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20 new books to read in July

July's 20 must-reads

Books

35 Places Every Woman Should Visit — By Herself

Doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic: A solo meal can help you really appreciate food; a solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think; …

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Married: All the Photos and Details on Their Royal Wedding

| Sat., May. 19, 2018 4:40 AM<p>The next chapter in <b>Meghan Markle</b>'s fairy tale has begun.<p>Wearing a Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy dress, Meghan married</b> …

Prince Philip

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

How many have you read?<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their …

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Quincy Jones on the Secret Michael Jackson and the Problem With Modern Pop

In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s …

Follow these TED Talk techniques for a killer presentation

Whether you’re a seasoned speaker or a novice, you can write a speech on par with a TED Talk.<p>The following tips and techniques will help you discover …

12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

Want an Edge Over Your Competitors? Master These 7 Skills Now

You can become a superhero for your business with a little reading<p>May 2018, I know exactly where I'll be - waiting in line for Avengers: Infinity War. When I saw the trailer, all my childhood memories came flooding back. As a child, I loved comics. They were so full of adventure and excitement. I …

Iron Man

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>1 min read<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is …

Public Speaking

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter With Your Money

These top financial podcasts will help you build wealth the right way.<p>Podcasts are great--they offer an entertaining and efficient way to soak up advice and commentary from top voices in any niche. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a middle manager, or someone focused on self-improvement, podcasts …

Self-improvement

The 4 Business Books You Need On Your Christmas List

Essential insight and inspiration to power you into 2018.<p>For me, 2017 has involved a lot of business travel. And whilst the novelty of spending hours in yet another airport quickly wore off, travelling is at least a great opportunity to pick up a book and learn something new.<p>Growing a business is …

Sports Industry

Top Ten Business Books For 2017

Just in time for the holidays, here is a list of 10 books, published this year, that you may want to consider putting under the corporate tree for your boss or colleague. While much of what I read is focused on customer service and customer experience, you’ll also find books listed here about …

Customer Service

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

Effective communication is one of the most important life skills we can learn—yet one we don’t usually put a lot of effort into. Whether you want to …

3 Tips to Sound Smart When Someone Puts You on the Spot

Speaking intelligently when you have no time to prepare is a skill you can learn, insists this Stanford business prof.<p>Public speaking can be terrifying, but at least you tend to have time to prepare.<p>Speeches and presentations are scheduled well in advance so nervous speakers have plenty of …

Public Speaking

5 Secrets of Public Speaking From the Best TED Presenters

How can you borrow a bit of the magic that garners some TED Talks millions upon millions of views? The author of a book on the subject shares some secrets.<p>Ask just about anyone these days for great examples of public speaking and you'll hear a variation on a single thing--"Did you see that TED talk …

Public Speaking

These Are the Best Books of 2017, According to Amazon

As the year winds down, it’s time for the best of 2017 lists to start gearing up. And Amazon is one of the first to release theirs, with the 100 best …

Books

Inspiring Books That Are NOT Chicken Soup For The Soul

I have a confession to make: I have a minor addiction to what might be described as new school self-help books. The <i>Life-Changing Magic of Tidying</i>? …

Books

28 New Fiction Books To Add To Your Must-Read List This Fall

The season promises a veritable cornucopia of enthralling novels and short story collections.<p>As we head into back-to-school season and long, blissful weeks of sweater weather, it’s only natural to be tempted to spend hours in the bookstore browsing fresh titles and adding to our to-read …

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5 books that will make you more well-rounded

Want to know one of the "secrets" to becoming a better leader? Become a more voracious reader.<p>One of the best ways to "stand on the shoulders of giants" is to read. We hear it all the time--that the most successful people, our greatest leaders, are people who read constantly (including Bill Gates, …

The Best Books of April 2017: From Anne Lamott to Sheryl Sandberg

A Novel<p>Omar El Akkad<p>The year is 2076 and the Second American Civil War is underway. Omar El Akkad’s brilliant and compelling debut imagines what happens when America splits at the seams and turns in on itself. The surreal setting feels oddly familiar, as the Mississippi River Delta is sinking, …

7 Core Beliefs Of Great Bosses

Great bosses change us for the better. They see more in us than we see in ourselves, and they help us learn to see it too. They dream big and show us all the great things we can accomplish.<p>Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you’re …

23 Recent Books By Women You Should Read ASAP

The perfect literary way to celebrate Women's History Month. 💁🏽 📚<p>Historically, women artists have rarely gotten their due. But there’s no time like the present ― especially this Women’s History Month ― to change that, and to make sure that we’re appreciating all the genius work women writers are …

15 ways to drown out the negative voice in your head that is keeping you from being successful

The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering — that is, until your mind starts to wander.<p>Any time you've thought about making a change or pursuing a passion, you've probably dwelled more on your present state than your potential.<p>Or once you got started, minor …

5 books you’ve never heard of that will change your life

Reading is important to me. It’s how I spend most of my days. It’s also the source of knowledge, which is why I read well over 100 books a year. …

Books

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read

Take it from these CEOs, founders, and other high-achieving leaders.<p>Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain …

Mission Impossible