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  • Power of Habit: Smarter, faster, better by Charles Duhigg

    In his international bestseller The Power of Habit Pulitzer Prize winner the author explained why we do what we do In this book he applies the same relentless curiosity and masterful analysis to the question how can each of us achieve more


    This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights. Nor is it about just having a corporate vision. This is a book about something far more important, enduring, and substantial. This is a book about visionary companies.’

    Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Collins and Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each company in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day – as start-ups, as midsize companies and as large corporations. Throughout, the authors asked: ‘What makes the truly exceptional companies different from other companies?’

    Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will prosper long into the twenty-first century and beyond.

  • The Bribery Syndrome by Joe Khamisi

    The Bribery Syndrome: How Multinational Corporations Collude with Dictators to Raid Africa’s Natural Resources.

    A shocking narration of how global multinationals make billions of dollars in profits by bribing corrupt African dictators and public officials to secure lucrative contracts in some of the most critical economic sectors in Africa. Dozens of foreign company executives have been jailed and/or fined heavily for violating the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act.

    The book focuses on 28 corrupt leaders in sub-Saharan Africa who cozy up with company executives of some of the largest corporations in the world. Both the officials and the global conglomerates make huge amounts of money using kickbacks, bribery, and corruption while millions of Africans languish in poverty. The Bribery Syndrome is a compelling read.

  • Mixing God with Money: Strategies for Living in An Uncertain Economy by Dennis O. Tongoi

    Practical tips for how to get out of debt, manage a budget and give generously in an African context. The author gives solid biblical principles from verses, as well as perspective on the root issues in our hearts that lead to financial problems and how God’s way is better. He also clearly practices what he teaches because he gives many personal examples of how he has handled financial dilemmas.

  • Project Management: 24 Steps to Help You Master Any Project

    “Project Management” gives you proven guidance in both the science and art of becoming an effective project manager, from coordinating and documenting the work to leading people to developing (and trusting!) your own judgment. Filled with action steps, this practical guide helps you get comfortable with the tools of project planning as well as cultivate smooth working relationships with people inside and outside your organization in order to achieve your goals. You’ll see how to: Understand exactly what is required of you in your role Develop a logical plan of action Lead and motivate a team while actively managing your communication channels Make the best decisions for the project-and seek acceptable solutions rather than perfect ones Perform financial analyses and terminate unworthy projects in order to meet a bottom-line, long-term objective Manage all project stakeholders through consistent measuring against a pre-announced baseline for productivity

    Effective project management isn’t easy, but the payoff can be huge-both for you and for your organization. “Project Management” helps you develop the foundation you need to be successful in any project initiative.

  • Out of the Frying Pan, Into The Fire: The Restless Journey of Marianne “Jolly” Robinson

    “Both mainstream and movement history too often focus on the lives of ‘great men.’ But who really does the work of grassroots movement-building? Singer, activist, working mother, poet, photographer, and writer, Marianne Robinson is one of many women who have held up their ‘half of the sky’ in progressive movements. Her moving autobiography spans many decades of cultural and political activity in People’s Songs, labor, women’s and anti-war movements from the 1940s onward.” –Suzanne Gordon, journalist, writer, and author of Nursing Against the Odds

    As a chronicle of Marianne Robinson’s unconventional life, Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire is a fast-moving personal story that describes her multidimensional life of commitment, change, and creativity. Poems, photos, and graphic images also serve to illustrate her restless journey.

  • Essentials of Business Law and the Legal Environment

    Essentials of Business Law and the Legal Environment

  • The Legend of Pfizer

    Founded as a small fine chemicals manufacturer in 1849, Pfizer has established itself as one of the most innovative healthcare companies in the world. Using its famous fermentation process, Pfizer was able to mass produce the wonder drug penicillin during World War II and save thousands of Allied lives. Today, with revenues topping $11 billion, Pfizer’s drug pipeline is the envy of competitors, and its animal products are the world standard. The company nears its 150th year in business intent on becoming the world’s largest pharmaceutical company. Illustrated with images from the Civil War to present day, The Legend of Pfizer tells the story of a company that has become an integral part of our lives. Individually boxed.

  • Really Professional Internet Person

    Through her pranks, sketches, and videos about everyday life, Jenn has become a mouthpiece for millennials and one of YouTube’s fastest rising stars!

    Jenn McAllister, better known as JennxPenn, has been obsessed with making videos since she found her parents video camera at the age of eight. A shy child, Jenn turned to film because, unlike life, there can always be a do-over. Really Professional Internet Person offers both an insider’s guide to building a successful YouTube channel and an intimate portrait of the surreality of insta-fame and the harsh reality of high school. Brimming with honesty, heart and Jenn’s patented sense of humor, Really Professional Internet Person features top ten lists, photos, screenshots, social media posts and never-before-posted stories chronicling Jenn’s journey from an anxious middle-schooler just trying to fit in, to a YouTube sensation unafraid to stand out.

  • The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

    The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, written by Lawrence Halprin, the world-renowned architect who designed the structure, is the only book to tell the Memorial’s remarkable story. The book also recounts the illustrious history of FDR himself, the only president to be elected for four terms, the man who led this country through the Great Depression and World War II, and established the United States as a preeminent world power. The book reproduces the Memorial’s powerful sculptures by Leonard Baskin, Neil Estern, Robert Graham, George Segal, and Tom Hardy, as well as archival photographs, original drawings, sketches, landscape plans, and photographs of the monument.

  • The Solomon Exam Prep Guide: Series 79: Finra Investment Banking Representative Qualification Examination

    Do you need to know about a Regulation FD, PPM, fairness opinions, and EV/EBITDA? How about tender offers, due diligence, CAGR, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act? Do you need to take the FINRA Series 79 Investment Banking Representative Qualification Exam? Yes, yes, and yes… then Solomon Exam Prep to the rescue! We’ve helped thousands of securities professionals pass their FINRA licensing exams, including the Series 79.

    The Solomon Exam Prep Guide: Series 79–FINRA Investment Banking Representative Qualification Examination covers all of the topics in just the right detail and even has practice questions to give you a taste of what to expect on the exam. Once you read the book, you will understand concepts such as WACC, ROI, Green Shoe, and shelf registration, not to mention Regulation D, Regulation S, and a plethora of FINRA rules–then you’ll be ready to start taking practice exams on the companion Solomon Exam Prep Series 79 Online Exam Simulator. In the world of securities licensing exams, practice really does make perfect!

  • Wall Street Words: An A to Z Guide to Investment Terms for Today’s Investor

    Wall Street Words is an essential guide to the words spoken on “the Street.” This updated edition has 4,500 entries — more than 700 of them newly added to reflect key developments in national and world markets — and covers everything from investment fundamentals to the sophisticated terminology of contemporary finance. More than 100 case studies illustrating real-world investment examples plus 50 insightful tips from industry professionals make this new edition the most comprehensive and useful reference for today’s investor.

  • Global Integration and Technology Transfer (Trade and Development)

    The importance of international technology diffusion (ITD) for economic development can hardly be overstated. Both the acquisition of technology and its diffusion foster productivity growth. Developing countries have long sought to use both national policies and international agreements to stimulate ITD. The “correct” policy intervention, if any, depends critically upon the channels through which technology diffuses internationally and the quantitative effects of the various diffusion processes on efficiency and productivity growth. Neither is well understood. New technologies may be embodied in goods and transferred through imports of new varieties of differentiated products or capital goods and equipment, they may be obtained through exposure to foreign buyers or foreign investors or they may be acquired through arms-length trade in intellectual property, e.g., licensing contracts. Global Integration and Technology Transfer uses cross-country and firm level panel data sets to analyze how specific activities “exporting, importing, FDI, joint ventures” impact on productivity performance.

  • Getting Ready to Negotiate: The Getting to Yes Workbook

    This companion volume to the negotiation classic Getting to Yes explores the negotiation process in depth and presents case studies, charts, and worksheets for blueprinting and personalized negotiating strategy.

  • Leader Effectiveness Training (L.E.T.): The No-Lose Way to Release the Productive Potential of Peopl

    Leader Effectiveness Training (L.E.T.): The No-Lose Way to Release the Productive Potential of Peopl

  • Absolut: Biography of a Bottle

    This book is the aofficial storya of how Absolut Vodka came to be. Carl Hamilton found that publishing this book in Swedish would cost him his job at a prestigious economics institute. When he published an expanded version of a research project based on a research project commissioned by the liquor company, Vin and Spirit, he lost his job at the Stockholm School of Economics. His book credits Absolutas huge popularity to the alittle guysa rather than to the suits at large ad agencies. This book is the Liaras Poker of marketing, revealing the sordid stories behind the official one

  • Televangelism and American Culture: The Business of Popular Religion

    Televangelism and American Culture: The Business of Popular Religion

  • Power in the Highest Degree: Professionals and the Rise of a New Mandarin Order

    Lawyer, doctor, scientist–these are the jobs Americans commonly cite when asked to list the most prestigious occupations. The word “professional” today implies expertise, authority, and excellence. To do a job professionally is to do it well. Yet in a society in which knowledge has
    become a prized asset and an advanced degree the ticket to wealth and power, the rise of professionalism has a darker, more ominous side.
    Power in the Highest Degree, one of the most comprehensive studies of professionals ever undertaken, exposes professionalism as a double-edged sword; it illustrates how experts have come to “own” and control knowledge, much like the wealthy control capital, thereby transforming capitalist and
    socialist society, both for better and for worse. Knowledge long predates money as a source of power and wealth in human society, and professionals are only the most recent in a long succession of powerful knowledge classes that have included shaman, witchdoctors, and the Confucian mandarins who
    ruled China for over a thousand years.
    Drawing on interviews with over 1,000 practicing professionals, the authors show how, by dispensing self-interested and morally colored judgements as scientific truth, modern professionals are consolidating a monopoly over what passes for objective knowledge. Experts discredit the ordinary
    knowledge of the general public to generate a vast market of dependent clients. The result is a powerful professional class that creates vital new knowledge and life-saving services, but also wields growing influence over a population deeply insecure about its ability to manage private and public
    affairs without “expert” guidance.
    This sweeping study also reveals that more and more experts are abandoning private practice to work for corporations, becoming junior partners in a new “Mandarin capitalism.” While often outspoken advocates of a more socially responsible business world, professionals have joined big business to
    produce one of the most pronounced divisions of mental and manual work in history, creating a new dispossessed majority, the uncredentialed. We learn of an experiment at Polaroid to give machine operators more responsibility which is cancelled when managers and engineers decided that they “just
    didn’t want operators that qualified.” The authors argue that, as this new “mandarin” class radically transforms the social order, it helps to reform some of the traditional scourges of the business world, but also poses a new threat to equality in America. To reverse this trend, they propose a
    post-professional society that de-emphasizes skill hierarchies and substantially democratizes knowledge.
    A bold and incisive new work of social criticism, this book provides a fascinating look at the modern professional and provokes Americans to think in a new way about democracy in the age of experts.