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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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<div><B>Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors</B><BR><BR><B>The world’s most trusted guide for leaders in transition</B><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 <I>The First 90 Days</I>, 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></div>
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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<div><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></div><div><br /></div><div><div>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.</div><div><br /></div><div>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. </div><div><br /></div><div>1. Work Deeply</div><div>2. Embrace Boredom </div><div>3. Quit Social Media</div><div>4. Drain the Shallows</div><div><br /></div><div>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.</div></div><div><br /></div><div><div><b>An Amazon Best Book of 2016 Pick in Business & Leadership</b></div><div><b><i>Wall Street Journal </i>Business Bestseller</b></div><div><b>A Business Book of the Week at 800-CEO-READ</b></div></div>
The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, ...
by Timothy Ferriss

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English

Pages

416

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<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealin...
by Alison Green

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<b>From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and <i>New York</i> magazine’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to navigating 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice!</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does—and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when<br />  <br /> • coworkers push their work on you—then take credit for it<br /> • you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all”<br /> • you’re being micromanaged—or not being managed at all<br /> • you catch a colleague in a lie<br /> • your boss seems unhappy with your work<br /> • your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal<br /> • you got drunk at the holiday party<br />  <br /> <b>“Clear and concise in its advice and expansive in its scope, <i>Ask a Manager</i> is the book I wish I’d had in my desk drawer when I was starting out (or even, let’s be honest, fifteen years in).”—Sarah Knight, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck</i></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>
Ladders 2019 Resume Guide: Best Practices & Advice from the Leade...
by Marc Cenedella

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English

Pages

133

Publication Date

February 19, 2019

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In this <em>2019 updated edition to the Amazon bestseller</em>, the author of America’s largest career advice newsletter shares best practices and expert advice for writing a great resume, without the drama or agony, in a quick 90 minute read.<br /><br /><br />Based on 15+ years experience, with millions of resumes, from the leader in $100K- $500K careers, Ladders 2019 Resume Guide provides easy and effective advice for fast-rising and mid-career professionals. In about 90 minutes, Cenedella shares the best insights and hand-picked advice from his decades-long experience. Here’s what you’ll learn in <em>Ladders 2019 Resume Guide</em>:<br /><br /><br />The four gatekeepers who can block your resume from success. Cenedella walks you through the four critical gatekeepers that you need to please with your effective resume. Each of these audiences is looking for something different, and his expert insight into the nuances makes it easy for you to master these tricky subtleties.<br /><br /><br />How to avoid resume writing anxiety. Most of us don’t write resumes for a living, but we need a resume to make a living. That creates unneeded anxiety for you. A resume can be so important to your career success, and yet, you likely have very limited personal experience in writing resumes. This lack of understanding about how resumes work -- what makes one effective and another a flop -- causes resume anxiety. Cenedella dispatches common misconceptions that cause you to worry too much, and highlights for you the tricky areas that you do need to watch out for.<br /><br /><br />The right way to craft a resume that will make you successful. Cenedella shares the principles behind making a successful resume. How and why successful resumes work, and pitfalls to avoid where you unintentionally shoot yourself in the foot. By teaching you the simple rules behind what makes resumes successful, Cenedella prepares you to craft your own professional resume.<br /><br /><br />Specific, step-by-step, line-by-line instructions for the fast-rising and mid-career professional. As a busy, successful professional looking to get ahead, you’re just looking for the right answers as to how to get your resume done. Cenedella boils it all down to the simple line-by-line, and sometimes word-by-word, formula to make a winning resume. <br /><br /><br /><em>Ladders 2019 Resume Guide</em> presents an effective, tested, data-driven, easy-to-follow, easy-to-understand, expert guide to writing your resume right now.<br /><br /><br />Author Marc Cenedella wrote America’s largest career advice newsletter for 15 years, reaching 10 million people weekly. A nationally renowned career expert, his insights into what makes resumes successful are based on data and learnings from helping millions of resumes hit their mark at Ladders, the leader in $100K to $500K careers.
So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Qu...
by Cal Newport

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English

Pages

267

Publication Date

September 18, 2012

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In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed -- preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work -- but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping.<br /><br /> After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do. Spending time with organic farmers, venture capitalists, screenwriters, freelance computer programmers, and others who admitted to deriving great satisfaction from their work, Newport uncovers the strategies they used and the pitfalls they avoided in developing their compelling careers. <br /> <br />Matching your job to a preexisting passion does not matter, he reveals. Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before. <br /> In other words, what you do for a living is much less important than how you do it.<br /> <br />With a title taken from the comedian Steve Martin, who once said his advice for aspiring entertainers was to "be so good they can't ignore you," Cal Newport's clearly written manifesto is mandatory reading for anyone fretting about what to do with their life, or frustrated by their current job situation and eager to find a fresh new way to take control of their livelihood. He provides an evidence-based blueprint for creating work you love.<br /> SO GOOD THEY CAN'T IGNORE YOU will change the way we think about our careers, happiness, and the crafting of a remarkable life.
Ladders 2019 Interviews Guide: 74 Questions That Will Land You Th...
by Marc Cenedella

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English

Pages

111

Publication Date

March 13, 2019

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In this Amazon bestseller updated for 2019, the author of America’s largest career advice newsletter coaches you to achieving your best performance in job interviews, without gimmicks or agony, in a quick 90 minute read.<br /><br />Based on 15 years experience, the feedback from millions of readers, and over 100,000 HR professionals, recruiters, and hiring managers, <em>Ladders 2019 Interviews Guide</em> provides easy and effective advice for fast-rising and mid-career professionals from the leader in $100K- $500K careers. In about 90 minutes, Cenedella shares the best insights and hand-picked advice from his decades-long experience. Here’s what you’ll learn in <em>Ladders 2019 Interviews Guide</em>:<br /><br /><b>Interviewing is healthy in an economic system without loyalty.</b> It’s a very strong economy in 2019 and great opportunities abound. Cenedella walks you through the importance of understanding how to interview well in an economy without loyalty. You never know when your company or position will be in jeopardy and interviewing well is lifestyle insurance for your family.<br /><br /><b>49 interview questions they’ll ask you.</b> Cenedella explains the rising popularity of <em>behavioral interviewing</em> and what it means for your job search. He walks you through, step by step, seven categories of behavioral questions and provides detailed insights into how your answers should position your candidacy for success.<br /><br /><b>25 questions you’ll ask them.</b> Active listening is a critical skill for understanding your interviewer’s needs and succeeding in the interview. Cenedella details 25 questions you can ask any company, and any hiring manager, to gain the insights you need into a company’s operations and culture. By arming you with all the questions you’ll ever need in a job interview, he advises that you should never run out of questions with an interviewer, only the time to ask them.<br /><br /><b>We were born in tribes, and we work in cubicles.</b> Cenedella shows how interviewing is, by its very nature, a strange and uncomfortable experience. Interviews are a relatively recent development in business history and confound humans’ social expectations. He explains how your interview anxieties come from your human nature -- no one is “bad” at interviewing because humans weren’t designed to perform well in situations with strangers. And he shows you the specific steps to take to overcome your interview anxieties through preparation and familiarity.<br /><br /><b>Are flip-flops optional?</b> Cenedella reviews best practices in dress code, manners, and follow up for professionals interviewing in 2019. He describes the Visual Interview and what it can reveal about your future employer. And he guides you through an effective thank you process.<br /> <br />Ladders 2019 Interviews Guide presents an effective, tested, expert guide to interview success from the leaders in $100K - $500K jobs.
Cracking the PM Interview: How to Land a Product Manager Job in T...
by , Jackie Bavaro

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English

Pages

366

Publication Date

March 04, 2014

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How many pizzas are delivered in Manhattan? How do you design an alarm clock for the blind? What is your favorite piece of software and why? How would you launch a video rental service in India? This book will teach you how to answer these questions and more. <br /><br />Cracking the PM Interview is a comprehensive book about landing a product management role in a startup or bigger tech company. Learn how the ambiguously-named "PM" (product manager / program manager) role varies across companies, what experience you need, how to make your existing experience translate, what a great PM resume and cover letter look like, and finally, how to master the PM interview questions (estimation questions, behavioral questions, case questions, product questions, technical questions, and the super important "pitch").<br /><br /><br />CONTENTS:<br /><br />The Product Manager Role<br />What is a PM?<br />Functions of a PM<br />Top Myths about Product Management<br />Project Managers and Program Managers<br /><br />Companies<br />How the PM Role Varies<br />Google<br />Microsoft<br />Apple<br />Facebook<br />Amazon<br />Yahoo<br />Twitter<br />Startups <br /><br />Getting the Right Experience<br />New Grads<br />Making the Most of Career Fairs<br />Do you need an MBA?<br />Why Technical Experience Matters<br />Transitioning from Engineer to Product Manager<br />Transitioning from Designer to Product Manager<br />Transitioning from Other Roles<br />What Makes a Good Side Project? <br /><br />Career Advancement<br />Tips and Tricks for Career Advancement<br />Q & A: Fernando Delgado, Sr. Director, Product Management at Yahoo<br />Q & A: Ashley Carroll, Senior Director of Product Management, DocuSign<br />Q & A: Brandon Bray, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft<br />Q & A: Thomas Arend, International Product Lead, Airbnb<br />Q & A: Johanna Wright, VP at Google<br />Q & A: Lisa Kostova Ogata, VP of Product at Bright.com <br /><br />Behind the Interview Scenes<br />Google<br />Microsoft<br />Facebook<br />Apple<br />Amazon<br />Yahoo<br />Twitter <br />Dropbox <br /><br />Resumes<br />The 15 Second Rule<br />The Rules<br />Attributes of a Good PM Resume<br />What to Include <br /><br />Real Resumes: Before & After<br /><br />Cover Letters<br />Elements of a Good PM Cover Letter<br />The Cover Letter Template<br />A Great Cover Letter <br /><br />Company Research<br />The Product<br />The Strategy<br />The Culture<br />The Role<br />The Questions <br /><br />Define Yourself<br />"Tell Me About Yourself" (The Pitch)<br />"Why do you want to work here?"<br />"Why should we hire you?"<br />"Why are you leaving your current job?"<br />"What do you like to do in your spare time?"<br />"Where do you see yourself in five years?"<br />"What are your strengths and weaknesses?"<br />Sample Strengths and Weaknesses <br /><br />Behavioral Questions<br />Why These Questions Are Asked<br />Preparation<br />Follow-Up Questions<br />Types of Behavioral Questions <br /><br />Estimation Questions<br />Approach<br />Numbers Cheat Sheet<br />Tips and Tricks<br />Example Interview<br />Sample Questions <br /><br />Product Questions<br />About the Product Question<br />Type 1: Designing a Product<br />Type 2: Improving a Product<br />Type 3: Favorite Product<br />Preparation<br />Tips and Tricks<br />Sample Questions <br /><br />Case Questions<br />The Case Question: Consultants vs. PMs<br />What Interviewers Look For<br />Useful Frameworks<br />Product Metrics<br />Interview Questions <br /><br />Coding Questions<br />Who Needs To Code<br />What You Need To Know<br />How You Are Evaluated<br />How To Approach<br />Developing an Algorithm<br />Additional Questions & Solutions <br /><br />Appendix<br />Top 1% PMs vs. Top 10% PMs<br />Be a Great Product Leader<br />The Inputs to a Great Product Roadmap<br />How to Hire a Product Manager
What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Rea...
by , Marvin Karlins

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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<blockquote><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></blockquote><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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