Off the shelf

Off the shelf

Conversational, with real world examples

Rather than merely focusing on recruiting and hiring, this book also covers the decisions confronted when finding candidates, making selections, negotiating offers and integrating new employees into your firm.

Claudio Fernandez-Araoz shows you why people decisions matter more to your career and company than you probably realize. He writes clearly, with plenty of helpful real world examples from his successful career. GetAbstract recommends this conversational book to proactive managers seeking a holistic approach to recruitment.

Great People Decisions: Why They Matter So Much, Why They Are So Hard, and How You Can Master Them

Claudio Fernandez-Araoz

John Wiley and Sons, 2007, 352 pages

List Price: $29.95

ISBN-13: 9780470037263

Shoot from the hip

Successful businessman, author and millionaire Michael Masterson certainly qualifies to advise budding entrepreneurs. Masterson’s enthusiastic basic premise makes sense: Don’t bother fine-tuning your product or service. Shoot from the hip. Fire before you aim. Forget about perfection — just get it on the market.

Unfortunately, Masterson — or anyone else — can’t give you talent or motivation. If you have these, however, getAbstract believes that Masterson’s instructive lessons can help you squeeze every ounce of potential from business ventures.

Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat

Michael Masterson

John Wiley and Sons, 2008,

400 pages

List Price: $27.95

ISBN-13: 9780470182024