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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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Book Review: “Dig This Gig”

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by Laura Dodd, ©2011 Citadel Press, $14.95/272 pages You suppose you should be happy. At a time when unemployment flirts with double digits, you have a job — though it’s not the job you wanted, dreamed about having or even expected. It’s just a job. It pays the bills, and that’s about it. You often… Continue Reading Book Review: “Dig This Gig”

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The other day, you were cleaning out your wallet, looking for something you needed and you got quite a surprise. Oh, sure, you found what you were looking for. As well as three outdated coupons, a photo of your niece in seventh grade (she’s 25 now) and a grocery list from who-knows-when. And you found… Continue Reading Wondering what to read next? Try one of these

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Book Review: “Moonwalking with Einstein”

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by Joshua Foer, c.2011, The Penguin Press$26.95 / $33.50 Canada320 pages Maybe your mother was right. When she said you’d forget your head if it wasn’t attached, she might’ve been onto something. You completely missed an important meeting yesterday. You’ve left vital documents at home on the counter (lotta good they’ll do there), you filed… Continue Reading Book Review: “Moonwalking with Einstein”

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