Book Reviews: Focus on You

Congratulations, MBA and MMS students!  You are half way to spring break, two weeks when you can transition from process improvement to personal improvement. Here are five books that can help you get more out of life and work.

The Wisdom of Failure, by Laurence G. Weinzimmer and Jim McConoughey
The best leaders learn from their own mistakes and those made by others. This book analyzes failures frequently caused by business managers, providing engaging stories and practical strategies to help you avoid the same mistakes.
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creative-confidence Creative Confidence, by Tom Kelley and David Kelley
Believing that all people are creative, founder and partner of IDEO team up to show ordinary people how to rediscover their full creative potential and to build their creative confidence.
The New Frugality, by Chris Farrell
This new release of a personal finance book originally published in 2010, at the height of the global recession, is a guide to making the transition from living on credit to embracing thrift and sustainability.
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start-cover Start, by Jon Acuff
Motivational speaker recounts his own successes and (mostly) failures as he advises readers how to escape average and get on “the road to awesome.” Skimpy content, but could those 300+ five-star reviews on Amazon be wrong? Also available as a Kindle eBook.
Man vs. Markets, by Paddy Hirsch
Senior producer of APM’s Marketplace radio show on NPR writes an entertaining primer on equities and markets, money and banking, swaps and derivatives for students who slept through Economics.
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