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Books worth reading, recommended by Bill Gates, Susan Cain and more. Creativity Creative Confidence, by Tom Kelley and David Kelley Crown Business, 2013 Recommended by: Tim Brown (TED Talk: Designers — think big!)

Books worth reading, recommended by Bill Gates, Susan Cain and more

“‘Creative confidence’ is the creative mindset that goes along with design thinking’s creative skill set.”See more of Tim Brown’s favorite books. Creating Minds, by Howard Gardner Basic Books, 2011 Recommended by: Roselinde Torres (TED Talk: What it takes to be a great leader) “Gardner’s book was first published more than twenty years ago, but its insights into the creative process — told through the stories of seven remarkable individuals from different fields — remain just as relevant today. Este libro de colorear para adultos es tan bueno que la está haciendo millonaria. ¡La creadora ya tiene más de 1 millón de copias vendidas!

Este libro de colorear para adultos es tan bueno que la está haciendo millonaria

Johanna Basford es una autora británica y hace poco estrenó su primer libro “Secret Garden” (El jardín secreto), que fue un éxito total con sus 60 dibujos. Se ha traducido 14 idiomas diferentes en todo el mundo y fue en París donde se vendieron más copias. Todos los dibujos son hechos a mano: hay animales, bosques y flores. Ella dijo que se inspiró en las visitas que hacía a sus abuelos cuando era pequeña, ellos vivían cerca de bosques que rodeaban la casa de ellos: “los bosques eran salvajes, impredecibles y daban miedo. Me encanta la forma en que los niños juguetones ven el mundo, a través de un lente maravilloso que resulta mágico”. Por ejemplo, este está lleno de diminutos dibujos de plantas y animales. Incluso ella aprovecha su tiempo para pintar, dijo que le encanta explorar distintas técnicas de color y así crear distintos matices. Visto en Dailymail. 10-books-that-will-make-you-smarter-in-2015. Yes there's a small company in "A Christmas Carol.

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" But you won't learn much studying the business practices of Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley. The 7 Most Thought-Provoking Books of 2014. The 8 Best Podcasts For Business-Savvy Listeners. A new year inspires many business professionals and entrepreneurs to step up their game, either by learning new strategies, setting bigger goals for the year ahead, or making sure they are staying relevant in their industry.

The 8 Best Podcasts For Business-Savvy Listeners

Podcasts are a great way to develop your professional skills by learning new strategies while also staying up to date on what is happening in the business and marketing world. According to the Washington Post, podcasts are experiencing a resurgence, likely because of their portability—they can be listened to in the car, during work, or even while exercising—and variety of topics and experts. The fact that the large majority is free has also inspired a new generation of listeners to start downloading them regularly again. The following are a few podcasts that have great content, are useful for a variety of different industries, and are updated regularly. 1. 2. 3. This podcast is by MarketingProfs, a leading marketing blog and education organization. Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives. “If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,” Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: “Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love.

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…” Far from Pollyanna platitude, this advice actually reflects what modern psychology knows about how belief systems about our own abilities and potential fuel our behavior and predict our success. 16 cool things you can do on the Internet for free. The Beatles sang it and countless philosophers have claimed it, the best things in life are free.

16 cool things you can do on the Internet for free

But is it really the case? Well, if you’re hanging out on the Internet, the answer is a resounding “yes”. To see why, check out the sixteen fantastic free things you can do online down below. If all of this online awesomeness has you feeling a bit nostalgic for the old days of the Internet, take a trip back in time and check out 14 websites from the 1990s that are somehow still around. 1. How to Be Alone: An Antidote to One of the Central Anxieties and Greatest Par... By Maria Popova “We live in a society which sees high self-esteem as a proof of well-being, but we do not want to be intimate with this admirable and desirable person.”

If the odds of finding one’s soul mate are so dreadfully dismal and the secret of lasting love is largely a matter of concession, is it any wonder that a growing number of people choose to go solo? Limbic Revision: How Love Rewires the Brain. 7 Essential Books on the Art and Science of Happiness. By Maria Popova From Plato to Buddha, or what imperfection has to do with the neuroscience of the good life.

7 Essential Books on the Art and Science of Happiness

If you, like me, are fascinated by the human quest to understand the underpinnings of happiness but break out in hives at the mere mention of self-help books, you’re in luck: I’ve sifted through my personal library, a decade’s worth of obsessive reading, to surface seven essential books on the art and science of happiness, rooted in solid science, contemporary philosophy and cross-disciplinary insight. From psychology and neuroscience to sociology and cultural anthropology to behavioral economics, these essential reads illuminate the most fundamental aspiration of all human existence: How to avoid suffering and foster lasting well-being. Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself:Amazon:Books.