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  • Image of Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream
    Image of Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream

    The Scoop on Increasing Profit by Differentiating Your Company Through Strategy and Talent

    by Steve Van Remortel

    If you are like most business owners and leaders today, you feel stuck working constantly "in" your business, for little return. Profit guru Steve Van Remortel has the solution. The Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream® process offers an easy-to-follow strategic planning and talent development methodology to work "on" your business that leads to a real differentiation and a high-performance team ready to deliver it. You will discover the answer to the most important...

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    Image of The Inclusion Breakthrough

    Unleashing the Real Power of Diversity

    by Frederick A. Miller, Judith H. Katz

    The Inclusion Breakthrough explains how to make diversity a central and profitable part of an organization's strategy for long-term success rather than merely a peripheral program. The authors present proven strategies for stimulating the creativity and productivity of any business's greatest resource — its people. The benefits to companies that have implemented these inclusion strategies are also described.

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  • Image of Peaks and Valleys
    Image of Peaks and Valleys

    Making Good And Bad Times Work For You - At Work And In Life

    by Spencer Johnson, M.D.

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    From the author of the best-selling blockbuster Who Moved My Cheese? comes a book that helps executives gain better balance between the office and the home front. Told in the popular business fable format, this book takes readers on a journey through the metaphoric peaks and valleys that make up life in today's hectic business climate.

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  • Image of Power, Ambition, Glory
    Image of Power, Ambition, Glory

    The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today . . . and the Lessons We All Can Learn

    by Steve Forbes, John Prevas

    In Power, Ambition, Glory, Steve Forbes and John Prevas observe the strong comparisons between the empires of the ancient world and the corporations that rule modern society.

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  • Image of Rethink
    Image of Rethink

    A Business Manifesto for Cutting Costs and Boosting Innovation

    by Ric Merrifield

    It’s the trap that ensnares virtually every business. We focus on process: “how” we’re doing the job. And we forget about the bigger issue: “what” we are doing and “why” we’re doing it. That’s why we are leaving so much value on the table. In Rethink, business architect Ric Merrifield exposes this problem with vivid examples and introduces breakthrough techniques for overcoming it.

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  • Image of The Inspiring Leader
    Image of The Inspiring Leader

    Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate

    by Scott Edinger, John H. Zenger, Joseph R. Folkman

    The impact of inspiration and motivating others is consistent across different kinds of organizations and within different cultures. The Inspiring Leader reveals the newest research on how top leaders inspire teams to greatness, It discusses the behaviors exhibited by the most successful leaders and includes advice on how to implement them.

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    Image of Chaotics

    The Business of Managing and Marketing in the Age of Turbulence

    by John Caslione, Philip Kotler

    As the fallout from the financial meltdown of 2008 grows progressively worse, companies, industries, and entire markets cling precariously to life or have ceased to exist altogether. And the turbulence may not be over anytime soon. Here noted business strategists Kotler and Casilone argue that these troubled times are not an aberration, but the new face of normal. Chaotics teaches how to be prepared for –– and thrive in –– this New Age of Turbulence.

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  • Image of Re-Thinking the Network Economy
    Image of Re-Thinking the Network Economy

    The True Forces That Drive the Digital Marketplace

    by Stan Liebowitz

    Economist Liebowitz explains why the dot.com bust was inevitable, despite the declarations of many people — from respected academics and risk-conscious venture capitalists to stock brokers and investors — who should have known better. The theme of this summary, however, is not, “I told you so!” but rather “Here’s what will work.” The Internet does offer many incredible business opportunities, Liebowitz writes, as long as businesspeople and their advisors don’t ignore the traditional, fundamental

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  • Image of Blockbusters
    Image of Blockbusters

    The Five Keys to Developing GREAT New Products

    by Richard R. Reilly, Gary S. Lynn

    All companies, no matter what size or in what industry, need to generate innovative new products and services if they are to succeed. One innovative product can alter the future of a single company, lead to entirely new families of products, and may even usher in a whole new industry. In Blockbusters, Lynn and Reilly share the results of their exhaustive study of highly successful new product development teams. The study, as shown in detail in this summary, reveals the five critical pra

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