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Soundview Executive Book Summaries® publishes summaries of the best business books of each year on management issues including change management, managing people, crisis management, managing a virtual workforce, project management and more. Browse our extensive collection of management book summaries to solve your most difficult issues.

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    How the Best Companies Survive the 9 Traps of Winning

    by Robert J. Herbold

    Don't let success put your company on the road to ruin. People and entire companies can easily fall into the trappings of success. Robert Herbold wrote Seduced by Success in an effort to help individuals and organizations become successful and stay successful. This summary will show you how to look past your current success or stability and constantly probe for new and better ideas and ways to do things.

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    How Old-Fashioned Values Drive a Twenty-First-Century Corporation: Lessons from Lincoln Electric’s Unique Guaranteed Employment Program

    by Frank Koller

    While factories across the Midwest shutter their doors, Cleveland-based manufacturer Lincoln Electric has thrived for more than a century. In addition to being profitable and technologically innovative, through good times and bad, the company has fulfilled its unique promise of "guaranteed continuous employment." Workers are viewed as assets — not liabilities. Through flexible hours and job assignments, as well as a merit-based bonus system, Lincoln Electric's employment...

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    The UPS Approach to Business

    by Mike Brewster, Frederick Dalzell

    We see them everywhere –– those brown trucks delivering their share of 14 million parcels handled daily. To most people, UPS is a reliable fact of life. But to well-informed businesspeople, Big Brown is a company to emulate.

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    The Inside Story of the Greatest International Competition in Business

    by John Newhouse

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Twenty-five years ago John Newhouse's book The Sporty Game examined the high-stakes business environment that exists in the manufacturing and selling of large commercial aircraft, commonly referred to as LCAs. A quarter of a century later, that book is considered a classic about the airplane business. Now, in Boeing Versus Airbus, Newhouse focuses his sights on the intense competition between the world's two largest manufacturers of passenger airplanes.

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    The Art of Using Information Technology Effectively

    by David Andrews, Kenneth R. Johnson

    In jargon-free language, Andrews and Johnson explain how managers can get the most out of their IT investment. The authors focus on successfully managing IT projects, including controlling project scope.

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    Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround

    by Louis Gerstner Jr.

    The visionary former chairman and CEO of IBM gives his detailed, insider account of the now-legendary turnaround at the giant computer company. Among the lessons you will learn: If it’s broken, fix it; if it’s not broken, fix it anyway.

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    How to Stop Management from Stifling People and Strangling Productivity

    by Robert Townsend

    This best-seller author takes an irreverent look at management styles, but offers serious suggestions on getting more and better work out of people.

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