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Vancouver Public Library picks offer resources for entrepreneurial improvement

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Find loads of free online resources and top reads to help you get a head start on your professional development plans.

Books 24x7

This ebook and video library has the latest in computing, business and information technology. Find everything from how-to guides such as “Break into the Inner Circle” to technical content such as “Financial Accounting in SAP ARP.” Access Books 24x7 for free with your VPL card at vpl.ca/digital-library/books-24x7.

Great Courses

Stream video lectures by some of the world’s best professors. Whether it’s building a better vocabulary or mastering stage presence, be inspired by the multitude of available online classes covering professional development, science, mindfulness and more. Start watching with your VPL card at vpl.ca/digital-library/great-courses.

Lynda.com

Access online courses on business topics such as social media marketing, productivity, cloud computing, 3D modelling and rendering, and more. Watch videos that fit into your busy schedule – videos range from a few minutes to a couple of hours and are available for free with your VPL card at vpl.ca/Lynda.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown

Bestselling author and research professor Brené Brown shares fundamental lessons in this book that are based on years of research. She argues that vulnerability is the greatest measure of courage, and accepting and showing your own vulnerability – no matter how uncomfortable it may be – can transform your life and career.

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink shows that purpose and self-determination are far stronger motivators than money. Pink’s TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the most-watched TED Talks of all time. In this book, he goes over the research and shares techniques on how to put the idea to work in your personal and professional life.