The Path to Riches in Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill often reminds us that when the student is ready the teacher will appear. This book offers you, the student, an extravaganza of teachers, guides for your journey, perhaps soul mates, who are certain that they have uncovered and applied the secret in Think and Grow Rich in their lives. Not only that, but they have greatly improved their lives due to their reading and application of this profound book.

In concluding his book, Napoleon Hill quotes Emerson as he states: "If we are related, we have, through these pages, met." Likewise, if you are a sincere seeker of the secret that Napoleon Hill promises to deliver in his book, you will find the people in Path to Riches as family who will guide you in the direction of your search.

Each contributor has given freely, without compensation, of their time and talent to aid you in your search for the truth. Each has gone the extra mile to contribute the "secret" that they uncovered in the hope that it will serve as a signpost for you as you travel towards life's riches. May you have a special relationship with our contributors and remember to thank the ones in particular who helped you uncover the secret to your success!

The Whistleblowing Guide: Speak-up Arrangements, Challenges and Best Practices

The last five years have seen dramatic and fundamental changes in whistleblower procedures for organizations. Prompted by a spate of important public disclosures, organizations are now mandated by law to implement effective arrangements enabling employees to speak up about perceived wrongdoing. Currently few resources exist to help with this.

To help fill the gap, The Whistleblowing Guide examines the opportunities and challenges associated with different types of whistleblowing and speak-up arrangements, making recommendations based on best practices you can trust.

 

  • Identifies the major organizational, structural, and cultural obstacles to speaking up through speak-up arrangements.
  • Proposes effective whistleblowing and speak-up arrangements.
  • Explains the specific policy and legislation requirements that can promote or impede the effective implementation of speak-up arrangements, and how these can be translated into commercial and public organizations across sectors and cultures.
  • Makes a clear distinction between internal and external reporting arrangements

How Clients Buy: A Practical Guide to Business Development for Consulting and Professional Services

The real-world guide to selling your services and bringing in business....

How Clients Buy is the much-needed guide to selling your services. If you're one of the millions of people whose skills are the "product," you know that you cannot be successful unless you bring in clients. The problem is, you're trained to do your job-not sell it. No matter how great you may be at your actual role, you likely feel a bit lost, hesitant, or "behind" when it comes to courting clients, an unfamiliar territory where you're never quite sure of the line between under- and over-selling. This book comes to the rescue with real, practical advice for selling what you do. You'll have to unlearn everything you know about sales, but then you'll learn new skills that will help you make connections, develop rapport, create interest, earn trust, and turn prospects into clients.

Business development is critical to your personal success, and your skills in this area will dictate the course of your career. This invaluable guide gives you a set of real-world best practices that can help you become the rainmaker you want to be.

Marketing 4.0: Moving from Traditional to Digital

Marketing has changed forever - this is what comes next.

Marketing 4.0: Moving from Traditional to Digital is the much-needed handbook for next-generation marketing. Written by the world's leading marketing authorities, this book helps you navigate the increasingly connected world and changing consumer landscape to reach more customers, more effectively. Today's customers have less time and attention to devote to your brand - and they are surrounded by alternatives every step of the way. You need to stand up, get their attention, and deliver the message they want to hear. This book examines the marketplace's shifting power dynamics, the paradoxes wrought by connectivity, and the increasing sub-culture splintering that will shape tomorrow's consumer; this foundation shows why Marketing 4.0 is becoming imperative for productivity, and this book shows you how to apply it to your brand today.

Marketing 4.0 takes advantage of the shifting consumer mood to reach more customers and engage them more fully than ever before. Exploit the changes that are tripping up traditional approaches, and make them an integral part of your methodology. This book gives you the world-class insight you need to make it happen.

Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results

Is your leadership a competitive advantage, or is it costing you? How do you know? Are you developing your leadership effectiveness at the pace of change?

For most leaders today, complexity is outpacing their personal and collective development. Most leaders are in over their heads, whether they know it or not. The most successful organizations over time are the best led. While this has always been true, today escalating global complexity puts leadership effectiveness at a premium. Mastering leadership involves developing the effectiveness of leaders - individually and collectively - and turning that leadership into a competitive advantage. This comprehensive road map for optimal leadership features: breakthrough research that connects increased leadership effectiveness with enhanced business performance; the first fully integrated Universal Model of Leadership; the five stages in the evolution of leadership - Egocentric, Reactive, Creative, Integral, and Unitive - along with the organizational structures and cultures that develop at each of these stages; six leadership practices for evolving your leadership capability at a faster pace; a map of your optimal path to greater leadership effectiveness; and case stories that facilitate pragmatic application of this Leadership Development System to your particular situation.

Personal Finance for Dummies, 9th Edition

Take stock of your financial situation From budgeting, saving, and reducing debt, to making timely investment choices and planning for the future, Personal Finance for Dummies, 9th Edition provides fiscally conscious listeners with the tools they need to take charge of their financial life.

This new edition includes coverage of an extensive new tax bill that took effect in 2018 and the impact on individuals, families, small businesses, and on real estate and investing decisions. Plus, it covers emerging investing interests like technology and global investing, cryptocurrencies, pot stocks, the lifestyle changes occurring with millennials, and more.

  • Evaluate and manage your financial fitness.
  • Assess your credit report and improve your score.
  • Make smart investments in any economic environment.
  • Find out about international investing.

The expert advice offered in Personal Finance for Dummiesis for anyone looking to ensure that their finances are on the right track-and to identify the areas in which they can improve their financial strategies.

Personal Finance for Dummies, 9th Edition

Take stock of your financial situation From budgeting, saving, and reducing debt, to making timely investment choices and planning for the future, Personal Finance for Dummies, 9th Edition provides fiscally conscious listeners with the tools they need to take charge of their financial life.

This new edition includes coverage of an extensive new tax bill that took effect in 2018 and the impact on individuals, families, small businesses, and on real estate and investing decisions. Plus, it covers emerging investing interests like technology and global investing, cryptocurrencies, pot stocks, the lifestyle changes occurring with millennials, and more.

  • Evaluate and manage your financial fitness.
  • Assess your credit report and improve your score.
  • Make smart investments in any economic environment.
  • Find out about international investing.

The expert advice offered in Personal Finance for Dummiesis for anyone looking to ensure that their finances are on the right track-and to identify the areas in which they can improve their financial strategies.

Sales Engagement: How the World's Fastest Growing Companies are Modernizing Sales Through Humanization at Scale

Sales engagement is how you engage and interact with your potential buyer to create connection, grab attention, and generate enough interest to create a buying opportunity. Sales Engagement details the modern way to build the top of the funnel and generate qualified leads for B2B companies.

This book explores why a sales engagement strategy is so important, and it walks you through the modern sales process to ensure you're effectively connecting with customers every step of the way. 

 

  • Find common factors holding your sales back-and reverse them through channel optimization.
  • Humanize sales with personas and relevant information at every turn.
  • Understand why A/B testing is so incredibly critical to success, and how to do it right.
  • Take your sales process to the next level with a rock solid, modern sales engagement strategy.

This book is essential listening for anyone interested in up-leveling their game and doing more than they ever thought possible.

Talent Keepers: How Top Leaders Engage and Retain Their Best Performers

A strong US economy with record-low unemployment rates and the shift to Millennials - now the largest generation in the workforce - are driving specific challenges for organizations to engage and retain employees. Engaged employees don't just happen, they are nurtured by organizations with great cultures and strong leadership.

Talent Keepers puts a new spin on a systematic approach to employee engagement and retention with precise tactics that have achieved proven results. This book includes research-based methods of engaging employees, beginning the moment they are hired. With six client case studies that focus on how the organization put an engagement plan into practice and achieved success, listeners will come away with specific, actionable strategies they can begin implementing immediately in their organization.

  • Put an engagement plan into action.
  • Find actionable strategies.
  • Implement ways to retain your best employees.
  • Achieve success starting today.

If you're a top leader looking to engage and retain your best performers, Talent Keepers has you covered.

The Connector's Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact

Are you already networking but all that effort is not translating into results? Does everyone seem to be getting further ahead even though you are just as smart? Are you looking for a new job or up for a promotion? Do you have great ideas but no one seems to be listening to them? If any of these situations resonate, this book is for you!

And even if you are already a Connector, this book will help you take it up a level.

Connectors think and act a certain way that makes things happen faster, easier, and often with a better result.

This book will explain:

  1. Why relationships and connecting are critical to your results, success, and even happiness.
  2. How Connectors have a way of thinking and acting that enables stronger relationships.
  3. How ANYONE can infuse these mindsets and behaviors into their interactions and see the impact.

Michelle Tillis Lederman has curated connections and includes expert advice from over two dozen authors, coaches, and business owners, including Marshall Goldsmith, Dorie Clark, Ivan Misner, and Susan RoAnn.

The Leadership Contract: The Fine Print to Becoming an Accountable Leader, Third Edition

Step up, get tough, and commit to your decision to lead.

The Leadership Contract provides the manual that leaders around the world need. With only seven percent of employees feeling confident in senior leadership, the problem is evident: disappointing, and often disgraceful leaders. Employees deserve better than that; organizations need better than that - and this book provides a robust framework for stepping up and making the decision to lead. This new third edition has been updated, featuring a new foreword by Adecco CEO Alain Dehaze, new findings from the Global Leadership Accountability Study, and more insights to help you chart your own path to build strong leadership accountability at a personal and organizational level.

Great leadership doesn't happen by accident. It's more than just being in charge; it's a decision, an obligation, and potentially your legacy. Mediocre is no longer good enough - in today's business climate, organizations need stellar leadership. If you're not exceptional, step up or step aside - this book helps you toughen up and put your commitment to great leadership in writing for yourself as much as everyone else.

Your First Leadership Job: How Catalyst Leaders Bring out the Best in Others

Congratulations! You're now in charge. Perhaps it's your first time as a leader, or maybe you want to fine-tune your skills. Either way, you've begun one of the most rewarding chapters of your career. But, like many beginnings, the first few years can be challenging. Fortunately, you don't have to tackle this challenge on your own. Your First Leadership Job gives you practical advice straight from others who have walked in your shoes. Not only does it include dozens of tools to ensure your success, but it's also based on the authors' and DDI's extensive experience and research, which ultimately has led to the development of millions of leaders around the world. In fact, a quarter-million leaders will be developed this year alone via DDI training.

Your First Leadership Job is divided into two sections. Part One introduces the concept of catalyst leader - one who sparks energy, passion, and commitment in others. Your transition to catalyst leader is a major step in your leadership journey. This book provides essential tips to put you on the catalyst path. Part Two devotes 13 chapters to critical core leadership competencies, including coaching for success, hiring the best employees, and turning dreaded appraisals into discussions that propel performance. It also includes a chapter for first-time female leaders.

Balance Is BS: How to Have a Work-Life Blend

Combine the best parts of your personal and professional life to live the life you really want

Balance Is BS is an unflinching and honest look at the challenges that today's working woman faces in balancing her professional and personal lives. In the United States, women comprise over 40% of household income. Increased gender diversity in the modern business landscape continues to have a positive impact on bottom lines and revenue reports across the economy and offers significant benefits for ambitious women in the workplace. This increase of women in the workforce does present a serious problem - women are working longer and harder outside of the home, but their workload has not lessened inside of the home. While their career prospects rise, expectations of our family and personal lives remain flat. Women pursue the mythical "work-life" balance and feel guilty for not reaching it. There is a better way. 

This insightful book provides working women with real-world advice, enabling them to blend your personal and professional life, avoid burning out, and raise expectations of themselves and those around them. Every chapter presents practical exercises to identify values and focus on what matters most.

Data Driven Business Transformation: How Businesses Can Disrupt, Innovate and Stay Ahead of the Competition

The organizations that harness the power of data to transform their businesses will be the market leaders. You can be sure that your competitors will be looking for insights in their data to drive them ahead and that the disruptors in your sector will be data driven. Data, if used correctly, has the power to transform your business and make you the market leader.

Data Driven Business Transformation is the practical guide to harnessing your data to compete and thrive in today's dynamic marketplace. This essential resource provides the insight, knowledge and focus you require to transform your business - unlocking the power of data and revealing its hidden value. Delivering step-by-step instructions to every stage of data transformation, this book enables you to strengthen your data literacy and make effective data-driven decisions.

The digital revolution has proven challenging for many businesses. Once viewed as the solution, technology is oftentimes the problem-driving business online but failing to exploit the data to drive operations and value. Authors Peter Jackson and Caroline Carruthers draw from their practical experience as Chief Data Officers to present strategies and methods to unleash the transformational power of data.

Food

Everybody eats. We may even consider ourselves experts on the topic, or at least Instagram experts. But are we aware that the shrimp in our freezer may be farmed and frozen in Vietnam, the grapes in our fruit bowl shipped from Chile, and the coffee in our coffee maker grown in Nicaragua, roasted in Germany, and distributed in Canada? Whether we know it or not, every time we shop for food, cook, and eat, we connect ourselves to complex supply networks, institutions, and organizations that enable our food choices. Even locavores may not know the whole story of the produce they buy at the farmers market. 

In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, food writer and scholar Fabio Parasecoli offers a consumer's guide to the food system, from local to global.  

Parasecoli describes a system made up of open-ended, shifting, and unstable networks rather than well-defined chains; considers healthy food and the contradictory advice about it consumers receive; discusses food waste and the implications for sustainability; explores food technologies (and "culinary luddism"); and examines hunger and food insecurity in both developing and developed countries. Parasecoli reminds us that we are not only consumers but also citizens, and as citizens, we have more power to improve the food system than we do by our individual food choices.

Objections: The Ultimate Guide for Mastering the Art and Science of Getting past No

There are few one-size-fits-all solutions in sales. Context matters. Complex sales are different from one-call closes. B2B is different than B2C. Prospects, territories, products, industries, companies, and sales processes are all different. There is little black and white in the sales profession.

Except for objections. There is democracy in objections. Every salesperson must endure many NOs in order to get to YES. Objections don't care or consider: who you are, what you sell, how you sell, or if you are new to sales or a veteran. For as long as salespeople have been asking buyers to make commitments, buyers have been throwing out objections. And, for as long as buyers have been saying no, salespeople have yearned for the secrets to getting past those NOs.

Following in the footsteps of his blockbuster best sellers Fanatical Prospecting and Sales EQ, Jeb Blount's Objections is a comprehensive and contemporary guide that engages your heart and mind. In his signature right-to-the-point style, Jeb pulls no punches and slaps you in the face with the cold, hard truth about what's really holding you back from closing sales and reaching your income goals. Then he pulls you in with examples, stories, and lessons that teach powerful human-influence frameworks for getting past NO - even with the most challenging objections.

The Leap of Your Life: How to Redefine Risk, Quit Waiting for 'Someday', and Live Boldly

There's a bold decision in your life you've been waiting to make, and every day passing by is a reminder of what hasn't happened. Conveniently tucked in a box labeled "someday", the fear of the unknown has taken a grip on your life and put your dreams on hold. Until now. 

Whether your leap is quitting the soul-sucking job and starting your own business, taking a bold chance on love or finally going all in on your dreams, The Leap of Your Life is the ticket to get you there - all while having the time of your life and ensuring you don't wake up years down the line with a sinking feeling of regret. 

Author and high-performance coach Tommy Baker has helped thousands of everyday people identify and take their leap, step into courage, and create a life they can't wait to wake up for. After interviewing 250+ of the world's most powerful entrepreneurs, thought leaders, experts, spiritual teachers, and athletes he discovered a common theme: 

They all took a leap, even if they were full of fear - and it radically transformed their experience of life.

Work Is Love Made Visible: A Collection of Essays About the Power of Finding Your Purpose from the World's Greatest Thought Leaders

The word "purpose" is big. Very big. And heavy. It carries the weight of a lifetime of work and struggle; the weight of legacy, and the mass of days spent not doing something else. It's something we all grapple with at some point-some of us find our purpose, others spend a lifetime searching. A lucky few grow to realize they've been working their purpose all along. Most of us aren't quite that lucky; often, fulfilling your purpose requires some kind of change - career, lifestyle, habits, family - and what then? Are we selfish for the upheaval, or are we fulfilling destiny? Once we know our purpose, how do we pursue it?

This book asked those very questions of people who have followed their purpose and succeeded on a global scale. Their undistilled answers are here, lending you the wisdom of their experiences, their examples, inspiration, and motivations.

We all want a meaningful life. We want to work together for a brighter future, we want to celebrate our differences and commit to good. We want to inspire others, nurture their talents, and help them grow. We want to look back one day on a life well-lived, and leave something behind that matters to the world. Work Is Love Made Visible shows you how some of us have succeeded, and offers you insight and guidance so that you can do the same.

Mastering the Art of Oral Presentations: Winning Orals, Speeches, and Stand-Up Presentations

Proven techniques to win over any audience and make any sale.  

Mastering the Art of Oral Presentations is your expert guide to delivering memorable and effective speeches and presentations. Whether selling a product, offering a service, or bidding for a contract, your oral presentation skills can often determine success or failure. This invaluable resource delivers real-world advice and proven strategies to elevate your game and close the deal. Comprehensive coverage of preparation procedures, delivery techniques, and presentation strategies provide you with the tools and knowledge to motivate and persuade your audience. Emphasizing real-world versatility, this unique book delivers methods equally effective to both individual and team presentations.  

Drawing from decades of experience, authors John Parker Stewart and Don Fulop offer keen insight into the process of winning over an audience. From topics ranging from rhetorical devices and visual cues to body language and stage presence, this expert guide will help convey a take-home message that resonates and endures long after your presentation has concluded.

The Art of Communication: How to Be Authentic, Lead Others and Create Strong Connections

Bring nuance, depth, and meaning to every conversation you have.

The Art of Communication is for anyone who senses that they could be communicating on a deeper level. Perhaps you are a confident communicator but suspect there may be more to the art of conversation that you have not yet been able to access. Or perhaps you feel that your conversations lack depth and meaning and that you'd like to enrich your relationships with others, if only you knew how. This book will address your concerns and show you how to engage wholeheartedly with others.

There's more to conversation than just clear, rational thinking. Left-brain rationality is important, of course, but neuroscience increasingly shows that the right-brain skills of creativity, intuition, and spontaneity are essential in good communication. In this guide, you'll discover ways of tapping into the full conversational potential that lies dormant within you, adding a level of nuance and watching the result as your relationships blossom. You may even find that untapped value in the form of new insights, ideas, and creative thoughts, emerges from your daily conversations.

The Compass and the Nail: How the Patagonia Model of Loyalty Can Save Your Business, and Might Just Save the Planet

Why do some companies create such strong affection for their brands that their customers are compelled to become active brand champions? Is there a secret?

The Compass and the Nail presents an unconventional perspective of how particular organizations create rabid fan bases, in turn making them more successful and more profitable. Written by Patagonia's former lead strategist for consumer marketing, and advisor to such iconic brands as Seventh Generation and Burton Snowboards, Craig Wilson outlines game-changing insights for providers of any product or service who desire fiercely loyal behavior.

Wilson's narrative is one of cultural empathy and thought disruption critical to the new global economy. It is a practical model that defines how companies, governments, and institutions relate to their end users. By illuminating the phenomenon of "following," and how it can be methodically applied to a larger context, this book demonstrates how those relationships can be refashioned to optimize human interactive experience. It challenges us to use our economic powers for good to design the new Responsible Economy in an effort to save the planet. If companies realize consumers "don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it", Wilson shows us how.

The New Business of Consulting: The Basics and Beyond

Seismic changes occurring in the workforce are leading to more and more people entering the world of contract, freelance, and contingency work. Rapid changes in demographics and advances in technology have led companies and talent to engage in profoundly new ways and consulting is one of the keys to success.  

The New Business of Consulting is authentic and practical, and shares the knowledge and skills required to start and grow a successful consulting business. From how to make a smooth career transition, to how to determine a consulting fee, to how consultants inadvertently create a bad reputation, it covers everything you need to know to thrive and flourish in this competitive field.

  •  Covers contemporary topics, such as how to achieve success in the gig economy   
  • Discloses a reliable technique to land the clients you want 
  • Presents options to help you balance your life and your business
  • Prepares you for naming your business, managing critical financial issues, and building a client relationship 

The crucial start-up days of a consulting business may be frenetic and fraught with questions. This new edition provides sanity and answers all the questions.

Advanced Analytics and AI: Impact, Implementation, and the Future of Work

Once thought of as science fiction, major corporations are already beginning to use cognitive systems to assist in providing wealth advice and also in medication treatment. The use of cognitive analytics/artificial intelligence (AI) systems is set to accelerate, with the expectation that it'll be considered "mainstream" in the next five to ten years. It'll change the way we as individuals interact with data and systems-and the way we run our businesses.

Advanced Analytics and AI prepares business users for the era of cognitive analytics/artificial intelligence. Building on established texts and commentary, it specifically prepares you in terms of expectation, impact on personal roles, and responsibilities. It focuses on the specific impact on key industries (retail, financial services, utilities and media) and also on key professions (such as accounting, operational management, supply chain and risk management).

 

  • Shows you how users interact with the system in natural language.
  • Explains how cognitive analysis/AI can source "big data".
  • Provides a road map for implementation.
  • Gets you up to speed now before you get left behind.

Sexual Consent

n introduction to issues of sexual consent, covering key strands of feminist thought, how sexual consent is negotiated in practice, the influence of popular culture, and more

The #MeToo movement has focused public attention on the issue of sexual consent. People of all genders, from all walks of life, have stepped forward to tell their stories of sexual harassment and violation. In a predictable backlash, others have taken to mass media to inquire plaintively if "flirting" is now forbidden. This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers a nuanced introduction to sexual consent by a writer who is both a scholar and an activist on this issue.

This book presents key strands of feminist thought on the subject of sexual consent from across academic and activist communities and covers the history of research on consent in such fields as psychology and feminist legal studies. It discusses how sexual consent is negotiated in practice, from "No means no" to "Yes means yes", and describes what factors might limit individual agency in such negotiations. It examines how popular culture, including pornography, romance fiction, and sex advice manuals, shapes our ideas of consent; explores the communities at the forefront of consent activism; and considers what meaningful social change in this area might look like.

U.S. History For Dummies, 4th Edition

The United States is undergoing a period of intense political and social change. From the rise of the Tea Party to social media's effect on American life and politics, this new edition fills in the gaps of this Nation's story.

Award-winning political journalist and history writer Steve Wiegand guides you through the events that shaped our nation, from pre-Columbian civilizations to the 21st century. The explorers, the wars, the leaders, and the eras are all fully explored and explained, demonstrating how the past influences the future. 

 

  • Explore the deepening divide between the very wealthy and the poor and middle class.
  • Get to know the deep and bitter divisions between political parties and even geographic regions of the country, including the 2016 election results.
  • Understand the country's delicate - and precarious - position as the world's preeminent economic, military, and political power.

U.S. History For Dummies, 4th Edition makes US history accessible for students and lifelong learners alike.