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Principles: Life and Work
by Ray Dalio

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English

Pages

593

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</b><BR> <BR><b>“Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” —<i>The New York Times</i></b><BR> <BR><b>Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.</b><BR><BR>In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to <i>Fortune</i> magazine. Dalio himself has been named to <i>Time </i>magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.” It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio—who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood—that he believes are the reason behind his success.<BR> <BR>In <i>Principles, </i>Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating “baseball cards” for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, <i>Principles</i> also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve.<BR> <BR>Here, from a man who has been called both “the Steve Jobs of investing” and “the philosopher king of the financial universe” (<i>CIO </i>magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press.
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
by Simon Sinek

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

September 23, 2009

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<p> </p><b>The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER.</b><br /><br />In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time.<br />  <br /> Sinek starts with a fundamental question: 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? <br />  <br /> People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it.  <br />  <br /> START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
by Charles Duhigg

Language

English

Pages

418

Publication Date

February 28, 2012

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<p><b>OVER 60 WEEKS ON THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER LIST</b><br /><br /><b>With a new Afterword by the author</b><br /><b> </b><br />In <i>The Power of Habit, </i>Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter<i> </i>Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, <i>The Power of Habit</i> contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.<br /><br /><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • NPR<i> </i>BESTSELLER • <i>WASHINGTON POST </i>BESTSELLER • <i>LOS ANGELES TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • <i>USA TODAY </i>BESTSELLER • <i>PUBLISHERS WEEKLY </i>BESTSELLER</b><br />  <br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY</b><br /> <b><i>The Wall Street Journal • Financial Times</i></b><br />  <br /> “Sharp, provocative, and useful.”<b>—Jim Collins</b><br />  <br /> “Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. <i>The Power of Habit </i>is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good.”<b>—<i>Financial Times</i></b><br />  <br /> “A flat-out great read.”<b>—David Allen, bestselling author of <i>Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “You’ll never look at yourself, your organization, or your world quite the same way.”<b>—Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of <i>Drive </i>and<i> A Whole New Mind</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br /> “Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review<br /></i></b><br />“Cue: see cover. Routine: read book. Reward: fully comprehend the art of manipulation.”<b>—<i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br />“Absolutely fascinating.”<b>—<i>Wired<br /></i></b><br />“A fresh examination of how routine behaviors take hold and whether they are susceptible to change . . . The stories that Duhigg has knitted together are all fascinating in their own right, but take on an added dimension when wedded to his examination of habits.”<b>— Associated Press</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> “There’s been a lot of research over the past several years about how our habits shape us, and this work is beautifully described in the new book <i>The Power of Habit</i>.”<b>—David Brooks, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “A first-rate book—based on an impressive mass of research, written in a lively style and providing just the right balance of intellectual seriousness with practical advice on how to break our bad habits.”<b>—<i>The Economist</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “I have been spinning like a top since reading <i>The Power of Habit,</i> <i>New York Times</i> journalist Charles Duhigg’s fascinating best-seller about how people, businesses and organizations develop the positive routines that make them productive—and happy.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post<br /></i></b></p><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You...
by Robert I. Sutton

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English

Pages

229

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<DIV><B>If you're feeling stressed out, overtaxed, under-appreciated, bullied, or abused because you work with a jerk, learn how to avoid, outwit, and disarm assholes—today.</B><BR />  <BR /> Equally useful and entertaining, <I>The Asshole Survival Guide</I> delivers a cogent and methodical game plan when you find yourself working with a jerk—whether in the office, on the field, in the classroom, or just in life.  <BR />  <BR /> Sutton starts with diagnosis—what kind of asshole problem, exactly, are you dealing with? From there, he provides field-tested, evidence-based, and sometimes surprising strategies for dealing with the rude, impolite, irritating, unpleasant, or just plain incompetent—avoiding them, outwitting them, disarming them, sending them packing, and developing protective psychological armor. Sutton even teaches readers how to look inward to stifle their own inner jackass. 
  
<BR />  <BR /> Ultimately, this survival guide is about developing an outlook and personal plan that will help you preserve the sanity in your life, and will prevent all those perfectly good days from being ruined by some jerk.<DIV><DIV><DIV><DIV><DIV><DIV> </DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV>
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
by , Dan Heath

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

February 10, 2010

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<b>Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives?</b><br /><br />The primary obstacle is a conflict that's built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller <i>Made to Stick</i>. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems - the rational mind and the emotional mind - that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort - but if it is overcome, change can come quickly.<br /><br />In <i><b>Switch</b></i>, the Heaths show how everyday people - employees and managers, parents and nurses - have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results:<br /><br />- The lowly medical interns who managed to defeat an entrenched, decades-old medical practice that was endangering patients<br />- The home-organizing guru who developed a simple technique for overcoming the dread of housekeeping <br />- The manager who transformed a lackadaisical customer-support team into service zealots by <i>removing</i> a standard tool of customer service <br /><br />In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. <i><b>Switch</b> </i>shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.
Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business
by Gino Wickman

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English

Pages

275

Publication Date

April 03, 2012

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<div>Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you?<BR><BR>All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations—personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It’s not complicated or theoretical. Based on years of real-world implementation in more than 100 companies, the Entrepreneurial Operating System® is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned.<BR><BR>In <I>Traction</I>, you’ll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying <I>Traction</I> every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses—and you can too.<BR><BR>For an illustrative, real-world lesson on how to apply <I>Traction</I> to your business, check out its companion book, <I>Get A Grip</I>.<BR></div>
Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
by Kim Scott

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English

Pages

269

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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<p><b>Now a <i>New York Times</i> and <i>Wall Street Journal </i>bestseller</b></p><p>"I raced through <i>Radical Candor</i>--It’s thrilling to learn a framework that shows how to be both a better boss and a better colleague. <i>Radical Candor</i> is packed with illuminating truths, insightful advice, and practical suggestions, all illustrated with engaging (and often funny) stories from Kim Scott’s own experiences at places like Apple, Google, and various start-ups. Indispensable." —<b>Gretchen Rubin author of <i>New York Times </i>bestseller <i>The Happiness Project</i></b></p><p>"Reading <i>Radical Candor</i> will help you build, lead, and inspire teams to do the best work of their lives. Kim Scott's insights--based on her experience, keen observational intelligence and analysis--will help you be a better leader and create a more effective organization." —<b>Sheryl Sandberg author of the <i>New York Times </i>bestseller <i>Lean In</i></b></p><p>"Kim Scott has a well-earned reputation as a kick-ass boss and a voice that CEOs take seriously. In this remarkable book, she draws on her extensive experience to provide clear and honest guidance on the fundamentals of leading others: how to give (and receive) feedback, how to make smart decisions, how to keep moving forward, and much more. If you manage people--whether it be 1 person or a 1,000--you need <i>Radical Candor</i>. Now." —<b>Daniel Pink author of <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Drive</i></b></p><p>From the time we learn to speak, we’re told that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. When you become a manager, it’s your job to say it--and your obligation.</p><p>Author Kim Scott was an executive at Google and then at Apple, where she worked with a team to develop a class on how to be a good boss. She has earned growing fame in recent years with her vital new approach to effective management, Radical Candor.</p><p>Radical Candor is a simple idea: to be a good boss, you have to Care Personally at the same time that you Challenge Directly. When you challenge without caring it’s obnoxious aggression; when you care without challenging it’s ruinous empathy. When you do neither it’s manipulative insincerity. </p><p>This simple framework can help you build better relationships at work, and fulfill your three key responsibilities as a leader: creating a culture of feedback (praise and criticism), building a cohesive team, and achieving results you’re all proud of. </p><p><i>Radical Candor</i> offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Taken from years of the author’s experience, and distilled clearly giving actionable lessons to the reader; it shows managers how to be successful while retaining their humanity, finding meaning in their job, and creating an environment where people both love their work and their colleagues.</p>
Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your...
by Spencer Johnson

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English

Pages

108

Publication Date

September 08, 1998

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<b>THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER WITH OVER 10 MILLION COPIES IN PRINT!<br /><br />A timeless business classic,<i> Who Moved My Cheese?</i> uses a simple parabel to reveal profound truths about dealing with change so that you can enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life.<br /><br /></b><i>It would be all so easy if you had a map to the Maze.</i><br /><i>If the same old routines worked.</i><br /><i>If they'd just stop moving "The Cheese."</i><br /><i>But things keep changing...<br /><br /></i>Most people are fearful of change, both personal and professional, because they don't have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Dr. Spencer Johnson, the coauthor of the multimillion bestseller <i>The One Minute Manager,</i> uses a deceptively simple story to show that when it comes to living in a rapidly changing world, what matters most is your attitude.<br /><br />Exploring a simple way to take the fear and anxiety out of managing the future, <i>Who Moved My Cheese?</i> can help you discover how to anticipate, acknowledge, and accept change in order to have a positive impact on your job, your relationships, and every aspect of your life.
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't
by Simon Sinek

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English

Pages

363

Publication Date

January 07, 2014

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of <i>Start With Why</i> and <i>Together is Better</i>. Now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, based on Simon Sinek's viral video "Millenials in the workplace" (150+ million views).<br /></b><br />Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. <br /><br />In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?<br /><br />The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. "Officers eat last," he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What's symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort--even their own survival--for the good of those in their care.<br />     <br />Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a "Circle of Safety" that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside.<br /><br />Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the ...
by , Amy Wallace

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

April 08, 2014

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<b><b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>The Huffington Post • Financial Times • Success • Inc. • Library Journal</i></b><br /><br />From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, the Academy Award–winning studio behind <i>Inside Out </i>and <i>Toy Story, </i>comes an incisive book about creativity in business and leadership—sure to appeal to readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath. <i>Fast Company </i>raves that <i>Creativity, Inc. </i>“just might be the most thoughtful management book ever.”</b><br /><br /></b><i>Creativity, Inc.</i> is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture—but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.”<br /><br /> For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the <i>Toy Story</i> trilogy, <i>Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, WALL-E, </i>and <i>Inside Out, </i>which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really <i>is</i>. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired—and so profitable.<br /><br /> As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later, <i>Toy Story</i> was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie’s success—and in the thirteen movies that followed—was the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on leadership and management philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as:<br /><br /> • Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better.<br /> • If you don’t strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead. <br /> • It’s not the manager’s job to prevent risks. It’s the manager’s job to make it safe for others to take them.<br /> • The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. <br /> • A company’s communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody.<br /><br /> <b>Praise for <i>Creativity, Inc.</i></b><br /><br />“Over more than thirty years, Ed Catmull has developed methods to root out and destroy the barriers to creativity, to marry creativity to the pursuit of excellence, and, most impressive, to sustain a culture of disciplined creativity during setbacks and success.”<b>—Jim Collins, co-author of <i>Built to Last </i>and author of<i> Good to Great</i></b><br /><br /> “Too often, we seek to keep the status quo working. This is a book about breaking it.”<b>—Seth Godin</b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

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