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Book Review: “Perfectly Able”

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By Lighthouse International, compiled and edited by Jim Hasse BALTIMORE, MD — You’ve got an opening at work, but you’re having a hard time filling it. Obviously, you want the most talented people to work for you. You’ll do what it takes to hire them. So why can’t you find the right person for this job?… Continue Reading Book Review: “Perfectly Able”

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Book Review: “The Consuming Instinct”

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by Gad Saad c.2011, Prometheus Books You weren’t looking for it. No, you were searching your calendar for something else but as you flipped the pages, there it was: Christmas. It’s coming, and though the weather still says “summer,” you’ll have to start your dreaded gift list soon. And that list keeps growing, much to… Continue Reading Book Review: “The Consuming Instinct”

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by Eddie Brown with Blair S. Walker c.2011, Wiley$27.95 / $33.95 Canada Sell or stay? Stay or sell? In times like these, when the market resembles a cheap yo-yo, you don’t know which to do. Should you sell your stocks before they drop further, or sit tight? Should you buy now that prices are down,… Continue Reading Book Review: “Beating the Odds: Eddie Brown’s Investing and Life Strategies”

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Book Review: Living in the Village

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“Living in the Village” by Ryan C. Mack c.2010, St. Martin’s Griffin You’ve learned your lesson. In the past four years, you’ve learned that you can’t spend frivolously. You can’t use credit unwisely, there’s no “wiggle room” on bill-paying, and the only way to face your future is to put money back into your own… Continue Reading Book Review: Living in the Village

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by Douglas Edwards c.2011, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt The meeting is at 4. You’re giving a presentation. It’s not done. But you know what to do: you go online, type a few words into a rectangular box, hit “enter” and — ta da! — find what you need and save your own bacon. Oh, and you… Continue Reading Book Review: I’m Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59

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‘How to Get Out of Your Own Way’ By Tyrese Gibson Grand Central Publishing$24.99 275 pages They say the economy’s getting better. They say things are looking up, that business is starting to recover. But they couldn’t prove it to you. For months now, you’ve been spinning your wheels in the sand, your dreams on… Continue Reading Book Review: ‘How to Get Out of Your Own Way’

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‘You Can’t Fire Everyone And Other Lessons from an Accidental Manager’ By Hank Gilman Penguin Portfolio $25.95 224 pages You catch more flies with honey than vinegar. As far as you can see, that old saying — a reminder that being nice works better than being a jerk — holds true for every boss you’ve… Continue Reading Book Review: A book of lessons on how to be a better boss

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by Caitlin Kelly, 226 pages, $25.95, c.2011, Penguin Portfolio It’s all about the fit. When you’ve been shopping for just the right thing, that’s all you want: for that perfect article of clothing to look good on you. As long as it’s not stretching across the shoulders, too long or too short, sagging or making your… Continue Reading Book Review: “Malled: My Unintentional Career in Retail”

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By Nancy Lublin It’s budget time, and you’ve been going over your plans for 2011, just like you do every year when the calendar turns over. And as your eyes sweep over the pages, several words come to mind. Thin. Slim. Small. Cut, slash, eviscerate, butcher, chop and several other euphemisms for painful carving. Also:… Continue Reading Book Review: “Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business”

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‘Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool’ By Taylor Clark, Little, Brown and Company $25.99 320 pages BALTIMORE, MD — Imagine that everybody’s naked. No, wait, that won’t work. That’s just going to make you feel more self-conscious. And taking deep breaths only makes you lightheaded. Why in… Continue Reading Book Review: ‘Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool’

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