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  1. 7.1 hrs • 1/17/2017 • Unabridged

    One of the nation’s leading psychologists asks why today’s corporate leaders desire but reject creative solutions—and finds some surprising conclusions. All corporate CEOs, top executives, and other business leaders say they want creativity and need real innovation in order to thrive in a competitive world. But according to startling research from former Wharton management professor Jennifer Mueller, the truth is that many business leaders chronically reject creative solutions and often embrace the familiar, even as they profess commitment to innovation. Mueller’s research also reveals that it’s not just CEOs, but educators, scientists, and many, many others who often struggle to accept new and creative ideas even when desired. Mueller parses the tough questions that these findings raise. Could people love but also hate creative ideas? Could the mindset we use to evaluate ideas turn this love or hate on or off—in an instant? Do experts struggle even more than novices with this bias? And even more startling, could the “best practices” that organizations employ to manage innovation activate this bias, and inadvertently, kill innovation? Mueller diagnoses this hidden innovation barrier, and provides solutions, including:A four-step process (and a fifth lifeline) to self-disrupt your current mindset and recognize creative opportunity;an idea-pitching framework aimed at helping you overcome other peoples’ sticky preference for the status quo;key organizational levers to disrupt the cultural beliefs holding your company back;tips to more accurately recognize creative leaders who can lead organizations in productive new directions, andstrategies to generate ideas without harming your ability to make them count with the decision-makers.Based on the latest psychological studies in the field, along with numerous illustrative examples, Creative Change is the kind of provocative creative leadership book that will be discussed for years to come.

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    Creative Change

    7.1 hrs • 1/17/17 • Unabridged
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  2. 7.3 hrs • 1/17/2017 • Unabridged

    Picking up the women and success conversation where Sheryl Sandberg left off, Krawcheck shows women how to go beyond just sitting at the table and take their careers to the next level So much advice for women has been about how to succeed within the confines of the business world as it exists today. But that world is changing, and with it, so are the strategies needed to get ahead. And these changes are empowering women in unprecedented ways. Because in today’s increasingly complex, connected, and technology-driven world where communication and collaboration rule, the skills and qualities that matter most are ones that women inherently possess: in spades. Traits that make women great leaders, effective team players, and more valuable assets to businesses than ever. Thus, the path forward to for women says Krawcheck, is not to mute these qualities, but to own them, to double-down on them, and to bring them – proudly and unapologetically – to work. Here Krawcheck draws on her experiences at the top levels of business, both as one of the lone women at the top rungs of the biggest boys club in the world, and as an entrepreneur, to show how women can tap into these skills — and their enormous economic power — to elevate themselves and their careers: everything from how to get the raise, to new takes on networking and mentoring, to navigating career breaks and curveballs, to how to initiate the “courageous conversations” about true flexibility and diversity in the workplace and shape our companies into place we want to work . Women have more power in the workplace than ever. Here Krawcheck lights the path to complete the revolution ignited by Gloria Steinem, and shows each one of us can own that power to own our careers and our futures.

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    Own It

    7.3 hrs • 1/17/17 • Unabridged
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  3. 4.3 hrs • 1/16/2017

    “This is one of the most unique and valuable books you will read all year, and I highly recommend it.” —Jim Kouzes, coauthor of the bestselling and award-winning The Leadership Challenge and Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University Even the best leaders—in fact, most of the best leaders—start out as decidedly bad ones. And sooner or later they reach a moment of reckoning that leadership expert Bill Treasurer calls the leadership kick in the ass. When it happens, it feels like it’s all over. But Treasurer says that with the right attitude, that kick can be a new beginning. Based on his work with thousands of leaders, this book reveals how to turn those ego-bruising events into the kind of transformative experiences that mark the paths of great leaders. As Steve Jobs famously said, “Getting fired was the best thing that ever happened to me.” This book is a survival guide, coach, and morale booster to help you use that kick to move forward instead of fall down. If you succeed, the next place you get kicked might be upstairs.

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  4. 5.6 hrs • 1/16/2017

    Humility Is the New Smart Your job is at risk—if not now, then soon. We are on the leading edge of a Smart Machine Age led by artificial intelligence that will be as transformative for us as the Industrial Revolution was for our ancestors. Smart machines will take over millions of jobs in manufacturing, office work, the service sector, the professions, you name it. Not only can they know more data and analyze it faster than any mere human, say Edward Hess and Katherine Ludwig, but smart machines are free of the emotional, psychological, and cultural baggage that so often mars human thinking. So we can’t beat ‘em and we can’t join ‘em. To stay relevant, we have to play a different game. Hess and Ludwig offer us that game plan. We need to excel at critical, creative, and innovative thinking and at genuinely engaging with others—things machines can’t do well. The key is to change our definition of what it means to be smart. Hess and Ludwig call it being NewSmart. In this extraordinarily timely book, they offer detailed guidance for developing NewSmart attitudes and four critical behaviors that will help us adapt to the new reality. The crucial mindset underlying NewSmart is humility—not self-effacement but an accurate self-appraisal: acknowledging you can’t have all the answers, remaining open to new ideas, and committing yourself to lifelong learning. Drawing on extensive multidisciplinary research, Hess and Ludwig emphasize that the key to success in this new era is not to be more like the machines but to excel at the best of what makes us human.

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  5. 8.8 hrs • 1/11/2017 • Unabridged

    This is the first time in American history that we have had four different generations working side-by-side in the workplace: the Traditionalists (born before 1945), the Baby Boomers (born 1945–1964), Gen X (born 1965–1980), and the Millennials (born 1981–2001). Haydn Shaw, popular business speaker and generational expert, has identified twelve places where the four generations typically come apart in the workplace (and in life as well). These sticking points revolve around differing attitudes toward managing one’s own time, texting, social media, organizational structure, and of course, clothing preferences. If we don’t learn to work together and stick together around these twelve sticking points, then we’ll be wasting a lot of time fighting each other instead of enjoying a friendly and productive team. Sticking Points will help you understand the generational differences you encounter while teaching how we can learn to speak one another’s language and get better results together.

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    Sticking Points

    Foreword by Stephen M. R. Covey
    Read by Tom Parks
    8.8 hrs • 1/11/17 • Unabridged
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  6. 3.8 hrs • 1/10/2017

    Whether you’re a financial services expert or novice, you understand the business. You’ve worked hard to gain your product knowledge. You study industry trends. But, do you know how to talk to clients so they’ll listen? The How to Master the Art of Selling Financial Services live audio seminar shows you how to gain the trust of others quickly, get them to like you, take your advice, and become long-term clients which is the foundation for every successful business. Tom Hopkins has been training in the financial services industry over three decades and has developed methods to help you communicate with your clients and understand what your clients want from you. Once you know what clients want, you can learn how to provide it! Financial services representatives have turned to Tom Hopkins for years for his proven-effective, professional selling strategies which have helped them learn how to help more of their clients make financial planning decisions. How to Master the Art of Selling Financial Services audio seminar will help you:Learn effective ways to talk with clients and calm their fearsAsk the right questions to get clients talking about their needsImplement client feedback so that you can provide your best serviceIncrease your sales ratios with closing strategies that make sense to your clientsGrow your business with powerful, yet simple referral strategies This audio seminar includes a bonus PDF workbook to give you exceptional training of Hopkins’ methods and will teach you how to master the art of selling financial services more effectively and efficiently than ever before! Topics include:Definition of SuccessFour Areas to Set GoalsHow to Set Financial GoalsWhat is Holding You BackPeople Business TriangleProspecting StrategiesClient FearsFear-Producing WordsQuestioning StrategiesNEADS QualificationDeveloping a Quality PresentationGlamour Words and Visual AidsAddressing ConcernsClosing the SaleBuilding a Long-Term Business

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  7. 7.2 hrs • 1/10/2017 • Unabridged

    The coauthor of the best-selling 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown now gives us a bracing deconstruction of the framework for understanding the world that is learned as gospel in Economics 101, regardless of its imaginary assumptions and misleading half-truths.“Economism”—an ideology that distorts the valid principles and tools of Economics 101, propagated by self-styled experts, zealous lobbyists, clueless politicians, and ignorant pundits. In order to illuminate the fallacies of economism, James Kwak first offers a primer on supply and demand, market equilibrium, and social welfare: the underpinnings of most popular economic arguments.  Then he provides a historical account of how economism became a prevalent mode of thought in the United States—focusing on the people who packaged Econ 101 into sound bites they then repeated until they took on the aura of truth. He shows us how issues of the moment in contemporary American society—labor markets, taxes, finance, health care, macroeconomic management, among others—are shaped by economism, demonstrating in each case with clarity and elan how, because of its failure to reflect the complexities of our world, it has had a deleterious influence on policies that affect hundreds of millions of Americans.

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    Economism

    By James Kwak and Simon Johnson
    7.2 hrs • 1/10/17 • Unabridged
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  8. 6.5 hrs • 1/10/2017 • Unabridged

    Every woman has a voice—now, make it heard. Now, more than ever, the business, social and political landscape is ripe for women to accomplish their goals. Women are entering law, medical, and graduate school in equal numbers to men. Two women are running for the highest office in the United States. Women are steadily showing up in powerful positions, and better communication and public speaking give women the ability to develop their full potential, seize every opportunity, and realize their aspirations. Whether pitching for new business, delivering a talk at a conference, raising money for a non-profit, or communicating one-on-one with coworkers, women can become effective, powerful communicators when they learn to speak with authenticity and confidence. Deborah Shames, a veteran speaker and master trainer, invites women to step up and be heard. Out Front is an operating manual with compelling anecdotes and applied performance techniques. Noting the perfection syndrome and negative self-talk that plagues many women, Deborah delivers a how-to for battling these demons and identifies women’s special talents—from high emotional intelligence and leadership skills to storytelling. She guides readers in the mechanics of constructing talks efficiently, even with pressing deadlines. A former film and television director, Deborah coauthored Own the Room: Business Presentations that Persuade, Engage and Get Results. For fifteen years, she has trained and coached thousands of top-level executives, celebrities, and professionals at major US corporations and nonprofits. After only a few sessions, her clients generate more revenue, advance in their careers, and often receive the highest evaluations when they speak. Out Front is the definitive book for every woman who wants to realize their potential, engage an audience and expand their influence, whatever the venue or challenge.

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    Out Front

    6.5 hrs • 1/10/17 • Unabridged
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  9. 0.5 hrs • 1/10/2017 • Unabridged

    You can do well by doing good. Learn how.A selection from the bestselling RICH DAD ADVISORS: THE SOCIAL CAPITALIST

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    Understanding Social Capitalism

    0.5 hrs • 1/10/17 • Unabridged
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  10. 0.6 hrs • 1/10/2017 • Unabridged

    Overcome the myths that hold others back from real estate success.A selection from the bestselling RICH DAD ADVISORS: ABCs OF REAL ESTATE INVESTING

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  11. 0.2 hrs • 1/10/2017 • Unabridged

    How can you protect your assets? By following these 7 easy steps.A selection from the bestselling RICH DAD ADVISORS: START YOUR OWN CORPORATION.

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    Seven Steps to Achieve Limited Liability

    0.2 hrs • 1/10/17 • Unabridged
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  12. 0.2 hrs • 1/10/2017 • Unabridged

    Debt creates winners and losers. Understand the psychology and start winning.A selection from the bestselling RICH DAD ADVISORS: THE ABCs OF GETTING OUT OF DEBT.

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    The Psychology of Debt

    0.2 hrs • 1/10/17 • Unabridged
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  13. 0.6 hrs • 1/10/2017 • Unabridged

    Do you know the four winning mindsets of champions?A selection from the bestselling RICH DAD ADVISORS: SALES DOGS.

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  14. 0.3 hrs • 1/10/2017 • Unabridged

    Your tax advisor can save you a lot of money. Choose the right one!A selection from the bestselling RICH DAD ADVISORS: TAX-FREE WEALTH.

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  15. 0.2 hrs • 1/10/2017 • Unabridged

    Without any rules people make up their own. In business and in life you need a code of honor. A selection from the bestselling RICH DAD ADVISORS: TEAM CODE OF HONOR

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    Why Do You Need a Code of Honor?

    0.2 hrs • 1/10/17 • Unabridged
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  16. 0.2 hrs • 1/10/2017 • Unabridged

    Are you ready for business? First you need a plan… A selection from the bestselling RICH DAD ADVISORS: WRITING WINNING BUSINESS PLANS.To win in business requires a winning business plan. To write a winning business plan requires reading Garrett Sutton’s dynamic book on the topic. Writing Winning Business Plans provides the insights and the direction on how to do it well and do it right. Rich Dad/Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki says, “The first step in business is a great business plan. It must be a page turner that hooks and holds a potential investor. Garrett Sutton’s Writing Winning Business Plans is THE book for key strategies on preparing winning plans for both business and real estate ventures. Crisply written and featuring real life illustrative stories, Writing Winning Business Plans discusses all the key elements for a successful plan. Topics include focusing your business vision, understanding your financials and analyzing your competition. Also covered are how to really use your business plan as a tool and how to attract funding for your new or existing businesses.As business plan competitions become more popular around the world Writing Winning Business Plans also discusses how to enter and how to win these ever more lucrative contests. In addition, how to quickly interest a potential investor, also known as the elevator pitch, is explained. And, as opportunities arise around the world, how to present your plan in various countries is explored. Writing Winning Business Plans is the complete compendium for this essential business rite of passage – preparing a winning plan.

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    Why Do I Need a Plan?

    0.2 hrs • 1/10/17 • Unabridged
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