New Arrivals · Business

July 3, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Start your own eBay business : your step-by-step guide to success

July 2, 2020
Spencer, Christopher Matthew, author.
Irvine, CA : Entrepreneur Press, [2020]
xxiv, 261 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"Third edition."--Cover.
"Start Your Own eBay Business, Second Edition, gives readers a nuts-and-bolts look at the ever-growing, ever-changing business of selling on eBay. What once began as a simple way to unload unwanted items online is now a booming business model for online retailers. Author Christopher Matthew Spencer, along with the staff of Entrepreneur Media, shows readers how to source products, create sales listings, establish an eBay storefront, create a loyal customer base, and make profitable sales on the eBay platform."-- Provided by publisher.

Leading with gratitude : eight leadership practices for extraordinary business results

July 1, 2020
Gostick, Adrian Robert, author.
New York, NY : Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]
xiii, 247 pages ; 24 cm
Foreword / by Marshall Goldsmith -- The gratitude gap -- The ingratitude myths (that are holding leaders back). Myth: fear is the best motivator ; Myth: people want way too much praise these days ; Myth: there's just no time ; Myth: I'm not wired to feel it ; Myth: I save my praise for those who deserve it ; Myth: it's all about the Benjamins ; Myth: they'll think I'm bogus -- The eight most powerful gratitude practices. Solicit and act on input ; Assume positive intent ; Walk in their shoes ; Look for small wins ; Give it now, give it often, don't be afraid ; Tailor to the individual ; Reinforce core values ; Make it peer-to-peer -- A grateful life. Take it home -- Conclusion: one giant leap for mankind.
"In Leading with Gratitude, New York Times bestselling authors, the "apostles of appreciation" Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick introduce readers to easy ways to add more gratitude to their work environment"-- Provided by publisher.

Billion dollar brand club : how Dollar Shave Club, Warby Park, and other disruptors are remaking what we buy

July 1, 2020
Ingrassia, Lawrence, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2020.
256 pages ; 25 cm
Our blades are f**king great -- The pied pipers of disruption -- Making it in the world bazaar -- Survival of the fittest -- From mad men to math men -- The algorithm is always right -- Eyes on the customers -- Delivering the goods -- The mattress wars -- Breaking the sound barrier -- Flying high, then crashing to Earth -- Back to the future? -- Building a digital brand factory -- The brand is dead, long live the brand.
"A leading business journalist takes us inside a business revolution: the upstart brands taking on the empires that long dominated the trillion-dollar consumer economy. Dollar Shave Club and its hilarious marketing. Casper mattresses popping out of a box. Third Love's lingerie designed specifically for each woman's body. Warby Parker mailing you five pairs of glasses to choose from. You've seen their ads. You (or someone you know) use their products. Each may appear, in isolation, as a rare David with the bravado to confront a Goliath, but taken together they represent a seismic shift in a business model that has lasted more than a century. As Lawrence Ingrassia -- former business and economics editor and deputy managing editor at the New York Times -- shows in this timely and eye-opening book, a growing number of digital entrepreneurs have found new and creative ways to crack the code on the bonanza of physical goods that move through our lives every day. They have discovered that manufacturing, marketing, logistics, and customer service have all been flattened -- where there were once walls that protected big brands like Gillette, Sealy, Victoria's Secret, or Lenscrafters, savvy and hungry innovators now can compete on price, value, quality, speed, convenience, and service. Billion Dollar Brand Club reveals the world of the entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and corporate behemoths battling over this terrain. And what fun it is. It's a massive, high-stakes business saga animated by the personalities, flashes of insight, and stories behind the stuff we use every day."-- Provided by publisher.

The product manager interview : 167 actual questions and answers

July 1, 2020
Lin, Lewis C., author.
Seattle, WA : Impact Interview, [2019]
304 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"The Product Manager Interview, 4th Ed. gives readers 167 practice questions to improve product management (PM) skills and master the interview. Authored by the world's expert in PM interviews, Lewis C. Lin, the book is ideal for PM roles" -- provided by publisher

Relationships : 11 lessons to give kids a greater understanding of Biblical sexuality

July 1, 2020
Gilkerson, Luke, author.
[Owosso, Michigan] :, 2016.
75 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"Relationships was written for parents to read with their kids ages 11-14 years old. This study will help prepare your teen for sexual temptations that they are sure to encounter and give them a greater understanding of biblical sexuality"--Back cover.

The fix : overcome the invisible barriers that are holding women back at work

March 10, 2020
King, Michelle P., 1982- author.
x, 324 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: It's not a woman problem, it's a work problem -- Part I. Awareness -- Who broke the workplace? A brief history -- Gender denial -- Privilege at work: how denial feeds and breeds inequality -- It's a path, not a ladder: becoming aware of your workplace -- Part II. Understanding -- The achievement phase: six invisible barriers from graduate to manager -- The endurance phase: balancing management and motherhood -- The contribution phase: six barriers women leaders face -- Part III. Action -- Breaking up with Don: why men need gender equality just as much as women -- Equality a call to lead -- It's our workplace so, let's fix it like our futures depend on it.
"In the vein of #Girlboss and Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office, discover how to thrive at work from the director of inclusion at Netflix with this "passionate, practical roadmap for addressing inequality and finally making our workplaces work for women" (Arianna Huffington)"-- Provided by publisher.

Wait, I'm the boss?!? : the essential guide for new managers to succeed from day one

March 10, 2020
Economy, Peter, author.
Newburyport, MA : Career Press, 2020.
xiv, 190 pages ; 22 cm
"This book is chock-full of useful information, tips, and checklists that can be used by anyone who aspires to become a skilled manager. While it's written with the new manager in mind, it can also serve as a useful refresher for any manager, no matter how experienced he or she may be. This guide explores the fundamental skills that every manager needs to understand, practice, and master, such as, building teams and teamwork, setting goals, creating a fun and effective organizational culture, rewarding and motivating employees, leading organizational change, learning how to hire great employees, correcting poor performance, coaching and mentoring, delegation, communicating effectively, and dealing with layoffs and terminations"-- Provided by publisher.

Upstream : the quest to solve problems before they happen

March 9, 2020
Heath, Dan, 1973- author.
New York : Avid Reader Press, 2020.
ix, 308 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"So often in life, we get stuck in a cycle of response. We put out fires. We deal with emergencies. We stay downstream, handling one problem after another, but we never make our way upstream to fix the systems that caused the problems ... This book probes the psychological forces that push us downstream--including 'problem blindness,' which can leave us oblivious to serious problems in our midst. And Heath introduces us to the thinkers who have overcome these obstacles and scored ... victories by switching to an upstream mindset"--Publisher marketing.

How to be heard : secrets for powerful speaking and listening

March 5, 2020
Treasure, Julian, author.
308 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Why this matters -- The dark side -- Exploring listening and speaking -- How to listen consciously -- How to achieve perfect content -- Your vocal toolbox -- Stagecraft -- In closing.
Learn communication skills secrets from one of the most successful TED Talks stars of all timeTransform your communication skills: Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Renowned five time TED Talks speaker and author Julian Treasure reveals how to speak so that people listen - and how to listen so that people feel heard. As this leading sound expert demonstrates via interviews with world-class speakers, professional performers and CEOs atop their field, the secret lies in developing simple habits that can transform our communication skills, the quality of our relationships and our impact in the world.Effective speaking, listening, and understanding skills: How to be Heard includes never-before-seen exercises to develop your communication skills that are as effective at home as in the boardroom or conference call. Julian Treasure offers an inspiring vision for a sonorous world of effective speaking, listening and understanding.

Designing your work life : how to thrive and change and find happiness at work

March 4, 2020
Burnett, William (Consulting professor of design), author.
292 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"This is a Borzoi Book"--tp verso.
Making it work at work -- Are we there yet? -- Money or meaning -- What's the problem? -- My overwhelm is overwhelmed -- Mind-set, grit, and the ARC of your career -- Power and politics -- Don't resign, redesign! -- Quitting well -- Moving on -- Being your own boss -- Permission to be happy.
"A book that shows how to find meaning and satisfaction in your work life"-- Provided by publisher.

Built, not born : a self-made billionaire's no-nonsense guide for entrepreneurs

March 2, 2020
Golisano, Tom (Blase Thomas), 1941- author.
[New York] : HarperCollins Leadership, an imprint of HarperCollins, [2020]
xxv, 185 pages ; 24 cm
1. Entrepreneurship: a risk worth taking -- 2. Understand your business -- 3. Money matters -- 4. Would you buy what you sell? -- 5. It's not a cash flow problem--it's a sales problem -- 6. Hire for attitude, train for skill, fire when necessary -- 7. Lead, follow, or get out of the way -- 8. A good deal for everyone -- 9. Building a positive public image -- 10. Only diamonds are forever -- 11. Regrets, I've had a few -- 12. What can we all do better? -- Notes.
"Built, Not Born is for current or aspiring business owners who feel nervous about the risks of entrepreneurship. Tom Golisano, self-made billionaire and founder of Paychex, believes starting a business isn't as risky as you might think and provides no-nonsense, often humorous advice on how to succeed in all phases of business ownership"-- Provided by publisher.

The middle finger project : trash your imposter syndrome and live the unf*ckwithable life you deserve

March 2, 2020
Ambirge, Ash, author.
New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2020]
xiv, 286 pages ; 22 cm
The guest list -- The rules were made up by some guy named Ted who ate a quarter pounder for lunch and has a dog named Wedgie -- $50,000 and a corporate discount at Denny's is not the key to happiness -- You should not "stick it out" or "make the best of it" or "just be grateful you have a job" -- "Welcome to the real world" is tiny penis syndrome in disguise -- The old way of working is dead -- No matter where you're starting, you can start again -- New! How to find your passion in 52 easy steps -- Every good idea is offensive to someone -- The world does not already have enough writers, photographers, designers, artists, nipple piercers -- You must be brave enough to cause problems -- Advice for hitting rock bottom with grace -- Act as if you are already a highly paid assassin -- Imposter syndrome is the mean girl at the party (and we hate her) -- Please follow your most dangerous ideas -- Selling yourself requires you to insist on your own brilliance -- Mo' offers, mo' money -- Do not let them money-shame you -- Perfectionism is an occupational hazard -- We must learn to become mothers to ourselves -- Doing work you love requires you to be brutally honest about what you actually love -- Growth comes from finding generous ways to share your work -- Picket fences are not a dangerous idea -- Full permission to do the crazy thing -- You are allowed to be selfish -- Plans are overrated -- There's a lot that's going to suck about this.
"After a string of dead-end jobs and a death in the family, Ash Ambirge was down to her last $26 and sleeping in a Kmart parking lot when she faced the truth: No one was coming to her rescue. It was up to her to appoint herself. That night led to what eventually became a six-figure freelance career as a sought-after marketing and copywriting consultant, all while sipping coffee from her front porch in Costa Rica. She then launched The Middle Finger Project, a blog and online course hub, which has provided tens of thousands of young "women who disobey" with the tools and mindset to give everyone else's expectations the finger and get on your own path to happiness, wealth, independence, and adventure. In her first book, Ash draws on her unconventional personal story to offer a fun, bracing, and occasionally potty-mouthed manifesto for the transformative power of radical self-reliance. Employing the signature wit and wordsmithing she's used to build an avid following, she offers paradigm-shifting advice along the lines of: * The best feeling in the world is knowing who you are and what you're capable of doing. * Life circumstances are not life sentences. If a Scranton girl who grew up in a trailer park can make it, so can you. * What you believe about yourself will either murder your chances or save your life. So why not believe something good? * You don't need a high-ranking job title to be authorized to contribute. You just need to contribute. * Be your own authority. Authority only works as long as you trust that someone smarter than you is making the rules. * The way you become a force is by being the most radically real version of yourself that you can be. * You only have 12 fucks a day to give, so use them wisely"-- Provided by publisher.

The inside track to excelling as a business analyst : soft skills that can accelerate your career

March 2, 2020
Lubwama, Roni, author.
[Berkeley, CA] : Apress L. P., [2020]
xiv, 179 pages ; 24 cm

Product management essentials : tools and techniques for becoming an effective technical product manager

March 2, 2020
Pranam, Aswin, author
xxv, 174 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Guiding principles -- The end-to-end product journey -- Industry spotlight : Q&A with Umesh Unnikrishnan -- Understand the software stack -- SQL quickstart -- Industry spotlight: Q&A with Vivek Bhupatiraju -- Analytics are everything -- Software development methodologies -- Industry spotlight: Q&A with Sean Ammirati -- Deconstructing system design -- Mindful UX -- Industry spotlight: Q&A with Leslie Shelton -- Rapid prototyping -- The good, the bad, and the unusable -- Industry spotlight: Q&A with Daniel Csonth -- Playing the part -- Product strategy -- Industry spotlight: Q&A with Amelia Crook -- Crossing the finish line -- Industry spotlight: Q&A with Romy Macasieb.
"Gain all of the techniques, teachings, tools, and methodologies required to be an effective first-time product manager. The overarching goal of this book is to help you understand the product manager role, give you concrete examples of what a product manager does, and build the foundational skill-set that will gear you towards a career in product management. To be an effective PM in the tech industry, you need to have a basic understanding of technology. In this book you'll get your feet wet by exploring the skills a PM needs in their toolset and cover enough ground to make you feel comfortable in a technical discussion. A PM is not expected to have the same level of depth or knowledge as a software engineer, but knowing enough to continue the conversation can be a benefit in your career in product management." -- Provided by publisher.

Driving more sales : 12 essential elements

March 2, 2020
Watkins, Patricia (Patricia Lynn), author.
xiii, 164 pages ; 23 cm

Relationships matter : a practical business guide

March 2, 2020
Doster, Dan, author.
[Waynesville, OH] : Upward Sun LLC, [2014]
172 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Starting a business : quickstart guide : the simplified beginner's guide to launching a successful small business, turning your vision into reality, and achieving your entrepreneurial dream

February 26, 2020
Colwell, Ken, author.
viii, 274 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm
Chapters 15-17 include step-by-step instructions and questions to consider when writing a business plan.
This book shows you EXACTLY what you need to know to stand out from the crowd! Do you have an idea for an amazing product or service but you aren?t sure how to build a business around it? Then you NEED this book. Buy now and start reading today! Are you a current business owner who struggles to identify your customers and deliver true world-class value? Everything you need to know is included in these pages! Do you want to build your hobby business into a fully-fledged venture that will help you build the life you deserve? Then you NEED this book. Buy now and start reading today! The most comprehensive guide ever developed for starting and growing a business in 2019! In the highly competitive world of business, what makes or breaks a new entrepreneur? Sourced from over twenty years of firsthand experience working with entrepreneurs, new ventures, and high-growth startups, author Ken Colwell, PHD, MBA has the answers. In his comprehensive Starting a Business QuickStart Guide, Ken Colwell concisely presents the core fundamentals that all new entrepreneurs need to know to get started, find success, and live the life of their dreams. Business and entrepreneurship students, small business owners, managers, and soon-to-be entrepreneurs will all find a wealth of value within the pages of the Starting a Business QuickStart Guide. From the very first steps conceptualizing your venture to winning your first customers, delivering value, and turning a profit, this book acts as an invaluable blueprint for your path to entrepreneurial success. Colwell?s clear voice, extensive experience, and easy-to-understand presentation come together to make this book a must-have resource in the library of every budding entrepreneur!

Donor-centered fundraising : how to hold on to your donors and raise much more money

February 26, 2020
Burk, Penelope.
329 pages ; 23 cm
pt. I. Donor-centered fundraising -- The more things change, the more they stay the same -- Looking for something and finding something more -- Donors are people --Saying thank you -- Donor-centered thank you letters -- I wanted to call you myself -- Test everything -- Seeing is believing -- Communication is the ask -- Donor-centered recognition -- pt. II. Where donors are taking their philanthropy -- Planning for your donor-centered future! -- Donor-centered fundraising programs -- Investment, not expense -- Leading the transition to donor-centered fundraising.
"Supported by dozens of studies over twenty years involving tens of thousands of donors, 'Donor-Centered Fundraising' paints a candid picture of why donors stop giving, and what it will take to preserve their ongoing loyalty in the future. In clear language and backed by statistical evidence, the book explores the pitfalls of the fundraising industry's traditional approaches to donor communication and recognition and clarifies what donors want but seldom get from the charities they support."--Publisher description.

The entrepreneur mind : 100 essential beliefs, characteristics, and habits of elite entrepreneurs

February 24, 2020
Johnson, Kevin D., author.
Atlanta, GA : Johnson Media Inc., [2013]
254 pages ; 24 cm
"What every successful entrepreneur knows, but won't tell you"--Cover.
Foreword -- Introduction -- Strategy -- Education -- People -- Finance -- Marketing and sales -- Leadership -- Motivation -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- About the author.
"In a praiseworthy effort to distill some of the most important lessons of entrepreneurship, Kevin D. Johnson, president of multimillion-dollar company Johnson Media Inc. and a serial entrepreneur for several years, shares the essential beliefs, characteristics, and habits of elite entrepreneurs. Through the conviction of his own personal experiences, which include a life-changing visit to Harvard Business School, and the compelling stories of modern-day business tycoons, Johnson transforms an oftentimes complex topic into a lucid and accessible one."--Back cover.

Female firebrands : stories and techniques to ignite change, take control, and succeed in the workplace

February 17, 2020
Kiner, Mikaela, author.
Austin, Texas : Greenleaf Book Group Press, [2020]
xxii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Thirteen professional women recount the career challenges they've faced and how they have overcome bias, sexism, and the power imbalance.

How to read a financial report : wringing vital signs out of the numbers

February 12, 2020
Tracy, John A, author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2020]
x, 187 pages ; 17 x 25 cm
Includes index.
"Financial reports provide vital information to investors, lenders, and managers. Yet, the financial statements in a financial report seem to be written in a foreign language that only accountants can understand. This new Ninth Edition of How to Read a Financial Report breaks through that language barrier, clears away the fog, and offers a plain-English user's guide to financial reports. Lurking somewhere amidst all the figures in a financial report is vitally important information about where a company has been and where it is headed. But without a guide to isolate and interpret those numbers, the dizzying array of columns and rows doesn't add up to anything. That's why thousands of professionals and savvy individuals have referred to this bestselling resource that shows anyone how to make sense of the numbers"-- Provided by publisher.

Mob rule or the wisdom of the crowd?

February 7, 2020
New York : Greenhaven Publishing, [2020]
128 pages ; 23 cm.
"One of the tenets of democracy is that everyone has a voice in decision making and that the decisions made are what the majority wants. Many argue that wisdom of the crowd prevails in democracies, but are political decisions actually reached by a clear consensus, or does angry factionalism prevent this? Does irrational mob rule cause people to gang together and lash out against the opposition? Are the majority of citizens satisfied with the political situation? This volume explores whether political organization is possible without the violence of mob rule, as well as how contemporary political events fit into this debate"-- Provided by publisher.

Creating a drama-free workplace : the insider's guide to managing conflict, incivility & mistrust

February 5, 2020
Maravelas, Anna, author.
Newburyport, MA : Career Press, 2020.
216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Previously published in 2005 as How to reduce workplace conflict and stress by Career Press..."--Title page verso.
"Contains strategies to avoid and reverse the troubling trends of tension and mistrust. Learn why trust and connectedness slips through our fingers, despite our yearnings for workplaces grounded in collaboration and success. The solutions in this book are compelling answers to universal problems, and often individuals ask, "Why didn't someone tell me this before?!" Stop common missteps before they walk out the door with your most valuable assets - trust, morale, and productivity. You can create the environments you desire and deserve with these proven skills grounded in neuroscience."-- Provided by publisher.

I am my brand : how to build your brand without apology

February 4, 2020
Springer, Kubi, author.
xvii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A toolkit for personal brand success. Featuring dynamic female brand builders from around the world, the book is a tapestry of personal brand advice interwoven with storytelling and support that offers a practical guide for female entrepreneurs, freelancers and executives. It explores the techniques used by different women across cultures to build their personal brand, as well as the challenges they faced and their paths to overcoming them.

The success cycle : 3 keys for achieving your goals in business and life.

February 4, 2020
Ogden, Marques author.
153 pages ; 21 cm
"The Success Cycle is comprised of three components that, when implemented correctly, give you the best chance to create long lasting success and prosperity. A retired NFL player shares his story of achieving maximum success as a professional athlete, followed by notoriety in corporate America, then catastrophic failures that cost him everything he owned in just ninety days. But even in the face of crushing defeat, he identified and put into action the traits required to rise from the ashes and find success again. Now this inspiring, candidly written, and time-tested method of success is available to you!"--Back cover.

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