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BMW and Daimler invest €1bn in new car venture
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Nike app for self-tying shoe comes undone
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The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future
by Skip Prichard

The Book of Mistakes will take you on an inspiring journey, following an ancient manuscript with powerful lessons that will transform your life. You'll meet David, a young man who with each passing day is more disheartened and stressed. Despite a decent job, apartment, and friends, he just feels hollow . . . until one day he meets a mysterious young woman and everything starts to change.



Can Business Save the Earth?: Innovating Our Way to Sustainability Can Business Save the Earth?: Innovating Our Way to Sustainability
by Michael Lenox

Increasingly, business leaders are tasked with developing new products, services, and business models that minimize environmental impact while driving economic growth. It's a tall order—and a call that is only getting louder. In Can Business Save the Earth?, Michael Lenox and Aaron Chatterji explain just how the private sector can help.



Servant Leadership in Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results Servant Leadership in Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results
by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell

We've seen the negative impact of self-serving leaders in every sector of our society. Not infrequently, they end up bringing down their entire organization. But there is another way. Servant leaders lead by serving their people, not by exalting themselves. In this collection, edited by legendary business author and lifelong servant leader Ken Blanchard and his longtime editor Renee Broadwell, leading businesspeople, bestselling authors, and spiritual leaders offer tools for implementing this proven—but for some, still radical—leadership model.



Start a Successful Business: Expert Advice to Take Your Startup from Idea to Empire (Inc. Magazine) Start a Successful Business: Expert Advice to Take Your Startup from Idea to Empire (Inc. Magazine)
by Colleen DeBaise

Let Inc. help launch your dreams! Makers, doers, and dreamers—for decades they have turned to Inc. for help in getting their businesses off the ground. The publication's keen advice clarifies the process, while startup stories fuel aspirations and spark action.



The Integrity Advantage: Step into Your Truth, Love Your Life, and Claim Your Magnificence The Integrity Advantage: Step into Your Truth, Love Your Life, and Claim Your Magnificence
by Kelley Kosow

Before Kelley Kosow was a renowned life coach and CEO, she constantly second-guessed herself, let her "to-do" lists and others steer her dreams and passions, and played it "small and safe." Inspired by the groundbreaking principles of her renowned mentor Debbie Ford, who hand-picked Kelley to be her successor, The Integrity Advantage is Kelley’s step-by-step guide for facing the fear, shame, and false beliefs that cause us to lose our way.



Creative Clarity: A Practical Guide for Bringing Creative Thinking Into Your Company Creative Clarity: A Practical Guide for Bringing Creative Thinking Into Your Company
by Jon Kolko

Most companies don't know what creativity really is, so they can't benefit from it. They lack creative clarity. This book is primarily for people in charge of driving strategic change through an organization. If you are a line manager responsible for exploring a horizon of opportunity, the book will help you establish a culture of creative product development in which your teams can predictably deliver creative results.



High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant
by Scott Wintrip

Nothing drives business success like a staff of talented, productive employees. So why accept a hiring process that fails you time and time again? Well, there's one person who doesn't: Scott Wintrip. And in High-Velocity Hiring, he provides the tools and systems for creating a hiring process designed for today's fast-paced, talent-deficient landscape.



Breaking the Trust Barrier: How Leaders Close the Gaps for High Performance Breaking the Trust Barrier: How Leaders Close the Gaps for High Performance
by JV Venable

All team leaders worry and wonder about improving team performance. Using his experience leading the precision Thunderbirds aerobatic team, JV Venable shows that "closing the gaps" is the job of leaders and followers alike.



The 10 Laws of Trust: Building the Bonds That Make a Business Great The 10 Laws of Trust: Building the Bonds That Make a Business Great
by Joel Peterson

Trust is the glue that holds an organization together. It turns deflection into transparency, suspicion into empowerment, and conflict into creativity. With it, a tiny company like John Deere grew into a worldwide leader. Without it, a giant corporation like Enron toppled.



The 2016 Road to Reinvention conference with Vijay Gurbaxani
by Vijay Gurbaxani

Structured as a one-day executive forum, the Road to Reinvention will provide participants with new knowledge, contrasting viewpoints and actionable insights from peers who are building and reinventing organizations to succeed in the digital economy.



The Mindfulness Edge: How to Rewire Your Brain for Leadership and Personal Excellence Without Adding to Your Schedule The Mindfulness Edge: How to Rewire Your Brain for Leadership and Personal Excellence Without Adding to Your Schedule
by Matt Tenney

The authors make a compelling case for why mindfulness training may be the 'ultimate success habit.' In addition to helping you improve the most essential elements of highly effective leadership, mindfulness training can help you discover unconditional happiness and realize incredible meaning -- professionally and personally.



Endless Encores: Repeating Success Through People, Products, and Profits Endless Encores: Repeating Success Through People, Products, and Profits
by Ken Goldstein

Technology executive and bestselling author Ken Goldstein shows the way to repeating success by concentrating on three essentials – people, products, and profits, in that order.