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Gary Chapman’s book, The 5 Love Languages is built around the premise that “people speak different love languages” (14) and the key to love in marriage is to express love to your spouse in the ways that they respond to. For Chapman, real love comes in once the “honeymoon” feeling that many...
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In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell discusses cases of extreme or unusual success—outliers—and the conditions that yield these successes. These factors are not only individual, but also cultural. They are not only the product of hard work and dedication but also of good timing and placement...
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Hailed as “one of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought in the last fifty years” by Carl R. Rogers, Viktor E. Frankle’s book, Man’s Search for Meaning, provides insight into what it is that motivates us. The first half of Frankle’s book focuses on his experience in the...
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David Allen’s book, “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity,” presents a method for creating “stress-free productivity” in today’s fast paced, high-volume world of knowledge work. It is divided into two parts. The first section of the book deals with what Allen calls the “art...
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Zelinski is probably best known for his book, The Joy of Not Working that is aimed at helping people enjoy one of the largest features of their retirement—leisure. His second book, How to Retire Happy, Wild and Free, has a similar goal in mind: to help those in retirement or preparing for...
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The On-Purpose Person details the journey of an unnamed protagonist from a confused, anxious, fearful individual -- the type of person who appears to “have it made” but is dying inside -- to an “on-purpose person,” someone whose life is consistent with his values. With help from “the professor,”...
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Considered one of the most practical motivational books of its kind, The Power of Focus offers intelligent advice and systems to help you live your life more effectively. Designed for business people, The Power of Focus claims to help you achieve your family, professional, and financial goals...
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Book: The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy Author: Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko Published: 1996 Reviewer: Jamie Moon, Staff Writer Written after twenty years of research on the American wealthy, The...
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Book: The Richest Man in Babylon Author: George S. Clason Published: 1926 Reviewer: Jamie Moon, Staff Writer First published in a series of pamphlets distributed by banks and insurance companies in 1926, The Richest Man in Babylon, contains...
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Author: Thomas L. Friedman Published: 2005 Although The World is Flat was first published in 2005, Thomas Friedman’s description of the way the world was changing due to globalization has proved to be “dead on.” Friedman’s discussion ranges from foreign policy, to economics, to the...
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