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Enterprise Value: How the Best Owner-Managers Build Their Fortune, Capture Their Company's Gains, and Create Their LegacyIncrease the Value of Your Business, Capture Its Value When You Sell, and Build a Positive Business Legacy Are you a private business owner? Do you want to have a wealth creation event someday? What are the things you should do right now to optimize your company’s enterprise value? You know firsthand how challenging it is to build and run a company. But how much thought have you put into making your exit when the time comes? Will your business have longevity beyond your personal ownership of i…

The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy“A deeply though-provoking book about the dramatic changes we must make to save the planet from financial madness.”–Naomi Klein, author of The Shock DoctrineOpening with Oscar Wilde’s observation that “nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing,” Patel shows how our faith in prices as a way of valuing the world is misplaced. He reveals the hidden ecological and social costs of a hamburger (as much as $200), and asks how we came to have markets in the first place. Bo…

Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive AdvantageFrom the Publishers Weekly review: “Two experts from Yale tackle the business wake-up-call du jour-environmental responsibility-from every angle in this thorough, earnest guidebook: pragmatically, passionately, financially and historically. Though “no company the authors know of is on a truly long-term sustainable course,” Esty and Winston label the forward-thinking, green-friendly (or at least green-acquainted) companies WaveMakers and set out to assess honestly their path toward environmental …

Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work and Align Leadership for Organizational TransformationWinner of The Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award! Align your leadership team to deliver the highest possible value to your customers Too many organizations today suffer from silo-centric behavior and intra-organizational conflict. Yet most don’t understand what’s holding them back from achieving outstanding performance. Value stream mapping–an essential but underused methodology–is a proven approach to help you visualize and resolve disconnects, redundancies, and gaps in you…

Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What's RightHow can you effectively stand up for your values when pressured by your boss, customers, or shareholders to do the opposite? Drawing on actual business experiences as well as on social science research, Babson College business educator and consultant Mary Gentile challenges the assumptions about business ethics at companies and business schools. She gives business leaders, managers, and students the tools not just to recognize what is right, but also to ensure that the right things happen. The b…

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual EnlightenmentHow can you effectively stand up for your values when pressured by your boss, customers, or shareholders to do the opposite? Drawing on actual business experiences as well as on social science research, Babson College business educator and consultant Mary Gentile challenges the assumptions about business ethics at companies and business schools. She gives business leaders, managers, and students the tools not just to recognize what is right, but also to ensure that the right things happen. The b…

How to REALLY use LinkedIn (Second Edition - Entirely Revised): Discover the true power of LinkedIn and how to leverage it for your business and career.LinkedIn is the largest professional network in the world. The majority of the users has 3 questions: “What’s in it for me?”, “I have a profile, now what?” and “How to get more results without spending a lot of time?” In the second – totally revised – edition of this international bestseller you will learn: 5 step basic strategy to be successful with LinkedIn 10 powerful ways to find new customers, employees, suppliers, partners, investors, experts or a new job 42 tips to mak…

Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human ProgressProminent scholars and journalists ponder the question of why, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the world is more divided than ever between the rich and the poor, between those living in freedom and those under oppression….

Drawing for the Absolute and Utter BeginnerBased upon the author’s own successful workshops, Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner helps new artists create competent, often eloquent drawings. A series of progressive lessons demonstrates such essential skills as recording edges, creating dimension, adding accuracy, developing value, balancing compositional elements, and drawing the human face, both frontal and profile views. Step by step, readers learn how to create a reasonable likeness of an object and give it spatial depth usin…