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Rescuing Prometheus
Four Monumental Projects that Changed Our World
Written by Thomas P. Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2000
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73938-8 (0-679-73938-6)

In his farewell address, President Dwight Eisenhower warned against the dangers posed by the "military-industrial-university complex."  His warning became a rallying cry of liberal dissent and, for some, this partnership became the most ominous aspect of what came to be known as the "establishment."

Rescuing Prometheus presents a radically different view of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln
21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers
Written by James C. Humes


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: April 23, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-7615-6351-8 (0-7615-6351-2)

Ever wish you could captivate your boardroom with the opening line of your presentation, like Winston Churchill in his most memorable speeches? Or want to command attention by looming larger than life before your audience, much like Abraham Lincoln when, standing erect and wearing a top hat, he towered over seven... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Power of Social Networking
Using the Whuffie Factor to Build Your Business
Written by Tara Hunt


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-44940-5 (0-307-44940-8)

Now in Paperback, this book was formerly titled The Whuffie Factor

Everyone knows about blogs and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. And they’ve heard about someone who has used them to grow a huge customer base. Everyone wants to be hands-on, grass roots and interactive. But what does this mean?... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The World's Most Powerful Leadership Principle
How to Become a Servant Leader
Written by James C. Hunter


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 22, 2004
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5334-6 (1-4000-5334-X)

Although serving may imply weakness to some, conjuring up a picture of the CEO waiting on the workforce hand and foot, servant leadership is actually a robust, revolutionary idea that can have significant impact on an organization’s performance.

Jim Hunter champions this hard/soft approach to leadership, which turns bosses and managers into... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Crash Course
The American Automobile Industry's Road to Bankruptcy and Bailout-and Beyond
Written by Paul Ingrassia


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8075-2 (0-8129-8075-1)

With an updated Afterword by the author

This is the epic saga of the American automobile industry’s rise and demise, a compelling story of hubris, missed opportunities, and self-inflicted wounds that culminates with the president of the United States ushering two of Detroit’s Big Three car companies—once proud symbols of prosperity—through bankruptcy... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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More Than a Game

Written by Phil Jackson and Charley Rosen


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 3, 2001
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-060-3 (1-58322-060-7)

More than a Game is the odyssey of Jackson’s journey–from New York Knick and world champion, to CBA coach, to six-time Chicago Bulls world champion, to this year’s L.A. Lakers world champion–and the lessons in leadership he learned each step of the way. It is the tale of Rosen’s journey as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Teach Your Team to Fish
Using Ancient Wisdom for Inspired Teamwork
Written by Laurie Beth Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
On Sale: June 22, 2004
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-57856-977-9 (1-57856-977-X)

Laurie Beth Jones has given hundreds of thousands of business readers insight into how the ideas of Jesus can be used to enhance performance. In Teach Your Team to Fish, Jones focuses on one of the most critical areas for anyone in business: teamwork. Leaders today face their greatest challenges not... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Teach Your Team to Fish
Using Ancient Wisdom for Inspired Teamwork
Written by Laurie Beth Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: June 22, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5311-7 (1-4000-5311-0)

Laurie Beth Jones has given hundreds of thousands of business readers insight into how the ideas of Jesus can be used to enhance performance. In Teach Your Team to Fish, Jones focuses on one of the most critical areas for anyone in business: teamwork. Leaders today face their greatest challenges not... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Confidence
How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End
Written by Rosabeth Moss Kanter


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 28, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5291-2 (1-4000-5291-2)

From the locker room to the living room to the boardroom—how winners become winners . . . and stay that way.

Is success simply a matter of money and talent? Or is there another reason why some people and organizations always land on their feet, while others, equally talented, stumble again... Read more >

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SuperCorp
How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good
Written by Rosabeth Moss Kanter


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-38235-1 (0-307-38235-4)

Rosabeth Moss Kanter on the answer to the global crisis of business and American-style capitalism.

Out of the ashes of conventional business models arises a set of companies using their power not only for profits and sustainable growth but also social good.

If you think business corporations are doomed to be lumbering... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Art of Innovation
Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm
Written by Tom Kelley


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: January 16, 2001
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49984-2 (0-385-49984-1)

The award-winning design firm that brought the world the Apple mouse, the Palm V, and other cutting-edge products reveals its secrets for fostering innovation-"out of the box" thinking across the world of business. Kelley outlines the steps IDEO and other successful companies use to achieve successful problem solving such as: closely... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Ten Faces of Innovation
IDEO's Strategies for Defeating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization
Written by Tom Kelley and Jonathan Littman


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 18, 2005
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-51207-7 (0-385-51207-4)

The author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation reveals the strategies IDEO, the world-famous design firm, uses to foster innovative thinking throughout an organization and overcome the naysayers who stifle creativity.

The role of the devil's advocate is nearly universal in business today. It allows individuals to step outside themselves... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Power of Intuition
How to Use Your Gut Feelings to Make Better Decisions at Work
Written by Gary Klein, Ph.D


Format: Trade Paperback, 354 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 1, 2004
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-50289-4 (0-385-50289-3)

In his new book, THE POWER OF INTUITION, renowned researcher Gary Klein shows that intuition, far from being an innate "sixth sense," is a learnable--and essential--skill.

Based on interviews with senior executives who make important judgments swiftly, as well as firefighters, emergency medical staff, soldiers, and others who often face decisions with... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The 80/20 Principle
The Secret to Achieving More with Less
Written by Richard Koch


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 19, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49174-7 (0-385-49174-3)

The fact that 80% of our results flow from just 20% of our effort is a principle all highly effective people and organizations understand. The 80/20 Principle shows students how businesses can achieve much more with less effort, time, and resources, by concentrating on that all-important 20%.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Acknowledgments; 1. Welcome... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Game-Changer
How You Can Drive Revenue and Profit Growth with Innovation
Written by A.G. Lafley and Ram Charan


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-38173-6 (0-307-38173-0)

How you can increase and sustain organic revenue and profit growth . . . whether you’re running an entire company or in your first management job.

Over the past seven years, Procter & Gamble has tripled profits; significantly improved organic revenue growth, cash flow, and operating margins; and averaged earnings per share... Read more >

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The New Job Security, Revised
The 5 Best Strategies for Taking Control of Your Career
Written by Pam Lassiter


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-377-5 (1-58008-377-3)

“A must-read for those seeking growth and satisfaction in their careers.”
--Dr. Myra Hart, Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School


Job security used to mean counting on a company to support you until retirement. Well, the rules have changed—companies downsize, jobs are outsourced, and pensions are eliminated as fast as the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Management in Ten Words
Practical Advice from the Man Who Created One of the World's Largest Retailers
Written by Terry Leahy


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3569-1 (0-7704-3569-6)

The meteoric rise of UK supermarket chain Tesco from humble beginnings to its current status as one of the largest retailers in the world can be largely credited to one man—its recently departed CEO, Terry Leahy. Leahy’s unflagging drive and commitment to progress, his no-nonsense approach to leadership, and his visionary... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Best Business Stories of the Year: 2002 Edition

Edited by Andrew Leckey and Ken Auletta


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72501-2 (0-375-72501-6)

“[The editors] cast their net wide, picking up some excellent stories from nontraditional sources that even avid readers of the business press may have missed.”–USA Today, on the 2001 edition

Series editor Andrew Leckey and guest editor Ken Auletta have scoured the print media, consulted with the editors of major business and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Third Rail
Confronting Our Pension Failures
Written by Jim Leech and Jacquie McNish


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-4663-6 (0-7710-4663-4)

Over the next 20 years more than 7 million Canadian workers will retire. Baby boomers, the 45- to 65-year-olds who account for 42% of the country’s workforce, will join the largest job exodus in Canadian history, moving to the promised land of retirement. Unless our crumbling pension system is reformed, many... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Deep Leadership
Essential Insights from High-Risk Environments
Written by Joe Macinnis


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf Canada
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $25.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-36110-3 (0-307-36110-1)

In this new twist on a topic of perennial interest, Joe MacInnis shows how the leadership traits forged in extraordinary circumstances are transferrable to our everyday lives. Simply put, this is a handbook for building character.

Some people are born leaders. The rest of us find ourselves in positions where leadership... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Age of Greed
The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present
Written by Jeff Madrick


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7566-9 (1-4000-7566-1)

A vivid history of the economics of greed told through the stories of those major figures primarily responsible.

Age of Greed shows how the single-minded and selfish pursuit of immense personal wealth has been on the rise in the United States over the last forty years. Economic journalist Jeff Madrick tells... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Trade-Off
Why Some Things Catch On, and Others Don't
Written by Kevin Maney
Foreword by Jim Collins


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 17, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52595-4 (0-385-52595-8)

A Fresh and Important New Way to Understand Why We Buy

Why did the RAZR ultimately ruin Motorola? Why does Wal-Mart dominate rural and suburban areas but falter in large cities? Why did Starbucks stumble just when it seemed unstoppable?

The answer lies in the ever-present tension between fidelity (the quality of a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In Pursuit of Elegance
Why the Best Ideas Have Something Missing
Written by Matthew E. May
Foreword by Guy Kawasaki


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52650-0 (0-385-52650-4)

In this thought-provoking exploration of why certain events, products, and people capture our attention and imaginations, Matthew E. May examines elegance, the elusive element behind so many innovative breakthroughs in fields ranging from physics and marketing to design and popular culture. Combining unusual simplicity and surprising power, elegance is characterized by... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)
My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement
Written by Jane McAlevey and Bob Ostertag


Format: Trade Paperback, 332 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-315-6 (1-78168-315-8)

In 1995, in the first contested election in the history of the AFL-CIO, John Sweeney won the presidency of the nation’s largest labor federation, promising renewal and resurgence. Today, less than 7 percent of American private-sector workers belong to a union, the lowest percentage since the beginning of the twentieth century... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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A Colossal Failure of Common Sense
The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers
Written by Lawrence G. McDonald and Patrick Robinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-58834-0 (0-307-58834-3)

One of the biggest questions of the financial crisis has not been answered until now. What happened at Lehman Brothers and why was it allowed to fail? Here, a former Lehman Brothers Vice President gives us the straight answers. The full significance of the dissolution of Lehman Brothers remains to be... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
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