New Arrivals · Business

April 30, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Fascinate : how to make your brand impossible to resist

April 29, 2016
Hogshead, Sally, author.
New York, NY : Harper Business, [2016]
xxi, 327 pages : llustrations ; 24 cm
"Revised and updated."
"Originally published as Fascinate in a different form in 2010 by Harper Business, and imprint of HarperCollins Publishers" -- Title page verso.

The science of growth : how Facebook beat Friendster--and how nine other startups left the rest in the dust

April 25, 2016
Ammirati, Sean, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
238 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"The lean entrepreneurship movement has captivated Silicon Valley and entrepreneurs across the country. It's provided an agile framework to develop the right product solution for a given target market, and is now used by almost every fledgling company to do just that. The next challenge is growth - to achieve the financial returns and, more importantly, the impact they dreamed of when starting off on their adventure ... With such intriguing examples as LinkedIn vs. Spoke, Facebook vs. Friendster, and McDonald's vs. White Castle, Ammirati shows the secret of 'the science of growth' and how to cultivate it in any organization"-- Provided by publisher.

The mentor myth : how to take control of your own success

April 20, 2016
Carreau, Debby, author.
Brookline, MA : Bibliomotion, Inc., 2016.
xvii, 200 pages ; 23 cm
Taking control of your career -- Laying the right foundation: education and new jobs -- A week is 168 hours -- use them wisely -- Everything speaks: personal brand matters -- The four Cs you won't learn in B-school -- Your network and sponsors -- Overpromise, overdeliver -- Taking action and risks -- The value of failure and resilience.

No fears, no excuses : what you need to do to have a great career

April 19, 2016
Smith, Larry, 1945- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016].
xvi, 255 pages ; 22 cm
Part I: Finding Your Passion -- 1. Why Good Work Is No Longer Good Enough -- 2. Why "Safe" Jobs Are a Myth -- 3. How Logic and Evidence Will Find You Work You Love -- 4. The Most Common Career Mistakes -- Part II: Creating Your Career Plan -- 5. Getting Yourself Ready -- 6. Find Your Edge -- 7. Sell Yourself by Selling -- 8. Execute and Revise -- Part III: Confronting Fears And Excuses -- 9. Anatomy of the Excuse -- 10. How Great Careers and Loving Families Go Hand in Hand -- 11. The Bottom Line of Great Careers -- 12. When Your Passion Collides with Your Fears.
"A provocative new approach to discovering your true calling in life and achieving not just a good career, but a great one,"

The little silver book interviewing : everything you need to know

April 19, 2016
Berdiev, D. Neil, author.
xviii, 237 pages ; 21 cm

The job search navigator : an expert's guide to getting hired, surviving layoffs, and building your career

April 19, 2016
Durfee, Matt, author.
xiv, 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Dealing with Job Loss -- Chasing Your Dream -- The Best Resume Wins -- The Art and Science of Networking -- Finding Your Next Job -- Preparing for Interviews -- Acing the Interview -- Negotiation Skills -- Onboarding -- Rude Awakening.
"A guide to successful job searching, with expert advice from executives, recruiters, and the author, based on his extensive personal experience"-- Provided by publisher.

The leap : launching your full-time career in our part-time economy

April 19, 2016
Dickie, Robert.
Chicago : Moody Publishers, [2015]
203 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A leap in the midst of a black swan -- Make a plan -- Avoid anchors -- Develop your muscles -- Grow your income -- Build your brand -- Utilize social media -- Expand your network -- Join the team -- Pay it forward -- Leap into leadership -- Stick the landing.
"The world, our economy, and technology have all made major leaps in the past decade-have you made The Leap along with them?Work is different for this new generation than it has been in the past. Long-term careers are on the way out, and "gigs"--Part-time, contract, or freelance work-are becoming more common. Whether you're in the midst of a career or just getting started, now is the time to prepare for changes headed your way. What does it look like to avoid anchors? To create multiple income streams? To brand yourself? These tasks are critical to new generations entering the workforce. Robert Dickie has served as a decorated Air Force Officer, the CEO of an international company, and as the leader of several non-profits. He now serves as president of Crown. With real world experience and advice from a host of industry leaders, Bob outlines seven proven strategies for operating in our ever-changing landscape that can be translated into a practical personal action plan to achieve results. This book is exactly what's needed to help a new generation of adults make the leap to work that lasts in this new economy"-- Provided by publisher.

Performance breakthrough : a radical approach to success at work

April 15, 2016
Salit, Cathy Rose, author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2016.
xxii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Whether you're navigating your way on a new team, expanding your leadership role, or just trying to get heard in a meeting, you're facing the kind of workplace challenge we all run into sooner or later: you need a new performance. In Performance Breakthrough Cathy Salit presents the revolutionary approach to learning and growing that she's been using for twenty years with American Express, Nike, and Chanel, among a Who's Who of other brand name clients. Artfully blending techniques from theatrical performance with the new science of performative psychology, Salit helps you hone your listening, relationship, and communication skills; recognize and act on opportunities; build healthy working relationships; and grow as a leader. No matter what the challenge, the combination of her case studies and practical exercises will help you deliver your own top performance"-- Provided by publisher.

The hot seat : how to meet the challenge of a new era in job interviewing : a must-read interview book that takes you from a dream to a career

April 14, 2016
Ballinger, Zachariah, author.
185 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Interviewing : bonus included! 37 ways to have unstoppable confidence in your interview

April 14, 2016
Gray, Jack, author.
120 pages ; 23 cm
The phone interview request -- The phone interview -- Invitation for an in-person interview -- You're interviewing them, too! -- Interview manners -- Preparing for the interview -- Questions to except -- Your turn: Questions you should ask -- Thank you, thank you, thank you! (But don't be obnoxious) -- Bonus: 37 ways to have absolute confidence in your interview -- Conclusion.

Hidden rules of class at work

April 14, 2016
Payne, Ruby K.
Highlands, TX : Aha! Process, Inc., ©2002.
185 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The Golden keys of economic realities: assessments -- Surprise! Here I am: what are my resources? -- Why do I feel like I don't belong? Hidden rules of class -- You don't know me: integrity and trust -- It's about the money: Financial resources -- What's this battle about? Emotional resources -- It's not necessarily about intelligence: Mental resources -- I think I can, I think I can: Spiritual resources -- Mirror, mirror, on the wall: Physical resources -- Who takes care of me? Whom do I take care of? Support systems -- They can make you, they can break you: Relationships -- Why won't you do this? Desire -- Hand in glove or square peg? Organizational fit -- Conclusion.

60 seconds & you're hired!

April 14, 2016
Ryan, Robin, 1955- author.
Santa Barbara : Penguin Books, [2016]
xv,199 pages ; 20 cm
Revised edition of the author's 60 seconds and you're hired!, 2008.
Why 60 seconds? -- 5 point agenda -- 60 second sell -- Hiring trends -- Interview etiquette -- The job promotion interview -- 60-second answers to tough, tricky questions -- Salary questions -- Questions you should ask -- Negotiating the best deal -- 13 types of interviews -- Pitfalls to avoid -- The spotlight is on you -- The convincing close -- 60 seconds and you're hired!
"Now fully revised and updated for the 2016 job hunt--the must-have guide to acing the interview and landing the dream job, from "America's top career expert" (Bloomberg Radio) 60 Seconds & You're Hired! has already helped thousands of job seekers get their dream jobs by excelling in crucial interviews. America's top job search expert Robin Ryan draws on her 20 years as a career counselor, 30 years of direct hiring, and extensive contact with hundreds of recruiters, decisions makers, and HR professionals to teach you proven strategies to help you take charge of the interview process and get the job you want. Brief, compact, and packed with insightful direction to give you the cutting edge to slip past the competition, 60 Seconds & You're Hired! is here to help you succeed! This newly revised edition features: Unique techniques like "The 60 Second Sell" and "The 5-Point Agenda" More than 120 answers to tough, tricky interview questions employers often ask How to handle structured or behavioral interview questions Questions you should always ask, and questions you should never ask How to deal effectively with any salary questions to preserve your negotiating power 20 interview pitfalls to avoid Proven negotiation techniques that secure higher salaries - and much more! "Robin Ryan has the inside track on how to get hired." --ABC News"-- Provided by publisher.

Great answers, great questions for your job interview

April 14, 2016
Block, Jay A.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2014]
vi, 264 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction -- Part 1. Before the interview -- Part 2. During the interview -- Part 3. After the interview -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
"'Great Answers, Great Questions for Your Job Interview' prepares you to answer the trickiest questions and make yourself stand out from the competition. From pre-interview research to follow-up calls, this proven guide walks you through every step of the process and provides powerful advice on customizing your résumé for any position, "--Back cover.

101 great answers to the toughest interview questions

April 14, 2016
Fry, Ronald W., author.
Wayne, NJ : Career Press, [2016]
208 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: you are in charge -- The interview process -- Who are you? -- So, tell me about yourself -- Questions about your education -- Questions about your experience -- Questions about core competencies -- Questions about your current (or last) job -- So why us? -- Questions about your personal life -- Questions to wrap things up -- Epilogue: I've got a secret.
"No matter how good you look, how much research you've done, or how perfectly your qualifications match the job description, if you're not prepared with great answers to the toughest interview questions, you won't get the job. [Here] is a manual that will help you home in on exactly what the interviewer is trying to learn--with each and every question he or she asks"

You got this! : unleash your awesomeness, find your path, and change your world

April 12, 2016
Penn, Maya, author.
New York : North Star Way, 2016.
xvii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

Quench your own thirst : business lessons learned over a beer or two

April 12, 2016
Koch, James, 1949- author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.
ix, 259 pages ; 25 cm
"Founder of The Boston Beer Company, brewer of Samuel Adams Boston Lager, and a key catalyst of the American craft beer revolution, Jim Koch offers his unique perspective when it comes to business, beer, and turning your passion into a successful company or career. In 1984, it looked like an unwinnable David and Goliath struggle: one guy against the mammoth American beer industry. When others scoffed at Jim Koch's plan to leave his consulting job and start a brewery that would challenge American palates, he chose a nineteenth-century family recipe and launched Samuel Adams. Now one of America's leading craft breweries, Samuel Adams has redefined the way Americans think about beer and helped spur a craft beer revolution. In Quench Your Own Thirst, Koch offers unprecedented insights into the whirlwind ride from scrappy start-up to thriving public company. His innovative business model and refreshingly frank stories offer counterintuitive lessons that you can apply to business and to life. Koch covers everything from finding your own Yoda to his theory on how a piece of string can teach you the most important lesson you'll ever learn about business. He also has surprising advice on sales, marketing, hiring, and company culture. Koch's anecdotes, quirky musings, and bits of wisdom go far beyond brewing. A fun, engaging guide for building a career or launching a successful business based on your passions, Quench Your Own Thirst is the key to the ultimate dream: being successful while doing what you love"-- Provided by publisher.

Business exit companion : an owner's guide to exit planning and unlocking value

April 12, 2016
Kruger, Koos.
Bloomington, IN : iUniverse, 2015.
xxvi, 225 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Koos Kruger, who advises business owners on transitions, explores the important steps you need to take throughout the life of your company to unlock its full value when it's time to make a transition. In layman's terms, he outlines the pitfalls that come with exiting a business and what you can do to avoid them."--Back cover.

There is life after college : what parents and students should know about navigating school to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow

April 12, 2016
Selingo, Jeffrey J., author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2016]
xix, 297 pages ; 24 cm
"The antidote to parents' anxiety about their kids being prepared for the job market upon leaving college -- a hopeful and inspiring guide on what to do right, from Jeffrey J. Selingo, bestselling author of College Unbound"-- Provided by publisher.

The digital transformation playbook : rethink your business for the digital age

April 8, 2016
Rogers, David L., 1970- author.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
xi, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The five domains of digital transformation: customers, competition, data -- Innovation, value -- Harness customer networks -- Build platforms, not just products -- Turn data into assets -- Innovate by rapid experimentation -- Adapt your value proposition -- Mastering disruptive business models.

Under new management : how leading organizations are upending business as usual

April 7, 2016
Burkus, David, 1983- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
243 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: management needs new management -- Outlaw email -- Put customers second -- Lose the standard vacation policy -- Pay people to quit -- Make salaries transparent -- Ban non-competes -- Ditch performance appraisals -- Hire as a team -- Write the org chart in pencil -- Close open offices -- Take sabbaticals -- Fire the managers -- Celebrate departures -- Afterword: reinventing the management engine.
Drawing on decades of research, challenges many of the established principles of business management, proving that they are outdated, outmoded, or simply don't work, and urges companies to implement new ways to enhance productivity and morale.

The gray rhino : how to recognize and act on the obvious dangers we ignore

April 5, 2016
Wucker, Michele, 1969- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
xvi, 284 pages ; 24 cm
Preface -- 1. Meet the Gray Rhino -- 2. The Problem with Predictions: Unleashing Denial -- 3. Denial: Why We Miss Seeing Rhinos and Don't Get Out of Their Way -- 4. Muddling: Why We Don't Act Even When We See the Rhino -- 5. Diagnosing: Right and Wrong Solutions -- 6. Panic: Decision-Making Facing a Charging Rhino -- 7. Action: The "Aha" Moment -- 8. After the Trampling: A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste -- 9. Rhinos on the Horizon: Thinking Long-Term -- 10. Conclusion: How to Keep from Getting Run Over by a Rhino -- Acknowledgments -- End Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
"A "gray rhino" is a highly probable, high impact yet neglected threat: kin to both the elephant in the room and the improbable and unforeseeable black swan. Gray rhinos are not random surprises, but occur after a series of warnings and visible evidence. The bursting of the housing bubble in 2008, the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters, the new digital technologies that upended the media world, the fall of the Soviet Union...all were evident well in advance. Why do leaders and decision makers keep failing to address obvious dangers before they spiral out of control? Drawing on her extensive background in policy formation and crisis management, as well as in-depth interviews with leaders from around the world, Michele Wucker shows in The Gray Rhino how to recognize and strategically counter looming high impact threats. Filled with persuasive stories, real-world examples, and practical advice, The Gray Rhino is essential reading for managers, investors, planners, policy makers, and anyone who wants to understand how to profit by avoiding getting trampled"-- Provided by publisher.

No dream is too high : life lessons from a man who walked on the Moon

April 5, 2016
Aldrin, Buzz, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2016
223 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Countdown -- The sky is not the limit ... there are footprints on the Moon! -- Keep your mind open to the possibilities -- Show me your friends and I will show you your future -- Second comes right after first -- Write your own epitaph -- Maintain your spirit of adventure -- Failure is always an option -- Practice respect for all people -- Do what you believe is right even when others choose otherwise -- Trust your gut ... and your instruments -- Laugh ... a lot! -- Keep a young mindset at every age -- Help others go beyond where you have gone.
"Beloved American hero Buzz Aldrin reflects on the wisdom, guiding principles, and irreverent anecdotes he's gathered through his event-filled life--both in outer space and on Earth--in this inspiring guide-to-life for the next generation. Everywhere he goes, crowds gather to meet Buzz Aldrin. He is a world-class hero, a larger-than-life figurehead, best known of a generation of astronauts whose achievements surged in just a few years from first man in space to first men on the Moon. Now he pauses to reflect and share what he has learned, from the vantage point not only of outer space but also of time: still a non-stop traveler and impassioned advocate for space exploration, Aldrin will be 86 in 2016. No Dream Is Too High whittles down Buzz Aldrin's event-filled life into a short list of principles he values, each illustrated by fascinating anecdotes and memories, such as: "Second comes right after first": NASA protocol should have meant he was first on the Moon, but rules changed just before the mission; how he learned to be proud of being the second man on the Moon; "Look for opportunities, not obstacles": Buzz was rejected the first time he applied to be an astronaut; failure is an opportunity to learn to do better; "Always maintain your spirit of adventure": for his 80th birthday, Buzz went diving in the Galapagos and hitched a ride on a whale shark; he stays fit, energetic, and fascinated with life. No Dream Is Too High is a beautiful memento, a thought-provoking set of ideas, and a new opportunity for Buzz Aldrin to connect with the masses of people who recognize his unique place in human history"-- Provided by publisher.

How to create your own jewelry line

April 5, 2016
Shapiro, Emilie, author.
New York : Lark, [2016]
xii, 178 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

The go-giver leader : a little story about what matters most in business

April 1, 2016
Burg, Bob, author.
New York City : Portfolio, [2016]
166 pages ; 22 cm
Revised edition of the authors' It's not about you, 2011.
"The family-owned business of Allen & Augustine has manufactured high-quality chairs for decades. Its people take pride in their work and feel loyal to their owners and management team. But this long-revered company is now at a crossroads, hurt by a tough economy, foreign competition, and a cash crunch. The air is filled with the scent of uncertainty, anxiety, perhaps even panic. Enter Ben, the ambitious young executive assigned by his firm to promote a merger that will rescue Allen & Augustine. Ben's facts are undeniable: the chairmaker can either merge and modernize, or go bankrupt and vanish. So why can't he convince anyone to buy in, from the CEO on down? During his week at the company, as Ben gets to know its people and meets with its top executives, he begins to realize that his aggressive style is actually making it harder to reach his goals. As one character puts it, "How far can you push a rope?""-- Provided by publisher.

Born for this : how to find the work you were meant to do

April 1, 2016
Guillebeau, Chris, author.
New York : Crown Business, [2016]
vi, 313 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Flip the Script -- Always Bet on Yourself -- Prison Break 101 -- The Anser in Your Inbox -- Life coaching from Jay-Z -- Side Hustle -- You, Inc. -- How to Become a Firefighter (or Whatever You Want) -- the Self-Employed Employee -- DIY Rock Star -- How to Do Everything You Want -- Winners Give Up All the Time.

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