The Idea in You

How to Find It, Build It, and Change Your Life

Author: Martin Amor,Alex Pellew

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241971403

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5741

Take your passion and make it happen with The Idea In You by Martin Amor and Alex Pellew Do you have an idea in you? A hobby, a project, a product ... something that could change your life? The Idea in You is a bulletproof system for finding the right idea and shaping it in to a success - on your own terms. With advice from the people behind the likes of Pizza Pilgrims, Parkrun and Decoded, The Idea in You will show you what to expect, how to think and what to do when launching your own venture. Making your idea happen is possible - and it will be one of the most inspiring and energizing experiences of your life. What are you waiting for? 'A wonderfully inspirational book that will help unleash your ideas on the world' Michael Acton Smith, creator of Moshi Monsters 'Every great business starts with an idea . . . this book will help you find yours' Richard Reed, co-founder Innocent Drinks 'It seems to me that many could-be creators simply lack support in their lives, someone genuine who listens to their ideas and pushes boundaries to make it all seem possible. Alex and Martin must recognize this, too, because their book is a generous offer of encouragement and spirit, a drum beat that stirred my creative confidence' Zach Klein, co-founder of Vimeo
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Die Psychologie unserer Abgründe

Author: Julia Shaw

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446261486

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Von Psychopathen wie Charles Manson oder Serienmördern wie Jack the Ripper geht eine unheimliche Faszination aus. Doch woher kommt sie? Und warum verdrängen wir so gern das alltäglichere Böse – von den eigenen Gewaltphantasien bis zum Machtmissbrauch im Büro? Die Kriminalpsychologin und Bestsellerautorin Julia Shaw taucht das Phänomen des Bösen in neues Licht. Shaw sucht und findet das Böse nicht nur in den Gehirnen von Massenmördern, sondern in jedem von uns. Und sie erläutert mithilfe psychologischer Fallstudien und neuester neurowissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse, wie wir uns mit unserer dunklen Seite versöhnen. Ein augenöffnendes Buch, das die vertrauten Kategorien von Gut und Böse völlig über den Haufen wirft.
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Being Strategic

Plan for Success; Out-think Your Competitors; Stay Ahead of Change

Author: Erika Andersen

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429985574

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1572

STRATEGY? TACTICS? CONFUSED? How many times have you sat in a meeting and heard someone use the word "strategic?" As in: "We're not being very strategic about X." or "We need a strategic plan for project Y." And, if your organization is like most, everyone in the meeting nods wisely, the meeting drones on, people endlessly debate how to approach the situation at hand, with – generally – no one the wiser as to what "strategic" really means. Next time, respond: "Being strategic means consistently making those core directional choices that will best move us toward our hoped-for future. Is this what we're doing?" Everybody talks about strategy, but there is a big gap between discussing strategy, defining strategy and actually being strategic -- so you can accomplish something. This book helps you approach business—and life—strategically, explaining what strategy is, why it's important, and how to do it. Being Strategic offers you a step-by-step model and skills for strategic thought and action that are broadly applicable and thoroughly practical: • First, get clear about the problem you're trying to solve • Then, figure out where you're starting from • Now, imagine your "castle on the hill," the future you want to create. • Identify the "trolls under the bridge"; the obstacles in your path • Next, outline the path to the castle: your core strategies and the tactics for implementing them. • Re-evaluate your strategy and your tactics as conditions change Framed around the story of 13th-century Welsh nobles building an actual castle, and weaving in dozens of real-life examples from her practice, which has helped restaurateur Danny Meyer and many others, noted consultant Erika Andersen offers a complete course in turning around a business, or a life.
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Shelter

Author: Lloyd Kahn,Bob Easton

Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 0936070110

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

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A compilation of selections from various publications and by various individuals showing a wide range of information on hand-built housing, building crafts, and building and shelter in general.
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Stand Out

How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It

Author: Dorie Clark

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698170482

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 2473

Standing out is no longer optional Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard, they’ll be recognized on the merits of their work. But that’s simply not true anymore. “Safe” jobs disappear daily, and the clamor of everyday life drowns out ordinary contributions. To make a name for yourself, to create true job security, and to make a difference in the world, you have to share your unique perspective and inspire others to take action. But in a noisy world where it seems everything’s been said—and shouted from the rooftops—how can your ideas stand out? Fortunately, you don’t have to be a genius or a worldwide superstar to make an impact. Drawing on interviews with more than fifty thought leaders in fields ranging from business to genomics to urban planning, Dorie Clark shows how these masters achieved success and how anyone—with hard work—can do the same. Whether it’s learning to ask the right questions, developing and building on an expert niche, or combining disparate fields to get a new perspective, Clark outlines ways to develop the ideas that set you apart. Of course, having a breakthrough insight is only half the battle. If you really want to share your ideas, you have to find a way to build an audience, communicate your message, and inspire others to embrace your vision. Starting small is fine; Clark provides a step-by-step guide to help you leverage your existing networks, attract new people to your cause, and, ultimately, build a community around your ideas. Featuring vivid examples based on interviews with influencers such as Seth Godin, David Allen, and Daniel Pink, Clark shows you how to break through and ensure that your ideas get noticed. Becoming a thought leader in your company or in your profession is the ultimate career insurance. But—even more important—it’s also a chance to change the world for the better. Whatever your cause, perspective, or point of view, the world can’t afford for the best ideas to remain buried inside you. Whether it’s how to improve the educational system or how to make your company more efficient, your ideas matter. The world needs your insights, and it’s time to be bold.
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The Seventh Level

Designing Your Extraordinary Life

Author: Joe Hefferon

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452552651

Category: Self-Help

Page: 196

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Do you feel a rage to achieve? Are you unsure how to begin? What are the secrets to building an extraordinary life? What are the best methods for generating ideas, formulating a plan and constructing your vision? In The Seventh Level, Joe Hefferon guides you through a seven-step process distilled from an exploration of the world’s most ingenious minds—the architects of the great cathedrals and skyscrapers, the visionary galleries and awe-inspiring residences. Nearly every important moment of our lives is in some way connected to a built place, and now that place can be you. Join forces with the architects to design the life you’ve always dreamed of. This is your pocket renaissance, the new era of you, the quest for that elusive seventh level. Praise for The Seventh Level "Leonardo da Vinci first showed us the relationship between the human body and architectural proportions. Now Joe Hefferon shows us the relationship between architectural design and human experience. "The Seventh Level" will help you become the architect of your best life." Dr Wendy Walsh, Human Behavior Expert
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Change Your Life

Inspiring Stories from New-age Healers

Author: Sneha Mehta

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 8184004850

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 264

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Trupti Jayin, Bejan Daruwalla, Sanjay B Jumaani, Paula Horan, Ramesh Chauhan, Pandit Gopal Sharma, Nithya Shanti, Bindu Maira, Nandita Sanker, Rajyogini Shivani Didi What are your options when you get stuck in life? How do you deal with a break-up or a life-threatening disease? Do you try to be positive? But if being positive was so easy, why is the suicide rate rising instead of dipping? Why did America have to go through recession when the Law of Attraction (for attracting money) is known to each and every citizen of the country? Why are we confronting more rapes and murders? The answer is simple—Trying to be positive is not enough. Change Your Life exposes you to a variety of paranormal practices which are otherwise termed controversial, hidden, or supernatural. From the author of 21 Things Every Girl Should Know comes a book that explains the ancient healing techniques that have miraculously changed millions of lives, worldwide. The stories say one thing loud and clear. You can change your life. All you need to know is the way to do it.
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Look at More

A Proven Approach to Innovation, Growth, and Change

Author: Andy Stefanovich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118019610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Praise for Look At More "Andy Stefanovich is a masterful storyteller and a true 'curator of inspiration.' Look At More gives you a dose of Andy's adrenaline and creative can-do spirit, and it provides you with a powerful how-to guide for inspiring workplace innovation that lasts."—Beth Comstock, chief marketing officer, GE "Andy Stefanovich has always exhorted his clients to 'look at more stuff, think about it harder.' With this inspired and inspiring book, he shares dozens upon dozens of ways to put that principle to work. Look At More offers a way to real business transformation." —Daniel H. Pink, author, A Whole New Mind and Drive "Andy offers the reader a unique insight into what it really takes to create innovation within the structure of a corporate environment today. Andy doesn't think outside the box. He blows it up and starts again, helping large corporations think and behave like start-ups." —Duncan Wardle, vice president, Creative Inc., Disney Company "Andy Stefanovich delivers a host of innovative approaches to transform you and your business. The addictive narrative, while informative and actionable, is as creative as he wants us all to be."—Ivy Ross, executive vice president, marketing, Gap Brand at Gap Inc. "Look At More gives business leaders a practical and comprehensive framework to build, maintain, and most importantly inspire innovation not only at work but in all parts of life."—Stew Friedman, Wharton professor and author, Total Leadership
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How to Grow Your Business- For Entrepreneurs

Author: Alex Blyth

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273746928

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Entrepreneurs face a constant struggle to make a profit. They are entirely caught up in the day-to-day race against ever more demanding customers, rising material costs, a mounting tax and regulatory burden, increased international competition, and an ever more challenging labour market. They rarely have time to get away from this ongoing struggle, to think about what they could do to find new customers, manage existing customers more effectively, cut operating costs, minimise their red tape, and get their staff working more productively. Yet, they know that if they could make even small improvements in those areas they would be able to revolutionise their businesses and their lives. They are not alone in this. Few executives at larger companies have the time to address these issues. However, executives at larger companies usually do have the budget to hire consultants to advise them in all these areas. Entrepreneurs don’t. They have neither the time nor the money to address these issues. Furthermore, entrepreneurs tend to be conquerors, rather than empire builders. Very often those who are best equipped to make it through the early years, are least well-equipped to build on that early success. Yet they are desperately keen to see a reward for all the work they put in to get their enterprises off the ground. They have both a need and a desire for advice on how to take their businesses forward. This book is a practical guide, showing them how they can make those improvements with minimal investment of time or money. The ideas will be simply expressed, the action points will be clearly achievable, and the theory will be illustrated with examples of small businesses that have already grown by following this path. By reading this book, and by following each of the action points, every entrepreneur will be able, over time, to cut costs, increase sales and boost profits. It will revolutionise those businesses.
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Your Thoughts Can Change Your Life

Author: Donald Curtis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446567108

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 3417

Curtis shows how to lead a fruitful life by learning to shed undesirable feelings, unlock talents and abilities, build affirmative thought patterns and experience a newfound freedom you never thought possible.
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God Didn't Do It; He Only Signed Off On It

Living a Purposeful Life Through the Storm

Author: Christiana I. Chineme

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452029075

Category: Religion

Page: 424

View: 1917

As humans, things happen to us sometimes that we cannot fully understand. We desire to explain them when from human perspective there's no explanation that really exists. Our perplexion at things of that nature are not just about when they happen to us but also the things we witness in the world around us. They oftentimes shake the foundations of our faith in God to the core. But as much as not knowing hurts, at no time should our reaction be to accuse God for things we don't understand. Rather, we should know that God is not always the architect of all our problems and that He might not always save us from people that live to harm us or bless us the way we want because we take a stand with Him. His promise however is one thing and that is that He'll work it all out for HIS OWN ENDS even the wicked for a day of disaster Proverbs 16:4b. However your pain occurred, God's declared intentions are that He'll use all of your problems any which way they present to work out His will for your life. The deaths of some of the people that went before us is proof that for reasons best known to Him, God at times chooses not to deliver people that take a stand with Him. And it's not because He hated such people but because of what He already planned to use the situation for.
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Journey to Freedom

Your Start to a Lifetime of Hope, Health, and Happiness

Author: Scott Reall

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418585092

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Do you long for change? Are you tired of going through life feeling defeated and stuck? Do you want to discover your potential and realize your purpose in life? If so then Journey to Freedom is for you. This guide helps you to change the things in your life that keep you from fulfilling your purpose. It offers tools along with an inspiring, practical, and hope-filled vision for permanently changing your spirit, mind, and body. Written by Scott Reall--founder of RESTORE, a life-changing ministry of the YMCA.
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The Road to Financial Success:

Strategies to Build Personal Wealth and Protecting It

Author: Joseph R. Mattera

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781463496197

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

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This book is a trip down the road to financial success. Along the way you will learn about goals and the reason it is important to have financial goals. You will further your journey into the world of different investment products and how they work. As you read you will understand in this easy to follow book how inflation and income tax tries to slow your journey down. What can you do to try to limit the tax and beat inflation? This question will get answered after you read the book. You will learn all about insurance and the reasons you need it and the reasons you dont need it. There are some real life compelling stories that portray situations where people did not have their financial lives in order and they paid the price, big time. What are the different types of IRAs? What are some ways that we can prepare for our retirement? Which one is the best for your journey? Do you want to save for your childrens college education? What can we put our money into to provide for college education? These are the questions that will get answered after you read The Road to Financial Success. In the last chapter you will get a complete understanding of how and why Wills and Trusts are important. You will see what the first Will in recorded history looked like. You will learn, with the use of certain trusts, how to protect your assets from con artists and unscrupulous people. Most importantly you will learn the best way to pass money on to the people you want and not the people you dont know and will never meet.
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The Single Mum's Survival Guide

How to Pick Up the Pieces and Build a Happy New Life

Author: Vivienne Smith

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614488274

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 188

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“Once upon a time I was perfectly happy—complacent even. But then my world came crashing down and I was suddenly a single mum of two small children, losing sleep over how to pay the bills. The things I learned allowed me to retain my sanity, self-esteem, and sense of humour and to help my children get through the experience. I discovered how to release the traumatic experiences and emotions that were holding me back and find more fun, fulfillment, and balance in my life (not to mention my lovely husband!)” You can build a happy new life! Are you a stressed-out single mum, juggling childcare, work and home—and struggling to cope with all the emotional and practical demands on you? You’re not alone! The Single Mum’s Survival Guide is packed with words of inspiration, comfort, wisdom and experience from a host of real-life single mums and expert professionals to make life easier, help you on your way, and put your mind at rest with answers to questions such as: How do I tell the kids? How do I get over this split and move on? Why is my child behaving like this and what should I do about it? How will I feel when my kids meet his new girlfriend? How do I deal with all the legal stuff? How can I manage on this little money? How can I have more energy when I’m so tired all the time? Is it OK to ask for help—and who can I ask? Can I ever forgive my ex? Can I really be single and happy? When is it time to start dating again—and how will I know if he’s Mr. Right? Vivienne Smith is a writer, trainer, presenter, and certified neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and hypnosis practitioner. She also a Regional Director of the Athena Group, an international networking, training and development business community for female executives and entrepreneurs. Her experience as a single mum prompted Vivienne to write a book about the subject. It has been the fulfilment of a long term ambition to turn what was at the time a negative and distressing experience into an opportunity to help others get through similar challenges. Now happily remarried, she lives with her husband and two sons in beautiful West Sussex, on the south coast of England.
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Think Like An Entrepreneur

Your Psychological Toolkit For Success

Author: Chris West,Robbie Steinhouse

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273742027

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 9388

Being an entrepreneur isn’t just a job, it’s a state of mind. You want to be an entrepreneur, a successful entrepreneur. You know what you have to do to get your business off the ground, but do you know how to face the mental challenges of starting, running and eventually selling a business? The entrepreneurial mindset is unique – entrepreneurs embrace problems, think on their feet and aren’t afraid to take risks. They persevere through good and bad times and are adept at spotting talent and opportunities. WithThink Like An Entrepreneur you too can get this mindset. Drawing on powerful psychological techniques from neuro-linguistic programming and transactional analysis, you’ll be taken through the life cycle of a business and coached into thinking and behaving as a successful entrepreneur. You’ll build a rock solid foundation of self belief, learn to be open to the wealth of opportunities around you, gain a positive forward thinking ‘can-do’ approach and much much more. Think your way to success! '... a wonderful guidebook for anyone who is ready to start their own business and begin living their dreams.' Robert Dilts, Founder of NLP University and leading contributor to the field of NLP since the 1990s 'Robbie combines the best commercial acumen with some of the most cutting-edge personal development tools on the planet.' Kimberley Hare, Co-Founder and CEO, Kaizen Training Limited ‘An authoritative and sharply written guide to the psychology of success in business.’ Al Alvarez, Novelist, Poet, Critic and author of many highly praised non-fiction books including The Biggest Game in Town
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The Empty Nest

How to survive and stay close to your adult child

Author: Celia Dodd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748118454

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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More than half a million parents confront the empty nest for the first time each year. It is one of the most challenging phases of parenting, often creating feelings of loss, lack of purpose and crisis of identity which can lead to depression. Yet it receives little recognition. And contrary to popular opinion it doesn't only affect women who've put their careers on hold: working mothers and fathers suffer too. Equally, it can be a period of liberation and discovery of new challenges, when marriages long overstressed by childcare can be rejuvenated. The Empty Nest includes case studies documenting a wide range of experiences of parents living through an empty nest; expert comment and advice; plenty of practical ideas, inspiration and tips. This encouraging, empowering books helps you to focus on the positive as well as how to handle the changing relationship with your children to ensure a fulfilling and good relationship going forward, an area of parenting often ignored.
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Overcoming Perfectionism

Finding the Key to Balance and Self-Acceptance

Author: Ann W. Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0757317219

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Practice makes perfect. Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing. Failure is not an option. In today's perfection-obsessed culture, these are the maxims we live by. Yet, the damage that they cause is stifling. Renowned author and pioneer of codependency treatment Ann W. Smith knows this first hand. Smith has dealt with her fair share of perfectionism and has bared witness to this all too common phenomenon in her professional life, having spent the last thirty years studying the impact compulsive disorders have on individuals and family. While perfectionism lacks much of the stigma attached to today's most common compulsions—smoking, gambling, sex addiction, alcoholism, and drug abuse—many of the negative connotations on self and the family system are the same. Psychological and physical implications include: Headaches Isolation Anxiety attacks Fear of failure Sleep disturbances Digestive problems Back pain Overeating Sexual dysfunction Depression Suicidal thoughts or tendencies An inability to establish proper boundaries Overly critical of others The need to be in control Excessive guilt and shame In this revised and updated edition of the original, groundbreaking book Overcoming Perfectionism: The Key to a Balanced Recovery, Smith describes the key differences between overt and covert perfectionism; the role early attachment, temperament, sibling relationships, and life circumstances play in developing this pattern; and how to shift toward a center of balance for a more fulfilling life. Readers will learn how to identify and confront the root cause of their problem, how to reveal and accept their essence, and finally, they will learn the importance of forgiveness and letting go. Additionally, readers discover the key characteristics of a healthy family system, along with the single most important lesson of all—perfection does not exist.
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Grass-Fed Cattle

How to Produce and Market Natural Beef

Author: Julius Ruechel

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342587X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 9944

Successfully raise grass-fed cattle and enjoy the benefits of great-tasting beef and a financially stable enterprise. In this comprehensive guide, Julius Ruechel covers every aspect of raising healthy and thriving grass-fed cattle, offering advice on herd selection, pasture management, medical care, necessary equipment, winter grazing, slaughtering procedures, and more. With tips on creating a viable business plan and identifying niche markets for your beef, Ruechel provides everything you need to know to develop a profitable and environmentally sustainable grass-fed cattle operation.
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Goal Mapping

How To Turn Your Dreams into Realities

Author: Brian Mayne

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 1780284896

Category: Self-Help

Page: 178

View: 2690

Why are some people so much more successful than others, and what does it take for people to achieve their true desires? It was this burning question that inspired Brian Mayne to come up with the Goal Mapping system. The system has achieved formidable success as part of corporate training, with students and school children and indeed for individuals in personal development workshops. The Goal Mapping system is a combination of ancient wisdom, accelerated learning and goal setting principles. Where most goal setting techniques focus on left brain words and endless repetition to condition the goals into the subconscious, Goal Mapping uses imagery - the language of the subconscious. The Goal Maps combine words with pictures and symbols, and are thus able to impact on both the left and the right sides of the brain, to create extraordinary power. Whatever your dream, Goal Mapping can help you achieve it.
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You Are a Brand!

In Person and Online, How Smart People Brand Themselves For Business Success

Author: Catherine Kaputa

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473645271

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 1766

Celebrity entertainers, star athletes, and corporate icons didn’t accidentally wind up at the top—they branded their way there. Now you, too, can leverage the power of a personal brand, harness your potential and take charge of your career. Using strategies from the playbook of the Mad Men of Madison Avenue, advertising guru Catherine Kaputa serves as your personal branding coach in You Are A Brand! 2nd Edition: In Person and Online, How Smart People Brand Themselves for Business Success. Kaputa has expanded her 2007 award-winning classic to include new chapters on crafting your own “elevator speech” and leveraging the power of social media. This updated edition explores strategies and tactics to tap into the power of words, learn the principles of visual identity, think in terms of markets, and execute a self-brand action plan that is unique and memorable. Combining today’s hottest business concepts with the realities of the modern workplace, You Are a Brand! 2nd Edition highlights the self-branding odysseys of savvy professionals and budding entrepreneurs—Catherine Kaputa will coach you to take charge of your career through the one-of-a-kind brand that is YOU.
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