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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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    Employee Recognition That Works

    by Cindy Ventrice

    Make Their Day! zeroes in on what you — the manager, supervisor or team leader — can do to truly make your employees feel valued. It lays out proven recognition tactics that will provide a genuine, lasting boost for your business. Author Cindy Ventrice also demonstrates that integrating the intangible rewards people crave — praise, thanks, opportunity and respect — into the daily routine is far more effective than typical recognition awards, events, perks and pri

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    Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

    by Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein

    Every day, we make decisions. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. Nudge invites us to explore how we make those decisions and how we can be led to make better ones. Drawing on decades of cutting-edge behavioral science research, Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein offer an insightful new perspective on how to improve the decisions we make in everything we do. They demonstrate how thoughtful, choice architecture can be established to nudge us in beneficial directions. Nudge

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    Preparing for the Age of the Never Satisfied Customer

    by Regis McKenna

    The world is changing. The new interactive technologies have compressed the amount of time it takes to get information, make decisions, and take action. We have reset our clocks to run on real time. This book will prepare you for the profound marketing adjustments these changes demand of your firm in such diverse areas as training employees, satisfying customers by helping them serve themselves, and establishing partnerships with them. Learn from this or fall behind.

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    The Ten Key Management Issues of the Information Age

    by Tony Hope, Jeremy Hope

    Prepare for the emerging information age (that's the Third Wave) with these ten key management approaches ranging from knowledge management to employee productivity. Here are practical methods to use when competing as the rules undergo drastic changes.

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    by Albert Dunlap

    Dunlap, head of Sunbeam Corporation, shows how he transformed Scott Paper from a money-losing, lackluster organization into a vibrant market leader. Tips abound – on strategy, cost cutting, out-sourcing, and getting ahead on the job. A great “here’s how I did it” summary.

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