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  • Image of Mavericks at Work
    Image of Mavericks at Work

    Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win

    by William Taylor, Polly LaBarre

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    The old adage of “business as usual” is beginning to lose its steam as the old guard loses its ground and the new guard, or mavericks, begin to take control. In a world where innovation is becoming more of a necessity and less a pleasant surprise, the only way to stand out from the crowd is to stand for something truly original.

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    Image of Leading With Character

    Stories of Valor and Virtue and the Principles They Teach

    by John J. Sosik

    Leading With Character offers a unique collection of fascinating stories about 25 famous leaders from business, history and pop culture such as John F. Kennedy, Brian Wilson, Rosa Parks, Joe Namath, Pat Tillman and Nelson Mandela to name a handful.

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    Image of Wikinomics

    How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

    by Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams

    Using the collaborative-software “wiki” concept as their theme, the authors address how the Internet’s social network offers new, decentralized ways to produce content, goods, services and profit.

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    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
    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 Revolutionizing IT

    The Art of Using Information Technology Effectively

    by David Andrews, Kenneth R. Johnson

    In jargon-free language, Andrews and Johnson explain how managers can get the most out of their IT investment. The authors focus on successfully managing IT projects, including controlling project scope.

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  • Image of Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?
    Image of Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?

    Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround

    by Louis Gerstner Jr.

    The visionary former chairman and CEO of IBM gives his detailed, insider account of the now-legendary turnaround at the giant computer company. Among the lessons you will learn: If it’s broken, fix it; if it’s not broken, fix it anyway.

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