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The Art of the Long View

Written by Peter Schwartz


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 15, 1996
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-26732-8 (0-385-26732-0)

Schwartz, one of the world’s leading futurists, presents the tools for scenario planning originally developed within Royal Dutch/Shell. The book is based on numerous firsthand scenario exercises carried out by Schwartz with many of the world’s leading institutions and companies.

“A fascinating book about the art of unlocking fresh perspectives for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Opportunity Equation
How Citizen Teachers Are Combating the Achievement Gap in America's Schools
Written by Eric Schwarz
Foreword by Lawrence H. Summers


Format: Hardcover, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3372-2 (0-8070-3372-3)

In The Opportunity Equation, Schwarz tells the story of how he founded the pioneering Citizen Schools program to combat rising inequality by bringing opportunities to children who don’t have access to them. By increasing learning time in schools, pairing at-risk children with professionally successful mentors, and harnessing the power of an... Read more >
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Fierce Leadership
A Bold Alternative to the Worst "Best" Practices of Business Today
Written by Susan Scott


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52904-4 (0-385-52904-X)

From the author of the acclaimed book Fierce Conversations comes the antidote to some of the most wrongheaded practices of business today.

· “Provide anonymous feedback.”
· “Hire smart people.”
· “Hold people accountable.”

These are all sound, business practices, right? Not so fast, says leadership visionary and bestselling author Susan Scott. In... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Dance of Change
The challenges to sustaining momentum in a learning organization
Written by Peter M. Senge


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 16, 1999
Price: $37.50
ISBN: 978-0-385-49322-2 (0-385-49322-3)

Since Peter Senge published his groundbreaking book The Fifth Discipline, he and his associates have frequently been asked by the business community: "How do we go beyond the first steps of corporate change? How do we sustain momentum?" They know that companies and organizations cannot thrive today without learning to adapt... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook
Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization
Written by Peter M. Senge


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 20, 1994
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47256-2 (0-385-47256-0)

The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook contains practices, approaches, and insights that Senge and his consultant colleagues have learned in applying the theory of The Fifth Discipline. It takes the five disciplines—Personal Mastery, Mental Models, Shared Vision, Team Learning, and Systems Thinking—and provides a step-by-step approach to building a learning organization. Includes exercises... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Customers for Life
How to Turn That One-Time Buyer Into a Lifetime Customer
Written by Carl Sewell and Paul B. Brown


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: November 19, 2002
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-50445-4 (0-385-50445-4)

Drawing on his incredible success in transforming his Dallas Cadillac dealership into the second largest in America, Carl Sewell revealed the secret of getting customers to return again and again in the original Customers for Life. A lively, down-to-earth narrative, it set the standard for customer service excellence and became a... Read more >
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Wishcraft
How to Get What You Really Want
Written by Barbara Sher and Annie Gottlieb


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 30, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-46518-4 (0-345-46518-0)

In this 30th anniversary edition of the classic Wishcraft, Barbara Sher’s effective strategies for making real changes in your students's lives still resonate. This human, practical program puts readers' vague yearnings and dreams to work for them—with concrete results. Students will learn how to discover your strengths and skills, diagram the... Read more >

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The Profit Zone
How Strategic Business Design Will Lead You to Tomorrow's Profits
Written by Adrian J. Slywotzky, David J. Morrison and Bob Andelman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 26, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-3304-8 (0-8129-3304-4)

The book that answers the most fundamental question in business: Where Will I Make a Profit Tomorrow?

Why do some companies create sustained, superior profits year after year? Why are they always far ahead of their competitors in discovering the ever-changing profit zones of their industry? Why do others languish as their... Read more >
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The Upside
The 7 Strategies for Turning Big Threats into Growth Breakthroughs
Written by Adrian J. Slywotzky and Karl Weber


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: May 15, 2007
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-35101-2 (0-307-35101-7)

The world is moving so quickly that every business in every industry faces big threats. The music business is the victim of a technology shift; GM and Ford face customer shifts as the preferences and demographics of car buyers change; publishing, pharmaceuticals, and the movies make bets on blockbuster projects that... Read more >
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The Great Game of Business, Expanded and Updated
The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company
Written by Jack Stack and Bo Burlingham


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $18.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-34833-1 (0-385-34833-9)

Twenty years ago, The Great Game of Business started a business revolution by introducing the world to open-book management, a new way of running a business that created unprecedented profit and employee engagement. In this new expanded 20th anniversary edition, Jack Stack reveals the proven, time-tested methodology that prompted BusinessWeek to... Read more >
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A Stake in the Outcome
Building a Culture of Ownership for the Long-Term Success of Your Business
Written by Jack Stack and Bo Burlingham


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 16, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-50509-3 (0-385-50509-4)

The pioneer of “open-book management” (described in the best-selling classic The Great Game of Business), Jack Stack, and twelve other managers began their journey in 1982, when they purchased their factory, SRC, from its struggling parent company. SRC then grew 15 percent a year, the company’s stock price rocketed from 10... Read more >
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The Only Negotiating Guide You'll Ever Need
101 Ways to Win Every Time in Any Situation
Written by Peter B. Stark and Jane Flaherty


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1524-3 (0-7679-1524-0)

In The Only Negotiating Guide You’ll Ever Need, Peter Stark and Jane Flaherty, celebrated consultants to some of the country’s top companies, outline specific and proven tactics of persuasion. Their 101 Winning Tactics make powerful negotiating skills easy and accessible, giving students the tools and knowledge that they can put to... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Grow
How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World's Greatest Companies
Written by Jim Stengel


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: December 27, 2011
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-72035-1 (0-307-72035-7)

Ten years of research uncover the secret source of growth and profit …

Those who center their business on improving people’s lives have a growth rate triple that of competitors and outperform the market by a huge margin. They dominate their categories, create new categories and maximize profit in the long term.

Pulling... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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With Charity For All
Why Charities Are Failing and a Better Way to Give
Written by Ken Stern


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74381-7 (0-307-74381-0)

Each year, the average American household donates almost $2700 to charity. Yet, most donors know little about the American charitable sector and the nonprofit organizations they support. In With Charity For All, former NPR CEO Ken Stern exposes a field that few know: 1.1 million organizations, 10% of the national workforce... Read more >

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The Wealth of Knowledge
Intellectual Capital and the Twenty-first Century Organization
Written by Thomas A. Stewart


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 19, 2003
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-50072-2 (0-385-50072-6)

In Intellectual Capital Stewart redefined the priorities of businesses around the world, demonstrating that the most important assets companies own today are often not tangible goods, equipment, financial capital, or market share, but the intangibles: patents, the knowledge of workers, and the information about customers and channels and past experience that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Leadership Dojo
Build Your Foundation as an Exemplary Leader
Written by Richard Strozzi-Heckler
Foreword by Richard Leider


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Frog Books
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-201-7 (1-58394-201-7)

History is filled with accounts of great leaders, but how did they become so? Written for emergent leaders in any endeavor, this new work from renowned consultant Richard Strozzi-Heckler offers a new approach to leadership. The first book of its kind to base business and management strength on integral body awareness... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hope is Not a Method

Written by Gordon R. Sullivan
Contribution by Michael V. Harper


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 2, 1997
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0060-7 (0-7679-0060-X)

Since the end of the Cold War, the United States Army has been reengineered and downsized more thoroughly than any other business. In the early 1990s, General Sullivan, army chief of staff, and Colonel Harper, his key strategic planner, took the post-Cold War army into the Information Age. Faced with a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Art of War

Written by Sun Tzu


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: November 1, 1989
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-29985-5 (0-385-29985-0)

A seminal work on the philosophy of successful leadership that is as applicable to contemporary business as it is to war. James Clavell has taken a 1910 translation and clarified it for the contemporary reader. This contemporary version of the 1910 translation presents the now classic treatise written more than 2,500... Read more >

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The Wisdom of Crowds

Written by James Surowiecki


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 16, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72170-7 (0-385-72170-6)

In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future.

With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Scaling Up Excellence
Getting to More Without Settling for Less
Written by Robert I. Sutton and Huggy Rao


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34702-0 (0-385-34702-2)

Scaling Up Excellence shows what it takes to build and uncover pockets of exemplary performance, spread those splendid deeds, and as an organization grows bigger and older-- rather than slipping toward mediocrity or worse-- recharge it with better ways of doing the work at hand. Bestselling author Robert Sutton and his... Read more >

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There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere
The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for the Digital Future
Written by Kara Swisher


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 26, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4964-6 (1-4000-4964-4)

Complete with new revelations and on-the-record interviews with key players, There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere is the first detailed examination of the merger’s aftermath by journalist Kara Swisher.

On a quest to discover how the deal of the century became the messiest merger in history, Swisher delivers an engaging... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Zero to One
Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Written by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3929-8 (0-8041-3929-6)

Forthcoming September 2014
Professors:  To request a free advance reader's copy, email rhacademic@randomhouse.com

In Zero to One, Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, instructs students on how to build the forward-thinking companies of the future. Inspired by a course on start-up companies that Thiel taught at Stanford University, the book leads students to think critically about market value. Zero... Read more >

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Trump: The Way to the Top
The Best Business Advice I Ever Received
Written by Donald J. Trump


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: May 18, 2004
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5016-1 (1-4000-5016-2)

Donald Trump has asked many of the brightest, most successful businesspeople he knows—and some he doesn't know—to answer this question: What's the best business advice you ever received? The result is a compelling resource of wisdom and wit that reveals how some of the most accomplished people conduct their personal and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Getting Past No
Negotiating in Difficult Situations
Written by William Ury


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 1, 1993
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37131-4 (0-553-37131-2)

Ury, co-founder and Associate Director of Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, has developed a proven, breakthrough strategy for turning adversaries into negotiating partners. With a practical five-step method, Getting Past No shows students how to: disarm an angry adversary and break through his resistance, stand up for yourself without provoking... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audio CD, abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Go Point
When It's Time to Decide--Knowing What to Do and When to Do It
Written by Michael Useem


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 24, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-8299-5 (1-4000-8299-4)

What do you do when it’s time to get off the fence?

One of the world’s most noted leadership experts, Michael Useem uses dramatic story­telling to show how to master the art and science of being decisive. He places the reader in the middle of people who faced their go point... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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