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China factory output growth slows
Output in China's factories and mines expands in April but more slowly than in the previous month.


Swiss 'tax spy' arrested in Germany
The man is suspected of spying on German tax investigators who have bought CDs from Swiss banks.


US growth rate hits three-year low
President Trump faces a greater challenge in meeting his growth pledge after weak data.


Amazon 'style assistant' divides opinion
Amazon's new Echo Look device takes full length photos and offers advice on outfit choices.


Qualcomm says Apple withholding royalty payments amid legal row
Apple sued chipmaker Qualcomm in January and is now withholding payments until the row is resolved.



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One Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work With a Mentor--And Why You'll Benefit from Being One One Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work With a Mentor--And Why You'll Benefit from Being One
by Ken Blanchard and Claire Diaz-Ortiz

While most people agree that having a mentor is a good thing, they don’t know how to find one or use one. And despite widespread approval for the idea of being a mentor, most people don’t think they have the time or skills to do so.



The Power of Positive Leadership The Power of Positive Leadership
by Jon Gordon

The Power of Positive Leadership is your personal coach for becoming the leader your people deserve. Storyteller Jon Gordon crafts the fables that inspire great leadership: The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, Training Camp, and others have helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world achieve their true leadership potential.



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.