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    1. Good to Great and the Social Sectors:
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    2. Execution: The Discipline of Getting
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    3. Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost
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    4. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist
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    5. Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create
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    6. Good to Great: Why Some Companies
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    7. SPIN Selling
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    8. Tough Choices: A Memoir
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    9. Financial Management: Theory and
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    10. Busting Loose From the Money Game:
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    11. Now, Discover Your Strengths
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    13. The First 90 Days: Critical Success
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    14. How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive
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    1. Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great
    by Collins
    Paperback (30 November, 2005)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Concise, helpful, and interesting
    This chapter turned book, provides some nice insights into the intersection of Collins's business practices and the nonprofit sector.A helpful read for those interested in social enterprise.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Five Challenges for Non-Profits to Achieve Greatness
    I have direct experience in the social sector with over twenty-five years as an advisor or board member of several, varied non-profits. "Good to Great and the Social Sectors" resonated with me as it fills a very deep void in social sector leadership guidance.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Provides the Missing Link for Nonprofits to Grow from Good to Great
    "Good To Great" remains my favorite leadership book, for a variety of reasons. The only shortfall has been in applying some of its tenets to our nonprofit organization. This monograph is very useful in making the book work for an organization that is driven by a different kind of results. The monograph also allows you to get this info without having to buy another copy of Good to Great,so it is well worth the cost for its small size. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business Organization    3. Business/Economics    4. General    5. Management    6. Nonprofit organizations    7. Organizational change    8. Sociology    9. Sociology - Social Theory    10. Strategic planning    11. Business & Economics / Management   


    2. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
    by Crown Business
    Hardcover (15 June, 2002)
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    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Disciplines like strategy, leadership development, and innovation are the sexier aspects of being at the helm of a successful business; actually getting things done never seems quite as glamorous. But as Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan demonstrate in Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Rudimentary
    Do not expect much of an wisdom here. The book has enough material for maybe a one page pamphlet. The rest is war stories without beginnings or endings.
    2-0 out of 5 stars The authors didn't execute.
    Funny that a book about execution doesn't get it accomplish. The authors have a lot of experience and I am sure are good at leading and executing. However, the book does not get to the point. The authors ramble about their managing experience and almost 300 pages to transmit few ideas.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Corporate burocrasy uncovered
    I must say for the fairness of this review that my expetations were founded into practical personal advice on how to execute one you had your objective in mind.
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    3. Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results
    by Hyperion
    Hardcover (08 March, 2000)
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    Here's another management parable that draws its lesson from an unlikely source--this time it's the fun-loving fishmongers at Seattle's Pike Place Market. In Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!!
    This is a great book and a good philosophy on work and life in general! It is a quick read and very much so worth the time to check it out!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A delightful and insightful reading material
    It's an easy to read book, simple and yet insightful. The Fish Philosophy does not only apply to one's workplace but also to how a person chooses to approach life in general.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A great place to start
    Stories make for wonderful teaching tools. FISH, based on the famed Pikes Fish Market, presents a compelling argument why every company needs to incorporate passion and fun into what it puts out. I would also recommend Get Weird by John Puetz. Good work, as long as you incorporate the ideas and don't abandon them 30 days from now. Otherwise, it becomes another addition to the Flavor of the Month slush pile. ... Read more

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    4. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
    by William Morrow
    Roughcut (12 April, 2005)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Economics is not widely considered to be one of the sexier sciences. The annual Nobel Prize winner in that field never receives as much publicity as his or her compatriots in peace, literature, or physics. But if such slights are based on the notion that economics is dull, or that economists are concerned only with finance itself, Steven D. Levitt will change some minds. In Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Fluff and Nonsense
    The underlying theme of this book seems to be that if one can come up with enough provocative theses and find some support, however tenuous, for them, perhaps one can write a thin, light weight book which will attract attention and thereby gain one's 15 minutes of fame.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Compelling, but superficial arguments
    The storytelling and economic science are the backbone of this compelling book and the scattered topics aren't enough to minimize Levitt's or Dubner's effort.The superficiality of the ideas is, however, and the wild concepts that the self-proclaimed freakonomist advances are easily put to question by simple thought experiments.For instance, the most controversial proposition that Levitt makes is that the legalization of abortion in the '70s was the single most important factor in the steep decline of crime in the US in the '90s, and that can be scrutinized easily.Levitt says that the people who would have been born to those mothers in the '70s would have gone on to live lives of the unwanted and been more likely to commit crimes in their late teens and early twenties (the '90s).Since millions were aborted, they weren't there to commit those crimes later.This eerie idea may be hard to stomach, but that's not the reason it should be doubted.If the aborted children would have a higher chance of becoming criminals, they would, no doubt, also have a higher chance of becoming poor, but the poverty rates for people above 18 remained relatively stable through the '80s and since.
    4-0 out of 5 stars It's about time Statistician speak out
    I originaly bought this for my son (in college on the mainland) based on an article I read in the sunday paper. When I saw it in the library I decided to pick it up and see if the book was any good. Well I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this was a very worthy book. After all how many people would ever consider a Statistician's opinion, well this is one time where you should. ... Read more

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    5. Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (03 February, 2005)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Beyond expectations for firms searching for answers
    I admit I was skeptical of the promises this book made.The book went beyond my expectations.It gives a structured framework for culling newness out of tired competition.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Profound Insights into Marketing and into Life!
    The authors show us examples of companies who were not satisfied with the socially accepted business paradigms of their industry and were eventive enough to create a whole new market for themselves with their intuition, grit and determination. Exciting! May even change your life!

    3-0 out of 5 stars If you do not own your own business, his could be fun reading
    I have never made the time to review a book, but this book came highly reccommended by other reviewers.Since I cant know their business backgrounds, I'd like to help someone else in making the decision of reading this book.
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    Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business/Economics    4. Investments & Securities - General    5. Market segmentation    6. Marketing - General    7. Marketing Management    8. New products    9. Product Management    10. Strategic Planning    11. Business strategy   


    6. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
    by Collins
    Hardcover (16 October, 2001)
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    Isbn: 0066620996
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Five years ago, Jim Collins asked the question, "Can a good company become a great company and if so, how?" In Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Superb!
    This is the best book I have read in regards to successful business.If you work in the corporate world, this is a must read.It is based on five years of research, and the author doesn't try to prove anything other than that which the facts prove.I am reading it for the fourth time now and draw more from it each time.Again, a must read.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good to Great review from Steven Vornea
    Every single person needs to read this book and just buy it! This book can be a life changer for people.
    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best business books out there
    Jim Collins puts forward one of the great concepts in business...and in life...that getting the right people in the right situations is the best staple of great leadership.Collins' message can be applied to any situation (business, sports, education, etc.).He has an engaging writing style and uses a wide variety of companies to illustrate his central theme of leadership as leading to great success.Collins also illustrates the great importance of a humble leader, one who gives of him/herself for the betterment of the system as a whole.This was a fascinating read, and you will close the book with a great deal of insight into how you run both your professional and personal life.A terrific, terrific read.In fact, I have gone back and begun to read Built to Last, which is actually the prequel to Good to Great.I honestly could not recommend this book more than I do. ... Read more

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    7. SPIN Selling
    by McGraw-Hill
    Hardcover (01 May, 1988)
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    Isbn: 0070511136
    Sales Rank: 1214
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Re-reading the Classics
    The canon of Sales Lit goes back only a couple of decades.In that canon, Neil Rackham's first "Spin Selling" takes a special place as one of the classics or founding texts.So, if you need help preparing a meeting with one of your largest accounts, take the time to re-read this classic text.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Revealing selling process
    SPIN Selling illustrates the validaty of the method by showing how real Fortune 500 sales forces have improved by asking the right questions to uncover customer pain.This book will enlighten sales managers and any representatives who manage large sales transactions. Also, executives can benefit from the insights about large sales. I have personally improved my sales numbers greatly after utilizing the ideas in SPIN Selling.This book deserves a place in all-time sales manual classics.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book on asking the right questions
    A very good and interesting book and very easy to read. For me this book was very convincing for 2 important reasons: 1. SPIN selling is based upon scientific research of many sales calls for many years. 2. The idea of SPIN selling is about the fact that customers decide whether they buy somehting (or advance the sales call) upon their own ideas, their own beliefs, their own assumptions.
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    8. Tough Choices: A Memoir
    by Portfolio Hardcover
    Hardcover (09 October, 2006)
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    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    For her six years as CEO of technology giant Hewlett-Packard, Carly Fiorina was one of the most public faces in business, consistently chosen as the most powerful woman in corporate America. But after being ousted by the HP board of directors in early 2005, she stepped away from the spotlight. She returns to the public eye with her new memoir, Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book
    I had very little knowledge of Carly and her time at HP prior to reading her book.I picked it up because I had the opportunity to hear her speak at a convention in Las Vegas and I was very impressed.This book really was enjoyable from page 1 all the way through the end.Many may disagree with her style and candidness, but I found great inspiration in this book.It is well written (a page turner)!!Pick it up, you won't regret it or put it down!

    1-0 out of 5 stars No self-awareness here
    Carly is a talented executive who made some big mistakes at HP. She could learn from them and move on to be a great executive, but she doesn't appear willing to acknowledge her mistakes, much less learn from them. She throws a lot of blame around in this book seems blinded by her own arrogance. I personally hate when people talk about making "tough choices" as if it shows gutsiness, or proves character. I'd rather hear some discussion about making correct choices, or informed choices. Since Carly is reported to be considering a run for office, this arrogance and disinclination to accept responsibility or blame for bad choices, should be kept in mind.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent biography
    This book is much, much more than the story of corporate greed and corruption at the Board of Dirctor's level.This is a very interesting and easy to read story of one peron's life as she earned her way from secretary to Chairman and CEO of one of the world's largest and most powerful companies. I highly recommend this book as a biography, not just a tell-all on corporate scandal. ... Read more

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    9. Financial Management: Theory and Practice with Thomson ONE (Harcourt College Publishers Series in Finance)
    by South-Western College Pub
    Hardcover (12 March, 2004)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Valuable Knowledge
    This book was used in our MBA finance course. Many parts of financial management in this book are useful for a financial leader. This book has easy, logical, and coherent valuation formulas related to WACC and other financial measurements. Certainly speaks real life application - I intend to keep this book beyond my MBA program.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Explanations
    Overall, this text is well put together.It has good explanations and examples in each chapter.If you choose to take the time and do the self test questions at the end of each section, the answers are in the back.Also, the end of the chapter problems have answers that you can check your work.I haven't used the supporting web material yet, but there are tools and supporting material to download.

    5-0 out of 5 stars good enough for undergrads + serious MBAs
    Terrific intro-level book to corporate finance -- those thinking the book is too basic could not be more wrong: top MBA programs around the country are adopting this book back into their cirricula. ... Read more

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    10. Busting Loose From the Money Game: Mind-Blowing Strategies for Changing the Rules of a Game You Can't Win
    by Wiley
    Hardcover (11 September, 2006)
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Not Very Good
    I have read a lot of personal development books. This book is very poorly written, has bad arguments which loop around to create reason, and I could not imagine giving this book to some poor kid in South America, southeast Asia, or Africa and telling them, "here read this book, you are starving but it is a holographic illusion, your Consciousness or the Hologram Illusion did this, it is not real." The author of this is born too well off, is lost in his Rich middle class American world filled with Western Philosophy that isn't applying to the rest of the world, and needs to strike a reality check. I do believe thought creates action but this is a little sick behavior from the author.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Despite obvious problems, still willing to use ideas
    I want to believe.If it's true, it will work regardless of my "belief."In fact, I even used the author's "Process" on my discomfort with his system. 2-0 out of 5 stars NOT TO BAd~!
    This book was good but not terrific. after reading best sellers like Why we want you to be rich by Donald TRump and God Doesn't run a $2 Shop by Sage Saint Francis i found that this book just was not in the same leauge.
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    11. Now, Discover Your Strengths
    by Free Press
    Hardcover (29 January, 2001)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Effectively managing personnel--as well as one's own behavior--is an extraordinarily complex task that, not surprisingly, has been the subject of countless books touting what each claims is the true path to success. That said, Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton's Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Take work from your strengths
    A fantastic book of weekness and strength, a human being is a mixture of weekness and strength equally and those among us who take work with thier strength come out successful regardless of the profession they are involve in, they can focus on thier strength rather than weakness, positive attitude regardless all the adversaries of a life. I learned a great deal out of this Marcus Buckingham book and I strongly recommend to the book lovers don't miss this one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars What a Novel Concept
    By:Jeffrey W. Bennett, Founder of LayMentor and author of Under the Lontar Palm.
    2-0 out of 5 stars Ok~ but I think the Keirsey Temperment Test is more accurate - and cheaper.
    This book has its good points. If anything, it helps you put into words what you wantfrom a supervisor, but it is not very accurate. The online test does not account for a difference between when 2 of their options are both exactly like you, or if they don't describe you at all. This messes up the results, and it did not describe me very well. I am not just in denial. I have taken a lot of personality type tests, like the Keirsey Temperment sorter and have a pretty good idea of my strengths. So, although this book is pretty good in making you understand the importance of incouraging your strengths, it still leaves you wondering about how you fit in to their terminology.
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    12. How to Win Friends & Influence People
    by Pocket
    Mass Market Paperback (15 February, 1990)
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    Isbn: 0671723650
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    This grandfather of all people-skills books was first published in 1937. It was an overnight hit, eventually selling 15 million copies. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!
    Dale Carnegie is one of the authors I have admired for so long. There are numerous reasons why this book is a classic one. He deeply believes that in every person there is good and you can approach it. Of course, there are many negative people who don't like this book because they see everything in black and white. Carnegie on the other side advocates a really delicate, positive and humane approach to everyone around you. It comes very close to "treat the others as you want them to treat you". I am sure that if everyone read and apply the principles in this wonderful book, the world will be a better place. I am sure that you will be pleased as well with his talent to really understand what drives people. Some of the key and basic motivators he discussed are sex and being important. His viewpoint is very close to the one of the bestselling author of scientfically guaranteed male multiple orgasms and ultimate sex. After all genius things are usually simple. Carnegie explores the human nature and common hot buttons together with the reader and gives you tools to manage and push them at your will with the help of numerous examples. I liked that the book is practical, easy and fun to read, and most of all that it delivers great value. I can not say the same for many other books. Definitely get a copy especially if you are a "good" person and prefer to treat people with respect and dignity.

    5-0 out of 5 stars If only...
    If everyone in the world read this book just once, it would be such a more enjoyable place to live in...

    5-0 out of 5 stars Classic of Self Help Genre
    This book may be the one that Created the genre.And what was true then is just as true today.One of the loveliest parts about this book are the stories and anecdotes from the time when it was written.It was a simpler time back then.And the people faced such different dilemas than we do today.Yet, the more things change, the more things stay the same.The humanity of this books comes through loud and clear. ... Read more

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    13. The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels
    by Harvard Business School Press
    Hardcover (18 September, 2003)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars "the book" for all executives and managers
    It is not a book focus on "managing career transmission" as suggested by the title of the book. Actually it is the guide book on all management related topics on management effeciveness, leadership, negotiation and organizational behavior. Very clearly articulated, easy to read and down to earth. Another excellent example of Harvard's high intellegence assets.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Topic - kudos Mr Watkins!
    My husband took the book out from the library for me and after reading the first few chapters I decided that this was a book to own. As you will keep going back to re-read the roadmap to help you on your new venture(s).
    5-0 out of 5 stars Most helpful!
    Sound, practical advice for anyone climbing the corporate ladder. Great exercises and guidelines for conversations with new bosses as well as new underlings. Great help for those first 90 days and beyond. ... Read more

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    14. How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life
    by Gallup Press
    Hardcover (10 August, 2004)
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    2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
    I was thinking negative thoughts waiting for the book to advise me on positive thoughts.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Encouragement is Like Miracle-Gro for Relationships
    I have long been a proponent of encouragement as a means to build healthy, strong relationships and promote growth. This book offers a concrete plan for making that happen. I have observed people moved to tears by a little appreciation. People are starving for love and appreciation. Don't let the people in your life suffer any longer.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good Service
    I ordered this book on Friday August 25th at 4:53 p.m.
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    15. The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More
    by Hyperion
    Hardcover (11 July, 2006)
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    3-0 out of 5 stars The Antithesis of Winner-Take-All
    If you became hopelessly depressed after reading "The Winner-Take-All Society" by Frank and Cook, then "The Long Tail" will provide you with some solace. Nothing ever reaches its logical conclusion, and economic rewards will not aggregate to the top ad infinitum. The ability to make an infinite number of copies of the "best" song or movie or book contrasts with the infinite shelf space available on the internet. "The Long Tail" demonstrates why that shelf space will be a highly democratizing force. People are always looking for something new, and the traditional, monopolistic channels (or gatekeepers) are under siege, even now.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Pop-science goes marketing
    The big thing these days seems to be science writers like Malcolm Gladwell coming up with best-sellers that, charitably put, are very light on facts and very long on sometimes outlandish assertion. Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired magazine, joins the parade with his silly - yes, silly - claim that businesses like music and movies are no longer driven by hits, but by the "long tail." That it is the thousands of titles that people buy or rent infrequently. Somehow, according to Anderson, the idea of web merchants making a zillion titles available and some of those titles being sold or rented once or twice will be the "transformation . . . coming to just about every industry imaginable." Uh, no it ain't. Nowhere in the book does Anderson factor in the reality that someone pays for the production of all those videos and music tracks that rent or sell infrequently. Nor does he account for the reality that not every web merchant can acheive the volume of an Amazon or eBay. In other words, Anderson has discovered the obvious: if you make 30,000 movies available for rental, let's say, through a Netflix, many of the cult titles and dogs will be rented. Anderson pounds on this "long tail" effec while glossing over the fact that the neighborhood video rental store won't carry 30,000 titles. The profits from the occasionl rental of the 30,000th item on the list won't match the cost of acquiring and keeping it in stock in a store, while it makes little difference to a Netflix.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Insights that influence Google's strategic thinking.
    98 Rule: Netflix reckoned that 95 percent of its 25,000 DVDs rented at least once a quarter. Amazon using an independent academic research on its book sales suggested that 98 percent of its top 100,000 books sold at least once a quarter.Digital space cost per DVD is very cheap and represent almost no physical inventory space excepting magnetic medium storage.In the sale of one or two DVDs, the traditional retail runs out of steam because it can turn inventory fast enough to pay for physical space, but the economics of online retail keep going.Eventually, Amazon will localize and print digital media using high-speed printers producing a book in seconds from an electronic catalog, the birth of a book replication. DVDs will be replaced by wireless iPods, who are paying subscribers to iTunes, will increase the speed of distribution and volume of sales of the media they prefer. The 80/20 rules are changing.
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    16. The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles From The World's Greatest Manufacturer
    by McGraw-Hill
    Hardcover (17 December, 2003)
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    Isbn: 0071392319
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Behind-the-scenes of Big Business
    A good behind the scenes type of book. Interesting to learn why Toyota is one of the big three automakers.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Summary of Toyota Culture
    This book brings it all together under 14 principles. It is a good book for those who would like to learn about Toyota's success.

    1-0 out of 5 stars THE TOYOTA WAY CD REVIEW
    On disk # 2 some of the tracks "skip" when played and are inaubible.Have not yet played all of the disks, but was disappointed to find this lack of quality - especially when the book topic stresses the importance of quality. ... Read more

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    17. The One Minute Manager Anniversary Ed: The World's Most Popular Management Method
    by William Morrow
    Hardcover (01 September, 1982)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
    Yeah I was forced to read this by my boss...but it was quick and worthwhile.I am an experienced manager but I still picked up some valuable tips. This is worth while reading- short, to the point, and informative

    5-0 out of 5 stars Universally applicable!
    This is one of my favorite books. It is geniusly simple, respectful and powerful. I was surprised to find out that I can easily apply the 3 principles in almost every relationship. So many people around deserve to be praised and taught a lesson and it is very important HOW you will do it because the final result can be very positive or just the opposite. It is a very valuable book which is very well written and is a fast read. I also highly recommend the other books from the One Minute Manager series because every book has a lot to offer and they will be especially helpful if you are in a business environment.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Timeless

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    18. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
    by Penguin (Non-Classics)
    Paperback (01 December, 1991)
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    We're constantly negotiating in our lives, whether it's convincing the kids to do their homework or settling million-dollar lawsuits. For those who need help winning these battles, Roger Fisher has developed a simple and straightforward five-step system for how to behave in negotiations. Narrated soothingly by NPR announcer Bob Edwards, Fisher adds the meaty portions of the material with a sense of playfulness. The blend of voices makes this tape easy to listen to, especially the real-life negotiating scenarios, in which negotiating examples are given. This is a must-have tape for every businessperson's car. (Running time: one hour, one cassette) Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Managing Conflict using Getting to Yes, what a book!
    Few books stand up from the crowd when we talk about conflict and negotiation. This book does and it serves companies a great deal to make it a required reading for professionals. When I recommend this book to trainees in all my training seminars people think I am getting paidcommission from the publisher :) hmmmmmmay be I should. Combine this book with 48 laws of power and turn your engine of influence on. Add NLP on top of it and guarantee winning every reasonable deal.Conflict, Power and Influence is it !

    4-0 out of 5 stars The content of this book is sound; however
    First, a testimonial.When I was three-quarters of the way through, I had a whammy of a week.On Monday I negotiated in a job interview, Tuesday I negotiated with my landlady, and Wednesday I negotiated with my manager over new job routines (the cause of my activities on Monday). I found the methods, strategies, approaches and techniques in the book IMMEDIATELY helpful in these situations.
    4-0 out of 5 stars better than expected
    this book was boring at first but the real meat is close to the end.I think this book not only be used on business but also with friends.I've tried using it to talk w/ people and it works.A good read and good asset! ... Read more

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    19. The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life
    by Penguin (Non-Classics)
    Paperback (24 September, 2002)
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    Isbn: 0142001104
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    The lure of this book's promise starts with the assumption in its title. Possibility--that big, all-encompassing, wide-open-door concept--is an art? Well, who doesn't want to be a skilled artist, whether in the director's chair, the boardroom, on the factory floor, or even just in dealing with life's everyday situations? Becoming an artist, however, requires discipline, and what the authors of Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Open YOURSELF up to a world of possibility!
    This book was recommended to me several times, and I'm glad I finally found the time to read it.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Great title - not as good on the content
    I finished a book last night - The Art of Possibility. Great title but not as inspiring as I had hoped. It did have one quote that I liked. A great maestro, Herbert von Karajan jumped into a taxi and shouted to the driver "Hurry, hurry". "Very good sir " where to?" said the driver. "It does not matter" said von Karajan. "I am needed everywhere".
    2-0 out of 5 stars It's what you want it to be.
    I respect all the positive reviews here, but have a different opinion. For me, this book was like being trapped at a 2 hour meal in a restaurant with a couple I didn't like. If you already see the world in very positive terms, this book will verify your view in glowing new ways. If you're not in a positive place and are trying to get out of it by reading books with titles like "The Art of Possibility", it's not for you. At all. Does it help when people invite you to "cheer up?" Didn't think so. Imagine that x 100. Annoying.
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    20. Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions
    by St. Martin's Press
    Hardcover (05 September, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Myth-terySolved!
    Myths and fables hold important lessons within their memorable plots and characters -- and that is part of the appeal of this new book from John Kotter.Our ability to relate to and identify with these characters helps us to imagine applying Kotter's 8 change steps to our own complex situations.Fred, Jordan, Louis, Sally Ann, Nono, Alice, and the rest of the 'plucked from real-life' characters in this change fable want you to see the plan in action.This quick, entertaining read is also beautifully illustrated.Those who have seen Kotter teach will attest to his extraordinary skill as a storyteller.To some extent, that experience of seeing him "live" is captured in the pages of this charming little book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Strikes a great balance...
    I loved this book.I've read so many dry business books and frankly don't remember half of the points made.I can honestly say this short read was a great tool for those seeking to implement change - and it does so in an interesting, memorable, salient way.Entertaining but practical.The 8 step change process will refocus one's activities and priorities in business development and management.Great for just about any business environment.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Our Iceberg is Melting
    "Our Iceberg is Melting" is a unique book that presents some of the key business tools for leadership and change in simple terms that anyone can understand.This fast read gives you take home points to make the necessary changes in your company or even your personal life, in order to gain more success.It's fun to relate the characters in the book to your own company and see how each personality is a vital part in running the business.It's nice to go back to the basics and realize that in order to achieve the leader's goals, the leader should make it a priority to get everyone on the team involved and allow them to feel important.
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