Better By Mistake

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Published: 2012-04-03

ISBN: 9781594485671

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Riverhead Trade

Synopsis

New York Times columnist Alina Tugend delivers an eye-opening big idea: Embracing mistakes can make us smarter, healthier, and happier in every facet of our lives.In this persuasive book, journalist Alina Tugend examines the delicate tension between what we’re told—we must make mistakes in order to learn—and the reality—we often get punished for them. She shows us that mistakes are everywhere, and when we acknowledge and identify them correctly, we can improve not only ourselves, but our families, our work, and the world around us as well. Bold and dynamic, insightful and

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Price: $16.00


Better by Mistake

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Published: 2011-03-17

ISBN: 9781594487859

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover

Synopsis

A New York Times columnist delivers an eye-opening big idea: Embracing mistakes can make us smarter, healthier, and happier in every facet of our lives. In this persuasive book, journalist Alina Tugend examines the delicate tension between what we’re told-we must make mistakes in order to learn-and the reality-we often get punished for making mistakes, and therefore try to avoid them or cover them up. In Better by Mistake, Tugend shows that mistakes are everywhere, and suggests that when we acknowledge and identify them correctly, we can improve not only ourselves, but our families,

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Price: $25.95


Making It All Work

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Published: 2009-12-29

ISBN: 9780143116622

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

The companion to the blockbuster bestseller, Getting Things Done. Since its publication in 2001, Getting Things Done has become, as Time magazine put it, “the defining self-help business book” of the decade. Having inspired millions of readers around the world, it clearly spoke to an urgent need in an increasingly time-pressured society. Now, in the highly anticipated sequel Making It All Work, Allen unlocks the full power of his methods across the entire span of life and work. While Getting Things Done functioned as an essential tool kit, Making It All Work is an invaluable road map, providing

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The Starfish and the Spider

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Published: 2008-07-29

ISBN: 9781591841838

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

Synopsis

If you cut off a spider?s head, it dies; if you cut off a starfish?s leg it grows a new one, and that leg can grow into an entirely new starfish. Traditional top-down organizations are like spiders, but now starfish organizations are changing the face of business and the world. What?s the hidden power behind the success of Wikipedia, craigslist, and Skype? What do eBay and General Electric have in common with the abolitionist and women?s rights movements? What fundamental choice put General Motors and Toyota on vastly different paths? Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom have discovered some unexpected

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Price: $15.00


The Starfish and the Spider

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Published: 2006-10-05

ISBN: 9781591841432

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

If you cut off a spider’s leg, it’s crippled; if you cut off its head, it dies. But if you cut off a starfish’s leg it grows a new one, and the old leg can grow into an entirely new starfish. What’s the hidden power behind the success of Wikipedia, craigslist, and Skype? What do eBay and General Electric have in common with the abolitionist and women’s rights movements? What fundamental choice put General Motors and Toyota on vastly different paths? How could winning a Supreme Court case be the biggest mistake MGM could have made? After five years of ground-breaking

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Price: $24.95


Why Smart Executives Fail

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Published: 2004-05-25

ISBN: 9781591840459

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

Synopsis

Why Smart Executives Fail Acknowledgments Preface 1. Why Smart Executives Fail What Can Studying Failure Tell You? Part I: Great Corporate Mistakes 2. New Business Breakdowns Stories of New Ventures That Don’t Work…and Why 3. Innovation and Change Choosing Not to Cope 4. Mergers and Acquisitions The Search for Synergy, the Quest for Integration Strategy Gone Bad: Doing the Wrong Thing Why Strategists Misread Competitors and Select “Irrational” Strategies Part II: The Causes of Failure 6. Brilliantly Fulfilling the Wring Vision How Executive Mind-set Failures Push Businesses to the Brink…and

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Price: $17.00


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