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  • Image of Strategic Partnerships
    Image of Strategic Partnerships

    An Entrepreneur's Guide to Joint Ventures and Alliances

    by Robert Wallace

    One of the strategies that experts consistently find to be among the most powerful for putting an entrepreneurial company on the path toward economic well-being is the use of joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Author, consultant and educator Robert L. Wallace has studied the habits and practices of entrepreneurs and, in Strategic Partnerships, he shares how entrepreneurial organizations can best leverage their respective strengths, minimize their weaknesses, and pool their ...

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    How the Idea Revolution Is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations

    by Alan Robinson, Dean Schroeder

    Simple ideas can save time, effort and money. They can also lead to entirely new ways of doing business. Alan G. Robinson, an award-winning author, educator and consultant, and Dean M. Schroeder, the founder of two companies and a business professor, have written Ideas Are Free to show managers how to access the many ideas of their employees and turn them into competitive advantage. Through extensive research and work with more than 300 companies in dozens of industries, the authors exp

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    Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior

    by Al Switzler, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillan, Joseph Grenny

    Mastering crucial confrontations requires a specific skill set. In Crucial Confrontations, consultant Kerry Patterson and executive coach Joseph Grenny join forces with their fellow researchers and trainers Ron McMillan and Al Switzler to help others develop the skills it takes to resolve the most pressing problems, including quality violations, safety infractions, cost-cutting mistakes, and medical errors. The authors write that their research shows that most organizations are ...

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    Image of Business @ the Speed of Thought

    Using a Digital Nervous System

    by Bill Gates

    Information flow -- getting the right information to the right people at the right time -- is the “lifeblood” of any business, says Microsoft founder Gates. In this summary, he shows how to maintain this flow through a “digital nervous system” -- a single integrated digital infrastructure that uses digital tools as diverse as the Internet, PCs, computer networks, and specialized software to connect every component, every facet of your organization.

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  • Image of Free, Perfect, and Now
    Image of Free, Perfect, and Now

    Connecting to the Three Insatiable Customer Demands: A CEO's True Story

    by Robert Rodin

    Rodin, CEO of Marshall Industries, shows in this summary how he transformed a conventional electronics distributor into a high-speed junction box between customers and suppliers. The key: providing customers solutions to their problems that are free, perfect, and now. These three insatiable customer demands, says Rodin, must change your entire company -- from its mission and structure to the way you do business and even the incentives you offer employees.

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