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The Radical Leap

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by Steve Farber

(A personal lesson in extreme leadership) This isn’t just another leadership parable – this one is an entertaining read. No formulaic pretense or contrived structure. You’ll learn how to take the Radical LEAP:
• Cultivate Love
• Generate Energy
• Inspire Audacity, and
• Provide Proof
And you’ll enjoy every minute. Be prepared to change things for the better.

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The Tipping Point

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by Malcolm Gladwell

Do ideas spread like a virus? Some catch on and spread while others just go away. That’s Gladwell’s hypothesis. An interesting read, especially his assertion that change happens dramatically and suddenly. He backs up his conclusions by analyzing several situations, including Paul Revere’s famous ride and the reduction of crime in New York in the mid-nineties.

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The Wisdom of the Crowds

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by James Surowiecki

The subtitle of this book is informative: “Why the Many Are Smarter than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations. It’s counterintuitive, but proven by actual real life examples. When the Challenger blew up, investors started dumping stocks of the major companies. One company’s stock was hit hardest – Thiokol. And, that is the company that was […]

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Through the Labyrinth

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by Alice H. Eagly & Linda L. Carli

Steve Stone (of Jazz Kings’ fame) mentioned an RG article on discrimination against women at a Rotary program meeting, and I was intrigued enough to look for it – buried on the inside pages of section A. The article mentioned a book Through the Labyrinth by Alice H. Eagly and Linda L. Carli. Of the three women at the meeting, two […]

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Trading Up

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by Michael J. Silverstein & Neil Fiske

Premium goods – who buys them and why. That’s this book. Emotionally important products demand a premium price, while the same shopper will seek out bargains on commodity items or products that lack an emotional appeal. The authors predict the market for new luxury items will be $1 trillion just in the U.S. by the end of the decade. They talk about New Luxury […]

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The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive

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by Patrick Lencioni

Are you a fan of leadership fables – those simplistic books that tell a story to help you become a better manager? Then you better get this book. Even if you aren’t a fan, this book is still a good read.
It’s about two CEOs of firms in the same industry. One worries about the competition, and the other just works on […]

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What Can I Do?

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by Lisa Harrow

Subtitled An Alphabet for Living, this small – but information rich – book organizes hundreds of web sites that help you become sustainable. Sometimes you’ll find a tidbit of useful advise. Some of the more interesting headings = transportation, formal dresses, coffee, golf, plastics and alternatives. You’ll put this next to your computer and refer to it often. Sustainability awaits!

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Styles for Smiles

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One particularly gratifying project is Styles for Smiles, a fundraising event for the local non-profit the Angel Hair Foundation. For the last seven months, we’ve been working with Debbie Wright, President of Angel Hair, on all aspects of the project: event names, logo design, promotional materials and publicity. With the help of our great intern, Elana, we are now in the final stretch of preparation and planning for the event.

On May 10, seven local salons will donate 15% of all hair service sales to the Angel Hair Foundation. All donations will be used to purchase cranial prostheses for children and teens who live or are treated in Oregon and have lost their hair due to a medical condition. It’s a great cause and we’re very appreciative of the salons who are helping out. To schedule an appointment, please call one of these participating salons: Bello, Gervais (both locations), Hair Virtuoso, Kelly Markley at Salon Fleur De Lis, Mia Bella, Mirage Hair Studio and Reflections.

For more information on the event and the foundation, please visit the Angel Hair Foundation website. If you can’t make it to the event, there’s also a link to donate online via PayPal.

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20 Under 40 Awards

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altWe always knew Dana was a winner, but now everyone knows it.
Recognized for both her business accomplishments and charitable work, CAWOOD Vice President Dana Turell accepted a prestigious 20 Under 40 Award at an inaugural event held at the Eugene Hilton last night.
With more than 250 guests in attendance, the awards were bestowed upon amazing up-and-coming business leaders in our community, who not only succeed professionally, but also contribute […]

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