MOOC: Being a Better Communicator

“Being a Better Communicator: Grammar, De-jargoning, and Articulation” by Alan Ackmann Signals of bad communication: “Off-putting attitude” “Unclear instructions” “Generally disinterested” Speaker: “Associations listeners hold about you” “How you present yourself as a speaker” “Three main Audience Traits: Knowledge, Needs, Attitudes” “Four Basic Communication Goals: To inform, To instruct, To persuade, To emotionally move” Self […]

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Book: Every Airbnb Host’s Tax Guide

“Every Airbnb Host’s Tax Guide” by Stephen Fishman, J. D. See also: https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/tax-issues-when-renting-out-room-your-house.htmlSee also: https://legaltemplates.net/resources/real-estate/renting-a-room-in-a-house/See also: https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/small-taxpayer-safe-harbor-for-repairs-improvements.html “Any rental expenses paid for by guests are rental income; for example, payments a guest makes to you for repairs, utilities, or other rental costs. These costs are then deductible by you as rental expenses.”“You are entitled to […]

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Book: Rise

“Rise: 3 Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader, and Liking Your Life” by Patty Azzarello “DO Better is about producing exceptional results. DO Better is about working on the right things in the right ways. It’s about rising above the work. DO Better is about freeing yourself from your overwhelming […]

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Book: The Leadership Pipeline

“The Leadership Pipeline: How to build the leadership powered company” By Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter, James Noel Unless you work in HR, I would NOT recommend this book to most people. I do not find much information that can help me to grow my leadership/management skills. Specifically, it does not cover how to enhance leadership/management […]

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Book: The Culture Map

“The Culture Map: Breaking through the invisible boundaries of global business” By Erin Meyer “The eight scales are:•Communicating: low-context vs. high-context•Evaluating: direct negative feedback vs. indirect negative feedback•Persuading: principles-first vs. applications-first•Leading: egalitarian vs. hierarchical•Deciding: consensual vs. top-down•Trusting: task-based vs. relationship-based•Disagreeing: confrontational vs. avoids confrontation•Scheduling: linear-time vs. flexible-time”“The point here is that, when examining how people […]

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Book: Words That Work

I was disappointed after finished reading the chapter on rules to follow. The rules are good tips. Rest of the book didn’t resonate well with me. Your mileage may vary. “Words That Work: It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear” By Dr. Frank Luntz “It’s not what you say, it’s what people hear.”“The […]

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Book: Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide

“Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide” by Stephen Fishman, J.D. See updates at https://www.nolo.com/companion/every-landlords-tax-deduction-guide-DELL.html See updates at https://www.nolo.com/companion/every-landlords-tax-deduction-guide-DELL.html “When you own residential rental property, you are required to pay thefollowing taxes:• income taxes on rental income and property sales• Social Security and Medicare taxes (for some landlords)• net investment income taxes (for some landlords), and• property […]

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Book: What Makes Love Last?

“What Makes Love Last?: How to build trust and avoid betrayal” By John Gottman, Ph.D. and Nan SilverTrust Metric “1. I feel protected by my partner.”“2. My partner is faithful to me.”“3. My partner is there for me financially.”“4. Sometimes I feel uneasy around my partner.”“5. I don’t think my partner has intimate relationships with […]

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