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  • Image of Confidence
    Image of Confidence

    How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End

    by Rosabeth Moss Kanter

    Presidents, managers, coaches and even individuals have the power to choose how they deal with a loss, and whether they are going to allow it to be the beginning of a trend, or have the confidence to learn how to win next time. By studying winning and losing teams, companies and organizations, Harvard Business School Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter has found the keys to confidence and the way to find it when it is lost. Confidence presents the new theory and practice of success, and expl

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    How Gatorade Turned the Science of Sweat Into a Cultural Phenomenon

    by Darren Rovell

    First in Thirst chronicles the rise of the sports-drink industry and the near-monopoly that Gatorade has built and maintained through savvy marketing and branding strategies. In this summary, business journalist Darren Rovell offers an inside look at the negotiations, battles, lawsuits, mergers and acquisitions, product strategies, lucky breaks, and even the missteps that have attended Gatorade’s reign as the 800-pound gorilla of the sports-drink scene.

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    Image of Managing Customers as Investments

    The Strategic Value of Customers in the Long Run

    by Donald Lehmann, Sunil Gupta

    In Managing Customers as Investments, business professors Sunil Gupta and Donald R. Lehmann offer a set of tools that shows you the correlation between your customer assets and the value of your firm. They explain the triggers that drive this value, and how to better manage your customers and, as a result, your shareholders’ wealth. They unlock the metrics, show you where you are and where you’re going, and provide you with the tools and tips to make your customer-related efforts more e

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  • Image of Heads Up
    Image of Heads Up

    Using Real-Time Business Information to Know First and Act Faster

    by Kenneth G. McGee

    According to Kenneth G. McGee, a research fellow at Gartner Inc., even the worst business catastrophes rarely happen without warning. In Heads Up, McGee describes how managers can break the pervasive pattern of surprises that are often followed by desperate responses. Instead of trying to predict the future, McGee explains, managers need to master predicting the present — understanding what is happening right now and how these current events and outcomes will impact future success. By r

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  • Image of A Bias for Action
    Image of A Bias for Action

    How Effective Managers Harness Their Willpower to Achieve Results

    by Heike Bruch, Sumantra Ghoshal

    In A Bias for Action, leadership expert Heike Bruch and management expert Sumantra Ghoshal demonstrate that managers often confuse activity with accomplishments, and motivation with true leadership. Based on the authors’ research across numerous industries, and illustrated with personal case studies from BP, Sony, GE, Philips and others, this summary reveals how great managers get results by engaging their own willpower through a combination of energy and focus. The authors present simp

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  • Image of Don't Think Pink
    Image of Don't Think Pink

    What Really Makes Women Buy: And How to Increase Your Share of This Crucial Market

    by Andrea Learned, Lisa Johnson

    You can no longer “think pink” by assuming that all women are the same and all they want are pastel colored products with hearts and flowers on them. Generational experiences, lifestyle choices, and demographic characteristics combine to define the filters through which women make buying choices. Lisa Johnson and Andrea Learned are co-founders of ReachWomen, a firm specializing in the behavior of women as consumers. By examining the different ways women think and how companies can engage women w

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  • Image of The E-Commerce Arsenal
    Image of The E-Commerce Arsenal

    12 Technologies You Need to Prevail in the Digital Arena

    by Alexis D. Gutzman

    Gutzman has put together a tool box containing the 12 must-have technologies you need to master to establish a successful company website.

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  • Image of Sales Management
    Image of Sales Management

    by Robert J. Calvin

    This summary offers a primer on creating and managing today’s sales force. Calvin covers everything from hiring and training to structure your sales force according to your company’s channel needs.

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    How to Create Word of Mouth Marketing

    by Emanuel Rosen

    Companies are discovering the power of word-of-mouth marketing in an era of skeptical consumers unimpressed by traditional marketing techniques. Here’s how to make word of mouth marketing work for your product.

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