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9 brilliant business books you can read in an afternoon

However, starting a new book can seem daunting and overly time-consuming. The good news is there are several short business books loaded with powerful information about selling, managing, and investing.<p>We compiled a list of the best business books with less than 150 pages that you can start and …

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How George Washington Celebrated Christmas

The father of our nation knew how to throw a Christmas party.<p>The father of our nation knew how to throw a Christmas party.<p>I’m talking thousands of …

How to Recover from Christmas

Nobody wants coal in their stocking, but what about their stomach? This tip to recovering from that big holiday meal might surprise you.<p>No matter …

Why C.S. Lewis Never Goes Out of Style

The author's death barely made headlines 50 years ago when he died on the same day as JFK and Aldous Huxley. But today, his writings are more relevant than ever.<p>Last month marked the 50th anniversary of a bizarre day in history. Three men of significant importance each died on November 22, 1963: …

An Instant One-Man Band Kit Twists and Slams The Solo Show

The Plug + Play kit is for musicians who stand alone–to deliver all the light and sound drama of a full band.<p>Bert, as portrayed by Dick Van Dyke in <i>Mary Poppins</i>, may have been the original one-man-band. His every movement synced with a horn blowing, a drum clanging, or a harmonica humming. Consider …

Google Launches Audacious, Disruptive, Internet In The Sky

<i>It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s affordable Internet access for everyone!</i><p>Just as U.S. telecom giants were getting used to the idea of competing with Google for high-speed broadband customers, the Internet giant has launched a balloon-based broadside that could ultimately change how communications is …

How to Cheat the Iron Triangle With Tony Schwartz

There is an old saw that every software engineer eventually stubs a toe on:<p>"You can get it done on time, you can get the features you want, or you can get it at the price you planned on paying, but you can't achieve all three simultaneously."<p>In my personal experience every technology project and …