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Deke Bridges's Top Book Recommendations

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Recommended by Deke Bridges, and 1 others.

Deke BridgesThank you... two best words ever. I love this book already. (Source)

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Streetcars played a key role in the frenzy of development that followed completion of the first bridges across the Willamette River in Portland in 1887. As carlines radiated eastward, a revolutionary shift in population saw suburban neighborhoods like Sunnyside spring up overnight. In 1888, the first steam streetcars expanded the city of East Portland beyond the limits imposed by horse-drawn transportation. Within a year, "motor" lines were running north and south of Mount Tabor and local entrepreneurs, prompted by opposition to locomotives rumbling over city streets, were experimenting with... more
Recommended by Deke Bridges, and 1 others.

Deke BridgesA fascinating vehicle to the past turns out to be streetcars. Last night at @Powells, the Hawthorne store author #powellsevent featured a history lesson that tapped into the pulse of how a city grew. Absolutely fascinating. Read the book: SUNNYSIDE STREETCARS: #Portland #Oregon (Source)

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Being saddled with a terrible supervisor can turn even the best job into a nightmare. Unfortunately, not every boss is the great symbol of managerial perfection one would hope for. In fact, more people than not consider themselves stuck with a "bad boss." But short of remaining miserable or quitting a job, what can be done about it? A Survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses provides readers with savvy, practical advice for coping with managers and supervisors who are mean, incompetent, unethical, and worse. The book includes powerful strategies for not only working with -- but thriving... more
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Deke BridgesFor #NationalBossDay I am re-reading this excellent @giniscott book. Hopefully you've never had managers from hell. Great resource, worthy read. (Source)

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The Magical Language of Others is a powerful and aching love story in letters, from mother to daughter. After living in America for over a decade, Eun Ji Koh’s parents return to South Korea for work, leaving fifteen-year-old Eun Ji and her brother behind in California. Overnight, Eun Ji finds herself abandoned and adrift in a world made strange by her mother’s absence. Her mother writes letters, in Korean, over the years seeking forgiveness and love—letters Eun Ji cannot fully understand until she finds them years later hidden in a box.

As Eun Ji translates the letters,...
Recommended by Deke Bridges, Kate Mckean, and 2 others.

Deke BridgesFascinating new book.... THE MAGICAL LANGUAGE OF OTHERS. Big thumbs up for @thisisEJKoh. #BookReview (Source)

Kate MckeanThis book by @thisisEJKoh is amazing. Pre-order it now. (Source)

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Real marketing isn't about racking up clicks and tweets; it's about connection, empathy, and making a difference.

Over the past quarter century, Seth Godin has taught and inspired millions of entrepreneurs, marketers, leaders, and fans from all walks of life, via his blog, online courses, lectures, and bestselling books. He is the inventor of countless ideas and phrases that have made their way into mainstream business language, from Permission Marketing to Purple Cow to Tribes to The Dip.

Now, for the first time, Godin offers the core of his marketing...

Seth GodinNobody had written the definitive book of the post-advertising age. It needed to be able to explain everything from Airbnb to Trump to the success of Instagram. If there’s going to be a coherent, unified theory of marketing, it will not only explain what we see, but give us the tools to create our own change in the world. (Source)

Deke BridgesUp late re-reading some of this book again. Seth Godin's book THIS IS MARKETING is so much more than branding, marketing, advertising, and growth. It really makes you think about how to review life. Fantastic book... all his works make your brain click. Got my copy at @Powells. (Source)

Aaron WatsonThis book is my favorite thing he has produced. Unlike most non-fiction books, This Is Marketing does a good job of not going on too long or belaboring the point. Seth deliver succinct actionable insights, some of which I’ve already implemented with the Piper and Going Deep brands. (Source)

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Emotional Intelligence 2.0

"Emotional Intelligence 2.0 succinctly explains how to deal with emotions creatively and employ our intelligence in a beneficial way."

For the first time ever in a book, TalentSmart's revolutionary program helps people identify their EQ skills, build these skills into strengths, and enjoy consistent performance in the pursuit of important life objectives. The book contains proven strategies from a decade-long effort to accurately measure and increase emotional intelligence. Trusted by upper-echelon leaders inside companies worldwide, these strategies will...

Stephen R. CoveyGives abundant, practical findings and insights with emphasis on how to develop EQ. Research shows convincingly that EQ is more important than IQ. (Source)

Patrick LencioniThis book can drastically change the way you think about it twice. (Source)

Deke BridgesCurrent read... fascinating IQ vs EQ. Worthy book. #books #education #growth #LifeLessons @LeadersBest (Source)

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Crucial Conversations

Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

Crucial Conversations: Tools For Talking When Stakes Are High is a guide to hone your conversation skills, and prepare you for the most important or trying times of your life and career. The book discusses how talking in the right way can help people achieve what they want. People are often tongue-tied when it comes to interacting with someone, especially when there is a lot of tension in the air. Strong emotions often give away the ability to rationalise one's thoughts, especially during conversations, and emotionally-driven conversations will not work on important occasions. This book... more
Recommended by Max Levchin, Deke Bridges, and 2 others.

Max LevchinA now-venerable guide to having tough conversations in a way that engages the debaters. (Source)

Deke BridgesPicked up this great book @Powells to read. Better conversation and listening enables you to get deeper into subjects at hand. When talking with people, this makes your communication skills a very powerful tool. Always be learning. #growth #education #leadership (Source)

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Spark Joy is an in-depth, line illustrated, room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home. It covers every room in the house from bedrooms and kitchens to bathrooms and living rooms as well as a wide range of items in different categories, including clothes, photographs, paperwork, books, cutlery, cosmetics, shoes, bags, wallets and valuables. Charming line drawings explain how to properly organise drawers, wardrobes, cupboards and cabinets. The illustrations also show Ms Kondo's unique folding method, clearly showing how to fold anything from shirts, trousers and jackets... more
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Deke Bridges@ritawynthomas @MarieKondo Happy Friday Rita. It's a great book... part 2 of Marie's first book. Highly recommend. (Source)

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To the outside observer, it seems like they ve won the career lottery that by some stroke of luck or circumstance, they ve found the one thing they love so much that it doesn t even feel like work, and they re getting paid well to do it. In reality, their good fortune has nothing to do with chance. There s a method for finding your perfect job, and Chris Guillebeau, the bestselling author of "The $100 Startup," has created a practical guide for how to do it whethe rwithin a traditional company or business, or by striking out on your own. Finding the work you were born to do isn t just about... more
Recommended by Deke Bridges, Michael Woodward, and 2 others.

Deke BridgesRecommended reads... Just finished BORN FOR THIS by @chrisguillebeau and on to the book Seth Godin says is the best career book ever and loved by Jim Gaffigan: DO OVER by @JonAcuff. Next book is also an Acuff book, START, before diving into more WordPress stuff. (Source)

Michael WoodwardThere is nothing better than doing what you were born or created to do. This book is all about that journey of learning what you were born to do. (Source)

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