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Soundview Executive Book Summaries® publishes summaries of the best business books of each year on career and self-development subjects including business communication, time management, public speaking, motivation, goals, negotiation, work-life balance, emotional intelligence, presentation skills, decision-making and more. Browse our list of summary titles to find those that will move your career and life forward.

  • Image of Talent Is Overrated
    Image of Talent Is Overrated

    What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

    by Geoff Colvin

    What’s the real solution to the mystery of high performance? According to distinguished journalist Geoff Colvin, what really makes all the difference is a highly specific kind of effort, what he calls “deliberate practice.” It’s difficult. It hurts. But more of it equals better performance. Tons of it equals great performance.

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  • Image of The Age of Speed
    Image of The Age of Speed

    A Strategy for Thriving in a More-Faster-Now World

    by Vince Poscente

    In a time starved era, you need to stop listening to everyone who tells you to slow down, and begin paying attention to authors like Poscente who give you the necessary tools to get ahead of the rush once and for all. The author illustrates why harnessing the power of speed is the ultimate solution for those seeking less stress, less busyness and more balance, while providing the reader with case studies gleaned from successful companies such as Geico, Netflix and Nintendo.

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  • Image of The Black Swan
    Image of The Black Swan

    The Impact of the Highly Improbable

    by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    According to Taleb, regardless of what we know from history, a single improbable event can change everything we think about the world. Taleb calls these improbable events Black Swans.

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