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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Deborah Perry Piscione
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (2013, Apr 2nd).
While the global economy languishes, one place just keeps growing despite failing banks, uncertain markets, and high unemployment: Silicon Valley. In the last two years, more than 100 incubators have popped up there, and the number of angel investors has skyrocketed. Today, 40 percent of all venture capital investments in the United States come from Silicon Valley firms, compared to 10 percent from New York. In Secrets of Silicon Valley, entrepreneur and media commentator Deborah Perry Piscione takes us inside this vibrant ecosystem where meritocracy rules the day. She explores Silicon Valley's exceptionally risk-tolerant culture, and why it thrives despite the many laws that make California one of the worst states in the union for business. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: John Doerr
Publisher: The Planning Shop (2010, Sep 16th).
It's the bestselling business plan guide on the market. Over 600,000 copies sold--now updated and revised! Everything you need to know to writie a fool-proof, perfectly formatted, knock-'em dead business plan. The Successful Business Plan includes a sample business plan, 99 worksheets to get you started, financial evaluation techniques even a numbers novice can use, and over 200 real-life insider tips from successful CEOs. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Team Building: Proven Strategies for Improving Team Performance (JOSSEY-BASS BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT SERIES)Author/Actors/Director/etc.: William G. Dyer
Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 5 edition (2013, Jan 22nd).
Team BuildingNow in its fifth edition, Team Building is a classic in the field of organization development. In this new edition, the authors strengthen the Four Cs framework that was introduced in the fourth edition and add a wealth of new illustrative examples, a chapter on the challenges of managing cross-functional teams, and a chapter on leading innovative teams in a competitive environment. To complement the text, the authors have developed two online assessments: one designed for use in the classroom with student teams and one designed for teams within organizations. For more information, please visit www.josseybass.com/go/dyerteamassessments. The fifth edition of Team Building provides the next generation of team leaders, team members, and team consultants with the knowledge and skills they need to create effective and high-functioning teams. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Dirk Zeller
Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (2008, Nov 24th).
Do you need help with time management? Need to better manage your time at work or at home? Feel like there are never enough hours in the day? Successful Time Management For Dummies delivers practical solutions for getting organized, working better and faster, reducing stress, and getting rid of time-wasting distractions. You’ll find out how to eliminate late nights at the office and spend more time with your family, friends, or even just yourself!This authoritative, plain-English guide shows you how to set yourself up for success, overcome common time management obstacles, and focus your efforts on your most important tasks and objectives. It explains how to determine the value of your time, provides fantastic tips on streamlining your workspace to speed up the flow, and even helps you minimize or eliminate interruptions from your workday. moreMore Info | Check Availability
How to Say It at Work, Second Edition: Power Words, Phrases, and Communication Secrets for GettingAheadAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Jack Griffin
Publisher: Prentice Hall Press; 2 edition (2008, Oct 7th).
A fully revised edition of the bestselling communication tool.This revised edition includes new advice on the latest developments in the workplace since the book?s initial publication ten years ago. Along with a new chapter on digital communication, each original chapter includes a discussion of topics such as diversity issues, team building, green business, and more. In addition, the revision includes a new chapter on the art of the effective argument, with a step-by step emphasis on building a persuasive case and acquiring the skills necessary for disagreeing without being disagreeable. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Eileen Sandlin
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press (2010, Jun 8th).
Turn Your Knowledge and Experience Into Big Bucks! Whether you’re a computer whiz, a business expert, or a fundraising dynamo, your special skills are in high demand. Let the experts at Entrepreneur show you how to capitalize on your talents and help others achieve their business goals! No matter what your area of expertise, this hands-on guide will tell you everything you need to know to start your own successful consulting business. Discover how to get your business off the ground, position yourself as an expert, attract clients, operate day to day, and build revenue. Plus, gain powerful insight from interviews with practicing consultants, answers to frequently asked questions and an invaluable list of the top 20 consulting businesses! Learn how to: Set up your business with minimal startup investment Define your market Build a business brand that gets noticed Capture clients by showing them you’re worth their money Price your service Advertise and publicize to attract more clients Hire a support staff And more You already have the knowledge-this guide shows you how to share it with others and make a profit!. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Event Planning: The Ultimate Guide To Successful Meetings, Corporate Events, Fundraising Galas, Conferences, Conventions, Incentives and Other Special EventsAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Judy Allen
Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (2009, Jan 12th).
For event planners, there’s no such thing as a dress rehearsal!Any event you plan and stage is a reflection of your organization’s image — from the initial invitation to onsite operations. Whether you’re planning a product launch, conference, sales meeting, an incentive event, or a gala fund-raiser, remember that the magic of a truly memorable event is in the details, but so is the devil. Whether your event is for 50 or 2,000 people, whether it has a budget of a few thousand dollars, or hundreds of thousands, it has to be perfect. Fully revised and updated, Event Planning, Second Edition, gives you a blueprint for planning and executing special events with flair and without any unexpected surprises and expenses. This unique book is loaded with practical advice on:Choosing the best venue Preparing and managing the budget, with sample costing forms included Scheduling, staffing, and collaborating with other related professionals Coordinating food and beverage, décor, entertainment, and themes. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jim Paul
Publisher: Columbia University Press (2013, Apr 23rd).
Jim Paul's meteoric rise took him from a small town in Northern Kentucky to Governor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, yet he lost it all -- his fortune, his reputation, and his job -- in one fatal moment of excessive economic hubris. In this honest, frank analysis, Paul and Brendan Moynihan revisit the events that led up to Paul's disastrous decision and examine the psychological factors behind bad financial practices in a number of economic sectors.The book begins with the unbroken string of successes that helped Paul achieve a jet-setting lifestyle and land a key spot with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. It then describes the circumstances leading up to Paul's $1.6 million loss and the essential lessons he learned from it -- primarily that, although there are as many ways to make money in the markets as there are people participating in them, there are very few ways to produce a loss. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jon Acuff
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (2013, Apr 22nd).
Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jon Acuff reveals the steps to getting unstuck and back onto the path of being awesome. Over the last 100 years, the road to success for most everyone has been divided into predictable stages. But three things have changed the path to success: Boomers are realizing that a lot of the things they were promised aren’t going to materialize, and they have started second and third careers. Technology has given access to an unprecedented number of people who are building online empires and changing their lives in ways that would have been impossible years ago. The days of “success first, significance later,” have ended. While none of the stages can be skipped, they can be shortened and accelerated. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Peter Leeds
Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (2013, Apr 22nd).
Want to make a big bet on an economic recovery in the U.S.? Start thinking small!The growing popularity of penny stocks can be attributed to a combination of increased understanding and tough economic times.??Penny Stocks For Dummies explains the basics of penny stocks and provides expert guidance to help you get involved right away.Penny Stocks For Dummies provides you with the information and advice you need before considering an investment in penny stocks, as well as the tools needed to make sound investments. You'll also get expert guidance on identifying growth trends and market sectors positioned for rapid growth, finding undiscovered penny stocks, and understanding the fundamentals of a potential investment in penny stocks.Arms you with the know-how to properly identify, and purchase, winning penny stocksShows you how good money can be made from these low-priced sharesGets you involved in Penny Stocks quickly, painlessly, and on a small budgetPenny Stocks For Dummies appeals to anyone who doesn't have a lot to invest right now in the current economic climate, but who wants to multiply what they do have. moreMore Info | Check Availability