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Brand Book Bites from Do Over

The book: Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck is a humorous, helpful book for anyone who wants to get more out of their work

The brain: Jon Acuff is a popular speaker and writer whose past books include New York Times bestseller Start

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How to Profit From Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt in Your Life

There is a lot of fear, uncertainty and doubt in today’s world. North Korea might hit us with nukes. The stock market might crash at any moment. The U.S. government could fall off the fiscal cliff. A once in a lifetime storm like Sandy threatens to become a recurring nightmare every year. In a world that is as fragile as this, is there anything that we can do to protect ourselves from all that volatility and randomness out there?

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Musings on the Future of Capitalism: What's Mine Is Yours

In their new book What's Mine is Yours, Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers brilliantly capture the current socio-economic zeitgeist. While the last 50 years were all about the hyper-consumerism fueled by advertising and credit, the current period is all about the creation of a new model of collaborative consumption that is based on a belief in the commons, trust between strangers and new ways to exploit excess capacity.

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