Career & Self Development

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.

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    Image of Grit

    The Power of Passion and Perseverance

    by Angela Duckworth

    Angela Duckworth operates under the assumption that “in the long run, grit may matter more than talent” and has the scientific evidence to back it up.

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    Image of The Practice

    Shipping Creative Work

    by Seth Godin

    The Practice is founded on the principle that writer’s block is a myth. In it, Godin instructs writers, artists, and entrepreneurs in a tested approach to getting unstuck.

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  • Image of The Book of Real-World Negotiations
    Image of The Book of Real-World Negotiations

    Successful Strategies from Business, Government, and Daily Life

    by Joshua N. Weiss

    The art of negotiation requires creativity and quick thinking to find win-win solutions, especially when the stakes are high.

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  • Image of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
    Image of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

    A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

    by Mark Manson

    This Book Snap highlights Manson’s way of thinking, that in order to be all that we can be, we have to accept who we are and honestly project that authentic person to the world.

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    The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

    by Grant Cardone

    Set the right goals, figure out how much effort will be needed to achieve them, how to put yourself in the best frame of mind for success, and how to take action in the most effective way.

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  • Image of The Catalyst
    Image of The Catalyst

    How to Change Anyone’s Mind

    by Jonah Berger

    In The Catalyst, Jonah Berger identifies the key barriers to change and how to mitigate them.

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    The Lifetime Power of Actions on Your Career Path

    by Ydalmis Carrasco

    In Evolve, Ydalmis Carrasco combines strategy, real-life experiences, and wit to guide professionals to their ultimate career potential.

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    Creating Successful Business Ideas from Scratch

    by Matthew Mockridge

    Author Matthew Mockridge offers tools and proven methods that will allow you to produce groundbreaking ideas and summon unexpected accomplishments – ones that may change your life forever.

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    The Power of Thinking without Thinking

    by Malcolm Gladwell

    Blink is about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant — in the blink of an eye — that actually aren’t as simple as they seem, and about those instantaneous decisions that are impossible to explain to others. In this summary, staff writer from The New Yorker Malcolm Gladwell reveals that great decision makers aren’t those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of...

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