Random Quotes From New Books This August

Cracking the New Job Market Cover ImageDo you kick the tires on a new car? Do you flip the glove compartment open and shut to see how it latches? Are you slow and steady on the test drive–listening for all the right thuds and whirls?

You sound like a savvy buyer. So do you take the same approach to books as you do to cars?

Lucky number three in our Random Quotes from New Books series, we introduce our August 2011 titles.

Cracking the New Job Market: The 7 Rules for Getting Hired in Any Economy by R. William Holland, Ph.D.

For those unfamiliar with social networking, this rung will have the look and feel of traditional face-to-face contacts. This is not necessarily so! More than ever before, we are able to network to contacts through a series of weak ties for jobs and information, including who the real decision makers are; the ins and outs of the culture of a company; why a certain position is vacant; what a company hopes to accomplish in filling a vacancy; and a lot more. (page 89)

Clean Energy Nation: Freeing America from the Tyranny of Fossil Fuels by U.S. Congressman Jerry McNerney, Ph.D., Martin Cheek
Clean Energy Nation Cover Image

We Americans need to learn the lessons from the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression era that followed that thriving decade. Taking steps now to build a clean-energy infrastructure will help protect the U.S. economy from similarly dramatic financial turmoil that could take a heavy toll on our citizens’ lives. Becoming a clean-energy nation will also help us better compete in a world economy moving toward sustainable-energy technologies. (page 141)

Beyond the Lean Revolution: Achieving Successful and Sustainable Enterprise Transformation by Deborah J. Nightingale and Jayakanth Srinivasan

Every enterprise is a highly integrated system whose performance is determined by the degree of alignment among the major elements, including its key structures, policies, processes, and stakeholders. One of the most difficult challenges in enterprise transformation is to specify the boundaries of the enterprise, because what is internal to the enterprise at one time may not necessarily remain within the boundaries as the enterprise evolves and transforms. (page 22)

Which book would you like to take home off the lot?

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