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The Chaos Imperative: How Chance and Disruption Increase Innovation, Effectiveness, and Success

Ori Brafman · Crown Business
Format: Hardcover

In the bestselling tradition of Switch and Made to Stick, Ori Brafman reveals how organizations can drive growth and profits by allowing contained chaos and disruption the space to flourish, generating new ideas that trigger innovation.In The Chaos Imperative, organizational expert and bestselling...
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Avid Reader: A Life

Robert Gottlieb · Farrar
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

A spirited and revealing memoir by the most celebrated editor of his timeAfter editing The Columbia Review, staging plays at Cambridge, and a stint in the greeting-card department of Macy's, Robert Gottlieb stumbled into a job at Simon and Schuster. By the time he left to run Alfred A. Knopf...
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The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership

Richard Branson · Portfolio
Format: Hardcover

While building the Virgin Group over forty years, Richard Branson has never shied away from seemingly outlandish challenges that others (including his own colleagues on several occasions) considered sheer lunacy. He has taken on giants like British Airways and won, and monsters like Coca-Cola...
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Roadside MBA: Back Road Lessons for Entrepreneurs, Executives and Small Business Owners

Michael Mazzeo · Business Plus
Format: Hardcover

While playing hooky from a conference in Boston a few years back, three former colleagues from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management hopped in a car and headed on a road trip. They pulled into a shoe store in Maine and noticed that the sales help was unusually pushy. After a few questions,...
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The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead: Dos and Don'ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life

Charles Murray · Crown Business
Pages: 144
Format: Book

For those starting out in their careers - and those who wish to advance more quickly - this is a delightfully fussy guide to the hidden rules of the road in the workplace and in life. As bestselling author and social historian Charles Murray explains, at senior levels of an organization...
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SmartTribes: How Teams Become Brilliant Together

Christine Comaford · Portfolio
Format: Hardcover

Are You Scaring Your People into Mediocrity? All leaders want to outperform, outsell, and outinnovate the competition. And most teams are fully capable of doing so. The problem we consistently say and do things that spark unconscious fears and keep our people stuck in their Critter State....
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Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter

Cass R. Sunstein · Harvard Business Review Press
Format: Hardcover

Why are group decisions so hard? Since the beginning of human history, people have made decisions in groupsfirst in families and villages, and now as part of companies, governments, school boards, religious organizations, or any one of countless other groups. And having more than one person...
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The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order

Paul Vigna · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 357
Format: Book

Bitcoin became a buzzword overnight. A cyber-enigma with an enthusiastic following, it pops up in headlines and fuels endless media debate. You can apparently use it to buy anything from coffee to cars, yet few people seem to truly understand what it is. This raises the question: Why should...
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Roadmap: The Get-It-Together Guide for Figuring Out What to Do with Your Life

Nathan Gebhard · Chronicle Books
Format: Print book

This welcome antidote to the conventional career guide answers the old question - "So, what are you going to do with your life?" - in a groundbreaking way. From the team behind the campus and online resource and the inspirational TV series in its eleventh season, ROADMAP helps...
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Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America

R Glenn Hubbard · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 351
Format: Print book

"Hubbard and Kane synthesize economics, politics, and psychology to develop a new audacious theory of why countries decline. Compulsory reading for anyone who wants to understand the major issues that America now faces" (James Robinson, coauthor of Why Nations Fail) .From the Ming...
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The Boomer's Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing: Learn How to Navigate the Digital Highway

Kalynn Amadio · Maven House Pr
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Are you a baby boomer business professional struggling to make sense of the new digital era? This book is a travel guide designed to teach you how to build a successful social media marketing strategy. You ll learn that social media is a way to get in front of ideal prospects, to increase...
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The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever

Michael Bungay Stanier · Box of Crayons Press
Pages: 242
Format: Print book

Coaching is an essential skill for leaders. But for most busy, overworked managers, coaching employees is done badly, or not at all. They're just too busy, and it's too hard to change. But what if managers could coach their people in 10 minutes or less? In Michael Bungay Stanier's...
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The 80/20 Manager: The Secret to Working Less and Achieving More

Richard Koch · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling author Richard Koch shows managers how to apply the 80/20 Principle to achieve exceptional results at work--without stress or long hours.In his bestselling book The 80/20 Principle, Richard Koch showed readers how to put the 80/20 Principle--the idea that 80 percent of results...
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