Title: Never Eat Alone
Author: Keith Ferrazzi
The premier book on networking (also available in an audio version - perfect for driving in the car), Never Eat Alone covers everything from where to stand ant conference mixers, to how to throw dinner parties, to how to chat up people on an airplane. For a preview of what htis book has to offer, including some sample chapters, check out www.nevereatalone.com
Title: Good to Great
Author: Jim Collins
Based on a five-year research project, Good to Great answers the question: “Can a good company become a great company, and, if so, how?” True to the rigorous research methodology and invigorating teaching style of Jim Collins, Good to Great teaches how even the dowdiest of companies can make the leap to outperform market leaders the likes of Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck.
Title: Your Veterinary Practice: Buying, Selling & Merging
Author: Byron Farquer, DVM & Larry Wiseman, DVM
Aimed at helping veterinarians with buying or selling a practice, the book was written and edited by two veterinary practice experts at Simmons & Associates who have gathered and documented many issues facing veterinarians today. With collected case studies from 29 years in the making, these experts have collected comprehensive information to veterinary practice sales, purchases and mergers.
Title: Making Things Happen
Author: Scott Berkun
In the updated edition of this critically acclaimed and bestselling book, Microsoft project veteran Scott Berkun offers a collection of essays on field-tested philosophies and strategies for defining, leading, and managing projects. Each essay distills complex concepts and challenges into practical nuggets of useful advice, and the new edition now adds more value for leaders and managers of projects everywhere.
Title: The 4-Hour Workweek
Author: Timothy Ferriss
Entrepreneur Timothy Ferriss rewrites the rules and upsets conventional wisdom about work and success in his self-help guide to the new, rich economy. It is not necessary to toil for 70 hours per week, according to Ferriss, who runs a company called BrainQuicken. Successful people, he says, have actually mastered a system of working less by outsourcing tasks, severely cutting back on timewasters such as meetings, and working offsite. Ferriss tells how the principles that made him rich are transferable to other companies.
Title: The Halo Effect
Author: Phil Rosenzweig
After more than two decades in the business world, Phil Rosenzweig has seen and heard a lot--some of it useful, yet much of it false. In the HALO EFFECT, Rosenzweig sets out to debunk what he sees as commonly held delusions about leadership, productivity, and the reasons why companies succeed or fail. In an engaging and entertaining manner, he points out flaws in logic and confusions over things such as cause and effect. The title refers to the tendency to lavish easy praise on seemingly successful companies, while glossing over the bad. He is also skeptical of the many books by business gurus, seeing them as simplistic. Rosenzweig provides insightful examples of companies with both good and bad practices, as he argues that business can be more scientific and skeptical, replacing rhetoric with rigor.
Title: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Author: Peter Drucker
Analyzes the development of an entrepreneurial economy over the past ten years and discusses the implications of the change, such as shifts in American monetary and labor policies.
Title: How to Read a Financial Report
Author: John A. Tracy
Hidden somewhere among all the numbers in a financial report is vitally important information about where a company has been and where it is going. This is especially relevant in light of the current corporate scandals.
The sixth edition of this bestselling book is designed to help anyone who works with financial reports--but has neither the time nor the need for an in-depth knowledge of accounting--cut through the maze of accounting information to find out what those numbers really mean.
Title: The Millionaire Next Door
Author: Thomas Stanley & William Danko
Thomas J. Stanley destroys the myth that the majority of wealthy Americans have gained their fortunes through inheritance or lottery winnings. Instead, Stanley shows how hard work, savings, and smart investing have brought true financial success to average Americans.
Title: The E-Myth Revisited
Author: Michael E. Gerber
In this first new and totally revised edition of the 150,000-copy underground bestseller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed. He then shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business—whether or not it is a franchise. Finally, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in. your business. After you have read The E-Myth Revisited, you will truly be able to grow your business in a predictable and productive way.
Title: The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan
Author: George Bradt, Jayme A. Check, & Jorge Pedraza
Whether you are a veteran CEO taking the reins of your next organization, or a new frontline supervisor, The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan will help you manage your leadership transition so you can take charge, build your team, and deliver better results faster than anyone thought possible.
Title: Ethics for the Real World
Author: Ronald Howard & Clinton Korver
In Ethics for the Real World, Ronald Howard and Clinton Korver explain how to master the art of ethical decision making by: identifying potential compromises in your own life; applying distinctions to clarify your ethical thinking; committing in advance to ethical principles; and generating creative alternatives to resolve dilemmas. Packed with real-life examples, this book gives you practical advice to respond skillfully to life's inevitable ethical challenges. Not only can you make right decisions, you can acquire new habits that will realize the best in yourself and transform your relationships.
Title: How Doctors Think
Author: Jerome Groopman
Jerome Groopman, a regular essayist for The New Yorker, examines the oft-neglected subject of the underlying psychology that drives doctors to make decisions--and to make mistakes! In a society where doctors are revered as nearly godlike and patients regularly receive their diagnosis with total faith, this account, which includes the honest appraisals of numerous physicians (including himself), is certainly eye-opening.
Title: Business Basics for Veterinarians
Author: Lowell Ackerman DVM, MPA, MBA
While many veterinarians choose to believe that expertise in medicine necessarily precludes having business sense, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, business and medicine are both evidence-based disciplines with much in common. When a patient is sick, we used standard algorithms to determine the most likely causes, and run appropriate diagnostic tests. We do the same thing with a business that is in failing health. We might run an inventory audit instead of a radiograph, or look at financial statements rather than laboratory results, but the problem-solving approach is the same.