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Four Part Radical Guide to Paying Off Debt and Saving More

This is part four of a four part series. This part is about my 18 favorite life hacks. You should get familiar with life hacks, because they make your life much better, both in the short run and in the long run. Who doesn’t want to make their life better? I for one know I’m always looking for ways to be happier and improve my life. It’s good for the body and good for the soul. I’ve already covered general ideas, living a healthy lifestyle cheaply, shopping smarter, avoiding impulse buys and bargaining. This part is about making do with

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The Pumpkin Plan by Michael Michalowicz

The Pumpkin Plan was an excellent book, I finished it quickly because I really enjoy Mike Michalowicz writing style, humor, and the ways he tells a story. Mike is a very talented writer and really spells out his entrepreneurial style in this book with some of his great stories. I will come right out and say I’m an avid reader of Mike’s blog, which can be found here. It’s an excellent blog on business and entrepreneurship and I encourage all of my blog readers to read it as well. In this book, Mike talks about all of the missed opportunities,

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The Google Story by David Vise and Mark Malseed

The Google Story was about seven years old when I read it, but I have read several Google books in the past and am fascinated by the company so I figured why not give it a read. Right off the bat I want to commend the authors David Vise and Mark Malseed, this was a very interesting and well written book. It reads much like a timeline of what events Google went through, the mistakes they made, and the progress they achieved that helped lead them to the enormous success of a company they are today. The book starts out

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Quiet by Susan Cain

Quiet by Susan Cain is a great book, in it she talks about introverts and the power they can have in business and society. According to Cain, over a third to half the world’s population are introverts. Cain talks about how in Western cultures extroverts are looked at with great promise, those of us who are who are talkative, bold, outgoing, and charismatic tend to be thought of as more successful, smart, and important than those of us who prefer to keep quiet. However, the opposite is true in Eastern cultures (i.e. China is used in Cain’s book, although you

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The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni

The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni was a really good book, I enjoyed reading it and learned a lot from it. It had a lot of good information about organizational health and strategy. One of the things that’s stressed throughout the book is the health of the organization is what makes it go in the right direction, not better sales, not a better website, not about a better leadership team, and not better operations. It’s more about communication, if everyone is on the same page and aligns their duties with the goals of the organization. He talks about the four strategies,

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