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Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun

I read this before a presentation I had to give at work – and I giggled throughout!  Thought it was pretty rare to find a book on public speaking that’s funny (rather than fear inducing) but this one delivers. If you buy it I suggest skipping right to the back appendix where you can read […]

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I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know by Kate White

Thank you Kate White. Thank you for writing a book that I wished I picked up years and years ago when I first graduated and set about trying to make a go of this ‘career thing’. I believe your book is essential reading for anyone wanting a career – rather than just a job. What […]

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How I Raised Myself From Failure by Frank Bettger

If I had to give this book an alternate title it would be this: the magic of enthusiasm.   As such I decided to dedicate all of my notes to the power of enthusiasm. Cos yes – it’s that important! 🙂 On the actual book – I found it a sweet read and very motivating (quite […]

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Lipstick on a Pig: Winning In the No-Spin Era by Someone Who Knows the Game by Torie Clarke

Don’t you just love this title? What is it with pigs and marketing/comms? It reminds me of this quote: “Creativity is like washing a pig. It’s messy. It has no rules. No clear beginning, middle or end. It’s kind of a pain in the ass, and when you’re done, you’re not sure if the pig […]

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Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi, Tahl Raz

Yup it’s another career book people! 🙂 You know you love it. I would argue one point with the author: eating alone – or in my case getting quiet green tea (Jasmine Dragon Pearl is the best) while scribbling ideas in your notebook – can actually be quite wonderful. Aside from that one point – […]

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Managing Up: 59 Ways to Build a Career-Advancing Relationship with Your Boss by Michael S. Dobson

PAYRISE! PROMOTION! Ah, that got your attention? 🙂  Who doesn’t want at least one of the above at one or many stages in their career? Well this book (and yes I’m a sucker for a career-advicey book) is all about your relationship with your boss, who ultimately represents this (unless you have some weird and […]

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