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Before Happiness
The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change
Written by Shawn Achor


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3673-5 (0-7704-3673-0)

In his The Happiness Advantage, Harvard trained researcher Shawn Achor described why happiness is the precursor to greater success. This book is about what comes before both. Because before students can be happy or successful, they need to first develop the ability to see that positive change is possible. .

In Before... Read more >

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You Are the Message

Written by Roger Ailes


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 20, 1989
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-26542-3 (0-385-26542-5)

"You are the message." What does that mean, exactly? It means that when you communicate with someone, it's not just the words you choose to send to the other person that make up the message. You're also sending signals about what kind of person you are--by your eyes, your facial expression... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Passion Capital
The World's Most Valuable Asset
Written by Paul Alofs


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $27.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-0747-7 (0-7710-0747-7)

Ask leaders in any country this essential question: “What is your most valuable asset?” and they may suggest one of three traditional forms of capital — financial, human, or intellectual. These are intelligent, well-meaning answers but they are also completely wrong. More valuable than money, human resources, and intellectual property, Passion... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Ask For It
How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want
Written by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 27, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38455-0 (0-553-38455-4)

From the authors of Women Don’t Ask, the groundbreaking book that revealed just how much women lose when they avoid negotiation, here is the action plan that women all over the country requested—a guide to negotiating anything effectively using strategies that feel comfortable to you as a woman.

Whether it’s a... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Women Don't Ask
The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation--and Positive Strategies for Change
Written by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 27, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38387-4 (0-553-38387-6)

By neglecting to negotiate her starting salary for her first job, a woman may sacrifice over half a million dollars in earnings by the end of her career. Yet, as research reveals, men are four times more likely to ask for higher pay than are women with the same qualifications. From... Read more >

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Managing Up
How to Forge an Effective Relationship With Those Above You
Written by Rosanne Badowski and Roger Gittines


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 19, 2004
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-50773-8 (0-385-50773-9)

In Managing Up Rosanne Badowski offers a straightforward, entertaining, no-holds-barred account of what it takes to make your relationship with your boss work to your advantage, no matter where you stand in the corporate hierarchy.

Told through rich, colorful anecdotes about her years spent working with one of the smartest, most... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The 10 Laws of Enduring Success

Written by Maria Bartiromo and Catherine Whitney


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45253-5 (0-307-45253-0)

In THE 10 LAWS OF ENDURING SUCCESS, Maria Bartiromo offers a candid look at her life and career, sharing what she learned from her close-knit family and her upbringing, along with insight gained from pivotal moments in her professional life.
Bartiromo synthesizes her hard-earned wisdom with important lessons she’s learned interacting daily... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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What Made jack welch JACK WELCH
How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary Leaders
Written by Stephen H. Baum and Dave Conti


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-33720-7 (0-307-33720-0)

Surprisingly, it’s not about education or pedigree or even native smarts. Most of us are like jack welch, who started life as a lowercase guy, the son of a railroad conductor, but went on to become the most celebrated and successful executive of recent years. Sure, Jack Welch—and lots of other... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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HumanKind

Written by Tom Bernardin and Mark Tutssel


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-57687-549-0 (1-57687-549-0)

In 2009 for “Earth Hour,” Leo Burnett moved over a billion people to action–that’s slightly more than one out of every seven people on the planet, the largest mass participation event ever.

For the first time in Leo Burnett’s history, the company responsible for building some of the most beloved and popular... Read more >

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Basic Black
The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life)
Written by Cathie Black


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 23, 2007
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-35110-4 (0-307-35110-6)

Cathie Black is the wise, funny mentor that every woman dreams of having. She was a pioneer in advertising sales at a time when women didn’t sell; served as president and publisher of the fledgling USA Today; and, in her current position as the president of Hearst Magazines, persuaded Oprah to... Read more >

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Succeeding When You're Supposed to Fail
The 6 Enduring Principles of High Achievement
Written by Rom Brafman


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: January 1, 2013
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88769-6 (0-307-88769-3)

For decades they assumed that people who face adversity—a difficult childhood, career turbulence, sudden bouts of bad luck—will succumb to their circumstances. Yet over and over again they found a significant percentage are able to overcome their life circumstances and achieve spectacular success.

How is it that individuals who are not... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Women Make the Best Salesmen
Isn't it Time You Started Using their Secrets?
Written by Marion Luna Brem


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: May 17, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51163-6 (0-385-51163-9)

A thirty-year-old mother of two, Marion Luna Brem had just been given a death sentence: terminal cancer. She had no job. No health insurance. Her marriage would collapse under the stress of her treatment. And her most pressing concern: How do I pay next month’s rent?

Her first major “sale” was landing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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What Should I Do with My Life?
The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question
Written by Po Bronson


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: December 30, 2003
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75898-0 (0-375-75898-4)

“What should I do with my life?” Author Po Bronson was asking himself that very question when he decided to write this book–an inspiring exploration of how people transform their lives and a template for how we can answer this question for ourselves. With humor, empathy, and insight, Bronson probes the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.

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Heroz
Empower Yourself, Your Coworkers, Your Company
Written by William Byham and Jeff Cox


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 18, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90958-4 (0-449-90958-1)

From better decision-making to improved teamwork, the authors present proven, step-by-step techniques for surviving—and thriving—in today’s complex workplace. Read more >

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Quiet
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Written by Susan Cain


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-35215-6 (0-307-35215-3)

An ALA Notable Book of 2012
Named a "Best Book of 2012" by Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal
Selected for Common Reading at Case Western Reserve University and Rice University

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent... Read more >

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The Best Punctuation Book, Period
A Comprehensive Guide for Every Writer, Editor, Student, and Businessperson
Written by June Casagrande


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-60774-493-1 (1-60774-493-7)

From the author of It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences, this new reference from grammar columnist June Casagrande covers the basic rules of punctuation to offer clear answers to perplexing questions about semicolons, quotation marks, periods, apostrophes, and includes handy icons to show how punctuation... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers
The Guide for Achieving Success and Satisfaction
Written by James M. Citrin and Richard Smith


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 5, 2003
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5135-9 (1-4000-5135-5)

What is different, and consequently extraordinary, about the careers of people like Lou Gerstner, the acclaimed, recently retired chairman and CEO of IBM, senator Elizabeth Dole, Yahoo! COO Dan Rosensweig, and Tom Freston, chairman and CEO of MTV Networks? Why did they ascend to the top and prosper—why did they have... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers
The Guide for Achieving Success and Satisfaction
Written by James M. Citrin and Richard Smith


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 5, 2003
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4794-9 (1-4000-4794-3)

What is different, and consequently extraordinary, about the careers of people like Lou Gerstner, the acclaimed, recently retired chairman and CEO of IBM, senator Elizabeth Dole, Yahoo! COO Dan Rosensweig, and Tom Freston, chairman and CEO of MTV Networks? Why did they ascend to the top and prosper—why did they have... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Customer Rules
The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational Service
Written by Lee Cockerell


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3560-8 (0-7704-3560-2)

Lee Cockerell, the former executive vice president of operations at Walt Disney World, offers his thirty-nine rules for optimizing customer service. By implementing these strategies, managers and employees will ensure that their interactions with customers are characterized by consistency, efficiency, creativity, sincerity, and excellence. Each of the thirty-nine chapters in this book... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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You Can Negotiate Anything
The World's Best Negotiator Tells You How To Get What You Want
Written by Herb Cohen


Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: December 1, 1982
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-28109-5 (0-553-28109-7)

Claiming that the world is a giant negotiating table, renowned negotiator Cohen teaches the art of negotiation with dozens of concrete examples. Read more >

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Your First Year in Sales, 2nd Edition
Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional
Written by Tim Connor


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: March 2, 2010
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45152-1 (0-307-45152-6)

In this revised and updated edition of Your First Year in Sales, professional speaker and sales veteran Tim Connor offers simple, proven strategies to overcome those first-year obstacles and position oneself for lifelong success. Readers will find step-by-step techniques for learning how one's skills and talents—motivation, strengths, willingness to sacrifice, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College
The Know-How You Need to Succeed
Written by Bill Coplin


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: August 6, 2003
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-524-3 (1-58008-524-5)

You'll learn a lot of things in college, but there's one thing the textbooks won't teach you: how to acquire marketable job skills before you graduate.

Award-winning college professor and student adviser Bill Coplin has been developing skill-based liberal arts curricula for more than 30 years, and has helped thousands of students... Read more >

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Be a Brilliant Business Writer
Write Well, Write Fast, and Whip the Competition
Written by Jane Curry and Diana Young


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-222-8 (1-58008-222-X)

Be a Brilliant Business Writer gives readers the tools for mastering the art of persuasive writing in every document that is created, from email and client letters to reports and presentations. Jane Curry and Diana Young show how to convey messages with clarity and power, increase productivity by reducing rewrites, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Thinking in New Boxes
A New Paradigm for Business Creativity
Written by Luc De Brabandere and Alan Iny


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9295-3 (0-8129-9295-4)

Replete with practical and potent creativity tools, and featuring fascinating case studies from BIC to Ford to Trader Joe’s, Thinking in New Boxes will help students and companies overcome missed opportunities and stay ahead of the curve.

This innovative book challenges everything students thought they knew about business creativity by breaking... Read more >

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Innovation You
Four Steps to Becoming New and Improved
Written by Jeff Degraff


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-53069-1 (0-345-53069-1)

“DeGraff translates the innovation strategies and practices used in top-shelf firms into an easy-to-follow road map for making our own lives new and improved. This book will show you how to really make innovation happen.”—Vijay Govindarajan, professor, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth

“A useful guide to thinking about career changes, entrepreneurial leaps... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
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