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  • Image of Finding Allies, Building Alliances
    Image of Finding Allies, Building Alliances

    8 Elements that Bring - and Keep - People Together

    by Michael Leavitt, Rich McKeown

    Solving large issues in today's complex world requires cooperation among diverse stakeholders. Finding Allies, Building Alliances is a guide for anyone tasked with fostering and maintaining an effective, productive and collaborative venture. The first step is to carefully choose a network of participants that will become a powerful alliance. With the right team in place, a framework of eight elements will help your group work together for the mutual benefit of all parties.

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  • Image of Disciplined Entrepreneurship
    Image of Disciplined Entrepreneurship

    24 Steps to a Successful Startup

    by Bill Aulet

    The need for entrepreneurs will only grow. The step-by-step approach in Disciplined Entrepreneurship will allow intrepid entrepreneurs to quickly and efficiently iterate their way toward the best solutions. Whether you are a first-time or repeat entrepreneur, Bill Aulet offers the tools you need to improve your odds of making a product people want – and need – to buy.

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  • Image of Best Practices Are Stupid
    Image of Best Practices Are Stupid

    40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition

    by Stephen Shapiro

    In Best Practices Are Stupid, Stephen M. Shapiro offers 40 counterintuitive yet proven strategies for boosting innovation and making it a repeatable, sustainable and profitable process at the heart of a company's culture. Shapiro shows that nonstop innovation is attainable and vital to building a high-performing team, improving the bottom line, and staying ahead of the competition.

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  • Image of Speed Review: Creative Confidence
    Image of Speed Review: Creative Confidence

    Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

    by David Kelley, Tom Kelley

    Crown Business 2013, 288 pages

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  • Image of Sticking Points
    Image of Sticking Points

    How to Get 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart

    by Haydn Shaw

    For the first time in American History we have four different generations working together in the workplace. In Sticking Points, Haydn Shaw, identifies 12 places where the 4 generations typically come apart in work and in life. These sticking points revolve around differing attitudes toward time management, texting, social media, organizational structure and fashion.

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  • Image of Business @ the Speed of Thought
    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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