On The Books: Little Revolutions
The fireworks and barbecues have come and gone, but there are more revolutions to celebrate. This month, we examine how you can reform your business and your finances from the inside out to continue the growth of the modern business world.
The Chaos Imperative: How Chance and Disruption Increase Innovation, Effectiveness, and Success
Ori Brafman and Judah Pollack divulge how disruption can lead to innovation and cause even the most efficient organizations to improve their business models. (Crown Business, August 2013, $24)
The Essentials of Business Etiquette: How to Greet, Eat, and Tweet Your Way to Success
With 101 useful tips, Barbara Pachter, a local business etiquette expert, tackles the nuances in the digital age, from Skyping with your boss to optimizing your Twitter account. (McGraw-Hill, August 2013, $16)
How Much is Enough?: Money and the Good Life
Robert and Edward Skidelsky explore the morals of economics in this intriguing book, looking to history’s major players—Aristotle, Marx and Keynes—for the answers. (Other Press, August 2013, $14.95)
Office Supplies: Keeping it Together
Keep the chaos of the work/life balance pursuit in check and restore balance with these handy time- and space-saving products.
The daily office haul can be a lot to handle—literally. With Johnston & Murphy’s Est. 1850 Canvas Briefcase Organizer—which slips neatly into your briefcase—keep all your essentials secure in one place. JohnstonMurphy.com, $125
With Durable’s VARIO 20-Panel Desktop Reference System, you can organize documents with ease. Twenty color-coded sleeve frames and snap-on tabs make this product pop. DurableOfficeProducts.com, $144
With the Catch Notes app (pictured), you can create notes, reminders and more. Then, consolidate the lists into “spaces”—notebook-like modules. You can access your creations wherever your travels take you. Catch.com, free, additional Spaces for $4.99-$16 a month
5 percent: The percent of CEOs and CFOs polled by New Jersey accounting firm Alloy Silverstein Group who said they are confident about Affordable Care Act compliance and changes taking place next year
1.8 million cubic yards: Amount of sand contractors with the Army Corps of Engineers pumped onto the beach in Ocean City following Hurricane Sandy; the total cost of the project is $18 million
100,000: Square-foot size of the new, jointly operated cancer center proposed by Cooper University Health Care and Houston-based MD Anderson Cancer Center, which is expected to open in October on the campus of the Camden hospital.
50,000 sq. ft.: Amount of pavers from Woodbury-based EP Henry used in the newly constructed walkway around the Statue of Liberty, which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy
Two: Number of redevelopment studies the Cherry Hill Township Council approved as possible locations Subaru could move to
5,730: Businesses the state’s Small Business Development Centers said it helped last year
Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Biz, Volume 3, Issue 7 (July, 2013).
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