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Starbucks: From Tasting Rooms to Cup Sleeves, It's All in the Details

Starbucks: From Tasting Rooms to Cup Sleeves, It’s All in the Details

The world’s largest Starbucks is scheduled to open in Manhattan – Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room. What’s left for Starbucks management to worry about, once they have attended to the details of the in-store environment, product quality, ongoing training, and the creation of a playful culture? The answer, as you might have guessed, is...  LearnMore
Preview Our Summer Reading!

Preview Our Summer Reading!

SUMMER PREVIEW SERIES McGraw-Hill is excited to publish some wonderful and innovative new titles in the coming months.   Here are a few highlights and FREE content from our books! IMPOSSIBLE TO IGNORE: Creating Memorable Content to Influence Decisions  This book is a groundbreaking approach to creating memorable messages that are easy to process, hard to...  LearnMore
LEADERS CHANGE LIVES

LEADERS CHANGE LIVES

Check Out Leadership Moments from John Addison, former CEO of Primerica and author of Real Leadership:  9 Simple Practices for Leading and Living with Purpose. Real Leadership reveals Addison’s hard-won lessons for building a rock-solid leadership platform that any business executive can use to steer employees and organizations through good times and bad. He provides...  LearnMore
How to Find Your 'Why' in Life

How to Find Your ‘Why’ in Life

How to Find Your ‘Why’ in Life By John Addison, Author of Real Leadership: 9 Simple Practices for Leading and Living with Purpose In 1981, after I’d been working at Life of Georgia for about a year, I was moved into their management trainee program. A lovely, very intelligent young woman named Loveanne was hired...  LearnMore
To Velcro, or not to Velcro? Mistakes and Revenue Streams

To Velcro, or not to Velcro? Mistakes and Revenue Streams

From The Startup Equation, by Ja-Nae Duane and Stephen Fisher. You want to start a business. But out of thousands of ideas, how do you pick the right one for your business? Do you go with an obvious choice or the option that’s off to side? Sometimes those random, accidental ideas can become amazing businesses....  LearnMore
Alibaba’s Success Stems from Unleashing the Forces of Grassroots Entrepreneurship

Alibaba’s Success Stems from Unleashing the Forces of Grassroots Entrepreneurship

From THE ALIBIBA WAY, written by Dr. Ying Lowrey. Alibaba’s great innovation was to base its own growth and development on the unleashed entrepreneurship of grassroots enterprises. Previously in China, an individual’s creativity, capabilities, and ambitions were inhibited by social institutions that did not guarantee the rights of free enterprise and by a government that...  LearnMore
Winning the Auditing Game!

Winning the Auditing Game!

HOW TO SURVIVE AN AUDIT By Jeff Schnepper, Author of How to Pay Zero Taxes 2016: Your Guide to Every Tax Break the IRS Allows You filed on time and even paid what was due by April 15th. But none of that is relevant. You just got the envelope from the IRS and you finally won...  LearnMore
Avoid Being the "Innocent Spouse" this TAX Season!

Avoid Being the “Innocent Spouse” this TAX Season!

LOSS OF INNOCENCE By Jeff Schnepper, Author of How to Pay Zero Taxes 2016: Your Guide to Every Tax Break the IRS Allows It was clearly Barbara’s fault. The mutual fund was in her name and she didn’t report the dividends and capital gains. Her story was that she never got a 1099. But, the IRS...  LearnMore
How to Think like a Millionaire Real Estate Agent

How to Think like a Millionaire Real Estate Agent

BIG QUESTIONS AND THE TOP OF THE WORLD With relatively low start-up costs and no hard ceilings, a real estate career seems perfectly tailored for any ambitious entrepreneur. In this industry, your limits are truly self-defined. Your approach, your ability, and your willingness to do the work of real estate sales will be the greatest determining factors...  LearnMore
Create Engaging Presentations: The Big Fish Process

Create Engaging Presentations: The Big Fish Process

Blog excerpt reposted from The Big Fish Blog, written by Big Fish Presentations.  For more about The Big Fish Presentations approach check out their latest book, The Big Fish Experience by Kenny Nguyen, Gus Murillo, Robert Killeen, and Luke Jones. Over the past few years, we have not only had the fortune to observe, but...  LearnMore
Cleveland Clinic's 10 Commandments of Innovation

Cleveland Clinic’s 10 Commandments of Innovation

Widely regarded as one of the most effective healthcare systems in the world, Cleveland Clinic’s uncommonly entrepreneurial and innovative culture has helped a small group practice blossom into a $6 billion healthcare system, renowned as the nation’s top heart hospital. Over the years, a set of tenets has evolved to guide their innovation efforts. Dr. Thomas...  LearnMore
3 Tips to Faster, More Effective Meetings

3 Tips to Faster, More Effective Meetings

3 Tips for Faster, More Effective Meetings By @DougDevitre, author of Screen to Screen Selling: How to Increase Sales, Productivity, and Customer Experience with the Latest Technology. Who ever said meetings had to be an hour and that you have to show up in person to get the job done?  It simply isn’t a truth anymore with...  LearnMore