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Business bookshelf: Reads making the rounds

▪ “Confidence Myth: Why Women Undervalue Their Skills” – More female leaders are needed to step up at all levels of business, government and nonprofits. At issue, according to the author, isn't so much that women lack confidence but that they misunderstand what confidence really is. True confidence isn’t fearlessness; it’s having the courage to jump in even when your knees are shaking.

▪ “Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success” – Why are some people able to make positive change while others remain the same? The author writes that once people learn how to see the world through a more positive lens, can they summon the motivation, emotion, and intelligence to achieve personal and professional goals.

▪ “Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World” – We cooperate with corporate surveillance because it promises us convenience, and we submit to government surveillance because it promises us protection. But have we given up more than we’ve gained? The author details what we can do to reform our government surveillance programs and shake up surveillance-based business models, while also providing tips to protect your privacy every day.

800-CEO-READ, Amazon.com

“Confidence Myth: Why Women Undervalue Their Skills, and How to Get Over It”

By Helene Lerner

Berrett-Koehler

“Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change”

By Shawn Achor

Crown

“Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World”

By Bruce Schneier

W.W. Norton & Company

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