The Essentials Collection

The Essentials Collection
Item #: PKSES07

The Essentials Collection is a 20-title compilation that showcases Soundview's most essential book summaries for aspiring leaders and managers. This collection provides a one-stop toolkit and includes summaries of books that deal with all of the most important business topics, including leadership, management, marketing, human resources, sales, communication, presentations, innovation, and more. See the complete list of titles below.

  • The Online Edition includes summaries in 8 digital formats, including PDF, MP3, and multiple formats for smartphones and e-book readers. This edition is available in your Online Library immediately after purchase.
  • The Print Edition is shipped in a FREE Soundview Binder.

The Essentials Collection is a wealth of knowledge that no executive's library should be without!

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Products in this Collection

  • Image of Macrowikinomics

    Macrowikinomics

    By Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams
    Item #: 3303
    In this follow up to their 2007 bestseller, Wikinomics, Don Tapscott and Anthony Willliams once again use original research to provide new examples of organizations that are successfully embracing the principles of wikinomics to change the world. Find out how in this executive book summary of Macrowikonomics.
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  • Image of Now, Build a Great Business!

    Now, Build a Great Business!

    By Mark Thompson, Brian Tracy
    Item #: 3304
    Now, Build a Great Business! is an essential success kit from business heavyweights and acclaimed authors Mark Thompson and Brian Tracy. It is filled with straightforward, powerful strategies to ignite growth in your business and is packed with insights from face-to-face interviews with world-class business leaders. This executive summary offers practical steps that you can take away immediately and clear-cut strategies for moving your business forward.
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  • Image of The 2020 Workplace

    The 2020 Workplace

    By Jeanne C. Meister, Karie Willyerd
    Item #: 3226
    The multi-generations that will make up the workforce in 2020 will place new demands on employers who will be challenged to manage employees who have vastly different values, beliefs and expectations. The 2020 Workplace can be a useful guide to help you and your organization create tomorrow’s workplace of choice.
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  • Image of SNAP Selling

    SNAP Selling

    By Jill Konrath
    Item #: 3227
    In SNAP Selling, Jill Konrath alerts us to the fact that we are on the edge of a new age in selling — it’s no longer a numbers game. Today, you actually will be more successful if you make fewer calls, meetings and presentations. Konrath offers four SNAP rules to win more sales, and she teaches us that sales is an outcome not a goal.
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  • Image of The Talent Powered Organization

    The Talent Powered Organization

    By Robert Thomas, Peter Cheese, Elizabeth Craig
    Item #: 3010
    The key to strategic success is talent –– an organization’s people, from its current and future leaders to its frontline employees. But today, talent is harder to find and nurture, and easier to waste and lose. This has caused talent to move quickly to the top of every leader’s strategic agenda, but few organizations are managing their talent strategically. Combining strategic insight with proven and practical methods, The Talent Powered Organization is essential for people at all level
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  • Image of The Shift

    The Shift

    By Scott M. Davis
    Item #: 3124
    The days of marketing operating in a vacuum and marketing and business strategies being created independently of one another are over. The best marketers are now creating integrated perspectives that start with growth aspirations of their entire organization. The Shift shows how this new breed of Visionary Marketers has become a successful catalyst for growth and transformation within an organization, as well as how you can become a marketing visionary too.
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  • Image of Overpromise and Overdeliver

    Overpromise and Overdeliver

    By Rick Barrera
    Item #: 32BS10
    The old cliché in business is that smart companies underpromise and overdeliver. But in a crowded marketplace, underpromising is a one-way ticket to oblivion. In Overpromise and Overdeliver, Rick Barrera shows that today's most successful companies master Touchpoint Branding — the art of making sure that every point of contact between a company and its customers is well executed and fulfills an over-the-top brand promise.
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  • Image of Change the Culture, Change the Game

    Change the Culture, Change the Game

    By Roger Connors, Tom Smith
    Item #: 3311
    In this executive book summary of the newest release from the best-selling authors of The Oz Principle, you will learn how to build a culture of accountability in your organization. The authors reveal how to transform your entire organization through each level of the Results Pyramid: Experiences, Beliefs, Actions and Results.
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  • Image of Free

    Free

    By Chris Anderson
    Item #: 3202
    In his revolutionary bestseller, The Long Tail, Chris Anderson demonstrated how the online marketplace creates niche markets, allowing products and consumers to connect in a way that has never happened before. Now, in Free, he makes the compelling case that in many instances businesses can profit more from giving things away than they can by charging for them. Far more than a promotional gimmick, Free is a business strategy that may well be essential to a company’s survival.
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  • Image of Resonate

    Resonate

    By Nancy Duarte
    Item #: 3306
    In this executive book summary of Nancy Duarte's bestselling book Resonate, you will learn how to transform any presentation into an engaging journey by leveraging techniques normally reserved for cinema and literature. You will discover how to understand your audience, create persuasive content and elicit a groundswell response.
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  • Image of A Seat at the Table

    A Seat at the Table

    By Marc Miller
    Item #: 3203
    Bestselling author Marc Miller delivers a new, critical tool for connecting with decision makers to make more and bigger sales. He offers a new sales approach designed to help salespeople earn A Seat at the Table – the place reserved for those select people who set the direction and the budget of an enterprise.
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  • Image of The Truth About Leadership

    The Truth About Leadership

    By Barry Z. Posner, James Kouzes
    Item #: 3229
    Leadership experts James Kouzes and Barry Posner share 10 time-tested fundamental truths about leadership and becoming an effective leader. These principles can be especially valuable to both new leaders and experienced leaders in transition.
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  • Image of Change by Design

    Change by Design

    By Tim Brown
    Item #: 33BS06
    The myth of innovation is that brilliant ideas leap fully formed from the minds of geniuses. The reality is that most innovations come from a process of rigorous examination through which great ideas are identified and developed before being realized as new offerings and capabilities. This book introduces the idea of design thinking‚ the collaborative process by which the designer's sensibilities and methods are employed to match people's needs with what is technically feasible...
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  • Image of Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

    Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

    By John C. Maxwell
    Item #: 3221
    Talk is cheap. Everybody does it. The question is, how can you make your words matter and influence any outcome? How can you really connect with others? It’s a skill anyone can learn. Here, Maxwell offers his proven method — Five Principles and Five Practices — so you can connect one-on-one, in a group, or with an audience.
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  • Image of Just Listen

    Just Listen

    By Mark Goulston
    Item #: 3204
    Veteran psychiatrist and business coach Mark Goulston reveals the secret to how to get through to anyone, even when productive communication seems impossible. With this powerful and engaging book, you learn how to: get the attention of a total stranger who you need to know; talk an angry person from an irrational state to receptivity; use the “magic paradox”; and master the critical art of buy-in.
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  • Image of The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan

    The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan

    By George B. Bradt, Jorge E. Pedraza, Jayme A. Check
    Item #: 33BS04
    Moving into a new leadership position is one of the toughest challenges an executive can face. Whether you're a veteran leader taking over a new organization or a novice moving into your first leadership role, this practical guide will help you manage your leadership transition so you can take charge, build your team, and deliver results. This executive book summary of the second edition of The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan presents proven solutions and cutting-edge techniques...
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  • Image of Chaotics

    Chaotics

    By John Caslione, Philip Kotler
    Item #: 3121
    As the fallout from the financial meltdown of 2008 grows progressively worse, companies, industries, and entire markets cling precariously to life or have ceased to exist altogether. And the turbulence may not be over anytime soon. Here noted business strategists Kotler and Casilone argue that these troubled times are not an aberration, but the new face of normal. Chaotics teaches how to be prepared for –– and thrive in –– this New Age of Turbulence.
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  • Image of Innovation X

    Innovation X

    By Adam Richardson
    Item #: 3217
    The word innovation is one of the most widely used — and misunderstood — terms in business. What used to be a means to create a successful enterprise, improve the lives of customers, and make the world a better place has been distorted to become an end in itself — usually nebulous in definition and almost always immeasurable. Clearly, innovation is broken. But innovation is not the problem. The problem is the problem — and the solution. Innovation X defines...
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  • Image of Common Purpose

    Common Purpose

    By Joel Kurtzman
    Item #: 3215
    In this groundbreaking book, business and management expert Joel Kurtzman tackles the central question of leadership. What is common purpose? Common purpose is rarely achieved, but when a leader is able to bring it about, the results are outsized, measurable and inspiring.
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  • Image of Managing

    Managing

    By Henry Mintzberg
    Item #: 3206
    A half century ago Peter Drucker put management on the map. Leadership has since put it off. In his latest book, Henry Mintzberg aims to restore management to its proper place: front and center. “We should be seeing managers as leaders,” he writes, “and leadership as management practiced well.” This book is classic Mintzberg: iconoclastic, irreverent, carefully researched, myth-breaking. Managing may be the most revealing book yet written about what managers do, how they do it, and how they...
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