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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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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: Three Rivers Press
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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Getting More
How to Negotiate to Achieve Your Goals in the Real World
Written by Stuart Diamond


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71689-7 (0-307-71689-9)

World-leading negotiation expert Stuart Diamond, professor of the most sought-after class at Wharton Business School and advisor to companies and governments worldwide on how to negotiate, reveals the real secrets behind getting more in any negotiation. Negotiation is the basic process of all human interaction but, Diamond contends, most people are... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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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: 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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Who's Got Your Back
The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships That Create Success--and Won't Let You Fail
Written by Keith Ferrazzi


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52133-8 (0-385-52133-2)

Disregard the myth of the lone professional “superman” and the rest of our culture’s go-it alone mentality. The real path to success in your work and in your life is through creating an inner circle of “lifeline relationships” – deep, close relationships with a few key trusted individuals who will offer... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Rework

Written by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46374-6 (0-307-46374-5)

Rework shows a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business by outlining why plans are actually harmful, why outside investors are unnecessary, and why ignoring the competition is key. Ultimately, trailblazing entrepreneurs Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, outline the ways in which business requires less than one would think... Read more >

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How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
Seven Steps to Genius Every Day
Written by Michael J. Gelb


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: February 8, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50827-4 (0-440-50827-4)

Step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, anyone can harness the power and awesome wonder of their own genius, mastering such life-changing skills as problem solving, creative thinking, self-expression, goal setting and life balance, and harmonizing body and mind. Michael Gelb's How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci is an inspiring and... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Working with Emotional Intelligence

Written by Daniel Goleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 4, 2000
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37858-0 (0-553-37858-9)

“We are being judged by a new yardstick: not just how smart we are, or by our training and expertise, but also by how well we handle ourselves and each other.”—Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, draws on his in-depth research and unparalleled access to business leaders around the world... Read more >

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Only the Paranoid Survive
How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company
Written by Andrew S. Grove


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 16, 1999
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48382-7 (0-385-48382-1)

Time magazine's 1997 "Man of the Year" and cofounder of Intel, the world's largest computer chipmaker discusses the meaning of his personal motto "only the paranoid survive" and the difference it can make in a company's survival during times of radical change.

A tough, savvy, contemporary classic of leadership skills, the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hidden Differences
Doing Business with the Japanese
Written by Edward T. Hall and Mildred Reed Hall


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 18, 1990
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-23884-7 (0-385-23884-3)

An analysis and explanation of the unstated rules of Japanese-American business relations. By drawing Western readers into the world in which they must function, the Halls simplify the process of adapting Western ways to a new environment.

“The authors believe that by better understanding Japanese culture, American business people will become... Read more >

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Why We Make Mistakes
How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average
Written by Joseph T. Hallinan


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2806-9 (0-7679-2806-7)

Human beings have design flaws. Our eyes play tricks on us, our stories change in the retelling, and most of us are fairly sure we’re way above average. In Why We Make Mistakes, journalist Joseph T. Hallinan sets out to explore the captivating science of human error—how we think, see, remember... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Decisive
How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
Written by Chip Heath and Dan Heath


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95639-2 (0-307-95639-3)

Research in psychology has revealed that our decisions are disrupted by an array of biases and irrationalities: We’re overconfident. We seek out information that supports us and downplay information that doesn’t. When it comes to making choices, it seems, our brains are flawed instruments. The real question is: How can we... Read more >

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Switch
How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Written by Chip Heath and Dan Heath


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52875-7 (0-385-52875-2)

Chip and Dan Heath, the bestselling authors of Made to Stick, are back with a groundbreaking book that addresses one of the greatest challenges of our personal and professional lives--how to change things when change is hard.

In Switch, Chip and Dan Heath have written a thoroughly engaging narrative about the... Read more >

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The Start-up of You
Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career
Written by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88890-7 (0-307-88890-8)

A revolutionary new guide to thriving in today's fractured world of work, the Start-Up of You provides strategies that will help individuals survive, thrive, and achieve the boldest professional ambitions and to take control of one's future. Readers will learn how to:
* Adapt career plans as they change, the people around... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and 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 Thinker's Toolkit
14 Powerful Techniques for Problem Solving
Written by Morgan D. Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 30, 1998
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-2808-2 (0-8129-2808-3)

An invaluable resource for any manager or professional, this book offers a collection of proven, practical methods for simplifying any problem and making faster, better decisions every time. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Creative Confidence
Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All
Written by Tom Kelley and David Kelley


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $29.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34936-9 (0-385-34936-X)

IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within us. Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and 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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Type Talk at Work (Revised)
How the 16 Personality Types Determine Your Success on the Job
Written by Otto Kroeger, Janet M. Thuesen and Hile Rutledge


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: July 30, 2002
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50928-8 (0-440-50928-9)

Type Talk at Work is a revolutionary guide to understanding the workplace and to learning how to apply certain methodologies for optimal efficiency. Now fully revised and updated for its 10th anniversary, this popular classic now features a new chapter on leadership.



"...now fully revised and updated, the book is designed to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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MBA in a Book
Mastering Business with Attitude
Written by Joel Kurtzman, Glenn Rifkin and Victoria Griffith


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45158-3 (0-307-45158-5)

Practical ideas from the best brains in Business

A sharp, jargon-free guide to the core curriculum of an MBA program, MBA in a Book shows how to master the big ideas of business and use them in a practical way to build and enhance career success.

“In the world of business, ideas... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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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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