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Tough Man, Tender Chicken: Business and Life Lessons from Frank Perdue Tough Man, Tender Chicken: Business and Life Lessons from Frank Perdue
by Mitzi Perdue

This is the story of how Frank Perdue built his chicken and grain company from a father and son operation to an international company that today employs 19,000 people and sells to more than 100 countries. The general public, and in particular, the millions who knew him in their living rooms through the folksy ads that made him the number one marketer in the country, will enjoy knowing what this entertaining and brilliant man was really like.



Leadership Blindspots: How Successful Leaders Identify and Overcome the Weaknesses That Matter Leadership Blindspots: How Successful Leaders Identify and Overcome the Weaknesses That Matter
by Robert Bruce Shaw

The book examines the most common types of blindspots and provides worksheets and tools to help individuals at all levels of a company avoid being blindsided by weaknesses and threats that they don’t see or understand. Includes case studies examining how blindspots operate, using examples from top firms.



The Way of the SEAL: Think Like an Elite Solider to Succeed and Lead in Life The Way of the SEAL: Think Like an Elite Solider to Succeed and Lead in Life
by Mark Divine with Allyson Edelhertz Machate

Ex-Navy Commander Mark Divine reveals exercises, meditations and focusing techniques to train your mind for mental toughness, emotional resilience and uncanny intuition. A practical guide for businesspeople or anyone who wants to be an elite operator in life,



The Risk Advantage: Embracing the Entrepreneur's Unexpected Edge The Risk Advantage: Embracing the Entrepreneur's Unexpected Edge
by Tom Panaggio

The book is designed as a guide for those who are contemplating an entrepreneurial pursuit, are already engaged in building a business, or are currently working for someone else and want to inject their entrepreneurial ideas and attitude.



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.