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  • Image of The Art of Profitability
    Image of The Art of Profitability

    by Adrian J. Slywotzky

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    From the author of The Profit Zone comes a new guide to success. With careful pace, Slywotzky takes readers through 23 business lessons. Similar to a Zen koan, this book mixes Eastern philosophy with practical business takeaways. It will help executives fire an arrow directly to the bullseye of their companies' profit target.

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  • Image of The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning
    Image of The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning

    How to Turn Learning and Development into Business Results

    by Calhoun Wick, Richard Flanagan, Roy Pollock, Andrew Jefferson

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    The authors offer their experience and insight on how to turn training and development into noticeable business results, stressing the necessity for a strong educational program. Six specific disciplines are mapped out that will provide measurable outcomes when properly instilled within the corporate learning environment.

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  • Image of The Leader of the Future 2
    Image of The Leader of the Future 2

    Visions, Strategies, and Practices for the New Era

    by Frances Hesselbein, Marshall Goldsmith

    Ten years after the bestselling The Leader of the Future hit the stands, comes this collection of essays from thought leaders of yesterday and today. Read Peter Drucker’s thoughts on executive leadership, R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr.’s theory of diversity management, General Eric K. Shinseki’s metaphor of one-eyed kings, Marshall Goldsmith’s words on leading new age professionals, and much more.

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  • Image of The New American Workplace
    Image of The New American Workplace

    by Edward Lawler, James O'Toole

    The U.S. government’s Work in America report received national acclaim and front-page coverage in media across the United States when it was published 30 years ago. In The New American Workplace, the long-awaited follow-up to the bestselling Work in America, authors James O’Toole and Edward E. Lawler III provide a comprehensive, authoritative picture of the state of the workplace today.

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  • Image of Head, Heart & Guts
    Image of Head, Heart & Guts

    How the World's Best Companies Develop Complete Leaders

    by Stephen Rhinesmith, Peter Cairo, David L. Dotlich

    In this summary, the authors, all from the world's leading executive-development firm, argue that traditional leadership development focuses too much on the "head," and that it is critical for companies to identify and integrate other capabilities into the development of leaders. This summary reveals the three most important leadership capabilities — the abilities to implement, emphasize and take risks — and tells how to put them in action.

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    Image of Winning

    The Ultimate Business How-to Book

    by Jack Welch

    Winning goes beyond Welch’s memoir Jack, Straight From the Gut. In his latest book, Welch addresses his own management techniques honed during his tenure as CEO of General Electric. He includes an overview of cultural values, delves into hiring to explore what winners are made of, shares advice on crisis management, and looks at the external factors that can influence a company's success. Welch also takes a more personal turn, with an eye to individual career issues.

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  • Image of Re-Thinking the Network Economy
    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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    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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    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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