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Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook – A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, And Betrayal by Ben Mezrich

With Peter Hiddema’s launch into Facebook, it seems only fitting we talk about Ben Mezrich’s account of how Facebook itself came into existence. His book is entitled Accidental Billionaires, and tells the story of a genius of an idea, and two best friends: Mark Zukerberg, a computer whiz; and Eduardo Saverin, a young monied scion, both of whom were socially-awkward Harvard undergrads back in 2004.

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Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller by Jeff Rubin

Transit fares in Canada's largest city recently increased by $.25 per ride. As an infrequent user of public transit (short distances in off-peak hours), I already do a calculation to compare the cost of parking with the cost of my TTC fare. I don't factor in the cost of the gasoline my car uses, I figure I'm not going too far, it can't be that much. If Jeff Rubin is correct, those days are almost over.

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Getting to Resolution Turning Conflict into Collaboration by Stewart Levine

According to Stewart Levine, "Many people have difficulty accepting that life is filled with surprises, conflict, disappointment, and unmet expectations. These things happen-consistently and predictably." It's easy to fall into the conflict is 'bad' trap and in his book, Getting…

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A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

Daniel PinkSeldom have I had so much fun reading a book. From the Agriculture Age of the 18th century to the Industrial Age of the 19th century to the 20th century's Information Age, Daniel Pink's theory is that the 21st…

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Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most

Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila HeenThe book Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most comes out of the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project. Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen define a difficult conversation as anything you…