Summer Reading: What's Popular in the Edge Library

The Edge for Scholars

Here's what's been flying off the shelves of our "analog library" of career development books.

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Why You Should Read Drive

Rebecca Helton, MA

While it isn’t a quick fix, this is the book for anyone wanting to learn—or remind themselves—what really drives us all, so that with even a few …

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Excellent Read for the Optimistic Academic: Give and Take by Adam Grant

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Adam Grant’s New York Times Best Seller Give and Take has been heralded by Daniel Pink as “A rare work that will shatter your assumptions about how the world …

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A Quick Fix for Death by Powerpoint

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

The funny thing about this Death by Powerpoint condition is that while everyone has experienced this as an audience member, no one is guilty of giving a terrible presentation. Which …

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Don't Delay (Or Do). Read Wait: The Art and Science of Delay

Rebecca Helton, MA

Did you know that speakers who frequently pause for short periods are more persuasive than those who don’t?  Or that not lingering on a date that’s going well …

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Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Benjamin Tingey

Are you a genius or a genius maker?

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Where Good Ideas Come From

The Edge for Scholars

Which do you think would help the germ of a thought grow into a brilliant idea: Talking about it with others, who have their own sparkling thoughts and brilliant ideas, …

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Lessons in Leadership: Why You Should Read Colin Powell's It Worked For Me

The Edge for Scholars

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell offers leadership advice through storytelling in this collection of anecdotes and true tales.  Each short chapter derives a lesson from an incident encountered in …

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Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended on It

Rebecca Helton, MA

Former FBI hostage negotiator offers a fascinating take on using emotion to your advantage in negotiations.

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You're Never Going to Bounce Back, So Stop Trying: Academic Version

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

I’m in midst of a fantastic read by Navy Seal Eric Greitens called Resilience. If you want your philosophy in the form of a solid gut punch from someone …

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