“Connection is the very essence of life,” writes author Julia Hobsbawm. But it’s also important that “the power of being connected is… [knowing] the opposite – when to disconnect and unplug.”
Who’s the best ad-rep to entrust your ad dollars? Are your ads working — or do you need “The End of Advertising”? What author Andrew Essex ultimately finds — and recommends — really could change the world.
The shirt you’re wearing now, the car you drive, the snacks you like, all purchased with more than just mere choice, which all means something to a marketer.
So many times entrepreneurs think they’re accomplishing a lot, when they’re only wasting hours on tasks that they’re not ready to tackle or that aren’t yet necessary.
Start by understanding your attitudes toward money, acknowledging that your family plays a large part in how you use it, knowing the myths about finances, and erasing them from your mind.
The authors use abundant cautionary tales to warn marketers away from gaffes, and provide enough success stories to empower anyone to think carefully of ways that fan-creation may work for them.
This book is not a psychiatry manual and you shouldn’t make armchair diagnoses, but understand that there are several basic kinds of office schmucks you might encounter in your work life.
Author Amanda Sullivan isn’t proposing that you keep everything 100 percent ship-shape. She only aims to help the ship stay afloat with fewer items in the cargo hold and an unobstructed captain’s chair.
If you are not in management, you’ll be entertained nonetheless by this author’s behind-the-scenes tales, and you’ll laugh. If you are hiring, however, “Now for the Disappointing Part” is full of lessons, but it ain’t your father’s HR book.
How do you motivate your employees to boost productivity? Studies show that offering monetary rewards can backfire.
To start achieving a healthier workplace, one of the easiest things is to encourage your employees to walk more.
There’s always someone inside who holds you back by telling you that your ideas are junk or whatever you try won’t work. Himmelman says it’s time to identify and tame that other you.
Cat got your tongue at work? “When Strangers Meet” can help make that cat scat.
Know how to avoid sabotaging yourself by not becoming “the office Mom” or the woman who can’t take a compliment; give your sisters some love; and ask for that raise you so deserve.
Many managers, as Leader-Chivée learned at a conference, tend to surround themselves with people who look like them. That might feel most comfortable, but to do so is to miss out.
Author, pastor, and “Renaissance man” Ben Tankard has a good premise here and as faith-based business-slash-inspirational books go, “The Full Tank Life” is okay.
The authors don’t just examine issues that are on the minds of every American. They turn them over and blow them apart, looking for solutions that can be accomplished.
Finding your personal 212 degrees may be easier than you think.
Like most business advice books, there are things to discard here, and things to embrace but if you’re willing to try it, “Profit from Happiness” might slide you over into the winner’s circle.
Each page, it seems, is packed with useable, reliable information and good advice. That is, as long as you have a well-paying job in place.
As business biographies go, I thought “Famous Nathan” was one of the tastier.
Your job is okay, at best; “soul-crushing,” at worst. Ah, but what can you do?
What we need to do to preserve our humanity, Junger says, is to embrace a mind-set of community, understand the need for sacrifice, and find a “sense of solidarity.”
When you’re overloaded, overly-irritated, and overwrought, how do you deal with thorny workplace situations without making things worse?
Author Devin Leonard dives into a full tale of Ben Franklin’s tenure with the Post Office, Britain’s involvement, and chaos in the system.
In his job at Google, author Jake Knapp brainstormed a lot. But when he realized that doing so was ineffectual, he began to tinker with the problem-solving process.
How is it that some people are more successful and productive than others? Why can they get more done in twenty-four hours than you can?
Self-employment: the most frustrating, irritating, horrible, wonderful, awesome, terrific thing you’ll ever do for yourself. Are you ready?
While you’re undoubtedly putting in a lot of hours now, it’s important to have a work-life balance that makes you happy.
The routine you followed for 20, 30, even 40 years probably won’t be the same after retirement, and you may need some direction.
If you’re the boss with a bully on your staff, know how to handle what could become a very thorny situation for you and your business.
Some days, you feel like you’re in a ten-foot-deep rut; in the book “Year of Yes” by Shonda Rhimes, you’ll see how to get out.
Making the utmost of each precious minute can sometimes seem impossible
Thinking like a genius requires ignoring conventional wisdom.
Learn to determine what’s a true fear, and what’s just a discomfort.
The first thing, says Santa, is to make sure everybody – from senior reindeer all the way down to newly-hired elves - knows your business mission and its meaning.
The single most important factor in the future success of your business is this: what your customers tell people about their experience with you.
Why do we even have money? The answer starts with farmers…
The untold story of Jeremiah Hamilton, Wall Street's first black millionaire.
Changing your life and your organization is an 18-inch journey: The distance from your head to your heart.
How to rock the world and run an empire.
How will you be seen? There are, of course, no second chances at a first impression.
Sometimes the best hello to a new opportunity is the good-bye you gave to a dead situation.
Tips from both on and off the battlefield.
Women's plates are already full. So how do some succeed?
The economy stinks. Your coworkers are insufferable. Work is a drudge. Here’s the surprise, though: you feel stuck, but you’re not as stuck as you believe you are.
Starting a business is not for the faint of heart.
Every day, sometimes before you even get out of bed, your mind races, thinking about the tasks you need to finish. When you forget something or you have to squeeze more into your day that can be stressful. Learning the art of list making can help.
At the end of 1998, the “richest man in the American toy industry” threw a party for his employees, at which he handed out lavish bonuses and palm-sized bears stuffed with synthetic beans.
Where do you go from here? Forty black men share their stories on living, leading and succeeding.
Do you ever have enough money? The answer to that is probably negative.
Here, impossibly high-positioned, super-famous CEOs are not held up as the only examples of achievement. That gives readers a sense that, indeed, mega-success truly is attainable by anyone.
If your sales or marketing department needs freshening up, this book and the exercises inside it may help, and they’ll surely make things fun.
A welcoming office: It puts clients at ease but can it keep employees happy? Not entirely, says Ron Friedman, PhD, but it helps and in his new book “The Best Place to Work,” he explains why.
Author Andrew Keen offers solutions—some valid, some that might rankle readers, all that would involve world-wide cooperation. Still, I couldn’t help but wonder, as I read this book, if the horse isn’t already out of the metaphoric barn.
By sharing real-life stories and methods he uses in his Dream Year program, entrepreneur and author Ben Arment uses inspiration to guide readers through the process, from frustration to fruition, of being their own boss.