The Best of Bo Burlingham

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“Everything I’ve done has brought me back to the paramount importance of knowing who you are, what you want and why,” Bo Burlingham told us on The 21st Century Workplace podcast last year. Burlingham is the editor at large of the venerable Inc. magazine and the author of several ultra-successful business books, including Small Giants, Finish Big and The Knack (with Norm Brodsky). We’ve curated our top small business takeaways from each. Be Unprofessional Yes, you read that correctly. This one comes courtesy […]

How to get the most out of your reading


If you’re reading this, chances are good that you’re a voracious reader of books. But with all of the great books we read, how do we retain the concepts that we want to make actionable in our own lives, especially when it seems as though these great ideas evaporate from our minds shortly after we put the book back on the shelf? Here are a few tips to make your reading more actionable. Write in the margins! Scribbling your commentary the margins of […]

5 steps for setting an intention

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Busyness is killing your organization’s culture. In this exclusive excerpt for Actionable Books, Anese Cavanaugh, author of “Contagious Culture”, explains why it’s not about being less busy, it’s about being more intentional. Read on for 5 easy to implement steps on how to set an intention.

Want to Manage Stress Better? Learn to Slow Down, Shift and Recharge

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Feeling time-pressed and stressed is the realty for many people these days, and I believe it has something to do with the constant spinning plates we chase day after day. Our culture has become increasingly task-driven, and somewhere around the end of the 20th century, being busy became a badge of honor. The busier you are, the more you multi-task, the more important you are, right? Wrong.