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The FT Press 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Keely Hild

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, now's the time to start checking things off of your Holiday Shopping List!  We've pulled together a list of books that would make a great gift for your colleagues, friends and family this holiday season to get them off on the right foot for the New Year.  Give the gift of learning with FT Press!

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How to Find Fulfillment at Work

Alan Lurie

I recently met with a young man who, on the recommendation of a mutual friend, asked if we could get together to talk.

“I dread getting up every morning to go to work, and every evening I come home drained and exhausted," he said. What should I do?”

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Leading on the Edge Report - December 1, 2008

Lonnie Pacelli

For those of you in the United States I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday and that you had plenty of time to spend enjoying your loved ones.  We spent the week in Phoenix where we enjoyed time with terrific family and friends.  I planned on doing my newsletter over the holiday but had too much fun doing little things with my wife and kids. Precious times indeed.    

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Leading on the Edge Report - November 15, 2008

Lonnie Pacelli

The United States and the rest of the world has been watching the Presidential election with a wide range of emotions including fear, excitement, uncertainty, angst, and wonder.  History was made with the election of Barack Obama.  Many were elated, many were disappointed.  Regardless of political affiliation, my faith tells me to respect the authority of our leaders and to pray for them.  President-elect Obama has many challenges facing him and he deserves our respect as leader and commander in chief. 

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Consuming Passions: What is Reality - and Will We Pay For It?

What is reality?  Marketers and consumers coexist in a complicated, two-way relationship. It’s often hard to tell where marketing efforts leave off and “the real world” begins. One result of these blurred boundaries is that we are no longer sure where the line that separates this fabricated world from reality begins and ends. Will consumers pay to live in a brand-free environment?

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Leading on the Edge Report - October 1, 2008

Lonnie Pacelli

Wow, what times we live in now.  As I write this the United States Legislature is about to embark upon the most significant financial bailout of Wall Street in world history. Companies thought to be bullet-proof are now no longer in existence. FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) is prevalent amongst businesses large and small today.

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Consuming Passions: Consumer Behavior is Popular Culture is Consumer Behavior

Computer mediated environments like Second Life are not only a new marketing opportunity for corporations, but also a new horizon for educators, policymakers, and non-profits.  Do the promises of these virtual worlds outweigh the pitfalls?

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By Michael R. SolomonAugust 30, 2008
Topics: Marketing, Ideas, Advertising

The Magic of Motivation

Have you ever tried to get someone to do something he or she didn’t want to do?  Did you try explaining all the mutual benefits, good reasons, rationale, win/win outcomes, and still get nowhere?  Did it leave you wondering what went wrong?

The answer might lie in motivation.

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Making the Leap to Leadership

It happens all the time: the outstanding worker promoted to management, the star performer as leader.  Maybe it’s happened to you, or to someone you know.  Maybe it happened to your own boss.  Sometimes it’s a recipe for disaster.

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Dating at Work

Ever since Valentine’s day, I’ve been getting asked to comment on workplace dating.  Should we do it, or not?  What are the risks?  Things like that.  The combination of romance with work can be a frightening minefield.

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The Amazing Amazon Kindle

Tim Moore

Redefines the experience of reading

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By Tim MooreDecember 26, 2007
Topics: Ideas

Amazon's New Kindle

Tim Moore

I am not a really big fan of devices. I was late to the microwave, late to the VCR, late to the DVD. . .  Gee, I just bought a Blackberry!!! It is not the cost. They don't move me. I eventually get on board, but only when the options are the device or nothing. . . . .

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By Tim MooreNovember 27, 2007
Topics: Publishing, Ideas

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