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Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and ...
by Scott Young

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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<p><strong>Now a Wall Street Journal bestseller.</strong></p><p><strong>Learn a new talent, stay relevant, reinvent yourself, and adapt to whatever the workplace throws your way. <em>Ultralearning</em> offers nine principles to master hard skills quickly. This is the essential guide to future-proof your career and maximize your competitive advantage through self-education.</strong></p><p>In these tumultuous times of economic and technological change, staying ahead depends on continual self-education鈥攁 lifelong mastery of fresh ideas, subjects, and skills. If you want to accomplish more and stand apart from everyone else, you need to become an ultralearner. </p><p>The challenge of learning new skills is that you think you already know how best to learn, as you did as a student, so you rerun old routines and old ways of solving problems. To counter that, <em>Ultralearning</em> offers powerful strategies to break you out of those mental ruts and introduces new training methods to help you push through to higher levels of retention. </p><p>Scott H. Young incorporates the latest research about the most effective learning methods and the stories of other ultralearners like himself鈥攁mong them Benjamin Franklin, chess grandmaster Judit Polg謾r, and Nobel laureate physicist Richard Feynman, as well as a host of others, such as little-known modern polymath Nigel Richards, who won the French World Scrabble Championship鈥攚ithout knowing French. </p><p>Young documents the methods he and others have used to acquire knowledge and shows that, far from being an obscure skill limited to aggressive autodidacts, ultralearning is a powerful tool anyone can use to improve their career, studies, and life. </p><p><em>Ultralearning</em> explores this fascinating subculture, shares a proven framework for a successful ultralearning project, and offers insights into how you can organize and exe - cute a plan to learn anything deeply and quickly, without teachers or budget-busting tuition costs.</p><p>Whether the goal is to be fluent in a language (or ten languages), earn the equivalent of a college degree in a fraction of the time, or master multiple tools to build a product or business from the ground up, the principles in <em>Ultralearning</em> will guide you to success.</p>
The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Ge...
by Michael Watkins

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

April 23, 2013

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<strong>The world鈥檚 most trusted guide for leaders in transition</strong><br /><br />Transitions are a critical time for leaders. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will face. While transitions offer a chance to start fresh and make needed changes in an organization, they also place leaders in a position of acute vulnerability. Missteps made during the crucial first three months in a new role can jeopardize or even derail your success. <br /><br />In this updated and expanded version of the international bestseller <em>The First 90 Days</em>, Michael D. Watkins offers proven strategies for conquering the challenges of transitions鈥攏o matter where you are in your career. Watkins, a noted expert on leadership transitions and adviser to senior leaders in all types of organizations, also addresses today鈥檚 increasingly demanding professional landscape, where managers face not only more frequent transitions but also steeper expectations once they step into their new jobs. <br /><br />By walking you through every aspect of the transition scenario, Watkins identifies the most common pitfalls new leaders encounter and provides the tools and strategies you need to avoid them. You鈥檒l learn how to secure critical early wins, an important first step in establishing yourself in your new role. Each chapter also includes checklists, practical tools, and self-assessments to help you assimilate key lessons and apply them to your own situation. <br /><br />Whether you鈥檙e starting a new job, being promoted from within, embarking on an overseas assignment, or being tapped as CEO, how you manage your transition will determine whether you succeed or fail. Use this book as your trusted guide.<br /><br />
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
by , Dave Evans

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English

Pages

269

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times Bestseller聽</i></b><br /><br /> <b>An inspiring and thought-provoking graduation gift: At last, a book that shows you how to build鈥?lt;i>design鈥?lt;/i>a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage</b>聽<br /><br /> Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home鈥攁t the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve.<br /><br /> In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to聽<i>design and build聽</i>your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.<br /><br /> <br /> "<i>Designing Your Life</i>聽walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will."聽<br /> 鈥擠aniel Pink, bestselling author of聽<i>Drive</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淭his [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.鈥?lt;br /> 鈥擠avid Kelley, Founder of IDEO<br /><br /> 鈥淎n empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book鈥檚 most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.鈥?lt;br /> 鈥?lt;i>Publishers Weekly</i>
WORK FROM HOME WHILE YOU ROAM: The Ultimate Guide to Jobs That Ca...
by Robin Barrett

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English

Pages

493

Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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If you had two years to live would you keep your current job?<br />Search your heart. If the answer is NO then the freedom you seek is just pages away.<br /><br />Forget the old concept that you must work now and live later. Escape the endless cycle that takes you from work to home then work again. Relieve financial tension without working a second job. <br /><br />Work from Home While You Roam gives you the blueprint you need to work where, when and with whom you want while remaining financially secure. This book gives you:<br /><br />鈥ver 300 resources for location-independent jobs of all kinds<br />鈥pportunities for every skillset, season and schedule <br />鈥esources for traditional-but-Remote Employees, Freelancers, Professionals, Service Providers, Entrepreneurs, Laborers, Micro-taskers, or anyone who needs quick cash from a Side-Hustle and more<br />鈥imple steps to navigating Financial Considerations for the Self-Employed, Freelance Sales Platforms, Employment Marketplaces, Seasonal Work opportunities and more<br />鈥he QUICK START GUIDE TO JOBS with links to apply!<br />鈥he MEGA LIST OF JOBS with links to apply!<br />鈥n easy index to quickly find the job you want<br /><br />From the author of the bestselling book BE A NOMAD CHANGE YOUR LIFE and creator behind Creativity RV, Work from Home While You Roam is the most comprehensive guide to location-independent jobs ever written. <br /><br />If you've ever said:<br />"Get me out of this cubicle,"<br />"Get me out of this traffic,"<br />Or "get me out of this debt,"<br /><br />then WORK FROM HOME WHILE YOU ROAM: The Ultimate Guide to Jobs That Can Be Done from Anywhere is for you. <br /><br />The time is now. <br />
The Genius Habit: How One Habit Can Radically Change Your Work an...
by Laura Garnett

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<p><strong>Make your job the right job</strong></p><p>Maybe you're a young professional just starting to think seriously about what you want out of your career. Maybe you've been job hopping for a few years and haven't found the perfect fit. Or maybe you want to launch your career to a new level and bring fresh energy to your work. In <em>The Genius Habit</em>, performance strategist Laura Garnett shows you how the path to finding long-lasting professional happiness starts with building the habit that makes extraordinary accomplishment all but guaranteed, as well as:</p><ul> <li> The difference between passion and purpose and why one matters more than the other</li> <li> How to stop equating achievements with happiness</li> <li> Why having a mentor is not a necessity for career success</li> <li> The benefits of continually fine-tuning your career so you are challenged and fulfilled every day</li></ul><p>Combining the most recent and exciting research on productivity and performance with Laura's experience guiding dozens of high-level clients to the heights of success,<em> The Genius Habit</em> is a must-read for anyone who believes that work can and should be one of the most rewarding aspects of life.<br /></p>
The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, ...
by Timothy Ferriss

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

November 18, 2009

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The 4-Hour Body </i>shows readers how to live more and work less, now with more than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content.</b><br /><br />Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan鈥搕here is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times<b>.</b> Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or聽earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, <i>The 4-Hour Workweek</i> is the blueprint. <br /><br />This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: <br />鈥?How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week<br />鈥?How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want<br />鈥?How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs<br />鈥?How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist<br />鈥?How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 鈥渕ini-retirements鈥?lt;br /><br />The new expanded edition of Tim Ferriss鈥?<i>The 4-Hour Workweek</i> includes:<br />鈥?More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point<br />鈥?Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating e-mail, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than $8 a meal<br />鈥?How Lifestyle Design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times<br />鈥?The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
by Cal Newport

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English

Pages

287

Publication Date

January 05, 2016

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<b>Read the<i> Wall Street Journal </i>Bestseller for "cultivating intense focus" for fast, powerful performance results for achieving success and true meaning in one's professional life (Adam Grant, author of <i>Give and Take</i>). </b><br />Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way.<br />In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. <br />1. Work Deeply2. Embrace Boredom 3. Quit Social Media4. Drain the Shallows<br />A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.<br /><b>An Amazon Best Book of 2016 Pick in Business & Leadership</b><b><i>Wall Street Journal </i>Business Bestseller</b><b>A Business Book of the Week at 800-CEO-READ</b>
What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Readi...
by , Marvin Karlins

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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<p>He says that's his best offer. Is it? </p><p>She says she agrees. Does she? </p><p>The interview went great鈥攐r did it? </p><p>He said he'd never do it again. But he did.</p><p>Read this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you. You will discover:</p><ul><li>The ancient survival instincts that drive body language</li><li>Why the face is the <em>least</em> likely place to gauge a person's true feelings</li><li>What thumbs, feet, and eyelids reveal about moods and motives</li><li>The most powerful behaviors that reveal our confidence and true sentiments </li><li>Simple nonverbals that instantly establish trust</li><li>Simple nonverbals that instantly communicate authority </li></ul><p>Filled with examples from Navarro's professional experience, this definitive book offers a powerful new way to navigate your world.</p>
Cracking the PM Interview: How to Land a Product Manager Job in T...
by , Jackie Bavaro

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English

Pages

366

Publication Date

March 04, 2014

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How many pizzas are delivered in Manhattan? How do you design an alarm clock for the blind? What is your favorite piece of software and why? How would you launch a video rental service in India? This book will teach you how to answer these questions and more. <br /><br />Cracking the PM Interview is a comprehensive book about landing a product management role in a startup or bigger tech company. Learn how the ambiguously-named "PM" (product manager / program manager) role varies across companies, what experience you need, how to make your existing experience translate, what a great PM resume and cover letter look like, and finally, how to master the PM interview questions (estimation questions, behavioral questions, case questions, product questions, technical questions, and the super important "pitch").<br /><br /><br />CONTENTS:<br /><br />The Product Manager Role<br />What is a PM?<br />Functions of a PM<br />Top Myths about Product Management<br />Project Managers and Program Managers<br /><br />Companies<br />How the PM Role Varies<br />Google<br />Microsoft<br />Apple<br />Facebook<br />Amazon<br />Yahoo<br />Twitter<br />Startups <br /><br />Getting the Right Experience<br />New Grads<br />Making the Most of Career Fairs<br />Do you need an MBA?<br />Why Technical Experience Matters<br />Transitioning from Engineer to Product Manager<br />Transitioning from Designer to Product Manager<br />Transitioning from Other Roles<br />What Makes a Good Side Project? <br /><br />Career Advancement<br />Tips and Tricks for Career Advancement<br />Q & A: Fernando Delgado, Sr. Director, Product Management at Yahoo<br />Q & A: Ashley Carroll, Senior Director of Product Management, DocuSign<br />Q & A: Brandon Bray, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft<br />Q & A: Thomas Arend, International Product Lead, Airbnb<br />Q & A: Johanna Wright, VP at Google<br />Q & A: Lisa Kostova Ogata, VP of Product at Bright.com <br /><br />Behind the Interview Scenes<br />Google<br />Microsoft<br />Facebook<br />Apple<br />Amazon<br />Yahoo<br />Twitter <br />Dropbox <br /><br />Resumes<br />The 15 Second Rule<br />The Rules<br />Attributes of a Good PM Resume<br />What to Include <br /><br />Real Resumes: Before & After<br /><br />Cover Letters<br />Elements of a Good PM Cover Letter<br />The Cover Letter Template<br />A Great Cover Letter <br /><br />Company Research<br />The Product<br />The Strategy<br />The Culture<br />The Role<br />The Questions <br /><br />Define Yourself<br />"Tell Me About Yourself" (The Pitch)<br />"Why do you want to work here?"<br />"Why should we hire you?"<br />"Why are you leaving your current job?"<br />"What do you like to do in your spare time?"<br />"Where do you see yourself in five years?"<br />"What are your strengths and weaknesses?"<br />Sample Strengths and Weaknesses <br /><br />Behavioral Questions<br />Why These Questions Are Asked<br />Preparation<br />Follow-Up Questions<br />Types of Behavioral Questions <br /><br />Estimation Questions<br />Approach<br />Numbers Cheat Sheet<br />Tips and Tricks<br />Example Interview<br />Sample Questions <br /><br />Product Questions<br />About the Product Question<br />Type 1: Designing a Product<br />Type 2: Improving a Product<br />Type 3: Favorite Product<br />Preparation<br />Tips and Tricks<br />Sample Questions <br /><br />Case Questions<br />The Case Question: Consultants vs. PMs<br />What Interviewers Look For<br />Useful Frameworks<br />Product Metrics<br />Interview Questions <br /><br />Coding Questions<br />Who Needs To Code<br />What You Need To Know<br />How You Are Evaluated<br />How To Approach<br />Developing an Algorithm<br />Additional Questions & Solutions <br /><br />Appendix<br />Top 1% PMs vs. Top 10% PMs<br />Be a Great Product Leader<br />The Inputs to a Great Product Roadmap<br />How to Hire a Product Manager
Real Help: An Honest Guide to Self-Improvement
by Ayodeji Awosika

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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Do you ever feel like self-help gurus are...lying to you?<br /><br />You want a better life. You know it鈥檚 possible, but the promises you see most self-help books make just seem too good to be true, right?<br /><br />鈥淲ork 4 hours a week and make millions?鈥?lt;br /><br />鈥淨uit your job in six months!鈥?lt;br /><br />鈥淔ollow these ten steps to become rich, famous, and everlastingly happy!<br /><br />Is there a better alternative? Is there a way to learn how to live a better life without all the extra hype, fake-promises, and B.S.? <br /><br />Real Help: An Honest Guide to Self-Improvement details the in-depth self-improvement knowledge and wisdom from Ayodeji Awosika: a self-taught 3-time author, TEDx speaker, and top writer on Medium with over 50,000 followers who helps millions of readers per year with wisdom and insights to change their life.<br /><br />This book won鈥檛 guarantee any of the following:<br /><br />You鈥檒l make millions of dollars<br />You鈥檒l build a life-changing business that helps you quit your job overnight<br />You鈥檒l find perfect, peace, happiness, and contentment<br /><br />It will, however, teach you everything you need to know to help you:<br /><br /><ul><br /><li>Discover your life purpose (without needing an 鈥渆xact match鈥?</li><br /><li>Develop the mental toughness you need to thrive in an unfair world</li><br /><li>Start your first passion project or side business (without needing to be an expert)</li><br /><li>Dramatically increase your odds of living a successful life (even though this can鈥檛 be guaranteed)</li><br /><li>Build life-changing habits and execute them on auto-pilot (even if you鈥檝e tried and failed before)</li><br /></ul><br /><br />This is a book that tells you what you need to know, not what you want to hear. This is a book that tells you how the world actually works, not how you think it should work.<br /><br />Aren鈥檛 you tired of being told you can 鈥渟ucceed no matter what!鈥? It鈥檚 almost insulting. You live in the real world. If you want to succeed in the real world, you have to understand how to be optimistic and realistic at the same time. <br /><br />With Real Help, you鈥檒l get a no-holds-barred field guide to improving your life with the circumstances you鈥檝e been given. It will help you build a tailor-made path to a successful life based on your definition of the word.<br />

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