The Pebble Steel is still probably one of the best smartwatches in the market; Apple's recent Apple Watch announcement is unlikely to challenge that anytime soon, at least till it officially launches in 2015. Right now it sits in the sweet spot where it gives both Android and iOS phone users a viable smartwatch option that few other brands do.
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.
Spanning halfway round the globe - from Turkey to the United Arab Emirates to India, South East Asia and China - Ben Simpfendorfer's "The Rise of the New East: Business Strategies for Success in a World of Increasing Complexity" brings one on a fascinating tour of the complex business characteristics governing this part of the woods.
One of the most popular phablets is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Contributor Jessica Oaks reviews the device.
Nick Vujicic's bestselling book "Life Without Limits" is part autobiography part motivational book, chronicling various episodes of his life - childhood, teenage, to adulthood - and weaves personal heartfelt stories with valuable life lessons.
"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.
Jeffrey Gitomer's "The Sales Bible" is a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred compendium of ideas and techniques to boost one's success in sales.
"The World's Richest Man: Carlos Slim In His Own Words" gives a look into the mind of a modern yet elusive business icon - the first non-American to breach the list of the world's wealthiest people - and the empire he has created.
"How Asian Women Lead" by career and organizational consultant Jane Horan looks at how organizations can recognize, nurture and celebrate Asian women leaders.
"Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook" by author and entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk is an indispensable guide to anybody tasked to create content and manage communities on today's most active social networks.
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.
TravelOutThere.com has put together in an infographic a great list of 10 books they feel every aspiring entrepreneur, small biz owner or wannabe traveller should read - and we agree with most of their choices.
According to "The End of Big: How the Digital Revolution Makes David the New Goliath" written by Harvard's Nicco Mele, the biggest change isn't in how we lead our lives. Rather, it is how the Net's ubiquitous reach and radical connectivity ushers in the death knell of big institutions like governments, media, conglomerates and even Hollywood.
"Launch" by social media marketing guru Michael Stelzner provides useful and practical tips to guide marketers in creating their own content marketing strategy and tactics while leveraging on both internal and external influencers.
"The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life" despite its title doesn't quite exhort everyone to ditch their current jobs and turn their latent passions into money-making endeavors. Author Kimberly Palmer, does, however, promote the idea of "side-gigging".
Communications coach Carmine Gallo explores the reasons behind why TED speakers seem to be able to mesmerize their audiences so easily in his new book "Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds".
Why do underdogs triumph over mightier enemies? How does one turn a weakness into a strength? In yet another entertaining trip of the intellect, Malcolm Gladwell's latest volume "David and Goliath" tackles perennial paradoxes with much aplomb.
"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.
"StoryBranding: Creating Stand-out Brands Through the Power of Story" by advertising veteran Jim Signorelli provides a useful way to think about how advertisements should be created.
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.
Lady Gaga is probably the greatest pop phenomenon of the 2010s. Church of the Customer co-founder Jackie Huba's book "Monster Loyalty: How Lady Gaga Turns Followers into Fanatics" distills 7 monster marketing lessons from the chameleonic queen of pop.
If you're looking to inject some creativity into your company or organization, "The Myths of Creativity" is a good reference to tell you where the common pitfalls are when it comes to thinking about creativity,
Innovation consultant Alan Gregerman's latest book "The Necessity of Strangers" urges us to embrace strangers as sources of innovation, inspiration and success.
What is the secret to long-term success? Why do some kids do well while others falter as they journey through life? The answers to these and more can be found in Paul Tough's "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character".
"It's Already Inside: Nurturing Your Innate Leadership for Business and Life Success" by author Robert S. Murray offers heartfelt stories and personal examples garnered over years of experience leading, managing, cajoling, or even threatening people into doing the things they're supposed to do.
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".
"Kickstarter For Dummies", authored by Aimee Cebulski, is aimed at helping prevent aspiring inventors who intend to leverage on the crowdfunding site to obtain funds to get their projects off the ground.
Boost Juice founder Janine Allis pens her entrepreneurial journey in the book "The Secrets of My Success: The Story of Boost Juice, Juicy Bits and All", where she distills that experience into 30 business and leadership tips she calls her ‘recipes for success’.
"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.
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".