Book Summaries

Clear All

Filters

Publication Date

Browse by subject:

Management Leadership Career & Self Development Marketing Sales Human Resources Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Technology Innovation All Subjects


Sign up for our Professional or Premier plan and you'll receive all of these summaries plus much more.

Compare Plans

  • Image of Freakonomics
    Image of Freakonomics

    A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    by Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Freakonomics offers readers the hidden facts buried within the stories they live and see dramatized every day, along with the numbers and statistics that can help them draw sense from the chaos. By justifying the use of strange questions to get at the heart of the matter, the authors show how economists turn collections of facts into unusual theories and then prove them by applying critical analysis.

    View Details

  • Image of Nobodies to Somebodies
    Image of Nobodies to Somebodies

    How 100 Great Careers Got Their Start

    by Peter Han

    Nobodies to Somebodies explores how many successful people found their true callings in a wide range of fields, and went from Nobodies to Somebodies. Based on interviews with 100 highly accomplished leaders — actors, CEOs, senators, scientists and others — this summary describes the early paths they traveled, the hard choices they made, and the lessons they learned along the way. Describing many extremely diverse career paths, it explores common themes and lessons that can help anyone e

    View Details

  • Image of Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars
    Image of Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars

    A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors

    by Patrick Lencioni

    In Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars, bestselling author and acclaimed management expert Patrick Lencioni presents a dynamic leadership fable that reveals how organizations can overcome the “silos” that divide work units and paralyze performance. Lencioni also offers solutions to a key leadership issue — the impact of turf wars and political infighting on organizational effectiveness. Written in the form of a realistic but fictional story, this summary tackles a tough business issue in bot

    View Details

  • Image of Venture Catalyst
    Image of Venture Catalyst

    The Five Strategies for Explosive Corporate Growth

    by Donald L. Laurie

    Laurie writes that only those companies that include ventures as part of their strategies can achieve exceptional and sustainable growth. These ventures are “new business enterprises that entail a certain amount of risk.” In Venture Catalyst, he helps business leaders identify five key strategies for developing the next great business: invent, invest, venture, partner and integrate.

    View Details

  • Image of Hoover's Vision
    Image of Hoover's Vision

    Original Thinking for Business Success

    by Gary Hoover

    Gary Hoover, the founder of BOOKSTOP, Inc. and Hoover’s Inc., lays out a plan that can turn an enterprise into a success by showing entrepreneurs how to address inputs with an open mind, and see more than what others envision. Demonstrating how leaders can recognize the importance of history and trends, Hoover drives business owners to create and feed a clear and consistent vision, and helps them find the essential qualities of entrepreneurial leadership.

    View Details

  • Image of The EVA Challenge
    Image of The EVA Challenge

    Implementing Value-Added Change in an Organization

    by John S. Shiely, Joel M. Stern

    Economic Value Added (EVA) is a measure of the true economic performance of a company, as well as a strategy for creating shareholder wealth. Stern and Shiely offer ways to properly implement EVA to better align the interests of managers with those of shareholders, and give companies a clearer picture of the value they create.

    View Details

  • Image of Generations at Work
    Image of Generations at Work

    Managing the Clash of Veterans, Boomers, Xers, and Nexters in Your Workplace

    by Claire Raines, Ron Zemke, Bob Filipczak

    Four generations — Veterans, Boomers, Xers, and Nexters — are brought together in today’s workplace. This summary shows you how to overcome the clash of generations to create a cohesive, collaborative work environment.

    View Details

  • Image of Small Business Turnaround
    Image of Small Business Turnaround

    Revitalize Your Struggling or Stagnant Enterprise

    by Marc Kramer

    What do you do when sales start lagging, key employees start leaving, and customers start bolting to the competition? Consultant Kramer offers a step-by-step manual for turning around your small business — from writing updated business, marketing and operating plans to cutting costs, boosting sales and getting vendors and creditors on your side.

    View Details

Recently Viewed Categories