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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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    Risk Management, Methods and Benefits

    by Maurice Greaver

    Consultant Greaver shows you how to successfully achieve the real purpose of outsourcing: not to cut costs but to find a strategic partner who has the experience, knowledge, and resources to do a better job with certain activities. This summary will lead you through a seven-step methodology for identifying, negotiating with, and signing on the outsourcing providers who will help your company improve its performance and results.

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    99 Principles and Practices of Procter and Gamble's Success

    by Charles Decker

    Procter & Gamble sells its many products to five billion people worldwide. Its 1998 sales are about $37 billion. Each year this company wins recognition as one of the most admired in the United States. What accounts for this success? Following time-tested principles and practices. Believing the consumer is queen. Offering superior products. Shine in the development and marketing of new products. Here's a chance to learn about P&G's 99 brilliant principles and practices. They will help any compan

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    How to Protect Yourself from Being Stalked, Conned, Libeled, or Blackmailed on the Web

    by Daniel Janal

    The Internet? It's great. It also can be dangerous. Janal tells you the many ways cybercriminals are attacking reputations, finances, and even the personal safety of individuals and companies. The possibilities are many, from fraudulent purchases of your products made with stolen credit cards to vicious rumors aired in newsgroups, and trade secrets leaking out. Read this and you'll be a trifle timorous, but far better prepared for the threats of this new technology.

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    Image of Mean Business

    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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