Monday, June 20, 2011

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Lost and Found: Unexpected Revelations about Food and Money by Geneen Roth

From Barnes & Noble

In an interview, Geneen Roth (Women, Food, and God) noted that our relationship with food goes much deeper than health concerns: "It's not just about what you put in your mouth. Food is both concrete and metaphorical—it's something we deal with every day, but it can also be a doorway that leads into the hidden rooms of our lives." In Lost and Food, what we eat and the food we choose to buy are revealed as doorways into our relationship with money and how we feel about being alive. As in her previous books, Roth draws unashamedly on her personal experiences to illuminate the subject at the end of her fork.

Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz and Joanne Gordon

Publishers Weekly

In 2000, Starbuck's founder and CEO Schultz (Pour Your Heart into It) stepped down from daily oversight of the company and assumed the role of chairman. Eight years later, in the midst of the recession and a period of decline unprecedented in the company's recent history, Schultz—feeling that the soul of his brand was at risk—returned to the CEO post. In this personal, suspenseful, and surprisingly open account, Schultz traces his own journey to help Starbucks reclaim its original customer-centric values and mission while aggressively innovating and embracing the changing landscape of technology. From the famous leaked memo that exposed his criticisms of Starbucks to new product strategies and rollouts, Schultz bares all about the painful yet often exhilarating steps he had to take to turn the company around. Peppered with stories from his childhood in tough Canarsie, N.Y., neighborhoods, his sequel to the founding of Starbucks is grittier, more gripping, and dramatic, and his voice is winning and authentic. This is a must-read for anyone interested in leadership, management, or the quest to connect a brand with the consumer.

Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life by Stefan Swanepoel

From the Publisher

"One of a kind. You'll actually know more about yourself after you read this book."—KEN BLANCHARD coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level
"Beautifully illustrates nature's basic survival strategies—and how they help you create a sense of meaning and purpose."—SUSAN SCOTT New York Times bestselling coauthor of Fierce Conversations
7 Questions This Book Tackles

1. Are you experiencing a challenge that you wish to overcome?
2. Do you want to discover your hidden survival skills?
3. Do you have a goal you have yet to achieve?
4. Would you like to discover your instinctive strengths?
5. Can you benefit from problem-solving thinking?
6. Do you know someone who has potential to excel?
7. Are you looking for a positive message to share?

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