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Smart Couples Finish Rich, by David Bach Smart Couples Finish Rich - 9 Steps to Creating a Rich Future for You and Your Partner
by David Bach 
Like many savvy business people of the 21st century, David Bach offered his first pearls of financial wisdom to women, in his bestselling book Smart Women Finish Rich. Recognizing that these women are often accompanied by significant others and that money arguments are the number one cause of divorce in America, Bach has now broadened his scope. Presumably intended to help change this depressing statistic, Smart Couples Finish Rich is a well-written financial planning tool, packed with useful charts and information, inspiring examples, and practical advice. For people who've been disappointed by the shallowness of some of the "quick tips" self-help books out there, the subtitle of this book is a little misleading. Bach's nine steps are not instant change techniques or chirpy little quips to recite to yourself whenever you go to balance your checkbook. Instead, the first few steps include a series of exercises that will help you determine what you know (and don't know, or understand) about saving and investing, what role money should play in your life (which includes understanding your values), and how to work together toward a common financial goal. From there, Bach teaches his readers how to account for "disappearing" money, how to build retirement, security, and dream baskets of wealth (providing detailed options for all three), and how to avoid the most common financial mistakes most couples make. Though the focus of the book is predominantly on working with your existing income, Bach includes a final chapter entitled "Increase Your Income by 10 Percent in Nine Weeks." Bach's writing style is engaging and his advice is user-friendly. A successful financial planner, he obviously believes passionately in all the "fringe" benefits of being financially responsible but employs a no-nonsense approach that makes financial smarts available to everyone. So whether you're 25 and just starting out on the earning, saving, and spending road or you plan to retire next year; whether you've recently got hitched for the first time or you've just entered your fourth marriage; and whether financial planning comes first or last on your list of fun things to do, the advice in Smart Couples Finish Rich is worth heeding. It's not about becoming a money-obsessed bore, it's about getting smart... and rich. --S. Ketchum (Amazon.com)
The Automatic Millionaire, by David Bach The Automatic Millionaire - A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich
by David Bach 
Raving Fans, by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles Raving Fans - A Revolutionary Approach To Customer Service
by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles 
Execution, by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan, Charles Burck Execution - The Discipline of Getting Things Done
by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan, Charles Burck 
...Execution is "the missing link between aspirations and results," and as such, making it happen is the business leader's most important job. While failure in today's business environment is often attributed to other causes, Bossidy and Charan argue that the biggest obstacle to success is the absence of execution. They point out that without execution, breakthrough thinking on managing change breaks down, and they emphasize the fact that execution is a discipline to learn, not merely the tactical side of business. Supporting this with stories of the "execution difference" being won (EDS) and lost (Xerox and Lucent), the authors describe the building blocks--leaders with the right behaviors, a culture that rewards execution, and a reliable system for having the right people in the right jobs--that need to be in place to manage the three core business processes of people, strategy, and operations... --S. Ketchum (Amazon.com)
First, Break All the Rules, by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman First, Break All the Rules
by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman 
Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman expose the fallacies of standard management thinking in First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently. In seven chapters, the two consultants for the Gallup Organization debunk some dearly held notions about management, such as "treat people as you like to be treated"; "people are capable of almost anything"; and "a manager's role is diminishing in today's economy." "Great managers are revolutionaries," the authors write. "This book will take you inside the minds of these managers to explain why they have toppled conventional wisdom and reveal the new truths they have forged in its place." The authors have culled their observations from more than 80,000 interviews conducted by Gallup during the past 25 years. Quoting leaders such as basketball coach Phil Jackson, Buckingham and Coffman outline "four keys" to becoming an excellent manager: Finding the right fit for employees, focusing on strengths of employees, defining the right results, and selecting staff for talent--not just knowledge and skills. First, Break All the Rules offers specific techniques for helping people perform better on the job. For instance, the authors show ways to structure a trial period for a new worker and how to create a pay plan that rewards people for their expertise instead of how fast they climb the company ladder. "The point is to focus people toward performance," they write. "The manager is, and should be, totally responsible for this." Written in plain English and well organized, this book tells you exactly how to improve as a supervisor. --Dan Ring
Now, Discover Your Strengths, by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton Now, Discover Your Strengths
by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton 
Hegemony or Survival, by Noam Chomsky Hegemony or Survival - America's Quest for Global Dominance
by Noam Chomsky 
Good to Great, by Jim Collins Good to Great - Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
by Jim Collins 
Principle-Centered Leadership, by Stephen Covey Principle-Centered Leadership
by Stephen Covey 
Offers a long-term, inside-out approach to developing people and organizations.
The 8th Habit, by Stephen R. Covey The 8th Habit - From Effectiveness to Greatness
by Stephen R. Covey 
American Sucker, by David Denby American Sucker
by David Denby 
The E-Myth Revisited, by Michael E. Gerber The E-Myth Revisited - Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work...
by Michael E. Gerber 
... and What to Do About It
The Patterson Principles of Selling, by Jeffrey Gitomer The Patterson Principles of Selling
by Jeffrey Gitomer 
The Tipping Point, by Malcom Gladwell The Tipping Point - How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcom Gladwell 
Free Prize Inside, by Seth Godin, Penguin USA Portfolio Free Prize Inside - The Next Big Marketing Idea
by Seth Godin, Penguin USA Portfolio 
Godin’s follow up to last year’s bestselling book Purple Cow.
An Empire of Wealth, by John Steele Gordon An Empire of Wealth - The Epic History of American Economic Power
by John Steele Gordon 
The Hungry Spirit, by Charles Handy The Hungry Spirit - Beyond Capitalism: A Quest for Purpose in the Modern World
by Charles Handy 
The Present, by Spencer Johnson The Present - The Gift That Makes You Happier And More Successful At Work And In Life, Today!
by Spencer Johnson 
Who Moved My Cheese, by Spencer Johnson Who Moved My Cheese - An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
by Spencer Johnson 
Perfectly Legal, by David Cay Johnston Perfectly Legal - The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich - and Cheat Everybody Else
by David Cay Johnston 
Cashflow Quadrant, by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter Cashflow Quadrant - Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom
by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter 
Rich Dad's Who Took My Money, by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter Rich Dad's Who Took My Money - Why Slow Investors Lose and Fast Money Wins!
by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter 
The Cashflow Quadrant, by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter The Cashflow Quadrant - Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom
by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter 
The Great Unraveling, by Paul Krugman The Great Unraveling - Losing Our Way in the New Century
by Paul Krugman  
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick M. Lencioni The Five Dysfunctions of a Team - A Leadership Fable
by Patrick M. Lencioni 
Moneyball, by Michael Lewis Moneyball - The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
by Michael Lewis  
Fish!, by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen Fish! - A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results
by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen  
Bull's Eye Investing, by John Mauldin Bull's Eye Investing - Targeting Real Returns in a Smoke and Mirrors Market
by John Mauldin 
Fools Rush In, by Nina Munk Fools Rush In - Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Unmaking of AOL Time Warner
by Nina Munk 
Effective Phrases for Performance Appraisals, by James E. Jr. Neal Effective Phrases for Performance Appraisals - A Guide to Successful Evaluations
by James E. Jr. Neal 
Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged
by Ayn Rand 
How Full Is Your Bucket?, by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton How Full Is Your Bucket? - Positive Strategies for Work and Life
by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton 
Hot Commodities, by Jim Rogers Hot Commodities - How Anyone Can Invest Profitably in the World's Best Market
by Jim Rogers 
Investment Biker, by Jim Rogers Investment Biker - Around the World With Jim Rogers
by Jim Rogers 
Monkey Business, by John Rolfe, Peter Troob Monkey Business - Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle
by John Rolfe, Peter Troob  
Warner Business Books
The Creative Habit, by Twyla Tharp The Creative Habit - Learn It and Use It for Life
by Twyla Tharp 
Trump: How to Get Rich, by Donald Trump and Meredith McIver Trump: How to Get Rich
by Donald Trump and Meredith McIver 
Trump: The Art of the Deal, by Donald Trump and Tony Schwartz Trump: The Art of the Deal
by Donald Trump and Tony Schwartz 

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