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The Qualities We Need

Andrew_Yang | Posted 02.25.2014 | Business
Andrew_Yang

We need people willing to take risks and, yes, to occasionally fail. Like, real-world consequences fail.

'The Chocolate Conversation' by Rose Fass - A Review

Nick Jefferson | Posted 04.20.2014 | Books
Nick Jefferson

The job of a leader is not just to communicate, but to translate -- to make the complex accessible, to each and every person, and in simple, straightforward language that moves people.

How to Build a Luxury Brand? Passion Is Still the Key

Horacio Fabiano | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Horacio Fabiano

What does luxury really mean? How do you create a luxury brand? What does time tell us about luxury? Ketty Pucci-Sisti Maisonrouge's latest book, The Luxury Alchemist, is sure to appeal those who want to take an insider's look at the premium market.

Your #1 2014 New Year's Resolution? Resolve to Live More Mindfully

Bill George | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business
Bill George

Many of us want to be more mindful, but few of us know how. Below I have compiled a sampling of eight exceptional books on mindful living that will help you become a better leader and a more fulfilled human being.

What Did You Fail at Today?

Rana Florida | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

We need to create a new definition of failure. Truly successful people embrace failure as part of the learning process, as an opportunity to grow, reflect, reinvent, and ultimately to push forward.

Top 11 Marketing Books of All Time

Scott Goodson | Posted 11.13.2013 | Media
Scott Goodson

Whether you're studying advertising, or are a professional practicing the craft there are hundreds of books worth digesting.

Kill the Breakfast Meeting

Rana Florida | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

It's time to kill the breakfast meeting. Kill it dead. I seriously think the first breakfast meeting was convened by a bitter boss who was unhappy with their family life, couldn't wait to get out of the house in the morning, and wanted to inflict pain on subordinates.

Risky Business Is Good Business

Rana Florida | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

It's surprising how few organizations encourage risk taking and foster a culture of outside-the box thinking. We are taught to set goals, achieve measurable results and assess success. But we are rarely encouraged to push the boundaries of new ideas and pioneering thoughts.

Write a Book to Turbocharge Your Business

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business
BJ Gallagher

Eighty-one percent of Americans say they want to write and publish a book. That's 200 million people. Could all these people be right? I know from personal experience that writing a book can put your business on the map, big time.

Social Media and the Mature Organization: An Interview With Ed Brill

Phil Simon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Books
Phil Simon

The impetus to write Opting In was a belief that those running a business, such as product or brand managers, would be more inclined to read about social business, the process of connecting people with people and people with information.

Tales of Leadership

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 04.20.2013 | Technology
Jerry Jasinowski

These are two fascinating life stories by two visionaries, and I found them especially interesting in terms of their unique approaches to leadership. I highly recommend them for anyone interested in the dynamics of organizational leadership, either in the private or the public sector.

Book Review: Whole Foods Co-CEO John Mackey's Conscious Capitalism

Christine Bader | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Christine Bader

The over-the-top adulation of the private sector, which pervades Conscious Capitalism, might be tolerated by readers seeking the secrets of Whole Foods' success. But those looking for rigorous analysis and informed inspiration will be disappointed.

10 Business Books You Should Read This Summer

Melinda Emerson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

Summertime isn't just for swimming when you want to start and grow a profitable small business. Yes, you should recharge with a summer vacation, but you should also find ways to add to your pool of knowledge about your industry, your customers and your competition.

Is the Stock Market Rigged? (Excerpt)

Scott Patterson | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business
Scott Patterson

The question is explored broadly in Dark Pools: High-Speed Traders, A.I. Bandits, and the Threat to the Global Financial System.

Your Start-up Life: Best Business Books to Groom Your Team

Rana Florida | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Insights about business can be gleaned from almost any good book -- whether it's a memoir by a professional athlete or a page-turning account of the ups and downs of a frenetic political campaign.

The Ten Awful Truths -- and the Ten Wonderful Truths -- About Book Publishing

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.05.2012 | Books
BJ Gallagher

So, which list is true? "The Ten Awful Truths About Book Publishing" or "The Ten Wonderful Truths About Book Publishing"? They both are.

A Restaurant Closes, and a Community Mourns

Frank Farwell | Posted 03.06.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

On New Year's Eve, the much-admired Rubaiyat restaurant in scenic Marquette, Michigan held its last supper. Why did the lights go out January 1st, leaving hundreds of devoted but disappointed customers? It was another case of first-time entrepreneurs going too far too fast.

Rod Kurtz

What's Your Favorite Business Book?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.15.2011 | Small Business

Whether it's an iPad, Kindle, or good old fashioned paperback, many entrepreneurs keep a trusty book or two on their nightstands. Some look for entrep...

63 Blogging Pointers and Scorecard

John Fox | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business
John Fox

In Darren Rowse and Glenn Murray's easy-to-consume, 59-page eBook, there are 63 pointers -- each with an example of applying the pointer to your blog post.

Startup Bibles: Top Entrepreneurs Pick Their Favorite Books

Scott Gerber | Posted 07.03.2011 | Business
Scott Gerber

Young Entrepreneur Council Members pick their favorite business books and explain why.

Working Around Life's Obstacles

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arthur Rosenfeld

The title, subtitle and cover art all suggest yet one more addition to the huge library of business success books, yet there is a wonderful surprise lurking beneath the surface here.

Quick Picks and Must Reads

Naazish YarKhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Naazish YarKhan

The holiday season really isn't about relaxing by the fireplace and snuggling into a good book. Nonetheless, if there is a sliver of hope that you'll have some down time, these are the books that you've got to add to your wish list.

McLean and Nocera's All the Devils Are Here

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

This is the deep background of the financial crisis -- a clear-eyed introduction to the post-industrial jungle with its networks, frictionless interchanges, murky sense of accountability and unexpected consequences.

"All I Want for Christmas..." My Favorite Business Books

Chip Conley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Chip Conley

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is "What are your favorite business books of all-time?" That's a tough question to answer. It's sort of like "What's your favorite color?"

Book Review: The Complete Banker Series

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

The majority of banks, including major brands like BofA and HSBC, are still, unbelievably, not engaging customers through social media because they are applying old-world advertising and marketing metrics to the medium.