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Ten Deadly Marketing Sins - Signs and Solutions

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The 22 Irrefutable Laws of Advertising (and When to Violate Them)

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The Adversity Paradox

Author: J. Barry Griswell & Bob Jennings

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: Mick Yates

Summary:Adversity is not an absolute requirement for building business savvy-ness or for being successful. But it has provided an invaluable crucible of learning.


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The Age Of Participation

Author: Patricia McLagan and Christo Nel

Publisher: Berrett Koehler, 1995

ISBN: Mick Yates

Summary:The book is a fascinating examination of what real participation means, in the workplace, and in society at large.


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The Big Three Management Styles

Author: Paul B. Thornton

Publisher: Multi-Media Publications

ISBN: Mandy Leonard

Summary:The central idea is that there are in fact only three basic leadership styles – Directing, Discussing and Delegating.


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The Chinese Tao of Business – The Logic of Successful Business Strategy

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The Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility

Author: Stewart Brand

Publisher: New York: Basic Books, 1999

ISBN: Centre of Bus

Summary:In The 'Clock of the Long Now', Brand tells the story about this effort to develop "the world's slowest computer." It's sort of like 'The Soul of a New Machine', except written by one of the project team, with the project still unfinished.


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The Crisis of Islam

Author: Bernard Lewis

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson

ISBN: 0 297 64548 X

Summary:Another outstanding book from this acclaimed Islamic scholar - deep insights into what is going on inside Islam today.


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The Daily Six

Author: John Chappelear

Publisher: G P Putnam & Sons

ISBN: Melanie Smith

Summary:Six simple steps to find the perfect balance of prosperity & purpose


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The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness

Author: Antonio R. Damasio

Publisher: Harcourt Brace, 1999

ISBN: David S. McIn

Summary:"Although consciousness has historically been in the domain of philosophers, it is neurologists who are doing the breakthrough work right now. Antonio Damasio has written a book that will probably be in print a hundred years from now..."


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The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World

Author: Lawrence Lessig

Publisher: New York: Random House, 2001

ISBN: Center of Bus

Summary:"Lawrence Lessig argues that free and open resources have always been critical to innovation, and that the Internet is rapidly becoming a lot less free."


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The Game Of Life

Author: Jim Murray

Publisher: 1998

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Summary:If life is a game, how do you play it? What are the rules and who makes them? Who are the master players? Are you a player or an unwitting victim?


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The Game-Changer

Author: A.G. Lafley & Ram Charan

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: Mick Yates

Summary:A.G. sums this up as "purpose driven innovation". This means innovation designed to do more than build market share and profits, and instead to focus on transforming new ideas and technologies into useful products that help consumers.


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The Kama Sutra of Business: Management Principles from Indian Classics

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The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century

Author: David Salsburg

Publisher: New York: Owl Books, 2002

ISBN: David S. McIn

Summary:The Lady Tasting Tea is one of the more painless introductions to statistics I have seen...it makes the case that statistics changed the nature of science in the 20th Century. It is just as true that it has changed business.


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The Leader's Digest

Author: Jim Clemmer

Publisher: TCG Press

ISBN: 0 9684675 1 2

Summary:A selection of quotations, anecdotes and plain old fashioned wisdom. A personal guide.


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The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills

Author: Paul Sloane

Publisher: Kogan Page 2003

ISBN: Zoë Williams

Summary:Just how innovative is your organisation? If you want to unlock potential within yourself and your team, this is the book to read.


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The Leadership Challenge (4th Ed)

Author: Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: Felicia Ho

Summary:The first edition had become a modern classic on leadership. With this 4th edition, new cases and concepts make it more readable and accessible to readers.


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The Leadership Mystique: A User's Manual for the Human Enterprise

Author: Manfred Kets de Vries

Publisher: New York: Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2001

ISBN: David S. McIn

Summary:Kets de Vries makes two key arguments. One, organizations, like people, have psychological styles. Two, people are not so straightforward.


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The Lexus and the Olive Tree

Author: Thomas L. Friedman

Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999

ISBN: Center of Bus

Summary:Friedman explains the foreign affairs beat, and his experiences. "To understand foreign affairs, Friedman says, one needs to understand economics; and to understand economics in the 90's, one needs to understand the changes that globalization is bringing."


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The Little Book of Big Decisions: How to Create Your Fate Every Day

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The Little Book of Value Investing

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The Loudest Duck

Author: Laura Liswood

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: LoudestDuck.j

Summary:A Chinese parable notes that the "the loudest duck gets shot." Different cultures can teach us a lot about how to improve our own culture.


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The Mystery of Capital

Author: Hernando de Soto

Publisher: New York: Basic Books, 2000

ISBN: Center of Bus

Summary:According to Hernando de Soto's book The Mystery of Capital, what separates the haves from the have-nots is property rights. "Today, in many developing and former communist nations, property law is no longer relevant to how the majority of the people live and work. How,he asks, "can a legal system aspire to legitimacy if it cuts out 80 percent of its people?"


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The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion

Author: John Hagel III, John Seely Brown & Lang Davison

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: Wally Bock

Summary:The companies of tomorrow will not seek efficiency and "push" their products - they will "pull" to attracting resources, ideas and people to drive learning and adaptation


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The Power of Ren: China’s Coaching Phenomenon

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The Practice of Adaptive Leadership

Author: Ronald Heifetz, Alexander Grashow, and Marty Linsky

Publisher: Harvard Business School Press

ISBN: Mandy Yates

Summary:This is a practical, hands-on guide that provides the tools in the form of case studies, diagrams and worksheets to help you develop your abilities as an adaptive leader


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The Rise of India

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The Sustainable Way

Author: Lionel Boxer

Publisher: Pan Macmillian, October 2005

ISBN: Lionel Boxer

Summary:So many managers are striving to deal with sustainability issues in an effective way, but so many of them are finding that their efforts fail to put appropriate controls in place. Managers start with the best intentions of behaving in a sustainable way, but find their plans are confounded. It has been shown that they fail to understand the culture and how to align it with their objective of achieving sustainability. Some people have been observed dealing with sustainability very well.


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The Woman Who Saved Children

Author: Clare Mulley

Publisher: Oneworld

ISBN: Mick Yates

Summary:Eglantyne was the founder of Save the Children, and the author of what became known as the United Nations Rights of the Child.


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Three Signs of a Miserable Job

Author: Patrick M. Lencioni

Publisher: Jossey Bass

ISBN: Felicia Ho

Summary:The Three Signs of a Miserable Job utilizes a business fable to present a simple, yet profound diagnosis of what many might consider a constant human condition: job misery.


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Toy Box Leadership

Author: Ron Hunter and Michael Waddell

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers

ISBN: Mandy Leonard

Summary:Taking toys that we grew up with to remind us of the leadership lessons that they taught us all.


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Triangles of Management and Leadership

Author: Paul B. Thornton

Publisher: Booklocker 2002

ISBN: Zoe Williams

Summary:The Triangles of Management and Leadership provides the core of what managers and leaders do. The triangle simplifies and highlights the three critical factors that comprise each management concept.


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Triangles of Managment and Leadership

Author: Paul Thornton

Publisher: Booklocker

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Summary:An interesting model of leadership, covering many aspects of the management and leadership role, with a unique traingle model.


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