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Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall ...
by John Brooks

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English

Pages

468

Publication Date

July 08, 2014

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<DIV><B>“<I>Business Adventures</I> remains the best business book I’ve ever read.” —Bill Gates, <I>The Wall Street Journal</I></B><BR /><BR /> What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened.<BR /><BR /> Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. Longtime <I>New Yorker </I>contributor John Brooks’s insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history repeats itself.<BR /><BR /> Five additional stories on equally fascinating subjects round out this wonderful collection that will both entertain and inform readers . . . <I>Business Adventures</I> is truly financial journalism at its liveliest and best.</DIV>
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended ...
by , Tahl Raz

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English

Pages

260

Publication Date

May 17, 2016

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<p><strong>A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations—whether in the boardroom or at home.</strong></p><p>After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator. <em>Never Split </em><em>the Difference</em> takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss’s head, revealing the skills that helped him and his colleagues succeed where it mattered most: saving lives. In this practical guide, he shares the nine effective principles—counterintuitive tactics and strategies—you too can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life.</p><p>Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for: buying a car, negotiating a salary, buying a home, renegotiating rent, deliberating with your partner. Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level, <em>Never Split the Difference</em> gives you the competitive edge in any discussion.</p>
How To Win Friends and Influence People
by Dale Carnegie

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English

Pages

285

Publication Date

August 24, 2010

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You can go after the job you want—and get it!<BR> You can take the job you have—and improve it!<BR> You can take any situation—and make it work for you!<BR><BR>Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, <i>How to Win Friends & Influence People</i> will teach you:<BR> <BR> -Six ways to make people like you<BR> -Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking<BR> -Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment<BR> <BR> And much more! Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!
Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business P...
by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

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English

Pages

252

Publication Date

October 07, 2015

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<b>Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it!</b> <p><i>Storytelling with Data</i> teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation.</p> <p>Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to:</p> <ul> <li>Understand the importance of context and audience</li> <li>Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation</li> <li>Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information</li> <li>Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data</li> <li>Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization</li> <li>Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience</li> </ul> <p>Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—<i>Storytelling with Data</i> will give you the skills and power to tell it!</p>
Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influence and Impact
by Phil M Jones

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English

Pages

151

Publication Date

July 26, 2017

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<b><i>“Abracadabra—you are a millionaire! That is what will happen if you follow the advice from Phil Jones in this book.”<br /><br />—Jeffrey Hayzlett, primetime TV and podcast host, chairman of C-Suite Network<br /><br />“Indeed, the right words spoken the right way, while perhaps not actually magic, can sure have the results of such.”<br /><br />—Bob Burg, co-author of The Go-Giver<br /><br />“I think Phil says it best himself at the end of this fabulous read: “Everything you have learned in this book is simple, easy to do and works.” It’s tried and tested, proven and guaranteed to help you get your own way more often.”<br /><br />—Philip Hesketh, professional speaker and author on the psychology of persuasion and influence<br /><br /><h2>Often the decision between a customer choosing you over someone like you is your ability to know exactly what to say, when to say it, and how to make it count.</h2><br /><br />Learn practical and instantly applicable skills in this book by Phil M. Jones, who’s trained more than two million people across five continents and over fifty countries in the lost art of spoken communication. </i></b><br /><br /><h2>Why This Book Will Help Me</h2><br /><br />Let’s face it, the success or failure of almost every human interaction is effected by the ability to choose the exact right words at the exact right time. Hard work, talent and perfect timing can all have great impact on your success, yet without the ability to steer a conversation and create an agreeable outcome so much effort is wasted. If you have ever found yourself lost for words, or have come away from a conversation without the result you are looking for, then the wisdom in this book delivers you both principles and exact examples to allow you to grow your confidence in conversation. <br /><br /><b>When It Really Counts</b><br /><br />Written with business situations in mind, it's applicable to many of life’s big moments. Whether looking to secure a job, close the sale, or help a friend, or loved one see things from another point of view – the ability to influence others is a universal skill. <br /><br />On the ABC hit tv-series “Shark Tank” , entrepreneurs are presenting their business ideas to potential millionaire investors. When these entrepreneurs have the camera rolling, and the lights are on, they know that every single word matters. <br /><br />In your important moments, do you feel that you exactly what to say? <br /><br /><h2>What You Will Learn</h2><br /><br />In Exactly What to Say, Phil delivers what he calls his “Magic Words” and precise examples of how you can use them. Expect to read the book quickly and feel instantly motivated to create your own examples to help you win more business, have more influence in your workplace and grow your persuasiveness in social circumstances. <br /><br /><h2>Author</h2><br /><br />Best-selling author and multiple award-winner Phil M. Jones is highly regarded as one of the world’s leading sales trainers. He has trained more than two million people across five continents and over fifty countries. Global brands, business leaders and celebrities have all consulted Phil’s expertise.<br /><br />In 2013 he became the youngest winner of the British Excellence in Sales and Marketing Award, has written multiple best selling books and continues to speak to audiences globally to demystify the art of selling and help empower people to ask for the things they want in life. <br /><br /><h2>Praise for Exactly What to Say</h2><br /><br />“If you want to get prospects, clients, colleagues, bosses or anybody to say “yes” to what you want, I have three magic words of advice for you: “Get this book!” <br /><br />—Sylvie di Giusto, keynote speaker and corporate image consultant<br /><br />“This book is packed with ideas and easy-to-implement suggestions that will assist any individual in obtaining the outcomes they require from the conversations they have.”<br /><br />—Grant Leboff, CEO, StickyMarketing.com<br /><br />“If you want to sell more and influence better, then this book is as close as you’ll get..."<br /><br />—Rob Brown, founder Networking Coaching Academy
The Science of Self-Learning: How to Teach Yourself Anything, Lea...
by Peter Hollins

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English

Pages

202

Publication Date

November 16, 2018

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<h2><b>How to learn effectively when you have to be <i>both the teacher and student</i>. Work smarter and <i>save yourself countless hours.</i></b></h2> <br />Self-learning is not just about performing better in the classroom or the office. <b>It’s about being able to aim your life in whatever direction you choose and conquering the obstacles in front of you.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Replicable methods and insights to build expertise from ground zero.</b></h2><br /><u><b>The Science of Self-Learning</b></u> focuses not only on learning, but what it means to direct your own learning. Anyone can read a book, but what about more? You will learn to deconstruct a topic and then construct your own syllabus and plan. <b>Gathering information, initial research, having a dialogue with new information - unlock these skills and you will unlock your life.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Make complex topics painless and less intimidating to approach and break down.</b></h2> <br /><i>Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author.</i> He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2><b>Develop habits and skills to fulfill your career or hobby goals.</b></h2><br />•Understand the learning success pyramid and how self-regulation and confidence impact learning.<br />•<b>How to stay motivated in tedious and tiring learning.</b><br />•The SQ3R Method and conversing with information.<br /><br /><h2><b>Science-based methods to help your brain absorb and retain more.</b></h2><br />•Speed reading and comprehension.<br />•<b>How to plan and schedule like Benjamin Franklin.</b><br />•How to extract information like juice from an orange.<br /><br /><h2><b>Most people have multiple careers in their lives. Self-learning is how you keep up and adapt.</b></h2> <br />The only thing that is given in life is that it will change. Seasons change. Moods change. You will change. Whatever happens, you will need to adapt to your new circumstances. Survival of the fittest isn’t just something that exists in science textbooks - it’s what happens in every phase of your life. <b>The ability to learn is what determines whether you sink or swim.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Gain the competitive edge and upgrade yourself by learning how to learn: scroll up and click the BUY NOW button.</b></h2> <br />
Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Sec...
by , Al Switzler

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

September 16, 2011

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</p> <p>The first edition of <i>Crucial Conversations</i> exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:</p> <ul> <li>Prepare for high-stakes situations</li> <li>Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue</li> <li>Make it safe to talk about almost anything</li> <li>Be persuasive, not abrasive</li> </ul>
Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Lis...
by Donald Miller

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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The way you describe and discuss your business to customers is vital to their understanding the compelling benefits of using your product, idea, or service, in turn increasing the chances of a successful relationship. That is why New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller has created the StoryBrand process. As a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their organizations, StoryBrand provides leaders the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping customers realize why they need what you are offering. Building a Storybrand shares with readers the seven universal story points all humans respond to; the real reason customers make purchases; how to simplify a brand message so people understand it; and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media. Whether you are the marketing director of a multibillion dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, this revolutionary method will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
by Greg Mckeown

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

April 15, 2014

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<b>INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER </b><br /><br />Have you ever felt the urge to declutter your work life?<br /><br />Do you often find yourself stretched too thin?<br /> <br />Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized?<br /> <br />Are you frequently busy but not productive?<br /> <br />Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas?<br /> <br />If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the <i>Way of the Essentialist</i><b>.</b><br /> <br />The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting <i>only the right things</i> done.  It is not  a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a <i>systematic discipline</i> for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.  <br /><br />By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy – instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.<br /><br />Essentialism is not one more thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything. A must-read for any leader, manager, or individual who wants to do less, but better, and declutter and organize their own their lives, Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.
Emotional Intelligence 2.0
by , Jean Greaves

Language

English

Pages

281

Publication Date

June 13, 2009

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In today's fast-paced world of competitive workplaces and turbulent economic conditions, each of us is searching for effective tools that can help us to manage, adapt, and strike out ahead of the pack.<br /><br />By now, emotional intelligence (EQ) needs little introduction—it’s no secret that EQ is critical to your success. But knowing what EQ is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things.<br /><br />Emotional Intelligence 2.0 delivers a step-by-step program for increasing your EQ via four, core EQ skills that enable you to achieve your fullest potential:<br /><br />1) Self-Awareness<br />2) Self-Management<br />3) Social Awareness<br />4) Relationship Management<br /><br />Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a book with a single purpose—increasing your EQ. Here’s what people are saying about it:<br /><br />“Emotional Intelligence 2.0 succinctly explains how to deal with emotions creatively and employ our intelligence in a beneficial way.”<br />—The Dalai Lama<br /><br />“A fast read with compelling anecdotes and good context in which to understand and improve.”<br />—Newsweek<br /><br />"Gives abundant, practical findings and insights with emphasis on how to develop EQ. Research shows convincingly that EQ is more important than IQ."<br />--Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People<br /><br />"This book can drastically change the way you think about success...read it twice."<br />--Patrick Lencioni, author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

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