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Sharing the Ocean: Stories of Science, Politics, and Ownership from America's Oldest Industry
$5.87
Description
Most popular and scholarly investigations of the New England groundfish management crisis have not produced very complex stories. Environmentalists and scientists are typically portrayed as the protagonists in a relentless struggle against antagonistic fishermen to prevent overexploitation. Instead, this book explores how an ideology shared by officials at the National Marine Fisheries Service and mainstream environmentalists has paradoxically sustained the ecological crisis and led to an unjust distribution of access to the fishery. A major goal of the book is to demonstrate how deeply the fisheries crisis and, indeed, most natural resource dilemmas are influenced by competing social values. Intended for a general audience, this book explores the ecological sustainability of complex biological systems such as marine fisheries, as well as the economic benefits if such resources are shared equitably. Using a collaborative change approach, the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance has work
ISBN
9780884483069
By
Crocker, Michael
Publisher
Tilbury House Publishers
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1124400
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The Culture Engine: A Framework for Driving Results, Inspiring Your Employees, and Transforming Your Workplace
$5.87
Description
An organizational "North Star," codifying valued behaviors for optimal performance

The Culture Engine shows leaders how to create a high performing, values aligned culture through the creation of an organizational constitution. With practical step-by-step guidance, readers learn how to define their organization's culture, delineate the behaviors that contribute to greater performance and greater engagement, and draft a document that codifies those behaviors into a constitution that guides behavior towards an ideal: a safe, inspiring workplace. The discussion focuses on people, including who should be involved at the outset and how to engage employees from start to finish, while examples of effective constitutions provide guidance toward drafting a document that can actualize an organization's potential.

Culture drives everything that happens in an organization day to day, including focus, priorities, and the treatment of employees and customers. A great culture drives great performance, and can help attract and retain great talent. But a great culture isn't something that evolves naturally. The Culture Engine is a guide to strategically planning a culture by compiling the company's guiding principles and behaviors into an organizational constitution.

  • Decide which behaviors and attitudes are desired in the organization
  • Secure leader commitment to planning, drafting, and implementing the document
  • Learn the most effective way to socialize the draft statement and get everyone on board
  • Model desired behaviors to boost employee engagement throughout the process
  • Organizational culture is not an amorphous thing - it comes down from the top, inspired and exemplified by the leadership. It can steer a company up or down, keep it on mission or force it off-course. For an organization to fulfill its potential, the culture must be on-point, truly reflecting the heart of the company from leaders to team members across the company. The Culture Engine helps leaders define the playing field, pushing performance to the next level.

    ISBN
    9781118947326
    By
    Edmonds, S Chris
    Publisher
    Wiley
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1124349
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    Understanding Management
    $5.87
    Description
    Prepare students for management success with this engaging survey of modern management practice. UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 7E seamlessly integrates classic management principles with today's latest management ideas to create a responsive market leading text that captivates today's readers. Acclaimed authors Richard Daft and Dorothy Marcic cover management and entrepreneurial issues within small- to mid-size companies where most students will begin their careers, as well as within larger global enterprises. Many examples focus on the constantly-evolving entertainment industry. Students gain valuable insights into real contemporary business as they examine today's best management practices. This edition helps students establish and build upon practical skills with engaging examples and numerous skill-building and application exercises in every chapter. Using a streamlined format, this edition takes a close look at how change demands innovation and how innovation requires forward-thinking, flexible leaders and organizations. With the book's complete ancillary package, UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 7E provides everything needed to prepare future managers to seize business opportunities and lead change.
    ISBN
    9781439042328
    By
    Marcic, Dorothy
    Publisher
    South-Western College Pub
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1123728
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    A
    80/20 Sales and Marketing: The Definitive Guide to Working Less and Making More
    $13.66
    Description
    Guided by famed marketing consultant and best-selling author Perry Marshall, sales and marketing professionals save 80 percent of their time and money by zeroing in on the right 20 percent of their market -- then apply 80/202 and 80/203 to gain 10X, even 100X the success. With a powerful 80/20 software tool (online, included with the book), sellers and marketers uncover how to slash time-wasters; advertise to hyper-responsive buyers and avoid tire-kickers; gain coveted positions on search engines; differentiate themselves from competitors and gain esteem in their marketplace. With the included tools they'll see exactly how much money they're leaving on the table, and how to put it back in their pockets. Sellers will identify untapped markets, high-profit opportunities and incremental improvements, gaining time and greater profit potential. Supported by online tools from Marshall, including The 80/20 Power Curve, a tool that helps you see invisible money, and a Marketing DNA Test, a personal assessment that zeroes in on one's natural selling assets, this timeless guide promises to change the game for seasoned and novice marketers and sellers.
    ISBN
    9781599185057
    By
    Marshall, Perry
    Publisher
    Entrepreneur Press
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1122523
    Location
    L
    Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble (Updated and Expanded Edition)
    $5.87
    Description
    The world faces numerous environmental trends of disruption and decline such as rising temperatures, falling water tables and rising sea levels. This book highlights how in ignoring nature's deadlines for dealing with these issues we risk the disruption of economic progress.
    ISBN
    9780393328318
    By
    Brown, Lester Russell
    Publisher
    W. W. Norton
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1120456
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    D
    Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competit ion
    $5.87
    Description
    More uncommon common sense from the bestselling author of "The Art of the Start."
    In Silicon Valley slang, a bozo explosion is what causes a lean, mean, fighting machine of a company to slide into mediocrity. As Guy Kawasaki puts it, If the two most popular words in your company are "partner" and "strategic," and "partner" has become a verb, and "strategic" is used to describe decisions and activities that don t make sense . . . it s time for a reality check.
    For nearly three decades, Kawasaki has earned a stellar reputation as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and irreverent pundit. His 2004 bestseller, "The Art of the Start," has become the most acclaimed bible for small business. And his blog is consistently one of the fifty most popular in the world.
    Now, Kawasaki has compiled his best wit, wisdom, and contrarian opinions in handy book form. From competition to customer service, innovation to marketing, he shows readers how to ignore fads and foolishness while sticking to commonsense practices. He explains, for instance:
    How to get a standing ovation
    The art of schmoozing
    How to create a community
    The top ten lies of entrepreneurs
    Everything you wanted to know about getting a job in Silicon Valley but didn t know who to ask
    Provocative, useful, and very funny, this no bull shiitake book will show you why readers around the world love Guy Kawasaki."
    ISBN
    9781591842231
    By
    Kawasaki, Guy
    Publisher
    Portfolio
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1118981
    Location
    B
    From Entrepreneur to Infopreneur: Make Money with books, E-Books and Information Products
    $4.99
    Description
    Infopreneurs sell valuable information online in the form of books, e-books, special reports, audio and video products, seminars, and other media. This definitive guide will show how to master the tools and tactics of the most successful infopreneurs, so you can succeed at producing, marketing, selling, and automating delivery of information products online. This guide comes complete with interviews of successful infopreneurs.
    ISBN
    9780470050866
    By
    Chandler, Stephanie
    Publisher
    Wiley
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1118936
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    B
    Start & Run a Personal History Business: Get Paid to Research Family Ancestry and Write Memoirs (Start & Run Business Series)
    $5.73
    Description
    Anyone interested in genealogy, personal history and memoirs can turn their passion into a business. Communities, families, and even corporations are increasingly seeking out professional writers and historians to record their stories. For anyone who is interested in personal history and writing, this is an essential resource for turning your passion into an income source. Written by experienced personal historian and entrepreneur Jennifer Campbell, it covers topics such as: how to actually do the work, starting up, education and training, marketing and expansion. All books in the Self-Counsel Press Start & Run series are written in clear language and includes a CD-ROM packed with resources and templates to help you get started. This CD-ROM includes: a template for a first project, a sample business plan, a sample marketing plan, links to associations and online resources, examples of personal history research - and more!
    ISBN
    9781770400580
    By
    Campbell, Jennifer
    Publisher
    Self-Counsel Press
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1111175
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    Building the Internet of Things: Implement New Business Models, Disrupt Competitors, Transform Your Industry
    $7.65
    Description
    Connect your organization to the Internet of Things with solid strategy and a proven implementation plan

    Building Internet of Things provides front-line business decision makers with a practical handbook for capitalizing on this latest transformation. Focusing on the business implications of Internet of Things (IoT), this book describes the sheer impact, spread, and opportunities arising every day, and how business leaders can implement IoT today to realize tangible business advantages. The discussion delves into IoT from a business, strategy and organizational standpoint, and includes use-cases that illustrate the ripple effect that this latest disruption brings; you'll learn how to fashion a viable IoT plan that works with your organization's strategy and direction, and how to implement that strategy successfully by integrating IoT into your organization tomorrow.

    For business managers, the biggest question surrounding the Internet of Things is what to do with it. This book examines the way IoT is being used today--and will be used in the future--to help you craft a robust plan for your organization.

  • Grasp the depth and breadth of the Internet of Things
  • Create a secure IoT recipe that aligns with your company's strategy
  • Capitalize on advances while avoiding disruption from others
  • Leverage the technical, organizational, and social impact of IoT
  • In the past five years, the Internet of Things has become the new frontier of technology that has everyone talking. It seems that almost every week a major vendor announces a new IoT strategy or division; is your company missing the boat? Learn where IoT fits into your organization, and how to turn disruption into profit with the expert guidance in Building the Internet of Things.

    ISBN
    9781119285663
    By
    Kranz, Maciej
    Publisher
    Wiley
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1108361
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    F
    The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources
    $7.20
    Description

    "As Michael Klare makes clear in this powerful book, the heads of our corporate empires have decided to rip apart the planet in one last burst of profiteering. If you want to understand the next decade, I fear you better read this book."---Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth

    The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion---a crisis that encompasses shortages of oil and coal, copper and cobalt, water and arable land. With all of the Earth's accessible areas already being exploited, the desperate hunt for supplies has now reached the final frontiers. The Race for What's Left takes us from the Arctic to war zones to deep ocean floors, from a Russian submarine planting the country's flag under the North Pole to the large-scale buying up of African farmland by Saudi Arabia and other food-scarce nations. With resource extraction growing more difficult, the environmental risks are becoming increasingly severe---and the intense search for dwindling supplies is igniting new conflicts and territorial disputes. The only way out, Michael T. Klare argues, is to alter our consumption patterns altogether, a crucial task that will be the greatest challenge of the coming century.

    ISBN
    9781250023971
    By
    Klare, Michael T
    Publisher
    Picador
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1107447
    Location
    F
    Managing the Dragon: How I'm Building a Billion-Dollar Business in China
    $5.87
    Description
    The first book by a westerner who built a company in China from scratch
    The emergence of China as a world economic power is one of the biggest stories of our time. Every business that intends to be an important part of the fast-changing global economy needs to know how to play the game in China. Who better to be your guide than Jack Perkowski, the pioneer who went to China in the early 1990s. Equipped with just a concept, he built a company step-by-step from the ground up-ASIMCO Technologies-that became a major player in China's fast-growing automotive business.
    Perkowski's story is as rich, involving, and improbable as those of nineteenth-century titans such as Rockefeller and Carnegie or of twentieth-century ones like Michael Dell and Bill Gates, but with one obvious difference: They and others built their companies when America was emerging or dominant. Perkowski built his at the dawn of the Chinese century.
    Perkowski's insights about the challenges and potential of western involvement in today's great Chinese expansion-gained on the ground in China itself over the past fifteen years-are of inestimable value and relevance to us all. For instance:
    - The good news about China: Everything is possible. The bad news: Nothing is easy.
    - To build a business in China, you must develop a local management team-avoiding both former bureaucrats of the state-run enterprises and the country's new breed of wildcat entrepreneurs.
    - You must learn the real reason why China is able to produce goods so cheaply.
    - Forget your notions about the Chinese economy being rigidly controlled by Beijing-it is, in fact, highly decentralized and locally driven. As the Chinese say, "The mountains are high and the emperor is far away."
    Perkowski tells his story with clarity, lots of humor, and a gripping sense of adventure. He takes us along on his own version of the Long March, when he visited two factories a day for nine months, hitting every province, going through endless rounds of dinners and the inevitable drinking games, and eating what seemed like every part of every animal. He vividly describes what it's like to be a westerner living and working in China and the dramatic transformation he's seen in the country, from a place left behind by the modern world to a place where a new world is being born.
    Filled with hard-nosed lessons for anyone with ambitions of breaking into the Chinese market, and a rich source of practical wisdom about the realities of China today, "Managing the Dragon" answers the questions people ask Perkowski most often about his unique experience, as well as those they never think of asking-but should.
    ISBN
    9780307393531
    By
    Perkowski, Jack
    Publisher
    Crown Business
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    710559
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    C
    The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources
    $5.87
    Description

    From Michael Klare, the renowned expert on natural resource issues, an invaluable account of a new and dangerous global competition

    The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion a crisis that goes beyond "peak oil" to encompass shortages of coal and uranium, copper and lithium, water and arable land. With all of the planet's easily accessible resource deposits rapidly approaching exhaustion, the desperate hunt for supplies has become a frenzy of extreme exploration, as governments and corporations rush to stake their claim in areas previously considered too dangerous and remote. "The Race for What's Left" takes us from the Arctic to war zones to deep ocean floors, from a Russian submarine planting the country's flag on the North Pole seabed to the large-scale buying up of African farmland by Saudi Arabia, China, and other food-importing nations.

    As Klare explains, this invasion of the final frontiers carries grave consequences. With resource extraction growing more complex, the environmental risks are becoming increasingly severe; the "Deepwater Horizon" disaster is only a preview of the dangers to come. At the same time, the intense search for dwindling supplies is igniting new border disputes, raising the likelihood of military confrontation. Inevitably, if the scouring of the globe continues on its present path, many key resources that modern industry relies upon will disappear completely. The only way out, Klare argues, is to alter our consumption patterns altogether a crucial task that will be the greatest challenge of the coming century."

    ISBN
    9780805091267
    By
    Klare, Michael T
    Publisher
    Metropolitan Books
    Item Condition
    Used, Acceptable
    About This Product
    Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    710188
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    C
    Under the Hood: Fire Up and Fine-Tune Your Employee Culture
    $5.87
    Description
    You can't sell it outside if you can't sell it inside.

    You want maximum business performance? Look under the hood and you'll find your employee culture: it is the power that drives the enterprise engine. To harness that rumbling power you've got to solve the mystery of what an employee culture actually is, how it operates and how to move it forward. These are the keys that this book will put right in your hands.

    Renowned business culture expert Stan Slap knows the difference between understanding your employees and understanding your employee culture. The distinction isn't semantics; it's the key to whether your strategies will succeed or fail. This myth-busting book reveals why an employee culture is an independent organism with its own rules, beliefs, and motivations--and the power to make or break any management plan (and any manager right along with it).

    Slap shows you how to get whatever you want from your employee culture, whether it's improved accountability, innovation, flexibility, resilience, energy, loyalty, or trust. Along the way he solves mysteries that have puzzled managers since the first Mesopotamian farmer hired some help, including:

    Why does an employee culture really resist change?

    What does it care about more than money?

    Why does it respond to leadership differently than to management?

    How does it talk to itself, and what does it mean when it won't talk to you?

    Why are company values the most dangerous threat to gaining its trust?

    If you have a wonderful employee culture, this book will help you scale it. If you have a troubled employee culture, this book will help you fix it. If you have an employee culture under pressure, this book will help you ease it. If you have a new employee culture, this book will help you shape it. And if you are investing in a company, this book will help you protect your greatest purchasable asset.

    Under the Hood is informed by immaculate research, including surveys of more than 15,000 employees from companies the world over. It's packed with original tactics that have driven performance for many organizations and countless managers. And it includes jaw-dropping inside stories of employee cultures from the likes of Samsung, Oracle, Progressive, CNN during wartime, Paul McCartney's band, and the Super Bowl film crew.

    It's all delivered in classic Stan Slap style: profound and provocative, heartfelt and often hysterical. This is not simply a management book; it is the business case for humanity. Management advice doesn't get realer or more important than this.

    ISBN
    9781591845027
    By
    Slap, Stan
    Publisher
    Portfolio
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    707622
    Location
    B
    Accounting and Finance for Your Small Business
    $56.37
    Description
    Based on the authors' extensive experience as successful business owners, consultants, and teachers, these books guide small business owners, managers, accountants, and consultants through the complex maze of critical business issues. E. James Burton and Steven M. Bragg use numerous real-world examples and detailed, step-by-step guidance to coach readers in proven strategies and techniques for refining key aspects of a new entrepreneurial venture.
    In Accounting and Finance for Your Small Business readers learn everything they need to know about tracking cash flows; conducting analyses; analyzing key financial information; determining insurance requirements; compiling tax liabilities; and more.
    Must reading for new and established small business owners, operators, managers, accountants, and consultants, these guides feature:
    o Ready-to-use forms, checklists, and spreadsheets
    o Step-by-step procedures for incorporating theories discussed into day-to-day business practices
    o Chapter-end case studies featuring entrepreneurial problems and solutions
    ISBN
    9780471323600
    By
    Bragg, Steven M
    Publisher
    Wiley
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    702027
    Location
    A