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Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders

by Rajeev Peshawaria Free Press (May 10, 2011)

How did Alan Mulally––an outsider to the auto industry—lead such a spectacular turnaround at Ford? How did Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack keep his company from imploding even as Lehman Brothers collapsed?...


Driving with Plato

by Robert Rowland Smith Free Press (February 22, 2011)

Learn to ride a bicycle with Einstein, have your first kiss with Kant, get your first job with Adam Smith, and weather midlife with Dante. Let history’s greatest minds illuminate life’s turning points.

In...


Little Bets

by Peter Sims Free Press (February 18, 2011)

“An enthusiastic, example-rich argument for innovating in a particular way—by deliberately experimenting and taking small exploratory steps in novel directions. Light, bright, and packed with tidy anecdotes”...


The Big Thirst

by Charles Fishman Free Press (February 14, 2011)

The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus rex. Rather than only three states of water—liquid, ice, and vapor—there is a fourth,...


Game Frame: Using Games as a Strategy for Success

by Aaron Dignan Free Press (January 10, 2011)

Ever wonder why teens can spend entire weekends playing video games but struggle with just one hour of homework? Why we’re addicted to certain websites and steal glances at our smartphones under the dinner...


Managing with Dual Strategies

by Derek F. Abell Free Press (June 15, 2010)

Rarely, if ever, do companies clearly distinguish between or balance the management of today's business and planning for the future. Derek Abell, internationally renowned for his pioneering work on strategic...


Results from the Heart

by Kiyoshi Suzaki Free Press (May 11, 2010)

Results from the Heart introduces a new and helpful approach to improving job performance, improving job satisfaction, and helping organizations better respond to the rapid changes that are an inherent part...


Quality Is Personal

by Harry Roberts Free Press (May 11, 2010)

In this penetrating guide to involving employees in the process of total quality management, the authors make the argument that "personal quality checklists"--by which employees monitor waste reducers and value...


Money for Nothing

by John Gillespie & David Zweig Free Press (January 12, 2010)

A Bank of America director questioned the CEO's $76 million pay package in a year when the bank was laying off 12,600 workers and found herself dropped from the board without notice a few months later.

According...


The Power of Co-Creation

by Venkat Ramaswamy & Francis J. Gouillart Free Press (October 05, 2010)

Apple embraced co-creation to enhance the speed and scope of its innovation, generat­ing over $1 billion for its App-Store partner-developers in two years, even as it overtook Microsoft in market value. Starbucks...


Winning Local and State Elections

by Ann Beaudry Free Press (June 15, 2010)

This straightforward and direct guide to running a political campaign provides insight for the first-time candidate based on the authors’ years of experience in the political sphere.

The book features step-by-step...


The Leader Who Had No Title

by Robin Sharma Free Press (April 01, 2010)

For more than fifteen years, Robin Sharma has been quietly sharing with Fortune 500 companies and many of the super-rich a success formula that has made him one of the most sought-after leadership advisers in...


Radical Management

by Samuel A. Culbert Free Press (May 11, 2010)

When newspapers across the country reported Capital Cities Communications' stunningly successful bid for ABC, The New York Times asked a senior official at another of Capital Cities' recent acquisitions, Institutional...


Conflict And The Web Of Group Affiliations

by George Simmel Free Press (June 15, 2010)

Two major essays on the dynamics of social organization by the great German philosopher and social theorist Georg Simmel.


Let's Fix It!

by Richard J. Schonberger Free Press (December 04, 2001)

No company is built to last, argues world-renowned manufacturing guru Richard J. Schonberger. In this devastating indictment of current manufacturing practices, Schonberger submits a four-part revolutionary...


Diffusion of Innovations, 4th Edition

by Everett M. Rogers Free Press (July 06, 2010)

Since the first edition of this landmark book was published in 1962,

Everett Rogers's name has become "virtually synonymous with the study

of diffusion of innovations," according to Choice. The second and

third...


Matsushita Leadership

by John P. Kotter Free Press (September 28, 2010)

He was one of the most inspirational role models of all time. Thrown into poverty at age four, Konosuke Matsushita (Mat-SOSH-ta) struggled with the early deaths of family members, an apprenticeship which demanded...


Fast Cycle Time

by Christopher Meyer Free Press (May 11, 2010)

Today, tens of thousands of companies are struggling to become "time-based" competitors, inspired by such corporations as Motorola, General Electric, Citicorp, and a myriad of others who have cut production...


The Metaknowledge Advantage

by Rafael Aguayo Free Press (May 11, 2010)

In the tradition of the bestselling Intellectual Capital, internationally recognized management and quality expert Rafael Aguayo shows how integrated mastery of many areas of knowledge --

MetaKnowledge -- can...


Quality Wars

by Jeremy Main Free Press (May 11, 2010)

The quality revolution in American industry, now more than a decade old, has produced an avalanche of books, but this is the first in-depth study reporting the struggles from inside the companies that have attempted...


Velocity

by Dee Jacob, Suzan Bergland & Jeff Cox Free Press (December 29, 2009)

Millions of readers remember The Goal, the landmark business novel that sets forth by way of story the essential principles of Eliyahu Goldratt's innovative methods of production. Now, from the AGI-Goldratt...


Evolutionary Leadership: Dynamic Ways to Make Your Corporate Culture Fast a

by Susan Annunzio Free Press (June 15, 2010)

IS YOUR CORPORATE CULTURE SUFFOCATING YOU?

Written by one of the world's leading management consultants, Evolutionary Leadership offers a vibrant style of leadership that will enlighten executives and inspire...


Planet Google

by Randall Stross Free Press (September 23, 2008)

Based on unprecedented access he received to the highly secretive "Googleplex," acclaimed New York Times columnist Randall Stross takes readers deep inside Google, the most important, most innovative, and most...


Marketing Places

by Philip Kotler Free Press (January 15, 2002)

Today's headlines report cities going bankrupt, states running large deficits, and nations stuck in high debt and stagnation. Philip Kotler, Donald Haider, and Irving Rein argue that thousands of "places" --...


World Class Manufacturing: The Next Decade

by Richard J. Schonberger Free Press (May 11, 2010)

Since the invention of double-entry bookkeeping, managers have judged a company's worth by sales and profits. Now, Richard J. Schonberger, the architect of the worldwide Just-In-Time revolution, reaches beyond...


Building a Chain of Customers

by Richard J. Schonberger Free Press (May 11, 2010)

Richard Schonberger, in his fourth and most important book yet, introduces a powerful new concept: that the many links between and within the four main business functions -- design, operations, accounting, and...


General Managers

by John P. Kotter Free Press (September 28, 2010)

In this unprecedented study of America's leading executives, John Kotter shatters the popular management notion of the effective "generalist" manager who can step into any business or division and run it. Based...


How Real is the Federal Deficit?

by Robert Eisner Free Press (May 11, 2010)

Eisner argues that the federal deficit as currently measured is inaccurate and misleading. When inflation is properly accounted for, he points out, a dramatically different picture of the deficit occurs. In...


Marketing High Technology

by William H. Davidow Free Press (June 02, 1986)

Marketing is civilized warfare. And as high-tech products become increasingly standardized—practically identical, from the customer's point of view—it is marketing that spells life or death for new devices...


Age Works

by Beverly Goldberg Free Press (June 30, 2008)

In ten years, the massive baby-boom generation will begin to reach retirement age, but few companies have paid attention to the fact that there are not enough younger workers to replace them. The challenge to...


Bullseye!

by William A. Schiemann & John H. Lingle Free Press (June 30, 2008)

At last, in this book, the great paradox of measurement is resolved. According to the authors' original -- and revealing -- research companies that manage by measurement outperform less disciplined competitors...


The New Rules

by John P. Kotter Free Press (June 30, 2008)

Based on a landmark twenty-year study of 115 members of the Harvard Business School's Class of 1974, this vital and important book describes how the globalization of markets and competition is altering career...


World Class Manufacturing

by Richard J. Schonberger Free Press (June 30, 2008)

In his best-selling book Japanese Manufacturing Techniques, Richard J. Schonberger revolutionized American manufacturing theory and, more important, practice. In that breakthrough book, he revealed that Japanese...


Fat and Mean

by David M. Gordon Free Press (May 15, 1996)

Since the early 1980s, economic experts have recommended "downsizing" as the best way for U.S. corporations to remain competitive. Reducing unnecessary staff would lower costs, increase profits, and transform...


What Kids Buy

by Robert H Reiher & Daniel Acuff Free Press (June 30, 2008)

If you're in the business of marketing or developing products and programs for kids, What Kids Buy and Why belongs in your office.

How can you create outstanding products and programs that will win in the marketplace...


SIMSOC: Simulated Society, Participant's Manual

by William A. Gamson & Larry G. Peppers Free Press (July 24, 2000)

The official guide to SIMSOC, the dynamic group simulation game whose “potential for stimulating the learning process is staggering” (Teaching Sociology), in which players grapple with the challenge of governing...


Strategic Planning

by George A. Steiner Free Press (June 30, 2008)

In today's complex business world, strategic planning is indispensable to achieving superior management. George A. Steiner's classic work, known as the bible of business planning, provides practical advice for...


Thinking in the Future Tense

by Jennifer James Free Press (June 30, 2008)

“Much is said these days about building bridges to the 21st century, and savvy businesspeople are constantly on the lookout for ways to make this colorful metaphor into reality. Thinking in the Future Tense:...


Corporate Culture and Performance

by John P. Kotter Free Press (June 30, 2008)

Going far beyond previous empirical work, John Kotter and James Heskett provide the first comprehensive critical analysis of how the "culture" of a corporation powerfully influences its economic performance,...


Strategic Management In Developing Countries

by James E. Austin Free Press (June 30, 2008)

James E. Austin’s case studies are designed to help managers effectively compete in the Third World business environment.

Designed for business school courses and in-house company training programs, this companion...


Service Profit Chain

by W. Earl Sasser, Leonard A. Schlesinger & James L. Heskett Free Press (April 10, 1997)

In this pathbreaking book, world-renowned Harvard Business School service firm experts James L. Heskett, W. Earl Sasser, Jr. and Leonard A. Schlesinger reveal that leading companies stay on top by managing the...


Manager as Negotiator

by David A. Lax & James K Sebenius Free Press (January 05, 1987)

This fine blend of Harvard scholarship and seasoned judgment is really two books in one. The first develops a sophisticated approach to negotiation for executives, attorneys, diplomats -- indeed, for anyone...


The Real Pepsi Challenge

by Stephanie Capparell Free Press (January 09, 2007)

In America's long march toward racial equality, small acts of courage by men and women whose names we don't recall have contributed mightily to our nation's struggle to achieve its own ideals. This moving book...


Expect the Unexpected (Or You Won't Find It)

by Roger Von Oech Free Press (August 28, 2001)

"You can't step in the same river twice."

"Dogs bark at what they don't understand."

"The doctor inflicts pain to cure suffering."

The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus was famous for his brilliant and provocative...


Working for the Japanese

by Joseph J. Fucini Free Press (June 30, 2008)

This book is an exploration into the relations between Americans and Japanese at the Mazda-Flat Rock plant.

The presence of Japan Inc. looms larger than ever for millions of American managers and workers, as...


Force For Change

by John P. Kotter Free Press (June 30, 2008)

The critics who despair of the coming of imaginative, charismatic leaders to replace the so-called manipulative caretakers of American corporations don't tell us much about what leadership actually is, or, for...


Brand Portfolio Strategy

by David A. Aaker Free Press (December 01, 2009)

In this long-awaited book from the world's premier brand expert and author of the seminal work Building Strong Brands, David Aaker shows managers how to construct a brand portfolio strategy that will support...


Wealth Watchers

by Alice Wood & Glenn Rifkin Free Press (December 29, 2009)

Through her journey from having it all to dealing with financial setbacks, Wood provides tools to help you organize your finances and understand which spending patterns are knocking you off-track.

Ten years ago,...


The Big Questions

by Steven E. Landsburg Free Press (November 03, 2009)

In the wake of his enormously popular books The Armchair Economist and More Sex Is Safer Sex, Steven Landsburg uses concepts from mathematics, economics, and physics to address the big questions in philosophy:...


The 8th Habit

by Stephen R. Covey Free Press (January 08, 2013)

From Stephen R. Covey comes a profound, compelling, and groundbreaking book of next-level thinking that gives a clear way to finally tap the limitless value-creation promise of the “Knowledge Worker Age.”...