It is not hard to find credible resources on how to start a business once you have a great idea. However, it is extremely hard to find credible resources on how to generate compelling business ideas... More > in the first place. How does innovation happen? Why does it happen? What are the common sources of great ideas? More importantly, how can we use this information to develop great business ideas of our own?
THE INNOVATOR’S SOURCEBOOK was written to provide detailed, actionable answers to these questions. This book is about where to look for the sources of innovation and, for once, how to exploit them. What is not in the book:
* Vague suggestions for being creative
* Random idea generators
* Belabored analogies
* A rebranding of brainstorming
* Claims to a science
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The 2010 DMEC Leadership Series was sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company of Boston for the sixth year in a row. The 2010 topic was best practices in short-term disability plan design and... More > included discussion on sick pay plans which are very similar. Human resources, disability, health and productivity, and benefit managers came together to explore the components of effective short-term disability plan design. Topics discussed included effective program design, the need for cost savings and greater efficiency, the value of case management, dealing with unionized workplaces, impact of federal and state laws, paid time off (PTO) vs. sick leave, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other issues such as coverage start date, elimination period, benefit payable, and maximum benefit period. During the presentations, attendees were encouraged to ask questions and relate their experiences in their own corporate environments.< Less
Everyone negotiates, but never before has there been a guidebook to show you, step by step, and tactic by tactic, how to use the top strategies in the field. Dr. Gary S. Goodman, famed management,... More > sales, customer service, and negotiation consultant shows you how he and the best gurus in the field have achieved exceptional results, saving and making millions of dollars in the process.< Less
The first half of book details how to pay off all your debts, including mortgage, in less than 8 years (Page 26). What's the difference between a tax credit and a tax write-off? (Page 23). How to... More > start investing? (Page 28). How much money do you need to retire? (Page 46). Why is it important to start as soon as you can? (Page 55). How to invest in stocks? (Page 69). How to invest in small income properties? (Page 72). The second half of the book discusses in detail how to select the best neighborhood to invest in, how to learn area values, how to determine the offering price, how to pay off the mortgage early, and what to do next.< Less
Double-digit unemployment. Housing prices plummeting. One of the largest stock market crashes in history. There's no doubt that we're in a serious economic crisis, perhaps even the Second Great... More > Depression. Many in the federal government are trying to take advantage of Americans with more taxes, more debt, and earmarks coming out of their ears. Until we can return to a fiscally sound government, there's only one thing we can do with this economic situation: capitalize on it. You can do so by taking advantage of low interest rates, government stimulus programs, and inflation of the U.S. Dollar. You can also obtain government grants, take unemployment money, and start a business to reduce your tax obligations. And if all else fails, you can take your business offshore. This book will show you how to do all of that and more in easy step-by-step techniques. Stop being afraid of another economic depression and start taking advantage of the government that is trying to take advantage of you!< Less
This case book is the fruition of one years’ work by a large ADCA team to make the world of case interview preparation more accessible to the nonbusiness person. Several of the case book... More > editorial board and ADCA’s members have gone on to work at BCG, Booz, LEK, McKinsey, ZS Associates, and other firms.
If you are an academic, someone transitioning careers, new to business principles, or just simply interested in an elementary perspective of business frameworks and analysis this is the book for you.< Less
Option traders! Looking for a conservative, safe and reliable strategy? The “Best Option Strategy Ever” produces a potential 3% to 7% return on investment each month.
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[PDF Ebook Version] The need for creativity has never been greater. In fact, we chose the title, "Creativity Rising: Creative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving in the 21st Century," to... More > reflect this belief. If we are to live healthy, productive lives in this century we must develop the mind-set and the skill set for effectively responding to and initiating change. "Creativity Rising" is both a why-to and how-to guide to help you create your own future.
In this book we: explore the nature of creativity; debunk common myths about creativity; describe the rapid rise of change in the 21st century; and outline the time-tested Creative Problem Solving process, an approach to on-demand creativity.< Less
Some of the Web's pithiest advice on building a successful translation practice. Translation is the grandest, most foolhardy enterprise that humans can engage in. Done right, it can also be a... More > lucrative and intellectually satisfying career. Fire Ant & Worker Bee (Chris Durban and Eugene Seidel) have over five decades' combined experience in the translation business. They firmly believe that skilled translators benefit from adopting an entrepreneurial outlook, sharing insights and experiences, and investing in themselves. In their column in the Translation Journal, they have dispensed no-nonsense advice since 1998 on topics ranging from successfully navigating the freelance/agency divide to finding direct clients, raising prices, kicking implicit content into explicit shape, mastering office clutter and translating in the nude. Readers from translation company owners to students just starting out have found Fire Ant and Worker Bee's advice invaluable.< Less
The book includes a question bank (with answers) on CMT level 3 (revised Fall 2013) syllabus. Very useful for those studying technical analysis and those appearing for this exam. Covers the syllabus... More > in an exhaustive way, including a large number questions on different topics with detailed explanation. At some places, different explanations are possible, which have been listed. The ebook provides a very useful tool for those pursuing CMT level 3 studies. All aspects of studies have been covered and explained on the basis of thorough knowledge of technical analysis. Questions framed are based on similar lines as expected by the author for this examination. The Market Technicians Association, Inc. did not author any portion of this publication and does not endorse, in whole or in part, this book.< Less
(Paperback) The Rainmaker Handbook is a concise results-oriented tool to aide your sales, business development, and marketing efforts. This book includes over 100 tips, business tools, and best... More > practices that I have taken directly from experts or lessons I have learned while overcoming challenges. This book is applicable to a variety of professions including third part marketers, service-based sales, capital introduction, investment product sales, fundraising, and investment marketing. http://richard-wilson.blogspot.com< Less
Based on actual experience selling $10M business solutions with $25M/year results, this value selling book is also useful for internally selling projects. Focus is on opening (vs. closing), the... More > problem-solution-value approach/case study, and creating a value selling organization. "A quick and enjoyable read that presents the nuts and bolts of value selling in an innovative way."< Less
101 Advisor Solutions: A Financial Advisor's Guide to Strategies that Educate, Motivate and Inspire is a must read for any financial advisor looking for tools, techniques, strategies and real world... More > solutions to conquering common challenges! This book is designed to help you build a better business...one solution at a time.< Less
The Ladder of Success is focused specifically on Asset Protection Planning and is designed to help you preserve and protect your assets during your lifetime then transfer them in the most tax-saving... More > and efficacious manner to the next generation.
The purpose of this book is to provide you with a straightforward and elementary understanding of Asset Protection and how it can be effectively implemented by taking various steps—like rungs on a ladder. This is a multi-tiered plan and works together as a whole to bring an individual to a higher level of protection. Some of the steps of the ladder may not be relevant but they are worthy of consideration and review.
By reading this book, you are initiating the process of protecting the assets you have worked so hard to build and preserve. The goal is to give you enough basic information to take the next important steps to implement your Asset Protection plan, and truly climb the ladder of success.< Less
This is the user manual for the Windows version of Compatible Software Systems (CSS) programs for convenience store accounting and inventory management. Well illustrated step by step instructions. ... More > Included are instructions for the Dailybook - starting at downloading the daily report from the POS system and continuing to print and close. UPC/PLU maintenance is documented in detail including linkages for such things as cigarettes and ring top six packs. Seven different ways are described to change retail prices including the Passport Mix & Match and Combo Promos. Invoice data entry is thoroughly covered - entering invoices manually, by EDI and with the Portable Data Terminals. Chapters are included for month end processing and using the interfaces to QuickBooks, Peachtree and MAS90 accounting.
Ideal for those just starting to use CSS. It is also an excellent tool for those who want to train a substitute or replacement.< Less
The Social Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting a Creative Reuse Center is the first manual that shows you how to set up your creative reuse center from conception to running full steam ahead. It is an... More > invaluable resource for new and growing creative start-ups. This manual is full of information, activities and exercises to help you create your model, business plan, programs and get community support. According to MaryEllen Etienne, Executive Director of the Reuse Alliance, "If you're thinking about starting a reuse center there's no reason to reinvent the wheel. Learn best practices and top tips from Kelley and Alyssa, seasoned reuse professionals. This book is a phenomenal resource that will help any reuse company grow and thrive."< Less
Your 60 Minute Lean Business – Standardised Work is one book in the series of 60 Minutes Lean Business guides. The entire philosophy of Lean Manufacturing & Lean Business is built around... More > the removal of waste from processes. I find it quite ironic in the Lean process itself the most waste can be found in the education material and learning systems of Lean. So I decided to remove much of the waste and focus on how to implement. There are many books in the market to provide you with detailed background, case studies and mind numbing information if you want or need a highly detailed level of information, however if you want to quickly learn and implement a specific Lean tool, this series is for you. Lean Learnings – making learning Lean lean.< Less
Beyond green business, social entrepreneurship, and triple-bottom-line profits lies a new kind of venture: the Regenerative Enterprise.
In the context of global ecological and cultural degradation,... More > creating financial capital profits alone is no longer acceptable. Regenerative Enterprise articulates the a new economic model and redefines the concepts of sustainability and regeneration. It then develops the theoretical and practical requirements for regenerative enterprises, entrepreneurs, and enterprise ecologies. The book concludes with three global imperatives and a clear set of principles that invite well-designed and effective action.< Less
Whether they’re professionals or volunteers, people across the world are discovering that the economics that sustain their communities are shifting fast, and they’re struggling to find... More > new solutions. But instead of just trying old ideas harder, they’re gradually realizing that we need a whole new approach.
In The Local Economy Revolution, economic revitalization specialist Della Rucker unpacks the deep changes underlying these communities’ struggles. The Local Economy Revolution shines a new light on the profound impacts of the last few decades on the places where people live and work, and sketches a new way forward that builds on the reasons why our places matter to us.< Less
This is not your ordinary workers' compensation book. Workers' compensation coverage is relatively easy to understand. It's the legal, procedural and contractual issues surrounding workers'... More > compensation that are complicated. In “The Insurance Professional’s Practical Guide to Workers’ Compensation,” Boggs addresses in clear, jargon-free English many of the concepts, policies and practices in workers compensation that brokers, risk advisors, and corporate risk managers need to know. The chapters, such as on which injuries and which workers are covered, free the reader from having to wade through dense legal and regulatory treatises. Boggs explains to non-lawyers legal aspects of workers compensation. If you need to use the book as little as one time a year, get it, because you'll probably need it much more often.< Less
In The Art of Change, Moises Aguilar takes us on a surprising journey to better understand our jobs, the workplace, the market and ultimately ourselves. By starting the journey primarily focused on... More > making Change a reality, the way soon becomes the goal as we realize that a corporation that can leverage Change is the most likely to survive.
With Change as the destination and Sun Tzu’s Art of War as the compass, the author enables us to achieve dramatic results in our environment by identifying the two key players necessary to bring Change about and creating master strategists of them. This book will teach us to identify which battles to fight and which to avoid, to define your overall goals and how to reach our objective, to maneuver through politically charged waters and how to best influence others.
The Art of Change is a must read for everyone looking to advance their career, particularly those in or striving for the executive levels.< Less
The word “anarchy” evokes images of dangerous mobs, spiky-haired youths hurling garbage cans through Starbucks windows, and the chaos of the war of all against all.
However, the word... More > “anarchy” simply means “without rulers” - and this state of affairs is something we desperately desire and defend in so many areas of our own lives. If a political ruler were to tell us who to marry, what to learn, and which job to take, we would rebel against such tyrannical intrusions on our freedoms. How can we reconcile this contradiction? Is being “without rulers” good, or bad? How can we fear something so terribly, while at the same time treasuring it so mightily?
“Everyday Anarchy” addresses this challenge head-on, arguing that being free of rulers is not something to fear - personally or politically - but rather a goal that we must constantly strive towards.< Less
The Journal of Academic and Business Ethics (JAME) publishes original, unpublished works related to contemporary business and education ethical issues. Educational issues like plagiarism, academic... More > integrity, academic policy and cheating are typical topics in educational ethics articles. Corporate fraud, sexual harassment, white-collar crime and legislative issues are typical topics in business ethics articles.< Less
The Journal of Finance and Accountancy (JFA) publishes original, unpublished studies related to financial and accounting topics in business and education. Studies reflecting issues and solutions to... More > concerns like budgeting, taxation, methods, investments, regulatory procedures, and business financial analysis based on actual performance are appropriate topics. All manuscripts submitted to JFA for publication consideration are blind peer reviewed.< Less
The Journal of Business Cases and Applications is dedicated to publishing quality applied business small cases and classroom applications/exercises designed to help business academics. Our goal is to... More > share short cases and exercises developed for classroom use in any area of business education.
Possible areas of application include, but are not limited to: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Law, E-Commerce, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Decision Sciences, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Teaching and Business Education, and Others< Less