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  • Image of Hot, Flat, and Crowded
    Image of Hot, Flat, and Crowded

    Why We Need a Green Revolution - And How It Can Renew America

    by Thomas Friedman

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    The world has a problem. It is getting hot, flat, and crowded. That is, global warming, the stunning rise of the middle class all over the world, and rapid population growth have converged in a way that could make our planet dangerously unstable. In just a few years it will be too late to fix things –– unless the United States steps up and takes the lead in a worldwide effort to replace our wasteful, inefficient energy practices with a strategy for clean ...

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    Image of The Brand Bubble

    The Looming Crisis in Brand Value and How to Avoid It

    by John Gerzema, Edward Lebar

    The number of high-performance, value-creating brands is diminishing across the board. Yet at the same time, the financial markets keep raising brand valuations. The result: a brand bubble that could erase large portions of corporate intangible value and send another shockwave through the global economy.

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    Image of Great Business Teams

    Cracking the Code for Standout Performance

    by Howard M. Guttman

    Renowned business consultant Howard M. Guttman takes you inside some of the word’s most successful corporations to discover how a powerful new high-performance horizontal model has changed the way leaders lead, team members function, challenges are met, and decisions are made.

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  • Image of The Extraordinary Leader
    Image of The Extraordinary Leader

    Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders

    by Joseph R. Folkman, John H. Zenger

    For too long, the subject of effective leadership has been shrouded in fog and ambiguity. This summary removes the shroud to reveal leadership as a skill, one that can be consciously learned and developed by anyone. It identifies the competencies necessary for effective leadership by analyzing the responses of tens of thousands of work force members as they describe, in effect, "What makes a great leader?" Two of today's pre-eminent leadership experts analyze the answers and provide a

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    Image of Straight to the Bottom Line

    An Executive's Roadmap to World Class Supply Management

    by Robert A. Rudzki, Shelley Stewart Jr., Douglas A. Smock, Michael Katzorke

    First, procurement moved from a simple negotiation practice to a strategic interface with external resources. Next, it moved from simple procurement to supply chain management Straight to the Bottom Line highlights these new, valuable perspectives and enables senior corporate executives to turn the enormous top-line and bottom-line potential of supply chain and procurement into reality. By following the straightforward principles of Straight to the Bottom Line, senior corporate

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  • Image of The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership
    Image of The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership

    by Steven B. Sample

    Steven Sample, president of the University of Southern California (USC), has the leadership skills that have helped the school to receive international recognition as a successfully growing organization. In his book, Sample has compiled the skills and tactics required by leaders who want to improve their organizations and their ability to lead. His unconventional approach to leadership offers a plethora of new ideas about making better decisions, using time wisely, picking top staffers, reading

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  • Image of Slack
    Image of Slack

    Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency

    by Tom DeMarco

    If you think that getting your employees to rapidly move between tasks is making your organization more effective and productive, think again. Efficiency expert Tom DeMarco challenges many of the most popular management theories by demonstrating how they are inappropriate for today’s knowledge-worker-based economy. In Slack, he shows companies how constant overtime and aggressive schedules work against their effectiveness and their ability to compete in the global marketplace. For organ

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