Category Archives for "Book Reviews"

Feb 17

Book Review: New Job, New You

By Scot Herrick | Book Reviews

Start a new career! Get out of that old job and move to something new! Appealing, isn’t it, just dumping one career you don’t like for another that you’ll love? Appealing, but not practical. Until now. Alexandra Levit gets jobs and careers and she has a new book out called New Job, New You: A […]

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Feb 09

Book Review: Making It All Work

By Scot Herrick | Book Reviews

Those who consistently read this site know that I am a big fan of David Allen’s Getting Things Done method of organizing all of your work. “Work” in this instance means all of your work in your life, not just your employer’s work. I started practicing this method when I read David’s first book, Getting […]

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Dec 24

Book Review: Outliers

By Scot Herrick | Book Reviews

Most of us have heard of Malcolm Gladwell’s other books: The Tipping Point and Blink. Both of them are excellent books and established Malcolm’s pattern for writing: Find studies that tell a story about something commonplace that blows up our assumptions. “Outliers: The Story of Success” is no different, but the book has implications for […]

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Oct 22

Book Review: The Integrity Dividend

By Scot Herrick | Book Reviews

Intellectually, we understand that having integrity is an important value to demonstrate to others. Then we fail in the follow-through to show integrity in the moment. We don’t keep our word on small commitments, or forget our commitment to do something, or don’t think that showing up makes a difference. It does. In “The Integrity […]

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Aug 28

Book Review: Confidence

By Scot Herrick | Book Reviews

Sports and business, for the most part, don’t mix well in my values. They are very different entities and to use analogies comparing one to the other is fraught with risk. Yet, my fascination with the NFL is largely built around what turns a team around from losing to winning and then sustaining the wins […]

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Aug 19

Book Review: Beyond Bullet Points

By Scot Herrick | Book Reviews

On the face of it, Beyond Bullet Points has a lot of things going against it. First, it is a book about PowerPoint. Buy a book about a program most people hate? Second, it’s published by Microsoft Press. One would think it would be entirely propaganda. Most PowerPoint Presentations are simply horrible. I’ve been driven […]

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May 12

Book Review: Never Eat Alone

By Scot Herrick | Book Reviews

Keith Ferrazzi has provided us a unique insight into how networking works in the world with his book “never eat alone.” Networking is a scary for many people. Visions of handing out business cards on the street come to mind. But networking is about getting to know people, helping them where you can, and asking […]

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Feb 22

Job Interviews for Dummies — Part 5

By Scot Herrick | Book Reviews

If you read the news, you’d think every company on the planet was laying people off. Certainly, we’ve seen a lot more people heading out for job interviews — and getting shocked at the Interview Gauntlet. So I asked Joyce Lain Kennedy, author of Job Interviews For Dummies, 3rd Edition, published in January of this […]

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Feb 21

Job Interviews for Dummies — Part 4

By Scot Herrick | Book Reviews

If you read the news, you’d think every company on the planet was laying people off. Certainly, we’ve seen a lot more people heading out for job interviews — and getting shocked at the Interview Gauntlet. So I asked Joyce Lain Kennedy, author of Job Interviews For Dummies, 3rd Edition, published in January of this […]

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Feb 20

Job Interviews for Dummies — Part 3

By Scot Herrick | Book Reviews

If you read the news, you’d think every company on the planet was laying people off. Certainly, we’ve seen a lot more people heading out for job interviews — and getting shocked at the Interview Gauntlet. So I asked Joyce Lain Kennedy, author of Job Interviews For Dummies, 3rd Edition, published in January of this […]

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Feb 19

Job Interviews for Dummies — Part 2

By Scot Herrick | Book Reviews

If you read the news, you’d think every company on the planet was laying people off. Certainly, we’ve seen a lot more people heading out for job interviews — and getting shocked at the Interview Gauntlet. So I asked Joyce Lain Kennedy, author of Job Interviews For Dummies, 3rd Edition, published in January of this […]

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