Books Reviewed by Danielle Morrill

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

- January 29, 2013

Demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations. Demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued ... Read More

The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation

- November 10, 2011

What's the secret to sales success? If you're like most business leaders, you'd say it's fundamentally about relationships-and you'd be wrong. The best salespeople don't just build relationships with customers. They challenge them. The need to understand what top-performing reps are doing that th... Read More

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

- March 17, 2015

The book Lifehack calls "The Bible of business and personal productivity." "A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'"—Fast Company Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has becom... Read More

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

- March 4, 2014

Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog. Wh... Read More

High Output Management

- August 29, 1995

The president of Silicon Valley's Intel Corporation sets forth the three basic ideas of his management philosophy and details numerous specific techniques to increase productivity in the manager's work and that of his colleagues and subordinates The president of Silicon Valley's Intel Corpor... Read More

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

- June 1, 2004

Presents a portrait of Benjamin Franklin as a scientist, inventor, diplomat, writer, business strategist, and statesman while tracing his life as one of America's Founding Fathers. Presents a portrait of Benjamin Franklin as a scientist, inventor, diplomat, writer, business strategist, and state... Read More

Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

- August 27, 2019

Help take your startup to the next step with the new and revised edition of the popular book on the VC deal process—from the co-founders of the Foundry Group How do venture capital deals come together? This is one of the most frequent questions asked by each generation of new entrepreneurs. Surpr... Read More

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A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

- November 4, 2008

One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient ... Read More

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition

- April 30, 2012

A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of ... Read More

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

- April 15, 2014

Outlines a systematic framework for enabling greater productivity without overworking, sharing strategies on how to eliminate unnecessary tasks while streamlining essential employee functions. By the co-author of the best-selling Multipliers. 75,000 first printing. Outlines a systematic framewor... Read More

Atlas Shrugged (Centennial Ed.)

- April 21, 2005

Government leaders seeking control over all business become increasingly frantic as major industrial companies are being thrown into chaos following the sudden disappearance of their leaders. Government leaders seeking control over all business become increasingly frantic as major industrial com... Read More

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good (Emergent Strategy)

- March 19, 2019

No more self-denial. Politics should be a resounding, erotic "yes," not another deadening "no." No more self-denial. Politics should be a resounding, erotic yes, not another deadening no. Read More

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The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger - Second Edition with a new chapter by the author

- April 5, 2016

In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that reshaped manufacturing. But the container didn't just happen. Its adoption required huge sums of money, years of ... Read More

A Thousand Splendid Suns

- May 22, 2007

Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, the #1 New York Times bestseller A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvat... Read More

The Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing and Thinking

- November 18, 2008

"Do you need to produce clear reports, papers, analyses, presentations and memos? If so, you need The Pyramid Principle. Communicating your ideas concisely and articulately to clients, colleagues or to the management board is a key factor in determining your personal business success. To gain the... Read More

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Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into a Sales Machine with the $100 Million Best Practices of Salesforce.com

- July 8, 2011

Called "The Sales Bible of Silicon Valley"...discover the sales specialization system and outbound sales process that, in just a few years, helped add $100 million in recurring revenue to Salesforce.com, almost doubling their enterprise growth...with zero cold calls. This is NOT just another book... Read More

AS A MAN THINKETH (GPS Guides to Life)

- January 29, 2019

James Allen’s revolutionary book on the power of thought, combined with the bonus book Mastery of Destiny Originally published in 1903, James Allen’s As A Man Thinketh reveals the fundamental truth of human nature: “A man is literally what he thinks.” Allen’s deceptively simple principle has chan... Read More

Cleopatra: A Life

- September 6, 2011

Her palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. She was married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war against the first and poisoned the second; ince... Read More

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto)

- November 27, 2012

Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, Skin in ... Read More

Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big, 10th-Anniversary Edition

- October 11, 2016

How maverick companies have passed up the growth treadmill — and focused on greatness instead. It’s an axiom of business that great companies grow their revenues and profits year after year. Yet quietly, under the radar, a small number of companies have rejected the pressure of endless growth to ... Read More

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Spent: Break the Buying Obsession and Discover Your True Worth

- March 25, 2009

Leading psychologist and financial commentator Palaian offers a tested, step-by-step guide to help people break the spending obsession by looking within. Today, Americans are saving less, carrying larger debt loads, losing their homes to foreclosure, and filing bankruptcy in record numbers. Yet, ... Read More

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