New Arrivals · Business

April 15, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Navigating the whitewater rapids of entrepreneurial success : leading small business growth

April 14, 2017
Golann, Bret, author.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
247 pages ; 24 cm
The challenges of rapid growth -- Growth creates risk -- Is your leadership style creating growth risks? -- Strategies for leading rapid growth -- Organize around outcomes to measure performance drivers -- Prioritize processes for solutions -- Mapping operations for growth success -- Five operating strategies for fixing processes -- Time-cutting strategies for agility and improvement -- Attracting the people you need for success -- Motivating your people -- Choosing growth partners, not just vendors -- Understanding operating risks -- Reducing the risks of growth success -- Leading growth means executing new strategies for keeping your promises.

The schmuck in my office : how to deal effectively with difficult people at work

April 10, 2017
Foster, Jody, author.
vi, 329 pages ; 24 cm
Part I. Meet the schmuck. Introduction ; What is disruptive behavior? ; Why do we care about difficult behavior? ; Difficult personalities ; Types of people, and what to do about them ; How do I really use this book? ; Important disclaimers -- Part II. In the spotlight: drama kings and queens. Dramatic, emotional, and erratic: character pathology ; Narcissus ; The Venus flytrap ; The swindler -- Part III. Distraction, disorganization, and delays at the desk. Cognition at work ; The bean counter ; The distracted ; Mr. Hyde ; The lost -- Part IV. Can't put a finger on it?. Cultural sensitivity ; The robotic ; The eccentric ; The suspicious -- Part V. Conclusion. Am I the schmuck in my office? ; Workplace philosophies.
"Everyone has a "schmuck" in their office--a difficult, disruptive person who upsets the workplace, confuses their co-workers and causes concern. No one is safe from a schmuck. They come in many sizes and shapes, such as: - Narcissus--the self-centered, condescending, attention-seeking peacock who tramples on others - The Flytrap--the bringer of chaos who can flip from angry to happy in an instant creating an office maelstrom - The Bean Counter--the orderly perfectionist who never gives up control even when it's full-steam-ahead to disaster - The Robot--the inflexible stone wall who is incapable of adapting, even in the face of much-needed change Sound like anyone you know? These are just a few of the more prominent schmucks. In her new book, Dr. Jody Foster explains the entire spectrum of schmucks, how they can decrease productivity, and generally make everyone else unhappy. After delineating the various types of schmucks, she looks at personality traits and explains how interactions among coworkers can become maladaptive leading to workplace disasters. She helps readers understand the schmuck as a person, figure out how to help him or her, and effect a positive solution. Dr. Foster also helps readers understand the most difficult thing of all: sometimes you are the "schmuck." Let Dr. Jody Foster show you how to help the schmuck, know if you are the schmuck, and make your workplace a happy and productive one"-- Provided by publisher.

Outsmart your instincts : how the behavioral innovation approach drives your company forward

April 7, 2017
Hansen, Adam, author.
ix, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Negativity bias: bad is stronger than good -- Availability bias: what you see is all there is -- The curse of knowledge: well, it's just obvious that... --Status quo bias: the bird in the hand -- Confabulation: Of course that's why I did that! -- Conformity bias: play along to get along -- Confirmation bias: Just as I thought! -- Framing: like a fish in water -- Steps forward -- Conclusion.
When it comes to thinking innovatively about your business, your instinct to "trust your gut" can be your own worst enemy. Hansen, Harrington and Storz merge behavioral science with business savvy to examine eight biases that get in the way of creativity and creative thinking. They show you how to overcome these barriers, and break from the status quo.

The entrepreneur's playbook : more than 100 proven strategies, tips, and techniques to build a radically successful business

April 6, 2017
Green, Leonard C., author.
New York, NY : AMACOM, [2017]
196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

The crowdsourceress : get smart, get funded, and kickstart your next big idea

April 4, 2017
Daly, Alex, author.
New York, NY : PublicAffairs, [2017]
vii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Introduction -- Sex & broadcasting: my first time -- Making a killer campaign video -- How to get an old design book to go viral -- The campaign page is your pitch -- Crowdfunding: marketing for this century -- Budgeting, rewards, and tips from the trenches -- The power of press and influencers -- Exclusive access and what Joan Didion taught me -- What's next for you, me, and crowdfunding.

Killing it : an entrepreneur's guide to keeping your head without losing your heart

March 30, 2017
O'Loughlin, Sheryl, author.
xii, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Foreword: Entrepreneurship is a calling, not a job / Steve Blank -- Introduction: The light and the dark -- Part I. Getting ready: What you really need to know. Heart on your sleeve: the entrepreneur and love ; The other marriage: the entrepreneur and partnership ; The virtues of candor: the entrepreneur and the supportive tribe ; Love in a time of churn: the entrepreneur and romance ; My baby you'll be: the entrepreneur and children ; Calling you on your shit: the entrepreneur and friendship -- Part II. Doing the work. Climbing high: the entrepreneur and risk ; Self-worth and net worth: the entrepreneur and money ; Modestly naked: the entrepreneur and bold humility ; Staying sane in the fast lane: the entrepreneur's physical and emotional well-being ; The graceful good-bye: the entrepreneur and letting go.
"The former CEO of Clif Bar, Co-founder of Plum, and serial entrepreneur offers insights about launching and growing a business while maintaining a fulfilled life in this practical guide filled with hard-won advice culled from the author's own sometimes dark, raw experiences. With a foreword by Steve Blank"

Conversational capacity : the secret to building successful teams that perform when the pressure is on

March 29, 2017
Weber, Craig, author.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2013]
ix, 227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction: Standing on the shoulder of gaints -- Conversational capacity: The missing piece of the puzzle -- Intentional conflict: Why good intentions are never enough -- Beyond fight and flight: A more intentional mindset -- Intentional dialogue: Skills for balancing candor and curiosity -- Cultivating our better angels -- Conversational capacity and the value of conflict -- Conversational capacity and adaptive learning -- The work of building a disciplined team -- Conversational capacity and the challenge of team leadership -- The road less traveled.
"In a world of rapid-fire change, it's more important than ever to build teams that work well when the pressure is on and quality communication can mean the difference between success and failure. Conversational Capacity provides the communication tools you need to ensure that your team remains on track even when dealing with its most troublesome issues, that it responds to tough challenges with agility and skill, and performs brilliantly in circumstances that would incapacitate less disciplined teams" --Back cover.

Gen Z @ work : how the next generation is transforming the workplace

March 29, 2017
Stillman, David.
New York, NY : Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
309 pages ; 24 cm
A generations expert and author of When Generations Collide and The M-Factor teams up with his seventeen-year-old son to introduce the next influential demographic group to join the workforce--Generation Z--in this essential study, the first on the subject.They were born between 1995 and 2012. At 72.8 million strong, Gen Z is about to make its presence known in the workplace in a major way--and employers need to understand the differences that set them apart. They're radically different than the Millennials, and yet no one seems to be talking about them--until now. This generation has an entirely unique perspective on careers and how to succeed in the workforce. Based on the first national studies of Gen Z's workplace attitudes; interviews with hundreds of CEOs, celebrities, and thought leaders on generational issues; cutting-edge case studies; and insights from Gen Zers themselves, Gen Z @ Work offers the knowledge today's leaders need to get ahead of the next gaps in the workplace and how best to recruit, retain, motivate, and manage Gen Zers. Ahead of the curve, Gen Z @ Work is the first comprehensive, serious look at what the next generation of workers looks like, and what that means for the rest of us.

Boss bitch : a simple 12-step plan to take charge of your career

March 28, 2017
Lapin, Nicole, author.
New York : Crown Business, 2017.
382 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"You don't need dozens or hundreds of employees to be a boss, says financial expert and serial entrepreneur Nicole Lapin. Hell, you don't even need one. You just need to find your inner Boss Bitch -- your most confident, savvy, ambitious self -- and own it. A Boss Bitch is the she-ro of her own story. She is someone who takes charge of her future and embraces being a "boss" in all aspects of the word: whether as the boss of her own life, family and career, the literal boss at work, or, as the boss of her own company. Whichever she chooses (or all three), a Boss Bitch is someone who gets out there and makes her success happen -- and so can you."--Provided by publisher.

A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK® guide).

March 27, 2017
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania : Project Management Institute, Inc., [2013]
xxi, 589 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Organizational influences and project life cycle -- Project management processes -- Project integration management -- Project scope management -- Project time management -- Project cost management -- Project quality management -- Project human resource management -- Project communications management -- Project risk management -- Project procurement management -- Project stakeholder management -- Annex A1. The standard for project management of a project -- Appendix X1. Fifth edition changes -- Appendix X2. Contributors and reviewers of The PMBOK® guide--fifth edition -- Appendix X3. Interpersonal skills.
Presents the fundamental processes of project management that drive the design and implementation of business changes for any organization--local, regional or global, updated to reflect the most current industry knowledge and practices.

Radical candor : be a kick-ass boss without losing your humanity

March 24, 2017
Scott, Kim Malone, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
xxi, 246 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
A new management philosophy. Build radically candid relationships : bringing your whole self to work ; Get, give, and encourage guidance : creating a culture of open communication ; Understand what motivates each person on your team : helping people take a step in the direction of their dreams ; Drive results collaboratively : telling people what to do doesn't work -- Tools & techniques. Relationships : an approach to establishing trust with your direct reports ; Guidance : ideas for getting/giving/encouraging praise & criticism ; Team : techniques for avoiding boredom and burnout ; Results : things you can do to get stuff done together-- faster.
"A high-profile business manager describes her development of an optimal management course designed to help business leaders become balanced and effective without resorting to insensitive aggression or overt permissiveness"-- NoveList.

Sell with a story : how to capture attention, build trust and close the sale

March 24, 2017
Smith, Paul, 1967 July 3- author.
New York, NY : AMACOM, American Management Association, [2017]
xi, 290 pages ; 24 cm

The big life : embrace your mess, work your side hustle, find a monumental relationship, and become the badass babe you were meant to be

March 23, 2017
Shoket, Ann, 1972- author.
xxi, 217 pages ; 22 cm
The big life -- Bye-bye, Carrie Bradshaw -- Get a job, any job -- What's your side hustle? -- #SquadGoals -- Embrace your mess -- The journey matters -- Stop with the what-ifs -- The pressure to be perfect -- The big life for all.
"Millennial women are changing what it means to be powerful and successful in the world--for everyone. Forever. You want The Big Life--that delicious cocktail of passion, career, work, ambition, respect, money, and a monumental relationship. And you want it on your own terms. Ann Shoket knows the evolving values of young women more than anyone. She's the voice behind the popular Badass Babes community, a sisterhood of young, hungry, ambitious women who are helping each other through the most complex issues around becoming who you're meant to be."

Eyes wide open : overcoming obstacles and recognizing opportunities in a world that can't see clearly

March 23, 2017
Lidsky, Isaac, author.
New York, New York : TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
viii, 305 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Seeing and Believing -- Action, Lights, Camera! -- Heroes and Villains -- Man Plans, God Laughs -- The Critic and the Strong Man -- 98 Days, Part I -- Acceptance and Surrender -- Supremely Protective -- Counting Your Luck -- Lucky Break, Part II -- Measuring Your Success -- Super Dad -- Ears Wide Open -- 98 Days, Part II -- Heart Wide Open.
"In Eyes Wide Open, Isaac Lidsky draws on his experience of achieving immense success, joy, and fulfillment while losing his sight to a blinding disease to show us that it isn't external circumstances, but how we perceive and respond to them, that governs our reality. Fear has a tendency to give us tunnel vision--we fill the unknown with our worst imaginings and cling to what's familiar. But when confronted with new challenges, we need to think more broadly and adapt. When Isaac Lidsky learned that he was beginning to go blind at age thirteen, eventually losing his sight entirely by the time he was twenty-five, he initially thought that blindness would mean an end to his early success and his hopes for the future. Paradoxically, losing his sight gave him the vision to take responsibility for his reality and thrive. Lidsky graduated from Harvard College at age nineteen, served as a Supreme Court law clerk, fathered four children, and turned a failing construction subcontractor into a highly profitable business. Whether we're blind or not, our vision is limited by our past experiences, biases, and emotions. Lidsky shows us how we can overcome paralyzing fears, avoid falling prey to our own assumptions and faulty leaps of logic, silence our inner critic, harness our strength, and live with open hearts and minds. In sharing his hard-won insights, Lidsky shows us how we too can confront life's trials with initiative, humor, and grace"-- Provided by publisher.

LinkedIn profile optimization for dummies

March 20, 2017
Serdula, Donna, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2017]
xii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The LinkedIn profile is a platform to shape how other see you and explain how you impact lives. This book will explain exactly what you need to know to optimize your profile according to your goals so you can collide with your desired opportunities. Discover how to identify your personal keywords, utilize endorsements, and optimize your experiences. You'll also create a compelling summary that grabs the attention of a potential partner, client, or employer. --Publisher.

Effective fundraising for nonprofits : real-world strategies that work

March 9, 2017
Bray, Ilona M., 1962- author.
Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2016.
474 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Your fundraising companion -- Fundraising tools -- Developing your fundraising plan -- Attracting individual supporters -- How to keep the givers giving -- Midscale and major donors -- Funds from the great beyond: bequests and legacy gifts -- Special events -- Raising money through business or sales activities -- Seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and government -- Creating printed communications materials -- Designing your website to draw in donors -- Outreach via traditional and social media.
"Whether your nonprofit has just gotten tax-exempt status or has been operating for years, its success or failure depends on its ability to raise donations from individuals, companies, and institutions. The question you're facing is, 'How do we bring in the cash?' ... Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits also provides creative grassroots strategies and dozens of real-life success stories. Best of all, it cuts out the jargon and 'consultant speak' that's all too common in nonprofit books. The 5th edition is completely updated with new stories and samples, the latest IRS rules and regulations, and social networking and crowdfunding guidance"--Publisher's website.

Grant writing for dummies

March 9, 2017
Browning, Beverly A., 1948-
xii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
pt. 1. Getting started with grant writing -- pt. 2. Digging up grant-funding opportunities -- pt. 3. Maximizing your chances of winning a grant -- pt. 4. Following the funder's guidelines -- pt. 5. Triple-checking your application, submitting, and following up -- pt. 6. The part of tens.
Browning gives you everything you need to get started with your grant application. She helps you move through the grant-writing process and apply for some of the billions of dollars available from public and private sector sources. From creating a strategic plan to using online databased and applying for e-grants, you'll learn new ways to get the funding you need.

Streetsmart financial basics for nonprofit managers

March 9, 2017
McLaughlin, Thomas A., author.
Hoboken : Wiley, 2016.
xix, 340 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Revised edition of the author's Streetsmart financial basics for nonprofit managers, 2009.
Includes index.
Preface -- Structure of nonprofit organizations -- Mission : managing your two bottom lines -- Accounting as a second language : a nine-point program -- Assets are for boards, activities are for managers -- Balance sheets : how they get that way -- Financial analysis : a few analytical tools -- Beyond the C3 : alternate corporate structures -- Nonprofit accounting : acknowledging the strings attached -- Cost accounting : how much does it cost? -- Auditing : choosing and using an auditor -- Cash is king -- Capital : not a four-letter word -- Budgeting : taming the budget beast -- Indirect costs and other despised items -- Danger zone : cost reimbursement programs -- Managing money-losing programs -- The milestones of spending on overhead costs -- Pricing : how much should it cost? -- Profit : why and how much? -- To raise more money, think cows -- Owning a building : what's in it for you? -- Insurance : the maddeningly complicated art of covering your assets -- Internal controls for external goals -- Scrutiny intensifies -- Management controls : toward accountability for performance -- Finance is oil, development is water -- When do you CFO? -- Business models and business plans -- How to beat the next recession.

The business writer's handbook.

March 7, 2017
New York : St. Martin's Press,
v. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Imprint varies: <2015>- Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's.
Editors: 1976-<2015> Charles T. Brusaw, Gerald J. Alred, Walter E. Oliu.

Profit first : transform any business from a cash-eating monster to a money-making machine

March 1, 2017
Michalowicz, Mike, author.
New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2017]
xiv, 207 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Your business is an out-of-control cash-eating monster -- The core principles of profit first -- Setting up profit first for your business -- Assessing the health of your business -- Allocation percentages -- Putting profit first into motion -- Destroy your debt -- Find money within your business -- Profit first, advanced techniques -- The profit first life -- How to keep it from falling apart -- Epilogue.

Drop the ball : achieving more by doing less

February 28, 2017
Dufu, Tiffany, author.
xiii, 286 pages ; 22 cm
Part one: Doing it all. A woman's place ; Prince Charming ; Working mom ; Home control disease ; Life-go-round -- Part two: Something's gotta give. The turning point ; What matters most ; The law of comparative advantage ; On the precipice of change -- Part three: Drop the ball. Go ahead, drop the ball ; Clarify who does what ; Believe in team ; Recruit a village -- Part four: All-in partners. Done is another person's perfect ; Affirm with gratitude ; Don't buy the stereotype ; Happiness motivates everyone ; Why we need men -- Part five: Looking ahead. The four go-tos ; Final frontier ; Freedom.
"A renowned expert in the women's leadership movement, Tiffany Dufu was once like so many other driven and talented women who have been brought up to believe that to have it all, they must do it all. But after she gave birth to her first child, she struggled to accomplish everything she thought she needed to in order to succeed. Dufu began to feel that achieving her career and personal goals was an impossibility. Eventually, she discovered the solution: letting go. In Drop the Ball, Dufu recounts how she learned to reevaluate expectations, shrink her to-do list, and meaningfully engage the assistance of others--freeing the space she needed to flourish at work and to develop deeper, more meaningful relationships at home. Even though women make up half the workforce, they still represent only 18 percent of the highest-level leaders. The reasons are obvious: just as women reach middle management, they are also starting families. Mounting responsibilities at work and home leave them with no bandwidth to do what will most lead to their success. Offering new perspective on why the women's leadership movement has stalled, and packed with actionable advice, Tiffany Dufu's Drop the Ball urges women to embrace imperfection and to expect less of themselves and more from others--only then can they focus on what they truly care about, devote the necessary energy to achieving their real goals, and create the type of rich, rewarding lives we all desire."--Dust jacket.

Boomer reinvention : how to create your dream career over 50

February 28, 2017
Tarnoff, John, author.
xv, 215 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction: Is this book for you? -- Part 1. Reinvention for a new era. Waking up to a new reality -- Embracing your second act -- Part 2. Profiles in reinvention. John Pugliano: The next career was always there -- Judy Contreras: Trust your instincts, Do your homework -- David Beadle: If the vision is right, the obstacles don't matter -- Marilyn Friedman: Finding renewal in surprising places -- Julie Murphy: Finally daring to ditch the corporate career -- Dan Goetz: Discovering the inner entrepreneur -- Valerie Ramsey: Staying positive no matter what -- Part 3. Reinvention a practical methodology. Reframing: everything is possible -- Listening: Information is power -- Accepting: Time to let go -- Expressing: Centering, deepening, and discovering -- Connecting: The proof is in the people -- Epilogue: Reinvention your way.
"A personal development approach to discovering, nurturing and defining the new second-act career that's already inside you. The book's 5-step methodology contains 23 practical and accessible strategies to turn your new job or new business idea into a reality."--Back cover.

Ageproof : living longer without running out of money or breaking a hip

February 27, 2017
Chatzky, Jean Sherman, 1964- author.
New York : Grand Central Life & Style, 2017.
xxii, 328 pages; 25 cm
Includes index.
Part I: System checks: The science of diagnostics -- Body checks -- Your fiscal physical -- Part II: Breaking bad behavior: The science of habits -- Here's your change -- Time for good behavior -- Part III: Pressure situations: The science of stress -- We can't stress this enough -- Feeling spent -- Part IV: Team works: The science of "us" -- Your people portfolio -- Inside your health huddle -- Part V: Survival instinct: The science of inflow and outflow -- The energy equation -- Addition, subtraction, multiplication -- Part VI: Go time: The science of catching up-- Making up for lost coin -- Never too late -- Part VII: Making a living: The science of working -- Being worked to (death) life -- Paid in full: -- Part VIII: Domestic engineering -- Home bases -- Home runs.
"Two of the world's leading experts explain the vital link between health and wealth that could add years to your life and dollars to your retirement savings,"

The aisles have eyes : how retailers track your shopping, strip your privacy, and define your power

February 21, 2017
Turow, Joseph, author.
331 pages ; 24 cm
A frog slowly boiled -- The discriminating merchant -- Toward to data-powered aisle -- Hunting the mobile shopper -- Loyalty as bait -- Personalizing the aisles -- What now?
"By one expert's prediction, within twenty years half of Americans will have body implants that tell retailers how they feel about specific products as they browse their local stores. The notion may be outlandish, but it reflects executives' drive to understand shoppers in the aisles with the same obsessive detail that they track us online. In fact, a hidden surveillance revolution is already taking place inside brick-and-mortar stores, where Americans still do most of their buying. Drawing on his interviews with retail executives, analysis of trade publications, and experiences at insider industry meetings, advertising and digital studies expert Joseph Turow pulls back the curtain on these trends, showing how a new hyper-competitive generation of merchants-- including Macy's, Target, and Walmart-- is already using data mining, in-store tracking, and predictive analytics to change the way we buy, undermine our privacy, and define our reputations." -- Amazon.

Renew yourself : a six-step plan for more meaningful work

February 14, 2017
Hakala-Ausperk, Catherine, author.
xx, 129 pages ; 23 cm
Preface. Why did I write this book? ; Why are you reading it? -- Introduction. How does this book work? -- 5W1H -- Who are you? -- What do you want to do? -- When is the time right? -- Where should you be? -- Why bother? -- How do you do it? -- My renewal plan.
You're filled with passion, skills, experience-- but you're lacking something. You need a significant change. Hakala-Ausperk shows how to renew yourself and your future by thinking about what you love the most, and going for it. Her six-step plan poses the questions that will help you find the meaning you're searching for. Once our path is clear, we can achieve.

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