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    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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    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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    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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    The True Forces That Drive the Digital Marketplace

    by Stan Liebowitz

    Economist Liebowitz explains why the dot.com bust was inevitable, despite the declarations of many people — from respected academics and risk-conscious venture capitalists to stock brokers and investors — who should have known better. The theme of this summary, however, is not, “I told you so!” but rather “Here’s what will work.” The Internet does offer many incredible business opportunities, Liebowitz writes, as long as businesspeople and their advisors don’t ignore the traditional, fundamental

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    The Five Keys to Developing GREAT New Products

    by Richard R. Reilly, Gary S. Lynn

    All companies, no matter what size or in what industry, need to generate innovative new products and services if they are to succeed. One innovative product can alter the future of a single company, lead to entirely new families of products, and may even usher in a whole new industry. In Blockbusters, Lynn and Reilly share the results of their exhaustive study of highly successful new product development teams. The study, as shown in detail in this summary, reveals the five critical pra

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    One American in Ten Tells the Other Nine How to Vote, Where to Eat, and What to Buy

    by Ed Keller, Jon Berry

    This groundbreaking book by two consultants from the RoperASW marketing firm identifies the real people around whom marketing strategies, such as word of mouth, revolve. Who are these real people? They are the most influential Americans — the ones who tell their neighbors what to buy, which politician to support and where to vacation. They aren’t necessarily who you expect. They aren’t the richest 10 percent or the best educated 10 percent. They aren’t the early adopters who are always the first

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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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