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    • Building a Resilient Workforce as a Competitive Advantage

    • By: Betsy Collard
    • Narrated by: Betsy Collard
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Original Recording
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    How do you attract, retain, and develop more than your fair share of talent? Moreover, how do you build a skilled, flexible workforce that's able to keep pace with changing business directions? Betsy Collard of the Career Action Center looks at steps being made in Fortune 100 and Silicon Valley companies to address retention and workforce development issues. Highlights include the best career management practices in leading organizations....

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Managing with Power

    • Politics and Influence in Organizations
    • By: Jeffrey Pfeffer
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Pfeffer
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      3 out of 5 stars 39
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Most organizations and managers are filled with good ideas - the problem is implementation. Power and influence, rather than being the organizations' last dirty secrets, are in fact secrets for success. Professor Pfeffer discusses the importance of understanding power and influence, diagnosing points of view on decisions, knowing the strategies and tactics for the effective use of influence, and appraising the role of influence in organizational innovation and change.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not the complete book

    • By Bond007 on 10-02-13

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Mergers and Acquisitions

    • Distinguishing Winners and Losers
    • By: Thomas Z. Lys (Professor of Real Estate Management, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University)
    • Length: 57 mins
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      3 out of 5 stars 24
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    In this program, Professor Thomas Z. Lys discusses the characteristics that distinguish deals in which acquiring shareholders benefit from those in which they do not. This analysis is not only important to preserve your shareholders' wealth, but also because there is considerable evidence that bad acquirers make good targets!

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor quality

    • By Walter Van Hecke on 06-28-16

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Creating You and Company

    • How to Think Like the CEO of Your Own Career
    • By: William Bridges (President, William Bridges, Associates)
    • Length: 50 mins
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      3 out of 5 stars 10
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    William Bridges, President of William Bridges & Associates, explains why the conventional "job" is no longer the most effective way to get work done. He describes what tomorrow's workplace will be like and how individuals can cope with it - and even capitalize on it.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Poetry of Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath

    • By: Diane Wood Middlebrook (Professor of English, Stanford University), Herbert Lindenberger (Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    Both Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath rose above severe mental disorders to create bold new directions...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Bad sound recording

    • By Laura on 02-14-13

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Copyright's Highway

    • A Tour of Intellectual Property Rights in the Electronic Age
    • By: Paul Goldstein
    • Narrated by: Paul Goldstein
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    The electronic age has dramatically altered the terms of trade for intellectual goods. How valuable is the product you are developing - and how do you plan to generate revenue from it in the future? Paul Goldstein, Professor of Law at Stanford University, provides a comprehensible framework for current intellectual property law and the prospects for its modification in the United States and the world. He also discusses the cause and effect of intellectual property losses as well as the influence of law on product value.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Information but Poor Audio

    • By Sleven on 05-18-16

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Mastery of Speaking as a Leader

    • By: Terry Pearce (President, Leadership Communication; Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business)
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 34
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Terry Pearce, whose career includes 17 years with IBM, offers a road map for finding and using your authentic voice, the key to public speaking mastery.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Meandering

    • By M Paula Daoust on 06-15-06

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Creativity in Business

    • By: Michael Ray (Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University)
    • Length: 51 mins
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      3 out of 5 stars 27
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    Professor Michael Ray uses the four tools of faith, absence of judgment, observation, and questions to describe how to release creativity in your personal environment.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • IT'S ONLY 52 MINUTES LONG

    • By DS on 03-13-13

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Tribal Warfare in Organizations

    • By: Peg Neuhauser
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    What do you do when interdepartmental conflict threatens organizational harmony? Peg Neuhauser suggests that the key is in recognizing that different departmental tribes, or subcultures, exist within the organization. By teaching these tribes how to communicate more effectively, the executive can minimize conflict and boost productivity. She covers the dos and don'ts of negotiating with other groups and points out the special role that tribal chiefs play in the organization.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not an e-book

    • By Kyle on 10-20-16

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Intellectual Property in the Information Age

    • By: Roberta Katz, PhD
    • Narrated by: Roberta Katz, PhD
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3 out of 5 stars 11
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    Technological changes associated with the Information Age have forced us to revise our traditional methods of doing business. From an intellectual property standpoint, some of these changes have been beneficial - but some have been problematic. Our courts and legislative bodies must grapple with current and anticipated technologies in order to protect intellectual property in today's - and tomorrow's - arena. Roberta Katz, Senior Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel at Netscape, explains the ways in which law has responded to cultural change.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not cutting edge

    • By Robert on 02-20-12

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Coaching a Winning Team

    • By: Tara VanDerveer
    • Narrated by: Tara VanDerveer
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    Whether it be in basketball or in business, the key to building a successful team is to strengthen individual qualities and focus the team on a single goal. Tara VanDerveer, Director and Head Coach of Stanford's women's basketball team, has had a near-perfect record of 224 wins to 33 losses over the past eight years and has led her team to two NCAA championships. In this speech, the candid and engaging storyteller shares the coaching methods that have helped her team triumph, as well as the pitfalls to avoid.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Unstructured free flow

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-17-05

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Tragedy of Hamlet

    • By: Ronald A. Rebholz (Professor, Lawrence Ryan (Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities Emeritus
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    How do you get a handle on Hamlet's complex character? What makes for great performances of the play? Professor Rebholz brings a new and compelling interpretation of this great Shakespearean work, offering insights on Hamlet's mysterious actions and inaction and his slow march toward revenge. He also engages in a lively debate with Professor Ryan about ways to perform the play, and the 2 also discuss its religious and political contexts. Both professors have received Stanford's highest awards for teaching excellence.

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    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • a very old lecture recording

    • By staples on 08-22-16

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Entrepreneurial Process

    • Making Your Dreams a Reality
    • By: Magdalena Yesil (Venture Partner, U.S. Venture Partners)
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
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    Using her own experiences as an entrepreneur, angel investor, and venture capitalist, Yesil discusses the Entrepreneurial Process. She walks the audience through the steps necessary to identify a winning idea, recruit a coherent team, define a roadmap based on concrete deliverables, choose financial partners, establish the right business development relationships, create a larger than life shadow, and ultimately guide the company to a liquidity event.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dot Com BS

    • By Willyb74b on 03-07-05

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Diversity...the Challenges for Leadership

    • By: Diane Woods
    • Narrated by: Diane Woods
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    Globalization and the next generation of organizational challenges require new kinds of leadership. Diane Woods of Levi Strauss and Co. explains how to employ specific strategies to leverage the richness of a diverse workforce. She explores the link between global competition and diversity and explains how such diversity is vital to an organization's transformation and regeneration.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Structuring Strategic Business Alliances

    • By: Dr. Cheryl L. Shavers
    • Narrated by: Dr. Cheryl L. Shavers
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3 out of 5 stars 11
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    Strategic alliances and other forms of collaborative inter-firm agreements have become commonplace in today's American economy. As companies get focused and specialized, they are beginning to move away from large, control-based structures to more flexible and relationship-oriented partnering. With a focus on the three phases of the Alliance Life Cycle, Dr. Shavers explores the ingredients to successful partnerships. In particular, she focuses on the impact that an alliance will have on each partner's bottom line.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good investment

    • By Mitch922 on 03-15-17

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Using Evangelism to Sell Products, Companies, and Ideas

    • By: Guy Kawasaki
    • Narrated by: Guy Kawasaki
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
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    There's a recent trend in sales and marketing called "Evangelism." Marketing guru Guy Kawasaki explains the role of fervor, zeal, and cunning in persuading people, as well as the power of passion in evangelistic marketing and sales. He uses humor and examples from his experiences to illustrate techniques and approaches that will enhance your sales and marketing skills.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So, whats new?

    • By Rajesh on 08-15-04

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Intuit

    • A Radical Change in Internet Services
    • By: William Campbell
    • Narrated by: William Campbell
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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    How has Intuit, the financial software application provider, been transformed by the Internet? CEO William Campbell describes Intuit's partnership with the search engine Excite to create the site Quicken.com. Together, the two companies connect with nine million people looking for personal finance information online. Highlights of Campbell's talk include advice on creating an online community, managing and distributing online content, and a look at online revenue models.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Executive Briefing

    • How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People
    • By: Charles O'Reilly
    • Length: 50 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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    O'Reilly uses lessons derived from his studies, which show how to retain current employees and foster their creativity, drive, and development. He presents powerful examples of companies that live their values, value their people - and are extraordinarily successful.

    • How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People
    • By: Charles O'Reilly
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Release date: 06-12-01
    • 4 out of 5 stars 20 ratings

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Re-Engineering the Human System

    • By: Bruce Cryer
    • Narrated by: Bruce Cryer
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3 out of 5 stars 13
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    In many cases, unmanaged stress in the organization is the hidden factor undermining personal and organizational effectiveness. Using biomedical research on human intelligence as the framework, Bruce Cryer presents a compelling model for building coherent organizations that are able to leverage the full capacity of human intelligence, adaptability, and innovation. Cryer uses case studies from significant global corporations as he discusses ways to improve personal and organizational effectiveness.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible. No point!

    • By janym on 01-24-18

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Inventive Organization

    • Hope and Daring at Work
    • By: Jill E. Janov
    • Narrated by: Jill E. Janov
    • Length: 55 mins
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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    Improvement initiative or organizational mindset - which leads to greater success? The need to operate successfully in a global economy has spawned numerous organizational improvement programs, such as TQM and re-engineering. However, business owner Jill Janov explains that it is your mindset, and not these initiatives, that creates lasting success. Drawing on nearly 30 years of corporate experience, she focuses on the systematic approaches your business needs to design its work processes, roles, relationships, strategies, and structures.

    Regular price: $2.95

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