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Friday Short Stack, September 30th Edition - Breaking The Wheel
Friday Short Stack posts are shorter, more bite-sized pieces – a little nugget of buttery knowledge before you head off for the weekend. Because everybody love pancakes! This week, it’s three of my favorite books for developing your “soft skills” – those esoteric abilities that help you work with (and in some cases around) people and their hang-ups, quirks, and egos. These are the three books that have provided me with the most utility, personally and professionally. If you find yourself struggling managing up, managing down, or just getting along, you could do worse than these weighty tomes. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie The title makes the book sound kind of conniving, but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. Carnegie’s classic tome is remarkably straightforward. Be nice. Be genuine. Show others that you’re interested in them and their thoughts by asking lots of questions,[...]