New Arrivals · Business

October 2, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

It's your move : my million dollar method for taking risks with confidence and succeeding at work and life

October 1, 2015
Altman, Josh, 1979- author.
x, 242 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: ready, fire, aim -- Ready. Know your gut ; Know what you want ; Fall in love with what you do ; Choose to be lucky ; Let everybody know what you do ; Wear the right uniform ; Have a tough skin -- Fire. Get in the game ; Screw it, you got to see what happens ; Always have a house to show ; Your gut is the godfather, your head is the consigliere ; It's not finished until it's finished ; Always kick the football the same ; Remember the big picture -- Aim. Risk smart, not hard ; Embrace rejection ; Confront your weaknesses ; Shift happens ; Let mistakes open your eyes ; Not every failure is a mistake ; Success.
The star of Bravo's hit series Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles provides tips, tools, insights and strategies for sales, marketing, promotion, running a family business and more to help readers build confidence and master the knowledge they need to succeed. --Publisher's description.

Simple sabotage : a modern field manual for detecting and rooting out everday behaviors that undermine your workplace

September 30, 2015
Galford, Robert M., 1952- author.
New York, NY : HarperOne, [2015]
viii, 212 pages ; 19 cm
"Inspired by the Simple Sabotage Field Manual released by the Office of Strategic Services in 1944 to train European resistors, this is the essential handbook to help stamp out unintentional sabotage in any working group, from major corporations to volunteer PTA committees..."--Provided by publisher.

Analytics at work : smarter decisions, better results

September 30, 2015
Davenport, Thomas H., 1954-
Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Press, ©2010.
xiii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
What it means to put analytics to work -- Data : the prerequisite for everything analytical -- Enterprise : integrating across organizational silos -- Leadership : the deciding DELTA factor -- Targets : picking your spots for analytics -- Analysts : managing scarce and valuable talent -- Embed analytics in business processes -- Build an analytical culture -- Review your business comprehensively -- Meeting challenges along the way -- Toward more analytical decisions and better results.
"In their previous book, Competing on Analytics, Thomas H. Davenport and Jeanne G. Harris showed how pioneering firms were building their entire strategies around their analytical capabilities. Rather than "going with their gut" when pricing products, maintaining inventory, or hiring talent, managers in these firms use data, analysis, and systematic reasoning to make decisions that improve efficiency, risk management, and profits." "Now, in Analytics at Work, Davenport, Harris, and coauthor Robert Morison reveal how all managers can effectively deploy analytics in their day-to-day operations - one business decision at a time. The authors show how many types of analytical tools, from statistical analysis to qualitative measures like systematic behavior coding, can improve decisions about everything from what new product offering might interest customers to whether marketing dollars are being most effectively deployed." "Based on new research and illustrated with examples from companies including Humana, Best Buy, Progressive Insurance, and, this implementation-focused guide outlines a five-step model for deploying and succeeding with analytical initiatives."--Jacket.

Best customers.

September 29, 2015
Ithaca, N.Y. : New Strategist,
v. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Vol. for 1999 by Cheryl Russell and Susan Mitchell ; 2001 by Cheryl Russell ; 2005-<2015> by the editors of New strategist publications.
"Demographics of consumer demand."

Best jobs for ex-offenders : 101 opportunities to jump-start your new life

September 29, 2015
Krannich, Ronald L., author.
iv, 139 pages ; 26 cm
1: Find the best jobs for you! -- The cost of sunlight; A failed but hopeful system; Jobs and re-offending; On your own on the outside; Consider new options; Identify the "best" jobs for you; Look for exciting new occupations; Implications of future trends for you; Your hopeful first job out; Late-breaking education news for inmates -- 2: Transitional employment experiences. -- Taking initiative, encountering reality; Employers want proof of performance; Importance of transitional work experiences; Creating your new record; Best employer-centered approaches for ex-offenders -- 3: Job restrictions affecting ex-offenders. -- I've fallen down and; Barriers to employment from within yourself; External barriers to employment; What you need to do; What employers know about your record -- 4: Construction trades and related jobs. -- Promising opportunities, unstable future; Turnover occupations; Recession-proof trades; Useful online resources; Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons; Carpenters; Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers; Construction and building inspectors; Construction equipment operators; Construction laborers; Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers; Electricians; Elevator installers and repairers; Glaziers; Hazardous materials removal workers; Insulation workers; Painters, construction, and maintenance; Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters; Roofers; Sheet metal workers; Structural iron and steel workers; Ask yourself -- 5: Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations. -- Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and service technicians; Automotive body and glass repairers; Automotive service technicians and mechanics; General maintenance and repair workers; Heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers; Line installers and repairers; Small engine mechanics -- 6: Science, math, engineering, and technology Jobs. -- Computer support specialists; Cost estimators; Drafters ; Electrical and electronics engineering technicians; Electrical and electronics installers and repairers; Information security analysts; Operations research analysts -- 7: Production occupations. -- Machinists and tool and die makers; Painting and coating workers; Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers; Production occupations in decline -- 8: Transportation and material moving occupations. -- Bus drivers; Cargo and freight agents; Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers; Hand laborers and material movers; Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers; Taxi drivers and chauffeurs; Water transportation occupations -- 9. Travel and hospitality Jobs. -- The Industry and its many players; Air traffic controllers; Chefs and head cooks; Cruise line jobs; Food and beverage servicing and related workers; Food service managers; Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks; Meeting, convention, and event planners -- 10. 52 more jobs for ex-offenders. Employment restrictions revisited; Computer and internet jobs; Health and medical care jobs; Sales and related jobs; Sports, entertainment, and media jobs; Military, government, and nonprofit jobs; Start your own business -- The 101 best jobs: summary index, education, salary -- Re-entry success resources.
"Examining many jobs in terms of employment outlook, nature of work, working conditions, education and training requirements, expected earnings, and recommended resources, the book serves as a handy directory for exploring job options appropriate for ex-offenders...includes summary charts of today's best jobs and separate chapters on transitional employment experiences, job restrictions on ex-offenders, and internal and external barriers to employment. The message throughout is very clear: ex-offenders are employable. Given useful information, an action plan, and a positive attitude couple with drive, they can become successful...can create a new future filled with freedom, purpose, joy, and prosperity!"--Back cover.

Grit to great : how perseverance, passion, and pluck take you from ordinary to extraordinary

September 25, 2015
Kaplan Thaler, Linda, author.
New York : Crown Business, [2015]
158 pages ; 20 cm
"In Grit to Great, Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval tackle a topic that is close to their hearts, one that they feel is the real secret to their own success in their careers--and in the careers of so many people they know and have met. And that is the incredible power of grit, perseverance, perspiration, determination, and sheer stick-to-it-tiveness. We are all dazzled by the notion that there are some people who get ahead, who reach the corner office because they are simply gifted, or well-connected, or both. But research shows that we far overvalue talent and intellectual ability in our culture. The fact is, so many people get ahead--even the gifted ones--because they worked incredibly hard, put in the thousands of hours of practice and extra sweat equity, and made their own luck. And Linda and Robin should know--they are two girls from the Bronx who had no special advantages or privileges and rose up through their own hard work and relentless drive to succeed to the top of their highly competitive profession. In a book illustrated with a cornucopia of stories and the latest research on success, the authors reveal the strategies that helped them, and countless others, succeed at the highest levels in their careers and professions, and in their personal lives. They talk about the guts--the courage--necessary to take on tough challenges and not give up at the first sign of difficulty. They discuss the essential quality of resiliency. Everyone suffers setbacks in their careers and in life. The key, however, is to pick yourself up and bounce back. Drawing on the latest research in positive psychology, they discuss why optimists do better in school, work, and on the playing field--and how to reset that optimistic set point. They talk about industriousness, the notion that Malcolm Gladwell popularized with the 10,000-hour rule in his book Outliers. Creativity theorist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi believes it takes a minimum of 10 years for one's true creative potential to be realized. And the authors explore the concept of tenacity--the quality that allows us to remain focused and avoid distraction in order to get the job done--an increasingly difficult task in today's fragmented, cluttered, high-tech, connected world. Written in the same short, concise format as The Power of Nice and leavened with the natural humor that characterizes Linda's and Robin's lives--and books--Grit to Great is destined to be the book everyone in business needs"-- Provided by publisher.

A crowdfunder's strategy guide : build a better business by building community

September 22, 2015
Stegmaier, Jamey.
Oakland : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2015.
201 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
You don't need to launch today -- The crowd is the new gatekeeper -- Crowdfunding is the rock concert for entrepreneurs -- I made these mistakes so you don't have to -- Make it about them -- Backers are individuals, not numbers -- How to make friends and lose money -- Go small to win big -- Build a better community -- Don't quit your day job...until you quit your day job -- You are your own gatekeeper.

Chief customer officer 2.0 : how to build your customer-driven growth engine

September 22, 2015
Bliss, Jeanne, author.
xvi, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Chief customer officer role clarity -- Unite leadership to achieve customer-driven growth -- Competency one: honor and manage customers as assets -- Competency two: align around experience -- Competency three: build a customer listening path -- Competency four: proactive experience reliability & innovation -- Competency five: one-company leadership, accountability, and culture -- Staging the work -- Establishing and filling the chief customer officer role.

Myths and mortals : family business leadership and succession planning

September 22, 2015
Keyt, Andrew, 1969-
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015.
xxx, 188 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Prologue: Born in the shadows -- Making of a myth -- Out of the shadows -- You gotta earn it -- The strength of failure -- "I can see clearly now" -- Nonstop learning -- Feed the family -- Me versus we -- Decisions decisions -- The inner light -- Epilogue: Stepping out of the shadows and into the light of your leadership.
"Credibility-it's elemental to business leadership. You can't lead without it. For successors in family businesses, establishing credibility can be their greatest challenge. Growing up in the shadows of their predecessors' successes makes it difficult for successors in family businesses to establish themselves and use their gifts to lead. To lead storied family businesses, successors build credibility the hard way - just like their parents did: they earn it. However, they may face the more formidable challenge of winning over those loyal to another leader and another way of doing business. They also live with the pressure of leading something that has already been successful. In ground-breaking research, Andrew Keyt interviewed more than 25 successors of family business legends, including Massimo Ferragamo (Salvatore Ferragamo), John Burke (Trek), Bill Wrigley Jr. (The Wrigley Companies), Christie Hefner (Playboy Enterprises), John Tyson (Tyson Foods) and Dick Devos (Amway). The insights and analysis from the study form the basis for the key insights on how successors overcome the obstacles to credibility and build on what the legends created"-- Provided by publisher.

Poke the box : when was the last time you did something for the first time?

September 15, 2015
Godin, Seth, author.
New York, New York : Portfolio / Penguin, 2015.
83 pages ; 19 cm
Originally published by Do You Zoom, Inc. through The Domino Project.

Leadership BS : fixing workplaces and careers one truth at a time

September 15, 2015
Pfeffer, Jeffrey, author.
x, 259 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: things are bad--here's why -- Why inspiration and fables cause problems and fix nothing -- Modesty: why leaders aren't -- Authenticity: misunderstood and overrated -- Should leaders tell the truth--and do they? -- Trust: where did it go, and why? -- Why leaders "eat" first -- Take care of yourself -- Fixing leadership failure: you can handle the truth.
"'The leadership industry has failed,' charges Stanford Business School professor Pfeffer in this lively critique of a professional discipline driven, according to him, not by wisdom or a desire to foster leadership, but by money. Its precepts, he writes, are 'based more on hope than reality, on wishes rather than data, on beliefs instead of science.' Pfeffer sets out to help his readers rethink leadership by focusing on the root causes of failures in business leadership. Pfeffer counsels readers to look away from the 'inspiration and fables' that glut the market, and to accept that some of those truisms are fallible: authenticity can be overrated, and honesty is not always the best policy for leaders. Pfeffer has taken on an ambitious project, given the uniformity of current thinking on business success, but his bluntness should go a long way toward slaughtering the sacred cows of the leadership industry." --Publishers Weekly.

The complete idiot's guide to starting your own business

September 14, 2015
Paulson, Ed.
Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, c2012.
xxii, 422 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Matching you to your new business. Creating your own business future ; We all treat risk in our own way ; Finding the right business for you ; Creating new ideas using technology and information ; Reducing risk by buying an existing business or franchise ; Mastering the business side of a new professional practice ; Writing the right plan for your business idea -- Evaluating your idea's sales potential. Calculating customer, market, and sales opportunities ; Analyzing and using the experience of your competition ; Creating sales, sales, and more sales ; Using social media as a powerful marketing and sales tool -- Finalizing your plan and making a decision. Delivering on your business's promises ; Estimating your startup financial requirements ; Finding the money you will need ; Selecting the right legal structure for your new business ; Putting all of the pieces together -- Surviving the first year. Treating cash like air for your business ; Hiring good employees and staying legal ; Seizing unexpected opportunities while remaining focused ; When commitment and perseverance are not enough.
Turn your small-business dreams into reality! This guide provides an introduction to planning a business, business structures, marketing, finance, expansion, and related matters.

Shift for good : simple changes for lasting joy inside and out

September 11, 2015
Johnson, Tory.
New York : Hachette Books, 2015.
xiv, 222 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
"Good Morning America contributor Tory Johnson truly believed that she would live happily ever if only she could lose weight. She seemed to be well on her way to that ever-lasting joy after losing 62 pounds in a year--a journey she detailed in her inspirational #1 New York Times bestseller The Shift. But as her initial euphoria began to subside, Tory realized that other areas in her life could use improvement as well. Buoyed by her success in weight loss, Tory began to apply the principles she had learned through The Shift to these other areas--work, relationships, money, and more--with the same patient tenacity. To her joy she soon saw that her Shift had only begun! In Shift for Good Tory delivers her remarkable results: how doors opened, relationships deepened, opportunity abounded in every direction--and all through taking small, simple, persistent actions. Tory's practical and intimate new book--filled with specific tips and encouragement--will inspire readers to Shift every day, in every way!"-- Provided by publisher.

Can I go now? : the life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood's first superagent

September 11, 2015
Kellow, Brian, author.
326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Accompanied by anecdotes about and interviews with more than 200 show-business luminaries, a compelling biography of Hollywood's first superagent - one of the most outrageous showbiz characters of the 1960s and 1970s - charts show business as it evolved throughout the years.

Vending times. Buyer's guide.

September 9, 2015
New York, NY : Vending Times
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.

The silo effect : the peril of expertise and the promise of breaking down barriers

September 1, 2015
Tett, Gillian, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
xii, 290 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction: Bloomberg's skunkworks -- Silos. The nondancers: how anthropology can illuminate silos ; Octopus pots: how silos crush innovation ; When gnomes go blind: how silos conceal risks ; Russian dolls: how silos create tunnel vision -- Silo busters. Gun-toting geeks: how individuals can silo-bust their lives ; (Re)writing social code: how to keep silos fluid ; Flipping the lens: how doctors tried not to behave like economists ; Bucket-busting: how breaking down silos can produce profits -- Conclusion: connecting the dots.
An award-winning columnist and journalist describes how businesses that structure their teams into functional departments, or "silos," actually hinder work, cripple innovation, restrict thinking and force normally smart people to ignore risks and opportunities. --Publisher's description.

The ex-offender's new job finding & survival guide : 10 steps for successfully re-entering the work world

September 1, 2015
Krannich, Ronald L., author.
x, 230 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Getting a new and improved life -- Be truthful, realistic, and focused on shaping your future -- Step 1: examine and change your attitudes -- Step 2: seek assistance and become proactive -- Step 3: select appropriate job search approaches -- Step 4: assess your skills and identify your MAS -- Step 5: develop a powerful objective -- Step 6: conduct research on jobs, employers, and communities -- Step 7: write effective applications, resumes, and letters -- Step 8: network for information, advice and referrals -- Step 9: develop winning job interview skills -- Step 10: negotiate salary and benefits like a pro -- Starting right, surviving and advancing your career -- No more firewalls! Navigating today's electronic world.
"Originally published as The ex-offender's job hunting guide (2005), this ground-breaking book offers sound re-entry employment advice for those with red flags in their backgrounds and those who may appear unemployable."--Provided by publisher.

Life is good : the book : how to live with purpose & enjoy the ride

September 1, 2015
Jacobs, Bert, 1964-
271 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"From Life is Good founders and brothers Bert and John Jacobs, this inspiring book of wisdom outlines the ten key "superpowers" readers need to live their best lives. Based on the brothers' personal and professional journey, this whimsically illustrated guide captures the unique voice and profound optimism that is the foundation of their beloved T-shirt and apparel company, now worth more than $100 million. Life Is Good: The Owner's Manual will inspire readers of all ages and passions to discover--and embrace--the good in their lives. Entertaining yet profound, easygoing yet powerful, this engaging book reveals how to tap into the hidden power of optimism. Beginning with their upbringing in working class Boston and following the arc of their lives from postgrad wanderlust to the birth of a small business, Bert and John use their experiences to illuminate the ten superpowers on which optimism is founded--from humor and compassion to gratitude and authenticity. Capturing their buoyant, community-focused outlook and supplementing with top-ten lists and the company's iconic stick-figure illustrations, this book doesn't preach. Instead, it offers lighthearted, practical self-help that will inspire and empower readers to embrace their lives with delight and daring"-- Provided by publisher.

Governmental GAAP guide for state and local governments.

August 31, 2015
Chicago : CCH, c2007-
v. ; 23 cm.
"A comprehensive interpretation of all current promulgated governmental generally accepted accounting principles for state and local governments."

Humans are underrated : what high achievers know that brilliant machines never will

August 28, 2015
Colvin, Geoffrey, author.
viii, 248 pages ; 24 cm
Computers are improving faster than you are -- Gauging the challenge -- The surprising value in our deepest nature -- Why the skills we need are withering -- "The critical 21st-century skill" -- Empathy lessons from combat -- What really makes teams work -- The extraordinary powers of story -- The human essence of innovation and creativity -- Is it a woman's world? -- WInning in the human domain.
"[T]he skills the economy values are changing in historic ways. The abilities that will prove most essential to our success are no longer the technical, classroom-taught left-brain skills that economic advances have demanded from workers in the past. Instead, our greatest advantage lies in what we humans are most powerfully driven to do for and with one another, arising from our deepest, most essentially human abilities--empathy, creativity, social sensitivity, storytelling, humor, building relationships, and expressing ourselves with greater power than logic can ever achieve. This is how we create durable value that is not easily replicated by technology--because we're hardwired to want it from humans. These high-value skills create tremendous competitive advantage--more devoted customers, stronger cultures, breakthrough ideas, and more effective teams. And while many of us regard these abilities as innate traits--"he's a real people person," "she's naturally creative"--it turns out they can all be developed" -- Provided by publisher.

Why we work

August 28, 2015
Schwartz, Barry, 1946- author.
New York : TED Books, Simon & Schuster, 2015.
96 pages ; 19 cm
"A TED original" -- Cover.

Become your own boss in 12 months : a month-by -month guide to a business that works

August 26, 2015
Emerson, Melinda F.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2015]
288 pages ; 22 cm

Leap : leaving a job with no Plan B to find the career and life you really want

August 24, 2015
Vigeland, Tess, author.
242 pages ; 22 cm.
Signing Off -- Oh Sh!t -- Running From Fear -- The Eat, Pray, Love Thing -- What's Stopping You? -- Leaning Out And Climbing Down -- The Grind -- Money Money Money -- The Kids Will Probably Be All Right -- Not All Peaches And Cream -- A Dog Whistle In The Mountains -- Redefining Success And Work -- Getting Back To Remarkable.
For the multitude of Americans who change jobs mid-career (by choice or circumstance), the growing legions of freelance workers, and the entrepreneurially-minded who see self-employment as an increasingly more appealing and viable option, Tess Vigeland has created a personal and well-researched account of leaping without a net. With her signature humor, she writes honestly about the fear, uncertainty, and risk involved in leaving the traditional workforce, but also the excitement, resources, and possibilities that are on the other side. Part memoir and part field guide, this book offers a funny, thoughtful, and provocative look at how to find satisfaction and success when pursuing a career less ordinary.

PHR/SPHR professional in human resources certification practice exams

August 19, 2015
Moreland, Tresha, author.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2014]
xxxv, 330 pages ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
CD-ROM includes practice exam questions, test engine for full-length practice exams and topical quizzes, and a PDF copy of the book.

Resumes for dummies.

August 18, 2015
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide,
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Vols. for 1996-<2015> by Joyce Lain Kennedy (2015 with Laura DeCarlo).
Imprint varies: 2003-<2015> New York, N.Y. : Wiley Publishing Inc.

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