Blink: Inteligencia Intuitiva - by Malcolm Gladwell (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 296Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Decision-Making & Problem SolvingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: DebolsilloAge Range: AdultAuthor: Malcolm GladwellLanguage: Spanish About the Book Translation of: Blink: the power of thinking without thinking. Book Synopsis En este libro revolucionario, el periodista canadiense Malcolm Gladwell nos explica cómo pensamos sin pensar, de dónde proceden las decisiones que parece que tomamos en dos segundos, pero que no son tan simples como aparentan. ¿Por qué algunas personas son brillantes a la hora de decidir y otras son torpes una y otra vez? ¿Por qué algunos siguen su instinto y triunfan, mientras que otros acaban siempre dando un paso en falso? ¿Cuál es el funcionamiento real del cerebro en el trabajo, en clase, en la cocina o en la cama? ¿Y por qué las mejores decisiones suelen ser las más difíciles de explicar?Gladwell nos presenta a un psicólogo que ha aprendido a predecir si un matrimonio puede durar con sólo observarles unos minutos; a un entrenador de tenis que sabe cuándo un jugador hará doble falta antes incluso de que la raqueta toque la bola; a un experto en antigüedades que reconoce una falsificación de un solo vistazo. Este libro revela que quienes son buenos tomando decisiones no son aquellos que procesan más información o que dedican más tiempo a deliberar, sino aquellos que han perfeccionado el arte de hilar fino, de extraer los pocos factores que realmente importan a partir de una cantidad desmesurada de variables. Por medio de la neurología y la psicología, y exhibiendo todo el esplendor del que este autor es capaz, Blink: Inteligencia intuitiva cambiará tu forma de ver las decisiones que tomas. Nunca más volverás a pensar en pensar de la misma manera.ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONIn his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?. In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of blink: the election of Warren Harding; New Coke; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of thin-slicing-filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables. About the Author Malcolm Gladwell es redactor de plantilla de The New Yorker desde 1996, y todos los ensayos recogidos en Lo que vio el perro aparecieron primero en las páginas de esa revista. Es autor de tres libros: La clave del éxito; Inteligencia intuitiva: ¿por qué sabemos la verdad en dos segundos?; y Fuera de serie: Por qué unas personas tienen éxito y otras no, David y Goliat, cada uno de los cuales encabezó la lista de bestsellers de The New York Times. Antes de formar parte de The New Yorker, trabajó como reportero en The Washington Post, donde cubrió temas de negocios y ciencia y fue jefe de la oficina de Nueva York. Gladwell nació en Inglaterra, creció en la campiña de Ontario y vive ahora en Nueva York. www.gladwell.com#
How the Other Half Lives - by Jacob a Riis (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 242Genre: Freedom + Security / Law EnforcementSub-Genre: Housing & Urban DevelopmentFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Martino Fine BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jacob a RiisLanguage: English Book Synopsis 2015 Reprint of 1957 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Originally published in 1890, this is the classic indictment of slum life, written by one of the most famous reformers of the nineteenth century. "How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York" explained not only the living conditions in New York slums, but also in the sweatshops in some tenements which paid workers only a few cents a day. The book explains the plight of working children; they would work in factories and at other jobs. Some children became garment workers and newsies (newsboys). The effect was the tearing down of New York's worst tenements, sweatshops, and the reform of the city's schools. The book led to a decade of improvements in Lower East Side conditions, with sewers, garbage collection, and indoor plumbing all following soon after, thanks to public reaction. Our edition reprints the 1957 edition, without the photo illustrations done mostly by Riis himself.
The 5 Essential People Skills - (Dale Carnegie Training) by Dale Carnegie Training (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: SkillsSeries Title: Dale Carnegie TrainingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Simon & SchusterAge Range: AdultAuthor: Dale Carnegie TrainingLanguage: English About the Book "The 5 Essential People Skills" teaches how to deliver a clear message, build loyalty, and inspire creativity by demonstrating assertiveness skills. Book Synopsis From one of the most trusted and bestselling brands in business training and throughout the world, The 5 Essential People Skills shows how to deliver a message to others with power and clarity, how to build loyalty and inspire creativity by demonstrating assertiveness, and how to be assertive. Put these five essential skills to work and begin your transformation! Have you ever walked away from a conversation full of doubts and insecurities? Do you feel as if you've lost a little ground after every staff meeting? Most of us are either too passive or too aggressive in our business life, and we end up never getting the support, recognition, or respect we desire. The business leaders and trainers from Dale Carnegie Training have discovered that applying appropriate assertiveness to all your interactions is the most effective approach to creating a successful career. The 5 Essential People Skills will help you be the most positively commanding, prosperous, and inspired professional you can be. You will learn how to: - Relate to the seven major personality types- Live up to your fullest potential while achieving personal success - Create a cutting-edge business environment that delivers innovation and results - Use Carnegie's powerhouse five-part template for articulate communications that grow business- Resolve any conflict or misunderstanding by applying a handful of proven principles Once you master these powerful skills, you will be well on your way to a new level of professional and personal achievement.
5 Gears - by Steve Cockram & Jeremie Kubicek (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Personal SuccessFormat: HardcoverPublisher: WileyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Steve Cockram & Jeremie KubicekLanguage: English About the Book "Why do most people stay disconnected? And, why do some connect brilliantly? Get in Gear is meant to unleash people, to allow them to connect deeply and genuinely. It is meant to overwhelm them with piercing insights coupled with practical applications. The goal is to take a complex issue and make it simple enough for anyone to be able to change their behavior. Get in Gear positively affects the relational dynamics of those around us is through the use of powerful metaphor, relevant language, and actionable tools via 5 Gears. Everyone who reads it will come away speaking a new language, one that helps them connect deeper and more genuinely with anyone in any setting. And with these deeper connections comes deeper relationships and greater influence. Practical goodness and needed insight will change your world - at least in your family or team or just maybe within yourself! The 5 Gears: First gear represents full recharge, while second gear represents recharging or connecting with family or friends without the involvement of work. Third gear is our social gear, while fourth gear is our work gear that allows us to work hard while also multi-tasking. Fifth Gear is our full task mode that allows us to "get in the zone" without interruption. Each gear has its own purpose and place. Once you learn to use the gears consistently with those in your life, you will notice the common language that begins to form, enabling objectivity to characterize your conversation instead of the subjective judgment or condescension that becomes pervasive when each person is speaking a different "language.""-- Book Synopsis Be present, connect more effectively, all while being as productive as possible5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time teaches you to shift into the right gear at the right time so that you can grow in your relational intelligence and increase your influence. This revolutionary text introduces you to the five different gears, or mindsets, that carry you through various facets of your day. These include: First gear--when you fully rest and recharge Second gear--when you connect with family or friends without the involvement of work Third gear--when you are socializing Fourth gear--when you are working and multi-tasking Fifth gear--when you are fully focused and 'in the zone, ' working without interruption Using these gears consistently allows you to bring a new level of relational intelligence to your life that offers a competitive advantage in our task-driven world. All too often people go through life without truly connecting--and can, as a result, miss out on experiences and relationships that have the power to bring them great joy. By understanding how the five gears presented in this engaging book work, you can improve your ability to connect with the world around you. Explore why some people stay disconnected from the people and events around them, and why others always seem to have a deep connection to their friends, family, and surroundings Learn how to set triggers and markers that help you shift into the right gears at the right time, which will increase your relational dynamics and make you more productive Create positive change in the dynamics of your relationships Improve your respect and influence--and learn a sign language that, when used, can change your perspective and your world. 5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time is the perfect resource for anyone who wants to live and lead connected. From the Back Cover People around the world struggle with work/life balance. It is difficult to be productive and manage the relational dynamics of staying connected with others, while consistently recharging personally. 5 Gears came to light as Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram applied what they learned through their own experiences and their work with leaders from around the globe. It is a powerful concept that has the ability to radically change the way you live and lead. While many people focus on adding a new time management method to their lives, Kubicek and Cockram have gone to the source of conflict and created a common language that, if implemented, will decrease drama and insecurity and instill a secure confidence that people everywhere need. The leaders of GiANT Worldwide, Kubicek and Cockram share stories of successful transformation and leadership skill that will help you master the art of being present with those you lead. The 5 Gears are highly transferrable and are designed to be sticky and memorable. You will inevitably experience these results as you add your own story of what being in the right gear at the right time does to your influence and respect. Review Quotes "I think the idea of the '5 Gears' is spot on and introducing the theory to the people you live and work with will help you to gain a better understanding of each other." (Quality World, March 2016) About the Author JEREMIE KUBICEK is co-founder of GiANT Worldwide and the GiANT companies. He is a bestselling author of Making Your Leadership Come Alive and speaker to organizations throughout the world on transformational leadership, emotional intelligence, and personal growth. He currently resides in Oklahoma City with his wife and three children. STEVE COCKRAM is co-founder of GiANT Worldwide and a recognized expert on personality development, applied leadership learning and culture change with executive teams and organizations around the world. Steve is a soughtafter speaker and teacher on apprenticeship, personality development and team building. He resides in London with his wife and three children.
Retirement Reinvention - by Robin Ryan (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Personal FinanceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Penguin BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: Retirement PlanningAuthor: Robin RyanLanguage: English About the Book "More than two hundred ways to find joy in retirement. How to make new friends and social connections. Meaningful ways to give back"--Cover. Book Synopsis Retirement has changed, and America's most trusted career counselor is here to guide you through your own Retirement Reinvention"Robin Ryan is the most knowledgeable career expert in the nation today." --PBS For twenty years, Robin Ryan has been helping clients get the most out of their careers and their lives. Now, in Retirement Reinvention, she shatters the myths of retirement. The old model of retirement is changing. The majority of retirees today are seeking fun and meaningful ways to spend their time. Full of practical advice, this thought-provoking guide offers readers a path for reinventing their own retirements, including step-by-step instructions for: - Leaving an old career behind - Pinpointing interests and skills - Exploring different places to live - Defining new, satisfying opportunities - Finding meaningful ways to give back to your community - Striking the right balance between work and leisure From starting a dream business to shifting to the nonprofit sector to volunteering, Robin Ryan will help you create a plan and pivot toward a future as vital as it is truly rewarding. Review Quotes "A successful career needs a plan - a successful retirement does too. Don't put off your BEST chapter because you haven't figured out what to do. This step-by-step guide will show you a future you didn't know was possible!" --Sunny Kobe Cook, Inc. Magazine NW Woman Entrepreneur of the Year "Robin Ryan opens our hearts and minds to a world of possibilities. This is a superb, must-read guide for baby boomers who want nothing less than the best for their next act." --Henry DeVries, Forbes "Robin Ryan has dedicated her career to thinking and writing about effective solutions to career challenges, and it shows in all of her books. Retirement Reinvention continues that effort successfully, and should be a must-read for everyone approaching retirement and for the HR teams who are advising pre-retirement employees within their organizations." --Tony Lee, Vice President, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Career counselor [Robin] Ryan offers a handy and easy-to-follow guide to shaping one's future. . . .Ryan provides ideas, quizzes, lists for each topic she covers, and comforting encouragement in this valuable resource. --Publisher's Weekly [Retirement Reinvention] offers a wealth of insight and tools to help you find what best fits your lifestyle and your passion. --Margaret Larson, King 5 News (Seattle) "Robin Ryan is the leading career expert in America today." --Houston Chronicle Insightful book with inspiring stories on how to have a meaningful retirement.--NPR "Robin Ryan is America's foremost career authority." --Dallas Morning News "Robin's guidance really helps people accelerate their retirement success. --KIRO Business Radio About the Author Robin Ryan is the bestselling author of eight career books and has been a career counselor for over twenty years. Hailed by the Los Angles Times as America's top career expert, she has appeared on over 2,000 TV and Radio shows including Oprah, Dr. Phil, CNN, ABC News, Fox News, NBC Nightly News, and NPR; and has spoken to over a thousand live audiences on improving their lives and achieving greater career success. Her advice has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Business Week, Money, and Good Housekeeping. She writes a weekly column for Forbes.com. Based in Seattle, Ryan has a career counseling practice offering individual career coaching, retirement planning, and job search services to clients nationwide.
Principles of Project Finance - 2nd Edition by E R Yescombe (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 560Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: FinanceFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Academic PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: E R YescombeLanguage: English Book Synopsis The Second Edition of this best-selling introduction for practitioners uses new material and updates to describe the changing environment for project finance. Integrating recent developments in credit markets with revised insights into making project finance deals, the second edition offers a balanced view of project financing by combining legal, contractual, scheduling, and other subjects. Its emphasis on concepts and techniques makes it critical for those who want to succeed in financing large projects. With extensive cross-references and a comprehensive glossary, the Second Edition presents anew a guide to the principles and practical issues that can commonly cause difficulties in commercial and financial negotiations. Review Quotes This book provides a concise, accurate, and updated context of project finance. Not only it is a favoured reference for project entrepreneurs, financial controllers and government regulators, but it is also a highly recommended reading for students in business and civil engineering. --Shiguang Ma, University of Wollongong Yescombe's book is the best compendium of project finance concepts I know of. Principles is a detailed 'cook-book' for organizing project financings, comprehensive in its description of risks, contracts, and project participants, including sponsors, capital providers, and public and multinational institutions. --Ray Hill, Emory University This book is clear enough for the novice and comprehensive enough for the expert. It covers all areas in project finance and does so precisely. It is a must for anyone looking to get into project finance. --Alfonso Canella, Brandeis University E.R. Yescombe's new edition of Principles of Project Finance is a state-of-the-art, comprehensive overview, with detailed and balanced coverage of the economic, financial, and legal dimensions of project finance. The book is full of relevant case studies and practical advice to make project financing work in the post-financial crisis environment. --John S. Strong, College of William and Mary
Bums on Seats - by Natasa Denman & Francesca Moi (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 194Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: EntrepreneurshipFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Ultimate 48 Hour AuthorAge Range: AdultAuthor: Natasa Denman & Francesca MoiLanguage: English About the Book Are you sick of working one on one and want to leverage you time via events? Is your biggest fear around running events 'Will anyone show up?' Are you ready to step up and reach a wider audience that needs to hear your message? Book Synopsis Are you sick of working one on one and want to leverage you time via events? Is your biggest fear around running events 'Will anyone show up?' Are you ready to step up and reach a wider audience that needs to hear your message? Getting 'Bums on Seats' is the single biggest challenge in running events. In a world that is turning more and more to online solutions, this has increased the level of difficulty to get people into seminar rooms. Once you know how to do it successfully, you can easily profit from events and leverage your time to reach those far and wide. Natasa & Francesca run successful seminar based businesses for the public market and continue to consistently fill their rooms full of their ideal clients. Their system is simple - 80% of the time you focus on Promoting and 20% on Preparing and Profiting from your efforts. The strategies and secrets they share in this book are relevant to todays fast paced world and most are low or no cost to execute. Lets get you some Bums on Seats! Are you sick of working one on one and want to leverage you time via events? Is your biggest fear around running events 'Will anyone show up?' Are you ready to step up and reach a wider audience that needs to hear your message? Getting 'Bums on Seats' is the single biggest challenge in running events. In a world that is turning more and more to online solutions, this has increased the level of difficulty to get people into seminar rooms. Once you know how to do it successfully, you can easily profit from events and leverage your time to reach those far and wide. Natasa & Francesca run successful seminar based businesses for the public market and continue to consistently fill their rooms full of their ideal clients. Their system is simple - 80% of the time you focus on Promoting and 20% on Preparing and Profiting from your efforts. The strategies and secrets they share in this book are relevant to todays fast paced world and most are low or no cost to execute. Lets get you some Bums on Seats! Review Quotes Janja Bojanic Founder of Business Jumpstart Meetup I have never met anyone else with such authenticity who provides the value that these two women do with what they offer and I can't wait to benefit from their powerful collaboration. They stand out from the rest and if you want to learn how to as well then you can't afford to miss out on their combined experience, knowledge and contagious energy! Mell Balment Founder Dating with Kizmet The thought of these 2 collaborating gives me goose bumps. Lives WILL be changed! If you're looking for answers, these ladies have them in truck loads. Their energy will motivate, their knowledge will blow you away and their hearts will leave you feeling fuzzy and full of self belief that you WILL take action and create magic for yourself. Anna Petrarca Leader, Mentor, Educator & Coach Natasa and Francesca are the most passionate, fun loving, heart centred, inspiring entrepreneurial pair I have ever had the pleasure of connecting with. Anita Bentata Author, Speaker, DV Specialist, Educator, Psychotherapist Natasa and Francesca have been a rare find. They are fresh, real, fun, genuine, and loaded with practical and successful steps and tools. They walk the talk and model heart centred business with feet firmly planted. Linda Chaousis Author, Speaker, Teacher, Mentor Linda Chaousis International They are my two main 'go to' people for my business and the real deal with loads of success behind them to prove it. I love their energy, passion and genuineness. You can't help but be motivated, excited and encouraged when you are around them on and off line!
Console Wars - by Blake J Harris (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 576Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Corporate & Business HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dey Street BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Blake J HarrisLanguage: English About the Book "In the tradition of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball, a behind-the-scenes business thriller about how the small, scrappy Sega, led by one unlikely visionary, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and changed the face of entertainment"-- Book Synopsis Now a documentary on CBS All Access. Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars--a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry. In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video game industry. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But that would all change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a man who knew nothing about videogames and everything about fighting uphill battles. His unconventional tactics, combined with the blood, sweat and bold ideas of his renegade employees, transformed Sega and eventually led to a ruthless David-and-Goliath showdown with rival Nintendo.The battle was vicious, relentless, and highly profitable, eventually sparking a global corporate war that would be fought on several fronts: from living rooms and schoolyards to boardrooms and Congress. It was a once-in-a-lifetime, no-holds-barred conflict that pitted brother against brother, kid against adult, Sonic against Mario, and the US against Japan.Based on over two hundred interviews with former Sega and Nintendo employees, Console Wars is the underdog tale of how Kalinske miraculously turned an industry punchline into a market leader. It's the story of how a humble family man, with an extraordinary imagination and a gift for turning problems into competitive advantages, inspired a team of underdogs to slay a giant and, as a result, birth a $60 billion dollar industry.A best book of the year: NPR, Slate, Publishers Weekly, Goodreads From the Back Cover Named a "Best Book of the Year" by NPR, Slate, Publishers Weekly, and GoodreadsIt was a once-in-a-lifetime battle that pitted brother against brother, kid against adult, Sonic against Mario, and the United States against Japan. . . .In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the videogame industry. Sega was a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But all that would change with the arrival of former Mattel executive Tom Kalinske. His unconventional tactics, combined with the blood, sweat, and bold ideas of his renegade employees, completely transformed Sega and led to a ruthless David-and-Goliath showdown with Nintendo. But Sega's success would create many new enemies and make Nintendo stronger than ever.Blake J. Harris brings into focus the warriors, the strategies, and the battles and explores how they transformed popular culture forever. Ultimately, Console Wars is the story of how a humble family man, with an extraordinary imagination and a gift for turning problems into competitive advantages, inspired a team of underdogs to slay a giant and, as a result, give birth to a sixty-billion-dollar industry. Review Quotes A riveting story full of colorful characters... a fascinating, illuminating history... an essential read.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)A highly entertaining behind-the-scenes thriller.--Kirkus ReviewsFast, fluid, and startingly accessible.--Entertainment WeeklyLike the pixels that together create a larger picture, Harris presents the various elements of the business in vivid color...remarkably detailed and fast paced.--BooklistA fast-paced page-turner...it's exciting to finally get a no-holds-barred account of a history that has largely been kept secret from the public eye.--WiredIt's far and away one of the best non-fiction books I've ever read.--ForbesA must-read. Period.--IGN
The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding - by Al Ries & Laura Ries (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 272Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Advertising & PromotionFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harper BusinessAge Range: AdultAuthor: Al Ries & Laura RiesLanguage: English About the Book Smart and accessible, this is the definitive text on branding, pairing anecdotes from some of the best brands in the world, like Rolex, Volvo, and Heineken with the signature savvy of marketing gurus Al and Laura Ries, making this the essential primer on building a category-dominating, world-class brand. Illustrations. Book Synopsis This marketing classic has been expanded to include new commentary, new illustrations, and a bonus book: The 11 Immutable Laws of Internet BrandingSmart and accessible, The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding is the definitive text on branding, pairing anecdotes about some of the best brands in the world, like Rolex, Volvo, and Heineken, with the signature savvy of marketing gurus Al and Laura Ries. Combining The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding and The 11 Immutable Laws of Internet Branding, this book proclaims that the only way to stand out in today's marketplace is to build your product or service into a brand--and provides the step-by-step instructions you need to do so.The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding also tackles one of the most challenging marketing problems today: branding on the Web. The Rieses divulge the controversial and counterintuitive strategies and secrets that both small and large companies have used to establish internet brands. The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding is the essential primer on building a category-dominating, world-class brand. Review Quotes "Al Ries demonstrates that marketers need two skills: building a brand and keeping it alive. Through stellar company profiles and keen insights, this book will show them how."----Philip Kotler, Professor of International Marketing, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University"Anyone looking to market their comapay successfully has to read The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding."----Patrick M. Sullivan, CEO, SalesLogix"If you want to...lasso consumers and burn brand identity into their minds, read this book."----Advertising Annual 1999"Indispensable to anyone seeking to build a business into a recognized brand."----Philip J. Romano, CEO, Romano Enterprises"Provides a worthwhile addition to the branding library. This book's worth buying."----Atlanta Business Chronicle
Don't Just Roll the Dice - A Usefully Short Guide to Software Pricing - by Neil Davidson (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 84Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: MarketingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Red Gate BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Neil DavidsonLanguage: English Book Synopsis How do you price your software? Is it art, science or magic? How much attention should you pay to your competitors? This short handbook will provide you with the theory, practical advice and case studies you need to stop yourself from reaching for the dice. Table of Contents Chapter 01: Some - but not too much - Economics Chapter 02: Pricing Psychology: What is your product worth? Chapter 03: Pricing Pitfalls Chapter 04: Advanced Pricing Chapter 05: What your price says about you (and how to change it) Why read this book? "At Business of Software 2007 Michael Pryor held an impromptu session on how to price your software. So many people turned up, and so many people kept on arriving, that by the time they'd introduced themselves there was no time left to talk about software pricing. I've had similar experiences; in fact, "How do I price my software?" is probably the most common question I'm asked by software entrepreneurs and product managers. This handbook is an attempt to answer that question." Neil Davidson, Author. About the Author Neil Davidson is co-founder and joint CEO of Red Gate Software. Red Gate was founded in 1999 and now employs some 150 people. It was Cambridge News business of the year in 2006 and has been in the Sunday Times top 100 companies to work for three years running. It was founded with no VC money and little debt. Neil is also founder of the annual Business of Software conference and runs the Business of Software social network.
Kicking Awaythe Ladder - by Ha-Joon Chang (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 196Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Economic HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Anthem PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Ha-Joon ChangLanguage: English About the Book Exposes the attempts by developed countries to 'kick away the ladder' from developing countries trying to join the economic elite. Book Synopsis How did the rich countries really become rich? In this provocative study, Ha-Joon Chang examines the great pressure on developing countries from the developed world to adopt certain 'good policies' and 'good institutions', seen today as necessary for economic development. His conclusions are compelling and disturbing: that developed countries are attempting to 'kick away the ladder' with which they have climbed to the top, thereby preventing developing countries from adopting policies and institutions that they themselves have used. From the Back Cover 'The most important book about the world economy to be published in years.' Prospect 'This book is a joy: a fantastically useful teaching aid... a very necessary historical conscience in an age of amnesia.' The Business Economist 'A provocative critique of mainstream economists' sermons directed to developing countries... It demands attention.' Charles Kindleberger, Emeritus Professor of Economics, MIT 'A scholarly tour-de-force... essential reading for industrial policy-makers in the twenty-first century.' Lance Taylor, Professor of Economics, New School University '...a lively, knowledgeable and original contribution to international political economy.' John Toye, Professor of Economics, University of Oxford '...an original and immensely valuable contribution to current debates on development.' Peter Evans, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley How did the rich countries really become rich? In this provocative study, Ha-Joon Chang examines the great pressure on developing countries from the developed world to adopt certain 'good policies' and 'good institutions', seen today as necessary for economic development. Adopting an historical approach, Dr Chang finds that the economic evolution of now-developed countries differed dramatically from the procedures that they now recommend to poorer nations. His conclusions are compelling and disturbing: that developed countries are attempting to 'kick away the ladder' by which they have climbed to the top, thereby preventing developing countries from adopting policies and institutions that they themselves used. Review Quotes 'Highly relevant to today's debates about the role of policies and institutions in development as well as the role of government in general... It is a great contribution, not least for its historical approach, and will continue to influence the debate on development.' --Seb Bytyçi, 'ID: International Dialogue, A Multidisciplinary Journal of World Affairs''The most important book about the world economy to be published in years.' --'Prospect''This book is a joy: a fantastically useful teaching aid...a very necessary historical conscience in an age of amnesia.' --'The Business Economist''This is an intriguing book that raises important issues. Recommended.' --J. M. Nowakowski, Muskingum College, in 'Choice' About the Author Ha-Joon Chang teaches at the Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge.
A Manager's Guide to the New World of Work - (Digital Future of Management) (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 224Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Management ScienceSeries Title: Digital Future of ManagementFormat: PaperbackPublisher: MIT PressAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "This volume examines the micro and macro components of today's companies, from people up to organizations, and the roles and strategies that enable smooth transitions and successful collaboration"-- Book Synopsis Insights from organizations that are navigating the novel challenges of the digital workplace.How can technology and analytics help companies manage people? Why do teams working remotely still need leaders? When should organizations use digital assessment tools for gauging talent and potential? This book from MIT Sloan Management Review answers questions managers are only beginning to ask, presenting insights and stories from organizations navigating the novel challenges of the digital workplace. Experts from business and academia describe what's worked, what's failed, and what they've learned in the new world of work. They look at strategies that organizations use to help managers and employees adapt to the fast-changing digital environment, from the benefits of wool-gathering to the use of anonymous chats; examine digital tools for collaboration, including interactive spreadsheets and analytics that increase transparency; and discuss such "big-picture" trends as expanded notions of value and new frontiers in upskilling. A detailed case study, produced by MIT Sloan Management Review in collaboration with McKinsey & Company, explores how IBM reimagined talent and performance management with the goal of increasing employee engagement.ContributorsSteve Berez, Ethan Bernstein, Josh Bersin, Matthew Bidwell, Ryan Bonnici, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Rob Cross, Chris DeBrusk, Federica De Stefano, Thomas H. Davenport, Angela Duckworth, Ken Favaro, Lynda Gratton, Peter Gray, Lindred Greer, John Hagel III, Manish Jhunjhunwala, David Kiron, Frieda Klotz, David Lazer, Massimo Magni, Likoebe Maruping, Kelly Monahan, Will Poindexter, Reb Rebele, Adam Roseman, Michael Schrage, Jeff Schwartz, Jesse Shore, Brian SolisBarbara Spindel, Anna A. Tavis, Adam Waytz, David Waller, Maggie Wooll
The Value of Everything - by Mariana Mazzucato (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 384Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: EconomicsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: PublicAffairsAge Range: AdultBook theme: MacroeconomicsAuthor: Mariana MazzucatoLanguage: English About the Book Examines "the way in which economic value has been accounted and [posits that] economic theory has failed to clearly delineate the difference between value creation and value extraction. Mariana Mazzucato argues that the increasingly blurry distinction between the two categories has allowed certain actors in the economy to portray themselves as value creators, while in reality they are just moving around existing value or, even worse, destroying it"--Dust jacket flap. Book Synopsis Modern economies reward activities that extract value rather than create it. This must change to ensure a capitalism that works for us all. Shortlisted for the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award A scathing indictment of our current global financial system, The Value of Everything rigorously scrutinizes the way in which economic value has been accounted and reveals how economic theory has failed to clearly delineate the difference between value creation and value extraction. Mariana Mazzucato argues that the increasingly blurry distinction between the two categories has allowed certain actors in the economy to portray themselves as value creators, while in reality they are just moving around existing value or, even worse, destroying it. The book uses case studies-from Silicon Valley to the financial sector to big pharma-to show how the foggy notions of value create confusion between rents and profits, reward extractors and creators, and distort the measurements of growth and GDP. In the process, innovation suffers and inequality rises. The lesson here is urgent and sobering: to rescue our economy from the next inevitable crisis and to foster long-term economic growth, we will need to rethink capitalism, rethink the role of public policy and the importance of the public sector, and redefine how we measure value in our society. Review Quotes A finalist for the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award[Mazzucato's] passionate call to empower policymakers to understand that the state's role is not secondary to the private sector is infectious.--PROSPECTA fresh look at the meaning of value to the economy...This organized and easy-to-read book will appeal to curious readers as well as those interested in economics, investing, and public policy.--BooklistA fundamental re-think of what constitutes real value in the economy.--StephenDenning, Forbes.comA stimulating analysis of the underlying causes of inequality and growth which forces us to confront long-held beliefs about how economies work and who benefits--Martin Wolf, Financial Times Mariana Mazzucato offers an exposé of how value extractors and rent-seekers have been masquerading as value creators in the global economy. And, furthermore, how the conventional wisdom has indulged them in this. --Fran Boait for ProspectMariana Mazzucato's insights into the current state of the economy, and how to think differently about it, are essential. Her new book, The Value of Everything, is outstanding.--Tim O'Reilly, author of WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to UsMazzucato is fast emerging as one of the world's leading public intellectuals... [she] has offered the left a positive vision of growth based on innovation and profit-sharing, rather than sterile and counter-productive analysis based on the politics of resentment and expropriation.--SPECTATORMazzucato sides with the actual makers, those who struggle in an economy tilted in favor of the ultrawealthy... she expresses specific incredulity about the banking sector's self-serving statements about wealth creation... She is especially eloquent when commenting on arrogant tech-giant billionaires such as Peter Thiel, who claims that his wealth accumulation occurred in spite of, rather than because of, government presence.--KIRKUSREVIEWSMazzucato's mission is to overturn the now dominant neoclassical theory of value.--George Eaton for New StatesmanMazzucato's trenchant analysis is a compelling call to reinvent value as a key concept to help us achieve the world we all want.--NATURE About the Author Mariana Mazzucato is professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL), where she directs the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. She is the winner of the 2014 New Statesman SPERI Prize for Political Economy, the 2015 Hans-Matthö-Preis, and the 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. She was named as one of the three most important thinkers about innovation by the New Republic. She advises global policy makers on innovation-driven inclusive growth and is Special Advisor to the EU commissioner for research, science and innovation. She is a coeditor of Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth and the author of the award-winning The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths.
Just Business - 4th Edition by Elaine Sternberg (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 326Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Business EthicsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Phronimos PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Elaine SternbergLanguage: English About the Book The only philosophically rigorous, free-market analysis of business ethics, Just Business shows how maximizing owner value can be fully ethical. Innovative, accessible and global in scope, its powerful Ethical Decision Model can be used to resolve ethical problems of business and corporate governance in all their actual complexity and variety. Book Synopsis Just Business: Business Ethics in Action introduces conceptual clarity to business ethics, and provides systematic, jargon-free arguments for rebutting unethical demands on business. Just Business argues that business can be true to its definitive objective of maximizing long-term owner value, and still be fully ethical. Combining business realism with analytical rigor, Just Business offers an Ethical Decision Model that is globally applicable, and can be used to manage businesses' ethical problems in all their real-life complexity and variety. Even more significantly, Just Business provides a powerful explanatory framework that unifies and justifies its answers.Just Business offers detailed analyses of common concerns in business ethics and corporate governance, including 'If it's good for the business, can it really be ethical?', accountability, audits, bribery, buyouts, codes of conduct, competition, conflicts of interest, consultation, directors' responsibilities, dividends, executive pay, fairness, fiduciary responsibility, financial reporting, hiring and firing, honesty, insider trading, mixed motives, remuneration, restructuring, shareholder responsibilities, 'short-termism', takeovers, and whistle-blowing.Unlike most books on business ethics, Just Business does not apply incoherent philosophical doctrines to misunderstood business practice. Nor is it a collection of anecdotal examples or a set of ad hoc responses to isolated questions. Rather, Just Business offers a systematic, reasoned argument grounded in Aristotelian realism about what constitutes ethical conduct for business. Just Business demonstrates that when properly understood, business ethics is not an extraneous anti-business option: it is a rigorous, analytical business tool.Just Business's understanding of business derives from direct, practical experience of doing business in the 'real world'. It is intended for, and should be easily accessible to, active business stakeholders and formulators of public policy as well as academic philosophers. Now in its fourth edition, Just Business is essential reading for students of business, ethics, law, economics, and public policy, and can benefit everyone who has dealings with business, whether as employees or customers, lenders or investors, regulators or free-marketeers.Financial Times: "...a new book on business ethics that has something valuable to say is ... a rare event ... worth celebrating.... companies would be more profitable, the gross national product higher, and standards of behaviour better in a country where every manager read Just Business and took it to heart."Philosophical Quarterly: "Just Business is clear, readable and witty... it may become a standard text before long... deserves to be read by everyone with an interest in business ethics, whether teacher, student or business professional."The Independent: "Just Business is closely argued, logical and well written."Business Ethics: A European Review: "Much is gained by the book's carefully reasoned, clear approach to ethical issues."South China Morning Post: " ...very important... clear... logical... cogent... a first-class work. ...this book should be read by the officers, managers and owners of every major corporation..." Review Quotes Financial Times: "The arrival of a new book on business ethics that has something valuable to say is such a rare event as to be worth celebrating.... The volume in question is Just Business... Just Business explains many business issues usually shrouded in mysticism and emotive language. ...companies would be more profitable, the gross national product higher, and standards of behaviour better in a country where every manager read Just Business and took it to heart."Management Today: "...this is an interesting book which deals with difficult and important questions... I was won over by its intelligence and questions..." Business Ethics: A European Review: "Much is gained by the book's carefully reasoned, clear approach to ethical issues."Philosophical Quarterly: "Just Business is clear, readable and witty... it may become a standard text before long... deserves to be read by everyone with an interest in business ethics, whether teacher, student or business professional."Business Executive: "This book breaks new ground in ... business ethics... providing substantive answers to basic questions..."Company Secretary: "...a very important book... clear and logical... cogent... a first-class work... this book should be read by the officers, managers and owners of every major corporation..."The Independent: "Just Business is closely argued, logical and well written."The Observer: "...almost alarmingly trenchant... A most effective statement... which will make sense to all political sides -- though they may not be equally grateful."South China Morning Post: " ...very important ...clear...logical...cogent... a first-class work. ...this book should be read by the officers, managers and owners of every major corporation...Amazon.com: (5/5 stars): "We at getAbstract.com recommend this book as a seminal introduction to ethical decision making for business men and women that should be read by all and referred to often."
The Warren Buffett Portfolio - (Mastering the Power of the Focus Investment Strategy) by Robert G Hagstrom (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Personal FinanceSeries Title: Mastering the Power of the Focus Investment StrategyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: WileyAge Range: AdultBook theme: InvestingAuthor: Robert G HagstromLanguage: English About the Book In a follow-up to his bestselling "The Warren Buffet Way", Hagstrom explores focus investing, the next wave of investment strategy. Using this technique, the author shows readers how to identify lucrative companies and manage investments synergistically. Book Synopsis Der Fortsetzungstitel zu The Warren Buffett Way vom gleichen Autor. Hagstrom gilt in der Investmentbranche als ausgezeichneter Analytiker, der zudem die Fahigkeit besitzt, komplizierte Sachverhalte einfach und verstandlich zu vermittlen. Das Kernthema des Buches hei't Focus Investing. Hagstrom erklart anschaulich, was man unter 'Focus Investing' versteht, wie diese Anlagestrategie funktioniert, und wie jeder Anleger sie nutzen kann. Daruber hinaus demonstriert er, wie Buffett seine Aktien zu einem 'Focus Portfolio' zusammenstellt, und warum diese Methode fur Buffetts au?ergewohnliche Gewinne ebenso entscheidend ist, wie die Auswahl der einzelnen Aktienwerte. Auch diese Technik, die hervorragende Ergebnisse verspricht, wird genau erlautert. Hagstrom beschreibt Philosophie und Strategien des Focus Investing ausfuhrlich und zeigt, wie man sie in die Praxis umsetzt. Dabei greift er auf den gro?en Erfahrungsschatz einer Reihe von Experten zuruck, wie z.B. Warren Buffett, John Maynard Keynes, Philip Fisher, Bill Ruane, Lou Simpson und Charlie Munger. From the Back Cover Praise for THE WARREN BUFFETT PORTFOLIO THE EXTRAORDINARY FOLLOW-UP TO "THE MOST IMPORTANT STOCK BOOK OF THE 1990s."--KENNETH L. FISHER, Forbes "This is an outstanding investment book and an important one. In The Warren Buffett Way, Robert Hagstrom explained how Warren Buffett invests. In The Warren Buffett Portfolio, he explains how you can become a better investor. Studied carefully and taken to heart, the principles and methods covered in this book will profit the novice and professional alike. A rare achievement."--BILL MILLER, President, Legg Mason Fund Advisor, Inc., and Morningstar's 1998 Domestic Equity Fund Manager of the Year "Thank you, Robert Hagstrom, for the finely honed thinking, the clear writing and the simple strategies that help all of us be more successful at one of life's most intriguing and intimidating tasks: investing our money."--JANET LOWE, Author, Warren Buffett Speaks and The Rediscovered Benjamin Graham "Does your favorite mutual fund own too many stocks for its own good? Do fewer stocks produce happier returns? Hagstrom makes a persuasive and provocative case."--JOHN ROTHCHILD, Author, The Bear Book: Survive and Profit in Ferocious Markets "One of the top 10 investing books of the year 1999."--HARRY EDWARDS, Business Editor, amazon.com Please visit our Web site at www.wileyfinance.com About the Author ROBERT G. HAGSTROM is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Warren Buffett Way and The NASCAR Way: The Business That Drives the Sport. Hagstrom is Senior Vice President and Director of Legg Mason Focus Trust Mutual Fund.
The Spender's Guide to Debt-Free Living - by Anna Newell Jones (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Personal FinanceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: William Morrow & CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: Money ManagementAuthor: Anna Newell JonesLanguage: English About the Book "Takes readers through a ... step-by-step plan on how to do a spending fast and get out of debt, including creating a personalized Debt-Free Life Pledge, understanding where your money is going when you're in debt--and where it will come from to pay it off--learning why putting money into a savings account before (or while) paying off debt may not be the best idea for you, finding additional income sources and generating side gigs, [and] re-integrating spending into your life once you're out of debt, so that you stay out of debt"--Amazon.com. Book Synopsis Popular blogger Anna Newell Jones of AndThenWeSaved.com delivers this self-help manifesto that reveals how a spending fast will help you get on the road to living debt-free.In 2009, young photographer Anna Newell Jones was rapidly suffocating under the weight of too much debt. An inveterate "spender," she was in way over her head, to the tune of almost $24,000. She knew her debt was only going to get worse if she didn't take action, but she didn't know where to look for help. On a whim, Anna decided to go on a spending fast--an idea she heard in passing but knew little about. Creating her own method, she learned what worked and what didn't and wrote about it on her blog, AndThenWeSaved.com. Amazingly, Anna was able to eliminate all $23,605.10 of her debt in only 15 months! She was interviewed in Forbes, Self, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and the Chicago Tribune.Anna's journey inspired people and showed them that they too could change the way they dealt with their own money woes. The Spender's Guide To Debt-Free Living takes readers through a detailed step-by-step plan on how to do a Spending Fast and get out of debt, including: Creating a personalized Debt-Free Life Pledge.Understanding where your money is going when you're in debt, and where it will come from to pay it off.Learning why putting money into a savings account before (or while) paying off debt may not be the best idea for you.Finding additional income sources and generating side gigs.Re-integrating spending into your life once you're out of debt, so that you stay out of debt.Filled with do-it-yourself ideas, insight from experts, and tons of motivational tips and real-life practical advice, The Spender's Guide to Debt-Free Living proves that you don't have to win the lottery or get a new job to change your life. From the Back Cover An inveterate spender, Anna Newell Jones was desperate to end the cycle of overspending, debt, and shame. On a whim, Anna decided to go on a Spending Fast--an idea she'd heard in passing but knew little about. Creating her own method to pay down her debt, she learned what worked and what didn't and wrote about it on her blog, AndThenWeSaved.com. Amazingly, Anna was able to eliminate all $23,605.10 of her debt in a mere fifteen months--while making only $33,000 a year! Anna's journey has inspired people and shown them that they too can change the way they deal with their own money woes. The Spender's Guide to Debt-Free Living takes readers through a detailed step-by-step plan for their own Spending Fasts, including: Creating a personalized Get Out of Debt Pledge. - Mastering Needs-Only spending. Finding additional income sources and generating side gigs. Learning techniques to handle difficult categories such as clothes, groceries, and social situations. Dealing with slip-ups and recommitting to debt reduction. Reintegrating spending into your life once you're out of debt--so that you stay out of debt.Filled with do-it-yourself ideas, insight from experts, and tons of motivational tips and real-life practical advice, The Spender's Guide to Debt-Free Living proves that you don't have to win the lottery or land a high-paying new job to change your life. Review Quotes "After accumulating over $23,000 in debt, ...Jones...commits to a yearlong "spending fast"...Following 15 months of extreme thrift...she successfully regains financial freedom... Through a light, youthful tone and nontechnical language, this book offers a back-to-basics guide for those in need of debt-relief strategies."--Library Journal"Charming and authentic...What began as a personal challenge...turned into an unexpected journey of radical self-discovery and personal reinvention...If you're looking for a thoughtful gift for recent college grads or newlyweds, this is definitely one book worth considering."--Better Investing Magazine
Ruling the Waves - by Debora L Spar (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 416Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: EntrepreneurshipFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mariner BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Debora L SparLanguage: English About the Book Beginning with the development of the compass, "Ruling the Waves" examines a series of technological revolutions that promised, in their time, to transform the world's politics and business. Book Synopsis Beginning with the development of the compass, Ruling the Waves examines a series of technological revolutions that promised, in their time, to transform the world's politics and business. With Debora Spar's gifted storytelling, each chapter reads like an adventure tale as she recounts the histories of the printing press and maps; of the telegraph, radio, and satellite television; of software, encryption, and the advent of digital music. At each of these junctures Spar suggests that invention led to both a wave of commerce and of chaos. Entrepreneurs such as Samuel Morse and Rupert Murdoch carved new markets from the emerging technology and proclaimed that the old rules no longer applied. And for a while, they were right. But eventually--and inevitably--even cowboys need rules: rules of property, rules of coordination, rules of competition. The erstwhile pioneers thus turn to government, lobbying for order and setting the stage for the next wave of discovery. A fascinating history of business, Ruling the Waves is also an original, thought-provoking analysis of the parallels between past innovations and inventions and our own tumultuous times. Review Quotes PRAISE FOR RULING THE WAVES [An] intriguing and well-crafted new book . . . Truly illuminating.--The Washington Post Book World Engaging capsule histories of the growth and eventual control of (maritime) piracy, independent radio broadcasting, encryption, and use of the Internet.--USA Today A beautifully written book . . . Spar puts cyberspace in its place.--The Economist
Building the Future - by Amy Edmondson & Susan Salter Reynolds (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: LeadershipFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Berrett-Koehler PublishersAge Range: AdultAuthor: Amy Edmondson & Susan Salter ReynoldsLanguage: English Book Synopsis Building the Future Machiavelli famously wrote, "There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things." That's what this book is about--innovation far more audacious than a new way to find a restaurant or a smart phone you can wear on your wrist. Amy C. Edmondson and Susan Salter Reynolds explore large-scale systemic innovation that calls for "big teaming" intense collaboration between professions and industries with completely different mindsets. This demands leadership combining an expansive vision with deliberative incremental action--not an easy balance. To explore the kind of leadership required to build the future we need, Edmondson and Reynolds tell the story of Living PlanIT. This award-winning "smart city" start-up was launched with a breathtakingly ambitious goal: creating a showcase high-tech city from scratch to pilot its software--quite literally setting out to build the future. This meant a joint effort spanning a truly disparate group of software entrepreneurs, real estate developers, city government officials, architects, construction companies, and technology corporations. By taking a close look at the work, norms, and values in each of these professional domains, we gain new insight into why teaming across fields is so challenging. And we get to know Living PlanIT's leaders, following them and their partners through cycles of hope, exhaustion, disillusionment, pragmatism, and renewal. There are powerful lessons here for anyone, in any industry, seeking to drive audacious innovation. Review Quotes "Building the Future provides a rare inside look at how a start-up company takes on the world and copes with numerous challenges along the way. Go it alone or partner? Keep the bold goal or go for small wins? Seize other opportunities in technology or stick with the smart-cities plan? Edmondson and Reynolds present thought-provoking lessons for those who want to dream big and need big teaming to get the work done." --Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, and bestselling author of Confidence and Move "This unique book by a brilliant researcher and a veteran journalist not only illuminates the problems of large-scale innovation for a sustainable future but, in the process, teaches us about industry cultures, leadership, and the massive problems of collaboration in an increasingly complex multicultural world." --Edgar Schein, Professor Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management, and author of Helping, Humble Inquiry, and Humble Consulting "Building the Future just may be one of the most important innovation books ever written. It explores how to build and spread a bold vision of the future--how to turn an audacious innovation into reality by bringing together people with different skills and beliefs (even if they have ignored or despised each other in the past). And best of all, Edmondson and Reynolds offer a way for tenacious leaders and teams to use small actions to slowly build big, bold innovations--including better companies, industries, and cities." --Robert Sutton, Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and coauthor of Scaling Up Excellence "This book provides an entirely new way of looking at how teaming can--and will--help us create a new world!" --Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World and New York Times bestselling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There, Mojo, and Triggers "Given rush hour and all the many other failures produced by urban evolution, one has to feel that planning and engineering better cities is at the very least an effort worth attempting. This book--exhaustively researched and written with unusual clarity--constitutes a map of the impediments and possibilities. It is also a fascinating case study of technological adventure." --Tracy Kidder, author of The Soul of a New Machine, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award "City building may be the most important challenge of the 21st century, and it is a challenge that needs entrepreneurial brilliance as much as engineering. Edmondson and Reynolds provide an engaging glimpse at innovators--such as Living PlanIT and Quintain Construction--who are changing our urban world. This thoughtful book is full of managerial wisdom and urban insight. " --Edward Glaeser, Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University, and author of Triumph of the City "Building the Future is a remarkable book. It introduces readers to the cross-industry teaming that's needed to build the cities of tomorrow and offers an urgent reminder that technology alone can't solve global problems--cooperation, ingenuity, and empathy are needed to innovate on a grand stage. A must-read for anyone interested in the future of business or the future of the planet." --Douglas Stone, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School, and coauthor of Difficult Conversations and Thanks for the Feedback "Every start-up wants to change the world and disrupt an industry or two along the way. But what happens when you don't? Edmondson and Reynolds glean important lessons from the story of one such company grappling with the biggest challenge of our time: building more sustainable cities. Their inside account of setbacks and brushes with failure has more to teach us than any just-so stories of success." --Greg Lindsay, coauthor of Aerotropolis and Senior Fellow, New Cities Foundation "What we witness in this thoughtful and compelling study is one of the heroic battles that are being enacted across the globe as visionary, fleet-footed technology start-ups collide with big business and the politics of government. As the urbanization of the planet gathers pace and governments grapple with the fateful consequences, can technology support a better future for our cities? Building the Future follows a small start-up business that believes it can and examines the leadership demands of ambition on this scale." --Andrew Comer, Partner and Director of the Cities Group, BuroHappold Engineering "Get ready. What you are about to read is unlike anything you've read before on innovation, teams, the built environment, or even leadership. Edmondson and Reynolds--a world-class academic and journalist--have joined forces to explore, document, and understand how complex innovation actually unfolds and the leadership required for its success. Based on multiyear observations of an entrepreneurial effort to build a smart, green city, Building the Future brings the challenges of the future into the present so we can see what it will take to create a world that works for all of us." --Diana McLain Smith, author of The Elephant in the Room About the Author Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School. She is the author of Teaming to Innovate, Teaming, and A Fuller Explanation, along with over seventy articles on leadership, teams, innovation, and organizational learning. She has received many awards, including the Accenture Award for significant contribution to improving the practice of management. Susan Salter Reynolds is a former Los Angeles Times features writer and columnist. For twenty-three years, she covered thought leaders, cultural trends, and controversial issues and continues to write for a variety of magazines and newspapers, including the Daily Beast, Newsday, Los Angeles Magazine, and others.
Economics for Dummies, 3rd Edition - (For Dummies) by Sean Masaki Flynn (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 432Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: EconomicsSeries Title: For DummiesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: For DummiesAge Range: AdultBook theme: MacroeconomicsAuthor: Sean Masaki FlynnLanguage: English About the Book Presents an introduction to economics that covers both microeconomics and macroeconomics, discussing such topics as inflation, recessions, competition, supply and demand, monopolies, and free markets. Book Synopsis Understand the science of wealth and prosperity Find FREE quizzes for every chapter online Learn about good markets, bad monopolies, and inflation Decode budget deficits and trade gains This book gives you everything you need to understand our rapidly evolving economy--as well as the economic fundamentals that never change. What's the best way to fight poverty? How can governments spur employment and wage growth? What can be done to protect endangered species and the environment? This book explains the answers to those questions--and many more--in plain English. Inside... Get the fascinating scoop on behavioral economics Understand the model of supply and demand See how governments use monetary and fiscal policy to fight recessions Discover game theory and the secrets of cooperation From the Back Cover Find FREE quizzes for every chapter online Learn about good markets, bad monopolies, and inflation Decode budget deficits and trade gains Understand the science of wealth and prosperity This book gives you everything you need to understand our rapidly evolving economy--as well as the economic fundamentals that never change. What's the best way to fight poverty? How can governments spur employment and wage growth? What can be done to protect endangered species and the environment? This book explains the answers to those questions--and many more--in plain English. Inside... Get the fascinating scoop on behavioral economics Understand the model of supply and demand See how governments use monetary and fiscal policy to fight recessions Discover game theory and the secrets of cooperation About the Author Sean Flynn, PhD, is an associate professor of economics at Scripps College in Claremont, California. A specialist in behavioral economics, Dr. Flynn has provided economic commentary for numerous news outlets, including NPR, ABC, FOX Business, and Forbes.
HR Rising!! - by Steve Browne (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 210Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Human Resources & Personnel ManagementFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Society for Human Resource ManagementAge Range: AdultAuthor: Steve BrowneLanguage: English About the Book "A much-anticipated follow up to the SHRM best-seller HR on Purposes! HR thought leader and popular blooger Steve Browne delivers fresh insights for fostering collaboration, building relationships, and bujilding trust in the workplace. His practical advice for HR professional will help the harness their powerful influence to elad their careers and their organiztaions ghrough the new decoade and beyond"-- Book Synopsis Featuring fresh insights on fostering collaboration, developing credibility, and building trust, the bestselling author of HR on Purpose!! shows us what a powerful global force the HR profession can be for bringing about meaningful change in the workplace, and challenges practitioners to examine what HR is really doing to improve our organizations, our people, and ourselves. About the Author An accomplished speaker, writer, and thought leader on Human Resource Management for more than 30 years, Steve Browne is dedicated to connecting the global HR community and helping it learn and grow together. A longtime HR professional, he is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management Board of Directors and facilitates a monthly HR roundtable, the weekly HR internet forum HR Net, and a nationally recognized HR blog, "Everyday People".
Good to Great and the Social Sectors - by Jim Collins (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 36Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: ManagementSeries Title: Good to GreatFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harper BusinessAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jim CollinsLanguage: English Book Synopsis Building upon the concepts introduced in Good to Great, Jim Collins answers the most commonly asked questions raised by his readers in the social sectors. Using information gathered from interviews with over 100 social sector leaders, Jim Collins shows that his Level 5 Leader and other good-to-great principles can help social sector organizations make the leap to greatness.
The Talent Delusion - by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Human Resources & Personnel ManagementFormat: PaperbackPublisher: PiatkusAge Range: AdultAuthor: Tomas Chamorro-PremuzicLanguage: English Book Synopsis 'This book shows how to find, attract, develop, motivate, and retain stars. It's full of evidence and provocative ideas to help every talent leader' Dr Adam Grant, Wharton Professor, New York Times bestselling author, Originals and Give and Take 'This is the book I want to hand every manager I've ever worked with . . . Every chapter is filled with quotes, findings, and ideas that I want to post on Twitter and share with the world' Dr. Todd Carlisle, VP of HR, Twitter WHY THE SCIENCE OF PEOPLE IS YOUR KEY WEAPON IN THE WAR FOR TALENT All organisations have problems, and they nearly always concern people: how to manage them; whom to hire, fire or promote; and how to motivate, develop and retain high potential employees. Psychology, the main science for understanding people, should be a pivotal tool for solving these problems - yet most companies play it by ear, and billions of dollars are wasted on futile interventions to attract and retain the right people for key roles. Bridging the gap between the psychological science of talent and common real-world talent practices, The Talent Delusion aims to educate HR practitioners and leaders on how to measure, predict and manage talent. It will provide readers with data-driven solution to the common problems around employee selection, development and engagement; how to define and evaluate talent; how to detect and inhibit toxic employee behaviours; and how to identify and harness leadership potential. Review Quotes A clear-eyed, deeply researched account of what the science really tells us about finding, attracting and retaining talented people, while staying alert to talent's surprising dark sides--Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian, and author of The AntidoteA deeply researched book . . . This is a notable, thoughtful work about a subject that no senior manager should ignore--Andrew May, Professional ManagerA must-read for leaders and HR professionals who want to apply science to drive better business outcomes, and for individuals who want to better understand and leverage their own talents--Jonas Prising, Chairman & CEO, ManpowerGroupThe real strength of this book is that it makes you think.--Times Higher EducationThis book shows how to find, attract, develop, motivate, and retain stars. It's full of evidence and provocative ideas to help every talent leader--Dr. Adam Grant, Wharton Professor, NYT bestselling author, Originals and Give and TakeThis is the book I want to hand every manager I've ever worked with who mistakenly assumes give me 5 minutes with a candidate and I'll tell ya if they are a good hire. Every chapter is filled with quotes, findings, and ideas that I want to post on Twitter and share with the world--Dr. Todd Carlisle, VP of HR, TwitterTomas Chamorro-Premuzic is a rare voice of reason in a field where most people talk gibberish--Lucy Kellaway, Financial Times About the Author Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, PhD, is an international authority in personality, talent management and organizational psychology. He is Professor of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL), Visiting Professor at Columbia University, and the CEO Hogan Assessment Systems, a global leader in talent and leadership assessment tools. Chamorro-Premuzic has taught at New York University and the London School of Economics, and published 8 books and over 140 scientific papers, making him one of the most prolific and widely cited social scientists of his generation.
Ready-To-Use Performance Appraisals - by William S Swan (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 236Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Human Resources & Personnel ManagementFormat: PaperbackPublisher: WileyAge Range: AdultAuthor: William S SwanLanguage: English Book Synopsis Performance appraisals are one of the least enjoyable duties managers face. They're time-consuming, tedious, and require the perfect balance between criticism and praise. This collection of handy, ready-to-use performance appraisals will save you time and effort, while increasing the clarity and value of your appraisals. These customizable sample evaluations can address almost any situation. From the Back Cover The better, faster, easier way to create focused, accurate, meaningful performance reviews If completing performance reviews is one of your least favorite managerial tasks, this is the resource for you. Ready-to-Use Performance Appraisals ends the struggle to find exactly the right words to describe what an employee is doing right or wrong and to strike a balance between praise and constructive criticism. Inside, you'll discover customizable, downloadable statements covering twenty-one core competencies, four managerial competencies, and three levels of performance--Exceeded Expectations, Met Expectations, and Did Not Meet Expectations. HR professionals charged with creating or recommending a new appraisal form for their company will find a ready-to-download model appraisal form that is fully adaptable to the needs of any organization. This timesaving, user-friendly resource also provides: Guidelines and tips for rating performance Practical advice on delivering performance reviews to employees A downloadable model appraisal form Tips on defining competencies, creating a rating scale, and modifying existing forms Sample performance evaluation forms from different companies Ready-to-use, downloadable evaluation statements, written in paragraph form and covering all of the core competencies most commonly used in performance management today About the Author William S. Swan, PHD, is President of Swan Consultants, Inc., and the bestselling author of How to Do a Superior Performance Appraisal, also from Wiley. Dr. Swan is also Associate Dean of Executive and Professional Education at the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John's University in New York. Leslie E. Wilson, MS, is President of LEW Learning, a New York based training and consulting firm focused on assisting clients with their learning and development processes. Ms. Wilson has led large performance management projects in several Fortune 500 companies.
More Money More Fun - by Lorraine Gannon (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 384Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: EntrepreneurshipFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Known PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Lorraine GannonLanguage: English About the Book The truth is that a lot of people start a business to escape the corporate grind, but only go on to create an even more pressurised daily grind for themselves. They end up stressed and exhausted, making less money and having less free time than before. It's an easy trap to fall into. Book Synopsis Is your business burning you out?Do you feel like you're constantly on a cash-flow rollercoaster?Do you want your time, energy and life back? The truth is that a lot of people start a business to escape the corporate grind, but only go on to create an even more pressurised daily grind for themselves. They end up stressed and exhausted, making less money and having less free time than before. It's an easy trap to fall into.Having run multiple businesses and worked in an accountancy role for many more, Lorraine Gannon has seen just what happens when this overwhelm strikes, and wants to give you a golden ticket out of it: a digital asset that provides you with a recurring income stream.Imagine no longer starting every month from zero, having people around the world benefiting from your knowledge, and having more time and energy for your business.Lorraine Gannon has generated 6-figure incomes from online courses and helps entrepreneurs to do the same. In this book, she shares her tried-and-tested 5E system to take you from brainstorming ideas, through to making, selling and marketing your online course. Lorraine provides clear instructions and advice along the way, as she breaks down each step that's required to set you up for success.Are you ready for more money and more fun?
Worth It : Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms (Hardcover) (Amanda Steinberg)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.5 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)Weight: .8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 268Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: WomenFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Simon & SchusterAuthor: Amanda SteinbergAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book The founder of the DailyWorth.com financial site explains how women can reevaluate money as a source of personal power in order to live life on their own terms, explaining how to implement strategies for security, confidence, and management. Book Synopsis From the founder and superstar CEO of DailyWorth.com--the go-to financial site for women with more than one million subscribers--comes a fresh book that redefines the relationship between women, self-worth, and money. Worth It shows women how to view money as a source of personal power and freedom--and live life on their terms. Millions of women want to create financial stability and abundance in their lives, but they don't know how. They are stuck in overwhelming confusion and guilt, driven by internalized "money stories" that have nothing to do with what is really possible. As the founder of DailyWorth.com, a financial media and education platform, Amanda Steinberg encounters these smart, ambitious women every day. With this book, she helps them face their money stories head on and wake up to the prosperity that awaits them. Worth It outlines the essential financial information women need--and everything the institutions and advisors don't spell out. Steinberg gets to the bottom of why women are stressed and anxious when it comes to their finances and teaches them to stay away from strict budgeting and other harsh austerity practices. Instead, she makes money relatable, while sharing strategies she uses herself to build confidence and ease in her own financial life. Through her first-hand experiences and the stories from other women who've woken up, Steinberg's powerful and encouraging advice can help women of any age and income view money as a source of freedom and independence--and create bright financial futures. Review Quotes After a while, personal finance books all look the same. Worth It is not even in the same milieu. It changed how I think about my money, my future, and my life. --Emma Johnson, personal finance journalist and founder, WealthySingleMommy For all the finance books I've read, I've never felt so gotten as to my inner world around money and relationships. It's like dawn coming into deep unconscious, ancient patterns in my mind. And I know I'm not alone in this tangled darkness. This is going to be a landmark book - one that catalyzes liberation for women in their fullest expression of power and worth. This is how we rise. --KC Baker, Founder Woman Speak/Girl Speak, Women's thought leadership coach and speechwriter. The reasons people mishandle money are far more deeply rooted than an absence of information, and many self-help books make things worse with intimidating how-to lists that don't address the real source of the problem. Salvation has finally arrived thanks to Amanda Steinberg, the founder of DailyWorth, who bridges the gap between technical know-how and emotional resistance with her brilliant new book, Worth It. Combining savvy nuts-and-bolts instruction with psychological insight smart enough to help even the most recalcitrant, Worth It is written in a warm, user-friendly tone that feels like your best girlfriend reassuring you instead of a scary math teacher yelling at you to do your homework, Money is power, and nobody can achieve real freedom without financial autonomy. Worth It shows the way for anyone to achieve the ultimate goal: Free At Last. --Leslie Bennetts, author of THE FEMININE MISTAKE and LAST GIRL BEFORE FREEWAY: The Life, Loves, Losses and Liberation of Joan Rivers Amanda Steinberg gives us unvarnished assessments of sexism, our complex relationships with money, and her own path to taking control of her money and her life. Now with Amanda's help, you will find the courage, and the tools, to make your money work for you.--Becky Saeger, former Chief Marketing Officer, Charles Schwab Amanda Steinberg has done more toward educating women financially than anyone I know. She eloquently captures the pain and obstacles women face with money. Her stories are riveting. Her writing is inspiring. Her advice is brilliantly clear. I can't imagine anyone reading this without being deeply touched and highly motivated.--Barbara Stanny, best selling author of Prince Charming Isn't Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money Holy WOW! Worth It is a book I want every one of my female friends and clients to read. Finally someone who talks to us in our own language and delivers crisp advice you'll be excited to act on immediately. Ladies, we have come into a critical juncture where we can no longer ignore the importance of money both in our lives and as a tool to lead. Read this now. It's time.--Ali Brown, entrepreneur mentor and angel investor, featured on ABC's Secret Millionaire Amanda Steinberg is a champion for women and their relationship to money. She believes that in order to raise our net-worth we must raise our self-worth. In her book Worth It, she guides us to step outside our comfort zone in order to step into financial freedom. This is a must read if you want to live with confidence, abundance and freedom--Gabrielle Bernstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the The Universe Has Your Back
Mastering the Moment - by Tim Pollard (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 336Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Business CommunicationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Conder House PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: Meetings & PresentationsAuthor: Tim PollardLanguage: English About the Book For most people, delivering a presentation is a harrowing experience, and they often struggle to perform as well as they'd like. With practical tips, relatable stories, and vibrant examples, Mastering the Moment provides a game-changing blueprint-with an engaging style that makes the guidance as absorbing to read as it is to adopt. Book Synopsis "Comprehensive and arresting, original and generous. Tim Pollard teaches you everything you need to know about making presentations that get the results you want--and some things you ought to know about being a human being worthy of getting them." --David Murray, executive director, Professional Speechwriters Association; publisher, Vital Speeches of the DayFor most people, delivering a presentation is a harrowing experience. Much is often at stake, yet presenters struggle to perform as well as they'd like. In this captivating book, speaker, author, and communications consultant Tim Pollard breaks this challenging moment down into its most important components and teaches you how to master each. How to prepare: Understanding your audience from an intellectual, emotional, and cultural perspective Grasping the importance and practice of exceptional rehearsal Valuing the venue: making it work for you rather than against you What to do: Mastering the presentation opening Exploring communication mechanics Managing your audience Who to be: Cultivating a winning style: the three pillars of authority, authenticity, and directiveness Harnessing the power of "muscular" language Leveraging the core tools of rhetoric With practical tips, relatable stories, and vibrant examples, Mastering the Moment employs Pollard's engaging style, making the guidance as absorbing to read as it is to adopt.
Surviving the IRS - by Jason Carr LL M (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 152Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: TaxationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: BookbabyAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Jason Carr LL MLanguage: English About the Book Do you owe the IRS and are not sure what to do? For many, this can be an overwhelming and frightening reality. Surviving the IRS: How to Resolve Your Tax Debt Without Going Broke provides the necessary information for you to review the available options to resolve your tax debt without breaking the bank. Book Synopsis Do you owe the IRS and are not sure what to do? For many, this can be an overwhelming and frightening reality. Surviving the IRS: How to Resolve Your Tax Debt Without Going Broke provides the necessary information for you to review the available options to resolve your tax debt without breaking the bank. There are numerous outlets that help you get out of trouble with the IRS. But which option will work for your specific financial situation? This book provides a concise overview of how the IRS can come after you, what you can do to stop them, and how to do it without going broke. About the Author Jason Carr is a tax attorney with a practice primarily focused on representing individuals in domestic and foreign tax compliance issues, including reporting foreign assets and defending against penalties. He also assists clients that have run afoul of the IRS or other agencies while investing in cryptocurrencies. In addition to tax clients, Jason represents a select number of entrepreneurs, artists and athletes in business and personal matters. He is a member of the Texas Bar Association's Tax Section and is a published author on tax-related topics.
The Food Truck Handbook - by David Weber (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 270Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Small BusinessFormat: PaperbackPublisher: WileyAge Range: AdultAuthor: David WeberLanguage: English About the Book "How to start, grow, and succeed in the food truck business.Food trucks have become a wildly popular and important part of the hospitality industry. Consumers are flocking to these mobile food businesses in droves, inspiring national food truck competitions and even a show dedicated to the topic on The Food Network. The relatively low cost of entry as compared to starting a restaurant, combined with free and low-cost ways to market them to the masses via platforms like social media, are just two of the reasons that food truck business are drawing in budding entrepreneurs.Author David Weber, a food truck advocate and entrepreneur himself, is here to offer his practical, step-by-step advice to achieving your mobile food mogul dreams in The Food Truck Handbook. This book cuts through all of the hype to give both hopeful entrepreneurs and already established truck owners an accurate portrayal of life on the streets. From concept to gaining a loyal following to preventative maintenance on your equipment this book covers it all. Includes profiles of successful food trucks, detailing their operations, profitability, and scalability. Establish best practices for operating your truck using one-of-a-kind templates for choosing vending locations, opening checklist, closing checklist, and more. Create a sound business plan complete with a reasonable budget and finding vendors you can trust; consider daily operations in detail from start to finish, and ultimately expand your business. Stay lean and profitable by avoiding the most common operating mistakes. Author David Weber is Founder and President of the NYC Food Truck Association (NYCFTA), which brings together small businesses that own and operate premium food trucks in NYC focused on innovation in hospitality, high quality food, and community development. "-- Book Synopsis How to start, grow, and succeed in the food truck business. Food trucks have become a wildly popular and important part of the hospitality industry. Consumers are flocking to these mobile food businesses in droves, inspiring national food truck competitions and even a show dedicated to the topic on The Food Network. The relatively low cost of entry as compared to starting a restaurant, combined with free and low-cost ways to market them to the masses via platforms like social media, are just two of the reasons that food truck business are drawing in budding entrepreneurs. Author David Weber, a food truck advocate and entrepreneur himself, is here to offer his practical, step-by-step advice to achieving your mobile food mogul dreams in The Food Truck Handbook. This book cuts through all of the hype to give both hopeful entrepreneurs and already established truck owners an accurate portrayal of life on the streets. From concept to gaining a loyal following to preventative maintenance on your equipment this book covers it all. Includes profiles of successful food trucks, detailing their operations, profitability, and scalability. Establish best practices for operating your truck using one-of-a-kind templates for choosing vending locations, opening checklist, closing checklist, and more. Create a sound business plan complete with a reasonable budget and finding vendors you can trust; consider daily operations in detail from start to finish, and ultimately expand your business. Stay lean and profitable by avoiding the most common operating mistakes. Author David Weber is Founder and President of the NYC Food Truck Association (NYCFTA), which brings together small businesses that own and operate premium food trucks in NYC focused on innovation in hospitality, high quality food, and community development. From the Back Cover The food truck craze has arrived. Don't miss out! Foodies the world over have awakened to the mouthwatering potential of the food truck, inspiring national food truck competitions and even a show on the Food Network. The relatively low cost of entry, combined with free and low-cost ways to market them through social media, make the food truck business an ideal entry point for budding entrepreneurs. The Food Truck Handbook offers step-by-step advice on achieving your mobile food mogul dreams. From concept development to gaining a loyal following to preventative maintenance on your equipment, this book covers everything you need to know about starting and running a successful food truck business, including: Profiles of successful food trucks, detailing their operations, profitability, and scalability How to write a sound business plan, set a reasonable budget, and raise the money to get started Best practices and tools to help you pick a truck, choose a location, find trustworthy vendors, and get your truck open on time How to stay lean and profitable by avoiding the most common operating mistakes How to grow from one truck to multiple trucks, restaurants, wholesale, or a food truck franchise About the Author David Weber is a food truck advocate and entrepreneur. He is founder and President of the NYC Food Truck Association (NYCFTA), which brings together small businesses that own and operate premium food trucks in New York City. David is also a cofounder of Rickshaw Dumplings, a growing fast casual chain that operates multiple food trucks. Prior to his experience in hospitality, David was a technology and business consultant. He holds an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business and a BA in English literature from Yale University.
Out of Control - by Kevin Kelly (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 528Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: IndustriesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Basic BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Kevin KellyLanguage: English About the Book In a book about the marriage of the born and the made--the biologicalization of everything from computers to government--the executive editor of Wired chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that dri ve our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things. Book Synopsis Out of Control chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that drive our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things. About the Author Kevin Kelly is Executive Editor of Wired, the new bible of the techno-culture. Formerly Publisher and Editor of Whole Earth Review, he has been instrumental in helping launch a number of cultural innovations: The Hacker's Conference; Cyberthon; the first virtual-reality jamboree; and the WELL, model way station on the information superhighway.
Earn It! - by Mika Brzezinski (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Personal SuccessFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Hachette BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Mika BrzezinskiLanguage: English Book Synopsis A straight-talking guide for the newest members of the workforce, with road-tested advice for landing a job, navigating the new world of work, establishing a personal brand, and getting the recognition (and money) you deserve. The whirlwind of job applications, interviews, follow-up, resume building, and networking is just the beginning. What happens after you've landed the job, settled in, and begun to make a difference-where do you go from here? What if you feel stuck in what you thought would be your dream profession? New York Times bestselling author Mika Brzezinski and producer Daniela Pierre-Bravo provide an essential manual for those crucial next steps. Earn It! is a practical career guidebook that not only helps you get your foot in the door; it also shows you how to negotiate a raise, advocate for more responsibility, and figure out whether you're in the career that's right for you. A blueprint for your future success, Earn It! features insightful and inspiring interviews with leaders in media, fashion, and business, recruiters, HR, execs, and kickass young female entrepreneurs like Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin of theSkimm, Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud, and Jane Park, founder of the cosmetic subscription company Julep. Review Quotes Thrive Global, "Book of the Week"Business Insider, "Books for recent grads that will help guide them through their next chapter." ---Praise for the Know Your Value brand: ---Praise for Mika's previous titles: ---"Earn It! is the no-nonsense guide to navigating a career that I wish I had in my 20s. No matter where you're at in your career, you'll glean plenty from the lessons and anecdotes in this book. Brzezinski and Pierre-Bravo show readers what resourcefulness and intrepidness look like in the real world, and in doing so, encourage women to be the best versions of their butt-kicking selves."--Kristin Wong, author of Get Money: Live the Life You Want, Not Just the Life You Can Afford"Earn It! is a must-read guide for everyone just starting out in their careers. Mika and Daniela provide practical, real-world advice that will leave you feeling empowered and ready to take the next step in your career."--Carly Zakin andDanielle Weisberg, co-founders and co-CEOs of theSkimm"Earn It! is gem for anyone starting out in their careers. Mika and Daniela have written a powerful step-by-step guide chock-full of advice from trailblazing women on how to achieve supreme success and power in any field."--AndreLeon Talley, contributingeditor to Vogue"Earn It! provides an in-depth look at how to build your career with tactic, deliberation and poise. But it also gives guidance for how to reset and recover after those inevitable early life screw ups. A perfect guide for anyone trying to navigate the unfamiliar terrain of life as a professional adult."--Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial"A lot of getting ahead in the workplace has to do with being willing to raise your hand... If we as women don't raise our hands in the workplace, we're not going to get the same opportunities men do. Because men keep their hands up."--Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and bestselling author, -"In a sea of women's empowerment talk, Mika Brzezinski stands out with directness, assertiveness and practicality. With Earn It!, she literally helps women get the job. This book is indispensable."--Laura Brown, Editorin Chief, InStyle"Just look around and you'll see plenty of evidence that asking for what we want results not in the realization of our own worst fears but in getting what we want."--Arianna Huffington, President and Editor in Chief of The Huffington Post Media Group and bestselling author, -"The words favored nations-that's an expression all women should know. In other words, you always want to be paid no less than what anyone else is being paid."--Nora Ephron, award-winning film director and bestselling author, -"This no-holds-barred guide will save you a lot of time. Mika and Daniela share the secret sauce that every young woman needs to know when entering the workforce and how to achieve success."--Barbara Corcoran, realestate mogul and cohost of ABC's Shark Tank"This valuable book answers every twentysomething work question that matters-including the ones you are afraid to ask and the ones you don't even know you have....yet. Candid. Practical. Empowering. Helpful. Earn It! should be required reading for any young professional to wants to be taken seriously and who wants to get ahead."--Meg Jay, PhD, authorof The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter-And How to Make the Most ofThem Now and Supernormal"With books and a constellation of related content under the banner 'Know Your Value, ' . . . [Mika Brzezinski is now a] guru for career women."--New York Magazine, -"A perfect primer for the next generation of women who will be running the world-whether from the newsroom, the board room, or the highest levels of government. Earn It! is a thoughtful and practical guide to tell you how to do it."--Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Obama"Read this book! Mika and Daniela provide some of the most solid and straightforward advice that I have read in a long time. The advice in Earn It! is priceless and will have you at the top of your game."--Rebecca Minkoff About the Author Mika Brzezinski is a co-host of "Morning Joe," an MSNBC anchor, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers All Things at Once, Knowing Your Value, and Obsessed. She also serves as a visiting fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics. She is the mother of two daughters. Daniela Pierre-Bravo is a 26-year old booking producer on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and contributor for NBC News Digital.
Great Jobs for Everyone 50 +, Updated Edition - by Kerry E Hannon (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 416Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: CareersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: WileyAge Range: AdultBook theme: Job HuntingAuthor: Kerry E HannonLanguage: English About the Book "You can find profitable, fulfilling work after 50! Kerry Hannon's national bestseller, Great Jobs for Everyone 50+, has become the job-hunting bible for people in their forties, fifties, and beyond. With her no-nonsense style, Hannon shows where the opportunities are and how to get them. In this completely revised edition, Hannon offers twice as many jobs and brand-new material to market your skills in today's job market, with expert tips on revamping a raesumae, networking, interviewing like a pro, building a social media platform to stand out in the crowd, and much more. Whether you took early retirement, were laid off, are seeking a job that you will love, need supplemental income, or want to stay engaged and make a difference by giving back with your talents, Hannon's book is an essential tool. The truth is that many companies are looking for candidates with your experience, expertise, and maturity. The trick is finding those employers--and going into your search with a positive attitude and realistic expectations. This completely updated Great Jobs shows you how to avoid common job-seeking mistakes and helps you find your ideal employment in today's landscape"-- Book Synopsis You can find profitable, fulfilling work after 50! Kerry Hannon's national bestseller, Great Jobs for Everyone 50+, has become the job-hunting bible for people in their forties, fifties, and beyond. With her no-nonsense style, Hannon shows where the opportunities are and how to get them. In this completely revised edition, Hannon offers twice as many jobs and brand-new material to market your skills in today's job market, with expert tips on revamping a résumé, networking, interviewing like a pro, building a social media platform to stand out in the crowd, and much more. Whether you took early retirement, were laid off, are seeking a job that you will love, need supplemental income, or want to stay engaged and make a difference by giving back with your talents, Hannon's book is an essential tool. The truth is that many companies are looking for candidates with your experience, expertise, and maturity. The trick is finding those employers--and going into your search with a positive attitude and realistic expectations. This completely updated Great Jobs shows you how to avoid common job-seeking mistakes and helps you find your ideal employment in today's landscape. From the Back Cover Find Profitable, Fulfilling Work After 50 "Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ by AARP columnist Kerry Hannon is a must read for anyone mulling what kind of work will work for you in the next phase of your life."--The Wall Street Journal "Whether you need help deciding what to do next, pursuing your dream encore career, or landing a job that will pay the bills, Kerry Hannon's Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ is the place to start."--Jane Pauley, anchor, CBS Sunday Morning "In this invaluable book, Kerry Hannon--our most gifted guide to making the most of work in the second half of life--shows how we can create genuine virtue out of working longer, and she does so in a way that is consistently engaging, packed with compelling stories, and leavened by wise and pragmatic counsel. For all those in search of means and meaning, the book is destined to become the definitive volume on jobs after 50."--Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, author of The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, and dubbed "the voice of aging baby boomers" by The New York Times "Kerry Hannon has written an incredibly useful, smart book for the 50+ job-seeker. It's full of terrific new career ideas tailored for older workers in a wide array of life situations, and offers very specific job-hunting advice--right down to the correct font to use on a resume. Kerry's friendly, supportive voice and personal anecdotes make this book a pleasure to read."--Mark Miller, Reuters retirement columnist and author of Jolt: Stories of Trauma and Transformation "Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ should be required reading for everyone turning 49 . . . 59 . . . and 69. It provides a perfect combination of up-to-the-minute resources and tried-and-true principles. I talk to hundreds of people each year about their next job, and this book is at the top of my recommended reading list."--Betsy Werley, Director, Network Expansion at Encore.org "If you're feeling lost or you've given up on your job search, Kerry's new book is required reading. It will help you gain confidence in yourself, while showing you different job opportunities and how to get them so that you can bounce back."--Dan Schawbel, The New York Times bestselling author of Promote Yourself and Me 2.0 and Founder of Millennial Branding About the Author Kerry Hannon (Kerryhannon.com) is a nationally recognized expert and strategist on career transitions, personal finance, and retirement. She is a frequent TV and radio commentator, AARP's Jobs Expert, and a columnist for The New York Times, PBS Next Avenue, Forbes, and MONEY. She is the author of a dozen books, including AARP's Getting the Job You Want After 50 For Dummies, Love Your Job, and the award-winning What's Next? Finding Your Passion and Your Dream Job in Your Forties, Fifties, and Beyond.
The Crowdfunding Handbook - by Cliff Ennico (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: CrowdfundingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: AmacomAge Range: AdultAuthor: Cliff EnnicoLanguage: English About the Book Crowdfunding is changing the game for private companies. Learn all the dos and don'ts you need to know to maximize your company's success! Book Synopsis Think Kickstarter(R) is just for artists and people who don't really want to work for their success? Think again! In 2012 President Obama signed the JOBS act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups), empowering privately owned companies to raise capital from investors without going through the rigorous IPO and private placement processes. Your private company can now crowdfund your way to success!Now that the SEC has handed down the last regulations, the floodgates will open and companies will be free to compete for funding. Thankfully for you, small business and legal expert Cliff Ennico has followed the equity crowdfunding story since its inception and has translated the regulations into a clear set of dos and don'ts for entrepreneurs and small business others looking to get in early. In The Crowdfunding Handbook, burgeoning crowdfunders can learn how to: - Decipher whether crowdfunding is their best bet- Choose between funding platforms- Pitch a project to the public- Reach the most promising investors- Figure out disclosure documents and report requirements- And more!IPSs are expensive, and venture capital nearly impossible to attract. Crowdfunding is changing the game for private companies. Are you taking full advantage? From the Back Cover Ready to finance your venture the Kickstarter way? With equity crowdfunding rules finalized by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the landmark 2012 JOBS Act has finally gone live, freeing small businesses to raise up to $1 million without a lengthy, expensive IPO process. For many start-up companies and entrepreneurs, the "Regulation Crowdfunding" rules mean better access to small investors, less red tape, more capital for launching companies, and faster growth--especially if you get in early and do it right. Legal and small business expert Cliff Ennico has followed the equity crowdfunding story since its inception. In The Crowdfunding Handbook, he explains the federal legislation and translates the 685-page SEC Regulation Crowdfunding document into a clear set of dos and don'ts, with cartneared answers to all your questions: - Is crowdfunding my best bet for raising capital? - What types of securities should I offer, and how should I price them? - What's the best way to pitch a project to the public? - Which crowdfunding portal should I choose? - Which disclosure documents need to be filed? - What are my other legal requirements? - How can I set up my company to increase the odds of success? - Who are the most promising investors, and how do I reach them? - How do private securities offerings mix with crowdfunded options? - What are the "intrastate offerings" exemptions in my state? - How do I manage a "crowd" of investors and keep them happy? Equity crowdfunding moves beyond raising money for specific projects to offering stock, bonds, and other securities to nonaccredited investors--the next level in the "friends and family" model, and a projected game changer for the way private companies get capital. The Crowdfunding Handbook guides you safely and smoothly through this exciting new funding arena, while helping you avoid potential costly mistakes. Cliff Ennico, a former Wall Street lawyer, is a leading expert on the legal and financial issues of entrepreneurial companies. Previously the host of PBS's MoneyHunt, he now writes the nationally syndicated "Succeeding in Your Business" column as well as a legal Q & A column for Entrepreneur. He is the author of several books, including The eBay Seller's Tax and Legal Answer Book. Review Quotes "Much more than an overview, this is a solid, nuts-and-bolts handbook that will be valuable to serious small-business entrepreneurs." --Library Journal, starred review About the Author CLIFF ENNICO, a former Wall Street lawyer, is a leading expert on the legal and financial issues of entrepreneurial companies. Previously the host of PBS's MoneyHunt, he now writes the nationally syndicated "Succeeding in Your Business" column as well as a legal Q & A column for Entrepreneur.
Raise the Bar - by Jon Taffer (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: ManagementFormat: HardcoverPublisher: New HarvestAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jon TafferLanguage: English About the Book Bar and restaurant expert and host of Bar Rescue Jon Taffer offers a no-nonsense strategy for making your business successful by creating the right emotional reactions in your customers. Book Synopsis If there's anyone who can prevent a bar or restaurant from going belly up, it's Jon Taffer. Widely considered the greatest authority in the food and beverage, hotel, and hospitality industries, he has turned around countless bars and restaurants. Raise the Bar distills the secrets to running a successful enterprise with Reaction Management, a strategy and philosophy Taffer developed and uses in his business. It works whether you're running a storefront operation or a web-based company, whether you're manufacturing widgets or providing a service. Raise the Bar is the definitive manual on transforming a bar or restaurant with actionable, proven strategies for immediate impact. About the Author JON TAFFER is the chairman of Taffer Dynamics (www.tafferdynamics.com), the president of the Nightclub & Bar Media Group, and the host of Spike TV's wildly popular Bar Rescue.
Mastering Fear - by Brandon Webb & John David Mann (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 224Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: LeadershipFormat: HardcoverPublisher: PortfolioAge Range: AdultAuthor: Brandon Webb & John David MannLanguage: English Book Synopsis From New York Times bestselling author and former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb comes a simple yet powerful five-step guide to transforming your life by making your fears work for you instead of against you. Brandon Webb has run life-threatening missions in the world's worst trouble spots, whether that meant jumping out of airplanes, taking down hostile ships on the open sea, or rolling prisoners in the dead of night in the mountains of Afghanistan. As a Navy SEAL, he learned how to manage the natural impulse to panic in the face of terrifying situations. As media CEO and national television commentator, he has learned how to apply those same skills in civilian life. Drawing on his experiences in combat and business, along with colorful anecdotes from his vast network of super-achiever friends from astronauts to billionaires, Webb shows how people from all walks of life can stretch and transcend their boundaries and learn to use their fears as fuel to achieve more than they ever thought possible. Fear can be a set of manacles, holding you prisoner, writes Webb. Or it can be a slingshot, catapulting you on to greatness. The key, says Webb, is not to fight fear or try to beat it back, but to embrace and harness it. In the process, rather than being your adversary, your fear becomes a secret weapon that allows you to triumph in even the most adverse situations. In Mastering Fear, Webb and his bestselling coauthor John David Mann break this transformation down into five practical steps, creating a must-read manual for anyone looking for greater courage and mastery in their lives. Review Quotes "A useful weapon for those fighting creative battles in the 'War of Art.'" --Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art "The big wins and most incredible experiences come when we feel afraid but do it anyway. Read Mastering Fear, get out of your comfort zone, and dance with your fear, knowing it will lead you to new levels of performance!" --Siri Lindley, former triathlon world champion, coach, and author of Surfacing "My favorite part of this book is that Brandon doesn't teach you to conquer fear as if it will go away completely and forever. No, as a Navy Seal, he knows there's always an element of fear in the things we do. Instead, we master it, fully aware that it is coming and ready when it does. I wish someone gave me this book when I graduated from college." --Jon Acuff, author of Finish "When you've got a hockey puck flying at you at 105 miles per hour, you don't have time for theory. It's the same when life is flying at you. You need to know what to do with the gut-ripping terror that grabs at you--and you need to know it from a guy who's been there. Brandon is that dude: he's the real deal. Read, learn, and excel." --Brent Burns, all-star ice hockey defenseman for the San Jose Sharks "Brandon's book will help you conquer anything holding you back from being your best and most unafraid self. A life-changer!" --Betsy Morgan, former CEO, Huffington Post; former president, TheBlaze "Understanding fear is a crucial part of success, and I cannot imagine a more qualified person to tackle it. Brandon's inspirational style of writing leaps me into action chapter by chapter. Thank you for such a practical breakdown of this important human condition." --Sally Lyndley, editor, Love magazine Not only will this book provide you with a brilliantly simple plan for conquering your deepest fears, but it will also leave you with a burning desire to do it. What previously seemed impossible will suddenly appear entirely tangible. --Marina Khoroch, writer for Vogue.com About the Author Brandon Webb is a former US Navy SEAL, New York Times bestselling author, and founder and CEO of Hurricane Group, a media and ecommerce business focused on military entertainment, news, and monthly clubs. His titles include The Red Circle, Benghazi: The Definitive Report, The Killing School, and Total Focus.John David Mann is Webb's co-author of The Red Circle, Among Heroes, The Killing School, Total Focus and the international bestseller The Go-Giver.
El Secreto del Éxito - by Donald J Trump & Bill Zanker (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 367Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: CareersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: RayoAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Donald J Trump & Bill ZankerLanguage: Spanish About the Book Donald J. Trump es un ícono: la definición misma del sueño americano. Candidato republicano presidencial, estrella de programa de televisión, empresario de bienes raíces de algunas de las propiedades más prestigiosas del mundo y ha logrado convertirse en uno de los hombres más ricos del mundo. Book Synopsis Donald J. Trump es un ícono: la definición misma del sueño americano. Candidato republicano presidencial, estrella de programa de television, empresario de bienes raíces de algunas de las propiedades más prestigiosas del mundo y ha logrado convertirse en uno de los hombres más ricos del mundo. Trump es un ejemplo de cómo pensar en grande y saber cuando respaldar tus opiniones agresivamente--sin que te importen las críticas--puede ayudarte a maximizar tus logros personales y profesionales. En su primer campaña política, Trumps derrotó a sus oponentes al invitar a los votantes de toda la nación a «Hacer grande a Estados Unidos de nuevo» Ahora, por primera vez, ¡aprenderás el secreto del éxito de Donald Trump! Aprenderás acerca de: - Tomar impulso: cómo obtenerlo y cómo reencontrarlo. - La venganza: cuándo y cómo conseguirla (y por qué es tan dulce). - «Te quiero, pero ¡toma esto!» porqué los contratos en la vida profesional y personal son esenciales. - Historias reales sobre personas que han aplicado el secreto del éxito a sus propias vidas. Estas estrategias han sido comprobadas y respaldadas por aquellos que han aprendido el secreto del éxito de Donald Trump y han encontrado el éxito en sus propias vidas incluso cuando el mundo parece estar en su contra. Junto a Bill Zanker, un empresario que aprendió estas tácticas de primera mano, este libro te enseñará a tener la ventaja ganadora en todo lo que emprendas. From the Back Cover ¿Tienes lo que se necesita para triunfar?Donald J. Trump es un ícono: la misma definición del sueño americano. La estrella de The Apprentice y el promotor inmobiliario de algunos de los bienes inmuebles más prestigiosos del mundo, él ha estado en lo más bajo y ha logrado remontar vuelo hasta llegar a ser uno de los hombres más ricos del mundo.Bill Zanker fundó The Learning Annex con solo $5,000 y lo transformó en una compañía de $5 millones anuales. Esto fue antes de conocer a Donald Trump. Treinta meses después, luego de que Zanker aprendiera el secreto del éxito, The Learning Annex genera ahora más de $100 millones al año en ventas--y no para de crecer.Juntos son ejemplos en vida de cómo pensar en grande y saber cuando apoyar tus opiniones agresivamente--sin que te importen lo que tus críticos o adversarios pueden decir--puede ayudarte a llevar tus logros personales y profesionales al nivel máximo. ¡Ahora, por primera vez, podrás aprender el secreto del éxito de Trump! Aprenderás sobre: Tomar impulso: cómo obtenerlo y cómo reencontrarlo.La venganza: cuándo y cómo conseguirla (y por qué es tan dulce).Te amo, pero firma aquí.: por qué los contratos en la vida profesional y personal son esenciales.Historias verdaderas sobre personas que han aplicado el secreto del éxito a sus propias vidas.Estas estrategias han sido comprobadas y atestiguadas por aquellos que han aprendido el secreto del éxito de Donald Trump y han encontrado el éxito en sus propias vidas. Bill Zanker utilizó las estrategias de Donald para hacer crecer las ganancias de The Learning Annex veinte veces en menos de tres años. Ambos han llegado a lo más bajo y saben lo que se siente tener a todo el mundo en contra--¡y ambos han vuelto a subir a alturas inimaginables de éxito por pensar en grande y arrasar con todo! Es una actitud que fácilmente podrán aprender.
Mind Gym - by Sebastian Bailey & Octavius Black (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 336Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Personal SuccessFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HarperOneAge Range: AdultAuthor: Sebastian Bailey & Octavius BlackLanguage: English About the Book "The international bestseller that will help you transform your personal and professional life by changing the way you think. Today, the pressure to achieve is intense. To be at our best, we need our minds working at peak potential. But unless you train it, your mind stays on autopilot, stuck in unhealthy thought patterns that lead to self-sabotaging habits and behaviors. As with your body, you have to exercise your mind to get the most out of it.Sebastian Bailey and Octavius Black, founders of Mind Gym, help you change your mental default settings through a series of "workouts" that have been tested and experienced by more than one million people from around the world and from companies such as Google, NBCUniversal, Shell, Pfizer, and PepsiCo. This hands-on guide presents a fitness program for the mind that tackles the most common challenges at work and home: How to adopt a positive mindset How to repair broken relationships How to resolve conflict successfully How to influence others How to minimize stress and gain energy How to be more creative Insightful, proven, and practical, Mind Gym is the essential mental workout that will wake up your mind and help you be your best in life"-- Book Synopsis The international bestseller that will help you transform your personal and professional life by changing the way you think.Today, the pressure to achieve is intense. To be at our best, we need our minds working at peak potential. But unless you train it, your mind stays on autopilot, stuck in unhealthy thought patterns that lead to self-sabotaging habits and behaviors. As with your body, you have to exercise your mind to get the most out of it.Sebastian Bailey and Octavius Black, founders of Mind Gym, help you change your mental default settings through a series of "workouts" that have been tested and experienced by more than one million people from around the world and from companies such as Google, NBCUniversal, Shell, Pfizer, and PepsiCo. This hands-on guide presents a fitness program for the mind that tackles the most common challenges at work and home: How to adopt a positive mindset How to repair broken relationships How to resolve conflict successfully How to influence others How to minimize stress and gain energy How to be more creativeInsightful, proven, and practical, Mind Gym is the essential mental workout that will wake up your mind and help you be your best in life. Review Quotes "Mind Gym gets it. Their short 'workouts' are just the right size to change the way you think. Their message sticks!"--Regis Courtemanche, Director, Learning & Development, BuzzFeed"Mind Gym is a mind gem. Indeed, it is a treasure trove of sparkling and actionable insights into human thinking. A true winner."--Robert B. Cialdini, author of Influence"If you want to get more out of your work and life, it starts with your mind. Read Mind Gym for proven techniques to be your best and unleash your highest potential."--Stephen M. R. Covey, #1 bestselling author of The Speed of Trust and coauthor of Smart Trust"It's helped over one million people overcome challenges at work and home...and now it can help you. Mind Gym is must read for anyone looking to better themselves and their career."--Tom Ziglar, President/CEO, Ziglar, Inc."This fascinating book will help you be your best and unlock your peak potential!"--Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times and global bestseller What Got You Here Won't Get You There
Hidden Persuasion - by Marc Andrews (Paperback)
Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: MarketingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Bis PublishersAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Marc AndrewsLanguage: English About the Book Analyzing advertising beyond the persuasive power of the imagery itself, this resource explains the psychology behind 33 effective influence techniques in visual persuasion and how to apply them. Book Synopsis Visual messages are omnipresent in our daily life. They are constantly attempting to persuade us to buy, learn and act. Some are more successful than others in influencing our behavior and choices. What is the secret power of these messages? How do they succeed in changing our behavior? This book analyzes advertising beyond the persuasive power of the imagery itself. It explains the psychology behind 33 effective influence techniques in visual persuasion and how to apply them. The techniques range from influencing essentials to more obscure and insidious ones. The reader will gain deep insights into how visual means are constructed to influence behavior and decisionmaking on an unconscious level. All techniques are supported by rich visual references and additional information on the psychology of behavior change. This publication is not just an eye-opener for professionals and students in the communications and design field, but also for anybody who wants to understand how our behavior is influenced unconsciously by advertising, social campaigns and governmental messages. The book is co-authored by leading figures in social infl uence and visual persuasion. It is designed as an accessible modern reference book for creating and understanding persuasive visual imagery. It will open your eyes, we promise! About the Author Marc Andrews is a psychologist, art director and designer. He holds a master's degree in Behavioural Science and a Master of Arts in Graphical/Editorial Design. In Design, he earned his master's degree (with honours) by exploring the rhetorical, semiotical, and psychological dimensions of visual argumentation. Since 2008, he has been a partner of andrews: degen (andrewsdegen.com), a creative agency for visual communication in Amsterdam. In addition, he teaches Design Psychology and Design Theory in The Netherlands, and has provided lectures and workshops on social design at several international design academies
You Goal, Girl - by Meleah Bowles & Elise Williams Rikard (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 188Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Office Equipment & SuppliesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Rock PointAge Range: AdultAuthor: Meleah Bowles & Elise Williams RikardLanguage: English Book Synopsis GET YOUR PERSONAL AND CAREER GOALS IN SHAPE WITH YOU GOAL, GIRL! There's no better feeling than when you complete a task and get to check it off your to-do list, right? This goal-setting workbook combines that feeling of productivity with the motivation you need to actually get stuff done. You Goal, Girl is a personal tool kit for making your goals a reality. With this guided workbook, you will design your own goals and break them down into small, actionable steps. Because it's not enough to simply write down your goals and call it a day, prompts, tips, and worksheets help to determine and then track your goal's progress every step of the way, in addition to providing plenty of space to capture doodles, notes, and brainstorms. Included in this action-oriented workbook are: - Habit-tracking and reflection pages to measure progress - Gratitude logs to stay positive - Daily and weekly prompts to help you self-assess You Goal, Girl is designed to help plan, track, and achieve your most important goals-- because you absolutely deserve the life you want, you just have to put in the work! Review Quotes This book will help with setting goals and organizing the steps to reach them, all with the wit and honesty of your two best girlfriends. --Essence About the Author Meleah Bowles is the Co-Founder of Earn Spend Live. She holds a BA in technical writing from The University of Central Arkansas and resides in Conway, Arkansas.Elise Williams Rikard is the Co-Founder and Editor of Earn Spend Live. She holds a BA in technical writing from The University of Central Arkansas and resides in Conway, Arkansas.Earn Spend Live is a lifestyle website devoted to helping women navigate their careers, grapple with their finances, and live their best lives. Earn Spend Live was created by professionals in their twenties who wanted to create a space where other twentysomethings can get direct and to-the-point advice on managing work responsibilities and making smart(ish) financial decisions, all while trying to remember to fold that day-old pile of laundry. Being an adult is hard, but we want to make it easier.
Made in China - by Amelia Pang (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: GlobalizationFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Algonquin BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Amelia PangLanguage: English About the Book "After an Oregon mother finds an SOS letter in a box of Halloween decorations, a story unfolds about the man who wrote it: a Chinese political prisoner, sentenced without trial to work grueling hours at a 'reeducation' camp--manufacturing the products sold in our own big-box stores"-- Book Synopsis A Most-Anticipated Book of the Year: Newsweek * Refinery29 "Timely and urgent . . . Pang is a dogged investigator." --The New York Times Book Review "Moving and powerful." --Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Discover the truth behind the discounts In 2012, an Oregon mother named Julie Keith opened up a package of Halloween decorations. The cheap foam headstones had been five dollars at Kmart, too good a deal to pass up. But when she opened the box, something shocking fell out: an SOS letter, handwritten in broken English. "Sir: If you occassionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here who are under the persicuton of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever." The note's author, Sun Yi, was a mild-mannered Chinese engineer turned political prisoner, forced into grueling labor for campaigning for the freedom to join a forbidden meditation movement. He was imprisoned alongside petty criminals, civil rights activists, and tens of thousands of others the Chinese government had decided to "reeducate," carving foam gravestones and stitching clothing for more than fifteen hours a day. In Made in China, investigative journalist Amelia Pang pulls back the curtain on Sun's story and the stories of others like him, including the persecuted Uyghur minority group whose abuse and exploitation is rapidly gathering steam. What she reveals is a closely guarded network of laogai--forced labor camps--that power the rapid pace of American consumerism. Through extensive interviews and firsthand reportage, Pang shows us the true cost of America's cheap goods and shares what is ultimately a call to action--urging us to ask more questions and demand more answers from the companies we patronize. Review Quotes "A moving and powerful look at the brutal slave labor camps in China that mass produce our consumer products. Amelia Pang, who puts a human face on the Chinese laborers who work in bondage, makes clear our complicity in this inhuman system. She forces us, like the abolitionists who battled slavery in the 19th century, to place the sanctity of human life before the maximization of profit. It is hard not to finish this book and not be outraged, not only at the Chinese government but the American corporations that knowingly collaborate with and profit from this modern slave trade." --Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author "Amelia Pang has written a powerful new book that traces what we buy back to those who made it, often under truly torturous conditions." --Scott Simon, host of NPR / Weekend Edition Saturday "Amelia Pang exposes the shadow economy of forced labor in Made in China. Pang adroitly situates readers to Chinese culture and society... [and] sounds an uplifting note of agency and empowerment about the prospective impact of reforming Western consumption." --San Francisco Chronicle "The result of Pang's investigation is this powerful, illuminating book, which serves as a reminder that not only is nothing in life actually free, but it should also never be inexplicably cheap--someone, somewhere, is always paying the price." --Refinery29 "Journalist Pang debuts with a vivid and powerful report on Chinese forced labor camps and their connections to the American marketplace. Cinematic . . . Engrossing and deeply reported, this impressive exposé will make readers think twice about their next purchase." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "With clarity and sensitivity, [Pang] exposes the human cost of the global demand for cut-rate products, and provides clear calls to action for individuals, corporations and governments to stem these abuses. Any reader with half a heart will be hard-pressed not to re-examine their own buying habits after reading this incredible, moving account." --Shelf Awareness "A powerful call to action and advice for conscientious consumption . . . Spanning biography, business, and sociology, this well-reported and well-researched account of labor practices shows the impact of the demand for global goods." --Library Journal "A powerful argument for heightened awareness of the high price of Chinese-made products." --Kirkus Reviews "Readers will be drawn into this thoroughly researched narrative and will be awakened by the author's pleas for consumers to be more vigilant about the origin of their goods." --Booklist "The book is an excellent entry-level explanation of Chinese religious and political history, and how human rights abuses intersect with billion-dollar businesses. Pang connects the dots between globalization, Western consumption, and sustainability to create a clear, cohesive picture of the problem, as well as of potential solutions." --BookPage "A cinematic approach to a vital topic, which should be as close to our hearts as cheap goods are to our wallets. Amelia Pang provides close-ups of the individual stories behind labor camps, and wide-angle views of their context and history." --Alec Ash, author of Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China"Sun's story shows the inhuman nature of the authoritarian Chinese government. The narrative consists of many people's untold stories. After reading this book, anyone with a conscience will realize it is time to take action for those who are persecuted by the Chinese dictatorship." --Chen Guangcheng, author of The Barefoot Lawyer: A Blind Man's Fight for Justice and Freedom in China "The problem of illegal prison labor being used in the People's Republic of China to manufacture goods for global markets is a longstanding one that keeps resurfacing in new guises. Now with this well-researched and reported book that reads like a detective story, investigative journalist Amelia Pang has opened a new porthole on this pernicious practice." --Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society
Managing the Non-Profit Organization - by Peter F Drucker (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Nonprofit Organizations & CharitiesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harper BusinessAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Peter F DruckerLanguage: English Book Synopsis The groundbreaking and premier work on nonprofit organizations.The nonprofit sector is growing rapidly, creating a major need for expert advice on how to manage these organizations effectively. Management legend Peter Drucker provides excellent examples and explanations of mission, leadership, resources, marketing, goals, and much more. Interviews with nine experts also address key issues in this booming sector. From the Back Cover The groundbreaking and premier work on nonprofit organizationsThe nonprofit sector is growing rapidly, creating a major need for expert advice on how to manage these organizations effectively. Management legend Peter Drucker provides excellent examples and explanations of mission, leadership, resources, marketing, goals, and much more. Interviews with nine experts also address key issues in this booming sector.
Debt-Free Degree - by Anthony Oneal (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.6 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .9 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Personal FinanceFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Ramsey PressAuthor: Anthony OnealAge Range: AdultBook theme: Money ManagementLanguage: English About the Book "What every parent needs to know in order to pay cash for college. Most people believe that student loans are the only way to pay for college. That's why we have a $1.5 trillion student loan crisis in the US and over 40 million Americans are saddled with student loan debt. But there is another way. Debt Free Degree teaches parents how their kid can graduate from college without debt, even if they haven't saved for it. It also shows parents how to prepare their child for college, covering topics like what classes to take in high school, when to start testing, how to do college visits, and how to choose a major. Every parent wants the best for their child. Graduating from college without debt is not only possible-it positions both parents and students to win with money for life"-- Book Synopsis Every parent wants the best for their child. That's why they send them to college! But most parents struggle to pay for school and end up turning to student loans. That's why the majority of graduates walk away with $35,000 in student loan debt and no clue what that debt will really cost them. Student loan debt doesn't open doors for young adults--it closes them. They postpone getting married and starting a family. That debt even takes away their freedom to pursue their dreams. But there is a different way. Going to college without student loans is possible! In Debt-Free Degree, Anthony ONeal teaches parents how to get their child through school without debt, even if they haven't saved for it. He also shows parents: How to prepare their child for college Which classes to take in high school How and when to take the ACT and SAT The right way to do college visits How to choose a major A college education is supposed to prepare a graduate for their future, not rob them of their paycheck and freedom for decades. Debt-Free Degree shows parents how to pay cash for college and set their child up to succeed for life.
Influencer : Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media - by Brittany Hennessy (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.6 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 256Genre: Business + Money Management, Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Web, E-CommerceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Kensington Pub CorpAuthor: Brittany HennessyAge Range: AdultBook theme: Internet Marketing, Social MediaLanguage: English About the Book "The blueprint to manage and monetize your influence as a content creator"--Cover. Book Synopsis "I highly advise anyone who has an interest in life online to get this book, sit down, and take notes because you're going to want to hear what Brittany has to say." -Iskra Lawrence, Aerie Model and Instagram star (@iskra) If you've ever scrolled through your Instagram feed and thought, I wear clothes, eat avocado toast and like sunsets, why can't someone pay me to live my best life? this book is for you . . . Every one of your favorite influencers started with zero followers and had to make a lot of mistakes to get where they are today--earning more money each year than their parents made in the last decade. But to become a top creator, you need to understand the strategies behind the Insta-ready lifestyle . . . As nightlife blogger, then social media strategist, and now Senior Director of Influencer Strategy and Talent Partnerships at Hearst Magazines Digital Media, Brittany Hennessy has seen the role of influencers evolve and expand into something that few could have imagined when social media first emerged. She has unrivaled insight into where the branded content industry was, where it is, and where it's going. In this book she'll reveal how to: *Build an audience and keep them engaged *Package your brand and pitch your favorite companies *Monetize your influence and figure out how much to charge Plus tips on: *Landing an agent *Getting on the radar of your favorite sites *Praising a brand without alienating their competitors Whether you're just starting out or you're ready for bigger campaigns, Hennessy guides you through core influencer principles. From creating content worth double tapping and using hashtags to get discovered, to understanding FTC rules and delivering metrics, she'll show you how to elevate your profile, embrace your edge, and make money--all while doing what you love. About The Author Brittany Hennessy is the author of INFLUENCER: Building Your Brand in the Age of Social Media, the first-ever Senior Director of Influencer Strategy & Talent Partnerships for Hearst Magazines Digital Media, and the co-founder of Carbon. In 2007, after graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in journalism, Brittany created ChiChi212.com, which was nominated by Paper Magazine for "Best Nightlife Blog," and became an influencer for Bacardi, Popchips, Svedka, and the Gap. When she was flown to Germany as the North American ambassador for Nivea just to hang out with Rihanna on a cruise ship and tweet about it, she knew it was time to make the switch from journalism to social media. Learn more at: www.InfluencerTheBook.com
Internet Finance - by Xiaoqiu Wu (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 170Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: E CommerceFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Royal Collins Publishing CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Xiaoqiu WuLanguage: English Book Synopsis Based on an analysis of the Internet's development trends and subversive impact on Internet business model, Internet Finance delves into the operational structure, survival logic, theoretical foundation, and risk profile of Internet finance. It also outlines the boundary of substitution between Internet finance and traditional finance, and comes up with cornerstone regulatory guidelines for Internet finance. Internet Finance argues that Internet finance is the third form of finance, and is the first one to claim that Internet finance is the "second disintermediation" of traditional finance. In addition, the author systematically expounds the theoretical structure of Internet finance and explores the cornerstone regulatory standards for Internet finance.The book is the author's theoretical reflection about Internet finance rather than an explanation of practical problems. About the Author Wu Xiaoqiu, a financial and securities expert, is Assistant to the President of Renmin University of China, Executive Vice Dean of Graduate School, and Director of Finance and Securities Institute. He also is Professor at the School of Finance, Doctoral Tutor, and Distinguished Professor of the "Cheung Kong Scholars Programme."Professor Wu has published nearly 100 papers for academic journals. His English works include Chinese Securities Companies: An Analysis of Economic Growth, Financial Structure Transformation, and Future Development (Wiley, 2014).
Networking Kills - by Mark H Maxwell (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 242Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Personal SuccessFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Desolation Row PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Mark H MaxwellLanguage: English About the Book The key to finding success isn't about who you know, but how you serve. This is how you can truly change the world - one person at a time. Book Synopsis College freshmen are lectured about networking on their first day of class. Young professionals race to another boring party so they can be seen and shake hands with someone who might be able to help them-just like the business books and podcasts have instructed. Creatives are chronically obsessed with and depressed by the number of likes, views and followers on their social media. Anyone embarking upon a new path or business venture has heard the key to success lies in networking-who you know, and how they can get you ahead. But, according to Mark H. Maxwell, this is not only untrue, but potentially dangerous to those hoping to succeed.Networking Kills lays out what the Bible and Jesus say about true success. Weaving scripture with Maxwell's own stories from his professional career and pop culture illustrations (John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, Kim Kardashian, Johnny Cash), Networking Kills examines the need for cultural change concerning our pursuit and definition of "success" in every area of life, and shows how serving is actually the key."Christ taught, 'If you want to be great, you must become a servant, '" Maxwell says. "And, Martin Luther King, Jr., made it clear, 'Anybody can be great, because anybody can serve.' Even music business super-manager, Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber) says, 'Don't live for yourself...Live for others...that is where you will find true riches in life.' The heart of networking is rooted in selfishness, taking and using, while the great leaders teach us that true success comes through giving, loving others and serving generously."In Networking Kills, Maxwell shows how: Networking kills creativity Networking kills authentic relationships Networking kills life Networking kills love He then lays out the amazing benefits that can come from living a life that is focused on service: Serving erases fear of failure Serving erases conflict Serving creates purpose Serving creates value Serving creates provision Serving changes the world Networking Kills proves that to experience true success and fulfillment, and in an effort to obey God, this lens of serving must become the basis for all of our daily decision-making and our major life assignments. Serving attracts us to and is attractive to others; when people can sense you genuinely care, walls come down and true relationships form. And that is more powerful than any business card exchange, forced cocktail hour conversation or Instagram follow. That is how you can truly change the world-one person at a time. Review Quotes "I knew I wanted to get my hands on Mark Maxwell's book, Networking Kills, when one of his Belmont students quoted it in a conversation we were having over a cup of coffee. What a simple concept: "Networking" narrows our focus and our life experience. "Serving" connects us in a meaningful way and throws the gates of opportunity wide open. Let the adventure begin!" AMY GRANT - Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter "I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Mark Maxwell for some time now. In an industry and culture that encourages us to be more and more self-focused for our own personal gain, Mark's book is a fresh and necessary perspective that is desperately needed. It is natural for us to think that our gifts and talents are for us. Mark does a great job of leading us through his book and turning this paradigm upside down. No matter where we are on the journey we need to constantly be reminded that we are called to serve not be served." TOBYMAC - Grammy award-winning recording artist "Culture teaches us to measure everything through the question: "how does this benefit my life?" This book does the exact opposite by changing the question to, "how does my life benefit others?" Mark Maxwell's book, Networking Kills, is more than just a novel idea - this significant message can help steer a generation towards true success. But more than just this generation, I believe it will help anyone, in any stage, re-evaluate their motivations and navigate their life back to what truly matters. I know it's doing that for me." NATALIE GRANT - award-winning recording artist "In his book, Networking Kills, Mark Maxwell shares a compelling message that disrupts our current culture of selfish ambition and self promotion. His message of serving others is profound, not only because it's true, but because as my friend and counselor I've seen Mark live it out in his everyday life. His story and wisdom are instructional and inspirational!" GREGG DEDRICK - Former CEO of Kentucky Fried Chicken & Founder of Iron Bell Music "Mark Maxwell was an early believer and important counselor for MercyMe twenty years ago. I am thrilled that through his book, Networking Kills, he continues to authentically mentor and counsel the next generation concerning true success - success that is only found through serving others." BART MILLARD - MERCYME - award-winning recording artist "With Networking Kills, Mark Maxwell is seemingly flying in the face of what the assumed "best approach" is for building a successful career in the music industry ... network, network, network! When in reality, every person doing business - including us creatives - are all truly in the service industry. Mark's call to think about our roles in the context of service is refreshing and spot on. Kudos, Mr. Maxwell!" busbee - Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer (Lady Antebellum, P!nk, Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Jon Bellion, Carly Pearce) "I am grateful Mark Maxwell is bringing this timely message to students everywhere. In Networking Kills, he dismantles the networking myth concerning success while illuminating the truth about finding true purpose in life. Serving is the key!" JUDGE ALBERTO R. GONZALES, former White House counsel & U.S. Attorney General; Dean of Belmont University College Of Law
The Nine (Reprint) (Paperback) by Jeffrey Toobin
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 452Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Political ScienceSub-Genre: Courts, Government / Judicial BranchFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Anchor BooksAuthor: Jeffrey ToobinAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book This "New York Times" Best Book of the Year takes readers into the chambers of the most important--and secret--legal body in the country, the Supreme Court, and reveals the complex dynamic among the nine people who decide the law of the land. Book Synopsis Acclaimed journalist Jeffrey Toobin takes us into the chambers of the most important--and secret--legal body in our country, the Supreme Court, revealing the complex dynamic among the nine people who decide the law of the land. An institution at a moment of transition, the Court now stands at a crucial point, with major changes in store on such issues as abortion, civil rights, and church-state relations. Based on exclusive interviews with the justices and with a keen sense of the Court's history and the trajectory of its future, Jeffrey Toobin creates in The Nine a riveting story of one of the most important forces in American life today. Review Quotes "Compelling. . . . Driven by the author's assured narrative voice, The Nine is as informative as it is fascinating, as insightful as it is readable." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times"Smart and entertaining. . . . The Nine is engaging, erudite, candid, and accessible, often hard to put down. Toobin is a natural storyteller, and the stories he tells are gripping."--The New York Times Book Review"Toobin's sparkling new work is anecdotally rich and clearly written. . . . A testimony to [his] skill." --USA Today"Intelligent and even-handed. . . . Toobin's access to the Supremes and their secret little world is phenomenal."--Chicago Sun-Times"The Nine not only provides a vivid narrative history of the Court's recent history, but also gives the reader an intimate look at individual justices, showing how personality, judicial philosophy and personal alliances can inform decisions that have huge consequences for the entire country. . . . Driven by the author's assured narrative voice, The Nine is as informative as it is fascinating, as insightful as it is readable."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times"Every decade or so, an enterprising and intelligent outsider like Toobin can come along and shine a muchneeded spotlight on the place. . . . The Nine is engaging, erudite, candid and accessible, often hard to put down. Toobin is a natural storyteller, and the stories he tells are gripping. . . . [He] writes about the court more fluidly and fluently than anyone."--David Margolick, The New York Times Book Review"The Nine is the latest, and by far the best [book] . . . about the Supreme Court." --Nina Totenberg, NPR"This is a remarkable, riveting book. So great are Toobin's narrative skills that both the justices and their inner world are brought vividly to life."--Doris Kearns Goodwin"[An] absorbing group profile. . . . [Toobin] deftly distills the issues and enlivens his narrative of the Court's internal wranglings with sharp thumbnail sketches"--Publishers Weekly"A compelling look at the power and the politics behind the Supreme Court." --Booklist"A major achievement, lucid and probing."--Bob Woodward About The Author Jeffrey Toobin is a staff writer at The New Yorker, senior legal analyst at CNN, and the authors of such best-sellers as Too Close to Call: The Thirty-Six Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election, A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought Down a President, and The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
80/20 Sales and Marketing - by Perry Marshall (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: MarketingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Entrepreneur PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Perry MarshallLanguage: English About the Book Guided by famed marketing consultant and best-selling author Perry Marshall, sales and marketing professionals save 80 percent of their time and money by zeroing in on the right 20 percent of their market -- then apply 80/202 and 80/203 to gain 10X, even 100X the success. With a powerful 80/20 software tool (online, included with the book), sellers and marketers uncover how to slash time-wasters; advertise to hyper-responsive buyers and avoid tire-kickers; gain coveted positions on search engines; differentiate themselves from competitors and gain esteem in their marketplace. With the included tools they'll see exactly how much money they're leaving on the table, and how to put it back in their pockets. Sellers will identify untapped markets, high-profit opportunities and incremental improvements, gaining time and greater profit potential. Supported by online tools from Marshall, including The 80/20 Power Curve, a tool that helps you see invisible money, and a Marketing DNA Test, a personal assessment that zeroes in on one's natural selling assets, this timeless guide promises to change the game for seasoned and novice marketers and sellers. Book Synopsis Guided by famed marketing consultant and best-selling author Perry Marshall, sales and marketing professionals save 80 percent of their time and money by zeroing in on the right 20 percent of their market -- then apply 80/202 and 80/203 to gain 10X, even 100X the success. With a powerful 80/20 software tool (online, included with the book), sellers and marketers uncover how to slash time-wasters; advertise to hyper-responsive buyers and avoid tire-kickers; gain coveted positions on search engines; differentiate themselves from competitors and gain esteem in their marketplace. With the included tools they'll see exactly how much money they're leaving on the table, and how to put it back in their pockets. Sellers will identify untapped markets, high-profit opportunities and incremental improvements, gaining time and greater profit potential. Supported by online tools from Marshall, including The 80/20 Power Curve, a tool that helps you see invisible money, and a Marketing DNA Test, a personal assessment that zeroes in on one's natural selling assets, this timeless guide promises to change the game for seasoned and novice marketers and sellers. From the Back Cover CUT YOUR WORK IN HALF and DOUBLE YOUR SALES Guided by famed marketing consultant and bestselling author Perry Marshall, learn how to save 80% of your time and money by zeroing in on the right 20% of your market --then apply 80/202 and 80/203 to gain 10X, even 100X the success. With exclusive online tools, the 80/20 Power Curve and Marketing DNA Test, you possess the power to identify untapped markets, slash waste, and cartnear high-profit opportunities, gaining you time and exponentially greater profits. You're in for one of those explosive moments when an interesting notion becomes a momentous epiphany...because Perry Marshall is about to blow your mind! Read slowly. Put down often. Do what Perry says. Then we can all go out to lunch and celebrate! -Michael E. Gerber, Author, The E-Myth I've read well over 1,000 business books and 80/20 Sales and Marketing is among the top 10 for actionable strategies to fast impact your bottom line. Every business person should own a copy - highlighted, dog-eared and underlined. -Bill Harrison, CEO, Bradley Communications Corp. Best business book I've read this year. Focusing only on the 20% of the 20% that really matters using the power curve and reverse thinking has made my business extremely profitable. Once you understand how to disqualify, work less and make more, life flows naturally. Powerful, little-known concepts are clearly articulated with terrific real world examples and concise summaries. -James Schramko, Founder, SuperFast Business If you don't know who Perry Marshall is -- unforgivable.-Dan Kennedy, Author, The Ultimate Marketing Plan Review Quotes Perry Marshall is a sales and marketing ninja. Read this book, apply the lessons, and slice your way to victory. -Chris Guillebeau, New York Times bestselling Author, The $100 Startup Perry Marshall is the Gene Schwartz of the 21st century. Schwartz's book, Breakthrough Advertising, is every bit as current as the first day it rolled off the press in 1966. Perry's work is like that. Perry has consulted with the best marketers on the planet for over a decade. He combines the attributes of the most calculated engineer with the artistry of a poet. He delivers the deepest dive into the "80/20 Principle" you've ever taken, as it applies to copywriting, buying traffic, scaling traffic, dominating markets, and sales conversion. 80/20 is not a rule of thumb; it's a law of nature and a way of life. If you are not following Perry's formula, you are leaving millions on the table. -Brian Kurtz, Executive Vice President, Boardroom Inc. Perry has been THE go-to wizard for using Google Adwords as the mega-valuable tool for entrepreneurs it was meant to be, and I recommend his materials without hesitation. Without his insights and advice on pay-per-click, I can't even imagine where many successful online business owners (in literally hundreds of industries) would be right now. Deservedly, Perry's now stepped into the mainstream and is no longer the best-kept secret of niche entrepreneurs. The unique tools in this book are game-changers for anyone looking to take their business to the next level. -John Carlton, Legendary Copywriter and President, Marketing Rebel Inc. Perry Marshall's teaching on 80/20 was so riveting I cancelled my appointments for the afternoon and read the entire manuscript. It is a gold mine in insight and depth. I am still processing it! -Lance Wallnau, President, Lance Learning Group Very often, the most powerful ideas in the world are laying around in plain sight unappreciated, poorly understood, and unused. One such idea was Google's AdWords system. It may be hard to believe now, but for many long months after it was released, this ingenious new approach to advertising --which now amounts to about about 90% of Google's prodigious income --was dismissed by the pay-per-click advertising experts of the time. The Pareto Principle is another idea that contains incredible, but largely untapped power. Many have heard of it, usually as the 80/20 Rule, but until recent years it was one of those 'so what?' factoids that most people fail to appreciate let alone do anything with. Amazingly, the same guy who first sorted out how to use Google AdWord's profitably, is the very same guy who has breathed fresh life into this most productive of mathematical insights. If you are a marketer or business owner, or anyone who wants to be more successful in this world, wrapping your head about the 80/20 Rule as it is explained by Perry Marshall will be the single most effective thing you can do all year, any year. -Ken McCarthy, CEO, Amacord, and Founder, The System Seminar for Internet Marketing Every once in a while, a book arrives that seems to speak the right message at the perfect time. 80/20 Sales and Marketing is one of those books, and one that will prove to be a milestone in the marketing canon. I hadn't finished the first few pages before I knew beyond doubt that I was reading something that would be extremely significant for my business, and my life. I barely blinked before I was halfway through! Perry Marshall has delivered a work of simple genius. He reveals a pattern that is so woven into natural law that, when you open your eyes to it, you'll see it all around you. Leaving no stone unturned, he then takes you by the hand through a complete business master class, covering marketing, personal effectiveness, time management, advertising, cash flow, hiring, firing, loving the work you do, and making a real difference. I can safely guarantee that 20% of this book will take your success to the next level, and within that just a few gems will skyrocket you to another place completely. -Ben Hunt, Author, Convert!: Designing Web Sites to Increase Traffic and Conversion Perry's 80/20 course was of those pesky life-changing experiences. Now I'm heading off to go do it.-Randall Ingermanson, Author, Writing Fiction for Dummies You will be stunned how scary accurate the Marketing DNA Test is. - Brad Richdale, Legendary Writer, Director, Producer, and Direct Marketer We have started using the DNA test on all candidates we interview, and it seems to be remarkably accurate and insightful. I say this with some qualification, having taken assessments by DIVINE and a DISC profile not too long ago. MarketingDNA stands with the big boys!-Hans Riemer, President, Market Vantage, LLC When I was a kid, my favorite board game was Chutes and Ladders. I loved it when I landed at the foot of a ladder and could take a short cut to victory. Reading 80/20 Sales and Marketing gives me the same feeling. Though Perry and the rest of us look at the same world, he sees the hidden order of things--the ladders to success that almost nobody recognizes. He's taken the 80/20 Principle farther than it's ever been taken before, and shares tools so powerful that I challenge anyone to implement these insights and not quintuple their business within two years. -Howard Jacobson, Author, Google AdWords for Dummies There are a lot of smart marketing gurus out there. At one time or another, I've been on most of their email lists and spent five figures on their products. But, if I had to choose just one to listen to, it'd be Perry. If you only pay attention to Perry Marshall when it comes to AdWords, you are missing the boat. From copywriting to conversions to email auto responders and much more, Perry has proven himself to be one of the most astute direct marketers and business strategists, online or offline, around today. -Adam Kreitman, Words That Click, CrazyEgg.com The fact that I have my own TV show in Poland is directly connected with Perry Marshall's 80/20 Productivity Express. -Gregory Mogilevsky, TV Host, Biznes w Sieci (Business in the Net) on TVN CNBC in Poland, Warszawa, Poland I took Perry's 80/20 course last year and had the most productive year of my life. No exaggeration. -Michael Arnold, President, The Natural Fertility Experts Ltd, London, UK As of today for 2013, my client base is down 23%; revenue is up 43%. It's like I was in second gear for a year, and now I'm in fourth. More speed, less RPM. -Adam Libman, Libman Tax Strategy I bought the Perry Marshall marketing system quite a few years back, his book, Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords, white papers course, and a few other very useful courses and seminars and implemented them. I went from working all the time and killing myself to all of a sudden making more money, starting a second and third business and having a huge amount of time off when I wanted to! I still do a lot of work, but on my terms now. -Jade Sullivan, Access Trading I'm a productivity junkie, and I've done just about every book, training, or system, from Stephen Covey to David Allen. Perry's course has been some of the best teaching on this subject I've ever experienced. In the first session, I reclaimed an extra hour per day; by the third session, I totally revolutionized how I run my business. I was too busy to take it. Ha ha--I took it anyway. Cut my average workweek by about 20 hours and more than doubled, almost tripled, my income. Brought on two major, six-figure clients. Have two more knocking at my door right now. Literally booked solid. Fully on track to clear $1 million in revenue for this year. Made room for me to become a major contributor in my church, but not the way you think. Yes, we give money, but what I'm speaking about is the fact that I've been free to lead financial peace classes and be available in other ways, for my church. Stopped doing things that I was good at, but that were not the highest use of my time-- a major leverage point. -Ray Edwards, Founder & CEO, Ray Edwards International, Inc. About the Author Perry Marshall the number-one author and world's most-quoted consultant on Google advertising. He has helped over 100,000 advertisers save literally billions of dollars in "AdWords stupidity tax." His Chicago company, Perry S. Marshall & Associates, consults both online and brick-and-mortar companies on generating sales leads, web traffic, and maximizing advertising results.He's been featured at conferences in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Great Britain, Israel and Australia. He's shared the stage with Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Jay Abraham, Gary Halbert, Harvey Mackay and Les Brown. He's consulted in over 200 industries, from computer hardware and software to high-end consulting, from health & fitness to corporate finance.
Relentless - by Tim S Grover (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 233Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Personal SuccessFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Scribner Book CompanyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Tim S GroverLanguage: English About the Book Legendary trainer Grover uses his experience with the world's top athletes to drill down into the killer instinct that separates the good from the great, showing readers how to tap into the dark side of competitive intensity in order to win--regardless of the circumstance or cost. Book Synopsis Legendary trainer Tim Grover uses his experience with the world's top athletes to drill down into the killer instinct that separates the good from the great, showing you how to tap into the dark side of competitive intensity in order to win--regardless of the circumstance or cost. For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats--Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of relentless competitors in sports, business, and every walk of life--and made them greater. Now, for the first time ever, he reveals what it takes to achieve total mental and physical dominance, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire. Direct, blunt, and brutally honest, Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: you keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak. In "The Relentless 13," he details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life. Relentless shows you how to trust your instincts and get in the Zone; how to control and adapt to any situation; how to find your opponent's weakness and attack. Grover gives you the same advice he gives his world-class clients--"don't think"--and shows you that anything is possible. Packed with previously untold stories and unparalleled insight into the psyches of the most successful and accomplished athletes of our time, Relentless shows you how even the best get better...and how you can too. Review Quotes "An opus on successful thinking."-- "Sun Sentinel"A must-read... Grover calls upon his decades of experience working with the world's most eliteathletes to dissect what it takes not just to succeed, but to be the absolutebest.-- "Stack.com"Straight up. Relentless...is one of the best books I've ever read.--Jim Rome"Grover finally marches the public behind the curtain of decades of work with the likes of Jordan and Kobe Bryant, a riveting read that balances the illumination of the work of those stars and how it can apply to everyone else. . . Magnificent."--Adrian Wojnarowski "Yahoo! Sports"I consider Tim Grover to be second to none in his knowledge of sports training, and he was an invaluable part of my training program. He is a take-charge person, with a deliberate but energetic and enthusiastic technique.--Michael JordanIf you compete at anything--sports or business or life--you need this book. No one knows more than Tim Grover about competitive intensity, killer instinct and crushing the other guy. He is the best at what he does: Creating champions.--Charles BarkleyIn all the years that I coached, inspired and trained world class athletes there was no better resource to collaborate with than Tim Grover.--Pat Riley, 8-time NBA champion and NBA Hall-of-Fame coachTim Grover is the master of mental toughness. This book is the blueprint for discovering what you are capable of achieving, getting results you never imagined, reaching the highest level of success--and then going even higher.--Kobe BryantTim Grover's insight into leadership and excellence has taken the greats to the top, and his book will do the same for you. Relentless is about breaking the rules that hold you back and trusting your instincts to take you where you want to be. --Mike Coach K Krzyzewski, Duke University and USA Men's Olympic Basketball head coach, and bestselling author of Leading with the Heart"This book will do for you what Tim has done for me--take you to the next level, and show you how to be the best at whatever you do. I have unbelievable trust and faith in him." --Dwyane Wade About the Author Tim S. Grover is the CEO of Attack Athletics, Inc., which he founded in 1989, and author of the international bestseller Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable. World-renowned for his work with Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and thousands of athletes and business professionals, he appears around the world as a keynote speaker and consultant to business leaders, athletes, and elite achievers in every field. He is based in Chicago. Shari Lesser Wenk is the cowriter of Tim Grover's Relentless as well as Start Something with Earl Woods and the Tiger Woods Foundation. She has been a sports agent and bestselling collaborator since 1983. She lives in Chicago.
Huddle - by Brooke Baldwin (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 304Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Women in BusinessFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Harper BusinessAuthor: Brooke BaldwinAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "CNN news anchor Brooke Baldwin explores the phenomenon of "huddling," when women lean on one another--in politics, Hollywood, activism, the arts, sports, and everyday friendships--to provide each other support, empowerment, inspiration, and the strength to solve problems or enact meaningful change. Whether they are facing adversity (like workplace inequity or a global pandemic) or organizing to make the world a better place, women are a highly potent resource for one another."-- Book Synopsis CNN news anchor Brooke Baldwin explores the phenomenon of "huddling," when women lean on one another--in politics, Hollywood, activism, the arts, sports, and everyday friendships--to provide each other support, empowerment, inspiration, and the strength to solve problems or enact meaningful change. Whether they are facing adversity (like workplace inequity or a global pandemic) or organizing to make the world a better place, women are a highly potent resource for one another. Through a mix of journalism and personal narrative, Baldwin takes readers beyond the big headline-making huddles from recent years (such as the Women's March, #MeToo, Times Up, and the record number of women running for public office) and embeds herself in groups of women of all ages, races, religions and socio-economic backgrounds who are banding together in America. HUDDLE explores several stories including: The benefits of all-girls learning environments, such as Karlie Kloss's Kode with Klossy and Reese Witherspoon's Filmmaker Lab for Girls in which young women are given the freedom to make mistakes, and find their confidence.The tactics employed by huddles of women who work in male-dominated industries including a group of US veterans/Democratic Congresswomen, a huddle of African-American judges in Harris County, Texas, and an all-female writers room in Hollywood.The wisdom of huddling from trusted pioneers such as Gloria Steinem, Billie Jean King, and Madeleine Albright as well as contemporary trailblazers like Stacey Abrams and Ava DuVernay. How professionals such as Chef Dominique Crenn and sports agent Lindsay Colas use their success to amplify other women in their fields. The ways huddles of women are dedicated to making seismic change, including a look at Indigenous women saving the planet, the women who founded Black Lives Matter, the mothers fighting for sensible gun laws, America's favorite female athletes (Megan Rapinoe, Hilary Knight, and Sue Bird to name a few) agitating for equal pay, and female teachers rallying to improve their working conditions.The bond between women who practice self-care and trauma healing together, including the women who courageously survived sexual abuse, and the women who heal together in The Class and GirlTrek.The ways women are becoming more intentional about the life-saving power of friendship, including the bonds between military wives, new moms, and nurses getting through the time of Covid.Throughout her examination of this fascinating huddle phenomenon, Baldwin learns about the periods of huddle 'droughts" in America, as well as the ways that Black women have been huddling for centuries. She also uncovers how huddling can be the "secret sauce" that makes many things possible for women: success in the workplace, effective grassroots change, confidence in girlhood, and a better physical and mental health profile in adulthood. Along the way, Baldwin takes readers through her own personal journey of growing up in the South and climbing the ladder of a male-dominated industry. Like so many women in her field, she encountered many sharp elbows on her career path, but became an early believer in adding more seats to the table and huddling with other women for strength and solidarity. In the process of writing HUDDLE, Baldwin learns that this seemingly new phenomenon is actually something women have been doing for generations--a quiet, collective power she learns to unlock in her transformation from journalist to champion for women. Review Quotes Brooke Baldwin has always been a fierce promoter of women. Her first book, Huddle, is an exemplification of what happens when women have one another's backs. If you want to understand the power that can be achieved when women come together to support one another, this is your book. If you want to be inspired by the ambition and tenacity of women, this is your book. If you want to experience the infectious enthusiasm of a woman delighting in her efforts to tell these remarkable stories, this is definitely your book.--Lisa Ling, executive producer and host of CNN's This Is Life with Lisa Ling I have spent much of my life in a huddle on the soccer field, planning a winning strategy with other badass women. I know firsthand that Brooke Baldwin is right: magic happens after the huddle. I just finished Huddle, and I'm on fire. Brooke is the coach we need in precisely this moment. She reminds us that if we take the power of the huddle off the field and into the world, we will be unstoppable!--Abby Wambach, Olympian, activist, and #1 bestselling author of Wolfpack I wouldn't be anywhere close to where I am today if not for my beautiful, powerful, badass huddle. And if you want to know why it's the most important thing in life--that's right, I said in life--do yourself and your huddle a favor and pick up this book.--Bozoma Saint John, CMO of Netflix, entrepreneur, and badass It's a man's world, but not for long if we tap into the power of Huddle. Women can be our own worst enemies or our greatest resource; Brooke has inspired me to keep fighting for women to shatter ceilings and set the menu at any table at which we find ourselves. What I love most about this book is that it reminds us that solidarity can indeed be contagious--and collaboration, especially among those who have been left out and left behind, can be transformative.--Alicia Garza, principal of the Black Futures Lab and cofounder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Like Brooke herself, Huddle uplifts women, encouraging them to believe in their collective power. A fun and inspiring read!--Diane Von Furstenberg, fashion designer, philanthropist, and bestselling author
Subscribed - by Tien Tzuo & Gabe Weisert (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Strategic PlanningFormat: HardcoverPublisher: PortfolioAge Range: AdultAuthor: Tien Tzuo & Gabe WeisertLanguage: English About the Book "Companies like Netflix, Spotify, and Salesforce are just the tip of the iceberg for the subscription model. The real transformation--and the real opportunity--is just beginning"-- Book Synopsis A USA Today bestseller! Companies like Netflix, Spotify, and Salesforce are just the tip of the iceberg for the subscription model. The real transformation--and the real opportunity--is just beginning. Subscription companies are growing nine times faster than the S & P 500. Why? Because unlike product companies, subscription companies know their customers. A happy subscriber base is the ultimate economic moat. Today's consumers prefer the advantages of access over the hassles of maintenance, from transportation (Uber, Surf Air), to clothing (Stitch Fix, Eleven James), to razor blades and makeup (Dollar Shave Club, Birchbox). Companies are similarly demanding easier, long-term solutions, trading their server rooms for cloud storage solutions like Box. Simply put, the world is shifting from products to services. But how do you turn customers into subscribers? As the CEO of the world's largest subscription management platform, Tien Tzuo has helped hundreds of companies transition from relying on individual sales to building customer-centric, recurring-revenue businesses. His core message in Subscribed is simple: Ready or not, excited or terrified, you need to adapt to the Subscription Economy -- or risk being left behind. Tzuo shows how to use subscriptions to build lucrative, ongoing one-on-one relationships with your customers. This may require reinventing substantial parts of your company, from your accounting practices to your entire IT architecture, but the payoff can be enormous. Just look at the case studies: * Adobe transitions from selling enterprise software licenses to offering cloud-based solutions for a flat monthly fee, and quadruples its valuation. * Fender evolves from selling guitars one at a time to creating lifelong musicians by teaching beginners to play, and keeping them inspired for life. * Caterpillar uses subscriptions to help solve problems -- it's not about how many tractors you can rent, but how much dirt you need to move. In Subscribed, you'll learn how these companies made the shift, and how you can transform your own product into a valuable service with a practical, step-by-step framework. Find out how how you can prepare and prosper now, rather than trying to catch up later. About the Author Tien Tzuo is the CEO and cofounder of Zuora, the leading subscription SaaS provider, with more than 1,000 customers worldwide. Zuora, which is foundational to companies in the growing Subscription Economy, was born out of Tzuo's experiences at Salesforce, a pioneer of the subscription model, where he was formerly CMO and Chief Strategy Officer. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Zuora also operates offices in Atlanta, Boston, Denver, San Francisco, London, Paris, Beijing, Sydney and Tokyo.Gabe Weisert is the managing editor of Zuora's Subscribed magazine. He has previous written for Yahoo!, Forbes.com, and Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report.
The Character Edge - by Robert L Caslen & Matthews (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 352Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: LeadershipFormat: HardcoverPublisher: St. Martin's PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Robert L Caslen & MatthewsLanguage: English About the Book "The former superintendent at West Point and a psychologist explain why all successful leaders rely on a foundation of strong character. Among the most successful leaders throughout history-from Abe Lincoln to Rosa Parks, Mahatma Gandhi to Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King, Jr. to Nelson Mandela-some were brilliant mathematicians and economists, others were creative visionaries, still others were masterful at strategic planning. Their mastery of their field wasn't the secret to their highly effective leadership. All of their skill, grit, resilience, charisma, and courage emanated from one thing: their strength of character. Character-the moral values and habits of an individual-is in the spotlight now more than perhaps at any other point in modern history. Politicians distort facts. Corporations cheat customers and investors. Athletes are caught using illegal supplements. In addition to harming our culture at large, these failures of character have a profound and undermining impact on leadership. The authors of this book are experts on the value of character, its correlation with successful leadership, and how to build it in individuals and prospective leaders. General Robert L. Caslen, Jr. served the US Army for over 43 years and served as Superintendent at the US Military Academy at West Point. Psychologist Dr. Michael D. Matthews is a Professor of Engineering Psychology at West Point who has focused on the psychology of character for years. Together they witnessed firsthand that raw talent is not enough to stand on its own; successful leadership relies on the critical foundation of a strong character. In The Character Edge they leverage their perspectives to offer an empowering, story-driven argument-backed by the latest scientific research-that character is vital to success. They give readers the tools to build and sustain character in themselves and their organizations by testing readers' strengths of the gut, head and heart and teaching how to build trust and nurture the seeds of character"-- Book Synopsis The former superintendent at West Point and a psychologist explain why all successful leaders rely on a foundation of strong character. Among the most successful leaders throughout history--from Abe Lincoln to Rosa Parks, Mahatma Gandhi to Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King, Jr. to Nelson Mandela--some were brilliant mathematicians and economists, others were creative visionaries, still others were masterful at strategic planning. Their mastery of their field wasn't the secret to their highly effective leadership. All of their skill, grit, resilience, charisma, and courage emanated from one thing: their strength of character. Character--the moral values and habits of an individual--is in the spotlight now more than perhaps at any other point in modern history. Politicians distort facts. Corporations cheat customers and investors. Athletes are caught using illegal supplements. In addition to harming our culture at large, these failures of character have a profound and undermining impact on leadership. The authors of this book are experts on the value of character, its correlation with successful leadership, and how to build it in individuals and prospective leaders. General Robert L. Caslen, Jr. served the US Army for over 43 years and served as Superintendent at the US Military Academy at West Point. Psychologist Dr. Michael D. Matthews is a Professor of Engineering Psychology at West Point who has focused on the psychology of character for years. Together they witnessed firsthand that raw talent is not enough to stand on its own; successful leadership relies on the critical foundation of a strong character. In The Character Edge they leverage their perspectives to offer an empowering, story-driven argument--backed by the latest scientific research--that character is vital to success. They give readers the tools to build and sustain character in themselves and their organizations by testing readers' strengths of the gut, head and heart and teaching how to build trust and nurture the seeds of character. Review Quotes The Character Edge is a unique and valuable book because it combines the battle-tested leadership lessons of General Caslen with the perspective of Professor Matthews, a senior behavioral scientist. It is both substantive and wonderfully readable, packed with stories--many of them quite moving--backed up with serious research. --ForbesReaders of The Character Edge will be able to take actionable steps to improve their own character and well-being. --ARMY MagazineWhat determines the importance and long-lasting impact of leadership? Lieutenant general and former West Point superintendent Caslen and psychologist Matthews examine the qualities of character that make a leader worth following...[their] combined experience culminates in a fascinating study of leadership. --BooklistTimely, powerful and instructive, this book should be studied by anyone aspiring to lead, and by leaders aspiring to be great. --Former SGT Major of the Army Bob Dare for True Growth"The Character Edge is inspiring and practical in equal measure, drawing upon both scientific research and personal experience in how, and why, to develop strengths of heart, mind, and gut. Only Mike Matthews and Bob Caslen could have written it. This will surely be an instant classic!" --Angela Duckworth, CEO of the Character Lab and bestselling author of Grit "If you ever aspire to effective leadership, whether at the tactical or strategic level, you'll soon learn that the most important ingredient in effective leadership is character. Bob Caslen and Mike Matthews have captured this truth in both theory and application with moving and insightful stories and personal experiences. This book will both challenge you and motivate you to lead a life of integrity and honor, and in so doing, inspire the men and women you lead to the highest achievements they never thought possible. Bob and Mike have something very, very important here. I hope it goes viral in a big way." --Admiral William H. McRaven, US Navy (Retired), former Chancellor of the University of Texas and bestselling author of Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations "General Bob Caslen and Dr. Mike Matthews have done a great job illustrating why character and excellence are the most important elements in effective leadership. I have always believed that character and excellence go hand in hand, and this has always been the formula for our teams that win. Bob and Mike are proven leaders of character, and their examples and principles are what I have used my entire career." --Mike Krzyzewski, head men's basketball coach at Duke University "General Caslen and Michael Matthews are absolutely the right people to write this book. Together, they form a Genius of AND -- the art of leadership AND the science of character, the crucible of hard experience AND the rigor of academic research, the searing lessons of decisive action AND the enduring insights of wise reflection. Few great leaders have charismatic personality, but all have character that inspires. Caslen and Matthews show how and why this fundamental inner architecture of leadership can -- and must -- be built." --Jim Collins, author Good to Great, co-author Built to Last "The Character Edge artfully combines scholarly research and practical experience in an interesting, persuasive way. I think character matters more today than at any time in my memory. Bob Caslen and Michael Matthews get it right." --General Martin E. Dempsey, US Army (Retired), 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, author of Radical Inclusion: What the Post-9/11 World Should Have Taught Us About Leadership "The world needs leaders with strong character more than ever, and The Character Edge will show you how that is done in two institutions that carry the trust and respect of all Americans -- the United States Military Academy at West Point, and the United States Army. This book is a must read for anyone who aspires to live a life of character." --General (Retired) Raymond T. Odierno, 38th Chief of Staff of the United States Army "We believe it is the quality and character of the leader that determines the results. In The Character Edge we discover a blueprint for instilling values-based leadership to achieve significance and success." --Frances Hesselbein, Chairman, The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum; Former CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA; Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient "As school administrators, be it at the state, local and campus levels, we have much in common with the sacred responsibility of military leaders, especially in light of what LTG (Ret.) Caslen terms the "Bank of Public Trust." Caslen and Matthews give compelling illustrations of how trust accounts must be cherished and nurtured overtime and modeled consistently with "deposits of competence, character and caring." As educators and public servants there is much we can draw from the stories, the exquisite scholarship and the "right way" lessons found throughout The Character Edge." --Mary M. Keller, Ed.D., Former President & CEO, The Military Child Education Coalition "In The Character Edge, Caslen and Matthews offer the definitive guide to how individuals and organizations may build and utilize positive character to flourish and win. Corporations who 'get' this message excel, those that do not will fail in the long run." --Indra Nooyi, Former Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo "Blending behavioral science with lessons learned in the crucible of military service, Bob Caslen and Mike Matthews have written a leadership book that is both timely and timeless. They examine the complex nature of character in both individuals and organizations with vivid examples from the military, sports, education and business. In a time of polarization and incivility, the authors have created a how-to manual for counteracting these destructive forces in ourselves and our institutions." --Stefanie Sanford, Chief of Global Policy & External Relations, The College Board About the Author Lieutenant General Robert L. Caslen, Jr. was the 29th president of the University of South Carolina. Caslen is a retired Army lieutenant general and former superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point. After retiring from the Army in 2018, Caslen became the senior counsel to the president at the University of Central Florida. Caslen grew up in Vermont, worked in his family's ski lodge, and then was recruited to play football at West Point. Along with his bachelor's degree from West Point, Caslen holds an MBA in finance from Long Island University and a master's in industrial engineering from Kansas State University. He and his wife, Shelly, have been married for over 40 years and have three sons and four grandchildren. Michael D. Matthews is Professor of Engineering Psychology at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He served as President of the American Psychological Association's Society for Military Psychology from 2007 to 2008 and is a Templeton Foundation Senior Positive Psychology Fellow. From 2014 to 2015, he served as a Fellow for the U.S. Army Chief of Staff's Strategic Studies Group. He has authored more than 250 scientific papers and edited several books on military psychology, and is the author of Head Strong: How Psychology is Revolutionizing War (Oxford University Press, 2014, revised edition, 2020). His book (coedited with David M. Schnyer), Human Performance Optimization: The Science and Ethics of Enhancing Human Capabilities (Oxford University Press) was published in 2019.
The Ai-First Company - by Ash Fontana (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: New Business EnterprisesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: PortfolioAge Range: AdultAuthor: Ash FontanaLanguage: English About the Book "In The AI-First Company, internationally renowned start-up investor Ash Fontana offers an executable guide for applying AI to business problems. It's a framework made for real companies, with real budgets, that need strategies and tactics to effectively implement AI"-- Book Synopsis Artificial Intelligence is transforming every industry, but if you want to win with AI, you have to put it first on your priority list. AI-First companies are the only trillion-dollar companies, and soon they will dominate even more industries, more definitively than ever before. These companies succeed by design--they collect valuable data from day one and use it to train predictive models that automate core functions. As a result, they learn faster and outpace the competition in the process. Thankfully, you don't need a Ph.D. to learn how to win with AI. In The AI-First Company, internationally-renowned startup investor Ash Fontana offers an executable guide for applying AI to business problems. It's a playbook made for real companies, with real budgets, that need strategies and tactics to effectively implement AI. Whether you're a new online retailer or a Fortune 500 company, Fontana will teach you how to: - Identify the most valuable data; - Build the teams that build AI; - Integrate AI with existing processes and keep it in check; - Measure and communicate its effectiveness; - Reinvest the profits from automation to compound competitive advantage. If the last fifty years were about getting AI to work in the lab, the next fifty years will be about getting AI to work for people, businesses, and society. It's not about building the right software -- it's about building the right AI. The AI-First Company is your guide to winning with artificial intelligence. Review Quotes Praise for The AI-First Company "An engaging read with important implications for the future of business. Whether you're launching a start-up or integrating emerging technologies into your existing company, Ash Fontana provides not only a comprehensive framework for understanding AI, but also practical advice for developing an 'AI-First' mindset." --ERIC SCHMIDT, former executive chair and CEO of Google and cofounder of Schmidt Futures "Fontana explains AI with untold pragmatism, and his practical analysis of how to get started with an AI-first mindset has the potential to reshape how we do business."--CATHERINE LIVINGSTONE, AO, FAA, FTSE, chair of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and chancellor of the University of Technology Sydney "I've seen thousands of companies take on ambitious AI projects. Fontana's guide distills what works into the definitive playbook." --ANTHONY GOLDBLOOM, cofounder and CEO of Kaggle "Ash Fontana thinks about building companies in a really unique way. His ideas helped companies like ours get started, and now they're in a book for you to use too." --MELANIE PERKINS, cofounder and CEO of Canva "A must read for anyone who seeks to understand the history and future of AI, and, more importantly: how to apply it to business in a very tactical and direct way." --TOM TUNGUZ, managing director of Redpoint Ventures and author of Winning with Data "An indispensable guidebook for twenty-first-century business leaders. This is essential advice for everyone from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 CEOs."--KIM POLESE, chair of CrowdSmart Inc. and founding product manager for Java About the Author Ash Fontana became one of the most recognized startup investors in the world after launching online investing at AngelList. He then became a Managing Director of Zetta, the first investment fund that focused on AI. The firm was the lead investor in category-defining AI companies such as Kaggle, Domino, Tractable, Lilt and Invenia. He has appeared in Fast Company, Bloomberg, Forbes, CNBC and at the UN. This is his first book.
Managerial Economics & Business Strategy - 9th Edition by Jeff Prince & Michael Baye (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 576Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: EconomicsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: McGraw-Hill EducationAge Range: AdultBook theme: MicroeconomicsAuthor: Jeff Prince & Michael BayeLanguage: English Book Synopsis This ninth edition of Managerial Economics and Business Strategy has been revised to include updated examples and problems, but it retains all of the basic content that made previous editions a success. By teaching managers the practical utility of basic economic tools such as present value analysis, supply and demand, regression, indifference curves, isoquants, production, costs, and the basic models of perfect competition, monopoly, and monopolistic competition. This edition retails the emphasis on real-world examples and modern topics along with unique coverage found nowhere else: oligopoly, penetration pricing, multistage and repeated games, foreclosure, contracting, vertical and horizontal integration, networks, bargaining, predatory pricing, principal-agent problems, raising rivals' costs, adverse selection, auctions, screening and signaling, search, limit pricing, and a host of other pricing strategies for firms enjoying market power. This balanced coverage of traditional and modern microeconomic tools makes it appropriate for a wide variety of managerial economics classrooms.
Contemporary Property Law - by Lucy Marsh (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 540Genre: Freedom + Security / Law EnforcementSub-Genre: PropertyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Vandeplas Pub.Age Range: AdultAuthor: Lucy MarshLanguage: English About the Book Lively, entertaining, current cases make it enjoyable to learn the fundamentals of Property Law. Who keeps the $82,000 of abandoned drug money found in the gas tank of a vehicle sold by the U.S. to an innocent purchaser? Book Synopsis Lively, entertaining, current cases make it enjoyable to learn the fundamentals of Property Law. Who keeps the $82,000 of abandoned drug money found in the gas tank of a vehicle sold by the U.S. to an innocent purchaser? Who is entitled to the engagement ring when a marriage doesn't take place? Is it really possible for a neighborhood group to gain title to a $3.3 million piece of land in New York City by adverse possession? What authority do US courts have over the ownership rights to sunken treasure found outside the territorial jurisdiction of any country? What are the special things to watch for when buying a condominium - or a time share estate? What about mortgages, easements, deeds, water rights, land use restrictions, landlord-tenant relationships, and environmental regulations? These, and many other important topics of basic Property Law are covered in memorable, recent cases included in this book. It turns out that Property Law is fascinating!
Kickback - by David Montero (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Government & BusinessFormat: HardcoverPublisher: VikingAge Range: AdultAuthor: David MonteroLanguage: English About the Book "An investigation into corporate bribery around the world and how it undermines democracy and the free market system"-- Book Synopsis An investigation into corporate bribery around the world and how it undermines democracy and the free market system The World Bank estimates that rich multinational corporations pay hundreds of billions of dollars in bribes every year to officials overseas. The perpetrators are not a handful of rogue companies, but many members of the Fortune 500. Kickback is a sweeping, global investigation into corporate bribery around the world and how backdoor financial transactions undermine democracy and the free market system by lining the pockets of some of the world's worst dictators and criminals. Ultimately, this system affects billions of people by creating conditions that lead to poverty, violence, environmental disaster, and political instability in countries like Nigeria, Bahrain, Costa Rica, and Iraq. Kickback traces the origins of corporate bribery from the reign of the British East India Company to the methods by which it is carried out today. Traveling across four continents and interviewing police and intelligence officials, convicted criminals, business executives, and corruption experts, David Montero takes an inside look at bribery's pernicious effects. He examines its ramifications at both the individual and national levels--from the murder of a young activist in Bangladesh to a Texas billionaire's dealings with Saddam Hussein, from pharmaceutical firms' payoffs in China to how the entrenched culture of bribery helped destroy the Greek economy. Montero also examines the countermeasures that have been introduced to combat these practices, such as the Justice Department's efforts to halt them and attempts to identify and provide restitution to victims. Given the new era of profound uncertainty we are entering--the strength of the European Union founders, the power of China rises, the global economy continues on a path of perilous flux, and allegations mount that President Donald Trump and his associates are possibly tainted by bribery themselves--the stakes for eradicating corporate bribery have never been higher. Review Quotes Kickbacks, [Montero] demonstrates, are the 'cost of doing business.' But by the end of his book, one is left with the impression that the cost, whatever it might be, is far too high.--Bloomberg Investigative journalist Montero explores the impact of corporate bribery in this insightful and clearly written exposé . . . Montero's far-reaching study will likely shock even readers familiar with the issue.--Publishers Weekly "[Montero] is at his most compelling when connecting . . . sordid backroom dealers with some of the world's most recognizable brand names and the international conflicts that they helped foster. . . . A startling window into the bribery that shapes the world in which we live, including the major corporate players and government parties involved in the corruption." --Kirkus ReviewsRead Kickback! It's unique, revelatory and concise. It actually shows you how bribes work and who pays the price. --Lowell Bergman, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and David and Reva Logan Distinguished Chair in Investigative Reporting at UC Berkeley Kickback has everything: assassination plots, drug dealers, secret agents, prostitutes, and dirty sheiks, princes, governors, and presidents. But this crime thriller is a deeply reported book about the malfeasance of global companies with household names. David Montero skillfully pulls back the curtain on one of the best-kept secrets of corporate life: the corrosive and all-too-common business of bribery.--David France, Oscar-nominated director of How to Survive a Plague About the Author David Montero has documented the impact of corruption in South and South East Asia. Formerly a correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor and a regular producer for PBS's flagship investigative series, FRONTLINE, his work has twice been honored with an Emmy Award nomination as well as the South Asian Journalist Association's Daniel Pearl Award. Montero has also written for The New York Times, The Nation, Le Monde Diplomatique, and many others.
Dictionary of Real Estate Terms - (Barron's Business Dictionaries) 9th Edition by Jack P Friedman & Jack C Harris & J Bruce Lindeman (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 608Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Real EstateSeries Title: Barron's Business DictionariesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Barrons Educational SeriesAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Jack P Friedman & Jack C Harris & J Bruce LindemanLanguage: English About the Book This quick-reference source features more than 3,000 terms and definitions and covers topics that include appraisal, construction, development, mortgage types, zoning regulations, and more. Includes graphs, charts, and line art. Book Synopsis Need to know real estate jargon? This quick-reference guide can help. Barron's Dictionary of Real Estate Terms includes more than 3,000 terms and definitions to help you feel comfortable using modern real estate language. This guide is a quick reference for home buyers and sellers, real estate professionals, business students, investors, or attorneys. You'll get: Definitions for real estate topics A-Z, including: appraisal, architecture, brokerage, construction, debenture, flood plain, negative, amortization, security instrument, subprime loan, underlying mortgage, zoning, and moreMore than 200 line illustrations graphs, charts, tablesA list of common abbreviations and mathematical formulasMortgage payment table and measurement tables for quick reference About the Author Jack P. Friedman earned a BBA degree in Finance from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem N.C., an MBA in Accounting from Pace University in New York, and a PhD in Business Administration with a major in Real Estate from Georgia State University in Atlanta Georgia. Friedman is a State Certified General Appraiser with licenses in Illinois, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Kentucky. He holds the MAI, SRA and SREA designations from the Appraisal Institute; and the ASA designation from the American Society of Appraisers. He is a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) awarded by the American Society of Real Estate Counselors, and a stockholder of the Real Estate Consulting Group of America. He is a Weimer Fellow in the Homer Hoyt Institute. Friedman has been licensed as a real estate broker in Texas for 40 years. Friedman is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) originally earned in New York in 1969, licensed in Texas since 1976. He holds additional credentials awarded by the American Institute of CPAs including: Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
The Intelligent Investor REV Ed. - (Collins Business Essentials) Annotated by Benjamin Graham (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsEdition: AnnotatedNumber of Pages: 640Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Personal FinanceSeries Title: Collins Business EssentialsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harper BusinessAuthor: Benjamin GrahamAge Range: AdultBook theme: InvestingLanguage: English About the Book "The definitive book on value investing"--Cover. Book Synopsis "By far the best book on investing ever written." -- Warren BuffettThe greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing"--which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies--has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham's strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham's original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today's market, draws parallels between Graham's examples and today's financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham's principles.Vital and indispensable, The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals. From the Back Cover The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing"--which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies--has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham's strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham's original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today's market, draws parallels between Graham's examples and today's financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham's principles.Vital and indispensable, The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals. Review Quotes "By far the best book on investing ever written."--Warren Buffett "If you read just one book on investing during your lifetime, make it this one"--Fortune "The wider Mr. Graham's gospel spreads, the more fairly the market will deal with its public."--Barron's
The Strategic Leader's Roadmap - by Harbir Singh & Michael Useem (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 130Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: LeadershipFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Wharton Digital PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Harbir Singh & Michael UseemLanguage: English Book Synopsis "We can all become strategic leaders if we stay on the right path." --Harbir Singh & Michael Useem Even a strong leader can flounder without an effective strategy, and the most powerful strategy can fail without the right leader. Only those who master and integrate both skills can effectively navigate the challenges that lay ahead for today's organizations. The Strategic Leader's Roadmap, by Wharton management professors Harbir Singh and Michael Useem, offers a 6-point checklist for leading strategically that will help managers strengthen their capacity to develop strategy and to lead its execution. Drawing on one-on-one interviews with CEOs, in-depth research, and their experience teaching today's executives and tomorrow's leaders, Singh and Useem take readers into the offices-and mindsets-of some of today's foremost strategic leaders, including: Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of NissanIndra Nooyi, chief executive of PepsiCoJack Ma, founder and chief executive of Alibaba GroupJohn Chambers, executive chairman of Cisco Systems Fast-reading and inspiring, The Strategic Leader's Roadmap will enable leaders at all levels to master today's most vital capability. Review Quotes "In today's world of rapid change, success requires firms to have both leadership and strategy. The Strategic Leader's Roadmap provides a pragmatic and actionable guide to developing leaders that embody both. Balancing exemplary corporate experience with academic concepts, the book offers a six-point roadmap for integrating leadership and strategy." --Vikram Malhotra, Chairman of the Americas, McKinsey & Company "The Strategic Leader's Roadmap provides an essential playbook for combining business strategy with great leadership. In an era of heightened change and uncertainty, the exercise of both has become essential, and Harbir Singh and Michael Useem offer managers and executives compelling illustrations and practical guidance for doing so." --William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. "Thinking strategically and acting decisively are vital capabilities for running any enterprise, and the Wharton School's Harbir Singh and Michael Useem show how to develop and apply them together. The Strategic Leader's Roadmap offers an invaluable model for the strategic leadership required at all levels in any organization during the turbulent era ahead." --Ajay Banga, Chief Executive Officer, MasterCard Inc. "For pragmatic direction on how best to combine a company's strategy and its leadership, The Strategic Leader's Roadmap is essential reading. Harbir Singh and Michael Useem have brought executive experience together with university research to identify the essential steps for the art of leading strategically." --Maggie Wilderotter, former Chairman and CEO, Frontier Communications; director, Costco, DreamWorks Animation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Juno Therapeutics "The Strategic Leader's Roadmap captures the global changes impacting business and provides a new and compelling focus on strategy and leadership. Harbir Singh and Michael Useem offer company examples and focused actions for leaders to grow their business. Highly recommended!" --John A. Krol, former Chief Executive, Dupont, and director, Delphi Automotive and Tyco International About the Author Harbir Singh, coauthor of The India Way, is Mack Professor of Management, Co-Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, and Vice Dean for Global Initiatives, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His research and teaching interests include corporate governance, strategic management, alliances, innovation, and strategies for corporate acquisitions. Michael Useem, author of The Leader's Checklist and coauthor of Boards That Lead, is Egan Professor of Management, Faculty Director of the McNulty Leadership Program, and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His research and teaching interests include corporate governance, risk management, decision making, organizational leadership, and change management.
Like She Owns the Place - by Cara Alwill Leyba (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 224Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: MotivationalFormat: HardcoverPublisher: PortfolioAge Range: AdultAuthor: Cara Alwill LeybaLanguage: English About the Book "Cara Alwill Leyba's ... voice and kinship with her audience drove the self-published success of Girl Code, a book that encouraged women to support each other in the business community. Now her many fans are ready to take the next step: building sustainable confidence from the ground up. Most women who are insecure look for the equivalent of a sugar rush, such as telling themselves they're better than other people or changing the way they look. But those tricks won't protect them from losing confidence in the future. Neither will simply being outspoken and aggressive, if those traits aren't authentic"-- Book Synopsis Can you imagine what life would be like if you could accept failure, cellulite, wrinkles, imperfection, screw-ups, and vulnerability? I'll tell you what would happen: you would finally take that weight off your shoulders and build unshakeable, sustainable confidence. The truth is that confidence isn't about living up to anyone's expectations--it's about affirming, every day, that you're an effing boss. It's not the result of being skinny, making a six figure salary, finding your dream partner, or drinking a green juice every day. It requires patience, dedication, forgiveness, bravery, and an incredible amount of self-compassion. You've probably read that "confidence is a choice," and while that's true, it's more accurate to say that confidence is a series of repeated choices to accept yourself. To choose pride over insecurity. And to fearlessly show up in the world as the truest expression of yourself. It took me a long time to overcome all the BS. It took me a longer time to develop a rock-solid sense of inner-peace and become intimate with my intuition. To achieve real confidence that lasted longer than a sugar rush. My goal with this book is to share with you how I have arrived here, how I've helped my clients arrive here, and hopefully save you years of pain, shame, and uncertainty. Because, girl, I know how rocky this road can be. I'm going to show you how to block out all the noise around you, and how to free yourself from the opinions and judgment of others. I'm going to teach you how to trust your gut, reclaim your life, and rock what you've got. I'm going to show you how to own the place. Review Quotes Urgent, powerful, and generous, this book gives you a chance to pick yourself. Cara spares us empty reassurance and offers something much more valuable: useful truth, and a plan for finding the confidence you deserve.--Seth Godin, author of Linchpin "Cara's latest book is a gift to women everywhere. She's at her most authentic and vulnerable as she inspires us to embrace every single aspect of ourselves--the real key to stepping into our power. My copy has become a precious journal I'll refer to again and again. Bravo!"--Romi Neustadt, author of Get Over Your Damn Self "In Like She Owns the Place, Cara's vulnerability and honesty are the perfect reminder that what makes us great is not how flawless we can seem--it's how comfortable we are with ourselves." --Chelsea Fagan co-founder and author of The Financial Diet The second I started reading this book, I felt like Cara was a best friend who totally understood me. Her stories of what it looked and felt like to step into her authentic truth had me literally feeling more confident the very next day. If you see your future self as a woman who is changing the game, get this book and read it now.--Lori Harder, founder of The Bliss Project and author of A Tribe Called Bliss Not only does Cara Alwill Leyba inspire women all over the world, she's also a damn good writer. Naturally, Like She Owns The Place doesn't disappoint. You will walk away with tools to actually apply your own life. Tools build more confidence, happiness, and--most importantly--sass. Truly, Cara is a shining example of what happens when women support women.--Lauryn Evarts Bosstick, founder of The Skinny Confidential About the Author Cara Alwill Leyba is the acclaimed author of Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur, which Inc. named one of the top 9 inspiring books every female entrepreneur should read. She is also a Master Life Coach, a popular public speaker, the host of the "Style Your Mind" podcast, and the creator of the "Champagne Diet" blog, which has been featured in Glamour, Marie Claire, Shape, and Cosmopolitan, among other media. She lives in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan.
The Innovator's Hypothesis - (Mit Press) by Michael Schrage (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Decision-Making & Problem SolvingSeries Title: Mit PressFormat: PaperbackPublisher: MIT PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Michael SchrageLanguage: English About the Book Achieving faster, better, cheaper, and more creative innovation outcomes with the 5X5 framework: 5 people, 5 days, 5 experiments, $5,000, and 5 weeks. Book Synopsis Achieving faster, better, cheaper, and more creative innovation outcomes with the 5X5 framework: 5 people, 5 days, 5 experiments, $5,000, and 5 weeks. What is the best way for a company to innovate? Advice recommending "innovation vacations" and the luxury of failure may be wonderful for organizations with time to spend and money to waste. The Innovator's Hypothesis addresses the innovation priorities of companies that live in the real world of limits. Michael Schrage advocates a cultural and strategic shift: small teams, collaboratively--and competitively--crafting business experiments that make top management sit up and take notice. He introduces the 5x5 framework: giving diverse teams of five people up to five days to come up with portfolios of five business experiments costing no more than $5,000 each and taking no longer than five weeks to run. Successful 5x5s, Schrage shows, make people more effective innovators, and more effective innovators mean more effective innovations. About the Author Michael Schrage is a Research Fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management's Initiative on the Digital Economy. A sought-after expert on innovation, design, and network effects, he is the author of Serious Play: How the World's Best Companies Simulate to Innovate, The Innovator's Hypothesis: How Cheap Experiments Are Worth More than Good Ideas (MIT Press), and other books.
Las 17 Leyes Incuestionables del Trabajo en Equipo - by John C Maxwell (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 272Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: LeadershipFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Grupo NelsonAge Range: AdultAuthor: John C MaxwellLanguage: Spanish Book Synopsis Todo el mundo es parte de un equipo. Si usted está casado, usted y su cónyuge son un equipo. Si es un empleado, usted y su compañeros de trabajo son un equipo. About the Author John C. Maxwell, escritor, coach y orador, número 1 en la lista de best sellers del New York Times, fue reconocido en 2014 como el líder número 1 en negocios por la AMA; y como el experto en liderazgo más influyente del mundo por Business Insider y la revista Inc. Sus organizaciones --The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP y la John Maxwell Leadership Foundation-- han formado a más de 5 millones de líderes de todo el mundo. Para más información, visite JohnMaxwell.com.