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  • Image of Free Prize Inside!
    Image of Free Prize Inside!

    The Next Big Marketing Idea

    by Seth Godin

    A free prize is a game-changing soft innovation; a cool twist that doesn’t cost a fortune but transforms the way people think about your product or service. In Free Prize Inside!, marketing guru Seth Godin encourages readers to take on the challenge of doing the essential task of creating innovation. Godin explains that one cannot create innovation by building an organization that is automatically and effortlessly innovative. Instead, companies must develop innovation by creating a desire among

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    Image of Hardball

    Are You Playing to Play or Playing to Win?

    by George Stalk, Rob Lachenauer

    Master strategists George Stalk and Rob Lachenauer predict that business competition will become so fierce over the next 10 years that marginal victories and short-term advantages will not be enough to keep a company thriving. In Hardball, they explain that winning will require relentless strategic execution focused on turning competitive advantages into decisive advantages that neutralize, marginalize and even punish rivals. Stalk and Lachenauer turn the experience they have developed

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    Image of Proactive Risk Management

    Controlling Uncertainty in Product Development

    by Guy M. Merritt, Preston G. Smith

    Proactive Risk Management offers product development teams a plan with which they can enhance their management of project risks by identifying risks early and managing them to diminish disruption throughout the project. Using a practical, easy-to-use, fact-based approach, it will help developers manage all the risks associated with a project. Although this process is tailored to commercial product development, it is applicable to many other types of projects with some adaptation.

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    Image of Why Decisions Fail

    Avoiding the Blunders and Traps That Lead to Debacles

    by Paul C. Nutt

    For more than 20 years, Ohio State University Professor Paul C. Nutt has studied how decisions are made and has written extensively about what works, what doesn’t and why. His key finding in all this work is startling: Decisions fail half of the time. Organizations spend vast sums of money and commit significant amounts of resources without realizing any benefits. Nutt writes that failures can be traced to three blunders and seven traps that ensnare decision makers; avoiding these blunders and t

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  • Image of The Heart of Change
    Image of The Heart of Change

    Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations

    by John P. Kotter, Dan S. Cohen

    While most companies believe change happens by making people think differently, that isn’t the case. Instead, according to John Kotter and Dan Cohen, change happens when you make people feel differently. You have to appeal more to the heart than the mind. The authors offer a new dynamic — the “see-feel-change” dynamic that fuels action by showing people potent reasons for change that spark their emotions. Built around the eight steps of change first introduced in Kotter’s bestseller...

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  • Image of The Nokia Revolution
    Image of The Nokia Revolution

    The Story of an Extraordinary Company That Transformed an Industry

    by Dan Steinbock

    How did a small pulp mill in Finland become the leading worldwide force in cellular and mobile telephone technology? The Nokia Corp. gained and maintains its position at the head of this rapidly changing technology field using strategic intent, global focus, strategic market-making, global research and development, and a focus on people. Learn how this company struck the right balance between technological business factors and people management factors on its way to amazing success.

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  • Image of The HR Scorecard
    Image of The HR Scorecard

    Linking People, Strategy, and Performance

    by Brian Becker, Mark Huselid, Dave Ulrich

    Many executives say that people are their most valuable assets, but most do not understand how human resources department functions can make this vision a reality. One of the most limiting roadblocks to understanding the importance of human resources management is the inability to measure the impact of HR functions. A new approach has been developed to chart the strategic influence of HR functions and that system is revealed in this timely book that convincingly showcases HR’s impact on business

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