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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.

  • The Cathedral Within: Transforming Your Life by Giving Something Back

    In this wise and inspiring book, social entrepreneur Bill Shore shows us how to make the most of life and do something that counts. Like the cathedral builders of an earlier time, the visionaries described in this memoir share a single desire: to create something that endures. The extraordinary people Shore has met on his travels represent a new movement of citizens who are tapping into the vast resources of the private sector to improve public life. Among them are:

    — Gary Mulhair, who has created unprecedented jobs and wealth at the largest self-supporting human-service organization of its kind, Pioneer Human Services of Seattle.

    — Nancy Carstedt of the Chicago Childrenís Choir, which provides thousands of children their first introduction to music.

    — Geoffrey Canada, who has made a safe haven for more than four thousand inner-city children in New York City, from Hell’s Kitchen to Harlem.

    These leaders, and many others described in these pages, have built important new cathedrals within their communities, and by doing so they have transformed lives, including their own

  • 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.

  • Making Therapy Work: Your Guide to Choosing, Using, and Ending Therapy

    For millions of people, psychotherapy has opened the door to self-awareness and offered life-changing possible available nowhere else. Yet even today, in a world that values both introspection and revelation, there is still an air of mystery surrounding the process therapy.
    Written by practicing therapists with decades of experience, this revised resource provides thought-provoking exercises, detailed explanations, and client discussions to help you make practical decisions at every stage of therapy. The authors answer many perplexing questions about the process. Some of them include whether therapy is right for you; how to assess your progress; what to do when a loved one needs help; which strategy suits your needs; and more. Part text, part workbook, this is an essential resource for anyone considering therapy, those just starting out, those involved in therapy for some time, even people who have made the decision to bid their therapist good-bye.

  • Principles of Economics

    Principles of Economics

  • The Great Crash Ahead: Strategies for a World Turned Upside Down

    In his most recent New York Times bestselling book, The Great Depression Ahead, Harry S. Dent, Jr., predicted that the stimulus plan created in response to the first crisis would hit demographic and debt saturation headwinds and ultimately fail. In 2010, the stimulus plan had started to fail, and it was already stalling by the first quarter of 2011. The Great Crash Ahead outlines why the next crash and crisis is inevitable, and just around the corner—coming between 2012 and 2014.

    With incisive critical analysis and historical examples, this book lays bare the traditional assumptions of economics. Dent shows that the government doesn’t drive our economy, consumers and businesses do; that the Fed does not create most of the money in our economy, the private banking system does; and that the largest generation in history is now saving for or moving into retirement, meaning slowing growth. This is the new normal! Our banking system borrowed to lend for the first time in history with unprecedented leverage and debt levels of $42 trillion, way beyond the massive government debt. But the government’s promises and unfunded liabilities take the cake, at an estimated $66 trillion and growing!

    These massive debts will have to be restructured in a time of slowing spending, and this means a deflationary crisis, which is very different from the inflationary crisis of the 1970s and requires very different personal, investment, and business strategies. Dent and Johnson outline these strategies in very practical detail. In the coming years, the greatest surprise will be that the U.S. dollar becomes the safe haven and appreciates just when everyone is calling for it to crash, while the gold and silver bubbles burst along with the stock and commodity bubbles. And real estate will see another round of declines just when everyone thought it could go no lower. The Great Crash Ahead is about making smart, cautious investments—avoiding the sort of high-risk, high-profit investment schemes that sank the world economy.

    The road to recovery will be filled with challenges and will require massive change, such as debt restructuring, plans for greater employment, the restructuring of social welfare programs such as social security and health care, budget cuts, and higher taxes—in short, a revision of the kind of lifestyle that characterized the “Roaring 2000s.” The good news is this process will eliminate tens of trillions of dollars of debt and can make way for growth again as the echo boom generation ascends. Or we can continue on our present course and end up like the Japanese, with no growth and high debt two decades later.

  • 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.

  • Business Data Communications

    Designed for use in a data communications course for business majors. This book blends technical presentation of important networking concepts with many business applications. It includes pedagogy as a key component. It includes: PowerPoints, solutions, quizzes, animations of key concepts, and a testbank.

  • The Competitive Advantage Of Nations

    With the publication of his best-selling books “Competitive Strategy (1980) and “Competitive Advantage (1985), Michael E. Porter of the Harvard Business School established himself as the world’s leading authority on competitive advantage. Now, at a time when economic performance rather than military might will be the index of national strength, Porter builds on the seminal ideas of his earlier works to explore what makes a nation’s firms and industries competitive in global markets and propels a whole nation’s economy. In so doing, he presents a brilliant new paradigm which, in addition to its practical applications, may well supplant the 200-year-old concept of “comparative advantage” in economic analysis of international competitiveness. To write this important new work, Porter and his associates conducted in-country research in ten leading nations, closely studying the patterns of industry success as well as the company strategies and national policies that achieved it. The nations are Britain, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. The three leading industrial powers are included, as well as other nations intentionally varied in size, government policy toward industry, social philosophy, and geography.

    Porter’s research identifies the fundamental determinants of national competitive advantage in an industry, and how they work together as a system. He explains the important phenomenon of “clustering,” in which related groups of successful firms and industries emerge in one nation to gain leading positions in the world market. Among the over 100 industries examined are the German chemical and printing industries, Swisstextile equipment and pharmaceuticals, Swedish mining equipment and truck manufacturing, Italian fabric and home appliances, and American computer software and movies. Building on his theory of national advantage in industries and clusters, Porter identifies the stages of competitive development through which entire national economies advance and decline.

    Porter’s finding are rich in implications for both firms and governments. He describes how a company can tap and extend its nation’s advantages in international competition. He provides a blueprint for government policy to enhance national competitive advantage and also outlines the agendas in the years ahead for the nations studied. This is a work which will become the standard for all further discussions of global competition and the sources of the new wealth of nations.