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Brown, Deaver

Works: 139 works in 332 publications in 1 language and 3,986 library holdings
Genres: Instructional and educational works  Poetry  Fiction  History  Records and correspondence  Short stories  Handbooks and manuals  Literature  Historical poetry  Poetry readings (Sound recordings) 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: U101, 355.02
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Deaver Brown
The entrepreneur's guide by Deaver Brown( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2018 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ePub Version. Peter Drucker called it the best book on business startup and what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Solid, gritty, detailed, and perfect for all budding and experienced entrepreneurs, written by one himself
VC money 2 title collection by Deaver Brown( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1500 most popular American idioms by Deaver Brown( )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most popular American Idioms explained for Americans and those new to the country or wishing to understand American English. Key slang and phrases are also used. Very useful for ESL
The innovator's dilemma : meeting the challenge of disruptive change by Clayton M Christensen( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This audio book was created based on Clayton Christensen's landmark book, "The Innovator's Dilemma." This was Mr. Christensen's synopsis of his book for the Harvard Business Review. The audio tracks listed here cover the key elements of Mr. Christensen's book. This audio book emphasizes the Idea in Brief. Does my organization have the right resources, processes, values, and team to innovate? Then it covers the right structure for your specific type of innovation. He identifies where capabilities reside, in resources, processes, and values. He then addresses the migration of capabilities, illustrates it with the example of Digital Equipment (DEC), defines sustaining versus disruptive innovation, how to create capabilities to cope with change--internally, in a spinout, or an acquisition, and how to fit the tool to the task
Managing oneself by Peter F Drucker( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout history, people had little need to manage their careers - they were born into their stations in life or, in the recent past, they relied on their companies to chart their career paths. But times have drastically changed. Today we must all learn to manage ourselves. What does that mean? As Drucker tells us, it means we have to learn to develop ourselves. We have to place ourselves where we can make the greatest contribution to our organizations and communities. And we have to stay mentally alert and engaged during a 50-year working life, which means knowing how and when to change the work we do
Emotional intelligence by Daniel Goleman( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emotional Intelligence - What Makes a Leader?Goleman was the first to identify emotional intelligence as a critical factor in leadership performance and success. He wrote about this succinctly in his best selling book, Emotional Intelligence. His Harvard Business Review (HBR) article is the first identifying and analyzing specifically how emotional intelligence is a critical factor in management success and CEO performance. This audio book provides a core summary of his best seller, as well as focusing on his insights about the importance of a keen emotional intelligence for management and CEO performance. Goleman identifies and discusses in details the five critical components of emotional intelligence (ei): self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. Goleman analyzes how executives with strong ei skills make the best managers and CEOs
The art of war by Sunzi( )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art of War is the most famous and longest lasting book on the practice of war. The book does not mince words: war is about winning, it is not a gentleman's game; it about using every means at one's disposal to tip the odds in one's favor. Of the years this book has been used by military figures, war departments, business people, educators, and politicians, to name a few. This is the core work without other's editorial comments
Wine on the run : the simplest guide to great wine by Deaver Brown( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the simplest guide to great wine. The objective is to have you focus on what you like, have fun, learn the basics, and saves tons of money by buying good wine at bargain prices. The audio book starts off by emphasizing how you will save anxiety, time, and trouble too. The mystery is taken out of what wines to choose, how to do so simply on your own and at restaurants, while saving money at the same time. And, when necessary, how to impress those you wish to do so with. The audio book briefly addresses the history of wine in the US that led to all of the anxiety and issues that the Europeans don't have and how you can sidestep those problems. The most important practical section shows you how to create your short list of types of wine to select from, brands and price points within those that will work for you. There are brief tracks on the appropriate way to open bottles as well as an extensive section on core knowledge of wines: the basic 12 varieties and road map addressing each one and the types within each variety. How to deal with the so called experts, the value plateaus in wines, and a brief summary about how to stay focused on enjoying wine not being anxious about it
Competitive strategy : what is strategy? by Michael E Porter( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This audio book was created based on Michael Porter's landmark book "Competitive Strategy." This was Mr. Porter's synopsis of his book for the Harvard Business Review. "This audio book emphasizes that operational effectiveness is not strategy. Strategy rests on unique activities done by the organization, strategic positioning, the entrepreneurial edge, and generic and specific strategies. Sustainable strategic positions require tradeoffs. Proper fit drives both competitive advantage and sustainability, rediscovering focused strategies, the failure of blurred and straddled strategies, and the growth trap. Profitable growth is often niche oriented, the role of leadership in creating and maintaining clear strategies, and that the new entrant and new company advantage is executing clear strategies."
Abduct by Deaver Brown( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abduct is the second book in the Tom Walker Series. 18 is the first. The story features Patricia Highsmith intrigue with a plot line worthy of Agatha Christie and PD James. Rhonda Jenkins, the protagonist, seeks the help of financial advisor, John Calthrop, to avenge the death of her boy friend, Jimmy Calhoun, and a dear friend Jack Thompson, who now runs the local water-holing hole in Lincoln, MA, with his old pal Lee. James Mulrose is the detective who tries to keep up with the goings on as the story moves from Lincoln, to Boston, to Vermont, across the border to Leadville in Quebec, and ends up in Algonquin Park in Ontario
The veteran by Stephen Crane( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Veteran featured Henry Fleming as a grandfather many years after he appeared as the 18 year old Yankee first time soldier in The Red Badge of Courage. He retells the story succinctly and honestly about how he ran from his first battle as so many did. His grandchild was alarmed as children are when they learn the adults are not perfect in what they do
What makes an effective executive by Peter F Drucker( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Great managers may be charismatic or dull, generous or tightfisted, visionary or numbers oriented. But every effective executive follows eight simple practices."--Peter F. DruckerAn effective executive does not need to be a leader in the sense that the term is now most commonly used. Harry Truman did not have one ounce of charisma, for example, yet he was among the most effective chief executives in U.S. history. Similarly, some of the best business and nonprofit CEOs Drucker has worked with over his 65-year consulting career were not stereotypical leaders. They were all over the map in terms of their personalities, attitudes, values, strengths, and weaknesses. They ranged from extroverted to nearly reclusive, from easygoing to controlling, from generous to parsimonious. What made them all effective is that they followed the same six practices:1. They asked, "What needs to be done?"2. They asked, "What is right for the enterprise?"3. They developed action plans.4. They took responsibility for decisions.5. They took responsibility for communicating.6. They were focused on opportunities rather than problems. This concise audiobook is based on Mr. Drucker's summary of The Effective Executive done at the request of Harvard Business Reviewand is now one of their best selling published works. This article is a perfect way to learn about the subject broadly in a short period of time. Unlike many articles of this kind, summarizing a book's contents, this article was written and crafted by the author himself. The Audiobook has nine tracks. 1. Introduction. 2. Get the Knowledge You Need. 3. Write an Action Plan. 4. Act. 5. Take Responsibility for Decisions. 6. Take Responsibility for Communicating. 7. Focus on Opportunities. 8. Make Meetings Productive. 9. Think and Say "We."
The Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Declaration of Independence set forth the principles for America by British Americans, led by Thomas Jefferson, John Adam, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin. This document formed the foundation of all that followed in American life, from the Constitution and Bill of Rights, to The Emancipation Proclamation and The Gettysburg Address. Its principle that all men are created equal served as the foundation of broadening all rights from Blacks during the Civil War to women with right to vote in the early 20th century, to people of all races, creeds, and colors. The concept of the pursuit of happiness meant all Americans had the right to be left alone as much as possible, as epitomized by the great jurist William Douglas, "The ultimate right is the right to be left alone" to Henry David Thoreau who practiced that in his own life
Spoon River anthology by Edgar Lee Masters( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spoon River has 244 accounts of the lives of people in the town that explain its goings on over a couple of centuries. Each free form verse is presented as an epitaph of one of the citizens delivered themselves, often criticizing the words said about them on their tombstone or the monument or stone left above them. The stories build on one another as well as reference various family members and others mentioned in other stories
An experiment in luxury by Stephen Crane( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Experiment in Luxury is the book end of all this as a young man visits his rich friend and his millionaire family. It is a conventional scene in which the young man's friend, son of the household, encourages him to speak only conventionally to his mother or he will get on her bad side. We see her preoccupied with her worries and the husband/millionaire taking his mind off of it all by playing with a kitten. They have their dinners, along with arguments between the friend and his sisters, providing some entertainment at the table, and the story grinds to an end. This is best listened to along with its book end, An Experiment in Luxury, to get the full force of it all
What executives should remember : summaries of 8 best selling articles and books by Peter F Drucker( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvard Business Review writes about this article from their collection, "No management thinker was as prolific or as profound as Peter Drucker. Here is some of the savviest advice he offered executives." This from Harvard Business School Press! Who is better qualified to make this judgment than them? The brief introduction describes how Drucker evolved into what he became. This article then summarizes his previous summaries of his greatest work. Eight articles are included in brief: The Theory of the Business, What Business Can Learn from Nonprofits, The New Society of Organizations, The Information Executives Truly Need, Managing Oneself, They're Not Employees-They're People, and What Makes the Effective Executive. Simply Magazine has produced most of these articles in their unabridged form for those who would later like to read the complete articles. This is an excellent sampling with the core information provided
Negotiate anything by Deaver Brown( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Man without a Country became a widely read book by adults and children in schools. It is still considered a major American work and read widely in American schools
The discipline of innovation : foundation of innovation and entrepreneurship by Peter F Drucker( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How much of innovation is inspiration, and how much is hard work? The answer lies somewhere in the middle, says management thinker Peter Drucker. In this HBR classic from 1985, he argues that innovation is real work that can and should be managed like any other corporate function. Success is more likely to result from the systematic pursuit of opportunities than from a flash of genius. Indeed, most innovative business ideas arise through the methodical analysis of seven areas of opportunity.Within a company or industry, opportunities can be found in unexpected occurrences, incongruities of various kinds, process needs, or changes in an industry or market. Outside a company, opportunities arise from demographic changes, changes in perception, or new knowledge. There is some overlap among the sources, and the potential for innovation may well lie in more than one area at a time. Innovations based on new knowledge tend to have the greatest effect on the marketplace, but it often takes decades before the ideas are translated into actual products, processes, or services. The other sources of innovation are easier and simpler to handle, yet they still require managers to look beyond established practices, Drucker explains. The author emphasizes that innovators need to look for simple, focused solutions to real problems. Subjects covered include creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation.This audiobook has 9 tracks, the first being the Introduction and the last the principles of Innovation according to Peter Drucker. The middle tracks are the 7 places to look for opportunities. 1. Introduction: 7 Places to Look for Opportunities. 2. Unexpected Occurrences. 3. Incongruities. 4. Process Needs. 5. Industry & Market Changes. 6. Demographic Changes. 7. Changes in Perception and Mood. 8. New Knowledge. 9. Principles of Innovation
638 Canadian words & 23 phrases to sound smarter : be more respected in Canada by Deaver Brown( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

638 Canadian Words & 23 Phrases extends the Sound Smarter and Be More Respected series into Canada. Over 500 of these uniquely Canadian words do not appear in standard Word and Open Office dictionaries. Listening to these words you get a flavor for the brevity and wit of Canadians. In fact, as the author comments, no other variety of English has such a strong sense of humor and wit
Hustle as Strategy by Amar Bhide( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of competitive strategy may be past. Sophisticated managers are learning that handsome returns come directly from superior strategic execution - not strategic planning. Their method: hustle and get it right. A look at the financial-services industry provides valuable lessons. Few of the bases of competitive advantage exist; there are no economies of scale, few obstacles to product imitation, and minimal costs and time required to bring out a new product. The organization's people and their executional skills - not the company's fixed assets - determine the bottom line. Subjects covered include competitive decision making, corporate strategy, strategic planning, and strategy implementation
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