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The Top 5 Business Books I Read This Year

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Maria Rodale

I don't usually read a lot of business books. My primary reading time is right before bed, and reading books about business right before going to s...

Top 10 Greatest Business Books of All Time

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Jay Lickus

Most of these books have changed my way of thinking, given me strength to take risks I never would have and some have given me specific knowledge on how to improve my "under nourished" life skills that I was not using to their potential previously.

Early Influences Can Open Up the Future

Jack Nadel | Posted 10.24.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Entrepreneurs not only provide us with critical innovation and keep us at the forefront of global markets, they also create ways to gain financial independence. So why has the percentage of start-ups in the U.S. dropped significantly in the last 35 years?

Book Review: The Organized Mind

Phil Simon | Posted 11.09.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

I just finished Daniel Levitin's The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. Disclaimer: I received a review copy grat...

The New Books to Read This Fall

Adam Grant | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

My favorite part of being an author is writing. A close second is finding new books in my mailbox. This fall, there's an unusually exciting crop of big idea and business books about human behavior, innovation and entrepreneurship, and the fundamental questions of success, meaning, and happiness in work and life.

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

Senior Entrepreneurs Play a Vital Role

Jack Nadel | Posted 11.17.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Over my nearly 70 years as an entrepreneur, I have sometimes been described as a visionary, but this is really a misnomer. The truth is that I am a tremendous opportunist.

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.

The Qualities We Need

Andrew_Yang | Posted 04.27.2014 | 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 10.24.2014 | 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 10.24.2014 | 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.