Review: The Leap

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal growth, personal productivity, or career book. This is a book I wish I had my hands

11.27.09

Seven Secrets of Good Presentations

Over the last few months, I’ve given a small pile of presentations related to The Simple Dollar, my upcoming book, and other topics. Along the

Review: On Becoming a Leader

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal development, career, or entrepreneurship book. Knowing how to be a leader – and using that skill

10.28.09

Is Your Work Too Important?

“One of the symptoms of approaching nervous breakdowns is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. If I were a medical man, I should

10.13.09

When One Partner Is Self-Employed

Whenever I mention that I’m self-employed and work from home while my wife works outside of the home, I usually receive a question or two

10.05.09

15 Tips on How To Be a Leader

Three years ago, one of my mentors was debating internally about how to handle a personnel situation. There were enough funds to employ one person.

Review: Basic Black

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal development, personal productivity, entrepreneurship, or career book. For the first time ever, I’m reviewing a book

09.24.09

What Is a “Good Job”?

During my senior year of high school, after I had learned that I had received enough scholarships to attend a major university, I sat down

Review: The Assertiveness Workbook

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal development, personal growth, or career book. Over the past several months, I’ve reviewed a lot of

08.24.09

11 Things You Can Do Today to Fall Behind Financially

Financial success is something that’s built up slowly over time. It’s not something that happens in one giant rush (unless you’re very lucky) – instead,

Review: Escape from Cubicle Nation

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal development, personal productivity, or career book. Several months ago, I wandered upon Pamela Slim’s excellent blog,

08.09.09

Enlightened Self-Interest

Jim writes in: You write all the time about just helping people and that it will somehow help you. I don’t see it. I understand

08.06.09

The Netflix Culture of Excellence

Yesterday, I stumbled across a brilliant presentation on Netflix’s corporate culture, via Jason Kottke’s website. The presentation did a brilliant job of outlining how Netflix

Review: Career Renegade

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a career, entrepreneurship, personal productivity, or personal development book. Perhaps it’s just my perspective, but there seem to

08.02.09

Putting the Strength of Weak Ties to Work

While doing research for my book, I’ve been spending some time digging into building friendships and relationships with people around you. How valuable are they,

07.28.09

Makers and Managers: How It Can Help Your Career

And now for something a little different… I recently read a fantastic article by Paul Graham entitled Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule, in which Graham outlines

07.27.09

The Best Career Advice, in Ten Words or Less

After the huge success of asking for the best money advice in ten words or less, I decided to repeat the experiment. About a week

07.26.09

Does Earning More Trump Frugality?

Milton writes in with a good question, worthy of discussion: I don’t see why I should spend fifteen minutes making a batch of homemade laundry

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