Average Read Time: 6 minues Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Roger Dawson, author of Secrets of Power Negotiating, after he saw my review a few weeks ago. Roger has earned the reputation of world-class negotiator from decades of life experience, teaching and writing. The tools packed in this interview were amazing. I hope you benefit from them as much as I have. Here are the questions we cover: 1. What has been the most consistently valuable and versatile technique that you've found in your years of negotiating? 2. What are your best tips for salary negotiation or pre-hire interview/job acceptance negotiating? 3. How do your techniques differ in the age of digital, online and virtual communication? 4. How important do you feel rapport, matching/mirroring, etc are in a negotiation? How would you employ these? 5. If your readers could only learn and use one of your techniques for the rest of their lives, what would it be?

Learn to Speed Read

Average Reading Time: 7 minutes

A few years ago I read a study that out of all the books purchased, only 10% of them are read past chapter 1. The statement blew my mind. But then again how many of you have piles of unread books on your shelves? I know I do. There are a number of reasons for the above statistic, not the least of which is that so many readers have never been taught an efficient way to get through a book. I hope to change that with this 6-step guide.

Finding Day to Day Meaning and Limitless Freedom: Man's Search for Meaning
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl Pub. Date: 6/14/06, Beacon ISBN-9780807014295 165 PagesSuccess Rating: 4 Buy A Man's Search for Meaning at Amazon Why I Read this Book: Fulfillment comes from finding meaning for your life and feeling free. Viktor found both those things in the most unlikely of places.

The 4-Hour Workweek: Expanded and Updated by Timothy Ferriss Pub. Date: 12/15/09, Crown ISBN-9780307465351 396 PagesSuccess Rating: 5 Buy The 4-Hour Workweek at Amazon Why I Read this Book: Whether you're looking for a full life makeover or just a nice shot in the arm of what's really possible, dive into this book. It will change you--more than any other book I've read.

Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs
Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah Pub. Date: 10/19/2009, Wisdom ISBN-9780470499313 256 Pages Buy Inbound Marketing at AmazonWhy I Read this Book: The glory goes to the one who can attract the most eyeballs. This is the best step by step guide I've seen to leveraging the power of social media.