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  • Image of How Customers Think
    Image of How Customers Think

    Essential Insights into the Mind of the Market

    by Gerald (Jerry) Zaltman

    Why do 80 percent of new products despite the best efforts of market researchers -- through techniques such as focus groups and market surveys -- to predict what customers want. According to Harvard Business School marketing professor Gerald Zaltman, the reason for the failure of traditional market research methods is that they depend on customers consciously knowing what they want and what they will buy. However, customer behavior toward products and brands is often driven by the unconscious, r

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    Image of Stronger in the Broken Places

    Nine Lessons for Turning Crisis into Triumph

    by James Lee Witt, James Morgan

    As the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency from 1993 until 2001, James Lee Witt witnessed some of the worst crises Mother Nature, chance and certain humans had to offer — earthquakes, floods, airline crashes, the Oklahoma City bombing, and more. Through it all, he not only drastically improved the reputation FEMA had among lawmakers and crisis victims and survivors alike (his leadership rescued the flagging agency), he also developed a strategy for managing crises — a customer-ce

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    Image of e-Profit

    High-Payoff Strategies for Capturing the E-Commerce Edge

    by Peter S. Cohan

    Cohan addresses both Internet skeptics and believers, offering tips and tactics that allow you to first identify the areas of your business processes that can be transformed by e-commerce technology, then create and implement a plan to make the technology work for you.

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  • Image of Differentiate or Die
    Image of Differentiate or Die

    Survival in Our Era of Killer Competition

    by Jack Trout

    Trout and co-author Steve Rivkin address what factors allow a company or product to stand out in an increasingly competitive (and global) marketplace, offering readers solid strategies to get above the crowds of competitors and generate the business required to stay there.

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  • Image of Clicks and Mortar
    Image of Clicks and Mortar

    Passion Driven Growth in an Internet Driven World

    by Terry Pearce, David S. Pottruck

    Pottruck, president and co-CEO of The Charles Schwab Corporation, and co-author Pearce maintain that although the rise of the Internet may seem to have transformed everything about the way business is done, the future still belongs to passionate companies who marry technology with the best qualities of people. In this summary, you will learn what it takes to compete in the new Internet-driven world and what you can do to transform your company into a dynamic, profitable enterprise.

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