Tag Archive: business

Mar 11

Book Review: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam M. Grant Like the best of this sort of non-fiction pop-science book, it’s hard to say exactly what the book is about. Yes, it sort of touches on “how non-conformists move the world” but it’s more like a collection of true stories around the theme of how …

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Jan 29

Changer’s Turf – Chapter Four

  Wait, Chapter Four? What happened to the first three? You can start at the beginning–go here. Chapter Four     Kit peered through the glass, watching James package up one pound packs of coffee beans. The roaster was churning away, so she had to tap loudly to get him to turn. His scowl became …

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Oct 31

Book Review: Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson This book reads like a textbook, because it sort of is. It’s about something that all of us need, but don’t know we need: how to have conversations with people about important topics without ruining everything. How to have a conversation in which …

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Apr 08

Book Review: What Color is Your Parachute 2012

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2012: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles A friend of mine bought this for me on kindle, saying it was a great way to find out what job best suits you. This book has been around for years and years, but as with textbooks, the …

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Aug 10

Book Review: Power, Why Some People Have it and Others Don’t.

Power: Why Some People Have it and Others Don’t by Jeffrey Pfeffer I had hopes that this book would be more about socioeconomic and political struggles from an anthropological bent, but instead, it could be titled “how to get ahead in the workplace”. He touches briefly on governmental-type politics, but for the most part, this …

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