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The 12 Business Books to Read in 2014

The 12 Business Books to Read in 2014 | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies
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12 more books added to my To Be Read list.

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Lynn Bardowski's curator insight, December 19, 2013 6:05 PM

Nice to see some women authors made the list. Looking forward to reading Thrive by Arianna Huffington. 

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All about non-fiction books. Books to read, reviews to ponder and anything about the joy of reading.
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My Festivus Grievances about Online Comments

My Festivus Grievances about Online Comments | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
Today is Festivus, the secular holiday invented in protest of the commercialized Christmas season. As every Seinfeld fan knows, it’s a tradition to start Festivus with the airing of grievances. In
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Adam Grant and Festivus, how could I not post this?

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How creative geniuses get their ideas

How creative geniuses get their ideas | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
There is a method to thinking and acting creatively
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Peter Sim's "Little Bets" is a #mustread.

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 20, 2013 2:06 PM

Creativity in the development of a complete project or product seems to happen in multiple parts over time as people try different things to develop something great. It doesn't seem likes there's anyone talking about a straight line to success. It's not instant. A tree takes time to grow from a seed.

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Why Our Brains Make Us Click on Lists

Why Our Brains Make Us Click on Lists | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
Lists are one of the most ubiquitous ways to package content online. Why are they so appealing?
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Now I know why I love lists so much.

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DoctorBeet's Blog: LG Smart TVs logging USB filenames and viewing info to LG servers

DoctorBeet's Blog: LG Smart TVs logging USB filenames and viewing info to LG servers | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Big Brother is always watching...

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The 15 Most Influential Thinkers In Business

The 15 Most Influential Thinkers In Business | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
Thinkers50 releases its annual rankings of the world's most influential business thinkers, from Clay Christensen and Jim Collins to Rita McGrath and more.
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Know the most influential thinkers in business, then build on what you learn from them.  That is how you set yourself apart.

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Dave Eggers Wrote the Best Business Book of the Year

Dave Eggers Wrote the Best Business Book of the Year | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
His new novel synthesizes all that is unsettling in the knowledge economy.
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Instructional #business #fiction?  Sign me up.

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The Tiny Adjustment That Could Change The Course Of Your Next Interview

The Tiny Adjustment That Could Change The Course Of Your Next Interview | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
Ever heard the phrase 'fake it 'til you make it'? Turns out there’s some truth to it. Here’s a simple tip to make your next job interview, speech, or negotiation more successful.Could standing like
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Helpful advice on interviewing from Jonah Berger.  If you want more great insights on being memorable, read his book "Contagious".

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Bookworms Have Better Brains in Old Age

Bookworms Have Better Brains in Old Age | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
For some, being lost in a book is better than watching a movie.
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Read something.  Doesn't have to be long or difficult.  Just read.  You can start here at Bookleverage.

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The Art of Gratitude | 21st Century Spirituality | Big Think

The Art of Gratitude | 21st Century Spirituality | Big Think | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
Shortly after being hired by Equinox Fitness in 2004, the manager at one New York City club called a meeting for movement instructors of every discipline.
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3 top gratitude books I read this year:  

1.  The End of Your Life Book Club - Will Schwalbe

2.  Heaven is for Real - Todd Burpo

3.  Choose Yourself - James Altucher

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Want to be president? Start reading

Want to be president? Start reading | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
New biographies attest that, in different ways, Harry Truman, Theodore Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson were all aided by their habits as heavy readers.
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3 recent presidential biographies show how the power of reading shaped future Presidents.

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Magisterial 'Wilson' explains why the 28th president is ignored

Magisterial 'Wilson' explains why the 28th president is ignored | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
When historians are asked to name our greatest president, Woodrow Wilson is consistently ranked near the top.
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Solid book review of A. Scott Berg's "Wilson".  Can't wait to read the book.

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Fiction versus nonfiction: Which is better?

Fiction versus nonfiction: Which is better? | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
The age-old fiction-versus-nonfiction debate resurfaces, with a rock musician taking one side and a Supreme Court Justice the other.
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I don't think it comes down to which is "better."  A better question is do you read or don't read.  And why.

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The 12 Business Books to Read in 2014

The 12 Business Books to Read in 2014 | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies
George Rodriguez's insight:

12 more books added to my To Be Read list.

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Lynn Bardowski's curator insight, December 19, 2013 6:05 PM

Nice to see some women authors made the list. Looking forward to reading Thrive by Arianna Huffington. 

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Where To Find The Biggest Ideas For Your Business

Where To Find The Biggest Ideas For Your Business | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
Shane Parrish is on a mission to make you think, and think better. With over 30,000 subscribers, Shane runs Farnam Street (FS), an intellectual hub of curated “interestingness."
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Improve Your Business Writing With These 12 Tools

Improve Your Business Writing With These 12 Tools | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
Before you spend another morning carefully crafting a one-paragraph e-mail to a client, here are a few tools you can use to improve the process so you can focus on other things.
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Business writing just got easier.

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People who go vegetarian after reading a 'life changing' book tend to get back on the burgers within a year: study

People who go vegetarian after reading a 'life changing' book tend to get back on the burgers within a year: study | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
Thanks to unprecedented choice, dinner has become a deeply moral concern, imbued with guilt, class connotations and politics. To psychologists, this is a goldmine
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Does a life changing book last a lifetime?

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Lessons from the humanities and social sciences

Lessons from the humanities and social sciences | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
Success in life requires a sensibility about the world and one’s place in it.
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Poli Sci majors unite!

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8 Apps to Make You a Better Reader

8 Apps to Make You a Better Reader | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
Looking to read more, or read faster? Give these apps a download.
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Had never heard of #2 Syllable and #4 Readmill, gotta check those out.

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Unique Selling Proposition Examples and Best Practices | Help Scout

Unique Selling Proposition Examples and Best Practices | Help Scout | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
A unique selling proposition, which defines your company’s unique position in the marketplace, is an often overlooked but very
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Need help with your Unique Selling Proposition, start here.

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The Sneaky Influence Tactics You Never Saw Coming

The Sneaky Influence Tactics You Never Saw Coming | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
Early in life, when people wanted to influence us, they got away with flattery and conformity. By complimenting us and agreeing with our opinions, they buttered us up and got what they wanted. As we
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#1 and #3 seem the most effective to me.

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6 Blogs For Boosting Your Productivity | Grasshopper

6 Blogs For Boosting Your Productivity | Grasshopper | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
Going through a slump? Check out these great blogs that are sure to inspire you to boost your productivity.
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Productivity is the key to the kingdom, here are 6 locksmiths.

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9 Reading Apps You Need To Have On Your iPad

9 Reading Apps You Need To Have On Your iPad | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
Looking for reading apps on your iPad? We've chosen nine of the best apps: for reading for study, for business, and for pleasure.
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9 cool apps for readers out there.

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10 Things I Learned Reading Brad Stone’s — The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

10 Things I Learned Reading Brad Stone’s — The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
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We can all learn something from one of the great company success stories of our day.

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Be A Better Marketer With These Non-Marketing Books

Be A Better Marketer With These Non-Marketing Books | Bookleverageblog Newsletter | Scoop.it
For a long time, I didn’t read fiction because I thought I should be reading all the new marketing and business books coming out.

Via Thomas Faltin
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Marketing by Not Marketing - Genius!

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