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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 Identity Is Destiny
    Image of Identity Is Destiny

    Leadership and the Roots of Value Creation

    by Laurence Ackerman

    The true strength of an organization is reflected in its identity — the traits and actions that make it a unique being. In this summary, Ackerman presents the eight laws of identity and provide a strategic framework for creating value.

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  • Image of The Arc of Ambition
    Image of The Arc of Ambition

    Defining the Leadership Journey

    by Nitin Nohria, Jim Champy

    Authors Champy, former head of CSC Index and co-author of Reengineering the Corporation, and Nitin Nohria, a professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School, believe that ambition is the lifeblood of human achievement. In this summary, they cover the different stages of ambition, and how each stage can lead to great things for you and your company.

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  • Image of Value Nets
    Image of Value Nets

    Breaking the Supply Chain to Unlock Hidden Profits

    by Joseph Martha, David Bovet

    Consultants Bovet and Martha demonstrate how to turn supply chains into value-creating “value nets” by building a radical new business design for your company. Step-by-step, this informative work covers the five elements of the new design: value proposition, scope, profit, strategic control and execution.

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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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