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Innovation
The Five Disciplines for Creating What Customers Want
Written by Curtis R. Carlson and William W. Wilmot


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-33669-9 (0-307-33669-7)

Innovation is not about inventing clever gadgets or just “creativity.” Carlson and Wilmot’s five disciplines of innovation focus attention where it should be: on the creation of valuable new products and services that meet customer needs. Carlson and Wilmot provide a systematic way to make innovation practical, one intimately tied to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Invisible Gorilla
How Our Intuitions Deceive Us
Written by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45966-4 (0-307-45966-7)

In The Invisible Gorilla, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons, creators of one of psychology’s most famous experiments, use remarkable stories and counterintuitive scientific findings to demonstrate an important truth: Our minds don’t work the way we think they do. We think we see ourselves and the world as they really are... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Profitable Growth Is Everyone's Business
10 Tools You Can Use Monday Morning
Written by Ram Charan


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: January 20, 2004
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5152-6 (1-4000-5152-5)

With his new book, Profitable Growth is Everyone's Business, the coauthor of the international bestseller Execution has created the how-to guide for solving today’s toughest business challenge: creating profitable growth that is organic, differentiated, and sustainable.

For many, growth is about “home runs”—the big bold idea, the next new thing, the product... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and 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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You Need a Leader--Now What?
How to Choose the Best Person for Your Organization
Written by James M. Citrin and Julie Daum


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-58779-4 (0-307-58779-7)

Solving the Leadership Jigsaw Puzzle

You have a key leadership job to fill. You want the very best person.
What exactly does this really mean?

How often have you seen someone with great credentials and terrific buzz take an important job, but before long people are wondering “what exactly were we thinking?”

Getting the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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I Stand Corrected
How Teaching Western Manners in China Became Its Own Unforgettable Lesson
Written by Eden Collinsworth


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53869-5 (0-385-53869-3)

A fascinating fusion of memoir, manners, and cultural history from a successful businesswoman well versed in the unique challenges of working in contemporary China.

During the course of a career that has, quite literarily, moved her around the world, no country has fascinated Eden Collinsworth more than China, where she has borne... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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The Other 90%
How to Unlock Your Vast Untapped Potential for Leadership and Life
Written by Robert K. Cooper


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 22, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80880-1 (0-609-80880-X)

For centuries, it has been assumed that there are vast limits to human capacity. Now, although a host of scientific discoveries prove this wrong, a mindset of limits persists, blocking us from our greatest possibilities and leaving us feeling bombarded by stress, change, and uncertainty. No matter how hard we work... 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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The Talent Code
Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How.
Written by Daniel Coyle


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 28, 2009
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-80684-7 (0-553-80684-X)

“This book is not only quite convincing about the role of hard work in gaining skills, but gives insight into the ‘type’ of hard work that pays off. In line with the experimental evidence for educational gains from convincing students that diligent study can rewire the brain, I am assigning the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Myth of Excellence
Why Great Companies Never Try to Be the Best at Everything
Written by Fred Crawford and Ryan Mathews


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: May 27, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-81001-9 (0-609-81001-4)

What do customers really want? And how can companies best serve them? Fred Crawford and Ryan Mathews set off on what they describe as an "expedition into the commercial wilderness" to find the answers. What they discovered was a new consumer -- one whom very few companies understand, much less manufacture... 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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Slack
Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency
Written by Tom DeMarco


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0769-9 (0-7679-0769-8)

Tom DeMarco, a leading management consultant to such companies as Hewlett Packard and IBM, shows why downtime--not downsizing--is the key to a company’s growth and profit, and why our current culture of workaholism hurts corporate productivity.

A counterintuitive approach that works for new-and old-economy companies alike, Slack debunks commonly held assumptions about... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Leadership Is an Art

Written by Max Depree


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: May 18, 2004
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-51246-6 (0-385-51246-5)

LEADERSHIP IS AN ART has long been a must-read not only within the business community but also in professions ranging from academia to medical practices, to the political arena. First published in 1989, the book has sold more than 800,000 copies in hardcover and paperback. This revised edition brings Max De... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Getting More
How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life
Written by Stuart Diamond


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71690-3 (0-307-71690-2)

Paperback coming August, 2012. Do not order paperback until 8/14/2012.

This new model of human interaction has been chosen by Google to train the entire company worldwide (30,000 employees), is the #1 book for your career chosen by The Wall Street Journal’s website, and is labeled “phenomenal” by Lawyers’ Weekly and “brilliant”... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Seducing the Boys Club
Uncensored Tactics from a Woman at the Top
Written by Nina DiSesa


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-49699-7 (0-345-49699-X)

Chairman of the flagship office of the largest advertising agency network in the world, McCann Erickson, Nina DiSesa is a master communicator, a ceiling crasher, and a big-time realist. In Seducing the Boys Club, DiSesa shows you how S&M–seduction and manipulation–is the secret to winning over (and surpassing) the big guys... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Power of Habit
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Written by Charles Duhigg


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8160-5 (0-8129-8160-X)

Selected for common reading at Babson College

A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed.

Marketers at Procter... Read more >

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The Power of Habit
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Written by Charles Duhigg


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 28, 2012
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6928-6 (1-4000-6928-9)

Selected for common reading at Babson College

A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed.

Marketers at Procter... Read more >

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Mindwise
How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want
Written by Nicholas Epley


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59591-1 (0-307-59591-9)

You are a mind reader, born with an extraordinary ability to understand what others think, feel, believe, want, and know. It’s a sixth sense you use every day, in every personal and professional relationship you have. At its best, this ability allows you to achieve the most important goal in almost... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Hollywood Economist 2.0
The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies
Written by Edward Jay Epstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-050-1 (1-61219-050-2)

A fully revised edition of the popular guide to Hollywood finances, updated to reflect even newer films and trends

A fast-and-dirty guide to the financial world behind the movies, The Hollywood Economist was a surprise hit last year. Now Edward Jay Epstein has updated his look into the dazzlingly complicated economics of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated
And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time
Written by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34665-8 (0-385-34665-4)

In Never Eat Alone, Keith Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps—and inner mindset—he uses to reach out to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates on his Rolodex, people he has helped and who have helped him.

The son of a small-town steelworker and a cleaning lady, Ferrazzi first used... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Power Ambition Glory
The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today . . . and the Lessons You Can Learn
Written by Steve Forbes and John Prevas
Foreword by Rudolph Giuliani


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-40845-7 (0-307-40845-0)

Based on an extraordinary collaboration between Steve Forbes, chairman, CEO, and editor in chief of Forbes Media, and classics professor John Prevas, Power Ambition Glory provides intriguing comparisons between six great leaders of the ancient world and contemporary business leaders.

• Great leaders not only have vision but know how to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Nuts!

Written by Kevin Freiberg and Jackie Freiberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 17, 1998
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0184-0 (0-7679-0184-3)

Twenty-five years ago, Herb Kelleher reinvented air travel when he founded Southwest Airlines, where the planes are painted like killer whales, a typical company maxim is "Hire people with a sense of humor," and in-flight meals are never served--just sixty million bags of peanuts a year. By sidestepping "reengineering," "total quality... Read more >
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