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The Books

  • #Jump

    #Jump: Creativity Lessons from 9000 Feet is Corey Michael Blake’s “business memoir”; the personal stories of his creative life that have led to the development of Round Table Companies and their unique and life changing business model. It’s the chapter by chapter story of how Corey was compelled to become a better businessman so that he could use art and entertainment as a tool to inform, educate and inspire people. #Jump is Corey’s gift to those who have leapt with him and his plea to those who are scared of the edge of the cliff. You don’t have to leap into life alone. Come jump.

    “In #Jump, Corey shares his personal story of how he found his way to success. If you’re an entrepreneur, a business owner, an artist, or an author, you can learn from Corey’s story of creativity and innovation.” —Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos.com; New York Times bestselling author of “Delivering Happiness”

    “Corey Michael Blake’s #Jump is a creativity roadmap to help leaders get to the next level. Take the leap and buy this book!” —Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers 50 world #1 leadership thinker and million-selling author of MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

    “I love this book and its author, Corey Blake, as he has a deep empathy for both the author and the reader with a goal of creating a peak experience for both. I’ve thought of Corey as a sherpa, the Himalayan guide that helps people trek to the peak, but with this book, I now see Corey as a trailblazer himself. You will be profoundly changed by reading this work of art.” —Chip Conley, Founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality; New York Times bestselling author of “Emotional Equations”

    “I have seldom seen someone so willing to expose themselves authentically – ESPECIALLY in a business niche book. I felt like I was reading a version of my own personal journey through the speaking of a kindred spirit. Corey’s story is close enough for jazz.” —John King, CEO, Cultural Architecture; New York Times bestselling author of Tribal Leadership

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  • Delivering Happiness

    In 1999, at the age of 24, Tony Hsieh (pronounced Shay) sold LinkExchange, the company he co-founded, to Microsoft for $265 million. He then joined Zappos.com as an advisor and investor, and eventually became CEO, where he helped the company grow from almost no sales to over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually, while simultaneously making Fortune magazines annual Best Companies to Work For list. In November 2009, Zappos.com, Inc. was acquired by Amazon.com in a deal valued at $1.2 billion on the day of closing.

    He then joined us as an advisor and investor, and eventually became CEO, where he helped us grow from almost no sales to over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually, while simultaneously making Fortune magazines annual Best Companies to Work For list. In November 2009, Zappos.com, Inc. was acquired by Amazon.com in a deal valued at $1.2 billion on the day of closing.

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  • The Fig Factor: A memoir about growth, inspiration, and second chances

    At some point in our lives, we all face the question: Does crisis and pain propel us forward or put our lives on hold? In this deeply intimate memoir, Jacqueline Camacho Ruiz shares the eight hidden secrets—the fig factors as she calls them—of discovering true awareness and embracing life’s big sky possibilities, even amidst our greatest struggles. The Fig Factor is an emotionally-charged story spanning two countries and three decades. Ruiz expertly takes our hand and invites us towalk with her. We begin in her homeland of Mexico as she recounts her mother’s unrelenting faith in giving birth to a little girl, the good that came from the arsonist’s flames devouring her childhood home and the life-changing discovery she encountered after watching her father walk away again and again with a bottle in his hand. Her immigration to the United States as a young teenager and the amazing medical discovery that both saved her life while nearly taking it away offer true inspiration that the human spirit dictates triumph in the lives of everyday people. Ruiz clearly touches our hearts in this beautifully written, very personal memoir, showing us how to find more to every moment of livingthrough love, awareness, forgiveness, gratitude and more. Each chapter is capped off with thought-provoking questions underscoring Ruiz’ real message: the answers to life’s greatest questions lie within each of us.

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  • Edge!: A Leadership Story, A Round Table Comic

    EDGE, an innovative, story based business graphic novel, speaks to CEOs, community leaders, parents, coaches, teachers anyone in a leadership role. This dynamic story gives readers permission to lead creatively!

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  • Love Loudly: Lessons in Family Crisis, Communication, and Hope

    “My kid won’t listen to me,” parents complain to L.A. County Deputy Sheriff, Mark Cripe. But Cripe knows better. For over fourteen years, Cripe has helped troubled youth and their parents learn new ways to communicate and repair long-damaged relationships. Kids do listen to their parents, Mark says, but too often, what kids hear is the parents’ frustration and anger, not what those emotions are fueled by: fear. And certainly not what is at the base of most parents’ motivation: love.

    It’s not easy being a kid these days. Today’s teenagers navigate a tricky path on the road to adulthood. They face the constant temptations of alcohol, drugs, sex and even affluenza. And with the ability to instantly post an action on social media, one small mistake can get millions of views.

    It’s not easy being a parent these days either. We see those landmines and want to warn our kids, help them learn form our experience. But the louder we talk—or yell—and the more frustrated we get, the less they seem to listen.

    But maybe there’s a different way.

    Mark shares his experiences growing up in a dysfunctional family. With an insider’s view, he takes us to the heart of the child, the one who hears only too keenly the negative comments we intentionally or unwittingly make. As Mark begins his own work with at-risk kids, he realizes certain essential truths that many parents and teachers miss when they are in conflict situations with kids.

    Step by step, Mark explains and defines a new way of perceiving our kids’ actions and motivations, and the devastating cost that comes from parents lashing out with anger and frustration, instead of understanding.

    For parents, teachers, administrators, coaches, neighbors or anyone who wants to connect with kids, this book provides the blueprint for taking the steps back and forward to ensure kids know that they matter.

    If you’re struggling to communicate with your kids, the answer isn’t to talk loudly, it’s to love loudly.

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  • Just Be Well: A Book for Seekers of Vibrant Health

    Millions of Americans suffer from chronic diseases—cancer, diabetes, depression, obesity, mental illness, and many more—and traditional medicine is failing to bring them back to health. Doctors write prescriptions to combat symptoms but, all too often, don’t even try to solve the root cause of the condition.

    In Just Be Well, Dr. Tom Sult points the way toward a new path. He and a growing number of physicians practice functional medicine, a discipline that treats people, not diseases. Functional medicine doctors ask “Why do you have this illness?”—not “How can we stem the tide of symptoms?” They see that each of us is a marvelously interconnected system, and that when we understand what lies at the heart of a condition, we can work our way back to true wellness through changes in our lifestyle, attitude, and relationship with the world around us.

    Chapter by chapter, Dr. Sult takes you through the eight key physiological processes of the functional medicine matrix, weaving together accessible information, real-life patient stories, and actionable advice you can use to begin your own journey back to wellness.

    Whether you’re suffering from a debilitating condition or just don’t feel the vibrant health you used to, Dr. Sult’s advice will benefit you. The stories he has to share aren’t about miracle cures or instant results; they’re about how people just like you have joined the functional medicine movement and discovered the power to just be well.

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  • Feedforward

    Why do so many CEO’s of top Fortune 100 companies get on Marshall Goldsmith’s waiting list for individual coaching? Because his streamlined methods of getting to the point in human relations work … not only for the individual being coached, but also for the team around the person being coached! This short COMIC of Feedforward will eliminate your usage of feedback which rehashes a past that cannot be changed, and will encourage you to spend your time giving Feedforward to create the future.

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  • Self Talk: A Child’s Bulletproof Vest Against Emotional Gunfire

    Today’s children are riddled with shots that chip away at their self-esteem and self-worth. From bullying—whether overt or passive—to learning disabilities to familial dysfunction to peer pressure, they are constantly under fire. Positive self-talk is a crucial, effective strategy they can use to combat any type of discomfort.

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  • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There from Round Table Comics

    The corporate world is filled with men and women who have worked hard to reach upper level management. They’re intelligent, skilled, and even charismatic. But only a handful of them will ever reach the pinnacle — and as executive coach Marshall Goldsmith shows in this book, subtle nuances make all the difference. These are small transactional flaws performed by one person against another that, using Goldsmith’s straightforward, jargonfree advice, are easy behaviors to change.

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