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Pogue's Basics: Money

Friday, January 6, 2017
David Pogue
Pogue's Basics: Money

Are you looking for ways to save money?  Then check out this book!  It is filled with 150 tips on how you can save money on all sorts of things; like which credit card to use, how to lower your cable bill, how to save money when traveling and how to cash those old savings bonds that you don't have the certificate for anymore.  I really enjoyed the different websites Pogue suggest you check out for further savings. All in all, a great little book I'm sure you'll find something you can use in.  Check it out today!

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Jan H., Technical Services

 

Speaking Frankly

Monday, May 16, 2016
Clyde Riley with Doron Levin
Speaking Frankly

A Southern Boy’s Journey from Slaughterhouse to Creation of the World’s Top Hot Dog Brand

 

The author, Clyde Riley, moved to Howell, MI, full time in the late 1980s as he was slowly making his way to eventual retirement in 1994 from a 50-year career in the meatpacking industry, working his way from the slaughterhouse to the Chief Executive Office. This is an inspiring story of a poor farm boy from Alabama who worked hard in every aspect of his life. He rose through the ranks to become the President of Hygrade Food Products. Clyde left this life peacefully in the summer of 2015. It was my privilege to know him in his golden years. I miss his smile and enthusiasm.

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Kathleen Z., Administration

7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis (Audio Book on CD)

Monday, November 8, 2010
Bill George
Former CEO of Medtronics and a professor at Harvard Business School Bill George gives 7 short lessons on leading in a crisis:  1) Face Reality, Starting With Yourself; 2) No Matter How Bad Things Are, They Will Get Worse; 3) Build a Mountain of Cash and Get to the Highest Hill; 4) Never Waste a Good Crisis; 5) Before Asking Others to Sacrifice, Volunteer Yourself; 6) Don't Be Atlas: Get the World Off Your Shoulders! 7) Be Aggressive: This is Your Best Chance to Win in the Market.

Kathleen Z., Library Director

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The Future of Management

Sunday, February 24, 2008
Gary Hamel

Surely you’ve heard that Toyota surpassed Ford Motor and is now the #2 automaker in the world. Are you familiar with the (business) chant Innovation, Innovation, Innovation? Read The Future of Management, by Gary Hamel, visiting professor at London Business School since 1983, “the world’s leading expert on business strategy” (Fortune magazine), “the world’s reigning strategy guru” (The Economist), and author of business bestsellers.

Hamel buries our existing management model, which is as old as its long deceased creators. He implores today’s managers to set aside their self-interest and study the successful, though sometimes eccentric, upstarts and incorporate their strategies – Whole Foods Market, W.L. Gore (Gore-Tex) and Google. Hamel’s Management 2.0 proposes to take Innovation out of R&D and give it to everyone –empowering employees, flattening and lattice-ing management’s hierarchy. It’s easier for upstarts but existing businesses can, painfully, join the new century, succeed … and thrive!

The case studies alone are worth the read. And what about Toyota? According to Hamel, Toyota empowered “ordinary people” to problem solve. And Google? Well,… you have to read it for yourself.

Donna O, Reference

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