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  • Image of Beating the Global Odds
    Image of Beating the Global Odds

    Successful Decision-Making in a Confused and Troubled World

    by Paul A. Laudicina

    While the widespread proliferation of information in our 24/7 news cycle can yield great benefits, the overall result has been a decrease in innovation and leadership. Beating the Global Odds is here to help, showing you how to cut through the clutter and regain your focus as you confront the challenges of the future. Author Paul A. Laudicina offers a road map to building a better, more cohesive, and more coherent tomorrow, for your business, your world, and yourself.

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  • Image of Real Influence
    Image of Real Influence

    Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In

    by John Ullmen, Mark Goulston

    In this groundbreaking book, authors Mark Goulston and John Ullmen reveal a new model for authentic influence — the kind that creates a strong initial connection and survives long after agreement has been reached. Based on listening, genuine engagement and commitment to win-win outcomes, Real Influence provides a powerful four-step method you can use to: examine your priorities; learn about the key players and what they need; earn their attention and motivate them to hear more...

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    Image of Predictably Irrational

    The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

    by Dan Ariely

    Irrational behavior is a part of human nature, but as MIT professor Dan Ariely has discovered in 20 years of researching behavioral economics, people tend to behave irrationally in a predictable fashion. Drawing on psychology and economics, behavioral economics can show us why patients get greater relief from a more expensive drug over its cheaper counterpart and why honest people may steal office supplies or communal food, but not money. According to Ariely in Predictably Irrational...

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  • Image of How the Best Leaders Lead
    Image of How the Best Leaders Lead

    Proven Secrets to Getting the Most Out of Yourself and Others

    by Brian Tracy

    In How the Best Leaders Lead, Brian Tracy reveals the strategies he teaches top executives to achieve astounding results in difficult markets against determined competition. You will learn how to set clear goals and objectives for yourself and others, set priorities and focus on key tasks, solve problems faster and make better decisions, determine the ideal leadership style for any situation, motivate your people, and develop an exciting future vision for your business.

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  • Image of Repositioning
    Image of Repositioning

    Marketing in an Era of Competition, Change, and Crisis

    by Steven Rivkin, Jack Trout

    Jack Trout’s latest book shows you how to adapt, compete –– and succeed –– in today’s overcrowded marketplace. With Repositioning, you can conquer the “3 Cs” of business: Competition, Change and Crisis.

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  • Image of Speed Review: The 800-Pound Gorilla of Sales
    Image of Speed Review: The 800-Pound Gorilla of Sales

    How to Dominate Your Market

    by Bill Guertin

    John Wiley & Sons, 184 pages

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  • Image of Viral Loop
    Image of Viral Loop

    From Facebook to Twitter, How Today’s Smartest Businesses Grow Themselves

    by Adam L. Penenberg

    Many of the most successful Web 2.0 companies, including MySpace, YouTube, eBay and Twitter are prime examples of what journalist Adam Penenberg calls a “viral loop” –– to use it, you have to spread it. All kinds of businesses –– from the smallest start-ups to nonprofit organizations to the biggest multinational corporations –– can use the paradigm-busting power of viral loops to enable their business through technology.

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  • Image of The Brain Advantage
    Image of The Brain Advantage

    Become a More Effective Business Leader Using the Latest Brain Research

    by Brad Kolar, Madeleine L. Van Hecke, Ken A. Paller, Lisa P. Callahan

    The Brain Advantage ties the latest brain research to its implications for leadership styles and practices. The authors consolidate research from a wide range of studies, articles and books that delves into the neurocognitive underpinnings of how people think and act, leading to provocative insights into the human condition. The Brain Advantage draws on key research findings and analysis that can help you become a more effective decision-maker, communicator and change agent.

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  • Image of The Element
    Image of The Element

    How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

    by Ken Robinson, Ph.D., Lou Aronica

    The Element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the Element, they feel most themselves, most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. In The Element, learning expert Ken Robinson, Ph.D., draws on the stories of a wide range of artists, athletes, scientists, business leaders, academics and others to show you why finding your Element is essential for all of us. He also explores the conditions that lead us to live lives that are filled wi

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