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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 In the Company of Owners

    The Truth about Stock Options (and Why Every Employee Should Have Them)

    by Douglas L. Kruse, Aaron Bernstein, Joseph R. Blasi

    Recently, stock options have received a bad reputation as the run-up in thestock market during the 1990s allowed some corporate executives to pursueunethical strategies to pump up their stock and cash in on their options,while employees saw huge potential fortunes disappear overnight. Theproblems were a consequence of abuse of stock options, not the conceptitself. In the Company of Owners shows how and why stock options and therisk of ownership should be given to most of the work force.

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  • Image of Put the Moose on the Table
    Image of Put the Moose on the Table

    Lessons in Leadership from a CEO's Journey through Business and Life

    by Randall Tobias

    Randall Tobias, former CEO of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co., knows what it takes to get to the top. In Put the Moose on the Table, Tobias mixes personal anecdotes with his thoughts on effective business and leadership practices, often focusing on the intangible qualities — integrity, dedication and respect for colleagues — that separate the best from the rest. A vice president at AT&T when he took the job at Lilly, Tobias recalls how a major crisis on his first day tested his a

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