Recommended business books about management and advancement.

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It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership
Colin Powell,Tony Koltz

BIOGRAPHY POWELL

A collection of lessons and personal anecdotes that have shaped the four-star general and former Secretary of State’s legendary career in public service. At its heart are “13 Rules”—notes he accumulated in his career that are now the basis for his leadership presentations.


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The Art of the Sale: Learning from the Masters About the Business of Life
Philip Delves Broughton

BUSINESS BRO

A revelatory examination of the elusive mix of talents that sparks successful selling and the essential role of sales in business, religion, romance, art, and every other corner of human experience.


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Ethical Chic: The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love
Fran Hawthorne

BUSINESS HAW

An award-winning author takes her investigative-journalism skills—honed from two decades as a business journalist—to analyze six company favorites: Apple, Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, American Apparel, Timberland, and Tom’s of Maine to uncover the truth behind the admiration.


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Wait: The Art and Science of Delay
Frank Partnoy

BUSINESS PAR

A renowned financial commentator and consultant explains the mysteries and transformative power of the well-time pause, and how delay can improve all kinds of decision-making.


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Small Message, Big Impact: The Elevator Speech Effect
Terri L. Sjodin

BUSINESS SJO

In this newly updated edition, Sjodin offers strategies and advice, including outlines, worksheets, a sample speech, evaluation forms, and more. Whatever your goal, you can learn to craft a fresh, brief, convincing message that generates tangible results.


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Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck: What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur and Build a Great Business
Anthony K. Tjan, Richard J. Harrington, Tsun-Yan Hsieh

BUSINESS TJA

Three entrepreneurs and advisors-turned-venture capitalists delineate the traits in the title as absolutely critical. From their work with hundreds of executives across the globe, the authors found that every one of their subjects possess these attributes in some combination.


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The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World
Frans Johansson

BUSINESS MNGMNT JOH

The Click Moment is about two simple ideas. The first is that success is random. The second is that there are actions we can take focus this randomness in our favor. Johansson uses stories of successful people and companies throughout history to illustrate the specific actions we can take to create more click moments.


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Sexy Little Numbers: How to Grow Your Business Using the Data You Already Have
Dimitri Maex, Paul B. Brown

BUSINESS MNGMNT MAE

Shows readers who to market to and how much to spend, with specific information about customer behavior that will help readers find discernible and predictable buying patterns and allow them to execute new strategies at little or no cost.


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Do Nothing!: How to Stop Overmanaging and Become a Great Leader
J. Keith Murnighan

BUSINESS MNGMNT MUR

A radical book that urges every reader not just to do less, but to do nothing at all. He pushes leaders to identify team members who are good at particular jobs and become a facilitator for them, rather than a micromanager.


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Spark & Hustle: Launch and Grow Your Small Business Now
Tory Johnson

BUSINESS SMBUS JOH

Based on her phenomenally successful conference series, Johnson breaks down the basics for women who want to start their own businesses, and helps to create a plan for success, with detailed strategies for every aspect of a start-up business.


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Getting from College to Career, Revised Edition: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World
Lindsey Pollak

CAREER JOBHUNT POL

Now newly revised and updated, Lindsey Pollak’s Getting from College to Career is the definitive guide to building the experience, skills, and confidence you need to succeed in the job search, offering action-oriented tips and strategies ranging from the simple to the expert.


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