen minutes to explain it to him?”“Sure,” Jim said. “What’s fifteen minutes?” He turned to me. “You know, David, you already know this stuff. You teach it every day. We just lived it.”JIM AND SUE SHARE THEIR STORYSue took a deep breath, then launched into their story. “Well, first, we got married young. Jimmy was ­twenty-­one when we started dating, and I was nineteen. We were married three years later. After our honeymoon, both of our parents sat us down and told us together that we needed to get serious with our lives. They said we had a choice. We could work all our lives for money and live month to month, paycheck to paycheck, like most people. Or we could learn to make our money work for us and really enjoy our lives. The trick, they said, was simple. Every time you earn a dollar, you should make sure to pay yourself first.”“WE DECIDED TO PAY OURSELVES FIRST.”Jim nodded in agreement. “You know,” he said, “most people think that when they get their paycheck, the first thing they should do is pay all their ­bills—­and then if there is anything left over, they can save a few dollars. In other words, pay everyone else first and yourself last. Our parents taught us that to really get ahead of the game, you have to turn this around. Put aside a few dollars for yourself, THEN pay all your other bills.”He sat back in his chair and shrugged, as if to say, “No big deal.”Sue smiled and shook her head. “Jim makes it sound easy,” she said, “but the truth is we had to learn how to save our money. In the beginning, we tried to put ourselves on a budget, but somehow the numbers never added up and we started fighting a lot. One day I called my mom, upset because of a money fight we’d had, and she told me that budgeting ­didn’t work. She said she and my dad had tried it and all it had led to was endless arguments. So they decided to toss the budget and instead take 10 percent of their pay out of their paychecks and put it in a savings account before they ever saw it or had a chance to spend it on anything. ‘You’d be surprised how quickly you get used to doing without that 10 percent,’ she told me. ‘And meanwhile it’s piling up in the bank.’ The secret, she explained, is that you can’t spend what you don’t see.“So ­that’s what we did. We originally started by putting aside just 4 percent of our income and slowly increased the amount. Today, we save 15 percent. But on average we always saved about 10 percent, just like Mom said.”“And what did you do with your savings?” I asked.“Well,” Sue said, “the first thing we started saving for was our retirement.”“You know, back then we ­didn’t have 401(k) plans,” Jim broke in. “But a lot of companies, including mine, had pension plans that allowed you to contribute extra money if you wanted to. Most of our friends ­didn’t bother. But we did.”Sue took up the story again. “After that, our next priority was to put aside enough so we could buy a home. Both our parents told us that their homes had been the best investments they had ever ­made—­that nothing gives you freedom and security like owning a home. But the key, they said, was owning it free and clear. In other words, you pay off that mortgage as quickly as you can.“They said that while our friends were busy splurging on decorating their apartments and eating lunch out every day, we should be watching our spending and saving as much as we could. They made a big point about how so many people waste big money on small things.”She looked at Jim. “You remember that, honey?” she asked.“I sure do,” Jim replied. He turned to me. “You know, the trick to getting ahead financially isn’t being cheap and boring. It’s watching the small ­stuff—­little spending habits you have that you’d probably be better off without. In our case, we realized that one of the main ‘small stuff’ things we were spending too much money on was cigarettes. We both smoked about a pack a day and our parents hated it. Back then, the health risks were just beginning to be publicized, and they pointed out that if we stopped wasting money on cigarettes we could probably save enough in two years to make a down payment on a home. And we’d be saving our health in the process.” Read more

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F.U. Money: Make As Much Money As You Damn Well Want And Live Your LIfe As YOu Damn Well Please!

Pdf Business F.U. Money: Make As Much Money As You Damn Well Want And Live Your LIfe As YOu Damn Well Please!

Pdf:F.U. Money: Make As Much Money As You Damn Well Want And Live Your LIfe As YOu Damn Well Please!.About the Author Dan,The Man,Lok is a self-made multimillionaire, businessman, and successful investor who never went to business school. In fact, he never even graduated from college. Dan came to North America from Hong Kong when he was only 13 years old, and didn't speak a word of English. He was picked on mercilessly by his classmates and did terrible in school. Then during his teenaged years, he rebelled against his parents & teachers, and almost went to jail for fighting in public. But in a few short years, Dan turned his life around using the strategies in this book. In fact, by using the information in this book, Dan went from working at a grocery store for minimum wage, to living a live life that most people can only dream of. In other words, Dan has made his F.U. Money and in this book, he will show you how to make yours, too! Today, Dan does what he wants, when he wants, with whomever he wants for as long as he wants without EVER having to worry about money. And he believes you can do it, too. Read more

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The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity

Pdf Business The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity

Pdf:The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity.What will your 100-year life look like? Does the thought of working for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a result of having so much extra time? Many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives: education, followed by work and then retirement. But this well-established pathway is already beginning to collapse. Life expectancy is rising, final-salary pensions are vanishing and increasing numbers of people are juggling multiple careers. Whether you are 18, 45 or 60, you will need to do things very differently from previous generations and learn to structure your life in completely new ways. The 100-Year Life is here to help. Drawing on the unique pairing of their experience in psychology and economics, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott offer a broad-ranging analysis as well as a raft of solutions, showing how to rethink your finances, your education, your career and your relationships and create a fulfilling 100-year life. The 100-Year Life is a wake-up call that describes what to expect and considers the choices and options that you will face. It is also fundamentally a call to action for individuals, politicians, firms and governments and offers the clearest demonstration that a 100-year life can be a wonderful and inspiring one.

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The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity

Pdf Business The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity

Pdf:The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity.Review 'Brilliant, timely, original, well written and utterly terrifying.' - Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University' A fascinating and thought-provoking book … a brilliant read for individuals, but should be mandatory reading for our politicians.' - Shirley Cramer CBE, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Society for Public Health'This timely, important, easy-to-read and intriguing book will make you pause and think, as well as better plan your life … Gratton and Scott’s book is a wake-up call for individuals, organizations, governments and societies.' - Boris Groysberg, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School'The authors understand implicitly that not only is the world as we know it changing beyond all recognition, but the way we lead our lives too. This book could not be more timely or necessary.' - Julia Hobsbawm, Founder and CEO, Editorial Intelligence Ltd, and Honorary Visiting professor in Networking, Cass Business School'This playfully original book … makes a compelling case that as our lives become longer and healthier, the future might just be very, very different from what we have known until now.' - Daron Acemoglu, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology'[This] wonderful new book prepares us for the possibilities of this brave new world of longevity, and teaches us what it will take to thrive in it.' - Professor Herminia Ibarra, INSEAD'Too many books bemoan the economic problems facing ageing societies. This splendid book is quite different … it should be read by anyone who wants to understand how life chances and choices will be transformed in a world where living beyond 100 will become the norm.' - Lord Adair Turner, Senior research Fellow of the Institute for new Economic Thinking, and previously Chairman of the UK Pensions Commission'To understand how and why things might change, there can be nowhere better to start than with the fascinating The 100-Year Life.' - Baronness Alison Wolf, Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management at King’s College, London Read more About the Author Lynda Gratton is Professor of Management Practice at the London Business School where she teaches an elective on the Future of Work and directs an executive program on Human Resource Strategy. Lynda is a fellow of the World Economic Forum, is ranked by Business Thinkers in the top 15 in the world, and was named the best teacher at London Business School in 2015.Andrew Scott is Professor of Economics at London Business School, a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford University and the Centre for Economic Policy Research having previously taught at Harvard and London School of Economics. He has served as an advisor on macroeconomics to a range of governments and central banks and was Non-Executive Director on the UK's Financial Services Authority. Read more

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The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich

Pdf Business The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich

Pdf:The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich.In The Automatic Millionaire, David Bach shares the secret to becoming a millionaire. The Automatic Millionaire starts with the powerful story of an average American couple (he's a low-level manager, she's a beautician), whose joint income never exceeds $55,000 a year, who somehow manage to own two homes debt-free, put two kids through college, and retire at 55 with more than $1 million in savings. Through their story you'll learn the surprising fact that you cannot get rich with a budget! You must have a plan to pay yourself that is totally automatic, a plan that will automatically secure your future and pay for your present. What Makes The Automatic Millionaire unique: You don't need to make a lot of money You don't need a budget You don't need willpower You don't need to be that interested in money You can set up the plan in an hourThis one little audiobook has the power to secure your financial future. Do it once, the rest is automatic!

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Start Late, Finish Rich: A No-Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom at Any Age

Pdf Business Start Late, Finish Rich: A No-Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom at Any Age

Pdf:Start Late, Finish Rich: A No-Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom at Any Age.Review “Here is one good source to help you realize that there are options and it is possible to create life the way you want it, financially speaking. . . . [Bach’s] work looks at many fine details and provides research backed up with actionable ideas. ” – Times-Colonist “David Bach tackles head-on the common complaint for far too many complacent Canadians that they can’t help themselves financially or it is too late to do so. Bach’s practical messages with proven financial principles to help oneself are doable. . . . It’s never too late. Bach can help those who are motivated to help themselves.” –Canadian MoneySaver Read more From the Inside Flap David Bach has a plan to help you live and finish rich--no matter where you startSo you feel like you've started late? You are not alone. What if I told you that right now as you flip through this book, 70% of the people in the store with you are living paycheck to paycheck? What if I told you that the man browsing the aisle to your left owes more than $8,000 in credit card debt? And the woman on your right has less than $1,000 in savings? See? You're really not alone. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people who've saved too little and borrowed too much will never catch up financially. Why? Because they don't know how. You can start late and finish rich--but you need a plan. This book contains the plan. It's inspiring, easy to follow, and is based on proven financial principles. Building a secure financial future for yourself isn't something you can do overnight. It will take time and it will take work. But you can do it. Just because you started late doesn't mean you are doomed to an uncertain future. Whether you're in your thirties, forties, fifties, or beyond, there is still time to turn things around. It's never too late to live and finish rich. All it takes is the decision to start. --David BachIs it too late for me to get rich?Over and over, people share their fears with David Bach, America's leading money coach and the number-one national best-selling author of 'The Automatic Millionaire. 'If only I had started saving when I wasyounger!' they say. 'Is there any hope for me?' There IS hope, and help is here at last! In 'Start Late, Finish Rich, David Bach takes the 'Finish Rich' wisdom that has already helped millions of people and tailors it specifically to all of us who forgot to save, procrastinated, or got sidetracked by life's unexpected challenges. Whether you are in your thirties, forties, fifties, or even older, Bach shows that you really can start late and still live and finish rich - and you can get your plan in place fast. In a motivating, swift read you learn how to ramp up the road to financial security with the principles of spend less, save more, make more - and most important, LIVE MORE. And he gives you the time tested plan to do it. The 'Start Late, Finish Rich promise is bold and clear: Even if you are buried in debt - there is still hope. You can get rich in real estate - by starting small. Find your 'Latte Factor' - and turbo charge it to save money you didn't know you had. You can start a business on the side - while you keep your old job and continue earning a paycheck. You can spend less, save more and make more - and it doesn't have to hurt. David Bach gives you step-by-step instructions, worksheets, phone numbers and website addresses --everything you need to put your Start Late plan into place right away. And he shares the stories of ordinary Americans who have turned their lives around, at thirty, forty, fifty, even sixty years of age, and are now financially free. They did it, and now it's your turn. With David Bach at your side, it's never too late to change your financial destiny. It's never too late to live your dreams. It's never too lateto be free. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Start Late, Finish Rich: A No-Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom at Any Age

Pdf Business Start Late, Finish Rich: A No-Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom at Any Age

Pdf:Start Late, Finish Rich: A No-Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom at Any Age.From Publishers Weekly The seventh book in seven years of the Finish Rich series (two million in print) is aimed at older readers who have neglected their savings. It reads like an infomercial script, brassily positive and unrelentingly motivational. Anyone can finish rich, says Bach (Automatic Millionaire, etc.), if they are willing to 'spend less, save more, and make more.' The bulk of the book describes a variety of tactics and strategies (many covered in his previous books) for accomplishing these three tasks. Readers of financial help books will have heard many of Bach's ideas before, but he does deliver a lion's share of solid advice in an entertaining format, and, for good measure, he throws in an occasional counterintuitive gem, such as why paying off credit card debt can be 'a huge mistake.' He also anticipates and overcomes common objections ('dealing with debt doesn't mean putting the rest of your life on hold'), although anyone impolite enough to push back too hard is dismissed: 'I have a term for negative people who seem to enjoy raining on other people's parades. I call them 'dream stealers,' and I try to avoid them.' Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more From Booklist Bach (author of The Automatic Millionaire, 2003, and Smart Women Finish Rich, 1999) wants readers to understand that starting late doesn't mean self-flagellation. However, it does demand specific activities, like spending less, saving more, making more, and giving and living more. Inside each chapter, positioned in memorable fashion, are his commandments. The 'double latte' factor, for instance, asks about taking control of the smaller daily expenditures, whether it is an everyday Starbucks vente or a weekly Wal-Mart 'fix.' He talks to the safe-and-steady philosophy of investment, with warnings about trying to time the market. The common thread is his sage insistence of living well during life, not just during retirement. His conclusion is that the 'happiest people are those who've lived meaningful lives.' Barbara JacobsCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Second Edition

Pdf Business Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Second Edition

Pdf:Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Second Edition.Review 'Far and away one of the best business books of the year.' - Hamilton Spectator'You don't have to be a manager to realize that no one likes being told what to do. Yet lectures are still the main way we try to get people to change their behavior. Fortunately, social learning academics have been studying alternatives for decades. Patterson and his fellow consultants have now collected their findings in this engaging, example-rich book.' - John T. Landry, Harvard Business Review Read more From the Back Cover Here's what some of the world's most influential people are saying about Influencer. 'AN INSTANT CLASSIC! Whether you're leading change or changing your life, this book delivers.' - Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People'Ideas can change the world-but only when coupled with influence-the ability to change hearts, minds and behavior. This book provides a practical approach to lead change and empower us all to make a difference or a change in society.'-Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner 'Influencing human behavior is one of the most difficult challenges faced by leaders. This book provides powerful insight into how to make behavior change that will last.'-Sidney Taurel, chairman & chief executive officer, Eli Lilly and Company 'If you are truly motivated to make productive changes in your life, don't put down this book until you reach the last page. Whether dealing with a recalcitrant teen, doggedly resistant co-workers, or a personal frustration that 'no one ever wants to hear my view,' Influencer can help guide in making the changes that put you in the driver's seat.'-Deborah Norville, anchor of 'Inside Edition' and bestselling author Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change

Pdf Business Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change

Pdf:Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change.Whether you're a CEO, a parent, or merely a person who wants to make a difference, you probably wish you had more influence with the people in your life. But most of us stop trying to make change happen because we believe it is too difficult, if not impossible. We learn to cope rather than learning to influence. From the best-selling authors who taught the world how to have Crucial Conversations comes the new edition of Influencer, a thought-provoking audiobook that combines the remarkable insights of behavioral scientists and business leaders with the astonishing stories of high-powered influencers from all walks of life. You'll be taught each and every step of the influence process - including robust strategies for making change inevitable in your personal life, your business, and your world.

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Carrots and Sticks Don't Work: Build a Culture of Employee Engagement with the Principles of RESPECT

Pdf Business Carrots and Sticks Don't Work: Build a Culture of Employee Engagement with the Principles of RESPECT

Pdf:Carrots and Sticks Don't Work: Build a Culture of Employee Engagement with the Principles of RESPECT.About the Author Paul Marciano, Ph.D. is an entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, and president of Whiteboard, a human relations consulting firm committed to helping organizations cultivate, manage, and grow their human potential. Dr. Marciano earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology at Yale University and has served on the faculties at Davidson College and Princeton University. Read more

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Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions

Pdf Business Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions

Pdf:Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions.Review  “Whether you work in a business or the business of life, everyone from CEOs to high school students can gain from what they take from this story.” ––from the foreword by Spencer Johnson, M.D., author of Who Moved My Cheese? “. . . companies should buy a copy for everyone from the CEO to the stock clerk.” ––Michelle Archer, USA Today  “I ordered and distributed sixty copies, evaluated its effect on our change effort, and then ordered five hundred more. . . . This is a gem.” ––Heidi King, Department of Defense  “The penguins in this book will not only steal your heart, they’ll make you a smarter person.” ––Mary Tyler Moore, actress, producer, director, and Academy Award nominee Read more About the Author John Kotter, professor emeritus at Harvard Business School, is often called the world’s foremost authority on leadership and change. His many books, including Leading Change and That's Not How We Do It Here!, have been translated into more than 200 foreign language editions and have been bestsellers around the world. He is a founder of Kotter International, a consulting firm that specializes in helping leaders transform their organizations.   Holger Rathgeber is the coauthor of That's Not How We Do It Here!, a former executive at a medical products firm, and a principal at Kotter International. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions

Pdf Business Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions

Pdf:Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions.A new edition of the classic business parable that has sold more than a million copies since 2006. Our Iceberg Is Melting is a simple fable about doing well in an ever-changing world. Based on the award-winning work of Harvard's John Kotter, it is a story that has been used to help thousands of people and organizations. The fable is about a penguin colony in Antarctica. A group of beautiful emperor penguins live as they have for many years. Then one curious bird discovers a potentially devastating problem threatening their home - and pretty much no one listens to him. The characters in the story, Fred, Alice, Louis, Buddy, the Professor, and NoNo, are like people we recognize - even ourselves. Their tale is one of resistance to change and heroic action, seemingly intractable obstacles, and the most clever tactics for dealing with those obstacles. It's a story that is occurring in different forms all around us today - but the penguins handle the very real challenges a great deal better than most of us. Our Iceberg Is Melting is based on pioneering work that shows how eight steps produce needed change in any sort of group. It's a story that can be enjoyed by anyone while at the same time providing invaluable guidance for a world that just keeps moving faster and faster.

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The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

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Pdf:The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement.Review 'A survey of the reading habits of managers found that though they buy books by the likes of Tom Peters for display purposes, the one management book they have actually read from cover to cover is The Goal.' -- The Economist'Anybody who considers himself a manager should rush out, buy and devour this book immediately. If you are the only one in your place to have read it, your progress along the path to the top may suddenly accelerate...one of the most outstanding business books I have ever encountered.' -- Punch Magazine'Like Mrs. Fields and her cookies, The Goal was too tasty to remain obscure. Companies began buying big batches and management schools included it in their curriculums.' -- Fortune Magazine'This theory provided a persuasive solution for factories struggling with production delays and low revenues.' -- Harvard Business Review Read more

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The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations

Pdf Business The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations

Pdf:The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations.About the Author John P. Kotter is internationally regarded as the foremost authority on the topics of leadership and change. His is the premier voice on how the best organizations achieve successful transformations. Kotter is the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus, at Harvard Business School and is cofounder of Kotter International, a leadership organization that helps Global 5000 company leaders accelerate the implementation of their most critical strategies and lead change in a complex, fast-moving business environment. John Kotter has authored eighteen books, twelve of them bestsellers. His works have been printed in over 150 foreign-language editions.Dan S. Cohen is the CEO of Stuart Advisory Services Group and a retired partner of Deloitte Consulting LLP. He focuses on large-scale organizational transformation and strategic change, and has over thirty-five years of experience consulting to and working in industry. During his fifteen years at Deloitte, Cohen developed the firm’s first Global Change Leadership methodology and was the lead architect in the design of Deloitte’s Strategic Change methodology. In addition to his consulting work, Cohen has lectured on organizational behavior at Ohio State University, Miami University, the University of Detroit, and Southern Methodist University. Read more

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The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations

Pdf Business The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations

Pdf:The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations.John Kotter's international best seller Leading Change struck a powerful chord with legions of managers everywhere. It acknowledged the cynicism, pain, and fear they faced in implementing large-scale change - but also armed them with an eight-step plan of action for leaping boldly forward in a turbulent world. Now, Kotter and co-author Dan S. Cohen delve deeper into the subject of change to get to the heart of how change actually happens. Through compelling, real-life stories from people in the trenches, in all kinds of organizations, the authors attack the fundamental problem that underlies every major transformation: How do you go beyond simply getting your message across to truly changing people's behavior? Based on interviews within over 100 organizations in the midst of large-scale change, The Heart of Change delivers the simple yet provocative answer to this question, forever altering the way organizations and individuals approach change. While most companies believe change happens by making people think differently, Kotter and Cohen say the key lies in making them feel differently. They introduce a new dynamic - "see-feel-change" - that fuels action by showing people potent reasons for change that spark their emotions. Organized around the revolutionary eight-step change process introduced in Leading Change, this story-driven book shows how the best change leaders use not just reports or analysis, but gloves, video cameras, airplanes, office design, and other concrete elements to impel people toward positive action. The authors reveal how this appeal to the heart - over the mind - motivates people to overcome even daunting obstacles to change and produce breathtaking results. For individuals in every walk of life and companies in every stage of change, this compact, no-nonsense book captures the heart - and the how - of successful change.

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Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will To Change

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Pdf:Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will To Change.About the Author JENNIFER BROWN is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, and respected diversity and inclusion expert who believes that organizational cultures where every individual can bring his or her full self to work will succeed exponentially in a rapidly diversifying world. As founder, president, and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting, LLC, Jennifer has spent over a decade growing the company into a multimillion-dollar resource for C-suite leaders, HR champions, and employees at all levels, focused on the processes and systems that drive change. Jennifer is also a sought-after keynote speaker, panel moderator, and go-to source on the modern workplace’s changing demographics; her thought leadership focuses on specific communities of identity including women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and millennials, with specific attention to the role of male leaders in culture change efforts. She has appeared in leading media outlets such as The New York Times, Forbes, Inc., The Wall Street Journal, and on Fox News, WCBS, and more. In the past several years, she has been named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the NYC National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), one of the Top 40 Outstanding Women by Stonewall Community Foundation, and NYC Controller Bill Thompson’s LGBT Business Owner of the Year. Brown has appeared in leading media outlets such as The New York Times, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal, and on Fox News. In the past several years she has been named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the NYC National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), a finalist for the Wells Fargo Business Owner of the Year Award, a finalist for Ernst & Young's Winning Women Program, one of the Top 40 Outstanding Women by Stonewall Community Foundation, and NYC Controller Bill Thompson's LGBT Business Owner of the Year Brown’s book 'Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change will inspire leadership to embrace the opportunity that diversity represents and empower advocates at all levels to find their voice and be a driving force in creating more enlightened organizations that resonate in a fast-changing world. Read more

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Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accounta bility for Results

Pdf Business Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accounta bility for Results

Pdf:Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accounta bility for Results.About the Author Roger Connors and Tom Smith are co-founders of Partners in Leadership, an international management consulting firm with thousands of clients in almost all major industries. They are also the co-authors of the prequel to this book, The Oz Principle, and the follow-up book, How Did That Happen? Read more

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How Stella Saved the Farm: A Tale About Making Innovation Happen

Pdf Business How Stella Saved the Farm: A Tale About Making Innovation Happen

Pdf:How Stella Saved the Farm: A Tale About Making Innovation Happen.How Stella Saved the Farm is a simple parable about making innovation happen. Written by the authors of the New York Times best-selling Reverse Innovation: Create Far from Home, Win Everywhere, Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble, the story resonates in organizations of all types - public sector, private sector, and social sector, from mammoth corporations to small organizations employing just a few dozen people. The parable is about a farm in trouble. Bankruptcy, or the grim prospect of being acquired by a hostile competitor, threaten. The farm succeeds only if the team pulls together and innovates.The main characters in the story - Stella, Deirdre, Bull, Mav, Einstein, Rambo, Maisie, and Andrea - are all like people you know, maybe even yourself. The tale includes an unexpected leadership challenge, an ambitious call to action, a bold idea, countless internal obstacles and conflicts, fears, joys, triumphs, and even a love interest. It's a story that can be enjoyed by anyone. How Stella Saved the Farm delivers eight simple lessons to guide innovation initiatives to success. It prepares business leaders to avoid some of innovation's most toxic myths, teaches how to build the right kind of team, and shows how to learn quickly from experience.

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The Business Owner's Definitive Guide to Captive Insurance Companies: What You Need to Know About Formation and Management

Pdf Business The Business Owner's Definitive Guide to Captive Insurance Companies: What You Need to Know About Formation and Management

Pdf:The Business Owner's Definitive Guide to Captive Insurance Companies: What You Need to Know About Formation and Management.Manage your risk in a more efficient wayWhat if you could insure the risks of your business, reduce your out-of-pocket expenses, and create another source of revenue? Sounds too good to be true, right? With The Business Owner's Definitive Guide to Captive Insurance Companies, Mr. Strauss shows that, by utilizing a captive insurance company, this is not only possible but also a lot easier than you'd imagine.As one of America's top corporate, tax, and risk management attorneys, Mr. Strauss provides listeners with true insight on the key sophisticated planning techniques used by small business owners who implement captive insurance companies. You'll learn the fundamentals and history of captive insurance and how this technique can provide numerous benefits to your business. This book will provide you with the insight on how to:Reduce out-of-pocket expensesIncrease cash flowInsure more of the risks of your businessProtect personal and business assets from lawsuits And select the appropriate manager for your captive insurance companyCreating a captive insurance company may sound daunting, but with Mr. Strauss's guidance you can navigate the legal maze and utilize this valuable strategy with ease. Don't miss out on crucial out-of-pocket savings and create more liquidity in a more tax-efficient manner. Take steps today and reap the benefits of captive insurance!

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Starting A Business: The 15 Rules For A Successful Business

Pdf Business Starting A Business: The 15 Rules For A Successful Business

Pdf:Starting A Business: The 15 Rules For A Successful Business.About the Author Being financially free through intelligent investments at the age of 26 is not a common achievement among the majority. After an entire year of working 16 hours a day for someone else and barely being able to have any time over to enjoy life Mark Atwood realized that that was not the life, he wanted to live. One day he just had enough. Life is meant to be enjoyed and working to make someone else’s dream come true was not the reason he wanted to get out bed for! This is Mark Atwood, your new teacher. He is going to be the one teaching you everything you need to know about business, investing and finances. Why choose him? Well, it all depends on if you want to spend your time on someone who is only interested in emptying your pockets or have someone like Mark Atwood whos main priority is to help you achieve your goals! His expertise is accumulated through reading over a thousand books, real-life experience through trial and error, high-level coaches etc. The knowledge that he has acquired throughout these years is invaluable. Now that he has achieved his goals, he is here to provide the best guidance for you to achieve your goals as well! ''Being able to spend my time on what is important to me is something I am grateful for every single day! I still look back at my life back when I was working like a slave and barely had anything to show for. I can not imagine what my life would look like if I had not made the decision to change my life.'' Read more

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Accounting for Governmental & Nonprofit Entities

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Pdf:Accounting for Governmental & Nonprofit Entities.About the Author Jacqueline L. Reck Serves as the associate dean of financial management and academic affairs for the College of Business and is the James E. and C. Ellis Rooks Distinguished Professor in Accounting at the University of South Florida. She received a BS degree from North Dakota State University, BS and MAcc degrees from the University of South Florida, and her PhD from the University of Missouri–Columbia. She is a certified public accountant (Florida). Dr. Reck worked for state government for several years before joining academia. Currently, she is active in several professional associations. In addition to teaching governmental and not-for-profit accounting, Dr. Reck serves on the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council and frequently presents continuing professional education workshops and sessions. She has provided workshops on governmental and not-for-profit accounting for local accounting firms and the state auditor general’s staff. Dr. Reck has received several teaching and research awards and has chaired or served on several doctoral dissertation committees. Dr. Reck has published articles in Contemporary Accounting Research; Journal of Accounting and Public Policy; Research in Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting; Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management; and the Journal of Information Systems , among others. She joined as an author on the 14th edition. Read more

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Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting: Concepts and Practices

Pdf Business Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting: Concepts and Practices

Pdf:Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting: Concepts and Practices.Known for its accessible writing style and concept-based presentation, this book arms accountants with critical information that accountants will be able to apply throughout their careers. New coauthor Saleha Khumawala brings a fresh voice to make the content even more engaging in the new edition. Emphasis is placed on real world applications to clearly demonstrate the relevance of the material. New chapters are included on health care organizations and colleges and universities. In addition, numerous new examples are integrated throughout the chapters with new CAFR references to give accountants a stronger grasp of the concepts.

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Accounting for Governmental and Nonprofit Entities

Pdf Business Accounting for Governmental and Nonprofit Entities

Pdf:Accounting for Governmental and Nonprofit Entities.About the Author Suzanne L. Lowensohn is an associate professor of Accounting at Colorado State University. She received a BS and a MAcc degree from the University of South Florida, and her PhD from the University of Miami. She is a certified public accountant (Florida) and a chartered global management accountant. Dr. Lowensohn has served on the Governmental Accounting Standards Board Intangible Issues Task Force and Comprehensive Implementation Guide Advisory Committee, on the Government Finance Officers Association Special Review Executive Committee, on the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants Governmental Issues Committee, on the AICPA FARS Content Subcommittee, and as president of the Government and Nonprofit Section of the American Accounting Association. Prior to joining academia, she worked for KPMG and performed numerous governmental audits. Professor Lowensohn has published articles in Journal of Accounting and Public Policy; Research in Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting; Accounting and the Public Interest; Journal of Accounting Lite r ature ; Issues in Accounting Education; and Behavioral Research in Accounting, among others. She joined as an author on the 16th edition. Read more

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Employee Engagement: HR Fundamentals

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Pdf:Employee Engagement: HR Fundamentals.Achieving employee engagement is crucial to the success and continued high performance of any organization. But with budgets tighter than ever before, economic struggles and an increasingly stressful workplace for staff, it has become an increasingly difficult task.Aimed at HR practitioners and managers, Employee Engagement offers a complete, practical resource for understanding, measuring and building engagement. Grounded in engagement theory and an understanding of psychology combined with practical tools, techniques and diagnostics, this book will help you assess and drive engagement in your organization. Case studies include British Gas, Capital One, Asda, Ministry of Justice, Mace and RSA.

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The Dance of Change: The challenges to sustaining momentum in a learning organization

Pdf Business The Dance of Change: The challenges to sustaining momentum in a learning organization

Pdf:The Dance of Change: The challenges to sustaining momentum in a learning organization.Amazon.com Review Since its release in 1990, Peter M. Senge's bestselling The Fifth Discipline has converted readers to its innovative business principles of the 'learning organization,' personal mastery, and systems thinking. Published nearly a decade later, Dance of Change provides a formidable response to businesspeople wondering how to make his programs stick. He outlines potential obstacles (such as initiating transformation, personal fear and anxiety, and measuring the unmeasurable) and proposes ways to turn these obstacles into sources of improvement. Senge--with considerable help from the team who worked on the follow-up development manual, The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook--presents an insider's account of long-term maintenance efforts at General Electric, Harley-Davidson, the U.S. Army, and others who are learning organization, along with experience-based suggestions and exercises for individuals and teams. 'We are seeking to understand how people nurture the reinforcing growth processes that naturally enable an organization to evolve and change,' Senge explains, 'and how they tend to the limiting processes that can impede or stop that growth.' --Howard Rothman Read more Review Advance Acclaim for The Dance of Change:'Do not read this book from cover to cover. Just dip in anywhere; you'll be surprised and challenged. This is an original and refreshing take on organizational change--on every page an idea stops you in your tracks and makes you rethink everything you thought you knew about the subject.'--Warren Bennis, professor, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, and coauthor of Co-Leaders'The Dance of Change is an extraordinary book. Dancing with Peter Senge and company inspires us to learn new steps and gain new insights. The format and presentation of this provocative and accessible guide to change are as dazzling as its content.'--Frances Hesselbein, Chairman, Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit ManagementCritical Acclaim for The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook:'If you believe, as I do, that people are the only long-term competitive advantage and lifelong learning is the way to fully develop that advantage, you must read this book. It's about the real work, the work of implementation!'--Richard F. Teerlink, President and CEO, Harley Davidson, Inc.'Senge's message of growth and prosperity holds strong appeal for today's business leaders.'--Fortune'Peter Senge's advocacy of the learning organization helped begin a revolution in the workplace. And, the relevance of Senge's work is growing rather than diminishing over time. As more businesses go global, the need to overcome psychological barriers to necessary organizational change increases.'--Management Today Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor

Pdf Business How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor

Pdf:How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor.From the Back Cover 'Get Ernie J. Zelinski's book if you look forward to a retirement with 'zing!' ' - Nancy Paradis, St. Petersburg Times, Florida'To be sure, retirement books are a glutted field, but most focus on money and financial planning. They view the finish line as the last day of employment. That's where Zelinski's begins.'- Jonathan Chevreau, National Post Read more About the Author Ernie J. Zelinski is an international best-selling author, speaker, and prosperity life coach who inspires adventurous souls to create their own ways to live prosperous and free.Ernie is best known as the author of the international retirement bestsellers The Joy of Not Working (over 310,000 copies sold and published in seventeen languages) and How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free (over 390,000 copies sold and published in ten languages), two life-changing books that have helped hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world live happier and more satisfying lives.Ernie's latest retirement book is THE JOY OF BEING RETIRED: 365 REASONS WHY RETIREMENT ROCKS -- AND WORK SUCKS! This is a GREAT GIFT BOOK FOR YOURSELF OR OTHERS ABOUT TO RETIRE.Ernie's 15 creative works -- published in 22 languages in 29 countries -- have now sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide.Feature articles about Ernie and his books have appeared in major North American newspapers including USA TODAY, Oakland Tribune, Boston Herald, The Washington Post, Toronto Star, National Post, Vancouver Sun, and The Wall Street Journal.Ernie's other latest books include the inspirational novel Look Ma, Life's Easy: How Ordinary People Attain Extraordinary Success and Remarkable Prosperity and its companion Life's Secret Handbook: Reminders for Adventurous Souls Who Want to Make a Big Difference in This World.Ernie speaks on the topics of early retirement, prosperity, book marketing, and creativity. The Turkish Society for Quality recently spent over $20,000 to have Ernie speak about The Joy of Not Working to 2,000 executives and scholars attending its 17th annual convention in Istanbul. Ernie also made a keynote speech about The Joy of Not Working to 1,200 career experts at the National CareerDevelopment Association convention in Orlando, Florida in June 2017. Read more

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Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too

Pdf Business Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too

Pdf:Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too.Review “Gary is a masterful entrepreneur with a gift for communication that cuts through all the bullshit that can often hinder one’s success. We share the same simplistic business philosophy which is why we’ve become good friends: Be willing to put in the hard work. And always be grateful. Crushing It! is a must-have for all individuals who want to be the best at what they do.” (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson)“The name GaryVee has become synonymous with motivating an entire generation. No one understands the power of social media better than Gary, because none of what he preaches is theory—it’s an understanding born from his deep experience in business and in life.” (Casey Neistat)“Gary is helping to calibrate the desires and expectations of a new generation searching for a way to break through the noise. He’s loud, he’s high energy—and he’s exactly right.” (John Mayer)Vaynerchuk identifies the most important components that contribute to successful online marketing in a personable, lively way. Going beyond simple “how-to” guides for the various platforms, he gets at the heart of what it takes to succeed in a competitive environment. Recommended for anyone looking to get started online or increase their media currency. (Laurel Tacoma, Fairfax Cty. P.L., VA) Read more From the Back Cover #1 New York Times Bestseller“You’re going to hear the stories of people who were scared, just like you. Who had obligations, just like you. Who were told they were being foolish, or reckless, or irresponsible, or immature. They did it anyway and reaped the rewards. If there’s anything this book should teach you, it’s that the only thing stopping you from achieving lasting career and life happiness is you.”In his 2009 international bestseller, Crush It!, Gary Vaynerchuk insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success. In Crushing It!, Gary explains why that’s even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what remains timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier—and not just financially—than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It! principles. The secret to their success (and Gary’s) has everything to do with their understanding of social media platforms and their willingness to do whatever it takes to make these tools work to their utmost potential. That’s what Crushing It! teaches readers to do. In this lively, practical, and inspiring book, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone from plumbers to park rangers will know exactly which platforms to use as their pillar content. He offers both theoretical and tactical advice on how to become the biggest thing on old standbys such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram; younger upstarts such as Musical.ly;audiocentric platforms such as Spotify, SoundCloud, iHeartRadio, and iTunes; and newcomer Alexa Skills. For those with more experience, Crushing It! illuminates some little-known nuances and provides innovative tips and clever tweaks proven to enhance more common, tried-and-true strategies. Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it’s not about getting rich. It’s a blueprint for living life on your own terms. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work

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Pdf:It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work.Review “Their book is funny, well-written and iconoclastic and by far the best thing on management published this year.”   (The Economist)“Each [chapter is] packed with a punch that seems both profound and practical—profound for how clear and different they tend to be from most accepted business wisdom, and practical because almost everything they describe is immediately applicable.” (800-CEO-READ)“In short, jargon-free chapters, the authors challenge the way many of today’s businesses are run.” (Financial Times)“An urgent conversation to have.” (Wall Street Journal) Read more About the Author JASON FRIED is the cofounder and CEO of Basecamp. He started the company back in 1999 and has been running the show ever since. Along with David, he wrote Getting Real, REWORK, and REMOTE. When it comes to business, he thinks things are simple until you make them complicated. And when it comes to life, we’re all just trying to figure it out as we go. Read more

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The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

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Pdf:The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness.Review 'Stephen Covey continues to wow us with his new The 8th Habit. As the world's most respected leadership expert, he builds on the foundation of his bestselling 7 Habits and gives a pattern for life that is passionate, makes a difference and leaves a legacy of greatness.' -- Larry King'The 8th Habit is a marvelous read, a triumph of the spirit and, in my view, Covey's most important work.' -- Warren Bennis, author of On Becoming a Leader'The 8th Habit is a true masterpiece, a must-read. These principles of personal and organizational leadership, when lived, unleash human genius and inspire deep commitment and magnificent levels of service and satisfaction. This book will be my gift to all my associates as required reading for all of my future endeavors.' -- Horst Schulze, former President and COO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company'The 8th Habit will clearly stand as the crowning achievement of Covey's lifetime of service.' -- Tom Peters, author of Re-imagine!: Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age'Getting results in large companies is a very rare skill and this book captures how to do it.' -- Kevin Rollins, President and CEO, Dell, Inc. Read more About the Author Recognized as one of Time magazine’s twenty-five most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey (1932–2012) was an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author. His books have sold more than twenty-five million copies in thirty-eight languages, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. After receiving an MBA from Harvard and a doctorate degree from Brigham Young University, he became the cofounder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, a leading global training firm. Read more

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The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable

Pdf Business The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable

Pdf:The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable.Amazon.com Review Allegories and parables have long been effective ways to impart serious bits of knowledge and wisdom without getting too pedantic, and business readers seem increasingly receptive to sensible management theory that employs this lively age-old literary technique. Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, a 'leadership fable' by Patrick Lencioni, continues the trend with a solid prescription for organizational health--aiming for less politics, lower turnover, more productivity, and higher morale. Presented as a fictional tale of two technical consultants and their competing companies, the story is structured in a fashion that recalls his previous book (The Five Temptations of a CEO, whose main character and firm are even slipped into this narrative). Lencioni uses this hypothetical setting to show how his concepts might look and work in the real world. In this case, his 'four disciplines at the heart of making any organization world class' are revealed and explained through the philosophy and behavior of Rich O'Connor of Telegraph Partners. Build and maintain a cohesive leadership team, create organizational clarity, communicate organizational clarity, and reinforce organizational clarity through human systems. Through his tale of Telegraph and its rival Greenwich Consulting, Lencioni illustrates how these principles can be beneficially employed--and how an organization can be stymied when they're missing. The story moves quickly and is followed by a comprehensive analytical summary, which includes self-assessment tools and suggestions for putting the ideas into practice. --Howard Rothman Read more From Booklist This fictional tale by a screenwriter and head of a consulting firm that specializes in organizational development is billed not as a novel but as a 'leadership fable.' Just like Lencioni's earlier The Five Temptations of a CEO (1998), this new 'fable' serves as a vehicle to illustrate the author's philosophy of management. The story is short and simple, but its lesson is large. Organizations must not only be smart; they must be healthy. For one thing, healthy companies can make themselves smarter, but unhealthy organizations squander intellectual advantage through infighting and cross-purposes. To drive home his moral, Lencioni follows his story with a discussion that explicitly sets down his four 'actionable steps,' or disciplines, that are the hallmark of a healthy organization--build a leadership team, create organizational clarity, communicate that clarity, and then reinforce it through human systems. Lencioni offers concrete examples of steps to take to establish these disciplines and suggests ways to assess whether they have been effective. David RouseCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The First-Time Manager

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Pdf:The First-Time Manager.Review 'The First-Time Manager is an excellent how-to guide for anyone new to managing people.' --Examiner.com Read more Book Description What’s a rookie manager to do? Faced with new responsibilities, and in need of quick, dependable guidance, novice managers can’t afford to learn by trial and error. The First-Time Manager is the answer, dispensing the bottom-line wisdom they need to succeed. A true management classic, the book covers essential topics such as hiring and firing, leadership, motivation, managing time, dealing with superiors, and much more. Written in an inviting and accessible style, the revised sixth edition includes new material on increasing employee engagement, encouraging innovation and initiative, helping team members optimize their talents, improving outcomes, and distinguishing oneself as a leader. Packed with immediately usable insight on everything from building a team environment to conducting performance appraisals, The First-Time Manager remains the ultimate guide for anyone starting his or her career in management. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Options Trading: How YOU Can Make Money Trading Options: Even If You're A Bit Lazy (But Motivated)

Pdf Business Options Trading: How YOU Can Make Money Trading Options: Even If You're A Bit Lazy (But Motivated)

Pdf:Options Trading: How YOU Can Make Money Trading Options: Even If You're A Bit Lazy (But Motivated).About the Author Being financially free through intelligent investments at the age of 26 is not a common achievement among the majority. After an entire year of working 16 hours a day for someone else and barely being able to have any time over to enjoy life Mark Atwood realized that that was not the life, he wanted to live. One day he just had enough. Life is meant to be enjoyed and working to make someone else’s dream come true was not the reason he wanted to get out bed for! This is Mark Atwood, your new teacher. He is going to be the one teaching you everything you need to know about business, investing and finances. Why choose him? Well, it all depends on if you want to spend your time on someone who is only interested in emptying your pockets or have someone like Mark Atwood whos main priority is to help you achieve your goals! His expertise is accumulated through reading over a thousand books, real-life experience through trial and error, high-level coaches etc. The knowledge that he has acquired throughout these years is invaluable. Now that he has achieved his goals, he is here to provide the best guidance for you to achieve your goals as well! ''Being able to spend my time on what is important to me is something I am grateful for every single day! I still look back at my life back when I was working like a slave and barely had anything to show for. I can not imagine what my life would look like if I had not made the decision to change my life.'' Read more

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Passive Income Millionaire

Pdf Business Passive Income Millionaire

Pdf:Passive Income Millionaire.Review This guidebook will take some time to discuss the basics of a passive income and how you can get started. I highly recommend this one to anyone looking to learn how to work from home. Great read! - Adam JacksonExtremely accommodating for anybody beginning with creating easy revenue come income streams.This book is a helpful manual for a computerized revenue. Highly recommended! - Halen N Boyle Great book for anyone starting out with developing extra income streams. Helpful and excellent book! - Marley Kozlovsky Read more About the Author Being financially free through intelligent investments at the age of 26 is not a common achievement among the majority. After an entire year of working 16 hours a day for someone else and barely being able to have any time over to enjoy life Mark Atwood realized that that was not the life, he wanted to live. One day he just had enough. Life is meant to be enjoyed and working to make someone else’s dream come true was not the reason he wanted to get out bed for! This is Mark Atwood, your new teacher. He is going to be the one teaching you everything you need to know about business, investing and finances. Why choose him? Well, it all depends on if you want to spend your time on someone who is only interested in emptying your pockets or have someone like Mark Atwood whos main priority is to help you achieve your goals! His expertise is accumulated through reading over a thousand books, real-life experience through trial and error, high-level coaches etc. The knowledge that he has acquired throughout these years is invaluable. Now that he has achieved his goals, he is here to provide the best guidance for you to achieve your goals as well! ''Being able to spend my time on what is important to me is something I am grateful for every single day! I still look back at my life back when I was working like a slave and barely had anything to show for. I can not imagine what my life would look like if I had not made the decision to change my life.'' Read more

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Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

Pdf Business Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

Pdf:Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion.Amazon.com Review The Story Behind Crush it! Everything has changed. The social media revolution has irreversibly changed the way we live our lives and conduct our business. There are billions of dollars in advertising moving online, waiting to be claimed by whoever can build the best content and communities. Despite this change, most people keep working at jobs that don’t make them happy and businesses continue to ignore the major marketing and public relations benefits that can be found online. Myth #1: I’m not passionate about something sexy or popular like wine so these lessons don’t apply to me. The internet has drastically decreased the costs of building communities around niche subjects, allowing for even the most obscure subjects to draw enough eyeballs to command advertising attention. Starting a video blog about tortilla chips may seem farfetched until Doritos gives you a call and offers 40,000 a year to sponsor and advertise on your blog. Myth #2: My business already has a Twitter account and a Facebook page, we’re set in the social media department. This is the equivalent of claiming twenty years ago that just because your business bought a TV spot and a few ads in the newspaper, you didn’t need to pay attention to your advertising department. Social media isn’t about joining in, it’s about being involved. Myth #3: I’m happy at my job so this book is irrelevant to me. First of all, congratulations on finding work that makes you happy! However, the lessons in this book are valuable to anyone, regardless of their employment status. Crush It will show you how to utilize high level and platform specific social media and marketing strategies that will improve your work. It will also show you how to build a personal brand so that even if you’re forced to leave your job, a situation that’s especially relevant today, you’ll be able to easily find employment elsewhere in a field you’re passionate about. Myth #4: I need to quit my job to take advantage of this book’s entrepreneurial lessons. While the entrepreneurial strategies in this book do take time, it’s completely reasonable to start the effort as an after-work project to build up until you’re able to replace your current income with the income from your online presence. While you may have to fall behind on the current season of Lost or let your Madden 2010 game suffer, because you’ll be doing something you love you won’t mind putting in the extra effort. In Crush It, Gary Vaynerchuk shows how anyone can build a career around what they’re passionate about. He also delivers both high-level and platform specific strategy and analysis, allowing you to take advantage of the current business environment while preparing you to succeed as it changes and evolves. This book isn’t interested in making unrealistic promises while glossing over the work involved. Making a living by building content around your passion isn’t simple and it doesn’t happen overnight. What it is, however, is fulfilling and in most cases just as profitable, if not more so, than your previous job. Furthermore, a business can’t just pay lip service to social media and expect it to return results. The transparency and accountability inherent in its structure necessitates a comprehensive and dedicated strategy in order to reap its tremendous benefits. By combining practical analysis and strategy with the same passion and humor that’s made Gary one of the most in demand keynote speakers in the U.S. as well as network television’s go to wine expert, Crush It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand and harness the future of business and work. Learn: Why social media has evened the playing field, destroying the “gate-keepers” who had previously dictated the distribution of content. Learn: How to beat unemployment and create wealth-building opportunities by building and maintaining a personal brand. Learn: Why storytelling is the most important business concept in the current marketplace. Learn: How you can build an online business around your passion without quitting your day job. Learn: Why Twitter and Facebook are just tools and not a social media strategy. Learn: How to take advantage of the half-billion dollars in advertising that are moving to the internet. Learn: Why transparency and being true to yourself are now winning marketing formulas. Learn: How to build and maintain an online community around your passion and brand. Learn: Strategies for turning attention into money. Learn: Why the legacy element of the internet era is so underrated. Read more From Publishers Weekly Yet another rallying cry to the banner of turning your passion into a career, from braggadocio-ridden entrepreneur Vaynerchuk. After taking over his father's local liquor store, Shopper's Discount Liquors, and building it from a $4 million business to a $50 million one, he created the wine-tasting blog Wine Library TV and discovered the power of the Internet for driving sales. This book shares his experience and step-by-step advice for using Twitter, Facebook, etc., and suggestions for monetizing an online persona, reiterating that the Internet makes it possible for anyone to make serious cash by turning what they love most into their personal brand. His enthusiasm is admirable and his advice solid, but there's nothing new here, and his unappealing swagger—repeated stories of how he crushed it and dominated grate particularly—gives his story more the tone of adolescent peacocking than of worthwhile and sober business advice. (Oct.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence—and How You Can, Too

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Pdf:Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence—and How You Can, Too.Review “Gary is a masterful entrepreneur with a gift for communication that cuts through all the bullshit that can often hinder one’s success. We share the same simplistic business philosophy which is why we’ve become good friends: Be willing to put in the hard work. And always be grateful. Crushing It! is a must-have for all individuals who want to be the best at what they do.” (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson)“The name GaryVee has become synonymous with motivating an entire generation. No one understands the power of social media better than Gary, because none of what he preaches is theory—it’s an understanding born from his deep experience in business and in life.” (Casey Neistat)“Gary is helping to calibrate the desires and expectations of a new generation searching for a way to break through the noise. He’s loud, he’s high energy—and he’s exactly right.” (John Mayer)Vaynerchuk identifies the most important components that contribute to successful online marketing in a personable, lively way. Going beyond simple “how-to” guides for the various platforms, he gets at the heart of what it takes to succeed in a competitive environment. Recommended for anyone looking to get started online or increase their media currency. (Laurel Tacoma, Fairfax Cty. P.L., VA) Read more From the Back Cover “If there’s anything this book should teach you, it’s that the only thing stopping you from achieving lasting career and life happiness is you.”In his 2009 international bestseller, Crush It!, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was one of the primary paths to entrepreneurial success. In Crushing It!, Gary explains why that’s even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what remains timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier—and not just financially—than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It! principles. The secret to their success (and Gary’s) has everything to do with their understanding of social media platforms and their willingness to do whatever it takes to make these tools work to their utmost potential. Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it’s not about getting rich. It’s a blueprint for living life on your own terms. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization

Pdf Business Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization

Pdf:Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization.Scale collaboration, not process. If you're trying to use agile and lean at the program level, you've heard of several approaches, all about scaling processes. If you duplicate what one team does for several teams, you get bloat, not delivery. Instead of scaling the process, scale everyone's collaboration. With autonomy, collaboration, and exploration, teams and program level people can decide how to apply agile and lean to their work. Learn to collaborate around deliverables, not meetings. Learn which measurements to use and how to use those measures to help people deliver more of what you want (value) and less of what you don't want (work in progress). Create an environment of servant leadership and small-world networks. Learn to enable autonomy, collaboration, and exploration across the organization and deliver your product. Scale collaboration with agile and lean program management and deliver your product.

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The Agile PMO: Leading the Effective, Value Driven, Project Management Office

Pdf Business The Agile PMO: Leading the Effective, Value Driven, Project Management Office

Pdf:The Agile PMO: Leading the Effective, Value Driven, Project Management Office.Join me on the journey to delivering value! Transforming centralized portfolio management, embedded in the PMO, can truly impact the product delivery and project management organization. This is a journey to rethink our preconceptions of what a PMO is to what it must become! A PMO creates value when, and only when, it enables educated, fact-based decisions regarding resource allocation across projects, programs, and portfolios. If, subsequent to one year of inception, the PMO cannot provide an up-to-date, accurate view of resource allocation, then it has failed in the single most important role that a PMO has in the organization. A PMO creates value by helping the organization decide where to invest its resources for the optimal return on investment (ROI). Tools, methodology, techniques, and processes are all nice to have, but they do not constitute an objective by themselves. Value-driven PMOs genuinely understand that they must continuously create, refine, and update the mapping of resource allocation in an organization. This is, of course, easier said than done, and most PMOs fall short of being able to produce such a representation. Once the PMO understands what value is and the role it plays in creating value, this book provides a framework to help it transform into a value driven and agile PMO by implementing four steps: Elimination of waste Selection and opportunity prioritization Allocating resources Agile leadership

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The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work

Pdf Business The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work

Pdf:The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work.Review A story about Positive Ways to Turn Complaints into Solutions, Innovations, and Success Every complaint represents an opportunity to turn something negative into a positive! 'Excuses always come from the losing locker room. In Jon Gordon's book The No Complaining Rule, he provides the winning edge.'-Coach Lou Holtz 'In a world in which so many, it seems, focus on the glass as half empty, Jon Gordon sets out a clear blueprint in The No Complaining Rule to help each of us better ourselves. His approach will cut negativity and can impact our workplaces and our families, and help us carve out more productive, lower-stress environments.'-Nathan Whitaker coauthor of Quiet Strength(with Tony Dungy) 'Complaining is one of the biggest problems in business today. It undermines the effectiveness of a team and organization, leading to contempt and an inability to adapt and change. In The No Complaining Rule, Jon Gordon offers the antidote.'-Ken Fisher, CEO of Fisher Investments, Forbes columnist, author of The Only Three Questions That Count Read more From the Inside Flap It's Tuesday morning and Hope walks into her office with puffy eyes, a swollen head, and a broken heart. But unfortunately, her company—EZ Tech—is in worse shape than she is. The fact that their computer batteries are catching on fire is the least of their problems. Employees have been posting negative comments about management on blogs for the world to see, the media is attacking the credibility of the company, morale is at an all-time low, negativity is at an all-time high, and the stock price is sinking faster than the Titanic. As VP of human resources, Hope is charged with finding a solution to overcome the biggest challenge in her company's history. In the process of battling her own adversity, she discovers the no complaining rule and other positive ways to save her company and herself from ruin. In the spirit of his international bestseller The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon once again shares an inspiring and enlightening story that reveals a powerful way to tackle the biggest problem in business and life—the negativity that costs organizations billions of dollars and impacts the morale, productivity, and health of individuals and teams. Based on an actual company that created and implemented the no complaining rule, Gordon delivers an engaging story filled with innovative ideas and practical strategies to develop positive leaders, organizations, and teams. For managers, team leaders, or anyone looking to turn negative energy into positive solutions, The No Complaining Rule shares powerful principles and an actionable plan to win the battle against individual and organizational negativity. When you implement the no complaining rule, you'll spend less time and energy on problems and more time focused on solutions. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership

Pdf Business Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership

Pdf:Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership.In Good Leaders Ask Great Questions, John C. Maxwell delves into the process of becoming a successful leader by examining how questions can be used to advantage. What are the questions leaders should ask themselves? What questions should they ask members of their team? He then responds to the toughest problems leaders have presented to him. Using social media, Maxwell offered the floor to followers with unanswered questions about what it takes to achieve their professional best, and selected 70 questions on the most popular topics, including: How can I discover my unique purpose as a leader? What is the most effective daily habit that any leader should develop? How do you motivate an unmotivated person? How would you work with a difficult leader who has no vision? This book is a thorough, insightful response to those readers and anyone who feels they have plateaued on their journey to develop their ultimate potential. Every leader has room to grow, and the advice in these pages will help listeners assess their current position, and structure an effective plan to achieve their goals.

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Think and Grow Rich

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Pdf:Think and Grow Rich.Think and Grow Rich is the number-one inspirational and motivational classic for individuals who are interested in furthering their lives and reaching their goals by learning from important figures in history. The text read in this audiobook is the original 1937 edition written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by Andrew Carnegie, and while it has often been reproduced, no updated version has ever been able to compete with the original. It has been used as a roadmap to achievement by countless individuals. The 13 Steps to Riches described in this audiobook offer the shortest dependable philosophy of individual achievement ever presented for the benefit of the man or woman who is searching for a definite goal in life. It comes directly from the experiences of hundreds of America's most successful men. Hill interviewed 504 people, including Ford, Wrigley, Wanamaker, Eastman, Rockefeller, Edison, Woolworth, Darrow, Burbank, Morgan, Firestone, and three United States presidents. The process of conducting these interviews required an investment of 20 years of Napoleon Hill's life. This audiobook will guide many to success, and has sold millions of printed copies for nearly three quarters of a century. Yes, one can gather from the title that the starting place for wealth is in a person's thoughts - and this title is the source for most of today's motivational speakers. So why not go back to the original source?

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Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Pdf Business Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Pdf:Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.Number one New York Times best seller. When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending. Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability - the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome - is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong. As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of people - from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents - shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up. She asked herself, what do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, artists pushing innovation, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common? The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion, and they're not afraid to lean in to discomfort. Walking into our stories of hurt can feel dangerous. But the process of regaining our footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged. Our stories of struggle can be big ones, like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship, or smaller ones, like a conflict with a friend or colleague. Regardless of magnitude or circumstance, the rising strong process is the same: We reckon with our emotions and get curious about what we're feeling; we rumble with our stories until we get to a place of truth; and we live this process, every day, until it becomes a practice and creates nothing short of a revolution in our lives. Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness. It's the process, Brown writes, that teaches us the most about who we are. One of Greater Good's favorite books of the year.

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The Compound Effect

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Pdf:The Compound Effect.Review 'The Compound Effect will help you beat the competition, rise above your challenges, and create the life you deserve!'―T. Harv Eker, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind'This is a must-read book for success seekers. You want to know what it takes? You want to know what to do? It's all here. This is your operation manual for success.'―Keith Ferrazzi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Who's Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone'A terrific distillation of the essential fundamentals needed to achieve the life you've always imagined. Master these basics, and you will be the master of your future!'―Don Hutson, co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The One Minute Entrepreneur Read more About the Author Darren Hardy has been the central business leader of the success media industry for 25 years. More than anyone alive today, Darren has met, interviewed and uncovered the methods used by the most successful people in the world. He now teaches these unique success strategies exclusively to those who choose to...Be The Exception. Read more

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The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

Pdf Business The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

Pdf:The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph."The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way." (Marcus Aurelius) We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek. These men and women were not exceptionally brilliant, lucky, or gifted. Their success came from timeless philosophical principles laid down by a Roman emperor who struggled to articulate a method for excellence in any and all situations. This book reveals that formula for the first time - and shows us how we can turn our own adversity into advantage.

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The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy

Pdf Business The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy

Pdf:The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy."It's Monday morning and George walks out the front door to his car and a flat tire. But this is the least of his problems. His home life is in shambles and his team at work is in disarray. With a big new product launch coming up in 2 weeks for the NRG-2000 he has to find a way to get it together or risk losing his marriage and job. Forced to take the bus to work, George meets a unique kind of bus driver and an interesting set of characters (passengers) that over the course of 2 weeks share the 10 rules for the ride of his life... and attempt to help him turn around his work and team and save his job and marriage from an almost inevitable destruction." In the mode of other best selling business fables The Energy Bus, takes listeners on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at home. Everyone faces challenges. And every person, organization, company and team will have to overcome negativity and adversity to define themselves and create their success. No one goes through life untested and the answer to these tests is positive energy - the kind of positive energy consisting of vision, trust, optimism, enthusiasm, purpose, and spirit that defines great leaders and their teams. Drawing upon his experience and work with thousands of leaders, sales professionals, teams, non-profit organizations, schools, and athletes, Gordon infuses this engaging story with keen insights, actionable strategies and a big dose of positive infectious energy. For managers and team leaders or anyone looking to turn negative energy into positive achievement The Energy Bus provides a powerful roadmap to overcome common life and work obstacles and bring out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus you'll enjoy the ride of your life!

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The Compound Effect: Multiply Your Success One Simple Step at a Time

Pdf Business The Compound Effect: Multiply Your Success One Simple Step at a Time

Pdf:The Compound Effect: Multiply Your Success One Simple Step at a Time.The Compound Effect contains the essence of what every super achiever needs to know, practice, and master to obtain extraordinary success. Inside you will hear strategies on:How to win-every timeEradicating the bad habits that are derailing your progressPainlessly installing the few key disciplines required for major breakthroughsThe real, lasting keys to gaining and sustaining motivationCapturing the elusive, awesome force of momentumThe acceleration secrets of superachieversInside you will learn how to get the success you desire and the life you deserve.

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The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

Pdf Business The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

Pdf:The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living.Review 'The Daily Stoic follows up on the success of [The Obstacle Is The Way] by providing a year of quotations and life lessons drawn from the three great Stoic sages.”—The Wall Street Journal'Whether you're a lowly cubicle slave or a US Senator, this book will help you find your still center.' —Gregory Hays, translator of The Modern Library's edition of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations'A generous gift of guidance on modern living culled from a canon of wisdom hatched long ago.'—Maria Popova, editor of Brain Pickings 'A richly rewarding spring of practical wisdom to help you focus on what's in your control, eliminate false and limiting beliefs, and take more effective action. Make The Daily Stoic your guide and you will grow in clarity, effectiveness, and serenity each day!'  —Jack Canfield, co-author of The Success Principles™ and the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series   'The Daily Stoic is a treasure for managing our choices, overcoming self-deception, and learning to act according to the true worth of things while keeping the common good always in view. Caring for the soul in this way makes not only better people, but a stronger society too.'  —Joseph A. Maciariello, Professor Emeritus at The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management; author of The Daily Drucker, The Effective Executive in Action, and A Year with Peter Drucker 'The Daily Stoic offers all who seek a calm, wise life a daily spiritual anchor. This book will keep you strong across dark times and steady and clear no matter what your circumstances happen to be. Keep this treasure close and it will care for you.” —Sharon Lebell, interpreter of The Art of Living by Epictetus Read more About the Author Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying; The Obstacle Is the Way; Ego Is the Enemy; Conspiracy and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His work has been translated into over thirty languages and has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to Fast Company. His company, Brass Check, has advised brands such as Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as multiplatinum musicians and some of the biggest authors in the world. He lives in Austin, Texas. Stephen Hanselman has worked for more than three decades in publishing as a bookseller, publisher and literary agent. He is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, where he received a master's degree while also studying extensively in Harvard's philosophy department. He lives with his family in South Orange, New Jersey. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Pdf Business Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Pdf:Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.The instant number-one New York Times best seller"A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious." (PopSugar)From the worldwide best-selling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you've dreamed of. Fantastic inspiration for the new year.  Readers and listeners of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the "strange jewels" that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy. 

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The Laws of Human Nature

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Pdf:The Laws of Human Nature.Review 'In this detailed and expansive guide, Greene (Mastery) seeks to … transform the reader into a “calmer and more strategic observer,” immune to “emotional drama.” Those are lofty promises, but even skeptics will become believers after diving into Greene’s well-organized text. Overcoming the “law of irrationality,” for instance, leads to the ability to “open your mind to what is really happening, as opposed to what you are feeling.” Greene’s thoughtful examination of self and society will, for the committed reader, deliver a refreshing and revitalizing perspective.' -- Publishers WeeklyPraise for Robert Greene:'Greene's specialty is analyzing the lives and philosophies of historical figures like Sun Tzu and Napoleon, and extracting from them tips on how to manipulate people and situations--a cutthroat worldview that has earned him a devoted following among a like-minded readership of rappers, drug dealers and corporate executives.' —The New York Times'Compelling.' —Forbes'Illuminating.'—The GuardianPraise for The 48 Laws of Power:'Machiavelli has a new rival. And Sun Tzu had better watch his back. Greene . . . has put together a checklist of ambitious behavior. Just reading the table of contents is enough to stir a little corner-office lust.'—New York magazine'Beguiling . . . literate . . . fascinating. A wry primer for people who desperately want to be on top.'—People'An heir to Machiavelli's Prince . . . gentler souls will find this book frightening, those whose moral compass is oriented solely to power will have a perfect vade mecum.' —Publishers Weekly'Satisfyingly dense and . . . literary, with fantastic examples of genius power-game players. It's The Rules meets In Pursuit of Wow! with a degree in comparative literature.'—Allure Read more About the Author Robert Greene, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, The Art of Seduction, and Mastery, is an internationally renowned expert on power strategies. He lives in Los Angeles. Read more

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The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win

Pdf Business The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win

Pdf:The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win.Review WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE DICHOTOMY OF LEADERSHIP:“Until this point in my life, I've never read a book that reveals the truths of leadership in such detail and rawness. The true value of this book cannot be quantified in words.” ―Pete Roberts, Co-Founder & CEO, Origin Maine USA“The Dichotomy of Leadership needs to come with a warning label: BRUTALLY HONEST. Finally, a book that tells the truth on how hard and complex it can be to tackle leadership challenges.” ―Lindi Horton, Director of Cloud Services, Cyber Security Company“Inspiring, practical, and honest lessons that transcend the battlefield. Buy this book, read it, and apply the lessons to any challenge.” ―Sarah Armstrong, CFO, Mesa Technical Associates“The Dichotomy of Leadership provides even more depth and dimension to the principles of Extreme Ownership.” ―Sonja Winkler, Senior Director of Operations, Nashville Symphony'Jocko and Leif have done the impossible. The Dichotomy of Leadership is better than Extreme Ownership. In this book they refine the principles that made two of the leading voices in management and leadership today. All of the questions your team asked after reading Extreme Ownership are answered. The nuance provided in The Dichotomy of Leadership is exactly what our team needed to fully implement Extreme Ownership. ' ―Bryce Maddock, CEO, TaskUs“Even better than Extreme Ownership. It’s FREAKING AWESOME.” ―Joe Masciantonio, Vice President of Sales, The Nature’s Bounty Company Read more About the Author JOCKO WILLINK and LEIF BABIN served as U.S. Navy SEAL officers in the toughest urban combat mission in the history of the SEAL teams. Their unit remains the most highly decorated special operations unit in the Iraq War. After returning, Babin and Willink formed Echelon Front, a leadership training company that teaches others to build and lead their own winning teams using lessons learned from the battlefield. Their first book, Extreme Ownership, is a #1 New York Times bestseller. Read more

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The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage

Pdf Business The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage

Pdf:The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage.About the Author Mel Robbins is an award-winning CNN on-air commentator and op-ed writer, a contributing editor to SUCCESS Magazine, best-selling author and one of the most sought-after keynote speakers in America.  She began her career as a criminal defense attorney in New York City, then launched and sold several companies and hosted TV and radio programs for A&E, FOX, Cox Media, and CNN.  Now that she’s no longer arguing 'reasonable doubt' inside the courtroom, she's teaching leaders inside the world’s leading brands how to break the habit of self-doubt and build the habits of confidence and courage at work and in life. Mel is a Dartmouth College and Boston College Law School graduate. She and her husband of 18 years have three young kids. She lives in the Boston area, but remains a Midwesterner at heart. Read more

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Think and Grow Rich: The Original, an Official Publication of The Napoleon Hill Foundation

Pdf Business Think and Grow Rich: The Original, an Official Publication of The Napoleon Hill Foundation

Pdf:Think and Grow Rich: The Original, an Official Publication of The Napoleon Hill Foundation.Review I read it every two or three years to keep my drive going. -- Daymond John, Founder and CEO of FUBU apparel and Co-Star of ABC TV's Shark TankThink and Grow Rich contains the ideas, the definitions, and the clarifications that provide the ANSWERS. Hill describes it as the roadmap to riches. I'm telling you, it's the most important success thinking you'll ever be exposed to - as long as your repeat it until it becomes your reality. --Geoffrey GitomerI was introduced to Think and Grow Rich as a high school student. It gave me a new lease on life when I released I could do anything if I had the desire and believed I could achieve my goals. -- S. Truett Cathy, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Chick-fil-A, Inc.This is the best single book on personal success ever written; it made me a millionaire starting from nothing. --Brian Tracy, New York Times Bestselling AuthorThink and Grow Rich!...Buy it...you have a book. Read it...you have the blueprint. Do it...you have the world! --- Cactus Jack Barringer, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Salesman Extraordinaire It is the classic of all classics. --Harvey Mackey, Author of the New York Times: Bestseller, Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive Read more About the Author Napoleon Hill was born in 1883 in a one-room cabin on the Pound River in Wise County, Virginia. He began his writing career at age 13 as a mountain reporter for small town newspapers and went on to become America's most beloved motivational author. Hill passed away in November 1970 after a long and successful career writing, teaching, and lecturing about the principles of success. Dr. Hill's work stands as a monument to individual achievement and is the cornerstone of modern motivation. His book, Think and Grow Rich, is the all-time bestseller in the field. Hill established the Foundation as a nonprofit educational institution whose mission is to perpetuate his philosophy of leadership, self-motivation, and individual achievement. His books, audio cassettes, videotapes, and other motivational products are made available to you as a service of the Foundation so that you may build your own library of personal achievement materials...and help you acquire financial wealth and the true riches of life. Read more

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Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Pdf Business Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Pdf:Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.Review “In a world filled with rejection letters . . . Rising Strong can help your graduate make the most out of [their] failures.”—Bustle “[Brené Brown’s] research and work have given us a new vocabulary, a way to talk with each other about the ideas and feelings and fears we’ve all had but haven’t quite known how to articulate. . . . Brené empowers us each to be a little more courageous.”—The Huffington Post  “With a fresh perspective that marries research and humor, Brown offers compassion while delivering thought-provoking ideas about relationships—with others and with oneself.”—Publishers Weekly “It is inevitable—we will fall. We will fail. We will not know how to react or what to do. No matter how or when it happens, we will all have a choice—do we get up or not? Thankfully, Brené Brown is there with an outstretched arm to help us up.”—Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last Read more About the Author Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation–Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers: Braving the Wilderness, Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection. Her TED talk—“The Power of Vulnerability”—is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world with more than forty million views. Brown lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Steve, and their children, Ellen and Charlie. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine

Pdf Business Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine

Pdf:Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine.The author of cult classics The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur offers a simple, counterintuitive cash management solution that will help small businesses break out of the doom spiral and achieve instant profitability. Conventional accounting uses the logical (albeit, flawed) formula: sales - expenses = profit. The problem is, businesses are run by humans, and humans aren't always logical. Serial entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz has developed a behavioral approach to accounting to flip the formula: Sales - Profit = Expenses. Just as the most effective weight loss strategy is to limit portions by using smaller plates, Michalowicz shows that by taking profit first and apportioning only what remains for expenses, entrepreneurs will transform their businesses from cash-eating monsters to profitable cash cows. Using Michalowicz's Profit First system, listeners will learn that: Following four simple principles can simplify accounting and make it easier to manage a profitable business by looking at bank account balances. A small, profitable business can be worth much more than a large business surviving on its top line. Businesses that attain early and sustained profitability have a better shot at achieving long-term growth. With dozens of case studies, practical step-by-step advice, and his signature sense of humor, Michalowicz has the game-changing road map for any entrepreneur to make money they always dreamed of.

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Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Pdf Business Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Pdf:Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In.Getting to Yes is a straightorward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting taken - and without getting angry. It offers a concise, step-by-step, proven strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict - whether it involves parents and children, neighbors, bosses and employees, customers or corporations, tenants or diplomats. Based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, a group that deals continually with all levels of negotiation and conflict resolution, from domestic to business to international, Getting to Yes tells you how to: Separate the people from the problem Focus on interests, not positions Work together to create opinions that will satisfy both parties Negotiate successfully with people who are more powerful, refuse to play by the rules, or resort to "dirty tricks"

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What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter's Workbook, Fifth Edition: A Companion to the Best-selling Job-Hunting Book in the World

Pdf Business What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter's Workbook, Fifth Edition: A Companion to the Best-selling Job-Hunting Book in the World

Pdf:What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter's Workbook, Fifth Edition: A Companion to the Best-selling Job-Hunting Book in the World.Review Praise for What Color Is Your Parachute?:'One of the first job-hunting books on the market. It is still arguably the best. And it is indisputably the most popular.' --Fast Company'Ideally, everyone should read What Color Is Your Parachute? in the tenth grade and again every year thereafter.' --Fortune'What Color Is Your Parachute? is about job-hunting and career changing, but it's also about figuring out who you are as a person and what you want out of life.' --Time'Parachute is still a top seller and it remains the go-to guide for everyone from midlife-crisis boomers looking to change their careers to college students looking to start one.' --New York Post'It's basically the bible of career advice.' --US Department of Labor'Mr. Bolles continues to enrich and update it, expanding on concepts both universal and technical.' --New York Times Read more About the Author Richard N. Bolles has led the career development field for more than 40 years. A member of Mensa and the Society for Human Resource Management, he has been the keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences. Bolles was trained in chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude in physics from Harvard University, a master’s in sacred theology from General Theological (Episcopal) Seminary in New York City, and three honorary doctorates. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Marci. Visit jobhuntersbible.com. Read more

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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

Pdf Business What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

Pdf:What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers.Review Praise for What Color Is Your Parachute?:'One of the first job-hunting books on the market. It is still arguably the best. And it is indisputably the most popular.' —Fast Company'Ideally, everyone should read What Color Is Your Parachute? in the tenth grade and again every year thereafter.' —Fortune'What Color Is Your Parachute? is about job-hunting and career changing, but it's also about figuring out who you are as a person and what you want out of life.' —Time'Parachute is still a top seller and it remains the go-to guide for everyone from midlife-crisis boomers looking to change their careers to college students looking to start one.' —New York Post'It's basically the bible of career advice.' —US Department of Labor'Mr. Bolles continues to enrich and update it, expanding on concepts both universal and technical.' —New York Times Read more About the Author Richard N. Bolles has led the career development field for more than 40 years. A member of Mensa and the Society for Human Resource Management, he has been the keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences. Bolles was trained in chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude in physics from Harvard University, a master’s in sacred theology from General Theological (Episcopal) Seminary in New York City, and three honorary doctorates. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Marci. Visit jobhuntersbible.com. Read more

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The 5 Principles of Human Performance: A contemporary updateof the building blocks of Human Performance for the new view of safety

Pdf Business The 5 Principles of Human Performance: A contemporary updateof the building blocks of Human Performance for the new view of safety

Pdf:The 5 Principles of Human Performance: A contemporary updateof the building blocks of Human Performance for the new view of safety.Conklin’s book is an interesting and informal discussion with the reader about the 5 Principles of Human Performance principle by principle, chapter by chapter. These 5 theroies about how humans perform in organiations are principles, the building blocks of Human Performance, through which we have established a new way to think about safety and reliability in our worlds. …and changing the way we think about work is a vital step towards improvement.Work never stops and work is never normal. This idea would scare a mere-mortal manager, but an enlightened leader knows the power of continuous learning and improvement. Work is constantly in motion, therefore learning must continue. Work is never the same, therefore we never really know how work is being done. If we don’t know how we perform work how will we know how we can improve?The 5 Principles of Human Performance are, in a sense, a repository of the central values of Human Performance. Keeping these principles at the core of our thinking, training, and practices will allow the basic building blocks of this philosophy to help organizational programs reduce the normal philosophical drift that is present and predictable in all safety programs. Having these espoused principles keeps us all honest and keeps our Human Performance effort on track and successful.

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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Pdf Business Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Pdf:Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.Review 'Pink makes a convincing case that organizations ignore intrinsic motivation at their peril.' -Scientific American 'Persuasive . . .Harnessing the power of intrinsic motivation rather than extrinsic remuneration can be thoroughly satisfying and infinitely more rewarding.' -Miami Herald 'These lessons are worth repeating, and if more companies feel emboldened to follow Mr. Pink's advice, then so much the better.' -Wall Street Journal 'Pink is rapidly acquiring international guru status . . . He is an engaging writer, who challenges and provokes.' -Financial Times 'Pink's ideas deserve a wide hearing. Corporate boards, in fact, could do well by kicking out their pay consultants for an hour and reading Pink's conclusions instead.' -Forbes 'Pink's deft traversal of research at the intersection of psychology and economics make this a worthwhile read-no sticks necessary.' -SEED '[Pink] continues his engaging exploration of how we work.' -Inc. Magazine 'Pink's a gifted writer who turns even the heaviest scientific study into something digestible-and often amusing-without losing his intellectual punch.' -New York Post 'A worthwhile read. It reminds us that those of us on the right side of the brain are driven furthest and fastest in pursuit of what we love.' -Minneapolis Star Tribune 'Pink's analysis--and new model--of motivation offers tremendous insight into our deepest nature.' -Publishers Weekly 'Important reading...an integral addition to a growing body of literature that argues for a radical shift in how businesses operate.' -Kirkus 'Drive is the rare book that will get you to think and inspire you to act. Pink makes a strong, science-based case for rethinking motivation--and then provides the tools you need to transform your life.' -Dr. Mehmet Oz, co-author of YOU: The Owners Manual Read more About the Author Daniel H. Pink is the author of four provocative books -- including the long-running New York Times bestseller, A Whole New Mind, and the #1 New York Time bestseller, Drive. His books have been translated into 33 languages. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

Pdf Business The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

Pdf:The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea."Most people just laugh when they hear that the secret to success is giving.... Then again, most people are nowhere near as successful as they wish they were." The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. Desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by his many devotees sim­ply as the Chairman. Over the next week, Pindar introduces Joe to a series of "go-givers": a restaurateur, a CEO, a financial adviser, a real estate broker, and the "Connector" who brought them all together. Pindar's friends teach Joe the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success and help him open himself up to the power of giving. Joe learns that changing his focus from getting to giving - putting others' interests first and continually adding value to their lives - ultimately leads to unexpected returns. Imparted with wit and grace, The Go-Giver is a classic best seller that brings to life the old proverb "give and you shall receive." Nearly a decade since its original publication, the term "go-giver" has become shorthand for a defining set of values embraced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Today, this timeless story continues to help its readers and listeners find fulfillment and greater success in business, in their personal lives, and in their communities. This expanded edition includes the text of the original business parable, a new introduction, a discussion guide, and a Q&A with the authors.

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Way of the Wolf: Straight Line Selling: Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence, and Success

Pdf Business Way of the Wolf: Straight Line Selling: Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence, and Success

Pdf:Way of the Wolf: Straight Line Selling: Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence, and Success.About the Author Jordan Belfort has acted as a consultant to more than fifty public companies, and has been written about in virtually every major newspaper and magazine in the world, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The Times (London), Herald Tribune, Le Monde, Corriere della Sera, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Paris Match, and Rolling Stone. His two international bestselling memoirs, The Wolf of Wall Street and Catching the Wolf of Wall Street, have been published in over forty countries and translated into eighteen languages. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Way of the Wolf PROLOGUE THE BIRTH OF A SALES SYSTEM WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT ME is true. I’m one of those natural born salesmen who can sell ice to an Eskimo, oil to an Arab, pork to a rabbi, or anything else you can think of. But who really cares about that, right? I mean, unless you want to hire me to sell one of your products, my ability to close is basically irrelevant to you. Whatever the case, that’s my gift: the ability to sell anything to anyone, in massive quantities; and whether this gift comes from God or from nature, I really can’t say, although what I am able to say—with absolute certainty, in fact—is that I am not the only person who was born with it. There are a handful of others who are sort of like me. The reason they are only sort of like me has to do with another precious gift I possess, a gift that’s infinitely more rare and infinitely more valuable, and that offers a massive benefit to everyone. Including you. What is this amazing gift? Quite simply, it’s the ability to take people from all walks of life regardless of age, race, creed, color, socioeconomic background, educational status, and level of natural sales ability, and turn that person into a world-class closer almost instantly. It’s a bold statement, I know, but let me put it to you this way: if I were a superhero, then training salespeople would be my superpower, and there’s not a soul on the planet who does it better than me. Now, that sounded totally awful, right? I can only imagine what you’re thinking right now. “What a cocky bastard this guy is! So conceited! So damn full of himself! Let’s throw the bastard to the wolves! “Oh, wait! He already is a wolf, isn’t he?” Actually, I’m an erstwhile wolf. But, either way, I think it’s time to formally introduce myself. I’m the Wolf of Wall Street. Remember me? The one who Leonardo DiCaprio played on the silver screen, the one who took thousands of young kids, who could barely walk and chew gum at the same time, and turned them into world-class closers using a seemingly magical sales training system called the Straight Line? The one who tortured all those panic-stricken New Zealanders at the end of the movie because they couldn’t sell me a pen the right way? You remember. On the heels of Black Monday, I took control of an irrelevant little brokerage firm named Stratton Oakmont and moved it out to Long Island to seek my fortune, and it was there, in the spring of 1988, that I cracked the code for human influence and developed that seemingly magical system for training salespeople. Its name was the Straight Line System—or the Straight Line, for short—a system that proved to be so powerful and effective, and so easy to learn, that within days of inventing it, it brought massive wealth and success to anyone I taught it to. In consequence, thousands of young men and women began pouring into Stratton’s boardroom, looking to hop on the Straight Line gravy train and stake their claim in the American Dream. For the most part, they were a decidedly average lot at best—basically the sad, forgotten spawn of America’s working-class families. They were kids who had never been told by their parents that they were capable of greatness; any greatness that they naturally had in them had been literally conditioned out of them since the day they were born. By the time they made it into my boardroom, they were trying merely to survive, not to thrive. But in a post–Straight Line world, none of that mattered anymore. Things like education and intellect and natural sales ability were mere trivialities that could be easily overcome. All you had to do was show up at my door, promise to work your ass off, and I would teach you the Straight Line System and make you rich. But, alas, there was also a dark side to all this precocious success. You see, the system turned out to be almost too effective. It created freshly minted millionaires at such a ferocious clip that they ended up skipping over the typical life struggles that most young men and women go through that serve to build their characters. The result was success without respect, wealth without restraint, and power without responsibility—and, just like that, things began to spiral out of control. And so it was that, in the same way that a seemingly innocuous tropical storm uses the warm waters of the Atlantic to grow and build and strengthen and mutate until it reaches a point of such critical mass that it destroys everything in its path, the Straight Line System followed an eerily similar trajectory—destroying everything in its path as well, including me. Indeed, by the time it was over I had lost everything: my money, my pride, my dignity, my self-respect, my children—for a time—and my freedom. But the worst part of all was that I knew I had no one to blame but myself. I had taken a God-given gift and misused it, and I had taken an amazing discovery and bastardized it. The Straight Line System had the ability to change people’s lives in a dramatic way—leveling the playing field for anyone who’d been held back from achieving greatness due to an inability to effectively communicate their thoughts and ideas in a way that connected with other people and moved them to take action. And what did I do with it? Well, besides breaking a fair number of records for the consumption of dangerous recreational drugs, I used my discovery of the world’s most powerful sales training system to live out every adolescent fantasy I’d ever had, while empowering thousands of others to do the same. So, yes, I deserved exactly what I got: completely wiped out. But, of course, the story doesn’t end there; and how could it, after all? I mean, how could a system that created such massive wealth and success for anyone who learned it simply fade away into obscurity? It couldn’t. And, of course, it didn’t. It started with the thousands of ex-Strattonites who, after leaving the firm, began spreading the system around—bringing a watered-down version of it to a dozen different industries. Yet, no matter where they went or how watered down the version was, learning even a fraction of the Straight Line System was enough to take a struggling salesperson and turn them into a solid producer. Then I got involved. On the heels of two bestselling memoirs and a blockbuster Scorsese movie, I spread an undiluted version across the entire world, to virtually every business and industry. From banking to brokerage to telco to the auto industry to real estate to insurance to financial planning, to plumbers to doctors to lawyers to dentists to online marketers to offline marketers—and basically everyone in between. As amazing as the results had been the last time around, this time they were even better. You see, before I began teaching the system again, I spent two full years going line by line through its code—taking every last nuance and pushing it to an even higher level of operational proficiency, while ensuring that every last bit was grounded at the highest level of ethics and integrity. Gone were any high-pressure sales tactics, questionable language patterns, or even the slightest reference to closing a sale at all costs to simply earn a commission; all of these were purged from the system in favor of more elegant strategies. It was a painstaking process, where no expense was spared and no stone left unturned. World-class experts were brought in to review every aspect of the system—from occupational psychologists to experts in content creation, best adult-learning practices, and neuro-linguistic programming. And what emerged in its place was something truly incredible: a system that was so powerful and effective, and that maintained such a high level of ethics and integrity, that I knew in my heart that the Straight Line System had finally evolved into what I always knew it could be: A money-making force for good. What I offer you on the following pages is a turnkey solution for applying the Straight Line System to any business or industry. For those of you in sales, or if you own your own business, this book will be a total game-changer for you. It will show you how to shorten your sales cycle, increase your closing rate, develop a steady stream of customer referrals, and create customers for life. In addition, it will also offer you a paint-by-number formula for building and maintaining a world-class sales force. And, for those of you who are not in sales, this book will be equally as valuable to you. You see, one of the costliest mistakes that “civilians” make is that they tend to think of sales and persuasion in traditional terms only, where there’s a salesperson closing a deal. So, they ask themselves, “Since I’m not in sales, what’s the point of learning how to sell?” Meanwhile, nothing could be further from the truth. Even if you’re not in “sales,” you still need to become at least reasonably proficient at sales and persuasion. Otherwise, you’re going to find yourself living a severely disempowered life. Selling is everything in life. In fact, either you’re selling or you’re failing. You’re selling people that your ideas make sense, your concepts make sense, your products make sense: you could be a parent selling your kids on the importance of taking a bath or doing their homework; you could be a teacher selling your students on the value of education; a lawyer selling a jury on the innocence of your client; a pastor selling your congregation on the existence of God or Jesus of Mohammad or Buddha; a politician selling your constituency on the benefits of voting for a certain referendum—in short, selling applies to all people, and all aspects of life, both business and personal. After all, at some point in our lives, we’ll all have to sell ourselves to someone: a prospective partner, a future employer, a future employee, a future first date, and on and on. Then you have all the day-to-day business scenarios that fall outside of what we normally consider sales—an entrepreneur trying to raise venture capital or secure a line of credit at a bank; selling your employees, or someone you’re courting to become an employee, on the power and righteousness of your vision for the future; negotiating a new lease for office space; securing a better interest rate on your merchant account or negotiating better payment terms with a vendor. Again, it doesn’t matter what line of work you’re in or if it’s business or personal. We’re always trying to convey our thoughts and ideas and hopes and dreams in a way that not only moves people to take action but that also gets us what we want in life too. That’s what ethical persuasion is all about; and without that one, linchpin skill, it is very difficult to achieve success, at any reasonable level, or live an empowered life. In fact, at the end of the day, that’s what this book is really all about. By providing you with a simple, proven way to master the art of communication, you’ll be able to move through life with far greater personal power and live a far more empowered life. Just always remember the words of Spider-Man’s uncle, from the first Spider-Man movie. “With great power,” he warned, “comes great responsibility.” This book will grant you that power. I urge you to please use it responsibly. Read more

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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Pdf Business Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Pdf:Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people--at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his new and paradigm-shattering book, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does - and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: Autonomy - the desire to direct our own lives Mastery - the urge to get better and better at something that matters Purpose- the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas-- the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

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Be Obsessed or Be Average

Pdf Business Be Obsessed or Be Average

Pdf:Be Obsessed or Be Average.From the millionaire entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author of The 10X Rule comes a bold and contrarian wake-up call for anyone truly ready for success. Before Grant Cardone built five successful companies (and counting), became a multimillionaire, and wrote bestselling books...he was broke, jobless, and drug-addicted. Grant had grown up with big dreams but friends and family told him to be more reasonable and less demanding. If he played by the rules, they said, he could enjoy everyone else's version of middle class success. But when he tried it their way, he hit rock bottom. Then he tried the opposite approach. He said NO to the haters and naysayers and said YES to his burning, outrageous, animal obsession. He reclaimed his obsession with wanting to be a business rock star, a huge philanthropist, live in a mansion, even own an airplane. Obsession made all of his wildest dreams come true. And it can help you achieve massive success too. As Grant says, we're in the middle of an epidemic of average. The conventional wisdom is to achieve balance and take it easy. But this has really just given us an excuse to be unexceptional. If you want real success, you have to be obsessed and know how to harness that power to rocket to the top. This book will give you the inspiration and tools to break out of your cocoon of mediocrity and achieve your craziest dreams. Grant will teach you how to: · set crazy goals-and reach them, every single day· feed the beast: when you value money and spend it on the right things, you get more of it· shut down the doubters-and use your haters as fuel You can be obsessed...or you can be average. It's your choice. Why not start going full-throttle towards your obsession today?

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The Truth About Your Future: The Money Guide You Need Now, Later, and Much Later

Pdf Business The Truth About Your Future: The Money Guide You Need Now, Later, and Much Later

Pdf:The Truth About Your Future: The Money Guide You Need Now, Later, and Much Later.Review “This is the best book I have read on the subject of technology's effect on careers and finances. Edelman's book covers many important issues not addressed in other personal finance planning books. Plan to add it to your library.”—Elliot Raphaelson, The Chicago Tribune Read more About the Author For thirty years, Ric Edelman has worked to teach everyday people about personal finance. He’s widely regarded as one of the nation’s top financial advisors, having been ranked #11 on the 2017 list of the nation’s Top Wealth Advisors by Forbes. He was previously ranked the nation’s #1 Independent Financial Advisor three times by Barron’s. Ric is the 2017 recipient of the IARFC’s Loren Dunton Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement for his “substantial contribution to the financial services profession and the financial interests of the public.” He is an inductee of Research magazine’s Financial Advisor Hall of Fame, and has been named among the “15 most transformative people in the industry” by Investment News and one of the investment advisory field’s “10 most influential figures” by RIABiz. Ric is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author who has written nine books on personal finance. His most recent, The Truth About Your Future, was published in March 2017. You can visit him at RicEdelman.com. Read more

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Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team

Pdf Business Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team

Pdf:Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team.About the Author SIMON SINEK is an optimist, teacher, writer, and worldwide public speaker. His first three books - Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, and Together is Better - have been national and international bestsellers. His first TED talk, based on Start With Why, is the third most-viewed TED video of all time. Learn more about his work and how you can inspire those around you at StartWithWhy.com.PETER DOCKER is a former senior Royal Air Force pilot turned leadership consultant and executive coach. DAVID MEAD has presented to over 80 organizations in a wide variety of industries and co-hosts the Start With Why podcast. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. FOREWORD by Simon SinekFulfillment is a right and not a privilege. Every single one of us is entitled to feel fulfilled by the work we do, to wake up feeling inspired to go to work, to feel safe when we’re there and to return home with a sense that we contributed to something larger than ourselves. Fulfillment is not a lottery. It is not a feeling reserved for a lucky few who get to say, “I love what I do.”For those who hold a leadership position, creating an en-vironment in which the people in your charge feel like they are a part of something bigger than themselves is your responsibility as a leader. For those who work for an organization that does not leave you feeling inspired at the beginning and end of every day, you must become the leader you wish you had. Regardless of our rank in the organiza-tion, every single one of us has at least one colleague, client or vendor for whom we can take some responsibility for how they feel when they work with us. The goal is not to focus on what’s standing in your way; it is to take steps that will have a positive and lasting effect on everyone around us.The concept of WHY is a deeply personal journey born out of pain. I discovered the idea at a time when I had lost any passion for my work. The advice people gave me wasn’t helpful either: “Do what you love,” “Find your bliss,” “Be passionate.” All accurate—but totally un-actionable. I agreed with all the advice in theory, but I didn’t know what to change. I didn’t know what to do differently on Monday. And that’s the reason the WHY has been and continues to be such a profound force in my life. Not only did discovering my WHY renew my passion, it gave me a filter to make better decisions. It offered me a new lens through which I would see the world differently. And it was through this lens—to inspire people to do what in-spires them so that together each of us can change our world—that I started preaching the concept of WHY and the Golden Circle. And people listened. In fact, people did more than listen, they joined me in preaching this mes-sage, sharing the vision. And our movement was born.The TED Talk I gave in 2009 helped spread the idea to more people, and my first book, Start with Why, made the case for WHY in much greater depth. People and organizations who know their WHY enjoy greater, long-term success, command greater trust and loyalty among employees and customers and are more forward-thinking and innovative than their competition. The concept of WHY and the Golden Circle became a huge piece of the puzzle to advance this world I imagined. But there was a problem.Though I was able to make the case for the existence and the power of WHY, and though I could help some people and organizations discover their WHY, I wasn’t able to get to or help as many people as we needed to if we are to have an impact in lots of people’s lives. My team built upon what I started. They made my process even better. They started helping people. They even developed an online course to help people discover their WHY. But even that wasn’t enough.That’s the reason this book exists. If Start with Why makes the case for the WHY, Find Your Why provides the steps to show people how to actually do it. And just as Start with Why illustrates, though I may be the guy with the idea, I don’t know how to bring it to life at scale. That’s where David and Peter come in.Peter Docker and David Mead joined me on this journey because they were inspired by the world I imagined. Both have a unique skill set to help bring my vision—our vision—to reality. I may have figured out how to help one person learn their WHY, but it was David and Peter that figured out how to help a room of sixty people, for example, find their WHY.David knows how to make things work. Years ago, inspired by one of my talks, he started developing work-books and building training programs to help the people at his then-company. He did this without ever asking me or anyone else for help. Once I got wind of what he had done, I was blown away by how deeply he understood my ideas and his ability to put them into practice.Peter retired from the Royal Air Force and wanted to continue a life of service in the private sector. He discovered my work and reached out to simply say how much it inspired him. He has combined my ideas with work he was already doing to amplify its impact. Soon after we met, he started mentoring folks on our team just out of the good-ness of his own heart. His work was so good that we started using many of his ideas to help build our company and grow our movement.Both eventually joined our team and a deep friendship formed between the two of them. Their collective genius has taken my work and made it even better. So when the opportunity came to write a follow-up guide to Start with Why, I turned to David and Peter to help. These guys are the “how” to my “why.” And I love that our movement has given them the ability to share their expertise with so many more people.This book has been years in the making. Peter and David have traveled the world to talk about the WHY and work closely with individuals and organizations to help them understand, discover and use the concepts. They have heard the questions, discovered the roadblocks and found better and better ways to advance the vision. And that’s where you come in.If we are to profoundly change the way in which the business world works, if we help organizations create cultures in which trust and cooperation are the norm rather than the exception, if we are to build the world we imagine, we will need help. Lots of it. Though the work my team is doing is making a dent, we alone will be unable to create the kind of change necessary. It will take an army.David and Peter wrote this book to be a practical guide. A complete self-contained handbook that gives any person the pieces they need to discover and articulate their WHY. We designed the book with lots of space in the margins so that you can take notes along the way. Fill in the blanks, dog-ear the pages, highlight as you go. Don’t be precious about it.Find Your Why is a journey. Though all the how-to steps may be in the book, it’s going to take work and patience to really get it. Remember, this book is a guide. Follow the steps, learn the concepts and absolutely tweak as you go to make the process your own. If you find something that works better for you, do it!Think of this book as the gun that fires at the beginning of the race. That bang fills you with excitement and energy as you set off. But it is the lessons you will learn as you run the race—as you learn to live your WHY—that will inspire you and show you what you are capable of. And remember the most important lesson. The goal is not simply for you to cross the finish line, but to see how many people you can inspire to run with you.There is an entire section in the bookshop called “self-help,” but there is no section called “help-others.” This is what we are all doing together—we are pioneering the help-others industry. For all of the people who want to learn their WHY, who want their companies to start with WHY, who want to help others find their WHY . . . for all of the people who want to help build a world in which the vast majority of people wake up inspired to go to work, to feel safe when they are there and to return home fulfilled by the work they do . . . I say welcome. The more of us who raise our hands and say, “Count me in,” the greater the chance that we will build the world we imagine. You in? Read more

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The Magic of Thinking Big

Pdf Business The Magic of Thinking Big

Pdf:The Magic of Thinking Big.With more than six million copies sold worldwide, David Schwartz's timeless guide and best-selling phenomenon, The Magic of Thinking Big, is now available for the first time as an unabridged audio edition. Millions of people around the world have improved their lives through the timeless advice David Schwartz offers in The Magic of Thinking Big. In this best-selling audiobook, Schwartz proves you don't need innate talent to become successful, but you do need to understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there. Filled with easy-to-understand advice, this unabridged audio edition - perfect for gift giving - will put you on the road to changing the way you think, helping you work better, manage smarter, earn more money, achieve your goals, and, most importantly, live a fuller, happier life.

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The ABCs of Real Estate Investing: The Secrets of Finding Hidden Profits Most Investors Miss (Rich Dad Advisors)

Pdf Business The ABCs of Real Estate Investing: The Secrets of Finding Hidden Profits Most Investors Miss (Rich Dad Advisors)

Pdf:The ABCs of Real Estate Investing: The Secrets of Finding Hidden Profits Most Investors Miss (Rich Dad Advisors).About the Author Ken McElroy, Principal and Co-Partner of MC Companies, has over 26 years ofsenior level experience in multifamily asset and property management,development. Having purchased over $400 million in real estate in the past twoyears, Ken brings a unique property management perspective when estimating aproperty’s potential value. Ken oversees the company’s asset portfolio and leadsthe day-to-day operations including financial and operating analysis, investorrelations and business development. An industry veteran, Ken has served inleadership roles in multi-family asset and property management for more than26 years. He is also an expert in development, project/constructionmanagement, investment analysis and acquisitions/dispositions, as well asbusiness development and client relations. MC Companies is a full-service real estate investment and property managementgroup that since 1985 has developed, built and managed multi-family housingcommunities. Its current portfolio includes units in Arizona (Phoenix, Tucson,Goodyear, Scottsdale, Green Valley, and Sun City); Las Vegas, Nevada; Portland,Oregon; Oklahoma (Oklahoma City and Tulsa) and Texas (Austin, Dallas,Houston, Plano, and San Antonio). “The MC Companies combined core strengths create value and is the foundationfor the company we built. For us, a culture of partnership isn’t something wehang on the wall. It’s something we actually live minute-by-minute when webring on a new property management contract, run the numbers on anapartment community we’re thinking about buying or map out the strategicdirection for our company in the coming year. It’s our mutual respect, ourrespective talents and our combined actions that come into play and create ourcommitment to Sharing the Good Life with our families, friends, investors,employees and our family of community residents.' Read more

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The Age of Agile: How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done

Pdf Business The Age of Agile: How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done

Pdf:The Age of Agile: How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done.More value from less work. An unstoppable business revolution is under way - and it is Agile. Companies that embrace Agile Management learn to connect everyone and everything...all the time. They can deliver instant, intimate, frictionless value on a large scale. Agile began emerging many decades ago, but truly took off in the software development industry. Sparking dramatic improvements in quality, innovation, and speed-to-market, the Agile movement is now spreading quickly throughout all kinds of companies. It enables a team, a unit, or an enterprise to nimbly adapt and upgrade products and services to meet rapidly changing technology and customer needs. And the process is applicable anywhere-companies don't need to be born Agile, like Spotify. Even centuries-old Barclays is making the transition and reaping rewards. Filled with examples from every sector, The Age of Agile helps readers: Master the three laws of Agile Management (team, customer, network) Embrace the new mindset Overcome constraints Employ meaningful metrics Make the entire organization Agile And more With this breakthrough approach, even global giants can learn to act entrepreneurially. Their future depends on it. 

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Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs: What You Really Need to Know About the Numbers

Pdf Business Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs: What You Really Need to Know About the Numbers

Pdf:Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs: What You Really Need to Know About the Numbers.Review “the best, clearest guides to the numbers that I know of.” – Inc. Magazine Read more About the Author Karen Berman and Joe Knight founded the Business Literacy Institute. They train managers at some of America's biggest and best-known companies. John Case has written or collaborated on several successful books. He has also written for Inc., Harvard Business Review, and other business publications. Read more

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Profit First for Ecommerce Sellers: Transform Your Ecommerce Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine

Pdf Business Profit First for Ecommerce Sellers: Transform Your Ecommerce Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine

Pdf:Profit First for Ecommerce Sellers: Transform Your Ecommerce Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine.Review The answers you need for your ecommerce business are within these pages...no one matches the in-depth knowledge, the breadth of experience, and the plain ol'good heart of Cyndi Thomason --Mike Michalowicz, author of Profit First, Pumpkin Plan and ClockworkIf you want the real nuts and bolts of how to profit from day one in your ecommerce business, you must read this book! So often,as ecommerce entrepreneurs, we have all the drive, product, marketing, and skills needed to make the monster grow, but lack the tools to tame the business and make it serve us and our employees. Cyndi has thoughtfully given us a book that can do just that, and without making our heads swim. --Jessi Roberts Owner and brand manager, Cheeky s Brand; Author, Backroads Boss LadyI have talked to a lot of bookkeepers and accountants over the years looking to work with ecommerce sellers. I have found none who have the same level of knowledge and understanding of the challenges of selling online as Cyndi Thomason. The processes she outlines in this book are pure gold and a must-read if you are serious about growing your ecommerce business, especially if you are not analytical by nature. --Robyn Johnson CEO, Best From the Nest Read more About the Author Cyndi Thomason is a Certified Master Profit First Professional, and the founder and president of bookskeep, a virtual company that provides bookkeeping and Profit First consulting services to ecommerce clients all over the world. Cyndi devotes much of her time speaking at various events such as ASD Market Week, ProfitCon, Marketplace Brand Accelerator Training, the Ecommerce Business School and other webinars, teaching ecommerce businesses how to implement the Profit First method. She has contributed to publications such as Skip McGrath s Online Seller s Resource and is a regular contributor to The Private Label Insider and the Inventory Lab newsletter. Honors and awards include Profit First Member of the Year 2016, Profit First Go-Giver 2017, and one of the Top 50 Women in Accounting Award 2018, presented by Practice Ignition. Cyndi is a master gardener and enjoys being surrounded by nature, spending time with family, friends and a menagerie of fur babies Read more

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Sustainable Business in Iowa: How Leading Companies Profit from Environmental and Social Responsibility

Pdf Business Sustainable Business in Iowa: How Leading Companies Profit from Environmental and Social Responsibility

Pdf:Sustainable Business in Iowa: How Leading Companies Profit from Environmental and Social Responsibility.Review If you are new to sustainable business or need to energize your environmental and social efforts, this book is a priceless resource for companies of all sizes. I recognized every stage of the five-stage sustainability journey from professional experience. These are genuine, meaningful, and economically sensible ways for your company to evolve its operations. Andrea Shriver, Co-FounderRaining Rose & Eco Lips A must read for Iowans seeking sustainability inspiration. Adam reminds us--professionals,advocates, and students alike--that it's not just businesses in San Francisco, London, and Geneva with environmentally and socially responsible stories to tell. We have role models right here in the heartland. Seth Petchers, Sustainable Supply Chain ManagerFrontier Co-op Adam has crafted a novice-to-expert encyclopedia that helps businesses navigate their 5-stage sustainability journey. This book covers the why, what, and how of company environmental and social initiatives, enlivened with real cases of Iowa companies reaping quantified benefits. It is a practical guide for anyone wanting to thrive in the turbulent 21st Century business environment, and should be required reading for all MBA students, managers, and executives. Bob Willard, International Author & SpeakerSustainability Advantage This book is put together very well, making corporate sustainability easier to understand and implement. It should be required reading for all business students. Ronald Frantzen, Executive Director of Facilities ManagementMcFarland Clinic This is a great read for anyone looking to enhance the sustainability and success of their company. The chapters are easy to read, and the case studies are practical to apply. They are valuable now and will be for years to come. Russ O'Rourke, EHS Professional, CSMP15 Years of Industry Experience Read more From the Back Cover One Million Minds You can help one million passionate people move responsible businesses forward along their sustainability journey. If we move, inspire, and transform our companies, one by one, we are creating a tipping point for the economy, society, and the planet. Together, this is possible--One Million Minds strong. By purchasing this book, you will contribute to that possibility by donating to two amazing organizations working to ensure future generations understand sustainability:Net ImpactENACTUS (Entrepreneurial Action Us)These two organizations are helping young and emerging leaders of tomorrow harness business and entrepreneurship to shape a more sustainable world. Learn more at eco-fluence.com Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy

Pdf Business Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy

Pdf:Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy.Green to Gold is an essential guide for forward-thinking business leaders who see the Green Wave coming and want to profit from it. This audio explores what every executive must know to manage the environmental challenges facing society and business. Based on the authors' years of experience and hundreds of interviews with corporate leaders around the world, Green to Gold, shows how companies generate lasting value - cutting costs, reducing risk, increasing revenues, and creating strong brands - by building environmental thinking into their business strategies.Green to Gold is written for executives at every level and for businesses of all kinds and sizes. Esty and Winston guide leaders through a complex new world of resource shortfalls, regulatory restrictions, and growing pressure from customers and other stakeholders to strive for sustainability. With a sharp focus on execution, Esty and Winston offer a hard-hitting yet inspiring road map that companies can use to cope with environmental pressures and responsibilities while sparking innovation that will drive long-term growth. Green to Gold is the new template for global CEOs who want to be good stewards of the Earth while simultaneously building the bottom line.

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The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good

Pdf Business The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good

Pdf:The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good.Review 'You ought to take a look at these B Corporations... we've got to get back to a society that doesn't give one class of stakeholders an inordinate advantage over others.' —President Bill Clinton   'The B Corp Handbook shows how using business as a force for good, not just pursuing short-term profits, can be better for consumers, employees, local communities, the environment, AND your company's long-term bottom line.' —Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc. 'B Corporations recast the goals of the traditional business enterprise. They are becoming more prevalent as a new breed of businessperson seeks purpose with the fervor that traditional economic theory says entrepreneurs seek profit.' —Daniel Pink, New York Times bestselling author of To Sell Is Human and Drive   'I think B Corporations will make more profits than ​other types of companies.​​' —Robert Shiller, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics and Professor at Yale UniversityThe B Corp Handbook proves that any company can be pro-community, pro-business, and pro-environment--at the same time. Ryan shows that there does not have to be any tradeoffs between profitability and creating positive social change.' —Suzanne DiBianca, President of the Salesforce.com Foundation   'I hope that five years from now, ten years from now, we'll look back and say B Corporations were the start of the revolution. The existing paradigm isn't working anymore--this is the future.' —Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia'In contrast to the plethora of books that only discuss the problems facing society, The B Corp Handbook offers a concrete, positive, market-based, and scalable systemic solution to addressing our greatest social and environmental challenges.' —Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There   'B Corporations are a way to transcend the contradictions between the ineffective parts of the social sector and myopic capitalism.' —David Brooks, Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times'Research shows that Certified B Corps not only do good for the world, but grow faster and are more profitable than regular companies. So what's their secret sauce? The B Corp Handbook describes what B Corps do differently and how to bring those lessons inside your own company. It shares experiences from real companies and walks you through the ways your company can improve its impact over time. It is a must-read for every for-profit enterprise around the world aiming to create social impact.' —Cathy Clark, Director and Professor, CASE i3 at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business Read more About the Author Ryan Honeyman is a consultant, executive coach, keynote speaker, author, and founder of Honeyman Sustainability Consulting, a Certified B Corporation.   Ryan helps businesses save money, improve employee satisfaction, and increase brand value by helping them maximize the value of their sustainability efforts--including helping companies certify and thrive as B Corps. His clients include Ben & Jerry's, Klean Kanteen, Nutiva, McEvoy Ranch, Opticos Design, CleanWell, Exygy, and the Filene Research Institute.   Honeyman Sustainability Consulting has been honored--alongside GoLite,Method, New Belgium Brewing Company, Patagonia, and Seventh Generation--on the B Corp Best for the Environment list, which recognizes businesses that have scored in the top 10 percent of all B Corps worldwide for positive environmental impact.   Ryan has written articles for Utne Reader, Fast Company, andTriplePundit. He also has been a featured speaker at the California College of the Arts, Chabot College, Golden Gate University, Mills College, San Francisco State University, the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.   Ryan holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a master's degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Thinking in Systems: A Primer

Pdf Business Thinking in Systems: A Primer

Pdf:Thinking in Systems: A Primer.From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Just before her death, scientist, farmer and leading environmentalist Meadows (1941-2001) completed an updated, 30th anniversary edition of her influential 1972 environmental call to action, Limits to Growth, as well as a draft of this book, in which she explains the methodology-systems analysis-she used in her ground-breaking work, and how it can be implemented for large-scale and individual problem solving. With humorous and commonplace examples for difficult concepts such as a 'reinforcing feedback loop,' (the more one brother pushes, the more the other brother pushes back), negative feedback (as in thermostats), accounting for delayed response (like in maintaining store inventory), Meadows leads readers through the increasingly complex ways that feedback loops operate to create self-organizing systems, in nature ('from viruses to redwood trees') and human endeavor. Further, Meadows explicates methods for fixing systems that have gone haywire ('The world's leaders are correctly fixated on economic growth ...but they're pushing with all their might in the wrong direction'). An invaluable companion piece to Limits to Growth, this is also a useful standalone overview of systems-based problem solving, 'a simple book about a complex world' graced by the wisdom of a profound thinker committed to 'shaping a better future.' Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more Review Publishers Weekly, Starred Review-Just before her death, scientist, farmer and leading environmentalist Meadows (1941-2001) completed an updated, 30th anniversary edition of her influential 1972 environmental call to action, Limits to Growth, as well as a draft of this book, in which she explains the methodology-systems analysis-she used in her ground-breaking work, and how it can be implemented for large-scale and individual problem solving. With humorous and commonplace examples for difficult concepts such as a 'reinforcing feedback loop,' (the more one brother pushes, the more the other brother pushes back), negative feedback (as in thermostats), accounting for delayed response (like in maintaining store inventory), Meadows leads readers through the increasingly complex ways that feedback loops operate to create self-organizing systems, in nature ('from viruses to redwood trees') and human endeavor. Further, Meadows explicates methods for fixing systems that have gone haywire ('The world's leaders are correctly fixated on economic growth ...but they're pushing with all their might in the wrong direction'). An invaluable companion piece to Limits to Growth, this is also a useful standalone overview of systems-based problem solving, 'a simple book about a complex world' graced by the wisdom of a profound thinker committed to 'shaping a better future.'When I read Thinking in Systems I am reminded of the enormity of the gap between systemic thinkers and policy makers. If this book helps narrow the gap, it will be Dana's greatest contribution.'--Lester Brown, founder and President, Earth Policy Institute'Dana Meadows' exposition in this book exhibits a degree of clarity and simplicity that can only be attained by one who profoundly and honestly understands the subject at hand--in this case systems modeling. Many thanks to Diana Wright for bringing this extra legacy from Dana to us.'--Herman Daly, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland at College Park'Reading Thinking in Systems evokes the wisdom and even the voice of Dana Meadows. We are reminded of how she was not only one of the great systems thinkers, but also one of our greatest teachers. This is modestly called a primer, and indeed it is, but unlike most books with that title, this one quickly takes one from the elementary into deep systems thinking about issues as critical today as they were when Dana wrote these words. The discussion of oil use and the interaction of its extraction pattern with economic decision making should be required reading for all energy policy makers and energy company executives (as well as all informed citizens in a democracy). The fisheries case reminds us of how little any government or private actor has done to grasp the importance of takeout flows in determining stocks when the input flows are not within our control. The commentary on economics and, yes the need to consider limits, is a clear systems statement that clarifies a great deal of discussion that goes back to The Limits to Growth. It is remarkable that Dana is able to explain with such clarity such systems concepts of stocks, flows, feedback, time delays, resilience, bounded rationality, and system boundaries and to illustrate each one with multiple informative examples. Her statement that goals that optimize subsystems will sub optimize the functioning of the total system, is truly profound. As the book moves from the 'mechanics' of systems dynamics to Dana's more philosophical perspective, we are treated to her inherent belief in human values that consider the good of all, and how much more effective considering the needs of others is likely to be in solving larger, complex problems. The universe and our society may be very complex and operate in counterintuitive, non-liner fashion, but following the insights of this book and applying them will provide for far more effective solutions to the challenges of a 7 billion person planet than current incremental, linear responses by governments, corporations and individuals.'--Bill Moomaw, Professor of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School, Tufts University'In Dana Meadows's brilliantly integrative worldview, everything causes everything else; cause and effect loop back on themselves. She was the clearest thinker and writer co-creating the art and science of systems dynamics, and Thinking in Systems distills her lifetime of wisdom. This clear, fun-to-read synthesis will help diverse readers everywhere to grasp and harness how our complex world really works.'--Amory B. Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute'Dana Meadows taught a generation of students, friends, and colleagues the art and science of thinking beyond conventional boundaries. For her systems thinking included the expected things like recognizing patterns, connections, leverage points, feedback loops and also the human qualities of judgment, foresight, and kindness. She was a teacher with insight and heart. This long anticipated book, the distillation of her life's work, is a gem.'--David Orr, Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics, Oberlin College'The publication of Thinking in Systems is a landmark. To live sustainably on our planet, we must learn to understand human-environment interactions as complex systems marked by the impact of human actions, the prominence of nonlinear change, the importance of initial conditions, and the significance of emergent properties. Dana Meadows' final contribution is the best and most accessible introduction to this way of thinking we have. This book is destined to shape our understanding of socio-ecological systems in the years to come in much the same way that Silent Spring taught us to understand the nature of ecosystems in the 1960s and 1970s.'--Oran R. Young, Professor, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at University of California, Santa Barbara'Thinking in Systems is required reading for anyone hoping to run a successful company, community, or country. Learning how to think in systems is now part of change-agent literacy. And this is the best book of its kind.'--Hunter Lovins, founder and President of Natural Capital Solutions and coauthor of Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution'Dana Meadows was one of the smartest people I ever knew, able to figure out the sensible answer to almost any problem. This book explains how she thought, and hence is of immense value to those of us who often wonder what she'd make of some new problem. A classic.'--Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy'An inspiring sequel to Dana Meadows' lifetime of seminal contributions to systems thinking, this highly accessible book should be read by everyone concerned with the world's future and how we can make it as good as it possibly can be.'--Peter H. Raven, President, Missouri Botanical Garden Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success

Pdf Business Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success

Pdf:Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success.Elite minds think alike. Discover the winning secrets of the world's most successful people. As a top-level sport psychologist and performance consultant, Dr. Stan Beeham knows what it takes to succeed - on the playing field, in the board room, and in all aspects of life. This award-winning book takes you inside the minds of major-league athletes, Olympic medal winners, and world-class business leaders to reveal the key motivators and mental processes that drive people to victory. Learn how to: Retrain your brain to think like a winner. Conquer your fears and go after your goals. Achieve peak performance and reach your full potential. Become who you want to be mentally, physically, personally and professionally. Whether you're a self-starter, team player, or corporate leader, you can apply these proven mind techniques to any field or endeavor - quickly, easily, and effectively. Filled with power-boosting mental exercises, positive attitude adjusters, and inspiring true stories of individual success, the book provides all the tools you need to set your goals, sharpen your focus, and achieve your personal best. It's like having your own private coach cheering you on every step of the way. If you can think it, you can do it - with the game-changing power of Elite Minds.

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Business and Society: Stakeholders, Ethics, Public Policy (Irwin Accounting)

Pdf Business Business and Society: Stakeholders, Ethics, Public Policy (Irwin Accounting)

Pdf:Business and Society: Stakeholders, Ethics, Public Policy (Irwin Accounting).About the Author James Weber is a professor of management and business ethics at Duquesne University.  He also serves as the executive director of the Institute for Ethics in Business, and coordinates the Masters of Science in Leadership and Business Ethics program at Duquesne.  He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and has taught at the University of San Francisco, University of Pittsburgh, and Marquette University.  His areas of interest and research include managerial and organizational values, cognitive moral reasoning, business ethics, ethics training and education, eastern religions' ethics, and corporate social audit and performance. His work has appeared in Organization Science, Human Relations, Business & Society, Journal of Business Ethics, Academy of Management Perspectives, and Business Ethics Quarterly.  He received the SIM Sumner Marcus Award for lifetime contribution to the Social Issues in Management division of the Academy of Management in 2013, and the Best Reviewer Award from Business & Society in 2015.  He was recognized by the Social Issues in Management division with the Best Paper Award in 1989 and 1994, and received the Best Article Award from the International Association for Business and Society (IABS) in 1998.  He has served as division and program chair of the Social Issues in Management division of the Academy of Management.  He has also served as president and program chair of the IABS.  Read more

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Agile: The Bible: 3 Manuscripts: Agile Project Management, Kanban & Scrum

Pdf Business Agile: The Bible: 3 Manuscripts: Agile Project Management, Kanban & Scrum

Pdf:Agile: The Bible: 3 Manuscripts: Agile Project Management, Kanban & Scrum.Three books in one! Do you want to become an expert in agile? Get this audiobook and follow my step-by-step explanations! Agile Project Management Agile project management principles and practices empower project managers to adapt to and manage effectively a new kind of innovative product development. This book will be useful to those agile beginners who want a better understanding of what agile is all about. The methods and techniques are described in a simple way to understand language and in this regard, this book forms a useful collection of recipes for people wanting to try out many of its agile methods and techniques. Kanban Kanban is a visual tool that helps in the management of projects by visualizing workflow, limiting work in process, creating and improving the flow. This book introduced principles that have already revolutionized the manufacturing industry. These principles help people to eliminate waste, amplify learning, and deliver as fast as possible. Scrum Scrum is a framework for developing and sustaining complex products. It is a framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value. Scrum is lightweight, simple to understand, and not difficult to master. Scrum makes clear the relative efficacy of your product management and development practices so that you can improve. Get this audiobook now!

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Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success

Pdf Business Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success

Pdf:Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success.From the Back Cover I hired Doctor Stan Beecham as team sports Psychologist while he was a young Doctoral Student at the University of Ga. and he was a tremendous help with our football team especially working with the kickers through our Kicking Coach. One of the beneficiary of that decision was our field goal kicker All American Kevin Butler who today is the only such kicker to be inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame.I was proud to have read his book Elite Minds and highly recommend it for Athletes, Sports enthusiast and the general public.-Vince Dooley, College Football Hall of Fame inductee, UGA Football Coach, UGA Athletics DirectorIn a virtual sea of business improvement books, Elite Minds will stand out as one of the greats. Dr. Stan’s message that “expectation dictates performance” is critical. All leaders “want to win,” yet few “expect to win.” At Vonage, we’ve internalized this view, and Elite Minds is required reading among our managers and leaders. I wholeheartedly recommend Elite Minds to anyone who wants to create a winning mindset within their organization.-Alan Masarek, CEO, Vonage“I can’t put this new book down! I’ve long been a fan of sport psychologist Dr. Stan Beecham. In fact, I hired him as the psychologist for my elite running team a few years ago. Now, he has published his long-awaited book on peak performance called Elite Minds … I’m really glad he wrote this book. It truly is a great read and I’m very excited to offer it to the McMillan community. Buy it. Read it. Get ready for the performances of your dreams.” -Greg McMillan, Founder, McMillan RunningI enjoyed 'Elite Minds' and purchased copies for family and coworkers.   Stan presents invaluable information and ideas for success in your personal and the highly competitive business environment.-Mike Cote, CEO, SecureWorks“I find Elite Minds by Dr. Beecham to be a great resource for me and my athletes. We use it as a training manual for the mental aspects of the game and it has paid great dividends. I highly recommend it whether you are a coach or a team looking for better skills.” -Manny Diaz, Manny Diaz, University of Georgia Men's Tennis Coach and 6 time NCAA Team Championship winnerDr. Stan has worked with our leaders for many years.  Challenging us not only in our pursuits to be a high performing team but also to understand ourselves and what might be keeping us from realizing our professional and personal ambitions.  This includes setting ambitious goals and accepting failure versus staying in our comfort zones. Elite Minds captures in a very effective manner, the tough questions and directness that is classic Dr. Stan. -Jim Burke, CEO, TXU Energy  Read more About the Author Dr. Stan Beecham is a well-known performance psychologist and leadership consultant. He is the director and founding member of the Leadership Resource Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more

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Eat That Frog!

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Pdf:Eat That Frog!.There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list - and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task - but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. Eat That Frog! shows you how to organize each day so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively.In this fully revised and updated edition, Tracy adds two new chapters. The first explains how you can use technology to remind yourself of what is most important and protect yourself from what is least important. The second offers advice for maintaining focus in our era of constant distractions, electronic and otherwise. But one thing remains unchanged: Brian Tracy cuts to the core of what is vital to effective time management: decision, discipline, and determination. This life-changing book will ensure that you get more of your important tasks done - today!

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Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

Pdf Business Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

Pdf:Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time.By the man who helped invent the red-hot management process known as "Scrum", Scrum unveils what is wrong with the way we currently do work, and how a simple set of principles, applied in exactly the right sequence, can accelerate productivity and quality as much as 1,200 percent. Scrum (which gets its name from the formation in rugby in which the whole team locks its arms to gain control of the ball) is the reason that Amazon can launch a new feature on its website every day. It's why the Red River Army Depot in Texas was able to roll out armored Humvees 39 times faster than before. It's how the FBI finally created a massive terrorist-tracking database. The reason for the rapid embrace of Scrum across so many disciplines is simple: organizations that