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Curb Procrastination: Tim Urban’s TED Talk Inspires a Motivational Book List

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Procrastination plagues the best of us. In this TED talk from TED 2016 in February, Wait But Why blogger and sorta-kinda professional procrastinator Tim Urban takes us inside the minds of serial procrastinators. He breaks down three distinct voices in our brains related to procrastination: the “rational decision-maker,” the “instant gratification monkey,” and the all-powerful “panic monster” that leaps into action as soon as a catastrophic deadline creeps up on us. However, what starts out as a comical breakdown of what’s perceived as a goofy, bad habit becomes an examination of what happens when we procrastinate the big-picture life stuff that doesn’t have deadlines, like reconnecting with family, working on relationships or getting fit. Urban pushes viewers to tackle those challenges without…

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Shark Tank’s Daymond John Reveals His Business Reading List

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CEO of FUBU and Shark Tank shark Daymond John is no stranger to growing a business from the ground up and finding success. So what helped him along the way on his journey to becoming a business tycoon? John revealed in a Reddit AMA in February his top nine books that not only guided him but that he recommends to all business entrepreneurs. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (The Ballantine Publishing Group, 1987) How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie (Pocket Books, 1998) Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson (G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1998) Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki (Plata Publishing, 2011) Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne (Harvard Business Review Press, 2015) The One-Minute Entrepreneur by Kenneth Blanchard,…

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