Gloria McDonough-Taub is the senior editor of blogs at CNBC.com and the author of the network's blog, "Bullish on Books." She reviews the books that come in to CNBC and works with the shows to decide which author has a good enough story to be featured on our site or on our air. McDonough-Taub has nearly 30 years of TV experience including local and national news, documentaries, talk shows and syndication. She's interviewed presidents, pundits, and pampered princesses. Now she just wants to kick back and read a good book.
Nice guys are perceived as wusses – unable to make tough decisions, the so-called corporate doormats – not the type of person you want running a division much less an entire company. But maybe it’s time to start rethinking our beliefs about nice guys.
"China wants to use these Games to reintroduce itself to the world, to celebrate its return to the ranks of world powers and its remarkable economic success over the past three decades....But, the Olympics might bring about changes that could make the party nervous."
The mother I want to hear from is Deborah Phelps – mom of the water wizard, Michael. She’s got a great story to tell in detail like, how she coped when a teacher told her, “your son will never be able to focus on anything.”
Tyler says, "I have so many outrageous stories, too many, and I’m gonna tell ’em all. All the unexpurgated, brain-jangling tales of debauchery, sex & drugs, transcendence & chemical dependence you will ever want to hear."
We humans have spent eons evolving into what we are only to spend even more time digging up our pasts to see who or what we were. There are several new books out dedicated to decoding what makes us tick … unlocking the secret codes of our brains and behavior.
I remember when it used to be a bad thing to have a short attention span. Basically you had two choices; go into TV or go into radio. But now we all know those with short attention spans are today’s economic and decision drivers of everything from fashion to politics (Rudy, Rudy who?).
One of life’s greatest little mysteries is why digital books haven’t taken off. I don’t get it. I own the Sony Reader and I love it--especially when I travel. Gone are the days of carrying suitcases full of book--now I can carry dozens of books all on one thin, lightweight digital book.
A new book explores what causes people to "get used" to things and quit striving to max their potential.
Here are seven leaders who broke classic business rules and forever changed their business and even their industries.
Here's how to avoid the three biggest mistakes when you're talking to the troops.
An author shares his real-life advice on how to find a job when it seems like there are no jobs to be found.