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    A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used

    by Peter Block

    Consulting flawlessly requires intense concentration on two processes: being as authentic as you can be at all times with the client; and attending directly, in words and actions, to the business of each stage of the consulting process. This summary describes what authentic consulting behavior looks like. It also describes the business side of each stage of the consulting process.

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    Inside the Mind of the New Consumer

    by Michael Silverstein

    Through detailed, individual spending portraits of middle class consumers, Silverstein explores the story of how people around the world are reshaping the consumer-goods market by trading down to low-price products and services, trading up to premium ones, and avoiding the boredom and low value that increasingly characterize the middle.

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    The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

    by Ori Brafman, Rod Beckstrom

    A spider has legs, a central body and a tiny head. Chop off the spider’s head and it dies. That’s what happens in a centralized organization with a clear leader in charge. A decentralized organization is more like a starfish — no head, only a decentralized network of cells. This book addresses the differences between the two organizational styles and why a smart business model contains parts of both.

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    How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage

    by Andrew Winston, Daniel Esty

    This book explores what every executive must know to manage today’s environmental challenges. Based on the authors’ years of experience and hundreds of interviews with corporate leaders around the world, the book shows how companies generate lasting value by building environmental thinking into their business strategies.

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    On Building Corporate Value

    by Mukul Pandya, Robert E. Mittelstaedt Jr., Harbir Singh, Eric Clemons

    The Internet can be a powerful tool if companies and consumers learn how to use it creatively and imaginatively. Case studies and articles from Wharton’s [email protected] online journal support the authors’ strategies for building value through the Internet — including how to use the Web’s inherent communication, brokerage, and integration effects to your advantage.

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    12 People Skills for Doing Business Across Borders

    by Ernest Gundling

    Gundling presents a toolkit of the 12 global people skills that international managers, or anyone working with global partners, must acquire. These include interpersonal skills (eg. establishing credibility), group skills (eg. negotiating) and organizational skills (eg. managing change).

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    How Managers Can Break Free from the Annual Performance Trap

    by Jeremy Hope, Robin Fraser

    The authors show how to reform the traditional budgeting process, which currently consumes too much time while adding too little value. The problem is traditional budgeting’s focus on fixed targets and performance incentives. The authors argue for replacing centrally controlled, predetermined goals with self-regulating, relative competitive benchmarks and transfer the power and decision-making authority from the center of the organization to the front line.

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