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  • The must-read summary of Adrian Slywotzky and Karl Weber's book: "The Upside: The 7 Strategies for Turning Big Threats into Growth Breakthroughs".This complete summary of the ideas from Adrian Slywotzky and Karl Weber's book "The Upside" shows that the new strategic imperative in business is to find practical ways you can harness the upside growth potential of every moment of...
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  • The must-read summary of Amir Hartman and John Sifonis' book: "Net Ready: Strategies for Success in the E-conomy".This complete summary of the ideas from Amir Hartman and John Sifonis' book "Net Ready" asks an important question to all entrepreneurs: "Is your company ready for the Net?". In their book, the authors explain that before taking on any new business initiatives...
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  • The must-read summary of Amir Hartman's book: "Ruthless Execution: What Business Leaders Do When Their Companies Hit the Wall".This complete summary of the ideas from Amir Hartman's book "Ruthless Execution" shows that every business, no matter how successful, eventually hits difficulties. When this happens, most businesses choose one of two strategies: trusting that hype will gloss over problems or savage...
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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 acknowledge...
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  • The must-read summary of Clayton Christensen, Scott Anthony and Erik Roth's book: "Seeing What's Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change".This complete summary of the ideas from Clayton Christensen, Scott Anthony and Erik Roth's book "Seeing What's Next" shows that successful businessmen, investors and entrepreneurs all share one trait: they have the ability to predict industry change...
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  • The must-read summary of Craig Stull, Phil Meyers and David Meerman Scott's book: "Tuned In: Uncover the Extraordinary Opportunities that Lead to Business Breakthroughs".This complete summary of the ideas from Craig Stull, Phil Meyers and David Meerman Scott's book "Tuned In" shows that there's no use developing new products in isolation and hoping they will sell. A better idea is...
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  • The must-read summary of Dan Roam's book: "The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures".This complete summary of the ideas from Dan Roam's book "The Back of the Napkin" shows that visual thinking is a whole new way of looking at and discussing business. It is harnessing and applying our innate ability to use our eyes...
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  • The must-read summary of Daniel Burrus and John David Mann's book: "Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible".This complete summary of the ideas from Daniel Burrus and John David Mann's book "Flash Foresight" explains how a flash foresight is a "blinding flash of the future obvious". It is the ability to intuitively grasp what will unfold...
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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 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 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 Gary Harpst's book: "Six Disciplines Execution Revolution: Solving the One Business Problem that Makes Solving All Other Problems Easier".This complete summary of the ideas from Gary Harpst's book "Six Disciplines Execution Revolution" shows that the biggest challenge facing your business at the present time is never what you think it is at first glance. Whatever issues...
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  • The must-read summary of George Cloutier's book: "Profits Aren't Everything, They're the Only Thing: No-Nonsense Rules from the Ultimate Contrarian and Small Business Guru". This complete summary of the ideas from George Cloutier's book "Profits Aren't Everything, They're the Only Thing" shows that if your business is struggling to make money in the recession, it is due to the fact...
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  • The must-read summary of Ian Ayres' book: "Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-By-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart".This complete summary of the ideas from Ian Ayres' book "Super Crunchers" shows that the number crunchers are starting to consistently outperform the experts. Those who rely on their intuition to make good decisions are now starting to get left behind by a...
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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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  • Buy-In

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    The must-read summary of John P. Kotter and Lorne A. Whitehead's book: "Buy-In: Saving Your Good Idea from Getting Shot Down".This complete summary of the ideas from John P. Kotter and Lorne A. Whitehead's book "Buy-In" raises a fundamental question: "How do you get people to buy-in to your brilliant ideas, suggestions and proposals?". In their book, the authors reveal...
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