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For your reading pleasure, this book archive showcases The Baum Group's 2008 book selections and book reviews on Dr. Rae's Shopping Network.

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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER SELECTIONS
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 Financial Shock : A 360º Look at the Subprime Mortgage Implosion, and How to Avoid the Next Financial Crisis by Mark Zandi "...an engaging and easy-to-understand narrative that even the most financially illerate person can understand.  ...an outstanding text!" (A Reader from New Jersey USA)

 Exposed : The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power by Mark Schapiro "...discovers toxin in personal care products, toys, electronics and foods thst are, in some cases, manufactured solely for U.S. consumption, and traces them to the people and events...." (Source : Pittsburgh Business Times, Oct. 17-23, 2008, p. 27)

 The Truth About You : Your Secret to Success by Marcus Buckingham "...is an experience to unlock life's toughest questions.  The process this revolutionary toolkit teaches will create higher satisfaction and performance in life and work." (Source : Pittsburgh Business Times, Oct. 10-16, 2008, p. 27)

 The Healing Journey by O. Carl Simonton, Brenda Hampton and Reid Henson "...recovery made after...expectations for healing his cancer.  ...4 important factors in healing.  ...many examples of changing attitudes for healing." (A Reader from Dundee, New Brunswick Canada)

 Anticancer : A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber "...takes all the cancer research that's out there.. and put[s] it into plain and understandable text.  ..." (A Reader from Goodyear, Arizona USA)

 A Sense of Urgency by John P. Kotter "...provides a simple but effective strategy: "Create action that is exceptionally alert, externally oriented, relentlessly aimed at winning, making some progress each and every day and constantly purging low value-added activities--all by always focusing on the heart and not just the mind."" (A Reader from Virginia USA) (Source : Pittsburgh Business Times, Sept. 12-18, 2008, p. 23)

Crowdsourcing : Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business by Jeff Howe "...reveals...the crowd is more than wise -- it's talented, creative and stunningly productive." (Source : Pittsburgh Business Times, Sept. 5-11, 2008, p. 24)

 Getting It Right : Notre Dame on Leadership and Judgment in Business by Viva Bartkus and Ed Conlon "...some of...this book is quite similar to..."The McKinsey Mind"  ...However, this book is far superior..." (A Reader)

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER SELECTIONS
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 Investing With Your Values : Making Money and Making a Difference by Hal Brill, Jack A. Brill, and Cliff Feigenbaum "This book makes it easy to begin investing in a profitable AND ethical way.  It is chockful of usable information for the consumer.  Have only $25 per month to invest?   Read this book, and get started!" (A Reader from Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA)

 The Limits of Power : The End of American Exceptionalism by Andrew Bacevich "This is the bluntest, toughest, most scathing critique of American imperialism...  Even the brevity of this book - 182 pages - gives it a particular wallop since every page "concentrates the mind".  ...While this is a sobering book, it is not warning of doomsday.  ..." (A Reader from Menomonie, Wisconsin USA)

 The Instruction : Living the Life Your Soul Intended by Ainslie MacLeod "...at the frontier of exploration into the soul and its profound influence on our physical selves.  I recommend this book to those who seek greater spiritual well-being and a better understanding of their life's purpose." (Reviewed by Dr. Mehmet Oz, author of You, The Owner's Manual)

 Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle "I keep this wonderful little book at my bedside and wouldn't think of traveling without it.  The subjects (chapters) indicated in the table of contents make it easy to find concise help for issues that may cause anxiety and/or frustration in one's daily life.  It's a real treasure!" (A Reader from Palm Springs, California USA)

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay "I am so glad to finally find something that resonates with me and what I have always believed in my being but did not have the words to convey.  Thank you... for bringing this to the world." (A Reader from Scappoose, Oregon USA)

 The How of Happiness : A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky "...based on solid research ... quick and to the point..." (A Reader from Boston, Massachusetts USA)

 The Art of Simple Food : Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution by Alice Waters "...the real value of the book was not the recipes, but the discussion of ingredients, cooking techniques and...personal approach to preparing delicious food for her family and friends." (A Reader from Flemington, New Jersey USA]

 sTORI Telling by Tori Spelling "A whole new view..." (A Reader from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA)

 Simplexity : Why Simple Things Become Complex (and How Complex Things Can Be Made Simple) by Jeffrey Kluger "...Overall, an entertaining book that introduces the reader to a very interesting research domain." (A Reader from Yorktown Heights, New York USA)

JULY/AUGUST SELECTIONS
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 Sway : The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman "What a great read!  Well organized and smartly written, this exploration of the reasons behind irrational behavior is a real page turner.  Oddly, reading it makes you feel good, as learning the reasons why people behave illogically makes you feel more in control.  ..." (A Reader from Sanibel Island, Florida USA)

 Wisdom of Our Fathers : Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons by Tim Russert "...Great gift for Dads as well as their kids.  ...provoking and so much wisdom that one comes away a wiser person.   A wiser parent.  ..." (A Reader from Sierras of California, USA)

 Discover Your Inner Economist : Use Incentives to Fall in Love, Survive Your Next Meeting, and Motivate Your Dentist by Tyler Cowen "...explains how understanding the incentives that work best with each individual is the key to successful and satisfactory daily interactions, from attracting a mate and getting the kids to do the dishes to having a productive business meeting." (Source : Pittsburgh Business Times, June 6-12, 2008, p. 21)

Get P.A.I.D., a Guide To Getting Paid Faster : And What to Do if You Don't by Robert S. Bernstein "...Find out what common mistakes are and how to avoid them.  ...full of great information that is very helpful for business owners especially with the U.S. economy in...crisis." (A Reader from New Hampshire USA)

 The Milkshake Moment : Overcoming Stupid Systems, Pointless Policies and Muddled Management to Realize Real Growth by Steven S. Little "...clearly demonstrates that only when we remove our own self-imposed barriers can we begin to seize growth opportunities in any... setting." (A Reader from Coral Gables, Florida USA)

 Sales Bible : The Ultimate Sales Resource by Jeffrey Gitomer "Thank you Jeffrey for your kind and loving gifts...  Your "ultimate sales resource" is awesome, beautiful, challenging, different, expansive and extremely helpful.  Your marketing strategy focusing on creative unlimited abundance is greatly appreciated.  With gratitude for "being" in our lives." (Reviewed by Dr. Rae)

 The One Minute Entrepreneur by Ken Blanchard, Don Hutson and Ethan Willis "...present an inspiring story that reveals the secrets to becoming a successful entrepreneur.  Through a powerful and engaging narrative,...confront many of the typical problems all entrepreneurs face in...their business." (Source : Pittsburgh Business Times, May 9-15, 2008, p. 31)

 Wikinomics by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams "...updated and expanded version of...one of the best business books of 2007.  ...ways the Wiki phenomenon affects our daily lives at work and at home." (Source : Pittsburgh Business Times, May 2-8, 2008, p. 29)

MAY/JUNE SELECTIONS
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 Supermoney "Entertaining Follow up to..." (A Reader from Morgantown, West Virginia USA)  The Money Game by Adam Smith "I've read hundreds of investing books; skimmed hundreds more; even written one myself.  ...This beautifully written work may well be the best book on the subject ever written.   ..." (A Reader from Boca Raton, Florida USA)

 Who Will Do What By When?  How to Improve Performance, Accountability and Trust with Integrity by Dr. Tom Hanson and Birgit Zacher Hanson "...a stellar little book with a BIG message we ALL need to hear and act on:  Live in integrity and commitment and you'll achieve your every goal....it's that simple.  ...easy but powerful read...a must for anyone who truly wants to go to the next level in life!" (A Reader from Seminole, Florida USA)

 A Whole New Mind : Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink "...With this remarkable book, we just may have discovered our Copernicus for the brave new age that's accelerating into being." (Praise by Tom Peters)

 Leadership Gold : Lessons I've Learned from a Lifetime of Leading by John C. Maxwell "...features twenty-six topics essential to a successful leader such as evaluating decisions and time management." (Source : Pittsburgh Business Times, March 21-27, 2008, p. 27)

 The Adventures of Johnny Bunko : The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need by Daniel H. Pink with Rob Ten Pas (Illustrator) "...the first American business manga.  ...traces the career arc of...an employee at a big corporation and by following his adventures in corporate life readers can learn...'the six essential rules to a satisfying and productive career.'" (Reviewed by ICv2 News)  

 Ready, Fire, Aim : Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat by Michael Masterson "...If your business is below the magic million mark, then...getting this book is a great choice,...if you are already beyond the first million, it's... still worth buying." (A Reader from Finland)

 Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath [Book Description : Do you do what you do best every day?   Chances are, you don’t.  ...From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.]

"...If you want to learn how to maximize on your strenghths vs. worry about your weaknesses, this is the best investment you can make. ..." (A Reader from Los Angeles, California USA)

MARCH/APRIL SELECTIONS
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 Mommy Millionaire : How I Turned My Kitchen Table Idea into a Million Dollars and How You Can, Too! by Kim Lavine "...CEO and president of her own lifestyle brand,...seeks to inspire other parents who want to start their own product lines without giving up their...family life. ..." (Source : Pittsburgh Business Times, Feb. 22 - 28, 2008, p. 23)

 Life Lessons by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler "This book is so helpful!  ...reading this book, I...find myself saying outloud "This is so true!"  This book will help you ...have a clear understanding about what matters in life, in being the TRUE you, and in focusing on what really matters in life.  This book will help you on your spiritual walk, and in how you see daily life.  Buy this book....it will be one of the best you've ever bought.  This book will direct you in the right direction." (A Reader from Nashville, Tennessee USA)

 A New Earth : Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle "...his bestselling...The Power of Now, ...inspired millions...to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived "in the now."  ...A New Earth,...expands on these...ideas to...how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to...happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world.  Tolle describes how...attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and...how to awaken to a new state of consciousness..." (Book Description)

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 The Breakthrough Company : How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers by Keith R. Mcfarland "...focusing on...strategies used by...nine companies... identified as having the greatest consistent growth.  ... by shifting the focus off of the leaders and onto the company as a whole." (Source : Pittsburgh Business Times, Feb. 1 - 7, 2008, p. 20)

 Messages from the Masters : Tapping into the Power of Love by Brian L. Weiss "This extraordinary and life affirming book is a must read with an open mind." (Reviewed by Dr. Rae)

JANUARY/FEBRUARY SELECTIONS
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 Writing to Change the World by Mary Pipher "Inspiring, profound, and unique sdvice on writing and connecting,..." (A Reader from New York City, New York USA)

"Helpful and timely...has a great list of resoures (books and websites) which are listed at the end of the book.  I would recommend this volume to anyone who desires to write or speak in a powerful way that can effect change in the society around them." (A Reader)

 Words That Work : It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear by Frank Luntz "...an advisor to many political and corporate leaders, spells out the 10 characterisitics of effective communication : simplicity, brevity, credibility, consistency, novelty, sound, inspiration, vivid pictures, questions and relevance." (Source : Pittsburgh Business Times, Dec. 7 - 13, 2007, p. 27)

 Super Crunchers : Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart by Ian Ayres "...will change the way you think about how information is processed in today's business world. (Source : Pittsburgh Business Times, Nov. 30 - Dec. 6, 2007, p. 25)

 Rigged : The True Story of an Ivy League Kid Who Changed the World of Oil, from Wall Street to Dubai by Ben Mezrich "...is the explicit, exclusive, true story behind the headlines that dominate the world stage." (Book Description) (Source : Pittsburgh Business Times, Nov. 23 - 29, 2007, p. 27)

 You : Staying Young by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz "...With this book, you'll know what happens to your body and what you can do to help it age with grace.  Or, better yet, stop the aging process as we now know it.  ...You can control a lot of what happens to you.  That's what gives this book its tremendous power." (A Reader from Midwest USA)

 Basic Black : The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life) by Cathie Black "New & Noteworthy Business Book" (Source : Pittsburgh Business Times, Nov. 2 - 8, 2007, p. 35)

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