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Working for Good
– Jeff Klein

“Working for Good,” subtitled Making a Difference While Making a Living, would seem indispensable for energetic, ambitious entrepreneurs and visionaries who have a strong social conscience as well as a robust business ethos.  Jeff Klein, an ambitious and energetic guy, has written a book with the same attributes and confesses that he “loves to work.” Klein’s […]

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success
– Adam M. Grant

“highly successful people have three things in common: motivation, ability, and opportunity.”  A New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller from Wharton’s top-rated professor. Named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal– as well as one of Oprah’s riveting reads, Fortune‘s must-read business books, and the Washington Post‘s books every leader should read. For generations, we have focused […]

A kinder, gentler philosophy of success
– Alain de Botton

From TED.com Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure — and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work. Through his witty and literate books — and his new School of Life […]

J.R.R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet,philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, from 1925 to 1945 and Merton Professor of English Language […]

Christopher Gardner &
“The Pursuit of Happyness”

[ INSPIRATIONAL MOVIES To Learn From ]   The “Pursuit of Happyness” movie trailer (2006) The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film based on Chris Gardner’s nearly one-year struggle with homelessness. Directed by Gabriele Muccino, the film features Will Smith as Gardner, an on-and-off-homeless salesman. Smith’s son Jaden Smith co-stars, making his film debut as Gardner’s son, Christopher Jr. and Thandie […]

Happy for No Reason
– Marci Shimoff

A BREAKTHROUGH APPROACH TO HAPPINESS  What would it take to make you happy? A fulfilling career, a big bank account, or the perfect mate? What if it didn’t take anything to make you happy? What if you could experience happiness from the inside out —no matter what’s going on in your life?      In Happy […]

Outliers: The Story of Success
– Malcolm Gladwell

“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.”  There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to […]

The Lion King

[ INSPIRATIONAL MOVIES To Learn From ] “The Lion King”(1994) – Movie Trailer   The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The story takes place in a kingdom of lions in Africa, and was influenced […]

The First 30 Days
– Ariane de Bonvoisin

Has a change happened in your life that you are having trouble accepting? Is there a change you would like to make to help you love life more? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this is the book for you. This year alone, many of us will fall in love, get in […]

Measuring what makes life worthwhile
– Chip Conley

From TED.com When the dotcom bubble burst, hotelier Chip Conley went in search of a business model based on happiness. In an old friendship with an employee and in the wisdom of a Buddhist king, he learned that success comes from what you count. Chip Conley creates joyful hotels, where he hopes his employees, customers and investors alike […]

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