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  • Image of Freakonomics
    Image of Freakonomics

    A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    by Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Freakonomics offers readers the hidden facts buried within the stories they live and see dramatized every day, along with the numbers and statistics that can help them draw sense from the chaos. By justifying the use of strange questions to get at the heart of the matter, the authors show how economists turn collections of facts into unusual theories and then prove them by applying critical analysis.

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  • Image of Nobodies to Somebodies
    Image of Nobodies to Somebodies

    How 100 Great Careers Got Their Start

    by Peter Han

    Nobodies to Somebodies explores how many successful people found their true callings in a wide range of fields, and went from Nobodies to Somebodies. Based on interviews with 100 highly accomplished leaders — actors, CEOs, senators, scientists and others — this summary describes the early paths they traveled, the hard choices they made, and the lessons they learned along the way. Describing many extremely diverse career paths, it explores common themes and lessons that can help anyone e

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  • Image of Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars
    Image of Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars

    A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors

    by Patrick Lencioni

    In Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars, bestselling author and acclaimed management expert Patrick Lencioni presents a dynamic leadership fable that reveals how organizations can overcome the “silos” that divide work units and paralyze performance. Lencioni also offers solutions to a key leadership issue — the impact of turf wars and political infighting on organizational effectiveness. Written in the form of a realistic but fictional story, this summary tackles a tough business issue in bot

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  • Image of Speed Review: It’s All Politics
    Image of Speed Review: It’s All Politics

    Winning in a World Where Hard Work and Talent Aren't Enough

    by Kathleen Kelly Reardon

    Currency/Doubleday, 248 pages

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  • Image of The How of Wow
    Image of The How of Wow

    A Guide to Giving a Speech That Will Positively Blow 'Em Away

    by Tony Carlson

    Communications expert Tony Carlson knows what it takes to electrify audiences and make a lasting impact. In The How of Wow, he shares tips on getting attention, empathy and respect from audiences; developing a bigger and better stage presence; and making every speech a memorable and powerful experience for you and your audience alike. Giving speeches is a great way to get recognized and build your personal brand. Tony Carlson helps you gain and enhance your reputation as a public speake

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  • Image of No Substitute for Victory
    Image of No Substitute for Victory

    Lessons in Strategy and Leadership from General Douglas MacArthur

    by Donna Kinni, Theodore Kinni

    Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s extraordinary life of leadership spanned more than six decades in the military, education, public administration and business sectors. In No Substitute for Victory, business writers Theodore Kinni and Donna Kinni distill powerful leadership lessons from MacArthur’s life and career — lessons you can use, no matter where you lead and what you intend to accomplish. Their book reveals what MacArthur knew about setting the right goals; building sleek, fast-response o

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  • Image of Brand Hijack
    Image of Brand Hijack

    Marketing Without Marketing

    by Alex Wipperfurth

    In Brand Hijack, marketing consultant Alex Wipperfürth offers a practical how-to guide to marketing that finally engages the marketplace. It presents an alternative to conventional marketing wisdom, one that addresses familiar industry crises such as media saturation, consumer evolution and the erosion of image marketing. The purpose of Brand Hijack is to demystify the modern brand and make the next generation of marketing both practical and actionable. Brand hijacking relies o

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  • Image of Speed Review: No!
    Image of Speed Review: No!

    How One Simple Word Can Transform Your Life

    by Jana Kemp

    AMACOM, 226 pages

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