Makers and Takers

Author: Rana Foroohar

Category: Business & Finance

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Deal starts: September 17, 2019

Deal ends: September 17, 2019

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Is Wall Street bad for Main Street America? "A well-told exploration of why our current economy is leaving too many behind." -- The New York Times In looking at the forces that shaped the 2016 presidential election, one thing is clear: much of the population believes that our economic system is rigged to enrich the privileged elites at the expense of hard-working Americans. This is a belief held equally on both sides of political spectrum, and it seems only to be gaining momentum. A key reason, says Financial Times columnist Rana Foroohar, is the fact that Wall Street is no longer supporting Main Street businesses that create the jobs for the middle and working class. She draws on in-depth reporting and interviews at the highest rungs of business and government to show how the "financialization of America" -- the phenomenon by which finance and its way of thinking have come to dominate every corner of business -- is threatening the American Dream. Now updated with new material explaining how our corrupted financial sys­tem propelled Donald Trump to power, Makers and Takers explores the confluence of forces that has led American businesses to favor balance-sheet engineering over the actual kind, greed over growth, and short-term profits over putting people to work. From the cozy relationship between Wall Street and Washington, to a tax code designed to benefit wealthy individuals and corporations, to forty years of bad policy decisions, she shows why so many Americans have lost trust in the sys­tem, and why it matters urgently to us all. Through colorful stories of both "Takers," those stifling job creation while lining their own pockets, and "Makers," businesses serving the real economy, Foroohar shows how we can reverse these trends for a better path forward.

The Confident Connector™

Author: Christy Conner

Category: Business & Finance

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Deal starts: September 16, 2019

Deal ends: September 20, 2019

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For executives, teams, and innovators, The Confident Connector™, is a clear and concise framework which leverages Christy’s career as a networker, connector, and adventurer. Christy uses an authentic and experienced perspective to share her expertise in connecting people and building strong relationships. She seamlessly blends her naturally introverted perspective with powerful techniques to inspire others to move past their fears and build a dynamic network that fulfills their aspirations.

The Confident Connector™ is a hands-on approach, complete with real-world examples, strategies, and testimonials, to inspire and energize those who are new to networking and those who are looking to up their networking game.

In it, you’ll discover…
•A unique and transformative model to make networking easy and fun.
•Tactics to master a mindset that moves you out of your head and past your fears to confidently create valuable relationships.
•Skills to manage your emotions when connecting with new people.
• An exciting new methodology, The Three Pillars of Career Development, to build your career in a job market of continuous upheaval and within a shift to the gig economy.
• A step-by-step playbook with smart, practical tools that allow readers to easily master the skills of networking.
•Templates and vital communication principles that provide the fastest and easiest way to successfully connect.
•Key strategies from expert connectors on how to become a successful connector and a trusted voice in your community.

Visit www.theconfidentconnector.com to download the FREE Networking Checklist Packet, a comprehensive guide to all the relevant milestones on your journey to becoming The Confident Connector™, and check out the Workbook & Audiobook. The Workbook is all about YOU and is designed to help YOU: determine the goals you want to set around networking; address what obstacles are holding you back from connecting with others; allow you to confidently connect with others; and furnish you with a set of tools to create valuable relationships, all while showing you ways to grow your network to achieve your professional and personal goals.

HAPPY CONNECTING!

Just Listen

Author: Mark Goulston

Category: Business & Finance

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Deal starts: September 16, 2019

Deal ends: September 16, 2019

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Getting through to someone is a fine art, indeed, but a critical one nonetheless. Whether you are dealing with a harried colleague, a stressed-out client, or an insecure spouse, things will go from bad to worse if you can't break through emotional barricades and get your message thoroughly communicated and registered.Drawing on his experience as a psychiatrist, business consultant, and coach, author Mark Goulston shares simple but powerful techniques readers can use to break through the stubborn and hardened outer layers of coworkers, friends, strangers, or even enemies. Just Listen reveals how to:? Make a powerful and positive first impression? Listen effectively? Talk an angry or aggressive person away from an unproductive reaction and toward a more rational mindset? Achieve buy-in--the linchpin of all persuasion, negotiation, and sales? And moreWhether you're dealing with an angry client, a potential customer, or even a friend or family member who isn't seeing eye to eye with you, your goal is most likely persuasion. And the first make-or-break step to getting there is having them hear you out. The invaluable principles in Just Listen will get you through that first tough step with anyone.

Global Career

Author: Michael T. Swigunski

Category: Business & Finance

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Deal starts: September 15, 2019

Deal ends: September 15, 2019

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What if you could travel forever while radically advancing your career?College. Graduation. Work a 9 to 5 job, save up and retire on a pension. This isn’t the correct path for everyone. Nor should it be. Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever is a paperback for your backpack, a step-by-step blueprint to travel the world, build a successful career others wish they had, and build a life that most people only dream of.This comprehensive guide is filled with genuine stories and actionable advice including: Specific shortcuts and tips you need to build a world-class career on the moveSkills for negotiating and obtaining further education, internships and high-paying work overseasBuilding a life you love in any city in the world, and how to make lifelong friends quicklyGlobal Career will challenge you to venture into the exciting unknown. If you have ever fantasized about a more fulfilling international career, this book will empower you to buy a one-way ticket to your dream destination, and further your career in ways you never thought possible!

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essen

Author: Peter F. Drucker

Category: Business & Finance

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Deal starts: September 14, 2019

Deal ends: September 14, 2019

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A handsome, commemorative edition of Peter F. Drucker's timeless classic work on leadership and management, with a foreword by Jim Collins. What makes an effective executive? For decades, Peter F. Drucker was widely regarded as "the dean of this country's business and management philosophers" (Wall Street Journal). In this concise and brilliant work, he looks to the most influential position in management -- the executive. The measure of the executive, Drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the right things done." This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results. Drucker identifies five practices essential to business effectiveness that can -- and must -- be mastered: • Managing time; • Choosing what to contribute to the organization; • Knowing where and how to mobilize strength for best effect; • Setting the right priorities; • Knitting all of them together with effective decision-making Ranging across the annals of business and government, Drucker demonstrates the distinctive skill of the executive and offers fresh insights into old and seemingly obvious business situations.

ALL Business is STILL Show Business

Author: Scott McKain

Category: Business & Finance

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Deal starts: September 13, 2019

Deal ends: September 13, 2019

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In this hyper-competitive, globally connected world, how do organizations and individual professionals stand out from the competition and engage their customers? "ALL Business is STILL Show Business" reveals that the secrets and standards of the entertainment industry are exactly what every business in any industry needs to create distinction. Fifteen years ago, the original "ALL Business is Show Business" offered a groundbreaking look at how to earn standing ovations from customers and employees in a rapidly changing marketplace. In this new "reboot" from the original edition, we realize that in a time where a former reality television star is now President of the United States -- and movies are a significant part of our nation's exports -- this principle has never been more applicable, or critical, for organizational and individual success. This is NOT about "fluff," comedy, or flash. It's a serious business book about a solid business philosophy that can make the difference for you and your organization. You'll learn how the entertainment industry creates a powerful emotional connection with its customers; how they take a product that is not successful and turn it into a blockbuster, how they ensure repeat and referral business -- and how you can do the same. From the author of a book named by several major newspapers -- including the "Miami Herald" -- as one of the "ten best business books of the year," comes new and important insights that will significantly influence and impact you... and your organization. Because, "ALL Business is STILL Show Business!"