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Mass. Education Officials Consider Takeover of Holyoke Schools

THE OPPOSITE OF SPOILED by Ron Lieber

THE 5 CHOICES - Choice 5 Audiobook Excerpt

THE 5 CHOICES Audiobook Excerpt

THE TEENAGE BRAIN by Frances E. Jensen M.D. with Amy Ellis Nutt

AFTER THE WAR IS OVER by Jennifer Robson

GETTING TO YES WITH YOURSELF by William Ury

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton, Read by Robert Petkoff - Audiobook Excerpt

7 People Who Became Millionaires After 40

With the success of so many young entrepreneurs, many of us forget that finding prosperity later in life is quite possible too. Those who have been around the block a few times often make better decisions than their younger counterparts.<p>With all those stories of teens and kids as young as 6 (6!) …

16 Best Entrepreneurship and Business Leadership Articles of the Year

Guaranteed to encourage and inspire, these popular posts on entrepreneurship and leadership are absolute must-reads.<p>Learn how to transform your life for the better with 16 of the Web’s favorite entrepreneurship and leadership articles from this year. Guaranteed to encourage and inspire, these …

Mail Pilot Turns Your Mac Mailbox Into An Intuitive To-Do List

An iOS version has been available since last year, but today sees the official launch of popular email client (and former Kickstarter project) Mail Pilot for Mac.<p>What makes Mail Pilot a bit different from your standard email is its task-oriented approach to email. Unless you’re the kind of person …

Apps

The President's Devotional: What Obama 'Did In Secret' In Newtown (EXCERPT)

<i>Excerpted from THE PRESIDENT’S DEVOTIONAL: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, by Joshua DuBois by arrangement with HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins. Copyright © Joshua DuBois 2013.</i><p><b>By Joshua Dubois</b><p>The White House is not supposed to be a place for brokenness. Sheer, shattered, …

JFK Transformed: From the Senate to the White House

On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, with bookstore shelves overflowing with reexaminations and conspiracy theories, John T. Shaw takes a look at an important but under-reported period of President Kennedy's life in <i>JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency</i>.<p>Shaw, a …

Political History

Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits by Joyce Meyer - Audiobook Excerpt

5 Powerful Ways Leaders Practice Patience

Today’s business climate is more complicated than ever and fueled with many unknowns. Every leader feels the pressure of generating results, building the most effective teams and creating a high-performance workplace environment to secure sustainable outcomes. At the same time, employees are tired …

Game of Thrones? Arrested Development? Ain't No Entrepreneur Got Time For That.

<i>If you’re going to be a successful entrepreneur do you have time for TV?</i><p>I don’t watch much TV. Up until a few weeks ago I thought <i>Game of Thrones</i>, the wildly popular HBO series, was a video game. I’ve never seen a single episode of <i>Arrested Development</i> or <i>Lost</i>. I don’t watch reruns of <i>The Simpsons</i> or</i> …

The 10 Most Powerful Businesswomen In Brazil

Among the many improvements that Brazil has gone through in the past decade is that of women’s rise in business. Much is yet to be achieved in the country whose president, Dilma Rousseff, is the world’s second most powerful woman, but a new study has pointed that Brazilian women — who represent 51% …

Why Word Of Mouth Works

<i>Back in the ‘80s, a great series of commercials for Faberge shampoo resonated with a compelling refrain. “I told two friends and they told two friends …” Here’s a sample spot:</i> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL2r5dEUKac<p>I thought of that campaign last week when I was visiting Prague. I’d caught a …

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of May 9, 2013 : NPR

Nothing is Impossible Audio Clip

Grad School May Not Be the Best Way to Spend $100,000

Over the past decade, I’ve taught hundreds of executive education, MBA, and undergraduate students at half a dozen top universities. To put it mildly, I’m a believer in the importance of higher education and graduate studies. But I’m also concerned that some executives view grad school as a panacea …

Ebook Growth Slows in 2012 to 'Only' 41%; What Does It Mean for the Publishing Industry?

According to the latest numbers from the Association of American Publishers, revenue for ebooks for some of the biggest categories grew by 41% in 2012. Ebooks now account for 23% of trade publishing revenues.<p>In any other industry for any other business, this would be eye-popping growth. For the …

The most frequently highlighted passages in famous business and management books

A welcome consequence of the digitalization of our lives and media is the creation of streams of data that weren’t previously accessible. One of those is the book passages most highlighted by users of Amazon.com’s Kindle e-reader software.<p>It’s magical to see the short selections of writing that …

Self Control

Those Angry Days

• <b>Author:</b> Lynne Olson<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND KIRKUS REVIEWS</b><p>From the acclaimed author of <i>Citizens of London</i> comes the definitive account of the debate over American intervention in World War II—a bitter, sometimes violent …

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen Greenblatt<p>Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction <br>Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction<br>One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one …

The Presidents Club

• <b>Author:</b> Nancy Gibbs & Michael Duffy<p>The Presidents Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower’s inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the Oval Office and yet are eternal rivals for history’s favor. Among their secrets: …

Argo

• <b>Author:</b> Antonio Mendez & Matt Baglio<p><b>The true, declassified account of CIA operative Tony Mendez's daring rescue of American hostages from Iran that inspired the critically-acclaimed film directed by and starring Ben Affleck, and co-starring John Goodman, Alan Arkin, and Bryan Cranston.</b><p>On November …