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  • Image of The Spark and the Grind
    Image of The Spark and the Grind

    Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity

    by Erik Wahl

    Erik Wahl, a visual artist, speaker and entre¬preneur, helps us unite the yin and yang of creativity — the dynamic new ideas with the dogged effort.

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  • Image of First, Fast, Fearless
    Image of First, Fast, Fearless

    How to Lead Like a Navy SEAL

    by Brian Hiner

    Brian "Iron Ed" Hiner tells what it’s like to be a SEAL and what shapes the intense sense of sacrifice, teamwork and mutual commitment they share. From his own 20-year career as a Navy SEAL and his hands-on experience of commanding hundreds of strategic combat missions and operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and across the globe, Hiner extracts business leadership lessons that can help leaders isolate what’s most important, especially in stressful times.

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  • Image of The Services Shift
    Image of The Services Shift

    Seizing the Ultimate Offshore Opportunity

    by Robert Kennedy

    By now, most business people, pundits, and politicians in the United States and other developed nations have come to grips with the phenomenon of manufacturing jobs moving offshore: The process is variously referred to as "outsourcing" or "offshoring. " But a far bigger wave of change is approaching the shores of those same developed nations: the globalization of services. Where are the jobs going? Which companies benefit –– or could benefit? How exactly does services offshoring work?

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  • Image of The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave
    Image of The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave

    How to Recognize the Subtle Signs and Act before It's Too Late

    by Leigh Branham

    In The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave, employee-retention expert Leigh Branham knocks down the wall that separates employee from employer — and even management from senior leadership — in an effort to forge an open discussion on employee disengagement and what organizations need to recognize and actively pursue in order to retain their best and brightest people. Using a voluminous amount of interview and survey data, Branham isolates each reason, tells companies what to look for, and

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  • Image of The Future of Competition
    Image of The Future of Competition

    Co-Creating Unique Value with Customers

    by CK Prahalad, Venkat Ramaswamy

    In a world of infinite choice, instant gratification, and unbounded opportunities for innovation, why, ask University of Michigan Business School professors C.K. Prahalad and Venkat Ramaswamy, are companies still unable to satisfy customers or sustain growth and profitability? The answer lies in the evolving role of the customer in the value creation process. No longer do customers receive value through the purchase of products and services alone. Instead, the authors explain, individual custome

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