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Genre: Self-Help
Date Book: 2014-03-06
Editor by: Workman Publishing
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
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Languages: English, French and German

In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known. Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive. In chapters such as You Don’t Have to Be a Genius; Share Something Small Every Day; and Stick Around, Kleon creates a user’s manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity— what he calls the “ecology of talent.” From broader life lessons about work (you can’t find your voice if you don’t use it) to the etiquette of sharing—and the dangers of oversharing—to the practicalities of Internet life (build a good domain name; give credit when credit is due), it’s an inspiring manifesto for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the digital age.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Date Book: 2014-04-22
Editor by: John Wiley & Sons
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
Download: 192
Languages: English, French and German

Organizations struggle to capture tacit knowledge. Workers struggle to find answers and information across organizational databases and boundaries and silos. New comfort with social sharing, combined with the proliferation of new social tools, offer easy, useful means of sharing not just what we do but how we get things done. For the organization this supports productivity, improves performance, encourages reflective practice, speeds communication, and helps to surface challenges, bottlenecks, and that elusive tacit knowledge. For the worker it illuminates strengths, talents, struggles, and the reality of how days are spent. For the coworker or colleague it solves a problem, saves time, or builds on existing knowledge. And for management it helps to capture who does what, and how, and otherwise makes visible so much of what is presently opaque. What does showing work mean? It is an image, video, blog post, or use of another tool, or just talking to describe how you solved a problem, show how you fixed the machine, tell how you achieved the workaround, explain how you overcame objections to close the deal, drew the solution to the workflow problem, or photographed the steps you took as you learned to complete a new task. Some of the most effective examples of showing work offer someone explaining how/why they failed, and how they fixed it. Show Your Work offers dozens of examples of individuals and groups showing their work to the benefit of their organizations, their industries, and themselves. Show Your Work offers dozens of real examples of showing work, supported with tips for how to help it happen, how leaders can lead by showing their own work, and how L&D can extend its reach by showing its own work and helping others show theirs.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Date Book: 2019-02-18
Editor by: Independently Published
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
Download: 102
Languages: English, French and German

Elementary school children often benefit from graph paper to help with mathematics, but another boring workbook doesn't seem like much fun! Encourage your grade school student to complete math homework neatly in this sweet book of 4x4 graph paper featuring a cute prehistoric scene with cartoon dinosaurs and an erupting volcano. There's also place on the front for your student to write their name, proudly taking credit for being a mathematician. Beyond math, graph paper can have many uses, including: Design projects Mapping for board games, video games, or role play games Playing pen and pencil games Art activities Specs: 8.5 x 11 100 pages 4x4 squares (Quad rule) Each square measures .25" x .25" Glossy, soft cover Make workbook time fun with this charming, friendly book of graph paper.

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Genre: Self-Help
Date Book: 2019-04-02
Editor by: Workman Publishing
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
Download: 224
Languages: English, French and German

Keep Working. Keep Playing. Keep Creating. In his previous books Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work!, both New York Times bestsellers, Austin Kleon gave readers the keys to unlock their creativity and showed them how to become known. Now he offers his most inspiring work yet, with ten simple rules for how to stay creative, focused, and true to yourself—for life. The creative life is not a linear journey to a finish line, it’s a loop—so find a daily routine, because today is the only day that matters. Disconnect from the world to connect with yourself—sometimes you just have to switch into airplane mode. Keep Going celebrates getting outdoors and taking a walk (as director Ingmar Bergman told his daughter, ”The demons hate fresh air”). Pay attention, and especially pay attention to what you pay attention to. Worry less about getting things done, and more about the worth of what you’re doing. Instead of focusing on making your mark, work to leave things better than you found them. Keep Going and its timeless, practical, and ethical principles are for anyone trying to sustain a meaningful and productive life.

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Genre: Self-Help
Date Book: 2019-08-06
Editor by: Chronicle Books
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
Download: 132
Languages: English, French and German

An artist's unique voice is their calling card. It's what makes each of their works vital and particular. But developing such singular artistry requires effort and persistence. Bestselling author, artist, and illustrator Lisa Congdon brings her expertise to this guide to the process of artistic self-discovery. Featuring advice from Congdon herself and interviews with a roster of established artists, illustrators, and creatives, this one-of-a-kind book will show readers how to identify and nurture their own visual identity, navigate the influence of artists they admire, push through fear and insecurity, and appreciate the value of their personal journey.

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Genre: Social Science
Date Book: 2020-03-10
Editor by: MIT Press
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
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Languages: English, French and German

A new way of thinking about data science and data ethics that is informed by the ideas of intersectional feminism. Today, data science is a form of power. It has been used to expose injustice, improve health outcomes, and topple governments. But it has also been used to discriminate, police, and surveil. This potential for good, on the one hand, and harm, on the other, makes it essential to ask: Data science by whom? Data science for whom? Data science with whose interests in mind? The narratives around big data and data science are overwhelmingly white, male, and techno-heroic. In Data Feminism, Catherine D'Ignazio and Lauren Klein present a new way of thinking about data science and data ethics—one that is informed by intersectional feminist thought. Illustrating data feminism in action, D'Ignazio and Klein show how challenges to the male/female binary can help challenge other hierarchical (and empirically wrong) classification systems. They explain how, for example, an understanding of emotion can expand our ideas about effective data visualization, and how the concept of invisible labor can expose the significant human efforts required by our automated systems. And they show why the data never, ever “speak for themselves.” Data Feminism offers strategies for data scientists seeking to learn how feminism can help them work toward justice, and for feminists who want to focus their efforts on the growing field of data science. But Data Feminism is about much more than gender. It is about power, about who has it and who doesn't, and about how those differentials of power can be challenged and changed.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Date Book: 2018-05-01
Editor by: Hay House, Inc
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
Download: 224
Languages: English, French and German

In today’s work environment, the lines between our professional and personal lives are blurred more than ever before. Whatever is happening to us outside of our workplace —whether stressful, painful, or joyful —follows us into work as well. We may think we have to keep these realities under wraps and act as if we “have it all together.” But as Mike Robbins explains, we can work better, lead better, and be more engaged and fulfilled if —instead of trying to hide who we are —we show up fully and authentically. Mike, a sought-after motivational speaker and business consultant, has spent more than 15 years researching, writing, and speaking about essential human experiences and high performance in the workplace. His clients have ranged from Google to Citibank, from the U.S. Department of Labor to the San Francisco Giants. From small start-ups in Silicon Valley to family-owned businesses in the Midwest. From what he’s seen and studied over the years, Mike believes that for us to thrive professionally, we must be willing to bring our whole selves to the work that we do. Bringing our whole selves to work means acknowledging that we’re all vulnerable, imperfect human beings doing the best we can. It means having the courage to take risks, speak up, have compassion, ask for help, connect with others in a genuine way, and allow ourselves to be truly seen. In this book, Mike outlines five principles we can use to approach our own work in this spirit of openness and humanity, and to help the people we work with feel safe enough to do the same, so that the teams and organizations we’re a part of can truly succeed. “This book will offer you insights, ideas, and tools to inspire you to bring all of who you are to the work that you do —regardless of where you work, what kind of work you do, and with whom you do it. And, if you’re an owner, leader, or just someone who wants to have influence on those around you —this book will also give you specific techniques for how to build or enhance your team’s culture in such a way that encourages others to bring all of who they are to work.”

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Genre: Business & Economics
Date Book: 2021-02-01
Editor by: John Wiley & Sons
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
Download: 176
Languages: English, French and German

If you want to be a leader, it needs to come from the heart At a moment when many of us have lost confidence in brands, companies, influencers and leaders, it’s time to ask why—as well as what sort of leaders we should aspire to be ourselves to bring that confidence back. Step forward Sam Cawthorn, an influencer at the top of his game and the founder of Speakers Institute, an international organisation that helps leaders and influencers create powerful, trusted and distinctive voices. Sam knows exactly what it took him to get where he is today, and the secret sauce wasn’t flashy charisma, expensive clothes, and a perfect smile. As he argues in People Follow People, what really wins respect—and can tie hearts and minds to you for a lifetime—comes from inside: our values, character, loyalty, and integrity. These days, no one is that impressed by how many “likes” or followers someone has. Instead they want to know what leaders find truly meaningful—and whether they can be trusted to stand by it. Chapter-by-chapter, Sam shows current and aspiring leaders how to respond to this priority shift: why it’s so crucial to build trust, why you need a vision before you can create your business plan; why significance is often longer-lasting than success, and much more. With practical examples and insight—such as overcoming the daily pain from his own disability—he demonstrates that where you need to start is with yourself: if you’re not working hard on you and understanding what you value deep down, you’ll never win the loyalty and respect it takes to have others follow your path. Win the hearts and minds of consumers, clients and employees Become a trusted influencer who people relate to and truly respect Implement your clarified values and mission with significance, integrity, and success Reexamine your own values and priorities in order to become a leader with longevity This inspirational book is invaluable for leaders at any level, and for anyone who wants to win the respect and attention of our colleagues and customers—and to lead more meaningful lives ourselves in the process.

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Genre: Self-Help
Date Book: 2020-04-07
Editor by: Hachette UK
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
Download: 256
Languages: English, French and German

Declutter your desk and brighten up your business with this transformative guide from an organizational psychologist and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The workplace is a magnet for clutter and mess. Who hasn't felt drained by wasteful meetings, disorganized papers, endless emails, and unnecessary tasks? These are the modern-day hazards of working, and they can slowly drain the joy from work, limit our chances of career progress, and undermine our well-being. There is another way. In Joy at Work, bestselling author and Netflix star Marie Kondo and Rice University business professor Scott Sonenshein offer stories, studies, and strategies to help you eliminate clutter and make space for work that really matters. Using the world-renowned KonMari Method and cutting-edge research, Joy at Work will help you overcome the challenges of workplace mess and enjoy the productivity, success, and happiness that come with a tidy desk and mind.

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Genre: Self-Help
Date Book: 2012-02-28
Editor by: Workman Publishing
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
Download: 160
Languages: English, French and German

Unlock your creativity. An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life. Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path. Follow interests wherever they take you—what feels like a hobby may turn into you life’s work. Forget the old cliché about writing what you know: Instead, write the book you want to read, make the movie you want to watch. And finally, stay Smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring in the everyday world so that you have the space to be wild and daring in your imagination and your work. “Brilliant and real and true.”—Rosanne Cash