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  • Image of Flawless Consulting
    Image of Flawless Consulting

    A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used

    by Peter Block

    Consulting flawlessly requires intense concentration on two processes: being as authentic as you can be at all times with the client; and attending directly, in words and actions, to the business of each stage of the consulting process. This summary describes what authentic consulting behavior looks like. It also describes the business side of each stage of the consulting process.

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    Image of Treasure Hunt

    Inside the Mind of the New Consumer

    by Michael Silverstein

    Through detailed, individual spending portraits of middle class consumers, Silverstein explores the story of how people around the world are reshaping the consumer-goods market by trading down to low-price products and services, trading up to premium ones, and avoiding the boredom and low value that increasingly characterize the middle.

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  • Image of The Starfish and the Spider
    Image of The Starfish and the Spider

    The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

    by Ori Brafman, Rod Beckstrom

    A spider has legs, a central body and a tiny head. Chop off the spider’s head and it dies. That’s what happens in a centralized organization with a clear leader in charge. A decentralized organization is more like a starfish — no head, only a decentralized network of cells. This book addresses the differences between the two organizational styles and why a smart business model contains parts of both.

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  • Image of Green to Gold
    Image of Green to Gold

    How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage

    by Andrew Winston, Daniel Esty

    This book explores what every executive must know to manage today’s environmental challenges. Based on the authors’ years of experience and hundreds of interviews with corporate leaders around the world, the book shows how companies generate lasting value by building environmental thinking into their business strategies.

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    Image of Your Own Worst Enemy

    How to Overcome Career Self-Sabotage

    by Andrew DuBrin

    This summary is for those who contantly shoot themselves in the foot. Have you conisdered your failures may have roots in your psychological history or in your beliefs? This summary may recharge -- or rescue -- you career.

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  • Image of The Only Thing That Matters
    Image of The Only Thing That Matters

    Bringing the Power of the Customer into the Center of Your Business

    by Karl Albrecht

    A renowned service-quality guru reintroduces you to customers, your most important partners. With Albrecht’s Total Quality Service system in place, everyone can focus on delivering outstanding value.

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  • Image of Reinventing The Factory II
    Image of Reinventing The Factory II

    Managing the World Class Factory

    by Roy Harmon

    Harmon shows how Western factories can equal or surpass the output of the best factories anywhere. Get the latest techniques in fast product design, supplier partnerships, and efficient transportation networks.

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