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  • Image of Flawless Consulting
    Image of Flawless Consulting

    A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used

    by Peter Block

    Consulting flawlessly requires intense concentration on two processes: being as authentic as you can be at all times with the client; and attending directly, in words and actions, to the business of each stage of the consulting process. This summary describes what authentic consulting behavior looks like. It also describes the business side of each stage of the consulting process.

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    Image of Treasure Hunt

    Inside the Mind of the New Consumer

    by Michael Silverstein

    Through detailed, individual spending portraits of middle class consumers, Silverstein explores the story of how people around the world are reshaping the consumer-goods market by trading down to low-price products and services, trading up to premium ones, and avoiding the boredom and low value that increasingly characterize the middle.

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  • Image of The Starfish and the Spider
    Image of The Starfish and the Spider

    The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

    by Ori Brafman, Rod Beckstrom

    A spider has legs, a central body and a tiny head. Chop off the spider’s head and it dies. That’s what happens in a centralized organization with a clear leader in charge. A decentralized organization is more like a starfish — no head, only a decentralized network of cells. This book addresses the differences between the two organizational styles and why a smart business model contains parts of both.

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    How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage

    by Andrew Winston, Daniel Esty

    This book 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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  • Image of The Caterpillar Doesn't Know
    Image of The Caterpillar Doesn't Know

    How Personal Change Is Creating Organizational Change

    by Peter Moore, Kenneth Hey

    The caterpillar doesn’t know that it must transform itself to stay alive. Your company may be the same. The authors, managing partners at Inferential Focus, Inc., a New York market-intelligence firm, explain the roots and results of a personal revolution that has transformed the behavior of individuals as employees as well as consumers. Readers will be introduced to many butterflies -- from fashion designers to computer software companies to a manufacturer of pumps and valves -- who, unlike the

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    Image of Rational Exuberance

    The Influence of Generation X on the New American Economy

    by Meredith Bagby

    Most of your future customers will be Generation Xers, as will most of your future employees -- understanding them is an organizational imperative. Meredith Bagby will tell you about her generation: how they buy, how they work, and how they lead. She finds them enthusiastic and hard-working but savvy and rational at the same time. Generation X, she says, has a right to be confident and enthusiastic – rationally exuberant – about the future.

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    Image of Leading at the Edge of Chaos

    How to Create the Nimble Organization

    by Daryl Conner

    Manage the inevitability of change by becoming a nimble organization, advises the author, the president and CEO of a research-based consulting firm. In this summary Conner builds on the foundation established in his first book, Managing at the Speed of Change, to help organizations and their employees recognize and successfully face the today’s flood of change.

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