Tag: business

Jun 17

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Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss While not exactly a memoir, this book has been peppered with enough anecdotes and case studies to make it more engaging than a typical business how-to guide. Voss talks about his experience as a hostage negotiator for the FBI, and …

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Jul 19

Book Review: Bellman & Black

Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield This book feels like a skilled author who has contempt for fantasy set out to write a fantasy novel but chickened out at the last minute. Three stars isn’t an accurate rating for the book. The first part is four stars, and the last part is one or two. …

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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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