New Arrivals · Business

April 19, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Cubed : a secret history of the workplace

April 18, 2014
Saval, Nikil, author.
New York : Doubleday, [2014]
ix, 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The clerking class -- The birth of the office -- The white-blouse revolution -- Up the skyscraper -- Organization men and women -- Open plans -- Space invaders -- The office of the future -- The office and its ends.
Drawing from popular books, movies, comic strips and an abundance of management literature and business history, this surprising "secret history" shows how the white-collar world came to be, from the mid-19th century to today, and reveals what it might become.

Out of office

April 17, 2014
Salt, Simon, author.
viii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Why you shouldn't try an out of office experience -- The benefits -- The challenges -- Working from home -- Working on the road -- Getting organized -- Rule setting - Work/life integration -- Time to go back to the office -- Tools and tech to help.
Work where you want, when you want! Want the flexibility to work outside the office? It's not all "peaches and cream"! There are real pitfalls, real tradeoffs, real hassles. But there are also real solutions. Whether you're freelancing, telecommuting, or workshifting, this up-to-the-minute guide will help you anticipate every challenge-and overcome them!

Lean in : for graduates

April 17, 2014
Sandberg, Sheryl.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2014].
xviii, 406 pages ; 19 cm
A letter to graduates -- Introduction: Internalizing the revolution -- The leadership ambition gap: what would you do if you weren't afraid? -- Sit at the table -- Success and likeability -- It's a jungle gym, not a ladder -- Are you my mentor? -- Seek and speak your truth -- Don't leave before you leave -- Make your partner a real partner -- The myth of doing it all -- Let's start talking about it -- Working together toward equality -- Sara's story: I overcame my fear and ran for mayor of my town -- Allison's story: We are not leftover. We are leaning in -- Own who you are / by Mellody Hobson -- Nola's story: To understand my future, I had to understand my past -- Matthew's story: I learned to sit at the table -- Man up and lean in / by Kunal Modi -- Ursula's story: Where I was didn't define who I was -- Marie's story: I testified against my rapist -- Listen to your inner voice / by Rachel Simmons -- Ty-Licia's story: I learned to be myself -- Mana's story: I spoke out about my eating disorder and recovery -- Find your first job / by Mindy Levy -- Regina's story: Don't deny your dream -- Jessica's story: I negotiated for a raise -- Negotiate your salary / by Kim Keating -- Jana's story: A group to boost my confidence -- Sindhura's story: I took a risk and stepped on the gas -- Let's lean in together / by Rachel Thomas -- The beginning, not the end.
"Expanded and updated exclusively for graduates just entering the workforce, this extraordinary edition of Lean In includes a letter to graduates from Sheryl Sandberg and six additional chapters from experts offering advice on finding and getting the most out of a first job; resume writing; best interviewing practices; negotiating your salary; listening to your inner voice; owning who you are; and leaning in for millennial men. In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In became a massive cultural phenomenon and its title became an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of best-seller lists both nationally and internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. Sandberg packed theaters, dominated op-ed pages, appeared on every major television show and on the cover of Time magazine, and sparked ferocious debate about women and leadership. Now, this enhanced edition provides the entire text of the original book updated with more recent statistics and features a passionate letter from Sandberg encouraging graduates to find and commit to work they love. A combination of inspiration and practical advice, this new edition will speak directly to graduates and, like the original, will change lives. New Material for the Graduate Edition: · A Letter to Graduates from Sheryl Sandberg · Find Your First Job, by Mindy Levy (Levy has more than twenty years of experience in all phases of organizational management and holds degrees from Wharton and Penn) · Negotiate Your Salary, by Kim Keating (Keating is the founder and managing director of Keating Advisors) · Man Up: Millennial Men and Equality, by Kunal Modi (Modi is a consultant at McKinsey & Company and a recent graduate of Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School) · Leaning In Together, by Rachel Thomas (Thomas is the president of Lean In) · Own Who You Are, by Mellody Hobson (Hobson is the president of Ariel Investments) · Listen to Your Inner Voice, by Rachel Simmons (Simmons is cofounder of the Girls Leadership Institute) · 12 Lean In stories (500-word essays), by readers around the world who have been inspired by Sandberg"-- Provided by publisher.

LinkedIn for dummies

April 17, 2014
Elad, Joel, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2014]
x, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
LinkedIn basics -- Finding others and getting connected -- Growing and managing your network -- Finding employees, jobs, and companies -- Using LinkedIn for everyday business -- The part of tens.
Presents information on effectively using the online business network, describing how to create profiles, request and write recommendations, find a job, market a business, increase sales, and find employees.

201 killer cover letters

April 17, 2014
Podesta, Sandra.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2014]
xv, 285 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"For anyone applying for a job, networking, requesting a reference, or writing a thank-you letter, this new edition of the go-to guide addresses new developments in technology and communication and how they affect the cover letter writing process"-- Provided by publisher.

Make your job a calling : how the psychology of vocation can change your life at work

April 15, 2014
Dik, Bryan J.
West Conshohocken, PA : Templeton Press, c2012.
x, 281 p. ; 24 cm

Flex : the new playbook for managing across differences

April 15, 2014
Hyun, Jane.
New York, NY : HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
xxvii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Renowned executive coaches and global leadership strategists Jane Hyun and Audrey S. Lee offer lessons on the vital skill of "Flexing"--the art of switching leadership styles to more effectively lead people who are different from you, allowing managers to successfully manage the multicultural workers of today and tomorrow.Flex offers a proactive strategy for managers to navigate and leverage diversity effectively in this new global economy, showing managers how to: understand the power gap, the social distance between you and those in the workplace of different cultures, ages, and gender; flex your management style, by stretching how you work and communicate with others, and bridging the gap with more effective communication, feedback tools and building healthy teams; and multiply the effect, by teaching these skills to others and closing the power gap with clients, customers, and partners to create innovative solutions.Creating flex in a company's management style will impact all aspects of developing the talent you have, attracting future talent and building relationships with customers in this competitive marketplace. Now, Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences shows you how"-- Provided by publisher.

The curmudgeon's guide to getting ahead : dos and don'ts of right behavior, tough thinking, clear writing, and living a good life

April 14, 2014
Murray, Charles A.
New York : Crown Business, [2014]
144 pages ; 19 cm
A "fussy--and entertaining--book on the hidden rules of the road in the workplace, and in life, from the standpoint of an admonishing but encouraging workplace grouch and taskmaster. Why the curmudgeon? The fact is, most older, more senior people over us in the workplace are closet curmudgeons. In today's politically correct world, they may hide their displeasure over your misuse of grammar, or your overly familiar use of their first name without an express invitation. But don't be fooled by their pleasant demeanor. Underneath, they are judging and evaluating your every move and utterance"-- Provided by publisher.

The phonographic amanuensis : a presentation of Pitman phonography, more especially adapted to the use of business and other schools devoted to the instruction and training of shorthand amanuenses

April 10, 2014
Howard, Jerome B., (Jerome Bird), 1860-1923.
Cincinnati, Phonographic Institute Company, 1920, c1916.
224 p. ; 18 cm.
July, 1920 catalog at end, 8 p., of shorthand books and supplies.
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection bound in original red cloth stamped in gold.|5OC

The advertising red books. Advertisers & agencies ... supplement.

April 9, 2014
New Providence, NJ : LexisNexis,
v. ; 28 cm.
Publisher varies: 2011- Red Books LLC.
At head of title: LexisNexis.

Low-hanging fruit : 77 eye-opening ways to improve productivity and profits

April 9, 2014
Eden, Jeremy, author.
xxiv, 200 pages ; 23 cm

Business plans kit for dummies

April 9, 2014
Peterson, Steven (Steven D.), author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, [2014]
xiii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Includes index.
Accompanying CD-ROM includes business plan forms in Microsoft Word and PDF formats.
Getting started with business plans -- Developing your plan's components -- Tailoring a business plan to fit your needs -- Making the most of your plan -- The part of tens.
Whether you're establishing, expanding, or re-energizing a business, the first play to invest time and energy is with writing your business plan. This guide has you covered on the ins and outs of constructing a great plan, and creating a mission statement that clearly positions your business.

The business book

April 7, 2014
New York, New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2014.
352 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Start small, think big : starting and growing the business -- Lighting the fire : leadership and human resources -- Making money work : managing finances -- Working with a vision : strategy and operations -- Successful selling : marketing management -- Delivering the goods : production and postproduction.
An innovative and accessible guide to business, management and commerce Learning about business can be daunting, but The Business Book makes it easier than ever by giving you all the big ideas simply explained. Simple explanations and stylish infographics open up the business world to even the complete novice. The Business Book is the perfect primer to key theories of business and management, covering inspirational business ideas, business strategy and alternative business models. 100 key quotations introduce you to the work of great commercial thinkers, leaders and gurus from Henry Ford to Steve Jobs and to topics spanning from start-ups to ethics. Whether you are a would-be entrepreneur or just have an interest in business, The Business Book is an all-in-one guide to business management, theory and strategy.

Made you look : how advertising works and why you should know

April 7, 2014
Graydon, Shari, 1958-
Toronto : Annick Press, [2013]
155 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Ad power -- You're the bull's-eye -- And now: a newer happier you! -- Advertising in disguise -- Can they do that?! -- You power.
Outlines the history and purpose of advertising, discusses target audiences, the techniques advertisers use, hidden advertisements, limits on advertising, and ways to strike back at advertisers, and suggests related activities.

The bounty effect : 7 steps to the culture of collaboration

April 3, 2014
Rosen, Evan.
San Francisco : Red Ape Publishing, [2013]
x, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Preface -- Introduction -- Plan -- People -- Principles -- Practices -- Processes -- Planet -- Payoff -- Appendix -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- About the author.
"Describes how to transform businesses, governments, universities and non-profit organizations into enterprises that create value through collaboration. Demonstrates how organizations can adopt collaborative culture by changing their structures"--Provided by publisher.

It ain't over-- till it's over : reinventing your life-- and realizing your dreams-- anytime, at any age

April 2, 2014
New York : Atria Books, [2014].
xxii, 375 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Pitch perfect : how to say it right the first time, every time

April 1, 2014
McGowan, Bill, author.
New York, NY : Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
xi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The language of success -- The principles of persuasion -- The headline principle -- The Scorsese principle -- The pasta-sauce principle -- The no-tailgating principle -- The conviction principle -- The curiosity principle -- The Draper principle -- How to think on your feet -- The seven principles at work -- The seven principles at home -- The seven principles and you.

When buyers say no : essential strategies for keeping a sale moving forward

March 28, 2014
Hopkins, Tom.
New York : Business Plus, [2014].
xiii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

The hard thing about hard things : building a business when there are no easy answers

March 28, 2014
Horowitz, Ben, author.
x, 289 pages ; 24 cm
From Communist to venture capitalist -- "I will survive" -- This time with feeling -- When things fall apart -- Take care of the people, the products, and the profits--in that order -- Concerning the going concern -- How to lead even when you don't know where you are going -- First rule of entrepreneurship: there are no rules -- The end of the beginning.
Ben Horowitz, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup -- practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn't cover, based on his popular ben's blog. Publisher's description.

The moment of clarity : using the human sciences to solve your hardest business problems

March 24, 2014
Madsbjerg, Christian.
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2014]
vi, 214 pages ; 25 cm
Business analysis, data, and logic -- Getting creative! -- The human sciences -- The turnaround -- Product design -- Corporate strategy -- How to lead to your moment of clarity.
"Christian Madjsberg and Mikkel Rasmussen, principals at ReD Associates, argue for the role of a new set of tools to understand the "soft" factors that influence how people buy and consume ideas and products. Drawn from the authors' work with companies like Lego, Samsung, Adidas, Intel, IBM, and Coke, the book will teach you how to understand people holistically in their environments-how they live, what they think and do all day, what their habits are, and how they understand the world. For brand fanatics and business leaders alike. "-- Provided by publisher.

The complete guide to fundraising management

March 21, 2014
Weinstein, Stanley, 1943-
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2009.
xxiii, 360 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"The AFP fund development series"--P. v.
Five major fundraising principles -- Your organization and the nonprofit world -- Managing the resource development function -- The case for support and fundraising materials -- Managing information -- Prospect identification, research, and segmentation -- Nurturing relations -- Major gift programs -- Mail and email fundraising -- Telephone solicitations -- Special event fundraisers -- Grantmanship -- Planned giving -- Capital and endowment campaigns -- Human resources.
The Complete Guide to Fundraising Management presents step-by-step guidance on planning, self-assessment, continual improvement, cost effective fundraising strategies and much more. An accompanying website contains checklists, grids, and sample forms. The Third Edition adds a chapter on internet fundraising as well as updated statistics. --from publisher description

Thrive : the third metric to redefining success and creating a life of well-being, wisdom, and wonder

March 20, 2014
Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos, 1950-
New York : Harmony, [2014]
342 pages ; 22 cm

A more beautiful question : the power of inquiry to spark breakthrough ideas

March 17, 2014
Berger, Warren.
New York : Bloomsbury, [2014].
260 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"The Harvard Business Review looked at 300 of the most creative, successful executives in business and found that they shared a number of tendencies and characteristics, but one stood out at the top of the list--they all were master questioners. It's not necessity, but a question--a "beautiful" question--that is the mother of invention. The world's leading innovators, inventors, business entrepreneurs, and creative minds, seem to be exceptionally good at asking questions. For some, their greatest successes--their breakthrough inventions, hot startup companies, the radical solutions they'd found to stubborn problems--could be traced to a "beautiful" question, or series of questions, they'd formulated and then answered. Innovator and writer Warren Berger, who's been asking questions his entire life, brilliantly captures these innovative query-makers to try and determine what makes a question particularly beautiful, from Tim Westegren wondering how to "map the DNA of music," a project that would grow into the wildly successful Pandora internet radio service, to Abby Brown, creating a school desk with a raised seat as she thought about how she could accommodate some fidgeting students. As A More Beautiful Question will illustrate, whether we're solving tough personal or professional problems, rejuvenating businesses, or schools, or government, or re-inventing the ways we live... it all begins with asking the right questions"-- Provided by publisher.

The decoded company : know your talent better than you know your customers

March 14, 2014
Segal, Leerom.
New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2014.
326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Google amazes us by generating answers before we even finish asking a question. Netflix delights us with spot-on recommendations. These companies use the power of Big Data--the collection and analysis of massive amounts of information. It's one of the hottest concepts in business. But while many companies are embracing Big Data to understand their customers, very few are applying it to their own employees. One of the pioneers in that effort has been acclaimed digital marketing agency Klick Health. Now Klick's leaders share the principles that guided their fast growth and low turnover. Klick CEO Leerom Segal and his colleagues show how personalizing each employee's experience can increase their engagement, help them learn new skills faster, and be placed with the right teams. The authors outline the three transformative ideas they've developed for "decoding" any company or department--figuring out what really makes it tick, so you can maximize its potential"-- Provided by publisher.

Launch! : the critical ninety days from idea to market

March 11, 2014
Duffy, Scott.
New York : Portfolio Hardcover, 2014.
xvii, 218 pages ; 24 cm
"About ninety-seven percent of a rocket's fuel is used in the first three feet of its launch. The same is true in launching a new business, product, or service. Those first few steps are absolutely critical. Scott Duffy has developed a practical approach for turning your big idea into a thriving venture by focusing on the crucial period immediately before, during, and after opening your doors (literally or online). His approach is based on his experiences working with top entrepreneurs like Tony Robbins and Richard Branson, who taught him how to balance the two key sides of entrepreneurship: The personal side, including personal finances, relationships, and health. The business side, including raising capital, building teams, establishing partnerships, and closing sales"-- Provided by publisher.

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