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  • Image of How Customers Think
    Image of How Customers Think

    Essential Insights into the Mind of the Market

    by Gerald (Jerry) Zaltman

    Why do 80 percent of new products despite the best efforts of market researchers -- through techniques such as focus groups and market surveys -- to predict what customers want. According to Harvard Business School marketing professor Gerald Zaltman, the reason for the failure of traditional market research methods is that they depend on customers consciously knowing what they want and what they will buy. However, customer behavior toward products and brands is often driven by the unconscious, r

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    Image of Stronger in the Broken Places

    Nine Lessons for Turning Crisis into Triumph

    by James Lee Witt, James Morgan

    As the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency from 1993 until 2001, James Lee Witt witnessed some of the worst crises Mother Nature, chance and certain humans had to offer — earthquakes, floods, airline crashes, the Oklahoma City bombing, and more. Through it all, he not only drastically improved the reputation FEMA had among lawmakers and crisis victims and survivors alike (his leadership rescued the flagging agency), he also developed a strategy for managing crises — a customer-ce

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    Image of Stress for Success

    by James Loehr

    Don't moan about stress; make it work for you. Here's an optimistic, productive approach to a growing problem in industry.

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    Image of Intellectual Capital

    The New Wealth of Organizations

    by Thomas Stewart

    Stewart says too many firms today think only of physical and financial assets. They ignore their intellectual capital, the talents of their employees, their information about customers and suppliers, their patents. He will show you how to evaluate them-- and make them grow.

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    Image of The IBM Way

    Insights into the World's Most Successful Marketing Organization

    by Buck Rodgers

    The former top marketing man of IBM tells many an IBM sales secret. Inspirational, too. Must reading for anyone in sales.

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