2012.5.15 NEW ARRIVALS
AUTHOR: Stephen M.R. Covey
PUBLISHER: Free Press
PRICE : $27
GENRE: Business & Investing
“Smart Trust is without doubt one of the most powerful and seminal books of our age” (Warren Bennis).
After illustrating the global relevance of trust with his book “The Speed of Trust” by selling more than one million copies in 22 languages, Stephen M. R. Covey again illuminates the hidden power of trust to change lives and impact organizations in “Smart Trust.” In a compelling and readable style, he and long-time business partner Greg Link share enlightening principles and anecdotes of people and organizations that are not only achieving unprecedented prosperity from high-trust relationships and cultures but - even more inspiring - also attaining elevated levels of energy and joy.
AUTHOR: David Byrne
GENRE: Sports & Outdoors
A renowned musician and visual artist presents an idiosyncratic, behind-the-handlebars view of the world’s cities.
Since the early 1980s, David Byrne has been riding a bike as his principal means of transportation in New York City. Two decades ago, he discovered folding bikes and started taking them on tour. Byrne’s choice was made out of convenience rather than political motivation, but the more cities he saw from his bicycle, the more he became hooked on this mode of transport and the sense of liberation it provided. Convinced that urban biking opens one’s eyes to the inner workings and rhythms of a city’s geography and population, Byrne began keeping a journal of his observations and insights. An account of what he sees and whom he meets as he pedals through metropoles from Berlin to Buenos Aires, Istanbul to San Francisco, Manila to New York, “Bicycle Diaries” also records Byrne’s thoughts on world music, urban planning, fashion, architecture, cultural dislocation and much more, all conveyed with a highly personal mixture of humor, curiosity and humility.
AUTHOR: Bernard T. Ferrari
PUBLISHER: Portfolio Hardcover
Listening is harder than it looks, but it’s the difference between business success and failure.
Nothing causes bad decisions in organizations as often as poor listening. But Bernard Ferrari, adviser to some of the nation’s most influential executives, believes that such missteps can be avoided and that the skills and habits of good listening can be developed and mastered. He offers a step-by-step process that will help readers become active listeners, able to focus on and shape any conversation.
Overall, Ferrari reveals how to turn a tin ear into a platinum ear.