Author: Larry Winget
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics
"Larry Winget hacks through the bad advice given in most business books. Some authors stroke your ego by reinforcing information you already know. Others get you lost in pages of boredom until you have no idea what the book is even about. Some authors exp
The must-read summary of David M. Scott's book: "The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use News Releases, Blogs, Podcasting, Viral Marketing & Online Media to Reach Buyers Directly". This complete summary of the ideas from David M. Scott's book "The New Rules of Marketing and PR" describes how, at one time, the only realistic way you could reach potential customers was to use expensive advertising or try to get media publishers to pick up on material placed by your PR firm. Today, the internet has completely changed the rules of marketing and PR forever. In his book, the author predicts that the real marketing and PR challenges in the years ahead will be to stay at the cutting edge of the various internet-based ways of communicating with customers. This summary will teach you how to succeed in the future by harnessing the power of the internet in order to reach more customers than ever before. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "The New Rules of Marketing and PR" and find out how you can keep up with the changes brought by the internet and use them to your advantage.
An irreverent guide to personal happiness argues that most people are unhappy because they are sabotaging themselves out of enjoying the things they already have, in a resource that recommends specific steps for achieving universal goals.
Author: Larry Winget
Release Date: 2009-12-24
Genre: Family & Relationships
Read Larry Winget's posts on the Penguin Blog. Straight-talking, bestselling Pitbull of Parenting Larry Winget says "This is not a fix your kid book. It's a fix the way you parent book. You owe it to your kids to parent with a plan!" Being a parent is the toughest job in the world, especially with the increasing number of negative influences and pitfalls facing our kids today, from childhood obesity and out-of-control celebrity culture to the dangers of the internet and credit card debt. Larry Winget has never been one to shy away from tough truths, and what he says here may well be difficult for some parents to swallow: we are in the midst of a crisis with our kids. Kids today are over-indulged, over-entertained, under-achieving, and under-disciplined, with a sense of entitlement that is crippling society. And the real problem is that parents aren't paying attention to what's going on. If they were they would realize that most kids today barely read and write, except with their thumbs on their cell phones! Well-behaved, respectful kids are the exception, not the rule, and for the most part, parents are to blame. Responsible parenting is about beginning with the end in mind and parenting with a plan. But most parents have never stopped to consider what kind of adult they want to raise. They have all this fun creating a baby, but they don't have a plan for the end product. Larry's message to parents: Teach your kids to become the best adults they can be. But don't expect your kids to improve until you improve. Your Kids Are Your Own Fault covers familiar lessons and principles that have led Larry's readers to greater success with money, career, and goal setting, this time at a level where they can be taught to children. This book shows parents how to design the adult they want their kid to become and work backwards to make sure it happens. Kids don't come with an instruction manual, but finally being a parent does! Watch a Video
Author: Dan S. Kennedy
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Release Date: 2013-09-16
Genre: Business & Economics
In 2004, Kennedy took on the world of cell phones, PDAs, faxes, emails and every other communication device that pervade the lives of entrepreneurs and suggested when to tap it, and when to give it the heave-ho. He delivered a fresh take on the mantra “time is money” and showed entrepreneurs how to maximize their time to better manage their business. However, times have changed and so has the technology. In this latest edition, Kennedy tackles the technology of today and delivers new insights and tools for boosting personal productivity in keeping with his “less is more” approach. New material includes how to outsource, buying experts, expertise and time. Kennedy covers virtual assistants, errand-running services, and the far-reaching scope of activities and tasks people are paying others to do for them. Kennedy also adds two new chapters discussing how to get more accomplished by leveraging cooperative relationships, why goal setting (and New Year’s Resolutions) fails and how he manages achievement.
Instead of making lemonade from lemons when her life took an unexpected turn in 2005, author Susan Hanf instead planted an entire metaphorical lemon orchard. She's still tending her orchard in this follow-up to the entertaining "My Lemon Orchard." With the same sense of humor, this new collection of entertaining short stories, "My Lemon Orchard Gets Fertilized," describes some of the many misadventures Susan has experienced in her lifetime. From childhood to adulthood, Susans personal anecdotes provide a humorous look at life. From youthful adventures of finding a dead bullfrog in a creek, to being attacked by a three-inch long snake, or traversing a construction site fence only to be immersed in mounds of mud, Susan's stories remind us of our own early mischievousness. As adults, many of us can relate to her battles with a computer and other mechanical items, struggles with cooking, and challenges in tackling the ever elusive marathon. With self-effacing humor and frankness, Susan reminds us we're not the only ones who experience misadventure. Join her on a walk through her lemon orchard...you'll leave with a laugh and a smile.
The practical followup to the acclaimed bestseller In 2001, the groundbreaking book Quarterlife Crisis® addressed the unique and unsettling trials of entering modern adulthood. For the first time, it identified how twentysomethings were lost and confused, and lamented the absence of a guide-a roadmap with solutions for how to emerge from the crisis successful, happy, and sane. Now, the author of Quarterlife Crisis® delivers that roadmap. Alexandra Robbins goes beyond defining the problem of the quarterlife crisis and puts readers on the path to conquering it. She asks-and answers-the tough, soul-searching questions that keep young adults awake at night: - How do I weigh doing what I love versus making money? - Will I ever find my "soul mate"? - Why is it so hard to make friends? - Why are my twenties so different from what I expected? With new voices as well as follow-up interviews with some of the original Quarterlife Crisis® twentysomethings, Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis® is the new go-to guide for people who want it all...but just aren't sure what that is yet.
The straight-talking, New York Times bestselling author and Pitbull of Personal Development® is back with a pithy and prescriptive guide to success. A five-time bestselling author and one of the country’s leading business speakers, Larry has made a reputation for being the first to challenge the positive-attraction gurus and the law-of-attraction bozos with his commonsense approach to success. Larry doesn’t sugar-coat, and he isn’t afraid to make people uncomfortable, because he wants us to stop making excuses, and start getting results. In Grow a Pair, Larry takes on entitlement culture, the self-help movement, political correctness, and more. We’ve all heard the phrase “grow a pair,” but Larry’s advice isn’t about anatomy— it’s about attitude. To get the success we want, we need to reject victimhood in favor of being assertive and finally taking some responsibility. With prescriptive advice on goal achieving, career, personal finance, and more, Grow a Pair will give the readers the kick in the pants they need.
Author: Dorothy Breininger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-05-07
While organizing the lives of her many clients, Emmy-nominated organizing expert Dorothy Breininger learned to face her own stuff, and lost seventy-five pounds in the process. In this one-of-a-kind book she addresses weight loss from the much-needed perspective of what lies underneath our clutter—metaphorically, physically, and emotionally. Whether you're a packrat or a calorie-counter, a neat freak or a binge eater, Breininger reveals why, to be successful on the scale, you must first master the clutter within you and around you. With the same no-holds barred candor that resonates with TV viewers, she offers prescient advice to help anyone face their stuff, with an organized, step-by-step approach to either toss it, tame it, or tailor it to fit their lives. Filled with personal stories from clients, her own success story, and tips from fitness coaches and organizing experts, this imminently practical book gives everyone the tools to declutter their way to their dream size.
Author: Dan Erling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics
Hire the right person-every time! Why is it that so many companies accept mediocre hiring results as the norm? The answer is simple. It doesn't occur to them that, in fact, there is a process that virtually guarantees hiring the right person every time. To repeat: there is a process that virtually guarantees hiring the right person every time. That's what MATCH is about. Based on author Dan Erling's experience with best practices from over a thousand companies, MATCH gives you a rock solid, practical process for hiring. MATCH takes you step-by-step through the lifecycle of hiring, from developing a job description through interviewing and making the decision, to negotiating salary and onboarding the new hire Applicable tools, stories, and foolproof techniques are woven throughout to insure your mission critical objective is accomplished The author is well-known in the hiring and recruiting industry With MATCH, your hiring team will develop a systematic process that fits with the company's overall mission, giving your company the people it needs to succeed every time!
DBA Survivor is a book to help new database administrators understand more about the world of database administration. More and more people are moving into the DBA profession, and many are looking for a getting-started guide. Blogs are written about how to be an exceptional DBA and what to do in your first 100 days. This book takes a different approach, injecting some humor into helping you understand how to hit the ground running, and most importantly how to survive as a DBA. And it’s not just survival that matters. Author Thomas LaRock wants much more for you than mere survival. He wants you to have excellence, competence, visibility, confidence, and service. These are the traits and characteristics of DBAs who truly succeed and become respected in their profession. Don’t settle for just muddling through your job each day. Strive to excel. Aim to make a difference, for your clients, and for your colleagues. Focuses on the soft skills that distinguish truly exceptional DBAs Takes a humorous approach to keep readers engaged Written by a SQL Server "Most Valuable Professional" and board member of PASS
It is often said that childhood maketh the man. Maybe or maybe not, but it's definitely good source material for amusing stories. From characters such as pre-teen lumberjack in science class and aunt who doesn't believe she will age beyond 29, to Richard himself, an accidental insomniac, who was destined for a career as stand-up comic and newspaper humorist, after half a career gathering 'anecdotes' in a nine to five job. As could many of us, given the absurdities of it all, but there's plenty of time to think and compose when you're awake half the night. A short summer assignment brings him to London where he has to cope with, you guessed it, more freaks and despair, as he tries to escape into his local pub's paperback selection. However, he can't quite get comfortable in his own skin, at all. Was he born that way, or did something set him off? Richard's Eleven calls to mind top selling books dealing with depression, but this is how he'd have doodled one of them, shorter and to the point. This is a spiritual journey arguably better to watch than to live, but can mass transit be passive aggressive and can depressed people be funnier than normal people? Read on.
The Great American Pity Party is a series of musings and observations that have been pulled right out of everyday American life. The topics range from "Afro Thoughts" to "Dub-ya in the White House" This book leaves no American subculture safe from its fury. The author attempts to take the reader to task on issues and situations that are a part of life in America today. This will force one to really reconsider their stance on several hot topics, and just flat out laugh at others. The G.A.P.P. is a work that will open the reader up to theories that they may have previously heard; yet never pondered. This is a work that is suitable for teenagers to great grandparents. The author also uses masterful phrasing and illustration to show why at this point in our history America is a focal point of disdain for other countries around the world.