Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance is an account of the struggles of white working-class Americans in the post-industrial United States. The author offers a message of hope by telling the story of how he went from growing up poor in Ohio's Rust Belt to graduating from Yale Law School.
Most companies rely on manipulations to attract customers and employees; they use short-term motivators that do not inspire or encourage loyalty. Customers who are not inspired will stop buying the product as soon as the company cannot keep up the manipulative strategies, and employees are less motivated and less productive when they are not inspired.
Robert B. Cialdini's Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion examines the compliance methods by which marketers, salespeople, and others, such as cult leaders, pressure people into doing things they would not otherwise do. There are six basic compliance tools: reciprocity, consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity. Listeners can learn specific techniques to resist each.
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Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek advocates for a leadership style that focuses on serving others rather than pursuing shareholder goals or personal interests. Modern trends in leadership prioritize profits and executive bonuses over creating a healthy environment for employees. Leaders who think of themselves as serving their employees like family can increase job satisfaction and engagement, which reduces stress and increases productivity because employees feel secure.
Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is a study of inequity, both historically and in the present. The book describes how the concentration of wealth has changed over time. Its central thesis is that return on capital is greater than growth over time, which means that capital and inequality inevitably increase. The book also considers the ways governments might address the increasing concentration of wealth in the future.
Bill Palmer is promoted to vice president of IT at Parts Unlimited, an automotive parts manufacturer and retailer, at a time when it is struggling financially and trying to launch a new, innovative project. Each day of Palmer's career as VP of IT is characterized by urgent unplanned work for which the department does not have enough resources.
Living according to the seven habits requires paradigm shifts that allow an individual to become flexible enough to change. One is the shift in associations when considering independence and interdependence. Independence, which is more valued by contemporary personality-driven trends, can cause problematic isolation and stifle cooperation. Interdependence describes a healthier approach that enables teamwork.
The Alchemist is a Brazilian novel about a shepherd named Santiago, an 18-year-old youth who abandons his life in Spain to embark upon an epic treasure hunt across Africa. Making several unexpected stops along the way, he uncovers profound truths about himself, the world, and the kingdom of God, which are fundamentally connected. Ultimately, he finds the treasure, but along the way, he also finds love and personal fulfillment.
Dropshipping is increasingly becoming popular. In fact, today, many online business enthusiasts consider it an easy and lucrative online business approach. If dropshipping intrigues you, and your interest in starting a dropshipping empire is at an all-time high, this book will prove quite useful.
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Success is available for anyone who wants to seize it. Regardless of background, intellect, wealth, or personality, anyone can achieve great things by multiplying their goals by 10. Once they set a lofty goal, people must then multiply their efforts by 10 in order to achieve it. At no point along the way, even when the going gets rough, should an unreasonable goal be recalibrated to make it easier to reach. Instead, individuals must further increase their efforts and actions to reach the initial goal.
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles is the story of a Russian aristocrat-turned-waiter who lives 32 years of his life under house arrest at the Hotel Metropol in Moscow. Set in post-revolutionary Russia, the novel follows its protagonist, Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov, as he develops new friendships, family, and loves, all while confined within the walls of the Metropol.
Deep Work describes a method of engaging with one's professional efforts in a full and immersive manner to produce better results. This type of focused effort does not require longer hours. Instead, a seasoned practitioner can accomplish more in a shorter time frame. Furthermore, the product of this working style will be of a higher quality than what others produce when they attempt to work while succumbing to the noise of distractions around them, particularly those related to technological overload.
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This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. There are three fundamental techniques to improve your ability to manage others. The first is to avoid any kind of criticism, complaint, or other type of negative tactic. Negativity only puts people on the defensive. The second technique is to frequently give earnest appreciation and praise. The third is to find a way to encourage others to want what you want.
Do you ever feel like your husband is an overgrown child? Or a really big teenager that needs to be reminded of everything or he'll forget? Is this the guy you married? What the heck happened to him? Was he always this way? More importantly, is there anything you can do to fix it, or do you have to suffer with his atrocious habits for the rest of your life? This book is an attempt to offer solid education and practical tips to help you deal with the daily frustrations of living with someone who has ADD/ADHD.
After decades of serving his country in both Iraq and Afghanistan, Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn has developed an expert's perspective on what he perceives to be the government's failures. He offers several solutions for how to prevent radical Islam from forever taking hold around the world.
#AskGaryVee is entrepreneur and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk's guide to leadership and media. Structured in the form of questions and answers, #AskGaryVee follows the model of Vaynerchuk's YouTube show, in which he responds to a wide variety of inquiries - both personal and professional - from his followers.
Moonwalking with Einstein recounts author Joshua Foer's yearlong journey from participant-journalist covering the national memory championships to becoming the 2006 USA World Memory Champion. Other segments offer a journalistic history of the human relationship with memory, addressing its failings, its successes, and its limitations.
The Confidence Game is a nonfiction examination of con games. It considers both the minds and methods of con artists and the minds and weaknesses of the people who fall victim to their schemes. Con artists are some of the most intuitive psychologists in the world. They are able to read people quickly and easily. They understand what different people want and they take advantage of this by offering them easy solutions: by appearing at the right time, in the right way, with the desired offer....
In 1962, at 24 years old, Phil Knight decided to pursue a business idea he researched in a Stanford University business class: introducing Japanese running shoes to the United States to compete with dominant European brands. This would require a trip to Japan. Knight wanted to extend this trip into a voyage around the world, so he acquired a loan from his father in Portland, Oregon. Knight planned an itinerary with a friend from Stanford.
Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power by Washington Post reporters Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher is a biography of businessman and TV personality-turned-2016 Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump.
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