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Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and ...
by Scott Young

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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<p><strong>Now a Wall Street Journal bestseller.</strong></p><p><strong>Learn a new talent, stay relevant, reinvent yourself, and adapt to whatever the workplace throws your way. <em>Ultralearning</em> offers nine principles to master hard skills quickly. This is the essential guide to future-proof your career and maximize your competitive advantage through self-education.</strong></p><p>In these tumultuous times of economic and technological change, staying ahead depends on continual self-education—a lifelong mastery of fresh ideas, subjects, and skills. If you want to accomplish more and stand apart from everyone else, you need to become an ultralearner. </p><p>The challenge of learning new skills is that you think you already know how best to learn, as you did as a student, so you rerun old routines and old ways of solving problems. To counter that, <em>Ultralearning</em> offers powerful strategies to break you out of those mental ruts and introduces new training methods to help you push through to higher levels of retention. </p><p>Scott H. Young incorporates the latest research about the most effective learning methods and the stories of other ultralearners like himself—among them Benjamin Franklin, chess grandmaster Judit Polgár, and Nobel laureate physicist Richard Feynman, as well as a host of others, such as little-known modern polymath Nigel Richards, who won the French World Scrabble Championship—without knowing French. </p><p>Young documents the methods he and others have used to acquire knowledge and shows that, far from being an obscure skill limited to aggressive autodidacts, ultralearning is a powerful tool anyone can use to improve their career, studies, and life. </p><p><em>Ultralearning</em> explores this fascinating subculture, shares a proven framework for a successful ultralearning project, and offers insights into how you can organize and exe - cute a plan to learn anything deeply and quickly, without teachers or budget-busting tuition costs.</p><p>Whether the goal is to be fluent in a language (or ten languages), earn the equivalent of a college degree in a fraction of the time, or master multiple tools to build a product or business from the ground up, the principles in <em>Ultralearning</em> will guide you to success.</p>
Comeback Careers: Rethink, Refresh, Reinvent Your Success--At 40,...
by Mika Brzezinski

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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<b>STRONG, WISER, BETTER</b><br /><br /> <b>An Essential Guide for Reentering, Reinventing, or Rebooting Your Career at Any Age</b><br /><br /> So many women hit midlife and realize: it's time for a career change. Maybe you're yearning to try something new, or you're sensing that layoffs are coming and you need a backup plan. Perhaps you paused, or downsized your career to raise children, and you're ready to rejoin the workforce. How do you reboot, relaunch, return to, or reinvent a career at age 40? Or 50? Or 60? And how can you create a career and life that will provide you with purpose and financial security for years to come?<br /><br /> In <i>Comeback Careers</i>, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and co-host of MSNBC's <i>Morning Joe</i> Mika Brzezinski and her sister-in-law Ginny Brzezinski have teamed up to show you that career reinvention <i>is</i> possible at any age. You have the skills, experience and maturity; it's time to <i>own</i> them. For this book, Mika and Ginny interviewed dozens of career-changers working in a variety of fields, from finance to academics to art. They share successful relaunchers' secrets to overcoming obstacles both internal and external, and their step-by-step processes and candid advice. They also reveal key strategies from top job coaches, resume-writers, and LinkedIn experts, tailored to the special challenges of mid-career jobseekers.<br /><br />It's time to rewrite the narrative. You are stronger, wiser, and better at the midpoint, and <i>Comeback Careers</i> is a roadmap to your career reinvention and fulfillment.
The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Ge...
by Michael Watkins

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

April 23, 2013

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<strong>The world’s most trusted guide for leaders in transition</strong><br /><br />Transitions are a critical time for leaders. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will face. While transitions offer a chance to start fresh and make needed changes in an organization, they also place leaders in a position of acute vulnerability. Missteps made during the crucial first three months in a new role can jeopardize or even derail your success. <br /><br />In this updated and expanded version of the international bestseller <em>The First 90 Days</em>, Michael D. Watkins offers proven strategies for conquering the challenges of transitions—no matter where you are in your career. Watkins, a noted expert on leadership transitions and adviser to senior leaders in all types of organizations, also addresses today’s increasingly demanding professional landscape, where managers face not only more frequent transitions but also steeper expectations once they step into their new jobs. <br /><br />By walking you through every aspect of the transition scenario, Watkins identifies the most common pitfalls new leaders encounter and provides the tools and strategies you need to avoid them. You’ll learn how to secure critical early wins, an important first step in establishing yourself in your new role. Each chapter also includes checklists, practical tools, and self-assessments to help you assimilate key lessons and apply them to your own situation. <br /><br />Whether you’re starting a new job, being promoted from within, embarking on an overseas assignment, or being tapped as CEO, how you manage your transition will determine whether you succeed or fail. Use this book as your trusted guide.<br /><br />
WORK FROM HOME WHILE YOU ROAM: The Ultimate Guide to Jobs That Ca...
by Robin Barrett

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English

Pages

530

Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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If you had two years to live would you keep your current job?<br />Search your heart. If the answer is NO then the freedom you seek is just pages away.<br /><br />Forget the old concept that you must work now and live later. Escape the endless cycle that takes you from work to home then work again. Relieve financial tension without working a second job. <br /><br />Work from Home While You Roam gives you the blueprint you need to work where, when and with whom you want while remaining financially secure. This book gives you:<br /><br />•Over 300 resources for location-independent jobs of all kinds<br />•Opportunities for every skillset, season and schedule <br />•Resources for traditional-but-Remote Employees, Freelancers, Professionals, Service Providers, Entrepreneurs, Laborers, Micro-taskers, or anyone who needs quick cash from a Side-Hustle and more<br />•Simple steps to navigating Financial Considerations for the Self-Employed, Freelance Sales Platforms, Employment Marketplaces, Seasonal Work opportunities and more<br />•The QUICK START GUIDE TO JOBS with links to apply!<br />•The MEGA LIST OF JOBS with links to apply!<br />•An easy index to quickly find the job you want<br /><br />From the author of the bestselling book BE A NOMAD CHANGE YOUR LIFE and creator behind Creativity RV, Work from Home While You Roam is the most comprehensive guide to location-independent jobs ever written. <br /><br />If you've ever said:<br />"Get me out of this cubicle,"<br />"Get me out of this traffic,"<br />Or "get me out of this debt,"<br /><br />then WORK FROM HOME WHILE YOU ROAM: The Ultimate Guide to Jobs That Can Be Done from Anywhere is for you. <br /><br />The time is now. <br />
The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, ...
by Timothy Ferriss

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

November 18, 2009

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The 4-Hour Body </i>shows readers how to live more and work less, now with more than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content.</b><br /><br />Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times<b>.</b> Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, <i>The 4-Hour Workweek</i> is the blueprint. <br /><br />This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: <br />• How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week<br />• How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want<br />• How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs<br />• How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist<br />• How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent “mini-retirements”<br /><br />The new expanded edition of Tim Ferriss’ <i>The 4-Hour Workweek</i> includes:<br />• More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point<br />• Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating e-mail, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than $8 a meal<br />• How Lifestyle Design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times<br />• The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
by Cal Newport

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English

Pages

287

Publication Date

January 05, 2016

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<b>Read the<i> Wall Street Journal </i>Bestseller for "cultivating intense focus" for fast, powerful performance results for achieving success and true meaning in one's professional life (Adam Grant, author of <i>Give and Take</i>). </b><br />Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way.<br />In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. <br />1. Work Deeply2. Embrace Boredom 3. Quit Social Media4. Drain the Shallows<br />A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.<br /><b>An Amazon Best Book of 2016 Pick in Business & Leadership</b><b><i>Wall Street Journal </i>Business Bestseller</b><b>A Business Book of the Week at 800-CEO-READ</b>
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
by , Dave Evans

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English

Pages

269

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times Bestseller </i></b><br /><br /> <b>An inspiring and thought-provoking graduation gift: At last, a book that shows you how to build—<i>design—</i>a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage</b> <br /><br /> Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve.<br /><br /> In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to <i>design and build </i>your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.<br /><br /> <br /> "<i>Designing Your Life</i> walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will." <br /> —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of <i>Drive</i><br />  <br /> “This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.”<br /> —David Kelley, Founder of IDEO<br /><br /> “An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.”<br /> —<i>Publishers Weekly</i>
Company of One: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Busin...
by Paul Jarvis

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

January 15, 2019

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<b>What if the real key to a richer and more fulfilling career was not to create and scale a new start-up, but rather, to be able to work for yourself, determine your own hours, and become a (highly profitable) and sustainable company of one? Suppose the better—and smarter—solution is simply to remain small? This book explains how to do just that.</b><br /><br /><i>Company of One</i> is a refreshingly new approach centered on staying small and avoiding growth, for any size business. Not as a freelancer who only gets paid on a per piece basis, and not as an entrepreneurial start-up that wants to scale as soon as possible, but as a small business that is deliberately committed to staying that way. By staying small, one can have freedom to pursue more meaningful pleasures in life, and avoid the headaches that result from dealing with employees, long meetings, or worrying about expansion. <i>Company of One</i> introduces this unique business strategy and explains how to make it work for you, including how to generate cash flow on an ongoing basis.<br /><br /> Paul Jarvis left the corporate world when he realized that working in a high-pressure, high profile world was not his idea of success. Instead, he now works for himself out of his home on a small, lush island off of Vancouver, and lives a much more rewarding and productive life. He no longer has to contend with an environment that constantly demands more productivity, more output, and more growth.<br />  <br /> In <i>Company of One,</i> Jarvis explains how you can find the right pathway to do the same, including planning how to set up your shop, determining your desired revenues, dealing with unexpected crises, keeping your key clients happy, and of course, doing all of this on your own.
Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
by , Robert Pool

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English

Pages

339

Publication Date

April 05, 2016

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<b>“This book is a breakthrough, a lyrical, powerful, science-based narrative that actually shows us how to get better (much better) at the things we care about.”—Seth Godin, author of </b><i><b>Linchpin</b></i><br /><br /><b><b>“Anyone who wants to get better at anything should read [</b><i>Peak</i><b>]. Rest assured that the book is not mere theory. Ericsson’s research focuses on the real world, and he explains in detail, with examples, how all of us can apply the principles of great performance in our work or in any other part of our lives.”—</b><i>Fortune</i></b><br /><br /> Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. <i>Peak</i> distills three decades of myth-shattering research into a powerful learning strategy that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring new abilities. Whether you want to stand out at work, improve your athletic or musical performance, or help your child achieve academic goals, Ericsson’s revolutionary methods will show you how to improve at almost any skill that matters to you.<br />  <br /><b>“The science of excellence can be divided into two eras: before Ericsson and after Ericsson. His groundbreaking work, captured in this brilliantly useful book, provides us with a blueprint for achieving the most important and life-changing work possible: to become a little bit better each day.”—Dan Coyle, author of </b><i><b>The Talent Code</b></i><br />  <br /><b>“Ericsson’s research has revolutionized how we think about human achievement. If everyone would take the lessons of this book to heart, it could truly change the world.”—Joshua Foer, author of </b><i><b>Moonwalking with Einstein</b></i>
What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Readi...
by , Marvin Karlins

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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<p>He says that's his best offer. Is it? </p><p>She says she agrees. Does she? </p><p>The interview went great—or did it? </p><p>He said he'd never do it again. But he did.</p><p>Read this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you. You will discover:</p><ul><li>The ancient survival instincts that drive body language</li><li>Why the face is the <em>least</em> likely place to gauge a person's true feelings</li><li>What thumbs, feet, and eyelids reveal about moods and motives</li><li>The most powerful behaviors that reveal our confidence and true sentiments </li><li>Simple nonverbals that instantly establish trust</li><li>Simple nonverbals that instantly communicate authority </li></ul><p>Filled with examples from Navarro's professional experience, this definitive book offers a powerful new way to navigate your world.</p>

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