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  • Image of Heads Up
    Image of Heads Up

    Using Real-Time Business Information to Know First and Act Faster

    by Kenneth G. McGee

    According to Kenneth G. McGee, a research fellow at Gartner Inc., even the worst business catastrophes rarely happen without warning. In Heads Up, McGee describes how managers can break the pervasive pattern of surprises that are often followed by desperate responses. Instead of trying to predict the future, McGee explains, managers need to master predicting the present — understanding what is happening right now and how these current events and outcomes will impact future success. By r

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    Image of A Bias for Action

    How Effective Managers Harness Their Willpower to Achieve Results

    by Heike Bruch, Sumantra Ghoshal

    In A Bias for Action, leadership expert Heike Bruch and management expert Sumantra Ghoshal demonstrate that managers often confuse activity with accomplishments, and motivation with true leadership. Based on the authors’ research across numerous industries, and illustrated with personal case studies from BP, Sony, GE, Philips and others, this summary reveals how great managers get results by engaging their own willpower through a combination of energy and focus. The authors present simp

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  • Image of Don't Think Pink
    Image of Don't Think Pink

    What Really Makes Women Buy: And How to Increase Your Share of This Crucial Market

    by Andrea Learned, Lisa Johnson

    You can no longer “think pink” by assuming that all women are the same and all they want are pastel colored products with hearts and flowers on them. Generational experiences, lifestyle choices, and demographic characteristics combine to define the filters through which women make buying choices. Lisa Johnson and Andrea Learned are co-founders of ReachWomen, a firm specializing in the behavior of women as consumers. By examining the different ways women think and how companies can engage women w

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    Image of Your Own Worst Enemy

    How to Overcome Career Self-Sabotage

    by Andrew DuBrin

    This summary is for those who contantly shoot themselves in the foot. Have you conisdered your failures may have roots in your psychological history or in your beliefs? This summary may recharge -- or rescue -- you career.

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  • Image of The Only Thing That Matters
    Image of The Only Thing That Matters

    Bringing the Power of the Customer into the Center of Your Business

    by Karl Albrecht

    A renowned service-quality guru reintroduces you to customers, your most important partners. With Albrecht’s Total Quality Service system in place, everyone can focus on delivering outstanding value.

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  • Image of Reinventing The Factory II
    Image of Reinventing The Factory II

    Managing the World Class Factory

    by Roy Harmon

    Harmon shows how Western factories can equal or surpass the output of the best factories anywhere. Get the latest techniques in fast product design, supplier partnerships, and efficient transportation networks.

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  • Image of The Age of Unreason
    Image of The Age of Unreason

    by Charles Handy

    The future world of work looks mighty different than it does now. Catch a glimpse of it before it bowls you over.

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