110 pages, 12 of 12 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
The Non-Profit Narrative is designed to help non-profits apply storytelling principles to their day-to-day operations and communications for maximum impact. Applying the idea that all organizations have great stories to tell, Dan Portnoy encourages non-profits to interpret fundraising and engagement through the perspective of storytelling. This proven process has helped non-profits raise millions of dollars, attract donors and make a profound impact for their cause.
60 pages, 16 of 19 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Bookwi.se Review
From Chip and Dan Heath, the bestselling authors of Switch and Made to Stick, comes The Myth of the Garage: And Other Minor Surprises, a collection of the authors’ best columns for Fast Company magazine—16 pieces in all, plus a previously unpublished piece entitled “The Future Fails Again.”In Myth, the Heath brothers tackle some of the most (and least) important issues in the modern business world:
• Why you should never buy another mutual fund (“The Horror of Mutual Funds”)
• Why your gut may be more ethical than your brain (“In Defense of Feelings”)
• and 14 more essays
193 pages, 130 of 148 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Bit Literacy offers a solution to email overload, media overload, and other kinds of information overload. The daily flood of e-mail, multiple todo lists, a cluttered desktop, documents in various file formats, and the constant distraction of cell phones are all problems that people desperately need help with. More than a quick fix or another “how-to” guide, Bit Literacy offers an entirely new way of gaining productivity, and lowering stress, that users at any level of expertise can put into action right away. Mark Hurst – who has reached hundreds of thousands of readers through his Good Experience blog and Uncle Mark guides, has revealed the way to survive, and thrive, in the digital age: “Let the bits go.”
93 pages, 32 of 40 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
In just over a week, a group of unpaid professional and citizen journalists who met on Twitter created a book to raise money for Japanese Red Cross earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. In addition to essays, artwork and photographs submitted by people around the world, including people who endured the disaster and journalists who covered it, 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake contains a piece by Yoko Ono, and work created specifically for the book by authors William Gibson, Barry Eisler and Jake Adelstein.
“The primary goal,” says the book’s editor, a British resident of Japan, “is to record the moment, and in doing so raise money for the Japanese Red Cross Society to help the thousands of homeless, hungry and cold survivors of the earthquake and tsunami. The biggest frustration for many of us was being unable to help these victims. I don’t have any medical skills, and I’m not a helicopter pilot, but I can edit. A few tweets pulled together nearly everything – all the participants, all the expertise – and in just over a week we had created a book including stories from an 80-year-old grandfather in Sendai, a couple in Canada waiting to hear if their relatives were okay, and a Japanese family who left their home, telling their young son they might never be able to return.”
170 pages, 25 of 28 reviews are 4 or 5-star
Survival tips for 21st century writers, from best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, J.A. Konrath, Gayle Lynds, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jonathan Maberry, and more. How to develop your craft, improve your writing, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and prepare yourself for the coming changes in the publishing industry. Edited by Scott Nicholson.
Other contributors include Elizabeth Massie, Harley Jane Kozak, Douglas Clegg, Brandon Massey, Mur Lafferty, Dean Wesley Smith, David J. Montgomery, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert Kroese, and Adrienne Jones. Covering art, craft, and business, the ever-evolving manual supports the writing blog writegoodordie.blogspot.com.
All proceeds benefit the non-profit organization Literacy Inc., which promotes reading among teens.
126 pages, 2 of 2 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
It takes more than just good ingredients to start and build a successful artisan food business. In addition to doing the actual cooking or baking, food entrepreneurs are responsible for hundreds of decisions that impact the future of their business. From which marketing tools are best to how to increase operational capacity to dealing with government regulations and oversight to trying to make everything work within a limited budget, the sheer number of decisions can seem daunting at times.
HANDMADE is like the advisory council food entrepreneurs wish they had. Based on in-depth interviews with eight food artisans from a diverse range of backgrounds, this book shares with readers the triumphs and challenges these entrepreneurs have faced. Each entrepreneur’s story includes the practical tips and tactics they’ve used to help their day-to-day business grow. These real-life recipes for success will inspire you to start your own small food business or provide you with the guidance and new ideas you seek to take your company to the next level.
91 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
This book is for the successful entrepreneur, the struggling entrepreneur, small business and big business. The bottom line is this: if you have a business or are interested in starting your own business, then this book is for you. In today’s world, consumers turn to and rely on the web to find the products or services that they need. We do not even need to be sitting in front of a computer anymore to access the web. With the introduction of smart phones, ipads and other tablet devices, we literally carry the web around with us in our pockets, purses and briefcases and no longer need to step foot into an office or store to find what we need – why should we when we have Google! Google has made life so easy for us. All we have to do is type a product/service name or description – and even with spelling errors, Google magically gives us what we need.
Take a moment and Google the product or service your business sells. What Google page are you on? Did you even make the list or were you so far down that you just gave up and quit looking? If you do not make the first page of that search then you are losing business. So if you weren’t already wondering, you probably are now – how do you make it to the top of Google? We will tell you how – through Search Engine Optimization, largely referred to as SEO.
There are many popular web platforms available. Many webmasters utilize WordPress because it is free, easy to use and very flexible. For this reason, this book directly addresses WordPress, yet nearly all the content you will read can also be applied to any web site, regardless of the platform.
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