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Business communication in a week / Martin Manser.
Business communication.
Success in business.


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Dealing with difficult people in a week / Naomi Langford-Wood and Brian Salter.
Personnel management.
Interpersonal conflict.
Problem employees.

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Economism : bad economics and the rise of inequality / James Kwak ; foreword by Simon Johnson.
The best of all possible worlds -- The key to all things -- Blurry vision -- Economism and economics -- Ideas in the world -- The magic of the marketplace -- The long march of economism -- Ideas and interests -- Pioneers -- Industrialists -- Promoters -- Politicians -- The problem with a price floor -- In the real world -- The view from the top -- Pay = productivity -- How the rich get that way -- Deadweight triangles -- The anti-tax chorus -- Tax cuts for job creators -- Savings, labor, and growth -- The price of civilization -- Too much free stuff -- Consumer-driven utopia -- Bad choices -- Broken market -- The forgotten alternative -- Supply, demand, and capital -- Innovation unbound -- Toxic mortgages -- Toxic banks -- Economism unbowed -- Oranges and bananas -- Winners and losers -- The real impact of trade -- Bait and switch -- Cui bono? -- Where are we going? -- Beyond economism?

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Finance your business : secure funding to start, run, and grow your business / by The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Tapping into more than 33 years of small business expertise, the staff of Entrepreneur Media takes today's entrepreneurs beyond financing their idea and opening their doors to keeping the cash flow flowing and the capital coming in through the first three years of ownership.


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Good charts : the HBR guide to making smarter, more persuasive data visualizations / Scott Berinato.
"A good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication. For a long time, "dataviz" was left to specialists -- data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation of tools and massive amounts of available data make it easy for anyone to create visualizations that communicate ideas far more effectively than generic spreadsheet charts ever could. What's more, building good charts is quickly becoming a need-to-have skill for managers -- if you're not doing it, another manager is, and they're getting noticed for it, and getting credit for your company's success. In Good charts, dataviz maven Scott Berinato provides an essential guide to how visualization works and how to use this new language to impress and persuade. Dataviz is where spreadsheets and word processors were in the early 1980s-on the cusp of changing how we work. Berinato lays out a system for thinking visually and building better charts through a process of talking, sketching, and prototyping. The book goes well beyond proffering a set of static rules for making visualizations and taps into well-established and vanguard research in visual perception and neuroscience, as well as the emerging field of visualization science, to explore why good charts (and bad ones) create "feelings behind our eyes." Along the way, Berinato also includes many engaging vignettes of dataviz pros, illustrating the ideas in practice. Good charts will help you turn plain, uninspiring charts that merely present information into smart, effective visualizations that powerfully convey ideas. This is your go-to guide for dataviz -- the new language of business"--


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How to speak so people really listen : the straight-talking guide to communicating with influence and impact / Paul McGee.
"Learn how to inspire your audience with best-selling author Paul McGee! Everyday we're faced with situations where we have to speak to or persuade others. You might be an expert on your topic, you might be the most confident presenter going, but do you struggle to get your audience engaged and inspired by what you're saying? Paul McGee has 20 years' experience as a presenter and can show you how to speak so people really listen; a vital skill that can have a huge impact on your career and personal success. Learn to recognise the 7 most common mistakes made by speakers and presenters and more importantly, learn how to avoid them. Written in Paul’s down to earth and approachable style, How to Speak so People Really Listen will: Teach you how to deal with nerves Show you what your body language says about you Inspire you to speak with clarity for ultimate impact. Give you 15 powerful and practical strategies to get your audience to sit up and shut up when you stand up to speak"--

Find accurate phone-verified information on every company in Canada in this database of 1.9 million businesses. Additionally their files are processed monthly against the National Change of Address Program.

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Research 11 million Canadian households with the largest database available. Records are 100% publicly sourced to comply with Canadian privacy laws.

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Provides access to specialized reference sources that used to be only available in library. eBooks available in this collection are: Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer; Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders; Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine; Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health; Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans, 22nd ed.; and Nonfiction Literature Classics for Students.

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Lynda.com gives users free access to thousands of video tutorial courses with a focus on such areas as technology, software development, business skills, project management as well as creative skills like animation and video editing. The courses are taught by recognized industry experts who will guide you along in learning the skills you need for your personal and professional development.

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Scott’s Canadian Business Directory lists Canadian manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, sales agents and business services providers. This information is updated annually.

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