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Crucial Conversations

By Kerry Patterson | Joseph Grenny | Ron McMillan | Al Switzler

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When there’s a crucial decision at work, do you speak up, possibly making a new enemy out of anyone with a differing opinion? Or keep a “professional silence” and let the wrong decisions ruin your project? The most successful workers can take a third option, have a successful crucial conversation. ...
Posted: January 28, 2018

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The Boggleheads' Guide to Investing

By Taylor Larimore | Mel Lindauer | Michael LeBoeuf

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The Bogglehead’s Guide to Investing describes the investing philosophy and strategy of John C. “Jack” Bogle, Founder of the Vanguard Group. Save, invest, hold, and have patience while compound interest works in your favor. It’s investing, not gambling or getting rich quick. ...
Posted: December 17, 2017

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How to Read a Book

By Mortimer J. Adler | Charles Van Doren

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Most of the education, money, and effort around reading is spent on the first 6 grades. There isn’t much emphasis on improving skill level beyond that level. The average High Schooler doesn’t have the skills to understand and absorb complex ideas very efficiently. There isn’t much formal training to improve on this either. ...
Posted: November 6, 2017

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Your Money or Your Life

By Vicki Robin | Joe Dominguez | Monique Tilford

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This book explains the view that there is more to life than just working for more money so you can spend it. There are many studies that prove there there are much better goals to focus on that have a much larger impact on your happiness. ...
Posted: October 22, 2017

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Deep Work

By Cal Newport

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Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill and are hard to replicate. ...
Posted: October 3, 2017

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Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams

By Tom DeMarco, Tim Lister

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The two authors of this book, Tom and Timothy made an observation one day that the biggest and most important problems they have as managers deal with people. ...
Posted: August 26, 2017

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In his book “So Good They Can’t Ignore You”, Cal recounts his quest to answer the question of why some people end up loving what they do, and why others fail. ...
Posted: August 4, 2017

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In his book, “The Passionate Programmer”, Chad Fowler explains how you likely aren’t putting enough thought into your career as a software developer. ...
Posted: August 4, 2017