Racial Justice: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review (HBR Insights Series)

Seize this moment to advance racial justice at your organization.

In the wake of widespread anti-racism demonstrations across the world, many companies have spoken out forcefully. They've made unprecedented commitments to equity and launched ad campaigns and task forces to counter racism, especially anti-Black racism. But now comes the real test-harnessing the energy of this moment to further and sustain change for the better.

Racial Justice: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review will help you combat racism and bias throughout your company, revitalize your diversity and inclusion efforts, and lead the conversations necessary to bring your organization a step closer to racial equity.

Six Truths: Live by These Truths and Be Happy. Don't, and You Won't.

Setting the example is almost the whole shebang

Everyone wants to be happy. Everyone. We certainly have opinions about what choices someone might make to get there but we absolutely want happiness, and as much of it as possible.

Six Truths is simple, accessible, cutting edge, edgy, and, most of all, necessary. Sid Garza-Hillman has taken all he's learned as a nutritionist, philosopher, speaker, podcaster, Small-Steps coach, ultramarathoner, father, and husband, and distilled it into Six Truths. Six truths that, if you live by them, will deliver you a happy life.

In Six Truths, Garza-Hillman uses his usual funny, smart, no-BS approach to helping you live your best life.

The Virtual Sales Handbook: A Hands-on Approach to Engaging Customers

Learn to engage your B2B customers through effective virtual sales meetings and presentations.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed how business-to-business companies interact with their customers. The traditional face-to-face meeting has quickly become a thing of the past - the virtual customer engagement model is the new normal. To secure existing and future revenue streams in the virtual B2B sales environment, companies must equip their commercial frontline with the confidence, skills, and tools necessary for effectively engaging customers virtually.

The Virtual Sales Handbook: A Hands-on Approach to Engaging Customers is designed for sales reps, commercial managers, customer relationship managers, and other customer-facing professionals working in the virtual realm. Step-by-step, listeners learn to prepare for a virtual sales meeting, create compelling virtual presentations, build energy through effective openers, develop trust in the virtual world, drive impact through virtual meeting follow-up, and much more. Throughout the book, listeners are provided with an abundance of tips and tricks, illustrative examples and case studies, and actionable strategies based on extensive implementation and upskilling experience.

Glass Half-Broken: Shattering the Barriers That Still Hold Women Back at Work

Women have made up roughly half of the college-educated workforce for years, and before the onset of the economic crisis of 2020, the gap between the percentage of women and the percentage of men in the labor force was the lowest on record. But women remain underrepresented in positions of power and status. The gender pay gap, for example, shows little movement, largely because high-paying jobs are the most gender-imbalanced. Even in areas where there are roughly equal numbers of men and women, or where women actually make up the majority, leadership ranks remain male-dominated.

The endurance of these inequalities begs the question: Why haven't we made more progress?

Ammerman and Groysberg focus on the pervasive organizational obstacles and managerial actions that create gender imbalance. Bringing to light the key findings from the latest research in psychology, sociology, and economics, Glass Half-Broken shows that along their entire career path, women get pushed out of the leadership pipeline and, at each point, for different reasons. Presenting institutional and managerial strategies designed to overcome and mitigate these barriers at each step in the career path, Glass Half-Broken is the authoritative resource that managers and leaders at all levels can use to finally shatter the glass ceiling.

 

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The Fearless Woman's Guide to Starting a Business: What Every Woman Needs to Know to Be a Courageous, Authentic and Unstoppable Entrepreneur

The Fearless Woman's Guide to Starting a Business is a book for freedom-seeking female entrepreneurs and solopreneurs who want to know how to connect with their true passions, skills, and desires - and want to get honest with themselves about their reasons for wanting their own business, so they can find true and personal success. 

Learn what type of new business you want to lead. Through a combination of data, neuroscience, true stories, humor, and the type of frankness that you would expect from your best girlfriend, this book will help you determine the real reasons and motivations behind starting a business - and then dare you to dream big about what being the head of a woman-owned business can do for you. 

Find real tools for real women in business. When creating a start-up, it can be difficult to stay the course - to choose yourself and stay motivated on the hardest days. In The Fearless Woman's Guide to Starting a Business, learn about: the main reasons business owners report why they closed their businesses - and how you can avoid their failure; specific techniques and insights needed for building a new business and brand that is authentic to who you are; how to turn your side hustle or hobby into a money-making endeavor; and strategies for navigating the sometimes-hostile world businesswomen live and work in every day.

Your Story, Well Told!: Creative Strategies to Develop and Perform Stories That Wow an Audience

Learn how to tell a good story with Your Story, Well Told! Jam-packed with some of the best storytelling strategies, this manual gives creatives the confidence bump they need to make the sale, land the client, propose a toast, or impress their date. 

The following is (not) a work of fiction. We've all got stories to tell - but how do you make your story the best story? In Your Story, Well Told!Moth veteran Corey Rosen inspires you to get on stage and tell your story. Using the best storytelling techniques from improvisational theater, Rosen designs an accessible guide for all ages and skill levels. Crafted to help ordinary people tell extraordinary stories, this laugh-out-loud handbook covers everything from how to tell a good story to going off script. 

Spontaneous stories to tell. The best storytelling uses improvisation to enthrall, entertain, and keep audiences on edge. Laugh along with tales of performance triumphs (and disasters) and explore ways to tell your story with confidence and spontaneity. From brainstorming and development to performance and memorization techniques, you'll learn how to tell a good story with a variety of structures and editing approaches that bring out your best story; improv exercises to stimulate creativity without feeling foolish; and quick and easy lessons on building stories to tell.

Optimists Always Win!: Unlocking the Power to Reach Life's C-Suite

Our brain's default setting is negativity. Ask anyone who has ever tried to lose weight, achieve a new skill, or incorporate a new habit and they can tell you that our natural tendency is to levitate toward mediocrity. However, optimism overpowers that negativity or tendency to be mediocre. Kimberly Reed's book Optimists Always Win! isn't merely motivational mumbo jumbo. It is designed to help listeners develop a process to stay optimistic all the time. Reaching life's C-Suite means obtaining a level of happiness, peace, wisdom and growth in all areas of our lives. It's choosing optimism instead of anger, bitterness, or revenge. 

The life events that unfold for Reed in Optimists Always Win! will do just that - challenge anyone facing what seems to be an impossible situation and show that victory is absolutely possible. Her heroic battle with her mother's terminal illness and sudden loss as well as her subsequent battle with cancer will encourage others that one doesn't have to face adversity with pessimism or hopelessness. Relying heavily on her faith in God and the optimism that she learned to cultivate, Kimberly Reed teaches listeners the 10 discouragement eliminators she used, which helped her succeed not just in her fight against cancer but as she lives each day as her best self.

Winfluence: Reframing Influencer Marketing to Ignite Your Brand

Winfluence, by award-winning digital strategist Jason Falls, is the authoritative book about influencer marketing from the perspective of businesses and brands. An invaluable guidebook for marketing managers, small business owners, marketing consultants and agencies alike, the book explains how influencers came to be, how they came to be so powerful, why so many brands are counting on influencer marketing for business success, and how anyone who is not, now can. This book not only explains the who, what, when, where, and why of influencer marketing but then adds the how - more specifically and predictably than other books can hope for. It offers detailed guidelines, case studies, cutting-edge ideas, how-tos for measuring success, and more to help any business owner, marketer, agency account person, or digital strategist see and seize the opportunity to drive business results. Through a series of narrative stories, interviews, and case studies, the book illustrates how to take what many people consider good influencer marketing to a new level of success from a long-tail perspective - not short-term, one-off executions.

(ISC)2 CCSP Certified Cloud Security Professional Official Study Guide: 2nd Edition

The only official study guide for the new CCSP exam

(ISC)2 CCSP Certified Cloud Security Professional Official Study Guide is your ultimate resource for the CCSP exam. Covering all CCSP domains, this book walks you through architectural concepts and design requirements, cloud data security, cloud platform and infrastructure security, cloud application security, operations, and legal and compliance with real-world scenarios to help you apply your skills along the way. 

The CCSP is the latest credential from (ISC)2 and the Cloud Security Alliance, designed to show employers that you have what it takes to keep their organization safe in the cloud. Learn the skills you need to be confident on exam day and beyond. 

As organizations become increasingly reliant on cloud-based IT, the threat to data security looms larger. Employers are seeking qualified professionals with a proven cloud security skillset, and the CCSP credential brings your resume to the top of the pile. (ISC)2 CCSP Certified Cloud Security Professional Official Study Guide gives you the tools and information you need to earn that certification, and apply your skills in a real-world setting.

10,000 NOs: How to Overcome Rejection on the Way to Your YES

10,000 NOs: How to Overcome Rejection on the Way to Your YES chronicles actor Matthew Del Negro's tough journey from humble beginnings, through a sea of rejections, on the way to his eventual rise to become a recognizable face on some of history's most acclaimed television shows. Along the way, he learned hard lessons about perseverance, persistence, and resilience. Teaching listeners how to make it through the tough times and deal with massive uncertainty by retaining the flexibility to change course and pivot to follow your passion, Del Negro explains how to achieve success in even the most competitive industries.

The book, which delves into his personal story from Division I athlete to his professional dream of becoming an actor without any show-business connections, shares the wisdom and knowledge Del Negro has gained from both his failures and successes in one of America's most competitive industries: professional acting.

Amid his own stories from life and acting, Del Negro weaves anecdotes and quotes from interviews he has had with a wide range of inspirational people from all walks of life on his popular podcast, 10,000 NOs. The list of high-achievers includes professional athletes, best-selling authors, Forbes list entrepreneurs, cancer survivors, Hollywood elite, and more.

Artificial Intelligence for Asset Management and Investment: A Strategic Perspective

The rise of artificial intelligence is nothing short of a technological revolution. AI is poised to completely transform asset management and investment banking, yet its current application within the financial sector is limited and fragmented. Existing AI implementations tend to solve very narrow business issues, rather than serving as a powerful tech framework for next-generation finance. Artificial Intelligence for Asset Management and Investment provides a strategic viewpoint on how AI can be comprehensively integrated within investment finance.

No other book on the market takes such a wide-ranging approach to using AI in asset management. With this guide, you'll be able to build an asset management firm from the ground up - or revolutionize your existing firm - using artificial intelligence as the cornerstone and foundation. This is a must, because AI is quickly growing to be the single competitive factor for financial firms. With better AI comes better results.

Until now, it has been prohibitively difficult to map the high-tech world of AI onto complex and ever-changing financial markets. Artificial Intelligence for Asset Management and Investment makes this difficulty a thing of the past, providing you with a professional and accessible framework for setting up and running artificial intelligence in your financial operations.

Feel Great, Lose Weight: Simple Habits for Lasting and Sustainable Weight Loss

Weight loss isn't a race. It isn't one size fits all. Everyone wants fast results, but when it comes to losing weight with crash diets, what goes down nearly always comes back up. And weight-loss programs designed to fit "everyone" are often too broad and restrictive to fit into the complicated lives of real people. 

Drawing on 20 years of experience, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee - BBC personality and author of the best-selling Feel Better in 5 - has created a conscious, compassionate, sustainable approach to weight loss that goes far beyond fad diets to find the individual strategies that will work for you. Packed with quick and easy interventions, this book will help you: understand the effects of what, why, when, where and how we eat; discover the root cause of your weight gain; nourish your body to lose weight without crash diets or grueling workouts; and build a toolbox of techniques to help you weigh less while living more.

Feel Great, Lose Weight is a new way to look at weight loss - a 360-degree view that goes beyond calories to see the bigger picture, including not just physical but also mental and environmental factors. With Dr. Chatterjee's guidance and encouragement, you'll turn simple and sustainable lifestyle changes into a more energized, confident, and healthier you. 

From Main Street to Wall Street: How the Economy Influences Stock Markets and What Investors Should Know

In the long run, economies grow. Over the shorter-term business cycle, economic activity contracts and expands. From Main Street to Wall Street examines both the long-run relation between economic growth and stock returns and the shorter-term business-cycle relation. It examines the complex relationship between the economy and the stock market, and guides listeners through the fascinating interaction between economic activity and financial markets.

From Main Street to Wall Street draws heavily on data, supporting academic theories with empirical facts, and backing up arguments in intuitive ways. It discusses how investors can use knowledge of economic activity and financial markets to formulate expectations to future stock returns, and helps scholars and practitioners navigate financial markets by understanding the economy.

Global Recession: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review (HBR Insights Series)

The second global downturn in a dozen years is upon us - but do lessons learned during the Great Recession still apply? What must you and your business do, now, to ensure you come out the other side intact? Global Recession: Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review will help you understand the smartest ways to cut costs intelligently, find opportunities amid upheaval, and reshape your business to seize advantage in the upswing.

Business is changing. Will you adapt or be left behind?

Get up to speed and deepen your understanding of the topics that are shaping your company's future with the Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review series. Featuring HBR's smartest thinking on fast-moving issues-blockchain, cybersecurity, AI, and more - each book provides the foundational introduction and practical case studies your organization needs to compete today and collects the best research, interviews, and analysis to get it ready for tomorrow.

You can't afford to ignore how these issues will transform the landscape of business and society. The Insights You Need series will help you grasp these critical ideas - and prepare you and your company for the future.

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Nothing Is Too Big to Fail: How the Last Financial Crisis Informs Today

In 2008, the American economy collapsed, taking with it millions of Americans' jobs, homes, and life savings. The impending financial crisis was devastating, and many are still feeling its effects today. 

Though the crisis was debilitating, the US government has yet to implement policies that would prevent a repeat of the Great Recession. The middle class continues to shrink, escalations in racial injustices prevail, and distrust of the government grows by the day. And with the country's current fiscal policies, our economy is in a fragile place, barely strong enough to survive a shock caused by an international conflict, a cyberattack, or a global pandemic, like COVID-19.

Nothing Is Too Big to Fail holds a microscope to the very policies and corruption that led to this major economic recession. Authors Kerry and Linda Killinger warn that, without significant institutional change, the country has created asset and debt bubbles that could burst at any time.

No institution, government, or country is "too big to fail". But by learning from our past mistakes and taking action, we can return our country's economic system - and in turn, our democracy - to one that is secure.

Stakeholder Capitalism: A Global Economy That Works for Progress, People and Planet

Our global economic system is broken. But we can replace the current picture of global upheaval, unsustainability, and uncertainty with one of an economy that works for all people, and the planet. First, we must eliminate rising income inequality within societies where productivity and wage growth has slowed. Second, we must reduce the dampening effect of monopoly market power wielded by large corporations on innovation and productivity gains. And finally, the short-sighted exploitation of natural resources that is corroding the environment and affecting the lives of many for the worse must end. 

The debate over the causes of the broken economy - laissez-faire government, poorly managed globalization, the rise of technology in favor of the few, or yet another reason - is wide open. Stakeholder Capitalism argues convincingly that if we don't start with recognizing the true shape of our problems, our current system will continue to fail us. To help us see our challenges more clearly, Klaus Schwab looks for the real causes of our system's shortcomings, and for solutions in best practices from around the world in places as diverse as China, Denmark, Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Singapore. And in doing so, Schwab finds emerging examples of new ways of doing things that provide grounds for hope.

The Pentester BluePrint: Starting a Career as an Ethical Hacker

Jump-start your new and exciting career as a penetration tester.

The Pentester BluePrint: Starting a Career as an Ethical Hacker offers listeners a chance to delve deeply into the world of the ethical, or "white-hat" hacker. Accomplished pentester and author Phillip L. Wylie and cybersecurity researcher Kim Crawley walk you through the basic and advanced topics necessary to understand how to make a career out of finding vulnerabilities in systems, networks, and applications.

You'll learn about the role of a penetration tester, what a pentest involves, and the prerequisite knowledge you'll need to start the educational journey of becoming a pentester. Discover how to develop a plan by assessing your current skillset and finding a starting place to begin growing your knowledge and skills. Finally, find out how to become employed as a pentester by using social media, networking strategies, and community involvement.

Perfect for IT workers and entry-level information security professionals, The Pentester BluePrint also belongs on the bookshelves of anyone seeking to transition to the exciting and in-demand field of penetration testing.

Your Next Level Life: 7 Rules of Power, Confidence, and Opportunity for Black Women in America

Channel your Black-girl magic: If you're feeling stuck or trapped by other people's expectations of what you can achieve, it's time to stop playing small and start redefining what success can mean for you. It's time to get that upgrade. Karen Arrington - founder of the Miss Black USA Pageant, creator of the Next Level Women's Summit, and mentor to thousands of confident, successful young black women - is your guide to getting your next level life.

Leave a legacy of Black excellence: With the seven simple rules, you'll learn how to bring your career, income, and lifestyle to that next level. Don't settle for a life of invisibility and mediocrity. Set ambitious goals, reach for bigger opportunities, and know that you are brave enough to get what you deserve.

The rules of success in Your Next Level Life will show you how to:

 

  • Create all the money you need
  • Position yourself like a star
  • Connect with other powerful women

Give a gift of confidence: For anyone looking for inspirational gifts for women in their lives, Your Next Level Life is unlike other self-help books for women. It's a guide to opportunity that recognizes and celebrates the true magic of ambitious Black women.

Career Finder: Where to Go from Here for a Successful Future

The quest for the work and a career that's right for you - that's fulfilling and that you enjoy - is a process of discovery. It involves learning about yourself and finding out about the wide range of work and careers available. And it involves finding out how best to access the work or career you're interested in.  

Whether you have no idea what work or career you want to do or there's too many options and you can't decide, Career Finder will help you discover what's right for you and how to go about achieving it.  

  • Understand how the world of work and careers is changing
  • Overcome limiting beliefs, identify your strengths, skills and values and build your confidence 
  • Identify - from the wide range of career options - the best possibilities for you (not what other people think you should do!)
  • Discover the opportunities that will lead to the work and career you're interested in 

Whatever's happening in the world and whether you've just started thinking about a career, want to go in a new direction, or have a complete change, Career Finder will guide and advise you. You'll be prepared to move toward a career that you enjoy and works in harmony with your life and who you are.

Future Proofing You: Twelve Truths for Creating Opportunity, Maximizing Wealth, and Controlling Your Destiny in an Uncertain World

Are you tired of just paying bills until you die? Are you wasting your life at a job that doesn't make you fulfilled or financially secure? Then Future Proofing You is for you.

In this life-changing book, celebrated author and entrepreneur Jay Samit, who's worked with such visionaries as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Reid Hoffman, and hundreds of successful entrepreneurs, shares the key understandings and step-by-step process for becoming rich and never needing another job again. To prove the power of his Twelve Truths, Samit also details the journey of how he mentored a broke millennial with these principles and empowered him to go from being on welfare to becoming a self-made millionaire in one year.  

Building upon the principles in his internationally acclaimed book Disrupt You!, Samit explains: how to identify an idea and market to start your business; how to build a virtual company with little or no capital; the latest free software tools for managing your business; ways to get a piece of a trillion-dollar opportunity bigger than mobile; how to harness the three primary fears of others to generate more sales; strategies for finding the right mentors to accelerate your success; and techniques to structure any deal for creating recurring revenue and lasting wealth.

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management, Vol. 2: HBR's 10 Must Reads Series

Lead change amid constant turbulence and disruption.

More of the ideas you want, from the authors you trust. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you spearhead change in your organization.

With insights from leading experts including John Kotter and Indra Nooyi, this book will inspire you to: lead through the eight critical stages of change; create and instill a sense of urgency; transform your company's culture; get reorgs right; reshape your organization for climate sustainability; remodel the chief learning officer position to lead change; scale agile practices throughout your organization; and lead change when business is good - but also when times are tough.

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Communication, Vol. 2: HBR's 10 Must Reads Series

Communication underlies every aspect of your business. Make your words matter.

Get more of the communication ideas you want, from the authors you trust, with HBR's 10 Must Reads on Communication (Vol. 2). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you express your ideas with clarity and impact - whether you're speaking face-to-face or connecting from across the world.

With insights from leading experts, this book will inspire you to: rethink how you give feedback to employees; ask questions to encourage learning and the exchange of ideas; invest in the right virtual communication tools for your team or business; establish a language strategy for your company; negotiate effectively with anyone - including liars; and present data more powerfully using visualization.

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself, Vol. 2: HBR's 10 Must Reads Series

You're adept at managing your job - working toward the goals of your team, your unit, and your company. But too often busy managers neglect to apply their planning, management, and execution skills to themselves. How do you make time to manage yourself? You need to focus on your work - succeeding in the job you have now. But you also need to think about your career and professional growth - actively plotting, nurturing, and developing the arc of your working life. Finally, you need to balance your work with the rest of your life - finding time to strengthen the connections between your work, your family, and your other commitments.

Get more of the management ideas you want, from the authors you trust, with HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself (Vol. 2). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you stay engaged, be productive, and maintain your sanity throughout your working life.

With insights from leading experts, this book will inspire you to identify areas for personal growth; assess your strengths, work preferences, values, and contributions; build your skill set and stay relevant; develop learning agility; map out a plan for where you'd like your career to go - both short and long term; find fulfillment in your work; and prepare for your next opportunity.

Marketing 5.0: Technology for Humanity

In Marketing 5.0, the celebrated promoter of the "Four P's of Marketing", Philip Kotler, explains how marketers can use technology to address customers' needs and make a difference in the world. 

In a new age when marketers are struggling with the digital transformation of business and the changing behavior of customers, this book provides marketers with a way to integrate technological and business model evolution with the dramatic shifts in consumer behavior that have happened in the last decade.  

Following the pattern presented in his bestselling Marketing X.0 series, Philip Kotler covers the crucial topics necessary to understand modern marketing, including: artificial intelligence for marketing automation, agile marketing, "segments of one" marketing, contextual technology, facial recognition and voice tech for marketing, the future of customer experience (CX), transmedia storytelling, the "whatever-whenever-wherever" service delivery, "everything-as-a-service" business model, Internet of Things and blockchain for marketing, virtual and augmented reality marketing, and corporate activism.

The Value Investors: Lessons from the World's Top Fund Managers, 2nd Edition

The second edition of The Value Investors presents a collection of investing legend profiles from around the world. Chapters explore the investors' backgrounds, cultures, and personal stories, and reveal how life experiences have shaped their investment strategies and mindsets. This fascinating book shows you that value investing is a dynamic, constantly-changing strategy which, when properly implemented, can provide significant, sustainable benefits. Although the investors profiled come from a diverse range of geographic regions and socio-economic, cultural, and educational backgrounds, they share similar personality traits, temperaments, and investment philosophes. 

Thoroughly revised and expanded, the book provides relevant updates on the professional and personal experiences of the investors since the first edition's publication. Complementing the original profiles are several new chapters featuring established value investors including Howard Marks, as well as rising personalities and fund managers such as Álvaro Guzmán de Lázaro and Fernando Bernad Marrase. Author Ronald Chan, founder of Hong Kong-based investment management Chartwell Capital Limited, highlights how and why the value investors have consistently beaten the stock market through the years.