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China factory output growth slows
Output in China's factories and mines expands in April but more slowly than in the previous month.


Swiss 'tax spy' arrested in Germany
The man is suspected of spying on German tax investigators who have bought CDs from Swiss banks.


US growth rate hits three-year low
President Trump faces a greater challenge in meeting his growth pledge after weak data.


Amazon 'style assistant' divides opinion
Amazon's new Echo Look device takes full length photos and offers advice on outfit choices.


Qualcomm says Apple withholding royalty payments amid legal row
Apple sued chipmaker Qualcomm in January and is now withholding payments until the row is resolved.



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Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight
by John W. Foreman

Most people are approaching data science all wrong. Here's how to do it right. Data science is little more than using straight-forward steps to process raw data into actionable insight. And in Data Smart, author and data scientist John Foreman will show you how that's done within the familiar environment of a spreadsheet.



Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity
by August Turak

In addition to his work as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, and consultant, for the last sixteen years August Turak worked alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey, watching firsthand as they undertook new enterprises and sustained an incredibly successful business practice.



Rapid Realignment: How to Quickly Integrate People, Processes, and Strategy for Unbeatable Performance Rapid Realignment: How to Quickly Integrate People, Processes, and Strategy for Unbeatable Performance
by George Labovitz and Victor Rosansky

Rapid Realignment is based on a dynamic model with four key elements—strategy, people, processes, and customers. To that mix, leadership, culture, and measurement are essential to achieving and sustaining alignment among the four elements.



Social Marketology: Improve Your Social Media Processes and Get Customers to Stay Forever Social Marketology: Improve Your Social Media Processes and Get Customers to Stay Forever
by Ric Dragon

Manage all your social media marketing efforts with repeatable, improvable processes. In Social Marketology, cofounder Ric Dragon of the renowned search engine marketing firm DragonSearch, takes social media marketing to the next step—showing how to choose the best tools for your needs and develop a strategy tailored to your goals.



Leading at The Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition Leading at The Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition
by Dennis N. T. Perkins

Leading at The Edge demonstrates the importance of a strong leader in times of adversity, uncertainty, and change. Today’s leaders have much to learn from this gripping account of survival against all odds. Leading at The Edge will help them navigate the rough waters of any turbulent environment and achieve success in the face of adversity.



Pandora's Risk: Uncertainty at the Core of Finance Pandora's Risk: Uncertainty at the Core of Finance
by Kent Osband

Sparking a revolution in investment risk analysis, Osband recasts the market as a learning machine rather than a knowledge machine. The market continually errs, corrects itself, and makes new errors. Respecting that process, without idolizing it, will promote wiser investment, trading, and regulation. With uncertainty embedded at its core, Osband's rational approach points to a finance theory worthy of twenty-first-century investing.



Managers, Can You Hear Me Now?: Hard-Hitting Lessons on How to Get Real Results Managers, Can You Hear Me Now?: Hard-Hitting Lessons on How to Get Real Results
by Denny Strigl and Frank Swiatek

The former head of Verizon Wireless is talking. Can you afford not to hear what he has to say?



Consider: Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking In Your Organization Consider: Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking In Your Organization
by Daniel Forrester

The stories and examples within Consider demonstrate that the best decisions, insights, ideas and outcomes result when we take sufficient time to think and reflect. While technology allows us to act and react more quickly than ever before, we are taking increasingly less time to consider our decisions before we make them.



The Network Is Your Customer: 5 Strategies to Thrive in a Digital Age The Network Is Your Customer: 5 Strategies to Thrive in a Digital Age
by David L. Rogers

In The Network Is Your Customer, digital strategy expert David Rogers shows business owners and company leaders how to think strategically about customer networks and harness their power to create new opportunities for any organization.



The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs: Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs: Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success
by Carmine Gallo

Author Carmine Gallo gets into the mind of one of today's more innovative leaders in business to reveal his 7 wonders for innovation and creativity. Steve Jobs, cofounder of Apple, is the CEO of the decade and now reveals the operating system behind all his great thinking.



What Could Happen If You Do Nothing? A Manager's Handbook for Coaching Conversations What Could Happen If You Do Nothing? A Manager's Handbook for Coaching Conversations
by Jane Murphy

"What could happen if you do nothing?" offers managers clear, usable tools to enhance the way they listen and engage their people. This is an essential resource for developing employees to their full potential and for fostering better working relationships for individuals, teams, and the business itself.



Make Work Great: Supercharge Your Team, Reinvent the Culture, and Gain Influence One Person at a Time Make Work Great: Supercharge Your Team, Reinvent the Culture, and Gain Influence One Person at a Time
by Edward G. Muzio

As a manager, you've tried to keep things positive, but nothing seems to work. You can't control the economy, what's going on in your employees' lives, or other factors -- so what can you do to build and sustain a winning culture in your workplace?