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Book Review: The Zappos Experience

When business book authors seek companies that exemplify superior abilities in areas such as innovation, product development and talent development, a small list of names rapidly fills the pool. If asked, readers could name the

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Book Review: Disciplined Dreaming

Creativity is often mislabeled as a mysterious force. The concept dates back to ancient history when poets and musicians were beholden to muses or gods for moments of creative brilliance. In today’s business world, the

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Are Your Skills Sharp Enough?

According to an article in The Washington Post, unemployment numbers took a surprising jump over the past month. This concern about the continuing rocky return of the American economy has caused a scramble for any

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Three New Soundview Summaries for May 2011

There are three great new summaries now available at Summary.com: The Power of Professionalism: The Seven Mind-Sets that Drive Performance and Build Trust by Bill Wiersma In this groundbreaking book, Wiersma outlines the seven key

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Sneak Peek at Potential Soundview Summary

The Associated Press published a story today that international telecommunications equipment manufacturer Alcatel-Lucent SA posted a lower loss in the first quarter. The reason this story is of interest to Soundview Executive Book Summaries‘ subscribers is

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Book Review: The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan

It’s difficult to discern when a term comes into widespread use. In American politics whenever there is a newly elected president, the precedent seems to be to judge his performance based on what is accomplished

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A Summary for the Era of Real-Time

As governments and economic experts sit with rapt attention watching every detail of the various struggles in the Middle East, many media outlets are rely on the constant stream of real-time updates from social technology. I

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New Soundview Review Strengthens Your Negotiating Power

The idea of negotiation is polarizing to many people. There are some individuals for whom the idea of sitting down at a bargaining table produces sweaty palms and heart palpitations. Others view negotiation as the

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Three Great NEW Soundview Summaries

Subscribers to Soundview Executive Book Summaries already received some great news this week, so I thought I’d share it with everyone else. There are three brand new summaries now available for download in any of Soundview’s eight

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Soundview Live: Learn to Avoid “Me First!” Presentations

Just wanted to send a reminder to everyone that Soundview is less than 48 hours away from the next great installment of Soundview Live, our interactive Webinar series that puts YOU in touch with today’s

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Executive Edge on Negotiating Strength

As one Soundview staffer put it the other day, “2011 is officially the Year of the Protest.” It does seem as though every day brings more and more headlines of people gathering together in an

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Book Review: Power

If you’ve ever wondered what causes some executives to rise to the top while others flounder in middle management, the latest book summarized by Soundview Executive Book Summaries offers some unique insight. In Power: Why

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Will Watson Become Predictably Irrational?

I was telling the folks here at Soundview that I spent three highly enjoyable evenings this week tuning in to watch Jeopardy: The IBM Challenge. In case you missed it, a team (or as it seemed

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