books about: productivity
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. In Getting Things Done , veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective ...
Macroeconomics: Principles and Policy
William J. Baumol
Alan S. Blinder
MACROECONOMICS: PRINCIPLES AND POLICY, Twelfth Edition, teaches the principles of economics, including current economic situations, and is an essential resource for faculty and students looking for a solid introduction using policy-based information for examples and applications.
The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
W. W. Norton & Company
A New York Times Bestseller A revolution is under way. In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies—with hardware, software, and networks at their core—will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks ...
Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
The legendary Eat That Frog! (more than 450,000 copies sold and translated into 23 languages) provides the 21 most effective methods for conquering procrastination and accomplishing more. This new edition is revised and updated throughout, and includes brand new information on how to keep technology from dominating our time.
The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)
What's being widely regarded as "one of the most life changing books ever written" may be the simplest approach to achieving everything you've ever wanted, and faster than you ever thought possible. What if you could wake up tomorrow and any—or EVERY—area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? The Miracle Morning is already transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world by showing them ...
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Random House Trade Paperbacks
OVER 60 WEEKS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST With a new Afterword by the author In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the ...
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist . The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more ...
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
In his latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it. The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in health care, government, the law, the financial industry—in almost every realm of organized activity. And the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of knowledge today has exceeded our ...
ECON Macroeconomics 4 (with CourseMate Printed Access Card)
William A. McEachern
Created by the continuous feedback of a "student-tested, faculty-approved" process, ECON: MACRO, 4E delivers a visually appealing, succinct print component, tear-out review cards for students and instructors and a consistent online offering with Enhanced CourseMate that includes an eBook in addition to a set of interactive digital tools all at a value-based price and proven to increase retention and outcomes. ECON: MACRO, 4E truly leads by ...
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)
More than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content. Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times . Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint. ...
Food and Beverage Cost Control
Lea R. Dopson
Foodservice managers need a firm understanding and mastery of the principles of cost control in order to run a successful operation. With Food and Beverage Cost Control, Fifth Edition , Dopson and Hayes have created a comprehensive resource for both students and managers. Written in a user-friendly style, this text provides the necessary foundation in accounting, marketing, and legal issues, as well as foodservice, production, and sanitation. ...
Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, Third Edition
Productivity Press, 2014
Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award The new edition of this Shingo Prize-winning bestseller provides critical insights and approaches to make any Lean transformation an ongoing success. It shows you how to implement a sustainable, successful transformation by developing a culture that has your stakeholders throughout the organizational chart involved and invested in the outcome. It teaches you how to successfully ...
Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual
Summary Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual is a unique guide, offering techniques and practices for a more satisfying life as a professional software developer. In it, developer and life coach John Sonmez addresses a wide range of important "soft" topics, from career and productivity to personal finance and investing, and even fitness and relationships, all from a developer-centric viewpoint. Purchase of the print book ...
Macroeconomics: A Contemporary Approach
William A. McEachern
McEachern "teaches by example." It is the text that uses examples and illustrations that students will recognize when they show up for class the first day because they already have at least 17 years of personal experience with economic choices, institutions, and events. Easy to understand and filled with lively real-world examples, MACROECONOMICS: A CONTEMPORARY INTRODUCTION, Tenth Edition, is your ideal introduction to the principles of ...
Economics of Development (Seventh Edition)
Dwight H. Perkins
W. W. Norton & Company
A dynamic revision of the most modern development economics textbook. This classic text has been aggressively revised to incorporate the latest research defining the Development Economics field today.
High Output Management
Andrew S. Grove
This is a user-friendly guide to the art and science of management from Andrew S. Grove, the president of America's leading manufacturer of computer chips. Groves recommendations are equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers—anyone whose job entails getting a group of people to produce something of value. Adapting the innovations that have made Intel one of America's most successful corporations, High ...
Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (The 99U Book ...
Jocelyn K. Glei
Stop doing busywork. Start doing your best work. Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven’t accomplished the most important things on your agenda when you leave the office? The world has changed and the way we work has to change, too. With wisdom from 20 leading creative minds, Manage Your Day-to-Day will give you a toolkit for tackling the new ...
The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal
The number of hours in a day is fixed, but the quantity and quality of energy available to us is not. This fundamental insight has the power to revolutionize the way you live. As Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz demonstrate in their groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance as well as to health, happiness, and life balance. Their Full Engagement Training System is grounded in ...
Managing Human Resources
Wayne Cascio's Managing Human Resources, 9e is perfect for the general management student whose job inevitably will involve responsibility for managing people. It explicitly links the relationship between productivity, quality of work life, and profits to various human resource management activities and as such, strengthens the students' perception of human resource management as an important function, which affects individuals, organizations, ...
The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity
Simon & Schuster
The time management experts at FranklinCovey share their five critical techniques for avoiding distractions and paying focused attention to our most important goals and tasks in our daily lives. Every day brings us a crushing wave of demands: a barrage of texts, emails, interruptions, meetings, phone calls, tweets, blogs—not to mention the high-pressure demands of our jobs—that can be overwhelming and exhausting. The sheer number of ...
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