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Business & Finance US Awards 2011 Tribune Company Business & Finance Asia Awards 2010 13 Business Books That Will Blow Your Mind Having never taken a business class in college I find that I read and listen to a lot of business books to round out my education. The books usually aren't "How to Manage Your Cash Flow" but rather get me to rethink the way I run my business, which--despite no business classes or diploma--continues to be in business 13 plus years after I started it. In that time, here are 13 of the books that had the biggest impact on how I run my business (in no particular order): Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink: If you supervise anyone in your business, this book is a must read. It shows that what science knows about motivation, business isn't putting into practice. The Knack: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up by Norm Brodsky and Bo Burlingham: I wanted to have at least one book that was dedicated to small business and the entrepreneurial spirit.

How billionaires can help the world The Giving Pledge promoted by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett is a huge commitment of funds by the super-rich to philanthropic ends. At its core is a view that business, however conducted, is just a means to an end, the source of money to be distributed to good causes by wealthy elites. Business leaders would do well to apply their zeal and skills to reforming the objectives and operations of their vast engines of wealth. Forty of the richest individuals in the United States recently committed to returning the majority of their wealth to charitable causes. In order to ‘inspire’ people across the globe, they have established the Giving Pledge, a philanthropic initiative outlining the ambitions of this new generation of super-rich. Pioneered by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, the Giving Pledge’s list of billionaires now includes – among others - eBay’s Jeff Skoll, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, old money such as the Rockfellers, and media tycoon Ted Turner. But is it really so?

Fortune 500 Daily & Breaking Business News - FORTUNE on What is a magazine app? Fortune brings a new perspective to the iPad. How to Improve Your Company Culture | Workplace Tips What's the best way to keep your workers happy? Competitive salaries and benefits can certainly contribute to employee satisfaction, but a strong, supportive company culture can be just as important to retaining your top employees. "Culture unleashes the power and energy of every individual in the organization," said Manish Goel, CEO of business analytics solutions provider Guavus. "No matter how much work is put into developing strategies, all have to work in an environment where they feel they can succeed and are supported. Goel provided three simple ways that leaders can build and improve your company culture. [7 Common Causes of Corporate Culture Crises] Remove hierarchies.