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The Citizen’s Share

Reducing Inequality in the Twenty First Century

by Joseph Blasi
Yale University Press
November 2013

The idea of workers owning the businesses where they work is not new. In America’s early years, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison believed that the best economic plan for the Republic was for citizens to have some ownership stake in the land, which was the main form of productive capital. This book traces the development of that share idea in American history and brings its message to today’s economy, where business capital has replaced land as the source of wealth creation.

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The Responsible Entrepreneur

Four Game-Changing Archetypes for Founders, Leaders, and Impact Investors

by Carol Sanford
Jossey-Bass
July 2014

Responsible entrepreneurs are a special breed, seeking to transform industries and even society itself. They challenge and refine cultural assumptions, laws, regulations, and even the processes of governance. This requires them to do and think far beyond what is usually required of business leaders.

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Fewer, Bigger, Bolder

From Mindless Expansion to Focused Growth

by Sanjay Khosla, Mohanbir Sawhney
Portfolio
July 2014

By challenging the conventional wisdom about growth, Fewer, Bigger, Bolder is likely to ignite a vigorous debate throughout the business community. It’s a game-changing book that couldn’t be more timely. Or more needed.

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Mighty Midsized Companies

How Leaders Overcome 7 Silent Growth Killers

by Robert Sher
bibliomotion books + media
September 2014

While midsized companies—classified as those with revenues between $10 million and $1 billion—account for one third of U.S. jobs and nearly one third of the country’s GDP, very little has been written about the unique challenges that plague these organizations. In his new book, Sher elucidates seven insidious growth killers that can drive even successful midsized companies into extinction. With practical insight into how to detect and survive the silent killers, Sher offers a playbook for growing an organization from meek to mighty.

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Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work…and What Does

The New Science of Leading, Energizing, Engaging

by Susan Fowler
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
September 2014

Top consultant, trainer, and coach Susan Fowler says stop trying to motivate people! Motivating people is frustrating for everyone involved, and it just doesn’t work. You can’t motivate people—they are already motivated, but generally in superficial and short-term ways.

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The Discomfort Zone

How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs

by Marcia Reynolds
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
October 2014

Reynolds offers insight into how leaders can use difficult conversations to challenge and grow their employees. A clear departure from other books on breakthrough conversations, Reynolds’ approach is not about how to deliver a difficult message. Rather, she introduces what she calls The Discomfort Zone—the moment of uncertainty where people are most open to learning—and outlines how leaders can use The Discomfort Zone to interrupt and shift the receiver’s thinking, allowing him or her to see circumstances, challenges, and opportunities in a new light.

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Leading With Intention

Every Moment is a Choice

by Mindy Hall
Copper Bay Press
October 2014

The role of habit, with ingrained patterns of behavior both in our work and personal lives, has come under close scrutiny recently. Most agree that we all tend to repeat behaviors that have given us positive results, not stopping to look closely at these unchallenged patterns.

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The Conscience Economy

How a Mass Movement for Good is Great for Business

by Steven Overman
bibliomotion books + media
October 28, 2014

A generation of people around the world, from Boston to Bangkok, from New York to New Delhi, are making everyday choices in ways that defy traditional logic. They are judging where and how their clothes were made, not just how they fit. They are thinking global but buying local. They are spending their money and their time, forming loyalties, casting votes and even enjoying entertainment based increasingly upon their desire to make a positive impact on others and the world around them. This new generation believes they can and must make the world better, and they expect business and government to get with the program.

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Fizz

Harness the Power of Word of Mouth Marketing to Drive Brand Growth

by Ted Wright
McGraw-Hill
November 2014

A word-of-mouth marketing pioneer shows how to measurably impact the bottom line with a powerful WOMM campaign

In Fizz, Ted Wright teaches marketing professionals and entrepreneurs how to create and test a brand’s stories for maximum word-of-mouth impact; build the communications network to tell it; harness Big Data for WOMM; find and train influencers; and measure a campaign’s success. Along the way, he debunks popular marketing myths regarding the broadcast model, social media, influencers, and the idea that the medium is more important than the message.

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Meetings Matter Meetings Matter 3d

by Paul Axtell
Jackson Creek Press
January 2015

America has become a nation “stuck in a meeting.” Between corporate boardrooms, all hands meetings, and conference calls, few of us can claim our time is meeting-free. Even fewer can claim every “mandatory session” was worth it. But Paul Axtell – a consultant with more than 30 years of experience in personal and professional organization – says meetings themselves aren’t the problem. In his new book, he defends the importance of meetings, explains how they’ve gone horribly wrong, and offers eight ways to fix our meeting problems so they stop wasting time, and instead build and boost valuable relationships.

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