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On New Beginnings
On New Beginnings
This 5 min. read saves you up to 74 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 15 getAbstract summaries (15 books with a total of 3698 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 4433 minutes (about 74 hours). Learn more.
On New Beginnings

Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol Or: It’s Never Too Late to Start Over

True Optimists Believe in Progress, Not Perfection
True Optimists Believe in Progress, Not Perfection
This 6 min. read saves you up to 48 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 11 getAbstract summaries (10 books with a total of 2383 pages and one article) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2854 minutes (about 48 hours). Learn more.
True Optimists Believe in Progress, Not Perfection

Voltaire’s Candide Or: Optimism Taken to the Extreme

Beware of What You’re Chasing!
Beware of What You’re Chasing!
This 5 min. read saves you up to 50 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 10 getAbstract summaries (10 books with a total of 2477 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2968 minutes (about 50 hours). Learn more.
Beware of What You’re Chasing!

Herman Melville’s Moby Dick Or: The Fatal Consequences of a Single-Minded Obsession

Foregoing Comfort for Adventure
Foregoing Comfort for Adventure
This 5 min. read saves you up to 42 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 10 getAbstract summaries (10 books with a total of 2087 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2500 minutes (about 42 hours). Learn more.
Foregoing Comfort for Adventure

Homer’s Iliad Or: On Embracing Fate and Pursuing Immortality

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Appreciation Is Better than Criticism
Appreciation Is Better than Criticism
This 7 min. read saves you up to 15 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 3 getAbstract summaries (3 books with a total of 712 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 848 minutes (about 15 hours). Learn more.
Appreciation Is Better than Criticism

Recognizing the tiny details generates stellar results.

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Leadership Lessons from Santa
This 3 min. read saves you up to 85 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 17 getAbstract summaries (16 books with a total of 4244 pages and one podcast) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 5090 minutes (about 85 hours). Learn more.
Leadership Lessons from Santa

Bring joy, check your list twice and make spirits bright: Learn the secrets behind Santa’s impeccable track record of delivering on expectations!

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“You Almost Fail Your Way Towards Success.”
“You Almost Fail Your Way Towards Success.”
This 17 min. read saves you up to 5 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 256 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 291 minutes (about 5 hours). Learn more.
“You Almost Fail Your Way Towards Success.”

Organizational change expert Aidan McCullen, author of Undisruptable, encourages people and companies to disrupt themselves.

How To Stop Pressure From Turning Into Stress
How To Stop Pressure From Turning Into Stress

Strategies to turn a health enemy into a performance ally

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Tim Ferriss, Warren Berger, Hope Jahren and Jonathon Keats

The Art of Asking the Right Questions

Ask a dumb question? Experts conclude you could be the smartest one in the room.

big think
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David Brendel and Ryan Stelzer

Think Talk Create

Companies should step back from their obsession with data to create room for conversation, empathy and understanding.

Public Affairs
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Brian Elliott, Sheela Subramanian and Helen Kupp

How the Future Works

Many workers will never return to their offices. Firms must adjust.

Wiley
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Bernard Garrette, Corey C. Phelps and Olivier Sibony

Cracked It!

Learn the method top global consultants use to grasp, structure and solve complex business problems.

Palgrave Macmillan
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Barry Nalebuff

Split the Pie

Split the pie is a groundbreaking and collaborative negotiation method that makes everyone a winner.

HarperBusiness
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Michelle Moore

Real Wins

Michelle Moore pursues awareness and self-determination in a black and white world.

Nicholas Brealey
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Feedback: Embrace It, Don’t Brace for It
Feedback: Embrace It, Don’t Brace for It
This 5 min. read saves you up to 5 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 4 getAbstract summaries (one book with a total of 236 pages and 3 articles) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 279 minutes (about 5 hours). Learn more.
Feedback: Embrace It, Don’t Brace for It

The topic of giving and receiving feedback is in many people’s mind as performance review season is approaching.

Appreciation Is Better than Criticism
Appreciation Is Better than Criticism
This 7 min. read saves you up to 15 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 3 getAbstract summaries (3 books with a total of 712 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 848 minutes (about 15 hours). Learn more.
Appreciation Is Better than Criticism

Recognizing the tiny details generates stellar results.

How to Offer Effective Feedback
How to Offer Effective Feedback
This 2 min. read saves you up to 34 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 10 getAbstract summaries (7 books with a total of 1668 pages and 3 articles) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2000 minutes (about 34 hours). Learn more.
How to Offer Effective Feedback

Constructive, yet delivered with compassion, feedback is what makes learning cultures thrive.

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“You Almost Fail Your Way Towards Success.”
“You Almost Fail Your Way Towards Success.”
This 17 min. read saves you up to 5 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 256 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 291 minutes (about 5 hours). Learn more.
“You Almost Fail Your Way Towards Success.”

Organizational change expert Aidan McCullen, author of Undisruptable, encourages people and companies to disrupt themselves.

“If Our Value Is Growth, Then I Love Disruption.”
“If Our Value Is Growth, Then I Love Disruption.”
This 13 min. read saves you up to 5 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 256 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 295 minutes (about 5 hours). Learn more.
“If Our Value Is Growth, Then I Love Disruption.”

Tom Ziglar, author of 10 Leadership Virtues for Disruptive Times, discusses why the “coach leader” gets results while the “T-Rex” leader is going the way of the dinosaur.

“You’ve Got to Understand How the Work You Try to Improve Gets Done.”
“You’ve Got to Understand How the Work You Try to Improve Gets Done.”
This 12 min. read saves you up to 4 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 179 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 203 minutes (about 4 hours). Learn more.
“You’ve Got to Understand How the Work You Try to Improve Gets Done.”

Brandon Carson, author of L&D’s Playbook for the Digital Age, believes L&D must focus on performance readiness and recognize the potential for on-the-job learning and development – especially in tough economic times.

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How to Unleash the Connective Power of ERGs
This 5 min. read saves you up to 27 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 5 getAbstract summaries (5 books with a total of 1350 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1615 minutes (about 27 hours). Learn more.
How to Unleash the Connective Power of ERGs

Employee Resource Groups are no longer nice-to-have options.

A Trickle Down Effect That (Unfortunately) Works
A Trickle Down Effect That (Unfortunately) Works

Bad bosses make entire companies worse. But they are less numerous than you might think – and they mainly occur in corporate cultures with antiquated promotion strategies.

Making the Most of In-Person Team Gatherings
Making the Most of In-Person Team Gatherings

You’ve been looking forward to this for a long time: Having your entire team in person (!) gathered in one place. How do you make the most of people’s time together?

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Lessons from the “World’s Most Popular Sport”
This 8 min. read saves you up to 41 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 12 getAbstract summaries (7 books with a total of 2034 pages and 5 articles) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2433 minutes (about 41 hours). Learn more.
Lessons from the “World’s Most Popular Sport”

If you want to understand what makes soccer so appealing, you’ll get a dream pass here.

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Dopamine: the Good, the Bad and the Useful
This 11 min. read saves you up to 63 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 16 getAbstract summaries (12 books with a total of 3127 pages, 3 articles and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 3742 minutes (about 63 hours). Learn more.
Dopamine: the Good, the Bad and the Useful

Make this powerful brain chemical work for instead of against you.

History, Hubris and Histrionics
History, Hubris and Histrionics

Why post-pandemic logistics teams struggle with historic data. 

Twenty-Three Minutes
Twenty-Three Minutes

Interruptions derail your workday – 23 minutes at a time.

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Instant Practical Insights into the Thinking of Important Contemporaries

Simon Sinek
This 9 min. read saves you up to 39 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 14 getAbstract summaries (9 books with a total of 1912 pages and 5 videos) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2286 minutes (about 39 hours). Learn more.
Simon Sinek

On purpose, leadership and empathy.

Tim Ferriss
This 9 min. read saves you up to 7 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 2 getAbstract summaries (one book with a total of 320 pages and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 375 minutes (about 7 hours). Learn more.
Tim Ferriss

On facing fears and learning anything.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This 7 min. read saves you up to 25 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 4 getAbstract summaries (4 books with a total of 1215 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1451 minutes (about 25 hours). Learn more.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

There are many stories and there are many feminisms.

Carol Dweck
This 8 min. read saves you up to 33 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 9 getAbstract summaries (7 books with a total of 1630 pages and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1948 minutes (about 33 hours). Learn more.
Carol Dweck

On the foundations of a growth mind-set, or, why we are “born to learn.”

Josh Bersin
This 9 min. read saves you up to 41 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 16 getAbstract summaries (7 books with a total of 2030 pages, 7 articles and 2 podcasts) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2427 minutes (about 41 hours). Learn more.
Josh Bersin

On finding and empowering top talent.

Brené Brown
This 7 min. read saves you up to 23 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 8 getAbstract summaries (4 books with a total of 1136 pages, one video and 3 podcasts) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1357 minutes (about 23 hours). Learn more.
Brené Brown

On vulnerability, psychological safety and other leadership skills.

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Information as Energy
Information as Energy
Information as Energy

Caleb Scharf, director of the Columbia Astrobiology Center, offers a self-renewing, self-contradictory discussion of information as an evolutionary source of universal energy.

See Your Thoughts
See Your Thoughts
See Your Thoughts

Todd Cherches explains how leaders can make the most of the power of metaphors and visual thinking.

Healing Truths
Healing Truths
Healing Truths

Oprah Winfrey offers advice to help you become your best self, achieve your dreams and live your truth.

Protect Yourself from Toxic People
Protect Yourself from Toxic People
Protect Yourself from Toxic People

Prolific self-help author Chase Hill offers a basic primer for recognizing the harmful behaviors of others and taking steps to protect your emotional life.

Social Entrepreneurship
Social Entrepreneurship
Social Entrepreneurship

Academician Roger L. Martin and executive Sally R. Osberg provide powerful examples of individuals who helped entire communities through social entrepreneurship.

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