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Fail Fast or Win Big
The Start-Up Plan for Starting Now
by Bernhard Schroeder

AMACOM © 2015, 208 pages

Stop Talking and Start Doing

"If you want to sell a product, just make it. If you want to sell a service, just deliver it. If you want to create a company, just create one." The opening words to the first chapter of Fail Fast or Win Big encapsulate author Bernhard Schroeder's "just do it" philosophy. Entrepreneurs should stop planning and instead get into the market as quickly as possible.

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Two New One Minute Manager
by Ken Blanchard, Ph.D. and Spencer Johnson, M.D.

William Morrow © 2015, 112 pages

Best Seller Defies Its Age

Thirty-five years after the publication of the original book, Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson have published an updated edition of their phenomenal bestseller, The One Minute Manager. Much has changed in the past three-and-a-half decades, notably the near-unanimous agreement that top-down command-and-control management is counterproductive and that work is no longer just a paycheck for employees but must, instead, be a source of fulfillment and purpose.

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Identifying and Managing Project Risk
Essential Tools for Failure-Proofing Your Project
by Tom Kendrick, PMP

AMACOM © 2015, 400 pagess

Projects Are Inherently Risky Business

One of the most important responsibilities of a project manager, according to veteran senior project manager Tom Kendrick, is to identify and manage the variety of risks associated with the project. Detailed, well-organized and comprehensive, Identifying and Managing Project Risk takes you through the planning, assessment and responses required for any kind of project of any size.

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The Aspirational Investor
Taming the Markets to Achieve Your Life's Goals
by Ashvin B. Chhabra

HarperCollins © 2015, 256 pages

A Different Kind of Investment Strategy

According to Ashvin Chhabra, Chief Investment Officer of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and the author of The Aspirational Investor, investors have their priorities mixed up. The goal should not be to beat the market; the goal is to build an investment strategy that helps you achieve your personal objectives and aspirations.

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