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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

    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 Culture.com

    Building Corporate Culture in the Connected Workplace

    by Ray Bender, Peg Neuhauser, Kirk L. Stromberg

    In the age of the Internet, many corporate cultures don’t match up with how people are required to work in the new economy. Here’s a road map for changing your company culture so it will help rather hinder your company’s transformation.

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    24 Ways to Hang on to Your Most Valuable Talent

    by Leigh Branham

    With the specific and solid practices in this book, Branham helps you focus on doing what you need to do to retain the employees you most want to keep. Key #1: Be a company people want to work for.

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    Image of The Strategy-Focused Organization

    How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment

    by Robert S. Kaplan, David P. Norton

    Developers of the Balanced Scorecard, Kaplan and Norton offer five principles to help companies transform this groundbreaking performance management tool into a tool for creating a strategy-driven performance management company.

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    Image of The Mind of The Strategist

    The Art of Japanese Business

    by Kenichi Ohmae

    The legendary Kenichi Ohmae, head of McKinsey's Tokyo office, teaches the basic elements of business strength.

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    Image of Networking With The Affluent

    by Thomas Stanley

    Many a ho-hum producer has turned into a sales star by learning to sell to the affluent. But you've got to understand the wealthy and support their efforts before they'll buy from you. Here's what you need to know.

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