Book Review: Thriving in the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

"How to capitalize and compete in the new world of work" is the tagline for the book Thriving in the Gig Economy.   The book starts with an excellent overview of the gig economy. There's also an in-depth review of many of the key gig economy studies.

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Book Review: The Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

The book provides a wealth of excellent "how to" advice on succeeding at independent work. Mulcahy packages up the information from her MBA course in this book, and at only $16 ($11 if you buy the Kindle version), it's a a whole lot cheaper than taking her class at Babson. 

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Book Review: Baby Bust

Small Business Labs

  The book is based on several studies of students from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. There's also good news in the book, especially in the area of gender equality.   Book Reviews Demographics

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Book Review: The Sharing Economy by Arun Sundararajan

Small Business Labs

We follow Sundararajan's work closely and consider him one the top experts in this field, so were excited to get a copy of his new book. The book nicely covers the topics of trust and regulation as they relate to the sharing economy. Book Reviews gig economy on-demand economy

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Book Review: Work Women Want

The Small Business Blog

Recently I read a business book that I really enjoyed. The author, small business owner Jennifer Forest, worked from home following the birth of her children and set out to make that the topic of her latest book. Book Review book review Business Books women work women want

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Mid year reviews

Practically Perfect PA

I’m afraid mid-year review season is back in town or otherwise know as the time when you have to dust off your objectives from the start of the year and have a look at how you have been getting on for the last 6 months. So here are my 6 top tips for your mid-year review.

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Book Review: Essentialism


Mike offers up book reviews here at Productivityist , and he writes about other things he''s learned at People Smarter Than Me. This doesn’t sound easy (and it’s not) so McKeown organizes the book around four big areas with specific tips for each one. Book Review

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Book Review: The Obstacle is The Way


The following review is written by Mike Dariano. Mike offers up book reviews here at Productivityist , and he writes about other things he''s learned at People Smarter Than Me. It’s a philosophy book for people who want to act. Book Review

Book Review: Get Smarter


It might not seem like it considering the number of book reviews I do, but sometimes I get in a reading rut. Days will go by when I haven’t read a book and despite my best attempts to try tactics that have worked in the past I can’t seem to start a new book.

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How to Write a Book Review

Daily Writing Tips

Writing a book review — or any evaluation of a piece of content, including live or recorded music or a film — is simply a matter of sharing your thoughts after you have engaged in the content, but there is a standard template for producing it.

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Book Review: Small Town Rules

Small Business Labs

  The premise of the book is technology - and especially social media - is combining with tougher economic times to create business conditions that reflect those traditionally associated with small towns. Although very different, this book reminded me of E.F.

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Book Review: Smartcuts


Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success by Shane Snow is a book that proposes a new best way. Snow wants us to think about better ways to do things, and notes that the ideas in this book aren’t shortcuts. You can see all the Productivityist Reviews here.

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Book Review: “Bird by Bird”

Daily Writing Tips

If you read Ann Lamott’s book Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life — and if you would like to think of yourself as a novelist or a memoirist, you are strongly advised to do so — be prepared for her disarming, slightly unhinged candor, for relentless reminders that writing is a labor of love (with the emphasis on labor), and for profanity. Original Post: Book Review: “Bird by Bird”. Book Reviews

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Book Review: Ten Steps Ahead – What Separates Successful Business Visionaries From The Rest Of Us

Productivity Bits

This is a quick review of Erik Calonius ‘ latest book, “ Ten Steps Ahead: What Separates Successful Business Visionaries from the Rest of Us “ Erik Calonius is a former foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and a writer for Fortune.

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Book Review: “Garner’s Modern American Usage”

Daily Writing Tips

Pick up any newspaper, magazine, or book, or look at a website, an email message, or a tweet, or examine a newsletter, a brochure, or a report. This nearly 1,000-page book by esteemed wordsmith Bryan A. Another feature of the book is the Language-Change Index, a five-stage system of charting the persistence or introduction of nonstandard language. Original Post: Book Review: “Garner’s Modern American Usage”. Book Reviews

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Tips for booking entertainment at your events

Practically Perfect PA

Over the years I have booked many different types of entertainment for events I have been asked to organise. I once booked a caricaturist that pretty much offended everyone he drew. The amount of space you have will definitely have an impact on the type of entertainment you book.

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Book Review: The Five Elements of Effective Thinking


The following review is written by Mike Dariano. Mike offers up book reviews here at Productivityist , and he writes about other things he''s learned at People Smarter Than Me. But as the book went on, I realized that the size is its strength rather than weakness.

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Book Review: “The Dictionary of Worthless Words”

Daily Writing Tips

Original Post: Book Review: “The Dictionary of Worthless Words”. Book ReviewsNumerous usage handbooks provide general guidelines about how to carefully select the right word or phrase for the right job (or reject one unsuitable for its intended use), but The Dictionary of Worthless Words , by Dave Dowling, specializes in the words and phrases to avoid because they are flaccid, redundant, or verbose.

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Book Review: May I Quote You On That?

Daily Writing Tips

It has been quite a while since I reviewed a book about usage and grammar on this site. The only thing to set such books apart is the formatting and the title. The book is May I Quote You on That? Chapter Two is a review of basic grammar terms. Book Reviews

2015 17

Best Business Books: The First-Time Entrepreneur’s Reading List

Dumb Little Man

They have an extensive list, ranging from science fiction and fantasy to historical and business books. Carve some time this weekend and snuggle with a good book, beginning with the following best business books. First published in 2011, the book and its central topic remain relevant today. If you are busy and you have to choose just one book to digest this year, this should be it. I am betting you will enjoy this book as much as I did.

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Book Review: The Customer Service Survival Kit

Service Untitled

Gallagher, a practicing psychotherapist and the author of many customer service books who has trained over 20,000 people on how to handle the most daunting situations with customers while improving their confidence and an organization’s customer relations.

Announcing my first book: The Hidden Power of Your Customers

Customers Rock!

I am so excited to share the news with all of you that I have a book coming out in July! The book is called The Hidden Power of Your Customers: Four Keys to Growing Your Business Through Existing Customers , being published by John Wiley & Sons. The Book. Pre-order the book.

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Book Review: Give and Take


Mike offers up book reviews here at Productivityist , and he writes about other things he''s learned at People Smarter Than Me. Some givers in Grant’s review of the research were too timid to advocate for themselves. Overall, I enjoyed Grant’s book. Book Review

Book Review: Hand to Mouth - Living in Bootstrap America

Small Business Labs

It was picked up by the Huffington Post and other publications and after a few million page views, Tirado got a book deal. The book is partly a memoir about her life, but mostly it's an angry protest over how poor people in American are treated. 

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Book Review: “The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation”

Daily Writing Tips

No one writing handbook or grammar guide should suffice for careful writers, and though Jane Straus’s The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is less comprehensive than some other resources, its large-format workbook approach provides a reader-friendly introduction to the intricacies of proper prose. But the other half of the book consists of dozens of quizzes (and their answer keys). Original Post: Book Review: “The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation”.

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App Review: Reflect


Reflect lets you review your Evernote notes on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. There are book reviews, podcast notes, articles, and long quotes from interviews, stand-up, and more. Reflect is a web-based review system. Apps app Evernote reflect review

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Book Review: “Spunk and Bite”

Daily Writing Tips

Time magazine listed it as one of the one hundred most influential books written in English since 1923. Plotnik, author of several acclaimed books on writing, offers Spunk and Bite as a refreshing alternative to the dry, rigid edicts of the book known informally as Strunk & White. Original Post: Book Review: “Spunk and Bite”. Book ReviewsThe Elements of Style , by William Strunk Jr. and E.

2012 15

Book Review: Zero to One


Peter Thiel has written a book where he hopes to bridge the gap between specifics and generalities – a book that applies as much to a business owner in Iowa as a San Francisco startup. The post Book Review: Zero to One appeared first on Productivityist.

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A review of Assist Travel 2015

Practically Perfect PA

’ This was half an hour where everyone called talk about their experiences booking business travel, what goes wrong and how to fix any issues that might crop up. I thought the exhibitors were interesting and really relevant for those that book a lot of business travel.

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Book Review: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big


The following review is written by Mike Dariano. Mike offers up book reviews here at Productivityist , and he writes about other things he''s learned at People Smarter Than Me. It''s a book about the race of life and the hurdles you need to jump. Book Review

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Top 10 Websites for Book Lovers

Daily Writing Tips

There is something magical about reading books. Whether you like fiction or non-fiction, fantasy or sci-fi, there are many books out there. Still, it isn’t always easy to make a trip to the bookstore or library to find that specific book that you are looking for. Book Reviews

Book Review: Sharing is Good

Small Business Labs

  The book also makes a strong case why we should share more - think sustainability and money savings - and provides the information needed to get started in the sharing economy.   My favorite part of the book is chapter 6, What to Share.

Book Review: What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast


The following review is written by Mike Dariano. Mike will be offering up book reviews here at Productivityist, and he writes about other things he''s learned at People Smarter Than Me. Here are the four takeaways from this book: 1. Reviews Book Review

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How the Best Hotels Win Repeat Bookings

The Small Business Blog

Follow these golden rules to build a reputation as a caring bed and breakfast, boutique hotel or national chain, to win repeat bookings. Pick products that are reviewed by real customers and ask for your old beds and mattresses to be taken away upon delivery.

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Book Review: How To Invest Your Time Like Money


Elizabeth Grace Saunders has written a time management book that values your time. Saunders’ connection to investment isn’t robust, but the information in the book is still very good. What makes her book a good investment is the focus and efficiency of those sections.

Book Review: How Will You Measure Your Life

Small Business Labs

Clayton Christensen is a leading guru on innovation, a professor at Harvard Business School and the author of The Innovators Dilemma - one of the most influential business books ever written.    The book focuses on how to apply business tools to improve your life.

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Book Review: Switch


Their books are good. This helpful analogy in the book is a nice triad for us to frame how to change and where we may miss a switch. One suggestion from the book is to “shrink the change.” The book isn’t rigorous in any one area, but fits many general ones.

Punctuation Review #6: The Despised Semicolon

Daily Writing Tips

A semicolon is used instead of a comma to introduce a clause that is introduced by a conjunction to produce a more dramatic separation between ideas: He said that he liked to read; but the house contained not a single book. Usage Review

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Verb Review #10: Forming Questions

Daily Writing Tips

How many books have you read on the subject of the Middle Ages? Usage ReviewQuestions do not follow usual subject-verb order. In questions that contain only one verb, the verb precedes the subject: Are you my friend? Have you any wool?

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Eventual Book Review: Surviving Your Serengeti


Surviving Your Serengeti is a book that does just that — and does it very well. The first book in [.] Eventual Book Review: Surviving Your Serengeti comes courtesy of Eventualism I really admire text that is “sub&# in nature.

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