Hubbard, O’Brien, and Rafferty realize that most students enrolled in today’s intermediate macroeconomics courses are either undergraduate or masters students who are likely to become entrepreneurs, managers, bankers, stock brokers, accountants, lawyers, or government officials. Very few students will pursue a Ph.D. in economics.
Given this student profile, Hubbard, O’Brien, and Rafferty’s new text presents Intermediate Macroeconomics in the context of contemporary events, policy, and business with an integrated explanation of today’s financial crisis. Student and instructor feedback tells us that Hubbard, O’Brien, and Rafferty helps make the link between theory and real-world easier for students!
Hardcover: 656 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 Edition (July 25, 2011)
Author: R. Glenn Hubbard, Anthony P. O’Brien and Matthew Rafferty
Category: Business Books, Macroeconomics Books
An all-new approach to understanding the (in)formal connections of an organization
From the bestselling coauthor of the business classic The Wisdom of Teams comes an all-new exploration of the modern workplace, and how leaders and managers must embrace it for success. Katzenbach and Khan examine how two distinct factions together form the bigger picture for how organizations actually work: the more defined “formal” organization of a company-the management structure, performance metrics, and processes-and the “informal”-the culture, social networks, and ad hoc communities that spring up naturally and can accelerate or hinder how the organization works. With dynamic examples from enterprises around the world, this book takes a timeless organizational approach and creates a powerful paradigm-shifting tool set for applying it.
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (April 19, 2010)
Category: Business Books, Leadership Books
Internationally renowned project management consultants Michael Dobson and Ted Leemann combine traditional project management skills, such as risk evaluation, decision-making, and human dynamics, with outside-the-box thinking and business creativity. They provide seven new tools and approaches you can apply to any project.
The methods discussed inside Creative Project Management show you how to:
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1st Edition (July 28, 2010)
Author: Michael Dobson
Category: Business Books, Project Management Books
A collection of inspirational stories of ordinary people who took a great idea and turned it into a hugely successful business. Learn how the founders of enormously profitable enterprises—like Just Cuts, Aussie Home Loans, ModelCo, Elite Introductions, Fat Prophets, EcoStore, and fastflowers.com—took a great idea and turned it into a highly lucrative business. Discover what drove them forward, the risks they took, and how they’ve managed to keep their businesses going through the inevitable ups and downs.
More than just a collection of truly inspirational stories, the wisdom and experience they share here might just be the catalyst you need to turn a great idea into your own million dollar enterprise! Some of Australia’s richest men and women reveal in fascinating detail how they made their first million dollars and offer their “Golden Rules” on how anyone can increase their wealth. Some are well-known high flyers, others fly mostly under the radar, but what they all share is entrepreneurial vision and financial success.
Paperback: 198 pages
Publisher: Allen & Unwin (November 1, 2010)
Author: Nick Gardner
Category: Business Books, Entrepreneurship Books
Performance dashboards have become the preferred way for busy executives, managers, and staff to monitor key business metrics at a glance and move swiftly through layers of actionable information to get the insight they need to solve problems quickly, efficiently, and effectively.
Written by Wayne Eckerson, a recognized expert and consultant in the field of business intelligence, —Performance Dashboards, Second Edition shows how performance dashboards focus business people on the right things to do and arm them with relevant information to do things right. Eckerson’s tips, techniques, and practical insights provide a strategic road map to help organizations turbocharge performance management initiatives with dashboard technology to optimize performance and accelerate results.
Hardcover: 318 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 2nd Edition (November 9, 2010)
Author: Wayne W. Eckerson
Category: Business Books, Business Management Books
Effective risk management is a vital issue to consider when looking to safeguard a company’s commercial future and deal with the latest regulatory requirements. Managing Business Risk enables readers to maintain the clearest possible controls on risks that may threaten their businesses, while at the same time deliver transparent reporting to their stakeholders.
The book examines the key areas risk managers need to consider in today’s complex and competitive business market. Drawing on expert advice from leading risk consultants, lawyers and regulatory authorities, it shows how to protect a business against a rising tide of business risks.
Hardcover: 369 pages
Publisher: Kogan Page; Sixth Edition – 2009
Author: Jonathan Reuvid
Category: Business Books, Risk Management Books
Be the Leader Who Is Cool, Calm, and in Control–Even in the Worst of Situations
When the going gets tough, you get going! Author Graham Jones, Ph.D., whose work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, shows you how to excel when the chips are down and use pressure to your advantage. With his successful program, you’ll learn how to:
• Manage stress
• Develop strong self-belief
• Improve mental outlook
• Channel motivation into tangible goals
• Refine your focus
If you have the guts to make a real difference in your organization, you’re ready to Thrive on Pressure and produce positive results for you and your team!
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1st Edition (July 26, 2010)
Author: Graham Jones
Category: Business Books, Self Improvement Books
Value Above Cost is A Breakthrough Approach to Managing and Measuring Customer Value–and Maximizing Financial Performance!
• Establish rock-solid linkages among marketing, branding, and business performance
• Use CVA® to structure your organization and develop winning strategies that maximize contribution
• Contains practical tools and worksheets you can start using right now
• Learn from the experiences contributed by senior executives from more than 30 leading organizations
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall; 1 edition (April 16, 2009)
Author: Donald E. Sexton
Category: Business Books, Finance Books
The Long-Awaited Update for Building a Thriving Consultancy
Completely updated for today’s busier-than-ever consultants, this classic guide covers the ins and outs for competing and winning in this ultracompetitive field. You’ll find step-by-step advice on how to raise capital, attract clients, create a marketing plan, and grow your business into a $1 million-per-year firm, plus brand-new material on:
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 4 edition (July 27, 2009)
Author: Alan Weiss
Category: Business Books, Business Consulting Books
Wiley’s new Handbook of Decision Making is a vital reference text for all students and professionals of management, organization and decision making. The handbook offers a wide range of theoretical and empirical approaches to the understanding of organizational and strategic decisions.
Contributors are internationally known experts drawn from North America, Canada and Europe who have spent many years in the study of decision making, and decision making relevant topics. We believe the handbook will become a tour de force in the understanding decision making, offering a wide variety of perspectives, topics, and summative understanding of the field.
Chapters in the Handbook were prepared by the leading experts in their field and include cutting edge empirical, theoretical, and review chapters. The chapters bring together for the first time a critical mass of writing on decision making as an organizational and research activity. The Editors are two of the leading international experts in decision making and contribute to the Handbook with five original Chapters that offer an appraisal of the field and suggestions for research, as well as the current status of decision making practice and suggestion for improvement.
Hardcover: 720 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (June 8, 2010)
Editor: Paul C. Nutt and David C. Wilson
Category: Business Books, Decision Making Books
Often, the advice that makes the most impact does so because it’s delivered in a clear, memorable saying that cuts to the heart of the issue. For business readers fed up with long books that say little, nothing could be more refreshing than The Golden Rules for Managers. Management expert Frank McNair distills the best business wisdom into 119 memorable nuggets that speak directly to management issues, then explains the lessons behind the each saying.
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc. (July 1, 2009)
Author: Frank McNair
Category: Business Books, Management Books
Success in negotiation is not a matter of chance, but the result of careful planning and specialized skills. Some of these skills are inborn, others need to be learnt. In this book, the social scientist and economist, Professor Dr. Raymond Saner draws on his long years of experience as a negotiation adviser, teacher, trainer, researcher and university lecturer to show that two-thirds of negotiation practice is learnable.Yet, very few people are specifically trained in this everyday task.
Without sacrificing scientific accuracy, Professor Saner offers a highly readable and fascinating guide to the subject. In doing so, he does not limit himself to the over-simplified tips generally put out on successful bargaining in every imaginable situation. Rather, he treats the different aspects of negotiation practice in a way that is useful to both academics and practitioners, such that the general laws and principles gradually become evident as and of themselves.
Paperback: 291 pages
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers / Brill Academic; 3 edition (March 15, 2008)
Author: Raymond Saner
Category: Business Books, Negotiation Books
From a leader in innovation best practices, 10 practical steps your business must take to achieve profitable growth, through innovation. In this timely guide, innovation expert and former CEO Robert Brands presents the best practices for today’s “innovate or die” world, in the form of 10 simple and practical steps your business must take to achieve growth through innovation.
Hardcover: 212 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (March 8, 2010)
Author: Robert F. Brands
If you’re in business, you have to plan for everything:
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: For Dummies (October 30, 2006)
Author: Erica Olsen
Based on exclusive sit-down interviews with some of today’s most successful men and women, author Bob Sellers shares their stories to provide valuable insights and lessons that can help you can learn from their mistakes.
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Wiley (July 13, 2010)
Author: Bob Sellers