Digital Goddess

Digital Goddess

RECOMMENDATION Victoria Montgomery Brown candidly covers the highs and lows of being a female entrepreneur. Brown and co-founder Peter Hopkins started the online firm Big Think, which offers short, informational videos made with leading experts...

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Deep Medicine

Deep Medicine

RECOMMENDATION In lay terms, cardiologist Eric Topol describes advanced technologies and offers a balanced view of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine. Each chapter begins with various miracles attributable to AI – for instance, rare disease...

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Commit To Win

Commit To Win

RECOMMENDATION Do you want to lose weight, give up smoking, begin an exercise program or learn a new language? Whatever your objective, don’t rely on sheer willpower alone. It won’t be enough. Instead, craft an intelligent commitment “action...

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Competency-Based Performance Review

Competency-Based Performance Review

RECOMMENDATION Robin Kessler relays her experience with Fortune 500 performance-appraisal processes and teaches you how to do a better job of evaluating your staff members. She advocates focusing on how they work and the competencies they use to...

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Changing On The Job

Changing On The Job

RECOMMENDATION Corporate trainer Jennifer Garvey Berger studied under Robert Kegan at Harvard University, where she learned and applied his theory of adult development based on three transformative stages of growth. Berger offers a guide to...

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Change Anything

Change Anything

RECOMMENDATION People who want to gain financial security, break a bad habit or change their lives in a major way are far more likely to succeed if they tailor “six sources of influence” to reshape their lives. In their book about the “science of...

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Career Fear

Career Fear

RECOMMENDATION Tech philosopher Somi Arian argues that the future of work isn’t as scary as you may think. She outlines the three dominant work cultures in the 21st century: corporate, entrepreneurial and influencer, and advises on choosing the...

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Calm Technology

Calm Technology

RECOMMENDATION Omnipresent technology can overwhelm the people who use it. Cyborg anthropologist and designer Amber Case insists that technology must become more respectful of people’s time and attention. She describes the “principles and...

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Building A Story Brand

Building A Story Brand

RECOMMENDATION Run your marketing message through Donald Miller’s framework to create a superstar narrative. His approach casts your brand in the fundamentally human language of a story. He offers a sharp, clear process for finding a story to...

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Breakthrough Creativity

Breakthrough Creativity

Recommendation In theory and in summary, author Lynne C. Levesque’s book sounds wonderful. Today’s changing business environment pressures everyone to come up with creative ideas, but not everyone is creative, or so goes common thinking. Levesque...

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Bounce

Bounce

Recommendation A United Kingdom table tennis champion, Matthew Syed recognizes that he succeeded not because of innate talent, but rather due to the special circumstances of his youth. He was able to learn from expert, dedicated teachers and to...

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The Right Kind Of Crazy

The Right Kind Of Crazy

Recommendation Jet Propulsion Lab engineer Adam Steltzner – writing with William Patrick – offers an absorbing memoir in which space’s challenges make ordinary business seem simple. Steltzner discusses facing failure, heeding your subconscious...

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