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Drucker & Me: What a Texas Entrepreneur Learned from the Father of Modern Management
Bob Buford

Worthy Publishing, 2014

The Inspiring True Story of Two Giants Who Would Change the World In the tradition of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Last Lecture , this is the inspiring true story of two men who decided to make a significant difference—and did. As Bob Buford and Peter Drucker discovered, when people share a common and compelling vision, anything can happen.
  
  











  



  
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People
Gary D Chapman, Paul E. White

Northfield Publishing, 2012

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People, by Gary Chapman and Paul White, applies the love language concept to the workplace. This book helps supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout. Ideal ...
  
  











  



  
The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of ...
Jeremy Rifkin

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and services, precipitating the meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons and the eclipse of capitalism.   Rifkin uncovers a paradox at the heart of capitalism that has propelled it to greatness but is now taking it to its death—the inherent entrepreneurial ...
  
  











  



  
Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great
Jim Collins

HarperCollins, 2005

Jim Collins Answers the Social Sector with a Monograph to Accompany Good to Great. 30-50% of those who bought Good to Great work in the Social Sector. This monograph is a response to questions raised by readers in the social sector. It is not a new book. Jim Collins wants to avoid any confusion about the monograph being a book by limiting its distribution to online retailers. Based on interviews and workshops with over 100 social ...
  
  











  



  
Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way (Kindle Single)

Byliner, 2011

Greg Mortenson has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children’s crusader, and he’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is also not what he appears to be. As acclaimed author Jon Krakauer discovered, Mortenson has not only fabricated substantial parts of his bestselling books Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools, but has also misused millions of dollars donated by unsuspecting admirers like Krakauer ...
  
  











  



  
Working Hard-and Working Well

Hunter Consulting LLC, 2013

Working Hard—and Working Well gives away David Hunter’s secret recipe for his renowned tough-love workshops that have sparked transformation for many of the country’s top nonprofit organizations. A sleeves-rolled-up companion to the 2011 book Leap of Reason, the book is a resolutely practical guide to developing the discipline and culture of performance management. Hunter decodes and defangs performance management, providing history, ...
  
  











  



  
Reducing Risk/Protecting People: An Annotated Guide to 40, Free Online Risk Management Resources, 2013

Organizations care deeply about reducing risk and protecting people. However, in today’s busy world, it can be difficult to find the time to locate the information, training, resources, samples and tools to help you tune-up your risk management practices. “Reducing Risk/Protecting People: An Annotated Guide to 40 Free, Online Risk Management Resources” was specifically designed to help with this important process. This valuable new guide ...
  
  











  



  
Make Millions and Make Change!, ...

MakeMillions.com, 2009

Make Millions and Make Change! is the entrepreneur's essential guide to success in business and philanthropy. In this groundbreaking free eBook, serial entrepreneur and author, Mike Mann, lays out the core principles that he followed to launch his most successful companies and charitable organizations, including BuyDomains.com, SEO.com, Phone.com, DomainMarket.com, and Grassroots.org. Mike's incredibly simple formula shows up and coming ...
  
  











  



  
Putting the Profit in Nonprofit: 5 Power Success Strategies for Nonprofits, 2014

Putting the Profit in Nonprofit: 5 Power Success Strategies for Nonprofits is a practical how-to guide for bringing professional business skills to nonprofits of any size. Written by Mari-Anne Kehler and Andrew Bird, “big business” marketing directors with a longstanding passion for giving back, this book is for nonprofit founders, staff members, board members, donors and all interested supporters. Readers are given clear, concise steps ...
  
  











  



  
The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change
Adam Braun

Scribner, 2014

The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life. Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling he met a young boy begging on the streets of India, who after being asked what he wanted most in the world, ...
  
  











  



  
The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs

Johnson Media Inc., 2013

To achieve unimaginable business success and financial wealth—to reach the upper echelons of entrepreneurs, where you’ll find Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sara Blakely of Spanx, Mark Pincus of Zynga, Kevin Plank of Under Armour, and many others—you have to change the way you think. In other words, you must develop the Entrepreneur Mind, a way of thinking that comes from learning the vital lessons of the best entrepreneurs. In a ...
  
  











  



  
Step-By-Step Guide to Effective Proposal Writing for Nonprofit Organizations, 2012

The “Step-By-Step Guide to Effective Proposal Writing for Nonprofit Organizations” is a helpful and practical resource that will walk you through the process of writing a great proposal. This useful guide will teach you how to effectively plan your proposal, research key trends, understand grantmakers, identify funding sources in the United States and Canada, understand the common elements of a proposal, and avoid common mistakes. So, ...
  
  











  



  
Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes In an Era of Scarcity

Venture Philanthropy Partners, 2011

Leap of Reason is the product of decades of hard-won insights from philanthropist Mario Morino, McKinsey & Company, and top social-sector innovators. It is intended to spark the critically important conversations that every nonprofit board and leadership team should have in this new era of austerity. The authors make a convincing case that the nation’s growing fiscal crisis will force all of us in the social sector to be clearer about our ...
  
  











  



  
Start Something That Matters
Blake Mycoskie

Spiegel & Grau, 2012

The incredible story of the man behind TOMS Shoes and One for One, the revolutionary business model that marries fun, profit, and social good   “A creative and open-hearted business model for our times.”— The Wall Street Journal   Why this book is for you:   • You’re ready to make a difference in the world—through your own start-up business, a nonprofit organization, or a new project that you create within your ...
  
  











  



  
Working Hard-and Working Well

Hunter Consulting LLC, 2013

Working Hard—and Working Well gives away David Hunter’s secret recipe for his renowned tough-love workshops that have sparked transformation for many of the country’s top nonprofit organizations. A sleeves-rolled-up companion to the 2011 book Leap of Reason, the book is a resolutely practical guide to developing the discipline and culture of performance management. Hunter decodes and defangs performance management, providing history, ...
  
  











  



  
Running QuickBooks in Nonprofits: 2nd Edition: The Only Comprehensive Guide for Nonprofits Using QuickBooks
Kathy Ivens

CPA911 PUBLISHING, 2011

Updated to include additional topics and to cover all versions of the software, this guide provides the most vital information on using QuickBooks to track financial data in nonprofit organizations. Management of donors, grants, and pledges, and topics such as allocating expenses to programs, handling donor restrictions, and generating the reports needed for donors and tax returns are covered in detail. In addition to easy-to-follow instructions ...
  
  











  



  
How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World's Most Inspiring Presentations, revised and expanded new ...

McGraw-Hill, 2013

DELIVER THE PRESENTATION OF YOUR LIFE--AND LAUNCH YOUR CAREER A nonprofit dedicated to ideas worth spreading, TED challenges the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers to give "the speech of their lives" in 18 minutes or less. The more than 14,000 talks on TED.com have been viewed over 1 billion times and include those by such luminaries as Tony Robbins, Dan Pink, and Sheryl Sandberg. Now you can learn how to give a TED-style talk to ...
  
  











  



  
Conscious Capitalism, With a New Preface by the Authors: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business
John Mackey, Rajendra Sisodia

Harvard Business Review Press, 2014

The bestselling book, now with a new preface by the authors At once a bold defense and reimagining of capitalism and a blueprint for a new system for doing business, Conscious Capitalism is for anyone hoping to build a more cooperative, humane, and positive future. Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue that both business and capitalism are inherently good, and they ...
  
  











  



  
Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy
Joan Magretta

Harvard Business Review Press, 2011

Competitive advantage. The value chain. Five forces. Industry structure. Differentiation. Relative cost . If you want to understand how companies achieve and sustain competitive success, Michael Porter’s frameworks are the foundation. But while everyone in business may know Porter’s name, many managers misunderstand and misuse his concepts. Understanding Michael Porter sets the record straight, providing the first concise, accessible ...
  
  











  



  
Closer Reading, Grades 3-6: Better Prep, Smarter Lessons, Deeper Comprehension (Corwin Literacy)
Nancy N. Boyles

Corwin, 2014

Close . . . Closer . . . Closest! Close Reading. Not in a very long while has a term been freighted with so much responsibility to lead every student to a great future of college and career readiness. Finally, here’s a book that tunes out all of the hubbub and gets down to the business of showing how exactly to “get close reading right.” Chapter by chapter, Nancy Boyles delivers astoundingly practical ideas on how to Connect ...
  
  











  








   



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