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Company of One: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Busin...
by Paul Jarvis

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

January 15, 2019

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<DIV><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.</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>
What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Readi...
by , Marvin Karlins

Language

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>
The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Ge...
by Michael Watkins

Language

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>
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
The Dictionary of Body Language: A Field Guide to Human Behavior
by Joe Navarro

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English

Pages

205

Publication Date

August 21, 2018

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<p><strong>From the world’s #1 body language expert* comes the essential book for decoding human behavior </strong></p><p>Joe Navarro has spent a lifetime observing others. For 25 years, as a Special Agent for the FBI, he conducted and supervised interrogations of spies and other dangerous criminals, honing his mastery of nonverbal communication. After retiring from the bureau, he has become a sought-after public speaker and consultant, and an internationally bestselling author. Now, a decade after his groundbreaking book <em>What Every BODY is Saying</em>, Navarro returns with his most ambitious work yet. <em>The Dictionary of Body Language</em> is a pioneering “field guide” to nonverbal communication, describing and explaining the more than 400 behaviors that will allow you to gauge anyone’s true intentions.</p><p>Moving from the head down to the feet, Navarro reveals the hidden meanings behind the many conscious and subconscious things we do. Readers will learn how to tell a person’s actual feelings from subtle changes in their pupils; the lip behaviors that betray concerns or hidden information; the many different varieties of arm posturing, and what each one means; how the position of our thumbs when we stand akimbo reflects our mental state; and many other fascinating insights to help you both read others and change their perceptions of you.</p><p>Readers will turn to <em>The Dictionary Body Language</em> again and again—a body language bible for anyone looking to understand what their boss really means, interpret whether a potential romantic partner is interested or not, and learn how to put themselves forward in the most favorable light.</p><p>*GlobalGurus.org</p>
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>
Secrets of Modern Adulting: How to launch into adulthood & thrive...
by Cara D'Alfonso

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English

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Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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Do you dream of successfully "adulting" but feel you are still depending on your parents too much? You want to make your parents proud but you really don't want to live a life that you hate. You dream of freedom and balance but your to-do list seems overwhelming with everything you need to do to "have it all". Do you dream about a life you actually want but it looks totally different from your current reality? You crave a life built around your wants while making your family proud at the same time. If you feel freaked out when thinking of doing it all by yourself, without their support, then this book is written for you. No, you don’t need to get a job you hate and you don’t need to become someone you don’t want to be. You absolutely can have that dream life you’ve always wanted no matter how drowned, overwhelmed, confused and scared you feel right now trying to step into real "adulting". In this book Author Cara D’Alfonso has been in your shoes and will show you how easy it is to learn how to:<br /><br /><br /><br />- Transition from receiving support from your family to living on your own<br />- Make a plan of action for leaving your parents wing while still maintaining an awesome relationship with them<br />- Build a productive and successful life right now, that will completely impress your family<br />- The actual concrete steps to take to move forward without causing overwhelm<br />- Tips, tricks, and hacks for making all the annoying “adulting” tasks so much easier<br />- Overcome the uncomfortable feeling of being left out on your own in the real world<br />- Trust your intuition and chose the best avenues to get you moving in the right direction without wasting any time<br />- Dodge negativity so you can finally stop letting things get in your way<br />- Get extremely clear on your strengths and what path is right for you<br /><br />From someone who’s navigated it all from complete panic when graduating college, and depending on others for support, Cara finally figured out how to build her dream life. The Author's action steps will have you feeling better quickly and well on your way to building the life you know you were always meant for. Grab your copy today!
The Proximity Principle: The Proven Strategy That Will Lead to a ...
by Ken Coleman

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

May 13, 2019

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Right now, 70% of Americans aren’t passionate about their work and are desperately longing for meaning and purpose. They’re sick of “average” and know there’s something better out there, but they just don’t know how to reach it.<br /><br />One basic principle―The Proximity Principle―can change everything you thought you knew about pursuing a career you love.<br /><br />In his latest book, The Proximity Principle, national radio host and career expert Ken Coleman provides a simple plan of how positioning yourself near the right people and places can help you land the job you love.<br /><br />Forget the traditional career advice you’ve heard! Networking, handing out business cards, and updating your online profile do nothing to set you apart from other candidates. Ken will show you how to be intentional and genuine about the connections you make with a fresh, unexpected take on resumes and the job interview process. You’ll discover the five people you should look for and the four best places to grow, learn, practice, and perform so you can step into the role you were created to fill.<br /><br />After reading The Proximity Principle, you’ll know how to connect with the right people and put yourself in the right places, so opportunities will come―and you’ll be prepared to take them.
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

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