The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table.
Based on a study of forty-three of America's best-run companies from a diverse array of business sectors, In Search of Excellence describes eight basic principles of management — action-stimulating, people-oriented, profit-maximizing practices — that made these organizations successful.
Joining the HarperBusiness Essentials series, this phenomenal bestseller features a new Authors' Note, and reintroduces these vital principles in an accessible and practical way for today's management reader.
The now classic volume which became a landmark business book.
Jack Welch knows how to win. During his forty-year career at General Electric, he led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. His honest, be-the-best style of management became the gold standard in business, with his relentless focus on people, teamwork, and profits.
Since Welch retired in 2001 as chairman and chief executive officer of GE, he has traveled the world, speaking to more than 250,000 people and answering their questions on dozens of wide-ranging topics.
Inspired by his audiences and their hunger for straightforward guidance, Welch has written both a philosophical and pragmatic book, which is destined to become the bible of business for generations to come. It clearly lays out the answers to the most difficult questions people face both on and off the job.
Welch's objective is to speak to people at every level of an organization, in companies large and small. His audience is everyone from line workers to MBAs, from project managers to senior executives. His goal is to help everyone who has a passion for success.
Welch begins Winning with an introductory section called "Underneath It All," which describes his business philosophy. He explores the importance of values, candor, differentiation, and voice and dignity for all.
The core of Winning is devoted to the real "stuff" of work. This main part of the book is split into three sections. The first looks inside the company, from leadership to picking winners to making change happen. The second section looks outside, at the competition, with chapters on strategy, mergers, and Six Sigma, to name just three. The next section of the book is about managing your career—from finding the right job to achieving work-life balance.
Welch's optimistic, no excuses, get-it-done mind-set is riveting. Packed with personal anecdotes and written in Jack's distinctive no b.s. voice, Winning offers deep insights, original thinking, and solutions to nuts-and-bolts problems that will change the way people think about work.
Take your real estate career to the highest level!
"Whether you are just getting started or a veteran in the business, The Millionaire Real Estate Agent is the step-by-step handbook for seeking excellence in your profession and in your life."
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"This book presents a new paradigm for real estate and should be required reading for real estate professionals everywhere."
Robert T. Kiyosaki, New York Times bestselling author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad
The Millionaire Real Estate Agent explains:
This book is not just a bargain, it's a steal. It's filled with practical, workable advice for anyone wanting to build wealth. Mike Summey, co-author of the bestselling The Weekend Millionaire's Secrets to Investing in Real Estate
Anyone who seeks financial wealth must first learn the fundamental truths and models that drive it. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor represents the collected wisdom and experience of over 100 millionaire investors from all walks of life who pursued financial wealth and achieved the life-changing freedom it delivers. This book in straightforward, no nonsense, easy-to-read style reveals their proven strategies.
The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is your handbook to the tried and true financial wealth building vehicle that rewards patience and perseverance and is available to all real estate. You'll learn:
The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is about you and your money. It's about your financial potential. It's about discovering the millionaire investor in you.
Finding your first home is like falling in love for the first time. It can bring some of the highest highs. It can also be a complicated, confusing journey, with risks for the ill informed or unguided.
Your First Home offers you a sure-footed, reassuring guide as a first-time buyer: deciding to buy; hiring an agent; analyzing needs versus wants; and financing and negotiating, up through and after closing. It also addresses bad credit repair, due diligence, and insurance; fixed-rate versus adjustable rate mortgages; and other potential stumbling blocks on the road to happy home ownership.
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"Tough times make or break people. My friend Gary teaches you how to make the tragic into magic. Read & reap from this great book."
—Mark Victor Hansen, Co-creator, #1 New York Times best selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul
Co-author, Cracking the Millionaire Code, The One Minute Millionaire, and Cash in a Flash.
Author, Richest Kids in America
"Real estate buyers and sellers have to SHIFT their mindset to new and more creative strategies in this challenging real estate market. This book shows them excellent ways to survive and thrive."
—Robert Allen, author of the New York Times bestsellers Nothing Down, Creating Wealth, Multiple Streams of Income and The One Minute Millionaire.
"Change happens. It's natural. It's ever present. It's reoccurring. So when markets shift you need to as well. No one explains this better in the real estate industry than my good friend Gary Keller and his team of talented co-authors. Their latest book, SHIFT, is perfect for all real estate professionals. It captures the very essence of a shifting housing market and what Realtors need to do to thrive therein. SHIFT will help you alter your focus and your actions to ensure that you get your head back in the game and increase your market share, irrespective of strong or weak market conditions. It's a great book – read it today."
—Stefan Swanepoel, author of Swanepoel TRENDS Report, 2006-2009
"Need help weathering the storm in today's real estate market? If so, reach for Gary Keller's new book, Shift— it's the lifesaver you need today to thrive tomorrow. Shift is rich in easy-to-understand strategies, charts, and illustrations that show you exactly what you need to do to thrive in today's very challenging and 'shifted' real estate market."
—Bernice Ross, Inman News
The Millionaire Real Estate Series
More than 1,000,000 copies sold!
Markets shift, and you can too. Sometimes you'll shift in response to a falling market, and other times you'll shift to take your business to the next level. Both can transform your business and your life. You can change your thinking, your focus, your actions, and, ultimately, your results to get back in the game and ahead of the competition. The tactics that jump-start your business in tough times will power it forward in good times. No matter the market-shift!
SHIFT explores twelve proven strategies for achieving success in any real estate market, including
Leadership Lessons from the World’s Greatest CEOs
“Fox and Reiss have created a new leadership category—The Transformative CEO.”
—Rafael Pastor, CEO, Vistage International
Bestselling author Jeffrey Fox literally wrote the book on How to Become CEO, and radio talk show host Robert Reiss has explored strategy with some of the world’s biggest business legends.
Now, in The Transformative CEO, they have identified the key traits and characteristics that describe this remarkable type of leader.
Filled with fascinating insights from superstar CEOs, this one-of-a-kind guide puts you right on the front lines with the men and women who have transformed businesses with spectacular success. You’ll learn how to:
You’ll learn how CEOs think and act in good times and bad—and you’ll get a front-row seat to some of the most profitable industry game changers of our time, including AT&T Mobility, Danaher Corp. and many others.
The Transformative CEO provides a new definition of leadership. Jeffrey J. Fox and Robert Reiss show how anyone can become a transformative leader.
Find out how:
HOME DEPOT cofounder and CEO Bernie Marcus built a new model of retail culture for customers—from the ground up.
1-800-FLOWERS.COM founder and CEO Jim McCann turned the 800 number into a brand—and delivered record profits and growth.
PAUL MITCHELL SYSTEMS founder John Paul DeJoria higher purposes first—success unshared is failure.
BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION (BET) CEO Robert L. Johnson founded a television network–and tranformed television.
CAMPBELL SOUP CEO Douglas Conant warmed up employee morale—and made its business hot again.
An inventive framework for making sound business decisions.
Corporate decision-making requires a radical overhaul. Analysis and judgment are no longer enough because it’s often a clash of values that causes disputes and conflicts. This groundbreaking book from a world authority on creative thinking provides a basis for values assessment — an essential tool in corporate decision-making in the new century.
De Bono demonstrates how values affect all areas of thinking, and outlines a framework to focus employees’ attention on a variety of values including human, organizational, cultural and perceptual values.
Why do we think the way we do? How can we change our thinking habits to address global issues? What will happen if we aren't willing to change?
In his provocative new book, lateral thinking guru and bestselling author, Edward de Bono, examines why our current way of thinking is not good enough ... and what we can do about it.
Full of new ideas to show us how to strengthen our ability to think differently, Edward de Bono will inspire you to change the way you think ... before it's too late.
This inspiring work provides entrepreneurs with building blocks to help their companies sustain high performance, play a leadership role in their industries, and remain great for generations. Includes plenty of real-world examples drawn from Nike, L.L. Bean, Wal-Mart, Federal Express, and other success stories.