Sheryl Sandberg versus Hanna Rosin?

Anne Applebaum compares and contrasts books by Sheryl Sandberg and Hanna Rosin with interesting results. It seems clear to me that Applebaum is arguing for less celebrity based inspirational books by and for women and more well researched books and ideas about how to actually address the very real problems men and women are facing.

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Quick Take: The Leaders Climb by Bob Parsanko and Paul Heagen

As I have noted here before, if I have met someone or interacted with them in some way and find they have written a book I am usually compelled to read said book.  If someone you know writes a book it just seems like you ought to read it. Now, if I hung out with authors a great deal perhaps this would change. I bring this up for two reasons 1) to explain how I came to read The Leader’s Climb: A Business Tale of Rising to the New Leadership Challenge and 2) to offer something of a...

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In the Mail: Make Work Great

Make Work Great: Super Charge Your Team, Reinvent the Culture, and Gain Influence One Person at a Time by Ed Muzio From the Publisher Got ten minutes a day? — Then you can create a more successful, more collaborative business culture! As a manager, you’ve tried to keep things positive, but nothing seems to work. You can’t control the economy, what’s going on in your employees’ lives, or other factors–so what can you do to build and sustain a winning...

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In the Mail: No Excuses! The Power of Self-Discipline

No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline by Brian Tracy From the Publisher You don’t need to have been born under a lucky star, or with incredible wealth, or with terrific contacts and connections, or even special skills…but what you do need to succeed in any of your life goals is self-discipline. Unfortunately, most people give in to the two worst enemies of success: they take the path of least resistance (in other words, they’re lazy) and/or they want immediate gratification: they...

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In the Mail: Robert's Rules of Innovation

Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival Synopsis Innovation, the key to your company’s survival, must be encoded in your corporate DNA. It is an imperative—because you can bet your competitors are going at Innovation full-throttle. Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival chronicles decades’ worth of collective, invaluable experience contributed by Innovation guru Robert Brands and his international...

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In the Mail: Business edition

–> Upstarts!: How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit from Their Success by Donna Fenn Description They’re young, they’re brash, they’re smart—and they’re 77-million strong. Generation Y is creating startups at an unprecedented rate, and their approach to business is unlike anything you’ve seen. The generation described by the media as spoiled, entitled, even narcissistic, is proving these notions false every day. Inspired by the...

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