F.I.R.E.

F.I.R.E.

How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation Take-Aways “F.I.R.E.” – meaning “fast, inexpensive, restrained, elegant” – is the right approach to project management.Rely on small teams, tight budgets, short...

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The Fixer

The Fixer

Venture capitalist Bradley Tusk understands the challenges tech firms face when it comes to government regulations. His engaging collection of firsthand accounts can teach any tech start-up the hazards and rewards of dealing with politicians and...

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Am I Being Too Subtle?

Am I Being Too Subtle?

Real estate entrepreneur Sam Zell earned his nickname, “Grave Dancer,” from an article he wrote in 1976 about resurrecting distressed real estate properties and starting over. His autobiography details how this son of immigrants became an...

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Objectives and Key Results

Objectives and Key Results

This thorough guide will help you decide whether to use objectives and key results (OKRs), and will teach you to do so effectively. OKR gurus Paul Niven and Ben Lamorte provide details, definitions and examples, as well as the types … Read...

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The Alchemy of Growth

The Alchemy of Growth

Growth in business today is like alchemy, as business leaders try to turn everyday metals into gold. Authors Mehrdad Baghai, Stephen Coley and David White, who are McKinsey consultants or alumni, explain that growth can transform an ordinary...

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Blue Ocean Shift

Blue Ocean Shift

In the mid-2000s, strategists around the globe bandied about the terms “blue ocean” and “red ocean” to describe their market position. The international bestseller Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne became required reading for...

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Nudge

Nudge

RECOMMENDATION In this lovely, useful book, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein examine choices, biases and the limits of human reasoning from a variety of perspectives. They often amuse by disclosing how they have fallen victim to the limitations...

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The Trusted Advisor

The Trusted Advisor

RECOMMENDATION Being trusted by their clients separates successful advisors and consultants from the corporate consigliores. But how does a qualified advisor become trusted? Authors David H. Maister, Charles H. Green and Robert M. Galford provide...

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Fit Matters

Fit Matters

Most people aren’t content with their jobs because their work doesn’t quite fit them. Veterans of big business Cammie Dunaway and Moe Carrick explain what factors make for the best job fit, and how you can adjust your employment circumstances...

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What Great Brands Do

What Great Brands Do

RECOMMENDATION Sound brand building has never been more important. Branding professional Denise Lee Yohn explains the differences between conventional branding and what she terms the “brand-as-business” strategy, a more enlightened and effective...

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Learning to Succeed

Learning to Succeed

Practices and products that once put your organization at the top of your industry might now provide for only its basic survival. Global and virtual competition, rapid innovation and relentless change mean leaders and employees need to learn...

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The Right – and Wrong – Stuff

The Right – and Wrong – Stuff

More than 50% of employees eventually have a “career derailment” when they get demoted or fired, or their careers flatline. They derail due to a lack of self-awareness, an inability to fix their blind spots or a misalignment with corporate...

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