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In celebration of World Book Day on Thursday, April 23, 2020, Michigan Ross would like to recognize our very own alumni who have published a book—or books! Books featured on this brand new AlumniAdvantage page within the Kresge Library database can be accessed by students, faculty, staff and fellow alums. Thank you for supporting these alumni authors, and happy reading!
Mindfulness in the Lily Pads by
Publication Date: January 23, 2021
The Mindful Adventurers book series aims to make mindfulness more approachable for kids, showing how it can be helpful in everyday situations. In this first book of the series, Francis is anxious about his first day of school and his mom teaches him how to meditate to help ease his worries. During the guided meditation, Francis encounters many new experiences and meets new friends along the way. He learns the importance of showing kindness to others and that it's ok even when things don’t turn out as planned. Afterwards, he is able to approach the upcoming milestone with more openness and flexibility.
Publication Date: 2017-05-09
Today, all it takes is one organizational misstep to sink a company's reputation. Social media can be a strict ethical enforcer, with the power to convince thousands to boycott products and services. Executives are stuck on appeasing stakeholders―shareholders, employees, and consumers―but they ignore shapeholders, regulators, the media, and social and political activists who have no stake in a company but will work hard to curb what they see as bad business practices. And they do so at their own peril.
In Shapeholders: Business Success in the Age of Activism, former congressman, Fortune 500 executive, and university president Mark Kennedy argues that shapeholders, as much as stakeholders, have significant power to determine a company's risks and opportunities, if not its survival. Many international, multi-billion-dollar corporations fail to anticipate activism, and they flounder on first contact. Kennedy zeroes in on the different languages that shapeholders and companies speak and their contrasting metrics for what constitutes acceptable business practice. Executives, he argues, must be visionaries who find profitable―and probable―collaborations to diffuse political tensions. Kennedy's decision matrix helps corporations align their business practices with shapeholder interests, anticipate their demands, and assess changing moral standards so that together they can plan a profitable route forward.
Scope Forward by
Publication Date: 2020-08-26
No one in the medical field is free from the impact of COVID-19, including gastroenterologists. But the pandemic has only accelerated trends that started years ago. Health systems and insurance companies have become more powerful. Private equity has fueled consolidation. Colon cancer screening options have expanded. Artificial intelligence has embedded itself into endoscopy, and patients have become demanding consumers. It’s clear that GI can no longer rely on pre-COVID business models for survival. In his timely new book, Scope Forward, Praveen Suthrum provides deeper insights into the structural shift underway in GI. Through expert interviews, Praveen offers practical advice for the industry to thrive, not just survive in the coming decade. Get the clarity you need in the middle of chaos. Develop a mindset to disrupt yourself before someone else does. Build the future of gastroenterology on your terms. It's time to scope forward.
Build What Matters by
Publication Date: 2020-09-15
In the book we explain how to apply our Vision-Led Product Management framework to scale a SaaS business by focusing on customer value creation, a mid-term customer journey vision and a strategic plan to realize that vision.
The Power of Playing Offense by
Publication Date: 2021-03-02
Bestselling author Paul Epstein, founder of Purpose Labs, successfully steered business teams that executed billion-dollar NFL campaigns, broke Super Bowl revenue records, and generated league-leading sales results for cellar-dwelling NBA clubs. He then served as a consultant for the largest brands in business and sports. But after experiencing his own personal and career transformation, Epstein embarked on a mission to tackle a crisis of leadership. Now, in The Power of Playing Offense, Epstein invites you to meet him at the 50 and get real about taking a people-first approach that elevates purpose, performance, and impact. As the “Why Coach” inside the San Francisco 49ers front office, one question kept Epstein up at night: Who is coaching the coaches? He noticed a crucial gap in the development of leaders: they were expected to lead others before they learned to lead themselves. In an effort to fill this gap in the market, Epstein curated this interactive playbook—and its corresponding website www.powerofplayingoffense.com—for influencers and leaders like you, with more than 50 activities, tools, and strategies you can implement on Monday morning. The Power of Playing Offense will help you level up your leadership and transform your team from paycheck driven to purpose driven, from adversity to achievement, from disengaged to inspired, and from success to significance. The end game: a life and career of fulfillment and impact.
Thriving At 50+ by
Publication Date: 2020-04-06
At age 50+, when many people confront the challenges of supporting families and saving enough for retirement, rebranding and career reinvention become more important than ever. Thriving at 50+ speaks to people 50 and over as well as those in their 40s who are looking ahead to the next phase. It's a primer for those seeking another job or career; a how-to for starting a business or a new way of life. It reveals how to find purpose and revitalize your career and life for your next act.
Virtual Teams Across Cultures: Create Successful Teams Around the World by
Publication Date: 7/30/2020
As work becomes virtual, colleagues in many industries are increasingly collaborating online and across borders. Leading dispersed, cross-cultural teams requires a more aware and reflective approach to leadership, and Virtual Teams Across Cultures provides a blueprint for success for managers of multicultural virtual teams.
How to Succeed As a Solo Consultant by
Publication Date: 2019-12-15
This book is for anyone who has gained workplace experience and is thinking about striking out on their own as a consultant or a service-based entrepreneur. Each chapter provides homework that outlines the steps the reader needs to complete to gain confidence they have the tools to succeed. The book appendices include sample contracts and useful templates.
The Hunt for Unicorns by
Publication Date: 2021-01-13
With $30 trillion in assets under management, a new group of sovereign investors, which includes some of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds, government pension funds, central bank reserve funds, and other sovereign capital-enabled entities, have emerged to become the most influential capital markets players. As the new, powerful venture capitalist, they have fostered the rise of the likes of Uber, Alibaba, Spotify and other transformative players in the digital economy. Despite this increasingly important impact, sovereign investors remain mostly unknown, often maintaining a low profile in global markets. For the same reason, they’re also among the most widely misunderstood, as many view investments made by sovereign investors as purely driven by political aims. The current global tensions around the AI race and tech competition – and now the corona virus pandemic – have exacerbated such misperceptions, spawning controversies around sovereign investors and capital markets, governments, new technologies, cross-border investments, and related laws and regulations.
The Digital War by
Publication Date: 2021-01-19
As China’s digital economy moves from a consumer-focused phase to an enterprise-oriented one, Chinese companies are rushing to capitalize on ways the newer wave of tech―the Internet of Things, AI, blockchain, cloud computing, and data analytics (iABCD)―can unlock value for their businesses from non-traditional angles. This book details the profound global implications of this new direction, including how Chinese apps for services such as food delivery expand so quickly they surpass their U.S. models within a couple of years, and how the sheer scale and pace of Chinese innovation might lead to an AI arms race in which China and the U.S. vie aggressively for leadership.
Dream It and Do It by
Publication Date: 2020-11-11
Dream It and Do It includes 100 short stories about real world role models covering 100 different career paths. This book helps parents and teachers equip their children to answer the question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Winner of The Mothers Choice Award, first place awards with Story Monster and Dragonfly Awards and 5 star reviews from Readers Choice and Midwest Book Review.
Fact of the Day 1: 250 Facts for the curious by
Publication Date: 12/22/2020
A look inside the culture of Amazon, one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its relentless, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos. When Amazon.com launched in 1995, it was with the mission "to be Earth's most customer-centric company." Through creating and sustaining a culture of innovation, the company has proven a track record of building and scaling new businesses. The "Day 1" mentality means that even though Amazon is 26 years old, the company approaches every day like it's the first day of their new startup — to make smart, fast decisions, stay nimble, innovate and invent, and focus on delighting customers.
Enough about Me by
Publication Date: 2021-03-23
What if your path to a more successful, healthy, and satisfying life is actually not about you?
When his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Richard Lui did something tough. The award-winning news anchor decided to set aside his growing career to care for family. Selflessness, however, did not come easily. So, Richard set out to explore why he struggled.
In every decision, big and small, Lui discovered hidden opportunities to put others ahead of himself. Similar to training physical muscles, we must train our decision-making muscles to choose others over ourselves in order to have unexpected smiles and renewed balance in our lives.
Publication Date: 2018-01-02
SPARK is a myth-destroying book that will make you rethink both the theory and practice of leadership. It provides behavior-based leadership practices straight from the authors' experiences in the United States Armed Forces.
Managing Disruptive Change in Healthcare by
Publication Date: 2015-08-17
Managing Disruptive Change in Healthcare codifies the US National Cancer Institute's lessons from utilizing a public-private partnership with community hospitals to navigate the change needed to increase patient access to high-quality cancer care, and enhance hospitals' capacity to conduct and support research initiatives.
Hybrid Organizations by
Publication Date: 2009-06-01
Hybrid organizations operate in the blurry space between the for-profit and non-profit worlds. This work highlights key trends and critical themes that enable this new wave of socially conscious and fiscally minded enterprises to be successful in meeting both sets of goals.
Counselor Dad by
Publication Date: 2017-10-01
A loving father and successful CEO gives life tips to young people on clarifying values, college, careers, resumes, choosing a life partner, building a career, spiritual life, being healthy and other important topics. All in a conversational, very easy to read presentation. Can save you years of headaches and give you the advantage you need in planning where to go from here. Brian Melonakos is a recently retired CEO in the medical device industry. He is known as a turnaround specialist, having saved multiple companies from losses and built them into thriving enterprises. He has lived and worked on the East Coast, Midwest, West Coast, and in two foreign countries. He has been married to the same smart beautiful woman/life partner for over forty years and has three wonderful daughters and two grandchildren. He currently mentors a range of individuals, including young professionals and persons struggling to escape from homelessness. Brian holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and has done post-graduate studies at Stanford University and recently, at Cambridge University in the UK. He and his wife Kathleen live in the San Diego area.
Kennig and Gold by
Publication Date: 2017-04-05
A Singer in 1948 meets a girl and has to decide between love and his career.
Leading from the Front by
Publication Date: 2017-02-01
After serving in the United States Marine Corps, both authors realized that the business world could benefit from the Corps' basic, practical leadership curriculum. Lynch and Morgan joined forces to write Leading from the Front, and to share with women professionals leadership insights that can help them gain an advantage in their working world.
Stage 2 Owner's Manual by
Publication Date: 2010-11-09
A guide to dealing with the complexity that comes after a start-up becomes profitable and sustainable. Features advice that passes the common-sense test, specific enough to work while general enough that you don't have to sort through too many details. Just right for Stage 2 small businesses.
Changing Your Company from the Inside Out by
Publication Date: 2015-03-17
This book is a road map for intrapreneurs seeking to reshape their companies into drivers of positive change. If you want to spearhead social innovation from within your company, use this book as your guide.
Cost Accounting by
Publication Date: 2006-08-04
Cost accounting text book. There is a related study guide and working papers book. It is designed for the beginning student with a lot of hands on applications.
How to Be a Positive Leader by
Publication Date: 2014-06-02
Positive leaders are able to dramatically expand their people’s—and their own—capacity for excellence. And they accomplish this without enormous expenditures or huge heroic gestures. Here leading scholars—including Adam Grant, author of the bestselling Give and Take; positive organizational scholarship movement cofounders Kim Cameron and Robert Quinn; and thirteen more—describe how this is being done at companies such as Wells Fargo, Ford, Kelly Services, Burt’s Bees, Connecticut’s Griffin Hospital, the Michigan-based Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, and many others. They show that, like the butterfly in Brazil whose flapping wings create a typhoon in Texas, you can create profound positive change in your organization through simple actions and attitude shifts.
Mama's Got a Brand New Job by
Publication Date: 2013-07-01
Mama’s Got a Brand New Job is the comedic story of a power lawyer’s transition to working motherhood. Maxine Pedersen is smart and fun patent attorney who strikes up an unlikely mentorship with a French perfume maker as she juggles marriage, motherhood and her evolving career. Edited by the editor of The Help, Mama’s Got a Brand New Job is a must-read for today’s “professional parents.”
Fundamentals of Engineering Economic Analysis by
Publication Date: 2013-08-12
The textbook Fundamentals of Engineering Economic Analysis, 1st edition provides streamlined topical coverage with a modern and pedagogically-rich presentation. This text features a wealth of real-world vignettes to reinforce how students will use economics in their future careers as well as to drive student motivation and interest. An enlightening approach combined with strong digital offerings make the course manageable, equipping students with the knowledge they need as future engineers.
Publication Date: 2008-07-01
Part small business manifesto, part personal finance primer, the award-winning ECOpreneuring is essential reading for small business owners, prospective entrepreneurs, and anyone who dreams of a livelihood based on independence, creativity, passion and a commitment to green practices and sustainability. ECOpreneuring shows how we can earn our daily bread on a local or regional level while saving money, strengthening the economy and helping restore the planet to ecological health and social stability.
Farmstead Chef by
Publication Date: 2011-10-11
A quirky, homespun cookbook and tale of how we can eat well, nourish our bodies, and restore the planet. Rediscover the benefits of homegrown food and homemade cooking, preserving the harvest, and stocking the pantry, all while building community. From breakfasts to mouth-watering desserts, Farmstead Chef showcases the creative and budget-friendly side to eating lower on the food chain more often while taking responsibility for the food we put into our bodies--by growing it, sharing it, and savoring it.
Rural Renaissance by
Publication Date: 2009-05-01
In the ’60s it was called the "back to the land" movement, and in Helen and Scott Nearings’ day, it was "living the good life." Whatever the term, North Americans have always yearned for a simpler way. Blending inspiration with practical how-to’s, Rural Renaissance captures the American dream of country living for contemporary times. Journey with the authors and experience their lessons, laughter and love for the land as they trade the urban concrete maze for a five-acre organic farm and bed and breakfast in southwestern Wisconsin.
Red Summer by
Publication Date: 2016-04-05
Two teenagers fall in love in the illustrious community of the Black Wall Street until an incident ignites the largest race riot in US history and results in its tragic end.
NerdNotes Summary Guide to CFA Level I by
Publication Date: 2016-04-04
Read the exam material in DAYS - not months. Like Cliffs Notes for the CFA® exam! We've done all the work in compiling a concise - yet thorough - guide to help you review all of the study sessions in one sitting. A great supplement to your study materials.
Finding Greenwood by
Publication Date: 2014-01-22
A White Tulsa reporter discovers vile secrets about those he admires while investigating the Tulsa Riots which led to the destruction to the Black Wall Street of the 1920's.
Dear Nicholas: Memoirs of Life, Love & Friendship by
Publication Date: August 11, 2016
With unbeatable wit, Cate and her friends pursue their one true love—their soul mate—their Noah. Their hesitations, desires, and blind-faith leap onto the pages revealing every woman’s optimistic panic as shared by friends. Cate captures years of conversations about loves and friendships–and machinations-in short infectious vignettes that give rise to ever changing maxims to live by, date by, and love by.
How to use option trade by
This book explains option trading strategy for beginners and introduces attractiveness and risk of option trading.
Homemade for Sale by
Publication Date: 2015-03-17
Homemade for Sale is the first authoritative guide to conceiving and launching your own home-based food start-up. Packed with profiles of successful cottage food entrepreneurs, this comprehensive and accessible resource covers everything you need to get cooking for your customers, creating items that by their very nature are specialized and unique.
Quantitative Analytics in Debt Valuation and Management by
Publication Date: 2012-05-16
This book describes how one can use option pricing theory to value credit risky debt. It does beyond on the Merton Model to reveal the interrelationship between the equity, bond, and options markets. With this foundation, on can systematically engage in capital structure arbitrage and hedge corporate loan portfolios with equity index EFT and Futures.
Straight from the Investor's Mouth by
Publication Date: 2014-07-11
Straight from the Investor’s Mouth is full of wisdom for entrepreneurs. Mary Lemmer wrote Straight from the Investor's Mouth to share the advice she learned from her experiences at entrepreneur pitches, board meetings, fundraising sessions, and more. The advice covers key aspects of building a business: the people, the market, the model, the product, the fundraise, and the life of an entrepreneur.
Animal Friends by
Publication Date: 2002-02-01
No matter if your friends have feathers or fur or if they're big or small you need to love and take care of them. Smiling faces from fifteen countries around the world introduce adorable, and sometimes exotic, animal friends. Once again Maya Ajmera and John Ivanko team up to share their vision of teaching youngsters the value of diversity and aiding them to grow into productive, caring citizens of the world with the award-winning Animal Friends. Beautiful and often comical photographs of children and their animal friends from all over the world portray the innocence and joy of childhood and a child's easy appreciation and love of a favorite pet.
To Be an Artist by
Publication Date: 2004-02-01
Children around the world express themselves through art, be it music, dance, visual arts, or theater. Beautiful photographs and lyrical text highlight the many ways art can bring us together in the award-winning To Be an Artist. A portion of the proceeds help support community-based projects benefiting children around the world.
Be My Neighbor by
Publication Date: 2004-07-01
Beginning with introductory "Words of Wisdom from Fred Rogers," this horizontally formatted book explores the concept of neighborhood though a dual text and dozens of excellent photographs. The large-print text, suitable for young preschool children, uses short phrases to reinforce the idea of what a neighborhood is. Around the world, children live in community with others, sharing homes, resources, and experiences with their neighbors. The award-winning Be My Neighbor celebrates what it means to be a neighbor the whole world over -- from Vietnam to the United States, Austria to Kenya and everywhere in between. A portion of the proceeds help support community-based projects benefiting children around the world.
To Be a Kid by
Publication Date: 1999-02-01
Celebrate the universality and diversity of childhood and the adventures of growing up around all the world. With a forward by Chris and Martin Kratt of PBS fame, the award-winning To Be a Kid invites readers to share in the commonality of families, school, play, creativity, animals, and friends worldwide. Ajmera and Ivanko’s powerful text, paired with colorful and expressive photography, unites children as they play, learn, and spend time with family and friends. From Botswana to Haiti, Mongolia to Cuba, To Be a Kid, captures everyday moments across the globe. A portion of the proceeds help support community-based projects benefiting children around the world.
Back to School by
Publication Date: 2001-07-01
BACK TO SCHOOL invites young minds to sit in the front row and share the exciting experience of learning with kids just like themselves all over the world. Whether they take a school bus, a boat, or a rickshaw to get there, kids around the globe are going to school and growing smarter and more curious every day. Beautiful, joy-filled, color photographs of children studying, learning, exploring, and having fun from nation to nation, will inspire readers of all ages with the excitement of discovery and sharing new ideas.
Come Out and Play by
Publication Date: 2001-02-01
If you woke up tomorrow in Egypt with a yen for a good game of tag, you could find it. Then you could hop on your magic carpet and fly to Thailand to play Go Fish with some new friends. Later, you could seesaw until the cows come home in Ireland. Everyone loves to play and the universal appeal of games and goofing around is joyfully evident in COME OUT AND PLAY. Brilliant, full-color photographs portray exuberant, playful kids from over 35 countries engaging in games of all kinds.
Project Management Lessons Learned by
Publication Date: 2018-06-21
This book provides project managers and PMO practitioners with a Framework for capturing, documenting and sharing project lessons learned and feeding back the lessons to improve the project management process.
The Power of Deduction by
Publication Date: 2010-08-01
If you really want to improve product designs, you must do more than conceive and develop ideas using intuitive and inductive thinking. While innovation and creativity which are driven by insight and inductive generalizations are critically important in today s competitive world, inspired ideas that are not executed with exquisite attention to detail are, more often than not, doomed to the scrap heap of history. That s where a design failure modes and effects analysis (DFMEA) comes in. But like anything, it has to be done well. Even with a clever or exciting design, a poorly developed DFMEA means that there will likely be serious problems with the design, either during the development cycle or after customers begin to use the product, or both. This book is aimed at engineers, managers, and other professionals who are active participants in product development activities for industrial and commercial products, including design engineers, designers, product engineers, program managers, quality managers and engineers, manufacturing engineers, and business unit managers. How can you turn DFMEA into the powerful tool that it can become? How should DFMEA be approached? This book answers these questions. It introduces DFMEA, outlines some common mistakes made when doing it, and goes deep into a straightforward but comprehensive 7-step process that will ensure your designs and products are world-class.
The Savings Solution by
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
With witty dialogue and truly actionable recommendations throughout, The Savings Solution will change your perspective within minutes and your financial life in just hours. You'll soon experience: Why budgeting is completely unnecessary, How to reach the Promised Land of Savings, The importance of being with people you like, When and how to buy a house and a car.
Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck by
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
So many have income, so few have wealth. Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Pull up a chair and sit down with an approachable expert today. Have the conversation you never had and learn the financial planning lessons you were never taught. Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck provides you with the lessons you need to know as part of an easy-going low-stress discussion.
The Options Edge by
Publication Date: 2016-03-07
Most people think options are mysterious financial instruments and do not realize they use options everyday. By building on this intuition, this book take trading options from the theoretical to the practical. By building on statistical analysis of how index options perform in real time, this book shows people how to connect the optimal strategy to any bespoke situation.
Manage Your Financial Life by
Publication Date: 2016-10-01
Manage Your Financial Life is an objective, approachable, and comprehensive guide to help women understand finance and investing. It provides an easy system for getting organized, analyzing your financial profile, educating yourself about investing, and putting your money to work. The book is particularly helpful to women either preparing for or facing life transitions with a financial impact.
20 Beautiful Women by
Publication Date: 2018-02-27
Nile is one of twenty women from around the world who have contributed powerful stories of love, faith, and healing. She shares her story of learning how to be mentally, emotionally, and spiritually bulletproof when others are taking aim. You will find stories you can connect with, learn from, cry with, and grow from. It’s a must-read for anyone desiring connection with other real women and true transformation. This compelling book may change your life forever!
After School by
Publication Date: 2016-08-12
30 MBA grads a few years out of school recollect their triumphs and missteps before and after business school. This is After School: Is Getting an MBA Really Worth It. The graduates interviewed currently work in the following areas: Consulting & Strategy, Brand Management, General Management, Operations, Product Management, Finance, and Startups & Entrepreneurship. Each interviewee details his or her job, including the likes, dislikes, frustrations, and future outlooks as well as how school succeeded or failed to prepare them for their positions. All the thoughts expressed feed into the ultimate question of whether an MBA is worth the time and money.
Passing the Bucks by
Publication Date: 1999-10-01
Passing the Bucks reveals the secrets of effective business succession and estate planning that can help reduce or even eliminate the risk of losing most of the assets you've worked so hard to accumulate. This book presents many effective strategies for preserving your business for future generations, reducing estate taxes, and leveraging your wealth for more noble pursuits in an easy-to-understand, question-and-answer format.
All the Colors We Will See: Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness, and Finding Our Way by
Publication Date: 2018-08-07
Patrice Gopo grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, the child of Jamaican immigrants who had little experience being black in America. In her poetic and often courageous collection of essays, Patrice examines the complexities of race relations, immigration questions, and identity formation in our turbulent yet hopeful time of intersecting heritages.
The Best Teacher in You by
Publication Date: 2014-06-30
What does teaching look like at its very best? How are great teachers able to ignite a love of learning and change students’ lives? In this book you’ll learn from seven remarkable teachers who stretch beyond the conventional foundations of good teaching to transform their classrooms into exciting, dynamic places where teachers and students cocreate the learning experience. Based on six years of extensive work, the book outlines a framework that identifies four dimensions of effective teaching and learning that are integrated in these highly effective teachers’ classrooms—and that all teachers can use to recognize and release the potential in themselves and their students.
The Innovative Society by
Publication Date: 2014-01-31
Why do some countries produce more inventions and ideas than others? Is innovation driven by scientific elites or unsung artisans? Is there a link between innovation and democracy? This book provides fresh answers to these questions. Dr. Kalafus provides a unique analysis of practical and theoretical innovations, and describes how science and technology eventually interacted to promote prosperity.
Executing Strategy in a Developing Economy by
Publication Date: October 20, 2017
This book looks at challenges facing companies which find their beginnings in the African environment. The authors have taken great pains to bring to light business frameworks that have been largely part of high-performance companies for quite some time, but are largely absent as part of management philosophy and discussions in Africa. There is no doubt that the challenges in managing companies in Africa present a unique problem because of the peculiarities of the varied culture across the continent. Some of these peculiarities are also present in other developing economies so instances can be found elsewhere where great companies have emerged. The ones that are unique to Africa, on the other hand, need to be understood in a much more fundamental way that allows formulation of effective solutions. For that to happen, businesses in developing economies have to be familiar and highly conversant in management frameworks that have been a result of years of problem-solving. The authors have done exactly that, bringing together a set of management frameworks and insights gathered from experiences dealing with challenges within the context of a developing economy. Context, the lack of it or the prevalence of it, is what determines successful outcomes from applying these frameworks. Having an understanding of the context and how to execute strategy however depends on having a fundamental understanding of the frameworks the authors bring together in this book. Executing strategy without context is a recipe for failure of a company’s strategy. This is the unitary lesson from this book, one worth taking seriously.
Business Principles of Strategic and Operational Excellence by
Publication Date: 2015-05-22
Book is about getting organizations to execute as a unit. It is also about continually improving upon customers’ perception of value. The book looks at a roadmap for operational excellence: a journey that can sustains success when everybody aboard is a crew and not just a passenger. It outlines a roadmap devoid of unnecessary complexity, with clear mile markers to track progress. It also means clear alignment within the team on the key strategic initiatives that are critical to the journey. Enrolling the entire organization to adopt the principles of strategic and operational excellence allows an organization to more effectively unleash the creativity and talents of team members.
Tax Planning for Real Estate Transactions by
Publication Date: 1963
The Treatise is intended for use by lawyers, CPAs, investment advisors and real estate developers and investors. It covers the whole tax spectrum from basis and adjusted basis, to choice of entity, to sales and like kind exchanges to estate planning for real estate owners.
Blue Ocean Shift by
Publication Date: 2017-09-26
BLUE OCEAN SHIFT is the essential follow up to Blue Ocean Strategy, the classic and 3.6 million copy global bestseller by world-renowned professors W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. Drawing on more than a decade of new work, Kim and Mauborgne show you how to move beyond competing, inspire your people's confidence, and seize new growth, guiding you step-by-step through how to take your organization from a red ocean crowded with competition to a blue ocean of uncontested market space. By combining the insights of human psychology with practical market-creating tools and real-world guidance, Kim and Mauborgne deliver the definitive guide to shift yourself, your team, or your organization to new heights of confidence, market creation, and growth. They show why non-disruptive creation is as important as disruption in seizing new growth.
The Opportunity Analysis Canvas by
Publication Date: 2015-01-26
In The Opportunity Analysis Canvas, Dr. James V. Green shares how to become more effective in identifying and analyzing entrepreneurial opportunities while building successful new ventures. Why are select entrepreneurs successful? Can you understand and develop your thinking to be a better entrepreneur? What are the keys to developing winning entrepreneurial ideas? Distilling vast amounts of research in psychology, sociology, and economics into a practical how-to guide for aspiring and active entrepreneurs, Dr. Green presents a whole new understanding of entrepreneurial mindset and action. At its core, The Opportunity Analysis Canvas contains a powerful argument that anyone can be a successful entrepreneur by thoughtfully examining themselves and the new venture opportunity. By harnessing these insights, we can transform our ideas into innovative ventures that are lasting successes.
The Little Book of Horse Racing Law by
Publication Date: 2015-02-16
The book, published by the American Bar Association, has stories about my experience in horse racing legal cases and of other horse racing legal cases.
The Healthcare Quality Book by
Publication Date: 2014-04-11
Every healthcare organization is on its own unique journey, but each one needs a road map to a common destination--quality. Improving quality of care is an essential strategy for surviving--and thrivig--in today's demanding healthcare environment. The Healthcare Quality Book provides the framework, strategies and practical tactics that all healthcare leaders need as they learn, implement, and manage quality improvement efforts. The book offers a detailed exploration on the components of quality, while incorporating techniques to continuously improve and transform healthcare organizations.
Be Nice to Sharks by
Publication Date: 2016-06-07
A children’s book with original photography about shark conservation
Principled Policy by
Publication Date: 2016-03-16
Principled Policy asserts that policies advocated by Republicans and Democrats have become unmoored from the founding principles of America resulting in a confusing and often contradictory Gordian knot of policies and programs. The only way we can get America on the right track is to define a coherent set of principles that are supported by a general consensus of the population and then make sure that the policies of the government adhere to those principles.
Edifice of Trust Second Edition by
Publication Date: 2017-03-28
The book reviews the most important social issues of our time in the framework of the American Founding Principles. The book discusses how to apply Enlightenment principles to the breaking news stories of today and reviews the policy positions of the presidential candidates running in the 2016 election. You will look at the issues and the candidates with a new perspective after reading this book.
The Journey of an Inquiring Mind by
Publication Date: 2019-05-01
In this memoir, Gary records the careers, hoobbies, jobs, and sports he mastered during the eight decades of his life. Using his award-winning story-telling ability, he describes his life of work that began as a six-year old merchandizer of eggs. Gary honed his business acumen at the University of Michigan, served as a Naval officer, and founded highly successful IT businesses before becoming a novelist.
Sea Stories by
Publication Date: 2016-07-20
Sea Stories brings to life an incredible Cold War event in 1962 when the USS Cony surfaced a Soviet submarine. As OOD, Ensign SLaughter effectively dissuaded the Soviet captain from firing his nuclear-tipped torpedo, avoiding a nuclear holocaust. The memoir is a collection of 60 vignettes - some humorous and others downright dangerous - that show new insights into Navy everyday life.
2017 a Trumpian Year in Review by
Publication Date: 2018-07-27
2017 – A Trumpian Year in Review is a collection of essays documenting the events that transpired in 2017 after the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States. The author views these events through a lens based on American Founding Principles and tries to direct the reader to how these underlying principles are reflected (sometimes by their absence) in breaking news stories.
2018 Surviving Trump by
Publication Date: March 15, 2019
Whew! We made it! We survived the second year of the presidency of Donald J. Trump. This book documents many of the trials and tribulations that we faced during 2018 and analyzes their importance from the perspective of America’s Founding Principles.
Publication Date: 2016-12-16
How does a celebratory toast in his boss’s office on the top floor of an obscure South American bank lead an over-the-hill American into rapid-fire encounters with Maoist terrorists, Russian mutineers and the Third Directorate of the People’s Republic? Victor Bolles’ novel leads the reader across the Andean mountains and the Russian tundra in a desperate effort to track down stolen Russian nukes.
Battle for the Marble Palace by
Publication Date: 2019-05-29
Built upon years of research at more than twenty archives and written in a compelling narrative—what the Dean of UC Davis Law School described as “an absolute ‘must read’ for Supreme Court watchers as well as political junkies, history buffs, and mystery book readers”—Battle for the Marble Palace uncovers the true origins of the messy confirmation fights the nation has endured in recent years.
52 Small Changes for the Family by
Publication Date: 2019-03-12
In 52 Small Changes for the Family, bestselling author Brett Blumenthal teams up with family health practitioner Danielle Shea Tan to reveal how to build a foundation of health and happiness in the family. The idea is simple: Make one small change a week for 52 weeks and at the end of the year, you and your children will enjoy a happier, healthier lifestyle.
China's Mobile Economy by
Publication Date: 2016-12-27
China's Mobile Economy: Opportunities in the Largest and Fastest Information Consumption Boom is a cutting-edge text that spotlights the digital transformation in China. Organised into three major areas of the digital economy within China, this ground-breaking book explores the surge in e-commerce of consumer goods, the way in which multi-screen and mobile Internet use has increased in popularity, and the cultural emphasis on the mobile Internet as a source of lifestyle- and entertainment-based content. Targeted at the global business community, this lucid and engaging text guides business leaders, investors, investment banking professionals, corporate advisors, and consultants in grasping the challenges and opportunities created by China's emerging mobile economy, and its debut onto the global stage.
A To Z, They're Just Like Me by
A to Z. They're Just Like Me! is a picture book that every child (and parent) needs to read.
It's time we redefine how we talk about our girls- our future leaders, changemakers, and innovators.
It's time we tell the stories of women, past and present, who have and are changing the world across science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math.
It's time to introduce our girls and boys to the A to Z alternatives to 'cute','pretty', and 'sweet' and the women who show us how its done.
WTF Is Happening: Women Tech Founders on the Rise by
Publication Date: March 28, 2019
Technological innovation is exploding, and venture capitalists are continually looking to invest in the next big thing. But while female pioneers are making remarkable strides across a wide range of emerging tech fields--from robotics to virtual reality to drone technology and autonomous flight--they are receiving only a small fraction of the available funding, an inequity that harms both innovator and investor alike.
The the BUSINESS CASUAL YOGI / Career Success and Work/Life Balance Achieved Via Yoga by
Publication Date: 2019-11-05
The Business Casual Yogi makes the practice and philosophy of yoga accessible to the modern professional. As yoga pervades mainstream society, its philosophies and techniques are proving increasingly relevant to modern leadership. Filled with physical and mental exercises, diet and lifestyle guides, and meditation techniques, this book will help you attain greater happiness, balance, and success.
The Startup Squad by
Publication Date: 2019-05-07
All the great leaders had to start somewhere. And Teresa (“Resa” for short) is starting with the lemonade stand competition her teacher assigned to the class—but making it a success is going to be a lot harder than Resa thinks.
The prize: line-skipping tickets to Adventure Central. The competition: Val, Resa's middle school nemesis. And the biggest obstacle to success: Resa's own teammates. Harriet is the class clown, Amelia is the new girl who thinks she knows best, and Didi is Resa's steadfast friend—who doesn't know the first thing about making or selling lemonade. The four of them quickly realize that the recipe for success is tough to perfect—but listening to each other is the first step. And making new friends might be the most important one...
From the Battlefield to the White House to the Boardroom by
Publication Date: 2020-02-26
From the Battlefield to the White House to the Boardroom is a leadership memoir chock-full of practical lessons and inspiring case studies to help leaders and aspiring leaders develop, embrace, and strengthen a values-based approach to leading people, projects, and organizations.
Life's Accessories by
Publication Date: 2019-11-05
Rachel Levy Lesser can relive almost every significant life event through an accessory. A scarf, a pair of earrings, a bag, even a fleece pair of socks―each contains the elements that put together the story of a life. Life’s Accessories is a funny, sad, touching, relatable, shake-your-head-right-along-as-you-laugh-and-wipe-away-tears, coming-of-age memoir. In fourteen essays, Lesser tackles sensitive issues like anxiety, illness, and loss in a way that feels a bit like having a chat with a good friend. Out of the stories comes solid life―and fashion―advice. About far more than just a hair tie, a bracelet, or a belt, Life’s Accessories is a window into the many ways in which Lesser has come to understand life―in all of its beauty, its joys, its sorrows, its heartaches, its challenges, and its absurdity.
Zero Regrets by
Publication Date: 2019-06-20
Life lessons in resilience, determination and focus…If tomorrow never came, would you say you lived your life with Zero Regrets? Zero Regrets is a coaching guide designed to explore eight key choices that individuals should consider in their personal and professional lives. Each choice contains stories that bring the learnings to life and many activities that you can follow to make immediate changes. If you're ready to take your life to the next level and truly live every day as if it were your last - this guide is for you! Get ready for the #ZeroRegretsChallenge.Foreword author, Patti Johnson, describes the book as "The book provides a wonderful blend of finding your purpose through practical strategies and exercises to help you stop, think and reframe." "The exercises push your thinking through straightforward and direct questions. This combination encourage me to slow down and rediscover my goals..."Author Meli Casey is a certified life coach, HR professional and Learning & Development enthusiast. With more than 15 years of experience in Fortune 500 companies, she brings key insights to unlock personal and professional challenges with the goal of building "Life Skills" in others.
Straight from the Investor's Mouth by
Publication Date: 2014-07-11
Ever wonder what investors really think about your company? What do they really want to see? Straight from the Investor’s Mouth is full of pearls of wisdom from investors. Straight from the Investor’s Mouth was written by Mary Lemmer, after she spent several years working for an early stage venture capital (VC) firm. During her time in VC, she absorbed all sorts of wisdom from investors and entrepreneurs, and viciously took notes to remember all the nuggets of wisdom. After three years she had documented hundreds of one-liners, all of which held some piece of advice for entrepreneurs. An entrepreneur herself, Mary decided to share these pieces of wisdom in Straight from the Investor’s Mouth. Each one liner is followed by a story, exemplifying the one liner, and then the takeaway lesson for entrepreneurs. This book is written for entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and anyone who wants to better understand how investors think.
Student Published Books
Black Excellence by
Publication Date: 2021-08-30
Black Excellence: 20 Stories about Rising from Ordinary to Extraordinary will inspire you to expand and broaden the range of phenomenal goals you want to achieve in life. Author L. Jeff Shafer II celebrates Black culture through interviews, research, and his personal journey to show there are endless examples of Black Excellence today in many different industries. This book includes compelling stories from a variety of influential figures exploring the intersection of purpose, race, and excellence.