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Build a Better Company

The best, most enduring companies weren’t necessarily built on ironclad business plans. Industry leaders with staying power grew their companies around core principles that motivate customers to remain loyal to the brand, even as products change and services come and go. How can we learn from their success? Our Instaread on BUILT TO LAST provides […]

This is Not a Game

Trust the author of THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK to tell it like it is. Self-help mastermind Mark Manson says that too many suitors treat dating like a game or a theatrical performance. Instead, he encourages men to embrace radical honesty and self-confidence to get more girls. We take a look at some of Manson’s […]

Weekend Wisdom – The Secret Struggles of the Rich and Famous

Abraham Lincoln was depressed. So was Marilyn Monroe, whose glitzy lifestyle hid her painful struggle with borderline personality disorder. And Charles Darwin, who suffered from anxiety, was chronically ill when he traveled to develop his theory of evolution. In ANDY WARHOL WAS A HOARDER, Claudia Kalb examines the lives of prominent historical figures for signs that they […]

Wisdom From a Dying Man

Do you have a teacher who stands out in your memory? Someone who brought a subject to life and inspired you to become the person that you are today? For Mitch Albom, that teacher was Morrie Schwartz, college sociology professor. Fifteen years after Albom graduated, when he learned that Schwartz was dying of ALS, they […]

Align With a Higher Power

The Law of Attraction, the mantra of the New Thought movement, says that like attracts like. In other words, optimistic thoughts are the fuel for a bright and prosperous future. Our latest addition to the Instaread library—the bestseller to which the business magnate Henry Ford attributed his success—explores this powerful idea. Tap into the ability […]

Get a Social Media Makeover

Are you savvy enough about social media marketing? Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk says that engagement—making conversation, having a laugh, and soliciting opinions—is more important than your sales pitch, and that this social media micro-content should be tailored for each distinct platform. Here are two key insights from our latest release, JAB, JAB, JAB, RIGHT HOOK. Key Insight […]

The Cult of Musk

Richard Branson crosses oceans in hot-air balloons. Peter Thiel planned an elaborate conspiracy fronted by Hulk Hogan. Mark Zuckerberg has a profoundly strange haircut. But even by the standards set by other billionaires, Elon Musk stands out as eccentric. With his own fan club (the Musketeers) and a dream to die on Mars, Musk frequently […]

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