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Make the Most of Your Money (USED)

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Management:Inventing and Delivering Its Future from the MIT Sloan School of Management (USED)

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The MIT Sloan School of Management, as conceived by the legendary General Motors chairman Alfred P. Sloan, was founded in 1952 to draw on the scientific and technical resources of MIT and approach the problems of management with the rigorous research practices for which MIT was famous. Fifty years later, the Sloan School gathered international leaders in business and management, MIT faculty, students, and alumni to address again the basic principles that should guide business and management. This book presents the papers prepared by student-faculty teams, speeches by business and world leaders, and summaries of the discussions from this special convocation; taken together, they offer a guide to the future of management based on the hallmarks of MIT and Sloan--creativity and innovation.The topics considered coalesced around three main themes. First, and paramount, is the necessity of building and maintaining trust by means of openness, transparency, and accountability; this was addressed in speeches by Kofi Annan and Carly Fiorina and exemplified by the case study presented of Nike's efforts to rebuild the trust of customers. The increasingly complex conditions of the modern global economy emerged as another recurring theme, as the participants considered the effect of the growing spectrum of stakeholders on issues of corporate governance. The third common theme was the inescapability of technological and scientific change, from the Internet as a marketing tool to the organizational impact of information technology.

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Managing Meetings (USED)

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The four new guides in this best-selling series are ideal for managers at every level. These compact references -- the most accessible single-subject business guides on the market -- demonstrate techniques and skills useful in any work environment.
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Mangement of the Absurd (USED)

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Facile formulas, catchy slogans, ten-step programs, and quick fixes too often dominate today's management training programs. But in organizations as in all of life, human behavior is seldom predictable, and business dilemmas do not easily lend themselves to gimmicks or simplistic answers. In "Management of the Absurd, " psychologist, educator, and former CEO Richard Farson presents a series of management paradoxes designed to challenge conventional wisdom and encourage managers to reexamine their assumptions about effective leadership.
Here, at last, is a dramatically new understanding of organizations and human relations. In his explorations of more than 30 paradoxical situations, Farson demonstrates the value of a radically different perspective on leadership and offers managers powerful new ways to cope with the many perplexing problems of organizational life. Managers at every level will recognize the very real dilemmas and complexities that Farson describes, and will be challenged by these provocative new views of the art of managing people.
Here are some of Farson's startling insights:

The better things are, the worse they feel.
Once you find a management technique that works, give it up.
Big changes are easier to make than small ones.
The more we communicate, the less we communicate.
Nothing is as invisible as the obvious.
Effective managers are not in control.
Organizations that need help most will benefit least from that help.

Many readers will share Michael Crichton's response to this book, as he observes in the foreword, "He irritated me. He provoked me. He made me nod, he made me smile, and he made me shake myhead....[He] reports more than experience; he gives us wisdom." Guided by "Management of the Absurd, " managers of the 21st century will be able to accept the inherent complexity of management situations and work through these dilemmas, not with manipulative and simplistic techniques but with understanding, compassion, and effectiveness.

Market Smarter (USED)

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Marketing and Buying Fine Art (USED)

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Establish a Web presence without tears Advice from an expert who is also an artist Artists, galleries, crafters, resellerswant to sell your art online? Here s the complete guide to establishing an effective Web site that will draw hits, promote sales, and establish a long-term, credible presence. Collectorswant to buy art online? Here s your book! Author Marques Vickers reveals emerging trends for artwork, plus opportunities for licensed products, barter, print on demand, and much more. Links to more than 1,200 relevant sites, plus clear, candid advice from an art expert, make this book an indispensable roadmap to online success."
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Members of the Club: Coming of Age of Executive Women (USED)

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In Members of the Club, an insightful look at life at the top for senior women executives, Driscoll and Goldberg suggest that the well-publicized but outdated concept of the "glass ceiling" masks the real issues at stake. Drawing on in-depth interviews with many of America's women corporate leaders, the authors persuasively demonstrate that a woman can reach the top of the corporate world if she knows the correct strategies. To illustrate their point, the authors clearly lay out the routes that these and other women have successfully used to move into the exclusive circle of economic leaders. They show how women executives are becoming adept at bringing in business clients and detail the powerful "rainmaking" strategies corporate women are now using. They also discuss the importance of establishing one's personal influence in the larger business community and beyond, revealing the effective communication styles and sophisticated media relations employed by top women executives. In addition, the authors show how women are finally overcoming the traditional corporate bias against utilizing female executives in international assignments as they move into key overseas posts so critical to professional success. And Driscoll and Goldberg demonstrate the importance of women's professional networks as leadership training grounds for women at all levels. Finally, the authors explain that while the reported glass ceiling has not deterred today's senior women executives, these and younger women do still experience a much subtler form of bias, which they label "the comfort zone" - an apt name for the habits and practices of some corporate executives who unconsciously still exclude women from thebreakfast powwow or the client golf game. However, as Driscoll and Goldberg point out, even the most clannish executives are beginning to wake up and understand how the talent pool of women in The Club can help make America more productive.

Merchant Princes (USED)

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Midas Touch (USED)

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In Midas Touch, Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki ask the question: What's an entrepreneur's most important job? The answer: creating high-quality, stable jobs.
And in today's marketplace, "jobs" are in high demand -- and so are the skills and the innovation and vision of entrepreneurs.

In a world of high unemployment and an economy that needs new jobs to recover, who isn't hungry for a solution, something that will speed economic recovery? Many look to the government, but it's becoming more and more obvious that governments can't create real jobs. Trump and Kiyosaki believe that only one group can bring our world back to prosperity: Entrepreneurs. And, especially, entrepreneurs with the Midas Touch.

This book is for people who are thinking of starting a business or who already have one and want to grow it. Midas Touch teaches how to leverage five key components that can impact success in business:
Strength of character
F.O.C.U.S.
Brand
Relationships
Little things... that really count

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Moneymaking Moms (USED)

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A practical guide for women who want to do b usiness at home while raising a family. Moneymaking Moms cov ers everything from making the decision to stay home to sele cting the right business to learning to think like an entrep reneur. '

Motivational Masters (USED)

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My Family Record Book

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One of the biggest problems people face when a family member passes is finding and acting on critical information such as final wishes and arrangements, financial accounts, wills, house maintenance records, etc.
My Family Record Book is a complete step-by-step guide that will help you keep tract of and organize: final wishes & arrangements, computer information and passwords, estate planning documents, employment records, insurance policies, tax records, retirement accounts, government benefits, real estate records, house maintenance and more!
Much more than a check list of information, this guide helps you convey how and why decisions were made so others can make informed choices about such items as:
- How to keep the household running smoothly
- Where to get cash and how to access financial accounts
- How to get into your computer and access passwords
- How and when to downsize
- Which ongoing services to stop and which to keep going
Whether you are planning for retirement, have aging parents, or are a caregiver or estate executor, this book will help you organize important information so everyone will feel in control and know what to do during a stressful time.
My Family Record Book is the easiest and best way to organize your records and instructions for you and your family. Most importantly, it provides you with peace of mind knowing that vital information is easily accessible and is a loving and important gift for those you care about most.
Order a copy of this book today and empower your loved ones with knowledge!
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Negotiate for Success; Effective Strategies for Realizing your Goals (USED)

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Looking for a raise, setting staff performance goals, finalizing a business contract - every day each of us draws upon our negotiation skills. In this book, Juliet Nierenberg, a director of New York's Negotiation Institute, and attorney Irene S. Ross, who's led countless negotiation seminars, uncover the secrets for optimal negotiation, whether it's face to face or long distance. Designed to put theory to practical use, it offers an assortment of Work Solutions, exercises designed to inspire success. Readers discover how to
- Prepare effectively
- Break an impasse
- Practice mirroring and empathy
- Create alternative solutions
They discover how to negotiate for success.
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Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (USED)

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Reengineering has come and gone. Downsizing is part of everyone's vocabulary. "Temporary worker" is often a permanent employment status. The days of long-term company loyalty are over. As the 21st century looms and business cynicism increases, W. C. Fields holds up a mirror for us that uncannily reflects the state of the late 20th-century business world. Now his grandson, Ronald J. Fields, shows how his grandfather's outrageous verbal gems can be a godsend to managers, helping readers remember to "Start every day with a smile and get it over with."

Call Fields's sound bites cynicism or real realism, they are words of wisdom that today's managers and professionals can profit from. Never Give a Sucker an Even Break asks: How does an ordinary manager cope with an issue, and what is the strategy of a "W. C." manager? Substantive issues such as time management, customer service, negotiating, and developing team spirit are addressed in short, to-the-point bits of guidance that let busy managers confront issues head-on with style.

A perfect example of the gems in this book comes from the film The Pharmacist, in which W. C. Fields, as Mr. Delweg, spends an inordinate amount of time and attention satisfying every whim of a difficult customer who only wishes to purchase a one-cent stamp. The chapter goes on to ask: Is this the type of customer really desired by a business, or do the losses outweigh the gains in catering to such a person? It then goes on to answer the question and explain why not every person is the preferred customer for every business.

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New Dynamics of Goal Setting:Flextactics for a Fast Changing Future (USED)

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The future belongs to the flexible.
The world's foremost producer of personal-development and motivational audio programs now shows you how to achieve your goals in a rapidly changing world.
The world is changing faster than ever before. Are you changing with it? The challenge you face is adopting a new outlook and a course of action that expects the unexpected. With "The New Dynamics of Goal Setting, " bestselling author Denis Waitley's breakthrough personal-development program, you can remain flexible and focused no matter what obstacles, changes, or unforeseen circumstances get in your way. You will learn to:

Thrive on risk as part of life
Use your past to chart the future
Set life-forming goals to keep you on track
Let reality influence your goals
Turn obstacles into your advantage
Be selective to gain the most from today

Denis Waitley has already helped hundreds of thousands of listeners; now he prepares you to pursue your goals in the new millennium -- a pursuit that demands "The New Dynamics of Goal Setting."

Nippon Nyumon; An Idea Book for Teaching Japanese Economis Topics (USED)

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NLP at Work: Neuro Linguistic Programming (USED)

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Neuro Linguistic Programming explains how you make sense of your world and how to be what you want to be. In this edition, the author explores recent developments in NLP and shows how NLP has become even more significant in our increasingly unpredictable business and personal lives.
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NLP in a Week: Master Neurolinguistic Programming in Seven Simple Steps (USED)

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NLP In A Week is a simple and straightforward guide to neuro-linguistic programming, giving you everything you need to know in just seven short chapters. From communicating more effectively to creating greater rapport with others, you'll discover the ability to change what isn't working in your life and increase what is.

This book introduces you to the main themes and ideas of NLP, giving you a basic knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, together with practical and thought-provoking exercises. Whether you choose to read it in a week or in a single sitting, NLP In A Week is your fastest route to success:

- Sunday: What is neuro-linguistic programming?
- Monday: Identify empowering and limiting beliefs
- Tuesday: Recognize how we represent information to ourselves
- Wednesday: Use precision questions to find out what people mean
- Thursday: Identify different communication filters
- Friday: Use the six levels of change and reframing
- Saturday: Increase your options

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In A Week books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From negotiating and content marketing to finance and social media, the In A Week series covers the business topics that really matter and that will help you make a difference today. Written in straightforward English, each book is structured as a seven-day course so that with just a little work each day, you will quickly master the subject. In a fast-changing world, this series enables readers not just to get up to speed, but to get ahead.

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No Miracles Here (USED)

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This probing comparison of two struggling company towns, one in Japan and one in the United States, offers valuable urban revitalization lessons. The author compares urban revitalization efforts in Flint, Michigan, the declining automobile industry town, and Omuta, Fukuoka Prefecture, home of the largest coal mine in Japan, from the early 1970s through the early 1990s. Striking similarities emerge, both in the way redevelopment policy is made and in policy content. For example, both cities work to create new jobs, attract tourism, and diversify their economic bases. Despite these similarities, there are also differences that help the Japanese do a better job of managing socioeconomic decline. Notably, the Japanese system is better suited to effecting incremental improvements in local socioeconomic conditions, while the American system often takes the big gamble that, if successful, dramatically improves conditions. This gamble, however, can also result in a failure to reverse a city's economic decline. No Miracles Here finds that although Japanese and American cities rarely achieve truly successful revitalization, the Japanese have been more successful at avoiding the pitfalls of bad redevelopment policy.
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Nudge

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From the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics, Richard H. Thaler, and Cass R. Sunstein: a revelatory look at how we make decisions--for fans of Malcolm Gladwell's Blink and Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow

New York Times bestseller
Named a Best Book of the Year by The Economist and the Financial Times

Every day we make choices--about what to buy or eat, about financial investments or our children's health and education, even about the causes we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. Nudge is about how we make these choices and how we can make better ones. Using dozens of eye-opening examples and drawing on decades of behavioral science research, Nobel Prize winner Richard H. Thaler and Harvard Law School professor Cass R. Sunstein show that no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way, and that we are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions. But by knowing how people think, we can use sensible "choice architecture" to nudge people toward the best decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society, without restricting our freedom of choice.

More than 750,000 copies sold

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Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Sucess (USED)

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With talent shortages looming over the next decade, what can companies do to attract and retain the large number of professional women who are forced off the career highway?

By documenting the successful efforts of a group of cutting-edge global companies to retain talented women and reintegrate them if they've already left, Off-Ramps and On-Ramps answers this critical question. Working closely with companies such as Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, Time Warner, General Electric and others, author Sylvia Ann Hewlett identifies what works and why. Based on firsthand experience with these companies, along with extensive data that provides the most comprehensive and nuanced portrait of women's career paths, this book documents the actions forward-thinking companies must take to reverse the female brain drain and ensure their access to talent over the long term.

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Our Iceberg Is Melting (USED)

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Most of the denizens of the Antarctic penguin colony sneer at Fred, the quiet but observant scout who detects worrying signs that their home, an iceberg, is melting. Fred must cleverly convince and enlist key players, such as Louis, the head penguin; Alice, the number two bird; the intractable NoNo the weather expert; and a passle of school-age penguins if he is to save the colony.
Their delightfully told journey illuminates in an unforgettable way how to manage the necessary change that surrounds us all. Simple explanatory material following the fable enhances the lasting value of these lessons.
Our Iceberg Is Melting is at once charming, accessible and profound; a treat for virtually any reader.

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Outsource Nation: The U.S. on 5 Pesoso a Day

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"Did some immigrant just take your job? Or did your job get sent overseas? Either way, it's called Globalization. And Globalization is going to make it impossible to find another job that pays as well as the one you just lost. What to do? Wake up and smell the coffee! In America, every problem is an opportunity. There's a whole new way of doing things here. It's all about keeping the best and dumping the rest. You want to keep with the best. Here's how. Follow trailblazers Dick and Jane and their family as they rise from the disaster and heartbreak of career termination to beating Globalization at its own game."
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Paradoxes of Group Life (USED)

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During the past decade, leaders have increasingly relied onself-managing work groups, multifunctional teams, andcross-national executive groups to create the organization of thefuture. Yet groups are not a panacea for organizational problems;conflicts between individuals or factions within a group oftencreate seemingly contradictory situations?paradoxes?that canprevent the group from reaching its goals.

In this groundbreaking classic, Kenwyn Smith and David Berg offera revolutionary approach to understanding groups and overcoming theproblems that often paralyze group members, the group as a whole, and relations among groups. They explore the hidden dynamics thatcan prevent a group from functioning effectively. And they show howan apparently paradoxical suggestion?for example, inviting asuccess oriented group to risk failure, or affirming the benefitsof going nowhere to a group focused on moving ahead?can breakaction barriers, overcome conflicts, and improve groupperformance.

Smith and Berg offer a different way of thinking about groups thatwill open new avenues of inquiry for professors and students ofgroup behavior, and they propose many innovative ideas that willprove valuable to consultants, trainers, therapists, and others whowork with groups on a regular basis.

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Profiting from Uncertainty: Strategies for Succeesing No Matter What the Future Brings (USED)

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What manager is not anxious about the future? We live in a white-knuckled age of rapid technological change and global instability. But uncertainty is not the enemy, says management expert Paul J. H. Schoemaker. It is where the greatest opportunities are. To unlock these opportunities, however, requires a very different approach to strategy and implementation. In this pioneering book, Dr. Schoemaker presents a systematic approach that combines concepts such as scenario planning, options thinking, and dynamic monitoring to create novel strategies for profiting from ambiguity.

Building on his experience with more than one hundred consulting projects in fields ranging from health care to manufacturing, from utilities to financial services, Schoemaker shows how major corporations throughout the world have used his pathbreaking methodology to prepare for an uncertain future and profit from it. In this first comprehensive approach to the subject, Schoemaker shows the reader (1) how to develop and analyze multiple industry scenarios, (2) craft nimble strategies with just the right amount of flexibility, (3) implement them using an options approach, and (4) make real-time adjustments through dynamic monitoring. As a leading academic thinker and practitioner, the author draws on the frontiers of decision science, organization theory, strategy, and cognitive psychology to integrate the most practical contributions these various fields have made to navigating uncertainty.

More than any other capability, skill in seizing initiatives in shifting, unpredictable circumstances is the key to success. Profiting from Uncertainty provides a road map to do just that. This book was first published in 2002, well ahead of the mega turmoil that befell the world in 2008 and beyond. The methods and tools described here have been used by many companies and are even more relevant today than when originally published. You can't do without them.

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Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is (USED)

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"Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is" offers a sensible, easy-to-follow yet powerful set of investing strategies for the would-be investor--from the complete novice to those with experience. Natalie Pace urges the reader to begin with an area of investing that they care about or know about, learning how to get rich by putting their money where their passions lie. Her method is based on a three-part investment recipe and a six-step "Buy My Own Island Plan," all presented in an informative and engaging style.

In 2000, Natalie was a single mother about to lose her home because she couldn't afford to pay her property taxes. She never dreamed during those desperate hours that in two short years she would begin adding a splash of green to Wall Street, transforming lives on Main Street, and making outstanding returns for the men and women who were smart enough to put her theories into practice.

Natalie maneuvered her way out of poverty and up above the ranks of Harvard-educated MBAs to become the #1 ranked stock picker on Wall Street. She shows us, through anecdotes and carefully outlined investing strategies, that making the transformation to a life of financial freedom and happiness is easier than one might think. "Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is" isn't just another personal finance book. Natalie's personal story as well as her credibility and expertise in the area of wealth building will inspire and delight readers, revealing her secrets to lifetime success and prosperity.

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Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job and Your Dream Job (USED)

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From figuring out what your dream is to quitting in a way that exponentially increases your chance of success, Quitter is full of inspiring stories and actionable advice. This book is based on 12 years of cubicle living and my true story of cultivating a dream job that changed my life and the world in the process. It's time to close the gap between your day job and your dream job. It's time to be a quitter.

Real Estate Investor Tax Guide

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Realizing the Promise of Performance Management (USED)

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Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership (3rd Edition) (USED)

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In this third edition of their best-selling classic, authors Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal explain the powerful tool of "reframing." The authors have distilled the organizational literature into a comprehensive approach for looking at situations from more than one angle. Their four frames view organizations as factories, families, jungles, and theaters or temples:
  • The Structural Frame how to organize and structure groups and teams to get results
  • The Human Resource Frame how to tailor organizations to satisfy human needs, improve human resource management, and build positive interpersonal and group dynamics
  • The Political Frame: how to cope with power and conflict, build coalitions, hone political skills, and deal with internal and external politics
  • The Symbolic Frame how to shape a culture that gives purpose and meaning to work, stage organizational drama for internal and external audiences, and build team spirit through ritual, ceremony, and story
  • Reinvent Yourself (USED)

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    Rise and Fall of the house of Barneys (USED)

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    How three generations of Pressmans turned rags into riches -- and then lost their shirts.
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    Screw Business as Usual (USED)

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    RICHARD BRANSON, one of the world's most famous and admired business leaders, argues that it's time to turn capitalism upside down-to shift our values from an exclusive focus on profit to also caring for people, communities and the planet.

    As he writes:
    "It's a vibrant and definite sea change from the way business was always done, when financial profit was a driving force. Today, people aren't afraid to say, Screw business as usual!-and show they mean it.

    "It's amazing how I keep coming across the same message, from bustling global cities to the townships of South Africa to small villages in India to G8 climate conferences.

    "It's no coincidence that so many people are talking about the same thing. There's a real buzz in the air. Change is happening.

    "People often associate me with challenges, with trying to break records while sailing the Atlantic or flying in a jet stream in a balloon or going into space with Virgin Galactic. But this book isn't just about fun and adventure and exceeding one's wildest dreams. It's a different kind of business book. It's about revolution. My message is a simple one: business as usual isn't working. In fact, business as usual is wrecking this planet. Resources are being used up; the air, the sea, the land are all heavily polluted. The poor are getting poorer. Many are dying of starvation or because they can't afford a dollar a day for lifesaving medicine.

    "But my message is not all doom and gloom. I will describe how I think business can help fix things and create a more prosperous world for everyone. I happen to believe in business because I believe that business is a force for good. By that I mean that doing good is good for business.

    "Doing the right thing can be profitable. I will show how this works step by step in the following pages. It's the core message of this book. I often say, 'Have fun and the money will come.' I still believe that, but now I am saying, 'Do good, have fun and the money will come.'"

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    Search Your Company (USED)

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    See You At the Top (USED)

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    "Congratulations on your fascinating book. I have learned much from reading it and, of course, feel its strong motivational quality. It is unusual and different and is bound to do a lot for any person who reads and applies its principles."
    -Norman Vincent Peale

    For more than three decades, Zig Ziglar, one of the great motivators of our age, traveled the world, encouraging, uplifting, and inspiring audiences. His groundbreaking best seller, See You at the Top, remains an authentic American classic. Its basic premise-that you can get everything you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want-has guided generations of readers to personal success.

    This revised and updated twenty-fifth anniversary edition stresses the importance of honesty, loyalty, faith, integrity, and strong personal character. See You at the Top emphasizes the value of a healthy self-image and shows how to build it. Setting personal goals is an essential part of any program for success. This important book tells you how to set-and achieve-those goals and provides step-by-step instructions on how to change the way you think about yourself and your surroundings.

    See You at the Top is widely used by corporations large and small, schools, government agencies, correctional institutions, and sales organizations-wherever motivation and self-improvement are considered major priorities. It has been translated into more than a dozen languages, including French and Spanish, and has sold more than one million hardcover copies. It is also available from Pelican as a CD, mp3, and audiocassette.

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    Seven Faces of Philanthropy; A New Approach to Cultivating Major Donors (USED)

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    Available for the first time in paperback, Seven Faces of Philanthropy introduces to you the Seven Faces approach--a powerful tool that enables development professionals to maximize their effectiveness when approaching major donors for gifts. The authors identify and profile seven types of major donors and offer you detailed strategies on how to approach them. Both novice and expert fundraisers will find this framework a valuable supplement to existing strategies and techniques.

    Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (USED)

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    Simple Art of Greatness (USED)

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    This book of life and business lessons comes from an iconclastic manager gifted with Aristotelian logic, an ad man's expressive voice and a tested businessman's pragmatism. It's pithy, hard-hitting, fun, and of immense value for all business leaders.

    Six Steps to Small Business Success (USED)

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    * The first edition of this book won the prestigious Book of the Year Award presented by the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants

    Many entrepreneurs fail, not because they have bad ideas, but because they don't have the knowledge it takes to convert their ideas into success. In Six Steps to Small Business Success, five seasoned CPAs provide practical advice, step-by-step guidance, and proven ideas to help you dream big, think realistically, and plan and manage carefully, ultimately achieving more than you ever imagined.

    Take these six simple steps to convert your dreams into reality:

    1. PRE-BUSINESS PLANNING. Learn from others who have succeeded how a little front end planning can ensure your success.

    2. START-UP: FINANCES, BUDGETS, AND NUMBERS. Discover the key fundamentals that must be put in place for your business to grow.

    3. HUMAN RESOURCES(PEOPLE). Learn best practices in hiring, training, managing, and terminating employees.

    4. OPERATIONS: WORK FLOW, CUSTOMERS, AND SALES. Learn how to make good decisions about products and customers.

    5. BUILDING A SALABLE BUSINESS AND THE SALE. Learn how to plan for your eventual sale.

    6. TRANSITIONING TO LIFE AFTER BUSINESS. Finally, learn how to plan for life after work - personal adjustments, wealth management, leaving a legacy.

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    Soldier of Fortune 500 (USED)

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    Finally, the real story about corporate America with its increased reliance on consultants. Since the 1990s, consulting solutions have become the de facto standard for solving business problems and providing cover for corporate decision makers. This is not the typical CEO whitewash, or business management primer. Steve Romaine offers a view never before shared with management or stockholders as he takes a hired gun's journey beginning at the outside looking in, and ending at the pinnacle of a corporation's power.
    Based on his experience of working for IBM, his later role as a self-employed consultant, and finally his responsibilities as senior vice president for NationsBank, Romaine makes it clear that the issues leading to the collapse of Enron were not isolated events. Soldier of Fortune 500 explores corporate cronyism between executives and their consultants, and builds a convincing case of how, without the proper safeguards, such cozy relationships can lead to pervasive problems, placing stockholders, employees, and the future viability of the American corporation at risk.
    This book is a must read for corporate managers, employees, and anyone involved with the consulting business.
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    Speak and Get Results: The Complete Guide to Speeches and Presentations That Work in Any Business Situation (USED)

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    We've all known the "naturals"-- people who can get up to speak in any business situation and make something happen. They get the budget approved, win the big account, get the group's support at the weekly staff meeting. When the "naturals" finish speaking people believe-- and act. Now fully revised and updated, "Speak and Get Results" helps you to be a natural-- helps you to get the results you want, by teaching you how to:

    motivate your listeners to reach your result

    choose an opening that targets your ideas

    design visuals that support you, not sabotage you

    use your body and your voice to express your energy, authority, and commitment

    handle tough Q & A sessions, audience resistance, and even surprise media encounters

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    Strengths Based Leadership (USED)

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    From the author of the long-running #1 bestseller StrengthsFinder 2.0 comes a landmark study of great leaders, teams and the reasons why people follow.

    Nearly a decade ago, Gallup unveiled the results of a landmark 30-year research project that ignited a global conversation on the topic of strengths. More than 19 million people have since taken Gallup's StrengthsFinder assessment, which forms the core of several books on this topic, including the #1 international bestseller StrengthsFinder 2.0.

    In recent years, while continuing to learn more about strengths, Gallup scientists have also been examining decades of data on the topic of leadership. They studied more than 1 million work teams, conducted more than 20,000 in-depth interviews with leaders and even interviewed more than 10,000 followers around the world to ask exactly why they followed the most important leader in their life.

    In Strengths Based Leadership, #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath and renowned leadership consultant Barry Conchie reveal the results of this research. Based on their discoveries, the book identifies three keys to being a more effective leader: knowing your strengths and investing in others' strengths, getting people with the right strengths on your team, and understanding and meeting the four basic needs of those who look to you for leadership.

    As you read Strengths Based Leadership, you'll hear firsthand accounts from some of the most successful organizational leaders in recent history, from the founder of Teach For America to the president of The Ritz-Carlton, as they discuss how their unique strengths have driven their success. Filled with novel research and actionable ideas, Strengths Based Leadership will give you a new road map for leading people toward a better future.

    A unique access code allows you to take a new leadership version of Gallup's StrengthsFinder program. The new version of this program provides you with specific strategies for leading with your top five strengths and enables you to plot the strengths of your team based on the four domains of leadership strength revealed in the book.

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    Strengthsfinder 2.0 (USED)

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    Discover your strengths and learn how to use your greatest natural talents to get the most out of your life.

    DO YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO USE YOUR STRENGTHS EVERY DAY?

    Chances are, you don't. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.

    To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment, StrengthsFinder, in the 2001 management book Now, Discover Your Strengths. The book spent more than five years on the bestseller lists and ignited a global conversation, while the assessment helped millions discover their top five talents.

    Now, Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular assessment, language of 34 themes and much more. While you can read this book in one sitting, you'll use it as a reference for decades.

    Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, this book will change the way you look at yourself -- and the world around you -- forever.

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    Surviving the cost of College

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    Surviving the Cost of College is an essential down to earth, parent to parent, financial planning guide that provides a comprehensive list of options and strategies to pay for college. Surviving covers: -Financial planning around the FAFSA Federal Formula with long and short term financial strategies to reduce your Expected Family Contribution and increase financial aid. -A complete review of federal aid, loans and institutional scholarships. -An explanation of the four major tax deductions available to parents. -How to find a college that will give you the most money. -How to protect your assets from being consumed by FAFSA. -Eight quick options to reduce college costs. -How to prepare for and complete the FAFSA and PROFILE applications quickly and stress free. Surviving describes numerous ways to reduce college costs including, why two children in college at the same time is cheaper than having them attend separately, why you should eliminate student savings, how much a student can earn without being penalized and how veterans can use their benefits to pay for their children's education.
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    Suze Orman's Financial Guidebook (USED)

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    A One-on-One Financial Planning Session with Suze Orman.
    With her national bestseller The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, Suze Orman launched a personal finance revolution-- transforming the concept of money for the millions of people across the world who have embraced her message of understanding the psychology involved in our relationship with money. Now, with Suze Orman' s Financial Guidebook, you have all the tools you need to put the 9 steps to work for you.
    Reading Suze Orman' s Financial Guidebook is like having a one-on-one financial planning session with Suze herself. Full of self-tests, thought-provoking questions, and Suze' s own brand of personal finance advice, it will encourage everyone, no matter what their income, to rethink their approach to money. Included in this informative guidebook are:
    * The " Money Messages" Exercise: A series of insightful questions about your childhood interaction with money, as well as your parents' approach to finances
    * The " How Much Is Going Out" Exercise: An in-depth analysis of all your monthly expenses, providing a realistic picture of just how much money you have to work with
    * The Long-Term-Care Worksheet: A checklist of questions you should be sure to ask if you are considering purchasing long-term-care insurance
    * The Financial Advisor Information Sheet: An outline of key questions that every financial advisor should ask you upon your initial meeting
    * The Generosity and Cheapskate Quizzes: A revealing exercise that helps determine your attitude toward giving and spending money
    Whether you have read all of Suze Orman' s bestselling books or you arejust discovering her as the leading voice in personal finance, Suze Orman' s Financial Guidebook is an essential step in gaining control of your money-- so your money doesn' t have control of you.
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    Sweet as Pie, Tough as Nails (USED)

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    Sitting in a hospital room after her father suffered a major heart attack, Paula Marshall watched her dad desperately try to decide who would run the family business. Even though Paula had worked for the company for a decade, she expected her brothers to takeover for her father. Then something unexpected happened. Faced with the impossible choice of selling his business or passing it down to his only daughter, who became pregnant at 17, her father took the bigger gamble. Since that day, Marshall has taken The Bama Companies to new heights. Now a major corporation with plants globally, Bama has set benchmarks in producing quality products to the nation's largest restaurant chains. Now, Marshall tells her story of going from teen mom to successful CEO, and the challenges she's faced along the way.
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    Success can be yours with this straight-from-the-hip handbook by self-made Minnesota millioniare Harvey Mackay. This one-of-a-kind book by a business man who has been there, can show you how to get there too. You will learn to: Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate, and Outnegotiate your competitors with sure-fire action-oriented techniques and advice.
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    The Art of the Trade (USED)

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    In July, 1998, trading veteran and author R. E. McMaster sold the market short just two days after its highNand two weeks before the 1998 market freefall! How did he know? McMaster's groundbreaking The Art of the Trade focuses on the psychology of trading. It tells you how to trade more effectively by integrating the analytic (logical) and intuitive (emotional) aspects of your personality into one properly balanced and powerful system.

    In addition, McMaster discusses specific trading strategies that have given him over 25 years of success in the markets. Like no book you've read before, the unique and powerful The Art of the Trade will show you how to achieve the mental and emotional balance required for successful trading.

    The Ask Suze Financial Library (USED)

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    The Ask Suze Financial Library (USED)

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