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In today's confusing economic climate, it has never been more important for everyone from homemakers to small-business owners to individual investors and middle managers to understand the forces at work.
leverage (lev'r ij) The power to act or influence.

ditch (dich) Slang, to get rid of; discard.

Finally, you hold in your hands a powerful tool that will show you how to take full advantage of -- Leverage! -- your strengths and most positive qualities, while at the same time discarding or getting around -- Ditch! -- whatever gets in your way.

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The three-part process begins with a twenty-five-question self-assessment, then moves on to the Three Perspectives -- major life queries that focus on how you are perceived, your own self-image, and self-imposed limitations. The final step, the Seven Leverage Points, offers fresh insight into the choices you make and how you conduct yourself in business and in life. You will find immediately applicable tools to appraise and manage your work environment and personal gifts. You will be guided to make tiny but crucial shifts in getting needs met and drawing boundaries.

Leverage Your Best, Ditch the Rest eliminates the stupid stuff that distracts you and gets in your way. It shows you how to capitalize on what you've got going for you and how to invest in yourself like a hot new stock.

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Business Valuation Discounts and Premiums

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Discounts and premiums do not just affect the value of a company; they play a crucial role in influencing a host of other factors and conditions that can make or break a deal. When it comes to business valuations, it's the business appraiser's responsibility to be intimately knowledgeable with every aspect of discounts and premiums: the different types, the situations when they may or may not apply, and how to quantify them.

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Addressing the three basic approaches to conducting a valuation—the income approach, the market approach, and the asset approach—Shannon Pratt deftly and logically details the different discounts or premiums that may be applicable, depending on the basic valuation approach used, and how the valuation approaches used affect the level.

Clearly written and thorough, Business Valuation: Discounts and Premiums, Second Edition provides business appraisers, accountants, attorneys, and business owners with an arsenal of information for their professional toolkit that can be applied to every major evaluation case they might face in any deal.

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Make your LinkedIn account work for you and your business

LinkedIn is not just another social media tool. It's the world's largest professional online network, with over 120 million users in over two hundred countries. The Power in a Link shows you how to employ this remarkable yet misunderstood resource to execute networking strategies and processes for your business, secure deals, and use (not abuse) your existing relationships.

Author David Gowel, the man the Boston Globe has called the "LinkedIn Jedi," delivers the understanding necessary to map networks, stimulate word of mouth, and leverage unparalleled business intelligence to close deals. Arguing that LinkedIn is not social media at all, but instead belongs in a category all of its own, the book cuts through the noise in the crowded social media world with practical applications and explains why all professionals should embrace it in order to achieve success faster through relationships. This book:

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"To lead ""Like a Boss"" means to develop a new set of leadership skills -leading with style and courage. This collection of leadership principles from authors, PhD's, psychologists, CEO's and professional speakers is designed to help new leaders develop instantaneous leadership results. Would you like to become an incredible leader of change...and have your team love it? Would you like to understand the 3 core traits of young leaders? Perhaps you'd like to discover how leaders face the top 7 personality challenges and succeed? Well now you can. Internationally acclaimed authors present their incredible ideas on how new leaders can adapt to personalities in the workplace and generate loyal followers: 1. How to Leave a Legacy in your Company 2. Understand the Top 7 Personality Challenges 3. Master the 4 Core Strategies Essential to Managing Change 4. How to Lead the Four Stages of Change 5. How to Lead Beyond Your Own Style This team of authors, PhD's, psychologists, CEO's and professional speakers has teamed-up to share their success secrets for developing leadership skills. Every leader is faced with responding to rapid changes in the marketplace with imperfect data to make decisions. Using the concepts in this collection of guiding principles from multiple experts will help you lead your teams and guarantee that they embrace...and yes, even love change! You'll learn what Wikipedia has to say about people skewing their personality profile scores, and discover what Socrates revealed about you...over 2500 years ago. Just like Jim Collins says in "Good to Great," you will discover how to lead your company and create enduring change that lasts. By examining leadership in amazing situations, you'll develop your own leadership philosophies shaped by stories of seasoned leaders including Steve Jobs, Sir Richard Branson, Oprah, Lady Di and New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani."
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"Straight Talk for Startups memorializes age-old best practices and empowers both experienced and new investment professionals to beat the odds."—David Krane, CEO, Google Ventures

"Straight Talk for Startups is filled with real, raw, and fact-based ‘rules of the road’ that you need to know when diving into our ultra-competitive startup world. A must read and a re-read!"—Tony Fadell, Coinventor of the iPod/iPhone & Founder of Nest Labs

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