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Real Artists Don't Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in th...
by Jeff Goins

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English

Pages

244

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<p><strong>Bestselling author and creativity expert Jeff Goins dismantles the myth that being creative is a hindrance to success by revealing how an artistic temperament is in fact a competitive advantage in the marketplace.</strong></p><p>For centuries, the myth of the starving artist has dominated our culture, seeping into the minds of creative people and stifling their pursuits. But the truth is that the world’s most successful artists did <em>not</em> starve. In fact, they capitalized on the power of their creative strength. In <em>Real Artists Don’t Starve</em>, Jeff Goins debunks the myth of the starving artist by unveiling the ideas that created it and replacing them with timeless strategies for thriving, including:</p><ul><li>steal from your influences (don’t wait for inspiration),</li><li>collaborate with others (working alone is a surefire way to starve),</li><li>take strategic risks (instead of reckless ones),</li><li>make money in order to make more art (it’s not selling out), and</li><li>apprentice under a master (a “lone genius” can never reach full potential).</li></ul><p>Through inspiring anecdotes of successful creatives both past and present, Goins shows that living by these rules is not only doable but it’s also a fulfilling way to thrive.</p><p>From graphic designers and writers to artists and business professionals, creatives already know that no one is born an artist. Goins’ revolutionary rules celebrate the process of becoming an artist, a person who utilizes the imagination in fundamental ways. He reminds creatives that business and art are not mutually exclusive pursuits. In fact, success in business and in life flow from a healthy exercise of creativity.</p><p>Expanding upon the groundbreaking work in his previous bestseller <em>The Art of Work</em>, Goins explores the tension every creative person and organization faces in an effort to blend the inspired life with a practical path to success. Being creative isn’t a disadvantage for success; rather, it is a powerful tool to be harnessed.</p>
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
by , Dave Evans

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<b>#1 New York Times Bestseller </b><br /><br /> <b>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><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Ge...
by Michael D. Watkins

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

April 23, 2013

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<DIV><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></DIV>
Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done
by Jon Acuff

Language

English

Pages

206

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<b>Year after year, readers pulled me aside at events and said, “I’ve never had a problem starting. I’ve started a million things, but I never finish them. Why can’t I finish?<br /></b><br />According to studies, 92 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail. You’ve practically got a better shot at getting into Juilliard to become a ballerina than you do at finishing your goals. <br /><br />For years, I thought my problem was that I didn’t try hard enough. So I started getting up earlier. I drank enough energy drinks to kill a horse. I hired a life coach and ate more superfoods. Nothing worked, although I did develop a pretty nice eyelid tremor from all the caffeine. It was like my eye was waving at you, very, very quickly. <br /><br /> Then, while leading a thirty-day online course to help people work on their goals, I learned something surprising: The most effective exercises were not those that pushed people to work harder. The ones that got people to the finish line did just the opposite— they took the pressure off. <br /><br /> Why? Because the sneakiest obstacle to meeting your goals is not laziness, but perfectionism. We’re our own worst critics, and if it looks like we’re not going to do something right, we prefer not to do it at all. That’s why we’re most likely to quit on day two, “the day after perfect”—when our results almost always underper­form our aspirations. <br /><br /> The strategies in this book are counterintuitive and might feel like cheating. But they’re based on studies conducted by a university researcher with hundreds of participants. You might not guess that having more fun, eliminating your secret rules, and choosing something to bomb intentionally works. But the data says otherwise. People who have fun are 43 percent more successful! Imagine if your diet, guitar playing, or small business was 43 percent more suc­cessful just by following a few simple principles. <br /><br /> If you’re tired of being a chronic starter and want to become a consistent finisher, you have two options: You can continue to beat yourself up and try harder, since this time that will work. Or you can give yourself the gift of done.
The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, ...
by Timothy Ferriss

Language

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>
Great Jobs for Everyone 50 +, Updated Edition: Finding Work That ...
by Kerry Hannon

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

October 27, 2017

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<p><b>You <i>can</i> find profitable, fulfilling work after 50!</b></p> <p>Kerry Hannon's national bestseller, <i>Great Jobs for Everyone 50+</i>, has become the job-hunting bible for people in their forties, fifties, and beyond. With her no-nonsense style, Hannon shows where the opportunities are and how to get them.</p> <p>In this completely revised edition, Hannon offers twice as many jobs and brand-new material to market your skills in today’s job market, with expert tips on revamping a résumé, networking, interviewing like a pro, building a social media platform to stand out in the crowd, and much more. Whether you took early retirement, were laid off, are seeking a job that you will love, need supplemental income, or want to stay engaged and make a difference by giving back with your talents, Hannon’s book is an essential tool.</p> <p>The truth is that many companies are looking for candidates with your experience, expertise, and maturity. The trick is finding those employers—and going into your search with a positive attitude and realistic expectations. This completely updated <i>Great Jobs </i>shows you how to avoid common job-seeking mistakes and helps you find your ideal employment in today’s landscape.</p>
A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You...
by Barbara Oakley

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English

Pages

332

Publication Date

July 31, 2014

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<b>The companion book to COURSERA®'s wildly popular massive open online course "Learning How to Learn"</b><br /><br />Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set, <i>A Mind for Numbers</i> offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options—both to rise in the military and to explore other careers—she returned to school with a newfound determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life.<br />  <br /> In <i>A Mind for Numbers</i>, Dr. Oakley lets us in on the secrets to learning effectively—secrets that even dedicated and successful students wish they’d known earlier. Contrary to popular belief, math requires creative, as well as analytical, thinking. Most people think that there’s only one way to do a problem, when in actuality, there are often a number of different solutions—you just need the creativity to see them. For example, there are more than three hundred different known proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. In short, studying a problem in a laser-focused way until you reach a solution is not an effective way to learn. Rather, it involves taking the time to step away from a problem and allow the more relaxed and creative part of the brain to take over. The learning strategies in this book apply not only to math and science, but to any subject in which we struggle. We all have what it takes to excel in areas that don't seem to come naturally to us at first, and learning them does not have to be as painful as we might think!<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Show Up: Unlocking the Power of Relational Networking
by David France

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English

Pages

88

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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After finishing graduate school in Boston on a full scholarship, David France was homeless. Less than a year later he found his way off the streets and into some mind-blowing opportunities by building intentional relationships and being generous with the little resources he had available. This book tells that unforgettable story and more while giving you the tools to unlocking your own incredible opportunities. <br /><br />This audacious page-turner will teach you how to be an all-star connector and turn luck to your advantage! If succeeding in business is about who you know, then Relational Networking is the way to build social wealth both online and offline. <br /><br />Forget the old school “cut-throat” business image we’ve been fed, and embrace the relational networking philosophy which works on the simple but powerful concept of intentional giving. “Show up” and be of service to your fellow entrepreneur; engage with your community; put yourself forward before even being asked. Being generous with your time and talents will get you noticed and convert into a valuable professional network. <br /><br />Whether you're thinking of starting a business, looking for a new job, launching a product, or organizing a simple fundraiser, this book is key to reaching out to the right people and attracting amazing opportunities. <br /><br />Here's some of what you can expect to get out of this book:<br />. <br />•Understand how to nurture new relationships with ease through the act of giving.<br />•Learn strategies to build a social network that will help you stand out from the crowd.<br />•Learn how to effectively utilize social media to connect with influencers.<br /><br />Show up: Unlocking the Power of Relational Networking will take you on an exhilarating story-filled ride, showcasing an inspiring idea that can create a powerful ripple effect for positive change in your life and business venture. <br /><br />Keeping it real at every turn, David France combines insightful observations and real-world stories throughout to keep you hooked from start to finish. This book is that game changer you’ve been waiting for. Now the wait is over!<br />
The Cilantro Diaries: Business Lessons From the Most Unlikely Pla...
by Lorenzo Gomez III

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English

Pages

302

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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You don’t have to have an MBA to get ahead in business. You don’t even need a college degree. All you need is intelligence, drive, creativity, courage, and The Cilantro Diaries. <br /><br />Lorenzo Gomez went from the stockroom of a grocery store to the boardrooms of two private companies without a formal higher education. In his inspiring and humorous true story of hope and accomplishment, he shares the steps he took up the ladder and the guiding principles that got him to the top. The direction and motivation he provides in The Cilantro Diaries will help you find a mentor, build a network, establish a reputation, rise above the competition, and move far beyond entry-level jobs into a profitable and satisfying professional career. <br /><br />Even if you don’t have the interest or the means for pursuing a university education, you can be a success. Lorenzo Gomez did it. Now you can do it, too.
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2018: A Practical Manual for Job-Hu...
by Richard N. Bolles

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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<b>With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2018 and tailors Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers. </b><br /><br /> In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of <i>What Color Is Your Parachute? </i>is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.

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