Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
New Arrivals - Business and management
A guide to using social media to find a job that explains the benefits of using sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook for networking, offers tips on creating an effective online profile, discusses how to develop a personal online brand, and includes other helpful job search strategies.
"While providing a complete overview of remote work's challenges, [the authors] ... argue that, often, the advantages of working 'off-site' far outweigh the drawbacks"--Dust jacket flap.
"IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us. Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the "creative types." But two of the leading experts in innovation, design, and creativity on the planet show us that each and every one of us is creative. In an incredibly entertaining and inspiring narrative that draws on countless stories from their work at IDEO and with many of the world's top companies, David and Tom Kelley identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work lives, and in our personal lives, and allow us to innovate in terms of how we approach and solve problems. It is a book that will help each of us be more productive and successful in our lives and in our careers."--Provided by publisher.
Explains the five key developments that have permanently altered the business world and describes how companies can embrace new media to change business models and adapt to the changes.
"Instagram Power provides everything you need to grab customers on the world's most popular photo-sharing site. This guide covers it all -- from setting up an account to promoting a brand to integrating the photo-sharing app into an existing marketing strategy"--P.  of cover.
"The Art of Negotiation shows how master negotiators thrive in the face of chaos and uncertainty. They don't trap themselves with rigid plans. Instead they understand negotiation as a process of exploration that demands ongoing learning, adapting, and influencing. Their agility enables them to reach agreement when others would be stalemated. Michael Wheeler illuminates the improvisational nature of negotiation, drawing on his own research and his work with Program on Negotiation colleagues. He explains how the best practices of diplomats such as George J. Mitchell, dealmaker Bruce Wasserstein, and Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub apply to everyday transactions like selling a house, buying a car, or landing a new contract."--www.Amazon.com.
Argues that a corporate culture that breeds a more engaged, positive, and productive workforce leads to better customer loyalty and satisfaction.
Sharing her own adventures in entrepreneurship, the owner of Slice Perfect, a farm-to-table pizzeria in New York City, who has become an angel investor for other promising start-ups, offers advice to help aspiring entrepreneurs make their own dream a reality.
Everyone knows that you are supposed to ?follow your dream.? But where is the road map to help you discover what that dream is? You have just found it. In Springboard, award-winning author and teacher G. Richard Shell helps you find your future. His advice: Take an honest look inside and then answer two questions: What, for me, is success? How will I achieve it? You will begin by assessing your current beliefs about success, including the hidden influences of family, media, and culture. These are where the pressures to live ?someone else?s life? come from. Once you gain perspective on these outside forces, you will be ready to look inside at your unique combination of passions and capabilities. The goal: to focus more on what gives meaning and excitement to your life and less on what you are ?supposed? to want. Drawing on his decades of research, Shell offers personalized assessments to help you probe your past, imagine your future, and measure your strengths.
Offers a step-by-step action plan for harnessing the power of modern marketing and PR to communicate with buyers directly, raise visibility, and increase sales, showing how large and small companies, nonprofits, and other organizations can leverage Web-based content to get the right information to the right people at the right time for a fraction of the cost of big-budget campaigns.
Delivers universal truths on how to best make a sale, including deliver value first, ask before telling, become your own brand, earn referrals and testimonials without asking, and create loyal customers.
Argues that an effective and trustworthy leadership culture is the key to success in business, and outlines four conditions that make a sucessful leader.
"Inside the Box shows that more innovation--and better and quicker innovation--happens when you work inside your familiar world (yes, inside the box) using a set of templates that channel the creative process in a way that makes us more--not less--creative. These techniques were derived from research that discovered a surprising set of common patterns shared by all inventive solutions. They form the basis for Systematic Inventive Thinking, or SIT, now used by hundreds of corporations throughout the world"--P.  of cover.
"Build your dreams is the new career manifesto for anyone who wants to turn their passion into their profession. Packed with anecdotes, exercises, and illustrations, this guide provides a 5-stage strategy to help you find your calling and launch your dream job: discover, research, embark, adapt, maintain. Build your dreams has everything you need to make a living doing what you love"--P.  of cover.
"The difference between helping and selling is just two letters. If you're wondering how to make your products seem more exciting online, you're asking the wrong question. You're not competing for attention only against other similar products. You're competing against your customers' friends and family and viral videos and cute puppies. To win attention these days you must ask a different question: "How can we help?" Jay Baer's Youtility offers a new approach that cuts through the clutter: marketing that is truly, inherently useful. If you sell something, you make a customer today, but if you genuinely help someone, you create a customer for life. Drawing from real examples of companies who are practicing Youtility as well as his experience helping more than seven hundred brands improve their marketing strategy, Baer provides a groundbreaking plan for using information and helpfulness to transform the relationship between companies and customers"-- Provided by publisher.
The star of the reality show "Hardcore Pawn" draws on his rags-to-riches experiences as a third-generation pawnbroker in Detroit, revealing how the strategies of pawnbrokers can be applied for success in all areas of a sales career.
Information you need from how to think like an entrepreneur to choosing a web host, designing a compelling website, taking advantage of social media marketing, and keeping your business legal, this updated guide will help you make your business dream a reality.
Explains how to use QuickBooks to set-up and manage bookkeeping systems, track invoices, pay bills, manage payroll, generate reports, and determine job costs.
A guide to the project management tool covers such topics as estimating work time, setting up a project schedule, building a team, setting up a budget, tracking progress, evaluating performance, and reporting on projects.
The guide to shortening your execution cycle down from one year to twelve weeks. Most organizations and individuals work in the context of annual goals and plans; a twelve-month execution cycle. Instead, The 12 Week Year avoids the pitfalls and low productivity of annualized thinking. This book redefines your "year" to be 12 weeks long. In 12 weeks, there just isn't enough time to get complacent, and urgency increases and intensifies. The 12 Week Year creates focus and clarity on what matters most and a sense of urgency to do it now.
This book will enable managers to help their people discover personal weaknesses and learn how to deliver direct, honest feedback.
Discusses the strategies, tactics, and techniques needed to use Facebook as an effective marketing tool and explains how to design a Facebook page, host a contest, and create an advertising campaign.