What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know

rian Cohen is what some might refer to as an “old school” angel investor with an approach somewhat different from many others who invest in high tech start ups. But he was the first to invest in a gem like Pinterest! In a new book titled What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know, Cohen…

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Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century

uch of what has been written about entrepreneurship is about how one can create the next Google or Twitter: Georgia Levenson Keohane has turned her attention on public sector and NGOs instead. In Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century, she argues that modern social entrepreneurship is transforming the way we invest our money and change…

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Disney U: How Disney University Develops The World’s Most Engaged Employees

Throughout the years, much has been said about Walt Disney and how he built an enduring business shaped around fun and happiness for families. However, for the first time, comes a book which talks about one the most important disciples of Walt behind the scenes: Van France was a man responsible for creating what is…

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“The Crowd-Funding Revolution” By Kevin Lawton and Dan Marom

The JOBS Act which was signed by President Obama in April 2012 and which goes into effect in 2013 will enable small businesses to tap into the power of crowd-funding as a means to raise capital. Crowd-Funding lobbyist Kevin Lawton and his co-author Dan Marom, see this as a great step in transforming the current…

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Everything I Know About Success I learned From Napoleon Hill

n 1937, one man changed the face of entrepreneurship forever with a single book. Napoleon Hill’s landmark Think and Grow Rich remains one of the biggest bestsellers of all time, with over 20 million copies in print and translated into more than 30 languages. Hill’s philosophy of personal achievement, wealth, and empowerment created millionaires the…

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Adam Grant’s Give And Take: A Groundbreaking Work To Change Your Work and Life

lmost all of us have implicitly noticed that our colleagues, friends or people we interact with differ from each other in terms of how much they give and take: Some people are pure takers; they always think about their own success and how they go through the success or corporate organizational ladder faster. The others,…

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Likeable Business: Why Today’s Consumers Demand More and How Leaders Can Deliver

You can have a rock-solid business strategy, unlimited resources, and the most talented people on staff. But only one thing is guaranteed in today’s hyperconnected society: if your business isn’t likeable, it will fail. Dave Kerpen knows how important it is for a business to be liked—by customers, employees, stakeholders, and the general public. He…

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Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What It Means for the World

ommodities permeate virtually every aspect of modern daily living, but for all their importance—their breadth, their depth, their intricacies, and their central role in daily life—few people who are not economists or traders know how commodity markets work. Almost every day, newspaper headlines and media commentators scream warnings of impending doom–shortages of arable land, clashes…

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Judgment Calls: Twelve Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams That Got Them Right

Despite the dizzying amount of data at our disposal today—and an increasing reliance on analytics to make the majority of our decisions—many of our most critical choices still come down to human judgment. This fact is fundamental to organizations whose leaders must often make crucial decisions: to do this they need the best available insights.…

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Twilight of the Elites: America after Meritocracy

Over the past decade, Americans watched in bafflement and rage as one institution after another – from Wall Street to Congress, the Catholic Church to corporate America, even Major League Baseball – imploded under the weight of corruption and incompetence. In the wake of the Fail Decade, Americans have historically low levels of trust in…

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