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  • 1,000 Dollars and an Idea: Entrepreneur to Billionaire: Expanded Edition

    1,000 Dollars and an Idea: Entrepreneur to Billionaire: Expanded Edition

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Sam Wyly
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Newmarket Press (2009, Sep 29th).
    Pages:   304

    Expanded edition with new chapters on the Great Crash of 2008 and looking ahead.Self-made billionaire Sam Wyly is a natural storyteller. In this candid, engrossing memoir, he recounts his experiences establishing and expanding companies on the leading edge of advancements in technology, energy, retail, and investments over the last five decades. From the hardships his family faced trying to hold on to their cotton farm during the Depression to the coaching he received on the high school football field, Wyly describes how his early years in Louisiana prepared him for what lay ahead.Risking $1,000 of his savings, Wyly founded University Computing in 1963 and took it public two years later, becoming a millionaire at age thirty. Throughout this book, he reveals the decisions and strategies behind many business successes, including founding Sterling Software, growing the small chains of Michaels Stores and Bonanza Steakhouses into nationwide brands, and founding Green Mountain Energy, the largest provider of cleaner energy in America today. more

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  • Solving Employee Performance Problems: How to Spot Problems Early, Take Appropriate Action, and Bring Out the Best in Everyone

    Solving Employee Performance Problems: How to Spot Problems Early, Take Appropriate Action, and Bring Out the Best in Everyone

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Anne Bruce
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (2011, Jun 20th).
    Pages:   272

    Anne Bruce is the author of 16 business books and a consultant and speaker whose clients have included the White House, Ben & Jerry’s, Southwest Airlines, Sprint, IBM, GEICO, and Coca-Cola. She lives in Southern California. Brenda Hampel and Erika Lamont, founding partners with Connect the Dots Consulting in Columbus, Ohio, create onboarding, leadership coaching, and team dynamics solutions for clients such as TJX Companies, Volkswagen Group of America, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Audi of America, Tween Brands, Nissan USA, and Greif Inc. more

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  • Increase Online Sales Through Viral Social Networking: How to Build Your Web Site Traffic and Online Sales Using Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn... In Just 15 Steps

    Increase Online Sales Through Viral Social Networking: How to Build Your Web Site Traffic and Online Sales Using Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn... In Just 15 Steps

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Stephen Woessner
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Atlantic Publishing Group Inc. (2011, Mar 31st).
    Pages:   288

    This volume is a complete guide to increasing your online conversion rate by gaining access to millions of potential customers through Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Learn the easy steps to creating conversations within these social networks, building strong relationships with your customers, and ultimately, increasing sales. Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn likely represent a collection of your best customers, making viral social networking an important promotional tool for your business. This book will provide you with a list of topics to get you started and show you how to persuade this rapidly growing and influential audience by creating and sharing the right content. You will also learn how to measure your results using Google Analytics and manage your social networking efforts in just ten minutes a day. Each chapter concludes with a step-by-step checklist that will make following the process straightforward and non-technical. This book also includes several real-world success stories and a frequently asked questions section, so you can learn from the experiences of other business owners and managers.  Read more... more

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