Alumni Authors Bookshelf

Business

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Mastering Uncertainty

Keith Bickel, SAIS '89 '99

Mastering Uncertainty teaches any leader how to plan during unsettling periods of uncertainty, whether caused by volatile market swings, rapid technological change, or questionable government policies.  This highly readable book provides an in-depth analysis of three key strategies - pioneer, pouncer, and hedger - and practical advice on implementing each.

ISBN: 9780578093994

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Your Next Season

Dr. Leslie Braksick, SPH '11

If you feel trepidation about retirement, you are not alone. Your Next Season brings you candid, authentic advice from executives who understand that transitioning out of a corporate career is one of the most fragile phases of adult life. This book will bring you companionship, empathy, and sage advice.

ISBN: 139781545146040

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How to Get a Legal Job: A Guide for New Attorneys and Law School Students

Shauna Bryce, A&S '93

Insider secrets from the people who will review your résumé, interview you, and hire you (or not!). Résumés, Cover Letters, and Other Career Documents, Searching and Applying for Jobs, Interviewing and Visiting the Employer's Office, Accepting a Job Offer, and more. Recommended by attorneys across legal sectors.

ISBN: 9780692015292

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The Leadership Muse Illustrator

Linda Cureton, Engr '96

Inspiring others has to do with feeling inspired.  The Leadership Muse shows us how to identify and capture those moments and turn them into fuel for performance.  This intensely intimate and entertaining book integrates Greek and science fiction heroes with personal experiences sharing crucial insights on becoming a successful leader.

ISBN: 0980220955

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Export Now

Frank Lavin, SAIS '91

How your business can tap into foreign markets  In Export Now, two superbly qualified authors explain the secrets to taking your company global. Offering a real-world strategy that any sized business can use to go global, this book serves as a trustworthy handbook for identifying, evaluating, and profiting from global business opportunities.

ISBN: 0470828161

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SPSS Statistics for Dummies, 3rd Edition

Aaron Poh, Engr
Other authors: Keith McCormick and Jesus Salcedo

The ultimate beginner's guide to SPSS and statistical analysis SPSS Statistics For Dummies is the fun and friendly guide to mastering SPSS. This book contains everything you need to know to get up and running quickly with this industry-leading software, with clear, helpful guidance on working with both the software and your data. Every chapter of this new edition has been updated with screenshots and steps that align with SPSS 23.0. You'll learn how to set up the software and organize your workflow, then delve deep into analysis to discover the power of SPSS capabilities.

ISBN: 9781118989012

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Emotional Business: Inspiring Human Connectedness to Grow Earnings and the Economy

Ravi Rao, SPH '97

The Industrial Revolution is over, and the Emotional Revolution has begun. If you get the emotions right, you get the business right.

ISBN: 1475926170

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Pushback: How Smart Women Ask-and Stand Up-for What They Want

Selena Rezvani, Carey '09

In Pushback, top leadership consultant Selena Rezvani argues that self-advocacy is critical to success. Yet women initiate negotiations four times less often than men, resulting in getting less of what they want?promotion opportunities, plum assignments, and higher pay. This book shines a light on the real rules of holding your own and pushing back for what is rightfully yours. Drawing on interviews with high-level leaders, Rezvani offers readers in the first half of their career the unedited truth about how women have asked their way to the top and triumphed?and how you can too.

ISBN: 1118104900

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Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts

Daniel Shapiro, A&S '94

Negotiating the Nonnegotiable is a crucial step-by-step guide to resolve life's most emotionally challenging conflicts, whether between spouses, a boss and an employee, or rival nations. Shapiro offers a way out, drawing on his pioneering research and global fieldwork in consulting for everyone from business leaders to families in crisis.

ISBN: 978-0670015566

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50 Best Jobs for Your Personality, Third Edition

Laurence Shatkin A&S '70

This guide to careers covers a wide range of fields and industries at every educational level. Written by one of the nation's leading occupational experts, it provides a wealth of facts on the jobs that connect to each personality type.

ISBN: 9781593579104

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Engineering Your Future, The Professional Practice of Engineering 

Stuart Walesh, Engr '65

This totally updated third edition presents the non-technical aspects of professional practice to engineering students and young technical professionals. Topics include self-management, interpersonal relationships, communication, teamwork, project and quality management, design, construction, manufacturing, business accounting, law, and ethics. 

ISBN: 9780470900444

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Introduction to Creativity and Innovation for Engineers

Stuart Walesh, Engr '65

Early on, this book lays a foundation of brain basics -- "Neuroscience 101" -- and then builds on it by describing principles and methods that enable individuals and teams to work smarter, that is, be more effective, creative, and innovative. Creativity and innovation result from nurture, not nature.

ISBN: 9780133587074

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