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What Is Your What?: Discover the One Amazing Thing You Were Born to Do
What Is Your What?
Discover the One Amazing Thing You Were Born to Do
Hardcover      ISBN: 1118644042

Are you ready to discover your WHAT--that is, the 1 amazing thing you were born to do? Would you like to powerfully impact both those who share this lifetime with you and those of lifetimes to come?

In What Is Your WHAT? author Steve Olsher reveals his proven process that has helped thousands answer YES to these life-changing questions and cultivate a life of purpose, conviction, and contribution by identifying and creating a plan of action for bringing the 1 thing they were born to do to fruition. It is a timely, step-by-step guide that will guide you towards making both a fortune and a difference sharing your unique gift with the world.

  • Features inspiring stories of trial, tribulation, and triumph, as well as examples of 17 public figures, such as Guy Kawasaki, Chris Brogan, and Jack Canfield who have made the critical shift from pursuing commodity-driven opportunities to honoring their singular blueprint
  • Author Steve Olsher is a 25+ year entrepreneur, creator/founder of The Reinvention Workshop, and award-winning author of Internet Prophets: The World's Leading Experts Reveal How to Profit Online

Steve's singular approach to realizing permanent, positive change blends proprietary methods with ancient wisdom and revolutionary lessons from modern thought leaders. Leverage this proven system to discover your WHAT and realize ultimate achievement in business and life.

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.
What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Interviews: Ace the Interview and Land Your Dream Job
What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Interviews
Ace the Interview and Land Your Dream Job
Paperback      ISBN: 160774659x
The first interview book from the What Color Is Your Parachute? career guru Richard Bolles.

Interviews instill fear in many a job-hunter, but this empowering guide from legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles reveals that interviews are really just conversations to determine if the work--and workplace--is a great fit for both parties.

For the first time, Bolles combines his decades of experience with the latest studies and job-market research to create an all-in-one guide for the whole interview process, from pre-interview research to elevator pitches, "tell me about yourself" questions, and salary negotiation. This slender handbook provides just the essentials: the three most important things you need to know about interviews, the five questions you must have answers for, and an ingenious summary of how to succeed. With this guide in hand, you'll walk into interviews with confidence, armed with the means to impress--and hopefully land your dream job.
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."

What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Resumes: Write a Winning Resume and Cover Letter and Land Your Dream Interview
What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Resumes
Write a Winning Resume and Cover Letter and Land Your Dream Interview
Paperback      ISBN: 1607746573
The first resume book from the What Color Is Your Parachute? career guru Richard Bolles.

Resumes get an average of eight seconds of attention before going in the trash--or getting on the shortlist. That's just one of the findings reported here, as legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles presents new research about resumes in a guide that summarizes everything job-hunters and career-changers need to know about this essential tool.

This timely resource features the latest research on important resume topics such as key words, soft skills, scanning software, social media, and online posting. Bolles argues that on the basis of what we now know, we need to rethink what a resume is--and how it should be written. He details the words that must be avoided, and the words that must be used, on a resume that wins you interviews.

This slim volume distills a huge amount of information down to its very essence. Armed with tips and shortcuts based on the author's decades of experience, you can craft a resume and cover letter that will stand out to your dream employers--and increase your chances of getting interviews and landing jobs.
The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career
The Start-Up of You
Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307888908
A blueprint for thriving in your job and building a career by applying the lessons of Silicon Valley's most innovative entrepreneurs.

LinkedIn cofounder and chairman Reid Hoffman and author Ben Casnocha show how to accelerate your career in today's competitive world. The key is to manage your career as if it were a start-up business a living, breathing, growing start-up of you.

Why? Start-ups--and the entrepreneurs who run them--are nimble. They invest in themselves. They build their professional networks. They take intelligent risks. They make uncertainty and volatility work to their advantage.

These are the very same skills professionals need to get ahead today.

This book isn't about cover letters or resumes. Instead, you will learn the best practices of Silicon Valley start-ups, and how to apply these entrepreneurial strategies to your career. Whether you work for a giant multinational corporation, a small local business, or launching your own venture, you need to know how to:

* Adapt your career plans as you change, the people around you change, and industries change.
* Develop a competitive advantage to win the best jobs and opportunities.
* Strengthen your professional network by building powerful alliances and maintaining a diverse mix of relationships.
* Find the unique breakout opportunities that massively accelerate career growth.
* Take proactive risks to become more resilient to industry tsunamis.
* Tap your network for information and intelligence that help you make smarter decisions.

A revolutionary new guide to thriving in today's fractured world of work, the strategies in this book will help you survive and thrive and achieve your boldest professional ambitions. The Start-Up of You empowers you to become the CEO of your career and take control of your future.
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

Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders
Becoming the Boss
New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders
Paperback      ISBN: 0062323318

The author of Getting from College to Career reinvents the concept of management for a new generation, offering a fresh and relevant approach to career success that shows them how to make the next step: becoming a leader.

We are in the midst of a leadership revolution, as power passes from Baby Boomers to Millennials. All grown up, the highly educated Generation Y is moving into executive positions in corporations and government, as well as running their own businesses, where they are beginning to have a profound impact that will last for decades.

Written exclusively for Gen Y readers to address their unique needs, Becoming the Boss is a brisk, tech savvy success manual filled with real-world, actionable tips, from an expert they respect and relate to. Lindsey Pollak defines what leadership is and draws on original research, her own extensive experience, and interviews with newly minted Gen Y managers and entrepreneurs around the world to share the secrets of what makes them successful leaders--and shows young professionals how to use that knowledge to rise in their own careers.

From learning to develop a style that appeals to your older colleagues, to discovering the key trends affecting your career, to mastering the classic rules of excellence that never go out of style, Becoming the Boss helps you identify your next professional move and shows you how to get there.

Making a Living Without a Job: Winning Ways for Creating Work That You Love
Making a Living Without a Job
Winning Ways for Creating Work That You Love
Paperback      ISBN: 0553386603

For all of the millions of Americans who are out of work, soon to be out of work, or wishing to be freed from unrewarding work--here is the must-have book that will show you how you can make a living by working when, where, and how you want.

Newly revised and updated, Barbara J. Winter's guide to successful self-employment is now more relevant than ever before. Drawing on the techniques and ideas of her popular seminars as well as her own thirty years of business expertise and that of other successful entrepreneurs, Winter offers the practical, proven way to launch your own profitable venture. Her indispensable advice ranges from why creativity is more important than capital to how to avoid the most common pitfalls of self-employment and how to develop multiple profit centers.

And for this new edition, she has added timely advice on topics including:
-how to find opportunity in a chaotic economy
-why smart, small and spunky is the 21st Century business model
-using the Internet to open the door to fresh opportunities
-the best resources to help you create and grow a business that is uniquely your own
-how to leave Employee Thinking behind and build an Entrepreneur's Mindset
-and much more

Here are all of the tools you need for getting the most profit out of life both professionally and personally.
The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America
The Heart Aroused
Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America
Paperback      ISBN: 0385484186
"With this insightful book, David Whyte offers people in corporate life an opportunity to reach into the forgotten and ignored creative life (their own and the corporation's) and literally water their souls with it. The result is a very well written book that can truly heal."--Clarissa Pinkola Est s, PH.D., author of Women Who Run With the Wolves and The Gift of Story

Find professional and personal fulfilment through the poetry of both classic and modern masters--now revised and updated

Has your work lost its meaning? Have you forgotten the goals you hoped to achieve when you began your career? Are you afraid of pursuing your dreams?

In The Heart Aroused, David Whyte brings his unique perspective as poet and consultant to the workplace, showing readers how fulfilling work can be when they face their fears and follow their dreams. Going beneath the surface concerns about products and profits, organization and order, Whyte addresses the needs of the heart and soul, and the fears and desires that many workers keep hidden.
At a time when corporations are calling on employees for more creativity, dedication, and adaptability, and workers are trying desperately to balance home and work, this revised edition of The Heart Aroused is the essential guide to reinvigorating the soul.