The Power of Charm: How to Win Anyone Over in Any Situation (Brian Tracy & Ron Arden)

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The Power of Charm: How to Win Anyone Over in Any Situation

“As one of the world’s premier business consultants and personal success experts, Brian Tracy has devoted his life to helping others achieve things they never dreamed possible. Now, in his latest book, he gives readers the key they need to open any door… and get whatever they want, every time. The Power of Charm gives readers proven ways to become more captivating—and persuasive—in any situation. With his trademark directness, Tracy shows readers what charm can do, and how they can use simple methods to immediately become more charming and dramatically improve their social lives and business relationships. Continue reading…

A Technique for Producing Ideas (James Webb Young)

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A Technique for Producing Ideas

“This is the original version of Young’s seminal work on creativity. It offers practical advice on idea creation from an advertising industry icon who was inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame, and served as the First Chairman of The Ad Council. It examines the creative process and ways to produce ideas for everyone from copywriters to artists.

This version has been custom-formatted for Kindle and checked for typos. It includes an interactive table of contents.”

New Books Playground says: A Technique for Producing Ideas introduced us to some nice little ideas to generate: more ideas. Continue reading…

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing (Benjamin Graham)

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The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing

“This classic text is annotated to update Graham’s timeless wisdom for today’s market conditions…

The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham, taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham’s philosophy of ‘value investing’—which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies—has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.

Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham’s strategies. Continue reading…

Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders (Warren Buffett)

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Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders

“Warren E. Buffett first took control of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., a small textile company, in April of 1965. A share changed hands for around $18 at the time. Fifty-two letters to shareholders later, the same share traded for $244,121, compounding investor capital at just over 20% per year—a multiplier of 13,562 times.

This book compiles the full, un-edited versions of every one of Warren Buffett’s letters to the shareholders from 1965 to 2016, including 1965–1976 letters not available on Berkshire’s website. Continue reading…

Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don’t (Jeffrey Pfeffer)

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Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don’t

“Some people have it, and others don’t—Jeffrey Pfeffer explores why in Power. One of the greatest minds in management theory and author or co-author of thirteen books, including the seminal business school text Managing With Power, Pfeffer shows readers how to succeed and wield power in the real world.”

New Books Playground says: Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don’t is an excellent book about power, how power works, how we can increase our power, &c.—and we liked that we could take quite a few tangible things away from it. Continue reading…

Warren Buffett’s Three Favorite Books: A Guide to The Intelligent Investor, Security Analysis, and The Wealth of Nations (Preston George Pysh)

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Warren Buffett’s Three Favorite Books: A Guide to The Intelligent Investor, Security Analysis, and The Wealth of Nations

“Did you know Warren Buffett, the world’s wealthiest stock investor, is quoted as saying three books have shaped his investment philosophy? For more than half a century, he used the information provided in these three books to go from nothing—to a massive $39 billion net worth. The three books that gave him this wisdom are: The Wealth of Nations (pub. 1776) by Adam Smith, Security Analysis (pub. Continue reading…

The Ten-Day MBA: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering the Skills Taught in America’s Top Business Schools (Steven A. Silbiger)

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The Ten-Day MBA: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering the Skills Taught in America’s Top Business Schools

The Ten-Day MBA includes the latest topics taught at America’s top business schools, from corporate ethics and compliance to financial planning and real estate to leadership and negotiation. With more than 400,000 copies sold around the world, this internationally acclaimed guide distills the lessons of the most popular business school courses taught at Harvard, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, Northwestern, and the University of Virginia. Continue reading…

Getting More (Stuart Diamond)

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Getting More

“Based on more than 20 years of research and practice among 30,000 people in 45 countries, Getting More concludes that finding and valuing the other party’s emotions and perceptions creates far more value than the conventional wisdom of power and logic. It is intended to provide better agreements for everyone no matter what they negotiate—from jobs to kids to billion dollar deals to shopping.

The book, a New York Times bestseller and #1 Wall Street Journal business best seller, is based on Professor Stuart Diamond’s award-winning course at the Wharton Business School, where the course has been the most popular over 13 years. Continue reading…