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25 Incredible Novels You Must Read At Least Once In Your Life

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. —William StyronBooks …

Books

6 Exercises to Help You Become Focused – Kirby Ingles

Are you having problems finding focus? What would happen if I told you that you already possess the skills and tools necessary to be more productive? …

5 Simple Habits That Guarantee Rapid Progress Towards Your Goals

“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.”<p>-Benjamin Franklin<p>We all …

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13 Bad Habits to Break for an Amazing Life

When you were a kid, did you want to grow up to be an astronaut, a singer or an engineer? If so, how’s that working out for you? Hopefully, it’s …

Happiness

Why Sales Organizations Fail

What prevents a sales organization from achieving success? After studying hundreds of sales organizations, I have found the answer to this question is directly related to the challenges associated with their development stage.<p>Every sales organization can be classified based upon whether it is in a …

Amazon Turned a Flaw into Gold with Advanced Problem-Solving

<i>“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”</i><p>— Albert Einstein<p>Several years ago, Amazon was struggling with scaling its e-commerce infrastructure and realizing that many of its internal software projects took too long to implement, a major pain point from a competitive …

The Focused Leader

A primary task of leadership is to direct attention. To do so, leaders must learn to focus their own attention. When we speak about being focused, we commonly mean thinking about one thing while filtering out distractions. But a wealth of recent research in neuroscience shows that we focus in many …

How Diversity Can Drive Innovation

Most managers accept that employers benefit from a diverse workforce, but the notion can be hard to prove or quantify, especially when it comes to measuring how diversity affects a firm’s ability to innovate.<p>But new research provides compelling evidence that diversity unlocks innovation and drives …

The Big Benefits of a Little Thanks

<b>Francesca Gino</b> and <b>Adam Grant</b>, of Harvard Business School and Wharton, respectively, discuss their research on gratitude and generosity.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green. I’m talking today with Francesca Gino of Harvard Business School and Adam …

When Marketing Is Strategy

It’s no secret that in many industries today, upstream activities—such as sourcing, production, and logistics—are being commoditized or outsourced, while downstream activities aimed at reducing customers’ costs and risks are emerging as the drivers of value creation and sources of competitive …

Warren Buffett says Detroit ripe for investors, including himself

The Oracle of Omaha said Wednesday he'd be willing to invest in Detroit if he found a suitable company.<p>Warren Buffett was on hand at a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. event to announce a program that will provide up to $15 million in loans to small business to spur economic development. An additional $5 …

The Warren Buffett Story That Inspired a Pro Football Team

Last Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles head coach told his team the story of a winning businessman.<p>On a recent Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles took a 27-13 win over the Green Bay Packers. Where did the victorious team draw their inspiration from before the game? A business story. Yes, you read …

The Top 13 Reasons Why You Need to Start Doing Bodyweight Exercises

I’ll admit it; I am hooked on bodyweight exercises. I have been working out for 2 decades, rotating through dozens of different workout fads, but one …

Exercise

5 Steps to Great Meetings

Business meetings can be a tremendous waste of time. Here's how to ensure that your meetings are effective, efficient, and productive.<p>You're not alone in thinking that most meetings are a waste of time. In a survey of businesses conducted a few years ago, Microsoft found that people spend 5.6 hours …

Whitney Johnson: What do you tell a team that has failed?

If your team fails, the key is moving on as quickly as possible. But here are the five questions you have to ask first, according to Whitney Johnson, cofounder of Rose Park Advisors.

The Five Traps of High-Stakes Decision Making

At some point most executive teams will make a bet-the-company decision. Sometimes they’ll make the right one and will be handsomely rewarded. Southwest’s decision in 2007 to hedge against increases in the price of jet fuel proved remarkably prescient. But sometimes the big decision will go …

The US is buying more from China than ever before

Remember the great rebalancing of the global economy? Of course you don’t. It never happened.<p>During the darkest moments of the deep recession that followed the financial crisis, there was plenty of talk about the need rejigger the orientation of giant global economies. China was supposed to tilt …

The Challenger Sale

• <b>Author:</b> Matthew Dixon & Brent Adamson<p><b>What's the secret to sales success? If you're like most business leaders, you'd say it's fundamentally about relationships-and you'd be wrong. The best salespeople don't just build relationships with customers. They challenge them.</b> <br>The need to understand what …

How Successful People Think

• <b>Author:</b> John C. Maxwell<p>Gather successful people from all walks of life-what would they have in common? The way they think! Now you can think as they do and revolutionize your work and life!<p>A Wall Street Journal bestseller, HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE THINKis the perfect, compact read for today's …

The Wealth of Nations

• <b>Author:</b> Adam Smith<p><i>The Wealth of Nations</i> by Adam Smith is a comprehensive look at the economics of the Industrial Revolution. Smith explains the benefits of a free market economy showing the ways in which it makes a more productive society. The book is part of the foundation of classical economics.

The Law of Success

• <b>Author:</b> Napoleon Hill<p><i>The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons</i> by Napoleon Hill, author of <i>Think and Grow Rich</i>, is a book that documents the steps necessary to achieve success, wealth, and happiness. Hill’s work is based on interviews with over 500 millionaires including Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, …

Shane Rudman

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Shane Rudman

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Pushing Up People

• <b>Author:</b> Art Williams<p>Pushing Up People is about time-tested, proven principles that will help you identify winners, get the most out of your people, help your people<br>have fantastic success and, ultimately, push YOU to the top!!<br>This was the definitive book that explained how to be a success in …