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  • Image of The Wisdom of Crowds
    Image of The Wisdom of Crowds

    Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations

    by James Surowiecki

    When individuals in a crowd are appropriately diverse, independent and decentralized, their aggregated decisions are surprisingly on point. With this knowledge, the power of groups can be used to find unknown answers and determine how to coordinate behavior and cooperate in all areas of society. Our everyday activities, our government and our economy are all affected by the power of crowds, and when things go awry, it is often because one of the key elements of an intelligent crowd is missing or

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    Image of The Art of the Start

    The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything

    by Guy Kawasaki

    In The Art of the Start, Guy Kawasaki writes that his goal is to help you use your knowledge, love and determination to create something great without getting bogged down in theory and unnecessary details. At Apple in the 1980s, Kawasaki turned ordinary consumers into evangelists. As founder and CEO of Garage Technology Ventures, he has field-tested his ideas with dozens of newly hatched companies. In this summary, Kawasaki takes you through every phase of creating a business, from ...

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  • Image of Time Traps
    Image of Time Traps

    Proven Strategies for Swamped Salespeople

    by Todd Duncan

    In Time Traps, sales expert Todd Duncan explains all the traps that steal your time, and shows why you should abandon the pointless pursuit of time management and, instead, adopt a far more actionable approach: task management. He explains that by focusing your time better you can make more money and have more free time — at the same time. Duncan challenges you to invest your time in the areas that will truly deliver dividends: your health, your financial fitness, your relationships, yo

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    Image of Purple Cow

    Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

    by Seth Godin

    Jingles, slogans and pretty ads aren’t good enough. Marketing guru and best-selling author Godin shows how you need to seek out the exceptional and the remarkable to get your brand or product noticed in today’s cluttered markets.

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  • Image of The Headcount Solution
    Image of The Headcount Solution

    How to Cut Compensation Costs and Keep Your Best People

    by N Fredric Crandall, Marc J. Wallace Jr.

    Layoffs should always be the last resort of any company requiring deep cost-cutting measures. The authors present a seven-step plan for cutting compensation costs. In this plan, layoffs are just the third of three cost-cutting strategies. If layoffs become necessary, the authors provide hints on treating employees with respect and dignity, and keeping valuable employees in the organization.

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    Image of Voice Power

    Using Your Voice to Captivate, Persuade, and Command Attention

    by Renee Grant-Williams

    While everyone has a voice, not every voice is one that gets attention — a personal weakness often overlooked. The concept of “dressing for success” — creating the right appearance — is second nature by now. However, most people are unaware that their voices account for one-third of the total impression they make on others (the other factors are appearance and message). In this summary, Renee Grant-Williams, who has worked with U.S. senators, business executives and sales professionals, as well

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  • Image of How Organizations Work
    Image of How Organizations Work

    Taking a Holistic Approach to Enterprise Health

    by Alan P. Brache

    Organizations are like humans. Each organ, muscle, bone, and nerve plays a unique part within the whole. A strong contribution from one component can’t make up for deficiencies in others, and understanding each component doesn’t explain the health of the whole person. Body functions are integrated and their interactions are as important as their individual roles. So are the different functions in an organization. This summary shows you how to take a holistic approach to organizational wellness b

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    Image of First Among Equals

    How to Manage a Group of Professionals

    by David H. Maister, Patrick J. McKenna

    Managing people is difficult, particularly when you are tasked with leading a group of confident, intelligent professionals — often used to working with a certain amount of autonomy — to accomplish some task or essential goal. Group leaders must be skilled not only in management basics (delegation, decision-making, running meetings, and so forth), but also in the “softer” skills of inspirational leadership practices. Crammed with concrete advice and practical applications and examples, ...

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  • Image of Speed Review: Discover Your Sales Strengths
    Image of Speed Review: Discover Your Sales Strengths

    How the World's Greatest Salespeople Develop Winning Careers

    by Benson Smith, Tony Rutigliano

    Warner Business, 244 pages

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