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  • Image of Selling Blue Elephants
    Image of Selling Blue Elephants

    How to Make Great Products That People Want Before They Even Know They Want Them

    by Howard Moskowitz, Alex Gofman

    Nowadays you have to be able to make successful products before people even realize they want them. According to the authors, great products don’t come from focus group studies, but instead from RDE (Rule Developing Experimentation).

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    The Ultimate Identity Theft Prevention Plan

    by Frank Abagnale

    Before the age of 19, Abagnale had successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, doctor and legal prosecutor. Years later Abagnale has changed roles. In his current career, he works with the FBI and corporations as an expert on counterfeiting and secure documents. Everyone is a potential victim of identify theft –– who is better to point out identity theft schemes than a former forger?

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    The Future of Corporate Reporting

    by Robert G. Eccles, Samuel A. DiPiazza Jr.

    DiPiazza, the CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Eccles, a former Harvard Business School professor, offer a three-tier model of corporate transparency to fix the current crisis in corporate reporting. The three tiers are: global generally accepted accounting principles, industry- based standards and company-specific information.

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    The Discipline of Getting Things Done

    by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan

    Bossidy, the legendary CEO of Honeywell International, Inc., joins forces with consultant and prolific author Charan to explain how getting things done — not strategy, innovation or anything else — is the most important function of a leader. The authors examine in detail the three key processes of execution — people, strategy and operations — and show how all three are linked.

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  • Image of Identity Is Destiny
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    Leadership and the Roots of Value Creation

    by Laurence Ackerman

    The true strength of an organization is reflected in its identity — the traits and actions that make it a unique being. In this summary, Ackerman presents the eight laws of identity and provide a strategic framework for creating value.

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    Image of The Arc of Ambition

    Defining the Leadership Journey

    by Nitin Nohria, Jim Champy

    Authors Champy, former head of CSC Index and co-author of Reengineering the Corporation, and Nitin Nohria, a professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School, believe that ambition is the lifeblood of human achievement. In this summary, they cover the different stages of ambition, and how each stage can lead to great things for you and your company.

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    Image of Value Nets

    Breaking the Supply Chain to Unlock Hidden Profits

    by Joseph Martha, David Bovet

    Consultants Bovet and Martha demonstrate how to turn supply chains into value-creating “value nets” by building a radical new business design for your company. Step-by-step, this informative work covers the five elements of the new design: value proposition, scope, profit, strategic control and execution.

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