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In Intelligent Disobedience, Ira Chaleff looks at the dangers posed by blind obedience and outlines why it is in the best interest of business and society to develop people who appropriately resist questionable orders. http://tinyurl.com/zod9are
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In How the Stock Market Works, financial journalist Michael Becket provides an informative look at the key elements of the stock market, with a focus on Great Britain. From basic definitions of stocks, bonds, derivatives, and alternative investments to advice on how to analyze financial opportunities, Becket provides the tools necessary for novice investors to enter the stock market with confidence. http://tinyurl.com/zme3c95
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n Doing the Right Things Right, Laura Stack builds on the iconic book by Peter F. Drucker, The Effective Executive, which has been a staple in the business world for decades. Her interpretation brings a modern twist to Drucker’s definitive guide for executives who wish to keep their organizations afloat. According to Stack, business leaders must be both effective and efficient. http://tinyurl.com/gr5mjo2
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A solid business plan serves not only as a blueprint for a startup but also as a guide for continually developing a business. 20 Minute Manager: Creating Business Plans provides step-by-step guidelines for writing an effective business plan. It steers the writer through the practical aspects of business startups, including finances, marketing, and daily operations. During the process, the writer gains insight into potential roadblocks along with strategies for getting through them. http://tinyurl.com/hyh7bak
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Promotions, departures, retirements, and new hires all have the potential to disrupt an organization's trajectory. However, in Passing the Torch, Wanda Piña-Ramírez and Norma Dávila outline steps an organization can use to ensure that business continuity is maintained during these times of transition. The book serves as a guide to help companies grow and succeed regardless of who may be moving on from or into any particular role. http://tinyurl.com/j8azgnl
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Many executives do not want to just reach win-win negotiations--they want to win at win-win negotiations. In Good for You, Great for Me, Lawrence Susskind taps into his years of experience as a negotiation and mediation expert to demonstrate how negotiators can land better deals with less resistance from their negotiating counterparts. To this end, Susskind provides six negotiation principles and ancillary strategies that negotiators can implement to gain an edge in mutually advantageous negotiations. http://tinyurl.com/gqgkgt8
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The fluid nature of business and workplace challenges means that success is a moving target. In The Agility Shift, Pamela Meyer describes how learning, adaptation, and innovation are key components to profitability. By intentionally developing capacity, competence, and the confidence to meet changing conditions, organizations achieve sustainability. Shifting is continuous, intentional, and based on dynamics that alter with fresh discoveries, information, or opportunities. Meyer asserts that any business that makes agility a priority will have a competitive advantage in the marketplace. http://tinyurl.com/zspdc7c
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Digital technology is upending entire industries within a very short time, and there is considerably more change to come. In Digital to the Core, Mark Raskino and Graham Waller of Gartner, Inc. demonstrate how leaders today must bring digital to the center of everything they do. The authors examine how digital business will cause greater disruptions and demand more significant business changes than the Internet technology of the past did. http://tinyurl.com/jnzb2ax
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Darn Easy instills basic principles for success with intuition and faith to create a simple yet inspiring formula for positive growth. Peggy McColl and Brian Proctor write from the perspective of successful businesspeople, providing advice and examples from their own journeys toward achieving goals. http://tinyurl.com/hrole75
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In Developing Mental Toughness, Doug Strycharczyk and Peter Clough provide readers with a strategy for coping with and overcoming the daily pressures of the business landscape. Their emphasis is on meeting challenges and obstacles with a positive outlook and focus. Emphasizing preparation, collaboration, and attitude, the authors outline a comprehensive, measurable plan to help people respond to stress, pressure, and challenge. http://tinyurl.com/jnnavho
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In Organize Tomorrow Today, they explain how people can become more focused, improve their relationships, and achieve success one step at a time. http://tinyurl.com/h926yjt
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In Stress Less, Achieve More, Aimee Bernstein provides a road map to understanding ways in which leaders and their teams can turn pressure-filled situations into positive experiences. Pressure is, for most people, unavoidable. Therefore, rather than trying to reduce or eliminate it, Bernstein gives readers techniques to manage it effectively so that it works to their benefit. http://tinyurl.com/j8rbzgw
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Business Book Summaries are produced by EBSCO Publishing. Founded in 1988, EBSCO Publishing is one of leading providers on online learning and reference solutions to companies, educational institutions and libraries throughout the world.
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Business Book Summaries (BBS) provides comprehensive, concise summaries of the best business books available. Using stringent criteria, only the top business books published each year are selected to be summarized.  More than 260 summaries are produced each year…that’s one each business day.  The BBS Library includes more than 1,000 summaries of the top business books from the last 20 years, and is constantly growing.   The summaries are available in a range of formats, from text to PDF to MP3 to PowerPoint to PDA. 

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