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  • Image of How Customers Think
    Image of How Customers Think

    Essential Insights into the Mind of the Market

    by Gerald (Jerry) Zaltman

    Why do 80 percent of new products despite the best efforts of market researchers -- through techniques such as focus groups and market surveys -- to predict what customers want. According to Harvard Business School marketing professor Gerald Zaltman, the reason for the failure of traditional market research methods is that they depend on customers consciously knowing what they want and what they will buy. However, customer behavior toward products and brands is often driven by the unconscious, r

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    Image of Stronger in the Broken Places

    Nine Lessons for Turning Crisis into Triumph

    by James Lee Witt, James Morgan

    As the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency from 1993 until 2001, James Lee Witt witnessed some of the worst crises Mother Nature, chance and certain humans had to offer — earthquakes, floods, airline crashes, the Oklahoma City bombing, and more. Through it all, he not only drastically improved the reputation FEMA had among lawmakers and crisis victims and survivors alike (his leadership rescued the flagging agency), he also developed a strategy for managing crises — a customer-ce

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    Image of Secrets of Question Based Selling™

    How the Most Powerful Tool in Business Can Double Your Sales Results

    by Thomas A. Freese

    What salespeople ask and how they ask it is more important than anything they might say. Veteran sales trainer Freese offers a questions-based method that will help salespeople generate leads and close sales. The first step: using questions to make prospects curious about your service and product — and ready to listen to what you have to say.

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    Image of The Project Manager's MBA

    How to Translate Project Decisions into Business Success

    by Dennis J. Cohen, Robert J. Graham

    Managing a project is not about getting the job done on time and on budget. It’s about getting the job done in a way that contributes to the bottom line of your company. Covering everything from the basics of accounting and finance to understanding the marketplace, this summary shows how to link project success to organization success.

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    Image of Building Brandwidth

    Closing the Sale Online

    by Sergio Zyman, Scott Miller

    The airwaves are full of funny e-business commercials, and everybody’s laughing — but is anyone buying? According to Zyman, former Chief Marketing Officer of the Coca-Cola Company, e-marketing that’s trendy and irreverent won’t work if e-marketers forget the fundamentals. Zyman explains what it takes to close the sale online.

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