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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER SELECTIONS
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Management 21C : Someday We'll All Manage This Way by Subir Chowdhury ($28.00) "Management 21C brings together visions for the new millennium in one concise book, allowing you to understand the changes happening now and what changes you can expect.  The future of business will be different : whose versions are you reading?...  Management 21C is...for those who inspire other people, for those who believe in others and not just themselves, for those who celebrate diversity, for those who constantly search for a dream, for those who want to reshape the world of tomorrow.  Someday we'll all manage this way (from the Preface p.xiii)" (A Reader from Istanbul, Turkey)

The E-Commerce Question and Answer Book : A Survival Guide for Business Managers by Anita Rosen ($19.95) Paperback "An EXCELLENT guide to making sense of the Internet.  Very helpful guide...clear, concise & always to the point.  We're a nontechnical company (construction) moving a major part of our business toward e-commerce.  This book identified and explained many of the issues & questions we'd been stumbling over.  Highly recommend it as both a primer and a blueprint for taking on the e-commerce world." (A Reader from California USA)

Your Money Matters : 21 Tips to Achieve Financial Security in the 21st Century by Jonathan D. Pond ($22.95) "Great for new families.  My husband and I both read this book and thought it was excellent.  We have children just starting their households and are sending copies to them.  This is not a book for experienced investors.  Excellent advice for young families.  Advice includes meeting your bills, insurance, beginning investments, retirement and much more.  All the basics.  Good review for anyone at any age." (A Reader from Arizona USA)  (Thanks to Jonathan Pond www.jonathanpond.com guest on WQED-FM FundRaising Program on October 6, 2000)

FutureConsumer.Com : The Webolution of Shopping to 2010 by Frank Feather ($26.95) "I am currently reading FutureConsumer by Frank Feather.  It is a great book for anyone in Network marketing.  Frank Feather is a Futurist and he explains where the Internet will be in 10 years and who will be the Best Sites on the web.  Thank you for letting me recommend it to your Readers." (Richard Bohlander)

[SideBar : Popular in Allentown, PA; Rochester, MN; Visalia, CA and RevRon of Salina, Inc. among others...]

First, Break All the Rules : What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham, Curt Coffman ($25.00) "Great book - highly recommended to anyone who manages people.  I hate how-to books relating to business. This is not a how-to book.  This book is a sociological study on what great managers do to keep their teams motivated and empowered.  I highly recommend it." (A Reader from Seattle, Washington USA)

[SideBar : Popular with members of Fidelity Investments, BellSouth Telecommunications among others...]

Thunderbolt Thinking by Grace McGartland ($16.95) Paperback "Includes a collection of tools and techniques to build an innovative workplace.   Designed to unlock your ideas and creativity to discover more than you thought possible from yourself and your business." (Book Information)

I Love You, Ronnie by Nancy Reagan, Ronald Reagan. ($24.95)   Nancy Reagan's collection of letters written to her by Ronald Reagan, along with her personal commentary and reminiscences about their life together.

The Roaring 2000s : Building the Wealth and Life Style You Desire in the Greatest Boom in History by Harry S. Dent, Jr. ($25.00) "Imaginative and thought provoking view of the future.  I think everyone should read this book.  It is an imaginative and well thought out view of our future global prospects.   It is a view of our history and our future that gives great hope and understanding to the economic realities around us." (A Reader from Phoenix, Arizona USA)

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER SELECTIONS
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How to Become a Rainmaker : The People Who Get and Keep Customers by Jeffrey J. Fox ($16.95) "Good primer for Customer Relationship Management.  Consistent application of Mr. Fox's principles will make you a rainmaker - salesperson or not.  Customers are hungry for proper treatment and this book reminds us of what we already should know!  This book offers a quick tune-up or diagnosis session of what might be wrong at your company.  Do your clients a favor - buy this book for your staff." (A Reader from San Diego, California USA)

Necessary Journeys : Letting Ourselves Learn from Life by Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D. ($19.95) "By telling this story, I make sense of the senseless," writes Nancy Snyderman, medical news correspondent for "Good Morning America," "20/20," and "ABC News."  By juxtaposing her own stories of rape, depression, heartbreak, disease, and more with her current understanding, Snyderman passes along worthy advice for others facing similarly overwhelming situations. (Thanks Stefanie Durbin, Editor of Amazon Delivers Personal Growth)

Sugar Busters! : Cut Sugar to Trim Fat by H. Leighton Steward, Morrison C. Bethea, Sam S. Andrews, Ralph O. Brennan, Luis A. Balart ($23.95) "...first independently published in New Orleans and sold an amazing 100,000 copies by word of mouth." (Editorial Review by Amazon.com)

Heart Sense for Women : Your Plan for Natural Prevention and Treatment by Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D. Jan DeMarco Sinatra, R.N. Roberta Jo Lieberman ($21.95) "Outstanding and new information -- a must for every woman.  ...This book is both a wake up call and an...empowering tool.  ...your key to a long and heart disease-free life.  Dr. Sinatra not only has the finest medical credentials, he is an expert in both alternative medicine and the psychological solutions needed to complete the picture." (A Reader from Vermont USA)

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Delois Wattles, Judith Powell ($12.95) Paperback "This Book Will Transform Your Mind & Your Life.  Ladies and Gentlemen, this book will without any doubt change your life, by changing your mind about the concept of "money".  So many of us were brought up with the idea of money as a finite resource, which you had to compete for.  This book is designed to release every preconceived idea that is holding us all back from wealth.  The basic premise of this book is that becoming wealthy is a science, that once understood, and replicated will create wealth in everyone's life.  Wealth is as infinite as the creative mind.  Create ideas, take action and abundance will flow.

I have read over 200 books on success and wealth, before I read this book.  Nothing I had read up to this point had such an incredibly profound effect on my wealth, because it changed my misconceptions on what it took to become wealthy.  Within ten months of applying these principles and concepts, I had expedentially increased my income to levels that would had been unthinkable 12 months earlier.  ...

The ideas and concepts, once studied and applied will transform your mental approach to money.  This is a book that will take you a day to read, but a life-time to understand fully.  Give it serious study, and I guarantee you success." (A Reader from Lytham St. Annes UK)

Feng Shui Strategies for Business Success by T. Raphael Simons ($21.00) Paperback (Thank you Jim McCormick Jim@Eurog.co.uk for bringing this book to our attention)

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) by J. K. Rowling ($25.95) "Absolutely brilliant!, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" is definitely the best book from the Harry Potter series, and the best book I ever read.  J K Rowling is a genious.  The book is exciting and spellbinding, full of humor and not boring for even a moment.  The plot is more interesting than ever, and J K Rowling cleverly hides hints about the ending, which you can only notice the second time your read.  No matter how much you try, you could never guess what's coming next!  743 pages of the most fascinating fiction I ever read!" (A Reader from Israel)

Millionaire : The True Story of a Philanderer, Gambler, Murderer and the Father of Modern Finance by Janet Gleeson ($24.00) "An engaging, enlightening biography of the Scottish financial genius Law (1671-1729), whose innovations created for 18th-century France a remarkable but evanescent economic boom.  Gleeson (The Arcanum, 1999) is a storyteller with uncommon gifts: here she unsnarls the complicated tale of a complex man who revolutionized the way people think about money.  The son of a prominent goldsmith in Edinburgh, Law showed early promise in fencing and tennis--but most notable were his formidable mathematical." (From Kirkus Reviews)

"Great Money Primer.  Considering Wall Street is all the rage at the moment this book provides a great primer for how it all began.   Millionaire clearly points out our monetary system is all based on confidence with little underpinnings of true value; it is simply about people.  Four stars for the NOVEL writing style of a historical fact." (A Reader from Houston, Texas USA)

JULY/AUGUST SELECTIONS
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EVEolution : The Eight Truths of Marketing to Women by Faith Popcorn, Lys Marigold ($24.95) "Marketing Brilliance.   ...Here is accessible, actionable advice on how to market to women (AND men).  And it's actually advice that's extremely valuable for anyone in business - from CEOs of giant corporations to the person just starting a home-based business.  And the chapter where she shows Revlon how to burnish their fading brand is sheer marketing brilliance. And exciting reading." (A Reader from New York City USA)

The Lost Suitcase by Nicholas Delbanco ($24.95) "...the best kind of teacher you can find.  He educates, he elucidates without ever saying he is doing so.  His readers will learn more about the writing life and the creative process in this book than from any instruction manual, and they will do that without ever feeling they are being taught." (Thanks Jane Steinberg!  Jane was a longtime editor at Seattle Weekly and a stringer for Glamour magazine.  As the Editor of Amazon Delivers Books for Writers, she writes from her home in New Jersey, USA)

Digital Capital : Harnessing the Power of Business Webs by Don Tapscott, David Ticoll, Alex Lowy ($27.50) "Straight and to the point...  The big benefit of e-business is the ability to connect almost instantly with your customers, suppliers, distributors, and even your competition.  This book tells you how to do that by building a "business web" to maximize your interactions with these constituents.  The traditional integrated firm may not be dead quite yet, but it's certainly headed that way, and we're all going to have to figure out a new way to do business.  These authors provide balanced and intelligent guidance." (A reader from United States) (Thanks to the "CBS Sunday Morning" program)

eBoys : The First Inside Account of Venture Capitalists At Work by Randall E. Stross ($25.95) "This is the one -- the book about Silicon Valley we've all been waiting for.  Randall Stross is the first journalist to truly crack the code, to get so far inside this world that what's emerged is not just an authoritative account but one that has the absolute ring of truth.  With its vividly drawn characters, unforgettable scenes, and crackling dialogue, eBoys puts you in the room where instant companies -- and instant wealth -- are created.  And when this age finally ends -- as it surely will -- eBoys will take its place as the definitive account of one of the wildest eras in the history of American capitalism." (Thank you Joseph Nocera, editor-at-large, Fortune Magazine) (Source : Tim Appelo, editor of Amazon Bestsellers BookList, June 2, 2000 edition)

1001 Ways to Market Your Services : Even If You Hate to Sell by Rick Crandall ($16.95) Paperback "A really great book, loaded with help!  This book is ideal for any businessperson who wants to promote his/her sales.  The book is loaded with ideas on how to get people to know about your company and your products or services." (A Reader from Sunnyvale, California USA)

Cracking the Value Code : How Successful Businesses Are Creating Wealth in the New Economy by Richard Boulton, Barry Libert, Steve M. Samek ($27.00) "At the heart of this rigorously researched, cogently argued, and sensibly organized manifesto is this: New Economy success stories like Charles Schwab, Microsoft, and the Gap have outstripped their older industrial-age counterparts because they have devised new business models that hook into "what matters" to customers.  How?  By using their organizational assets--both concrete and intangible--as the building blocks to true customer value.  The book examines the full gamut of these possible assets (physical, financial, employee-supplier, customer, and those intrinsic to the organization) and, to show them in action, provides plenty of fun, fact- and figure-filled miniprofiles of New Economy dynamos, from robustly reengineered old warhorses like IBM, Coke, Pepsi and Sara Lee to brash, new digital-age brats: Dell, Compaq, Cisco, idealab!, and Starbucks." (Thanks Timothy Murphy, editorial reviewer from Amazon Books)

Million Dollar Mailings (The Libey Business Library) by Denison Hatch ($60.00) "Extremely Valuable Resource.  This is the one book that anyone who writes sales materials, be it ads or letters must have.  With detailed analysis of marketing programs that work, you will quickly find, through the many examples, a marketing piece that you can use as a template to create your own winning marketing strategy.  There is no need to reinvent the wheel, and this book proves it." (A Reader from Alberta, Canada) (Thanks to Dr. Rae and her associates The Baum Group for bringing this resource to our attention.  Be sure to visit them at Your Stress Matters)

Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul : 101 Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Mothers by Jack Canfield (Editor), Mark Victor Hansen (Contributor), Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Marci Shimoff, Mary Marcdante ($24.00) "Good book to give your mother!  I bought this book for my mother.  I read it before I gave it to her.  I'm a mother of a 5 year old and 9 month old.  This book is for all mothers.  What this book taught me was what we inspire in our children today stays with them for a lifetime (sometimes forever through their children, our grand-children.)" (A Reader from Wyoming USA)

One Year Off : Leaving It All Behind for a Round-The-World Journey With Our Children by David Elliot Cohen ($24.00) "Travel vicariously through the adventures of a family.  This story kept me fully entertained and laughing throughout!  It wasn't just travel but about a family and their adventures.  It was inspiring for me to do the same.  Reading about so many different places and honest reviews was refreshing.  Cohen's sense of humor was such a treat!  This book must be read if you like to travel or not!" (A Reader from Longmont, Colorado USA) (Thanks to Mom and Dad, Hannah and Norm Cohen)

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Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman : What Men Know About Success That Women Need to Learn by Gail Evans ($23.95) "Gail's rules are a must for anyone aspiring to be successful in business.  This book needs to be on your must read list.  There are so many obstacles to a successful business career, not knowing how the game is played shouldn't be one of them.  Read it - now!" (A Reader from Burbank, California USA) (Thanks to the "CNN MoneyTalk" program.)

The Weekend Gardener by Susanna Longley ($24.95) "Turn your existing gardens into easy-to-maintain greenery and colorful blossoms.  Now 60% off!"

Who Moved My Cheese? : An Amazing Way to Deal With Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson ($19.95) "Hem or Haw? A Self reflection!  Dr. Johnson brings us a fresh air of simplicity.  We all know the truths in this story, I believe, but the willingness to see the reality of ourselves within the story is both the tricky part and the wonderful gift!  ...you just have to share it with so many others you care about!" (A Reader from Madison, Connecticut USA)

[SideBar : Popular with members of The Gap, Inc.; Aetna; America Online; Hotmail Corporation; Wells Fargo; Kraft Foods, Inc.; Hawaii Government Employees Association; State Farm Insurance Companies; AMP Incorporated; Nabisco, Inc.; Towers Perrin; DaimlerChrysler AG; United States Postal Service (USPS) among others...]

What Would Machiavelli Do by Stanley Bing ($21.00) "The Most Talked About Business Book This Year!  I can't imagine how anybody can get along in today's hyper-competitive work environment without this essential handbook.  It's funny and savage and a nice antidote to all the sappy gunk out there.  Those who ignore it do so at their own peril.  Did I mention it's funny too?" (A Reader from New York USA)

How to Know God : The Soul's Journey into the Mystery of Mysteries by Deepak Chopra ($24.00) "The best yet!  I have read nearly all of Chopra's works and this is the best yet!  Having grown up in a very conservative religion which caused me to wonder about God, Chopra's deep insights have presented a view of God that I always thought was out there.  ...it made a big impact on my thinking.  For any one who is willing to break away from the old external beliefs and find your own way, this book is the best!  Thanks, Deepak!" (A Reader from Spokane, Washington USA)

The Golden Ghetto : The Psychology of Affluence by Jessie H. O'Neill ($21.95) "Understanding Affluenza.  Rich kids, like poor kids, can't choose the families into which they born.  We can all, however, change how we feel about our own relationship to money.  Ms. O'Neill explains these facts in a book that has much to say in a era in which the number of millionaires is increasing and those at the bottom of the economy increasingly hope to escape their circumstances by winning the lottery or a television game show.  While personal stories and appeals to spirituality are not everyone's cup of tea, Ms. O'Neill's account of her own affluent upbringing and the role that spirituality can play in overcoming affluenza -- truly a disease of the soul -- is compelling rather than cloying.  This book is well worth reading by anyone seeking the full picture of how people relate to money." (A Reader from Chicago, Illinois USA)

There's No Business Like Your Own Business : Six Practical and Holistic Steps to Entrepreneurial Success by Gladys Edmunds ($23.95) "The 'Gone With The Wind' of Entrepreneur's Books.  This is a great book that gives you the insight on entrepreneur-ship any where in the world.  The philosophies and teachings are so very enlightening.  I have already recommended to many of my friends that this is something you have to read for business and for life improvement." (A reader from the USA) [Thank you Kathy Briar and Sven Hosford, Publishers & Editors of Point of Light www.pointoflight.com]

Unleashing the Killer App : Digital Strategies for Market Dominance by Larry Downes, Chunka Mui, Nicholas Negroponte ($24.95) "Essential reading for the digital age.  This management book shows how one should tread the path to success in e-business.  Although most examples are well known, presenting them in a concise form and commenting them gives some interesting insights." (A Reader from Switzerland)

[SideBar : Popular with members of J.D. Edwards & Company; iXL; Ericsson Network Systems, Inc.; Arthur D. Little; i2 Technologies; The New York Times Company; Whittman-Hart, Inc.; EMC Corp.; Kraft Foods, Inc.; American Graduate School of International Management; Honeywell, Inc.; Dun & Bradstreet; DIGEX, Inc.; Carlson Companies among others...]

Faith of My Fathers by John McCain ($25.00) "John McCain may or may not be our next president, but he sure has the most awe-inducing life story of any candidate.  His grandpa and dad were the first father-son admirals in American history; John was a navy brat who became a war prisoner in a Vietnamese camp.  He refused their offer to free him, so they tortured him for five years, steeling his will.  What a saga!" (Thanks to Tim Appelo, Editor of Amazon Delivers Book Bestsellers)

[SideBar : Popular with member of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate among others...]

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City of God by E. L. Doctorow "Doctorow is a master of atmosphere . . . He knows the art of storytelling inside and out." -- Newsweek

Getting A Handle On Your Stress by Rae Baum, Ph.D. ($8.99) Booklet "...presentation ...well organized, direct and dynamic...Beneficial for anyone desiring a fuller life experience.  It encourages one to see and feel the bigger picture of human interaction.  Valuable because it offers new...basic knowledge..." (From "What Dr. Rae Has Done For Others" - Back Cover)  Get your free copy - just ask us how...

MARCH/APRIL SELECTIONS
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Why Sex Matters : A Darwinian Look at Human Behavior by Bobbi S. Low ($29.95) "...a useful survey of what is known about behavioral sex differences in animals and humans, covering biology, anthropology, sociology and history." (Colin McGinn, The New York Times Book Review)  (Thanks to Wicked Science Books)

The Courtship by Catherine Coulter ($7.50) Paperback "...For a good time with two characters who make no apologies for their past and isn't afraid to take the plunge (into love) - by all mean, dive in...!  You'll have a grand time.  I did." (A reader from Singapore)

Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts ($7.50) Paperback "A perfect combination of romance, Irish legend and love.  I loved the Irish lilt to the Jewels of the Sun.  The characters were strong intelligent people, and Nora Roberts did a brilliant job of using temperament, brauns and brilliance to create an incredible story of lost love, hope and humor.  I am looking forward to the next one in the trilogy with passion." (A Reader from Racine, Wisconsin USA)

[SideBar : Popular in You Tools Corporation; Capital University; Wantagh, New York USA; Littleton, Massachusetts USA; Morehead, Kentucky USA; Randolph, New Jersey USA among others...]

Now or Never : How Companies Must Change Today to Win the Battle for Internet Consumers by Mary Modahl ($27.00) "According to e-commerce researcher Mary Modahl, the war for Internet consumers has just begun.  In Now or Never, Modahl shares what Forrester Research has learned about online shoppers and shows how companies can position themselves and their offerings to meet the demands of these sometimes fickle and elusive customers." (Thanks to Amazon Delivers Business and Investing)

Development As Freedom by Amartya Kumar Sen ($27.50) "...[a] thoughtful, expansive, sober but not easily accessible reflection on the relationship between economic well-being and political freedom." (An editorial review by Richard Bernstein, The New York Times)

[SideBar : Popular with members of The World Bank and Boston College communities among others...]

The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley's Game by Patricia Highsmith ($26.00) "Three classic crime novels by a master of the macabre appear here together in hardcover for the first time.  Suave, agreeable, and completely amoral, Patricia Highsmith's hero, the inimitable Tom Ripley, stops at nothing--not even murder--to accomplish his goals.  In achieving for himself the opulent life that he was denied as a child, Ripley shows himself to be a master of illusion and manipulation and a disturbingly sympathetic combination of genius and psychopath.  As Highsmith navigates the mesmerizing tangle of Ripley's deadly and sinister games, she turns the mystery genre inside out and takes us into the mind of a man utterly indifferent to evil." (Book Description from Amazon Books)

Turning No into Yes : Six Steps to Solving Your Financial Problems (So You Can Stop Worrying) by Stephen M. Pollan and Mark Levine ($26.00) "The beauty of [this book] is that Pollan and his cowriter, ..., use real-world examples to demonstrate every point they're making.  We see partners in an art gallery work out a sticky ownership issue; an NBA basketball player learn to become a true businessman; an editor at a magazine get the raise he deserves.  Somewhere in this book you'll recognize yourself as well as a situation you've found yourself in--or will soon find yourself in.  And once you've read it, you'll want to keep it on your shelf for the day when the situation you never anticipated comes to pass." (Thanks Lou Schuler, Editorial Reviewer for Amazon Books)

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Under the Tuscan Sun : At Home in Italy by Frances Mayes ($22.95) "Mouth-watering page turner!!  Frances Mayes book was like a vacation.  It makes your high-stress, regular ol' life disappear for a few hours.  It transports you to Italy, the dry, hot sun bleaching your hair, the cool clay floors and the marvelous robust foods.  This book was delicious and I've reread it several times!  Yum!" (A reader from Wisconsin, USA) (Thanks to CNN TravelShow)

Futurize Your Enterprise : Business Strategy in the Age of the E-customer by David Siegel (Afterword) ($29.95) "Stellar insights into how humans behave on the internet.  This book is very well written and edited, with tested examples of how these concepts work in the real world, how e-customers think and act, and how critical it is for businesses to organize around customer groups.  Highly recommend." (A Reader from Hamilton, Bermuda) (Thanks Ahm for sharing this resource.)

The Great Game : The Emergence of Wall Street As a World Power, 1653-2000 by John Steele Gordon ($25.00) "Wall Street began as a line of defense for an isolated trading post and today has the power of a nation state in worldwide impact.  The author relates the history of Wall Street: a story of risk, courage, greed, patriotism, power, genius and stupidity." (Thanks Donna Peer from Waterstone Booksellers at Pittsburgh International Airport, found in the Pittsburgh Business Times, Dec. 10-16, 1999 edition) "Every Page Enhances Your Knowledge.  ...Very well written, full of useful information, all in all, a great read." (A Reader from Connecticut, USA)

Ernest Hemingway on Writing by Ernest Hemingway, Larry W. Phillips (Editor) ($12.00) Paperback "Phillips has amassed a slender book's worth of Hemingway's reflections on writing, culled from letters, books, interviews, speeches, and an unpublished manuscript.  These musings are arranged into topics such as "Advice to Writers," "Working Habits," and "Obscenity" (of which there is plenty here).  Sometimes ponderous, other times offhand, these thoughts form a portrait of a man driven to create not solely the best writing he could, but the best writing, period." (Thanks Jane Steinberg! Jane was a longtime editor at Seattle Weekly and a stringer for Glamour magazine. As the Editor of Amazon Delivers Book for Writers, she writes from her home in New Jersey, USA)

A Writer's Book of Days : A Spirited Companion and Lively Muse for the Writing Life by Judy Reeves ($15.95) Paperback "Get that pen moving.  If anything will get you writing, this book will.  Enough prompts to get even the most reluctant practicer going -- much more fun than playing scales.  This book provides companionship and direction, not to mention diversion in the form of lives of the writers.  Information for when you need a word snack before you start your own work.  ..." (A writer and teacher from New Jersey, USA)

Customer Satisfaction Is Worthless, Customer Loyalty Is Priceless : How to Make Customers Love You, Keep Them Coming Back and Tell Everyone They Know by Jeffrey Gitomer ($24.95) "Anyone who deals with customers needs to read this book. It's been a long time since I've read something truly inspiring.  ...that I purchased copies for everyone on my staff...from the vice president of operations to the receptionist.  Understanding the importance of the customer's loyalty is a reminder even seasoned veterans can use every now and then." (A reader from Laurel, Maryland USA) (Thanks Jeffrey!  Visit Jeffrey at www.gitomer.com and e-mail him at salesman@gitomer.com.  Be sure to tell him Dr. Rae from The Baum Group sent you)

The Novelist's Notebook by Laurie Henry ($18.99) "There is a page...for figuring out what keeps you from beginning your novel, and one for imagining your characters 20 or 40 years after your story ends.  ...Laurie Henry offers paths for finding a subject, and for reaching a story's denouement.  Perhaps you hunger for a simple writing exercise ("present the mood of a crowd"), or to enrich the writing you are already doing.  "Think of the least likely action you can imagine any of your characters doing," Henry suggests, "and then make them do it." (Thanks Jane Steinberg!  Jane was a longtime editor at Seattle Weekly and a stringer for Glamour magazine.  As the Editor of Amazon Delivers Book for Writers, she writes from her home in New Jersey, USA)

How to Become CEO : The Rules for Rising to the Top of Any Organization by Jeffrey J. Fox ($16.95) "A Career Investment.  Excellent book.  Short and simple advice that is essential for anyone in any business.  From Finance to the Arts, this book will help you become a dominant figure in any industry.  A must read for anyone who wants to succeed!!"  (A reader from New York City, USA) (Thanks to Dr. Rae and her associates The Baum Group for bringing this resource to our attention.  Be sure to visit them at Your Stress Matters)

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