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What I Learned About PR From Working With Steve Jobs
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I had the 'pressure' of working with him in the Toy Story days of Pixar. Never before or since have I encountered a CEO who was willing to make the effort to develop close personal relationships with the journalists who covered his company.
April 14, 2014 in Marketing
3 Books to Help You Form Better Habits, Be More Creative and Think Like a Leader

3 Books to Help You Form Better Habits, Be More Creative and Think Like a Leader

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James Clear talks about three books that have fascinated him and inspired his writing.
April 2, 2014 in The 'Treps
How Chicken Soup For the Soul Started Selling Actual Soup

How Chicken Soup For the Soul Started Selling Actual Soup

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The feel-good book publisher's move into food products provides a lesson in how to stay true to your brand even as you expand.
March 28, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Smile! 5 Books to Celebrate International Day of Happiness.

Smile! 5 Books to Celebrate International Day of Happiness.

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March 20 marks the global day to recognize joy. Here are some recommended reads to mark the occasion.
March 20, 2014 in Lifestyle
QuickBooks Adds New Features to Speed Up Payment Processing

QuickBooks Adds New Features to Speed Up Payment Processing

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Intuit announced new QuickBooks features that aim to accelerate and simplify paperless payments.
March 19, 2014 in Money
New E-Reader App Hatches a Clever Plan to Get You to Actually Read

New E-Reader App Hatches a Clever Plan to Get You to Actually Read

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The just-launched Rooster app, inspired by episodic television, aims to boost fiction readership by parsing out books in convenient and immersive installments.
March 12, 2014 in The 'Treps
The 3 Best Books For Entrepreneurs to Return To, Again and Again

The 3 Best Books For Entrepreneurs to Return To, Again and Again

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Of the hundreds of books about success and entrepreneurship, there are three classics that hold up over time and continue to inform and amaze.
March 11, 2014 in Lifestyle
6 Books Every Mobile-App Entrepreneur Must Read

6 Books Every Mobile-App Entrepreneur Must Read

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With the mobile market continuing to gain momentum, more people are looking to get a piece of the pie. For those wanting to get a start in the world, here are a few books to get you started.
March 4, 2014 in The 'Treps
Want Clients to Know You Before a Pitch? Write a Book.

Want Clients to Know You Before a Pitch? Write a Book.

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Being an author can help you expand your network of customers by making you an authority on a topic.
February 28, 2014 in Marketing
The Ban on Talking in the Elevator at Goldman Sachs Can Finally Go Away

The Ban on Talking in the Elevator at Goldman Sachs Can Finally Go Away

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John Lefevre, the man unmasked as the author of the @GSElevator Twitter account that purported to dish out snippets of uncensored conversation at Goldman Sachs, was found to have never worked at the bank.
February 25, 2014 in Social Media
Don't Let That Cat in the Hat In: 5 Lessons From Kids' Stories

Don't Let That Cat in the Hat In: 5 Lessons From Kids' Stories

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The simple messages in childrenÂ’s books often reveal sage wisdom applicable for business leaders.
February 25, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Photos: 5 Must-Read Books For Every Entrepreneur

5 Must-Read Books For Every Entrepreneur

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From marketing to leadership, books often provide entrepreneurs the insight they need to make it on their journey. Here we offer up five must-read books for every entrepreneur.
February 21, 2014 in Lifestyle
3 Fun Apps That Will Make You Feel Epic

3 Fun Apps That Will Make You Feel Epic

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Get a coach, a task master and a personal library on your mobile device.
February 20, 2014 in Apps & Software
Before You Quit Your Job, Do These 10 Things

Before You Quit Your Job, Do These 10 Things

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In his new book Smart People Should Build Things, the founder of Venture of America Andrew Yang offers up advice on how aspiring entrepreneurs can begin getting their startup dream off the ground.
February 4, 2014 in Starting a Business
How Ordinary Skills Led to an Extraordinary Life for 'Dilbert' Creator

How Ordinary Skills Led to an Extraordinary Life for 'Dilbert' Creator

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Scott Adams describes himself as a man with average skills who failed at almost everything. Yet, he has a bestselling book and created one of the most popular comics of all time. Here's how he did it.
January 8, 2014 in The 'Treps
We Test It: Evernote Smart Notebooks by Moleskine

We Test It: Evernote Smart Notebooks by Moleskine

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Evernote and Moleskine joined forces on searchable smart notebooks, but our writer is sticking with her old-school paper versions for now.
December 13, 2013 in Business Travel
Finding Growth By Changing Your Mindset

Finding Growth By Changing Your Mindset

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No one wins with traditional marketing. With the right mindset and approach, you too can hack your business's growth.
December 11, 2013 in Marketing
5 Steps to Building a Business Book Club

5 Steps to Building a Business Book Club

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How one entrepreneur put a new spin on an old concept and created a way to help fellow business owners.
November 13, 2013 in Grow Your Business
We Test It: Scribd's All-You-Can Read Digital Buffet

We Test It: Scribd's All-You-Can Read Digital Buffet

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Is a Netflix for books worth it yet? We put it through the bibliophile's test.
November 8, 2013 in Business Travel
10 Reasons Not to Write a Business Plan

10 Reasons Not to Write a Business Plan

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Writing a business plan isn't for everyone. Here are ten strategies you might be better off trying first.
November 6, 2013 in Your Business Plan
Analyst: Top Exec's Departure a Sign Amazon Has 'Choked' in Book Publishing

Analyst: Top Exec's Departure a Sign Amazon Has 'Choked' in Book Publishing

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Amazon made noise when it launched its New York publishing operation but has failed to land the next big thing in publishing.
October 25, 2013 in Shipping Center
4 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

4 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

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These books can provide you with invaluable information, inspiration and education for your life as well as your business.
September 9, 2013 in Lifestyle
Back-To-School Reading for Entrepreneurs

Back-To-School Reading for Entrepreneurs

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We asked experts on innovation and transformation to recommend their favorite books for entrepreneurs looking for insight and inspiration.
September 3, 2013 in Innovation
Video: Actor LeVar Burton on Relaunching Reading Rainbow as a Mobile AppPlay Video

Actor LeVar Burton on Relaunching Reading Rainbow as a Mobile App (Video)

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LeVar Burton viewed the cancellation of his award-winning children's series after 21 seasons as an opportunity to embrace modern technology and reach out to the kids of today.
August 29, 2013 in Apps & Software
What Bill Gates Is Reading This Summer (vs. the Rest of Us)

What Bill Gates Is Reading This Summer (vs. the Rest of Us)

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A look at the books on the tech mogul's summer reading list, compared to this year's most popular reads on Amazon.
July 15, 2013 in Leadership

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