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[Review] Commander One FTP Client

Commander One is a free software that has a dual-panel file manager. It has the capability to seamlessly merge an FTP client for Mac with an Amazon S3 browser.

[Review] The Intention Economy

"Caveat Venditor - Let the Seller Beware". So proclaimed Doc Searls in "The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge", whose main thesis is that customers - like markets - should be free.

[Review] Talent is Overrated

How does one become a world class performer in any field? Can we improve our chances of success despite being born to adverse conditions? With an eye-catching title and an alluring subtitle – "What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else" – Fortune editor-at-large Geoff Colvin’s book "Talent is Overrated" provides excellent food for thought in today’s knowledge economy.

[Review] How Asian Women Lead

"How Asian Women Lead" by career and organizational consultant Jane Horan looks at how organizations can recognize, nurture and celebrate Asian women leaders.

[Review] The Social Entrepreneur’s Handbook

Whether you are an established or aspiring entrepreneur with the desire to promote positive change, "The Social Entrepreneur's Handbook" is for you.

[Review] Guide To Getting Paid

If collecting credit is a problem that is plaguing your small business, then "The Guide to Getting Paid: Weed Out Bad Paying Customers, Collect on Past Due Balances, and Avoid Bad Debt" by Michelle Dunn is the book for you.

[Review] Inbound Marketing

Part of the New Rules of Social Media series, "Inbound Marketing" by co-founders of HubSpot Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah is an essential guide to B2B marketers keen to embrace inbound and content marketing.

[Review] Disciplined Dreaming

According to Josh Linkner, CEO of ePrize, anybody in any profession can be creative and it doesn't just happen by accident. In his book "Disciplined Dreaming", the business innovator and jazz musician shows that creativity isn't born but made.

[Review] Roadside MBA

"Roadside MBA: Back Road Lessons for Entrepreneurs, Executives and Small Business Owners", by Michael Mazzeo, Paul Oyer, and Scott Schaefer chronicles the authors' road trip where they encounter the various small businesses - with their individual quirks and peculiarities - that make the United States tick.

[Review] The Cultural Intelligence Difference

Comprehensive and systematic,"The Cultural Intelligence Difference" by cultural intelligence thought leader David Livermore provides a useful roadmap to anybody seeking to navigate the unchartered oceans of diverse cross-cultural situations. Backed by research and case studies, it tackles an important yet oft neglected element of management and leadership.

[Review] Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind

Why are some folks blessed with riches while others struggle to make ends meet? What is the magic formula to wealth? The answer, according to renowned millionaire guru and author of "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind" T. Harv Eker, is found in one's money blueprint.

[Review] Small Business, Big Vision

For the new small business entrepreneur, "Small Business, Big Vision" by Adam and Matthew Toren is a handy, easy-to-read, and useful tome to start you off thinking how you can tweak your own business for the better.

[Review] Ctrl Alt Delete

What will the future of business be like? More importantly, what will your life be like? Renowned marketing blogger Mitch Joel's latest book "Ctrl Alt Delete" attempts to address these questions.

[Review] The Mom’s Guide To Running A Business

Country Living's "The Mom's Guide to Running a Business", written by Michelle Lee Riberio, looks at the remarkable stories of 28 enterprising 'mompreneurs' who juggle family commitments while running their own businesses.

[Review] Likeable Business

The world of business is like a cocktail party. At least according to Dave Kerpen, author of "Likeable Business: Why Today's Consumers Demand More and How Leaders Can Deliver".

MyMonero Wallet – Review And Complete Guide

The Mymonero wallet was put into operation in 2014 by Riccardo Spagni, a Monero project steward, to provide options to Monero GUI.

[Review] Like A Virgin

Warm and whimsical, Richard Branson's book "Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School" is broken up into many bite-sized nuggets of business and managerial wisdom, gleaned through his years of successful serial entrepreneurship.

[Review] The Everyday Entrepreneur

The advice in "The Everyday Entrepreneur" is appropriate, practical, and usable. If you are a new business owner or one that has found it challenging to grow your company, this book is for you.

[Review] Celebritize Yourself

Have you wondered how seemingly ordinary folks - policemen, plumbers, teachers and housewives - have risen to become well-known household names? If you do, consider adopting the principles written by Marsha Friedman in "Celebritize Yourself: The 3-Step Method To Increase Your Visibility and Explode Your Business".

[Review] Beam, Straight Up

Fred Noe, author of "Beam, Straight Up" and a 7th-generation Beam (of the Jim Beam fame), is an inside look at the family that's pretty much created the Kentucky bourbon whiskey category, and helped cement the drink as America's "native spirit".

[Review] Uprising

To win over increasingly cynical consumers who expects nothing less than total transparency, what should companies and businesses do? Enter "movement marketing". Scott Goodson's book "Uprising: How to Build a Brand - and Change the World - By Sparking Cultural Movements" argues that the future of business is seeded in revolutions both big and small.

6 Parts Of Your Company That Should Be Listening To Social Conversations

Businesses need to pay attention to discussions online via social media listening. Authors of The Now Revolution Jay Baer and Amber Nashlund outline six areas of your business that should be listening.

[Review] The Social Customer

"The Social Customer" by Adam Metz covers a wide range of topics on social Customer Relationship Management (CRM) ranging from customer insights, marketing, sales, analytics, demand management, support, and customer experience, to mobile and location based services.

[Review] Put That Cell Phone Down And Look Me In The Eye

"Put That Cell Phone Down and Look Me In The Eye" is no one-man anti-technology Luddite crusade to turn people away from their technological follies. Instead author Brian Haggerty focuses on the various soft skills and character traits he believes can help a person on their goal to success.

[Review] Things A Little Bird Told Me

For aspiring startup technology entrepreneurs, "Things a Little Bird Told Me" by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone provides a great insight into what it is like to live and breathe a startup.

[Review] Tell To Win

Crafted from Peter Guber's decades of experience as Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Polygram and more, "Tell to Win" guides us on the art and science of storytelling as a tool for business.

[Review] The Supermanager

"The Supermanager" by Greg Blencoe reveals seven timeless management principles that should be in the toolkit of every manager.

[Review] What The Dog Saw: And Other Adventures

Gladwell proffers radical answers to challenge age-old notions in his latest bestselling volume "What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures". A compilation of 19 essays on a wide range of topics - espionage, war, hair color, kitchen appliances, homelessness and more - the volume blends pop psychology, sociology, management and current affairs in a highly readable prose.

[Review] The 5 Levels Of Leadership

How are peak leaders developed? What differentiates a superstar CEO like Jack Welch from other less extraordinary leaders? The answer, according to bestselling author John C. Maxwell, lies in "The 5 Levels of Leadership".

[Review] Out-Executing The Competition

"Out-Executing the Competition: Building and Growing a Financial Services Company in Any Economy" is a part-autobiography, part-business guide written by Irv Rothman, the president and CEO of HP Financial Services that covers issues such as leadership and business transformation.