Friday, April 27, 2007

May - June Business at Lake County Public Library

NextReads is a new service offered by the Lake County Public Library. Sign up to receive reading recommendations via email! There are 22 different categories and Business Lines is highlighting the Business & Personal Finance newsletter.

After you subscribe, you will receive a confirmation email and the current issue of the newsletter(s) you select. Newsletters will be delivered to your e-mail box monthly or bi-monthly depending on the category selected.

Sample titles from the latest newsletter:

The Definitive Drucker: The Final Word from the Father of Modern Management - by Elizabeth Haas Edersheim
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Pub Date: 12/01/2006
ISBN: 0071472339

Peter F. Drucker, one of the 20th century's foremost business and management theoreticians, had nearly 40 books to his name when he passed away in 2005. For The Definitive Drucker, business writer Elizabeth Edersheim was able to interview him many times, but she also spoke with dozens of highly placed managers who are also Drucker devotees, such as Jack Welch and Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley. For an exploration of Drucker's ideas and to see how they are played out in the modern business world, you'll want to check out The Definitive Drucker.

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die - by Chip Heath & Dan Heath Publisher: Random House
Pub Date: 01/16/2007
ISBN: 1400064287

If you enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point, you're sure to appreciate Made to Stick, an "entertaining, practical guide to communication" (Publishers Weekly) by the Heath brothers (one's a business professor, the other a teacher). Curious about why some messages "stick" (Wendy's "Where's the Beef" commercials) and others don't? Then read about the six key principles that build stickiness and discover how to incorporate those six factors into a creative thought process. You won't want to waste any time in picking up Made to Stick!

How She Does It: How Women Entrepreneurs Are Changing the Rules of Business Success - by Margaret Heffernan
Publisher: Viking
Pub Date: 01/18/2007
ISBN: 0670038237

According to former CEO Margaret Heffernan, women-run companies are more likely to stay in business, grow faster, and show profits sooner than the average American firm. Why is that? Heffernan interviewed hundreds of women business owners to find out--and she discovered that the work-related talents that the women felt had not been supported in male-dominated corporate America were actually highly beneficial to a successful entrepreneur. While not a how-to, this is certainly an important book for all women looking to run their own companies.

Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny - by Suze Orman
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Pub Date: 02/27/2007
ISBN: 0385519311

Calling all women who want more control over their personal finances! In her latest book, money master Suze Orman explores the complex relationship between women and their finances. More than just a laundry list of suggestions to get you started, Women & Money offers a streamlined five-month plan that, by its end, will have you saving and ready to invest. If you want to learn more about managing your money, if you don't have a clue where to start, or even if you're afraid to look at your monthly bills, check out Women & Money and get started on the road to controlling your finances.

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