Connect by Josh Turner, Book Review

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Connect by Josh Turner, Book Review When I read books, even fiction, I am looking for information that I can use to help me develop professionally. A while back, I got an unusual email, telling me that I would get the print copy of Connect: The Secret LinkedIn Playbook To Generate Leads, Build Relationships, And Dramatically Increase Your Sales if I paid for the Kindle version. The money that I paid for the Kindle version would help to offset the shipping cost. Because the amount was nominal, I pre-ordered the book. The other reason I decided to get the book, is that I want to learn how to … [Read more...]

Obstacles, Reading Challenge, Benefits of Reading

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Obstacles, Reading Challenge, Benefits of Reading As I am writing this post, it is Canada Day, and I’m feeling very frustrated. Why? Have you ever been in a situation where you were set to work on a commitment to yourself, and there were all kinds of obstacles in your way? That’s what I am going through right now. Last week, I read a great tip about reading books faster by reading a print book while listening to the audio version at twice the speed. Imagine my delight when I discovered this tip! It seemed like a great idea to me, and one that would allow me to accelerate my … [Read more...]

Learn from Kay Koplovitz, Founder, USA Networks [Interview]

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Learn from Kay Koplovitz, Founder, USA Networks [Interview]  Invisible Mentor: Kay Koplovitz, Chairman & CEO Company Name: Koplovitz & Co Website: http://koplovitz.com/  Part One: Introduction Avil Beckford: In a couple of sentences, tell me a little bit about yourself. Kay Koplovitz:  I’m an entrepreneur. I founded USA Network and the Sci-Fi Channel. So I’m an entrepreneur in the cable television business. I did that for a couple of decades and for the last 15 years or so, I’ve actually been a venture capitalist and working with women entrepreneurs in technology and … [Read more...]

How to Read a Book Faster

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How to Read a Book Faster I learn something new every day. In the last 36 hours I learned two techniques (one is not really new, but I needed the reminder) to read a book faster. This blog post is inspired by “Read a Book Faster by Listening to the Audiobook at the Same Time” and “The Methods I Use To Read A 300 Page Book in 2 Hours Without Speed Reading.” Although I absorb the contents of a book faster than the average reader, I am always looking for ways to be more productive, and these two blog posts seem to be able to do that. Related Posts Read a Book Faster by Listening to … [Read more...]

Cheat Sheet: Getting the Most from Reading Books to Problem Solve

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Cheat Sheet: Getting the Most from Reading Books to Problem Solve When was the last time you tackled a problem at work, so large that others took notice? Or, are you someone who plays it safe, never doing anything that could get you in trouble? Life is about growing and evolving into the person you might become. And that often involves changing your mind and doing things differently. Years ago, I created a template for reviewing and summarizing books, and it was very detailed, but very cumbersome and difficult to use, so I didn’t always use it. It’s a good tool though, because there are … [Read more...]