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    Image of Spark

    How Old-Fashioned Values Drive a Twenty-First-Century Corporation: Lessons from Lincoln Electric’s Unique Guaranteed Employment Program

    by Frank Koller

    While factories across the Midwest shutter their doors, Cleveland-based manufacturer Lincoln Electric has thrived for more than a century. In addition to being profitable and technologically innovative, through good times and bad, the company has fulfilled its unique promise of "guaranteed continuous employment." Workers are viewed as assets — not liabilities. Through flexible hours and job assignments, as well as a merit-based bonus system, Lincoln Electric's employment...

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    Image of Buyology

    Truth and Lies about Why We Buy

    by Martin Lindstrom

    How much do we know about what we buy? What truly influences our decisions in today’s message-cluttered world? In Buyology, Martin Lindstrom presents the astonishing findings from his groundbreaking neuromarketing study that peered inside the brains of two thousand volunteers as they encountered various ads, logos, commercials, brands and products. His startling results shatter much of what we have long believed about what seduces our interest and drives us to buy.

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    Image of The Orange Code

    How ING Direct Succeeded by Becoming a Rebel with a Cause

    by Arkadi Kuhlmann, Bruce Philp

    The Orange Code recounts ING Direct's - the successful Internet-based direct bank with over 20 million customers - intriguing story and explains the philosophy of its founder Arkadi Kuhlmann and his long-running partnership with Bruce Philp, the branding consultant who helped him make ING Direct a cause to its own people and a household name across North America. In an entertaining and inspiring style, Kuhlmann and Philp discuss their unconventional approach to business strategy and ...

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  • Image of Why Some Companies Emerge Stronger and Better from a Crisis
    Image of Why Some Companies Emerge Stronger and Better from a Crisis

    7 Essential Lessons for Surviving Disaster

    by Ian I. Mitroff

    While a significant crisis or disaster can destroy many companies, other companies emerge from the worst crises stronger and better. Crisis management expert Ian Mitroff explains the seven competencies that all companies must learn if they are to survive a major crisis. The companies that successfully overcome crises, writes Mitroff, have the right heart, the right thinking, the right soul, the right social and political skills, the right technical skills, the right integration (of all the previ

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