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Power of Understanding: Achieving Buoyancy for Negotiation Impact
212 Pages, hard cover
ISBN: 978-0-9890001-3-0
U.S. $24.95
 
212 Pages, soft cover
ISBN: 978-0-9890001-4-7
U.S. $16.95
 
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Power of Understanding:
Achieving Buoyancy for Negotiation Impact

 
by Karen S. Walch, PhD

 
If your life goals require sharing, creating, or decision making with another person, you need to increase your power as a negotiator. These actions require give and take, the jockeying of power and influence. Through the Power of Understanding, this book will show you how to optimize your negotiation outcomes by first finding integration and balance in the five human dimensions-thinking, feeling, behaving, performing, and believing. When you find this equilibrium, you achieve clair-buoyance.TM When operating from the place of clair-buoyance, you will, quite simply, get more of what you want.
 
Karen S. Walch, PhD, is a highly experienced educator and consultant who brings insight and passion to the areas of international negotiation, cultural competencies, and global mindset. She currently serves as an associate professor and consultant at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.
 
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Confusing the Enemy
725 pages, hard cover
ISBN: 978-0-9890001-2-3
U.S. $39.95
 
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Confusing the Enemy: The Cus D'Amato Story
 
By Dr. Scott A. Weiss & Paige Stover
 
Foreword by Gerry Cooney
 
 
The man behind Floyd Patterson, José Torres, and Mike Tyson was an extraordinarily complex individual who spent most of his life fighting personal battles that were little understood. Often dismissed as psychotically paranoid and laughingly marginalized as a nutcase, Cus always hovered on the periphery of mainstream boxing. While neither his colleagues nor the media could explain his behavior, they could not argue with his genius.
 
Confusing the Enemy tells the story of an exceptionally gifted individual who was an enigma to most people who encountered him. This biographical novel offers the reader an up close and personal glimpse of the extraordinary man who had an amazing ability to bring out the best in a fighter and cultivate a lifelong bond in the process. It reveals his ascendancy to the elite status he earned in the world of boxing and discloses many of the aspects of his life that remain difficult to explain
 
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SMARTnership: The Third Road - Optimizing Negotiation Outcomes
150 pages, hard cover
ISBN: 978-0-9847333-7-8
U.S. $14.95
 
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SMARTnership: The Third Road -
Optimizing Negotiation Outcomes

 
by Keld Jensen

 
A SMARTnership™ is a relationship between business entities where two or more parties are working together seamlessly in informed cooperation. Keld Jensen's revolutionary concept called NegoEconomics™ encourages negotiators to grow trust, add value, and build SMARTnership, enabling dealmakers to expand the potential that lies within a commercial transaction and broaden the vision of what is possible.
 
SMARTnership: The Third Road offers professional negotiators and corporate executives innovative techniques to access mutually beneficial solutions that do not make their way to the bargaining table unless the parties agree to work cooperatively. Designed to be a quick read that equips corporate leaders to respond to both internal and external challenges, this book will change the way business people solve problems.
 
The SMARTnership strategy is an alternative to the zero-sum and partnership models and demonstrates the benefits of working in full trust and cooperation in order to create added value. In the 21st-century economy, having the vision and the skills to deliver optimized negotiation outcomes yields appreciable bottom-line results
 
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American Fencer
288 pages, hard cover
ISBN-13: 978-0-9847333-3-0
U.S. $24.95
 
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American Fencer -
Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport

 
by Tim Morehouse

 
In his fast-paced memoir, written with best-selling author Garth Sundem, Olympic silver medalist Tim Morehouse describes his life’s inspiring trajectory from a rough neighborhood in New York City to fencing halls around the world and eventually the Olympic podium. Using the Italian adage Maestro di scherma, maestro di vita (Master fencing, master life] as his compass, Tim shows us the hidden and sometimes dangerous underbelly of international saber fencing and shows how revelations on the strip can inform our lives, such as:
 
WIN THE IDEA, LOSE THE POINT — You can fence well and still be touched, but by measuring success by your actions and not the score, you can turn the tide of a match.
 
CLOSE THE DISTANCE — It’s useless to shout a pickup line from across a crowded bar, and likewise, it's useless to feint cut Russia's Stanislav Pozdniakov from an inch too far away—the right move from the wrong distance is no move at all.
 
For more information, go to timmorehouse.com


Grandmas Hands
227 pages, hard cover
ISBN-13: 978-0-9847333-2-3
U.S. $39.95
 
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Grandma's Hands:
Cherished Moments of Faith and Wisdom

 
by Calvin Mackie, Ph.D

 
Drawing inspiration from the women in the author's family, Grandma's Hands: Cherished Moments of Faith and Wisdom is Dr. Calvin Mackie's impassioned celebration of the enduring values of our elder generations, whose wisdom and experience bring a humbled perspective and clear direction to the challenges of our daily lives. The text of this book includes over 100 well-known proverbs, accompanied by the original thoughtful reflections of Dr. Mackie, with a direct application to 21st century life. The pages are filled with glorious photographs of mothers and grandmothers in celebration of their unique cultural and maternal identity, surrounded with the love and affection of family.
 
In each of Grandma's Hands' sections, Dr. Mackie has taken a familiar proverb and coupled it with a passage from the Bible. The juxtaposition illustrates the Biblical root of the common proverb alongside Dr. Mackie's own deeply personal observances of its truth, presented in relatable modern-day anecdotes from his life and his work.
 
For more information, go to channelzro.com


Unbridled Passion - Show Jumpings Greatest Horses and Riders
473 pages, hard cover
ISBN-13: 978-0-9890001-6-1
U.S. $34.95
 
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Unbridled Passion-
Show Jumpings Greatest Horses and Riders
Revised Edition

 
by Jeff Papows, PhD

 
While crowds flock to show jumping events around the world, marveling at the magnificence of the champion horses that compete at the Grand Prix level, few are aware of the passionate and intense relationship between rider and horse required to make it to the jump-off. This book provides an intimate look inside the Olympic sport of show jumping and the superstar pairings that define excellence at the elite level. Each chapter is an up close and personal conversation between author, Jeff Papows, and one of the best contemporary riders in North America.
 
Many of the stories shared by these internationally celebrated riders have not previously been disclosed to the public and detail the struggles and sacrifices that each rider has dealt with along the way. Running the gamut of broken bones, the challenges of assembling an ownership group, temperamental equine partners, transportation mishaps, and not being able to find the right horse at the right time, the superstars of show jumping reveal the difficulties of getting to and staying at the elite level of the sport.
 
For more information, go to UnbridledPassion.net
 

2012 Bronze Medal


Zulu Chest Cutter
259 pages, hard cover
ISBN-13: 978-0-9847333-1-6
U.S. $24.95
 
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Zulu Chest Cutter
 
by Dr. Arthur Mcunu

 
In Zulu Chest Cutter, Dr. Mcunu grows up in South Africa during the height of Apartheid resistance. His story begins with family. Sibusiso (Dr. Mcunu's Zulu name, which means "blessing") is raised in a two-bedroom house with eighteen of his relatives, comprising four generations. Space and finances are tight, but his colorful family thrives on discipline, spiritual solidarity, and compassion. They are unified in their struggle and their shared values expressed in story, song, and the will to survive.
 
Armed with his mother's courage and determination, his grandmother's wisdom and resilience and his grandfather's unwavering spirit, Sibusiso overcomes astonishing obstacles. He out maneuvers terrorizing circumstances and persists in spite of harsh and unjust treatment with an extraordinary blend of commitment, sensitivity, and humor.
 
A tragedy within his family inspires Sibisiso to seek out his destiny as a physician. After several heartrending setbacks, he emigrates from the poverty, violence, and oppression of his homeland to complete his education and study medicine in America, where he ultimately finds success and fulfillment as a heart surgeon - a Zulu Chest Cutter!
 
For more information, go to zuluchestcutter.com


Sham: Great was Second Best
415 pages, soft cover
ISBN-13: 978-0-9842173-3-5
U.S. $17.95
 
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Hard cover edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-9842173-4-2
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SHAM: Great Was Second Best
A Brave Bay's Rivalry with the Legendary Secretariat
 
by Phil Dandrea

 
Sham was a horse who seemed destined for greatness. He boasted a winning pedigree, a sleek and muscular frame, experienced trainers, and talented jockeys. Early races validated his potential, as he ran to victories by as many as 15 lengths. After he defeated the mighty Secretariat in the Wood Memorial, many turf writers were touting Sham as the Kentucky Derby favorite. The stage was set for Sham-mania to sweep the country at a time when the nation needed a hero. With rising inflation, the Vietnam conflict, and Watergate dominating current events, people were ready to cheer for someone, for something.
 
But it was Secretariat who won over the nation. The chestnut colt known affectionately as "Big Red," running under the white and blue silks of Meadow Stable, was the embodiment of the American flag. Despite impressive victories and record-breaking performances, Sham's popularity paled in comparison. If Secretariat were America's horse, Sham might well have been everyman's horse, a working-class hero who couldn't get the recognition he deserved. This is the other side of the story of Secretariat's famous Triple Crown season and of his remarkable challenger who found that great was only second best.
 
For more information, go to ShamHorse.com
 

2011 Bronze Medal


Inbox Detox
179 pages, soft cover
ISBN-13: 978-0-9815589-8-1
U.S. $19.95
 
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Inbox Detox
And the Habit of E-mail Excellence
 
by Marsha Egan

 
Your inbox is making you sick, and Inbox Detox is the cure. Starting with Marsha Egan's internationally acclaimed 12-step program for managing your inbox, this book is the key to recognizing your toxic e-mailing practices as habits that can broken. When you decide that you are ready for a permanent change and commit the time and effort needed, you'll prosper from the results. Inbox Detox is your guide to shifting your habits to take control of your inbox, your workday...and your life.
 
For more information, go to EganEmailSolutions.com


Life Is Short, Art Is Long
450 pages, soft cover, color photos and illustrations
ISBN-13: 978-1-933631-31-8
U.S. $24.95
 
Axiom Award
Life Is Short, Art Is Long
 

Life Is Short, Art Is Long
Maximizing Estate Planning Strategies for Collectors of Art, Antiques, and Collectibles, 2nd Edition
 
by Michael Mendelsohn with Paige Stover Hague, Esq.

 
This book is the definitive resource for both collectors and for professional advisors planning for the disposition of art, antiques, and collectibles assets. The strategies and techniques detailed in this book will show collectors and advisors how to optimize the value of art and antique assets, reclaiming as much as 70% of the asset value over conventional planning approaches.
 
The authors assembled a team of expert contributors from the legal, financial, insurance, and art worlds to offer a broad range of lifetime and postmortem planning options using the techniques that professional advisors work with every day. When should financial advisors reach for this book? Whenever a case lands on their desk with over $1 million in art or antique assets, and:
  • During the estate planning process. Create an art succession plan that mitigates estate, capital gains, and income taxes.
  • When structuring a gift to a museum or other charitable organization. Work more effectively with the museum curator and the planned giving department.
  • When liquidating some of the pieces to raise cash. Find the right dealer for a private sale or negotiate a consignment agreement with a major auction house.
  • When creating income for collectors. Create income through a bargain sale, a charitable remainder trust, or by borrowing and using the art as collateral.
  • When a collection has greatly appreciated in value or new items have been acquired. Evaluate the existing estate plan and identify new solutions to mitigate the tax liability.
  • When fashioning a post-mortem strategy. Even when the collector has failed to plan during his or her lifetime there are still things that can be done to preserve the value of the collection and optimize the transfer of wealth to the heirs.
For more information, go to www.briddgeartstrategies.com


Fresh Customer Service
206 pages, hard cover
ISBN-13: 978-1-933631-64-6
U.S. $24.95
 

Fresh Customer Service®
Treat The Employee As #1 And The Customer As #2 And You Will Get Customers for Life
 
by Michael D. Brown, MBA

 
It goes against all you were taught in business school...and many of the books you’ve read...and it’s the key to turning customers into loyal customers. Not only will they faithfully return to you, they’ll become brand ambassadors who spread the word about your products and services far and wide.
 
Fresh Customer Service proves that if you treat your employees with respect and kindness, if you motivate and equip them with the tools they need to do their job, and if you treat them like they’re #1, they, in turn, will unleash a passion to serve your customers like they have never been treated before. Your employees will offer a World-Class Customer Service Experience to everyone who enters your place of business.
 
Implement the 6.5 Steps of Fresh Customer Service in your organization and see how fully engaged, totally committed employees result in return customers who spend their money on your products and services again and again. Not only does this increase retention and sales—it also means a bottom line that reflects sustained and profitable results.
 
For more information, go to www.themichaeldbrown.com



269 pages, soft cover
ISBN-10: 1-933631-48-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-933631-48-6
U.S. $19.95
 
 

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CARE-2 Manual & Assessment

The CARE-2 Manual & Assessment works to identify youth who are at risk for violence and determines specific interventions needed to prevent any future risk of aggressive behavior. Updated and enhanced, this invaluable tool examines every factor that may be affecting the youth's development, and puts a plan in place for the youth to mature into a positively pro-social functioning member of society. Click here for more info & to purchase.

How Children Become Violent: Keeping Your Kids out of Gangs, Terrorist Organizations, and Cults
 
by Kathryn Seifert


 
Violence is an age-old phenomenon. War, genocide, and death are cornerstones that define history. Yet in the 21st century, we are experiencing violence in ways never seen before. It may be in worldwide terrorist organizations, inner city and suburban gangs, or the disturbed teenager next door who takes his rage out on innocent classmates.
 
Those who commit violence today, as Kathryn Seifert, Ph.D. explains in this book, are likely to be adults or adolescents who themselves witnessed violence as children or were abused or neglected in their early years. Childhood is a time when bonding with caregivers stimulates the formulation of behavioral regulation, interpersonal skills, moral development, brain development, and problem solving, and when it is interrupted Disrupted Attachments Patterns (DAP) can form. This means that today's violent, neglected, psychologically unbalanced, and traumatized children are likely to be tomorrow's dangers to society-that is, unless we can intervene to assess DAP and offer them appropriate therapy.
 
Dr. Seifert offers personal insights from her over 30 years of experience in mental health, addictions, and criminal justice work to help other therapists, victims, and parents understand not only how children become violent, but illuminate the pathway to a violence-free future.
 
For more information, go to DrKathySeifert.com
 

2007 Bronze Medal



264 pages, soft cover
ISBN-10: 1-933631-30-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-933631-30-1
U.S. $19.95
 
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Closing The Distance: Chasing A Father's Olympic Fencing Legacy
 
by Jeff Bukantz


 
Closing The Distance: Chasing A Father's Olympic Fencing Legacy reveals the trials and tribulations the author encountered while following in his father's legendary footsteps. Throughout the book, Jeff Bukantz provides insight about the highs and lows of competing in the Olympics, including inside stories about the 2004 Athens Olympic Games where he led the American Fencing Team to its first gold medal in 100 years. Bukantz also examines the history of Olympic fencing and the collection of victories (and defeats) that he and his legendary father experienced on the international stage. Besides the unique experiences of the author, the memoir takes a heart-warming look at the powerful force of family and the competitive human spirit.
 
For more information, go to JeffBukantz.com

Daniel Waintrup
200 pages, soft cover
ISBN-10: 0-9754810-7-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-9754810-7-3
U.S. $19.95
 
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It's Not My Fault! -or- Can a Rabbi's Son Find Happiness as a Tennis Pro?
 
by Daniel Waintrup


 
Dan Waintrup never played the US Open and he never made it onto the World Tour. His career flourished in high school and college, but landed him in the world of a country club teaching pro - junior clinics with bratty adolescents, lessons with executive studs of Fortune 500 companies, and couples’ tournaments which ended marriages. His teaching exploits provide the backdrop for this humorous memoir that reveals how a rabbi’s son from Philadelphia with a hankering for Tastykakes chose this line of work and devastated his parents, had a photo op with The Donald, ran his car into a tree, found the woman of his dreams and got an MBA without learning how to use a computer. One of Dan’s many gifts is his ability to laugh at himself and, in turn, allow others to have a laugh at his expense.
 
For more information, go to DanWaintrup.com



164 pages, soft cover
ISBN-10: 0-9754810-4-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-9754810-4-2
U.S. $17.95
No Blood, No Money: How to Make it, Keep it, and Pass it on to Your Loved Ones
 
by Richard L. Rubino, J.D. and Samuel J. Liang


 
No Blood, No Money is a how-to guide on financial prosperity for the recently or soon to be retired, written by Boston's foremost financial and estate planning experts. This book covers some of the best investments to make given your age, income, and retirement expectations, and discusses effective strategies for limiting the tax liability on wealth passed to family members and loved ones.

For more information, go to rubinoandliang.com
 
Call 617-630-8787 to order.


A View from the Roof
150 pages, soft cover
ISBN-10: 0-9754810-3-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-9754810-3-5
U.S. $17.95
 
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A View from the Roof - Lessons for Life & Business
 
by Calvin Mackie, Ph.D


 
A university professor. A restauranteur. A Hollywood leading man. The Mackie Men of New Orleans have made success a family tradition. In A View from the Roof, Presidential award-winning speaker Dr. Calvin Mackie reveals just how they did it. Through a slideshow of poignant stories involving their tough-as-nails roofer dad Willie, you'll learn the hands-on, humorous lessons that propelled Calvin and his brothers to the top of their professions. From the hot gable rooftops of New Orleans to the set of a Spike Lee film, this book will leave you with a view you'll remember forever!!!

For more information, go to calvinmackie.com

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