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  • Image of Groundswell
    Image of Groundswell

    Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies

    by Charlene Li, Josh Bernoff

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    The groundswell is defined as a social trend in which people are using technologies to get what they need from each other instead of from companies. The authors explain the groundswell and then lay out basic tools to understand it. The final section of Groundswell shows how you can successfully make use of the groundswell within your company now and in the future. Solid research backs up this timely book.

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  • Image of Personality Not Included
    Image of Personality Not Included

    Why Companies Lose Their Authenticity--And How Great Brands Get it Back

    by Rohit Bhargava

    Personality can make your customers passionate about your brand. Personality inspires trust, and trust can build customer loyalty. In this social media era where identities are shaped as much by perception as communication, marketing becomes more about building relationships with customers than about traditional selling. Rohit Bhargava details the theory of personality and explains how to put it into action effectively.

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  • Image of The New Age of Innovation
    Image of The New Age of Innovation

    Driving Cocreated Value Through Global Networks

    by CK Prahalad, MS Krishnan

    In the new age of innovation and corporate growth, business processes must be able to smoothly connect consumers and resources and at the same time manage the necessities that ensure efficiency and flexibility. Managers must become skilled at real-time actions that are event and consumer specific. Leaders will need to imagine and inspire. To accomplish the transformation that companies are faced with in order to compete globally, Prahalad and Krishnan offer a strategic plan.

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  • Image of The Trillion Dollar Meltdown
    Image of The Trillion Dollar Meltdown

    Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash

    by Charles R. Morris

    The Trillion Dollar Meltdown explains the arcane financial instruments, chicanery, policy misjudgments, dogmas and delusions that created the greatest credit bubble in world history. It also warns that continual denial and concealment could cause the crisis to stretch out for years if financial and government leaders continue to downplay the problem. Charles Morris helps readers understand how the world economy has been put on the brink — and the radically reshaped political/econo

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  • Image of Re-Thinking the Network Economy
    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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  • Image of Blockbusters
    Image of Blockbusters

    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 Embracing Excellence
    Image of Embracing Excellence

    Become an Employer of Choice to Attract and Keep the Best Talent

    by Franklin Ashby, Arthur Pell Ph.D.

    Companies need “A” players to outperform the competition. To attract and keep top-level performers in a highly competitive economy, companies must learn to create corporate cultures that attract and retain “A” players. Embracing Excellence explains how organizations can attract “A” players by building an environment that is committed to values, vision, creativity, trust and respect.

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  • Image of Jack: Straight from the Gut
    Image of Jack: Straight from the Gut

    by Jack Welch

    Follow the career of General Electric CEO Jack Welch from his beginnings as a stuttering, competitive kid from working-class Salem, Massachusetts, to his early days as a GE engineer, to his ascension to CEO and a 20-year reign at the top. In his own words, Welch stresses the importance of people, originality, creativity, and common sense while sharing his thoughts on what it takes to be a great leader.

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