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    A Completely Different Way to Think About the Rest of Your Life

    by Lee Eisenberg

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Millions of people in the United States are going to fall short of their retirement needs ... and not just in terms of money. It's not a topic many of these people are interested in discussing, as it may cause various levels of distress, even anxiety. However, the aversion to addressing retirement planning now sets up certain - and greater - worries later in life.

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    Creating a Life That Matters

    by Stewart Emery, Mark Thompson, Jerry Porras

    Imagine discovering what successful people have in common, distilling it into a set of simple practices and using them to transform your company, your career and your life. Authored by three nationally acclaimed thought leaders in organizational development and self-improvement –– including Built to Last co-author Jerry Porras –– Success Built to Last challenges conventional wisdom at every step.

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    The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don't

    by Ram Charan

    This summary explores what every executive must know to manage today’s environmental challenges. Based on the authors’ years of experience and hundreds of interviews with corporate leaders around the world, the book shows how companies generate lasting value by building environmental thinking into their business strategies.

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    On Building Corporate Value

    by Mukul Pandya, Robert E. Mittelstaedt Jr., Harbir Singh, Eric Clemons

    The Internet can be a powerful tool if companies and consumers learn how to use it creatively and imaginatively. Case studies and articles from Wharton’s Knowledge@Wharton online journal support the authors’ strategies for building value through the Internet — including how to use the Web’s inherent communication, brokerage, and integration effects to your advantage.

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    12 People Skills for Doing Business Across Borders

    by Ernest Gundling

    Gundling presents a toolkit of the 12 global people skills that international managers, or anyone working with global partners, must acquire. These include interpersonal skills (eg. establishing credibility), group skills (eg. negotiating) and organizational skills (eg. managing change).

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    How Managers Can Break Free from the Annual Performance Trap

    by Jeremy Hope, Robin Fraser

    The authors show how to reform the traditional budgeting process, which currently consumes too much time while adding too little value. The problem is traditional budgeting’s focus on fixed targets and performance incentives. The authors argue for replacing centrally controlled, predetermined goals with self-regulating, relative competitive benchmarks and transfer the power and decision-making authority from the center of the organization to the front line.

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    How to Thrive When Customers Are in Control

    by Patricia B. Seybold

    Customers are taking control of industries and reshaping them from the outside in. While some characterize the changes taking place as the New Economy, the Internet economy, or the knowledge economy, Seybold, the bestselling author of the book Customers.com, simply calls it the “customer economy.” To survive in this customer economy, you need to respond to customer demands for changes in the way you design and deliver products and services. Seybold shows you how.

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    Growth Strategy in an Era of Turbulence

    by Chris Zook

    According to Zook and Allen, most growth strategies fail to deliver value because they wrongly diversify from the core business. Based on a ten-year Bain & Company study of 2,000 companies in a variety of industries, Profit from the Core will teach you how to grow your company by building market power in a well-defined core.

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    Image of Speed Review: It Takes a Prophet to Make a Profit

    15 Trends That Are Reshaping American Business

    by Robert Shook, C Britt Beemer

    Simon & Schuster, 288 pages

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