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Book
Prompting Businesses to Think and Learn

Laurie Young

Kogan Page, 2013

In this summary, you will learn

  • What “thought leadership” is and is not;
  • Why it matters and how it affects business, consumers and society; and
  • How to create and disseminate thought leadership.

(8)

 
Book
Applying the Principles and the Science of Marketing to the Professions

Laurie Young

Wiley, 2005

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to market a professional services firm;
  • How to develop a marketing strategy; and
  • How to use the best marketing and business development techniques.

(7)

 
Book
Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street’s Post-Crash Recruits

Kevin Roose

Grand Central, 2014

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why eight talented college graduates wanted to work for post-crisis Wall Street,
  • What effect their jobs had on them, and
  • What their experience says about the culture of Wall Street and its sustainability.

(7)

 
Book
Insights from the Winner's Circle

Gregory K. Ericksen

Kaplan Publishing, 2002

In this summary, you will learn

  • The six key criteria used to select the Entrepreneur of the Year, and how they apply to your business; and
  • How to win in four critical arenas: leadership, team building, innovation and financial performance.

(8)

 
Book
The Owner's Manual to Extending Your Warranty

Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz

Scribner, 2015

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the body’s aging process is tied to cellular-level events;
  • What the 14 “major agers” are;
  • Which habits to cultivate; and
  • How to use nutrition, exercise, vitamins, stress management and a healthy lifestyle to remain biologically young.

(9)

 
Book
Savvy Strategies to Get In, Get Ahead, and Rise to the Top

Aaron McDaniel

Career Press, 2012

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why most young people aren’t ready for the business world and
  • What 25 attributes Gen Yers – and everyone at work – need to succeed.

(8)

 
Book

Todd Gitlin

Basic Books, 2003

In this summary, you will learn

  • the background of a range of social and political issues from the author’s perspective as a 1960s student protest leader.

(6)

 
Book

Alan M. Dershowitz

Basic Books, 2001

In this summary, you will learn

  • a great deal about legal ethics, practices and lore from a great legal practitioner.

(9)

 
Book

Dinesh D'Souza

Basic Books, 2002

In this summary, you will learn

  • The author’s interpretation of the differences among conservatism, liberalism and libertarianism;
  • The tenets of modern American conservatism; and
  • How Republicans can keep their Congressional majority and enact their agenda.

(9)

 
Book

Samuel G. Freedman

Basic Books, 2006

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why journalism remains a noble calling;
  • What principles tough-minded journalists follow; and
  • How to write and structure a story.

(9)

 
Report
High-Impact Entrepreneurs Who Transform Industries

World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum, 2014

In this summary, you will learn

  • How entrepreneurial companies add value for investors, employees and economies;
  • Why meaningful metrics of a firm’s success vary by sector and the firm’s place in its corporate life cycle; and
  • Why “high-impact entrepreneurs” are different.

(7)

 
Report
The Weak Economy Is Idling Too Many Young Graduates

Heidi Shierholz et al.

EPI, 2014

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the slow economic recovery in the United States has hurt employment prospects for young people,
  • Why high school and college graduates are having such a tough time cracking the job market, and
  • What employment and wage trends portend for people younger than 25.

(8)

 
Video

Stella Young

TED Conferences LLC, 2014

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the assumption that functioning disabled people are noble and courageous erects barriers and
  • How society can change the way it thinks about disability.

(9)

 

In this summary, you will learn

  • How Iceland successfully solved the problem of teen substance abuse,
  • Why Iceland’s method also works in other countries and
  • What obstacles stand in the way of global adoption of Iceland’s method.

(8)

 
Book
The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World

Tony Wagner

Scribner, 2012

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why innovation matters,
  • What challenges fledgling innovators face and
  • How to raise, educate and support young innovators.

(7)

 
Article
On Negotiating the False Idols of Neoliberal Self-Care

Laurie Penny

The Baffler, 2016

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why modern “self-care” ideologies are deceptive,
  • How the political left has reacted to self-care ideologies and
  • Why the left’s blanket rejection of self-care merits revision.

(8)

 
Article
Cities Can’t Assume a Continued Boost from the Young

Conor Dougherty

The New York Times, 2017

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the housing preferences of millennials have transformed America’s inner cities,
  • Why the dominant assumption that American inner cities will continue to boom may not hold, and
  • Why younger professionals may opt to move to suburbs once they start families.

(8)

 
Report

Richard Swart

The Roosevelt Institute © 2015, 2015

In this summary, you will learn

  • How a lack of access to capital has slowed down entrepreneurial growth in the United States,
  • What alternative lending options are available to entrepreneurs and small business owners today, and
  • What new services have evolved to support entrepreneurship.

(7)

 

In this summary, you will learn

  • How microfinance works and
  • How the microfinance model could have broader applications in venture capitalism.

(7)

 
Report

James A. Baker III et al.

CL Council, 2017

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the Republican party can address climate change without abandoning conservative principles or hurting the economy,
  • How the United States would benefit from a revenue-neutral carbon tax, and 
  • Why proponents of the plan believe it would strengthen the party in the long term.

(9)

 
Book
The Young Professional's Guide to Making a Successful Life Abroad

Margaret Malewski

Intercultural Press, 2005

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the experiences of younger expatriates are distinctive; and
  • How to deal with the challenges of being a young professional abroad.

(7)

 
Book
How to Teach the Missing Basics to Today's Young Talent

Bruce Tulgan

Jossey-Bass, 2015

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why generation Z workers may tend to have poor “soft skills” even though they have excellent “hard” or “technical skills”; and
  • How their managers can help them improve their “professionalism, critical thinking and followership.”

(8)

 
Book
Turn Today's Fantasy into Tomorrow's Reality with This Complete Planning and Survival Guide

Joseph S. Coyle

Warner Books, 1996

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why early, consistent and aggressive saving is the key to retirement planning;
  • Why your investments should become less risky as you get older;
  • why America’s hyperconsumer society stops people from effectively preparing their retirement; and
  • How to invest to make your money work for you.

(6)

 
Book
A Simple Personality Profile that will Transform Your Team

Laurie Beth Jones

Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2005

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to define the attributes of each elemental work style: Fire, Wind, Water and Earth;
  • How knowing these differences can make you a better manager; and
  • How to use 28 element-based principles to improve your company.

(6)

 
Book
Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership

Laurie Beth Jones

Hyperion, 1995

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the Omega management style incorporates and enhances the best from masculine and feminine leadership styles;
  • How Jesus’s successful management practices stemmed from the principles that guides his life and teachings; and
  • What three kinds of leadership strengths Jesus had.

(8)

 
Book
Creating Your Mission Statement

Laurie Beth Jones

Hyperion, 1996

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why it is important to have a clearly defined goal;
  • How to create and clarify your mission and vision; and
  • Which eight steps you should follow to realize your mission.

(7)

 
Report
Young Global Leaders Sharing Economy Dialogue Position Paper 2013

April Rinne

World Economic Forum, 2013

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the sharing economy has emerged and
  • How enterprises are applying various business models to the sharing economy.

(7)

 
Book
Discover and Develop Greatness Within Your Company

Scott K. Edinger and Laurie Sain

AMACOM, 2015

In this summary, you will learn

  • What traits distinguish your “hidden leaders,”
  • How to help hidden leaders flourish and
  • How to maximize hidden leaders’ influence to fulfill your company’s mission.

(8)

 
Book
Reconciling Private Interest with the Public Good

Stephen Young

Berrett-Koehler, 2003

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to distinguish between brute capitalism and moral capitalism;
  • What the seven principles of moral capitalism demand; and
  • What obligations employers have to employees.

(7)

 
Article
Finance & Development

Mikael Juselius and Elöd Takáts

Finance & Development Magazine, 2016

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why large blocs of young and old in the population correspond to higher inflation,
  • Why current explanations for inflation fall short, and
  • How rapidly aging populations could exacerbate inflation in coming decades.

(8)