Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy

After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided he’d had enough. Impressing people wasn’t helping him connect with anyone. He’d built a life of public isolation, yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships. So at forty years old he made a scary decision: to be himself no matter what it cost. From the […]

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Book: The Second Decision: the QUALIFIED entrepreneur

Are you the right person to lead your company? You’re in the driver’s seat of a growing company that an entrepreneur—possibly you— made the First Decision to start. Now, imagine your Board of Directors asking you question after question about your business knowledge and decision-making process. Pass—you leave the meeting knowing you have the skills […]

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Warning for Wall Street’s Entrepreneurs

BOSTON — Stephen A. Schwarzman, the billionaire co-founder ofthe Blackstone Group, has a sobering message for any junior financiers hoping to emulate his success: Think twice. Mr. Schwarzman, 67, speaking here on Sunday before an audience of Harvard Business School students, said the temptation to start a new financial firm could disguise the considerable risk […]

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Talk Like Ted

TED talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking around the world. TED and associated Tedx conferences are held in more than 130 countries and are being viewed at a rate of 1.5 million times a day. These are presentations that set the world on fire, […]

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Darlene Price: Well said, presentations and conversations that get results

Whether you’re making a formal presentation, wooing a client, closing a sale, or proposing an idea, persuasive communication can make the difference between success and failure. Well Said! shows readers how to put themselves in their audience’s shoes and tailor their message to the needs of decision makers. It reveals simple but powerful techniques anyone […]

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How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

The author described himself as a “simple country boy” from Missouri, and to be sure, some of the advice in his blockbuster bestseller is pure cornpone (“If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive”). But Dale Carnegie was a wizard when it came to making the public like him. Besides buying more […]

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