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What Books To Read To Become A Rainmaker

The very best in marketing, sales, and business development advice that will help you on your way to becoming a solid rainmaker.

Self-improvement

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Sheryl Sandberg

17 Powerful Quotes to Unlock Change in the New Year

Change starts with just a thought. Check out these quotes from inspiring change makers throughout history.<p>During this time of year, many of us are thinking about the goals we want to achieve or the habits we want to start or stop. However, change is hard, and it can be a discouraging effort, …

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

And why it was so hard to see it coming<p>In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.<p>Things we thought we understood—narratives, data, software, news events—have had to be reinterpreted in light of Donald Trump’s …

Journalism

3 ways to stay positive when you want to quit

But any battle-hardened entrepreneur will tell you there was a significant period of struggle before their business hit its stride and found success.<p>These were often "make-or-break" moments for them: Opportunities where they could have chosen to keep hustling or quit and quietly return to a day job.<p>…

Self-improvement

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Books

24 favorite books of executives, founders, and CEOs that everyone should read

The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.

Innovation

30 Feminist Children's Books That Every Child Should Read

There are no stories about princesses being rescued in here.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

If You’re Too Busy For These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think

If You’re Too Busy For These 5 Things: Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes …

A master networker explains how to avoid the 6 biggest networking mistakes

Don't equate it with collecting stacks of business cards at awkward cocktail hours, or with playing Machiavellian office politics to rise up the ranks.<p>Networking should just be a natural part of the way you approach your career, Keith Ferrazzi explains in his classic bestseller, "Never Eat Alone," …

Employment

How To Network Effectively In The Digital Age

For many professionals seeking to advance their careers, it’s fairly easy to make introductions and first impressions in the digital age, through sites like LinkedIn and Twitter. But when it comes to turning online connections into meaningful offline relationships, many discover that they need a …

Digital Age

The Art Of Conversation

Ever wondered why some people can easily strike a conversation, engage in small talk and get others interested in what they are saying? They are …

Self-improvement

Here's a simple formula for crafting an 'elevator pitch' you can use just about anywhere

Horrible answer 1: I'm a gobbledygook-industry-jargon-thing.<p>Horrible answer 2: Let me take 30 minutes to explain to you the exact details of what I do, so that by the time we finish talking, you could write a book on my career.<p>There is also a brilliant way to answer this question, one that's both …

Employment

I've had over 4,500 one-on-one meetings in my life — here are my best networking tips

I am the consummate networker and I can help you so that a little time spent every morning is paid back in spades.<p>In 2009, when I was still relatively new to the Raleigh/Durham area in North Carolina, I met with over 275 people in about 3 months.<p>There were four to five meetings per day, four days …

Malcolm Gladwell

4 Actions to Immediately Increase Your Confidence

Each of us wants change in our lives. We want to become a highly acclaimed speaker, a best-selling author. We want to move up the ladder at work, or build a business empire. We want to introduce ourselves to an important person or ask for a raise at work.<p>Yet, there's a hitch: While many of us want …

3 Strategies for Thinking and Acting Courageously

Know your strengths and weaknesses, and be willing to face your fears.<p>To be successful in business, you must be bold and have courage to take calculated risks. Courage often makes the difference between overcoming a challenge and staying stuck, paralyzed and afraid to act.<p>The main difference …

7 Reasons You're Not a Millionaire Yet, According to 2 People Who Are

They call them the 7 'wealth traps.'<p>"Wealth is just code for freedom, and freedom is the ultimate gift in life," write entrepreneurs, real estate investors, and self-made millionaires David Osborn and Paul Morris in their new book "Wealth Can't Wait."<p>Osborn is the operating partner of Keller …

Self-improvement

How to Find Success Using Strategy and Luck

Luck plays a major part in success. But having a sound strategy makes it easier to capitalize on lucky opportunities.<p>Some believe that success in life comes from making and sticking to a smart plan. Others believe it comes purely from good fortune--being in the right place at the right time, or …

Self-improvement

10 Ways to Become a Super-Likable Person

Everybody likes a person who listens compassionately and speaks with honesty.<p>Do you make people feel comfortable and welcome when they are around you? Do people feel appreciated, understood and accepted by you?<p>Likeable people know how to endear themselves to others from the get-go. They understand …

21 Critical Life Lessons from an Experienced CEO

Like a train going through a tunnel, I've come out the other side. My lights are shining bright.<p><i>What's the single most valuable lesson you've learned in your professional life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Annette Bening

The leadership lessons in Sheryl Sandberg's new book about resilience and grief

Sheryl Sandberg's long-awaited book is out on what she learned about becoming resilient and coping with grief following the sudden death of her husband, Silicon Valley executive Dave Goldberg, in 2015. It's an intimate, largely personal book about how she coped with the devastating loss of a …

Self-improvement