Feeling paralyzed by the overwhelming number of complex decisions you need to make with your money?
You don't need to be an expert to achieve financial freedom. You just need a framework that makes the right choices simple and easy to make. Making Money Simple takes you through that much-needed process so you can get on the right track to long-term financial security. This valuable resource provides a solid foundation for all the nuanced personal finance decisions you need to make as you go through your career, hit major life milestones, and look to grow wealth. It's a blueprint for financial achievement - even through tough-to-navigate situations where there are no clear-cut rules.
After you listen to Making Money Simple, you'll be able to create your personal plan for success using proven wealth management methods and real-world financial strategies. From basic financial principles to advanced investing techniques, you'll get comprehensive coverage of fundamental financial topics with easy-to-follow advice from author Peter Lazaroff, who draws from his expertise as the Chief Investment Officer of a multi-billion-dollar wealth management firm to give you the tools you need to simplify your financial situation and make the right moves at every opportunity.
As your parents age, you may find that you want or need to broach the often - difficult subject of finances. In Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Parents About Their Finances, you'll learn the best ways to approach this issue, along with a wealth of financial and legal information that will help you help your parents into and through their golden years.
Sometimes parents are reluctant to address money matters with their adult children, and topics such as long-term care, retirement savings (or lack thereof), and end-of-life planning can be particularly touchy. In this book, you'll hear from others in your position who have successfully had "the talk" with their parents, and you'll learn about a variety of conversation strategies that can make talking finances more comfortable and more productive.
Productivity is personal!
When it comes to your own productivity, the smartest thing you can do is to learn what works best for you. Personal development author Gill Hasson helps you to discover how to manage your time and get things done with less stress and more efficiency.
Being productive involves finding your own rhythm and getting things done in a way that works best for you; according to your circumstances, skills, and abilities and the time, energy, and resources you have.
Productivity helps you to identify what might currently be getting in the way of you being more productive. It has plenty of ideas and suggestions, along with tips and techniques to help you get organized and be more productive.
Develop a personal productivity mindset. Identify your optimum times of day. Plan your time purposefully. Manage difficulties and setbacks.
Rather than work harder, work smarter. This book shows you how!
Our companies, our communities, and our planet are facing unprecedented challenges - challenges that will not be solved by a small group of people from a single entity. Today's leaders need a set of tools specifically designed to harness the power of collaborative networks.
Strategic Doing introduces you to the new disciplines of agile strategy and collaborative leadership. You'll learn how to design and guide complex collaborations by following a discipline of simple rules that you won't find anywhere else.
Filled with compelling case studies, Strategic Doing outlines a new discipline of leadership strategy specifically designed for open, loosely-connected networks.
The Backpack: How to Understand and Manage Yourself While Loving Others Along the Way tells the story of Jon, Sofia, and Buddy, whose pathways merge on a life-changing flight. Written by a senior consultant with the Flippen Group (a worldwide leader in self-awareness training), the book brings together an angry passenger, a wise flight attendant, and a down-home cowboy. Their chance meeting leads to the ride of their lives as they fully grasp the importance and meaning of their backpacks.
As this engaging story reveals, self-awareness is like a backpack! If we are to be prepared to succeed on the journey of life, we need to know and accept which backpack is ours, decide what we need to put in it or take out of it, and be fully aware of how our backpacks are affecting all of the other passengers around us. The question is: Are we whacking the other passengers with our backpack as we travel through life...or are we helping them?
The Backpack offers a story that explores the concepts of self-awareness and other-awareness, including the importance of appreciating your personality, living by your core values, mentally preparing for your day, being aware of your impact on others, and packing your backpack wisely.
his provocative book makes a compelling case for reducing the number of workdays in a week to four. Globalization has brought with it fiercer competition and greater worker mobility, and as organizations compete for top talent, they are becoming more open to unconventional worker arrangements, such as remote working and flextime.
International business expert Robert Grosse draws on scholarly research to construct an appealing argument for why the four-day workweek benefits both the organization and the employee. Research has demonstrated that longer work hours harm the individual and don't amount to a more effective organization, which begs the question: then why do it? The book goes beyond merely arguing that a reduced workweek is a good idea. It delves into why, explores the means for achieving it, and scrutinizes the barriers to getting there.
This is a book for forward-thinking executives, leaders, and academics who understand that work-life balance is the secret sauce not only for organizational success, but also for greater productivity and satisfaction in their careers and those of the people they manage.
The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is a critically acclaimed narrative that illuminates the globalization debates and reveals the key factors to success in global business. Tracing a T-shirt's life story from a Texas cotton field to a Chinese factory and back to a US storefront before arriving at the used clothing market in Africa, the book uncovers the political and economic forces at work in the global economy. Along the way, this fascinating exploration addresses a wealth of compelling questions about politics, trade, economics, ethics, and the impact of history on today's business landscape.
Using a simple, everyday T-shirt as a lens through which to explore the business, economic, moral, and political complexities of globalization in a historical context, Travelsencapsulates a number of complex issues into a single identifiable object that will strike a chord with listeners as they: investigate the sources of sustained competitive advantage in different industries; examine the global economic and political forces that explain trade patters between countries; analyze complex moral issues related to globalization and international business; and discover the importance of cultural and human elements in international trade.
Authentic Marketing offers a forward-thinking approach to achieving an entirely new level of engagement with today's purpose-driven and skeptical audiences. The heart of this process involves finding the soul of your organization. When moral purpose becomes central to your organization, it can deliver benefits to both the bottom line and mankind: a profit meets purpose proposition.
This path requires a reinvention of today's dated business model, abolishing the inefficient, siloed approach of developing a business strategy first and then later creating separate strategies for marketing, HR, manufacturing, R&D, etc. The new integrated model fuses a tight integration of business, technology innovation and engagement strategies, all of which are bound together by a company's moral purpose.
When moral purpose is central to an organization's core, everything branches out from a place of authenticity. Rather than a siloed CSR effort, you develop employee and customer relationships based on real - not curated - connections with a brand's moral mission. You build true engagement, trust, and evangelism. And, along the way, your customers will actually help to co-create your brand.
Real-time conversations turn leads into customers.
Conversational Marketing is the definitive guide to generating better leads and closing more sales. Traditional sales and marketing methods have failed to keep pace with the way modern, internet-savvy consumers purchase goods and services. Modern messaging apps, which allow for real-time conversations and instant feedback, have transformed the way we interact in our personal and professional lives, yet most businesses still rely on 20th-century technology to communicate with 21st-century customers. Online forms, email inquiries, and follow-up sales calls don't provide the immediacy that modern consumers expect. Conversational marketing and sales are part of a new methodology centered around real-time, one-on-one conversations with customers via chatbots and messaging. By allowing your business to communicate with customers in real time-when it's most convenient for them-conversational marketing improves the customer experience, generates more leads, and helps you convert more leads into customers.
Conversational Marketing pioneers David Cancel and Dave Gerhardt explain how to merge inbound and outbound tactics into a more productive dialog with customers and integrate conversational marketing techniques into your existing sales and marketing workflow.
Drawn from the modern-day classic, Think & Grow Rich, this new edition dives deeper into the five core secrets that have shown the greatest success. With these five lessons, you have the power to change your life and set you upon the path of learning and self-development. Originally published in 1937, Napoleon Hill draws on stories from Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and more than 500 other men of great wealth to demonstrate his moneymaking philosophies. With simple and practical techniques, Hill teaches that great and lasting success is possible with nothing but thoughts, ideas, and organized plans.
Want a profit-enhancing Customer Experience? Start with the Employee Experience.
The Employee Experience helps organizations attract and retain top talent, and reveals the secrets for building a deeply engaged workforce. With insights into the dynamics of trust and mutual expectations, this book proves that before you can deliver a transcendent customer experience (CX), you must first build a superlative employee experience (EX). It's not about perks. It's not about creating a worker's utopia, and it doesn't mean that work must be easy; employees are responsible for managing expectations and meeting the organization's requirements. But by establishing a clear set of expectations and promises-collectively known as "the Contract" - and upholding it consistently, employers can build the essential trust that leads to powerful employee engagement.
The data are unambiguous: organizations with engaged workforces are more profitable, enjoy greater growth, and win the battle to keep the most talented personnel. Employees who have a fulfilling, rewarding work experience perform better, achieve more, and bring more value to the organization. The Employee Experience teaches you how to leverage the full potential of your people to transform your future.
How can today's designers better engage with new and emerging technologies to take advantage of the opportunities these technologies can bring?
What are the ten global factors that determine design success?
Using a wealth of examples from across multiple industries and countries, design expert Lorraine Justice fully explores the factors that will determine your success and provides a unique framework for navigating the industry into the future.
You will learn how design and innovation are being impacted by new and emerging technologies, societal demands, cultural shifts, and broader world issues. The Future of Design is practical, concise, and includes guidelines for building and supporting creative teams, advice and strategies for evaluating product concepts, and interviews with product designers, inventors, and innovators from around the world.
Our world is changing faster than our ability to adapt. Ambushed by speed, complexity, and uncertainty, many of us are unprepared for this acceleration. We act on autopilot as new challenges confront us. We are too reactive to problems and miss out on opportunities. Stress and burnout are pervasive as many of us do not perform up to our potential.
Organizations are not adapting well either. Seventy percent of change efforts fail. Slow execution, unrealized growth, unhealthy cultures, and obsession with short-term results undermine long-term success. Inside communities, there is more tension, diminishing trust in our institutions, and a growing inability to solve our most complex social problems. The primary culprit for these maladies is our lack of awareness.
Let's face it: Our current approach to change is running out of steam. And the cost of unaware people is too high to pay. In this age of acceleration, we need a fresh approach to living and leading. Conscious is our wake-up call-to be aware, awake, and accountable. Nothing is more important than understanding ourselves, our relationships, and our surroundings. Being conscious helps us think deeper, learn faster, and collaborate better. The more conscious we are, the faster we adapt, and the higher performing we become. Conscious is the new smart.
The biggest challenge enterprises face today is dealing with fast-paced change in all spheres of business. Enterprise Agility shows how an enterprise can address this challenge head on and thrive in the dynamic environment.
Agility is a fundamental shift in thinking about how enterprises work to effectively deal with disruptive changes in the business environment. The core belief underlying agility is that enterprises are open and living systems. These living systems, also known as complex adaptive systems (CAS), are ideally suited to deal with change very effectively.
Agility is to enterprises what health is to humans. There are some foundational principles that can be broadly applied, but the definition of healthy is very specific to each individual. Enterprise Agility takes a similar approach with regard to agility: It suggests foundational practices to improve the overall health of the body culture, mindset, and leadership and the health of its various organs: people, process, governance, structure, technology, and customers. The book also suggests a practical framework to create a plan to enhance agility.
Smart, competent, and capable people are rare and in high demand. Every organization-from commercial enterprises, healthcare, non-profit, sports, education, to the military-is in an outright battle to recruit and retain these bright and talented people.
Rather than bullets and bombs, the war for talent is won through high-impact prospecting activity, time discipline, intellectual agility, emotional intelligence, and human to human relationships. On this highly competitive, ever changing, asymmetric battle field, to win, you must operate a level of excellence beyond anything asked of military recruiters before. Yet, in this new paradigm, many recruiters are struggling, and most recruiting units are staring down the barrel at 50 percent or more of their recruiters consistently missing Mission. It is imperative that we arm military recruiters with the skills they need to win in this challenging environment. The failure to make Mission is an existential threat to the strength and readiness of America's fighting forces and our democracy.
Fanatical Military Recruiting begins where the Recruiting and Retention colleges of the various branches of the military leave off. It is an advanced, master's level training resource designed specifically for the unique demands of Military Recruiting.
A new, updated edition of the successful job hunter's classic
In this third edition of The Five-Minute Interview, career guru Richard Beatty demonstrates how skillfully questioning an employer can establish an applicant as the best person for a position. The skills in this book will help job hunters gain control of an interview in five minutes and say all the right things to convince an interviewer that they're the one for the job. Three new sections have been added: resumes that win interviews, competency-based interviews, and surviving and winning the behavior-based interview.
The last 10 years have been a period of extraordinary change for law firms. The rapid growth of corporate law firms and the emergence of global mega-firms have strained the traditional partnership model of management. Some managers of law firms are appalled at the creeping "corporatism" that they fear may result. However, a growing number believe that it is time to move on and adopt more contemporary forms of structure and management. In Managing the Modern Law Firm scholars and legal practitioners examine the latest insights from management research, to enable law firms successfully to meet the challenges of this new business environment.
In Understanding Software, Max Kanat-Alexander, Technical Lead for Code Health at Google, shows you how to bring simplicity back to computer programming. Max explains to you why programmers suck, and how to suck less as a programmer. There's just too much complex stuff in the world. Complex stuff can't be used, and it breaks too easily. Complexity is stupid. Simplicity is smart.
Understanding Software covers many areas of programming, from how to write simple code to profound insights into programming, and then how to suck less at what you do! You'll discover the problems with software complexity, the root of its causes, and how to use simplicity to create great software. You'll examine debugging like you've never done before, and how to get a handle on being happy while working in teams.
Max brings a selection of carefully crafted essays, thoughts, and advice about working and succeeding in the software industry, from his legendary blog Code Simplicity. Max has crafted forty-three essays which have the power to help you avoid complexity and embrace simplicity, so you can be a happier and more successful developer.
Take charge of your finances and achieve financial independence - the Clever Girl way.
Join the ranks of thousands of smart and savvy women who have turned to money expert and author Bola Sokunbi for guidance on ditching debt, saving money, and building real wealth. Sokunbi, the force behind the hugely popular Clever Girl Finance website, draws on her personal money mistakes and financial redemption to educate and empower a new generation of women on their journey to financial freedom. Lighthearted and accessible, Clever Girl Financeencourages women to talk about money and financial wellness and shows them how to navigate their own murky financial waters and come out afloat on the other side.
Monitor your expenses, build a budget, and stick with it. Make the most of a modest salary and still have money to spare. Keep your credit in check and clean up credit card chaos. Start and succeed at your side hustle. Build a nest egg and invest in your future. Transform your money mindset and be accountable for your financial well-being. Feel the power of real-world stories from other "clever girls."
Put yourself on the path to financial success with the valuable lessons learned from Clever Girl Finance.
Coaching for Performance is the definitive book for coaches, leaders, talent managers, and professionals around the world.
An international best-seller, featuring the influential GROW model, this book explains why enabling people to bring the best out of themselves is the key to driving productivity, growth, and engagement. A meaningful coaching culture has the potential to transform the relationship between organizations and employees and to put both on the path to long-term success.
Written by Sir John Whitmore, the pioneer of coaching, and Performance Consultants, the global market leaders in performance coaching, this extensively revised and extended edition will revolutionize the traditional approach to organizational culture. Brand-new practical exercises, corporate examples, and coaching dialogues strengthen the learning process, whilst a critical new chapter demonstrates how to measure the benefits of coaching as a return on investment, ensuring this landmark new edition will remain at the forefront of professional coaching and leadership development.
The business environment has changed dramatically over the last several decades. Volatile market conditions, disruptive innovation, and digital transformations across entire sectors have rendered traditional business methods obsolete. To thrive, businesses must be adaptable, agile, and lean. Policies and procedures may change, but strong leadership and shared goals ensure a source of strength and continuity. Providing real-world methods and effective strategies, this essential resource will allow you to:
Elite: High Performance Lessons and Habits from a Former Navy SEAL is a must-listen guide for everyone from aspiring entrepreneurs to established business leaders. No matter the stage of your business - development, exploitation, or disruption - Elite will change your approach to business and unlock the warrior within.
Empowered Millionaire is the combined edition of two corresponding works - Your Greatest Power and How to Become a Mental Millionaire by J. Martin Kohe and Judith Williamson. By placing these motivational works in the same volume listeners can enjoy the big message that Kohe delivers in less than 30 minutes, and then immediately begin to apply the dynamic lesson in daily life by practicing the examples set in How to Become a Mental Millionaire. This double edition offers a real one-two punch for getting to the heart of the matter. The main thought to bear in mind as you work through this material is that first you gain the knowledge, and secondly you are taught how to apply it.
Dr. Bob Rosenthal has been a student and teacher of A Course in Miracles for over 40 years. As co-president of the Foundation for Inner Peace, he recognized the need for a series of books that could help those who have heard of the Course and feel drawn to it, but may need a leg up to get started. In this, the first book of the series, Dr. Rosenthal approaches the Course from an entirely fresh perspective. Using common sense wisdom and sharing from his own experience as both a psychiatrist and Course student, he unpacks the core elements of the Course's teaching in a clear and comprehensible manner. If you've only heard of A Course in Miracles and are curious about what it says, or if you've tried to study it but given up, then this book will be a big help. If you're already a dedicated Course student, you will appreciate Dr. Rosenthal's contribution even more. You will emerge with a better grasp of the Course's central principle: I am one Self, united with my Creator.
Start a successful business mid-life When you think of someone launching a start-up, the image of a twenty-something techie probably springs to mind. However, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers are just as likely to start businesses and reinvent themselves later in life. Never Too Old to Get Rich is an exciting road map for anyone age 50-plus looking to be their own boss and launch their dream business.
This book provides up-to-date resources and guidance for launching a business when you're fifty-plus. There are snappy profiles of more than a dozen successful older entrepreneurs, describing their inspirational journeys launching businesses and nonprofits. The author walks you through her three-part fitness program: guidelines for becoming financially fit, physically fit, and spiritually fit, before delving more deeply into how would-be entrepreneurs over fifty can succeed.
Never Too Old to Get Rich is the ideal book for older listeners looking to pursue new business ventures later in life.
Open Innovation describes an emergent model of innovation in which firms draw on research and development that may lie outside their own boundaries. In some cases, such as open source software, this research and development can take place in a non-proprietary manner. Henry Chesbrough and his collaborators investigate this phenomenon, linking the practice of innovation to the established body of innovation research, showing what's new and what's familiar in the process. Offering theoretical explanations for the use (and limits) of open innovation, the book examines the applicability of the concept, implications for the boundaries of firms, the potential of open innovation to prove successful, and implications for intellectual property policies and practices. The book will be a must-listen for academics, researchers, and graduate students of innovation and technology management.