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3 Books to Pick Up Ahead of the Conference

Are you busy packing for the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo? Here are a few books for your suitcase! Each of these were written by someone who will be speaking as part of the educational bonanza happening in Chicago starting next week.

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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner.
On Sunday, Nov. 5 at 1:30pm, University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt will be presenting a Spotlight Series session titled, “Think Like a Freak: The Impact on Productivity and Creativity” in which he’ll reveal the three-word phrase that is most difficult for people to use. If you’ve already read the best-selling Freakonomics book, try one of the three newer editions to the franchise: When to Rob a Bank, SuperFreakonomics, or Think Like a Freak. Or check out their popular podcast, Freakonomics Radio.

The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business, by Erin Meyer
Meyer is another Spotlight Series presenter, teaching attendees to communicate more effectively with those from other backgrounds at her session titled, “How Do Cultural Differences Affect Your Business?” on Friday, Nov. 3 at 1:30pm. Get a head start by using her assessment tool to better understand what your cultural profile looks like.

Finding My Why: Ernie’s Journey, by Mark Given and Don Greeson
Mark Given, CRS, GRI, ABR, will be helping attendees who are ready to retire to get their books of businesses in order at “Succession Planning: Creating Your Exit Strategy” on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 11am at McCormick Place West, Room W176 B. Check out more of Given’s writing on his blog.

Safe travels and happy reading! Hope to see you around Chicago.

Meg White

Meg White is the managing editor for REALTOR® Magazine and administrator of the magazine's Weekly Book Scan blog. Contact her at mwhite[at]realtors.org.

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