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8 Books You Need to Read This Summer

With mobile technology, 24/7 news coverage, Twitter, Facebook, Buzzfeed, iPhones, and other constant updates, sometimes we just need to stop and reflect. Take a breath.


Really, take a breath. Sometimes you gain the most by slowing down and reading a good book. Holding…


Added by Drew Doggett on August 12, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

6 Books for Your Summer Reading List - What Did We Miss?

With temperatures reaching 90 degrees this week, one thing is clear, summer is here. But instead of heading to the beach with your favorite romance novel or spy thriller, Tom Fox has some suggestions that might just help you do your job better. 

Fox is the Vice President for Leadership and Innovation at the Partnership for Public Service. He told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program that these books will really help you…


Added by Emily Jarvis on May 31, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

6 Must-Read Books: The Government Leader's Essential Library

I've always been a big reader - from reading the Hardy Boys growing up to reading favorites like Daniel Pink today, there's nothing more I like than a great book.


While I'm always a big fan of great business or leadership…


Added by GovLoop on January 29, 2013 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Thank You For the Work You Do -- Plus Your Thanksgiving Break Must Reads

Sometimes its tough to look past the partisan bickering and budget nightmares and see the folks working every day to fullfil their mission.

But its worth it to take a step back and say thank you to the federal, state and local government employees for all the work they do. 

And it's…


Added by Emily Jarvis on November 20, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Book Chat on May 12 - Murder in Ocean Hall

Join me on May 12 at 3 PM for an online chat about my novel …


Added by Joe Flood on May 3, 2012 at 1:02pm — 2 Comments

Vote for the top government news story of 2011

We're running a poll to find out what America thinks was the most significant government-related news story of 2011. Was it the economy and the Federal budget? The assassination of Osama bin Laden? The end of the war in Iraq? or one of the other important events from the year?

Vote today for the Top Government-related News Story of…


Added by Michele Bartram on January 5, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

GovBytes: NC Now Checking Out E-Library Books

An article in GovTech last Friday reported that public libraries in North Carolina are now checking out e-library books. The North Carolina Digital Library Consortium released a collection that can be downloaded directly from the library onto the patron's Kindle or Kindle reading app. …


Added by Allison Primack on December 12, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Like Steve Jobs, Government can "Think Different"

The following is the original version of a shorter post originally published on GPO's Government BookTalk blog on October 11, 2011.


On October 5, 2011, we lost one of America’s great geniuses of innovation, Apple’s founder and CEO, Steve Jobs.


From the beginning, Steve Jobs seemed to “Think Different” than everyone…


Added by Michele Bartram on October 24, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments


Looking for the latest on Leadership books? Perhaps what has been written in the past on the subject that is stilll timeless. We do a free monthly newsletter to our clients who have taken our Leadership, Communications, Teamwork, or Personality workshsops with tips on Leadership and book reviews. Sign up here today to be added to the list. Looking forward to seeing you there! When you sign up you will receive at no charge an explanation… Continue

Added by Bill Johnston on March 16, 2011 at 8:46am — No Comments

Get Your GovLoop on Kindle!

It all began with a couple tweets from Jenn Gustetic:

Well, we agreed and I quickly did some sleuthing and learned that it was a fairly…


Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on March 4, 2011 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Gov 2.0 Radio: Bob Fine on The Best of Social

Bob Fine talks about his new book of social media case studies, and the experience of organizing 20 social media conferences around the world over the course of just 7 months in 2009.
As a bonus for Gov 2.0 Radio fans, Bob is offering a 50% discount on his book to anyone who uses the discount code gov20 at…

Added by Adriel Hampton on January 23, 2011 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Review: Bob Fine's 'The Big Book of Social Media'

I did my first advance praise copy for a mass market book in 2010 (Mark Amtower's "Selling to the Government"). What that means is getting a review chapter and a table of context and coming up with something pithy about the author and why their book matters. I've also received a couple of books from authors appearing as guests on my Gov 2.0 Radio podcast.

I do my best to familiarize myself with…


Added by Adriel Hampton on January 1, 2011 at 6:31pm — 4 Comments

What’s Your Favorite Gov 2.0 Read? Contribute to the CfA Book List.

In just a few weeks, our inaugural class of fellows will be coming together in San Francisco for the first time. These are folks from all kinds of different backgrounds and strengths, who will be spending a year putting their heads together to find creative solutions to civic problems. This is an exciting but challenging task – and we want to make sure they are ready for it with the best possible foundation and tools. That’s why we need your help to put together the Code for America… Continue

Added by Abhi Nemani on November 23, 2010 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Book Review - "Next Generation Democracy: What the Open Source Revolution Means for Power, Politics, and Change"

One of the reasons I started BYO was so that I could work with clients I believe in, and help push forward values and ways of governance and civic engagement that I think will change this country and the world for the better. So far we’ve been able to realize that goal, especially in our work with the amazingly talented writer, thought leader, and millennial activist Jared… Continue

Added by Yasmin Fodil on November 2, 2010 at 11:37am — 2 Comments

GovReads: Homer & Langley

I will tell you right off the bat that I could not wait to get my hands on this book. And it did not disappoint. The story is fascinating subject to me, and the way the story is told is wonderful 'what-if' of how the these two men came to be the most famous hoarders in history. That's right, hoarders. Personally, this subject enthralls me. Not because I'm a hoarder, in fact, I'm just the opposite. I love to throw stuff away, it's cathartic to me. When my stuff is lost, I don't… Continue

Added by Amy Phillips on August 30, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

GovReads! The Ten Laws of Enduring Success

While catching up on some reading, I came across an article that mentioned Maria Bartiromo’s latest book, “The 10 Laws of Enduring Success”. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Ms. Bartiromo is the host of CNBC’s Closing Bell. Considering that we are inundated with messages about the importance of success throughout life: school (high grades), job/career (best title – highest pay) or sports (winning), my interest was…


Added by Nakesha Kemp-Hirst on August 5, 2010 at 10:06am — 3 Comments

Listen to the Federal News Radio Book Club re DRIVE

If you happened to miss the Federal News Radio Book Club "meeting" about Daniel Pink's thoughtful book, DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us...

You can listen online...

A special thanks our discussion group... author Daniel Pink... Tim McManus from the Partnership for Public Service... Mr. Govloop himself Steve Ressler... and my co-anchor, Amy Morris.

Next week, Federal News Radio…

Added by Christopher Dorobek on April 3, 2010 at 8:26am — 1 Comment

Gov Reads: The Help

I know that I just finished a review for GovReads (available here) but as you know, if you read it, I was not all that enamoured of it. So I really wanted to choose a book that was a great choice for Women's History Month… Continue

Added by Amy Phillips on March 24, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

GovReads: A Short History of Women

When I decided to read this book, I didn't know hardly anything about it. Oh, I knew it had been on many editors Top Picks of 2009 lists, but that was about it. But my first book review for GovLoop was coming out in March, which is Women's History Month, so I decided this would be the perfect book to start off with. Off I went to my nearest Barnes and Noble, looked in the Women's Studies section- nothing, looked in History- nothing, finally, I went to the desk and asked WHERE could I… Continue

Added by Amy Phillips on March 20, 2010 at 2:32pm — 4 Comments

GovReads: "Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government"

A few years ago, I (Andrew Krzmarzick - the guy behind Dr. GovLoop) obtained my Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. It's a grueling process, and I have a lot of respect for others who have taken the time to gain this credential. While there are tons of books written on the subject, very…


Added by Dr. GovLoop on March 11, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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