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  • The must-read summary of Adrian Slywotzky and David Morrison's book: "How Digital is Your Business?: Creating the Company of the Future".
    This complete summary of the ideas from Adrian Slywotzky and David Morrison's book "How Digital is Your Business?" shows why every good business needs to fundamentally re-examine its processes in relation to digital technology. In their book, the authors explain that technology should be exploited to provide more customer information, and to get that information in real time. Additionally, technology can be used to massively increase customer choice and customisation options. This summary will teach you that creating a coherent business technology strategy will take time, but it is the best thing you can do for your company.
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    To learn more, read "How Digital is Your Business?" which demonstrates the importance of digital technology in today's business environment and why you should re-evaluate your strategy immediately.

  • The must-read summary of Ed Rampell's book: "Progressive Hollywood: A People's Film History of the United States".
    This complete summary of "Progressive Hollywood" by Ed Rampell presents his assessment of the relationship between politics and Hollywood, the major movements in the film industry and the rise of the progressive left in entertainment and how it is countering the industry's right wing. He also describes the impacts of Hollywood on society, the limits imposed by politics and the consequences of their infringement.
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    To learn more, read "Progressive Hollywood" and discover how the rise of the progressive left wing is shaking up the entertainment industry.

  • The must-read summary of Jay Conrad Levinson and Charles Rubin's book: "Guerrilla Marketing on the Internet: The Complete Guide to Making Money On-Line".
    This complete summary of the ideas from Jay Conrad Levinson and Charles Rubin's book "Guerrilla Marketing on the Internet" shows that the essential goal of guerrilla marketing is to achieve conventional goals - such as profits - using unconventional methods - such as investing energy in marketing instead of money. Guerrilla marketing is needed because it gives small businesses a sustainable competitive advantage: certainty in an uncertain world, economy in a high-priced world, simplicity in a complicated world and marketing awareness in a clueless world. This summary explains that the Internet is the best weapon yet invented to expand your business and reach new customers. Guerrilla marketing helps you to do that as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.
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  • The must-read summary of Harvey Kushner and Bart Davis's book "Holy War on the Home Front: The Secrets Islamic Terror Network in the United States".
    This complete summary of "Holy War on the Home Front" by Harvey Kushner, a federal counter-terrorism adviser, presents his belief that American national security is still under threat following 9/11, highlighting frightening evidence of a unified Islamic terrorist network within the United States. He examines the situation in detail and offers solutions on what must be done to stop these terrorist threats.
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    To learn more, read "Holy War on the Home Front" and discover the real threat posed by terrorism and what must be done to stop it.

  • The must-read summary of Louis Uchitelle's book: "The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences".
    This complete summary of "The Disposable American" by Louis Uchitelle, an award-winning reporter, outlines his assessment of layoffs in America. He explains the ways in which these are counterproductive, however he also admits that some of them are necessary. He argues that the government should intervene in the policies and encourage companies to restrict layoffs and generate well-paying jobs. Furthermore, he offers some solutions for lowering the number of layoffs.
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    To learn more, read "The Disposable American" and discover how businesses can reduce their numbers of layoffs while improving their finances.

  • The must-read summary of Jeremy Scahill's book: "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army".
    This complete summary of "Blackwater" by Jeremy Scahill, an award-winning bestseller, presents his insight on the powerful private American army operating in international war zones. It is the explosive story of a company who came from rural America to become one of the most powerful participants in the Iraq War.
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    To learn more, read "Blackwater" and discover the fascinating story of a small mercenary army's rise to power.

  • The must-read summary of Suzanne Berger's book: "How We Compete: What Companies Around the World Are Doing to Make It in Today's Global Economy".
    This complete summary of the ideas from Suzanne Berger's book "How We Compete" presents the author's research on how world companies are competing and suggests that the impact of globalisation is not quite as one-dimensional as we think. According to the author, globalisation presents significant dangers to corporations, as well as opportunities. This summary explains the forces behind globalisation and provides advice on how to make sure your company uses the best strategies in order to stay on top.
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    To learn more, read "How We Compete" and learn from the world's biggest companies on how to compete in the global economy.

  • The must-read summary of Alan B. Krueger's book: "What Makes a Terrorist: Economics and the Roots of Terrorism".
    This complete summary of "What Makes a Terrorist" by Alan B. Krueger, a prominent American economist, presents his argument that terrorism should be analyzed in economic terms in order to correctly assess its root causes and address the threat. He explains that, contrary to popular belief, most terrorists come from middle class backgrounds and are often university-educated.
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    To learn more, read "What Makes a Terrorist" and discover the economist's approach to terrorism, which may help us to better address the threat it poses.

  • The must-read summary of Charles R. Morris's book: "The Sages: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets".
    This complete summary of "The Sages" by Charles R. Morris, a prominent writer on law, economics and finance, presents his analysis of the track record of the three "Sages" and how they successfully predicted the financial crisis. The author argues for the importance of consistent values when navigating today's globalized, dangerous world, and distills wisdom from these three key advisers to President Obama.
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    To learn more, read "The Sages" and discover how three men predicted the financial crisis and went on to become trusted White House advisers, and the lessons we can learn from them.

  • The must-read summary of John W. Dean's book: "Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches".
    This complete summary of "Broken Government" by John W. Dean, former political counsel to Nixon and currently a journalist and political commentator, presents the author's belief that Republicans have transgressed or ignored the traditional rules that have allowed our government to function. In his book, Dean explains that Bush's White House has chosen to operate in secrecy while the Republicans have overturned their traditional conservative ideology. This summary provides readers with an insight into the major changes seen in American politics and how each party is acting according to their own interests, and what this means for the future.
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    To learn more, read "Broken Government" and find out more about the political parties that are running America.

  • The must-read summary of Tom Tancredo's book: "In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America's Border and Security".
    This complete summary of "In Mortal Danger" by Tom Tancredo, a Republican politician, outlines his examination of the American immigration system. He discovers that the system is broken and corrupt and that national security has been at risk from illegal immigration since 9/11.
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    To learn more, read "In Mortal Danger" and discover the risks posed by illegal immigration and what the American government should do about them.

  • The must-read summary of Martin Meredith's book: "The Fate of Africa: From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair".
    This complete summary of "The Fate of Africa" by Martin Meredith, a prominent historian and writer, outlines his assessment of the evolution of Africa after gaining independence from colonialism. He illustrates how the hope of independence has been eroded to despair as greed and ethnic resentment plunged the countries into civil war, disease, devastation, extreme poverty, totalitarian dictatorships and dependence on the West.
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    To learn more, read "The Fate of Africa" and discover what led to Africa's decline, and what can be done about it.

  • The must-read summary of Kenneth R. Timmerman's book: "Countdown to Crisis: The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran".
    This complete summary of "Countdown to Crisis" by Kenneth R. Timmerman, a renowned political writer and activist, examines the author's argument that America's greatest threat is the Iranian nuclear program and its alliance with international terrorist. He also reveals the truth of the failures of the U.S. in dealing with this threat.
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    To learn more, read "Countdown to Crisis" and discover how Iran's nuclear programme could pose a significant threat to America.

  • The must-read summary of Glenn Beck's book: "Broke: the plan to restore our trust, truth and treasure". 
    This complete summary of "Broke" by Glenn Beck, a Conservative political commentator, presents the author's argument that America is facing challenging times and that a scenario must be implemented to restore the American dream. He questions the recklessness of recent administrations and criticises progress at the expense of traditional values and respect of the Constitution.
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    To learn more, read "Broke" and discover Glenn Beck's take on America's financial situation and the work that must be done to fix it.

  • The must-read summary of Thomas L. Friedman's book: "The World is Flat: The Globalized World in the Twenty-First Century". 
    This complete summary of "The World is Flat" by Thomas L. Friedman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and columnist, presents his analysis of how advances in technology will lead to a `flattening' of the world as people are increasingly connected and knowledge is now widespread. He questions if the world has become too flat for us to adjust and he compares the benefits and disadvantages of these developments. The book is a revealing investigation into technology and the impact it has on our world, and is sure to leave the reader thinking. 
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    To learn more, read "The World is Flat" and discover what technological advances really mean for the future of our societies.

  • The must-read summary of Deborah Stone's book: "The Samaritan's Dilemma: Should Government Help your Neighbor?".
    This complete summary of "The Samaritan's Dilemma" by Deborah Stone, an award-winning political scientist, presents her argument that the reputation of politics as synonymous with dishonesty and corruption can be reversed through altruism and philanthropy. She leaves us with an optimistic and hopeful vision of politics, in which people can be content with their citizenship and want to help govern once more.
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    To learn more, read "The Samaritan's Dilemma" and discover how philanthropy and altruism may be the way forward for politics, as self-interest is left behind.

  • The must-read summary of Joan Blades and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner's book: "The Motherhood Manifesto: What America's Moms Want - and What To Do About It".
    This complete summary of "The Motherhood Manifesto" presents the authors' argument that, despite the fact that motherhood is the most important challenging job in the world, American society has not caught up to support the diversity of roles modern women take in daily life. They suggest six main areas in which America can improve in terms of welfare, childcare and maternity support.
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    To learn more, read "The Motherhood Manifesto" and discover how good family policies, flexible childcare programs and effective legislation could help to support mothers and families in modern society.

  • The must-read summary of Steve Kemper's book: "Code Name Ginger: The Story Behind Segway and Dean Kamen's Quest to Invent a New World".
    This complete summary of the ideas from Steve Kemper's book "Code Name Ginger" tells the story of Dean Kamen and his success in creating his own R&D company, DEKA. In his book, the author reveals the sources of his success and his journey to get there. This summary provides an insight into how one man turned a pipe dream into a reality, using unique technology to make the world a better place and leading to a deeply moving and inspiring story.
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    To learn more, read "Code Name Ginger" and discover one of the most heart-warming stories behind a business.

  • The must-read summary of Richard N. Haass's book: "War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars".
    This complete summary of "War of Necessity, War of Choice" by Richard N. Haass, a prominent American diplomat, outlines his analysis of how the United States can apply the lessons learned from the two Iraq wars so that it is better positioned to put into practice what worked and to avoid repeating what so clearly did not. He also argues that the war in Afghanistan has become a war of choice.
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    To learn more, read "War of Necessity, War of Choice" and discover how the Iraq wars can teach America valuable lessons for the future.

  • The must-read summary of James K. Galbraith's book: "The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too".
    This complete summary of "The Predator State" by James K. Galbraith, a renowned American economist, presents his argument that Reagan's economic policies were replaced by capitalism under the Bush administration, and that tax cuts, deregulation and privatization will eventually lead to lower prosperity and economic disaster.
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    To learn more, read "The Predator State" and discover how further deregulation and less government involvement could lead to disaster.

  • The must-read summary of Allen Raymond's book: "How to Rig an Election: Confessions of a Republican Operative".
    This complete summary of "How to Rig an Election" by Allen Raymond, a former Republican political consultant, outlines the author's insight into how the political game is really played, and how the Republican party campaigns by distorting the truth almost beyond recognition. It is an original tale of the disillusioning of a man who entered politics with no illusions.
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    To learn more, read "How to Rig an Election" and discover insider information on the world of politics and its brutality.
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  • The must-read summary of Rahm Emanuel and Bruce Reed's book: "The Plan: Big Ideas for America".
    This complete summary of "The Plan" by Rahm Emanuel and Bruce Reed, two renowned Democratic politicians, presents their argument that the way for America to make progress is through the innovation of a new social contract. Thus the state would do more for Americans by asking Americans to do more in return, reminding us that citizenship is a responsibility and not an entitlement program.
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    To learn more, read "The Plan" and discover how a new social contract could bring success and prosperity through better politics and citizenship.

  • The must-read summary of Robert Fulmer and Jay Conger's book: "Growing Your Company's Leaders: How Great Organizations Use Succession Management to Sustain Competitive Advantage".
    This complete summary of the ideas from Robert Fulmer and Jay Conger's book "Growing Your Company's Leaders" shows that due to the fact it is now commonplace for executives to change from one organisation to another during their careers, succession management has moved from the background into headline status. What was once an issue of interest only to the human resources department is now a potential source of competitive advantage for organisations large and small. Quite simply, whoever can win the war for executive talent stands the best chance of prospering in the future. This summary points out the seven key elements of a robust succession management system. 
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    To learn more, read "Growing Your Company's Leaders" and establish a successful succession management system. 

  • The must-read summary of Chris Matthews's book: "Hardball: How Politics Is Played Told By One Who Knows Game".
    This complete summary of "Hardball" by Chris Matthews, a well-known American political commentator and media personality, outlines his insight into the game of politics and the practical methods used by politicians. He tells anecdotes of the brutal rivalry and outrageous self-interest that can be found within political circles.
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    To learn more, read "Hardball" and discover the lengths politicians will go to for the advancement of their careers.

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