Seven Nonfiction Books That Changed Lives

I asked readers, “What book changed your life?” Here are seven of their responses: . “The book that changed my life (and business) was The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard, Ph.D. and Spencer Johnson, M.D. The book uses the story of a young man who hears about a manager with an excellent reputation for […]

Book Review: “The Start-Up of You”

The American labor market is changing. Work is often difficult to find and even when job seekers land jobs, those jobs may end after a period of months or years rather than decades as in the past. The old model of “job-hopping is bad” is less true and the need to have well-developed job search […]

Gratitude Book Review: “Thanks!” by Dr. Robert Emmons

One of my favorite books about gratitude is “Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier,” by Dr. Robert Emmons. Dr. Emmons is a gratitude guru who has dedicated his life to the study of thankfulness. Positive psychology research finds that there are health and mood benefits to practicing gratitude. Some people are naturally cheerful […]

Book Review: “Get A Life, Not A Job”

Recently I read Dr. Paula Caligiuri’s “Get A Life, Not A Job: Do What You Love and Let Your Talents Work For You.” Dr. Caligiuri is a work psychologist, CNN career expert, professor in human resource management at Rutgers University, and career counselor. Here are my favorite parts about this book: Dr. Caligiuri provides evidence […]

Book Review: How To Be An Infopreneur

I think of the above proverb when I am tempted to kick myself for not learning about information product marketing earlier. I wish I had started twenty years ago rather than recently. However, I am glad I started because creating my first information product (Help Me Find A Career: Strategies To Choose Work You Will […]

Book Review: “Secrets of Six-Figure Women”

“Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies To Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life” is a gem of a book. Author Barbara Stanny is the same person who wrote, “Prince Charming Isn’t Coming,” the classic book that inspired readers to stop waiting for a spouse, the lottery, or any other external source of salvation to […]

Book Review: “What Does Somebody Have To Do To Get A Job?”

Author Cynthia Shapiro’s book, “What Does Somebody Have To Do To Get A Job Around Here?” is so grim and depressing in its portrayal of corporate America, I am not sure anyone would still want to land a job there after reading it. Ms. Shapiro’s first book, “Corporate Confidential,” was called “informed and disillusioned” by […]

Book Review: Best Home Businesses for People 50+

Many people are interested in home businesses right now because of the work/family advantages in shedding your boss and commute, the security that can be built by creating your own source of income, and the satisfaction engendered by shaping an enterprise around your own talents and values. After deciding to pursue a home business, the […]