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  • Image of Strategic Partnerships
    Image of Strategic Partnerships

    An Entrepreneur's Guide to Joint Ventures and Alliances

    by Robert Wallace

    One of the strategies that experts consistently find to be among the most powerful for putting an entrepreneurial company on the path toward economic well-being is the use of joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Author, consultant and educator Robert L. Wallace has studied the habits and practices of entrepreneurs and, in Strategic Partnerships, he shares how entrepreneurial organizations can best leverage their respective strengths, minimize their weaknesses, and pool their ...

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  • Image of Ideas Are Free
    Image of Ideas Are Free

    How the Idea Revolution Is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations

    by Alan Robinson, Dean Schroeder

    Simple ideas can save time, effort and money. They can also lead to entirely new ways of doing business. Alan G. Robinson, an award-winning author, educator and consultant, and Dean M. Schroeder, the founder of two companies and a business professor, have written Ideas Are Free to show managers how to access the many ideas of their employees and turn them into competitive advantage. Through extensive research and work with more than 300 companies in dozens of industries, the authors exp

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  • Image of Crucial Confrontations
    Image of Crucial Confrontations

    Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior

    by Al Switzler, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillan, Joseph Grenny

    Mastering crucial confrontations requires a specific skill set. In Crucial Confrontations, consultant Kerry Patterson and executive coach Joseph Grenny join forces with their fellow researchers and trainers Ron McMillan and Al Switzler to help others develop the skills it takes to resolve the most pressing problems, including quality violations, safety infractions, cost-cutting mistakes, and medical errors. The authors write that their research shows that most organizations are ...

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  • Image of Speed Review: Creative Memories
    Image of Speed Review: Creative Memories

    The 10 Timeless Principles Behind the Company That Pioneered the Scrapbooking Industry

    by Heidi Everett, Cheryl Lightle

    McGraw-Hill, 201 pages

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  • Image of Speed Review: The Fred Factor
    Image of Speed Review: The Fred Factor

    How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary

    by Mark Sanborn

    Currency/Doubleday, 112 pages

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  • Image of First Things First
    Image of First Things First

    To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy

    by Stephen R. Covey, Rebecca R. Merrill, A Roger Merrill

    From the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People comes this bestselling guide to sanity and satisfaction in today’s too-fast world. Covey and his associates spell out six steps to achieving your principle-centered goals. Along the way you’ll learn to overcome the tyranny of urgency, connect with your mission, identify your roles, exercise integrity and, in the end, become the person you know you can be.

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  • Image of How To Use Financial Statements
    Image of How To Use Financial Statements

    A Guide to Understanding the Numbers

    by James Bandler

    No need to fear balance sheets, income statements, or cash-flow statements. Bandler de­mystifies these and explains how to value assets and use financial ratios.

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  • Image of Manufacturing 2000
    Image of Manufacturing 2000

    by William Duncan

    Technological visionary William Duncan outlines the problems and the opportunities facing manufacturers and offers many ways to take advantage of both. Embrace the future now, says Duncan, or you most likely won’t be around in ten years. Look for more rapid product development, more responsive manufacturing.

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  • Image of The Art of Managing People
    Image of The Art of Managing People

    by Tony Alessandra, Phillip Hunsaker

    How to interact on the job so as to satisfy both organizational and employee goals.

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