Brad Beckstead specializes in audits, corporate governance, and internal control design and implementation for smaller public companies. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and is Certified in Risk and Internal Systems Controls (CRISC). Brad is Audit Partner and SOX specialist at L.L. Bradford & Company, CPAs in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is the former Managing Partner at Beckstead and Watts, LLP, an audit firm that won a case in 2010 before the Supreme Court against the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Brad has trained numerous U.S. and China-based companies on the effective design, implementation, and testing of internal control systems in accordance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He has also conducted training programs for Sun Microsystems during the rollout of their virtual office concept. In 2006, Brad was named one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Accountants” by Accounting Today, an accounting trade journal. Brad created corporate governance, internal control, and accounting policies and procedures templates, which are bundled and sold on his website, SOX404lite.com.
In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they'll never view IT the same way again.
In the veritable flood of consultants offering expertise on how to generate demand, keep pipelines full, or retain clients, only a few come across as true experts--sharing wisdom and tips that are practical, applicable, and worth the read. #DEMAND GENERATION tweet is one such book--a voice that stands apart from the crowd. Written by a serial entrepreneur who walks his talk, the book is a compilation of 140 true and tested insights that will help you rev up your sales pipeline, both in the long and short terms.
Gaurav Kumar starts with the essentials, fully aware that they are the foundation on which all further knowledge will rest. These include knowing and profiling customers, nurturing leads, engaging with all relevant stakeholders, and communicating fully, honestly, and clearly. What makes the book a must-read is that the author shares his own practical insights, gleaned from decades of experience, on what it takes to master the demand generation game. For the most part, the book is prescriptive, but it also points out common missteps, places where even veteran strategists are likely to slip. It's just one of the little extras that make this book a worthy read.
Sales and business development leaders, marketing strategists, business analysts, business owners, and C-level executives will all benefit immediately from reading this book, and yet a sales newbie will also be able to visualize the big picture on demand generation. If your charter is to boost your sales pipeline, whether individually or as part of a group effort, then you will surely benefit from #DEMAND GENERATION tweet.
#DEMAND GENERATION tweet is part of the THiNKaha series whose slim and handy books contain 140 well-thought-out quotes (tweets/ahas).
“[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.”
—from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
“The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.”
—Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul®
The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:Prepare for high-stakes situations Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue Make it safe to talk about almost anything Be persuasive, not abrasive
But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?
For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great?
Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world's greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck.
The research team contrasted the good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. What was different? Why did one set of companies become truly great performers while the other set remained only good?
Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness -- why some companies make the leap and others don't.
The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice. The findings include:
“Some of the key concepts discerned in the study,” comments Jim Collins, "fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.”
Perhaps, but who can afford to ignore these findings?
For decades, The One Minute Manager® has helped millions achieve more successful professional and personal lives. While the principles it lays out are timeless, our world has changed drastically since the book’s publication. The exponential rise of technology, global flattening of markets, instant communication, and pressures on corporate workforces to do more with less—including resources, funding, and staff—have all revolutionized the world in which we live and work.
Now, Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson have updated The One Minute Manger to introduce the book’s powerful, important lessons to a new generation. In their concise, easy-to-read story, they teach readers three very practical secrets about leading others—and explain why these techniques continue to work so well.
As compelling today as it was thirty years ago, this classic parable of a young man looking for an effective manager is more relevant and useful than ever.