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The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change
Adam Braun

Scribner, 2014

The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life. Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling he met a young boy begging on the streets of India, who after being asked what he wanted most in the world, ...


The Dragonfly Effect: Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways To Use Social Media to Drive Social Change
Jennifer Aaker, Andy Smith

Jossey-Bass, 2010

Proven strategies for harnessing the power of social media to drive social change Many books teach the mechanics of using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to compete in business. But no book addresses how to harness the incredible power of social media to make a difference. The Dragonfly Effect shows you how to tap social media and consumer psychological insights to achieve a single, concrete goal. Named for the only insect that is able to move ...


The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs
Kevin D. Johnson

Johnson Media Inc., 2013

To achieve unimaginable business success and financial wealth—to reach the upper echelons of entrepreneurs, where you’ll find Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sara Blakely of Spanx, Mark Pincus of Zynga, Kevin Plank of Under Armour, and many others—you have to change the way you think. In other words, you must develop the Entrepreneur Mind, a way of thinking that comes from learning the vital lessons of the best entrepreneurs. In a ...


Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity (Columbia Business ...
August Turak

Columbia University Press, 2013

August Turak is a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, and award-winning author who attributes much of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey for seventeen years. As a frequent monastic guest, he learned firsthand from the monks as they grew an incredibly successful portfolio of businesses. Service and selflessness are at the heart of the 1,500-year-old monastic tradition's remarkable business ...


Just the Facts: The First Step in Building a National Strategic Agenda for America

Diversion Books, 2014

“No Labels has the answer for how we unite this country and put it back on the path to prosperity and progress. The how is the NATIONAL STRATEGIC AGENDA. And JUST THE FACTS is essential reading for anyone who wants to help build this agenda. If you want to understand how America got itself into this mess, and how, with a little clarity and a lot of commitment, we can get ourselves out, pick up JUST THE FACTS and don’t stop until you are ...


Wine to Water: A Bartender's Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World
Doc Hendley

Avery, 2012

The captivating story of an ordinary bartender who's changing the world through clean water. Doc Hendley never set out to be a hero. In 2004, Hendley-a small- town bartender- launched a series of wine-tasting events to raise funds for clean-water projects and to bring awareness to the world's freshwater crisis. He planned to donate the proceeds through traditional channels, but instead found himself traveling to one of the world's most ...


The House That Love Built: The Story of Linda & Millard Fuller, Founders of Habitat for Humanity and the ...
Bettie B. Youngs

Hampton Roads Publishing, 2007

In the hearts of volunteers who mobilize resources to build houses, “Habitat for Humanity” signifies caring. However, few people know that thirty years ago, successful entrepreneur Millard Fuller and his wife Linda left behind their materialistic lifestyle and crumbling marriage to start over as missionaries in Zaire. Upon returning to Georgia, they started building houses to bring new life to the poverty-stricken as their personal Christian ...


Jantsen's Gift: A True Story of Grief, Rescue, and Grace
Pam Cope

Grand Central Publishing, 2009

Nine years ago, Pam Cope owned a cozy hair salon in the tiny town of Neosho, Missouri, and her life revolved around her son's baseball games, her daughter's dance lessons, and family trips to places like Disney World. She had never been out of the country, nor had she any desire to travel far from home. Then, on June 16th, 1999, her life changed forever with the death of her 15-year-old son from an undiagnosed heart ailment. Needing to get ...


How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits
Judy Robinett

McGraw-Hill, 2014

Create a personal "power grid" of influence to spark professional and personal success "Other people have the answers, deals, money, access, power, and influence you need to get what you want in this world. To achieve any goal, you need other people to help you do it." -- JUDY ROBINETT As anyone in business knows, strategic planning is critical to achieving long-term success. In How to Be a Power Connector , super-networker Judy ...


Other People's Money

Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC, 2014

WHO KNEW PHILANTHROPY COULD BE SO DEADLY? Katie Nelson, a program officer at Atlanta's largest charitable foundation, has the job everyone wants:, giving away other people's money. But when her latest grant recommendation literally goes up in flames, killing an unknown Latina woman in the process, everyone becomes a suspect. Was it a hate crime, an inside job or something more insidious? Even her new romance with a foundation trustee leaves her ...


The Simplified Guide to Not-for-Profit Accounting, Formation and Reporting

Wiley, 2010

A complete and easy to understand guide to the fundamentals of how not-for-profit organizations are formed and run, as well as their structure and the unique accounting and reporting issues they face. Providing you with a comprehensive understanding of how to maintain the "books" of a typical nonprofit entity and comply with numerous reporting requirements, The Simplified Guide to Not-for-Profit Accounting, Formation & Reporting  equips you ...


Business Networking and Sex: Not What You Think
Ivan Misner, Hazel M. Walker, ...

Entrepreneur Press, 2012

It’s no surprise that communicating with the opposite sex can be tricky. Hidden in the glitches are often misleading assumptions about each gender that beg for help. Finally, help is here. Learn the secrets to accurately reading between the gender lines, and uncover a new edge for your business—the power to effectively talk business and successfully network with the opposite sex.


The Daily Drucker
Peter Drucker

Routledge, 2004

A powerful new learning tool for the ambitious, self-directed manager, entrepreneur, or business person today, The Daily Drucker distils the essence of management guru Peter F. Drucker's teachings in an easy-to-access, daily calendar format. It presents in organized form: a key statement of Drucker’s, followed by a few lines of comment and explanation, with topics ranging across a great many fields of his work: management, business and the ...


A Year Up: Helping Young Adults Move from Poverty to Professional Careers in a Single Year
Gerald Chertavian

Plume, 2013

“[Chertavian] demonstrates that with hard work and the right supports … young adults can overcome even the toughest of circumstances.” —Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone There are many good jobs in America—and many urban young adults eager to take them—if they can bridge the Opportunity Divide that strands many motivated workers at the bottom of the job ladder. In 2000, Gerald Chertavian, a successful ...


Brandraising: How Nonprofits Raise Visibility and Money Through Smart Communications
Sarah Durham

Jossey-Bass, 2009

In the current economic climate, nonprofits need to focus on ways to stand out from the crowd, win charitable dollars, and survive the downturn. Effective, mission-focused communications can help organizations build strong identities, heightened reputations, and increased fundraising capability. Brandraising outlines a mission-driven approach to communications and marketing, specifically designed to boost fundraising efforts. This book provides ...


Be The News: A Guide To Going Viral With Your Human Interest Story

Surfsounds Publishing, 2012

Have you ever dreamed of going viral? Not just on YouTube, but like wildfire across all media, including radio, television and the world's most important newspapers and magazines? Be the News is the ONLY how-to book that will teach you how to promote your human interest story so it becomes a national discussion. Beyond standard public relations strategies, Be the News guides readers towards speaking to the media to create precedent-setting ...


The Buck Stops Here (The Million Dollar Mysteries)
Mindy Starns Clark

Harvest House Publishers, 2012

From award-winning and bestselling author Mindy Starns Clark comes the fast-paced and inspirational Million Dollar Mystery series. Now with new covers, the series has a dynamic, attractive look to appeal to even more readers. In book five of this popular series, when Callie learns that the man she loves is somehow connected to the man who killed her late husband, she confronts Tom. But he informs her that the National Security Agency prohibits ...


The Nimble Nonprofit: An Unconventional Guide to Sustaining and Growing Your Nonprofit

Bright+3 Media, 2012

The Nimble Nonprofit: An Unconventional Guide to Sustaining and Growing Your Nonprofit is the unconventional, irreverent, and pragmatic guide to succeeding as a nonprofit leader. The Nimble Nonprofit cuts through the clutter, offering no-nonsense, real-world lessons for social sector leaders and aspiring leaders alike. It’s incisive and straightforward. The Nimble Nonprofit is a conversational, fast read, but it’s loaded with practical, ...


THE ENTREPRENEURIAL BIBLE TO VENTURE CAPITAL: Inside Secrets from the Leaders in the Startup Game
Andrew Romans

McGraw-Hill, 2013

40 leading venture capitalists come together to teach entrepreneurs how to succeed with their startup The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital is packed with invaluable advice about how to raise angel and venture capital funding, how to build value in a startup, and how to exit a company with maximum value for both founders and investors. It guides entrepreneurs through every step in an entrepreneurial venture from the legalities of ...


Zilch: The Power of Zero in Busines

Portfolio, 2010

The CEO of Do Something explains what big businesses can-and should-learn from not-for-profits. Tough times have forced businesses to slash their headcount, marketing budgets, and other resources. Managers at small start-ups and Fortune 100 companies alike are now expected to do more with less-but how? No one is more qualified to answer that question than the leaders who always thrive on a shoestring. Nancy Lublin, CEO of Do Something ...



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