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  • Image of Great by Choice
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    Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck - Why Some Thrive Despite Them All

    by Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague, Morten Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous...

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    The Ultimate Digital Business Engine That Creates Extraordinary Value for Both Customers and Shareholders

    by Ram Charan, Julia Yang

    Learning Amazon’s system is as simple as six building blocks distilled by New York Times best-selling author and global CEO advisor Ram Charan and Julia Yang

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    When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

    by Clayton M. Christensen

    There are "two principles of good management"commonly taught in business higher education: always listen to and respond to the needs of your best customers, and focus investments on those innovations that promise the highest returns.

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    5 Principles to Inspire, Engage and WOW

    by Joseph Michelli

    The Zappos name has come to stand for a new standard of customer service, an amazing online shopping experience, a great place to work, and the most impressive transformational business success story of our time. Simply put, Zappos is revolutionizing business and changing lives. Now, Joseph Michelli, author of the internationally bestselling business books Prescription for Excellence and The Starbucks Experience, explains how Zappos does it — and how you can do it in your...

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    Image of The Third Screen

    Marketing to Your Customers in a World Gone Mobile

    by Chuck Martin

    The Third Screen defines the strategies and tactics businesses will need in a world gone mobile. Marketers and businesspeople who don't understand the untethered consumer risk becoming obsolete. This breakthrough book links the technological developments of m-commerce to the behavioral changes that accompany them, and reveals how key mobile innovators are becoming the mobile platform providers of the future.

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    How to Instantly Engage Your Market, Connect with Customers and Create Products That Grow Your Business Now

    by David Meerman Scott

    In this eye-opening follow-up to The New Rules of Marketing & PR, David Meerman Scott reveals the proven, practical steps to take your business into the real-time era. Find out how to act and react flexibly as events occur, position your brand in the always-on world of the Web, and avoid embarrassing mistakes and missteps in this executive book summary of Real-Time Marketing & PR.

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    New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization's Toughest Challenges

    by Andrew McAfee

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    One of the first business books to tackle Web 2.0, McAfee's treatise on the next wave of social technology remains a good read for its overall business arguments. This Featured Book Review is intended for any executive that wants to learn the business applications of the social technology tools that captivate his or her employees and customers alike. There's little doubt that hours are being spent interacting with this technology. McAfee helps executives put

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    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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    From Facebook to Twitter, How Today’s Smartest Businesses Grow Themselves

    by Adam L. Penenberg

    Many of the most successful Web 2.0 companies, including MySpace, YouTube, eBay and Twitter are prime examples of what journalist Adam Penenberg calls a “viral loop” –– to use it, you have to spread it. All kinds of businesses –– from the smallest start-ups to nonprofit organizations to the biggest multinational corporations –– can use the paradigm-busting power of viral loops to enable their business through technology.

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