New Arrivals · Business

September 29, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Designing your life : how to build a well-lived, joyful life

September 28, 2016
Burnett, William (Consulting professor of design), author.
xxxi, 238 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A Borzoi book.
Introduction: life by design -- Start where you are -- Building a compass -- Wayfinding -- Getting unstuck -- Design your lives -- Prototyping -- How not to get a job -- Designing your dream job -- Choosing happiness -- Failure immunity -- Building a team -- Conclusion: a well designed life.
Burnett and Evans believe that in order to change, people need a process-- a design process-- to help them figure out what they want and how to create it. Rather than dreaming up a lot of fun fantasies that have no relationship to the real world-- or the real you-- they show us how to build a future brick by brick, how to approach our own life design challenges with curiosity and creativity. They give us the tools and show us certain simple "mind-sets," and how to use them to practice life design in your life.

Do you talk funny? : 7 comedy habits to become a better (and funnier) public speaker

September 28, 2016
Nihill, David, author.
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, [2016]
xxix, 173 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Start with a story -- Add humor : find the funny -- Write funny -- Rehearsed spontaneity -- Delivery -- Control the audience -- Close the book, but not fully : permanent beta.
"Public speaking can be terrifying. For David Nihill, the idea of standing in front of an audience was scarier than cliff jumping into a thorny pit of spiders and mothers-in-law. Without a parachute or advanced weaponry. Something had to change. In what doesn't sound like the best plan ever, David decided to overcome his fears by pretending to be a comedian called "Irish Dave" for one full year, crashing as many comedy clubs, festivals, and shows as possible. One part of the plan was at least logical: he was already Irish and already called Dave. In one year, David went from being deathly afraid of public speaking to hosting a business conference, regularly performing stand-up comedy and winning storytelling competitions in front of packed houses. And he did it by learning from some of the best public speakers in the world: stand-up comedians. Do You Talk Funny?: 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker shows how the key principles of stand-up comedy can be applied to your speaking engagements and presentations to make you funnier, more interesting, and better looking. (Or at least two of the three.) Whether you are preparing for a business presentation, giving a wedding toast, defending your thesis, raising money from investors, or simply want to take on something you're afraid of, this book will take you from sweaty to stage-ready. You'll learn how to: - Craft a story and content that your audience will want to listen to - Find the funniest parts of your material and how to get to them faster - Deal with stage fright - Master the two most important parts of your performance: timing and delivery Ten percent of the author's proceeds from this book will go to Arash Bayatmakou via Help Hope Live until he is fully back on his feet and thereafter to one of the many facing the same challenges after suffering a severe spinal cord injury."-- Provided by publisher.

Daring & disruptive : unleashing the entrepreneur

September 23, 2016
Messenger, Lisa, author.
xvi, 199 pages ; 22 cm
Believe -- Fear.less. -- Know your "why" -- Fail fast -- Dream big, dream often -- Culture up -- Invest in you -- Leverage it all -- Disrupt -- Do good -- Now go.
"Vibrant, game-changing CEO Lisa Messenger shares an insightful account of her rollercoaster ride as the creator and founder of the globally popular Collective Hub, the hip magazine of inspiration for disrupters and innovators of all stripes--with bold ideas on how you can stay on track and remain true to whatever your passion may be. Speaking to the new generation of innovators, game changers, and disrupters who want to succeed in a fast changing and often vexing world, Daring and Disruptive: Unleashing the Entrepreneur is a personal and honest chronicle of Lisa Messenger's various business endeavors, including her shrewd launch of her innovative entrepreneurial magazine, Collective Hub. Exuding honesty and energy, Lisa blends these wonderfully insightful stories with important business lessons she has learned along the way, such as how she empowered herself in ways that helped her harness her creativity, disrupt the system, and be fearless in all of her endeavors. Inspiring as well as instructive, Messenger's book offers up other big-think insights such as: -Invest in yourself -Know your "why"--Realize that failure is another word for experience -Break free of the traditional thinking around what a career should look like Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, corporate ladder-climber, or a seasoned business owner, Daring and Disruptive is a powerful and practical guide that can help you dig deep, stay on message, and stay true to your ideas in challenging times (so if you're thrown to the wolves, you'll have the strength to come out leading the pack)"-- Provided by publisher.

Together is better : a little book of inspiration

September 20, 2016
Sinek, Simon, author.
New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2016]
140 pages : illustrations ; 14 x 19 cm
Hello -- Start here -- Go alone or go together -- Find a vision -- Persevere -- Temptation -- The return -- Be the leader you wish you had -- A little more.
"Most of us live our lives by accident--we live as it happens. Fulfillment comes when we live our lives on purpose,"

7 nonprofit income streams : open the floodgates to sustainability!

September 19, 2016
Davis, Karen Eber, author.
xix, 158 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Resources [Web]": Pages 151-152.
Stream one : mission income -- Stream two : individual giving, individual giving and groups, and individual giving of major gifts and bequests -- Stream three : government funding -- Stream four : foundations and other grantmaking entities -- Stream five : businesses supporting nonprofits -- Stream six : unrelated income opportunities -- Stream seven : in-kind donations : when cash isn't king -- Don't develop your income strategy alone -- Money, resources, and beyond.

The art of the "ask" : a collection of fundraising letters and telephone scripts

September 19, 2016
Pheiff, Connie S., author.
[Kingston, Pennsylvania?] : Dragonfly Press, 2013.
139 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

Writing to win federal grants : a must-have for your fundraising toolbox

September 19, 2016
Kester, Cheryl L., author.
xxv, 212 pages ; 28 cm
How federal grants work -- Are we ready for federal grants? -- Building your grants dream team -- Finding the best match : prospect research -- Deciding when to go for it : assessing an RFA -- Mapping out your journey : logic models -- Budgets and budget narratives -- Tackling the blank page : how to start writing -- Proposal sections : need -- Proposal sections : project description -- Proposal sections : goals and objectives -- Proposal sections : organizational capacity and quality -- Proposal sections : evaluation plan -- Until grant do us part? : partnerships and collaborations -- Submitting your application -- After the award : grants management tips.
"This step-by-step guide is useful to both the novice and the seasoned writer. Its helpful hints, checklists, and progressive descriptions bring clarity and logic to a process that challenges even the best professionals."--Cover page [4].

Pivot : the only move that matters is your next one

September 13, 2016
Blake, Jenny, author.
xvi, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: Pivot is the new normal -- High net growth -- Stage One: Plant -- Plant overview -- Chapter 1: Calibrate your compass -- Chapter 2: Put a pin in it -- Chapter 3: Fuel your engine -- Chapter 4: Fund your runway -- Stage Two: Scan -- Scan overview -- Chapter 5: Bolster your bench -- Chapter 6: Bridge the gaps -- Chapter 7: Make yourself discoverable -- Stage Three: Pilot -- Pilot overview -- Chapter 8: Get scrappy -- Chapter 9: Pause, review, repeat -- Stage Four: Launch -- Launch overview -- Chapter 10: Build first, courage second -- Chapter 11: Flip failure -- Stage Five: Lead -- Lead overview -- Chapter 12: Are you listening? -- Conclusion: Celebrate complexity.
"Jenny Blake, bestselling author of Life After College and former career development program manager at Google, shows how to move into your next career phase by leveraging what you already do well"-- Provided by publisher.

The history and uncertain future of handwriting

September 9, 2016
Trubek, Anne, 1966- author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.
xiv, 177 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Introduction: Handwriting is history -- The strangely familiar very far past -- The problem with very beautiful writing -- The long tail of Greece and Rome -- Human Xerox machines -- The politics of script -- Handwriting as distinction -- Righteous, manly hands -- A devilish contrivance -- Long descenders -- Questioned documents -- Digital handwriting -- The continual revival of fancy letters -- The science of handwriting -- Conclusion: Our John Hancocks.
This book uncovers the long and significant impact handwriting has had on culture and humanity--from the first recorded handwriting on the clay tablets of the Sumerians some four thousand years ago and the invention of the alphabet as we know it, to the rising value of handwritten manuscripts today.

The cheat code : going off script to get more, go faster, and shortcut your way to success

September 9, 2016
Wong, Brian, author.
New York : Crown Business, 2016.
222 pages ; 22 cm
Be ballsy : learn how to get to the bolder version of yourself -- Be you : remember, you are your greatest asset. Home in on your best skills and learn how to take them to the next level -- Be unforgettable : learn tips and tricks around PR, build your brand, and get attention for yourself and your ideas -- Be a trailblazer : conventional wisdom is dead [and] there are better ways to get ahead. These cheats will put you in the right mind-set to be a leader among your peers and your industry.
"Twenty-something entrepreneur Brian Wong believes that most people--even the smartest and most creative people--have a tendency to follow a script; to do things the way others do them simply because that way works. Yet in that fact, he says, comes great opportunity; it means that each of us can stand out by going off script and doing things just a little differently from everyone else. In this short, breezy, and easily digestible book, he shares 70 bite-sized (1-2 pages), super simple, almost invisible short-cuts--or "cheats" (a term inspired from the world of gaming)--entrepreneurs and creatives of all stripes can use to get a leg up on the competition, garner attention for our ideas and pitches, and boost our careers and our businesses in the blink of an eye"-- Provided by publisher.

Governmental GAAP guide for state and local governments.

September 8, 2016
Chicago : CCH, c2007-
v. ; 23 cm.
"A comprehensive interpretation of all current promulgated governmental generally accepted accounting principles for state and local governments."

The leadership equation : 10 practices that build trust, spark innovation, and create high-performing organizations

September 8, 2016
Douglas, Eric, 1950- author.
245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Align the core values -- Sharpen the focus -- Lead through others -- Manage decisions well -- Start with yourself -- Accelerate the pace of change -- Stimulate creative flow -- Spread systems thinking -- Multiply the communication -- Ask powerful questions.

ITIL Foundation exam guide

September 7, 2016
Davies, Jim, 1964- author.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, 2016.
xvii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Includes index.
Chapter 1: ITIL fundamentals -- Chapter 2: The service lifecycle -- Chapter 3: Service strategy -- Chapter 4: Service design -- Chapter 5: Service transition -- Chapter 6: Service operation -- Chapter 7: Continual service improvement -- Chapter 8: ITSM in the real world -- Appendix A: Implementation -- Appendix B: ITSM qualifications structure -- Appendix C: Instant ITIL expertise -- -- Appendix D: About the CD-ROM.

The loudest duck : moving beyond diversity while embracing differences to achieve success at work

September 7, 2016
Liswood, Laura A., 1950- creator.
xxviii, 164 pages ; 23 cm
Beware of Noah's Ark -- The elephant and the mouse -- Tell your grandma to go home -- What's easy for you is hard for me and how to naviage the difference -- Unwritten rules -- We hire for difference and fire because they are not the same -- The tools in your toolbox.
"A business fable that explains why organizations need to move beyond the old-style diversity efforts to actually benefit from difference In today's modern workplaces with their many different types of people, cultural and personal differences can be challenges-whether you're a team-member or a business leader. Different cultures teach different values and we carry those values throughout adulthood and into the office environment. Understanding the cultural and gender viewpoints of our colleagues is a major key to healthy, conflict-free work environments. This fable takes its name from a Chinese children's parable about how "the loudest duck gets shot." It's a parable that contrasts with the American idiom "the squeaky wheel gets the grease." Comparing the two, it's clear that different cultures teach different views, and those views often translate into distinct ways of doing business. In today's global business world, understanding each other-where we come from and what we're taught-is more important than ever. A business fable that points out how the old way of approaching diversity will never work, showing us how to understand and navigate the cultural and gender differences that cause conflict in the office Perfect for managers and executives faced with leadership challenges in a heterogeneous workforce and who want to make sure their organization is a true meritocracy and a level playing field for everyone Ideal for anyone, at any level, who wants more tools in their toolbox to get ahead in business in a global business culture Doing business today takes understanding and cultural intelligence. The Loudest Duck uses an entertaining story to share important lessons about why diversity efforts are bound to fail unless we really understand how we unconsciously respond to difference and how to move to beyond it"--Provided by publisher.

The purpose is profit : the truth about starting and building your own business

September 7, 2016
McLaughlin, Ed, author.
Austin, Texas : Greenleaf Book Group Press, [2016]
xiv, 314 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Do you feel the pull to start your own business? Tired of working for others and dealing with office politics, eager for control and more money, Ed "Skip" McLaughlin certainly felt it. When he left his high-level corporate position to start not one but two new businesses, his colleagues' reaction was disbelief: People told me I was crazy. "You are going to fail!" One of his businesses did fail, but the other thrived. Ed bootstrapped it into an Inc. 500 company and later sold it to a Fortune 100 company. Now, you can learn from his experiencewhat to do and what not to doto create your own successful startup. The Purpose Is Profit eliminates the mystery of becoming an entrepreneur. You will learn Why distinctive competence trumps passion Where and when to get funding without losing control How to build an entrepreneurial brand that lasts Why profit should be factored into every business decision How ethical behavior breeds trust and unlocks profit As a bonus, The Purpose Is Profit includes two manuals: The Startup Roadmap details the 21 steps you should take to build a profitable business. The Startup Funding Guide delivers the tools you need to fund your business.

Nonprofit fundraising 101 : a practical guide with easy to implement ideas & tips from industry experts

September 6, 2016
Heyman, Darian Rodriguez, 1974-
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2016]
xxx, 334 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Planning for success and preparing your team: Creating a fundraising plan -- Hiring and training development staff -- Engaging your board -- Volunteer fundraising -- Building your toolkit and tracking progress: Prospecting and donor research -- Donor databases and CRM -- Measuring impact : data, stories, and organizational dashboards -- Individual donors: Grassroots fundraising : building your donor pyramid -- Major donors: building relationships, making the ask, and stewardship -- Direct mail : the ins and outs -- Year-end, annual appeals, and membership campaigns -- Event-based fundraising ; Runs, walks, and rides: community-based fundraising -- Fundraising across the generations: millennials, baby boomers, and more -- Online fundraising: Maximizing website donations -- Fundraising with email -- Social media and crowdfunding for your cause -- Practical tips for key social media platforms -- Mobile fundraising -- Foundations: Research, getting in the door, and securing an invitation to apply -- Government grants -- Writing a winning LOI and proposal -- Tracking progress and reporting back. -- Corporate support: Sponsorships -- Cause marketing partnerships -- In-kind fundraising and media sponsorship -- Unlocking social enterprise: Earned income strategies.
"This this new book provides readers with practical tips and tools, as well as expert advice and insights from a variety of well-recognized industry experts, comprehensively addressing all areas a nonprofit can utilize mobile technology. It expertly addresses how to use mobile to build and retain audiences, manage and promote content, recruit and utilize volunteers, fundraise more efficiently and effectively, and monitor organizations' goals and key performance indicators, as well as offers specific mobile tools and applications that will meet each nonprofits needs. Readers of this book get a comprehensive look at a critical and emerging set of tools and practices, all designed to empower and enable them to use mobile technology to run their nonprofits more effectively and efficiently. Also features a toolkit of resources, best practices, and practical tips to establish and maintain a robust mobile presence for their nonprofit."--Provided by publisher.

250 questions for starting a nonprofit

September 6, 2016
Stephens, Martin (Consultant), author.
208 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Contains material adapted and abridged from The everything guide to starting and running a nonprofit by Jim Goettler"--Title page verso.
Getting started. The basics -- Networking within the community -- The first meeting -- The board of directors -- It's all in the details. Incorporation -- Bylaws -- Internal records and bookkeeping -- Moving forward. Fundraising -- Board development and staffing -- Nonprofit as business -- Publicity and marketing -- The 1023 and beyond -- Tribal nonprofits and sample documents -- Appendix: List of questions.
"From budgets to bylaws, 250 Questions for Starting a Nonprofit provides you with the knowledge you need to make a plan, set realistic goals, and obtain sustainable financing for your nonprofit. This easy-to-understand guide walks you through each step of the process with Q & As that show you how to turn a grassroots idea into a federally recognized organization."

Fundraising the SMART way : predictable, consistent income growth for your charity

September 6, 2016
Bristol, Ellen, author.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, [2014]
xvi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Why we need a fundraising reveloution -- Which funders are "right" for you?: The context for fund development -- Funder selection strategies -- Building your SMART way prospect scorecard -- The scorecard as a management control device; Defining the fund development process: The fund development pipeline -- Setting perfromance targets; Inplementing fundraising the SMART way: Reporting and leading for better results -- The breakthrough: continuous improvement -- Applying the SMART way methods to mass-market fundraising -- Radical thinking about the fundraising reveloution.
Effective fundraising - increasing donations while engaging more donors and lowering costs - requires a sound strategy that turns major roadblocks into minor hurdles that are easily overcome. It's not about trying harder, it's about working smarter. Fundraising the SMART Way provides the groundwork for a complete revamp of organizational fundraising systems.

Mobile for good : a how-to fundraising guide for nonprofits

September 6, 2016
Mansfield, Heather.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2014]
ix, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Create and implement a mobile and social fundraising strategy: Nonprofit technology and fundraising -- Get organized -- Websites -- Email communications -- Online fundraising -- Mobile fundraising -- Create and maintain a mobile and social media content strategy: Multichannel communications and fundraising -- Content creation and integration -- Using mobile and social networks to distribute content: Facebook -- Twitter -- Google+ -- Linkedin -- YouTube -- Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr -- Mobile and social media campaigns for the advanced nonprofit: Real-time communications and fundraising -- New media managers.

Strategic planning for nonprofit organizations : a practical guide for dynamic times

September 6, 2016
Allison, Michael (Michael J.), author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2015]
xvii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
"+ website" --Cover.
Set up for success -- Stakeholder engagement -- Mission, vision, values -- Environmental scan -- Theory of change and program portfolio -- Business model -- Organization capacity -- Leadership -- Complete your strategic plan -- Using your plan successfully.
This edition offers a conceptual framework and detailed process suggestions for strategic planning by nonprofit organizations.

The 10 laws of trust : building the bonds that make a businesses great

September 2, 2016
Peterson, Joel Clinton, author.
New York : American Management Association, [2016]
xv, 126 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- The power of trust -- Law 1: Start with personal integrity -- Law 2: Invest in respect -- Law 3: Empower others -- Law 4: Measure what you want to achieve -- Law 5: Create a common dream -- Law 6: Keep everyone informed -- Law 7: Embrace respectful conflict: -- Law 8: Show humility -- Law 9: Strive for win-win negotiations -- Law 10: Proceed with care -- Restoring trust -- Acknowledgments -- Index.

Making work work : the positivity solution for any work environment

August 31, 2016
Richards, Shola, author.
New York : Sterling Ethos, [2016]
xiv, 239 pages ; 24 cm
Includes discussion guides.
Section 1. The real work: why positivity is the solution -- Chapter 1. Sunshine, rainbows, and kitten: exploding the myths of positivity -- Chapter 2. Waiting for happiness: the insanity of inaction -- Chapter 3. The rise of the solutionists: the power of keeping it R.E.A.L. -- Section 2. The foundation: relentless respect -- Chapter 4. Reclaiming your edge: the lie that you've been told (and believed) -- Chapter 5. Connecting to your "hire" self: choosing self-accountability -- Chapter 6. Number one: relentlessly respecting ourselves -- Section 3. The lifeblood: endless energy -- Chapter 7. The fight you must win: developing an unstoppable attitude -- Chapter 8. Yes, you're here to make friends: building relationships that last -- Chapter 9. A starving world: the power of appreciation -- Section 4. The courage: addressing the ABCs of workplace negativity -- Chapter 10. Dealing with the ABCs of workplace negativity: ABC #1: asshats -- Chapter 11. Dealing with the ABCs of workplace negativity: ABC #2: bullies -- Chapter 12. Dealing with the ABCs of workplace negativity: ABC #3: complainers -- Section 5. The spirit: lasting leadership -- Chapter 13. You're already in charge: leading without authority -- Chapter 14. Invisible no more: valuing everyone -- Chapter 15. Death before life: becoming a leader who will change the world -- Section 6. A new reality: the road ahead -- Chapter 16. When keeping it R.E.A.L. goes wrong: knowing when to quit -- Chapter 17. Positivity forever: the end of the beginning.
"My mission was clear: I needed to fix the problems facing the workplace. As quickly as I came up with my new mission, I came up with the solution: We need to treat each other better. Period." Shola Richards had reached the end of the road: after nearly two years at a soul-sucking job, he felt numb and suicidal. So he quit and devoted himself to nothing less than transforming the workplace, turning it into a space of respect, courtesy, and endless energy. Making Work Work focuses on inspiring current and future leaders to start a movement that will banish on-the-job bullying, put meaning back into work, and enhance coworkers' happiness and engagement. Richards, whose popular blog has a worldwide following, explains why inaction is insane, why we must move forward with positivity, and why the "abc" employees (asshats, bullies, and complainers) are so destructive. This motivational guide will stay in readers' hearts and minds long after they finish reading it"-- Provided by publisher.

The innovator's dilemma : the revolutionary book that will change the way you do business

August 30, 2016
Christensen, Clayton M.
xxxvii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Originally published: 1st HarperBusiness ed. New York : HarperBusiness, ©2000. With a new preface.
Includes index.
Part one: Why great companies can fail. How can great firms fail? Insights from the hard disk drive industry ; Value networks and the impetus to innovate ; Disruptive technological change in the mechanical excavator industry ; What goes up, can't go down -- Part two: Managing disruptive technological change. Give responsibility for disruptive technologies to organizations whose customers need them ; Match the size of the organization to the size of the market ; Discovering new and emerging markets ; How to appraise your organization's capabilities and disabilities ; Performance provided, market demand, and the product life cycle ; Managing disruptive technological change: a case study ; The dilemmas of innovation: a summary.
An analysis of the new business paradigm shows how firms that do "everything right" can nevertheless fail because of new technologies and disruptions in the market structure.

Vending times. Buyer's guide.

August 18, 2016
New York, NY : Vending Times
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.

The four virtues of a leader : navigating the hero's journey through risk to results

August 18, 2016
Kaufmann, Eric, 1967- author.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, Inc., 2016.
x, 263 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Part I. Focus: What am I creating? -- Focused intention -- Personal metaphor -- The co-creative loop -- Focus gobblers -- Human uniqueness -- Fight or flight? -- What do I stand for? -- Part II. Courage: What am I avoiding? -- Costs of fear -- Fear and anxiety -- Four universal fears -- The signs of fear -- Cultivating courage -- Courage and self-rescue -- Part III. Grit: What am I sustaining? -- Self-discipline -- Perseverance and its barriers -- Building blocks of perseverance -- Partnering for perseverance -- How do you talk to yourself? -- Part IV. Faith: What am I yielding? -- Letting go -- Faith is surrender -- How to surrender -- What is mindfulness? -- Stilling the mind -- How do you renew and grow?

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