Information Central

New Books–June 2019

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a nominal fee of $10. Call NAR Member Support at 800.874.6500 for assistance.

Captivate The Science of Succeeding with People by Vanessa Van Edwards Do you feel awkward at networking events? Do you wonder what your date really thinks of you? Do you wish you could decode people? You need to learn the science of people. As a human behavior hacker, Vanessa Van Edwards created a research lab to study the hidden forces that drive us. And she’s cracked the code. In Captivate, she shares shortcuts, systems, and secrets for taking charge of your interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation.

A Guide for Commercial Real Estate Agents by Valerie Hockert

 If you real estate knowledge has been primarily residential, but now you have the opportunity to sell a commercial property of business, this book will give you the know-how.If you are an agent or broker, or independent seller, this book has all the necessary information that you need to have a successful sale.  The Next Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and Sarah Stanley Fallaw

In this book the authors highlight how specific decisions, behaviors, and characteristics align with the discipline of wealth building, covering areas such as consumption, budgeting, careers, investing, and financial management in general. They include results from quantitative studies of wealth as well as case studies of individuals who have been successful in building wealth.

Take The Stairs 7 Steps To Achieving True Success by Rory Vaden

How do successful people stay focused and achieve results? This lively and insightful guide presents a simple program for taking the stairs-that is, for overcoming the temptations of quick fixes and procrastination, conquering creative avoidance, and transcending personal setbacks in order to tackle the work that leads to real success.

The Latte Factor Why You Don’t Have to be Rich to Live Rich by David Bach

Discover #1 New York Times bestselling author David Bach’s three secrets to financial freedom in an engaging story that will show you that you are richer than you think. Drawing on the author’s experiences teaching millions of people around the world to live a rich life, this fast, easy read reveals how anyone—from millennials to baby boomers—can still make their dreams come true.

What We’re Reading: May 27-May 31

What We’re Reading: May 20-May 23

What We’re Reading: May 13-17

What We’re Reading: May 6-May 10

Starbucks in an unexpected location, scam phone calls, the new Royal baby, and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist.

Scam warning: ignore that one-ring phone call.

Ooops! Here is what HBO has to say about this gaffe.

Guarding your digital privacy.

Who is your favorite minor Star Wars character?  We can’t decide between the MSE-6 Mouse Droid or Wedge Antilles.

Safety tips for flying–wear sturdy shoes, sit near the back of the plane and leave your carry-ons if you have to evacuate.

Cory Hatchel/flickr/2014

Let’s have a holographic meeting!

The new Royal baby finally has a name–Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.  Quite a lot of names for someone so little.

Throw out your old cans of PAM cooking spray–they could explode.

What We’re Reading: April 29-May 3

 Yeti footprints, traffic reports from London, a colorful incineration facility and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist.

Is this whale a Russian spy?  Possibly.

Obsessed by GoT?  Try this new fantasy league app.

Buy a condo in Vancouver and get free avo toast for a year.

Marco Verch/flickr/2018

A very snazzy garbage incineration facility.  Tourists think it is part of Universal Studios Japan in Osaka.

Looking for a hotel away from it all? Try the guest house in Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland.

The Indian Army has claimed to find yeti footprints and posted the photos on their Twitter account.  We are doubtful.

The theft and return of Dorothy’s ruby slippers, thanks to police and the FBI.

Are you vacuuming correctly?

RIP Peter Mayhew, aka Chewbacca.

Guess what was in an old piano?  A Babe Ruth rookie baseball card.

Graeme and Steve provide the London traffic report.

 

New Books–May 2019

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a nominal fee of $10. Call NAR Member Support at 800.874.6500 for assistance.

Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim

Now updated with fresh content from the authors, Blue Ocean Strategy argues that cutthroat competition results in nothing but a bloody red ocean of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool. Based on a study of 150 strategic moves (spanning more than 100 years across 30 industries), the authors argue that lasting success comes not from battling competitors but from creating “blue oceans”—untapped new market spaces ripe for growth.

Rehumanize Your Business by Ethan Beute and Stephen Pacinelli

Rehumanize Your Business explains how to dramatically improve relationships and results with your customers, prospects, employees, and recruits by adding personal videos to emails, text messages, and social messages.

The Altman Close by Josh Altman

Josh breaks down the art of real estate into three simple parts. First, he’ll help you get business in the door during the Opening. Then he takes you step-by-step through the Work: everything between the first handshake and the last. And finally, the Close, the last step that ensures all your hard work pays off as you seal the deal.

Running Is My Therapy by Scott Douglas and Alison Mariella Desir

There’s no other book like this. Longtime running writer Scott Douglas marshals expert advice (especially his own, cultivated from more than 110,000 miles of personal experience), and a growing body of scientific research to show how running can make us happier.

Making Meetings Matter by James Ware

This book is all about reinventing the business meeting. It offers advice and guidance for streamlining and strengthening all kinds of corporate conversations; but it focuses where it should, on the formal meetings that fill up over 50 percent of most managers’ calendars.

What We’re Reading: April 22-26

 The origins of Loch Ness, wi-fi, Pickleball, gorilla selfies, and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist.

An airport with a garden AND a waterfall.

Does “Wi-Fi” actually stand for anything?  Nope.

Beautiful fire poppies.

What the heck is pickleball?

Ron B/flickr/2017

Gorilla selfies.  They sure have a lot of attitude.

Dinosaurs and Loch Ness have a connection.

3-D crosswalks may make driving safer.

Living in your Own Private Idaho (Potato).  This is certainly is a unique Airbnb.

Put down your phone, says Apple’s Tim Cook.

 

What We’re Reading: April 15-19

What We’re Reading: April 8-12

Preparing for tax time, dog-proofing your car, the benefits of a robo-garage, and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist.

Tax time tips.

Help pets by donating your old bedding to local animal shelters. Also, dog-proofing your car.

Pollen haze or pollen bomb–let the sneezing begin.

Matt Batchelor/flickr/2011

Locked out of your iPad by your toddler.  Yikes!

Who loves assembling Ikea furniture?  Not us.  A new Ikea store in New York City can assemble its furniture for you.

The first picture of a black hole.

There’s a burglar in your bathroom, so you call the police for help.  Never mind–it’s just a Roomba.

The benefits of a robo-garage–more parking spaces, no need for ventilation and can attract affluent homeowners.

Coffee IS essential, gosh darn it!

Finally organize your photos on your phone.

 

What We’re Reading: April 1-5

 A very expensive Harry Potter first edition, future homes on Mars, movie houses, spring cleaning, rideshare safety tips and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist.

A very pricey Harry Potter first edition was just sold.

Which home on Mars would you want to live in? NASA has three designs to choose from.

It’s time for spring cleaning, so clean your house and your life. Also, death cleaning has just been added to Dictionary.com.

Judith Doyle/flickr/2010

Productivity vs. Attention Management.

Take a road trip to visit your favorite house in your favorite movie.

Rideshare safety tips for everyone.

The Game of Thrones Family Tree.

Spider-proof your home, pronto!

Proptech has even entered the farmland rental market with Tillable.

Cats recognize their own names, says a Japanese study.

 

 

New Books–April 2019

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Services at 800.874.6500 for assistance.

 Mindfulness for All: the Wisdom to Transform the World by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Kabat-Zinn focuses on how mindfulness really can be a tool to transform the world–explaining how democracy thrives in a mindful context, and why mindfulness is a vital tool for both personal and global understanding and action in these tumultuous times.

Millionaire Success Habits: the Gateway to Wealth & Prosperity by Dean Graziosi

Legendary business coach Dean Graziosi has broken down the walls of complexity around success and created simple success recipes that you can quickly put to use in your life to reach the level of wealth and abundance you desire.

Instagram for Business for Dummies by Jenn Hermann

Instagram For Business For Dummies shows you how to use the app to connect with your audience in a meaningful way as you showcase your products and offer a unique insider’s view of your brand. Perfect for Instagram newbies or those who want to spruce up an existing account, this book helps you set up a powerful business profile, compose successful posts, and tell your story to the world.

J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax 2019 by J.K. Lasser Institute

J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax 2019 is the nation’s most trusted tax guide, updated to help you prepare your 2018 return. Step-by-step expert guidance walks you through the forms, calculations, and deadlines to help you file your taxes without the headaches.

Switch Off by Lynda Hudson

Relax and focus on your breathing; Choose when and where to pay attention to particular thoughts; Detach from thoughts at inappropriate times; Switch off from intrusive thoughts, Switch off from work; Create times of peace and quiet; Regular mindfulness practice calms and quietens the mind

What We’re Reading: March 25-29

A library in a tree, a Game of Thrones global scavenger hunt, make your own KFC sandwich and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist.

What can you do with a tree stump besides cut it down?  Make a library, of course!

A high school production of Alien is getting great reviews.

Will car ownership die out?  This writer thinks so.

aaltonen/flickr/2005

Setting your thermostat to match the African environment.

Cats are irresistibly drawn to keyboards.  Buy them a decoy keyboard to play with.

The hotel that inspired the Sandcrawler in Star Wars may be demolished soon.

Find one of the Game of Thrones iron thrones hidden around the world in this epic scavenger hunt.

KFC is opening up its kitchens in the U.K. and Ireland for customers to make their own chicken sandwiches.  The secret recipe will still remain secret.

No more April Fool’s Day pranks at Microsoft.

What kind of phone does Warren Buffett use?  A $20.00 flip phone!

 

What We’re Reading: March 18-22

What We’re Reading: March 11-15

 The World Wide Web turns 30, what your refrigerator reveals about you, Y2K for your GPS, and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist.

A 30th birthday for the World Wide Web.

A Y2K for some older GPS models.

Refrigerdating–it is now a thing.

An early autonomous car is now in The Henry Ford.

Wealth from upcoming IPOs will impact all sorts of industries in San Francisco.

401(K) 2012/flickr/2010

Will “zombie lights” make pedestrians safer while crossing the street?

Taking care of the Grand Canyon National Park.

What We’re Reading: March 4-8

New Books–March 2019

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Services at 800.874.6500 for assistance.

Real Estate Concepts: A Handbook by Ernie Jowsey

The essential reference tool for all real estate, property, planning and construction students. Real Estate Concepts provides built environment students with an easy to use guide to the essential concepts they need to understand in order to succeed in their university courses and future professional careers.

The Only Negotiation Book You’ll Ever Need by Angelique Pinet and Peter Sander

The Only Negotiation Book You’ll Ever Need guides you through every stage of the process—from identifying opportunities to closing the deal—with useful negotiation techniques and tips for adapting classic strategies to online interactions.

Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare – poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world’s top endurance athletes.

Master Your Brain by Phillip Adcock

By demystifying how (and why) our brains function as they do and—crucially—how we can apply these insights to everyday situations, commercial psychologist Phillip Adcock provides us with the tools to dramatically improve our lives in every area, from work and relationships to health and athletics.

How to be a Better Deal-Closer by Simon P. Haigh

This book provides valuable and accessible insight into the key elements required to ensure successful deal-closing. It is written in an easy to read, no-nonsense style, and is easily accessible to those who are not proficient with deal closing. The chapters include real-life stories and insights from a wide spectrum of the author’s connections and experiences.

How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck by Steve Stockman

Written by Steve Stockman, the director of the award-winning feature Two Weeks, plus TV shows, music videos, and hundreds of commercials, How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck explains in 74 short, pithy, insightful chapters how to tell a story and entertain your audience. In other words, how to shoot video people will want to watch.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Sean Covey

In his latest work, Covey lays out an unprecedented plan for goal-realization that will revolutionize the way we approach our dreams. The 4 Disciplines of Execution provides a simple, proven formula for achieving the goals that every individual or organization needs to reach.

Principles by Ray Dalio

While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve.

What We’re Reading: February 25-March 1

 Dangerous concrete, very special Oreos,  a unique way to get around town from Citroën and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist.

Why is concrete dangerous?  Find out here.

Live in The House Of Tomorrow, if you have $3 million to renovate it.

Food expiration dates, clarified.

Jessica Paro/flickr/2003

Game of Thrones Oreos.  We have nothing more to say.

A dragon in the sky over Iceland.

Getting around town, even without a license.

You can buy a Tesla only online now. Their retail stores are closing.

What We’re Reading: February 11-15

Planetary photobombing, the Flowergeddon, bobbleheads, Super Mario Brothers,  a winning dog named King and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist.

Ghost apples, created by the Polar Vortex.

You can buy Amazon’s birthplace.

The Earth has photobombed the Moon.

The Flowergeddon will be coming to California soon. It’s nice change from fires and floods.

Maria Eklind/flickr/2018

The Best in Show at the 2019 Westminster Dog Show is King, a Fox Terrier.

Many, many bobbleheads.

Goodbye, Rover, goodbye.

A super expensive Super Mario Bros. game was just sold for $100,150.

New Books–February 2019

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Services at 800.874.6500 for assistance.

Essential rainwater harvesting : a guide to home-scale system design by Rob Avis and Michelle Avis

Essential Rainwater Harvesting covers complete home-scale rainwater harvesting system design including goal setting, system planning, site assessment, calculations, and material selection and sizing for all climates.

Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang

An entertaining and inspiring account of conquering his fear of rejection, offering a completely new perspective on how to turn a no into a yes.

The Millionaire Mind by Thomas Stanley

Stanley takes a close look at the top one percent of households in America and tells us the motor behind the engine; what makes them tick. His findings on how these families reached such financial success are based on in-depth surveys and interviews with more than 1,300 millionaires.

Listing Boss by Hoss Pratt

Listing Boss: The Definitive Blueprint for Real Estate Success is a powerful book for real estate agents at all levels of their career and success. Implementing Hoss Pratt’s 12 essentials will help you break down barriers and yield massive results. These 12 essentials include: create a vision, develop a top-producing mindset, identify your niches, deploy a marketing arsenal, master your listing presentation, and get buyers to take action…plus more.

How to be Heard by Julian Treasure

Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? Renowned five-time TED Talk speaker and author Julian Treasure reveals how to speak so that people listen-and how to listen so that people feel heard.

Success Acceleration by Tony Jeary

This impactful audio program hosted by Ron Meiss is an interview with Tony Jeary focusing on the critical learning Tony has had over the past two decades that have accelerated his success.