Episode 48: Julia Ivy reads from Crafting Your Edge for Today’s Job Market: Using the BE-EDGE Method for Consulting Cases and Capstone Projects

BOOKcover-CraftingYourEdgeForTodaysJobMarketAre you looking to cut through the crowd of graduate job-seekers? To craft your edge in the saturated job market? Then you need the BE-EDGE Method. The BE-EDGE Method provides a step-by-step guide that connects job seekers to target employers through a process of case consulting. It creates an opportunity for the new or established professional to carve out their own space in an industry of choice, by establishing a relationship of trust with and proving their value to an industry insider. The method shows readers how to:

Elucidate their professional CORE, strategically identifying a space in the market that will best fit their multidimensional profile and selecting a case to work on;

Develop TRUST with an industry insider on the basis of deep understanding and storytelling–as an industry researcher, company biographer, and case writer;

Generate VALUE for a company by making a concrete contribution and offering action-based solutions in the form of a consulting case report; and

Excite insiders with the candidate’s fit for a company and their potential to add value in the industry.Authorphotopreferred

These steps allow the BE-EDGE Method to help young graduates to enhance their employability, as well as helping life-long learners to redefine and craft their own space in the market when looking to change careers. Including testimonials from students of this method, this book is unmissable for anyone looking to create their own space in industry.

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Episode 47: Ted W. Baxter reads from Relentless: How a Massive Stroke Changed My Life for the Better

An Incredible Journey of Determination and Recovery

In 2005, Ted W. Baxter was at the top of his game. He was a successful, globe-trotting businessman with a resume that would impress the best of the best. In peak physical condition, Ted worked out nearly every day of the week. And then, on April 21, 2005, all that came to an end. He had a massive ischemic stroke. Doctors feared he wouldn’t make it, or if he did make it, he would be in a vegetative state in a hospital bed for the rest of his life.

But miraculously, that’s not what happened . . .

In Relentless, Ted W. Baxter describes his remarkable recovery. Not only did he live, but he’s walking and talking again. He moves through life almost as easily as he did before the stroke; only now, his life is better. He’s learned that having a successful career is maybe not the most important thing. He’s learned to appreciate life more. He’s learned that he wants to help people—and that’s what he does. He gives back, volunteering his time and effort to help other stroke victims.AUTHORheadshot-Baxter2

Relentless is a wonderful resource for stroke survivors, caregivers, and their loved ones, but it is also an inspiring and motivating read for anyone who is facing struggles in their own life.

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Episode 46: Tullan Holmqvist reads from The Woman in the Park

woman in the parkWhen Manhattanite Sarah Rock meets a mysterious and handsome stranger in the park, she is drawn to him. Sarah wants to get away from her daily routine, her cheating husband and his crazy mistress, her frequent sessions with her heartless therapist, and her moody children.

But nothing is as it seems. Her life begins to unravel when a woman from the park goes missing and Sarah becomes the prime suspect in the woman’s disappearance. Her lover is nowhere to be found, her husband is suspicious of her, and her therapist is talking to the police.

With no one to trust, Sarah must face her inner demons and uncover the truth to prove her innocence.

A thriller that questions what is real-with its shocking twists, secrets, and lies—The Woman in the Park will leave readers breathless.

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Episode 45: Darren Gold reads from Master Your Code: The Art, Wisdom, and Science of Leading an Extraordinary Life

Book cover-MasterYourCode2“This is a MUST READ for anyone interested in leadership and human potential.” Frank Blake, Former Chairman & CEO, The Home Depot


How does anyone get to a point in life where they can say unequivocally that they feel fulfilled and fully alive? Why are some leaders more effective than others? Why are some people happily married and others not? Why are some individuals more prone to depression while others seem to possess a magical resilience? Why do some elite athletes become professionals and others remain mere amateurs? Why are some of us happy and others unhappy despite almost identical circumstances? It’s your program. A subconscious set of rules that drive the actions you take and limit the results you get. To be extraordinary in any area of your life, you must write and master your own code. This is your guidebook for doing that now.

By reading this book you will learn how to:
*Be the shaper of your life, not a prisoner of your circumstances

*Take full responsibility for your life and give up the right to complain

*Honor your word and live a life of integrity

*Let go of grudges and forgive unconditionally

*Do what you were born to do in this world

AUTHORheadshot-DarrenGoldDarren Gold is Managing Partner at The Trium Group where he is one of the world’s leading executive coaches and advisors to CEOs and their teams. His mission is to unlock the full potential of leaders and their organizations. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and children.

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Episode 44: William Putsis reads from The Carrot and the Stick: Leveraging Strategic Control for Growth

carrotIn today’s world of interconnected and “always-on” information, companies that succeed are those that compete by leveraging strategic control points. A strategic control point is a part of a market that, if controlled by one party, can be used to leverage power elsewhere. This can occur throughout the supply chain, in a related business, or even in an unrelated market

The Carrot and the Stick uses detailed examples and case studies – ranging from historic cases like Vanderbilt’s railroad in New York to current cases like Amazon’s control of the value chain – to explain how finding and leveraging points of strategic control can be the key to success in today’s convergent, fast-paced markets. The book focuses on how to spot and own potential points of strategic control, how to extend them to multiple markets, what tools and processes can be implemented in order to utilize the principle in practice, and how to Authorphoto“pry loose” existing points of strategic control owned by others. Applicable to all industries, this book can help alter business outcomes.

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Episode 43: Michael Bianco-Splann reads from Conscious Leadership: 7 Principles that WILL Change Your Business and Change Your Life

conscious leadershipIt is within everyone’s ability to switch on the energy attached to living consciously and stepping into leadership as a limitless enterprise. Conscious Leadership: 7 Principles that WILL change your business and change your life, offers leaders from all walks of life insightful alternatives and practices that will enrich your leadership skills while bringing into alignment the whole you, with all your unique and essential humanness. “When you operate as a conscious leader, present and engaged in lifting up those you lead and serve, you switch on your highest self, the human being you were designed to be. Remember that this is not a dress rehearsal, but the real deal. Are you practicing to live your AUTHORheadshot1-MichaelBianco-Splannlife or embracing your most powerful and luminescent self? The choice is yours to make. The real you can and will be more than what others say you are. Be courageous, be fulfilled and be the director of a joyful and meaningful life. Illuminate your ambitions to make a significant difference.”

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Episode 42: Michael Bianco-Splann reads from Dying to Live: A Tapestry of Reinvention

DyingThis is a true story of resilience, courage and the power of choice. After the publication of Conscious Leadership: 7 Principles That Will Change Your Business and Change Your Life, many inquired as to how these principles were formed.

Dying to Live is a compelling account of the author’s life stories, from abandonment to enlightenment, shared with sensitivity, illumination and humor. Michael Bianco-Splann guides the reader through vignettes of his life’s adventures, the losses, the successes and the treks into the dark night of the soul. Along the journey, great lessons emerged, creating the building blocks of conscious leadership and a life centered on the power of choosing love, compassion and AUTHORheadshot1-MichaelBianco-Splannunderstanding. Choosing to live means stepping into the real you, operating in the present tense and lovingly accepting the call and belief that one person can make a difference in the lives of others.

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