Personal Development & Human Behavior


New KB Giveaway! Adversaries into Allies by Bob Burg

By Sally Haldorson, published November 4, 2013, at 7:14 PM in News & Opinion

Most business books are social science books. Sometimes they are given the "self help" label, and while business books are often about growing or evolving the self, they are more often about relationships, and how to work with other people to benefit both parties, whether it is manager-to-employee, marketer-to-client, or peer-to-peer. While social science is technically concerned with individual relationships in a society, it isn't too far of a reach to say that organizations are their own small society.


Two Birds in a Tree: Timeless Indian Wisdom for Business Leaders

By Sally Haldorson, published October 23, 2013, at 6:06 PM in News & Opinion

Author Ram Nidumolu tells us upfront that Two Birds in a Tree: Timeless Indian Wisdom for Business Leaders is "only a road map" and that "you will have to create the guidebook yourself because this is your own unique journey. " Journey toward what? Toward Being.

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Join KnowledgeBOX and get FOCUS!

By Sally Haldorson, published October 8, 2013, at 4:59 PM in News & Opinion

The October 2013 shipments of our KnowledgeBOX will be leaving the warehouse in one week! Don't wait to subscribe and receive a signed copy of Daniel Goleman's new FOCUS: THE HIDDEN DRIVER OF EXCELLENCE and an Advanced Reader's Copy of THE HARD THING ABOUT HARD THINGS by Ben Horowitz. Sign up today and you'll receive 5 hardcover books and 4 advanced reader copies over the year for only $80.

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Thinker in Residence: G. Richard Shell on Business and Books

By Sally Haldorson, published September 7, 2013, at 3:57 AM in Interviews

In our final Thinker in Residence installment with G. Richard Shell, author of Springboard, we asked Dr. Shell to share with us the business question that most inspires his work and what books have most influenced him.

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Thinker in Residence: A Q&A with G. Richard Shell

By Sally Haldorson, published September 6, 2013, at 3:37 AM in Interviews

Happiness is fascinating. It is both one of the simplest things in life and one of the most complicated things to write about. ~G.

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Thinker in Residence: G. Richard Shell

By Sally Haldorson, published September 5, 2013, at 3:55 AM in Interviews

G. Richard Shell is the Thomas Gerrity Professor of Legal Studies, Business Ethics, and Management and the Chair of the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught since 1986. He also led the School’s most recent innovation process to completely redesign its MBA program.


Books to Watch: September 2013

By Michael, published August 29, 2013, at 5:00 PM in New Releases

Is it really almost September? I feel like it was just yesterday that I was holding a flickering sparkler in one hand while sipping from a perspiring brown bottle of New Glarus. Well it's true; summer really is almost over.


A New KnowledgeBlocks Giveaway!

By Sally Haldorson, published August 21, 2013, at 6:29 PM in News & Opinion

We are giving away 20 copies of Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success by G. Richard Shell over on KnowledgeBlocks. Just enter for your chance to win.

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You Are Now Less Dumb

By Michael, published August 14, 2013, at 11:00 AM in Staff Picks

I like to think. At least I like to think that I like to think. This idea I have about myself is exactly what drove me to pick up David McRaney’s new book, You Are Now Less Dumb.


Become the Real Deal

By Michael, published July 26, 2013, at 1:22 PM in Staff Picks

I’ve recently caught myself using the phrase, “(s)he’s the real deal,” when talking to friends and colleagues about people who have distinct reputations for success or innovation. It’s somewhat aphorismic, but what does this phrase even mean? Off the bat, there’s one word that comes to mind: authenticity.

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Thinker in Residence: A Q&A with Jay Baer

By Sally Haldorson, published June 26, 2013, at 8:28 PM in Interviews

If you go out of your way to be useful, to give, to help and to assist, you position yourself as a trusted resource in the lives of many who know you. ~Jay Baer


Reinventing You

By Michael, published May 20, 2013, at 4:39 PM in Staff Picks

“What do people think of you? What do they say when you leave the room? ” Maybe you don’t think you have a brand.