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Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr.
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. When Pulitzer... (read more)

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Leading Cultural Change: The Theory and Practice of Successful Organizational Transformation
Leading Cultural Change: The Theory and Practice of Successful Organizational Transformation
by James Mccalman And David Potter.
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Using theories and methods rooted in behavioral sciences change management experts James McCalman and David Potter aim to broaden managers' and consultants' understanding of cultural change to help them lead a successful change intervention in... (read more)

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Citizen Hughes: The Power, the Money, and the Madness of the Man Portrayed in the Movie "The Aviator"
Citizen Hughes: The Power, the Money, and the Madness of the Man Portrayed in the Movie "The Aviator"
by Michael Drosnin
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MICHAEL DROSNIN, a former reporter for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, is also the author of two other New York Times bestsellers, The Bible Code and Bible Code II: The Countdown. He spent seven years researching and writing this... (read more)

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Functional Inefficiency: The Unexpected Benefits of Wasting Time and Money
Functional Inefficiency: The Unexpected Benefits of Wasting Time and Money
by Peter S. Wenz.
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Peter S. Wenz is emeritus professor of philosophy and University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Springfield and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. He is the author of seven previous books, including ... (read more)

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Chess Not Checkers: Elevate Your Leadership Game
Chess Not Checkers: Elevate Your Leadership Game
by Mark Miller.
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As organizations grow in volume and complexity, the demands on leadership change. The same old moves won't cut it any more. In Chess Not Checkers, Mark Miller tells the story of Blake Brown, newly appointed CEO of a company troubled by poor performance... (read more)

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Small Business Management
Small Business Management
by J. William Petty Justin G. Longenecker, Leslie E. Palich, And Frank Hoy.
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Realize your dream for small business success with this market-leading book. SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: LAUNCHING AND GROWING ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURES, 17E provides the practical concepts, entrepreneurial insights, and comprehensive resources you'll find... (read more)

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Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
by Bill Dedman
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The first full biography of Joy Davidman brings her out from C. S.and#160;Lewisandrsquo;s shadow, where she has long been hidden, to reveal a powerful writer and thinker. Joy Davidman is known, if she is known at all, as the wife of C. S. Lewis. Their... (read more)

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Research Methodology in Strategy and Management #10: Advancing Research Methodology in the African Context
Research Methodology in Strategy and Management #10: Advancing Research Methodology in the African Context
by Edited By David B. Zoogah.
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The mission of Research Methodology in Strategy and Management is “to provide a forum for critique, commentary, and discussion about key methodology issues in the strategic management field” because “strategic management relies on an array of... (read more)

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Orbit-Shifting Innovation: The Dynamics of Ideas That Create History
Orbit-Shifting Innovation: The Dynamics of Ideas That Create History
by Devika Devaiah And Rajiv Narang.
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Orbit-shifting innovation happens when an area that needs transformation meets an innovator with the will and the desire to create, and not follow, history.  At the heart of every orbit-shifting innovation is the breakthrough that achieves a... (read more)

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Advancing Collaborative Knowledge Environments: New Trends in E-Collaboration
Advancing Collaborative Knowledge Environments: New Trends in E-Collaboration
by Ned Kock.
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International contributors in information systems, management studies, computer science, and software engineering present frameworks for e-collaboration. The book begins with a preface on the importance of audio communication in distance collaborative... (read more)

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Tribal Land Alienation and Political Movements: Socio-Economic Patterns from South India
Tribal Land Alienation and Political Movements: Socio-Economic Patterns from South India
by Ramdas. Rupavath
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In this study, Rupavath (political science, U. of Hyderabad, India) concludes that unless the tribal lands and economies in India's under-developed areas are protected and a mode of development more suitable to its residents' way of life is... (read more)

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Handbook of Research on Information Management and the Global Landscape (Handbook of Research On...)
Handbook of Research on Information Management and the Global Landscape (Handbook of Research On...)
by M. Gordon Hunter And Felix B. Tan.
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Hunter (information systems, U. of Lethbridge, Canada) and Tan (information systems, AUT U., New Zealand) have edited this collection of research articles on global networks that focus on the opportunities and challenges that have emerged as... (read more)

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Advances in Business and Management Forecasting #8: Advances in Business and Management Forecasting
Advances in Business and Management Forecasting #8: Advances in Business and Management Forecasting
by Kenneth D. Lawrence And Ronald K. Klimberg.
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US business scholars review the current state of demand forecasting, financial forecasting, health care forecasting, and selected topics in forecasting. Among their topics are removing systematic bias from demand forecasts, a regression analysis to... (read more)

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The Paradox of Catching Up: Rethinking of State-Led Economic Development
The Paradox of Catching Up: Rethinking of State-Led Economic Development
by Li. Tan
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An economist working as a research analyst for a New York financial firm, Tan considers state-led economic development during the second half of the 20th century, and offers new perspectives for interpreting the choice of the state-led approach by... (read more)

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Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach
Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach
by Meryl Gordon
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MERYL GORDON is a full-time magazine journalist who has written for New York, the New York Times Magazine, Gourmet, Elle, Marie Claire, More, and others. She has profiled such influential figures as Kofi Annan, Mike Bloomberg, and John Kerry... (read more)

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Leadership Assessment for Talent Development
Leadership Assessment for Talent Development
by Tony Wall And John Knights.
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For professionals in the business of talent development, assessing competence and capability is crucial, especially in relation to recruiting the right leaders.  Talent professionals can now use leadership assessments as a positive and powerful... (read more)

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Water Workforce Trends: Impact of the 2009 Economy Survey
Water Workforce Trends: Impact of the 2009 Economy Survey
by American Water Works Association.
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This comprehensive survey report was compiled to provide recent information on changes in staffing levels, merit increases, hiring practices, cost control, and compensation practices in the water utility... (read more)

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Start Up & Run Your Own Business: The Essential Guide to Planning, Funding and Growing Your New Enterprise
Start Up & Run Your Own Business: The Essential Guide to Planning, Funding and Growing Your New Enterprise
by Jonathan. Reuvid
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Starting a business is one thing, but running and keeping it going is another. Annually, there are around 400,000 start-ups in the UK, but in a single year 300,000 businesses also fail. Start Up and Run Your Own Business brings the skills of... (read more)

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Housing: Who Decides?
Housing: Who Decides?
by Peter And Michael Oxley. King
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Scholars of housingthere seems to be such a discipline in BritainKing (De Montfort U.) and Oxley (Nottingham Trent U.) engage in a debate between a political theorist and an economist on decision making in their field. Each develops a normative... (read more)

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Handbook of Research on Democratic Strategies and Citizen-Centered E-Government Services
Handbook of Research on Democratic Strategies and Citizen-Centered E-Government Services
by Ejub Kajan Edited By Cemal Dolicanin, Dragan Randjelovic, And Boban Stojanovic.
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The trend towards increased use of e-government services has had a variety of positive effects on the relationship between business and government including improved exchange capability and increased ease of information availability, but implementing... (read more)

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