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Book Review: Value As a Service

Book Review: Value As a Service

He enjoys long walks on the beach and in his spare time, he writes. Please welcome Rob Bernshteyn, CEO and President of Coupa, and author of the book Value As a Service. Side note: I’m not entirely sure he likes long walks on the beach.  Rob poured his years of experience implementing SAAS (Software as a Service) into this book but his cornerstone belief is that Value, not functions and features is what will keep customers. To support this idea,…

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Book Review: Finish

Book Review: Finish

Jon Acuff hates brussel sprouts! He also writes incredibly insightful and thought-provoking books. In his last book, “Finish: Give yourself the Gift of Done,” Jon brings up countless stories to help others successfully define and cross the finish line in whatever it is they may want to achieve. Jon points to perfectionism as the enemy to getting anything done. In other words, our fear of being anything less than perfect prevents us from accomplishing so much in our lives. I…

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Book Review: Anything You Want

Book Review: Anything You Want

The best part of Derek Sivers’ book is, well, Derek Sivers. That and this book is a crazy fast read. You can read it in about an hour. In Anything You Want, Derek shares stories and principles that he learned from the creation, growth, and ultimate decision to sell CDBaby. There are four sections that I’d like to highlight that may have some relevance to your world. 1. It’s about being, not having In Anything You Want, Derek talks about prioritizing a…

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Book Review: Changing the Conversation

Book Review: Changing the Conversation

With an MS in Conflict Studies and Mediation, Dana Caspersen knows conflict. In the book, Changing the Conversation – she starts with 17 principles and anti-principles that help break down conflict into actionable guidelines. The book doesn’t ask for you to avoid conflict; it only enables you to think about your role in the conflict and how to best resolve it. Dana separates her book into three sections: Facilitate Listening and Speaking, Change the Conversation, and Look for Ways Forward….

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