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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

    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 Beyond the Numbers

    How Leading Companies Measure and Drive Success

    by William Simon

    A quicker, better way to get a true picture of a firm's financial status. Top CEOs share their ideas.

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  • Image of The Leadership Triad
    Image of The Leadership Triad

    Knowledge, Trust and Power

    by Dale Zand

    High-performance leaders must have three elements: knowledge, trust, and power. That means having knowledge, knowing where to look for more, and knowing how to use it. It means creating the trust that fosters open communication in the workplace. Finally, it means the power, not to bark orders, but to act as a consultant in an knowledge-driven company and get the work done. This guidebook is for the manager, at whatever level, who is trying to succeed with the new methods used by leaders today.

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