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  • Image of Mavericks at Work
    Image of Mavericks at Work

    Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win

    by William Taylor, Polly LaBarre

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    The old adage of “business as usual” is beginning to lose its steam as the old guard loses its ground and the new guard, or mavericks, begin to take control. In a world where innovation is becoming more of a necessity and less a pleasant surprise, the only way to stand out from the crowd is to stand for something truly original.

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  • Image of Leading With Character
    Image of Leading With Character

    Stories of Valor and Virtue and the Principles They Teach

    by John J. Sosik

    Leading With Character offers a unique collection of fascinating stories about 25 famous leaders from business, history and pop culture such as John F. Kennedy, Brian Wilson, Rosa Parks, Joe Namath, Pat Tillman and Nelson Mandela to name a handful.

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  • Image of Wikinomics
    Image of Wikinomics

    How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

    by Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams

    Using the collaborative-software “wiki” concept as their theme, the authors address how the Internet’s social network offers new, decentralized ways to produce content, goods, services and profit.

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    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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  • Image of The Influentials
    Image of The Influentials

    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 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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