Big Shifts Ahead

Author: John Burns
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
ISBN: 1599327228
Release Date: 2016-09-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Data Doesn't Lie: Figure Your Success From The Facts Fact: Demographics determine the direction of our country and they certainly determine the direction of your business. The numbers aren t going anywhere; our population will continue to grow and change. You can either choose to ignore the numbers, a detriment to your business, or you can learn to understand to the numbers. As a leader, it is key to collect the necessary data to spot prevailing trends, not only to make the best possible decisions but also to know what to anticipate with customers for years to come. In Big Shifts Ahead, John Burns and Chris Porter are sharing their expertise in research analysis and consulting so that you may learn strategies to: Plan your business better. Support your decisions with facts. Clarify the confusion with the groupings used in this book."

Upside

Author: Kenneth W. GRONBACH
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814434703
Release Date: 2017-04-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Demographics not only define who we are, where we live, and how our numbers change, but—for those who can read beyond the raw figures—they open up hidden business opportunities that lie ahead. What will happen when retiring Boomers free up jobs? How will Generation Y alter housing and transportation? Which states will have the most dynamic workforces? Will American manufacturing rebound as Asia’s population boom stalls? Upside puts this powerful yet little-understood science to work finding answers. Demographer Kenneth Gronbach synthesizes reams of data to show how generations impact markets and economies, and how to target promising trends. Lively and full of surprises, the book explains: What each age cohort is likely to buy now and in coming decades How profits dovetail with consumer numbers What sectors are likely to grow or lag How to make sense of the numbers to chart your own path And more As waves of people are born and age, fortunes and futures are determined. Whether you’re an investor, marketer executive, or entrepreneur, Upside helps you spot the potential for profits in ever-shifting demographics.

The Age Curve

Author: Kenneth W. Gronbach
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814417942
Release Date: 2008-06-25
Genre: Business & Economics

A myth-breaking book that will redefine who marketers see as their most valuable customers.

Last Harvest

Author: Witold Rybczynski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743235976
Release Date: 2008-05-13
Genre: Architecture

Traces the creation of a rural Pennsylvania residential subdivision from its planning and building stages to the residencies of its first owners, in an account that offers insight into the years-long process of housing development and how it is related to sprawl and ex-urban growth. By the author of The Perfect House. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Endgame

Author: John Mauldin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118058089
Release Date: 2011-02-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Greece isn't the only country drowning in debt. The Debt Supercycle—when the easily managed, decades-long growth of debt results in a massive sovereign debt and credit crisis—is affecting developed countries around the world, including the United States. For these countries, there are only two options, and neither is good—restructure the debt or reduce it through austerity measures. Endgame details the Debt Supercycle and the sovereign debt crisis, and shows that, while there are no good choices, the worst choice would be to ignore the deleveraging resulting from the credit crisis. The book: Reveals why the world economy is in for an extended period of sluggish growth, high unemployment, and volatile markets punctuated by persistent recessions Reviews global markets, trends in population, government policies, and currencies Around the world, countries are faced with difficult choices. Endgame provides a framework for making those choices.

Clarity

Author: Steven Cesari
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
ISBN: 9781599322148
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Self-Help

"People in all stages of life can be adrift, overcommitted, distracted, or just plain stuck which can keep them from reaching their full potential. Steve Cesari understands that developing CLARITY, then making proper adjustments is the first step towards leading a happier and healthier life. In his new book Cesari draws on his own personal and professional experiences to help others realize their full potential by empowering, encouraging, and developing a clear vision to achieve desired results. Each chapter is like illuminating a light bulb within the reader allowing them to see and think clearly, in turn igniting their motivation, to take action. Take control and improve your life. In this inspiring and motivating page-turner, Steve Cesari will encourage you to evaluate your life through action items and exercises, enabling you to gain a better understanding of things in your life that might not be working, and develop the CLARITY you need to make appropriate personal and professional changes."--

Engineering Business Success

Author: Herbert Johnson
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
ISBN: 9781599324395
Release Date: 2014-09-26
Genre: Business & Economics

Herb Johnson believes that we are meant to live abundantly. We are designed to live the good life, with the freedom and creativity to follow our passions. What will defeat us is an attitude of impoverishment—the belief that we are undeserving, so why should we try. In Engineering Business Success, Johnson explores the structure of success. Many books overflow with detail about business systems—important, yes, but they don’t reveal the big picture of what it takes to succeed. What fundamentally must be in place to open and effectively operate a successful business? As an engineer and as a businessperson, Johnson has written an important resource for both. But his book is for anyone who wants to make something of himself or herself, because the themes here are central to winning. Business opportunities abound in our society, and Johnson shows you what you should be looking for, and what needs to be in place if you are to win. So many businesses fail right out of the gate, and Johnson has the antidote so that it won’t happen to you. Foremost, he says, you need to seize the responsibility to serve— to serve your industry, your clients, and your stakeholders. That is the underpinning of success. In Engineering Business Success, Herb Johnson shares what he has learned in his 28 years at the helm of the thriving company that he founded. And he shares what he has learned in life, since his boyhood rural upbringing, through his years as a young engineer, and as he has worked to make the most of his business. Johnson’s story demonstrates the trajectory of following one’s passion—and doing so with the spirit of service and with the business savvy that he has learned along the way. “Herb embraces an attitude of abundance, a dedication to discipline, and commitment for lifetime learning, all of which pour forth from this story of his entrepreneurial journey. Business owners, and those wishing to experience the freedoms Herb has enjoyed, will get a dose of enthusiasm and pick up some helpful hints from reading this book.” —VERNE HARNISH, FOUNDER, ENTREPRENEURS’ ORGANIZATION AND GAZELLES AUTHOR OF SCALING UP AND MASTERING THE ROCKEFELLER HABITS

Who Scooped My Bagel

Author: Mary Beall Adler
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
ISBN: 9781599323824
Release Date: 2013-08-05
Genre: Business & Economics

STAY CALM & BAGEL ON Without any formal business training, Mary Beall Adler took a floundering bagel bakery in Washington, D.C., and, against all odds, made it a success. In this revealing and touching book of struggle and joy, Mary tells her story of a difficult marriage, financial troubles and dashed dreams. A powerful survival instinct helped her find solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems. An enticing read from beginning to end, Mary’s book reveals her talent for sharing her innermost thoughts. In doing so, she captures feelings of insecurity and triumph—universal emotions that will move and resonate with those who read about her ever-eventful world of bagels.

The Big Shift

Author: Marc Freedman
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781610392082
Release Date: 2012-04-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Marc Freedman, hailed by the New York Times as “the voice of aging baby boomers [seeking] meaningful and sustaining work later in life,” offers a recipe for how we can transform America's coming midlife crisis into a midlife opportunity. Millions of people in their fifties, sixties, and seventies are searching for answers to the question “What's next?” and are navigating their way to an entirely new stage of life and work, one that could last as long as midlife. Shifting to a much longer lifespan isn't as easy as it may seem. Unlike the transition from adolescence to adulthood, managing this process for many is a do-it-yourself project. Drawing on powerful personal stories, The Big Shift provides not only direction but a vision of what it would take to help millions find their footing in a new map of life.

Clarity First How Smart Leaders and Organizations Achieve Outstanding Performance

Author: Karen Martin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781259837364
Release Date: 2018-03-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Award-winning business performance improvement and Lean management expert Karen Martin diagnoses a ubiquitous business management and leadership problem—the lack of clarity—and outlines specific actions to dramatically improve organizational performance. Through her global consulting projects, keynote speeches, and work with thousands of leaders, Karen has seen first-hand how a pervasive lack of clarity strangles business performance and erodes employee engagement. Ambiguity is the corporate default state, a condition so prevalent that “tolerance for ambiguity” has become a clichéd job requirement. It doesn’t have to be this way. In Clarity First, Karen provides methods and insights for achieving clarity to unleash potential, innovate at higher levels, and solve the problems that matter to deliver outstanding business results. Both a visionary road map and practical guide, this book will help leaders: •Identify and communicate the organization’s true purpose •Set achievable priorities •Deliver greater customer value through more efficient processes •Build organization-wide problem solving capabilities •Develop personal clarity to become a more direct, purposeful, and successful leader Eliminating ambiguity is the first step for leaders and organizations to achieve strategic goals. Learn how to gain the clarity needed to make better decisions, lead more effectively, and boost organizational performance. When it comes to leading an outstanding organization, every great leader needs Clarity First.

Just Say No to Cardio

Author: Craig Ballantyne
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
ISBN: 9781599320816
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Using research proven Turbulence Training techniques, you can burn belly fat in half the time and never do boring cardio again. You don't have to spend hours in the gym on the treadmill to get results or the mid-section you have always wanted. Instead, using the short, burst Turbulence Training exercise system, you can workout less and get more results in the comfort of your own home.

Decide One Thing

Author: Dave Ramos
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
ISBN: 9781599324302
Release Date: 2013-07-15
Genre: Business & Economics

One Big Idea Organizations have to be good at lots of things, but the way to win is to become differentiatingly great at One Thing. The one thing every executive team must decide is, “What is your One Thing?” Four Typical Responses Based on our experience, we know that the Decide One Thing concept will get four different responses. Some organizations will categorically reject the idea that they need to become great at One Thing. Some will think it is cool, but get distracted by the next cool idea or fad that comes along. Some will embrace the concept for a time, but give up because implementing it is too hard. A few executive teams will fully commit to the Decide One Thing. Align Everything. Win! model. These organizations will generate incredible results – 30, 60 or 100 times their investment. So, which of the four responses will you have?

Master planned Communities

Author: Kalvin Platt
Publisher: Urban Land Inst
ISBN: 0874201616
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

Describing a wide range of communities, this record offers practical information for sustainability-oriented developers and urban-design professionals. Packed with outstanding photography, this overview of projects developed over the past 50 years discusses the importance of open space, mixed housing types, connectivity, and other smart-growth features in master-planned communities. This book is a must read for those in the real estate industry, including developers, planners, architects, and consultants.

The Irresistible Consultant s Guide to Winning Clients

Author: David A. Fields
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 9781683501657
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Though it's a potentially lucrative enterprise, the reality of independent consulting seldom matches the dream. Most solo consultants and boutique consulting firms are perpetually within six months of bankruptcy due to the sputtering unreliability of their new business engines. The problem, according to international consulting expert David A. Fields, is twofold: 1) lack of a consistent, proven plan, and 2) fundamental misunderstanding about what clients want in a consultant. Fields, who has helped hundreds of consultants and boutique firms worldwide build lucrative, sustainable practices, replaces the typical consultant's mindset of emphasizing expertise and differentiated processes with a focus on building relationships, engendering trust, and solving clients’ existing problems. In The Irresistible Consultant’s Guide to Winning Clients: Six Steps to Unlimited Clients and Financial Freedom, Fields synthesizes his decades of experience into a step-by-step approach to winning more projects from more clients at higher fees. From nuts-and-bolts business advice and tactics to a deeply insightful breakdown of the human side of a very human profession, Fields delivers a comprehensive guidebook that is at once highly approachable and satisfyingly detailed.

Shift

Author: Steve Sax
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
ISBN: 9781599322230
Release Date: 2010-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Harness The Power Of POSITIVITY There is no such thing as overnight success. Those millionaires in a minute stories are a blip on the radar. True sustainable success--at work or at home--is a habit, as natural and unstoppable as inertia. It all starts with that person staring back at you in the mirror! Everyone has the tools within to impart positive change. Ultimately, success is a choice, a deliberate and methodical choice made every single day. It all starts with a SHIFT in the way you view your world. In SHIFT: Change Your Mindset and You Change Your World, MLB star Steve Sax shares six critical elements that will lead to long lasting prosperity in your personal and professional lives: motivation, empowerment, attitude, humility, leadership, and perseverance. This book is an essential blueprint for success that spells out the action steps to change your mindset, and essentially your life, from someone who has been there.