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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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  • Image of Identity Is Destiny
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    Leadership and the Roots of Value Creation

    by Laurence Ackerman

    The true strength of an organization is reflected in its identity — the traits and actions that make it a unique being. In this summary, Ackerman presents the eight laws of identity and provide a strategic framework for creating value.

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    Image of The Arc of Ambition

    Defining the Leadership Journey

    by Nitin Nohria, Jim Champy

    Authors Champy, former head of CSC Index and co-author of Reengineering the Corporation, and Nitin Nohria, a professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School, believe that ambition is the lifeblood of human achievement. In this summary, they cover the different stages of ambition, and how each stage can lead to great things for you and your company.

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    Image of Value Nets

    Breaking the Supply Chain to Unlock Hidden Profits

    by Joseph Martha, David Bovet

    Consultants Bovet and Martha demonstrate how to turn supply chains into value-creating “value nets” by building a radical new business design for your company. Step-by-step, this informative work covers the five elements of the new design: value proposition, scope, profit, strategic control and execution.

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  • Image of Speed Review: ... And Dignity for All
    Image of Speed Review: ... And Dignity for All

    Unlocking Greatness with Values-Based Leadership

    by James Despain, Jane Bodman Converse

    Financial Times Prentice Hall, 198 pages

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