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2008 and 2009 will be remembered for bear markets, a global credit crunch and some of the largest investment scams ever. But these scams are nothing new; from Charles Ponzi to Bernard Madoff to Sir R. Allen Stanford, they've been repeated throughout history, and there will certainly be more to come
How to Smell a Rat

2008 and 2009 will be remembered for bear markets, a global credit crunch and some of the largest investment scams ever. But these scams are nothing new; from Charles Ponzi to Bernard Madoff to Sir R. Allen Stanford, they've been repeated throughout history, and there will certainly be more to come

It was discovered that the people who own small businesses in the USA work far more than they should for the return they're getting. Many small businesses end up in chaos not because their owners don't work but because they are doing the wrong work.  Why is this? Why do so many
The E-Myth Revisited

It was discovered that the people who own small businesses in the USA work far more than they should for the return they're getting. Many small businesses end up in chaos not because their owners don't work but because they are doing the wrong work.  Why is this? Why do so many

Recognizing talent is a leader’s most needed task. Today, more than ever, an organization’s fate depends on its ability to identify, coach, retain and, when needed, replace talent. The simple answer to what is talent: is achievement. Talent without achievement is reduced to only potential. Let’s start by discussing the seven
Talent IQ

Recognizing talent is a leader’s most needed task. Today, more than ever, an organization’s fate depends on its ability to identify, coach, retain and, when needed, replace talent. The simple answer to what is talent: is achievement. Talent without achievement is reduced to only potential. Let’s start by discussing the seven

A crucial confrontation consists of a face-to-face accountability discussion. Someone has disappointed you and you talk to him or her directly. All crucial confrontations start with the question: Why didn’t you do what you were supposed to do? And they only end when a solution is reached and both parties are
Crucial Confrontations

A crucial confrontation consists of a face-to-face accountability discussion. Someone has disappointed you and you talk to him or her directly. All crucial confrontations start with the question: Why didn’t you do what you were supposed to do? And they only end when a solution is reached and both parties are

Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. Some people are exceptionally good at presenting their ideas. Their skill elevates their stature and influence in today's society. There's nothing more inspiring than a bold idea delivered by a great speaker. Ideas, effectively packaged and delivered, can change the world. So, wouldn't
Talk Like TED

Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. Some people are exceptionally good at presenting their ideas. Their skill elevates their stature and influence in today's society. There's nothing more inspiring than a bold idea delivered by a great speaker. Ideas, effectively packaged and delivered, can change the world. So, wouldn't

With The Shallows, a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction and a New York Times bestseller, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the net’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. The Shallows is, writes Slate, “a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”
The Shallows

With The Shallows, a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction and a New York Times bestseller, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the net’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. The Shallows is, writes Slate, “a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”

Today, many psychologists are developing new accounts of how personality works based on the rapid accumulation of findings of the field, namely, the theory of a new human intelligence – a mental capacity that we use to guide our lives – to reason about ourselves and other people. This ability to
Personal Intelligence

Today, many psychologists are developing new accounts of how personality works based on the rapid accumulation of findings of the field, namely, the theory of a new human intelligence – a mental capacity that we use to guide our lives – to reason about ourselves and other people. This ability to

Everyone uses some foresight; most people think about the future at some time and try to make sense of it in their day-to-day lives. Take present-buying: you are using foresight to think ahead to what each person would like to receive (decision-making); to think about where you will find/buy/make each gift
Strategic Foresight

Everyone uses some foresight; most people think about the future at some time and try to make sense of it in their day-to-day lives. Take present-buying: you are using foresight to think ahead to what each person would like to receive (decision-making); to think about where you will find/buy/make each gift

We all want to be better than average. We want to be A+. What does it take to be A+? The essence of being A+ is that we need to realize strengths in ourselves and others. We need to become and continue becoming the best that we can be, as well
Average to A+

We all want to be better than average. We want to be A+. What does it take to be A+? The essence of being A+ is that we need to realize strengths in ourselves and others. We need to become and continue becoming the best that we can be, as well

The tracking of top-seller lists is a national obsession. Our culture is a massive popularity contest. We are consumed by hits—making them, choosing them, talking about them, and following their rise and fall. No surprise that hits have become the lens through which we observe our own culture. We define our
The Long Tail

The tracking of top-seller lists is a national obsession. Our culture is a massive popularity contest. We are consumed by hits—making them, choosing them, talking about them, and following their rise and fall. No surprise that hits have become the lens through which we observe our own culture. We define our

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If I see only the mental map of 1st Alternative—my own map—then the only way out is to persuade you to shift your paradigm or even force you to accept my alternative: I must win and you must lose.  If, on

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It’s certainly true that many of the particulars of business have changed. But the fundamentals have not. The stories in this book are just as relevant now as they were back then, and the lessons learned still apply today. Each story

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