51 Books Recommended by Margot Note



Margot Note has spent her career working in the cultural heritage sector, including colleges, libraries, and archives. She has lead or has participated in a wide range of projects, including database conversions, digitization efforts, web application creations, and collaborations with American Expre…

1. You Are the Message by Roger Ailes

“You are the message.” What does that mean, exactly? It means that when you communicate with someone, it’s not just the words you choose to send to the other person that make up th…


2. You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of You Are a Badass, a life-changing guide to making the kind of money you’ve only ever dreamed of You Are a Badass at Making Money wi…


3. Why Men Earn More by Warren Farrell

What are the real reasons women earn less than men? What can they do about it? Find out in a new expos(r) from the bestselling author of “The Myth of Male Power.”…


4. What They Don’t Teach You in Library School by Elisabeth Doucett

Elisabeth Doucett gives new librarians a full dose of practical advice and wisdom that remains between the lines of most library curriculum, while also teaching seasoned profession…


5. Value-Based Fees by Alan Weiss

In this thoroughly revised edition of his classic book, Alan Weiss shows how consulting fees are dependent on only two things: value provided in the perception of the buyer and the…


6. To Sell Is Human by Daniel H Pink

We’re all in Sales now Parents sell their kids on going to bed. Spouses sell their partners on mowing the lawn. We sell our bosses on giving us more money and more time off. And in…


7. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill


Think and grow rich is the most important financial book ever written. Napoleon Hill researched more than forty millionaires to find out what made them the men that they were. In this book he imparts that knowledge to you. Once you’ve read this book you will understand what gives certain people an edge over everyone else. By following the advice laid out clearly in this book you’ll be the one with an edge. It’s time to stop wondering what it’s like to be rich and start knowing. This book has changed countless lives and it can change yours! Unlike many of the other editions on the market today, this edition is complete and unabridged!

8. The Ultimate Sales Letter by Dan S. Kennedy

Write Well to Sell Big! In the age of e-mail and instant communication, great sales copy is indispensable to closing a deal. But too many sales letters end up in the junk file or t…


9. The Ultimate Consultant by Alan Weiss

The Ultimate Consultant — the first book in a series written for experienced practitioners — is filled with helpful interviews and vignettes from an array of successful consultants f…


10. The Trainer’s Handbook by Karen Lawson

A ready-to-use toolkit for delivering high-value training in any scenario The Trainer’s Handbook is a comprehensive manual for designing, developing, and delivering effective and e…


11. The Small Business Start-Up Kit by Peri Pakroo

Everything you need to start a business, from creating a solid business plan and selecting a marketable name to business contracts, taxes, and reaching customers online….


12. The Secret to Peak Productivity by Tamara Myles

In this constantly-connected, do-more-with-less world, being able to increase your productivity is a real advantage. Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®) and productivity expert…


13. The Mindbody Prescription by John E. Sarno

For pain sufferers everywhere, bestselling author Dr. John E. Sarno brings important new information about when, where, and how emotional factors affect physical well-being, and ho…


14. The Heart of Money by Deborah L. Price

Money issues have long been the number one cause of relationship disharmony and divorce, yet when it comes to identifying and changing unhealthy money patterns and behaviors, many…


15. The Consulting Bible by Alan Weiss

Everything you need to know about building a successful, world-class consulting practice Whether you are a veteran consultant or new to the industry, an entrepreneur or the princip…


16. The Confidence Myth by Helene Lerner

Not only do we need more female leaders at the top, but we need more women at all levels of business, government, and nonprofits to step up — there’s no time to waste. The problem, s…


17. The Art of Selling to the Affluent by Matt Oechsli

Attract and retain affluent customers and clients Much has changed since the original The Art of Selling to the Affluent was published. The financial crisis has affected the afflue…


18. The Affluent Entrepreneur by Patrick Snow

Take charge of your financial future and improve your overall well being In today’s unpredictable economy, the best way to ensure financial security is to build your own business….


19. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

A leading management consultant outlines seven organizational rules for improving effectiveness and increasing productivity at work and at home….


20. Targeting a Great Career by Kate Wendleton

TARGETING A GREAT CAREER helps you identify your dream career, and then improve your career, find new employment or consulting work that’s right for you, start your own business, o…


21. Stop Pushing Me Around! by Ilise Benun

Succeeding in business requires an assertive personality, self-confidence, and solid communication skills. But according to the Shyness Institute in Palo Alto, CA, half of all Amer…


22. Start Your Own Consulting Business by Eileen Figure Sandlin

Leading entrepreneurs into the multi-billion dollar consulting industry, the experts at Entrepreneur show you how to capitalize on your talents to help others achieve their busines…


23. Shortcut Your Job Search by Kate Wendleton

Okay, so you’ve figured out what you want to do with your life, identified the most appropriate job targets, and developed the résumé that positions you perfectly. What do you do n…


24. Records Management by Debbie West

This conversational text offers inviting projects that fulfill requirements for an introductory course in records management. Its interactive exercises assess the student’s underst…


25. Rain Making by Ford Harding

Sell and Market Like a Pro! In this new edition of his classic book, Rain Making, Ford Harding reveals step by step how — even if you’ve never sold a product in your life — you can b…


26. Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday

Bestselling author and marketing strategist Ryan Holiday reveals to creatives of all stripes — authors, entrepreneurs, musicians, filmmakers, fine artists — how a classic wor…


27. Nolo’s Guide to Single-Member LLCs by David M. Steingold

Easy to form and operate, SMLLCs combine some of the most desirable features of older, more traditional business structures like corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorship…


28. No Excuses! by Brian Tracy

Includes sections on self-discipline and personal success; business, sales and finances; and the good life….


29. Million Dollar Maverick by Alan Weiss

When it comes to how to succeed as an entrepreneur, we are besotted with advice. According to bestselling author Alan Weiss, success is a combination of opportunism, very disciplin…


30. Million Dollar Consulting Proposals by Alan Weiss

Bestselling author of Million Dollar Consulting shares the secrets of writing winning proposals Intended for consultants, speakers, and other professional services providers, Milli…


31. Mastering the Job Interview by Kate Wendleton

In this updated second edition of MASTERING THE JOB INTERVIEW: AND WINNING THE MONEY GAME, career-development expert Kate Wendleton teaches you top strategies for acing the intervi…


32. Manage Your Day-to-Day by Jocelyn K. Glei

Offers insights on ways to meet the challenges of the workplace by building a daily routine and finding focus amid chaos….


33. LiftOff Leadership by Betty Shotton

In 1999, Betty Shotton stood on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and watched her company go public. After witnessing the negative consequences of the ensuing transition fro…


34. How to Succeed in Business Without a Penis by Karen Salmansohn

When How to Succeed in Business Without a Penis was released, it became an instant best-seller for a huge reason: it revealed insightful differing business styles men and women pra…


35. Her Place at the Table by Deborah M. Kolb

Thoroughly revised and updated and with a new Introduction by the authors, this paperback edition of Her Place at the Table draws on extensive interviews with women leaders to help…


36. Getting Naked by Patrick Lencioni

A New York Times bestselling author, consultant and business writer illustrates the principles of inspiring client loyalty, explains the theory of vulnerability and provides concre…


37. Get Smart! by Brian Tracy

In today’s constantly changing world, you have to be smart to get ahead. But the average person uses only about two percent of their mental ability. How can we learn to unleash our…


38. Essentialism by Greg McKeown

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often bu…


39. Escape From Cubicle Nation by Pamela Slim

Pamela Slim, a former corporate training manager, left her office job twelve years ago to go solo and has enjoyed every bit of it. In her groundbreaking book, based on her popular…


40. Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

As in The Obstacle is the Way, Ryan Holiday delivers practical and inspiring philosophy, this time exploring a powerful concept that runs back centuries, across borders and schools…


41. Eat that Frog! by Brian Tracy

Every idea in this book is focused on increasing overall levels of productivity, performance, and output, and many can be applied to one’s personal life as well. Each of the 21 met…


42. Deep Work by Cal Newport

One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you’ll achieve extraordinary results. Deep work is the ability to focus with…


43. Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk

In Crush It!, online marketing trailblazer Gary Vaynerchuk tells business owners what they need to do to boost their sales using the internet — just as he has done to build his famil…


44. Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley

IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful an…


45. Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy

Confessions of an Advertising Man is the distillation of all the successful Ogilvy concepts, tactics and techniques that made this book an international bestseller. Regarded as the…


46. Brazen Careerist by Penelope Trunk

Are you taking long lunches? Ignoring sexual harassment? Do you keep your desk neat to the point of looking like you don’t have enough to do? The answer to all three should be yes,…


47. Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port

The new edition of the bestselling business development guide Book Yourself Solid, Second Edition reveals why self-promotion is a critical factor to success, giving you a unique pe…


48. Body of Work by Pamela Slim

These days it’s increasingly rare to have a stable career in any field. More and more of us are blending big company jobs, startup gigs, freelance work, and volunteer side projects…


49. Back of The Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by Dan Roam

This original book provides a whole new way of looking at business problems and ideas. Dan Roam demonstrates how thinking with pictures can help you discover and develop new ideas,…


50. Accounting 101 by Michele Cagan

“Provides information about the history of accounting, how to read corporate financial statements and track your investments, the best new technology and apps to use to keep track…


51. 90 Days to Success in Consulting by William McKnight

Interested in entering the consulting business? Already have a consulting practice but want to take its profits to the next level? 90 Days to Success in Consulting provides an acti…




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