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  • Image of Finding Allies, Building Alliances
    Image of Finding Allies, Building Alliances

    8 Elements that Bring - and Keep - People Together

    by Michael Leavitt, Rich McKeown

    Solving large issues in today's complex world requires cooperation among diverse stakeholders. Finding Allies, Building Alliances is a guide for anyone tasked with fostering and maintaining an effective, productive and collaborative venture. The first step is to carefully choose a network of participants that will become a powerful alliance. With the right team in place, a framework of eight elements will help your group work together for the mutual benefit of all parties.

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    Image of Disciplined Entrepreneurship

    24 Steps to a Successful Startup

    by Bill Aulet

    The need for entrepreneurs will only grow. The step-by-step approach in Disciplined Entrepreneurship will allow intrepid entrepreneurs to quickly and efficiently iterate their way toward the best solutions. Whether you are a first-time or repeat entrepreneur, Bill Aulet offers the tools you need to improve your odds of making a product people want – and need – to buy.

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  • Image of Best Practices Are Stupid
    Image of Best Practices Are Stupid

    40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition

    by Stephen Shapiro

    In Best Practices Are Stupid, Stephen M. Shapiro offers 40 counterintuitive yet proven strategies for boosting innovation and making it a repeatable, sustainable and profitable process at the heart of a company's culture. Shapiro shows that nonstop innovation is attainable and vital to building a high-performing team, improving the bottom line, and staying ahead of the competition.

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  • Image of Speed Review: Creative Confidence
    Image of Speed Review: Creative Confidence

    Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

    by David Kelley, Tom Kelley

    Crown Business 2013, 288 pages

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  • Image of Speed Review: Remote
    Image of Speed Review: Remote

    Office Not Required

    by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

    Crown Business, 250 pages

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  • Image of Sticking Points
    Image of Sticking Points

    How to Get 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart

    by Haydn Shaw

    For the first time in American History we have four different generations working together in the workplace. In Sticking Points, Haydn Shaw, identifies 12 places where the 4 generations typically come apart in work and in life. These sticking points revolve around differing attitudes toward time management, texting, social media, organizational structure and fashion.

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    Image of What Really Works

    The 4+2 Formula for Sustained Business Success

    by Bruce Roberson, William Joyce, Nitin Nohria

    What really works? Today’s managers realize all too painfully that many, many things matter in achieving business success, but few of them can tell you much more than what worked for them. The authors of What Really Works conducted a 10-year study that turned 50 academics and business consultants loose on dozens of companies, looking for the answer to that elusive mystery — What really works? From that study emerged the 4+2 Theory, which provides the correct combination of primary and s

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  • Image of Play to Your Strengths
    Image of Play to Your Strengths

    Managing Your Company's Internal Labor Markets for Lasting Competitive Advantage

    by Dave Kieffer, Richard R. Guzzo, Jay Doherty, Haig R. Nalbantian

    According to Haig R. Nalbantian, Richard A Guzzo, Dave Kieffer and Jay Doherty, principals of Mercer Human Resource Consulting, a new, fact-based science of human capital management has emerged that is based on systems thinking, determining the correct facts about an organization, and focusing on value. With this new way of managing human capital, executives can use their human capital to its full advantage by aligning the human capital strategy with the business strategy and finally allowing st

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  • Image of The Future of Competition
    Image of The Future of Competition

    Co-Creating Unique Value with Customers

    by CK Prahalad, Venkat Ramaswamy

    In a world of infinite choice, instant gratification, and unbounded opportunities for innovation, why, ask University of Michigan Business School professors C.K. Prahalad and Venkat Ramaswamy, are companies still unable to satisfy customers or sustain growth and profitability? The answer lies in the evolving role of the customer in the value creation process. No longer do customers receive value through the purchase of products and services alone. Instead, the authors explain, individual custome

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