February 27, 2024

Big Money in Franchising: Scaling Your Enterprise in the Era of Private Equity

Founder and Managing Director of Emergent Growth Advisors and veteran franchise investor Alicia Miller explores the effects of the massive inroads private enterprise has made into the world of franchising in this cogent, exhaustive reference and guide.

Franchising offers an entree to business for entrepreneurs who don’t have the capital or expertise to begin from […]

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February 27, 2024

Bionic Retail: How to Thrive in an Exponential World

Longtime retail executive and author of (among other titles) Building the Customer Specific Retail Enterprise, Gary Hawkins started his career running the family supermarket just at the time that early customer loyalty programs surfaced a need to collect data on shoppers who had previously been anonymous. This serendipitous entry into the industry informs the perspective […]

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January 30, 2024

Now, Near, Next: A Practical Guide for Mid-Career Women to Move from Professional Serendipity to Intentional Advancement

Self-development and leadership experts Cynthia Bentzen-Mercer and Kimberly K. Rath offer spirited, if familiar advice for mid-career women in this guide to doing—and succeeding in—the work of your dreams.

The authors are founders of Zeal of the Heal, a consulting service aimed at empowering women in their careers. Too often, the authors posit, women are […]

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January 8, 2024

Engage!: How WD-40 Company Built the Engine of Positive Culture

Serial entrepreneur Stan Sewitch wasn’t interested in reentering the corporate world — until Garry Ridge, former CEO of WD-40, brought him on board as a consultant and partner, where he spent nine years, with a starting title of VP Global Organizational Development. It was the company’s values that attracted him, he says, and those values […]

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January 8, 2024

Financial Freedom: Transform Your Money Mindset in 21 Days

Kamran Novin’s Financial Freedom details how to “receive effortlessly” —be it money, love, freedom, or whatever the heart wants.

A lifelong seeker “fascinated by money, sexuality, and power,” Novin offers 20 “experiments” to manifest a more fulfilling life. By setting goals, practicing gratitude, building constructive habits, thinking win/win, visualizing the dream, and taking advantage of […]

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December 25, 2023

The Sixth Level: Capitalize on the Power of Women’s Psychology for Sustainable Leadership

The Sixth Level is a leadership development book positing that the patriarchal approach to leading organizations is unfit for modern challenges. Instead, the authors prescribe a new leadership framework called “The Sixth Level.”

The book’s authors, experts, variously, in psychology, gender, management and business, present a framework for leadership meant to address the strains felt […]

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December 18, 2023

From Legacy to Dynasty

The large and wealthy baby boomer generation is retiring. Many boomers own lucrative small and medium-sized businesses, while relatively few have a succession plan to turn them over to younger people. This generational churn, along with other trends, such as the changes in the labor market known as the Great Resignation, and the push for […]

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December 18, 2023

Radical Humility: Be a Badass Leader and a Good Human

While the need for transparency and vulnerability in leadership is a well-worn topic in business books, Urs Koenig delivers a few fresh wrinkles in Radical Humility.

Koenig is a successful executive coach and keynote speaker who also draws insight into motivation and achievement from his impressive athletic background, including competing as an “ultracyclist” in cross-continent […]

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November 22, 2023

Ludicrous Returns vs. The Market

Joseph Furnari shares investment models designed to outperform other systems in Ludicrous Returns vs. The Market.

Furnari is an engineer with an MBA in finance who, after years studying the stock market, developed two systems based on technical analysis that offer, he posits, better results than tried-and-true methods like the classic buy-and-hold strategy. The book […]

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October 17, 2023

Good Influence: How to Engage Influencers for Purpose and Profit

Paul M. Katz, the founder and CEO of social impact agency Entertain Impact, considers himself a cultural change agent, meaning that he builds marketing and awareness campaigns for charities and social justice needs using popular culture. In this clear, step-by-step guide, he lays out the strategies and guidelines around harnessing the power of influencers to […]

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