2016 Summaries

Executive Summaries of the Best Business Books of 2016

  • Image of Smartcuts
    Image of Smartcuts

    How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success

    by Shane Snow

    In Smartcuts, Shane Snow shatters common wisdom about success, revealing how conventions like “paying dues” prevent progress, why kids shouldn’t learn times tables, and how, paradoxically, it’s easier to build a huge business than a small one.

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    Image of Global Vision

    How Companies Can Overcome the Pitfalls of Globalization

    by Robert Salomon

    Global Vision offers a lens through which to view globalization in a new and compelling way, helping managers understand the risks associated with globalization while equipping them with the necessary tools to overcome those risks.

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  • Image of Committed Teams
    Image of Committed Teams

    Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance

    by Derek Newberry, Madeline Boyer, Mario Moussa

    Based on research at the Wharton School of Business, the authors provide tools for aligning members of your team behind a motivating vision, making team meetings efficient and productive, and closing the gap between stated goals and actual behaviors.

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  • Image of The Machine
    Image of The Machine

    A Radical Approach to the Design of the Sales Function

    by Justin Roff-Marsh

    Sales management radical Justin Roff-Marsh presents a nontraditional sales approach that incorporates the division of labor, in which sales responsibility shifts from autonomous agents to a centrally coordinated team to build more efficient sales functions.

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    21 Things You Need to Know to Hit the Ground Running

    by David G. Pugh, Terry R. Bacon

    "Powerful Proposals" gives businesses proven strategies for creating customer-centered documents that outshine the competition every time.

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    Image of Smart Sales Manager

    The Ultimate Playbook for Building and Running a High-Performance Inside Sales Team

    by Josiane Chriqui Feigon

    The exploding demand for inside sales leaders means that top reps are being promoted even if they are unprepared for management. Despite their expertise with traditional techniques, many don’t "get" the new world of Sales 2.0.

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  • Image of Slow Down, Sell Faster!
    Image of Slow Down, Sell Faster!

    Understand Your Customer’s Buying Process and Maximize Your Sales

    by Kevin Davis

    Slow Down, Sell Faster! shows you how to stop jumping the gun and work with your customers to identify and quantify their real needs, so by the time you begin your pitch in earnest, you're already halfway home.

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    Tips and Tactics for Effective Workplace Teams

    by Deborah Mackin

    The Team-Building Tool Kit provides practical advice to guide team coaches, leaders, and members to high-performance results. Filled with bullet points to make tips and strategies quick and easy to grasp, The Team-Building Tool Kit covers both the structure and nitty-gritty process details that so often derail even the best teams.

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