Gold in the Coffins

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A taut tale of greed, murder, and revenge as combat-weary Marines take on the crooks of Wall Street. GOLD IN THE COFFINS follows the story of a tight band of retired Marines who bonded during a bloody tour of duty in Vietnam, only to find themselves facing a darker enemy back home, the demons of Wall Street. Donnie DeAngelo survived Vietnam and the rough streets of his childhood by never giving up the fight, whether his enemy was the Viet Cong or the mob. Defying all odds, he launched a successful coffee and food business, and decided to take his company public, but a Wall Street power broker has other plans for his business: force him and his comrades into…

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50 Plus!: Critical Career Decisions for the Rest of Your Life

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Age Is No Barrier to Success. The rules of the business world are being rewritten—again—and Americans over 50 need to refresh their skill sets to meet the challenge of competing in a changing job market. Renowned workplace communications expert Robert L. Dilenschneider has completely revised and updated this indispensable guide to getting ahead in today’s volatile economy. 50 Plus! offers essential guidance to help those at or near the mature stage of their careers. In these pages, you’ll learn how to: Use new technology platforms effectively to find your next job Master emerging communications tools to position yourself for a winning interview Whether you intend to find a new career direction, grow within the field you know, start your own…

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Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal

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”From Microsoft’s former Chief Xbox Officer, Robbie Bach, comes a unique book that provides a simple yet robust framework that can be used to tackle almost any problem. In Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal, Bach takes business, non-profit, and community-engaged readers on the Xbox journey-a triumphant and personal saga from garage-shop beginnings to business success. Using the 3P Framework of Purpose, Principles, and Priorities developed by the Xbox team, Bach describes the process used to revitalize a beleaguered business and then applies those lessons to our most difficult community issues and the challenges of a nation at a crossroads. After 22 years at Microsoft, Bach is turning his strategic and leadership skills to a new…

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Stronger: Develop the Resilience You Need to Succeed

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Professional athletes, surgeons, first responders – all perform remarkable feats in the face of intense stress. Why do they thrive under pressure, while others succumb? What separates the two is attitude. Resilient people meet adversity head-on and bounce back from setbacks. They seem to naturally exude an inner strength – but studies show that resilience is something that anyone can build. Analyzing the heroic exploits of U.S. Navy Seals and others who succeed against all odds, Stronger identifies five factors that combine to unlock deep reserves of personal power: active optimism – believe that you can change things for the better; decisive action – you can’t succeed if you don’t takethe leap; moral compass – face any challenge with clear…

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Disruption by Design: How to Create Products that Disrupt and then Dominate Markets

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From Eli Whitney to Henry Ford to Ray Kroc to Steve Jobs, market disruptors have reaped the benefits, including fame and fortune. But do you have to be that rare genius whose unique skills can literally change the world? No. Disrupting a market is a discipline that can be learned. Disruption by Design—a handbook for entrepreneurs, CEOs, product developers, innovators, and others who want to build products or create services that systematically disrupt markets—is the first book that shows you how. There is a huge difference between being an “innovator” and being a “disruptive innovator.” Disruptors change the basis for competition in markets, and they end up controlling market share—typically 40 to 80% of the total revenue and half or more…

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IT’S ALL ABOUT LIFE: Love … Disfunction … Compassion

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BOSTON, MA— It’s All About Life is a memoir of Lazarus’ personal and professional life and the tragic effect that multiple suicides have had on a family, and the inner redemptive powers that enable us to go on in the face of adversity. It is also a fascinating exploration into his family of clients and how his professional life has shaped him. Lazarus has had several careers. First as a child model, next as a pharmacist, then into the remaindered book business for 25 years, followed by real estate development, and finally finding his “true passion” as a financial advisor. During this time, Lazarus had to deal with the devastating suicides of his mother-in-law, wife, and youngest son. The life…

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The Business of Family: How to Stay Rich for Generations

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How do families build and maintain their wealth? This question has challenged families for generations. In business, any wise entrepreneur would develop a plan to guide the venture. Though most people don’t have a strategy in mind for their families, it is precisely what they need. This book applies business concepts to invest in our families with as much focus and discipline as we do our financial assets. The Business of Family teaches you how to write your own family business plan using time-tested strategies from the corporate world to provide a practical, user-friendly method that ensures your family knows where it’s been, where it’s headed, and how it’s going to get there. Just like a company, a family must…

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Hidden Strengths: Unleashing the Leadership Skills You Already Have

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Books like StrengthsFinder 2.0 have helped leaders discover their strengths–but they stop there. The Sindells argue that focusing only on your best abilities neglects a vital development opportunity. They show how to identify hidden strengths that can be quickly elevated into full strengths with attention and focus. Working mainly on your strengths can ultimately make you weaker, they argue–you need to continually add new skills, not rely on what you’re already good at. And while most people assume that means they should try to turn their weaknesses into usable skills, the Sindells say that it takes too much time and effort –the ROI just isn’t there. It’s in the neglected middle skills, neither strengths nor weaknesses, that the most potent development opportunities…

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Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most

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Nobody performs better under pressure. Regardless of the task, pressure ruthlessly diminishes our judgment, decision-making, attention, dexterity, and performance in every professional and personal arena. In Performing Under Pressure, Drs. Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry introduce us to the concept of pressure management, offering empirically tested short term and long term solutions to help us overcome the debilitating effects of pressure. Performing Under Pressure tackles the greatest obstacle to personal success, whether in a sales presentation, at home, on the golf course, interviewing for a job, or performing onstage at Carnegie Hall. Despite sports mythology, no one “rises to the occasion” under pressure and does better than they do in practice. The reality is pressure makes us do worse, and…

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Are You Fully Charged?: The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life

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From Tom Rath, author of five NYT and WSJ bestsellers with over 6 million copies sold. Are You Fully Charged? reveals the three keys that matter most for our daily well-being, as well as our engagement in our work. Drawing on the latest and most practical research from business, psychology, and economics, this book focuses on changes we can make to create better days for ourselves and others. Are You Fully Charged? will challenge you to stop pursuing happiness and start creating meaning instead, lead you to rethink your daily interactions with the people who matter most, and show you how to put your own health first in order to be your best every day. Meet the Author Are You Fully Charged? reveals the three keys that matter most…

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Knock ‘em Dead

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The definitive guide for job search success in today’s volatile market! For more than twenty-five years, author Martin Yate has shown the way for millions of job seekers. In this new edition of his New York Times bestselling series, Yate helps you build a killer resume, maximize your social networks to find more job opportunities, and understand what employers are really looking for in the people they hire. He’ll also show you how to turn job interviews into job offers with advice on how to stand out from the competition. With millions of Americans competing in a limited employment pool, there’s no better way to career success than by using Martin Yate’s unique, proven, and time-tested methods to land the job you want and…

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The Navy SEAL Art of War: Leadership Lessons from the World’s Most Elite Fighting Force

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In a groundbreaking, narrative-driven book for businesses, managers (and those who aspire to the managerial ranks), and entrepreneurs, a veteran Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer shows how the skills that enable SEAL teams to achieve the impossible in the battlefield can help business executives and career-minded individuals make better decisions and get the best out of their teams.   Anyone can make good decisions when everything is in their favor. But in life, as in war, it’s in chaotic, challenging times that genuine leaders distinguish themselves. As a Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer, Rob Roy learned this lesson over twenty-five years of combat, in which the difference between life and death was his team’s ability to decode complex environments, take…

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The Age of Selfishness

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Tracing the emergence of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of objectivism in the 1940s to her present-day influence, Darryl Cunningham’s latest work of graphic-nonfiction investigation leads readers to the heart of the global financial crisis of 2008. Cunningham uses Rand’s biography to illuminate the policies that led to the economic crash in the U.S. and in Europe, and how her philosophy continues to a ffect today’s politics and policies, starting with her most noted disciple, economist Alan Greenspan (former chairman of the Federal Reserve). Cunningham also shows how right-wing conservatives, libertarians, and the Tea Party movement have co-opted Rand’s teachings (and inherent contradictions) to promote personal gain and profit at the expense of the middle class. Tackling the complexities of economics by…

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The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency (Columbia Business School Publishing)

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One of Asia’s best-respected writers on business and economy, Hong Kong-based author Mark L. Clifford provides a behind-the-scenes look at what companies in China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand are doing to build businesses that will lessen the environmental impact of Asia’s extraordinary economic growth. Dirty air, foul water, and hellishly overcrowded cities are threatening to choke the region’s impressive prosperity. Recognizing a business opportunity in solving social problems, Asian businesses have developed innovative responses to the region’s environmental crises. From solar and wind power technologies to green buildings, electric cars, water services, and sustainable tropical forestry, Asian corporations are upending old business models in their home countries and throughout the world. Companies have…

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Life & Debt

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Life & Debt is not your typical “get debt free” book. It’s about learning to love and embrace your debt because in today’s world, it is practically impossible to be debt free. Life & Debt is not about teaching life without debt, or to be free of debt, but learning to live with debt and embracing it to the extent that you manage it and take on debt that makes sense for your life. The key lesson from the book is learning to love your debt is one of the first steps of being able to properly manage it. For anyone who wants to live their life with debt happily – college students, grads, parents, grandparents, and those on fixed…

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