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Friday, November 29, 2013

Remembering Libraries Unlimited Founder Dr. Bohdan Stephan Wynar

Visionary publisher and founder of Libraries Unlimited, Dr. Bohdan Stephan Wynar, passed away on November 9th in Aurora, Colorado. Santa Barbara Independent
Extract: Wynar made significant contributions to librarianship throughout his career. He authored and co-authored many books in Library Science, including the best-selling Introduction to Cataloging and Classification, currently in its tenth edition under the authorship of Arlene G. Taylor, and co-edited the Dictionary of American Library Biography (DALB). He created and served as editor-in-chief of the critically acclaimed and trusted guide to reference works, American Reference Books Annual (ARBA), now entering its forty-fourth year of publication.
In 1977, he received the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award for his distinguished contributions to reference librarianship. Continue reading: Santa Barbara Independent

Monday, November 18, 2013

If I Knew Then: Advice from Harvard Business School's Class of 1963

Advice on careers, finance, and life from Harvard Business School's Class of 1963
As the 50th reunion of Harvard Business School's Class of 1963 approached, we asked the class members if they had any advice to pass along to younger generations. continue reading

Saturday, November 09, 2013

5 Signs Your Leadership Style Is Outdated, Forbe

1.  You Make Bad Decisions2.  You Grow Complacent3.  Your Selfishness4.  Your Likability Factor Falters5.  You Stop Reinventing continue reading Forbe

Saturday, November 02, 2013

If You Want to Lead, Read These Ten Books, HBR Blog Network

11 Books Every Young Leader Must Read by John Coleman

  1. The Emperor's Handbook: A New Translation of The Meditations Marcus Aurelius
  2. Man's Search for Meaning Viktor Frankl
  3. A Man in Full Tom Wolfe
  4. Liar's Poker Michael Lewis
  5. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't Jim Collins
  6. Giants of Enterprise: Seven Business Innovators and the Empires They Built Richard S. Tedlow
  7. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World Niall Ferguson
  8. The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change) Clayton M. Christensen
  9. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change Stephen R. Covey
  10. True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership Bill George  
Note: Below is a slightly different list (with a mix of gender, at the least), because 'There were no books by women on the list.'

If You Want to Lead, Read These 10 Books by Whitney Johnson

  1. We: Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love
    Robert A. Johnson
  2. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
    Carol Dweck
  3. The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change) Clayton M. Christensen
  4. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
    Brene Brown
  5. Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl: And Why You Should, Too (Motley Fool Books)
    The Motley Fool
  6. The Power of a Positive No
    William Ury
  7.   Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
    Jane McGonigal
  8.   The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
    Eric Ries
  9. Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives
    Wayne Muller
  10.  And a bonus: Les Miserables Victor Hugo, because it’s one of the greatest pieces of fiction ever, and because Jean Valjean is a leader who embodies the best of both the masculine and feminine
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