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  • Image of The New Mainstream
    Image of The New Mainstream

    How the Multicultural Consumer Is Transforming American Business

    by Guy Garcia

    A new America is emerging. As the multiculturalism of Hispanics, African Americans, Asians and new immigrants comes together, they forge a New Mainstream-based culture and economy that will soon overcome the Anglocentric “Old” Mainstream. Corporations, politicians, institutions and the media will not only have to accept and understand the New Mainstream, but they will have to embrace it and become part of it. In The New Mainstream, journalist and multimedia entrepreneur Guy Garcia ...

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  • Image of Renovate Before You Innovate
    Image of Renovate Before You Innovate

    Why Doing the New Thing Might Not Be the Right Thing

    by Sergio Zyman

    Many companies rely too heavily on innovation to solve their problems, and they attempt to start over with something fresh to revive old and tired businesses. Innovation sounds great. But it is often the lazy approach to marketing, and it typically doesn’t work. In Renovate Before You Innovate, Sergio Zyman preaches the power of renovation to accelerate and sustain top-line growth. It starts with recapturing the essence of your existing brands, products and core competencies and doing m

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  • Image of Lion Taming
    Image of Lion Taming

    Working Successfully with Leaders, Bosses, and Other Tough Customers

    by Steven Katz

    Lions are the people all around us with power, responsibility, authority and talent — as well as the people who may simply be preoccupied with gaining more power and authority. According to Steven L. Katz, a right-hand executive and senior adviser to leaders and executives across many types of organizations, lions are never tame, and you need strategies to deal with that. In Lion Taming, Katz explains that lion taming is really lion teaming, and helps get you inside the minds of the lea

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  • Image of The Power of Impossible Thinking
    Image of The Power of Impossible Thinking

    Transform the Business of Your Life and the Life of Your Business

    by Yoram (Jerry) Wind, Colin Crook

    The ability to see the world differently can create significant opportunities, as companies such as Southwest Airlines, FedEx, Charles Schwab and others have demonstrated. But even successful models can ultimately become a prison if they limit your ability to make sense of a changing world, in the way that major airlines failed to fully recognize the threat of upstarts such as Ryanair or that music companies failed to see the opportunities and threats of music file sharing.

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  • Image of Does IT Matter?
    Image of Does IT Matter?

    Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage

    by Nicholas Carr

    In a May 2003 article in the Harvard Business Review entitled “IT Doesn’t Matter,” Nicholas G. Carr introduced the idea that information technology (IT) does not provide a competitive advantage to companies in a strategic manner. In Does IT Matter?, Carr argues that IT has become a commodity, and because the very nature of strategy requires differentiation, IT cannot possibly qualify. IT can be used to supplement and improve strategy implementation, but it is not the foundation of a com

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