New Arrivals · Business

September 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Good leaders ask great questions : your foundation for successful leadership

September 29, 2014
Maxwell, John C., 1947-
New York : Center Street, 2014.
304 pages ; 23 cm
" In GOOD LEADERS ASK GREAT QUESTIONS, John C. Maxwell delves into the process of becoming a successful leader by examining how questions can be used to advantage. What are the questions leaders should ask themselves? What questions should they ask members of their team? He then responds to the toughest problems leaders have presented to him. Using social media, Maxwell offered the floor to followers with unanswered questions about what it takes to achieve their professional best, and selected seventy questions on the most popular topics, including: -- How can I discover my unique purpose as a leader? -- What is the most effective daily habit that any leader should develop? -- How do you motivate an unmotivated person? -- How would you work with a difficult leader who has no vision? This book is a thorough, insightful response to those readers and anyone who feels they have plateaued on their journey to develop their ultimate potential. Every leader has room to grow, and the advice in these pages will help readers assess their current position, and structure an effective plan to achieve their goals. "-- Provided by publisher.

Babygate : how to survive pregnancy and parenting in the workplace

September 26, 2014
Bakst, Dina, author.
New York, NY : The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2014.
xiii, 343 pages ; 21 cm
Includes state-by-state guide.
Congratulations you're expecting! now what? -- Time to bond: planning for parental leave -- Back into the groove: returning to work as a parent -- The parent trap: confronting stigma and bias at work -- Conclusion.

Zero to one : notes on startups, or how to build the future

September 25, 2014
Thiel, Peter A.
New York : Crown Business, [2014]
210 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
The challenge of the future -- Party like it's 1999 -- All happy companies are different -- The ideology of competition -- Last mover advantage -- You are not a lottery ticket -- Follow the money -- Secrets -- Foundations -- The mechanics of mafia -- If you build it, will they come? -- Man and machine -- Seeing green -- The founder's paradox.
"Thiel starts from the bold premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we're too distracted by our new mobile devices to notice. Progress has stalled in every industry except computers, and globalization is hardly the revolution people think it is. It's true that the world can get marginally richer by building new copies of old inventions, making horizontal progress from "1 to n." But true innovators have nothing to copy. The most valuable companies of the future will make vertical progress from "0 to 1," creating entirely new industries and products that have never existed before. Zero to One is about how to build these companies. Tomorrow's champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today's marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. In today's post-internet bubble world, conventional wisdom dictates that all the good ideas are taken, and the economy becomes a tournament in which everyone competes to reach the top. Zero to One shows how to quit the zero-sum tournament by finding an untapped market, creating a new product, and quickly scaling up a monopoly business that captures lasting value. Planning an escape from competition is essential for every business and every individual, not just for technology startups. The greatest secret of the modern era is that there are still unique frontiers to explore and new problems to solve. Zero to One shows how to pursue them using the most important, most difficult, and most underrated skill in every job or industry: thinking for yourself"-- Provided by publisher.

Smartcuts : how hackers, innovators, and icons accelerate success

September 25, 2014
Snow, Shane, author.
New York, NY : HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
vi, 257 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction : "How do they move so fast?" -- Pt. 1: Shorten. Hacking the ladder : "bored Mormons" ; Training with masters : "the vocal thief" ; Rapid feedback : "the F word" -- Pt. 2: Leverage. Platforms : "the laziest programmer" ; Waves : "Moore and Moore" ; Superconnectors : "space, wars, and storytellers" -- Pt. 3: Soar. Momentum : "depressed billionaires" ; Simplicity : "hot babes and paradise" ; 10x thinking : "the rocketeer".
Entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow (Wired, Fast Company, The New Yorker, and cofounder of Contently) analyzes the lives of people and companies that do incredible things in implausibly short time by employing what psychologists call "lateral thinking" to rethink convention and break "rules" that aren't rules.

Sleeping with your smartphone : how to break the 24/7 habit and change the way you work

September 25, 2014
Perlow, Leslie A., 1967-
Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Review Press, ©2012.
viii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The experiment -- The winning formula -- Speaking openly -- Passion and action -- Experimenting with change -- together -- Small steps, big results -- The team leader's crucial role -- Defining the team and the goal -- The first meeting and beyond -- A firmwide initiative -- Introducing facilitators -- Reimagining work.
Can't resist checking your smartphone or mobile device? Sure, all this connectivity keeps you in touch with your team and the office, but at what cost? In this book, Harvard Business School professor Leslie Perlow reveals how you can disconnect and become more productive in the process. In fact, she shows that you can devote more time to your personal life and accomplish more at work. The good news is that this doesn't require a grand organizational makeover or buy-in from the CEO. All it takes is collaboration between you and your team, working together and making small, doable changes. What started as an experiment with a six-person team at The Boston Consulting Group, one of the world's elite management consulting firms, triggered a global initiative that eventually spanned more than nine hundred BCG teams in thirty countries across five continents. These teams confronted their nonstop workweeks and changed the way they worked, becoming more efficient and effective. The result? Employees were more satisfied with their work-life balance and with their work in general. And the firm was better able to recruit and retain employees. Clients also benefited-often in unexpected ways.

Becoming the boss : new rules for the next generation of leaders

September 24, 2014
Pollak, Lindsey, author.
New York, NY : Harper Business, [2014]
x, 301 pages ; 23 cm
Learn. Catch up : winning friends, moving cheese, and breaking all the rules ; Prep : feeling the fear, filling the tanks, and perfecting the pots ; Be : building your brand, polishing your presence, and dealing with being booped ; : ego-googling, hunting moose; and making time to Tweet -- Lead. Listen : choosing your method, knowing your audience, and becoming a master of meetings ; Manage : driving the truck, giving out trophies, and closing your door almost all the way ; Prioritize : running the marathon, delegating undictatorially, and handling stress like a Buddhist nun -- Last. Connect : finding your champions, networking up, and always take the meeting ; Grow : getting better, falling with style, and truly changing the world.
We are in the midst of a leadership revolution, as power passes from Baby Boomers to Millennials. All grown up, the highly educated Generation Y is moving into executive positions in corporations and government, as well as running their own businesses, where they are beginning to have a profound impact that will last for decades. Pollak provides a brisk, tech savvy success manual filled with real-world, actionable tips. Discover the key trends affecting your career, and master the classic rules of excellence that never go out of style.

People tools for business : 50 strategies for building success, creating wealth, and finding happiness

September 22, 2014
Fox, Alan C.
New York : SelectBooks, Inc., [2014]
xiii, 198 pages ; 23 cm
"Author of People Tools follows up his first book describing simple strategies for success in our daily lives with more advice that focuses on achieving success in business"-- Provided by publisher.

Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder

September 22, 2014
Clifton, Jim, author.
New York, N.Y. Gallup Press, 2014.
161 pages ; 19 cm.
Delves into the psychology of the entrepreneur and includes strategies and action items for building successful ventures, as well as access to an online test that measures readers' entrepreneurial potential.

Rising above a toxic workplace : taking care of yourself in an unhealthy environment

September 18, 2014
Chapman, Gary D., 1938-
Chicago : Northfield Publishing, [2014]
168 pages ; 23 cm
The rise of the toxic workplace -- The many faces of the toxic boss -- Reality check: great places to work -- Hidden poisons in nonprofits and churches -- Little murders at work -- Rabbits on the freeway -- Descent to the dark side -- Rx for cynicism -- Survival guide and toolkit.
Offers accounts of workers in emotionally unhealthy work environments and how they coped with the situation or left it behind, with practical advice for readers who find themselves in toxic workplaces.

Hello, my name is awesome : how to create brand names that stick

September 17, 2014
Watkins, Alexandra.
San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, [2014].
x, 98 pages ; 22 cm.
"Naming a business or product has always been challenging--and sometimes costly--for entrepreneurs and inventors, but it's one of the most important decisions they have to make. Alexandra Watkins presents a foolproof model that anyone can use to create and evaluate brand names like a pro"-- Provided by publisher.

The one week marketing plan : the set it & forget it approach for quickly growing your business

September 16, 2014
Satterfield, Mark, 1955-
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, [2014]
xii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

The best business schools' admissions secrets : a former Harvard Business School Admissions Board member reveals the insider keys to getting in

September 15, 2014
Isiadinso, Chioma.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, Inc., [2014]
xx, 331 pages ; 23 cm

Lean customer development : building products your customers will buy

September 5, 2014
Alvarez, Cindy.
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media, 2014.
xviii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Learn how your prospective customers behave, the problems they need to solve, and what frustrates and delights them. These insights may shake your assumptions, but they'll help you reach the "ah-ha!" moments that inspire truly great products. Lean how to: validate or invalidate your hypothesis by talking to the right people, learn how to conduct successful customer interviews play-by-play, detect a customer's behaviors, pain points, and constraints, turn interview insights into Minimum Viable Products to validate what customers will use and buy, and adapt customer development strategies.

A social strategy : how we profit from social media

September 5, 2014
Piskorski, Mikołaj Jan.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2014]
xii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The arc of the book -- Social failures and social solutions -- "Meet" solutions : eHarmony and Okcupid -- "Meet" solution : Twitter -- "Friend" solutions : Facebook and mixi -- "Meet" and "friend" solutions : LinkedIn & Friendster -- "Meet" and "friend" solution : MySpace -- Social strategies -- Social strategy at Zynga -- Social strategy at Yelp -- Social strategy at American Express -- Social strategy at Nike -- Building social strategy at XCard and Harvard Business Review -- Conclusions.
Drawing on his analysis of proprietary data from social media sites, Piskorski argues that the secret of successful ones is that they allow people to fulfill social needs that either can't be met offline or can be met only at much greater cost. This insight provides the key to how companies can leverage social platforms to create a sustainable competitive advantage. Companies need to help people interact with each other before they will promote products to their friends or help companies in other ways. Done right, a company's social media should benefit customers and the firm. Piskorski calls this "a social strategy," and he describes how companies such as Yelp and Zynga have done it, providing not only a story- and data-driven explanation for the explosion of social media but also an invaluable, concrete road map for any company that wants to tap the marketing potential of this remarkable phenomenon.

Governmental GAAP guide for state and local governments.

September 2, 2014
Chicago : CCH, c2007-
v. ; 23 cm.
"A comprehensive interpretation of all current promulgated governmental generally accepted accounting principles for state and local governments."

The innovator's method : bringing the lean start-up into your organization

September 2, 2014
Furr, Nathan R.
Boston : Harvard Business Review Press, [2014]
ix, 268 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Call it 'lean start-up,' 'design thinking,' or 'agile.' No matter the name, it's clear that a new method is revolutionizing how to successfully create, refine, and bring ideas to market without traditional business planning. But because these ideas and techniques run counter to conventional managerial thinking and practice, managers in established organizations have difficulty implementing them. No longer. Based on field work with thousands of managers and validated inside dozens of companies, innovation experts Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer show when and how to apply a 'lean start-up' approach to innovation in established businesses"-- Provided by publisher.

The small big : small changes that spark big influence

August 29, 2014
Martin, Steve J.
New York : Business Plus, [2014]
xix, 268 pages ; 24 cm

The Virgin way : everything I know about leadership

August 29, 2014
Branson, Richard.
New York : Portfolio Hardcover, [2014]
392 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
A revelatory account of the personal factors that shaped the Virgin Group founder's unconventional leadership style discusses topics ranging from his limited education and struggles with dyslexia through his self-employment values and beliefs about listening.

The science of success

August 28, 2014
Hill, Napoleon, 1883-1970.
New York : Tarcher, [2014]
xi, 234 pages : ilustrations ; 21 cm
"Napoleon Hill's proven program for prosperity and happiness"--Cover.
"The Science of Success is a collection of writings by and about Napoleon Hill, author of the most widely read book on personal prosperity philosophy ever published, Think and Grow Rich. These essays and writings contain teachings on the nature of prosperity and how to attain it, and are published here in book form for the very first time. This work is a must-have item for Hill's millions of fans worldwide!"-- Provided by publisher.

The elements of résumé style : essential rules for writing résumés and cover letters that work

August 28, 2014
Bennett, Scott, 1962-
New York : American Management Association, [2014]
xx, 134 pages ; 21 cm

Making conflict work : harnessing the power of disagreement

August 21, 2014
Coleman, Peter T., 1959-
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
xxi, 278 pages ; 24 cm
"A practical guide to navigating workplace conflicts by better understanding the power dynamics at play in every interaction Conflicts at work are as inevitable as they are frustrating. In Making Conflict Work, Peter Coleman and Robert Ferguson's leading experts in the field of conflict resolution address the key role of power in workplace tension. Whether you're butting heads with your boss or addressing a direct report's complaint, your relative position of power affects how you approach conflict. Coleman and Ferguson explain how power dynamics function, with step-by-step guidance to determining your standing in a conflict and identifying and applying the strategies that will lead to the best resolution. Drawing on the authors' years of research and consulting experience, the book gives readers effective strategies for negotiating disputes at all levels of an organization. Making Conflict Work includes self-assessment exercises and action plans to guide managers, mediators, consultants, and attorneys through any conflict. This powerful approach can turn workplace tensions into catalysts for creativity, innovation, and meaningful change"-- Provided by publisher.

Best customers.

August 18, 2014
Ithaca, N.Y. : New Strategist,
v. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Vol. for 1999 by Cheryl Russell and Susan Mitchell ; 2001 by Cheryl Russell ; 2005-<2014> by the editors of New strategist publications.
"Demographics of consumer demand."

The alliance : managing talent in the networked age

August 13, 2014
Hoffman, Reid.
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2014]
ix, 193 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
1. Employment in the networked age : The alliance ; Moving from family to team ; Getting value from entrepreneurial talent ; Having the courage to lead honest conversations -- 2. Tours of duty : Building trust through honest conversations ; Different types of tours ; Blending tours of duty ; A broadly applicable framework ; Longer-term alliances ; Walking the walk: how LinkedIn uses tours of duty -- 3. Building alignment in a tour of duty : Alignment for the different types of tours ; Walking the walk: how LinkedIn builds alignment ; Having the conversation: advice for managers -- 4. Implementing transformational tours of duty : Start the conversation and define the mission ; Set up a system of regular checkpoints for both sides to exchange feedback with each other ; Before the tour of duty draws to a close, begin defining the next tour of duty ; Managing for the unexpected when there's a change in the middle of a tour ; Having the conversation: advice for managers -- 5. Employee network intelligence : Network intelligence generates hidden data, serendipity, and opportunity -- 6. Implementing network intelligence programs : Recruit connected people ; Teach employees how to mine intelligence from their networks via conversation and social media ; Roll out programs and policies that help employees build their individual networks ; Have employees share what they learn with the company ; Walking the walk: how LinkedIn uses network intelligence ; Having the conversation: advice for managers -- 7. Corporate alumni networks : It's all about the ROI ; Four reasons to invest in an alumni network ; Three levels of investment in alumni networks ; Walking the walk: the LinkedIn corporate alumni network -- 8. Implementing an alumni network : Decide who you want to include in your alumni network ; Explicitly define the expectations and benefits of the relationship ; Establish a comprehensive exit process ; Build links between current employees and alumni ; Having the conversation: advice for managers -- Appendixes : A. Sample statement of alliance ; B. Mission alignment exercise: people we admire ; C. Getting started at your company.
"For most of the 20th century, the relationship between employers and employees in the developed world was all about stability and lifetime loyalty. That has recently changed, giving way to a transactional, laissez-faire approach that serves neither party well. A new arrangement is needed, the authors argue--one built on alliance (usually temporary) and reciprocity. The high-tech start-up community of Silicon Valley is pointing the way--and companies that wish to be similarly agile and entrepreneurial [may] learn valuable lessons from its example. Under the new compact, both employer and employee seek to add value to each other"-- Provided by publisher.

Scale : seven proven principles to grow your business and get your life back

August 11, 2014
Hoffman, Jeff.
New York : Portfolio Hardcover, 2014.
278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Business owners want growth, but they fear that growth will take over their lives. The surprising truth is that the only way to truly scale your company is to reduce its reliance on you. This means that, done right, you get growth without sacrificing your life. Jeff Hoffman and David Finkel offer a concrete road map to rapidly grow your existing business while also gaining more freedom. You'll learn the three core elements to create a stable base from which to scale (systems, team, and internal controls), how to pick the best strategy to get smart growth, and how to remove the predictable obstacles to scaling pillar by pillar inside your business. Plus you'll also get practical, proven advice on how to execute in the face of conflicting demands and multiple responsibilities. By breaking down the path to scaling into seven principles, any business owner can increase profits and their own freedom"-- Provided by publisher.

Content marketing for nonprofits : a communications map for engaging your community, becoming a favorite cause, and raising more money

August 11, 2014
Leroux Miller, Kivi, 1969-
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [2013]
xxxi, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Finding a new path: the power of content marketing -- Hearing the call of the wild: the case for changing your communications approach -- Understanding this trek: how content marketing is different -- Planting your flag at the destination: setting content marketing goals and measuring progress -- Who will go with you: redefining your marketing relationships -- Making friends on the trail: what supporters, participants, and influencers want from you -- Deciding on your trail name: The voice and style you want to be known for -- Carrying the load: how to staff your content marketing strategy -- Envision the journey: preparing your content marketing plan -- Mapping it out: sketching out your big picture communications timeline -- What you'll talk about: deciding on the core topics you want to be known for -- Building your itinerary: designing your editorial calendar and adding your original content to it -- Conserving energy on the trail: repurposing your original content -- Handling surprises along the way: how to merge in what you can't plan -- Set out on your trek: implementing your content marketing strategy -- Living in the moment: create relevant content for here and now -- Your Swiss Army Knife: reliable nonprofit content that always works -- Foraging and filtering: curating content created by others -- The best trail mix recipe ever: adding metaphors and humor to your communications -- High tech on the trail: how technology helps -- The right provisions for the journey: what you need to know about the channels you choose -- Websites -- Blogs -- Email -- Print newsletters -- Facebook -- Twitter Google+ -- Video -- Images -- Pinterest -- Mobile devices.
"Nonprofits are communicating more often and in more ways than ever before, but is anyone paying attention? In her follow-up to The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause, Kivi Leroux Miller shows you how to design and implement a content marketing strategy that will attract people to your cause, rather than begging for their attention or interrupting them with your communications. Youll learn how to plan, create, share, and manage relevant and valuable content that inspires and motivates people to support your nonprofit in many different ways" --Cover, p. 4.

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