Friday, February 29, 2008

March Business at Lake County Public Library


Hoover's Online is a database of 12 million companies with in-depth coverage of 40,000 of the world's top businesses. Use this source to uncover basic company information, investment figures and background on companies and their competition.

Available in all branches of the Lake County Public Library as well as remotely. To access Hoover's from your office or home you will need a Lake County Public Library Card and a four-digit pin number. Call the library today for more information.


Jim Cramer's Stay Mad for Life: Get Rich, Stay Rich (Make Your Kids Even Richer) James J. Cramer with Cliff Mason
332.89 CRAM

Jim Cramer is known for his outrageous antics (and investing advice) on CNBC's Mad Money; in Stay Mad for Life he outlines a comprehensive financial program for individuals at--you guessed it--every stage of life. Rather than focusing solely on selecting stocks, Cramer's newest book deals with personal finance issues like getting out of credit card debt, planning for retirement, and creating a budget. He then goes on to share his rules of investing and preferred market sectors and stocks, and outlines a guide to mutual funds. If you're a fan of his show but are looking for a more basic guide to finance, this will be a good choice.

The Girl's Guide to Kicking Your Career Into Gear: Valuable Lessons, True Stories, and Tips for Using What You've Got (a Brain!) to Make Your Worklife Work for You Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio
331.702082 FRIE

Chock full of advice, inspiration, strategies, and guidelines on how women can--and should--take charge of every aspect of their careers, this guide is appropriate for women on any rung of the career ladder. Tips focus on such challenges as how to diffuse conflict, manage personal issues, and highlight one's accomplishments. Authors Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio (authors of The Girl's Guide to Being a Boss (Without Being a Bitch)) are known for their down-to-earth manner and upbeat attitude; Publishers Weekly says that this book "should win them readers seeking a can-do kick in the pants."

How Toyota Became #1: Leadership Lessons from the World's Greatest Car Company David Magee
658.4092 MAGE

Toyota, which started as a family-run loom business, has become a huge success in an industry beset by financial troubles. In How Toyota Became #1, journalist and author David Magee shows how Toyota's commitment to excellence and dedication to its customers and employees has led to its competitive advantage and healthy bottom line. Check out Magee's book for an excellent introduction to and explanation of the principles behind Toyota's success.

*Titles and descriptions are from NEXT READS' February Business & Personal Finance Newsletter. If you haven't signed up for this email newsletter service, do so today. Log on to the library's website and click on the NextReads icon.

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