Browsing the archives for the Self improvement category

30 sound principles for networking and relationships

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie In short This book is one of the most famous self-help books of all time, a classic that is focusing on communication, people skills and networking. It was written already in 1936. Is the advice still valid after 77 years? As it turns out, very […]

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How to take control of your life and to be successful

Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-free Productivity – David Allen In short Getting Things Done is a methodology to… well, get things done. It helps you to build habit of efficiently going through, filing and processing all incoming requests, data and information, without overloading your brain in the process. What is the book all […]

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Looking back at the year 2012

Hello everyone! It has been approximately 3 years since the start of this blog. I think it is appropriate to look at the past year and all the books filled my free time in 2012. During the years I have developed a habit of keeping a book diary. This is a useful little thing to […]

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A Personal Coach in Pocket Size

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office 101: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers  In short The book analyses the typical mistakes women make in business and advices your how to improve your behavior. Most of the advice is usable for men as well. I see this book as a tool to analyze […]

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A Toolbox for All the New Leaders

The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels – Michael Watkins In short This book gives you a framework to follow when changing into a new management position. It helps you to survive the transition process and to speed it up to gain quick wins. Based on my own experience, […]

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How to build your own business with only a $100

The 100 Dollar Startup: Fire Your Boss, Do What You Love And Work Better To Live More – Chris Guillebeau In short This book aims to show that you can indeed do what you want in your life and that it really is not that hard. While it is a book about entrepreneurship, it focuses […]

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What do the rich know, that I do not?

Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki I bought this book already in 2006. I try to re-read it every few years just to remind myself of the basics of money, business and personal finance and to give myself a motivation boost. The book is written from the perspective of young boy, the author, […]

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Being a Brand – Why, When and How?

Tee itsestäsi brändi: Asiantuntijaviestintä livenä ja verkossa – Katleena Kortesuo This book is available only in Finnish. For all the non-Finnish readers, I can suggest looking into personal branding blogs. I follow this one myself: http://www.personalbrandingblog.com/ Personal branding has been a hot topic in the blogosphere for several years. It is nowadays seen as an […]

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How to Be Successful at Making Your Message to “Stick”

Made to Stick: Why some ideas take hold and others come unstuck – Chip and Dan Heath Several bloggers have mentioned this book as something amazing. I bought it over a year ago to find out what all the fuss was about. It ended up piling dust until now. Something else was always more important. […]

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Best Books about Personal Finance

Some weeks ago Trent from the great “The Simple Dollar” blog announced that he would discontinue his long lived series of reviewing one personal finance book per week. He has done an awesome job in reviewing hundreds of books through the years – all reviews are available in his blog. He was one of the […]

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