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4 Books Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Read (and Why)

Bestsellers can gives you a warm feeling, but won't run your business for you.<p>Almost every day, I see a headline from a digital publication telling me what books I should read if I want to be "successful."<p>Too many of these lists tout themselves, and are likewise treated, as some sort of newfound …

Self-improvement

These 2 Books Will Help You Build a Brand Bigger Than Your Product

Seth Godin and Fabian Geyrhalter are authors of two books that explain how brands can be bigger than their products<p>Do you drink Evian water because it tastes better, or do you drink it because it is bottled in the Alps in Lake Geneva Switzerland? Do you shop at Tom's shoes because of the quality of …

Seth Godin

The Books That Top Leaders Read Might Surprise You--Here's the Lowdown on Literature

It's no myth. Reading real literature can make you a better person--and a better businessperson.<p>As a business professional, your to-read book list might include recent bestsellers like "Tribe of Mentors," "Principles," or "When." Alternatively, you might be rereading "Good to Great" or "Lean In." …

Books

If You're Looking for Something to Read in 2018, Barack Obama Has 10 Suggestions for You

The ex-president has time on his hands these days. He's used it to catch up on his reading.<p>What's the former president been doing all last year since leaving office in January 2017? There was jury duty, a few speeches, kitesurfing with Richard Branson, and of course some golf, but it looks like our …

6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018

Want to know what to read in the new year? Here are six books that will help you gain new skills, build better teams... and become an even better you.<p>Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are …

The Power Of Books To Propel Your Career In 2018

The most common New Year’s resolution is to “exercise more.” That’s followed by the second most common resolution—to lose weight. Reading more books doesn’t crack the top 10. But for leaders, maybe it should top the list.<p>After reading more than 75 nonfiction books in 2017, many written by CEOs, I …

Self-improvement

10 Must-Read Books To Get You Ready For 2018

Knowledge is power.<p>Reading is a fantastic way to start a new year. These <i>Co.Design</i> favorites from 2017 can help you gain knowledge about the design world and the world around you; others are just great eye candy. Whatever your goals for 2018, crack open these books, and get inspired.<p><i>The Way To …

9 Books You Must Read, According to Some of the Biggest Names in Tech

The highest achieving people in business are students, adept at analyzing markets and scrutinizing trends. And typically they read--voraciously at times.<p>The highest achieving people in business are students, adept at analyzing markets and scrutinizing trends. And typically they read--voraciously at …

The Most Anticipated Hip-Hop Albums Of 2018

In 2017, hip-hop became the biggest genre of music in the U.S. in terms of consumption, which has been a long time coming. The style has led the way in terms of pushing popular music forward for many years, and 2017 saw both staples of the genre and newcomers both make waves and release big, …

Rap & Hip-Hop
Arctic Monkeys

10 Books To Jump Start Your 2018 Digital Transformation

Holiday vacation offers much-needed down-time to spend with family and friends. Many successful business leaders also use the time for reflection and learning by reading a few books that help broaden their thinking and assess new ways to approach the difficult challenges they face.<p>Digital …

Innovation

The Best Non-American Whiskies For The Holidays

For whisky and whiskey drinkers, 2017 has been an excellent year, with a tremendous range of not just special and limited editions, but also new brands—many of which are genuinely worth spending time and money on—finding their way to the market.<p>The trick, as always, is cutting through the static, …

Whiskey

5 Best Money Books Of 2017

I love books. Despite most everything else in the world going digital, they still make great gifts. You don’t have to ever recharge them and they recharge <i>you</i> with great ideas.<p>Here are some good reads I discovered over the past year:<p>Why profile a market meltdown that happened 30 years ago? Because …

Nikola Tesla

12 Must-Read Books That Will Raise Your Emotional Intelligence

Your Amazon wish list is about to get longer.<p>I didn't learn about emotional intelligence until well into my 30s. By that time, I had started to realize that the best leaders -- those exhibiting high levels of EQ -- typically showed more self-awareness, collaborated better with others, and got …

Emotional Intelligence

The End-of-Quarter Sales Rush Costs Companies Money

Ask any organization what’s happening in the sales department on the last few days of the month and the entire last week of any fiscal quarter. You’ll probably get an uncomfortable laugh and a shake of the head.<p>Sales teams are closing deals, at all costs.<p>The market is pushing companies to hit …

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 9 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

Many of the most successful people have gotten job interviews down to a science.<p>They're not in the habit of wasting time with dumb or irrelevant queries.<p>In fact, they often have one favorite go-to question they like to ask. This typically reveals everything they need to know about a job …

Employment

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders aren't necessarily the best at speaking, in order to dictate, …

The 15 Best Sales Books That All Salespeople Should Own

15. The Sales Bible: The Ultimate Sales Resource by Jeffrey Gitomer<p>With another favorite sales book, Jeffrey Gitomer’s The Sales Bible: The Ultimate …

The 23 Most Highly-Rated Sales Books of All Time

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other."In other words, you can rely solely on first-hand …

Self-improvement

Best Sales Books: 23 Elite Picks to Step Up Your Sales Game

<i>Editors Note: These 23 Best Sales Books are not endorsed or sponsored in any way – we really just love this selection!</i><b>Student:</b> I know what I</b> …

Top 10 Influential Business Books of All Time

These ten books changed the business world forever.<p>Thousands of business books are published each year, most of which are destined for the remainders bin. However, there are a handful of business books that have literally changed the world. Here's my list:<p><b>10. The Art of War (3rd Century BCE)</b><p>While …

Ayn Rand

Top 10 "How to Sell" Books of All Time

These classic sales books should be in every business library.<p>Amazon contains 340,737 book titles containing the word "sales" and 48,427 containing the word "selling." Since you're probably not going to read all 389,164 of them, I thought it might be useful to identify the ten that should be in …

Seth Godin

The 1 Book Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Should Read to Succeed

Wondering what one thing could be the key to helping you succeed in business? Well, you might be in luck.<p>Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett--two of the most successful businessmen of our time--have said that <i>Business Adventures</i> by finance journalist John Brooks is the read that brought them …

Warren Buffett

How To Find Happiness? What The Best Books Say

My dad recently pointed out to me, observing my bookshelf, that I read a lot of books on happiness. He’s right. Scanning the books, I realized they reflected my own progression and thinking on the subject. Like many millennials I know, I had squarely spent most of my life in the Western school of …

Happiness

9 Simple Steps to a Successful Discovery Meeting in Sales

Implement these simple steps to make your sales meetings way more successful and close more sales.<p>There are two basic ways to go about sales--the easy way or the hard way. That might sound overly simplistic, but it's true. Far too many salespeople overcomplicate selling, constantly changing their …

Business Strategy

Take a look inside the $85M Long Island mansion that once belonged to a Soviet billionaire

Whether you want to experience the glamor of the Roaring '20s or see what life was like for a Soviet billionaire, this $85 million property on New York's Long Island has you covered.<p>Built in 1928, this 8-acre Long Island estate has all the modern luxuries you would hope to get in a home of that …

Real Estate

5 books that will improve your communication skills

And in reflecting on our own tendencies, strengths, and weaknesses as they relate to communication, my guess is that many of us could benefit from a lesson or two in the arts of negotiation, persuasive language, positive self-talk, and taking feedback gracefully and, when necessary, with a …

Self-improvement

From CEO 'Takers' To CEO 'Makers': The Great Transformation

Earlier this week, I discussed the problems of share buybacks as delineated in “Profits Without Prosperity,” an article by William Lazonick in the September issue of Harvard Business Review and explained how CEOs, through the pervasive use of share buybacks, have become takers, not makers. Instead …

19 Books Billionaire Charlie Munger Thinks Everyone Should Read

Harris is a great detective and systematically works her way though the currently popular explanations, such as birth order, and explains why none of these solve the mystery of human individuality.<p>Ryan takes the view that cooperation, not competition, is a factor in natural selection. The …

Charlie Munger

Fresh fruits and veggies aren't always healthier than frozen ones — here's why

A new study has debunked a commonly-held belief that the fresh, colorful fruits and veggies in the produce section are better for you than their frozen (often much cheaper) counterparts.<p>The paper, published last month in the Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, finds that frozen fruits and …

Nutrition