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  • Image of The Breakthrough Company
    Image of The Breakthrough Company

    How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers

    by Keith McFarland

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    A number of small businesses stay small but not always by choice. Only one tenth of 1 percent is persistent enough to break through to sales above $250 million a year. McFarland points out in The Breakthrough Company that it doesn’t take luck to make your “everyday” company “extraordinary.” Instead, for a company to make it big it takes a specific set of skills and strategies that can be used by anyone, from a startup to major company.

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  • Image of Speed Review: The Go-Giver
    Image of Speed Review: The Go-Giver

    A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

    by Bob Burg

    Portfolio, 144 pages

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  • Image of The Talent Powered Organization
    Image of The Talent Powered Organization

    Strategies for Globalization, Talent Management and High Performance

    by Robert Thomas, Peter Cheese, Elizabeth Craig

    The key to strategic success is talent –– an organization’s people, from its current and future leaders to its frontline employees. But today, talent is harder to find and nurture, and easier to waste and lose. This has caused talent to move quickly to the top of every leader’s strategic agenda, but few organizations are managing their talent strategically. Combining strategic insight with proven and practical methods, The Talent Powered Organization is essential for people at all level

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  • Image of Meatball Sundae
    Image of Meatball Sundae

    Is Your Marketing Out of Sync?

    by Seth Godin

    Godin’s latest book is the definitive guide to the 14 trends no marketer can afford to ignore. It explains what to do about the increasing power of stories, not facts; about shorter and shorter attention spans; and about the new math that says 5,000 people who want to hear your message are more valuable than 5 million who don’t. Godin doesn’t pretend that it’s easy to get your products, marketing messages and internal systems in sync. But he’ll definitely convince you that it’s worth the effort.

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  • Image of When Goliaths Clash
    Image of When Goliaths Clash

    Managing Executive Conflict to Build a More Dynamic Organization

    by Howard M. Guttman

    In When Goliath’s Clash, Howard M. Guttman, the principal of Guttman Development Strategies Inc., a management consulting firm, describes how unresolved conflict in organizations, especially at the highest level, can have dire consequences. These include low productivity, employees’ anger and hostility, increased costs, and increased absenteeism and turnover. He explains that it is important for leaders to realize that conflict handled properly can actually be a great asset to a company

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  • Image of Nanocosm
    Image of Nanocosm

    Nanotechnology and the Big Changes Coming from the Inconceivabley Small

    by William Illsey Atkinson

    Since the beginning of the industrial age, many machines have grown steadily smaller even as they have grown more powerful and complex. Nanotechnology, based on a new science of the infinitesimally small, takes technology beyond most popular definitions of reality, to a realm of molecular machines, cell-sized computers and other astounding possibilities. In Nanocosm, technology consultant and writer William Illsey Atkinson reveals a spectacular view of the immediate future of nanotechno

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  • Image of Winning the Merger Endgame
    Image of Winning the Merger Endgame

    A Playbook for Profiting from Industry Consolidation

    by Stefan Zeisel, Graeme K. Deans, Dr. Fritz Kroeger

    After studying mergers in many industries through the 1990s, the authors of Winning the Merger Endgame, officers and consultants from A.T. Kearney, have discovered that all industries move through four stages of what they call the “Endgames Curve” toward inevitable consolidation. The path up the curve starts with the Opening Stage where industries begin and companies proliferate. In the Scale Stage companies acquire other companies as they realize that organic growth will not push them

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  • Image of Bridging the Boomer-Xer Gap
    Image of Bridging the Boomer-Xer Gap

    Creating Authentic Teams for High Performance at Work

    by Danilo Sirias, Hank Karp, Connie Fuller

    Today’s workplaces are dominated by two generational groups: Baby Boomers and Generation Xers. The Boomers now hold top management and policy-making positions, while the younger Xers have just recently entered the world of work. Unfortunately, both groups view each other with suspicion. Boomers tend to believe the stereotype that Xers are slackers, loners, and self-absorbed. Xers think Boomers are incapable of adapting to technological and social change. Both stereotypes are false, and those who

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  • Image of Leading Quietly
    Image of Leading Quietly

    An Unorthodox Guide to Doing the Right Thing

    by Joseph Badaracco

    Every profession and walk of life has its great figures, leaders and heroes, people who are exalted for their achievements and treated as role models. Yet, in day-to-day life, we often find that the most effective leaders are rarely public heroes; they maintain a low profile, yet they do what is right (for themselves and their organizations) inconspicuously and without casualties. These are the "quiet leaders" Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr. studies and celebrates in his book. Through four years of res

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