Do More Great Work.

Author: Michael Bungay Stanier

Category: Business & Finance

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Deal starts: November 12, 2019

Deal ends: November 12, 2019

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A self-coaching book that helps you find challenging, fulfilling, and impactful work "in a manner similar to What Color Is Your Parachute?" (Seattle Pi). When you're up to your eyeballs answering emails, returning phone calls, attending meetings, and scrambling to get that project done, you can turn to this inspirational, motivating, and at times playful book for invaluable guidance. In fifteen exercises, Do More Great Work shows how you can finally do more of the work that pushes you forward, stretches your creativity, and truly satisfies you. The exercises are "maps" -- brilliantly simple visual tools that help you find, start, and sustain Great Work, revealing how to: • Find clues to your own Great Work -- they're all around you • Locate the sweet spot between what you want to do and what your organization wants you to do • Generate new ideas and possibilities quickly • Best manage your overwhelming workload • Double the likelihood that you'll do what you want to do All it takes is ten minutes a day, a pencil, and a willingness to change. Do More Great Work will not only help you identify what the Great Work of your life is, it will tell you how to do it. "Great work really does come in small packages! This little book is a dynamo of 'great work truths.'" -- Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Triggers "[Stanier] has an ability to shake our tree and make us more conscious and responsible. And the best part -- he makes it easy and fun." -- David Allen, New York Times-bestselling author of Getting Things Done

Feminist Fight Club

Author: Jessica Bennett

Category: Business & Finance

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Deal starts: November 11, 2019

Deal ends: November 11, 2019

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Part manual, part manifesto, a humorous yet incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at work -- a pocketbook Lean In for the Buzzfeed generation that provides real-life career advice and humorous reinforcement for a new generation of professional women. It was a fight club -- but without the fighting and without the men. Every month, the women would huddle in a friend's apartment to share sexist job frustrations and trade tips for how best to tackle them. Once upon a time, you might have called them a consciousness-raising group. But the problems of today's working world are more subtle, less pronounced, harder to identify -- and, if Ellen Pao is any indication, harder to prove -- than those of their foremothers. These women weren't just there to vent. They needed battle tactics. And so the fight club was born. Hard-hitting and entertaining, Feminist Fight Club blends personal stories with research, statistics, infographics, and no-bullsh*t expert advice. Bennett offers a new vocabulary for the sexist workplace archetypes women encounter everyday -- such as the Manterrupter who talks over female colleagues in meetings or the Himitator who appropriates their ideas -- and provides practical hacks for navigating other gender landmines in today's working world. With original illustrations, Feminist Mad Libs, a Negotiation Cheat Sheet, as well as fascinating historical research and a kit for "How to Start Your Own Club," Feminist Fight Club tackles both the external (sexist) and internal (self-sabotaging) behaviors that plague today's women -- as well as the system that perpetuates them.

The Personal MBA

Author: Josh Kaufman

Category: Business & Finance

Regular price: $14.99

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Deal starts: November 10, 2019

Deal ends: November 10, 2019

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Master the fundamentals, hone your business instincts, and save a fortune in tuition. The consensus is clear: MBA programs are a waste of time and money. Even the elite schools offer outdated assembly-line educations about profit-and-loss statements and PowerPoint presentations. After two years poring over sanitized case studies, students are shuffled off into middle management to find out how business really works. Josh Kaufman has made a business out of distilling the core principles of business and delivering them quickly and concisely to people at all stages of their careers. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. In The Personal MBA, he shares the essentials of sales, marketing, negotiation, strategy, and much more. True leaders aren't made by business schools-they make themselves, seeking out the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to succeed. Read this book and in one week you will learn the principles it takes most people a lifetime to master.

The Great Game of Business

Author: Jack Stack

Category: Business & Finance

Regular price: $13.99

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Deal starts: November 09, 2019

Deal ends: November 09, 2019

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In the early 1980s, Springfield Remanufacturing  Corporation (SRC) in Springfield, Missouri, was a  near bankrupt division of International Harvester.  That's when a green young manager, Jack Stack,  took over and turned it around. He didn't know how to  "manage" a company, but he did know about the  principal, of athletic competition and democracy:  keeping score, having fun, playing fair, providing  choice, and having a voice. With these principals  he created his own style of management --  open-book management. The key is to let everyone in on  financial decisions. At SRC, everyone learns how to  read a P&L -- even those without a high school  education know how much the toilet paper they use  cuts into profits. SRC people have a piece of the  action and a vote in company matters. Imagine  having a vote on your bonus and on what businesses the  company should be in. SRC restored the dignity of  economic freedom to its people. Stack's  "open-book management" is the key -- a system  which, as he describes it here, is literally  a game, and one so simple anyone can use  it. As part of the Currency paperback line, the  book includes a "User's Guide" -- an  introduction and discussion guide created for the  paperback by the author -- to help readers make  practical use of the book's ideas. Jack Stack is the  president and CEO of the Springfield Remanufacturing  Corporation, in Springfield, Missouri. The recipient  of the 1993 Business Enterprise Trust Award, Jack  speaks throughout the country on The  Great Game Of Business and Open  Book Management.

The Intel Trinity

Author: Michael S. Malone

Category: Business & Finance

Regular price: $18.49

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Deal starts: November 08, 2019

Deal ends: November 08, 2019

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Based on unprecedented access to the corporation's archives, The Intel Trinity is the first full history of Intel Corporation -- the essential company of the digital age -- told through the lives of the three most important figures in the company's history: Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove. Often hailed the "most important company in the world," Intel remains, more than four decades after its inception, a defining company of the global digital economy. The legendary inventors of the microprocessor-the single most important product in the modern world-Intel today builds the tiny "engines" that power almost every intelligent electronic device on the planet. But the true story of Intel is the human story of the trio of geniuses behind it. Michael S. Malone reveals how each brought different things to Intel, and at different times. Noyce, the most respected high tech figure of his generation, brought credibility (and money) to the company's founding; Moore made Intel the world's technological leader; and Grove, has relentlessly driven the company to ever-higher levels of success and competitiveness. Without any one of these figures, Intel would never have achieved its historic success; with them, Intel made possible the personal computer, Internet, telecommunications, and the personal electronics revolutions. The Intel Trinity is not just the story of Intel's legendary past; it also offers an analysis of the formidable challenges that lie ahead as the company struggles to maintain its dominance, its culture, and its legacy. With eight pages of black-and-white photos.

A Splendid Exchange

Author: William J. Bernstein

Category: Business & Finance

Regular price: $9.99

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Deal starts: November 07, 2019

Deal ends: November 07, 2019

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A Financial Times and Economist Best Book of the Year exploring world trade from Mesopotamia in 3,000 BC to modern globalization. How did trade evolve to the point where we don't think twice about biting into an apple from the other side of the world? In A Splendid Exchange, William J. Bernstein, bestselling author of The Birth of Plenty, traces the story of global commerce from its prehistoric origins to the myriad controversies surrounding it today. Journey from ancient sailing ships carrying silk from China to Rome in the second century to the rise and fall of the Portuguese monopoly on spices in the sixteenth; from the American trade battles of the early twentieth century to the modern era of televisions from Taiwan, lettuce from Mexico, and T-shirts from China. Bernstein conveys trade and globalization not in political terms, but rather as an ever-evolving historical constant, like war or religion, that will continue to foster the growth of intellectual capital, shrink the world, and propel the trajectory of the human species. "[An] entertaining and greatly enlightening book." -- The New York Times "A work of which Adam Smith and Max Weber would have approved." -- Foreign Affairs "[Weaves] skillfully between rollicking adventures and scholarship." -- Pietra Rivoli, author of The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy