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Reading List: Use Your Downtime to Relax and Enrich Your Mind with These Books

Magazine article Success

Reading List: Use Your Downtime to Relax and Enrich Your Mind with These Books

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FIND YOUR EXTRAORDINARY

Dream Bigger, Live Happier, and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms

By Jessica DiLullo Herrin

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She has built not one but two multimillion-dollar businesses from the ground up. Jessica DiLullo Herrin hit it rich first in 1996 (while still a student at Stanford Graduate Business School) with WeddingChannel.com, one of the first full-service bridal websites. After following her husband to Texas and having two children, she started Stella & Dot Family Brands, a craft jewelry business approaching $1 billion in annual sales.

In Find Your Extraordinary, Herrin shares the wisdom gained from the stress and constant work of the first business, which did $100 million a year by the time she left, and the easier pace she's found with the second. Entrepreneurial principles, she says, can create not only the kind of career you want but also the kind of life you want to live. (May; Crown Business; $27)

NEVER SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE

Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

By Chris Voss with Tahl Raz

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The biggest error of conventional negotiating theory, says Chris Voss, formerly the FBI's top international kidnap negotiator, is the assumption people are logical and behave in their own best interests. In fact, no one behaves rationally, leaving emotion to dominate pressure situations. That's as true in business, Voss writes, as it is in the FBI. After all, life is one negotiation after another--from buying a car to starting a business to asking for a raise. …

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