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  • Tribal Leadership

    Tribal Leadership

    Tribal Leadership

    Dave Logan,Halee Fischer-Wright,John King
    3.97 (8,967)

    “tribal leadership gives amazingly insightful perspective on how people interact and succeed. i learned about myself and learned lessons i will carry with me and reflect on for the rest of my life.”—john w. fanning, founding chairman and ceo napster inc.“an unusually nuanced view of high-performance cultures.” —inc.within each corporation are anywhere from a few to hundreds of separate tribes. in tribal leadership, dave logan, john king, and halee fischer-wright demonstrate how these tribes develop—and show you how to assess them and lead them to maximize productivity and growth. a

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    Provides a great framework for all companies

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  • Emotional Equations

    Emotional Equations

    Emotional Equations

    Chip Conley
    Self-Help
    3.73 (615)

    Tony hsieh on emotional equations: "rarely has a ceo bared his soul in a book as chip conley has in emotional equations. this powerfully authentic story makes for a compelling read and an invaluable operating manual for life. chip’s stories are used to create emotional building blocks that define how we can understand and navigate our internal weather and emotions.in business and in life, we tend to gravitate toward people who inspire trust and create positive emotional connections. yet, we learn very little about emotional intelligence in formal education. that’s

    Tony Hsieh

    this book will definitely provide some new perspectives and plenty of food for thought.

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  • The Happiness Hypothesis
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    This is probably the book that's made the biggest impact on my life over the past five years.

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  • Invisible Influence

    Invisible Influence

    Invisible Influence

    Jonah Berger
    Business & Economics
    3.68 (2,762)

    If you’re like most people, you think your individual tastes and opinions drive your choices and behaviors. you wear a certain jacket because you liked how it looked. you picked a particular career because you found it interesting. the notion that our choices are driven by our own personal thoughts and opinions is patently obvious. right? wrong. without our realizing it, other people’s behavior has a huge influence on everything we do at every moment of our lives, from the mundane to the momentous. even strangers have an impact on

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    Whether you want to influence others, make smarter decisions, or just better understand the mystery that is human behavior, this book will show you how. A terrific, insightful read.

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  • Search Inside Yourself

    Search Inside Yourself

    Search Inside Yourself

    Chade-Meng Tan
    3.99 (8,539)

    With search inside yourself, chade-meng tan, one of google’s earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer, offers a proven method for enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work.meng’s job is to teach google’s best and brightest how to apply mindfulness techniques in the office and beyond; now, readers everywhere can get insider access to one of the most sought after classes in the country, a course in health, happiness and creativity that is improving the livelihood and productivity of those responsible for one of the most successful businesses in

    Tony Hsieh

    This book has the potential to change lives and deliver happiness.

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  • Belong

    Belong

    Belong

    Radha Agrawal
    3.63 (950)

    It’s the great paradox of the digital age, what radha agrawal calls “community confusion”—the internet connects us to hundreds, thousands, even millions of people, and yet we feel more isolated than ever, with 1 in 4 americans saying they have zero friends to confide in. where are our people? the answer is found in , a highly energetic and beautifully illustrated guide to discovering where and with whom you fit. after suffering her own bout of community confusion, agrawal embarked on a journey that ultimately resulted in cofounding daybreaker, a

    Tony Hsieh

    It’s the first time I couldn't wait to finish reading a book

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  • Get Lucky

    Get Lucky

    Get Lucky

    Lane Becker,Thor Muller
    3.93 (80)

    As the pace of change accelerates and the volume of information explodes, we're under great pressure to connect just in time with the people and ideas we need to thrive. but we can no longer plan our way to success—there will always be factors beyond our control. this uncertainty, however, cultivates one of today's key drivers of success: serendipity. more than blind luck, serendipity can produce quantifiable results: breakthrough ideas, relationships that matter, effortless cooperation, synchronized market timing, and more. get lucky shows businesses how to succeed by fostering the

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    Get Lucky provides a framework for understanding how serendipity works, and shows how it can be used as a practice in life and business.

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  • The $100 Startup

    The $100 Startup

    The $100 Startup

    Chris Guillebeau
    3.86 (59,466)

    In , chris guillebeau shows you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living. still in his early thirties, chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth – he’s already visited more than 175 nations – and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck. rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give

    Tony Hsieh

    This book can help you wake up every morning eager to progress to the next step.

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  • Give and Take

    Give and Take

    Give and Take

    Adam M. Grant
    4.06 (29,787)

    Give and take highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common.for generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. but today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. it turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything

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    Give and Take defines a road to success marked by new ways of relating to colleagues and customers as well as new ways of growing a business.

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  • Principles To Fortune

    Principles To Fortune

    Principles To Fortune

    Scott J. Bintz
    4.65 (20)

    Learn how and why putting principles first at work, changed the business culture and rocketed a little north dakota company from the basement into a $100+ million e-commerce superstore all while having fun & delivering more to customers, business partners & employees.find out how to massively grow your organization by getting principles ingrained into your work culture, which will help any business experience amazing success. it covers creating culture, e-commerce concepts, marketing in the digital world and finding a strategic way of life.learn ideas, attitudes, and actions that benefit the

    Tony Hsieh

    Scott Bintz gives another example of how company culture can have a positive impact on people.

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  • Peak

    Peak

    Peak

    Chip Conley
    3.99 (2,027)

    After fifteen years of rising to the pinnacle of the hospitality industry, chip conley's company was suddenly undercapitalized and overexposed in the post-dot.com, post-9/11 economy. for relief and inspiration, conley, the ceo and founder of joie de vivre hospitality, turned to psychologist abraham maslow's iconic hierarchy of needs. this book explores how conley's company "the second largest boutique hotelier in the world" overcame the storm that hit the travel industry by applying maslow's theory to what conley identifies as the key relationship truths in business with employees, customers and investors.

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    The author of Peak takes Maslow’s hierarchy, condenses it to three levels, and explains how to apply them to customers, employees, as well as investors.

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  • Rework

    Rework

    Rework

    David Heinemeier Hansson,Jason Fried
    Business & Economics
    3.96 (152,733)

    Most business books give you the same old advice: write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. if you're looking for a book like that, put this one back on the shelf.rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. read it and you'll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don't need outside investors, and why you're better off ignoring the competition. the truth is, you need less than you think. you don't need to be a workaholic. you don't need to

    Tony Hsieh

    Read this book multiple times to help give you the courage you need to get out there and make something great.

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  • Originals

    Originals

    Originals

    Adam Grant
    Business & Economics
    3.94 (45,597)

    In originals the author addresses the challenge of improving the world from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. how can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all? using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents

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    Recommended read from Tony Hsieh list in INC.com

    Feb 4, 2016 — Source

  • #Girlboss

    #Girlboss

    #Girlboss

    Sophia Amoruso
    3.66 (72,466)

    ‘sophia amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. by age twenty-two she had dropped out of school, and was broke, directionless, and checking ids in the lobby of an art school— a job she’d taken for the health insurance. it was in that lobby that sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on ebay. flash forward ten years to today, and she’s the founder and executive chairman of nasty gal, a $250-million-plus fashion retailer with more than four hundred employees. sophia was

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  • Rising Strong

    Rising Strong

    Rising Strong

    Brené Brown
    4.22 (72,043)

    Social scientist brené brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. but living a brave life is not always easy: we are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall.it is the rise from falling that brown takes as her subject in rising strong. as a grounded theory researcher, brown has listened as a range of people—from leaders

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  • Draw Your Big Idea

    Draw Your Big Idea

    Draw Your Big Idea

    Heather Willems,Nora Herting
    Business & Economics
    3.69 (26)

    In this increasingly visual age, images speak louder than words. studies show that images also help people think. visual note-taking such as doodling increases memory retention rates by nearly 30 percent, and opens creative pathways, strengthens focus, and inspires self-expression. driven by these groundbreaking findings, entrepreneurs nora herting and heather willems founded imagethink, a graphic facilitation firm that has helped an elite roster of clients—from google to pepsi to nasa—visualize their ideas and transform their creative processes using simple drawing techniques that anyone can master. draw your big idea presents

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  • Outliers

    Outliers

    Outliers

    Malcolm Gladwell
    Large type books
    4.17 (660,715)

    In this stunning book, malcolm gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. he asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?his answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a

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  • Start with Why

    Start with Why

    Start with Why

    Simon Sinek
    Business & Economics
    4.09 (165,084)

    Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over?people like martin luther king jr., steve jobs, and the wright brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. it was their natural ability to start with why that enabled them to inspire those around them and to achieve remarkable things.in studying the leaders who've

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    Recommended read from Tony Hsieh list in INC.com

    Feb 4, 2016 — Source

  • Ask More

    Ask More

    Ask More

    Frank Sesno
    Business & Economics
    3.64 (655)

    What hidden skill links successful people in all walks of life? what helps them make smart decisions? the answer is surprisingly simple: they know how to ask the right questions at the right time.questions help us break down barriers, discover secrets, solve puzzles, and imagine new ways of doing things. but few of us know how to question in a methodical way. emmy-award-winning journalist and media expert frank sesno aims to change that with .from questions that cement relationships, to those that help us plan for the future, each chapter

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  • Smarter Faster Better
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  • Beyond Empowerment The age of the self-managed organization

    Beyond Empowerment The age of the self-managed organization

    Beyond Empowerment The age of the self-managed organization

    Doug Kirkpatrick
    3.85 (26)

    Empowerment programs swept through corporate america in the last two decades. unfortunately, bolting empowerment programs onto existing power structures often led to the appearance of empowerment--without the actual power. going beyond empowerment means that people have all the power they need from the very moment they join a company--regardless of the level of responsibility or complexity. they are immune from threats or coercion. they are free to seek any needed resources and relationships on their own initiative. and they are held fully accountable for results by themselves, their colleagues and

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  • Thinking in Systems

    Thinking in Systems

    Thinking in Systems

    Diana Wright,Donella H. Meadows
    4.2 (11,793)

    Meadows’ thinking in systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. edited by the sustainability institute’s diana wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life.some of the biggest problems facing the world—war, hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation—are essentially system failures. they cannot be solved by fixing

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  • The Tipping Point

    The Tipping Point

    The Tipping Point

    Malcolm Gladwell
    Social Science
    3.99 (752,890)

    An alternate cover edition exists here.the tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. this widely acclaimed bestseller, in which malcolm gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the

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  • Contagious

    Contagious

    Contagious

    Jonah Berger
    3.96 (25,560)

    New york times bestseller and named best marketing book of 2014 by the american marketing associationwhat makes things popular? why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? why are some stories and rumors more infectious? and what makes online content go viral?if you said advertising, think again. people don't listen to advertisements, they listen to their peers. but why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? why are some stories and rumors more infectious? and what makes online content go viral? wharton

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  • To Pixar and Beyond

    To Pixar and Beyond

    To Pixar and Beyond

    Lawrence Levy
    4.17 (6,065)

    The never-before-told story of pixar's improbable success?“hi, lawrence?” the caller asked. “this is steve jobs. i saw your picture in a magazine a few years ago and thought we’d work together someday.” after steve jobs was unceremoniously dismissed from apple, he bought a little-known graphics company called pixar. one day, out of the blue, jobs called lawrence levy, a harvard-trained lawyer and executive to whom he had never spoken before, to persuade levy to help him get pixar off the ground. what levy found was a company on the verge

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  • Getting Things Done

    Getting Things Done

    Getting Things Done

    David Allen
    Business & Economics
    3.98 (146,474)

    In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. in getting things done, veteran coach and management consultant david allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential. in getting things done allen shows how to:* apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it,

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  • Daring Greatly

    Daring Greatly

    Daring Greatly

    Brené Brown
    Business & Economics
    4.25 (168,816)

    “it is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” —theodore rooseveltevery day we experience the uncertainty, risks,

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  • Everything is Obvious

    Everything is Obvious

    Everything is Obvious

    Duncan J. Watts
    3.82 (4,518)

    Why is the mona lisa the most famous painting in the world? why did facebook succeed when other social networking sites failed? did the surge in iraq really lead to less violence? how much can ceo’s impact the performance of their companies? and does higher pay incentivize people to work hard?if you think the answers to these questions are a matter of common sense, think again. as sociologist and network science pioneer duncan watts explains in this provocative book, the explanations that we give for the outcomes that we observe

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  • When to Rob a Bank

    When to Rob a Bank

    When to Rob a Bank

    Stephen J. Dubner,Steven D. Levitt
    3.51 (13,021)

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  • The Power of Habit

    The Power of Habit

    The Power of Habit

    Charles Duhigg
    Self-Help
    4.12 (417,903)

    A young woman walks into a laboratory. over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. she has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. the patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed.marketers at procter & gamble study videos of people making their beds. they are desperately trying to figure out how to sell a new product called febreze, on track to be one of the biggest flops in company history. suddenly, one of them detects a nearly imperceptible pattern—and

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  • Option B

    Option B

    Option B

    Adam M. Grant,Sheryl Sandberg
    3.85 (50,136)

    Sheryl sandberg – giám đốc vận hành (coo) của facebook và là tác giả cuốn sách dấn thân – cảm thấy rõ ngay sau khi người chồng đột ngột qua đời rằng cuộc sống của cô và các con sẽ không bao giờ như trước đây nữa. và cô biết rằng, trong cuộc sống, cho dù chúng ta đã cố gắng ngăn trở tai họa, bất bình đẳng, chấn thương,… nhưng chúng vẫn tồn tại, và chúng ta vẫn phải tìm cách đối mặt. sheryl sandberg biết rằng cô hay

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  • Excel 2013 For Dummies

    Excel 2013 For Dummies

    Excel 2013 For Dummies

    Greg Harvey
    3.55 (86)

    As the world's leading spreadsheet application, excel has an enormous user base. the release of office 2013 brings major changes to excel, so excel for dummies comes to the rescue once more! featuring the friendly for dummies style, this popular guide shows beginners how to get up and running with excel while also helping more experienced users get comfortable with the newest features.walks you through the exciting new features of excel 2013 presents everything you need to know to perform basic excel 2013 tasks covers creating and editing worksheets and

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  • Yes, And

    Yes, And

    Yes, And

    Kelly Leonard,Tom Yorton
    3.67 (975)

    Executives from the second city—the world’s premier comedy theater and school of improvisation—reveal improvisational techniques that can help any organization develop innovators, encourage adaptable leaders, and build transformational businesses.for more than fifty years, the second city comedy theater in chicago has been a training ground for some of the best comic minds in the industry—including john belushi, bill murray, gilda radner, mike myers, steve carell, stephen colbert, and tina fey. but it also provides one-of-a-kind leadership training to cutting-edge companies, nonprofits, and public sector organizations—all aimed at increasing creativity, collaboration,

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  • Triumph of the City

    Triumph of the City

    Triumph of the City

    Edward L. Glaeser
    3.92 (5,305)

    America is an urban nation. more than two thirds of us live on the 3 percent of land that contains our cities. yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, crime ridden, expensive, environmentally unfriendly... or are they? as edward glaeser proves in this myth-shattering book, cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in cultural and economic terms) places to live. new yorkers, for instance, live longer than other americans; heart disease and cancer rates are lower in gotham than in the nation as a whole. more

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  • How Emotions Are Made

    How Emotions Are Made

    How Emotions Are Made

    Lisa Feldman Barrett
    Science
    4.11 (6,259)

    .emotions feel automatic, like uncontrollable reactions to things we think and experience. scientists have long supported this assumption by claiming that emotions are hardwired in the body or the brain. today, however, the science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology—ans this paradigm shift has far-reaching implications for us all.leading the charge is psychologist and neuroscientist lisa feldman barrett, whose theory of emotion is driving a deeper understanding of the mind and brain, and

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  • The No Complaining Rule

    The No Complaining Rule

    The No Complaining Rule

    Jon Gordon
    3.92 (3,488)

    Negativity in the workplace costs businesses billions of dollars and impacts the morale, productivity and health of individuals and teams. in the no complaining rule: positive ways to deal with negativity at work, jon gordon, a bestselling author, consultant and speaker, shares an enlightening story that demonstrates how you can conquer negativity and inspire others to adopt a positive attitude. based on one company's successful no complaining rule, the powerful principles and actionable plan are practical and easy-to-follow, making this book an ideal read for managers, team leaders and anyone

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  • You Are a Badass

    You Are a Badass

    You Are a Badass

    Jen Sincero
    3.94 (186,096)

    In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, #1 new york times bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, jen sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word. if you're ready to make some serious changes around here, you are a badass will help you: identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, blast past your fears so you can take big exciting risks, figure out how to make some damn money already,

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  • The One Thing

    The One Thing

    The One Thing

    Gary Keller,Jay Papasan
    4.09 (56,502)

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  • Organize for Complexity
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  • Your Strategy Needs a Strategy

    Your Strategy Needs a Strategy

    Your Strategy Needs a Strategy

    Janmejaya Sinha,Knut Haanaes,Martin Reeves
    4.05 (481)

    Executives are bombarded with bestselling ideas and best practices for achieving competitive advantage, but many of these ideas and practices contradict each other. should you aim to be big or fast? should you create a blue ocean, be adaptive, play to win—or forget about a sustainable competitive advantage altogether? in a business environment that is changing faster and becoming more uncertain and complex almost by the day, it’s never been more important—or more difficult—to choose the right approach to strategy. in this book, the boston consulting group’s martin reeves, knut

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  • Where Good Ideas Come from

    Where Good Ideas Come from

    Where Good Ideas Come from

    Steven Johnson
    History
    3.99 (13,913)

    The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery--these are all great ideas. but where do they come from? what kind of environment breeds them? what sparks the flash of brilliance? how do we generate the breakthrough technologies that push forward our lives, our society, our culture? steven johnson's answers are revelatory as he identifies the seven key patterns behind genuine innovation, and traces them across time and disciplines. from darwin and freud to the halls of google and apple, johnson investigates the innovation hubs throughout modern time and

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  • Grit

    Grit

    Grit

    Angela Duckworth
    Business & Economics
    4.06 (93,991)

    In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist angela duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and business people both seasoned and new that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called grit.why do some people succeed and others fail? sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, angela duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments.drawing on her own powerful story

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