Kit’s Archive of Book Reviews

See what Kit’s been reading and recommending for the past few years.This is her archive of previous reviews. If you’d like to receive her current reviews, sign up for First Monday newsletter, and you’ll receive monthly tips and reviews from Kit.

Archived Reviews, 2008-2010

Click on the titles below to read these archived reviews from 2008 to 2010.

December 2010: Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 2.0: 1,001 Unconventional Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for Landing Your Dream Job, by Jay Conrad Levinson & David E. Perry, 2009.

November 2010: 5 Steps to Professional Presence: How to Project Confidence, Competence, and Credibility at Work, by Susan Bixler & Lisa Scherrer Dugan, 2001.

October 2010: Generations, INC: From Boomers to Linksters – Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work, by Meagan Johnson & Larry Johnson, 2010.  AND How Not to Act Old: 185 Ways to Pass for Phat, Sick, Hot, Dope, Awesome, or at Least Not Totally Lame, by Pamela Redmond Satran, 2009.

September 2010: Portfolio Life: The New Path to Work, Purpose & Passion After 50, by David Corbett, 2007.

August 2010: We took a one-month hiatus! Back in September.

July 2010: Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average, by Joseph T. Hallinan,  2009.

June 2010: Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell, 2008.

May 2010:  Job Search Magic, Resume Magic and Interview Magic: Insider Secrets from America’s Career & Life Coach, by Susan Britton Whitcomb, 2006.

April 2010: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel Pink, 2009.

March 2010:  “O” The Oprah MagazineLead feature story “Everything You Need to Know About Taming Chaos But Were Too Disorganized to Ask”.  Bloom, Martin, Kaufman, Williams & Heffner. March 2010.

February 2010: Never Eat Alone and Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time, by Keith Ferrazzi. 2005

January 2010: A Manager’s Guide to CoachingSimple and Effective Ways to Get the Best Out of Your Employees, by Brian Emerson & Anne Loehr, 2008.

Kit’s 2009 Book Reviews

December 2009: The Energy Bus:10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work and Team with Positive Energy, by Jon Gordon, 2007.

November 2009: Real Leaders Don’t Do PowerPointHow to Sell Yourself and Your Ideas, by Christopher Witt, 2009.

October 2009: The WOW Factor: The 33 Things You Must (And Must Not) Do to Guarantee Your Edge in Today’s Business World, by Frances Cole Jones, 2009.

September 2009: Bulletproof Your Job: 4 Simple Strategies to Ride Out the Rough Times and Come Out on Top at Work, by Stephen Viscusi, 2008.

August 2009: Off the Beaten Path: The Essential Guide to Extraordinary Travel, by Heidi Knapp Rinella, 6th Edition, 2007.

July 2009:  My Start-Up LifeWhat a (Very) Young CEO Learned on His Journey Through Silicon Valley, Ben Casnocha, 2007.

June 2009: First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently, Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman, 1999.

May 2009: Jeremy and Mom: A ZITS Retrospective, by Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman, 2008.

April 2009: Taming Your Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way (Revised Edition), 2003, Richard D. Carson.

March 2009: The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success, by Scott Eblin, 2006.

February 2009: The New Rules of Marketing & PR by David Meerman Scott, John Wiley & Sons publishers, 2007

January 2009: The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century by Thomas Friedman, Farrar, Strous & Giroux, 2005.

Kit’s 2008 Book Reviews

December’s Book: Claiming Your Place at the Fire:Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose, by Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro. Berrett-Koehler Publishers. 2004.

November’s Book: A Career in Your Suitcase by Jo Parfitt. Bookshaker. 2008.

October’s Book: Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life, by Martin E.P. Seligman, PhD. Vintage Books. 1990.

September’s Book: How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill. Gotham Books. 2007.

August’s Book: The Joy of Not WorkingA Book for the Retired, Unemployed and Overworked, by Ernie J. Zelinski, Ten Speed Press, 1997.

July’s Book: The Art of the StartThe Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything, by Guy Kawasaki, Penquin Group, 2004.

June’s Book: Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, by Susan Jeffers, Random House, 1987.

May’s Book: WorryControlling It and Using It Wisely, by Edward M. Hallowell, MD. Ballantine, 1997.

April’s Book: The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz, Simon & Schuster, 2003.

March’s Book: A Whole New MindWhy Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, by Daniel H. Pink, The Berkeley Publishing Group, 2005.

February’s Book: The Paradox of ChoiceWhy More is Less, by Barry Schwartz, Harper Perennial, 2004.

January’s Book: Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life), by Cathie Black, Random House, 2007.

Kit’s 2007 Book Review

December’s Book: Crazy BusyOverstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. Ballantine Books, 2006.

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