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The Brand Called You

Big companies understand the importance of brands. Today, in the Age of the Individual, you have to be your own brand. Here’s what it takes to be the CEO of Me Inc. Written by Tom Peters, The Brand Called You outlines the idea that all workers (receptionists to CEOs) must be in control of their own careers. Sixteen years after publication in Fast Company, Tom’s article is still the go-to resource on the subject.

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A Liter of Light

Liter of Light is a global, grassroots movement that uses inexpensive, readily available materials to provide high quality solar lighting to people with limited or no access to electricity.

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Landfill Harmonic

Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a natural disaster strikes their community, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a…

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The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses

by Amar Bhidé What is this mysterious activity we call entrepreneurship? Does success require special traits and skills or just luck? Can large companies follow their example? What role does venture capital play? In a field dominated by anecdote and folklore, this landmark study integrates more than ten years of intensive research and modern theories of business and economics. The result is a comprehensive framework for understanding entrepreneurship that provides new and penetrating insights. Examining…

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Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being

by Martin E. P. Seligman Flourish presents a dynamic new concept of what well-being really is. Traditionally, the goal of psychology has been to relieve human suffering, but the goal of the Positive Psychology movement, which Dr. Seligman has led for fifteen years, is different—it’s about actually raising the bar for the human condition. While certainly a part of well-being, happiness alone doesn’t give life meaning. Seligman now asks, What is it that enables you to…

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Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

by Martin E.P. Seligman The father of the new science of positive psychology and author of Authentic Happiness draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enhances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an “I—give-up” habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive…

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The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist’s Journey from Helplessness to Optimism

by Martin E.P. Seligman One of the most influential living psychologists looks at the history of his life and discipline, and paints a much brighter future for everyone. When Martin E. P. Seligman first encountered psychology in the 1960s, the field was devoted to eliminating misery: it was the science of how past trauma creates present symptoms. Today, thanks in large part to Seligman’s Positive Psychology movement, it is ever more focused not on what…

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Breakpoint and Beyond: Mastering the Future of Today

by George Land and Beth Jarman The founders of Leadership 2000, an international leadership development corporation whose clients include DuPont, IBM, 3M, and Sony, show how business professionals and organizations can adopt a new design for living in a dynamically changing world through new ways of creative thinking. Buy it here.

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The Person and the Situation: Perspectives of Social Psychology

by Lee Ross & Richard E. Nisbett How does the situation we’re in influence the way we behave and think? Professors Ross and Nisbett eloquently argue that the context we find ourselves in substantially affects our behavior in this timely reissue of one of social psychology’s classic textbooks. Buy the book here.

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