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  • The Creative Society

    by Lars Tvede
    Human creativity has been one of the fundamental drivers of civilization and progress solving immense problems, creating opportunities and overcoming enemies like no other force. Often it has baffled its skeptics by finding new and better resources, unexpected environmental technologies and genuinely amazing products that no one had predicted. However, like so many before it, Western civilization is now suffering from serious internal decay with its bloated public sectors, punitive taxes, over-r... more
  • The Environmental Capitalist

    by Carl Hall
    The new environmental hero is the capitalist, the entrepreneur. Self-confessed environmental capitalist Carl Hall argues that we need changes on a large scale and the only system that can reliably deliver that is capitalism. A bad conscience or wanting to be green will never create scale. People will continue to say they want an environmental solution and then still pick the cheapest goods in the supermarket. We need to turn to self-interest and the invisible hand. Treating environmental questio... more
  • Masters of Innovation

    by Kai Engel, Violetka Dirlea, Stephen Dyer and Jochen Graff

    Masters of Innovation is the manual for creating a sustainable innovative organization because innovation is not an art. It's a capability.

    The past 15 years have brought a flood of how-to books about innovation, most of them stuffed with stories of startling eureka moments and charismatic leaders. These stories have little to teach business leaders when it comes to their own innovation capability. But Masters of Innovation clearly and concisely explains how managers make i... more

  • Not Knowing

    by Steven D'Souza and Diana Renner
    Knowledge and expertise are highly valued in today’s business world. These values are introduced at an early age by our education system, and at work, we are assessed based on what we know—on having the answers and solutions. Our need for certainty, to know what’s going on, to have all the answers, exerts strong pressure in our lives. This important book offers an alternative, contrarian approach to dealing with such pressures—to embrace “not knowing” rather than fearing it. The authors argue th... more
  • The 31 Practices

    by Alan Williams and Dr. Alison Whybrow
    Every company has its own values and brand with which it wants its customers and clients to engage and develop loyalty. At the same time, research shows that 70 percent of customer brand perception is determined by experience with the company s employees. Moreover, 41 percent of customers are loyal because of good employee attitude. This book shows how companies can translate their values and brand into the daily practices and behavior of their employees, especially those who must deal directly ... more
  • The Productivity Habits

    by Ben Elijah
    The need to be more productive is the bane of any executive or manager—both at work and at home—but this doesn’t have to be a problem anymore. This book introduces nine habits that can turn procrastination into productivity and the pain of overburden into the pleasure of achievement. Ben Elijah offers a tool to help turn ideas into action, make the best use of time, make decisions more quickly, manage projects,achieve goals or just get tasks done. And what’s more his tools will quickly turn into... more
  • The Impact Code

    by Simon Tyler
    The best leaders and managers create change. They are able to create a vision, communicate an idea, and in particular, encourage action from others. What is it about these leaders and managers that makes others want to follow, engage, and to act? The term impact describes the effect we have on those around us. Having impact expresses the collective impression left by our visual appearance, our presence, the way we connect with others, and the lasting effect we have on people when we have left th... more
  • Adaptive Capacity

    by Juan Carlos Eichholz
    In today's business world, change of many kinds - technological, economic, social, and environmental - is outpacing the ability of organizations to predict it and manage it. As a result, the single most important capacity any company can develop is the power to adapt to change, and to do so rapidly, intelligently, and effectively. In Adaptive Capacity: How Organizations Can Thrive in a Changing World, Juan Carlos Eichholz business consultant and acclaimed professor offers a compelling analysis o... more
  • The Conscious Leader

    by Dr. Shelley Reciniello
    Why do things go wrong in companies that shouldn’t? The answer, according to Dr. Shelley Reciniello, often lies deep beneath the surface in the unconscious processes of leaders and their employees. Working as a sort of psychological detective, her job has been to consult with organizations and individuals to figure out what the real problem is when a poised for success corporate initiative fails, when a promising individual or team can’t perform, or when a well-conceived departmental proje... more
  • The Old Rush

    by Peter Hubbell

    The age of aging began in 2014 as the last of the baby boomers turned 50. No other global trend will do more to impact the way we live, think, act, and interact with brands for the next twenty years. The Old Rush: Marketing for Gold in the Age of Aging is an invaluable primer for marketers who want to seize the next big fast-growth opportunity-a chance to propel their brands and businesses forward rapidly and on a global scale. In this book, Peter Hubbell makes a strong cas... more

  • What Separates the Rich from the Crowd?

    by Taona Pindura
    Filled with inspiring stories and motivational quotes from some of the world's wealthiest and most notable people, What Separates the Rich from the Crowd is a treasure trove of wisdom and insight into the secrets to success.
  • The Book Publicist- Scott Lorenz and His Thoughts About Books, Publishing and Book Marketing

    by Scott Lorenz
    Book publicist Scott Lorenz is President of Westwind Communications, a public relations and marketing firm that has a special knack for working with authors to help them get all the publicity they deserve and more. Lorenz works with bestselling authors and self-published authors promoting all types of books, whether it’s their first book or their 15th book. He’s handled publicity for books by CEOs, CIA Officers, Navy SEALS, Homemakers, Fitness Gurus, Doctors, Lawyers and Adventurers. His clients... more
  • Indie Publishing Handbook: Four Key Elements for the Self-Publisher

    by Heather Day Gilbert
    Are you dreaming of your own career as an independent author and self-publisher? This concise handbook covers the four key elements every self-publisher must oversee for successful book publication: (1) editing, (2) creating cover art and blurbs, (3) formatting and uploading books, and (4) marketing. Focused advice will help you maneuver these key elements, whether you outsource or learn to master them yourself. You'll also find a bonus section with practical tips from seasoned independe... more
  • Fiercely Loyal

    by Dov Baron
    Everything you've been told about leadership over the past thirty years no longer applies. The world has changed, and so has everything we know about becoming and remaining an effective leader particularly when it comes to keeping your top talent! The effective leaders of tomorrow will do one thing--Keep Top Millennial Talent. Finding and keeping extraordinary talent will be what determines which organizations thrive and which ones fade off into oblivion in the immediate future. Don't believe it... more
  • Buying and Selling Real Estate in the United States: The Complete Guide to United States Real Estate Law, Practices, and Investm

    by Ryan Mettling
    Buying and Selling Real Estate in the United States is a comprehensive guide for the domestic or international investor desiring to become knowledgeable about real property investment in the United States. The presentation explains all of the essential transaction mechanics, American financing and valuation dynamics, real estate principles, and relevant laws the investor needs to fully understand “how real estate works” in the United States. Buying and Selling Real Estate in the United State... more
  • How to Succeed with Continuous Improvement: A Primer for Becoming the Best in the World

    by Joakim Ahlström
    How to Succeed with Continuous Improvement: A Primer for Becoming the Best in the World offers a comprehensive, detailed, and easy-to-read guide to implementing continuous improvement by providing a real-life case study of one organization’s journey to a world-class continuous improvement process. After first helping the reader decide whether or not to embark on the continuous improvement journey, Ahlström then details the entire process step-by-step, focusing on how to achieve remarkable busine... more