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How does one become a world class performer in any field? Can we improve our chances of success despite being born to adverse conditions? With an eye-catching title and an alluring subtitle – "What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else" – Fortune editor-at-large Geoff Colvin’s book "Talent is Overrated" provides excellent food for thought in today’s knowledge economy.
"Roadside MBA: Back Road Lessons for Entrepreneurs, Executives and Small Business Owners", by Michael Mazzeo, Paul Oyer, and Scott Schaefer chronicles the authors' road trip where they encounter the various small businesses - with their individual quirks and peculiarities - that make the United States tick.
Comprehensive and systematic,"The Cultural Intelligence Difference" by cultural intelligence thought leader David Livermore provides a useful roadmap to anybody seeking to navigate the unchartered oceans of diverse cross-cultural situations. Backed by research and case studies, it tackles an important yet oft neglected element of management and leadership.
Why are some folks blessed with riches while others struggle to make ends meet? What is the magic formula to wealth? The answer, according to renowned millionaire guru and author of "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind" T. Harv Eker, is found in one's money blueprint.
Have you wondered how seemingly ordinary folks - policemen, plumbers, teachers and housewives - have risen to become well-known household names? If you do, consider adopting the principles written by Marsha Friedman in "Celebritize Yourself: The 3-Step Method To Increase Your Visibility and Explode Your Business".
To win over increasingly cynical consumers who expects nothing less than total transparency, what should companies and businesses do? Enter "movement marketing". Scott Goodson's book "Uprising: How to Build a Brand - and Change the World - By Sparking Cultural Movements" argues that the future of business is seeded in revolutions both big and small.
Businesses need to pay attention to discussions online via social media listening. Authors of The Now Revolution Jay Baer and Amber Nashlund outline six areas of your business that should be listening.
"The Social Customer" by Adam Metz covers a wide range of topics on social Customer Relationship Management (CRM) ranging from customer insights, marketing, sales, analytics, demand management, support, and customer experience, to mobile and location based services.
"Put That Cell Phone Down and Look Me In The Eye" is no one-man anti-technology Luddite crusade to turn people away from their technological follies. Instead author Brian Haggerty focuses on the various soft skills and character traits he believes can help a person on their goal to success.
Gladwell proffers radical answers to challenge age-old notions in his latest bestselling volume "What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures". A compilation of 19 essays on a wide range of topics - espionage, war, hair color, kitchen appliances, homelessness and more - the volume blends pop psychology, sociology, management and current affairs in a highly readable prose.
"Out-Executing the Competition: Building and Growing a Financial Services Company in Any Economy" is a part-autobiography, part-business guide written by Irv Rothman, the president and CEO of HP Financial Services that covers issues such as leadership and business transformation.