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Best Business Books of 2012

The best business books released during 2012.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business [Charles Duhigg] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years,she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking

11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era: Nilofer Merchant: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

The era of social technologies provides seemingly endless opportunity, both for individuals and organizations. But it’s also the subject of seemingly endless hype. Yes, social tools allow us to do things entirely differently—but how do you really capitalize on that?

The Next Perfect Storm: Patrick Bet-David: 9780615650975: Amazon.com: Books

Did you know that in 1981, the average annual return on a 90-day bank CD was 16%? Or, that from 1995 to 1999, the S&P 500 experienced a minimum annual rate of return of 21%? And let's not forget how real estate had a record breaking decade in the 2000s with an annual rate of return over 9%.
Do you wonder now what the next boom will be? This book explains how five different current conditions have combined to create the Next Perfect Storm in an industry that's been ignored for almost four decades.

Doing The Impossible: The 25 Laws for Doing The Impossible: Patrick Bet-David: 9781937624699: Amazon.com: Books

What does Doing the Impossible really mean? This book is for those who have a desire to achieve greatness and are ready to take the steps to turn that desire into a reality. At one point or another in this book, you will experience several different reactions - excitement, curiosity, joy, laughter, or even tears - but the ultimate goal is to encourage and challenge you to make a decision to do the impossible. That may have a totally different meaning to you than it did to Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, or any of the other role models we will look at; but whatever Doing the Impossible means to you, the goal of this book is to help you realize that you have the capacity to do what the critics think is impossible. - Patrick Bet-David, Introduction to Doing the Impossible. Doing the Impossible is a roadmap for those who want to do something big with their lives. The book goes over 25 steps that the reader should take to re-create themselves, identify their cause, and make history. Patrick Bet-David shares his own impossible crusade and gives key principles for anyone looking to do the same.

How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen

How Will You Measure Your Life? [Clayton M. Christensen,James Allworth,Karen Dillon] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. In 2010 world-renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen gave a powerful speech to the Harvard Business School's graduating class. Drawing upon his business research

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live,Love,Parent,and Lead by Brene Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live,Love,Parent,and Lead [Brene Brown] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. < d i v > < p > < b > R e s e a r c h e r a n d t h o u g h t l e a d e r D r . B r e n & e a c u t e ; B r o w n o f f e r s a p o w e r f u l n e w v i s i o n t h a t e n c o u r a g e s u s t o d a r e g r e a t l y : t o e m b r a c e v u l n e r a b i l i t y a n d i m p e r f e c t i o n

Social Marketology: Improve Your Social Media Processes and Get Customers to Stay Forever by Ric Dragon

Social Marketology: Improve Your Social Media Processes and Get Customers to Stay Forever [Ric Dragon] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Manage all your social media marketing efforts with repeatable,improvable processes “In studying social media we must also embrace social sciences. Sociology

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World [Michael Hyatt] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Michael Hyatt,one of the top business bloggers in the world,provides down-to-earth guidance for building and expanding a powerful platform. To be successful in the market today

Content Rules: How to...Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business by Ann Handley, C. C. Chapman

Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs,Podcasts,Videos,Ebooks,Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business (New Rules Social Media Series) [Ann Handley,C. C. Chapman] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. The guide to creating engaging web content and building a loyal following,revised and updated Blogs,YouTube

The Business Model Innovation Factory: How to Stay Relevant When The World is Changing by Saul Kaplan

The Business Model Innovation Factory: How to Stay Relevant When The World is Changing [Saul Kaplan] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Business model innovation is the new strategic imperative for all leaders Blockbuster's executives saw Netflix coming. Yet they stuck with their bricks and mortar business model

New Sales. Simplified.: The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development by Mike Weinberg

New Sales. Simplified.: The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development [Mike Weinberg,S. Anthony Iannarino] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. No matter how much repeat business you get from loyal customers,the lifeblood of your business is a constant flow of new accounts. Whether you're a sales rep

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick M. Lencioni

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business [Patrick M. Lencioni] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. There is a competitive advantage out there,arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No

Amazon.com: The Impact Equation: Are You Making Things Happen or Just Making Noise? by Chris Brogan, Julien Smith

The Impact Equation: Are You Making Things Happen or Just Making Noise? [Chris Brogan,Julien Smith] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. “ANYONE CAN WRITE A BLOG POST,but not every­one can get it liked thirty-five thousand times

UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging by Scott Stratten

UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging [Scott Stratten] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Stop marketing. Start UnMarketing. No one likes cold calls at dinnertime,junk mail overflowing your mailbox

Return On Influence: The Revolutionary Power of...Influence Marketing by Mark Schaefer

Return On Influence: The Revolutionary Power of Klout,Social Scoring,and Influence Marketing [Mark Schaefer] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. We are on the cusp of a marketing revolution. And it is being led by you. “Influence is the ability to cause

The NEW Elevator Pitch by Chris Westfall

The NEW Elevator Pitch [Chris Westfall] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. "In today's environment of overstimulation,sometimes the most challenging task is simply to capture someone's attention.  Whether you are seeking a job or even a first date

High-Profit Selling: Win the Sale Without Compromising on Price by Mark Hunter

High-Profit Selling: Win the Sale Without Compromising on Price [Mark Hunter] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. In the high-pressure quest to make a sale,acquire a contract,and beat out other bidders,sales professionals frequently resort to cutting prices

Do YOU Mean Business? Technical/Non-Technical Collaboration, Business Development and YOU by Babette N. Ten Haken

Do YOU Mean Business? Technical/Non-Technical Collaboration,Business Development and YOU [Babette N. Ten Haken] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. THE ENGINEERING-SALES DISCONNECT IS OVER .... OR AT LEAST IT CAN BE Today's global marketplace brings success to individuals and companies able to collaborate and operate in cross-functional teams. Yet many engineers and business development professionals operate in silos

The Non-Profit Narrative: How Telling Stories Can Change the World by Dan Portnoy

The Non-Profit Narrative: How Telling Stories Can Change the World [Dan Portnoy,Brian Morykon] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. The Non-Profit Narrative is designed to help non-profits apply storytelling principles to their day-to-day operations and communications for maximum impact. Applying the idea that all organizations have great stories to tell

What's Your Purple Goldfish?: How to Win Customers and Influence Word of Mouth by Stan Phelps

What's Your Purple Goldfish?: How to Win Customers and Influence Word of Mouth [Stan Phelps] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. How do you stand out in a sea of sameness? What's Your Purple Goldfish (WYPG?) is about differentiation via added value. Marketing to your existing customers via G.L.U.E (giving little unexpected extras). The end result is increased sales

Selling Fearlessly: A Master Salesman's Secrets For the One-Call-Close Salesperson by Robert Terson

Selling Fearlessly: A Master Salesman's Secrets For the One-Call-Close Salesperson [Robert Terson] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Sales books are ubiquitous,but Selling Fearlessly: A Master Salesman's Secrets for the One-Call-Close Salesperson

Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate,Convince,and Inspire by Paul Smith

Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate,Convince,and Inspire [Paul Smith] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Storytelling has come of age in the business world. Today,many of the most successful companies use storytelling as a leadership tool. At Nike

What's Your Purple Goldfish? How to Win Customers and Influence Word of Mouth by Stan Phelps

What's Your Purple Goldfish? How to Win Customers and Influence Word of Mouth: Stan Phelps, Drew McLellan: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

Building a Winning Sales Management Team by Andris A. Zoltners, Prabhakant Sinha, Sally E. Lorimer

Building a Winning Sales Management Team: The Force Behind the Sales Force [Andris A. Zoltners, Prabhakant Sinha, Sally E. Lorimer] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. First-line sales managers (FLMs) play a key role in helping a sales organization drive profitable revenue growth in an ever-changing business environment. But although directly responsible for managing and driving sales force performance

Amazon.com: To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel H. Pink

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others [Daniel H. Pink] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. From the bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind comes an exploration of the power of selling