NOTE: Summaries adapted from iTunes, Google Books and Wikipedia
Rebekah Scott – Rebekah Scott Designs
By Dale Partridge
Dale Partridge is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of StartupCamp.com and Sevenly.org. Described as a mind who understands the art of starting, each week, Partridge interviews a new high-performance starter, teaching startups, entrepreneurs and everyday dreamers how to form strong ideas, launch lucrative ventures, position their brand, love their people and develop business models that offer freedom to their founders.
Karla Solum – Elevate Human Potential
“The Only Way to Win”
By James E. Loehr
From the bestselling author of “On Form” comes a compelling, practical and hopeful read. “The Only Way to Win” will serve as a powerful wake-up call for business leaders, employees, teachers and coaches. It will also provide inspiration for readers looking to perform better, achieve more, and change their own lives and the people they influence.
Charley Johnson – Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau
“Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America”
By Matt Taibbi
The financial crisis that exploded in 2008 isn’t past but prologue. The grifter class — made up of the largest players in the financial industry and the politicians who do their bidding — has been growing in power, and the crisis was only one terrifying manifestation of how they’ve hijacked America’s political and economic life. Matt Taibbi combines deep sources, trailblazing reportage and provocative analysis to create the most lucid, emotionally galvanizing account yet written of this ongoing American crisis.
Alicia Underlee Nelson – Prairie Style File
Duolingo is a freemium language-learning platform that includes a language-learning website and app, as well as a digital language-proficiency assessment exam.
Danae Moran – 20 Below Coffee Co.
“The Slow Home”
By Brooke McAlary
We live life in the fast lane. We race to keep up with The Joneses. We are overworked, overcommitted, and overstressed, and we compete to see how busy, important and sleep-deprived we are. But we don’t need to. There is an ever-growing group of people who are saying no to living life at 110 percent. They are opting to slow down, simplify, say no and focus on the things that are truly important. Learn what makes people change and how life is different once you adopt a slower way of life.