58 Diverse Books Worth Reading on Management and Business

  58 Diverse Books Worth Reading on Management and Business

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Title: The New Realities

Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780765805331
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Title: The Heart of a Leader: Insights on the Art of Influence

<p>Ken Blanchard is one of America's best-known leadership and business experts. And now he helps you understand and experience the art of influence by revealing the greatest life and leadership lessons he's learned in his rich career as an educator and business leader.</p> <p><i>The Heart of a Leader</i> offers Blanchard's insight and wisdom on:</p> <ul> <li>Choosing values</li> <li>Aiming for excellence</li> <li>Maintaining integrity</li> <li>Finding the courage to change</li> <li>Helping others reach their potential</li> <li>And much more</li> </ul> <p>Arranged with your busy schedule in mind, this book offers you Blanchard's most important concepts in an accessible format. You can reach for instant motivation and insight on a daily basis or soak it up in one reading.</p> <p>Powerfully challenging and deeply inspiring, <i>The Heart of a Leader</i> will enable you to develop the courageous heart of a true leader. master key attitudes and actions to impact lives around you. and enjoy the profound wisdom that only Ken Blanchard can deliver.</p>
Author(s): Ken Blanchard
ISBN 13: 9780781445436
Pages: 192
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Title: John F. Kerry The Complete Biography By The Boston Globe Reporters Who Know Him Best

This will be the only complete biography available for voters who want a thorough and objective look at the current frontrunner in the Democratic race for the presidency.

On Jan. 27, 2004, Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts accomplished one of the most spectacular turnarounds in modern American politics when he capped a surprise win in the Iowa caucus with a victory in the New Hampshire primary. The 2004 Democratic presidential nomination is now (in the words of Robert Novak) "John Kerry's to lose." Who is the man leading in the race to become the Democratic Party's nominee for president in 2004? And what kind of political leader is he?

The outlines of John Kerry's life are familiar: A decorated Vietnam veteran who became an influential, if unlikely, anti-war protester. A lanky 60-year-old who quenches his thirst for danger with high-speed kiteboarding, windsurfing, piloting, motorcycling, and, in some cases, driving. A senator with a reputation as an investigator and foreign policy expert. A man married to one of the richest women in America. But beyond this broad picture, Kerry is something of a mystery to the public, largely because of a complex yet riveting personal and professional history outlined in this book.

John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography , the first full and in-depth book about the candidate's life, is based on a highly regarded series on Kerry published in the Boston Globe, plus years of additional reporting. It will explore his background, his service in the military (including significant experiences omitted from Douglas Brinkley's bestselling Tour of Duty), his early legal and political career, his legislative record and the remarkable turnaround in his political fortunes during the 2004 election cycle. This incisive, frank look at Kerry's life, and at his strengths and liabilities, is important reading for anyone interested in the presidential campaign.

Author(s): Nina Easton
ISBN 13: 9780786268153
Pages: 595
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Title: How to Become CEO: The Rules for Rising to the Top of Any Organization

Vision, persistence, integrity, and respect for everyone in the workplace--these are all qualities of successful leaders. But Jeffrey J. Fox, the founder of a marketing consulting company, also gives these tips: never write a nasty memo, skip all office parties, and overpay your people. These are a few of his key ways to climb the corporate ladder.
Author(s): Jeffrey J. Fox
ISBN 13: 9780786864379
Pages: 192
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Title: How to Become a Rainmaker: The Rules for Getting and Keeping Customers and Clients

Filled with smart tips given in the Fox signature style, counter- intuitive, controversial, and practiced, this hard-hitting collection of sales advice shows readers how to woo, pursue, and finally win any customer. In witty, succinct chapters, Fox offers surprising, daring, and totally practical wisdom that will help readers rise above the competition in any company in any field. A terrific resource for CEOs, as well as anyone looking to distinguish themselves in salesbe it books, cars, or real estateHow to Become a Rainmaker offers the opportunity to rise above the competition in any company, in any field.
Author(s): Jeffrey J. Fox
ISBN 13: 9780786865956
Pages: 192
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Title: Don't Send a Resume: And Other Contrarian Rules to Help Land a Great Job

Anyone who thinks getting a good job is easy in this booming economy should think again. The real plum jobs are out there, but theyre harder to get than ever. Now, bestselling author and innovative thinker Jeffrey J. Fox, steps up to the plate once again with this no-nonsense collection of surprising and daring rules for landing the right job. Fox offers a Job Getting Blueprint, a Job Seekers Glossary, several first interview questions, as well as the basic form and variations for a boomerang letter. His rules not only help todays job seekers devise a winning strategy, but also show them how to prepare for and make the best impression in an interview.
Author(s): Jeffrey J. Fox
ISBN 13: 9780786865963
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Title: How to Become a Great Boss: The Rules for Getting and Keeping the Best Employees

The Great Boss Simple Success Formula

Companies Do What the Boss Does Groom 'Em, or Broom 'Em Hire Slow, Fire Fast Don't Be Tired The Rule of the Ds Delegate Down, Down, Down Don't Hire a Dog and Bark Yourself Don't Shoot from the Lip Never Be Little, Never Belittle Listen to Phonies, Fools, and Frauds Don't Check Expense Accounts
"Quit" Is for Scrabble It's Okay to Be Quirky

Did you ever have a great boss? Everyone should have one, but not enough people do. If you're a boss, or hope to become one, or have a less-than-great boss, then this is the book that could change your career-and your life.

In times like these, being a great boss can be harder than ever. If you want surprising and useful advice on how to handle the tough stuff -- from having to fire a long-time employee to being a new boss with a demoralized team -- the stories, observations, and advice contained in this gem of a book will set your feet in the right direction. And if you just want advice on living up to the legend who preceded you in the job, or even ways to emulate someone who was a great boss to you, Jeffrey Fox has gathered anecdotes from some of the mightiest and most respected bosses in America. The bestselling author who brought you How to Become CEO and How to Become a Rainmaker knows the territory about which he speaks.

Fox is the master of the counterintuitive angle. For every boss who has implied "I know what's best, that's why I'm the boss," Fox counsels, "Listen to Phonies, Fools, and Frauds" and "Don't Check Expense Accounts." His stories from bosses who have cared equally for employees' lives and the bottom line will inspire you to see that profit counts, but so do camaraderie, motivation, and a great place to work.

In a time of considerable corporate downsizing, it's more important than ever for bosses to surround themselves with motivated employees. Jeffrey Fox's newest volume will have a place on the shelves of top brass everywhere who want to remain leaders of their pack.

Author(s): Jeffrey J. Fox
ISBN 13: 9780786868230
Pages: 168
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Title: How to Become a Marketing Superstar: Unexpected Rules That Ring the Cash Register

With more than 600,000 books in print, nationally bestselling author Jeffrey Fox is back to 'outfox the competition'-this time with counterintuitive advice on how to become a marketing genius n his four previous bestselling business books, Jeffrey Fox has helped readers land great jobs and rise to the top of their professions. Now he turns his contrarian eye to marketing through brand building and innovation. Fox's advice is delivered in snappy, to-the-point chapters that zero in on his creative-and often counterintuitive-advice and features such unforgettable fundamentals as: nMake a big splash, instead of a lot of little ripples nAlways have a pipeline to the president nOwn a market, not a mill nThe long and short definitions of marketing There are also provocative 'Instant Marketing Superstar' challenges throughout the book, offering the reader a chance to solve real business problems. In a time of corporate budget cuts, it's more important than ever for all employees to be creative marketers. How to Become a Marketing Superstar is certain to find a place on the shelves of anyone who wants to increase sales in a competitive marketplace.
Author(s): Jeffrey J. Fox
ISBN 13: 9780786868247
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Title: How to Make Big Money in Your Own Small Business: Unexpected Rules Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know

Ever dream of starting your own business According to USA Today, more than 47 million people want to own their own businesses and over 20 million actually do. In How to Make Big Money in Your Own Small Business, bestselling business author Jeffrey Fox offers sound rules to succeeding in small business, whether you're running a bookstore, consulting business, or restaurant. In short chapters that range from administration and cash flow to marketing and hiring, Fox reminds entrepreneurs what's important and what's not, what makes a business succeed, and what causes it to fail.
Author(s): Jeffrey J. Fox
ISBN 13: 9780786868254
Pages: 176
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Title: Breakthrough International Negotiation : How Great Negotiators Transformed the World's Toughest Post-Cold War Conflicts

Breakthrough International Negotiation gives readers unusual insight into what it takes to conduct critical negotiations with far-reaching consequences. This valuable book also helps conflict resolution professionals develop the skills necessary to become savvy and successful negotiators.

Winner of the CPR Institute's prize for outstanding book in the field of negotiation and dispute resolution for 2001. CPR is the leading US professional organization of dispute resolution professionals.

Author(s): Michael Watkins
ISBN 13: 9780787957438
Pages: 368
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Title: Breakthrough Business Negotiat

"As a venture capitalist, I negotiate every day. Michael Watkins's book is the first I have found that truly grapples with the complications of real-world negotiations. I am struck by how often its tools and techniques apply to my past and current experiences in negotiation. This book is a powerful tool for anybody who wants to take control and come out on top. I wish I had read it twenty years ago."
John F. Eckert, founder and managing partner, McLean Watson Capital Inc., and president, Canadian Venture Capital Association

"The best negotiators often seem to be guided by instinct, but Michael Watkins reveals powerful principles that can increase anyone's effectiveness in negotiation. He lays out a clear framework for conducting complex negotiations so you can ask the right questions and focus on the right issues. He then demonstrates how the framework applies to a variety of real-world dynamic situations. I highly recommend this book."
Steven Cohen, partner and specialist in mergers and acquisitions, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

"Breakthrough Business Negotiation deserves a spot on every negotiator's bookshelf. Watkins has written a comprehensive guide that makes the daunting task of negotiation approachable for everyone. It is a rare gem that brings academic rigor to the real world. Even the most experienced negotiator will find much that is fresh and enjoyable here."
Rob Aiello, managing director, Updata Capital

Winner of the CPR Institute's prize for outstanding book in the field of negotiation and dispute resolution for 2002. CPR is the leading US professional organization of negotiation and dispute resolution professionals.

Named one of the top-30 business books of 2003 by Soundview Executive Book Summaries.

Author(s): Watkins
ISBN 13: 9780787960124
Pages: 320
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Title: How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery

o create is human. Technology pioneer Kevin Ashton has experienced firsthand the all-consuming challenge of creating something new. Now, in a tour-de-force narrative twenty years in the making, Ashton demystifies the sacred act, leading us on a journey through humanity’s greatest creations to uncover the surprising truth behind who creates and how they do it. From the crystallographer’s laboratory where the secrets of DNA were first revealed by a long forgotten woman, to the Ohio bicycle shop where the Wright brothers set out to “fly a horse,” Ashton showcases the seemingly unremarkable individuals, gradual steps, multiple failures, and countless ordinary and usually uncredited acts that lead to our most astounding breakthroughs. Drawing on examples from Mozart to the Muppets, Archimedes to Apple......
Author(s): Kevin Ashton
ISBN 13: 9780804170062
Pages: 336
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Title: The External Control of Organizations: A Resource Dependence Perspective

“Two of the best minds in the business, Pfeffer and Salancik crafted this powerful argument that remains timely and timeless. That’s the true test of a classic. The External Control of Organizations is a trusted, durable, evocative work.” —Karl E. Weick,Rensis Likert Distinguished University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Psychology, University of Michigan Business School
“Launching the resource dependence theory of organizations, this influential work was the first to recognize the power of the wider social-political environment as a force shaping organizational structure and behavior. Recognizing that all organizations must acquire resources from the environment as a condition of their survival, Pfeffer and Salancik demonstrate how resource dependence gives rise to power problems and, potentially, to political solutions.” —W. Richard Scott,Stanford University

Author(s): Jeffrey Pfeffer
ISBN 13: 9780804747899
Pages: 336
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Title: We Are Market Basket

Advance Praise for "We Are Market Basket": "A meaningful workplace can unify and motivate employees; this book shows how powerful that effect can be. Interviews with many of the key players provide a rare window into a fascinating event.
Author(s): Daniel Korschun
ISBN 13: 9780814436653
Pages: 256
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Title: It's Obvious You Won't Survive by Your Wits Alone

"Adams scrapes his pen across the fears and absurdities of an age we entered when we weren't paying attention-the age of the bureaucratic vacuum." Dilbert is the Everyman in the down-sized, techno-centered workplace. He's the corporately innocent engineer who experiences the absurdities and oddities of office life from his (sometimes shrinking) cubicle. Complemented by his sarcastic and power-hungry dog, Dogbert (aspiring Supreme Ruler of the Earth whose secret happiness is "High expectations and your own bag of chips"), Dilbert provides humor on one of life's most insidious subjects: work. It's Obvious You Won't Survive by Your Wits Alone features nearly two years of Dilbert comic strips (including Sunday cartoons!) that have never appeared in book form.

Dilbert is the Everyman in the down-sized, techno-centered workplace of the '90s, who experiences the absurdities and oddities of office life from his cubicle. This collection of cartoons, starring Dilbert and his sarcastic and power-hungry canine companion Dogbert, features nearly two years of strips that have never before appeared in book form.

Author(s): Scott Adams
ISBN 13: 9780836204155
Pages: 224
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Title: Always Postpone Meetings with Time-Wasting Morons

From mountain and valley, from hill and dale, people are asking, "How can I have more Dilbert in my life?" Help is at hand with a blast from the past in Scott Adams' very first compilation of Dilbert comic strips, Always Postpone Meetings with Time-Wasting Morons.

It is tempting to compare Adams' work to that of Leonardo da Vinci. The differences are striking. Adams displays good jokes and strong character development, whereas da Vinci has been skating for years on his ability to do shading. Advantage: Adams.

And though it may seem boorish to point this out, da Vinci wrote backwards. And he's dead. Advantage: Adams.

The choice is clear. Fans looking for a book which will stand the test of time, even beyond the time you spend flipping through it in the bookstore (for which the author receives no royalties whatsoever), should buy this book. Those who are not good comparison shoppers can buy the Mona Lisa.

Author(s): Scott Adams
ISBN 13: 9780836217582
Pages: 112
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Title: Journey to Cubeville, Vol. 12

"Since Adams parted company with Pacific Bell in 1995, the business he has built out of mocking business has turned into the sort of success story that the average cartoon hero could only dream of."—The London Financial Times

"Go ahead and cut that Dilbert cartoon. Pin it to the wall of your claustrophobic cubicle. Laugh at it around the water cooler, remarking how similar it is to the incomprehensible memos and ludicrous management strategies at your own company."—The Washington Post

Dilbert, Dogbert, and the rest of the world's favorite cubicle dwellers are sure to leave you rolling in your workspace with Scott Adams's cartoon collection, Journey to Cubeville.

Dilbert creator Scott Adams has something special for everyone who thinks their workplace is a living monument to inefficiency—or, for those who have been led to believe unnecessary work is like popcorn for the soul.

Adams lampoons everything in the business world that drives the sane worker into the land of the lunacy:

*Network administrators who have the power to paralyze an entire business with a mere keystroke

*Accountants who force you to battle ferociously to get reimbursed for a $2.59 ham sandwich you scarfed while traveling

*Managers obsessed with perfect-attendance certificates, dead-end projects, and blocking employees from fun web sites and decent office supplies

*Companies spending piles of dough on projects deeply rooted in stupidity, as well as a myriad of stupid consultants

Author(s): Scott Adams
ISBN 13: 9780836267457
Pages: 224
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Title: Age of Unreason

Author(s): Charles Handy
ISBN 13: 9780875843018
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Title: The Essential Alfred Chandler : Essays Toward a Historical Theory of Big Business

In four decades of scholarship,Alfred Chandler has established himself as the acknowledged dean of business historians. Now available in paperback,this collection reveals the evolution of Chandler's theory and the enormous contribution that he has made to the field. Included are sixteen essays,as well as the table of contents and introductions to his three major books on business history: Strategy and Structure,The Visible Hand,and Scale and Scope. McCraw provides a capsule intellectual biography of Chandler,as well an introduction to each essay.
Author(s): Thomas K. McCraw
ISBN 13: 9780875843063
Pages: 544
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Title: Managing with Power: Politics and Influence in Organizations

Although much has been written about how to make better decisions, a decision by itself changes nothing. The big problem facing managers and their organizations today is one of implementation--how to get things done in a timely and effective way. Stanford Business School Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer argues that problems of implementation are really issues of how to influence behavior, change the course of events, overcome resistance, and get people to do things they would not otherwise do. In a word, power. Managing with Power provides an in-depth look at the role of power and influence in organizations. Power is often disparaged, yet Pfeffer shows convincingly that its effective use is an essential component of strong leadership. With vivid examples from Lyndon Johnson and Henry Kissinger to John Sculley and Henry Ford, he makes a compelling case for the necessity of power in mobilizing the political support and resources to get things done in any organization. And he provides a fascinating look at the personal attributes--such as flexibility, stamina, and a high tolerance for conflict--and the structural factors--such as control of resources, access to information, and formal authority--that can help managers advance organizational goals and achieve individual success. Pfeffer begins his comprehensive evaluation of power by helping managers recognize situations that involve the use of power, and shows how to identify the principal actors and their likely points of view. He then looks at the different sources of power, and explains why some organizations and people use power more effectively than others. Next, he explores the specific strategies and tactics through which power and influence are used--how they help managers achieve tangible results. And finally, he considers issues of power dynamics: how power is lost, the role of power in the process of organizational change, and the positive and negative consequences of power for organizations. Politics and infl

An in-depth look at the role of power and influence in organizations. Pfeffer demonstrates the necessity of power in mobilizing political support and resources to get things done in any organization, and he looks at the personal attributes and structural factors that help managers advance organizational goals and achieve individual success.

Author(s): Jeffrey Pfeffer
ISBN 13: 9780875844404
Pages: 400
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Title: Competing for the Future

This hardcover edition is available only in a premium, full-cloth binding. It will not ship with a dust jacket.

New competitive realities have ruptured industry boundaries, overthrown much of standard management practice, and rendered conventional models of strategy and growth obsolete. In their stead have come the powerful ideas and methodologies of Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad, whose much-revered thinking has already engendered a new language of strategy. In this book, they develop a coherent model for how today's executives can identify and accomplish no less than heroic goals in tomorrow's marketplace. Their masterful blueprint addresses how executives can ease the tension between competing today and clearing a path toward leadership in the future.

With their breakthrough strategy for seizing industry leadership and dominating the markets of tomorrow, Hamel and Prahalad challenge executives the world over to stop the unrewarding and ultimately dead-end process of downsizing and enter the dynamic realm of industry transformation.

Author(s): Gary Hamel
ISBN 13: 9780875847160
Pages: 384
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Title: Competitive advantage through people

Competitive Advantage Through People explores why—despite long-standing evidence that a committed work force is essential for success—firms continue to attach little importance to their workers. The answer, argues Pfeffer, resides in a complex web of factors based on perception, history, legislation, and practice that continues to dominate management thought and action. Yet, some organizations have been able to overcome these obstacles. In fact, the five common stocks with the highest returns between 1972 and 1992—Southwest Airlines, Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods, Circuit City, and Plenum Publishing—were in industries that shared virtually none of the characteristics traditionally associated with strategic success. What each of these firms did share is the ability to produce sustainable competitive advantage through its way of managing people. Pfeffer documents how they—and others—resisted traditional management pitfalls, and offers frameworks for implementing these changes in any industry.A Library Journal Best Business Book of the Year. "A masterful, riveting performance."—Tom Peters
Author(s): Jeffrey Pfeffer
ISBN 13: 9780875847177
Pages: 304
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Title: The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First

Why is common sense so uncommon when it comes to managing people? How is it that so many seemingly intelligent organizations implement harmful management practices and ideas? In his provocative new book, The Human Equation, bestselling author Jeffrey Pfeffer examines why much of the current conventional wisdom is wrong and asks us to re-think the way managers link people with organizational performance. Pfeffer masterfully builds a powerful business case for managing people effectively--not just because it makes for good corporate policy, but because it results in outstanding performance and profits. Challenging current thinking and practice, Pfeffer: --Reveals the costs of downsizing--and provides alternatives; --Identifies troubling trends in compensation, and suggests better practices; --Explains why even the smartest managers sometimes manage people unwisely; --Demonstrates how market-based forces can fail to create good people management practices, creating a need for positive public policy; --Provides practical guidelines for implementing high-performance management practices. Filled with information and ideas, The Human Equation provides much-needed guidance for managing people more wisely--and more profitably. "Distinguishing himself from other writers who tackle such topics in a touchy-feely way, Pfeffer has attempted to address corporate managers in a language they can understand: numbers."--The Washington Post Book World "One hopes that Pfeffer's book is read, not just by people who already agree with him, but by the CEOs and executives he so passionately directs his argument toward. If he's even partly right, we all could profit from his advice."--Training "The Human Equation is simplicity itself. Jeffrey Pfeffer shows that organizations that support, encourage, and build the skills of their people outperform all competitors. The power of committed minds and hearts working toward a common goal wins today and builds for tomorrow."--Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO, The Drucker Foundation
Author(s): Jeffrey Pfeffer
ISBN 13: 9780875848419
Pages: 345
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Title: Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People

The "war for talent" is one battle every company believes it should be waging. But while competitors are busy chasing after the same "hot" individuals, smart companies are doing something infinitely more useful and far more difficult to copy — they're building organizations that make it possible for ordinary people at every desk and cubicle in their companies to perform as if they were stars.

Blowing up the prevailing wisdom that companies must chase and acquire top talent in order to remain successful, Hidden Value argues instead that the source of sustained competitive advantage already exists within every organization. O'Reilly and Pfeffer, leading experts on organizational behavior and human resources, argue that how a firm creates and uses talent is far more important than how the firm attracts talent. The authors provide vivid, detailed case studies of several organizations in widely disparate industries — including Southwest Airlines, Cisco Systems, The Men's Wearhouse and NUMMI — to illustrate how long-term success comes from value-driven, interrelated systems that align good people management with corporate strategy.

In a refreshing break from management tomes that force-feed superficial frameworks and trite "rules," the authors instead allow the company stories to take center stage. They guide readers in discovering for themselves how seven different firms maximize talent, why one firm hasn't fully released the hidden value in its work force, and, most importantly, how the winning companies have made it tough for competitors to imitate them. Collectively, the stories reveal a common path to successthat places values before strategy, emphasizes implementation over planning, and focuses on getting the best out of all employees, not just individual stars. The authors also explore concerns or questions managers might have about how each company's experience parallels or conflicts with their own.

Providing a rare opportunity for managers to actively participate in an invaluable learning process, Hidden Value offers a customizable template for building high-performance, people-centered organizations.

Author(s): Charles A. O'Reilly
ISBN 13: 9780875848983
Pages: 304
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Title: Case studies in US trade negotiation

Author(s): Robert Z. Lawrence, Michael D. Watkins, Charan Devereaux
ISBN 13: 9780881323634
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Title: The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement: 25th Anniversary Edition

Over 2 million copies sold! Used by thousands of companies and hundreds of business schools! Required reading for anyone in the Theory of Constraints. This book, which introduces the Theory of Constraints, is changing how America does business. The Goal is a gripping, fast-paced business novel about overcoming the barriers to making money. You will learn the fundamentals of identifying and solving the problems created by constraints. From the moment you finish the book you will be able to start successfully addressing chronic productivity and quality problems.

This book, which introduces the Theory of Constraints, is changing how America does business. The Goal is a gripping, fast-paced business novel about overcoming the barriers to making money.

Author(s): Eliyahu M. Goldratt
ISBN 13: 9780884271956
Pages: 408
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Title: Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices

<p>Management is an organized body of knowledge. "This book," in Peter Drucker'swords, "tries to equip the manager with the understanding, the thinking, the knowledge and the skills for today'sand also tomorrow's jobs." This management classic has been developed and tested during more than thirty years of teaching management in universities, in executive programs and seminars and through the author's close work with managers as a consultant for large and small businesses, government agencies, hospitals and schools. Drucker discusses the tools and techniques of successful management practice that have been proven effective, and he makes them meaningful and easily accessible.</p>
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780887306150
Pages: 864
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Title: Managing in Turbulent Times

Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780887306167
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Title: Post-Capitalist Society

<p>Business guru Peter Drucker provides an incisive analysis of the major world transformation taking place, from the Age of Capitalism to the Knowledge Society, and examines the radical affects it will have on society, politics, and business now and in the coming years. This searching and incisive analysis of the major world transformation now taking place shows how it will affect society,economics, business, and politics and explains how we are movingfrom a society based on capital, land, and labor to a society whoseprimary source is knowIedge and whose key structure is theorganization.</p>
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780887306617
Pages: 240
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Title: Reengineering the corporation

Author(s): Hammer, Michael; Champy,
ISBN 13: 9780887306877
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Title: E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do about It

An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business.

Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.

The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.

Author(s): Michael E. Gerber
ISBN 13: 9780887307287
Pages: 288
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Title: Executive in Action: Three Drucker Management Books on What to Do and Why and How to Do It

<p>Three complete Drucker management books in one volume — <b>Managing for Results, Innovation and Entrepreneurship,</b> and <b>The Effective Executive</b> with a new preface by the author.</p> <p>In his preface, Peter F. Drucker says: "These three books should enable executives — whether high up in the organization or just beginning their career<br> — to know the right things to do;<br> — to know how to do them; and<br> — to do them effectively.Together, these three books provide <b>The Toolkit for Executive Action."</b></p> <p>Drucker identifies and explains the practices, decisions and priorities for achieving business performance and executive effectiveness. These books cover "the three dimensions of the successful practice of management." <b>Managing for Results</b> was the first book to explain business strategy. Drucker shows how the existing business has to focus on opportunities rather than problems to be effective, for it is the opportunities that will bring growth and performance. <b>Innovation and Entrepreneurship</b> analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. It is a superbly practical book that explains what established businesses, public service institutions and new ventures have to know, learn and do to prepare and create the successful businesses of tomorrow. In <b>The Effective Executive,</b> Drucker discusses the five practices and habits that must be learned for executive effectiveness. Ranging widely through business and government, he demonstrates the distinctive skill of the executive and offers fresh insights into old and seemingly obvious situations. Together, these three books have sold more than a million copies; they have been published throughout the world and continue to sell actively. These are essential works for the executive and manager by "the dean of this country's business and management philosophers." —<b>Wall Street Journal</b></p>
Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9780887308284
Pages: 736
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Title: Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle's-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads and Other Workplace Afflictions

The creator of Dilbert, the fastest-growing comic strip in the nation (syndicated in nearly 1000 newspapers), takes a look at corporate America in all its glorious lunacy. Lavishly illustrated with Dilbert strips, these hilarious essays on incompetent bosses, management fads, bewildering technological changes and so much more, will make anyone who has ever worked in an office laugh out loud in recognition.

The Dilbert Principle: The most ineffective workers will be systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage — management.

Since 1989, Scott Adams has been illustrating this principle each day, lampooning the corporate world through Dilbert, his enormously popular comic strip. In Dilbert, the potato-shaped, abuse-absorbing hero of the strip, Adams has given voice to the millions of Americans buffeted by the many adversities of the workplace.

Now he takes the next step, attacking corporate culture head-on in this lighthearted series of essays. Packed with more than 100 hilarious cartoons, these 25 chapters explore the zeitgeist of ever-changing management trends, overbearing egos, management incompetence, bottomless bureaucracies, petrifying performance reviews, three-hour meetings, the confusion of the information superhighway and more. With sharp eyes, and an even sharper wit, Adams exposes — and skewers — the bizarre absurdities of everyday corporate life. Readers will be convinced that he must be spying on their bosses, The Dilbert Principle rings so true!

Author(s): Scott Adams
ISBN 13: 9780887308581
Pages: 352
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Title: Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook

Behind the closed doors of corporate management lurks a manifesto so devious, so insidious, and of such diabolic power, it has the ability to transform normal human beings into paradigm–spewing zombies. Its purpose: to help bosses stick it to their employees. Its author: none other than Dogbert, the canine corporate consultant out to rule the world.

All too often, new managers make mistakes such as rewarding good work with good pay, communicating clearly and improving departmental efficiency. Dogbert shows that this could have devastating consequences: Employees begin to expect fair treatment and compensation, productive workers show results (making managers look bad by comparison), and the department's future budget allotment could be decreased because it spends only what it needs.

Drawing from his years of experience tormenting Dilbert and advising his boss, our Machiavellian mutt uses pithy essays, illustrated by scores of comic strips, to teach neophyte managers such potent practices as:

The power of verbal instructions: Sound like a boss while maintaining complete deniability!

Empty promises of promotion: all the motivational benefits, none of the costs!

Pretending to care: Learn how to hear without listening!

Incentives: Inspire employees by giving them worthless knickknacks!

Once again firmly establishing Scott Adams as the spokesman for the absurdities of the workplace (and Dogbert as the guru of sticking it to the masses), Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook is the perfect gift for all cubicle dwellers and their bosses.

Author(s): Scott Adams
ISBN 13: 9780887308819
Pages: 192
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Title: The three boxes of life

Author(s): Richard N. Bolles
ISBN 13: 9780913668580
Pages: 480
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Title: The Revenue Growth Habit

Revenue growth is quite simple: It's fast, it's easy, and it requires no financial investment. In this book, I will teach you how to grow your organization by 15% or more in 15 minutes or less a day without spending a penny of your money.
Author(s): Alex Goldfayn
ISBN 13: 9781119084068
Pages: 256
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Title: How to Be a Fierce Competitor: What Winning Companies and Great Managers Do in Tough Times

From best-selling author Jeffrey J. Fox, how the savvy see opportunity -- and capitalize on it Economic downturns separate the winning companies from the struggling. And as best-selling author Jeffrey J. Fox shows, tough times also give solid companies, strong managers, and potential rainmakers the opportunity to seize market share. In this eminently readable, practical resource for business leaders and managers, Fox explains exactly how the savvy few who rise to the top stay focused and alert, get new market share, hire good recently fired talent, increase investments into customer service, speed innovation, train all customer facing people, make acquisitions, get rid of underperformers, build brand names, pay for measurable performance, and lots more. Potential rainmakers, CEOS, marketing superstars, and great bosses have long turned to Jeffrey J. Fox for advice. Now he shows exactly what to do to weather any climate.
Author(s): Jeffrey J. Fox ;Charles Fox
ISBN 13: 9781119116523
Pages: 176
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Title: Losing the Signal

A breathtaking inside account of one of the most dramatic business triumphs and flameouts in recent history.
Author(s): Jacquie McNish
ISBN 13: 9781250060174
Pages: 288
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Title: Principles of Microeconomics

With its clear and engaging writing style, PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS, Seventh Edition, continues to be one of the most popular books on economics available today.
Author(s): N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN 13: 9781285165905
Pages: 520
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Title: Principles of Macroeconomics

The most widely used principles text is now updated and thoroughly revised.
Author(s): N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN 13: 9781285165912
Pages: 576
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Title: Brief Principles of Macroeconomics

With its clear and engaging writing style, BRIEF PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS, Seventh Edition, continues to be one of the most popular books on economics available today.
Author(s): N. Mankiw
ISBN 13: 9781285165929
Pages: 464
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Title: Bndl: Principles of Macroeconomics

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Title: Lead Like Jesus: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time

<p class="null1">"The more I read the Bible, the more evident it becomes that everything I have ever taught or written about effective leadership over the past 25 years, Jesus did to perfection. He is simply the greatest leadership role model of all time." -Ken Blanchard</p> <p>With simple yet profound principles from the life of Jesus and dozens of stories and leadership examples from his life experiences, veteran author, speaker and leadership expert Ken Blanchard guides readers through the process of discovering how to lead like Jesus. He describes it as the process of aligning two internal domains-the heart and the head-and two external domains-the hands and the habits. These four dimensions of leadership form the outline for this very practical and transformational book.</p>
Author(s): Ken Blanchard
ISBN 13: 9781400314201
Pages: 272
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Title: Secrets of Great Rainmakers: The Keys to Success and Wealth

In Secrets of the Great Rainmakers, you'll learn how to outsmart the competition and set yourself apart from the pack. In over 50 interviews with industry leaders from a wide variety of fields, bestselling author Jeffrey J. Fox will share the proven techniques and hard-won wisdom that have helped great rainmakers get ahead, along with his trademark brand of counterintuitive insight and commentary that have made his books so popular.
Author(s): Jeffrey J. Fox
ISBN 13: 9781401301576
Pages: 208
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Title: How to Get to the Top: Business Lessons Learned at the Dinner Table

The bestselling author of How to Become CEO returns with a pithy, smart, and useful collection of wisdom learned by business leaders at their own family dinners

Do you want to get to the top? Do you want to know how to rise above the crowd and become a leader in your field? Then this is the book for you. In How to Get to the Top, bestselling author Jeffrey J. Fox combines his own experience as an extremely successful entrepreneur with lessons learned at the family dinner table by business leaders such as Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks; Tom Chappell, founder of Tom's of Maine; Leslie Blodgett, CEO of Bare Escentuals; and George Steinbrenner, principal owner of the New York Yankees. The essential guide on how to get to the top -- and stay there -- this compelling book contains hard-hitting advice on independence and self-reliance, management dynamics, and problem solving, including:

--You cant unsour the milk.
--Speak sweetly: You may have to eat your words.
--Tip as if you were the tippee.
--Act like you own the place.
--You have to know the rules to break them.
--Never be late.
--Always compliment the chef . . . especially at home.
--Teach your girls to whistle.
--Spend the company's money as you would your own.
--Dont teach the quarterback to catch.

Author(s): Jeffrey J. Fox
ISBN 13: 9781401303303
Pages: 208
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Title: Lead Like Jesus: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time

Author(s): Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges, Lee Ross, Avery Willis
ISBN 13: 9781404101227
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Title: Classic Drucker

Peter Drucker at his best- direct, wise, and challenging.

One of this century's most highly regarded students of management, Peter F. Drucker sought out, identified, and examined the most important issues confronting managers, from corporate strategy to management style to social change. Through his unique perspective, this volume gives us the rare opportunity to trace the evolution of the great shifts in our workplaces, and to understand more clearly the role of managers. This book gathers together Drucker's articles from Harvard Business Review and frames them with a thoughtful introduction from the Review's editor Thomas A. Stewart.

Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9781422101681
Pages: 221
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Title: Shaping the Game: The New Leader's Guide to Effective Negotiating

Michael Watkins’s bestselling book The First 90 Days has become the business bible for accelerating leadership transitions. Now, Watkins zeroes in on the most critical skill leaders must master in order to secure new roles and accelerate their transitions: negotiation.

In Shaping the Game: The New Leader’s Guide to Effective Negotiating, Watkins draws from extensive research and practical consulting work to reveal four fundamental objectives that should guide new leaders’ actions in every negotiation they undertake: create the most possible value; capture that value for yourself and your company; carefully tend to key relationships; and preserve your reputation. Watkins lays out hands-on strategies for becoming a world-class negotiator, including how to match your negotiation strategy to the situation, influence the perspectives of key counterparts, shape negotiation outcomes in your favor, and create the learning discipline necessary to become a world-class negotiator.

Navigating the myriad complex, high-stakes negotiating challenges that confront new leaders, this book provides all the tools readers need to make the right moves up the career ladder--and succeed in those roles once they get there.

Author(s): Michael Watkins
ISBN 13: 9781422102527
Pages: 196
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Title: Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming, and How to Prevent Them

Even the best-run companies can be blindsided by disasters they should have anticipated. These predictable surprises range from financial scandals to operational disruptions, from organizational upheavals to product failures.

In Predictable Surprises, Max Bazerman and Michael Watkins show you how to minimize your risk by understanding and lowering the psychological, organizational, and political barriers preventing you from foreseeing calamity. The authors also offer powerful tools-including incentives and formal coalitions-that business leaders can use to detect and fend off threats invisible to insiders.

Failure to recognize what's coming exposes your company to predictable surprises. Given the stakes involved, this book allows you to focus on the right problems and to act before it is too late.

About the Author:
Max H. Bazerman is the Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is also formally affiliated with the Kennedy School of Government, the Harvard Psychology Department, and the Program on Negotiation

About the Author:
Michael D. Watkins is Professor of General Management at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, and confounder of Genesis Advisers, a leadership development company

Author(s): Max H. Bazerman
ISBN 13: 9781422122877
Pages: 336
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Title: Managing Oneself

We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity: with ambition, drive, and talent, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession regardless of where you started out. But with opportunity comes responsibility. Companies today aren't managing their knowledge workers careers. Instead, you must be your own chief executive officer. That means it's up to you to carve out your place in the world and know when to change course. And it's up to you to keep yourself engaged and productive during a career that may span some 50 years. In Managing Oneself, Peter Drucker explains how to do it. The keys: Cultivate a deep understanding of yourself by identifying your most valuable strengths and most dangerous weaknesses; Articulate how you learn and work with others and what your most deeply held values are; and Describe the type of work environment where you can make the greatest contribution. Only when you operate with a combination of your strengths and self-knowledge can you achieve true and lasting excellence. Managing Oneself identifies the probing questions you need to ask to gain the insights essential for taking charge of your career. Peter Drucker was a writer, teacher, and consultant. His 34 books have been published in more than 70 languages. He founded the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, and counseled 13 governments, public services institutions, and major corporations.
Author(s): Peter Drucker
ISBN 13: 9781422123126
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