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The business book
by Atkinson, Sam

9781465415851Dorling Kindersley Publishing StaffThe Business BookPacked with innovative graphics and simple explanations of business concepts, from managing risk and alternative business models to effective leadership and thinking outside the box, The Business Book covers every facet of business management. Big ideas make great business thinkers and leaders. From Adam Smith and Andrew Carnegie to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, The Business Book is perfect for college students, would-be entrepreneurs, or anyone interested in how business works. The Business Book is the perfect primer to key theories of business and management, covering inspirational business ideas, business strategy and alternative business models. One hundred 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. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - HF1008 .B85 2014
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Accounting handbook
by Siegel, Joel G; Shim, Jae K; Dauber, Nicky A; Qureshi, Anique A

9780764166570Jae K. Shim; Joel G. Siegel; Nick Dauber; Anique A. QureshiAccounting HandbookThe newly updated edition of this authoritative reference volume deserves a place in the library of every accountant, bookkeeper, accounting manager, CPA, CFO, controller, business manager, and business student. An opening overview of financial accounting describes financial statements and presents details on financial reporting requirements and compliance, and U.S. GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards). Chapters that follow cover cost management, as well as taxation forms and their preparation. An extensive A-to-Z dictionary of accounting terms presents short-entry definitions of everything from Abacus to Z Score. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - HF5636 .S55 2015
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Promote Yourself: The New Rules of Career Success
by Schawbel, Dan

9781250044556Dan Schawbel; Marcus Buckingham (Foreword by, Introduction by)Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller " Promote Yourself is a perfect read for young people starting their 'real' job, or veterans who want to up their game." ---Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of To Sell Is Human and Drive How people perceive you at work has always been vital to a successful career. Now with the Internet, social media, and the unrelenting hum of 24/7 business, the ability to brand and promote yourself effectively has become absolutely essential. No matter how talented you are, it doesn't matter unless managers can see those talents and think of you as an invaluable employee, a game-changing manager, or the person whose name is synonymous with success. So, how do you stand out and get ahead? The subtle and amazingly effective art of self-promotion is the razor-thin difference between success and failure. By drawing on exclusive research on the modern workplace and countless interviews with the most dynamic professionals, career guru and founder of Millennial Branding Dan Schawbel's Promote Yourself gives you the new rules for success, and answers your most pressing questions about your career: * What are managers really looking for? * What do you do if you're stuck at work? * How do you create a personal brand for professional success? * How do you use social media for networking to propel your career? Promote Yourself frees you from the outdated rules for getting ahead and lays out a step-by-step process for building a successful career in an age of ever-changing technologies and economic uncertainty. By basing your personal brand on the rock-solid foundation of hard, soft, and online skills that are essential to get the job done right and by knowing exactly what managers value, Schawbel provides you with the unique skills and message that you'll need today and for the rest of your career. Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success is the definitive book on marketing yourself and building an outstanding career. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - CARCOLL - HF5381 .S2853 2013
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Management essentials: a recipe for business success
by Banerjee, Arindam

9788132111030Arindam BanerjeeManagement Essentials: A Recipe for Business SuccessManagement Essentials is a simplified and synthesized version of core management principles to help readers appreciate the fundamentals of managing enterprises successfully in a competitive environment. It addresses the current dilemma in the field of management, where a strong perception exists that management theory and actual practice are increasingly disconnected from each other. The book delves into the notion of 'value' creation cycle in an enterprise in relation to the competition and the importance to stay ahead on this curve vis-à-vis the competition. It discusses the interrelated concepts of analysis and decision making, and then goes further to connect the popular notion of branding to good business acumen. By drawing upon the author's extensive experience in academia and industry, the book uniquely intertwines theory with practice to join the dots across disparate business management concepts. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC North Library - GENERAL - HD31 .B26 2013
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Steve Jobs
by Isaacson, Walter

9781451648539Walter IsaacsonSteve JobsFrom the author of the bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, this is the exclusive, New York Times bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years--as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues--Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering. Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted. Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple's hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - QA76.2 .J63 I722 2011
Glendale CC North Library - GENERAL - QA76.2 .J63 I722 2011
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Conscious capitalism: liberating the heroic spirit of business
by Mackey, John; Sisodia, Rajendra

9781422144206John Mackey; Rajendra Sisodia; Bill George (Foreword by)Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of BusinessAs seen on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday A New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller In this book, Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue for the inherent good of both business and capitalism. Featuring some of today's best-known companies, they illustrate how these two forces can--and do--work most powerfully to create value for all stakeholders: including customers, employees, suppliers, investors, society, and the environment. These "Conscious Capitalism" companies include Whole Foods Market, Southwest Airlines, Costco, Google, Patagonia, The Container Store, UPS, and dozens of others. We know them; we buy their products or use their services. Now it's time to better understand how these organizations use four specific tenets-- higher purpose , stakeholder integration , conscious leadership , and conscious culture and management --to build strong businesses and help advance capitalism further toward realizing its highest potential. As leaders of the Conscious Capitalism movement, Mackey and Sisodia argue that aspiring leaders and business builders need to continue on this path of transformation--for the good of both business and society as a whole. At once a bold defense and reimagining of capitalism and a blueprint for a new system for doing business grounded in a more evolved ethical consciousness, this book provides a new lens for individuals and companies looking to build a more cooperative, humane, and positive future. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - HD60 .M28 2013
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The three rules : how exceptional companies think
by Raynor, Michael E; Ahmed, Mumtaz

9781591846147Michael E. Raynor; Mumtaz AhmedThe Three Rules: How Exceptional Companies ThinkFinally, an answer to the ultimate business question: How do some companies achieve exceptional performance over the long term? In every sector, there's an outlier. In the phar­maceutical industry, it's Merck. In discount retail, it's Family Dollar. It used to be Wrig­ley in candy and Maytag in appliances. Other superstars have been hidden in plain sight, like Heartland Express in trucking or Linear Technology in semiconductors. How do these exceptional companies deliver superior perfor­mance over the long run despite facing the same constraints as competitors? What are they doing differently? What can we learn from them? Michael E. Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed have analyzed data on more than 25,000 com­panies spanning forty-five years. Their five-year study began with a sophisticated statistical analysis to identify which companies have truly exceptional performance, 344 in all. In collaboration with teams of researchers, Raynor and Ahmed then put a carefully chosen representative sample of twenty-seven com­panies under the microscope to uncover what made the stand-out performers different. They found that exceptional companies, when faced with difficult decisions, follow three rules: Better before cheaper. They rarely compete on price. Revenue before cost. They drive profits through price and volume, not thrift. There are no other rules. Everything else is up for grabs, and they are willing to change anything to remain true to the first two rules. The rules provide an indispensable compass that any company can use to chart its own path to greatness. Is it better to keep price down or invest in creating value that commands a higher price? Should you focus on talent and develop­ing the abilities of your people or build processes to extend the capabilities of your organization? How about acquiring a sizable competitor to secure economies of scale--or a small start-up to gain access to new technology? According to Raynor and Ahmed, the right answers to these and just about every other question are the ones most closely aligned with the rules. The Three Rules is built on a powerful combina­tion of large-scale data analysis and in-depth case studies. Its guidance will increase the chance that your organization can become truly exceptional. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - HD58.9 .R395 2013
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Zero to one : notes on startups, or how to build the future
by Thiel, Peter A; Masters, Blake G

9780804139298Peter Thiel; Blake MastersZero to One: Notes on Start-Ups, or How to Build the Future #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One , legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we're too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself. Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won't make a search engine. Tomorrow's champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today's marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - HD62.5 .T525 2014
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Investing for dummies
by Tyson, Eric

9781118884928Dummies Press Staff; Eric TysonInvesting for Dummies® Investing For Dummies, 7th Edition (9781118884928) is now being published as Investing For Dummies, 7th Edition (9781119293347). While this version features an older Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the new release and should not be considered a different product. Invest in your financial future with this valuable, popular, and easy-to-use guide This latest edition of  Investing For Dummies  is infused with new and updated material to help you ramp up your portfolio today! This includes time-tested advice, updates to investing recommendations, and strategies that reflect changing market conditions. Investing may be an intimidating prospect, but this resource will serve as your primer on all aspects of the topic, including how to develop and manage a portfolio, invest in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and real estate, open a small business, and understand the critical tax implications of your investing decisions. Updates have been made to sections on investing resources, health insurance, retirement planning, and investment options, among others. Investing For Dummies, 7th Edition  will help ease you into investing confidently. Dive into the new content to get sage advice regardless of where you are in your investment planning stage--beginning to develop plans, investing through a company 401(k), or seeking to shore up your nest egg prior to retirement, this book covers it all. Addresses all aspects of investing, including how to develop and manage a portfolio that includes various investment instruments Features expanded and updated coverage on investing resources, retirement planning, tax laws, investment options, and real estate Offers time-tested advice and strategies from Eric Tyson, a nationally-recognized personal finance counselor and bestselling author If you're looking to get sound guidance and trusted investment strategies,  Investing For Dummies  sets you up to take control of your investment options. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - HG4521 .T97 2014
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Personal Finance Encyclopedia
by Miranda Herbert Ferrara and Michele P. LaMeau (editors)

9781410317612Gale (Editor)Life and Career Skills Series: Personal FinanceThe Common Core, critical thinking skills, the scientific method... These are some of the many foci of education today, and they are good and useful. However, what is oftentimes neglected during the course of instructing students in these concepts is educating students in the practical life skills they need to function once they are out of school. Gale's Life and Career Skills series is designed for public library patrons and high school and college students who are developing the skills needed to transition successfully from school into in the real world or even from one job to another. Each thematic volume in the Life and Career Skills series is written in easily digestible language and is heavily illustrated with pictures, colorful graphics, and call-out icons pointing to helpful hints, key terms, and key ideas, allowing users to navigate more easily within the text. Each volume will cover approximately 50 topics and include 30 anecdotal sidebars emphasizing the real-world life and career issues that people face in their daily lives. Each volume will also have an extensive and annotated resource section listing organizations, support groups, websites that are specific to the topic being covered. - Description from Syndetics
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