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Remote: Office Not Required
Remote
Office Not Required
Hardcover      ISBN: 0804137501
The classic guide to working from home and why we should embrace a virtual office, from the bestselling authors of Rework

"A paradigm-smashing, compulsively readable case for a radically remote workplace."--Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet

Does working from home--or anywhere else but the office--make sense? In Remote, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the founders of Basecamp, bring new insight to the hotly debated argument. While providing a complete overview of remote work's challenges, Jason and David persuasively argue that, often, the advantages of working "off-site" far outweigh the drawbacks.

In the past decade, the "under one roof" model of conducting work has been steadily declining, owing to technology that is rapidly creating virtual workspaces. Today the new paradigm is "move work to the workers, rather than workers to the workplace." Companies see advantages in the way remote work increases their talent pool, reduces turnover, lessens their real estate footprint, and improves their ability to conduct business across multiple time zones. But what about the workers? Jason and David point out that remote work means working at the best job (not just one that is nearby) and achieving a harmonious work-life balance while increasing productivity.

And those are just some of the perks to be gained from leaving the office behind. Remote reveals a multitude of other benefits, along with in-the-trenches tips for easing your way out of the office door where you control how your workday will unfold.

Whether you're a manager fretting over how to manage workers who "want out" or a worker who wants to achieve a lifestyle upgrade while still being a top performer professionally, this book is your indispensable guide.
Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?: Trick Questions, Zen-like Riddles, Insanely Difficult Puzzles, and Other Devious Interviewing Techniques You Need to Know to Get a Job Anywhere in the
Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?
Trick Questions, Zen-like Riddles, Insanely Difficult Puzzles, and Other Devious Interviewing Techniques You Need to Know to Get a Job Anywhere in the
Hardcover      ISBN: 031609997x

You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any of America's best companies, you need to have an answer to this and other puzzling questions.

ARE YOU SMART ENOUGH TO WORK AT GOOGLE? guides readers through the surprising solutions to dozens of the most challenging interview questions. The book covers the importance of creative thinking, ways to get a leg up on the competition, what your Facebook page says about you, and much more. ARE YOU SMART ENOUGH TO WORK AT GOOGLE? is a must read for anyone who wants to succeed in today's job market.
Family Child Care Homes: Creative Spaces for Children to Learn
Family Child Care Homes
Creative Spaces for Children to Learn
Paperback      ISBN: 1605540757

Create a warm and inviting place where children feel at home.

Discover the many ways your home can provide comfortable places where children love to learn and love to be. Filled with no- and low-cost ideas, this book demonstrates many unique and practical possibilities for your home's indoor and outdoor spaces. Chapters are packed with full-color photographs and provide examples and tips for designing learning zones, selecting items, organizing materials, and more. Checklists, resources, and questions are included to help you evaluate your setting, implement changes, and create a place that feels like a second home to the children in your care.
Wishcraft: How to Get What You Really Want
Wishcraft
How to Get What You Really Want
Paperback      ISBN: 0345465180

Cindy Fox was a waitress. Now she's a pilot. Peter Johnson was a truck driver. Now he's a dairy farmer. Tina Forbes was a struggling artist. Now she's a successful one. Alan Rizzo was an editor. Now he's a bookstore owner.

What they have in common--and what you can share--are Barbara Sher's effective strategies for making real changes in your life. This human, practical program puts your vague yearnings and dreams to work for you--with concrete results. You'll learn how to

- Discover your strengths and skills
- Turn your fears and negative feelings into positive tools
- Diagram the path to your goal--and map out target dates for meeting it
- Chart your progress--day by day
- Create a support network of contacts and sources
- Use a buddy system to keep you on track
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2014: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2014
A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
Paperback      ISBN: 1607743620

The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2014 with up-to-the-minute information and tips for how-to look for work and change careers.
In today's challenging job-market, the long-trusted guidance of "What Color Is Your Parachute?" is needed more than ever. Published in 22 languages and 26 countries, and with over 10 million copies sold, "What Color is Your Parachute?" has helped millions discover their unique gifts, skills, and interests and land a job--even in hard times.
This 2014 edition of " one of] the 100 best and most influential nonfiction books] written in English since 1923," according to TIME.com, is refreshed with up-to-the-minute statistics, job-field analyses, and advice on social media and search tactics (including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype, Yelp, and YouTube). However, "Parachute'"s core message remains intact: WHAT, WHERE, and HOW.
What do you most love to do?
Where do you most love to do it?
How do you find such a job and persuade those employers to hire you?
Career and business guru Richard ("Dick") N. Bolles, who coined the terms "informational interview" and "transferable skills," demystifies the entire job-search process, from resumes, interviewing, networking, salary negotiation, career coaches, how to start your own business, and more.
Recent grads, workers laid-off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change will all benefit from the support, encouragement, and nuts-and-bolts guidance "Parachute" has to offer. As Dave Kerpen, "New York Times" bestselling author and CEO of social media software platform Likable Local and chairman of Likeable Media, said on LinkedIn about pursuing his passions post-college:
"For several months I floundered -- as a life insurance salesman, a pizza delivery guy, and a tutor. Then I found a book which changed my life - "What Color Is Your Parachute" (incidentally, the best-selling career book of all time). The book essentially says: Figure out what you're passionate about, and then go find an industry, organization and job through which you can pursue your passions. I was passionate about marketing, and media, and children, and I loved the Disney brand. So I found Radio Disney, called them up and asked to meet with them, and even though there was no job posted, I got a job there. A year later I was the top salesperson in the country, and while I have changed jobs and careers several times, I've always pursued things I'm super passionate about. If you don't have a job yet, and take away just one thing from me today: Get the book."
What other readers and reviewers are saying about "What Color is Your Parachute?" and Dick Bolles" "
"This...edition is as relevant today as when it was first published.""Dick Bolles insightfully stays on the cutting edge of job-searching, ""and the book is full of new and updated suggestions, along with the""classic advice that continues to hold true today."
--Alison Doyle, About.com Guide
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"If you go into the bookstore and find the section on jobs, careers, or networking--the reason that section even exists is because of Dick Bolles." --G. L. Hoffman, JobDig
"This book brought me back to life, caused me to rethink everything about myself and revived my passion for me to be my best self." --Simi Kaila
Are you ready to dust off your motivation, land a job, and live your best life?

Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle
Start-Up Nation
The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle
Hardcover      ISBN: 044654146x

What the world can learn from Israel's meteoric economic success.
Start-Up Nation addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel -- a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources-- produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK?

With the savvy of foreign policy insiders, Senor and Singer examine the lessons of the country's adversity-driven culture, which flattens hierarchy and elevates informality-- all backed up by government policies focused on innovation. In a world where economies as diverse as Ireland, Singapore and Dubai have tried to re-create the "Israel effect", there are entrepreneurial lessons well worth noting. As America reboots its own economy and can-do spirit, there's never been a better time to look at this remarkable and resilient nation for some impressive, surprising clues.
The Buddha Walks Into the Office: A Guide to Livelihood for a New Generation
The Buddha Walks Into the Office
A Guide to Livelihood for a New Generation
Paperback      ISBN: 1611800617
Wisdom for "Generation Next" on how to make your work meaningful, satisfying, and of benefit to others

Does it ever seem that a lot of the people you work with are, well, jerks? This book is about how not to let work turn you into one of them. Apply the simple Buddhist teachings and practices Lodro Rinzler provides here to whatever you do for a living, and you'll not only avoid jerk-hood, but you'll be setting out on the path toward making your livelihood an expression of your inherent wisdom, honesty, and compassion. You'll discover practical ways to bring mindfulness into administrative support, cabinet-making, financial management, nursing, truck-driving, or latt -brewing. In the process, you'll discover genuine empathy for the folks you once found so difficult. You'll also learn leadership skills that apply compassion to management in a way that increases happiness along with efficiency.

This is career advice of the profoundest kind, geared toward today's twenty- and thirty-something workers and job-seekers whose employment outlook is radically different from that of a generation ago. As Lodro shows, even if the path of work shifts beneath your feet, it's possible to make your livelihood a source of satisfaction and of deep meaning.
Fortune Zoom!
Fortune Zoom!
by Fortune
Paperback      ISBN: 1603209913

Intends to bring you the best kept secrets from top entrepreneurs, business leaders and rising tech stars. In this title, you can discover how Mark Zuckerburg and Jack Dorsey revitalized social media, how Karl-Johan Persson turned a troubled retailer into a billion dollar fashion chain and why Ryan Seacrest is redefining the term "media mogul."

Crank It Up: Live Sound Secrets of the Top Tour Engineers
Crank It Up
Live Sound Secrets of the Top Tour Engineers
Paperback      ISBN: 0879307781

The live concert business is exploding; hundreds of acts are hitting the road every year, and whatever style music they play, they need to sound great. How can you be at the controls for these show? Learn from this book Meet 72 of the world's finest front-of-house and monitor engineers, and listen as they reveal what gear they use and how, how they make top acts always sound amazing, and what it takes to survive the climb to the big time. Get the inside scoop straight from concert engineers on the road with stars such as Aerosmith, KISS, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, U2, the Dixie Chicks, Blondie, Madonna, Norah Jones, Elton John, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and many others

Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor: The New Way to Fast-Track Your Career
Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor
The New Way to Fast-Track Your Career
Paperback      ISBN: 1422187160

Who's pulling for you? Who's got your back? Who's putting your hat in the ring? Odds are this person is not a mentor but a sponsor. Mentors can build your self-esteem and provide a sounding board--but they're not your ticket to the top.

If you're interested in fast-tracking your career, what you need is a sponsor--a senior-level champion who believes in your potential and is willing to advocate for you as you pursue that next raise or promotion.

In this powerful yet practical book, economist and thought leader Sylvia Ann Hewlett--author of ten critically acclaimed books, including the groundbreaking Off-Ramps and On-Ramps--shows why sponsors are your proven link to success. Mixing solid data with vivid real-life narratives, Hewlett reveals the "two-way street" that makes sponsorship such a strong and mutually beneficial alliance. The seven-step map at the heart of this book allows you to chart your course toward your greatest goals.

Whether you're looking to lead a company or drive a community campaign, Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor will help you forge the relationships that truly have the power to deliver you to your destination.