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Classic Business Books
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by
Call Number: BF637.S8 C68 2013
Publication Date: 2013-11-19
A leading management consultant outlines seven organizational rules for improving effectiveness and increasing productivity at work and at home.
The 48 Laws of Power by
Call Number: BD438 .G74 2000
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills three thousand years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. It outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers. Some laws teach the need for prudence, the virtue of stealth, and many demand the total absence of mercy, but like it or not, all have applications in real life. Illustrated through the tactics of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, P.T. Barnum, and other famous figures who have wielded--or been victimized by--power, these laws will fascinate any reader interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control
Good to Great by
Call Number: HD57.7 .C645 2001
Publication Date: 2001-10-16
Answers to commonly asked questions about how good-to-great principles can help social sector organizations make the leap to greatness, using interviews with over 100 social sector leaders.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by
Call Number: BF637.S8 C37 1998
Publication Date: 1998-10-01
Available for the first time ever in trade paperback, Dale Carnegie's enduring classic, the inspirational personal development guide that shows how to achieve lifelong success. One of the top-selling books of all time, "How to Win Friends & Influence People" has sold more than 15 million copies in all its editions.
The Practice of Management by
Call Number: HD70.U5 D7 2006
Publication Date: 2006-10-03
A classic since its publication in 1954, "The Practice of Management" was the first book to look at management as a whole and being a manager as a separate responsibility. "The Practice of Management" created the discipline of modern management practices. Readable, fundamental, and basic, it remains an essential book for students, aspiring managers, and seasoned professionals.
Principle-Centered Leadership by
Call Number: BF637.S8 C67 2003
Publication Date: 1992-10-01
The author invites business readers to center their professional lives around principles of excellence and quality and discusses the six conditions of effectiveness and the patterns of organizational excellence.
Call Number: HF5386 .D167 2017
Publication Date: 2017-09-19
Dalio shares what he has learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. His practical lessons include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams.
Rich Dad Poor Dad by
Call Number: HG179 .K565 2011
Publication Date: 2011-08-16
Argues that a good education and a secure job are not guarantees for financial success, and describes six guidelines for making money work for oneself.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by
Call Number: CT275.P648 A3 2006
Publication Date: 2006-04-25
The novel, published in 1974, uses a long motorcycle trip to frame a prolonged exploration of the world of ideas, about life and how best to live it. It references perspectives from Western and Eastern Civilizations as it explores the central question of the how to pursue technology so that human life is enriched rather than degraded. Narrated in the first person, it incorporates a parallel presentation of trip details and an ongoing retrospective concerning dramatic events from the Narrator's past, creating rich symbolism and including numerous analogies reinforcing the overall theme of coming to terms with the mysteries of why we exist and how best to live.
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