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Books for Business

Here's a list of our current top picks for your business. 


 

Hunch: Turn Your Everyday Insights Into the Next Big Thing Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780735214118
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Published: Portfolio - June 6th, 2017

In a world where the smallest insight can spark a breakthrough idea, intuition is more valuable than ever.

What do the Dyson vacuum cleaner, Starbucks, Instagram, GoPro, Facebook, and Lululemon yoga pants have in common? Every one of them was the result not of data-driven analytics or corporate brainstorming sessions, but a hunch – the intuitive understanding of a deep, unmet need.

Anxiety over “being more innovative” leads entrepreneurs to create solutions in search of problems. But what if you could use your intuition to identify an existing problem that’s begging for a solution?

International bestselling author and business adviser Bernadette Jiwa shows how anyone can uncover the kind of insights that become breakthrough ideas. Combining hands-on exercises with inspiring stories of the killer hunches that brought us inventions like the first reusable coffee cup, Hunch is a guide to cultivating your intuitive powers, a roadmap to getting from insights to ideas that fly.

Every breakthrough idea starts not with knowing for sure, but by understanding why it’s safe to try. Intuition alone doesn’t tell you exactly where “X” marks the spot, but it can give powerful clues as to where you might begin to dig. This is the book you need if you’re ready to begin finding them.


One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735211353
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Published: Portfolio - June 13th, 2017

From the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Team of Teams, a practical guide for leaders looking to make their organizations flatter and more interconnected.

When retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal and former Navy SEAL Chris Fussell co-wrote Team of Teams, they drew on their experience transforming the U.S. military’s Special Forces into a flexible and nimble force that could defeat Al-Qaeda’s decentralized network in Iraq. They proved that the agility, adaptability, and cohesion of small teams could be scaled up to large organizations, while breaking down the silos that frequently cause problems.

Since Team of Teams became a bestseller in 2015, business leaders have repeatedly asked Fussell the same questions: How can I transform my own organization into a team of teams? Is that kind of dramatic change even possible, outside of the urgency of a combat zone? If so, what are the practical steps to get there?

Many Teams, One Mission answers those questions and many more. Drawing on his consulting work with the McChrystal Group, Fussell shows how civilian organizations have transformed their way of doing business – becoming flatter, quicker, and much more collaborative across departments and divisions. Along with sharing his own experiences from the battlefield, he explores examples from industry titans like Intuit and Under Armour, which have adopted a similar model in order to unite everyone around single compelling mission. The result is a “shared consciousness” that drives consistently better results with less friction and inter-group rivalry.

This book is for any leader who wishes he or she could get everyone to look beyond their narrow field of vision to understand – and contribute to – the organization’s one true mission.


You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780735222977
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Published: Viking - April 18th, 2017

From New York Times bestselling author Jen Sincero comes the perfect sequel to her over-half-million-copy-sold phenomenon You Are a Badass.

You Are a Badass at Making Money is a step-by-step guide to helping people overcome their blocks, push past their fears, and start making the kind of money they’ve never made before. Jen herself went from living in a converted garage to traveling the world in 5-star luxury in a matter of years, and knows all too well the layers of BS one can get wrapped up in around money – and what it takes to dig your way out. She goes in-depth about how powerful our thoughts are and how our bank accounts are mirrors for our beliefs about money. Written in the same style as her bestselling book You Are a BadassYou Are a Badass at Making Money combines entertaining essays with life-changing concepts. Jen boils all her wisdom down into manageable, bite-sized tips so her readers can put them into practice and get real results.


The Push: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399562709
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Published: Viking - May 16th, 2017

A dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free-climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite’s El Capitan.

On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history – Yosemite’s nearly vertical 3000-foot Dawn Wall, after nineteen days on the route. Caldwell’s odds-defying feat was the culmination of an entire lifetime of pushing himself to his limits as an athlete.

This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son, to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sport climbing circuit. Caldwell’s affinity for adventure then led him to the vertigo-inducing and little understood world of big wall free climbing. But his evolution as a climber was not without challenges; in his early twenties, he was held hostage by militants in a harrowing ordeal in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident. Later his wife, and main climbing partner, left him. Caldwell emerged from these hardships with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. He set his sights on free-climbing El Capitan’s biggest, steepest, blankest face - The Dawn Wall. This epic assault took over seven years, during which time Caldwell redefined the sport, found love again, and became a father.

The Push is an arresting story of focus, drive, motivation, endurance, and transformation, a book that will appeal to anyone seeking to overcome fear and doubt, cultivate perseverance, turn failure into growth, and find connection with family and with the natural world.


Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781591848011
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Published: Portfolio - May 23rd, 2017

Finally in paperback: the New York Times bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better. Now with a new chapter on leading millennials, based on Simon Sinek’s viral video “The Millennial Question” (150+ million views).

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to fighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?

The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. “Officers eat last,” he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What’s symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort—even their own survival—for the good of those in their care.

Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a “Circle of Safety” that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside.

Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, and government to investment banking.