Archive for the 'business administration' Category

E-Mail: How to Write and Manage E-Mail in the Workplace

Thursday, July 10, 2008

by Janis Fisher Chan

Call Number: HE7551 .C43 2008

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The Laws of Simplicity

Thursday, June 19, 2008

by John Maeda

Call Number: TA168 .M255 2006

Ten laws of simplicity for business, technology, and design that teach us how to need less but get more. (Description by

Clean Car Wars: How Honda and Toyota are Winning the Eco-Friendly Autos

Thursday, June 19, 2008

by Yozo Hasegawa

Call Number: TC195 .T7 H37 2008

As the American Big Two, GM & Ford, continue to lose market share in the world, Japan’s leading auto-makers – Toyota and Honda – are expanding their global share and increasing their profits by presenting high quality, credible and highly efficient automobiles. The recent oil price hike is sure to accelerate the trend towards clean car technology, which will be a key to survival in the global automobile industry. Toyota recently became the world number one automobile company and looks set to further extend its lead. Consumers have shown tremendous interests in Japanese cars, especially for their clean and efficient technology. This book offers revealing insights into the Japanese car industry and its future direction. (Description by

Common Sense Economics

Thursday, June 19, 2008

by James Gwartney, et al.

Call Number: HB95 .G9 2005

* Do taxes help more than they hurt?
* What effect does redistributing wealth have on our economy—and those who participate in its redistribution?
* What is the role of government?
* How does an economy work?

James Gwartney, Richard L. Stroup, and Dwight R. Lee are three of the most prominent economists today, and in Common Sense Economics they show us why economic understanding is an essential ingredient for life in today’s society, a key element that empowers those who possess it to better take charge of their own lives and their own responsibilities to their society. In clear, powerful language free of any hint of jargon or obscurity, they illuminate the basic principles of supply and demand, private ownership, trade, and more. In a world where free trade, taxes, and government spending are issues everyone needs to understand, Common Sense Economics is a lucid, simple explanation of how and why our economy and our world work the way they do, and how and why individuals and nations prosper. (Description by

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

by Steven R. Covey

Call Number: BF637 .S8 C68 2004

Despite having sold many millions of copies, Stephen Covey’s groundbreaking book remains as fresh, helpful, and important as when it was first published. Such longevity is a testament to the quality of the insights that Covey offers: Eschewing easy fixes and simple-minded formulas, his writings offers a comprehensive and highly detailed program for invigorating your career as well as other aspects of life. You won’t be able to breeze through this book (the writing is sometimes complex and involved), and you won’t be able to apply Covey’s ideas half-heartedly (the vision outlined requires serious effort to realize), but if you’re willing to do the work, you’ll reap the enormous benefits that many other readers have discovered and put into action. (Description by Barnes &

Orbiting the Giant Hairball: a corporate fool’s guide to surviving with grace

Friday, May 30, 2008

By Gordon MacKenzie
Gordon MacKenzie worked at Hallmark Cards for thirty years, where he inspired his colleagues to slip the bonds of Corporate Normalcy and rise to orbit – to a mode of dreaming, daring, and doing above and beyond the rubber-stamp confines of the administrative mind-set. In his deeply funny book, exuberantly illustrated in full color, he shares lessons on awakening and fostering creative genius. He teaches how to emerge from the “giant hairball” – that tangled, impenetrable mass of rules, and systems, based on what worked in the past and which can lead to mediocrity in the present. (Description from Call number: N6537 .M3136 A2 1998

Unstuck: a tool for you, your team, and your world

Friday, May 30, 2008

By Keith Yamashita and Sandra S. Pataro
Getting stuck is an integral part of business because the most ambitious and rewarding work is often the hardest to undertake. The challenge is knowing how to get unstuck. In this dynamic and pragmatic handbook, Keith Yamashita and Sandra Spataro share the insights, methods, stories, and best practices of the extraordinary leaders they have worked with at business giants such as IBM, Sony, Disney, HP, and Nike.

In immediately accessible terms, they identify the symptoms of being stuck, introduce readers to the Serious Seven states of “stuck”-from “Overwhelmed” to “Exhausted” to “Alone”-and offer dozens of in-the-moment tools, techniques, and examples to generate immediate ideas, whether you need to back up in order to move forward, motivate a struggling team, change your goals, or inspire yourself with a clearer picture of where you’re headed.

With a handy trim size, a vivid two-color interior, and memorable images that speak louder than words, Unstuck is a book for anyone who wants to get themselves or their team motivated and moving in the time it takes to fly from New York to D.C. Designed to be flipped through, read in chunks, and returned to again and again, Unstuck is an innovation in business literature. (Description from Call number: HD66 .Y36 2004

The Official Get Rich Guide to Information Marketing

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

rich.jpgBy Dan Kennedy

Welcome to the information marketing industry – a little-known industry of entrepreneurs, most working only part-time hours and netting seven-figure profits.

Info-marketers gather information and sell it in convenient forms to people who need it. The topics include everything imaginable from better sex, to teaching parrots to talk, to gardening, to investing in real estate, to running businesses. In addition to an easy 9-step process for you to create your own info-business, this book profiles 29 info-marketers, reveals their businesses strategies, marketing materials and business documents so you can have the tools you need to duplicate their success. (Description from Call number: HD9999 .I492  K46 2007

Quicken 2008 for Dummies

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

quicken.jpgBy Stephen L. Nelson

Covers Premier, Deluxe, and Basic editions of Quicken
Manage bills, track credit card transactions, and make investments pay off
Did you know that personal bankruptcies are at an all-time high? Quick —get a handle on money management before you become a statistic! This book makes it easy, with step-by-step directions for balancing your checkbook, paying bills, tracking income, following your investments, understanding interest, and much more, all with Quicken 2008. (Description from