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    Image of The Elegant Solution

    Toyota's Formula for Mastering Innovation

    by Matthew May

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Despite the company's issues in the past several years, Toyota is still a model organization. This book examines the management and innovation philosophies that made Toyota one of the strongest brands in the automotive world. The authors combine unique takes on the company's performance with elements of Japanese history.

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    Image of The Ultimate Sales Machine

    Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies

    by Chet Holmes

    In the cut throat sales world a number of managers leap from one strategic trend to the next, becoming bogged down during the process instead of rising to the top. According to Chet Holmes –– known as “America’s greatest business growth expert” –– that doesn’t have to be the case if you take the time and focus. Holmes provides 12 key strategies to turn any business into what he deems “the ultimate sales machine.”

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    How to Make Great Products That People Want Before They Even Know They Want Them

    by Howard Moskowitz, Alex Gofman

    Nowadays you have to be able to make successful products before people even realize they want them. According to the authors, great products don’t come from focus group studies, but instead from RDE (Rule Developing Experimentation).

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    The Ultimate Identity Theft Prevention Plan

    by Frank Abagnale

    Before the age of 19, Abagnale had successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, doctor and legal prosecutor. Years later Abagnale has changed roles. In his current career, he works with the FBI and corporations as an expert on counterfeiting and secure documents. Everyone is a potential victim of identify theft –– who is better to point out identity theft schemes than a former forger?

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    Marriott's Way

    by Kathi Ann Brown, JW Marriott

    Bill Marriott explains the management methods that have made the giant Marriott empire such a success. Try them. They sound so simple, but they're the reasons for the growth of this hotel and resort firm.

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  • Image of The New Battle over Workplace Privacy
    Image of The New Battle over Workplace Privacy

    Safe Practices to Minimize Conflict, Confusion and Litigation

    by William Hubbartt

    Here are practical solutions to all to common business problems in the workplace: thefts, workplace violence, and fast-changing employee rights. Learn, too, where you stand on your employees' use of the Internet. (It can be dangerous for you.)

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    Image of The Bad Attitude Survival Guide

    Essential Tools for Managers

    by Harry Chambers

    You know these employees, those with bad attitudes, poor performance records, and resistance to change. It's time to call a halt. First, uncover the root causes, such as resentment and low self-esteem. Then use this method to overcome the resistance you will face.

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