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  • Image of The Profit Zone
    Image of The Profit Zone

    How Strategic Business Design Will Lead You to Tomorrow's Profits

    by Adrian J. Slywotzky, David J. Morrison

    The quest for profitability has become more important than ever. By developing superior insight into customers and adapting a company's business design accordingly, business leaders can get off the treadmill of just doing the same old things faster and better and return to the profit zone. This summary answers the most fundamental question in business: Where will I make a profit tomorrow?

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    Why How We Do Anything Means Everything ... in Business (and in Life)

    by Dov Seidman

    According to Seidman, in this ever-increasingly competitive world, it’s not what you do, but how you do it that sets you apart from the pack.

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  • Image of Be The Elephant
    Image of Be The Elephant

    Build a Bigger, Better Business

    by Steve Kaplan

    From the author of the best selling Bag the Elephant, Kaplan shows entrepreneurs and small business owners how to grow big enough to make an impact, remain financially healthy and be smart enough to dodge the “five killer mistakes.”

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    Image of The Definitive Drucker

    The Final Word from the Father of Modern Management

    by Elizabeth Haas Edersheim

    Considered the father of modern management, Peter Drucker spent the last 16 months of his life speaking about the world of business with Edersheim, a respected management thinker in her own right. The Definitive Drucker provides his final thoughts about the development of modern business.

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  • Image of Speed Review: Unstoppable
    Image of Speed Review: Unstoppable

    Finding Hidden Assets to Renew the Core and Fuel Profitable Growth

    by Chris Zook

    Harvard Business School Press, 190 pages

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  • Image of The Adversity Advantage
    Image of The Adversity Advantage

    Turning Everyday Struggles Into Everyday Greatness

    by Erik Weihenmayer, Paul Stoltz

    In The Adversity Advantage, authors Paul Stoltz and Erik Weihenmayer offer proven principles and practical tools that teach you how to use adversity as a force for superior achievement, resilience, agility, innovation, energy and happiness. These two adversity experts have developed seven guiding principles to teach you how to transform adversity into your most powerful advantage. This summary will show you how to pinpoint and bolster your adversity strengths in order to bring out your

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  • Image of What Really Works
    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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