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Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of De...
by David Enrich

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

February 18, 2020

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<p><strong>鈥淓nrich tells the story of how one of the world's mightiest banks careened off the rails, threatening everything from our financial system to our democracy. Darkly fascinating. A tale that will keep you up at night.鈥?鈥斅燡ohn Carreyrou, #1 bestselling author of聽</strong><em><strong>Bad Blood</strong></em></p><p><strong>From </strong><em><strong>New York Times</strong></em><strong>聽</strong><strong>finance editor David Enrich, a</strong><strong>聽searing expos茅 of the most scandalous bank in the world, revealing its shadowy ties to Donald Trump, Putin's Russia, and Nazi Germany</strong></p><p>On a rainy Sunday in 2014, a senior executive at Deutsche Bank was found hanging in his London apartment. Bill Broeksmit had helped build the 150-year-old financial institution into a global colossus, and his sudden death was a mystery, made more so by the bank鈥檚 efforts to deter investigation. Broeksmit, it turned out, was a man who knew too much.</p><p>In <em>Dark Towers</em>, award-winning journalist David Enrich reveals the truth about Deutsche Bank and its epic path of devastation. Tracing the bank鈥檚聽history back to its propping up of a default-prone American developer in the 1880s, helping the Nazis build Auschwitz, and wooing Eastern Bloc authoritarians, he shows how in the 1990s, via a succession of hard-charging executives, Deutsche made a fateful decision to pursue Wall Street riches, often at the expense of ethics and the law.</p><p>Soon, the bank was manipulating markets, violating international sanctions to aid terrorist regimes, scamming investors, defrauding regulators, and laundering money for Russian oligarchs. Ever desperate for an American foothold, Deutsche also started doing business with a self-promoting real estate magnate nearly every other bank in the world deemed too dangerous to touch: Donald Trump. Over the next twenty years, Deutsche executives loaned billions to Trump, the Kushner family, and an array of scandal-tarred clients, including convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. </p><p><em>Dark Towers </em>is the never-before-told saga of how Deutsche Bank became the global face of financial recklessness and criminality鈥攖he corporate equivalent of a weapon of mass destruction. It is also the story of a man who was consumed by fear of what he鈥檇 seen at the bank鈥攁nd his son鈥檚 obsessive search for the secrets he kept. </p>
The Scribe Method: The Best Way to Write and Publish Your Non-Fic...
by , Zach Obront

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English

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Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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You鈥檙e ready to write your book. You鈥檝e accumulated hard-won knowledge and mastered the solution to a difficult problem. Now you want to put it out into the world鈥攁nd be recognized for your expertise, like those you鈥檝e watched reap the benefits of a published book. <BR><BR>You know you have to write it. You鈥檝e heard it from people for years: you should really write a book. <BR><BR>They鈥檙e right. It鈥檚 time for you to write the book that cements your legacy and impacts other people鈥攁nd maybe even the world. <BR><BR>So why haven鈥檛 you done it yet? <BR><BR>The truth is, writing a book is scary. Is your idea good enough? How do you structure it, write it, and stay motivated? What if you actually finish it, and it鈥檚 bad? Worst of all: what if you publish it, and no one cares? <BR><BR>If this sounds familiar, <i>The Scribe Method</i> will help you navigate these fears on your journey to becoming a published author. Guided by experts <B>Tucker Max</B> and <B>Zach Obront</B>, you鈥檒l overcome the obstacles that have held you back with a simple, time-saving, effective method to writing a great book, and learn the step-by-step process that has created hundreds of bestselling titles.
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Orga...
by , Paul White

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English

Pages

252

Publication Date

January 01, 2019

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<p><b>Based on the #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller <i>The 5 Love Languages廬</i></b><i></i>(over 12 million copies sold)<i>, </i></p><p>Dramatically improve workplace relationships simply by learning your coworkers鈥?language of appreciation. </p><p>This book will give you the tools to improve staff morale, create a more positive workplace, and increase employee engagement. How? By teaching you to effectively communicate <i>authentic</i> appreciation and encouragement to employees, co-workers, and leaders. Most relational problems in organizations flow from this question: <i>do people feel appreciated?</i> This book will help you answer 鈥淵es!鈥?lt;/p><p>A bestseller鈥攈aving sold over 300,000 copies and translated into 16 languages鈥攖his book has proven to be effective and valuable in diverse settings. Its principles about human behavior have helped businesses, non-profits, hospitals, schools, government agencies, and organizations with remote workers. </p><p>PLUS! Each book contains a free access code for taking the online <i>Motivating By Appreciation (MBA) Inventory <b>(does not apply to purchases of used books)</b>. </i>The assessment identifies a person鈥檚 preferred languages of appreciation to help you apply the book. When supervisors and colleagues understand their coworkers鈥?primary and secondary languages, as well as the specific actions they desire, they can effectively communicate <i>authentic</i> appreciation, thus creating healthy work relationships and raising the level of performance across an entire team or organization.</p><p>Take your team to the next level by applying <i>The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace.</i></p>
The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies ...
by , Steven Kotler

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English

Pages

375

Publication Date

January 28, 2020

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<b>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling authors of <i>Abundance</i> and <i>Bold </i>comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era.</b><br /><br />In their book <i>Abundance</i>, bestselling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler tackled grand global challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and energy. Then, in <i>Bold</i>, they chronicled the use of exponential technologies that allowed the emergence of powerful new entrepreneurs. Now the bestselling authors are back with <i>The Future Is Faster Than You Think</i>, a blueprint for how our world will change in response to the next ten years of rapid technological disruption.<br /> <br />Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will experience more upheaval and create more wealth than we have in the past hundred years. In this gripping and insightful roadmap to our near future, Diamandis and Kotler investigate how wave after wave of exponentially accelerating technologies will impact both our daily lives and society as a whole. What happens as AI, robotics, virtual reality, digital biology, and sensors crash into 3D printing, blockchain, and global gigabit networks? How will these convergences transform today鈥檚 legacy industries? What will happen to the way we raise our kids, govern our nations, and care for our planet?<br /> <br />Diamandis, a space-entrepreneur-turned-innovation-pioneer, and Kotler, bestselling author and peak performance expert, probe the science of technological convergence and how it will reinvent every part of our lives鈥攖ransportation, retail, advertising, education, health, entertainment, food, and finance鈥攖aking humanity into uncharted territories and reimagining the world as we know it.<br /> <br />As indispensable as it is gripping, <i>The Future Is Faster Than You Think </i>provides a prescient look at our impending future.
Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behin...
by Jason Schreier

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English

Pages

275

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

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<p>NATIONAL BESTSELLER</p><p>Developing video games鈥攈ero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In <em>Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, </em>Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Exploring the artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, <em>Blood, Sweat, and Pixels </em>reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean鈥攊t's nothing short of miraculous.</p><p>Taking some of the most popular, bestselling recent games, Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process, whether it's RPG studio Bioware's challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build <em>Dragon Age: Inquisition</em>; indie developer Eric Barone's single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG <em>Stardew Valley </em>from one man's vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create <em>Destiny</em>, a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as <em>Star Wars</em> and <em>Lord of the Rings</em>鈥攅ven as it nearly ripped their studio apart. </p><p>Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, <em>Blood, Sweat, and Pixels </em>is a journey through development hell鈥攁nd ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.</p>
Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Sec...
by , Al Switzler

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

September 16, 2011

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</p> <p>The first edition of <i>Crucial Conversations</i> exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:</p> <ul> <li>Prepare for high-stakes situations</li> <li>Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue</li> <li>Make it safe to talk about almost anything</li> <li>Be persuasive, not abrasive</li> </ul>
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (J-B Lencioni...
by Patrick M. Lencioni

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English

Pages

239

Publication Date

November 17, 2011

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In <i>The Five Dysfunctions of a Team</i> Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, <i>The Five Temptations of a CEO</i> and <i>The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive</i>. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams.<br /> <br /> Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech's CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni's utterly gripping tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight.<br /> <br /> Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.
Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition: Be a Kick-Ass Bo...
by Kim Scott

Language

English

Pages

323

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<p><b><i>* New York Times</i> and <i>Wall Street Journal </i>bestseller multiple years running</b><br /><b>* Translated into 20 languages, with more than half a million copies sold worldwide</b><br /><b>* A Hudson and Indigo Best Book of the Year</b><br /><b></b><b>* Recommended by Shona Brown, Rachel Hollis, Jeff Kinney, Daniel Pink, Sheryl Sandberg, and Gretchen Rubin</b><br /><b></b><br /><b><i>Radical Candor has been embraced around the world by leaders of every stripe at companies of all sizes. Now a cultural touchstone, the concept has come to be applied to a wide range of human relationships.</i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><b></b><br /><b><i>The idea is simple</i>: </b>You don't have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. Using Radical Candor鈥攁voiding the perils of Obnoxious Aggression, Manipulative Insincerity, and Ruinous Empathy鈥攜ou can be kind and clear at the same time.</p><p>Kim Scott was a highly successful leader at Google before decamping to Apple, where she developed and taught a management class. Since the original publication of <i>Radical Candor</i> in 2017, Scott has earned international fame with her vital approach to effective leadership and co-founded the Radical Candor executive education company, which helps companies put the book's philosophy into practice.</p><p>Radical Candor is about caring personally and challenging directly, about soliciting criticism to improve your leadership and also providing guidance that helps others grow. It focuses on praise but doesn't shy away from criticism鈥攖o help you love your work <i>and</i> the people you work with. </p><p>Radically Candid relationships with team members enable bosses to fulfill their three core responsibilities:<br /><b>1. Create a culture of Compassionate Candor</b><br /><b>2. Build a cohesive team</b><br /><b>3. Achieve results collaboratively</b></p><p>Required reading for the most successful organizations, <i>Radical Candor </i>has raised the bar for management practices worldwide.</p>
Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Lis...
by Donald Miller

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em> best-selling author Donald Miller uses the seven universal elements of powerful stories to teach listeners how to dramatically improve how they connect with customers and grow their businesses.</strong></p><p>Donald Miller's StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides listeners with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services. Building a StoryBrand does this by teaching listeners the seven universal story points all humans respond to, the real reason customers make purchases, how to simplify a brand message so people understand it, and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media.</p><p>Whether you are the marketing director of a multibillion-dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, Building a StoryBrand will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.</p><p>X</p>
The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms ...
by Clayton M. Christensen

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

December 15, 2015

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<b>Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors</b><br /><br /><b>A <i>Wall Street Journal</i> and <i>Businessweek bestseller</i>. Named by <i>Fast Company</i> as one of the most influential leadership books in its Leadership Hall of Fame. An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen鈥檚 work continues to underpin today鈥檚 most innovative leaders and organizations.</b><br /><br />The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen.<br /><br />His work is cited by the world鈥檚 best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller聴one of the most influential business books of all time聴innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right聴yet still lose market leadership.<br /><br />Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. No matter the industry, he says, a successful company with established products <i>will</i> get pushed aside unless managers know how and when to abandon traditional business practices.<br /><br />Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, <i>The Innovator鈥檚 Dilemma</i> gives you a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation.<br /><br />Sharp, cogent, and provocative聴and consistently noted as one of the most valuable business ideas of all time聴<i>The Innovator鈥檚 Dilemma</i> is the book no manager, leader, or entrepreneur should be without.<br />

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