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Kevin on May 8th, 2012

If you’ve ever thought about pursuing your dream and starting your own business, buy this book.  If you know someone who claims to be an entrepreneur but hasn’t actually done anything, give them this book. Chris Guillebeau’s The $100 Startup launches today, and it’s simply the best book I’ve ever read on how to turn […]

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Adam Baker of Man vs Debt fame, and Karol Gajda of Ridiculously Extraordinary have pulled together a crazy deal – $1000 worth of eBooks, training modules, and a hard cover copy of  The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau – and are selling the whole enchilada for 90% off ($100) for 72 hours only. . If […]

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Kevin on September 28th, 2009

In this collection of twenty stories, some of which previously appeared in Salon, Outside, Slate, Condé Naste Traveler, Islands, and other periodicals, Potts manages to both educate and entertain as he explores odd, wondrous, and occasionally downright squalid locations, all the while delving into the meaning of travel in the 21st century. Many reviews of Marco Polo Didn’t Go There mention some of the more sensational stories in this collection: Potts’s attempt to crash the set of a Leonardo DiCaprio film, getting drugged and robbed by Turkish hoodlums, or learning about the secrets of tantric sex from a guru seemingly plucked from the cast of a Peter Sellers film. More compelling, at least for this reader, are the smaller, quieter stories…

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Kevin on January 26th, 2009

If you manage young people, have a son or daughter who’s nearing college graduation or know someone who’s at an early stage in his or her career, I strongly recommend you consider giving them The Adventures of Johnny Bunko. Written by New York Times bestseller and business writer Dan Pink, the book is an entertaining […]

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If you’re an avid reader, you no doubt have a collection of books on your bookshelf – or spread about your home – that you’d like to exchange for other titles, at virtually no cost. Enter paperbackswap.com! This online club – essentially a huge book swapping site – enables you to swap books you no […]

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Kevin on April 15th, 2008

I’ve briefly reviewed Chip and Dan Heath’s Made to Stick on LifeApps previously, and continue to recommend it to anyone who presents ideas. This morning I came across this short (<5 min.) interview with the Heath brothers from the Today show. If you haven’t picked up a copy of Made to Stick, I hope this […]

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Kevin on February 17th, 2008

If you ever present ideas to others – and who doesn’t? – you really ought to read Chip and Dan Heath’s Made to Stick. The book explores why some ideas “stick” – are vivid, memorable and resonate with their audience. The authors craft a simple formula for giving ideas “stickiness,” and provide numerous examples and […]

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