Relentless

Relentless

RECOMMENDATION The toughest competitors are relentless people who will do whatever it takes to gain victory over and over. Famous trainer Tim S. Grover, who worked with Michael Jordan, Dwayne Wade and the late Kobe Bryant, among other champions...

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The Little Book of Stoicism

The Little Book of Stoicism

RECOMMENDATION Jonas Salzgeber wants you to forget the clichés and distortions you may associate with Stoicism. In this entertaining and informative text, Salzgeber takes readers on a journey through the Greek and Roman family tree of this...

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Raise Your Game

Raise Your Game

RECOMMENDATION At sports fantasy camps, middle-aged, superstar CEOs, billionaire entrepreneurs and other business honchos compete with each other on the basketball court for a few days of fun and coaching. Corporate performance coach Alan Stein...

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Brave New Work

Brave New Work

RECOMMENDATION Bureaucracy impedes productivity, fosters dissatisfaction among the workforce and accrues “organizational debt.” Business consultant Aaron Dignan recognizes the misunderstanding at the heart of most organizations: trying to treat...

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Why We Buy

Why We Buy

RECOMMENDATION In Why We Buy, Paco Underhill reveals key principles that he and his company, Envirosell, have learned about shopping. He discusses what different types of customers see, and how they respond. He has more than 20 years’ experience...

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The Street Savvy Sales Leader

The Street Savvy Sales Leader

RECOMMENDATION Amid increased competition and commodification of commercial offerings, the only way B2B salespeople and sales managers can succeed is by mastering and executing sales fundamentals. Companies must develop a strong sales...

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The Space Barons

The Space Barons

RECOMMENDATION The US government space agency, NASA, retired its space shuttles and needed alternative, reliable and affordable cargo carriers to supply the International Space Station. The leading space exploration companies, Jeff Bezos’s Blue...

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The Smartest Places on Earth

The Smartest Places on Earth

Take-Aways Rust belt towns can revive themselves by becoming “brainbelts” – hubs of innovation and “smart manufacturing.” Transforming a rust belt into a brainbelt requires at least one college or university. “Brainsharing ecosystems” produce...

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Fearless Performance Reviews

Fearless Performance Reviews

RECOMMENDATION Performance reviews shape employees’ pay and promotions and affect their sense of self-worth. Managers detest performance reviews and have as much on the line as their staffers due to their overall responsibility for performance...

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Face to Face

Face to Face

RECOMMENDATION In his bestseller, A Curious Mind, Hollywood hit-maker Brian Grazer asserted that curiosity is the secret ingredient that fuels success. He attributes his success to his ability to forge meaningful human connections by looking...

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Extreme Teams

Extreme Teams

RECOMMENDATION Management consultant Robert Bruce Shaw examines successful teams at seven “cutting-edge” companies – Airbnb, Alibaba, Netflix, Patagonia, Pixar, Whole Foods and Zappos – and identifies behaviors and mind-sets that set them apart...

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Extreme Teaming

Extreme Teaming

RECOMMENDATION Extreme teams are specialized work groups whose members are experts with diverse backgrounds and skills. Often, team members represent multiple organizations and come together quickly to address sudden, calamitous problems...

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