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release date: Oct 22, 2018
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People-Centered Leadership (2 Book Series)
From Book 1: Too often, leaders see a 'gap' as a problem or something to avoid. In his work with leaders and organizations at growth-transition points, Scott Patchin has become convinced that the basic challenge of leadership comes down to creating and managing the gaps - those spaces between where you are now and where you want to be.

In this insightful whitepaper, Patchin outlines the three key gaps that every leader must master for effective leadership and the steps you can take to fill those gaps. He then looks at the four habits you should develop and commit to in order to successfully manage each individual performance gap.

Also included:
- Three hidden threats to effectively managing the gap
- How to take ownership of your gaps
- Steps to create an action plan
- Self-assessment
release date: Mar 08, 2018
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The Outlier Approach: The Simple Essence of Power Networking
PRACTICAL TACTICS AND REAL STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE BREAKTHROUGHS IN YOUR CAREER (This is a sample focused on networking from The Outlier Approach: How to Triumph in Your Career as a Nonconformist)

You don't need a fancy ivy-league degree, to be born into wealth, or have great connections to achieve MASSIVE SUCCESS

Not everyone is like Steve Jobs or Elon Musk. However, that doesn't mean massive success isn't right around the corner. Often times, our perceived weaknesses are our greatest strengths.   

FLIP YOUR WEAKNESSES INTO STRENGTHS

Our Most valuable resource is time. It is the only resource that is not replenishable. In the name of networking, we waste precious time spending it on networks that hold us back. Stay away from the Frenemy Zone and learn to build a vertical network.

LEARN THE TRICKS OF TRADING SOCIAL VALUE TO BUILD POWERFUL CONNECTIONS IN ANY INDUSTRY 

From building his last startup to a $15M valuation to selling beepers in Compton and making nearly $10K/month after immigrating to the US with broken English, Kevin Hong has learned the power of selling vision. Sell vision to win job interviews, raise money, and recruit superstars for your cause. 

MASTER THE ART OF SELLING VISION TO ANYONE

Kevin Hong who has been featured in the NY Times, LA Times, The Verge, CNBC, and many other media outlets and who has contributed articles to CNBC, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Inc. Magazine will teach you the Power of Reality Distortion. He built his last startup by living in a van with his entire sales team for over 2 years and raised over $4M in venture capital money. 

RE-ENGINEER YOUR REALITY BY RE-DEFINING YOUR EXPECTATIONS

Too many books discuss the same people, the same companies, and the same concepts, resulting in cliche advice. Kevin Hong, a brutally candid journalist, goes out of his way to interview the most breathtaking stories. An entrepreneur who reinvented himself after growing up in communist Romania, an executive who connected Psy (Gangnam Style) with Scooter Braun (Justin Beiber's manager) to turn the hit song viral, an ex-NBA basketball star reinventing himself on the fly, and many more entrepreneurs, executives, and even celebrities. 

REAL-LIFE EXAMPLES AND STORIES ALONG WITH ACTIONABLE ITEMS 

Deep inside we are all nonconformists and you will never have the career or lifestyle you desire by following the status quo.

BUY NOW AND UNLEASH THE NONCONFORMIST IN YOU
release date: Sep 05, 2018
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Content Strategy for Learning Content
So, you made all this great content to help your users learn your product. You want everyone to see it right? Well, of course you do! Learn about the strategies and processes the plucky Learn team at Adobe used to create and market their learning content to millions of users.
release date: Nov 15, 2016
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Goal Setting: The Proven Plan to Achieve Personal and Career Goals

Includes FREE Bonus Video Course!


Easy Goal Setting Methods that Produce Effective Results

Finding this books is not just luck. It's your destiny to read this book and put it's ideas into action to create the life you want.

You may enjoy your beautiful daydreams but you will never known how many of them could become reality unless you try.

By properly setting goals you can achieve your ambitions. Just because it's popular to give up on goals and embrace mediocrity doesn't mean you need to mindlessly follow the herd.

Most people want to lose weight,  improve health, improve relationships, make more money and live a more fulfilling life! But they never turn these desires into goals.
By finally learning how to plan goals you can get closer to living the life you know you deserve.
It's frustrating to start goals and then give them up because other obligations get in the way.
You might try to hide your disappointment, but failure still leaves it's mark on your attitude. Read this book and you can discover how to overcome the various challenges that cause OTHER people to abandon their goals.

You have so much more potential than you can imagine.
You are only living the life you are now living because you are used to it. It's just a bunch of habits. This book will help you build new habits that help you build a new life.
If you have ever failed at a goal or have goals you desperately desire then you owe yourself this book.

This book was written to give you results.
The Specific Plan YOU need for YOUR Goal!
We will build a step by step plan that helps you build the proper mindset for success. There will be inevitable challenges and you will need the advice of this book to maintain focus on your goal when needed.

release date: Jun 15, 2018
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Technologies for Development: From Innovation to Social Impact
This open access book presents 18 case studies that explore current scientific and technological efforts to address global development issues, such as poverty, from a holistic and interdisciplinary point of view, putting actual impacts at the centre of its analysis. It illustrates the use of technologies for development in various fields of research, such as humanitarian action, medical and information and communication technology, disaster risk-reduction technologies, habitat and sustainable access to energy. The authors discuss how innovative technologies, such as unmanned aerial vehicles for disaster risk reduction, crowdsourcing humanitarian data, online education and ICT-based medical technologies can have significant social impact. The book brings together the best papers of the 2016 International Conference on Technologies for Development at EPFL, Switzerland. The book explores how the gap between innovation in the global South and actual social impact can be bridged. It fosters exchange between engineers, other scientists, practitioners and policy makers active at the interface of innovation and technology and human, social, and economic development.

release date: Aug 01, 2017
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The Illusion of Risk Control: What Does it Take to Live With Uncertainty? (SpringerBriefs in Safety Management)
This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
This book explores the implications of acknowledging uncertainty and black swans for regulation of high-hazard technologies, for stakeholder acceptability of potentially hazardous activities and for risk governance. The conventional approach to risk assessment, which combines the likelihood of an event and the severity of its consequences, is poorly suited to situations where uncertainty and ambiguity are prominent features of the risk landscape. The new definition of risk used by ISO, “the effect of uncertainty on [achievement of] one’s objectives”, recognizes this paradigm change. What lessons can we draw from the management of fire hazards in Edo-era Japan? Are there situations in which increasing uncertainty allows more effective safety management? How should society address the risk of potentially planet-destroying scientific experiments?
This book presents insights from leading scholars in different disciplines to challenge current risk governance and safety management practice.
release date: Aug 22, 2018
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Applying the Kaizen in Africa: A New Avenue for Industrial Development
At present, how to develop industries is a burning issue in Africa, where population growth remains high and economic development has thus far failed to provide sufficient jobs for many, especially young people and women. The creation of productive jobs through industrial development ought to be a central issue in steering economic activity across the continent.The authors of this book, consisting of two development economists and five practitioners, argue that the adoption of Kaizen management practices, which originated in Japan and have become widely used by manufacturers in advanced and emerging economies, is decisively the most effective first step for industrial development in Africa.This open access book discusses what Kaizen management is, why it is applicable to Africa, and why it can provide Africa with a springboard for sustainable economic growth and employment generation.
release date: Aug 04, 2015
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How to Make Money on YouTube: and Other Social Media Sites
Social media is about getting people to know you, engage with you and trust you so that ultimately they want to do business with you. You too can make money through social media platforms if you take the time to follow the proper steps, know what you want, know your client base and research your market in an organized way. Most importantly, devising a proper strategy will help you build your brand and increase your traffic. This e-book begins by helping you understand the value of having a presence on YouTube and other social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and takes away the fear of failure and the unknown. Over the course of this book we share ideas and answer three very important questions: “How do I engage with my customers and potential customers?” “How do I drive traffic from one social platform to other social platforms?” and, “How do I make money with social media?” This book is divided into several sections each exploring social media platforms and monetization. After you read this book, you will be armed with the proper tools, language and information to start using effective social media techniques.

It is natural to be afraid of the unknown or to have a lack of understanding in terms of why social media platforms are great for your company. However, the process of being discovered, engaged and trusted is not only crucial to achieve real business results but also important to stay abreast of things. The reality is, if you do not fill the gap between customer and client needs and services then your competitors will find a way to. The goal of this e-book is to help you develop a successful business strategy to build awareness for your brand and website, increase your audience, expand your content to other platforms, keep your audience engaged and finally to make money online.
release date: May 22, 2017
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Knowledge Solutions: Tools, Methods, and Approaches to Drive Organizational Performance
This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 3.0 IGO license.

This book comprehensively covers topics in knowledge management and competence in strategy development, management techniques, collaboration mechanisms, knowledge sharing and learning, as well as knowledge capture and storage. Presented in accessible “chunks,” it includes more than 120 topics that are essential to high-performance organizations. The extensive use of quotes by respected experts juxtaposed with relevant research to counterpoint or lend weight to key concepts; “cheat sheets” that simplify access and reference to individual articles; as well as the grouping of many of these topics under recurrent themes make this book unique. In addition, it provides scalable tried-and-tested tools, method and approaches for improved organizational effectiveness. The research included is particularly useful to knowledge workers engaged in executive leadership; research, analysis and advice; and corporate management and administration. It is a valuable resource for those working in the public, private and third sectors, both in industrialized and developing countries.

release date: Oct 09, 2015
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