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    Motivate This!

    How to Start Each Day With an Unstoppable Attitude

    by Steve Rizzo

    Comedian turned motivational speaker and author, Steve Rizzo asks you to embrace the simple message that attitude is, in fact, everything.

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    The Fearless Organization

    Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth

    by Amy Edmondson

    The Fearless Organization is a practical guide for creating cultures where knowledge and innovation flourish because people feel safe to contribute their ideas.

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    Finding the Next Steve Jobs

    How to Find, Hire, Keep and Nurture Creative Talent

    by Nolan Bushnell, Gene Stone

    Nolan Bushnell founded the groundbreaking gaming company Atari in 1972, and two years later employed Steve Jobs, as well as many other creatives over the course of his five decades in business. Here Bushnell explains how to find, hire, and nurture the people who could turn your company into the next Atari or the next Apple. Bushnell's advice is constantly counter-intuitive, surprising, and atypical. When looking for employees, ignore credentials. Hire the obnoxious (in limited numbers)...

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    What Matters Now

    How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition and Unstoppable Innovation

    by Gary Hamel

    What Matters Now is Gary Hamel's impassioned plea to rethink the fundamental assumptions we have about management, the meaning of work, and organizational life. He asks, "What are the fundamental, make-or-break issues that will determine whether your organization thrives or dives in the years ahead?" The answer is found in five paramount issues: values, innovation, adaptability, passion, and ideology.

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    The Starfish and the Spider

    The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

    by Ori Brafman, Rod Beckstrom

    A spider has legs, a central body and a tiny head. Chop off the spider’s head and it dies. That’s what happens in a centralized organization with a clear leader in charge. A decentralized organization is more like a starfish — no head, only a decentralized network of cells. This book addresses the differences between the two organizational styles and why a smart business model contains parts of both.

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