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  • Image of Low-Hanging Fruit
    Image of Low-Hanging Fruit

    77 Eye-Opening Ways to Improve Productivity and Profits

    by Jeremy Eden, Terri Long

    Jeremy Eden and Terri Long have distilled 77 of their most effective techniques for generating real performance improvements drawn from their success working with major companies. If you think you don’t have the resources to be faster, better and more profitable, think again. Low-Hanging Fruit can help identify and solve hidden problems.

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    Image of Bringing Strategy Back

    How Strategic Shock Absorbers Make Planning Relevant in a World of Constant Change

    by Jeffrey Sampler

    Strategy expert Jeffrey Sampler introduces four "strategic shock absorbers" that enable leaders to build resilient organizations that can withstand even the most unexpected global turbulence. With this framework, leaders will be shown how to be prepared and proactive, rather than reactive, even when the future is uncertain.

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  • Image of The Ultimate Sales Machine
    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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    Image of Selling Blue Elephants

    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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    Image of Stealing Your Life

    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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  • 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
    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 Building Public Trust
    Image of Building Public Trust

    The Future of Corporate Reporting

    by Robert G. Eccles, Samuel A. DiPiazza Jr.

    DiPiazza, the CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Eccles, a former Harvard Business School professor, offer a three-tier model of corporate transparency to fix the current crisis in corporate reporting. The three tiers are: global generally accepted accounting principles, industry- based standards and company-specific information.

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    Image of Execution

    The Discipline of Getting Things Done

    by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan

    Bossidy, the legendary CEO of Honeywell International, Inc., joins forces with consultant and prolific author Charan to explain how getting things done — not strategy, innovation or anything else — is the most important function of a leader. The authors examine in detail the three key processes of execution — people, strategy and operations — and show how all three are linked.

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