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10 Ways an Online Book Club Helps You Succeed in Business

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Image credit:Shutterstock Reading is educational, helps you improve your communication skills, and can even sharpen your emotional intelligence. Reading and learning from your peers allows you to grow as an employee, business owner, or industry influencer. And, if you don’t believe me, I’ve outlined 10 reasons how joining online book clubs can help you succeed in business. I have found some great business book clubs to join. You should take…

6 Ways to Write a Bestseller (And Build Your Brand)

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Image credit:Shutterstock When you think about building your brand, what comes to mind? Flashy graphics? A gripping mission statement? Social media followers? Related: A Simple 4-Step Process for Writing Your First Book in 100 Days While all of those things are incredibly important, there’s one old-school, yet powerful brand-building tactic: Write a best-selling book. Sounds good, but exactly how do you do that? To tackle this question, I interviewed Wall Street Journal…

Top 10 Online Book Clubs For Entrepreneurial Inspiration

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Image credit:ShutterstockJoining a book club and reading frequently can have a huge impact on your success as an entrepreneur. Online book clubs help you cope with the stress of day-to-day life and can polish certain skills that you will need in your quest to become successful. How can online book clubs benefit entrepreneurs? Entrepreneurs usually consider reading as a hobby, so they tend to put it on the back burner…

Hey, Book Lovers: Now You Can Smell the Part

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Image credit:Shutterstock If you've ever waxed rhapsodic about "old book smell," or regret that your literary needs are more often than not met by technological means, whether it's an e-reader or audio book, several companies have come up with olfactory solutions for the busy prose lover who doesn’t get to log much time in book shops. All manner of perfumes and candles now come equipped with elements that approximate the…

4 Business Principles Learned Getting Rich in Real Estate by Age 30

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Last week I turned 30 years old. For many people, it’s a depressing birthday filled with constant reminders that one is getting old. But for me, it was a joyful milestone and a day of reflection, allowing myself to look back at how epic my 20s were, reflect on the mistakes I made along the way, and respect the journey I have been on — and it all started in…

5 Podcasts That Will Get You Hooked on Digital Audio Content

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Image credit:Johan Larsson | Flickr Over my career, I have spent an inordinate amount of time in a car or on a plane. As someone who enjoys reading and self-edification, traveling so often made it difficult to do so. Audiobooks were a great way to fill this time, and I still contend that Jim Dale’s narration of the Harry Potter series is what got me hooked on audio storytelling. The…

LinkedIn Inks $1.5 Billion Deal for Online Education Company Lynda

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Image credit:Lynda.com | Facebook Back when he was in college, Ryan Roslansky prepared to launch his first online business, but he had no clue how to design a website. To get up to speed quick, he read one of Lynda Weinman’s crash-course web design books and it worked. Now, nearly 20 years later and in a full-circle moment, Roslanksy, LinkedIn’s head of content, announced today that LinkedIn is acquiring Wienman’s…

4 Reasons Why You’ll Never Be a Millionaire, and How You Can Change That

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Image credit:Chris Potter | Flickr Reader Resource Get the working capital your business needs–learn more about Entrepreneur Lending, powered by CAN Capital » Relaxing vacations on the French Riviera, huge donations to your favorite charity and an early retirement. These are the kinds of things people think of when they hear the word “millionaire.” It’s unlikely you’ll ever experience that. Sorry. Unless, of course, you can overcome the following four roadblocks stopping you…