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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Peter Sander
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (2011, Nov 8th).
Lead and Succeed Like the World’s Greatest Business Innovator There’s no accounting for Steve Jobs’s mind. He just didn’t think the way the rest of the world does. Regarded by many as the most innovative and influential business leader of our time, Jobs was a visionary beyond compare. He was why Apple is Apple and everyone else is everyone else. We can’t transform ourselves into Steve Jobs. How he put his ideas into action, however, was systematic, efficient, focused, and smart. And this you can do. What Would Steve Jobs Do? presents the six-part business model Jobs applied to make Apple the most valuable publicly traded manufacturing corporation in the world and the global model for business excellence. While the results of this model can be profound, each step is something you can easily focus on with clarity and purpose: Customer—Understand your customers so well that you know what they want more than they do. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Mark Sanborn
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers (2011, Oct 1st).
In Up, Down, or Sideways, Mark Sanborn, author of the bestselling book The Fred Factor, prepares you for life’s inevitable cycles of up and down—and, too often, sideways. We tend to be surprised when downturns hit us and treat them as the exception—and when times are good, we act as if they will never change. In this book, Mark shows us what we should always be doing to be prepared for these cycles and events in our lives in order to make the most of them. Mark tells his own story of a downturn he experienced. Then, he identifies the principles and practices that will help you discover opportunities in both good times and bad, in up and sideways years. Mark provides timely wisdom that can’t be ignored no matter where you are in your personal or professional life. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Stephen Key
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (2011, Mar 18th).
Turn your one simple idea into millions—without lifting a finger! “Ever heard of Teddy Ruxpin or Lazer Tag? Both have Stephen Key’s mark on them. He is the Yoda or ‘renting’ ideas for serious passive income. From how-to to war stories, this is a great book.” —Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek “Mr. Key’s brilliance, wisdom, and insight will make you rich. Buy this book!” —Mark Victor Hansen, bestselling author and co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series “Stephen Key has written a book overflowing with the all-important information that inventors need: a step-by-step guide through everything that goes into a successful product introduction.” —Gary Dahl, Pet Rock® inventor “A terrific guide for anyone who wants to be a successful entrepreneur. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Mary Hunt
Publisher: Revell (2012, Jan 2nd).
Americans young and old are flunking their finances. A shocking 77 percent live paycheck to paycheck with no savings. And 43 percent of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement, while 49 percent could cover less than one month's expenses if they lost their income. In the face of this bleak financial picture, bestselling author and finance expert Mary Hunt offers 7 Money Rules for Life®. This no-nonsense and encouraging book gives readers the keys to get their money under control and get prepared financially for the rest of their lives. In her warm and engaging style, Hunt takes everything that she's learned over the past twenty years and boils it all down. Presented in a conversational style and readable in a weekend, this book offers applications for each of the seven rules as well as practical advice for how to recover from past financial mistakes. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sam Wyly
Publisher: Newmarket Press (2009, Sep 29th).
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. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Solving Employee Performance Problems: How to Spot Problems Early, Take Appropriate Action, and Bring Out the Best in EveryoneAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Anne Bruce
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (2011, Jun 20th).
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. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
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 StepsAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Stephen Woessner
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group Inc. (2011, Mar 31st).
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... moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Chuck Sambuchino
Publisher: Writers Digest Books; 91st Revised edition edition (2011, Sep 2nd).
The 2012 Writer's Market Deluxe Edition is the preeminent authority for writers to discover all of the valuable information necessary to improve their work, get published and get paid for their work. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability