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Adobe dabbling with iPad app to rival PowerPoint

Adobe Systems, in an apparent effort to tap into the computer industry's move to mobile devices, is involved with a tablet software project called Ginger to help people create compelling presentations and sales pitches.<p>"A great story, well told, can change the world, but showing a great story is …

Start with Why

• <b>Author:</b> Simon Sinek<p><b>The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER.</b><p>In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the …

To Sell Is Human

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel H. Pink<p><b>Look out for Daniel Pink’s new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing</b><p><b>#1 New York Times Business Bestseller <br>#1 Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller <br>#1 Washington Post bestseller</b><p><b>From the bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind comes a surprising--and</b> …

Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager

• <b>Author:</b> Ken Blanchard and Others<p>The co-author of the phenomenal New York Times bestselling classic The One Minute Manager® explores the skills needed to become an effective self leader in this essential work, now updated throughout.<p>Just as Ken Blanchard’s phenomenal bestselling classic The One …

How Successful People Lead

• <b>Author:</b> John C. Maxwell<p><b>In this perfectly compact read, #1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell explains how true leadership works.</b><p>It is not generated by your title. In fact, being named to a position is the lowest of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To be more than a …

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

• <b>Author:</b> Heidi Grant Halvorson<p>Are you at the top of your game—or still trying to get there?<p>Take your cues from <b>the short, powerful</b> <i>9 Things Successful People Do Differently</i>, where the strategies and goals of the world’s most successful people are on display—backed by research that shows exactly what …

Getting to Yes

• <b>Author:</b> Roger Fisher and Others<p><b>The key text on problem-solving negotiation-updated and revised</b><p><i>Getting to Yes</i> has helped millions of people learn a better way to negotiate. One of the primary business texts of the modern era, it is based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, a group that …

The Power of Habit

• <b>Author:</b> Charles Duhigg<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The perfect graduation gift, this instant classic explores how we can change our lives by changing our habits.</b> <b><br>“With the days of pulling all-nighters and eating pizza at 2 a.m. (hopefully) behind your new grad, there’s no time like the present to get</b> …

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

• <b>Author:</b> Patrick M. Lencioni<p>In <i>The Five Dysfunctions of a Team</i> Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, <i>The Five Temptations of a CEO</i> and <i>The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive</i>. This time, he turns his …

Lenovo IdeaPad Y400/Y500 Gaming Notebooks (with SLI!)

While Lenovo is normally thought of as a business brand, their IdeaPad (and IdeaCentre and IdeaTab) range of products tend to focus more on the …

Computer Hardware

Get a Lenovo convertible laptop for $463.50 shipped

For those of you who might be new to the Cheapskate blog, allow me to refer you to the Cheapskate FAQ, which answers a lot of common questions -- like "why I sent you an e-mail for a deal that was already sold out." (Spoiler: It wasn't sold out when I sent it.)<p>I mention that example because today's …

Gear & Gadgets

Advertising - Oath

Oath surveyed 304 U.S. advertising decision makers for their thoughts on brand safety and uncovered the issue is only gaining importance.<p>The struggle …

Advertising

Learn to Pitch Like Mad Men’s Don Draper

You are busy. I am busy. Everybody is. Let me tell you why you should spent the next five minutes <i>reading</i> me. I have pitched to friends, family, …

Mad Men - "But what is happiness?"

10 Things Every Customer Wants

Surprisingly, the best price and best value is at the bottom of the customer's priority list. See what's at the top.<p>Why does a customer buy from one vendor rather than another? According to research recently conducted by The Rain Group (detailed report here), customers tend to buy from sellers who …

sales

Just Be Real: 8 Tips to Sell More Effectively

You're not in an infomercial, so stop acting that way on sales calls. Here's a better approach.<p>When was the last time someone shouted "buy, buy, buy!" at you and you went ahead and bought whatever it was the lunatic was trying to sell you?<p>That's what I thought. Force is not an effective sales …

Selling