Livescribe Pen: Write your class
notes while recording what you miss with digital recorder pens. How cool is
that? Be sure to ask your teacher's permission before recording.
Alarms: Forget your
parent's snooze button. There's a battery of creative alarm clocks on the
market these days: opt for a fire alarm ring, clocks that talk and even one sporting
wheels to roll away from attempts to hit the snooze button.
Power Strips: Multi-gadget kids
need a surge protecting power cord to keep the juice flowing safely. Check out
the Pivot Power, a flexible strip that lets users opt for different
configurations, easily pivoting cords around furniture and hard to reach spots.
Laptock Locks: Combo locks aren't
just for lockers; make use laptop locks to tether your computer to a desk when
you duck out of the library.
iPad: A multitasking master: read eBooks, stream music, take notes and
class and activity schedules with time management apps. Anything else? Oh,
iPad Accessories: Trick out your
iPad with accessories like headphones, eye-catching cases and our favorite, the
Padfoot, which holds the tablet in a variety of positions including upright for
better viewing and slightly lifted for easier typing.
USB Flash Drives: Store digital
materials including presentations, notes and pictures on portable flash drives.
Laptop Bags: Many bags now come
with laptop and cell phone pockets. Also, solar-powered backpacks, yes, you
read that right, allow you to tap into Mother Nature to
recharge devices in between classes with a solar power backpack.
Pack: Encourage healthy eating by sending your child off to school with
a homemade lunch. A wide range of stylish lunch totes, including Japanese-style
bento boxes and insulated lunch totes, puts a fresh face on brown-bagging it.
Smart Phone: For
many tweens, the first phone is a major rite of passage. Be sure to set
parameters for use and keep an eye on texting. Family-plans can help manage
usage while allowing parents to keep an eye on their child.
let the back-to-school buying season empty your wallet. Score the best deals for
outfitting your students with our top ten tips.
Need vs. Want: Use back-to-school
shopping as a chance to educate your kids about budgets. Explain that money
only goes so far and that "needs" (new sneakers and a winter coat) have to
trump "wants" such as designer jeans. Setting realistic expectations can help
derail impulse buys and prevent emotional melt-downs at the cash register.
Try group buying, a phenomenon where items don't have a fixed price, instead the
more people who opt in to buy, the lower the item price. Major group buying
site Groupon popularized the concept, but clothing retailers such as Uniqlo's
Lucky Counter offer their own version. Check out Google for additional clothing
brands. The more the merrier!
Get Sales Savvy: Scour fliers and
ads for back-to-school sales and be ready to jump on promos like 2-for-1 shoes
Go Kidless: Leaving the kids
at home can make it easier to stick to a list and avoid impulse buys. For items
where the kids need to weigh in, try online shopping which makes it easier to
Off-Brand: Steep savings can
be had by buying off-brand. If your fashionista protests, strike a balance by
offsetting pricey designer jeans with cheaper off-brand cotton tees and
Second Act: Resale shops such
as eBay or kids' consignment stores offer gently used clothing at a fraction of
the price of new. Teach your kids that buying second-hand saves money and is a
sound environmental choice.
Swap Meet: Arrange a clothing
swap with friends and relatives. Kids often outgrow their clothes before they
wear them out. Swapping is a great way to replace outgrown items for free.
Encourage older teens and college-aged kids to dip into their summer job money
to help with the costs of back-to-school clothes. For expensive, designer
items, agree to meet half way, with parents pitching in the cost of an
off-brand item and students making up the difference for the pricier option.
Shop Your Closet: Who says you need
all new? Take time to review the clothing in your children's current wardrobe.
Many items can transition into fall; just add bright tights and a fitted shrug,
and a sundress can be worn through a warm fall. Ditto for tees which can be layered
under cardigans or hoodies.
One's Still Fun: Often back-to-school
doesn't truly necessitate a major wardrobe overhaul, many items still fit from
last season unless there's been major growth spurt. Offer to buy one special
outfit to kick start the first day back and then encourage your kids to wear
what they own until sales drive prices down in the colder months.
are ending, summer internships wrapping up. Time to hit the mall for
back-to-school fashion before hitting the books in September. Surprise your
student with your style savvy by boning up on these top ten trends. Smart
parents know what's what before opening their wallets.
Backpack Plus: Sure backpacks are
for hauling books, but the newest, grooviest backpacks do more. Look for fleece-lined
audio pockets with headphone exits and padded laptop sleeves. Some bags even
sport skateboard straps to secure your wheels while at school.
Ethical Fashion: Green your student's
wardrobe with eco fashions featuring sustainable materials such as bamboo and banana
fabric or vintage clothing. Major retailers are promoting eco fashion as a
major trend: witness fashion giant H & M launching a line of organic and
Look Good, Do Good: Many fashion
brands now link sales to fundraising for specific charities. Hot shoe purveyor
TOMS will donate one pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair purchased.
Google "ethical fashion" for other brands raising money for charity.
Mad for Plaid: Plaid is still rad;
check shirts and plaid clothing are all over the stores so mix a few items into
your wardrobe for major style points.
Preppy Looks: The letterman
sweater is back in a big way. Retailers are showing cardigans and 1950's style
letterman sweaters for both sexes. Yea team!
Tribal Matters: Global fashion is all
the rage as ikat and tribal patterns grace everything from clothing to
Sneaker Authority: Snazzy sneakers
come in every price point so make a style statement with your kicks. If your
budget allows, buy two pairs, one for style, the other for substance.
Duh, Denim: Some things never
go out of style: denim for example. Jeans are a wardrobe staple but think
outside the box by mixing in denim dresses and shirts.
Tech-Cessorize: Make a style
statement with eye-catching cell phone cases and iPad skins. Even headphones
can be customized to make a personal statement.
Shop Your Closet: Who says you need
all new? Take time to review the clothing in your children's current wardrobe. Find
out what fits, what needs to be handed down and what can transition into fall.
Back-to-school shopping catalogs are flooding the
mailbox. Time to think about getting the kids organized for school and the fall
sports season. Smart parents keep busy households organized with these top ten
a Drop Spot: Backpacks and sports gear can easily
engulf a home; designate a convenient drop spot for off-loading when the kids
arrive home. Nothing fancy is needed: a simple hall bench, set of cubbies or
even wall hooks can do the trick.
Command Center: Deputize a bulletin board or white board to
track all family commitments, sports schedules and major tests and projects.
The shared schedule lets all family members see major events at a glance.
Smarts: Teach your children to maintain their own calendar to
practice optimum time-management. Even the very youngest students can be taught
how to chart tasks on a calendar. Talk about how to assess how long a task will
take and allocating sufficient time for completion.
Study Time: Get your children in the study habit by designating
a specific block of time for homework each day. Encourage children not to race
through work, but instead to proceed slowly and methodically, leaving time for
Encourage your child to use checklists to prioritize tasks and keep track of
each item's status. Crossing off items on a to-do list provides a sense of
Zone: Find a quiet area for students to do their work. An
interruption-free zone enhances focus and productivity.
Caddy: Set each child up with a portable homework caddy with must-have
tools such as pencils, pens, erasers, stapler, etc. Keeping study tools close
at hand will prevent students from wandering off in search of needed items.
Supplies: Keep a supply of notebooks, binders, report covers, poster
board, glue and markers and crayons on hand during the school year. You'll be
glad to have a ready supply when a child inevitably announces late in the
evening they are missing X item for a project due tomorrow.
Look Ahead: Get in the habit of spending the end of
the day planning for the next morning. By taking just 15 minutes to round up
school supplies, paperwork and special items such as rain boots and umbrellas, you
can stave off the stress that often adds to the morning rush.
Clean Ups: Keep chaos at bay with weekly clean-ups. Update
the family command center calendar, restore missing items to their rightful
place and restock school supplies that are running low. Revisit your children's
personal planners or calendars and provide feedback on how they managed their
schedules and workloads for the week. Praise successes and offer suggestions
for improvement where necessary.
Ah, summer. Surf, sand, sun, fun. Maybe the highlight
was a long-planned family reunion or an impulsive romantic getaway for two. Preserve
the memories of the lazy, hazy days of summer with these top ten tips.
Not Pixels: Nothing evokes a memory like a wonderful
photo. Don't let yours languish in digital format. Print the best in photo
books and for display in frames.
Shell: Some memories are tangible: a sea shell, a postcard.
Turn treasured mementos into displays in your home. Group shells in a clear
vase or mount along a frame's edge. Create a postcard collage or use the images
to decoupage a tray.
Written Word: Diaries aren't just for tweens. If you
aren't in the habit of journal keeping, consider starting now. Jot down your
favorite moments of the summer. Even a few lines can capture a treasured memory
for review down the road.
Book: Capture camp memories for your children with a picture
photo book of the summer. Be sure to scan in any artwork, certificates or
awards won during the camp.
Did you pick up a treasured souvenir from a trip or summer event? Trinkets from
your travels, or even a medal won by a child at camp, can make lovely additions
to a Christmas tree or holiday display.
For many, summer is a season for grilling and culinary creativity. Capture
those culinary highlights in a recipe book to share with friends and family.
Glories: Nothing says summer like fresh picked goodies from the
garden. Don't let fall end the fun; preserve fruits and vegetables to enjoy
year round. Too Martha Stewart for you? No worries, even novices can easily turn
unruly basil plants into batches of pesto to grace the table through the year.
Loving your newly improved backhand or golf swing? Weekend warriors don't need
to let their sporty summer successes fade into memory. Honor the blood, sweat
and tears you put into your improved game by playing year round indoors or by
booking a warm-weather getaway to strut your stuff.
Soundtrack: Happy summer events often unfold to the
beat of a certain soundtrack. Capture the summer's effervescent fun with a
soundtrack that takes you back. Download all your favorite hits of 2011 onto
your iPod and blast it during winter's doldrums.
Summer 2012: Did you fulfill your summer wish list for
2011? Hit every vacation spot? See every friend? Finish that reading list?
Perfect that new tennis serve? Draw up a
list of what you didn't get to, Memorial Day will be here before you know it.
Labor Day is approaching faster than ice cream cones
melt on a hot August day. Before you know it, cool weather will spell retirement
for boogie boards, beach umbrellas and other summer gear. Start your fall on an
organized note with ten tips for storing seasonal summer items.
and Dry: Before storing beach chairs, pails, etc. give each
item a rinse and allow to dry in the sun so sand and salt don't corrode them
during the off season.
Wrap: Reduce the number of bulky items to store by deflating
all beach balls and inner tubes and storing like items in a plastic storage
Free up closet space in the off-season by storing all beach towels and bathing
suits in plastic storage bins in the garage, basement or attic.
Vertical: Maximize storage by going vertical: use your garage or
basement walls to hang lightweight items. Mark off the dimensions of beach chairs,
umbrellas, and surf and boogie boards along the wall. Next, add eye-hold screws
along the measurements' perimeter and then use bungee cords to affix items to
Your Grill: Once the summer BBQ season is over, be
sure to dismantle and clean your grill. Once the gunk is gone, coat the grill with
a light oil spray to repel winter moisture and store in an indoor, protected environment
such as a garage. The exception to this rule? Propane tanks:
dictates well-ventilated, protected outdoor storage versus indoors.
Protection: Hose down patio furniture and clean
pillows with a mixture of water and mild detergent. Scrub mildew stains with a
stiff brush. Allow all items to dry in the sun, then store indoors in a garage
and Retire: Repair summer sports gear such as tennis
racquets and swim goggles before storing for the winter. Make a list of items
that need to be replaced before next summer and look for fall and winter sales
to snap up bargains before next Memorial Day rolls around.
Outgrown Items: Kids grow like weeds so don't waste time
storing outgrown summer clothes and bikes, etc. Organize a swap with friends
whose kids are older or younger to pass along outgrown items and inherit what
your family can use the following year.
Room at the Inn?: Nowhere to store your seasonal gear? Storage
items are traditionally on sale in the fall as stores court back-to-school
shoppers looking to get organized. Evaluate your current storage needs and
stock up on what you're missing.
an item just isn't meant to be stored. Turn a critical eye on your belongings.
That slip 'n slide that is more slip than slide? Toss. Rusty gardening tools?
Toss. Inner tubes that constantly lose air? Toss. You get the idea.
August is in full swing; Labor Day, right around the
corner. If you haven't booked a vacation yet, it's not too late for a last
hurrah. We have ten last-minute trip ideas that get you from desk to dunes in
no time flat.
Lights, Big City: Enjoy hotel discounts in many major cities
as business travel drops and hotels seek to woo vacationers. As an added bonus,
city dwellers are often out of town, meaning shorter lines at cultural
attractions and restaurants.
Weather Deals: Can't get a hotel room during Disney's
busy season? Many popular winter destinations offer summer discounts. Say hello
to Mickey & Minnie.
Close at Hand: For East Coasters, the Caribbean offers a
three-hour flight to white sands and turquoise surf. Off-season rates and fares
make a high-end winter getaway a summertime bargain.
European capitals are a relatively short 5-6 hour flight from major U.S.
cities. While it's tough to cram an
entire city into a short trip, you can focus your time by picking one or two
destinations per day and reserving the late afternoon for relaxation in local
parks followed by leisurely evening dining.
for Dinner: With so many vacationers departing their
homes for weekend getaways, a wealth of newly vacated homes can be found on
rental sites such as VRBO.com. Troll the site for last-minute openings in your
Warm late summer weather makes camping a low-cost way to immerse yourself in
summer scenery. Visit www.nationalparks.org for information on parks and availability.
a Tourist in Your Town: The high cost of travel (plane
tickets, high prices at the pump) can put far-flung travel out of reach. If
budget is an issue, save travel costs and check into a hotel or inn in your
hometown. Room service and the absence of household chores can make even your
own backyard feel like a vacation destination.
Swap: Check with relatives or close friends about swapping
homes for the weekend. Saving on hotels can free up funds for dinners out or
For Bargains: Check web sites for last minute vacation
packages; if you're flexible about the destination, terrific packages can be
While staying at home may not hold the allure of a time away, you can make the
most of a staycation by taking a true vacation from all technology and chores.
Put naps, books and recreation on the agenda and let work wait.
Enjoy your summer; it's fading fast!
Generation Digital is heading to college. Incoming
freshman, take a break from your smart phone long enough to load up on these
top ten tech tools.
iPad: A multitasking master: read
eBooks, stream music, take notes and pictures; organize class and activity schedules
with time management apps. Anything else? Oh, right, studying. Major textbook
publishers are now making materials available on the iPad.
Voice Recorder: Record lectures and
class discussions; use voice-to-print software to create study guides.
USB Flash Drives: Store digital
materials including presentations, notes and pictures on portable flash drives.
WiFi Directory App: In need of WiFi? Download this app which uses an
iPhone or iPad's current GPS location to create a list of nearby WiFi hot
spots. A bonus for broke college kids: it even tells you which ones are free.
Computing: Working on a group project? Or need to access files
from your boyfriends computer? Savvy students store materials using software
such as Dropbox, a free downloadable
software program that allows users to store their files in the "cloud" and
access them from anywhere.
Turn your smart phone or iPad into a stereo with a set of portable speakers.
Don't bug your roommate; invest in high quality headphones to listen to music
or watch a movie on your laptop or iPad without broadcasting your selections
Wireless Printer: Print, copy, scan and fax: all without a cord. Now if you can only get it
to do your laundry, it'd be perfect.
Solar-Powered Backpacks: Yes, you read that right. Tap into Mother Nature
to recharge devices in between classes with a solar power backpack.
Surge Protectors: Protect your digital devices with a surge-protection power cord; they
handle multiple plug-ins with ease.
And remember, the best tool for college success is
right between your ears. Have a great year!
Saying good-bye to the family nest? Ease into dorm
living with these ten must-haves.
strip: Multiple power cords vie for dorm space; provide an
easy landing spot with a surge-protecting power strip.
storage: Master Organization 101 with dedicated storage to keep
papers and clothing neatly at hand. Use mini-bins for jewelry, toiletries and
Center: Deputize a bulletin board or white board to corral
crucial calendar items, invites, phone lists and keys.
Lighting: Brighten spaces and banish dark dorm room corners with
extra lamps. Desk task lamps help you keep laser focus through late night study
Accordion Folder: Keep critical documents close at hand with a
portable accordion folder that closes. Great for organizing and
guarding receipts, pay stubs, taxes and bills.
from Home: Personalize your space with photos and mementos.
Creating a homey dorm room will help ease the transition to your new
Supplies: Clothes don't clean themselves. Now that mom has
retired as laundress-in-chief, it's time to don the mantle. Load up on laundry
bags, detergent and drying racks for delicates.
Shower Caddy: Tote your supplies in style: plastic
shower caddies keep supplies corralled when using shared bathrooms.
Maker: Get your caffeine fix before even hitting the dining
hall; a coffee maker will pay dividends when pulling an all-nighter.
Hangers: Must dorms don't supply hangers; opt for slim hangers
to maximize shared spaces.
Enjoy the dorm room days: they go quickly!
Take a break from
your summer beach reads to bone up on some reading to help make the most of an
old classic: the to-do list.
Too many of us are
guilty of writing up lists and then letting them languish. Say good-bye to the
half-finished list and hello to the list that does more.
In A Better Way to
Manage Your To-Do List,consultant Peter
Bregman suggests viewing the to-do list as a collection tool: one that
assembles the list of things that we hope to get done.
Next, turn intention into action by syncing your list
with your calendar and scheduling time for each item.
If your to-do list outnumbers
available hours in the day, it's time to re-priortize your list. Important items
need to float to the top; items that aren't crucial need to be re-slotted to
another day. Asses your list carefully: want-to-do doesn't always equal
suggests tackling some of the toughest, least palatable tasks at the beginning
of the day; knocking those items off the list builds feel-good momentum.
One Size List
Doesn't Fit All
Organization blog Unclutterer always has useful tips on streamlining, be it your home, your hectic
schedule and yes, your to-do list.
In How to
Create a To-Do List That Helps You Get Tasks Accomplished, the Unclutterer rounds up advice from readers on
best-practices for to-do lists.
Suggestions include: creating multiple lists such as
daily and monthly lists to keep track of both immediate and long-term needs;
organizing lists into categories such as money, kids, fun and must-do. Yet
another reader advocates making lists with no more than six items.
One type of to-do list doesn't suit all styles so be
sure to create lists that work for you.
do you tackle your to-do list? Do you have tips for getting the list finished? Share
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Job hunting is increasingly a
complicated endeavor. Tired of hearing "don't call us, we'll call you?" We've
rounded up some creative job hunting tips to get you from prospective candidate
to paid employee.
The Best Job Hunting Advice
You'll Ever Receive: This Huffington Post piece can be
summed up in a nutshell: work harder than anybody else. Well-worth a read, the
article encourages job hunters to forget about redoubling efforts to find a job
but instead triple that effort. Bottom line: those that try hardest get ahead.
Seven Radical Steps for Career
Changers: This Fast Company article says to forget the
conventional wisdom that job hunters should build a personal brand and work
their network to find a job. Instead, the author advocates identifying the 5-6
companies where an applicant wishes to work and persuading those companies that
you offer them value. Bottom line: It's
about them, not you.
20 Mind Blowing Creative Resumes:Looking for a resume to set you apart from the pack? The
wildly creative resumes in this article are attention getting to say the least.
While out-of-the-box resumes are probably best used by applicants in the
graphic design or creative fields, any job hunter can benefit from the examples
of creative ways to package oneself. Bottom line: You need to stand apart from
10 Out Of the Box Job Hunting Tips:Business Week has
a list of useful tips, although they aren't as unconventional as the headline suggests. The best tip in our book? Check out
Craigslist for job listing from small business and start-ups. Bottom line: Don't leave any stone unturned.
we leave you with a fun article for any job hunter who has ever worried they'll
be sidelined with an unexpected interview question: Offbeat Interview Questions
Asked to Make You Think. Bottom line: There is no
right answer, just opportunities to demonstrate you are undaunted by
Do you have creative tips for job
hunting? Share your out-of-the-box advice here and at the Pendaflex Facebook
are the building blocks of office organization. Maximize your office's organization
by creating highly visual, efficient color-coded files.
Fundamentals of Color Coding
coded systems assign colored labels to key letters, file names or categories.
The highly visual system makes it easy to quickly asses where a file belongs or
to spot misfiled folders. Experts agree that color coding offers several
Seeing is Believing
rounded up a few examples of successful color coding from across the web to get
you up and running.
Professional organization site Color
Coded has a wonderful post, Color Coded Spaces,
Smiling Faces, that demonstrates how color coding can be used in the
filing cabinet and beyond. From organizing appliance cords to bookshelves and
more, color coding helps keep life organized.
LA lifestyle blog Cupcakes & Cashmere trains its finely honed aesthetic sensibility on home
office files. Read the post Office Etiquette for
details on synching an attractive streamlined desktop holder with a more
comprehensive, color coded system in your filing cabinet: it's a vibrant
example of form meeting function.
site eHow has a useful video primer on color
coding. Check out How to Color Code Your Files to get started.
you made use of color coding in your files? Do you have tips for getting a
color coded system up and running? Share your thoughts here and at
the Pendaflex Facebook
live and work in a distracting world. The ping of incoming emails, texts and
calls makes concentrating a challenge. Want to enhance your ability to focus? Read
on for tips on optimizing concentration.
Minimize Outside Distractions
a quiet place to work. Not an option in your office? Try noise canceling
quick to distract you? Let colleagues know a closed door is a no-interruption
zone. Cube dwellers can opt for a "closed" sign at their cube entrance to serve
as a gentle reminder that it's quiet time.
technology breaks; turn off your phone ringer, close down your email.
Scheduling "technology-free" periods throughout the day can allow you to drill
down on the task at hand.
Maximize Inside Focus
Having trouble focusing on the big
picture? Break projects into discrete
chunks and tackle one at a time.
Jettison bad habits, such as reliance
on caffeine or erratic work styles, and spend time assessing when and how you
perform optimally. A combination of optimal work scenarios in combination with
regular breaks will allow concentration to flourish.
Rest, relaxation, exercise and good nutrition
all will help increase concentration. Burning the candles at both ends results
in scattered focus at best.
For more tips, we like the advice in Web MD's 6 Top Concentration Killers
Straying from the task at hand? Here's how
to regain your focus.
do you ignore distractions and focus on the task at hand? Do you have tips for
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When was the last time someone handed you a
business card? In some circles, business cards are going the way of the
mimeograph and typewriter. In others, the business card still has relevance.
or About to Kick It?
Harvard Business Review editor Susy Jackson
examines the health of the business card in her tongue-in-cheek article The Business Card Is Dead, Long Live the
Business Card. Jackson concludes
that while younger, tech types don't place nearly as much emphasis on the
business card; they are far from over.
Jackson argues that business cards provide
an opportunity to learn more about a person than mere contact details.
Decisions about paper stock, font and color choices all speak to a person's
style and taste.
Marketing expert Martin
Lindstrom sees business cards as valuable real estate for brand building. In a
Fast Company article, Your Business Card Is A Billboard
For Your Brand--What Does Yours Say?, Lindstrom says business cards are
akin to the "napkin test."
"In my universe," says Lindstrom,
"a powerful brand should be able to explain their mission in a single
paragraph--the fewer words, the better. But what most brands forget is that
their business card is indeed their "napkin," a blank canvas enabling
them to communicate the essence of their brand (or fail to do so)."
Still, for many, especially the tech-savvy,
the paper business card is fast becoming a relic. Companies such as Hashable, About.me and Contxts.com make the
collecting and organizing of virtual contact information easy breezy. And an
app for the networking site LinkedIn makes it easier to share contact
information using Bluetooth.
Making the Most of Business Cards
Not ready to give up your cards? Make the
most of paper cards by carefully choosing the information you put on it.
Information need not be limited to phone and fax; cards in today's world often
include Twitter handles and QR codes, allowing
smartphone users to quickly scan the cards with applications like Cardmunch.
on optimizing business cards, we like the recent New York Times article Business Cards Go Paperless, or Almost. And online stationery site Minted.com offers business cards for the so-called tech geek.
you use paper or virtual business cards? Do you think the business card is dead
or alive and kicking? Share your thoughts here and at the Pendaflex Facebook
beach reads are popular fare during the summer months but smart cookies also
stock their bedside with the best of business reading.
comes with downtime, the perfect chance to read and reflect on topics often
overlooked or glossed over during the busyness of the day-to-day. Crack open a
few of the selections from the lists we've culled and settle in for that most
restorative and rejuvenating of pastimes: reading and reflecting.
The Washington Post rounded up a list of reads from the faculty of the University of Maryland's
Business School. The list covers a range of
topics including the emergence of China and India as business powerhouses, a
peek inside the workings of Google and effective change management.
Business Week also has a "poolside MBA" list
with selections from professors at the nation's top B-schools.
Selections include new millennium favorites such as The
World is Flat by Thomas Friedman and Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point as well as golden oldies such as Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac.
for some unconventional business reading, we like the recommendations in this Fast Company article.
names such as Dan Pink and Eliot Spitzer offer their take on business reading;
for example, Spitzer's suggests The Bonfire of the
Vanities as a cautionary
tale of Wall Street greed run amok.
you have any must-read business selections to recommend? Share
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Beyond FoldersTM is written by a team of Pendaflex associates
passionate about time management, communications, productivity and workplace organization. Believing in "continuous improvement" on both a personal and professional level, they share their unique perspectives on subjects of common interest to our readers.