10 Insightful Books for Career Changers

As the economy continues to improve, many people are beginning to consider changing careers, or at least exploring that possibility. If you are thinking about testing the waters, or even starting your own business, here are 10 books that Entrepreneur magazine suggests to help make your decision. Some of the books offer practical step-by-step advice, […]

Great By Choice by Jim Collins

Ten years after his groundbreaking bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with new focus and a new question to ask: “Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty – even chaos – and others do not?”  This time, with the help of his colleague Morten Hansen*, Collins enumerates the principles for building a truly great […]

Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries

We’re taught from an early age to use certain procedures and rules to analyze and solve problems to come up with the right answers. The emphasis is, of course, on minimizing errors. But what happens when we don’t even know what problems we’re trying to solve? It happens a lot. In his book, Little Bets, […]

Overused Phrases that Could Kill Your Resume

Despite the recent positive economic news and the improvement of the U.S. job market, competition for job opportunities is still pretty fierce. Human Resources professionals are still sifting through hundreds more resumes than before the recent recession, and there are many  buzzwords that are overused and that, frankly, don’t add anything meaningful to your description […]

The Real Cost of Living

Every decision – from buying a home to grabbing a latte on the way to work – has costs and benefits, personal and financial.  In her new book The Real Cost of Living; Making the Best Choices for You, Your Life, and Your Money, Carmen Wong Ulrich shows us how to make better decisions, and […]

When it Comes to Household Money, Both Partners Should Share in Financial Responsibility

Couples often structure their household finances where one partner takes care of all the bill-paying and investments.  But all too often, the non-financial partner is left widowed or otherwise alone and has no understanding or knowledge of household expenses, investments, or what it takes to live on month-to-month.  That is why both partners need to […]

New Rules for Today’s Workplace: Strategies for Success in the Virtual World

In her newest book, communications expert Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts delivers timely advice for anyone in business – owners, managers, employees – on surviving and succeeding in today’s technology-dependent workplace.  She focuses on the trend toward a virtual workplace and emphasizes that excellent communication skills are more essential than ever to keep up with the pace of […]

Small Business Saturday is this Weekend – November 26th

Small Business Saturday – a national movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S – is this Saturday, November 26th. Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Small Business Saturday is about Main Street, […]

UNTHINKING: The Surprising Forces Behind What We Buy

UNTHINKING is Beckwith’s fifth marketing book and is the result of his lifelong fascination with one question: “What unique forces drive us to choose one product or service over another?” His research stems from thirty years of working with hundreds of businesses worldwide, including 24 Fortune 500 companies. Unlike other marketing experts, Beckwith eschews technical […]

Be Careful What You Share on Social Media Sites; It Could Cost you a Job

According to a recent survey commissioned by Careerbuilder.com and conducted by research firm Harris Interactive, almost half of the 2667 HR professionals surveyed use social networking sites to research job candidates, with an additional 11% planning to implement social media screening in the very near future.  According to the study,  “thirty-five percent of employers reported they […]

It Pays to Know the Difference Between Credit and Debit Cards

Bank-issued debit and credit cards are used every day, and have become common in shopping and paying bills. Credit cards were introduced in the 1950s, while debit cards came out in the mid-1970s. By 2006, there were more than 984 million bank-issued Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards in the United States. Whereas debit […]