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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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    Image of Make Their Day!

    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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    Image of Nudge

    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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  • Image of The Cluetrain Manifesto
    Image of The Cluetrain Manifesto

    The End of Business As Usual

    by Rick Levine, David Weinberger, Doc Searls, Christopher Locke

    What if the Web marketplace is not really based on click-throughs, cookies and credit cards, but on conversations between human beings, all linked through a network that was created by many and controlled by no one? That is the central question of The Cluetrain Manifesto, a revolutionary way of looking at working that makes hash of corporate assumptions about the nature of online business.

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    Image of The Channel Advantage

    Going to Market with Multiple Sales Channels

    by Timothy R. Furey, Lawrence G. Friedman

    Today, many leading companies are putting at least as much effort and creativity into how they go to market as into what they bring to market. Companies have a wide variety of options for connecting products with customers, and each channel has its strengths as well as weaknesses. Friedman and Furey describe how to build a high-performance, competitive multi-channel system that will set your company apart from its competitors.

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  • Image of Strategic Outsourcing
    Image of Strategic Outsourcing

    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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    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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