Six Books to Read July 2012

Here’s six books (one for each of our six Book Rapper categories) we’re looking at rapping as Book Rapper’s next issue for July 2012. Which one should we RAP? And, don’t say the yellow one!

 


Return on InfluenceReturn on Influence

The Revolutionary Power of Klout, Social Scoring and Influence Marketing
Mark W Schaefer

A recent addition to social media is the emergence of social scoring tools such as Klout. Effectively they measure how influential you are in your market. Crucial if you’re going to invest time, effort and money to social media. This book addresses the issue of ROI on your social media efforts with case studies and how-to suggestions. (Market)

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The ReinventorsThe Reinventors

How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change
Jason Jennings

It’s no longer enough to be successful once. To stay in the business game you need to keep reinventing yourself. Based on research of 22,000 companies from around the world, this book provides examples of companies that have reinvented themselves. It’s offers a strategy for developing a culture of continuous innovation. (Innovate)

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Dealing with the Tough StuffDealing with the Tough Stuff

How to Achieve Results From Crucial Conversations
Darren Hill, Alison Hill and Dr Sean Richardson

In the world of collaboration in which we live, we all are confronted by tough conversations at some time and in some form. This book provides the tools and strategies for dealing with the tough stuff. Whilst written for the workplace, it could be equally useful at home. It’ll assist with managing conflicts, increasing productivity and enhancing your confidence and assertiveness in dealing with others.
Disclosure: This book was a gift from the authors. (Engage)

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The Power of HabitThe Power of Habit

Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business
Charles Duhigg

What are the patterns shaping your life? Which ones are producing success and which ones are holding you back? The key to achieving your goals, having the business you want and being the person you want to be lies in your habits. And, by understanding how the science of habits work will transform your results. (Self-Leadership)

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How by Dov SeidmanHow

Why How We Do Anything Means Everything
Dov Seidman

In a world of global competition it’s no longer what you do that is your competitive advantage. This can easily copied in some form. Instead, how you do what you do is the sustainable advantage. This book looks at why ‘how’ is increasingly important and provides frameworks for you to implement them in more powerful and productive ways.

(Plan)

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Public Parts by Jeff JarvisPublic Parts

Jeff Jarvis

Thanks to the internet and social media the line between our private and public lives has blurred. This flip over is transforming how we create communities, define our identities, do business and live each day of our lives. When is it useful to be public? When is it better to be private? This book explores one of the key tensions in our lives today: to be private or public? (Big Ideas)

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