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  • Image of Never Bet the Farm
    Image of Never Bet the Farm

    How Entrepreneurs Take Risks, Make Decisions - and How You Can, Too

    by Stephen Spinelli Jr., Anthony L. Iaquinto

    Entrepreneur: Be prepared. Never Bet the Farm celebrates entrepreneurship in its entirety, presenting a framework that can help entrepreneurs reduce risks and simplify decision-making. It is at once both encouraging and cautionary, but neither a textbook how-to nor an inspirational tome lacking substance. “We’re living in a world with unimaginable adversity and invisible threats,” writes Iaquinto. “Why should entrepreneurs be any different from a sailor who stows a well-stocked ...

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  • Image of The Triple Bottom Line
    Image of The Triple Bottom Line

    Why Sustainability is Transforming the Best-Run Companies and How It Can Work for You

    by Andrew Savitz

    Author Andrew Savitz approaches the concept of sustainability in three-part harmony, with a look at how businesses prosper financially while protecting and renewing the social, environmental and economic resources they need. He says they can fail if they do not tend to all three, and his claims are not without merit. With an eye to the Fortune 100 companies leading this movement, The Triple Bottom Line approaches sustainability as a “win-win-win” prospect achievable in any industry.

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  • Image of Satisfaction
    Image of Satisfaction

    How Every Great Company Listens to the Voice of the Customer

    by James D. Power IV, Chris Denove

    Despite claims otherwise, Denove and Power write, “Most organizations have not made a significant and sustained commitment to customer satisfaction.” As a result, these organizations are losing money. This isn’t just another book about customer satisfaction, it’s an unlocked vault on years of closely guarded research data, surveys and feedback collected by J.D. Power and Associates, a name synonymous with measuring customer satisfaction and improving the bottom line.

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  • Image of Proactive Risk Management
    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
    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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