The Number: A Completely Different Way to Think About the Rest of Your Life

May 20, 2009 - by: 0 COMMENTS

HR writer Sarah McAdams reviews the book The Number: A Completely Different Way to Think About the Rest of Your Life by Lee Eisenberg.

A few years ago, when Lee Eisenberg’s bestseller first came out, American workers had different priorities than they do today. “For tens of millions of middle-aged travelers, this is an odd moment, riddled with paradoxes. We are at once old and young, parents and kids, generally prosperous yet uneasy,” he writes in The Number. “For me, this moment evokes a memory — late afternoon, back when I watched the Phillies play in the final years of decrepit Connie Mack Stadium. I remember how the shadows sliced across the diamond, moving closer and closer to home plate until half the field was in bright sunlight, the other in gathering darkness. It was a really weird time of day.”
The Number by Lee Eisenberg

Well, it’s become weirder. And the label of “generally prosperous” rarer.
In 2006, many workers viewed their “number” — how much money one needs to feel secure forever after retirement — as the realization of their daydreams (traveling the world, spending days on the golf course, volunteering for a nonprofit, writing a novel, opening an inn).

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Women & Money

June 11, 2008 - by: 0 COMMENTS

Web Editor Wendi Watts reviews the book Women & Money by Suze Orman. Review explains how book can aid HR with effective communication with employees about financial issues.

Book review of Women & Money by Suze Orman

With her usual down-to-earth style, Suze Orman tackles the subject of women’s complicated relationship with money in her book Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny. At the beginning of the book, she confesses that she had never thought she would write a book geared specifically to women, but after seeing the same problems over and over again with women in many different social and economic situations, she wrote Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny.

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Women & Money

June 11, 2008 - by: Wendi Watts 0 COMMENTS

Web Editor Wendi Watts reviews the book Women & Money by Suze Orman. Review explains how book can aid HR with effective communication with employees about financial issues.

Book review of Women & Money by Suze Orman

With her usual down-to-earth style, Suze Orman tackles the subject of women’s complicated relationship with money in her book Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny. At the beginning of the book, she confesses that she had never thought she would write a book geared specifically to women, but after seeing the same problems over and over again with women in many different social and economic situations, she wrote Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny.

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Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World

March 19, 2008 - by: 0 COMMENTS

Web Editor Wendi Watts reviews the book Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World by Bill Clinton. Review highlights how book can be used to start a corporate giving or charity program or by employees individually.

While most books about business tell you how to make more money for yourself or your business, or to develop skills that will make you a better employee, manager, or employer, Bill Clinton’s newest book, Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World, offers ideas on how you can give your time, talent, and other resources to make the world a better place. So can a book about giving really be a business book? In a word, yes.

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