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    Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking in Your Organization

    by Daniel Patrick Forrester

    “Stop, think, and don’t do something stupid!” This is the warning Dr. Robert Bea drills into his civil and environmental engineering students at the University of California in Berkeley. There is an intangible and invisible marketplace within our lives today where the products traded are fourfold: attention, distraction, data and meaning. The stories and examples within Consider by Daniel Patrick Forrester demonstrate that the best decisions, insights, ideas and outcomes result when...

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    Focus on the Right Customers for Strategic Advantage

    by Peter Fader

    Overturning some of our most fundamental beliefs about customer service, renowned behavioral data expert Peter Fader, Co-Director of The Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative, helps businesses radically rethink how they relate to customers by focusing on the needs of your most valuable customers.

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    How Tinkering, Goofing Off, and Breaking the Rules at Work Drive Success in Business

    by Ryan Tate

    Gawker tech-blogger and journalist Ryan Tate reveals insight on how businesses can inspire greater creativity and productivity by allowing their employees to pursue their own passions at work. In The 20% Doctrine, Tate examines how companies large and small can incubate valuable innovative advances by making small, specific changes to how work time is approached within their corporate cultures. The concept of “20% Time” originated at Google, but Tate takes examples...

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    How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

    by Simon Sinek

    Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire.

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    Why Things Catch On

    by Jonah Berger

    In Contagious, Berger reveals the secret science behind word-of-mouth and social transmission.

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    Results, Relationships and Being Ridiculously in Charge

    by Henry Cloud

    Boundaries for Leaders offers practical advice on how to manage teams, coach direct reports, and instill an organization with strong values and culture.

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    How to Find, Hire, Keep and Nurture Creative Talent

    by Nolan Bushnell, Gene Stone

    Nolan Bushnell founded the groundbreaking gaming company Atari in 1972, and two years later employed Steve Jobs, as well as many other creatives over the course of his five decades in business. Here Bushnell explains how to find, hire, and nurture the people who could turn your company into the next Atari or the next Apple. Bushnell's advice is constantly counter-intuitive, surprising, and atypical. When looking for employees, ignore credentials. Hire the obnoxious (in limited numbers)...

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    The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

    by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan

    You want less. You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. And you want more. You want more productivity from your work. More income for a better lifestyle. You want more satisfaction from life, and more time. In The One Thing, you will learn how you can have both — less and more — by cutting through clutter, building momentum, staying on track...

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    Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization

    by Dave Logan, Halee Fischer-Wright, John King

    Tribal Leadership offers a fascinating look at corporate tribes — groups of 20-150 people within a company that come together on their own rather than through management decisions — and how executives can use tribes to maximize productivity and profit. Drawing upon research from a 10-year study of more than 24,000 people in two dozen organizations, the authors argue that tribes have the greatest influence in determining how much and what quality work gets done. The...

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