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48 Laws of Power

“It’s the rules for suits . . . Machiavelli has a new rival.”

Socialnomics

Social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are fundamentally changing the way businesses and consumers behave. In Socialnomics, Erik Qualman offers a look at the impact of social media on business to reveal what the future holds and how businesses can best take advantage of it.

Enchantment

Apple’s former chief evangelist leads businessfolk down the path to enchantment. The author, a modern-day Dale Carnegie, offers explanations on how to wield the most influence in the digital age.

China’s Megatrends

Naisbitt collaborates with his wife and turns his focus to our competitor to the east. Why has China succeeded while many democratically governed states have failed to make economic progress?

Blink

Blink is about the first two seconds of looking–the decisive glance that knows in an instant. Gladwell, the best-selling author of The Tipping Point, campaigns for snap judgments and mind reading with a gift for translating research into splendid storytelling.

Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid by C K Prahlad Listen to the podcast now:

Book Summary: Five years ago, C.K. Prahalad’s The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid showed companies how they could reignite profits and growth by serving the world’s five billion poorest people. Hundreds of firms have successfully taken […]

Blue Ocean Strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy by Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne _____________________________________________________________ Listen to the podcast now: .

_____________________________________________________________ Book Summary: Kim and Mauborgne’s blue ocean metaphor elegantly summarizes their vision of the kind of expanding, competitor-free markets that innovative companies can navigate.

Empowered

Empowered by Josh Bernoff Listen to the podcast now:

Book Summary: Empowered – explains how to transform your company by unleashing the mighty force of these HEROes. Like John Bernier and Ben Hedrington at Best Buy, who built an army of 2,500 tweeting employees to reach out to customers online. Or Ross Inglis, who

Outliers

Why do some people succeed while so many more never reach their potential? Examining the lives of outliers from Mozart to Bill Gates, he discusses how successful people rise on a tide of advantages including a lot of plain luck.

Linchpin

Cocktail Party Statement talks about Linchpin by Seth Godin in this episode. A linchpin, as Seth describes it, is somebody in an organization who is indispensable, who cannot be replaced—her role is just far too unique and valuable.

The Black Swan

The Black Swan is a different look at business. It talks about predicting the future. Forecasting is not just at the heart of Wall Street, but it’s something each of us does every time we make an insurance payment or strap on a seat belt.

Good to Great + How the Mighty Fall

In this unique episode, the team take on TWO business books by the same author, Jim Collins. Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall (the update, which considers the recent downfall of some of the “great” companies).