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  • Image of How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things
    Image of How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things

    Breaking the Eight Hidden Barriers that Plague Even the Best Businesses

    by Patricia O'Connell, Neil Smith

    Every day, seemingly intelligent and successful leaders and their companies make headline news because of poor decisions that can cause their businesses to stumble, making many of us scratch our heads in wonder: Why would such a successful business make that strategic decision? How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things highlights the ways in which the eight hidden barriers can interrupt your business, and author Neil Smith outlines a fast, and proven, process in which 12 principles...

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    A New Strategy for Innovation

    by Ron Adner

    How can great companies do everything right — identify real customer needs, deliver excellent innovations, beat their competitors to market — and still fail? The sad truth is that many companies fail because they focus too intensely on their own innovations, and then neglect the innovation ecosystems on which their success depends. In our increasingly interdependent world, winning requires more than just delivering on your own promises. The Wide Lens offers a powerful new...

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    Image of The Reinventors

    How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change

    by Jason Jennings

    For most businesses, success is fleeting. There are only two real choices: stick with the status quo until things inevitably decline, or continuously change to stay vital. But how? Bestselling leadership and management guru Jason Jennings and his researchers screened 22,000 companies around the world that had been cited as great examples of reinvention. They selected the best, verified their success, interviewed their leaders, and learned how they pursue never-ending radical change. The fresh...

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    Image of Power Listening

    Mastering the Most Critical Business Skill of All

    by Bernard T. Ferrari

    Nothing causes bad decisions in organizations as often as poor listening. But Bernard Ferrari, adviser to some of the nation's most influential executives, believes that such missteps can be avoided and that the skills and habits of good listening can be developed and mastered. He offers a step-by-step process that will help readers become active listeners, able to shape and focus any conversation.

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    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

    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

    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 In the Company of Owners

    The Truth about Stock Options (and Why Every Employee Should Have Them)

    by Douglas L. Kruse, Aaron Bernstein, Joseph R. Blasi

    Recently, stock options have received a bad reputation as the run-up in thestock market during the 1990s allowed some corporate executives to pursueunethical strategies to pump up their stock and cash in on their options,while employees saw huge potential fortunes disappear overnight. Theproblems were a consequence of abuse of stock options, not the conceptitself. In the Company of Owners shows how and why stock options and therisk of ownership should be given to most of the work force.

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    Image of Put the Moose on the Table

    Lessons in Leadership from a CEO's Journey through Business and Life

    by Randall Tobias

    Randall Tobias, former CEO of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co., knows what it takes to get to the top. In Put the Moose on the Table, Tobias mixes personal anecdotes with his thoughts on effective business and leadership practices, often focusing on the intangible qualities — integrity, dedication and respect for colleagues — that separate the best from the rest. A vice president at AT&T when he took the job at Lilly, Tobias recalls how a major crisis on his first day tested his a

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