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  • Image of The Toyota Way
    Image of The Toyota Way

    14 Management Principles From the World’s Greatest Manufacturer

    by Jeffrey Liker

    Toyota is the world’s most profitable automaker. Its “secret weapon” is lean production — the revolutionary approach to business processes that it invented in the 1950s. Today, businesses around the world are trying to emulate Toyota’s remarkable success by working to implement the company’s radical system for speeding up business and service processes, reducing waste, and improving quality. To help other companies learn to continually improve on what they do, Professor of Industrial and...

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    Image of Managers Not MBAs

    A Hard Look at the Soft Practice of Managing and Management Development

    by Henry Mintzberg

    According to Professor Henry Mintzberg, the current MBA system ensures that the wrong people will get educated in the wrong way with the wrong consequences. There is a better way. Mintzberg has designed a program, the International Masters in Practicing Management, that addresses many of the problems associated with traditional programs that profess to develop managers, but instead produce analysts ready to apply one-size-fits-all techniques no matter the context. By integrating reflective, anal

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  • Image of Secrets of Question Based Selling™
    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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