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What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey

Okay, okay, definitely not a marketing book, but who can go past from words of wisdom from Oprah? I discovered this via an excerpt in a magazine and bought the whole thing soon after. A fabulously short read and perfect for this time of year when you might be setting some goals and dreaming some […]

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The Charisma Myth: Master the Art of Personal Magnetism by Olivia Fox Cabane

This is a fascinating read on charisma, or charm as I prefer to call it. If you’ve ever wondered how politicians learn the art of the schmooze then look no further than this very smart lady: Olivia Fox Cabane. She advises top companies and executives on how to do this stuff and for the rest […]

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change by Charles Duhigg

Have you ever wondered how much of your life and your behavior is dominated by your habits? It’s safe to say that many of the habits we learn are incredibly useful. Habits mean you can drive your car (once you’ve learned how) without much thought at all. The assocations we form can help keep us […]

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How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination by Sally Hogshead

If you’ve ever had to do a personality test (Myers Briggs etc) then you’ll know that they can sometimes have unexpected consequences. I’ve seen people fudge answers (I’m definitely C, but if I pick B that might look better to my boss). And generally berate themselves about their results, “I got A but I need […]

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How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams

This guy has some pretty controversial advice! I thought he probably went a bit general and tried to cover everything in this book, but there’s still some good advice in here. The author also freely admits that a cartoonist is the last person you should take advice from! So I’ve taken his advice and ignored […]

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The Corner Office: How Top CEOs Made It and How You Can Too by Adam Bryant

This book was recommended to me by an amazing lady (thanks Sue!) so I thought I’d give it a whirl. I’m so glad I did, because it’s full of tips for managers at any level (not just CEO’s) and it’s given me these two fabulous analogies to add to my list. 1. Be a coach, […]

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