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  • Image of The Elegant Solution
    Image of The Elegant Solution

    Toyota's Formula for Mastering Innovation

    by Matthew May

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    Despite the company's issues in the past several years, Toyota is still a model organization. This book examines the management and innovation philosophies that made Toyota one of the strongest brands in the automotive world. The authors combine unique takes on the company's performance with elements of Japanese history.

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    Image of How We Decide

    by Jonah Lehrer

    In this 2009 bestseller, author Jonah Lehrer takes a fresh yet informed perspective on the fascinating subject of how we make up our minds.

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  • Image of The Adversity Paradox
    Image of The Adversity Paradox

    An Unconventional Guide to Achieving Uncommon Business Success

    by J. Barry Griswell, Bob Jennings

    Obstacles and setbacks are an inevitable part of life, especially in today’s harsh and volatile economy. How can you use the very experiences that would stall or tumble a career to build uncommon success? The answer is found in “The Adversity Paradox”. Working to overcome humble beginnings, lack of knowledge, unexpected setbacks or any manner of misfortune can be the foundational step in a path to incredible achievement. Those who have benefited from the adversity paradox all relate similar...

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    Image of The Spider's Strategy

    Creating Networks to Avert Crisis, Create Change, and Really Get Ahead

    by Amit Mukherjee

    To thrive in a world where networks of companies increasingly compete with other networks, managers can no longer focus solely on excellence in planning and execution. In The Spider’s Strategy, top business consultant Amit S. Mukherjee provides the tools you need to sense and respond to unexpected events. He shows how and why managers in your company must apply his four powerful “Design Principles” today.

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    Image of The Leadership Pipeline

    How to Build the Leadership-Powered Company

    by James Noel, Stephen Drotter, Ram Charan

    In this book, three experts show companies how to build their own leaders by understanding the critical passages a leader must navigate, by providing the appropriate development for navigating those passages, and by building the right system for ensuring a full pipeline of leaders, now and in the future.

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  • Image of The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership
    Image of The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership

    by Steven B. Sample

    Steven Sample, president of the University of Southern California (USC), has the leadership skills that have helped the school to receive international recognition as a successfully growing organization. In his book, Sample has compiled the skills and tactics required by leaders who want to improve their organizations and their ability to lead. His unconventional approach to leadership offers a plethora of new ideas about making better decisions, using time wisely, picking top staffers, reading

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    Image of Slack

    Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency

    by Tom DeMarco

    If you think that getting your employees to rapidly move between tasks is making your organization more effective and productive, think again. Efficiency expert Tom DeMarco challenges many of the most popular management theories by demonstrating how they are inappropriate for today’s knowledge-worker-based economy. In Slack, he shows companies how constant overtime and aggressive schedules work against their effectiveness and their ability to compete in the global marketplace. For organ

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  • Image of The Customer-Centered Enterprise
    Image of The Customer-Centered Enterprise

    How IBM and Other World-Class Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results by Putting Customers First

    by Harvey Thompson

    If you are going to succeed in business today, you have no choice but to become customer-centered. This summary teaches you exactly what steps you need to take to become customer-centered, and explains what leaders in the field have done to change their focus and vision from an internally driven idea of what the customer wants to an outside-in vision of what the customer wants.

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    Image of Blown to Bits

    How the New Economics of Information Transforms Strategy

    by Philip Evans, Thomas S. Wurster

    Authors Evans and Wurster maintain that the central tenets of traditional business strategy have been “blown up” by the Internet, eliminating both borders and barriers long taken for granted as part of doing business, as well has hastening the development of standards and common connectivity for many years to come. They focus on several key pieces of what they call the “new economics of information,” including richness and reach, deconstruction, and disintermediation.

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