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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 Management Wisdom From the New York Yankees’ Dynasty
    Image of Management Wisdom From the New York Yankees’ Dynasty

    What Every Manager Can Learn from a Legendary Team's 80-Year Winning Streak

    by Lance Berger

    Author Lance Berger is a management consultant to Fortune 500 companies and has served as a consultant to Major League Baseball. After looking deeply into the history of the Yankees’ organization, Berger discovered that many of the same principles that made the Yankees great were also driving the success of business clients. These core principles are based on leadership, processes and culture. In Management Wisdom From the New York Yankees’ Dynasty, Berger offers time-tested management

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  • Image of The Growth Gamble
    Image of The Growth Gamble

    When Leaders Should Bet Big on New Business, and how They Can Avoid Expensive Failures

    by Robert Park, Andrew Campbell

    Conventional business wisdom dictates that companies should focus their sights on growth. But growth is no certain thing, say the authors of The Growth Gamble. Not all companies are built for rapid growth: Their markets are unsteady or extremely competitive, their infrastructure is not sufficiently flexible, or they don’t have the quality or quantity of people to lend to the effort. For these companies, a slow or steady growth curve, over years or even decades, is the healthiest option.

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  • Image of The Enthusiastic Employee
    Image of The Enthusiastic Employee

    How Companies Profit by Giving Workers What They Want

    by Michael Irwin Meltzer, David Sirota, Louis Mischkind

    Enthusiastic employees outproduce and outperform employees who are not motivated to perform. In The Enthusiastic Employee, three employee management experts from Sirota Consulting offer 30 years of research and experience to show readers exactly what managers are doing wrong — and what they should do instead. Drawing on detailed case studies and employee attitude surveys from hundreds of companies, the authors describe a dollars-and-cents business case for high employee morale, and pres

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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 Speed Review: Ethics in Public Relations
    Image of Speed Review: Ethics in Public Relations

    A Guide to Best Practice

    by Patricia Parsons

    Kogan Page, 187 pages

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  • Image of Speed Review: The Only Sustainable Edge
    Image of Speed Review: The Only Sustainable Edge

    Why Business Strategy Depends on Productive Friction and Dynamic Specialization

    by John Hagel, John Seely Brown

    Harvard Business School Press, 218 pages

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