Platform Revolution: Book Overview and Takeaways

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What makes businesses like Amazon and Spotify successful? How can you start your own platform? In Platform Revolution, the authors compare the platform business model to the traditional business model known as a pipeline. They also outline the essential design and management strategies for platform developers. Read below for a brief Platform Revolution book overview.

Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion (Overview)

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What if you applied martial arts principles to communication? What difference could it make in your ability to make your message heard? George Thompson argues that Verbal Judo is the most effective way to resolve conflicts and respond to confrontations. He explains each of his method’s principles and how to apply them, even under pressure. Continue reading for an overview of Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion by George Thompson.

The Stoic Challenge by William B. Irvine: Book Overview

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What’s The Stoic Challenge by William B. Irvine about? How did the Stoics face adversity? Every one of us experiences hardship, often daily. In The Stoic Challenge, William B. Irvine argues that minimizing suffering isn’t just possible—it’s something that people have been doing since the Stoics pioneered a strategy to approach adversity as opportunity. Read below for a brief overview of The Stoic Challenge.

That Little Voice in Your Head by Mo Gawdat: Book Overview

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What’s That Little Voice in Your Head by Mo Gawdat about? Can you program your brain to be happier? In That Little Voice in Your Head, Mo Gawdat explains your brain functions like a computer. He explores how it causes unhappiness and replaces these functions with new ones that will ensure happiness. Read below for a brief overview of That Little Voice in Your Head.

You Can Negotiate Anything by Herb Cohen: Book Overview

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Is it possible for both sides to win in a negotiation? How can you discover your opponent’s ceiling? Can you make a negotiation pleasant? In You Can Negotiate Anything, Herb Cohen teaches you how to conduct the most productive kind of negotiation possible: one where both sides win. You’ll also learn how to win at competitive negotiation and the secrets to a favorable deal. Read below for a brief overview of You Can Negotiate Anything.

Scaling People: Book Overview (Claire Hughes Johnson)

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What’s Claire Hughes Johnson’s book Scaling People about? What’s the greatest resource every company has? How can you ensure you’re hiring the right people? Fast-growing companies often focus on scaling key aspects of their business, such as their sales, marketing budgets, and manufacturing processes. However, according to Scaling People, they often forget to focus on their greatest resource: their people. Read below for a brief Scaling People book overview.

Adam Alter’s Anatomy of a Breakthrough: Overview & Takeaways

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What’s Anatomy of a Breakthrough about? Do you have writer’s block or feel stuck in your personal life? We’ve all felt trapped at some point in our lives when our motivation falters and all our hard work grinds to a halt. In Anatomy of a Breakthrough, Adam Alter proposes a range of solutions that might help you find your way out of the woods. Read below for an overview of Adam Alter’s Anatomy of a Breakthrough.