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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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Remote
Office Not Required
Written by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3750-8 (0-8041-3750-1)

Today, the new work paradigm is "move work to the workers, rather than workers to the workplace." According to Reuters, one in five global workers telecommutes frequently and nearly ten percent work from home every day. A full 60% wish they had a flexible work option.

This "work from home" trend is... Read more >

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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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Common Sense Management

Written by Roger Fulton


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: April 28, 2009
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-983-8 (1-58008-983-6)

In today's economy, innovative managers survive. Those who succeed learn to do more with less: less resources, less money, and less of their greatest asset—people. Now more than ever, supervisors and managers must step into that leadership role and motivate their workforce to be the best they can be.
"True leaders... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Inner Game of Work
Focus, Learning, Pleasure, and Mobility in the Workplace
Written by W. Timothy Gallwey


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75817-1 (0-375-75817-8)

Do you think it's possible to truly enjoy your job? No matter what it is or where you are? Timothy Gallwey does, and in this groundbreaking book he tells you how to overcome the inner obstacles that sabotage your efforts to be your best on the job.

Timothy Gallwey burst upon the... 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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The How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook
Your Personal Companion to How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
Written by Michael J. Gelb


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: June 15, 1999
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50882-3 (0-440-50882-7)

In the bestselling tradition of The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal, The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude and The Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Workbook comes The How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook--the companion volume to Michael Gelb's 1998 Delacorte hardcover bestseller.

Created to structure and motivate the reader's development... Read more >

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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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High Output Management

Written by Andrew S. Grove


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 29, 1995
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76288-1 (0-679-76288-4)

This is a user-friendly guide to the art and science of management from Andrew S. Grove, the president of America’s leading manufacturer of computer chips. Groves recommendations are equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers—anyone whose job entails getting a group of people to produce something of value. Adapting... 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 >
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Tell to Win
Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story
Written by Peter Guber


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-58795-4 (0-307-58795-9)

Peter Guber, whose executive and entrepreneurial accomplishments have made him a success in multiple industries, has long relied on purposeful storytelling to motivate, win over, shape, engage and sell. Indeed, what began as knack for telling stories as an entertainment industry executive has, through years of perspiration and inspiration, evolved into... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Faith and Fortune
How Compassionate Capitalism Is Transforming American Business
Written by Marc Gunther


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: November 22, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4894-6 (1-4000-4894-X)

Lately the headlines have delivered dispiriting news about wrongdoing and scandal in business. But behind the headlines lies a surprising, untold story: Corporate America is changing for the better. Faith and Fortune tells the stories of the extraordinary people who are leading the way and the admirable companies they have built... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Everything Is Workable
A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution
Written by Diane Musho Hamilton


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-067-8 (1-61180-067-6)

Everything Is Workable gives readers the tools they need for dynamic, vital, and effective relationships, both personal and professional. Diane Musho Hamilton draws on her years of experience as a professional mediator, Zen practitioner, and student of Ken Wilber’s Integral Philosophy to present a spiritual approach to conflict resolution, providing teachings... Read more >

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The Agenda
What Every Business Must Do to Dominate the Decade
Written by Michael Hammer


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: April 22, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4773-4 (1-4000-4773-0)

Michael Hammer, author of Reengineering the Corporation, the defining business book of the 1990s, has uncovered the secrets of today’s best companies. He has worked long and hard to identify how these companies consistently out-execute their competitors, and he reveals what he has learned in The Agenda.

This breakthrough book spells... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Faster Cheaper Better
The 9 Levers for Transforming How Work Gets Done
Written by Michael Hammer and Lisa Hershman


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-45379-2 (0-307-45379-0)

A bold and revolutionary thinker’s legacy for how business can meet the greatest economic challenge in decades...

It’s no secret: everyone knows that the way most companies do things is screwed up. Surprisingly, though, herein lays the biggest opportunity for improving growth and profitability in a world in which consumers are tapped... Read more >
Also available as 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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The Female Advantage

Written by Sally Helgesen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 1, 1995
Price: $18.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-41911-6 (0-385-41911-2)

Sally Helgesen's classic study of female leaders and how their strategies represent a highly successful revision of male leadership styles. Sixty thousand copies in print! In her bestselling 1990 book, Sally Helgesen discovered that men and women approach work in fundamentally different ways. Many of these differences hold distinct advantages for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Fiefdom Syndrome
The Turf Battles That Undermine Careers and Companies - And How to Overcome Them
Written by Robert Herbold


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 18, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-51068-4 (0-385-51068-3)

The turf battles and territorial “fiefdoms” that undermine so many companies—and how to break through them, by long-term Microsoft COO Robert J. Herbold

There is a potentially infectious condition inside virtually all organizations that can cause more damage than economic downturns, management upheavals, and global business shifts. Until now it has had... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Kinds of Power

Written by James Hillman


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: January 1, 1997
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48967-6 (0-385-48967-6)

The New York Times bestselling author of The Soul’s Code explains how a broad experience of power is rooted in the body, the mind, and the emotions, rather than the customary narrow interpretation that equated power with strength. His “anatomy” of power explores two dozen expressions of power every artful leader... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Hacker Ethic
A Radical Approach to the Philosophy of Business
Written by Pekka Himanen
Prologue by Linus Torvalds
Epilogue by Manuel Castells


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 12, 2002
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75878-2 (0-375-75878-X)

Nearly a century ago, Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism articulated the animating spirit of the industrial age, the Protestant ethic. Now, Pekka Hinamen — together with Linus Torvalds and Manuel Castells — articulates how hackers* represent a new, opposing ethos for the information age. Underlying hackers’... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Leader's Way
The Art of Making the Right Decisions in Our Careers, Our Companies, and the World at Large
Written by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Laurens van den Muyzenberg


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: July 21, 2009
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52780-4 (0-385-52780-2)

Born out of a decade of discussion between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and international management consultant Laurens van den Muyzenberg, The Leader’s Way is the unique meeting of two worlds: the global business landscape and Buddhism. At first sight, these seem to be an unlikely pairing. After a closer look... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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American Icon
Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company
Written by Bryce G. Hoffman


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88606-4 (0-307-88606-9)

At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout. General Motors and Chrysler grabbed the taxpayer lifeline, but Ford decided to save itself. Under the leadership of charismatic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Godonomics
How to Save Our Country--and Protect Your Wallet--Through Biblical Principles of Finance
Written by Chad Hovind


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Books
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-60142-479-2 (1-60142-479-5)

In Godonomics, author and leading pastor, Chad Hovind, argues that the only sure solution to any economic crisis—from federal budget deficits to a family's overspending—is to follow God's principles and adopt biblical values and practices. The book presents a comprehensive strategy that not only guards against the greed that causes many... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Crowdsourcing
Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business
Written by Jeff Howe


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39621-1 (0-307-39621-5)

Why does Procter & Gamble repeatedly call on enthusiastic amateurs to solve scientific and technical challenges? How can companies as diverse as iStockphoto and Threadless employ just a handful of people, yet generate millions of dollars in revenue every year?

"Crowdsourcing" is how the power of the many can be leveraged... Read more >
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