2013 Summaries

Executive Summaries of the Best Business Books of 2013

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  • Image of Making Diversity Work
    Image of Making Diversity Work

    7 Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace

    by Sondra Thiederman

    Drawing from research and nearly 30 years of experience in the field, diversity expert Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D., provides executives and managers with step-by-step strategies for minimizing conscious and unconscious bias and maximizing the ability to manage diversity effectively.

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  • Image of Wait
    Image of Wait

    The Art and Science of Delay

    by Frank Partnoy

    In Wait: The Art and Science of Delay, author Frank Partnoy weaves together findings from hundreds of scientific studies and interviews with wide-ranging experts to craft a picture of effective decision-making that runs counter to our brutally fast-paced world.

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  • Image of The Strategist
    Image of The Strategist

    Be the Leader Your Business Needs

    by Cynthia Montgomery

    "Are you a strategist?" That’s the first question Cynthia Montgomery asks the business owners and senior executives from all over the world who participate in her highly regarded executive education class.

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  • Image of Better By Mistake
    Image of Better By Mistake

    The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong

    by Alina Tugend

    Better by Mistake turns our cultural wisdom on its head to illustrate the downside of striving for perfection and the rewards of acknowledging and accepting mistakes and embracing the imperfection in all of us.

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  • Image of Extreme Trust
    Image of Extreme Trust

    Honesty as a Competitive Advantage

    by Martha Rogers, Don Peppers

    The authors of Extreme Trust, argue that the only sane response to these rising levels of transparency is to protect the interests of customers proactively,

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  • Image of 52 Essential Habits of Success
    Image of 52 Essential Habits of Success

    by Robert Stevenson

    According to Stevenson, if you spend a few minutes in the morning and the evening reviewing and contemplating a single essential successful habit for seven days, then by the end of 52 weeks you will have absorbed and incorporated all 52 habits into your life.

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  • Image of The Trust Edge
    Image of The Trust Edge

    How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line

    by David Horsager

    Based on research but made practical for today’s leader, The Trust Edge shows that trust is quantifiable and brings dramatic results to businesses and leaders.

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  • Image of The Icarus Deception
    Image of The Icarus Deception

    How High Will You Fly?

    by Seth Godin

    In his bravest and most challenging book yet, Seth Godin shows how we can thrive in an economy that rewards art, not compliance.

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  • Image of The Primes
    Image of The Primes

    How Any Group Can Solve Any Problem

    by Chris J. McGoff

    Master the PRIMES and you can master leading groups. Master leading groups, and you can tackle the toughest problems you face.

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