Business - Careers
by Nancy C. Widmann, Elaine J. Eisenman, Ph.D., and Amy Dorn Kopelan
I Didn't See It Coming provides critical counsel and keen observation on how all employees can develop strategic insights, effective tools, and sharp instincts for reading the room and controlling their own career destiny.
Ignited reveals the gathering forces that will offer you unprecedented opportunities to reshape your career and organization. It outlines clear, realistic steps for leveraging your networks and resources to transform your vision into reality, and accomplish powerful goals only you can achieve.
In your twenties you expect to finally live your life on your own terms. But it can seem like the world won't cooperate. Roommates drive you crazy (but you can't afford to lose them), entry-level jobs frustrate you ("Four hundred double-sided copies before lunch," and even a dream job can take over your nights and weekends, leaving you feeling like you're running hard but going nowhere.
Why are some people so much better than others at talking their way into a job or out of trouble? What makes some advertising jingles cut through the clutter of our crowded memories? What's behind winning campaign slogans and career-ending political blunders?
Entrepreneurial thinking grew Starbucks from a mom and pop coffee shop to a global brand. Donald Trump used it to move from a run-of-the-mill real estate investor to a mega-millionaire. And, now, it can change the way you tackle job hunting forever.
Michael Useem -- through dramatic storytelling -- shows how to master the art and science of being decisive. He places you smack in the middle of people facing their go point, where actions -- or lack of them -- determined the fates of individuals, companies, and countries.
Divided into four parts -- Networking, Risk-Taking, Fund-Raising, and Problem-Solving -- How to Get Anyone to Do Anything will inspire readers to see challenging opportunities instead of insurmountable odds.
Even financial woes and a limited income can't stop you from creating real, sustainable wealth and the freedom it buys. The Millionaire Maker reveals Loral's proven wealth-building system that thousands of ordinary people have already used to begin a life of unlimited financial freedom.
Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed explored the lives of low-wage workers. Now, in Bait and Switch, she enters another hidden realm of the economy: the shadowy world of the white-collared unemployed.