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The great degeneration: how institutions decay and economies die
Par Niall Ferguson. 2013
An examination of institutional dysfunction in the Western world argues that such values as a free market and representative government…are being compromised while future generations are inheriting unmanageable levels of debt. 2013.
The go-giver: a little story about a powerful business idea (Your coach in a box)
Par Bob Burg, John David Mann. 2008
Authors Bob Burg and John David Mann have collected raves for this business parable about a young salesman who is…introduced to "go-givers," including a restaurateur, a CEO, a financial advisor, a real-estate broker, and the mysterious "Connector," all of whom impart valuable lessons on successful business strategies. 2008.
The future of management (Your coach in a box)
Par Gary Hamel. 2008
The Google résumé: how to prepare for a career and land a job at Apple, Microsoft, Google, or any top tech company
Par Gayle Laakmann McDowell. 2011
A guide to win a coveted spot at Google, Microsoft, Apple, or other top tech firms. Learn what to study,…what career paths to consider, hiring procedures and how to make yourself stand out from other candidates. Covers key concerns like which extra-curriculars and other experiences look good, how to apply, how to design and tailor your resume, and how to prepare for and excel in the interview. 2011.
The frackers: the outrageous inside story of the new billionaire wildcatters
Par Gregory Zuckerman. 2014
In five years, the United States has seen a historic burst of oil and natural gas production, easing our insatiable…hunger for energy. A new drilling process called fracking has made us the world's fastest growing energy power, on track to pass Saudi Arabia by 2020. But despite headlines and controversy, no previous book has shown how the revolution really happened. The Frackers tells the dramatic tale of how a group of ambitious and headstrong wildcatters ignored the ridicule of experts and derision of colleagues to pursue massive, long-overlooked deposits. Against all odds, they changed the world- and made astonishing fortunes in the process. Zuckerman's exclusive access enabled him to get close to men like George Mitchell, who developed a new way to drill for gas in shale rock; Harold Hamm, who discovered so much oil he's now worth more than the estate of Steve Jobs; and Aubrey McClendon, who lost more than billion on a misguided gambit. Zuckerman shows how the frackers are now using their wealth to shake up Hollywood, education, politics, sports, and other fields, much like the Rockefellers and Gettys before them. He also explores the debate over the environmental risks of fracking, and whether those risks are worth it for the United States to achieve energy independence and for the rest of the world to follow. 2014.
The first 90 days: critical success strategies for new leaders at all levels (Your coach in a box)
Par Michael Watkins. 2006
If you've just begun a new career in management, or if you'd like a new, refreshing approach to your job,…Watkins gives practical advice for anyone looking to climb the business ladder. Through Watkins' four-fold study of the problems managers encounter, you'll learn how to establish yourself within the first 90 days in order to move quickly along the path to success. 2006.
The entrepreneur starter kit: expert insights into small business success! (Your coach in a box)
Par Lyn Christian. 2006
A comprehensive guide to starting a small business from the editors of Head Trip Audio Magazine. Head Trip Audio Magazine…offers listeners the tools, tips and steps that some of the most successful life coaches and entrepreneurs have used to get where they are. .
The end of work: the decline of the global labor force and the dawn of the post-market era
Par Jeremy Rifkin. 1995
Sophisticated computers, robotics, telecommunications, and other Information Age technologies are fast replacing human beings in every sector and industry. There…will not be enough new jobs to absorb the millions of workers displaced by the new technologies. Rethinking the very nature of work is the single most pressing concern facing society in the decades to come. 1995.
The establishment man: a portrait of power
Par Peter C Newman. 1982
The end of growth
Par Jeff Rubin. 2012
Economist and resource analyst Jeff Rubin is certain that the world's governments are getting it wrong - instead of moving…us toward economic recovery, measures being taken around the globe right now are digging us into a deeper hole. Both politicians and economists are missing the fact that the real engine of economic growth has always been cheap, abundant fuel and resources, but that era is over. The end of cheap oil signals the end of growth - and the end of easy answers to renewing prosperity. c2012.
The courage to be rich: creating a life of material and spiritual abundance
Par Suze Orman. 1999
Author of "The Nine Steps to Financial Freedom" presents a plan for achieving monetary and spiritual well-being. Describes courage as…faith, determination, a sense of self-worth, and the vision to create a rich and abundant life. Explores the value of money, the rewards wealth bestows, and the responsibilities it confers. Bestseller. 1999.
The diversity bonus: how great teams pay off in the knowledge economy
Par Scott E Page. 2017
What if workforce diversity is more than simply the right thing to do in order to make society more integrated…and just? What if diversity can also improve the bottom line of businesses and other organizations facing complex challenges in the knowledge economy? It can. And "The Diversity Bonus" shows how and why. Scott Page, a leading thinker, writer, and speaker whose ideas and advice are sought after by corporations, nonprofits, universities, and governments around the world, makes a clear and compellingly pragmatic case for diversity and inclusion. He presents overwhelming evidence that teams that include different kinds of thinkers outperform homogenous groups on complex tasks, producing what he calls "diversity bonuses". 2017.
The commitment engine: making work worth it (Your coach in a box)
Par John Jantsch. 2013
The education of millionaires: it's not what you think and it's not too late (Your coach in a box)
Par Michael Ellsberg. 2012
Ellsberg draws on interviews with successful, wealthy individuals who never attended or finished college, identifying their winning principles to offer…advice on networking with high-powered mentors and designing a lucrative career path. 2012.
The elements of power: lessons on leadership and influence (Your coach in a box)
Par Terry R Bacon. 2011
Bacon draws from groundbreaking research to demonstrate how power can be seized and used to full advantage in the workplace.…The power a person holds is determined by a complicated arrangement of factors, including a person's knowledge, history, and character, as well as the resources and network at his or her disposal. With a clear-sighted approach, Bacon shows how anyone can leverage power to motivate and influence others. 2011.
Reveals how our premiere national publisher, McClelland and Stewart, was eventually sold to Random House, a division of German media…giant Bertelsmann, for a dollar. Drawing on interviews done with those who engineered the deal, and on documents never before revealed, Dewar tells the story of how a savvy businessman, an accountant, a University President, and three major law firms 'danced through the raindrops' to evade a thirty-year-old public policy created to defend Canadian national sovereignty; explores both how the Investment Canada Act was enacted and how it was taken down, piece by piece, deal by deal. 2017.
The heartless stone: a journey through the world of diamonds, deceit, and desire
Par Tom Zoellner. 2006
Reporter exposes the inner workings of the diamond industry. Recounts his travels to remote, sometimes dangerous locations on six continents…where he encountered diamond smugglers, miners, geologists, jewel polishers, and chemists. Investigates poverty and civil war associated with gemstone production and the influence of the secretive De Beers cartel. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2006.
The gutsy girl handbook: your manifesto for success
Par Kate White. 2018
Bestselling author, professional speaker, and former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, Kate White shares the nine core principles gutsy women need to…own their excellence, break the rules (or make their own), ask for what they deserve, and refuse to apologize for who they are and what they want. 2018.
The dream manager
Par Matthew Kelly. 2007
A business parable about how companies can achieve remarkable results by helping their employees fulfill their dreams. The fictional company…in this book is grappling with real problems of high turnover and low morale, so the managers begin to investigate what really drives the employees. What they discover is that the key to motivation isn't necessarily the promise of a bigger paycheck or title, but rather the fulfillment of crucial personal dreams. c2007.
The edible man: Dave Nichol, President's Choice & the making of popular taste
Par Anne Kingston. 1994
Chronicles the rise of Dave Nichol, whose work with private label products helped revolutionize the supermarket industry. First brought into…Loblaws by Galen Weston in 1971, Nichol became president in 1976, but was moved to a smaller arm of Loblaws in 1984. Here, he met his great success, developing President's Choice into a retail phenomenon. Kingston discusses Nichol's work at Loblaws, his aggressive and sometimes abusive personality, and his departure from Loblaws in 1993. 1994.