Shih Fa Kao

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Confident African American Business woman
For February, SJPL Works , your premier business and career center in San Jose, is featuring books by and about African American Business Leaders.Read more...
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Leadership
"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." - John F. Kennedy Lead With These Titles These titles cover multiple aspects of leadership, from energizing and inspiring your team to choosing an effective second-in-command and negotiating. One Mission Add the agility, adaptability, and cohesion that is common in small teams to your large organization. According to Chris Fussell, well-built companies often end up with teams pursuing goals and metrics within their own silos. In One Mission , Fussell will help you build a single aligning narrative for all your teams, eliminate excessive bureaucracy, increase collaboration between silos, and define decision...Read more...
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New Year, New Beginnings Some say the new year is a time for new beginnings, and if that includes a start-up that you've been daydreaming about, then this new year may be the year to make that dream a reality. But nobody is doubting that a start-up will take a lot of hard work, funding, and planning to be a success, so take some pointers from those who have gone before you with these new additions to our collection. The Crowdsourceress 60 percent of Kickstarter campaigns fail. In The Crowdsouceress , Alex Daly takes you deep inside some of her...Read more...
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Check out these five titles that show you how to make and thrive!Read more...
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Six Titles That Show You Can Have a Creative Career and Thrive too! For some, choosing a creative career means looking forward to a life of poverty. But these six titles suggest that the idea of the starving artist may be just that, an idea. Real Artists Don't Starve In Real Artists Don't Starve , Jeff Goins argues that despite artists hearing over and over that there's no money in art, they do not need to choose between a creative life and a prosperous one. Goins claims that history's most creative minds, including Michelangelo, Shakespeare, and Steve Jobs, succeeded not...Read more...
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Nonprofits run on a shoestring budget with most resources directed towards the mission. So, we added these books to help your nonprofit with professional development!Read more...
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Prepare for your next interview with Big Interview So you've received that exciting callback and scheduled an interview. Now it's time to prepare! With your San Jose Public Library Card , you can prepare for your next interview with Big Interview . To access the links below, you will need to create an account first. Two different tracks that fit your needs If you have an interview in a few days, choose the Fast Track option where you can watch videos on best practices, types of interviews and interviewers, how to answer inappropriate questions, and what to wear. Have more...Read more...
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Adobe Creative Cloud is available on all SJPL Works computers for your small business' creative needs! Select the logos below to learn more about these applications through the library's Lynda.com resource. Adobe Dreamweaver Increase the traffic to your business' online web presence by using the industry's standard for creating, coding, and managing websites. View your website as you code or place elements. And don't be afraid if you are new to coding. Dreamweaver's new coding engine offers code hints and visual aids that reduce errors and improve readability. Preview sites on multiple devices at the same time, including actual mobile...Read more...
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