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  • The must-read summary of Richard Koch's book: "The 80/20 Principle: The Secret of Achieving More With Less". This complete summary of the ideas from Richard Koch's book "The 80/20 Principle" shows that 80% of the results in any system will flow from just 20% of the efforts. Further demonstrating that the key to success is to expand on this 20%,...
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  • The must-read summary of Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko’s book: “The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealth”. This complete summary of the ideas from Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko’s book “The Millionaire Next Door” reveals the secret to joining the ranks of America’s wealthy. The authors explain that traditional methods for becoming rich...
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  • Complete summary of Bill McGowan's book: "Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time".This summary of the ideas from Bill McGowan’s book "Pitch Perfect" gives advice on how to make your presentations engaging and influential. According to McGowan, there are Seven Principles of Persuasion that you can use to make your presentations more effective and entertain...
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  • Complete summary of Michael LeBoeuf's book: "The Millionaire in You: Ten Things You Need to Do Now to Have Money and the Time to Enjoy It".This summary of the ideas from Michael LeBoeuf's book "The Millionaire in You" shows that, for most people, the goal is not simply to achieve millionaire status, but to have sufficient time and money to...
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  • Complete summary of Tom Peters' book: "The Brand You 50: Fifty Ways to Transform Yourself from an "Employee" into a Brand that Shouts Distinction, Commitment and Passion!".This summary of the ideas from Tom Peters' book "The Brand You 50" suggests that the paradigm of an employee working for a company on a corporate payroll is increasingly outdated. Even if you...
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  • Th must-read summary of James O'Loughlin's book: "The Real Warren Buffett: Managing Capital, Leading People".This complete summary of the ideas from James O'Loughlin's book "The Real Warren Buffett" tells the story of Warren Buffett, who served for 37 years as chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway. During that time, the company’s market value has grown from $600 million to...
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  • The must-read summary of Michael Gelb and Sarah Caldicott's book: "Innovate Like Edison: The Success System of America’s Greatest Inventor"This complete summary of the ideas from Michael Gelb and Sarah Caldicott's book "Innovate Like Edison" shows that Thomas Edison is the greatest innovator in American history: he generated a record-breaking 1,093 US patents and 1,293 international patents over 62 successive...
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  • The must-read summary of Roger Van Oech's book: " A Whack On The Side Of The Head: How You Can Be More Creative".This complete summary of the ideas from Roger Van Oech's book "A Whack On The Side Of The Head" shows that creative thinking can yield extremely positive results, and at the best of times can lead to innovative...
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  • The must-read summary of Timothy Ferriss' book: "The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich".This complete summary of the ideas from Timothy Ferriss' book "The 4-Hour Workweek" introduces you to the lifestyle of people who have decided against the 9-5 jobs and have organised their lives according to a set of rules that allows them to...
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  • The must-read summary of Gary Keller and Jay Papasan's book “The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results”.This complete summary of the ideas in Gary Keller and Jay Papasan’s book “The One Thing” explains that, surprisingly enough, the best way to achieve incredible results is to do less. The key is to focus on actions that will rule...
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  • The must-read summary of Ricardo Semler's book “Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace”.This complete summary of the ideas from Ricardo Semler's book "Maverick" explores the reasons behind the amazing success of the company Semco. Founded in Brazil in 1952, its revenues had risen by 600% in 1993, despite the fact that Brazil was in recession. The...
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  • The must-read summary of Tom Rath and Barry Conchie's book “Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams and Why People Follow” This complete summary of the ideas from Tom Rath and Barry Conchie's book "Strengths Based Leadership" outlines the characteristics common to the best and most effective leaders and explains how you can identify and develop your personal strengths in an...
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  • The must-read summary of Adam Grant's book: "Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success".This complete summary of the ideas from Adam Grant's book "Give and Take" shows how success depends on how you interact with others.In the world of work, there are three types of people: takers, who maximise reward from every transaction, matchers; who give only as much...
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  • The must-read summary of Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton's book: "The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance".This complete summary of the ideas from Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton's book "The Carrot Principle" presents the results of a study on workplace productivity. This study has shown there are tangible and...
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  • The must-read summary of Akash Karia's book: "How to Deliver a Great TED Talk: Presentation Secrets of the World's Best Speakers".This complete summary of the ideas from Akash Karia's book "How to Deliver a Great TED Talk" demonstrates how you can deliver a memorable TED talk or presentation. The author provides a formula that you can learn and apply that...
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  • The must-read summary of Akio Morita, Edwin Reingold and Mitsuko Shimomura's book: "Made in Japan: Akio Morita and Sony".This complete summary of the ideas from Akio Morita, Edwin Reingold and Mitsuko Shimomura's book "Made in Japan" tells the story behind the fascinating journey of Sony, right from its early rocky stages to their status as a world leader. In their...
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  • The must-read summary of Alan Lakein's book “How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life: How to Achieve More Than You Ever Thought Possible”This complete summary of the ideas from Alan Lakein's book “How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life” highlights that to waste your time is to waste your life, but conversely to master...
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  • The must-read summary of Alan Robinson and Dean Schroeder's book: "The Idea-Driven Organization".This complete summary of the ideas from Alan Robinson and Dean Schroeder's book "The Idea-Driven Organization" details how the best ideas to improve a business often come from the front-line. According to Robinson and Schroeder, you should listen to these ideas and apply them. This is exactly what...
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  • The must-read summary of Albert Poissant's book: "How to Think Like a Millionaire: Ten of the World’s Most Successful People Reveal Secrets of Their Success"This complete summary of the ideas from Albert Poissant's book "How to Think Like a Millionaire" shows that successful businesspeople are successful not because of the industry they are in, but because they share four key...
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  • The must-read summary of Alex Hiam's book: "Making Horses Drink: How to Lead and Succeed in Business".This complete summary of the ideas from Alex Hiam's book "Making Horses Drink" shows that, in a commercial setting, your employees are your horsepower - the people with the potential to take the company to great results. In this book, the author explains that...
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  • The must-read summary of Alice Schroeder's book: "The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life". This complete summary of the ideas from Alice Schroeder's book "The Snowball" recounts the fascinating success story and biography of one of most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. In fact, this American icon has never told his full life story, but he...
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  • The must-read summary of Amey Stone and Mike Brewster's book: "King of Capital: Sandy Weill and the Making of Citigroup".This complete summary of the ideas from Amey Stone and Mike Brewster's book "King of Capital" investigates the career of Sandy Weill, entrepreneur and CEO of Citigroup. In their book, the authors reveal the secrets behind his success: his interest in...
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  • The must-read summary of Anthony Robbins' book: "Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical & Financial Destiny".This complete summary of the ideas from Anthony Robbins' book "Awaken The Giant Within" shows that by making a few alterations to what you believe, you have the power to take your fate into your hands and...
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  • The must-read summary of Barbara and Elizabeth Pagano's book: "The Transparency Edge: How Credibility Can Make or Break You in Business".This complete summary of the ideas from Barbara and Elizabeth Pagano's book "The Transparency Edge" shows that, in the wake of numerous high-profile business and accounting disasters, transparency delivers clear and compelling business benefits. In their book, the authors highlight...
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  • The must-read summary of Benjamin Levy's book: "Remember Every Name Every Time: Corporate America's Memory Master Reveals His Secrets". This complete summary of the ideas from Benjamin Levy's book "Remember Every Name Every Time" shows how being able to remember the names of people you meet is an invaluable business and career-building tool. The author shares two different methods that...
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  • The must-read summary of Bernard Roth’s book: "The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing and Take Command of Your Life". This complete summary of the ideas from Bernard Roth’s book "The Achievement Habit" shows that it is in fact possible to make achievement a habit in both your personal and professional life. To do this, you must apply the "design...
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  • The must-read summary of Bernd Schmitt and Laura Brown's book: "Build Your Own Garage: Blueprints and Tools to Unleash Your Company's Hidden Creativity".This complete summary of the ideas from Bernd Schmitt and Laura Brown's book "Build Your Own Garage" explains how in business, garages are considered to be the places where good ideas can be grown into new businesses. In...
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  • The must-read summary of Bill Jensen's book: "Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic.: 25 Successful Habits for an Extremely Disruptive World".This complete summary of the ideas from Bill Jensen's book "Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic." shows that to excel today, you need to focus on developing the right set of personal habits. In his book, the author highlights the 25 habits...
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  • The must-read summary of Bill Jensen's book: "The Simplicity Survival Handbook: 32 Ways to Do Less and Accomplish More".This complete summary of the ideas from Bill Jensen's book "The Simplicity Survival Handbook" shows that to accomplish more, you should find tangible ways to do less of the stuff that doesn't matter and more of the stuff that does. In his...
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  • The must-read summary of Bob Reiss' book: "Low Risk, High Reward: Starting and Growing Your Business with Minimal Risk". This complete summary of the ideas from Bob Reiss' book "Low Risk, High Reward" shows that, contrary to popular belief, most entrepreneurs don't welcome risk. In fact, they use a number of techniques to ensure risk is minimised and prefer to...
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  • Leap

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    The must-read summary of Bob Schmetterer's book: "Leap: A Revolution in Creative Business Strategy".This complete summary of the ideas from Bob Schmetterer's book "Leap" explains the author's compelling revolutionary idea: instead of hiring an ad agency for your product, use the agency at the beginning of the process to develop a big Creative Business Idea (CBI) around which the company's...
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  • The must-read summary of Brian Becker, Mark Huselid and Dave Ulrich's book: "The HR Scorecard: Linking People, Strategy and Performance".This complete summary of the ideas from Brian Becker, Mark Huselid and Dave Ulrich's book "The HR Scorecard" introduces a measurement system that showcases how HR impacts business performance. The “HR Scorecard” matches business strategy against HR deliverables and objectives to...
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  • The must-read summary of Brian Becker, Mark Huselid and Richard Beatty's book: "The Differentiated Workforce: Transforming Talent into Strategic Impact".This complete summary of the ideas from Brian Becker, Mark Huselid and Richard Beatty's book "The Differentiated Workforce" shows that most organisations are busy trying to win the war for talent when instead they should be trying to win the war...
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  • The must-read summary of Brian Dietmeyer and Rob Kaplan's book: "Strategic Negotiation: A Breakthrough 4-Step Process for Effective Business Negotiation".This complete summary of the ideas from Brian Dietmeyer and Rob Kaplan's book "Strategic Negotiation" shows that negotiating effectively isn't really an art. It is a science or process that can and should be systemised as deals are becoming more and...
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  • The must-read summary of Brian Tracy's book: "Create Your Own Future: How to Master the 12 Critical Factors of Unlimited Success".This complete summary of the ideas from Brian Tracy's book "Create Your Own Future" shows that success in life and business is not the result of a random process or the subject of chance. Instead, success is highly predictable. This...
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  • The must-read summary of Brian Tracy's book: "Crunch Point: The 21 Secrets to Succeeding When it Matters Most". This complete summary of the ideas from Brian Tracy's book "Crunch Point" shows that, sooner or later, you’re going to hit a “crunch point” in your career - everyone does eventually. In fact, on average a personal or professional crisis will probably...
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  • The must-read summary of Brian Tracy's book: "Full Engagement! Inspire, Motivate, and Bring Out the Best in Your People".This complete summary of the ideas from Brian Tracy's book "Full Engagement!" shows that managers today expect to generate high return on equity but also to maximise the returns on the human capital invested in business. This summary highlights that to bring...
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  • The must-read summary of Brian Tracy's book: "The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success".This complete summary of the ideas from Brian Tracy's book "The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success" shows that success, in business or in life, is entirely predictable and is always the direct result of compliance with the proven laws and principles which govern it....
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  • The must-read summary of Brian Tracy's book: “Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills that Will Unlock your Hidden Powers to Succeed”.This complete summary of the ideas from Brian Tracy’s book “Maximum Achievement” explains that there is a link between the quality of your thoughts and the quality of your life. This summary exposes how by exercising control over your thoughts you...
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  • Goals!

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    The must-read summary of Brian Tracy’s book: “Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want – Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible”. This complete summary of the ideas from Brian Tracy’s book “Goals!” shows that achieving success is actually a methodical process. In his book, the author explains how the principle of setting goals and working hard to achieve them has...
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  • The must-read summary of Cal Ripken, Jr. and Donald Phillips' book: "Get in the Game: 8 Elements of Perseverance that Make the Difference".This complete summary of the ideas in Cal Ripken, Jr. and Donald Phillips' book "Get in the Game" tells the career story of Cal Ripken, Jr. as a major league baseball player for the Baltimore Orioles. In their...
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  • The must-read summary of Carmine Gallo's book: "The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs".This complete summary of the ideas from Carmine Gallo's book "The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs" exposes the technique behind Steve Jobs' memorable presentations. This useful summary demonstrates that flair and charisma are a bonus, not a necessity, and that systematic preparation can boost your presentation skills. Providing...
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  • The must-read summary of Charles Duhigg's book: "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business".This complete summary of the ideas from Charles Duhigg’s book "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business" tells you how you can change your habits for the better just by understanding how they...
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  • The must-read summary of Charles J. Pellerin's book: "How NASA Builds Teams: Mission Critical Soft Skills for Scientists, Engineers, and Project Teams". This complete summary of the ideas from Charles J. Pellerin's book "How NASA Builds Teams" shows that team building must take account of the personalities and expertise of the individual members. Scientists and technical experts often respond to...
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  • The must-read summary of Chip Conley's book: "The Rebel Rules: Daring to Be Yourself in Business".This complete summary of the ideas from Chip Conley's book "The Rebel Rules" shows how today's rebel entrepreneurs are those who start new companies that break the established rules. In his book, the author explains that you do not necessarily have to conform and do...
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  • The must-read summary of Chip Heath and Dan Heath's book: "Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work".This complete summary of the ideas from Chip Heath and Dan Heath's book "Decisive" reveals the reasons behind why people make bad decisions. In their book, the authors explain that these decisions come from four common biases which influence the ultimate...
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  • Switch

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    The must-read summary of Chip and Dan Heath's book: "Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard" This complete summary of the ideas from "Switch" shows that our rational mind often fights with our emotional mind, because the latter prefers instant gratification and the former is better at long-term planning. In this summary, discover how you can engage both...
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  • The must-read summary of Chris Ducker's book: "Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive and Build Your Dream Business".This complete summary of the ideas from Chris Ducker's book "Virtual Freedom" details how many new entrepreneurs believe they have to do everything themselves. This method is impossible for a long period of time....
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  • The must-read summary of Christine Comaford-Lynch's book: "Rules for Renegades: How to Make More Money, Rock Your Career and Revel in Your Individuality".This complete summary of the ideas from Christina Comaford-Lynch's book "Rules for Renegades" demonstrates the author's one simple mantra: be a renegade. Effective businesspeople find ways to explore new ventures in enjoyable ways that express their own personalities....
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  • The must-read summary of Christine Harvey's book: "Secrets of the World's Top Sales Performers: Boost Your Performance with Winning Techniques".This complete summary of the ideas from Christine Harvey's book "Secrets of the World's Top Sales Performers" shows that sales is a unique profession: no other job provides an opportunity to use one's own personality to create financial success. In this...
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  • The must-read summary of Christopher Witt's book: "Real Leaders Don't Do PowerPoint: How to Sell Yourself and Your Ideas".This complete summary of the ideas from Christopher Witt's book "Real Leaders Don't Do PowerPoint" shows that when leaders speak, they're not generally trying to dazzle their audience with their mastery of presentation technology. In reality, leaders speak to make a difference,...
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  • Smarts

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    The must-read summary of Chuck Martin, Peg Dawson and Richard Guare's book: "Smarts: Are We Hardwired for Success?".This complete summary of the ideas from Chuck Martin, Peg Dawson and Richard Guare's book "Smarts" shows that there are 12 executive skills that help you get stuff done. Most people are strong in two or three areas and weak in others. Effective...
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  • The must-read summary of Clay Shirky's book: "Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations". This complete summary of the ideas from "Here Comes Everybody" shows that groups of people are incredibly hard to organise. That’s why until now, only large corporations could generally afford to buy the tools and build the infrastructure required to sync the joint efforts...
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  • The must-read summary of Clayton Christensen and Michael Raynor's book: "The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth".This complete summary of the ideas from Clayton Christensen and Michael Raynor's book "The Innovator's Solution" shows how capital markets demand that all companies should grow by commercialising innovations. The companies who are successful in doing this are rewarded spectacularly, however only one...
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  • The must-read summary of Curtis Carlson and William Wilmot's book: "Innovation: The Five Disciplines for Creating What Customers Want". This complete summary of the ideas from Curtis Carlson and William Wilmot's book "Innovation" shows that the starting point for innovation is not a new idea, but the answer to three fundamental questions on your customer and what you are offering....
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  • The must-read summary of Cynthia Rabe's book: "The Innovation Killer: How What We Know Limits What We Can Imagine - And What Smart Companies Are Doing About It”.This complete summary of the ideas from Cynthia Rabe's book "The Innovation Killer" shows that thinking innovatively is a challenge for many organisations because it requires a rather delicate balancing act. On the...
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  • The must-read summary of Dale Carnegie's book "How to win Friends and Influence People: The All-Time Classic Manual of People Skills"This complete summary of the ideas from Dale Carnegie's book "How to Win Friends and Influence People" shows that no matter your occupation, goals, ambitions or your position in a company, dealing with people is your biggest challenge. Therefore, if...
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  • The must-read summary of Dan Miller's book: "No More Mondays: Fire Yourself - and Other Revolutionary Ways to Discover Your True Calling at Work".This complete summary of the ideas from Dan Miller's book "No More Mondays" presents a clear message: “If you’re one of those people who dread going to work on Mondays, do something about it”. In his book,...
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  • The must-read summary of Dan Roam's book: "Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations".This complete summary of the ideas in Dan Roam's book "Show and Tell" explains that while sharing your ideas is essential to achieve both personal and professional success, most people dread public speaking and try to avoid it. The author gives three simple rules to...
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  • The must-read summary of Dan Steinbock's book: "The Nokia Revolution: The Story of an Extraordinary Company that Transformed an Industry".This complete summary of the ideas from Dan Steinbock's book "The Nokia Revolution" tells the story of the wireless communications giant and also covers the evolution of the company’s strategy through time. From its beginning in 1865 as a small timber...
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  • The must-read summary of Darby Checketts' book: "Leverage: How to Create Your Own "Tipping Points" in Business and in Life".This complete summary of the ideas from Darby Checketts' book "Leverage" proposes an intriguing and ultimately convincing argument: at the focal point of every problem there is always a lever. If you identify that lever correctly and then apply it intelligently,...
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  • The must-read summary of Dave Anderson's book: "If You Don't Make Waves You'll Drown: 10 Hard-Charging Strategies for Leading in Politically Correct Times". This complete summary of the ideas from Dave Anderson's book "If You Don't Make Waves You'll Drown" shows that political correctness is draining the health and vitality out of many businesses because it encourages managers to patronise...
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  • The must-read summary of Dave Lakhani's book: "The Power of an Hour: Business and Life Mastery in One Hour a Week".This complete summary of the ideas from Dave Lakhani's book "The Power of an Hour" shows how you can dedicate one hour each week to improving your professional and personal effectiveness. In this hour, the smart thing to do is...
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  • The must-read summary of Dave Ulrich, Jack Zenger and Norm Smallwood's book: "Results-Based Leadership: How Leaders Build the Business and Improve the Bottom Line".This complete summary of the ideas from Dave Ulrich, Jack Zenger and Norm Smallwood's book "Results-Based Leadership" highlights that a leader's effectiveness can be measured by a simple equation - effective leadership is based on 4 Key...
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  • The must-read summary of David Allen's book: "Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work & Life".This complete summary of the ideas from David Allen's book "Ready for Anything" explains that maximum productivity means making something good happen with the minimum effort possible. Also, since things don't always go according to plan, improving productivity means being more flexible and able...
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  • The must-read summary of David Bach's book: "Debt Free for Life: The Finish Rich Plan for Financial Freedom".This complete summary of the ideas from David Bach's book "Debt Free for Life" shows how, at one time, it used to be possible to have “good” debt – debt for assets which appreciate in value – and “bad” debt – where you’ve...
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  • The must-read summary of David Bach’s book: “Start Late, Finish Rich: A No-Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom at Any Age”. This complete summary of the ideas from David Bach’s book “Start Late, Finish Rich” shows that it is never too late to take control of your financial situation and end up rich. The author explains that there are five...
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  • The must-read summary of David C. Robertson and Bill Breen's book: "Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry".This complete summary of the ideas from David C. Robertson and Bill Breen's book "Brick by Brick" explains innovation through the story of the LEGO Group. LEGO was founded in 1932 and through sheer...
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  • The must-read summary of David D'Alessandro and Michele Owens' book: "Executive Warfare: 10 Rules of Engagement for Winning Your War for Success".This complete summary of the ideas from David D'Alessandro and Michele Owens' book "Executive Warfare" shows how being smart, hard-working and able to generate results will generally get you promoted when you first begin working for an organization. However,...
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  • The must-read summary of David D'Alessandro's book: "Career Warfare: 10 Rules for Building a Successful Personal Brand and Fighting to Keep It."This complete summary of the ideas from David D'Alessandro's book "Career Warfare" shows how the true tests of your business career are never quite what you expect them to be. Nowadays, it is not enough to just work hard,...
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  • The must-read summary of David Edery and Ethan Mollick's book: "Changing the Game: How Video Games Are Transforming the Future of Business".This complete summary of the ideas from David Edery and Ethan Mollick's book "Changing the Game" shows how the video game sector has become an enormous business and is about to enter yet another phase of growth as companies...
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  • The must-read summary of David Kord Murray's book: "Borrowing Brilliance: The Six Steps to Business Innovation by Building on the Ideas of Others". This complete summary of the ideas from David Kord Murray's book "Borrowing Brilliance" shows that that new ideas are always constructed out of existing ideas. What appears to be genuinely original ideas always combine snippets of one...
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  • The must-read summary of David Magee's book: "How Toyota Became #1: Leadership Lessons from the World’s Greatest Car Company" This complete summary of the ideas from David Magee's book "How Toyota Became #1" shows that the criteria and qualities leading to Toyota’s rise to the top had little to do with sales results or profit margins. This summary points out...
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  • The must-read summary of David Maister's book: "Practice What You Preach: What Managers Must Do to Create a High Achievement Culture".This complete summary of the ideas from David Maister's book "Practice What You Preach" asks a fundamental question: “Is there a statistical correlation between employee attitudes and financial success for a business? And if there is, what is the correct...
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  • The must-read summary of David McNally and Karl Speak's book: "Be Your Own Brand: Achieve More of What You Want by being More of Who You Are". This complete summary of the ideas from David McNally and Karl Speak's book "Be Your Own Brand" highlights the importance of developing one’s own personal brand. Companies know and understand the importance of...
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  • The must-read summary of David Owen's book: "Copies in Seconds: How a Lone Inventor and an Unknown Company Created the Biggest Communication Breakthrough Since Gutenberg – Chester Carlson and the Birth of the Xerox Machine”.This complete summary of the ideas from David Owen's book "Copies in Seconds" tells the fascinating history of copying documents. In his book, David Owen recounts...
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  • The must-read summary of David Packard's book: "The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company".This complete summary of the ideas from David Packard's book "The HP Way" tells the story behind the American giant company Hewlett-Packard. In his book, the author reveals the keys to the company's success and the obstacles that it had to overcome to...
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  • The must-read summary of David Pottruck and Terry Pearce's book: "Clicks and Mortar: Passion-Driven Growth in an Internet-Driven World".This complete summary of the ideas from David Pottruck and Terry Pearce's book "Clicks and Mortar" shows how growing a business in the Internet age still requires people that are spirited and passionate about what they do. In their book, the authors...
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  • The must-read summary of David Rock's book: "Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long".This complete summary of the ideas from David Rock's book "Your Brain at Work" shows that in order to deliver better performance in any setting, you need to first understand how you think. In his book, the author...
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  • The must-read summary of Dayle M. Smith's book: "The Eleven Keys to Leadership: Essential Leadership Skills at Your Fingertips".This complete summary of the ideas from Dayle M. Smith's book "The Eleven Keys to Leadership" shows that leaders are not born, they are made, and leadership skills can be learned. In his book, the author takes the reader through each key...
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  • The must-read summary of Dean Graziosi's book: "Be a Real Estate Millionaire".This complete summary of the ideas from Dean Graziosi's book "Be a Real Estate Millionaire" shows how easy it can be to make money through real estate! The experienced author provides his own techniques for finding the hidden value of real estate and the key to understanding the market...
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  • The must-read summary of Deepak Malhotra and Max Bazerman’s book: “Negotiation Genius: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Tables and Beyond”. This complete summary of the ideas from Deepak Malhotra and Max Bazerman’s book “Negotiation Genius” shows that people are not born genius negotiators. This is a skill that can be learned and perfected by...
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  • The must-read summary of Denis Waitley's book "Being the Best: Learn How to Replace Self-Destructive, Popular Myths with Life-Changing, Practical Truths". This complete summary of the ideas from Denis Waitley's book "Being the Best" shows that success in life is not measured by what a person gets, but by what they continue to do with what they have. The concept...
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  • The must-read summary of Don Maruska's book: "How Great Decisions Get Made: 10 Easy Steps for Reaching Agreement on Even the Toughest Issues".This complete summary of the ideas from Don Maruska's book "How Great Decisions Get Made" shows that businesses decisions are often surrounded by fear; employees are scared to express an opinion and they feel threatened by change imposed...
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  • The must-read summary of Donald T. Phillips' book: "Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times".This complete summary of the ideas from Donald T. Phillips' book "Lincoln on Leadership" analyzes Abraham Lincoln's leadership style, his character, his communication techniques and how he moved the country forward. In his book, the author explains how Lincoln was a master of creating consensus...
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  • The must-read summary of Donald Trump and Bill Zanker's book: "Think Big and Kick Ass - In Business and in Life".This complete summary of the ideas from Donald Trump and Bill Zanker's book "Think Big and Kick Ass" shows how there's no use in having small dreams. Instead, you should dream big, aim for the top and then work hard...
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  • The must-read summary of Doug Stevenson's book: "Never Be Boring Again: Make Your Business Presentations Capture Attention, Inspire Action and Produce Results".This complete summary of the ideas from Doug Stevenson's book "Never Be Boring Again" shows that the key to giving dynamic business presentations is to tell compelling and well-crafted stories that bring the principles to life for your audience....
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  • The must-read summary of Douglas C. Merrill and James A. Martin's book: "Getting Organized in the Google Era: How to Get Stuff Out of Your Head, Find It When You Need It, and Get It Done Right". This complete summary of the ideas from Douglas C. Merrill's book "Getting Organized in the Google Era" shows that today’s world is fast-paced...
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  • Win

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    The must-read summary of Dr. Frank Luntz's book: "Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary".This complete summary of the ideas from Dr. Frank Luntz's book "Win" shows the nine principles that make the difference between the people that excel and those that do fine. This summary explains that winners are never satisfied with their status...
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  • The must-read summary of Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace's book: "Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration".This complete summary of the ideas from Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace's book: "Creativity, Inc." explains how to create a work environment in which employees work together effectively and never lose their creativity. A great culture is...
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  • The must-read summary of Ed Fuller's book: "You Can't Lead with Your Feet on the Desk: Building Relationships, Breaking Down Barriers, and Delivering Profits".This complete summary of the ideas from Ed Fuller's book "You Can't Lead with Your Feet on the Desk" shows how the key to excelling in today's world or borderless commerce still lies in building relationships -...
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  • The must-read summary of Ed Michaels, Helen Handfield-Jones and Beth Axelrod's book: "The War for Talent: Surviving in the Era of Competitive Recruiting".This complete summary of the ideas from Ed Michaels, Helen Handfield-Jones and Beth Axelrod's book "The War for Talent" shows that the key determinant of any organisation’s long-term success is its talent pool. Research has proved that finding...
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  • The must-read summary of Edward de Bono's book: "Simplicity: An Elegant and Powerful Business Concept".This complete summary of the ideas from Edward de Bono's book "Simplicity" shows how most consumer products are too complex for customers, who become frustrated by long instruction booklets; the same can be said for other processes and products. In his book, the author explains the...
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  • The must-read summary of Edward de Bono’s book: “Serious Creativity: Using the Power of Lateral Thinking to Create New Ideas”. This complete summary of the ideas from Edward de Bono’s book “Serious Creativity” shows that creative thinking is vital for business success and that creativity is something you can learn. In his book, the author presents a rational and logical...
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  • The must-read summary of Edwin C. Bliss' book: "Doing It Now: Action, No Excuses". This complete summary of the ideas from Edwin C. Bliss' book "Doing It Now" shows that highly successful people never procrastinate - they always find a way to get the most important things done, and to do them now. In fact, overcoming the tendency to procrastinate...
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  • The must-read summary of Elayne Snyder's book: "Persuasive Business Speaking: How to Make Memorable Business Presentations".This complete summary of the ideas from Elayne Snyder's book "Persuasive Business Speaking" shows that for every presentation they make, business speakers should be thoroughly prepared, brief and interesting. In her book, the author explains the importance of each of these features and how you...
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  • The must-read summary of Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle's book: "How Google Works: The Rules for Success in the Internet Century".This complete summary of the ideas from Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle's book "How Google Works" demonstrates how the power has shifted in companies due to the “Internet Century”. Individuals known as ‘smart creatives’ can now...
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  • The must-read summary of Ford R. Myers' book: "Get The Job You Want, Even When No One's Hiring: Take Charge of Your Career, Find a Job You Love, and Earn What You Deserve!".This complete summary of the ideas from Ford R. Myers' book "Get The Job You Want, Even When No One's Hiring" shows that you can find a great...
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  • The must-read summary of Frances Frei and Anne Morriss' book: "Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business".This complete summary of the ideas from Frances Frei and Anne Morriss' book "Uncommon Service" shows that it’s not enough to demand that employees deliver a great service. In other words, it is indispensable to design a...
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  • The must-read summary of Frank Felberbaum and Rachel Kranz's book: "The Business of Memory: Fast-Track Your Career with Supercharged Brainpower".This complete summary of the ideas from Frank Felberbaum and Rachel Kranz's book "The Business of Memory" shows that everyone has a photographic memory. The problem is that this perfect recall of new information usually only lasts about one-tenth of a...
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  • The must-read summary of Frederick Reichheld's book: "Loyalty Rules! How Today's Leaders Build Lasting Relationships".This complete summary of the ideas from Frederick Reichheld's book "Loyalty Rules!" shows how there is a direct relationship between loyalty and profitability. The greater the loyalty any firm can engender amongst its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders, the greater the profits it will reap in...
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  • The must-read summary of G. Richard Shell and Mario Moussa's book: "The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas".This complete summary of the ideas from G. Richard Shell and Mario Moussa's book "The Art of Woo" shows that selling ideas involves a different strategy to selling objects: you must use “relationship-based persuasion” which isn’t based on coercion...
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  • The must-read summary of Gary Blair's book: "Everything Counts: 52 Remarkable Ways to Inspire Excellence and Drive Results".This complete summary of the ideas from Gary Blair's book "Everything Counts" shows how world-class results are the product of world-class habits and activities. In his book, Gary Blair explains that everything you do, say, or think has consequences and even the small...
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  • The must-read summary of Gary Klein's book: "Intuition at Work: Why Developing Your Gut Instincts Will Make You Better at What You Do".This complete summary of the ideas from Gary Klein's book "Intuition at Work" shows that about 90% of the critical decisions a person actually makes will generally be based more on their “gut feelings” about the right thing...
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  • The must-read summary of Gavin Kennedy's book: "Everything Is Negotiable: How To Negotiate and Win".This complete summary of the ideas from Gavin Kennedy's book "Everything Is Negotiable" shows that if you automatically assume that things are possible until circumstances prove otherwise, you will be amazed at the bargains you can strike – even in unexpected areas. When you assume that...
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  • The must-read summary of General Stanley McChrystal's book "Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World".This complete summary of the ideas from General Stanley McChrystal's book "Team of Teams" shows that hierarchies are no longer the most effective way to structure an organisation. Instead, organisations should transform themselves into interconnected and effective networks which are resilient and...
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  • The must-read summary of Geoff Colvin's book: “Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else”.This complete summary of the ideas from "Talent Is Overrated" explains that talent is not born, it is made, and exposes how to make it. In his book, the author exposes the concept of 'deliberate practice', as well as its five key elements...
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  • The must-read summary of George S. Clason's book "The Richest Man in Babylon: Success Secrets of the Ancients". This complete summary of the ideas from George S. Clason's book "The Richest Man in Babylon" explains how to be financially successful in order to achieve future dreams and ambitions. This useful summary provides you with timeless financial principles, as well as...
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  • The must-read summary of Gil Dorland and John Dorland's book: "Duty, Honor, Company: West Point Fundamentals for Business Success". This complete summary of the ideas from Gil Dorland and John Dorland's book "Duty, Honor, Company" shows how most people agree that business is war, with the primary goal of winning market share and making money. In their book, the authors...
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  • The must-read summary of Gino Wickman and Mark Winter's book: "Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business".This complete summary of the ideas from Gino Wickman and Mark Winter's book "Rocket Fuel" shows that the best way to grow a business is by linking a "Visionary" up with an "Integrator"....
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  • The must-read summary of Gordon Bethune’s book: “From Worst to First: Behind the Scenes of Continental's Remarkable Comeback”. This complete summary of the ideas from Gordon Bethune’s book “From Worst to First” shows that all successes in your business or in your career will be the result of your ability to create, develop and maintain healthy and honest relationships. As...
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  • The must-read summary of Gregg Lederman's book: "Engaged! Outbehave Your Competition to Create Customers for Life".This complete summary of the ideas from Gregg Lederman's book "Engaged!" explains that customers love doing business with companies which have a highly motivated workforce that is enthusiastically dedicated to delivering a great experience. In his book, the author provides three things that must be...
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  • The must-read summary of H. Bowen, K. Clark, C. Holloway and S. Wheelwright's book: "The Perpetual Enterprise Machine: Seven Keys to Corporate Renewal through Successful Product and Process Development".This complete summary of the ideas from H. Bowen, K. Clark, C. Holloway and S. Wheelwright's book "The Perpetual Enterprise Machine" shows how the development of new products, new manufacturing processes and...
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  • The must-read summary of Hal Elrood and Ryan Snow's book (with Honoree Corder) "The Miracle Morning for Salespeople: The Fastest Way to Take Your Self and Your Sales to the Next Level”.This complete summary of the ideas from Hal Elrood and Ryan Snow's book (with Honoree Corder) "The Miracle Morning for Salespeople" highlights the importance of having a good morning...
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  • The must-read summary of Harry M. Kraemer Jr.’s book: “From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership”. This complete summary of the ideas from Harry M. Kraemer Jr.’s book “From Values to Action” shows that leaders who base their strategies on values are more inspiring and motivational to others. The author reveals how you can influence others to...
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  • The must-read summary of Harvey Mackay's book "Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive: Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate and Outnegotiate Your Competition'.This complete summary of the ideas from Harvey Mackay's book "Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive" is based on a simple, but convincing, formula: Determination + Goal-Setting + Concentration = Success. In his book, the author acknowledges...
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  • The must-read summary of Howard Schultz and Dori Yang's book: "Pour Your Heart into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time". This complete summary of the ideas from Howard Schultz and Dori Yang's book "Pour Your Heart Into It" shows the inside story of the rise of Starbucks.This summary explains how the vision first came to...
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  • The must-read summary of Hyrum W. Smith's book: "The 10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management: Proven Strategies for Increased Productivity and Inner Peace".This complete summary of the ideas from Hyrum W. Smith's book "The 10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management" identifies inner peace as the key to a successful life. It shows readers how...
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  • The must-read summary of Ivan Misner and Michelle Donovan's book: "The 29% Solution: 52 Weekly Networking Success Strategies".This complete summary of the ideas from Ivan Misner and Michelle Donovan's book "The 29% Solution" shows how only about 29% of businesses know how to network effectively. In their book, the authors explain that by networking well, you can serve your existing...
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  • The must-read summary of Jack C. Maxwell's book: "Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn: Life’s Greatest Lessons Are Gained from Our Losses".This complete summary of the ideas from John C. Maxwell’s book "Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn" explains that you learn more from your losses than from your successes. Hence, the key is to approach your losses the right...
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  • The must-read summary of Jack Collins and Michael Leboeuf's book: "Work Smarter Not Harder: 12 Theories of How to Work Smarter".This complete summary of the ideas from Jack Collins and Michael Leboeuf's book "Work Smarter Not Harder" explains how the concept of "working smarter" does not mean making less effort, it simply means making every day count and enjoying your...
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  • The must-read summary of Jack Daly's book: "Hyper Sales Growth: Street-Proven Systems and Processes. How to Grow Quickly and Profitably".This complete summary of the ideas from Jack Daly's book "Hyper Sales Growth” shows you how to maximise your sales. According to Daly, there are three factors that contribute to sales growth:1. Vision: Paint a picture of your company’s direction and...
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  • The must-read summary of Jack Stack and Bo Burlingham's book: "A Stake in the Outcome: Building a Culture of Ownership for the Long-Term Success of Your Business". This complete summary of the ideas from Jack Stack and Bo Burlingham's book "A Stake in the Outcome" shows that to succeed in creating an employee-owned and operated company, employees have to be...
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  • The must-read summary of Jack Welch and Suzy Welch's book: "The Real-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team and Growing Your Career".This complete summary of the ideas from Jack Welch and Suzy Welch's book "The Real-Life MBA" shows that in business nowadays it isn't enough to have a purely theoretical or conventional MBA; you need...
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  • Winning

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    The must-read summary of Jack Welch and Suzy Welch's book: "Winning". This complete summary of the ideas from "Winning" discusses the question that is on everybody's mind in the world of business: What does it take to win? Providing you with a summary of Welch's business philosophy as well as with advice on how to look at your company and...
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  • Payback

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    The must-read summary of James Andrew and Harold Sirkin's book: "Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation".This complete summary of the ideas from James Andrew and Harold Sirkin's book "Payback" asks an important question: "How can you generate a better return on any and all of your investments in innovation?". In their book, the authors demonstrate that, rather than being a...
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  • The must-read summary of James Citrin and Richard Smith's book: "The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers: The Guide for Achieving Success and Satisfaction".This complete summary of the ideas from James Citrin and Richard Smith's book "The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers" reveals the results of a study on over 1.2 million successful people. In their book, the authors identify 5...
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  • The must-read summary of James Murphy's book: "Flawless Execution: Use the Techniques and Systems of America's Fighter Pilots to Perform at Your Peak and Win the Battles of the Business World" This complete summary of the ideas from James Murphy's book "Flawless Execution" describes flawless execution as “a trainable, learnable repeatable process – bred in military aviation – that improves...
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  • The must-read summary of James Tamm and Ronald Luyet's book: "Radical Collaboration: Five Essential Skills to Overcome Defensiveness and Build Successful Relationships".This complete summary of the ideas from James Tamm and Ronald Luyet's book "Radical Collaboration" shows that in today's networked world, being able to add value by collaborating effectively with others has become a new business imperative. The collaborative...
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  • The must-read summary of James Wynbrandt's book: "Flying High: How JetBlue Founder and CEO David Neeleman Beats the Competition...Even in the World's Most Turbulent Industry".This complete summary of the ideas from James Wynbrandt's book "Flying High" tells the story of former JetBlue founder David Neeleman and his amazing career. In his book, the author draws from interviews with Neeleman's relatives...
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  • The must-read summary of Jamie Nast's book: “Idea Mapping: How to Access Your Hidden Brain Power, Learn Faster, Remember More and Achieve Success in Business”. This complete summary of the ideas from Jamie Nast's book "Idea Mapping" highlights that the human brain is better at processing information when it is presented visually. Therefore by converting linear information that is received...
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  • The must-read summary of Jason Jennings' book: "Less Is More: How Great Companies Use Productivity as a Competitive Tool in Business".This complete summary of the ideas from Jason Jennings' book "Less Is More" shows that productive companies know the different between tactics and strategy. These companies also know how to achieve more with less. In his book, the author reveals...
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  • Scale

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    The must-read summary of Jeff Hoffman and David Finkel's book: "Scale: Seven Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back".This complete summary of the ideas from Jeff Hoffman and David Finkel's book "Scale" shows that budding entrepreneurs must build their business the right way in order to succeed. To do this, they must reduce the company's reliance...
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  • The must-read summary of Jeff Olson's book: "The Agile Manager's Guide to Getting Organized: How Highly Successful Managers Cut through the Clutter and Get Things Done".This complete summary of the ideas from Jeff Olson's book "The Agile Manager's Guide to Getting Organized" shows that most good managers know what they need to do in order to achieve more, and they...
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  • The must-read summary of Jeff Thull's book: "Exceptional Selling: How the Best Connect and Win in High Stakes Sales".This complete summary of the ideas from Jeff Thull's book "Exceptional Selling" shows that the days of using canned or memorised sales pitches to make complex sales are now well and truly gone. Instead, you need to be having genuine and authentic...
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  • The must-read summary of Jeffrey Gitomer's book: "Jeffrey Gitomer's 21.5 Unbreakable Laws of Selling: Proven Actions You Must Take to Make Easier, Faster, Bigger Sales...Now and Forever".This complete summary of the ideas from Jeffrey Gitomer's book "Jeffrey Gitomer's 21.5 Unbreakable Laws of Selling" highlights the laws which determine whether you excel or stumble along in mediocrity. To excel you certainly...
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  • The must-read summary of Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton's book: "The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action".This complete summary of the ideas from Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton's book "The Knowing-Doing Gap" raises a crucial question: why do elements such as education, training and business research generate so little change in what managers and organisations do? According...
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  • The must-read summary of Jerome Tuccille's book: "Rupert Murdoch: Australia's Richest Man".This complete summary of the ideas from Jerome Tuccille's book "Rupert Murdoch" tells the life story of one of the world's most successful businessmen. In his book, the author takes a look at Murdoch's life, giving fascinating biographical detail and analysing why and how he became so powerful. This...
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  • Grow

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    The must-read summary of Jim Stengel's book: "Grow: How Ideals Power Growth at the World's Greatest Companies".This complete summary of the ideas from Jim Stengel's book "Grow" shows how high growth companies aren't just interested in money - they're trying to change the world. In his book, the author explains that the best way to grow is not to pursue...
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  • The must-read summary of Joe Gibbs' book: "Racing to Win: Establish Your Game Plan for Success".This complete summary of the ideas from Joe Gibbs' book "Racing to Win" shows that success in any area of life is never an accident. It has to be planned and worked towards - you need a game plan that incorporates everything needed to make...
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  • The must-read summary of Joe Montana and Tom Mitchell's book: "The Winning Spirit: 16 Timeless Principles that Drive Performance Excellence".This complete summary of the ideas from Joe Montana and Tom Mitchell's book "The Winning Spirit" shows that the same time-tested principles that underpin success in professional sports work equally well in the family and business environments. In their book, the...
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  • The must-read summary of Joel Kurtzman and Glen Rifkin's book: "Startups that Work: The 10 Critical Factors That Will Make or Break a New Company".This complete summary of the ideas from Joel Kurtzman and Glen Rifkin's book "Startups that Work" reveals the results of a study into 350 different startup companies, showing that there are ten rules for increasing the...
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  • The must-read summary of Joel Kurtzman, Glenn Rifkin and Victoria Griffith's book: "MBA in a Box: Practical Ideas from the Best Brains in Business".This complete summary of the ideas from Joel Kurtzman, Glenn Rifkin and Victoria Griffith's book "MBA in a Box" shows that, at one level, business isn’t as difficult to master as the business schools and other sellers...
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  • The must-read summary of John Assaraf and Murray Smith's book: "The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life".This complete summary of the ideas from John Assaraf and Murray Smith's book "The Answer" solves the question that almost everyone asks at some point in their life: "How can I access the unlimited abundance of the universe...
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  • The must-read summary of John C. Maxwell's book: "Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective Leaders Do Differently".This complete summary of the ideas in John C. Maxwell's book "Everyone Communicates, Few Connect" highlights the importance of effective communication in leadership and provides you with the five key principles of connection and the corresponding five key practices that will help...
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  • The must-read summary of John Eliot's book: "Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance".This complete summary of the ideas from John Eliot's book "Overachievement" shows that overachievers think differently from the average person. In his book, the author compares the overachiever’s mindset with that suggested by the traditional quick-fix motivational speakers and self-help speakers. According to Eliot, to join the...
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  • The must-read summary of John Kotter and Dan Cohen's book: "The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations".This complete summary of the ideas from John Kotter and Dan Cohen's book "The Heart of Change" asks a fundamental question: "What is the most effective way to actually get organisations to make permanent changes?" Often, detailed information is...
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  • The must-read summary of John Maxwell's book: "Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions to Help You See It and Seize It".This complete summary of the ideas from John Maxwell's book "Put Your Dream to the Test" shows how dreams have the power to inspire, motivate and empower you to do great things. To make your dreams come true,...
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  • The must-read summary of John Maxwell's book: "Talent Is Never Enough: Discover the Choices that Will Take You Beyond Your Talent".This complete summary of the ideas from John Maxwell's book "Talent Is Never Enough" answers a common question: “If talent alone is enough, then why do you and I know highly talented people who are not highly successful?” In his...
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  • The must-read summary of John Maxwell's book: "Thinking for a Change: 11 Ways Highly Successful People Approach Life and Work".This complete summary of the ideas from John Maxwell's book "Thinking for a Change" shows that to change and enhance your life, you need to learn how to think better. This is the reason why some people are successful while others...
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  • The must-read summary of John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge's book: "The Witch Doctors: What the Management Gurus Are Saying, Why It Matters and How to Make Sense of It".This complete summary of the ideas from John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge's book "The Witch Doctors" shows that today, management theory is a strong growth industry. New business theories are more rapidly...
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  • The must-read summary of John Sviokla and Mitch Cohen's book: "The Self-Made Billionaire Effect: How Extreme Producers Create Massive Value".This complete summary of the ideas from John Sviokla and Mitch Cohen's book "The Self-Made Billionaire" highlights a key difference between high-performing executives and self-made billionaires; while executives tend to be performers, self-made billionaires are producers. To explain the difference between...
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  • The must-read summary of Jonah Berger's book: "Contagious: Why Things Catch On".This complete summary of the ideas from Jonah Berger's book "Contagious: Why Things Catch On" reveals the six key principles that make a product or an idea contagious. As well as sharing stories of real-life companies from his extensive research, the author provides a set of specialised techniques that...
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  • The must-read summary of Jonathan Fields' book: "Career Renegade: How to Make a Great Living Doing What You Love".This complete summary of the ideas from Jonathan Fields' book "Career Renegade" shows how it is now entirely possible and realistic to transform your passions and interests into a source of good income. In his book, the author explains how all you...
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  • The must-read summary of Josh Linkner's book: "Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity".This complete summary of the ideas from Josh Linkner's book "Disciplined Dreaming" shows that most companies already have systems in place that dictate almost everything that needs to be done. In his book, the author explains that this can only give businesses limited success and...
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  • The must-read summary of Judith Humphrey's book: "Speaking as a Leader: How to Lead Every Time You Speak".This complete summary of the ideas from Judith Humphrey's book "Speaking as a Leader" shows how you can think, act and speak like a leader in everything that you do. In her book, the author reveals four steps that you can follow to...
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  • The must-read summary of Judy Robinett's book: "How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits".This complete summary of the ideas from Judy Robinett's book "How to Be a Power Connector" demonstrates how you can become a power connector and connect the people in your network that wouldn’t otherwise meet. By being a...
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  • The must-read summary of Julie Morgenstern's book: "Time Management from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule - and Your Life".This complete summary of the ideas from Julie Morgenstern's book "Time Management from the Inside Out" shows that a robust, high quality time management system is actually an ongoing feedback loop consisting of four steps:...
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  • The must-read summary of Julie Morgenstern's book: "When Organizing Isn't Enough: SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life".This complete summary of the ideas from Julie Morgenstern's book "When Organizing Isn't Enough" shows that organising works just fine when you know where you want to go but you aren’t really sure how you can actually get there. There are, however, times when...
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  • Nike

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    The must-read summary of Julie Strasser and Laurie Becklund's book: "Swoosh: The Unauthorized Story of Nike and the Men Who Played There".This complete summary of the ideas from Julie Strasser and Laurie Becklund's book "Swoosh" reveals the fascinating story of Phil Knight and how he founded a small shoe company (Blue Ribbon Sports) in 1964 which became the most successful...
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  • The must-read summary of Julie Strasser and Laurie Becklund's book: “No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline”.This complete summary of the ideas from "No Excuses!" exposes the necessity of exercising self-discipline in three core areas, namely personal success, professional career and quality of life. In this summary, you will find the keys to success, as well as practical advice enabling you...
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  • The must-read summary of Kaihan Krippendorff's book: "Outthink the Competition: How a New Generation of Strategist Sees Options Other Ignore".This complete summary of the ideas from Kaihan Krippendorff's book "Outthink the Competition" shows that the best way to win in any game of strategy is to be so unconventional that you disorient your competition. The author explains that doing this...
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  • The must-read summary of Karen Southwick's book: "High Noon: The Inside Story of Scott McNealy and the Rise of Sun Microsystems".This complete summary of the ideas from Karen Southwick's book "High Noon" tells the story behind the success of Sun Microsystems from its creation in 1982 to 1999, when over half of companies worldwide were using Java technology and Sun...
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  • The must-read summary of Karl Albrecht's book: "The Power of Minds at Work: Organizational Intelligence in Action".This complete summary of the ideas from Karl Albrecht's book "The Power of Minds at Work" shows that when intelligent people are assembled in an organisation, they will tend towards collective stupidity. In his book, the author explains that in order to offset this...
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  • The must-read summary of Keith Sawyer's book: "Group Genius: the Creative Power of Collaboration".This complete summary of the ideas from Keith Sawyer's book "Group Genius" shows how collaboration is the real secret to breakthrough creativity. In his book, Keith Sawyer reveals that new ideas actually emerge from the bottom-up, from the creative efforts of a large number of people, each...
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  • The must-read summary of Ken Blanchard, Jim Ballard and Fred Finch's book: "Customer Mania: It’s Never Too Late to Build a Customer-Focused Company".This complete summary of the ideas from Ken Blanchard, Jim Ballard and Fred Finch's book "Customer Mania" shows that to succeed in business today, you have to provide consistently great customer service. In other words, unless you have...
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  • The must-read summary of Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill and Leena Rinne’s book: "The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity". This complete summary of the ideas from Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill and Leena Rinne’s book "The 5 Choices" outlines the five choices that you must make to become more productive and manage your decisions, attention and energy more effectively. From...
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  • The must-read summary of Larry Bossidy and Ram Chaean's book: "Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done"This complete summary of the ideas from Larry Bossidy and Ram Chaean's book "Execution" shows that the gap between what a company promises and the results it actually achieves is the biggest issue facing businesses. This summary names and explains the key building blocks...
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  • The must-read summary of Larry Myler's book: "Indispensable by Monday: Learn the Profit-Producing Behaviors that Will Help Your Company... and Yourself".This complete summary of the ideas from Larry Myler's book "Indispensable by Monday" shows how, in today's climate, it's vital to make yourself indispensable at work. By making a big financial contribution to the company, and being able to quantify...
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  • The must-read summary of Larry Winget's book: "It's Called Work for a Reason: Your Success Is Your Own Damn Fault".This complete summary of the ideas from Larry Winget's book "It's Called Work for a Reason" shows that opportunities are missed by most people because they appear to involve too much hard work. Many employees look to external factors for why...
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  • The must-read summary of Laura Nash and Howard Stevenson's book: "Just Enough: Tools for Creating Success in Your Work and Life".This complete summary of the ideas from Laura Nash and Howard Stevenson's book "Just Enough" shows that success is never predicated on one factor. It’s also very personal, because different people have different measures of success. In their book, the...
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  • The must-read summary of Lee Cockerell's book: "Time Management Magic: How to Get More Done Every Day and Move From Surviving to Thriving".This complete summary of the ideas from Lee Cockerell's book "Time Management Magic" explains that "most people are not overworked... they are under-organized". Lack of organisation can make you feel like you have no time to get things...
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  • Iacocca

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    The must-read summary of Lee Iacocca and William Novak's book: "Iacocca: An Autobiography".This complete summary of the ideas from Lee Iacocca and William Novak's book "Iacocca" tells the story of Lee Iacocca and his career as a general manager for the world's biggest car companies. In their book, the authors reveal how Iacocca dealt with the massive challenges of the...
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  • The must-read summary of Lee Lefever's book: "The Art of Explanation: Making Your Ideas, Products and Services Easier to Understand".This complete summary of the ideas from Lee Lefever's book "The Art of Explanation" shows that the key to successfully selling products and services is ensuring that they are easy to understand for customers. This summary highlights the three-part process you...
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  • The must-read summary of Leif Edvinsson and Michael S. Malone's book: "Intellectual Capital: Realizing Your Company's True Value by Finding its Hidden Brainpower".This complete summary of the ideas from Leif Edvinsson and Michael S. Malone's book "Intellectual Capital" shows how intellectual capital represents the difference between a company's balance sheet and its market value. In their book, the authors describe...
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  • The must-read summary of Leo Babauta’s book: “The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential…in Business and in Life”. This complete summary of the ideas from Leo Babauta’s book “The Power of Less” shows that people face two major problems in modern life: information overload and task overload. In his book, the author explains that...
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  • The must-read summary of Leslie Berlin's book: "The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley".This complete summary of the ideas from Leslie Berlin's book "The Man Behind the Microchip" tells the story of a giant of the high-tech industry: the multimillionaire, Bob Noyce. This co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel co-invented the integrated circuit which...
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  • The must-read summary of Lewis Schiff's book: "Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons from the Greatest Self-Made Icons".This complete summary of the ideas from Lewis Schiff's book "Business Brilliant" shows that in order to change your own personal financial destiny for the better, you first have to change the way you think and then change the way you act day-by-day. This summary...
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  • The must-read summary of Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown's book "Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter".This complete summary of the ideas from Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown's book "Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter" shows how different types of leaders have different effects on their team. If you want to be the best manager and promote...
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  • The must-read summary of Liz Wiseman's book: "Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work".This complete summary of the ideas from Liz Wiseman's book "Rookie Smarts" shows that in the fast-changing society that we live in, we can get stuck in old ways. Inexperienced employees, on the other hand, do things without any preconceived ideas and...
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  • The must-read summary of Loral Langemeier's book: "Guide to Creating a Cash Machine for Life: The Key to Achieving Financial Security".This complete summary of the ideas from Loral Langemeier's book "Guide to Creating a Cash Mashine for Life" shows that you can’t save your way to genuine financial security or get there by cutting costs. It simply cannot be done....
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  • The must-read summary of Lowell Bryan and Claudia Joyce's book "Mobilizing Minds: Creating Wealth from Talent in the 21st Century Organization".This complete summary of the ideas from Lowell Bryan and Claudia Joyce's book "Mobilizing Minds" shows that a company's existing workforce is the key to its growth - not its technology, systems or any other assets. In their book, the...
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  • The must-read summary of Malcolm Gladwell's book: "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants".This complete summary of the ideas from Malcolm Gladwell's book: "David and Goliath" explains that outsiders can win over obvious leaders. It shows that a perceived advantage can, in the end, turn out to be a disadvantage. Gladwell illustrates this theory with the...
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  • The must-read summary of Marcus Buckingham's book: "Go Put Your Strengths To Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance". This complete summary of the ideas from "Go Put Your Strengths to Work" shows that numerous studies of effective organizations have shown great achievers focus on capitalising on their strengths rather than worrying about fixing their weaknesses. This summary highlights...
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  • The must-read summary of Marcus Buckingham's book: "The One Thing You Need to Know:...About Great Managing, Great Leading and Sustained Individual Success".This complete summary of the ideas from Marcus Buckingham's book "The One Thing You Need to Know" provides the key to being a great manager: never forget that everyone who reports to you is a unique individual. In his...
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  • The must-read summary of Mark Fisher's book: "The Instant Millionaire: A Millionaire Reveals How to Achieve Spectacular Financial Success".This complete summary of the ideas from Mark Fisher's book "The Instant Millionaire" explains how achieving wealth is actually quite straightforward. In his book, the author demonstrates how you can get what you want out of life by setting specific goals with...
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  • The must-read summary of Mark H. McCormack's book: "The 110% Solution: Achieving Superlative Performance in Business and Life".This complete summary of the ideas from Mark H. McCormack's book "The 110% Solution" shows how humans feel their best when they are doing their best and putting in 110% effort. In his book, the author explains that this theory applies to business:...
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  • The must-read summary of Mark Huselid, Brian Becker and Richard Beatty's book: "The Workforce Scorecard: Managing Human Capital to Execute Strategy".This complete summary of the ideas from Mark Huselid, Brian Becker and Richard Beatty's book "The Workforce Scorecard" shows how corporate success today is fueled more and more by the performance of intangible assets. The most important of these intangibles...
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  • The must-read summary of Mark Murphy's book: "Hard Goals: The Secret of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want To Be".This complete summary of the ideas from Mark Murphy's book "Hard Goals" asks a significant question: "Why is it that some people achieve so much while others seem to just spin their wheels and get nowhere?”. In his...
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  • The must-read summary of Mark Murphy's book: "Hundred Percenters: Challenge Your Employees to Give it Their All and They’ll Give You Even More". This complete summary of the ideas from Mark Murphy's book "Hundred Percenters" shows that in order to motivate your employees to be 100% workers, you need to be a 100% leader. In this summary you will find...
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  • The must-read summary of Mark Thompson and Brian Tracy's book: "Now, Build a Great Business!: 7 Ways to Maximize Your Profit in Any Market". This complete summary of the ideas from Mark Thompson and Brian Tracy's book "Now, Build a Great Business!" shows that now is the perfect time to start building a great business that will rise to the...
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  • The must-read summary of Mark Wiskup's book: "Presentation S.O.S.: From Perspiration to Persuasion in 9 Easy Steps".This complete summary of the ideas from Mark Wiskup's book "Presentation S.O.S." argues that being able to give a powerful presentation that connects with the audience and moves them to action is one of the great natural highs offered by the world of business....
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  • The must-read summary of Marsh Fisher's book: "The Ideafisher: How to Land the Big Idea - and Other Secrets of Creativity in Business".This complete summary of the ideas from Marsh Fisher's book "The Ideafisher" shows that creativity in business is the ability to come up with new and different ideas. Companies which develop new and original ideas will move forward,...
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  • Mojo

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    The must-read summary of Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter's book: "Mojo: How to Get, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It".This complete summary of the ideas from Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter's book "Mojo" highlights that the concept of 'mojo' is generated the moment you do something purposeful, powerful and positive. It’s the feeling...
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  • The must-read summary of Martin Fridson's book: “How to Be a Billionaire: Proven Strategies from the Titans Of Wealth”.This complete summary of the ideas from Martin Fridson's book "How to Be a Billionaire" shows that all billionaires use the same methods and strategies to make their money. The author shares his knowledge on how billionaires begin with the same elements...
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  • The must-read summary of Matt Weinstein and Luke Barber's book: "Work Like Your Dog: Fifty Ways to Work Less, Play More and Earn More".This complete summary of Matt Weinstein and Luke Barber's book "Work Like Your Dog" shows that in order to be more productive at work, you need to add in as much fun as possible. In their book,...
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  • The must-read summary of Matthew E. May's book: "In Pursuit of Elegance: Why the Best Ideas Have Something Missing".This complete summary of the ideas from Matthew E. May's book "In Pursuit of Elegance" shows how every business is searching for a product or concept that is elegant, and which customers will love so much that they recommend it to all...
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  • The must-read summary of Michael Bergdahl's book: "The 10 Rules of Sam Walton: Success Secrets for Remarkable Results".This complete summary of the ideas from Michael Bergdahl's book "The 10 Rules of Sam Walton" reveals the extraordinarily effective guiding principles of Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart. In his book, the author explains the daily habits of Sam Walton which led to...
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  • The must-read summary of Michael D. Chafetz's book: "Smart for Life: How to Improve Your Brain Power at Any Age".This complete summary of the ideas from Michael D. Chafetz's book "Smart for Life" shows that the human brain is exactly like a muscle - the more exercise it gets, the better it performs and the quicker and sharper it becomes....
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  • The must-read summary of Michael Eisner and Tony Schwartz's book: "Michael Eisner: Work in Progress".This complete summary of the ideas from Michael Eisner and Tony Schwartz's book "Michael Eisner" tells the success story of the prominent CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Michael Eisner. Blending the personal and the professional, Eisner describes his setbacks and triumphs on the ever-changing marketplace...
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  • The must-read summary of Michael Gerber’s book: “Awakening the Entrepreneur Within: How Ordinary People Can Create Extraordinary Companies”. This complete summary of the ideas from Michael Gerber’s book “Awakening the Entrepreneur Within” shows how everyone has the potential to become an entrepreneur and create a highly successful company. The author explains that most people cannot fulfill their potential as they...
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  • The must-read summary of Michael Gerber’s book: “E-Myth Mastery: The Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World Class Company”. This complete summary of the ideas from Michael Gerber’s book “E-Myth Mastery” shows why the entrepreneur is a critical part of the success of a company and how their mindset has an impact on the operation of the business. In his...
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  • The must-read summary of Michael J. Gelb's book "How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day".This complete summary of the ideas from Michael J. Gelb's book "How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci" shows how many of the achievements of genuises such as Da Vinci were the result of practical, everyday measures and the right...
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  • The must-read summary of Michael Port's book: "Steal the Show: How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances of Your Life".This complete summary of the ideas in Michael Port's book "Steal the Show" shows you how to succeed in the spotlight moments of your life and career; job interviews, sales pitches, presentations and so on. The author explains...
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  • The must-read summary of Mick Brown's book: "Richard Branson: The Inside Story".This complete summary of the ideas from Mick Brown's book "Richard Branson" tells the story of the dynamic British entrepreneur and adventurer, Richard Branson. In his book, the author examines Branson's childhood, upbringing, education and how he progressively built his extremely successful business empire starting from his own record...
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  • The must-read summary of Mike Nelson's book: "Clutter-Proof Your Business: How to De-Clutter Your Business and Why You Should Do It". The complete summary of the ideas from Mike Nelson's book "Clutter-Proof Your Business" shows that in order to overcome a cluttering habit, you can logically expect to take one of two approaches: try and restrict the inflow of “stuff”...
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  • The must-read summary of Milo Sindell and Thuy Sindell's book: "Sink or Swim: New Job. New Boss. 12 Weeks to Get It Right.".This complete summary of the ideas from Milo Sindell and Thuy Sindell's book "Sink or Swim" shows that when you start at a new job, you have a 90-day window of opportunity to establish yourself and convince your...
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  • The must-read summary of Napoleon Hill's book: "Think and Grow Rich: The Way to Personal Achievement".This complete summary of the ideas from Napoleon Hill's book "Think and Grow Rich: The Way to Personal Achievement" shows that every achievement begins with an idea. The author states that wealth comes from turning this idea into something that people are willing to pay...
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  • The must-read summary of Napoleon Hill's book: "Think and Grow Rich: The Way to Personal Achievement".This complete summary of the ideas from Napoleon Hill's book "Think and Grow Rich: The Way to Personal Achievement" shows that every achievement begins with an idea. The author states that wealth comes from turning this idea into something that people are willing to pay...
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  • The must-read summary of Neil Fiore's book: "The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play".This complete summary of the ideas from Neil Fiore's book "The Now Habit" describes the act of procrastination and offers a strategic program providing you with the tools needed to move up a gear. This useful summary highlights how changing some...
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  • Yes!

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    The must-read summary of Noah Goldstein, Steve Martin and Robert Cialdini's book: "Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Persuasive".This complete summary of the ideas from Noah Goldstein, Steve Martin and Robert Cialdini's book "Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive" shows that when it comes to persuading others, sometimes small and subtle changes can have a big impact...
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  • The must-read summary of Noah St. Jonathan's book: "The Secret Code of Success: 7 Hidden Steps to More Wealth and Happiness".This complete summary of the ideas from Noah St. Jonathan's book "The Secret Code of Success" shows that there are currently flaws in the conventional approach to achieving success. In his book, the author explains that the problem lies in...
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  • The must-read summary of Noel Tichy and Nancy Cardwell's book: "The Cycle of Leadership: How Great Leaders Teach Their Companies to Win".This complete summary of the ideas from Noel Tichy and Nancy Cardwell's book "The Cycle of Leadership" shows how the central commercial challenge today is to not only satisfy customers, but delight them. In their book, the authors explain...
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  • The must-read summary of Pat O'Bryan's book: "Your Portable Empire: How to Make Money Anywhere While Doing What You Love".This complete summary of the ideas from Pat O'Bryan's book "Your Portable Empire" shows how the internet now makes it feasible and practical for you to build and run your own “portable empire” – an online business which can be run...
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  • The must-read summary of Pat Riley's book: "The Winner Within: A Life Plan for Team Players".This complete summary of the ideas from Pat Riley's book "The Winner Within: A Life Plan for Team Players" shows how the key ingredient of success in any area of life is teamwork. The author explains that there is a winner inside each of us...
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  • The must-read summary of Pat Williams' book: "Go for the Magic: The Five Secrets Behind a Magical, Miraculous Way of Life".This complete summary of the ideas from Pat Williams' book "Go for the Magic" explains how a foundation of faith, imagination and personal excellence can result in positive changes in your life. In his book, the author shares the secrets...
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  • The must-read summary of Patrick Kelly and John Case's book: "Faster Company: Building the World's Nuttiest Turn-on-a-Dime Home-Grown Billion-Dollar Company".This complete summary of the ideas from Patrick Kelly and John Case's book "Faster Company" tells the story of Kelly's company PSS/World Medical Inc. and how it has become the leader in the medical supply industry. In their book, the authors...
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  • The must-read summary of Pete Mazany's book: "Teamthink: Team New Zealand: The "Black Magic" of Management Behind the 1995 America's Cup Success".This complete summary of the ideas from Pete Mazany's book "Teamthink: Team New Zealand" presents a "vision-driven" model for managing extraordinary teams, projects and organisations. This model for successful project management was exemplified by the success of Team New...
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  • The must-read summary of Peter Guber's book: "Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story".This complete summary of the ideas from Peter Guber's book "Tell to Win" shows how some people are "born storytellers", but this is a skill that anyone can develop. In his book, the author explains the four elements of a successful...
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  • The must-read summary of Peter Sims' book: "Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries".This complete summary of the ideas from Peter Sims' book "Little Bets" shows that the best way to discover promising ideas is by placing lots of idea seeds and then building on those that work. In his book, the author explains how to use the...
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  • The must-read summary of Peter Thiel and Blake Masters' book: "Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future".This complete summary of the ideas from Peter Thiel and Blake Masters' book "Zero to One" shows how many companies believe the key to innovation is improving things that already exist. According to Thiel and Masters, this isn’t innovation...
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  • The must-read summary of Phil Harkins' book: "Powerful Conversations: How High Impact Leaders Communicate".This complete summary of the ideas from Phil Harkins' book "Powerful Conversations" shows that any time two people engage in a conversation, there is the opportunity for each party to advance an agenda, learn something new or strengthen the relationship. In his book, the author explains that...
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  • The must-read summary of Phil McKinney's book: "Beyond the Obvious: Killer Questions that Spark Game-Changing Innovation".This complete summary of the ideas from Phil McKinney's book "Beyond the Obvious" explains that the key to coming up with game changing and radical ideas is to discipline yourself to let go of your assumptions and re-visit the vital core question which underpins everything...
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  • Rule #1

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    The must-read summary of Phil Town's book: "Rule #1: The Simple Strategy for Successful Investing in Only 15 Minutes a Week". This complete summary of the ideas from Phil Town's book "Rule #1: The Simple Strategy for Successful Investing in Only 15 Minutes a Week" shares the simple rule that Phil Town used to transform his $1,000 loan into a...
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  • The must-read summary of Randall E. Stross' book: "The Microsoft Way: The Real Story of How the Company Outsmarts Its Competition".This complete summary of the ideas from Randall E. Stross' book "The Microsoft Way" shows that, for one reason or another, most people seem to assume Microsoft’s success has been the result of predatory marketing. In his book, the author...
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  • The must-read summary of Rhonda Abrams' book: "Winning Presentation in a Day: Get it Done Right, Get it Done Fast".This complete summary of the ideas from Rhonda Abrams' book "Winning Presentation in a Day" shows that putting together a powerful and persuasive presentation is a challenge, but if you're organised and structure your approach, you should be able to put...
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  • The must-read summary of Ricardo Semler's book: “The Seven-Day Weekend: Finding The Work/Life Balance”.This complete summary of the ideas from “The Seven-Day Weekend” exposes the origins of ingrained habits in the business world and explains how changing them might be for the better. This useful summary provides you with the tools necessary to identify said habits in your company and...
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  • The must-read summary of Richard Branson's book: "The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership".This summary of the ideas from Richard Branson's book "The Virgin Way" tells all about ‘The Virgin Way’ of managing a business and leading a team. Their basic motto is: “If you don’t enjoy it, don’t do it.”. According to Branson, there is no point thinking...
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  • The must-read summary of Richard Farson and Ralph Keyes' book: "Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins: The Paradox of Innovation".This summary of the ideas from Richard Farson and Ralph Keyes' book "Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins" shows that, in business, the concepts of “success” and “failure” are more ambiguous than most people acknowledge. Not only are there many different...
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  • The must-read summary of Richard J. Connors' book: "Warren Buffett on Business: Principles of the Saga of Omaha".This complete summary of the ideas from Richard J. Connors' book "Warren Buffett on Business" shows that in order to run a business like Warren Buffett you need to treat and communicate with both your employees and your stockholders fairly and consistently as...
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  • The must-read summary of Richard Koch's book: "The 80/20 Individual: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less - the Nine Essentials of 80/20 Success at Work".This complete summary of the ideas from Richard Koch's book "The 80/20 Individual" shows that none of us are productive all the time: the 80/20 principle states that 80% of the results we achieve come...
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  • The must-read summary of Richard Koch’s book: “Living the 80/20 Way: Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More”. This complete summary of the ideas from Richard Koch’s book “Living the 80/20 Way” shows how you can use the 80/20 principle in every area of your life. The author explains that you should focus on the 20% of tasks that...
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  • The must-read summary of Robert Cooper's book: "Get Out Of Your Own Way: The Five Keys to Surpassing Everyone’s Expectations”. This complete summary of the ideas from Robert Cooper's book "Get Out of Your Own Way" shows that some individuals and teams achieve what others consider to be impossible. This summary highlights that the biggest barrier to accomplishing your dreams...
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  • The must-read summary of Robert Cooper's book: "The Other 90%: How to Unlock Your Vast Untapped Potential for Leadership and Life".This complete summary of the ideas from Robert Cooper's book "The Other 90%" is based on the fact that human beings only use a fraction of the potential power of their personal intelligence and spirit - 10% or less. That...
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  • The must-read summary of Robert Fulmer and Jay Conger's book: "Growing Your Company's Leaders: How Great Organizations Use Succession Management to Sustain Competitive Advantage".This complete summary of the ideas from Robert Fulmer and Jay Conger's book "Growing Your Company's Leaders" shows that due to the fact it is now commonplace for executives to change from one organisation to another during...
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  • The must-read summary of Robert J. Ringer's book: "Looking Out for No. 1: From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be".This complete summary of the ideas from Robert J. Ringer's book "Looking Out for No. 1" shows how looking out for number one is the conscious, rational effort to spend as much time as possible doing those things...
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  • The must-read summary of Robert J. Ringer's book: "Million Dollar Habits: Make Success the Habit of a Lifetime".This complete summary of the ideas from Robert J. Ringer's book "Million Dollar Habits" shows that millionaires have set habits that put them on the path to success. Ringer explains each of these habits and teaches you how to implement them into your...
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  • The must-read summary of Robert J. Ringer's book: “Winning Through Intimidation: How to Use Intimidation to Deal from a Position of Strength". This complete summary of the ideas from "Wining Through Intimidation" explains how intimidation is always present in business exchanges, with the people involved being either intimidated, which puts them in a weaker position, or being intimidating, putting them...
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  • The must-read summary of Robert J. Serling's book: "Legend & Legacy: The Story of Boeing and Its People".This complete summary of the ideas from Robert J. Serling's book "Legend & Legacy" charts the fascinating journey of Boeing, highlighting successes, near-disasters, and strategic wins. In his book, the author explains how Boeing took risks at crucial times, such as into the...
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  • The must-read summary of Robert Kelley's book: "How to Be a Star at Work: 9 Breakthrough Strategies You Need to Succeed".This complete summary of the ideas from Robert Kelley's book "How to be a Star at Work" shows how anyone can learn the skills needed to become a star at work. The author provides 9 straightforward and practical star performance...
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  • The must-read summary of Robert Kriegel and David Brandt's book: "Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers: Paradigm Busting Strategies for Developing Change-Ready People and Organizations".This complete summary of the ideas from Robert Kriegel and David Brandt's book "Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers" shows that "sacred cows" are the outdated policies, practices, procedures and paperwork that drain the productivity of...
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  • The must-read summary of Robert Kriegel's book: "How to Succeed in Business Without Working So Damn Hard: Rethinking the Rules, Reinventing the Game".This complete summary of the ideas from Robert Kriegel's book "How to Succeed in Business Without Working So Damn Hard" shows that it’s possible to be more productive, create more profit and be happier by working less hours,...
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  • Guts

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    The must-read summary of Robert Lutz's book: "Guts: The Seven Laws of Business that Made Chrysler the World's Hottest Car Company".This complete summary of the ideas from Robert Lutz's book "Guts" shows how in business, as in most of life's endeavours, you can't really separate the rational from the emotional, or the left-brain logical approach from the right-brain creative approach....
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  • The must-read summary of Robert Price's book: "Roadmap to Entrepreneurial Success: Powerful Strategies for Building a High-Profit Business”.This complete summary of the ideas from Robert Price's book "Roadmap to Entrepreneurial Success" shows that there are no shortcuts to success - gaining startup investment requires a sound, well-researched business plan. In his book, the author explains that this will be your...
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  • The must-read summary of Robert Slater's book: "Jack Welch and the GE Way: Management Insights and Leadership Secrets from the Legendary CEO".This complete summary of the ideas from Robert Slater's book "Jack Welch and the GE Way" shows how Welch had a simple business philosophy: executives behaving like leaders, not managers. According to him, they should not supervise employees, but...
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  • The must-read summary of Robert Spector and Patrick McCarthy's book: "The Nordstrom Way: Inside America's #1 Customer Service Company".This complete summary of the ideas from Robert Spector and Patrick McCarthy's book "The Nordstrom Way" explains the philosophy of this company on doing whatever it takes to create a satisfied customer. In their book, the authors demonstrate how Nordstrom organizes and...
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  • The must-read summary of Robert Steven Kaplan’s book: “What You Really Need to Lead: The Power of Thinking and Acting Like an Owner”. This complete summary of the ideas from Robert Steven Kaplan’s book “What You Really Need to Lead” shows that leadership qualities are not necessarily found in our DNA. That is, it is possible to learn to be...
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  • The must-read summary of Robert Sutton's book: "Weird Ideas that Work: 11 1/2 Practices for Promoting, Managing and Sustaining Innovation".This summary of the ideas from Robert Sutton's book "Weird Ideas that Work" shows that almost all highly creative companies do weird things and refuse to do the same as everyone else. By doing this, creative companies consistently develop new ways...
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  • 12

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    The must-read summary of Rodd Wagner and James Harter's book: "12: The Elements of Great Managing".This complete summary of the ideas from Rodd Wagner and James Harter's book "12: The Elements of Great Managing" identifies 12 fundamental requirements which make a good manager based on the responses of over a million employee interviews. Stating clear common objectives, providing sufficient training,...
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  • The must-read summary of Roy Spence and Haley Rushing's book: "It's Not What You Sell, It's What You Stand For: Why Every Extraordinary Business Is Driven by Purpose". This complete summary of the ideas from Roy Spence and Haley Rushing's book "It's Not What You Sell, It's What You Stand For" shows that high-performing companies are not always the ones...
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  • The must-read summary of Rusty Rueff and Hank Stringer's book: "Talent Force: A New Manifesto for the Human Side of Business".This complete summary of the ideas from Rusty Rueff and Hank Stringer's book "Talent Force" shows how few businesses make the effort to create a true talent force, rather than a workforce. In their book, the authors explain that the...
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  • The must-read summary of Sam Walton and Richard Huey's book: "Sam Walton: Made in America: The Story of America's Richest Man".This complete summary of the ideas from Sam Walton and Richard Huey's book "Sam Walton: Made in America" tells the story of Walton and how he rose to becoming so financially successful. In their book, the authors reveal the tale...
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  • The must-read summary of Sarah Edwards and Paul Edwards' book: "Making It on Your Own: Surviving and Thriving on the Ups and Downs of Being Your Own Boss".This complete summary of the ideas from Sarah Edwards and Paul Edwards' book "Making It on Your Own" shows that working for yourself can be profitable, enjoyable, flexible and secure. However, most people...
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  • The must-read summary of Sarah McGinty's book: "Power Talk: Using Language to Build Authority and Influence".This complete summary of the ideas from Sarah McGinty's book "Power Talk" shows that in business, you are what you say, as spoken language is the most influential type of business communication. Thus, being a good communicator means understanding how a situation dictates what style...
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  • The must-read summary of Scott Belsky's book: "Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality".This complete summary of the ideas from Scott Belsky's book "Making Ideas Happen" shows that while raw ideas are easy to come by, it’s much harder to translate them into action. Many people view the success of ideas as luck, or a reflection on...
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  • The must-read summary of Seth Godin's book: "The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?".This complete summary of the ideas from Seth Godin's book "The Icarus Deception" explains that when you settle for small dreams, you are robbing the world of what you could have created if you'd tried. In his book, the author highlights that to get ahead today...
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  • The must-read summary of Shane Snow's book: "Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success".This complete summary of the ideas from Shane Snow's book "Smartcuts" states how nowadays it takes less and less time to make money. People aren’t doing this by taking shortcuts, but ‘smartcuts’. These ‘smartcuts’ break conventions and find better ways to get more done. According to...
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  • The must-read summary of Shep Hyken's book: "Amaze Every Customer Every Time: 52 Tools for Delivering the Most Amazing Customer Service on the Planet".This complete summary of the ideas from Shep Hyken's book "Amaze Every Customer Every Time" shows how you have a competitive edge when you amaze your customers every time they deal with you, regardless of the state...
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  • The must-read summary of Simon Sinek's book: "Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t".This complete summary of the ideas from Simon Sinek's book "Leaders Eat Last" states that true leadership is all about putting the lower employees first. Real leaders take care of team members and focus on their well-being. According to Sinek, leaders can create...
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  • The must-read summary of Stephen Covey's book: "The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness".This complete summary of the ideas from Stephen Covey's book "The 8th Habit" presents the updated version of the author's previous book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". In his new book, Covey explains that the eighth habit is not an add-on, but rather something that...
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  • The must-read summary of Stephen M. Covey's book "The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything".This complete summary of the ideas from Stephen M. Covey's book "The Speed of Trust" shows that trust is a hard-nosed business asset which can deliver quantifiable economic value. This helpful outline will help you to manage this asset, by giving you ways...
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  • The must-read summary of Stephen R. Covey and Jennifer Colosimo's book: "Great Work Great Career: How to Create Your Ultimate Job and Make an Extraordinary Contribution". This complete summary of the ideas from Stephen R. Covey and Jennifer Colosimo's book "Great Work Great Career" shows that now is the perfect time to be creating a great career for yourself –...
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  • The must-read summary of Stephen R. Covey’s book: "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". This complete summary of the ideas from Stephen R. Covey’s book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" shows that it is possible for all of us to become more effective whilst expending less time and energy. Looking at each of the habits in turn,...
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  • Hold

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    The must-read summary of Steve Chader, Jennice Doty, Jiim McKissack and Linda McKissack's book: "Hold: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth".This summary of the ideas from Steve Chader, Jennice Doty, Jiim McKissack and Linda McKissack's book "Hold" shows that buying and holding real estate is the most effective strategy to build wealth. In their book, the authors...
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  • The must-read summary of Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan's book: "The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life".This complete summary of the ideas from Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan's book "The Three Laws of Performance" shows that in any organisation, there is a "default future" which you feel sure will happen. If you can...
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  • The must-read summary of Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner's book: "Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain".This complete summary of the ideas from Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner's book "Think Like A Freak" states how economic theories can also be applied to problems in society. This is the concept of Freakonomics. Freakonomics basically means...
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  • The must-read summary of Susan Annunzio's book: "Contagious Success: Spreading High Performance Throughout Your Organization”.This complete summary of the ideas from Susan Annunzio's book "Contagious Success" shows that an in-depth study of 3,000 knowledge workers around the world was carried out to attempt to identify the management behaviors which accelerate profitable growth. Although 77% of these respondents claimed they belonged...
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  • The must-read summary of Tamara Lowe's book: "Get Motivated: Overcome Any Obstacle, Achieve Any Goal, and Accelerate Your Success With Motivational DNA". This complete summary of the ideas from Tamara Lowe's book "Get Motivated" asks some fundamental questions: What motivates high achievers? What motivates you personally to excel? To answer these questions, an eight-year study looked at the success patterns...
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  • Bond

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    The must-read summary of Terence Maher's book: "Bond: The Business Career of Alan Bond".This complete summary of the ideas from Terence Maher's book "Bond" tells the story of Australian entrepreneur, Alan Bond. In his book, the author covers his entire life, right from his childhood, and reveals how he came to be so successful. This summary provides readers with a...
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  • The must-read summary of Terri Sjodin's book: "Small Message Big Impact: How to Put the Power of the Elevator Speech Effect to Work for You".This complete summary of the ideas from Terri Sjodin's book "Small Message Big Impact" explains that an elevator speech is a brief speech that introduces your product in less than three minutes. This summary explains how...
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  • The must-read summary of Thomas Davenport, Laurence Prusak and James Wilson's book: "What's the Big Idea? Creating and Capitalizing on the Best Management Thinking".This complete summary of the ideas from Thomas Davenport, Laurence Prusak and James Wilson's book "What's the Big Idea?" shows that when it comes to implementing new management ideas in an organisation, it's not the business gurus...
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  • The must-read summary of Thomas J. Neff and James M. Citrin's book: "Lessons from the Top: The Search for America's Best Business Leaders".This complete summary of the ideas from Thomas J. Neff and James M. Citrin's book "Lessons from the Top" shows that there is no one single characteristic or business practice that is common to all great leaders. Instead,...
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  • The must-read summary of Todd Bermont's book: "10 Insider Secrets to Job Hunting Success: Everything You Need to Get the Job You Want in 24 Hours - or Less!".This complete summary of the ideas from Todd Bermont’s book “10 Insider Secrets to Job Hunting Success” identifies the 10 secrets to securing your dream job. Nowadays, employers spend an average of...
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  • The must-read summary of Todd Henry's book: "Louder than Words: Harness the Power of Your Authentic Voice".This complete summary of the ideas in Todd Henry's book "Louder than Words" explains that it is now much easier to build an audience and reach a wide range of people thanks to social media. However, it is also increasingly important to find a...
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  • Slack

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    The must-read summary of Tom DeMarco's book: "Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork and the Myth of Total Efficiency".This complete summary of the ideas from Tom DeMarco's book "Slack" shows that companies who constantly insist on efficiency are actually creating an environment where they limit flexibility, reduce the capacity for creativity and increase burnout in employees. In his book, the author...
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  • The must-read summary of Tom Hopkins' book: "The Official Guide to Success: A Personal Success Program".This complete summary of the ideas from Tom Hopkins' book "The Official Guide to Success" shows how everyone lives by a set of programmed self-instructions. The real effectiveness of these occurs when they move from your conscious to your subconscious. In his book, the author...
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  • The must-read summary of Tom Hurson's book: "Think Better: Your Company's Future Depends on It...and So Does Yours".This complete summary of the ideas from Tom Hurson's book "Think Better" shows how success in your personal or professional life is not so much a function of what you know, but how well you think. In his book, the author reveals that...
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  • The must-read summary of Tom Monahan's book: "The Do-It-Yourself Lobotomy: Open Your Mind to Greater Creative Thinking".This complete summary of the ideas from Tom Monahan's book "The Do-It-Yourself Lobotomy" shows readers some tried-and-tested strategies in business, including how to keep coming up with ideas and how to build a culture of creativity. At its most basic level, creative thinking is...
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  • The must-read summary of Tony Hsieh's book: "Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose".This complete summary of the ideas from Tony Hsieh's book "Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose" shows how everyone has the potential to become a successful entrepreneur with dedication and hard work. In his book, Hsieh explains the best practices of his...
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  • The must-read summary of Tony Zinni and Tony Koltz's book: "Leading the Charge: Leadership Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom".This complete summary of the ideas from Tony Zinni and Tony Koltz's book "Leading the Charge" shows that, at one time, leadership was mostly about character, but character alone won’t be enough anymore. Today's world involves a challenging worldwide economy,...
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  • The must-read summary of V. A. Shiva's book: "The Internet Publicity Guide: How to Maximize Your Marketing and Promotion in Cyberspace".This complete summary of the ideas from V. A. Shiva's book "The Internet Publicity Guide" shows how the internet has become a part of the communications revolution, offering individual consumers the ability to have personalised multimedia communications with other people...
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  • The must-read summary of Vic Johnson's book: "52 Mondays: The One-Year Path to Outrageous Success & Lifelong Happiness".This complete summary of the ideas from Vic Johnson's book "52 Mondays" shows that an awful lot can happen in a year. In his book, the author explains that if you want to progress towards a goal, even just a few steps a...
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  • The must-read summary of Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble's book: "The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge".This complete summary of the ideas from Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble's book "The Other Side of Innovation" shows that companies are struggling to make innovation happen. Some give their workers free time to come up with new ideas, some have detailed...
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  • The must-read summary of Vince Poscente's book: "The Age of Speed: Learning to Thrive in a More-Faster-Now World".This complete summary of the ideas from Vince Poscente's book "The Age of Speed" shows how rather than feeling guilty about leading a 24/7 lifestyle powered by all the latest technology, it’s time to fully embrace speed and make it your ally instead...
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  • The must-read summary of W. Clement Stone's book: "The Success System that Never Fails: Success Can Be Reduced to a Never Fail Formula".This complete summary of the ideas from W. Clement Stone's book "The Success System that Never Fails" shows that everyone wants something: money, prestige, love, success, health, wisdom, etc. In a world of unlimited opportunity, are there formulas,...
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  • The must-read summary of William Joyce, Nitrin Nohria and Bruce Roberson's book: "What Really Works: The 4+2 Formula for Sustained Business Success".This complete summary of the ideas from William Joyce, Nitrin Nohria and Bruce Roberson's book "What Really Works" asks a fundamental question: "What is the secret to sustained business success?" In their book, the authors reveal the research they...
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  • The must-read summary of Zeynep Ton's book: "The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and Boost Profits".This complete summary of the ideas from Zeynep Ton's book "The Good Jobs Strategy" tells you how most companies believe that they need to keep costs down and pay employees very little to keep their prices low....
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