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Title: The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

New York Times Bestseller

In his latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it.

The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in health care, government, the law, the financial industry—in almost every realm of organized activity. And the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of knowledge today has exceeded our ability as individuals to properly deliver it to people—consistently, correctly, safely. We train longer, specialize more, use ever-advancing technologies, and still we fail. Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument that we can do better, using the simplest of methods: the checklist. In riveting stories, he reveals what checklists can do, what they can’t, and how they could bring about striking improvements in a variety of fields, from medicine and disaster recovery to professions and businesses of all kinds. And the insights are making a difference. Already, a simple surgical checklist from the World Health Organization designed by following the ideas described here has been adopted in more than twenty countries as a standard for care and has been heralded as “the biggest clinical invention in thirty years” (The Independent).

Author(s): Atul Gawande
ISBN 13: 9780312430009
Pages: 240
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Title: The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business

Praise for The Advantage

"The Advantage has more common sense in its 200 pages than I have ever found in a business book. A must-read."
Colleen Barrett, president emeritus, Southwest Airlines Co.; coauthor, Lead with LUV

"Here is the next business classic. Even the best leaders will read this and wonder, 'Why aren't we already doing this?'"
Enrique Salem, president and CEO, Symantec

"We are doing what most said could not be done in a down economy—start and exponentially grow a business. Using Lencioni's model for organizational health is an everyday choice and a way of life for our company."
Liz Townsend, COO, My Fit Foods

"For more than a decade I've been using Lencioni's approach to run the departments I lead, and it has never failed me."
Rick Friedel, vice president, AT&T Service Management

"Our teams and leaders have really embraced Lencioni's methodology. We've put these ideas into practice and we're experiencing the results that prove it works."
David Gordon, COO, The Cheesecake Factory

"In The Advantage, Lencioni cuts through the corporate 'bull' that creates a culture of stonewalling and feet-dragging, and shows leaders at every level how to build up a culture of productivity and communication."
Dave Ramsey, New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host

Author(s): Patrick Lencioni
ISBN 13: 9780470941522
Pages: 240
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Title: The New One Minute Manager

A new edition based on the timeless business classic—updated to help today’s readers succeed more quickly in a rapidly changing world. For decades, The One Minute Manager® has helped millions achieve more successful professional and personal lives. While the principles it lays out are timeless, our world has changed drastically since the book’s publication. The exponential rise of technology, global flattening of markets, instant communication, and pressures on corporate workforces to do more with less—including resources, funding, and staff—have all revolutionized the world in which we live and work. Now, Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson have written The New One Minute Manager to introduce the book’s powerful, important lessons to a new generation. In their concise, easy-to-read story, they teach readers three very practical secrets about leading others—and explain why these techniques continue to work so well. As compelling today as the original was thirty years ago, this classic parable of a young man looking for an effective manager is more relevant and useful than ever.
Author(s): Ken Blanchard;Johnson Spencer
ISBN 13: 9780062367549
Pages: 112
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Title: On Fire

These are the events—the inflection points in our lives—that can determine how we feel about life now, where we are headed in the future, and how many lives we can impact along the way.
Author(s): John OLeary
ISBN 13: 9781501117725
Pages: 288
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Title: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

<p class="null1">Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives?

The primary obstacle is a conflict that’s built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems—the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort—but if it is overcome, change can come quickly.

In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people—employees and managers, parents and nurses—have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results:  

      The lowly medical interns who managed to defeat an entrenched, decades-old medical practice that was endangering patients.

      The home-organizing guru who developed a simple technique for overcoming the dread of housekeeping.

      The manager who transformed a lackadaisical customer-support team into service zealots by removing a standard tool of customer service
            
In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.

Author(s): Dan Heath
ISBN 13: 9780385528757
Pages: 305
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Title: Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science (Fully Revised and Updated)

Finally! A book about economics that won’t put you to sleep. In fact, you won’t be able to put this bestseller down. In our challenging economic climate, this perennial favorite of students and general readers is more than a good read, it’s a necessary investment―with a blessedly sure rate of return. Demystifying buzzwords, laying bare the truths behind oft-quoted numbers, and answering the questions you were always too embarrassed to ask, the breezy Naked Economics gives readers the tools they need to engage with pleasure and confidence in the deeply relevant, not so dismal science. This revised and updated edition adds commentary on hot topics, including the current economic crisis, globalization, the economics of information, the intersection of economics and politics, and the history―and future―of the Federal Reserve.
Author(s): Charles Wheelan
ISBN 13: 9780393337648
Pages: 354
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Title: The 10 X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

Praise for 10x Rule

"Love this book. The 10X Rule is dead on right! It boldly takes on the biggest issue most people skip and then wonder why they didn't reach their goals: WORK!"—Larry Winget, New York Times bestselling author of Your Kids Are Your Own Fault and The Idiot Factor

"Grant Cardone is the master at showing people exactly what they MUST do to create the success they desire! This book is like a nuclear weapon for the reader!"—Barry Poznick, Executive Producer of How'd You Get So Rich? and Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

"If you don't think goal setting is important in life, don't waste your time reading The 10X Rule. If you do . . . Grant has set a new benchmark on the subject with his new book. Give it to a friend or colleague and it will make a huge difference in their life." —Bill Jenkins, National Sales Director, Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA

"In The 10X Rule, entrepreneur Grant Cardone shows how to achieve success no matter your background, genetic make-up, or personal connections. In his view, success stems from working ten times harder than anyone else and displaying a 'domination mentality.' It's a how-to book on how to gain the moxie, chutzpah, and relentless drive necessary to succeed."—Gary Stern, coauthor of Minority Rules: Turn Your Ethnicity into a Competitive Edge; journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Investor's Business Daily

"Grant Cardone has hit the nail on the head with The 10X Rule—telling you the real reason people succeed greatly in any area of life!"—Brian tracy, Chairman and CEO, Brian Tracy International; bestselling author of over 45 Books

Author(s): Grant Cardone
ISBN 13: 9780470627600
Pages: 256
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Title: The Book on Rental Property Investing: How to Create Wealth and Passive Income Through Intelligent Buy & Hold Real Estate Investing!

The Book on Rental Property Investing, written by real estate investor and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast Brandon Turner, contains nearly 400 pages of in-depth advice and strategies for building wealth through rental properties. You’ll learn how to build an achievable plan, find incredible deals, pay for your rentals, and much, more more! If you’ve ever thought of using rental properties to build wealth or obtain financial freedom, this book is a “must read.” Pick up your copy today!
Author(s): Brandon Turner
ISBN 13: 9780990711797
Pages: 398
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Title: Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you? Don't let common problems and frustrations run you and your business. Get a grip and gain control with the Entrepreneurial Operating System. Inside Traction, you'll learn the secrets of strengthening the Six Key Components of your business. You'll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Based on years of real-world implementation in over 100 companies, the Entrepreneurial Operating System is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned. Successful organizations are applying it every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses — and you can too.

Author(s): Gino Wickman
ISBN 13: 9781936661831
Pages: 246
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Title: Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

With over a million copies in print, the #1 New York Times bestseller Who Moved My Cheese? An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life (G.P. Putnam's Sons) has grown from a guide and training tool for America's top corporations and organizations to a cultural phenomenon that is changing people's lives. While a few analytical or skeptical people find the story too simple on the surface, the vast majority of readers' responses reveal it is the clear simplicity that makes it so easy to understand and apply to changing situations at work or in life.

This amazing bestseller, written by Spencer Johnson, M.D., the co-author of The One Minute Manager®, the world's most popular management method, is reaching beyond the business community, where it has been the #1 Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller for more than 30 consecutive weeks. It is now being embraced by hundreds of thousands of readers-from community leaders and college coaches to parents and children-helping them to adapt to change. Whether it's the challenge of a changing relationship, or moving to a new neighborhood, or the downsizing and merging of corporations, people are finding that the simple story of Who Moved My Cheese? is an unthreatening and invaluable source of comfort and advice. It is no wonder that this diminutive tome has become a runaway bestseller!


Sometimes simple problems require simple answers. In just 96 pages, this humorous story uses simple metaphors and characters to encourage readers to embrace change and to adapt to new situations with an open mind and a motivated spirit. It follows four fictional characters, Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw, as they search for fulfillment in the maze of life.

Author(s): Spencer Johnson
ISBN 13: 9780399144462
Pages: 96
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Title: The Power of the Other: The startling effect other people have on you, from the boardroom to the bedroom and beyond-and what to do about it

An expert on the psychology of leadership and the bestselling author of Integrity, Necessary Endings, and Boundaries For Leaders identifies the critical ingredient for personal and professional wellbeing. Most leadership coaching focuses on helping leaders build their skills and knowledge and close performance gaps. These are necessary, but not sufficient. Using evidence from neuroscience and his work with leaders, Dr. Henry Cloud shows that the best performers draw on another vital resource: personal and professional relationships that fuel growth and help them surpass current limits. Popular wisdom suggests that we should not allow others to have power over us, but the reality is that they do, for better or for worse. Consider the boss who diminishes you through cutting remarks versus one who challenges you to get better. Or the colleague who always seeks the limelight versus the one who gives you the confidence to finish a difficult project. Or the spouse who is honest and supportive versus the one who resents your success. No matter how talented, intelligent, or experienced, the greatest leaders share one commonality: the power of the others in their lives. Combining engaging case studies, persuasive findings from cutting-edge brain research, and examples from his consulting practice, Dr. Cloud argues that whether you’re a Navy SEAL or a corporate executive, outstanding performance depends on having the right kind of connections to fuel personal growth and minimize toxic associations and their effects. Presenting a dynamic model of the impact these different kinds of connections produce, Dr. Cloud shows readers how to get more from themselves by drawing on the strength and expertise of others. You don’t have a choice whether or not others have power in your life, but you can choose what kinds of relationships you want.
Author(s): Henry Cloud
ISBN 13: 9780061777141
Pages: 304
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Title: Value Proposition Design

This practical book, paired with its online companion, will teach you the processes and tools you need to succeed.
Author(s): Alexander Osterwalder;Yves Pigneur;Gregory Bernarda;Alan Smith
ISBN 13: 9781118968055
Pages: 320
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Title: Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself. Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.
Author(s): Peter Thiel;Blake Masters
ISBN 13: 9780804139298
Pages: 210
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Title: Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

From three design partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process--called the sprint--for solving tough problems using design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.
Author(s): Jake Knapp;John Zeratsky;Braden Kowitz
ISBN 13: 9781501121746
Pages: 288
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Title: Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives' biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret. By accessing our personal power, we can achieve "presence," the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we're making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy's revolutionary book reveals, we don't need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives. Amy Cuddy has galvanized tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about "power poses." Now she presents the enthralling science underlying these and many other fascinating body-mind effects, and teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same. Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every reader will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.
Author(s): Amy Cuddy
ISBN 13: 9780316256575
Pages: 352
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