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  • Image of Freakonomics
    Image of Freakonomics

    A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    by Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Freakonomics offers readers the hidden facts buried within the stories they live and see dramatized every day, along with the numbers and statistics that can help them draw sense from the chaos. By justifying the use of strange questions to get at the heart of the matter, the authors show how economists turn collections of facts into unusual theories and then prove them by applying critical analysis.

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  • Image of Nobodies to Somebodies
    Image of Nobodies to Somebodies

    How 100 Great Careers Got Their Start

    by Peter Han

    Nobodies to Somebodies explores how many successful people found their true callings in a wide range of fields, and went from Nobodies to Somebodies. Based on interviews with 100 highly accomplished leaders — actors, CEOs, senators, scientists and others — this summary describes the early paths they traveled, the hard choices they made, and the lessons they learned along the way. Describing many extremely diverse career paths, it explores common themes and lessons that can help anyone e

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  • Image of Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars
    Image of Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars

    A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors

    by Patrick Lencioni

    In Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars, bestselling author and acclaimed management expert Patrick Lencioni presents a dynamic leadership fable that reveals how organizations can overcome the “silos” that divide work units and paralyze performance. Lencioni also offers solutions to a key leadership issue — the impact of turf wars and political infighting on organizational effectiveness. Written in the form of a realistic but fictional story, this summary tackles a tough business issue in bot

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  • Image of Winners Never Cheat
    Image of Winners Never Cheat

    Everyday Values We Learned as Children (But May Have Forgotten)

    by Jon Huntsman

    Jon M. Huntsman started with practically nothing, and built a world-class business that carried him to Forbes’ list of America’s wealthiest people. In Winners Never Cheat, Huntsman, chairman and founder of Huntsman Corp., the world’s largest privately held chemical company, presents the principled lessons he has learned and followed throughout his lifetime. He also explains how business can return to the days when your word was your bond, a handshake was sacred, and swarms of lawyers we

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  • Image of Tough Management
    Image of Tough Management

    The 7 Ways to Make Tough Decisions Easier, Deliver the Numbers, and Grow Business in Good Times and Bad

    by Chuck Martin

    Faced with shrinking budgets, smaller staffs, shorter deadlines, more demanding customers and an unrelenting call for innovation and growth, many executives need a fresh, bottom-line approach designed for what really works in today’s business environment. This new approach is what business strategist and CEO of NFI Research Chuck Martin offers in Tough Management. Based on more than two years of surveys of more than 2,000 senior executives and managers, this summary provides managers wi

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  • Image of Speed Review: It’s All Politics
    Image of Speed Review: It’s All Politics

    Winning in a World Where Hard Work and Talent Aren't Enough

    by Kathleen Kelly Reardon

    Currency/Doubleday, 248 pages

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  • Image of Speed Review: The Man Behind the Microchip
    Image of Speed Review: The Man Behind the Microchip

    Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley

    by Leslie Berlin

    Oxford University Press, 402 pages

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  • Image of Speed Review: The Rational Project Manager
    Image of Speed Review: The Rational Project Manager

    A Thinking Team's Guide to Getting Work Done

    by Andrew Longman, Jim Mullins

    John Wiley & Sons, 226 pages

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  • Image of Speed Review: TurboCoach
    Image of Speed Review: TurboCoach

    A Powerful System for Achieving Breakthrough Career Success

    by Brian Tracy, Campbell Fraser

    AMACOM, 212 pages

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