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  • Image of The Customer-Centered Enterprise
    Image of The Customer-Centered Enterprise

    How IBM and Other World-Class Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results by Putting Customers First

    by Harvey Thompson

    If you are going to succeed in business today, you have no choice but to become customer-centered. This summary teaches you exactly what steps you need to take to become customer-centered, and explains what leaders in the field have done to change their focus and vision from an internally driven idea of what the customer wants to an outside-in vision of what the customer wants.

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    Image of Blown to Bits

    How the New Economics of Information Transforms Strategy

    by Philip Evans, Thomas S. Wurster

    Authors Evans and Wurster maintain that the central tenets of traditional business strategy have been “blown up” by the Internet, eliminating both borders and barriers long taken for granted as part of doing business, as well has hastening the development of standards and common connectivity for many years to come. They focus on several key pieces of what they call the “new economics of information,” including richness and reach, deconstruction, and disintermediation.

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  • Image of Generations at Work
    Image of Generations at Work

    Managing the Clash of Veterans, Boomers, Xers, and Nexters in Your Workplace

    by Claire Raines, Ron Zemke, Bob Filipczak

    Four generations — Veterans, Boomers, Xers, and Nexters — are brought together in today’s workplace. This summary shows you how to overcome the clash of generations to create a cohesive, collaborative work environment.

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  • Image of Small Business Turnaround
    Image of Small Business Turnaround

    Revitalize Your Struggling or Stagnant Enterprise

    by Marc Kramer

    What do you do when sales start lagging, key employees start leaving, and customers start bolting to the competition? Consultant Kramer offers a step-by-step manual for turning around your small business — from writing updated business, marketing and operating plans to cutting costs, boosting sales and getting vendors and creditors on your side.

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  • Image of Peter Drucker on the Profession of Management
    Image of Peter Drucker on the Profession of Management

    by Peter F. Drucker

    Here's a collection of valuable tips from the top author on management. Do things right, don't do the right things, he says. Don't confuse effectiveness with efficiency. And much, much more.

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  • Image of The People Principle
    Image of The People Principle

    A Revolutionary Redefinition of Leadership

    by Ron Willingham

    Learn to improve productivity by helping people to do their best. This summary is strong on motivating people and getting them to accept responsibility.

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    Image of Strategy Pure and Simple II

    How Winning Companies Dominate Their Competitors, New and Updated Edition

    by Michel Robert

    To compete and win, create a strategy to dominate the competition, something you can do better than any of them. Identify your firm's driving force, write a business concept, realize what additional skills you need, then identify the critical issues you must address to implement your strategy.

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