New books summaries

Good and Mad
Rebecca Traister
Why feminists are angry-- and why that’s a good thing! Good and Mad (2018) explores the righteous indignation of the 21st-century feminist. Providing an overview of injustice and violence against women, Rebecca Traister charts the re-emergence of feminist political anger and the transformative hope it offers for our society.
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19 minutes
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Fair Pay, Fair Play
Robin A. Ferracone
Learn why excessive executive compensation is problematic. Fair Pay, Fair Play (2010) takes an in-depth, critical look at the issue of executive compensation. Written by executive compensation consultant Robin A. Ferracone, this book relies on the author’s 30 years of practical experience to explore the nuances of executive compensation, including the fallacies of using financial incentives as motivators to boost executive performance.
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23 minutes
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Expecting Better
Emily Oster
The pregnancy book every smart mom needs. Expecting Better (2013) seeks to challenge conventional pregnancy wisdom by cutting through the rumors, cliches, and old wives tales to offer a smart, practical guide that will help you have a stress-free pregnancy.
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21 minutes
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Dollars and Sex
Marina Adshade
Learn what sex and economics have in common. Dollars and Sex (2013) examines the peculiar correlation of sex and economics to evaluate the impact of money on our sex lives.
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17 minutes
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Content Rules
Ann Handley, C.C. Chapman
Learn how to create the content that will set your brand apart. Content Rules (2012) is an accessible pocket guide to crafting the content that will help your business succeed. Written by two marketing experts who have implemented their tried-and-true strategies time and time again, Content Rules will empower you with the tools you need to succeed!
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16 minutes
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Co-active Coaching
Henry Kimsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House, Phillip Sandahl, Laura Whitworth
Optimize your life with a radical, collaborative approach to professional coaching. Co-Active Coaching (2011) is an anthology of top tips from the four coaches who founded The Coaches Training Institute. Their organization is dedicated to improving the field of professional coaching and transforming people’s lives. And this book is like having their advice right in your back pocket!
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24 minutes
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Built to Last
Jim Collins
Learn the success secrets that will help your company last. Built to Last (1994) is the brainchild of business consultant and motivational speaker Jim Collins. Known for his work with the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business Review, Collins is more than qualified to give business advice! This book outlines his tips for creating a company that is built to last.
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14 minutes
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Words Can Change Your Brain
Andrew Newberg, Mark Robert Waldman
Learn the conversation strategies that can change your life. As human beings, we spend a huge amount of our lives communicating with other people in a variety of ways ranging from verbal to nonverbal communication. (And don’t forget texting and emojis!) With the wide range of communication options we have, you’d think we’d be great at getting our points across. But for most people, nothing could be farther from the truth. Words Can Change Your Brain (2012) aims to combat this universal difficulty by offering proven strategies to improve your communication skills.
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14 minutes
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Brave New Work
Aaron Dignan
Learn why every leader needs to be “complexity conscious.” Brave New Work (2019) is your guide to the future of business. In this book, Aaron Dignan explores his philosophy for revolutionizing corporate culture by transforming our minds from the inside out.
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14 minutes
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Widen the Window
Elizabeth A. Stanley, PhD
Break free from trauma and maximize your potential. If you’ve lived through a devastating personal trauma, you know how hard it can be to live in the present. Most days, you may feel as though you’re lucky to have made it out of bed; you can forget living up to your full potential! But military psychologist Elizabeth Stanley believes that you don’t have to spend your life being trapped in your trauma. Widen the Window (2019) explores the science of leading psychological studies and the advice of trauma experts to provide you with a how-to guide for breaking free.
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15 minutes
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