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The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle - 2004-01-01 (first published in 1927)
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The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve thrilling mysteries that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Join the intrepid detective and his loyal companion Dr Watson as they examine puzzling cases that baffle the police and provide the excitement of the chase. From the problems of Thor Bridge to the Sussex vampire, these mysteries will test the courage of Dr. Watson and the brilliant mind of Sherlock Holmes.
Deke Bridges
There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. -- Sherlock Holmes I love this book. Had it since grade school. #SherlockHolmesDay      source
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The Freelancer's Bible
Everything You Need to Know to Have the Career of Your Dreams―On Your Terms
Sara Horowitz - 2012-10-23
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This comprehensive guide is a must-read for the 42 million Americans who freelance, covering everything from finding clients to getting paid, managing taxes, setting up a home office, and more. Written by Sara Horowitz, a MacArthur "Genius" Fellow and founder of the Freelancers Union, The Freelancer's Bible is the ultimate resource for anyone looking to become a successful and thriving freelancer.
Deke Bridges
50 Ways to get Freelance Clients. Great tips by @thelatashajames of Freelance Friday Podcast. She posts several times weekly. Follow her. Side note, read Freelancer's Bible. Great book. Big book, worth it. @freelancersu #branding #marketing #agency      source
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The Rebel's Guide to Email Marketing
Grow Your List, Break the Rules, and Win (Que Biz-Tech)
DJ Waldow - 2012-01-01
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The Rebel's Guide to Email Marketing is a complete plan for transforming your email marketing campaigns. This book helps readers discover radically better ways to handle every facet of their campaign, including lists, from names, subject lines, calls to action, and social network integration. Learn how to optimize every component of your message and campaign to earn a positive return on your email marketing. This book is for anyone, whether they're B2B, B2C, Fortune 500, or startup.
Deke Bridges
Finally got around to reading this classic e-mail marketing book. Lots of great tips, still very relevant. Excellent examples. The Rebels Guide to Email Marketing (2013) by @JasonFalls and DJ Waldow #email #marketing #branding #socialmedia      source
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This Is Marketing
You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See
Seth Godin - 2018-11-13
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Learn from Seth Godin, the inventor of countless marketing ideas and phrases, about how real marketing is about connection, empathy, and making a difference. In his book, THIS IS MARKETING, he shares his core marketing wisdom, emphasizing that great marketers don't use consumers to solve their company's problem; they use marketing to solve other people's problems. Discover how to build trust, speak to your audience's narratives, create and release tension, and give people the tools to achieve their goals. It's time to stop confusing social media metrics with true connections and start making the world a better place through powerful marketing grounded in empathy, generosity, and emotional labor.
Deke Bridges
Love listening to creative marketing genius Seth Godin. Author of THIS IS MARKETING, (great book) and numerous others. How to find your visible audience and win trust from your target market. Session with @LondonRealTV. Excellent!      source
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Do Over
Make Today the First Day of Your New Career
Jon Acuff - 2015-04-07
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"DO OVER" by Jon Acuff is the ultimate guide to navigating career change, offering an empowering tool called the Career Savings Account. Whether you're a new graduate or a seasoned professional, Acuff's inspiring and humorous true stories show that it's never too late to escape a job you hate and start doing work you love. Get ready to make big changes and find your true calling with "DO OVER."
Deke Bridges
Piles of #books in my car. Here's two recent reads I HIGHLY recommend. You Are A Badass by @JenSincero, also on YouTube as 5 hour listen. I did both, read & listened. Good job Jen. Also... Do Over by @JonAcuff. Great book, Seth Godin says best career book ever. I agree.      source
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You Are a Badass
How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
Jen Sincero - 2013-04-23
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This self-help book is perfect for those who desire a better life but don't want to be caught seeking help. With 27 entertaining chapters, Jen Sincero provides stories, exercises, and advice on identifying and changing self-sabotaging behavior, overcoming fears, increasing income, and finding self-love. You Are a Badass will teach you how to create a life you love, and use The Force to achieve your goals.
Deke Bridges
Piles of #books in my car. Here's two recent reads I HIGHLY recommend. You Are A Badass by @JenSincero, also on YouTube as 5 hour listen. I did both, read & listened. Good job Jen. Also... Do Over by @JonAcuff. Great book, Seth Godin says best career book ever. I agree.      source
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The Charge
Brendon Burchard - 2012-05-15
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Discover the key to living a fulfilled and purposeful life in today's chaotic world. Using his expertise in psychology, [author] explains the ten essential drives behind human emotion and happiness. Find ways to unlock these gates to achieve greater psychological health and wealth in your life.
Deke Bridges
Reading this... #TheCharge Excellent book. Loaded with interesting life skills. I believe @BrendonBurchard still lives in Portland. Considered world's top high performance leadership coach. Worth your time, especially life coaches. #books #education #LifeSkills #coach #mentor      source
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Spark Joy
An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up)
Marie Kondō - 2016-01-05 (first published in 2012)
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This line-illustrated guide covers every room in your home, with step-by-step instructions on how to properly declutter and organise a wide range of categories including clothing, books, paperwork, and more. Marie Kondo's unique KonMari method emphasizes keeping what 'sparks joy' in your life, leading to a transformative shift to a more organized and intentional lifestyle. Spark Joy is the perfect follow-up to Marie Kondo's best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, and is a must-read for anyone looking to declutter their home and transform their life.
Deke Bridges
@ritawynthomas @MarieKondo Happy Friday Rita. It's a great book... part 2 of Marie's first book. Highly recommend.      source
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Crucial Conversations
Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition
Kerry Patterson - 2002-06-18
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Learn how to communicate effectively during high-stakes conversations with this life-changing book that has sold over 4 million copies. The authors provide practical advice on how to transform unpleasant emotions into powerful dialogue, be persuasive without being abrasive, and achieve relationships that are real and productive. With new case studies, research findings, and video links, this bestselling classic is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their communication skills and enhance their personal and professional relationships.
Deke Bridges
Picked up this great book @Powells to read. Better conversation and listening enables you to get deeper into subjects at hand. When talking with people, this makes your communication skills a very powerful tool. Always be learning. #growth #education #leadership      source
Work On Purpose by Lara Galinsky
The Art of Risk by Kayt Sukel