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Dec. 26, 2018—To better assist shop owners with their production management, marketing tactics and leadership styles, Ratchet+Wrench has compiled a short list of essential business-building material from some of its favorite sources.

Why You Should Surround Yourself With More Books Than You'll Ever Have Time to Read – Fast Company

A lot of the smartest names in business, from Bill Gates to Elon Musk, insist that the best way to get smarter is to read. Your overstuffed library isn't a sign of failure or ignorance, it's a badge of honor.

Ditch Your New Year's Resolutions. Instead, Plant Your Seed Habit – Forbes

The timeworn term "New Year's Resolution" has come to be associated with failure. According to some publications, 80 percent of these resolutions have been forgotten by February. Replace the term with a new one: "seed habits."

This is When the Work Day Should Actually Start, According to Science – Inc

Based on biological science, work should start an hour and 45 minutes after sunrise, whenever that happens to be in the year for your geographic location. Find ways to deal with issues arising with this and allow for a more flexible work schedule.

What Companies Can Do to Help Employees Address Mental Health Issues – Harvard Business Review

It's critical that people feel they can bring the issue out into the open without fear. What can companies do to take on this challenge? Research points to three keys.

The Most Experienced Job Candidates Aren't Always the Best – Quartz Magazine

Entrepreneurs are often under a lot of pressure to hire the most seasoned, tenured leaders they can find. But, just because someone looks great on paper doesn't mean they will be the best choice for growing your business.

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