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Oil at $75 as Iran sanction fears mount
Brent crude hits its highest level in more than three years as production cuts reduce stockpiles.


Vincent Bolloré: French tycoon held over 'Africa corruption'
Vincent Bolloré is questioned by police near Paris over contracts to run ports in Guinea and Togo.


Google owner Alphabet sees profits soar
Net earnings jump almost 73% in the first quarter as revenues from internet advertising climb.


China sexist adverts: Tech firms apologise after damning report
Some adverts offered "men only" jobs while others wanted "trim" women applicants, Human Rights Watch found.


UK government borrowing lowest for 11 years
Government borrowing fell by more than expected to £42.6bn for the past financial year.



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Motivating the Motivating the "What's In It For Me?" Workforce: Manage Across the Generational Divide and Increase Profits
by Cam Marston

All generations are not alike. While Baby Boomers base their vision of professional success on climbing hierarchical corporate ladders, Gen-X and New Millennial workers view success quite differently.



The Upside: The 7 Strategies for Turning Big Threats into Growth Breakthroughs The Upside: The 7 Strategies for Turning Big Threats into Growth Breakthroughs
by Adrian J. Slywotzky with Karl Weber

In the 1980s conventional wisdom was that you could have high quality or low cost, but not both -- until Japanese makers of cars and electronics showed otherwise. Now, high quality and low cost are required just to enter the marketplace.



Taboos of Leadership: The 10 Secrets No One Will Tell You About Leaders and What They Really Think Taboos of Leadership: The 10 Secrets No One Will Tell You About Leaders and What They Really Think
by Anthony F. Smith

Most experts on leadership would have us believe that successful leaders are superhuman beings who are humble servants, have hearts of gold, and are motivated by the needs of their employees and shareholders.



Ignited: Managers! Light Up Your Company and Career for More Power, More Purpose, and More Success Ignited: Managers! Light Up Your Company and Career for More Power, More Purpose, and More Success
by Vince Thompson

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.



The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy
by Jon Gordon

It's Monday morning and George walks out of the front door to his car and a flat tire. But this is the least of his problems. His home life is in shambles and his team at work is in disarray. With a big new product launch coming in two weeks for the NRG-2000, he has to find a way to get it together or risk losing his marriage and job.



Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform From Those Who Don't Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform From Those Who Don't
by Ram Charan

Know-How is the missing link of leadership. By showing how the eight know-hows link to, interact with, and reinforce personal and psychological traits, Ram Charan provides a holistic and innovative portrait of successful leaders of the twenty-first century.



The Go Point: When It's Time to Decide -- Knowing What to Do and When to Do It The Go Point: When It's Time to Decide -- Knowing What to Do and When to Do It
by Michael Useem

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.



Paradigm Found: Leading and Managing for Positive Change Paradigm Found: Leading and Managing for Positive Change
by Anne Firth Murray

In 1987, Anne Firth Murray had the idea that funding should go to grassroots women's organizations around the globe and that the recipients themselves should decide how to use that money.



Profit with Honor: The New Stage of Market Capitalism Profit with Honor: The New Stage of Market Capitalism
by Daniel Yankelovich

This wise and optimistic book examines the scandals that plague American corporations today and shows how companies can reverse the discouraging trend.



Revved! An Incredible Way to Rev Up Your Workplace and Achieve Amazing Results Revved! An Incredible Way to Rev Up Your Workplace and Achieve Amazing Results
by Harry Paul and Ross Reck, Ph.D.

Imagine a new kind of business model: one where caring for people is your capital investment and the returns redefine your bottom line.



Creating Competitive Advantage: Give Customers a Reason to Choose You Over Your Competitors Creating Competitive Advantage: Give Customers a Reason to Choose You Over Your Competitors
by Jaynie L. Smith with William G. Flanagan

Why should I do business with you . . . and not your competitor? Whether you are a retailer, manufacturer, distributor, or service provider -- if you cannot answer this question, you are surely losing customers, clients, and market share.



How to Get Anyone to Do Anything How to Get Anyone to Do Anything
by R. Philip Hanes

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.