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VW cracks down on executive pay after diesel scandal
German car maker returns to profit and posts record sales in 2016 despite emissions testing furore.


BA owner IAG's profits hit by weak pound
The owner of British Airways and Iberia reports higher profits, despite the impact of sterling's weakness.


East Africa to track trucks from Mombasa port to stop theft
Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda adopt a truck-tracking system to prevent theft and speed up goods in transit.


Royal Bank of Scotland losses more than treble to £7bn
The bank, which is 72%-owned by taxpayers, reports its ninth consecutive year of losses.


Trump's Treasury Secretary targets tax reform 'by August'
In his first TV interview Steven Mnuchin promises deregulation and tax cuts to boost growth.



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The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations
by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

The Leadership Challenge is the gold-standard manual for effective leadership, grounded in research and written by the premier authorities in the field. With deep insight into the complex interpersonal dynamics of the workplace, this book positions leadership both as a skill to be learned, and as a relationship that must be nurtured to reach its full potential.



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.



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 Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia's Environmental Emergency The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia's Environmental Emergency
by Mark L. Clifford

One of Asia’s best-respected writers on business and economy, Hong Kong-based author Mark L. Clifford provides a behind-the-scenes look at what companies in China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, and Thailand are doing to build businesses that will lessen the environmental impact of Asia’s extraordinary economic growth.



Dave Yarin Dave Yarin
by Dave Yarin

By drawing on both prominent and lesser-known news stories throughout history, Dave Yarin explores the aspects of human nature that prevents us from acting on warnings from credible sources, armed with credible data, in both the business setting and in our personal lives.



The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance: Why It's Good for You, Your Family, and Your Company The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance: Why It's Good for You, Your Family, and Your Company
by Paul Zane Pilzer and Rick Lindquist

A comprehensive guide to utilizing new individual health plans to save 20 to 60 percent on health insurance. This book is written to ensure that you, your family, and your company get your fair share of the trillions of dollars the U.S. government will spend subsidizing individual health insurance plans between now and 2025.



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.