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41. Beyond Bullet Points: Using MicrosoftPowerPointto Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire (Bpg-Other)
by Microsoft Press
Paperback (02 March, 2005)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Good but over-rated
Good but it could be much better. The selection of books on this topic is poor to begin with. But this happens to be one of the best in that underserved category.
5-0 out of 5 stars A Refreshing Approach to Presentations
I ran across this book while researching a college workshop on perfecting presentation, dealing with public speaking and effective use of PowerPoint. As one who has suffered through numerous electronic slides that did little or nothing to augment the speaker's efforts, I was delighted to see this fresh and innovative approach. I believe this process works best, however, when one's speech is primarily persuasive in nature. Although these ideas helped me set up a strong introduction and conclusion, in a recent lecture I resorted to bullet points for the material I felt the students had to master. Perhaps as I get more used to Atkinson's technique, I'll better about using it in lecture. However, the business applications seem quite worthwhile. My students' workshop presentations that used his techniques were highly engaging. I highly recommend this book and the supporting web site.

5-0 out of 5 stars Powerpoint Presentations that POP
If you do any kind of powerpoint presentations, this book is a must read.It provides insight into why you don't want to have your audience reading while you are presenting.It also provides you options and resources to make your presentations better, more informative and credible. ... Read more

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42. The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles From The World's Greatest Manufacturer
by McGraw-Hill
Hardcover (17 December, 2003)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Behind-the-scenes of Big Business
A good behind the scenes type of book. Interesting to learn why Toyota is one of the big three automakers.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Summary of Toyota Culture
This book brings it all together under 14 principles. It is a good book for those who would like to learn about Toyota's success.

1-0 out of 5 stars THE TOYOTA WAY CD REVIEW
On disk # 2 some of the tracks "skip" when played and are inaubible.Have not yet played all of the disks, but was disappointed to find this lack of quality - especially when the book topic stresses the importance of quality. ... Read more

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43. Creating Wealth: Retire in Ten Years Using Allen's Seven Principles of Wealth, Revised and Updated
by Free Press
Hardcover (01 August, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Robert Allen gives you the formulas, the numbers.
Many books on investing try to pump you up, motivate you, but they don't tell you exactly how to make money.But this book, and all of Robert Allen's, tell you how to calculate each possible deal ahead of time as well as why so you can come out ahead; or on the other hand, what would cause you to lose money. That is, his books are specific rather than just vague wild dreams. And what could be more motivating than having the workable techniques in your hands! This is his very best book yet, in my opinion--the actual formulas, the numbers, that he uses himself.It is great. This is that most vtial thing, the arithmetic itself.

3-0 out of 5 stars There is always something to learn
Although i find the book to be pretty outdated and based in seller financing, there are some other topics as taxes that were interesting for someone like me that does not know much about property taxes. There are other books out there that are a more worthwhile read than this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars My first Robert Allen book. Still a hot seller, 20 years later!
I bought Creating Wealth back in 1985, exactly 20 years ago. Initially I was looking for stock and other investing advice. After reading Creating Wealth, I added Nothing Down to my library and went to work investing.
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44. Marketing w/ PowerWeb (Mcgraw Hill/Irwin Series in Marketing)
by McGraw-Hill/Irwin
Hardcover (28 March, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Overview of marketing for undergrads
This book is an excellent resource for undergraduate marketing classes.The teacher materials (videos and cases) are solid and interesting.I have used this textbook for several years with great success.
4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent topics with real-life samples
I love to read this book. The book contains interesting topics for basic marketing. However, it's a bit pricey on the shelf. ... Read more

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45. The One Minute Manager Anniversary Ed: The World's Most Popular Management Method
by William Morrow
Hardcover (01 September, 1982)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
Yeah I was forced to read this by my boss...but it was quick and worthwhile.I am an experienced manager but I still picked up some valuable tips. This is worth while reading- short, to the point, and informative

5-0 out of 5 stars Universally applicable!
This is one of my favorite books. It is geniusly simple, respectful and powerful. I was surprised to find out that I can easily apply the 3 principles in almost every relationship. So many people around deserve to be praised and taught a lesson and it is very important HOW you will do it because the final result can be very positive or just the opposite. It is a very valuable book which is very well written and is a fast read. I also highly recommend the other books from the One Minute Manager series because every book has a lot to offer and they will be especially helpful if you are in a business environment.

5-0 out of 5 stars Timeless

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46. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
by Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback (01 December, 1991)
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We're constantly negotiating in our lives, whether it's convincing the kids to do their homework or settling million-dollar lawsuits. For those who need help winning these battles, Roger Fisher has developed a simple and straightforward five-step system for how to behave in negotiations. Narrated soothingly by NPR announcer Bob Edwards, Fisher adds the meaty portions of the material with a sense of playfulness. The blend of voices makes this tape easy to listen to, especially the real-life negotiating scenarios, in which negotiating examples are given. This is a must-have tape for every businessperson's car. (Running time: one hour, one cassette) Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Managing Conflict using Getting to Yes, what a book!
Few books stand up from the crowd when we talk about conflict and negotiation. This book does and it serves companies a great deal to make it a required reading for professionals. When I recommend this book to trainees in all my training seminars people think I am getting paidcommission from the publisher :) hmmmmmmay be I should. Combine this book with 48 laws of power and turn your engine of influence on. Add NLP on top of it and guarantee winning every reasonable deal.Conflict, Power and Influence is it !

4-0 out of 5 stars The content of this book is sound; however
First, a testimonial.When I was three-quarters of the way through, I had a whammy of a week.On Monday I negotiated in a job interview, Tuesday I negotiated with my landlady, and Wednesday I negotiated with my manager over new job routines (the cause of my activities on Monday). I found the methods, strategies, approaches and techniques in the book IMMEDIATELY helpful in these situations.
4-0 out of 5 stars better than expected
this book was boring at first but the real meat is close to the end.I think this book not only be used on business but also with friends.I've tried using it to talk w/ people and it works.A good read and good asset! ... Read more

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47. Management (8th Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Hardcover (14 January, 2004)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Mgmt. Review
The book was simplistic in the concepts and examples, little boring, but good book for high school business major wanna-bees

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Beginning Managers!
I am in a MBA program with little management background.I find this book to be excellent.It has tons of graphs with color and lots of case studies.It comes with an access code for you to get onto the website to take tests.If you are new to business I recommend this book.

2-0 out of 5 stars Nice package, no Substance
This book looks really attractive.The layout is interesting, and makes it easy to find things.That is about the extent of the positives of this book, however.
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48. The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life
by Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback (24 September, 2002)
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The lure of this book's promise starts with the assumption in its title. Possibility--that big, all-encompassing, wide-open-door concept--is an art? Well, who doesn't want to be a skilled artist, whether in the director's chair, the boardroom, on the factory floor, or even just in dealing with life's everyday situations? Becoming an artist, however, requires discipline, and what the authors of Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Open YOURSELF up to a world of possibility!
This book was recommended to me several times, and I'm glad I finally found the time to read it.
3-0 out of 5 stars Great title - not as good on the content
I finished a book last night - The Art of Possibility. Great title but not as inspiring as I had hoped. It did have one quote that I liked. A great maestro, Herbert von Karajan jumped into a taxi and shouted to the driver "Hurry, hurry". "Very good sir " where to?" said the driver. "It does not matter" said von Karajan. "I am needed everywhere".
2-0 out of 5 stars It's what you want it to be.
I respect all the positive reviews here, but have a different opinion. For me, this book was like being trapped at a 2 hour meal in a restaurant with a couple I didn't like. If you already see the world in very positive terms, this book will verify your view in glowing new ways. If you're not in a positive place and are trying to get out of it by reading books with titles like "The Art of Possibility", it's not for you. At all. Does it help when people invite you to "cheer up?" Didn't think so. Imagine that x 100. Annoying.
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49. Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions
by St. Martin's Press
Hardcover (05 September, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Myth-terySolved!
Myths and fables hold important lessons within their memorable plots and characters -- and that is part of the appeal of this new book from John Kotter.Our ability to relate to and identify with these characters helps us to imagine applying Kotter's 8 change steps to our own complex situations.Fred, Jordan, Louis, Sally Ann, Nono, Alice, and the rest of the 'plucked from real-life' characters in this change fable want you to see the plan in action.This quick, entertaining read is also beautifully illustrated.Those who have seen Kotter teach will attest to his extraordinary skill as a storyteller.To some extent, that experience of seeing him "live" is captured in the pages of this charming little book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Strikes a great balance...
I loved this book.I've read so many dry business books and frankly don't remember half of the points made.I can honestly say this short read was a great tool for those seeking to implement change - and it does so in an interesting, memorable, salient way.Entertaining but practical.The 8 step change process will refocus one's activities and priorities in business development and management.Great for just about any business environment.

4-0 out of 5 stars Our Iceberg is Melting
"Our Iceberg is Melting" is a unique book that presents some of the key business tools for leadership and change in simple terms that anyone can understand.This fast read gives you take home points to make the necessary changes in your company or even your personal life, in order to gain more success.It's fun to relate the characters in the book to your own company and see how each personality is a vital part in running the business.It's nice to go back to the basics and realize that in order to achieve the leader's goals, the leader should make it a priority to get everyone on the team involved and allow them to feel important.
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50. iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It
by W. W. Norton
Hardcover (25 September, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars the nice guy finaly finishes first
I just read the book iWoz. If you are a Mac-head, or just a computer geek who is intrigued by the origins of the PC industry, thisbook is definately a must-read. It gives a great, human approach to the subject of Steve Wozniak, inventor, and the people in his life who helped draw him out and create the Apple I, the computer that really signified the true arrival of small, affordable computers for the masses. The prose is written in a very informal and relaxed style, as if Steve is sitting across from you and telling you his story himself. I found it very engaging. I am a very tough critic, but this is definately a book I will read again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Gives you a great sense of the Woz.
This is an excellent book about a truly interesting and innovative man. It provides real insight into his work, his style and his personality. I had the pleasure of seeing Steve on his speaking tour and I was really impressed by how the book captures his style, tone and spirit. Steve has a real childlike quality to him which shows through alternatively as playfulness, humor, goofiness and innocence.He also has a long history with promoting education and teaching.
3-0 out of 5 stars Great Promise but Poor Delivery
The real problem with the book is that it's packaged and sold as an adult book but it's actually a children's book. Stories are toned down for the child audience and at one point, even self-censored, as not being appropriate for a "family audience," as though Woz imagines the family drawn up around father's easy chair to listen to the evening reading. As if... The book ends, as all good children's books do, with the ending that he hoped his twelve-year-old audience will be as lucky as he was...sort of a go though and do likewise.
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51. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
by Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback (31 December, 2002)
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With first-chapter allusions to martial arts, "flow," "mind like water," and other concepts borrowed from the East (and usually mangled), you'd almost think this self-helper from David Allen should have been called

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4-0 out of 5 stars Lots of good ideas, but not the whole story
I've been trying to organize my life for over 20 years, and have read innumerable books on the subject. While each one has offered something to add to the puzzle, none of them has told the whole story.
5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
This book totally helped me out.Great book.I use a plugin for Gmail on Firefox called GTD that integrates these concepts into my email and my productivity has gone through the roof.Awesome book.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book has made me a lot of money
I got a very valuable piece of advice from this book:
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52. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
by Nelson Business
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4-0 out of 5 stars A good place to start reading about leadership
Leadership books remind me of cooking, there are a finite number of common ingredients that make up the majority of dishes, but there seems to be an infinite number of ways to combine and present these ingredients.
2-0 out of 5 stars Not so innovative
Maxwell's concepts of what a leader is is quite accurate.However, I don't think he needed to spend over 200 pages to define what a leader is.That's what this book came to be: one long, repetitive, obvious definition for leadership.I didn't see these as laws so much as nuances of what he'd already said.
5-0 out of 5 stars Begin Here
If you've never read anything by John Maxwell, then you should.And this is the best place to start.
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53. Human Resource Management (with InfoTrac)
by South-Western College Pub
Hardcover (21 December, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent one-stop resource
There's a reason this book is a standard in the field. It explains both fact and theory, in just enough depth, to support HR generalist efforts.The current edition -- for those of us who haven't seen the inside of a school for quite a few years -- features on-line resources that are particularly useful in work situations.Call it a textbook for OJT.

5-0 out of 5 stars College Book
This book was delivered before the expected due date and was in great condition and a lot cheaper than the college book stores.

5-0 out of 5 stars Read it for school
I (had to) read this book for school and it was definately worth my time. Working in a small (7 person) office, we had been lagging behind on HR knowledge. Having the resources this book provides within reach has helped us immensely. Highly recommended! ... Read more

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54. Microeconomics (6th Edition) (Prentice-Hall Series in Economics)
by Prentice Hall
Hardcover (28 May, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars EC 301 Intermediate Micro
Easy to read, at least more so than accounting.If you can afford it, buy it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Unneccessarily Long
This textbook takes microeconomics which can be explained in a technical, exact manner and makes it abstract and foreign.
5-0 out of 5 stars A good book for intermediate level students
Organization of the books is good. Topics are discussed with enough clarity and each topic comes with lots of graphs and illustrations (which I think are a great help at that level). The level of algebra and math is at an intermediate undergraduate level (economics major). I think it is a complete book for anybody who wants to have an understanding of microeconomics. I am a Ph.D. student of economics now and if I am going to teach an undergrad micro course, I will certainly choose this textbook. ... Read more

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55. Crafting and Executing Strategy : The Quest for Competitive Advantage - Concepts and Cases (Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases)
by McGraw-Hill/Irwin
Hardcover (24 June, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Informative business guide to strategy
I bought this book for a college class and kept it. While it is not the most exciting book, the case studies are an excellent guide to a wide range of business plans and strategies. The cases are divided into four categories: single business companies, diversified companies, implementing and executing strategy and ethics & social responsibility. The cases are very complete and interesting. The downside is the shelf life of the book - I would expect a new edition before long.

2-0 out of 5 stars Student Review
I am a student majoring in Business Administration who recently used this text in an upper-level management course.The book's writing is utterly superfluous.Boredom was frequently my sentiment as I weeded through unnecessarily labyrinthine sentences.The ideas in the book were occasionally interesting, but were usually ideas I had already developed on my own via simple intuition.Perhaps the most valuable part of the text is the section of case studies.This closing segment of the book contains many great ideas for student projects.Overall, this text disappoints me as a student

3-0 out of 5 stars Product Still to be Used
I will begin using this product next week, and will be in a better position to review it after my six week module. ... Read more

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56. The Essays of Warren Buffett : Lessons for Corporate America
by The Cunningham Group
Paperback (11 April, 2001)
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Buffett, the Bard of Omaha, is a genuine American folk hero, if folk heroes are allowed to build fortunes worth upward of $15 billion. He's great at homespun metaphor, but behind those catchy phrases is a reservoir of financial acumen that's generally considered the best of his generation. For example, in an essay on CEO stock options, he writes, "Negotiating with one's self seldom produces a barroom brawl." This is his way of saying that an executive who can give himself compensation totally disproportionate to his performance surely will. There are uncountable gems of financial wisdom to be harvested from these essays, taken from the annual reports he writes for Berkshire Hathaway, his holding company. Just to pick one more, here's a now-famous line about those he competes with when making stock-market investments: "What could be more advantageous in an intellectual contest--whether it be chess, bridge, or stock selection--than to have opponents who have been taught that thinking is a waste of energy?"Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Right to the Point

5-0 out of 5 stars They call him Warren Buffett for a reason
This excellent book was hard to put down.Mr. Buffett is as innately talented a writer as he is a businessman.The bookfunny, entertaining and highly informative, is sure to add significantly to the knowledge of any aspiring investor.Buffett takes topics like corporate accounting malfeasance and makes you laugh at them while at the same time providing profound insight into the inner workings of the corporate enviornment.This title is definatly one you will want to own.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great summary of Warren Buffett's thoughts
Good book! Definitely one of the bests written about Warren Buffett.
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57. Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win
by William Morrow
Hardcover (02 October, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A great and inspiring read
An excellent and inspiring read for all management and executive teams.
5-0 out of 5 stars Not your father's business book
This amazing book is the perfect primer for people who are looking past conventional wisdom and yearn to improve their organizations in bold new ways.From open-source innovation and advocacy-focused strategies, to redesigning work and reconnecting with the customer, the authors take you on a truly fascinating tour of the Mavericks who are advancing modern business practices in ways that are changing their industries.This is one of those rare books where you start writing notes on almost every page.

5-0 out of 5 stars Release Your Inner Maverick
Bill Taylor and Polly LaBarre, co-authors of Mavericks at Work have captured a picture of the cutting edge of business innovation. Where most business books celebrate these out-sized celebrity figures, Mavericks captures the ideas that inspired people to create really unique and successful businesses.I think every business leader and manager should read the book with their teams.You should spend a half hour a week discussing the stories you find here.The reason is that each one of these people were where you are at one time.They took some idea that mattered to them and built their businesses on them.This is something we can all do.Can you do it?Yes. And these Mavericks prove it.It's time to release our inner Maverick don't you think? ... Read more

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58. Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading
by Harvard Business School Press
Hardcover (18 April, 2002)
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Climbing Mount Everest: dangerous. Hitchhiking in Colombia: very dangerous. Leading through change: perilous. Perilous but possible, say Heifetz and Linsky in their encouragingly practical guide to putting yourself on the line and negotiating the hazards of leadership. As the authors acknowledge, many leadership books are "all about inspiration, but downplay the perspiration." This one doesn't. Leadership is always a risky business, but those risks can be understood and reduced. Effective leadership comes from doing more than the technical work of routine management; it involves adaptive work on the part of the leader, and a willingness to confront and disturb people, promote their resourcefulness, and engage their ability to adjust to new realities. But adaptive change always encounters resistance. Heifetz and Linsky examine four forms of resistance--marginalization, diversion, attack, and seduction--before presenting a number of practical resistance-response skills to nurture and employ. Some are fairly obvious (like developing and maintaining perspective, and holding steady in the midst of change), and others more complex (like thinking politically when dealing with friends, foes, and fence sitters), but shimmering nuggets of insight and practical wisdom can be found in each. The dangers of leadership also spring from within, however, and the book's final section addresses ways to recognize and manage competing "hungers" and learn to distinguish one's roles from one's self. The authors' points are illustrated by the experiences of leaders from all walks of life, making this a useful and inspiring manual for anyone hoping to put themselves on the line and make a difference in the lives of others. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars If you're a leader . . . soak in this book
Let's face it: leadership is dangerous. As Heifetz and Linsky write in their introduction, "Each day brings you opportunities to raise important questions, speak to higher values, and surface unresolved conflicts. Every day you have the chance to make a difference in the lives of people around you. And every day you must decide whether to put your contribution out there, or keep it to yourself to avoid upsetting anyone, and get through another day. You are right to be cautious. Prudence is a virtue. You disturb people when you take unpopular initiatives in your community, put provocative new ideas on the table in your organization, question the gap between colleagues' values and behavior, or ask friends and relatives to face up to tough realities. You risk people's ire and make yourself vulnerable. Exercising leadership can get you into a lot of trouble."
4-0 out of 5 stars Beneficial read
I captured some very useful leadership and management tools from this book.Well written and practical for today's busy leader.I gave it to my boss to read as soon as I finished.

5-0 out of 5 stars Leadership on the Line
Very useful advice on issues that involve a lack of leadership in the workplace, and in life, in general. ... Read more

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59. The Ultimate Question: Driving Good Profits and True Growth
by Harvard Business School Press
Hardcover (02 March, 2006)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Effect of The Distribution of Advocacy Scores
By definition, the net promoter score is the percentage of respondents falling into the 9-10 range minus the percentage falling into the 0-6 range.Consequently, very different distributions of advocacy scores can yield the same net promoter score; for example, all of the response distributions shown below yield net promoter scores of 40.
4-0 out of 5 stars Good book.. Very interesting
Good book. I think it is important that the author comments that the ultimate question could be different depending on the industry or product/service. Worth the read!

5-0 out of 5 stars An Easy Read With Great Content
I read the original Harvard Business Review article, and thought I understood the concept.However, reading the book was inspiring, and I applied the concepts to our business immediately.The NPS methodology is so simple, but so powerful.The original aim of the method is to evaluate customer satisfaction, but I also recently applied it to reference checking for a job candidate.By asking if the reference would recommend that their best friend go to work for this candidate, I was able to build a surprisingly helpful picture of the leadership qualities of the individual under consideration.
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60. International Marketing
by Irwin Professional Pub
Hardcover (March, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Very Good Text For MBA International Marketing Course
I don't understand how people could complain about this book being too complex, poorly-written, or poorly organized. Everything is presented clearly and logically, and the case studies are relevant and interesting. I found it simple to read, informative, enlightening, and actually fun for the most part. My only criticism is that the authors don't, in my opinion, give an entirely neutral treatment of some of the politically-charged issues raised in their book. It seemed as though they would sometimes more heavliy emphasize one point of view (their point of view, quite obviously) over others.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not as bad as others are saying!
I purchased this book for an International Marketing course I had to take for my MBA Program. I have to disagree with what I have read about in other reviews - I found this book easy to read, and simple to understand. The examples used help clarify concepts and I felt the book was well organized. I especially liked the Country Notebook section in the back of the book. It was the perfect course-long project to apply the concepts and knowledge we learned about in class. I feel that this book is just about as good as an International Marketing MBA textbook can get!

3-0 out of 5 stars Knowledgeable authors-boring writing
I took an International Business class for my MBA. I read every chapter in this book.There was a lot of knowledge included but there is often too much wordy writing and the book drones on. The definitions need to be in the margins. The last chapters are more of a cross cultural study of doing business with Japanese. It was a boring read-but good before bedtime for those that do not fall asleep easily. ... Read more

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