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  • Image of Speed Review: Truth or Delusion?
    Image of Speed Review: Truth or Delusion?

    Busting Networking's Biggest Myths

    by Ivan Misner

    Nelson Business, 160 pages

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    Image of Exceptional Selling

    How the Best Connect and Win in High Stakes Sales

    by Jeff Thull

    You may have the world’s greatest solution, but if you can’t communicate with relevancy, develop credibility and respect, and build clarity for your customers, your potential will be severely constrained. Leading-edge strategist Jeff Thull shows readers how to create a different kind of relationship with the customer and use powerful diagnostic principles to reframe the typical sales conversation.

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    Image of Mastering Business Negotiation

    A Working Guide to Making Deals and Resolving Conflict

    by Roy Lewicki, Alexander Hiam

    A valuable resource — grounded in solid research — for any leader or manager who needs practical strategies when conducting business negotiations. Lewicki and Hiam assert that the basic skills and techniques of what they call “the master negotiator” are essential for resolving conflicts, handling difficult conversations, protecting oneself against a competitor and managing good business deals.

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    Image of Leading at a Higher Level

    Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations

    by Ken Blanchard

    Blanchard, a leading management consultant and author of The New York Times best seller The One Minute Manager, and his colleagues at the Ken Blanchard Companies have spent over 25 years helping leaders and organizations become great and remain great. Finally they have brought all of that knowledge together and distilled it into Leading at a Higher Level.

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    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

    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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    Image of The Influentials

    One American in Ten Tells the Other Nine How to Vote, Where to Eat, and What to Buy

    by Ed Keller, Jon Berry

    This groundbreaking book by two consultants from the RoperASW marketing firm identifies the real people around whom marketing strategies, such as word of mouth, revolve. Who are these real people? They are the most influential Americans — the ones who tell their neighbors what to buy, which politician to support and where to vacation. They aren’t necessarily who you expect. They aren’t the richest 10 percent or the best educated 10 percent. They aren’t the early adopters who are always the first

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