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With so many new business books and titles published each year, where do C-Suite business leaders begin to find which ones are worth the read? Best Seller Podcast sits down with the authors of the world's leading business books to get it straight from the source as to what makes their books stand out from the crowd. Learn how the business books featured here can help business owners and executives and why you should go out to buy them today.

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With so many new business books and titles published each year, where do C-Suite business leaders begin to find which ones are worth the read? Best Seller Podcast sits down with the authors of the world's leading business books to get it straight from the source as to what makes their books stand out from the crowd. Learn how the business books featured here can help business owners and executives and why you should go out to buy them today.

    Dominant Thoughts by Chris Heller

    Dominant Thoughts by Chris Heller

    On this episode of Best Seller TV, author Chris Heller sits down with host Taryn Winter Brill to discuss his book “Dominant Thoughts: Things Grow Where Our Minds Go.” Heller wrote this book with Greg S. Reid after both of them were guests on a podcast. Soon after the interview, they decided to collaborate on this book – which took about a year to complete. Heller describes the book as a “business parable” inspired by books that left an indelible mark on him throughout life. The book features two main characters, Nick and John – one is a successful business owner who sold his business and the second character is a younger person he decides to mentor.
    Each book chapter has a theme woven into the story – each with a dominant thought. That same thought is what Heller wanted readers to come away with after each chapter. He adds that while the stories and ideas in the book are very personal, the story itself is fictional. Heller wrote the book geared towards the up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Those in the 22-31 age group and for anyone starting out. However, it is also relatable to anyone currently in business, sales, or is an entrepreneur. Everyone, regardless of career status, will get value out of the book.
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    • 26 min
    Actions Speak Louder by Deanna Singh

    Actions Speak Louder by Deanna Singh

    On this episode of Best Seller TV, author Deanna Singh sits down with host Taryn Winter Brill to discuss her book “Actions Speak Louder: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming an Inclusive Workplace.” Singh is known as a Chief Change Agent which reflects her belief that everyone has the ability to – not just make change, but create positive change. Singh believes that her “purpose is to shift power to marginalized communities” and her books are a reflection of the work she does and the different ways in which she’s accomplished that. She adds, that the idea that if we’re doing things that allow for more people to show up, and do so fully, we can all create and build things to make the world a better place. 
     
    Singh also recalls that she wrote the book due in part to the massive response she received about wanting to build an inclusive workplace but did not feel like they knew how to accomplish that. The book is more than a roadmap, it’s a step-by-step guide to create and make a more inclusive workplace where everyone can show up as their whole, and true, selves. There was an old adage that when people came to work, they left their families, communities, and other components of their social identity behind. However, Singh argues, the shift that has taken place in today’s work environment is not brand new. She says that people should be able to show up for work as their true selves not having to wear a mask in order to conform to preconceived norms to be successful.
     
    To write this book, Singh brought together history, sociology, and theoretical parts – all blended into practical and actionable steps, ready to be immediately implemented to today’s changing landscape. There are also plenty of personal anecdotes that proved crucial to weaving the narrative and making it all come together. Singh also cautions that there has to be a genuine approach to becoming more inclusive, otherwise, no progress will be made. She adds, “DEI in the charity bucket is not sustainable.”
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    • 27 min
    Rethinking Information Technology Asset Management by Jeremy L. Boerger

    Rethinking Information Technology Asset Management by Jeremy L. Boerger

    On this episode of Best Seller TV, author Jeremy Boerger sits down with host Taryn Winter Brill to discuss his book “Rethinking Information Technology Asset Management”. Boerger begins by identifying, in layman’s terms, what information technology asset management – or ITAM, is. He said ITAM is “a segment inside service management that deals with getting the most value out of your hardware, software, server, systems necessary for modern businesses to function.”   
     
    Asset management at its core is trying to fight a two-front fight – spending money on IT vs lowering costs. Nowadays, it’s hard to imagine any business existing without an IT infrastructure in place; however, that doesn’t mean businesses should spend money frivolously. Boerger argues that we spend money on cybersecurity tools, photo production tools and even telecommunications, but do we stop to ask what is our ROI? Is there a better way to spend our dollars? Perhaps on employees, salaries and stock returns?  
     
    This is where the ‘rethinking’ part comes into play. Boerger explains that according to a 2016 Gartner article, medium-to-large organizations can lower their software spending by about one-third. That can be accomplished with three things: 
     

    Recycling already purchased licenses instead of buying more

    Ensuring the software features being bought line up with the work that’s being done

    Having a system in place that measures how the work is being done so you don’t get penalized by software publishers conducting software audits

     
    However, there are other ‘flaws’ that plague the industry, such as having two main operating methodologies: transactional and accountancy. Boerger describes the first as “nothing happens without a receipt” and the latter as “comparing what’s on the left hand side of the ledger with what’s on the right side of the ledger.” In the book, he describes a third methodology to be used – epistemology. Boerger argues that asset management is an exercise in epistemology, which he defines as the study of learning. 
     
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    • 16 min
    Media Matters by Scott Miller

    Media Matters by Scott Miller

    On this episode of Best Seller TV, Scott Miller, author of “Media Matters: How to Leverage the Media to Grow Your Business.”  
    sits down with host Taryn Winter Brill to discuss his new book. As someone who has been fully immersed in media for over two decades, Scott Miller wrote the book because along the way he discovered how people are always interested in media, but don’t necessarily know how it all works. He says, “There’s more content available today than in the history of mankind.” 
     
    The objective of the book is to unpack all of the necessary information so business owners can walk away with the necessary knowledge to make smart decisions with their marketing dollars. They will also come away with a clearer picture about the demographics they are trying to reach with their money. He adds that each book chapter is comprised of a particular part of the media with all its terminologies to familiarize readers with what it all means and how that impacts businesses.
     
    Miller is surprised by the number of businesses that don’t take the time to look at the Google analytics available to them. He claims this is one of the biggest mistakes businesses make. The other is thinking media is going to happen overnight. Media, he says, it’s about frequency and consistency. Media is also about content and having a sound content marketing strategy. Miller says, “Every business is a media company today.” He continues to say that every entity should be thinking about the type of content they create – whether it’s written, videos, or podcast. However, the content created needs to add value to your business (and customer). Value also adds trust and credibility and makes you a thought leader within your industry. 
     
    In the end, media is not a race, it’s more of a long-term process. And the sooner business leaders understand how to better reach their audience, the more their businesses will thrive.
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    • 18 min
    Peace, Love, and Pasta by Scott Conant

    Peace, Love, and Pasta by Scott Conant

    On this episode of Best Seller TV, Scott Conant, author of Peace, Love, and Pasta: Simple and Elegant Recipes From a Chef’s Own Kitchen sits down with host Taryn Winter Brill to discuss his fourth book which is his most personal to date. He wrote the book as a direct result of the question he is asked most often by fans and people he encounters: “what do you cook at home?” The book is meant to show a variety of delicious ingredients, things his kids and wife love to eat, and also to show that not everything is about caviar or truffles. It also shows the evolution of his career.
    Conant recalls how the first twenty years of his career weren’t the easiest. At the time, he did not get paid for months on end, which gave him the opportunity to focus on his craft. Despite all the complexities and challenges of the time, those gave way to the simplicity he currently enjoys. He explains that “There’s a new appreciation for simplicity the older you get.” Simple relationships and the simplicity of life are the ultimate luxury, Conant muses.
    Despite the difficulties faced, Conant was not in the profession for the money. What was most important to him was being able to cook the type of food he wanted. This book is a balance of the ‘then’ as well as the ‘now’ – an evolution of sorts of over three decades as a chef. Conant wanted to achieve that balance – not just with the timeline, but with the types of recipes, he included in the book. He did not want the recipes to be fancy, but “craveable.” He adds, “It’s touching being part of someone’s dinner table at home.” Conant tested all the recipes from the book on his kids – especially his youngest daughter, who he describes as an “incredibly picky” eater. Both his daughters, he says, are tougher critics than the New York Times and he describes their opinions of his food as “humbling.” In this episode, he divulges one of his favorite recipes in the book, which happens to be one of his classic dishes, and what his ‘grand slam’ recipe is.
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    • 24 min
    Expect Success: The Science of the Over 50 Career Search by Bill Humbert

    Expect Success: The Science of the Over 50 Career Search by Bill Humbert

    On this episode of Best Seller TV, host Taryn Winter Brill sits down with Bill Humbert, author of Expect Success: The Science of the Over 50 Career Search. Humbert’s extensive career has led him to the realization that many job applicants are going about their job search the wrong way. His four decades of experience – twenty-six of those years coaching professionals on how to find their next career – gives him the credibility and expertise needed to help many figure out the ‘science’ behind it all. 
     
    Humbert says there are four types of ‘science’ that most are unaware exist during their job search. Those are: mathematics, computer science, psychology, and sociology. Mathematics is applied because there are algorithms at play as well as salary negotiations, computer science involves artificial intelligence (AI), psychology pertains to what both the candidate and the manager are thinking and feeling, and sociology takes care of determining if the candidate is a good fit, culturally, for the company.  
     
    Humbert reiterates that “HR is not your friend” and that candidates need to network their way in. He continues to say that only eight percent of jobs are filled through online postings, while seventy-five (or seventy-six) percent of jobs are filled by networking. He also reveals the trap that most job seekers fall into and that is the ‘marketing’ done by sites like Indeed or LinkedIn. That’ll make people “post and pray” they get a call for an interview when what they should do is use those sites to find the job, then go around them, network, find the managers, and talk to them. The book is a ‘101’ for anyone who may be a bit rusty writing resumes and feeling overwhelmed by the many changes taking place in the job search market.
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    • 24 min

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