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A vision greater than themselves : the making of the Bank of Montreal, 1817-2017 / Mussio, Laurence B.

Marking the bicentennial of Canada's first bank, tells the story of the Bank of Montreal from its origins to the present.

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All in : how obsessive leaders achieve the extraordinary / Shaw, Robert Bruce

Creative ability
Creative ability in business
Leadership
Success in business

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Always day one : how the tech titans plan to stay on top forever / Kantrowitz, Alex.

"An acclaimed tech reporter reveals the inner workings of the most powerful companies in the world, taking you behind the scenes with Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai, and Microsoft's Satya Nadella. At Amazon, "Day One" is code for working inventively and urgently, as if it were the first day of your startup. Day Two is, in Bezos's own words, is "stasis, followed by irrelevance, followed by excruciating, painful decline, followed by death." Amazon and its fellow tech giants are under fire for their size and power, but there's more to their story than anti-competitive practices and tax avoidance. These companies have kept ahead of the competition by embracing a new leadership model, one built for an age where companies can spin up new products and services at record speed. On the inside, these tech giants operate nothing like the corporate giants of the past -- like Exxon and GM -- which built core advantages and did everything they could to defend them. For these new goliaths, it's always day one. They are in a constant state of reinvention despite their massive size, understanding that once you become obsessed with the past, you will miss the future. Always Day One takes you deep inside these companies, revealing the uncommon cultures and leadership practices that have kept them from being picked apart by smaller, nimbler competitors. It details how their CEOs will do away with any obstacle blocking the free flow of ideas within their companies, how they're creating systems to bring the best of these ideas to life, and how they're using advanced workplace technology to make it all possible. Kantrowitz reveals a new model propelling their dominance at a stage when most big companies begin to decline. And he shows the way forward for anyone who wants to compete with -- and beat -- the existing tech giants"--Provided by publisher.

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Bank job / Edelstyn, Daniel

"Art hacks life when two filmmakers launch a project to cancel more than £1m of high-interest debt from their local community. Bank Job is a white-knuckle ride into the dark heart of our financial system, in which filmmaker and artist duo Hilary Powell and Dan Edelstyn risk their sanity to buy up and abolish debt by printing their own money in a disused bank in Walthamstow, London. Tired of struggling in an economic system that leaves creative people on the fringes, the duo weave a different story, both risky and empowering, of self-education and mutual action. Behind the opaque language and defunct diagrams, they find a system flawed by design but ripe for hacking. This is the inspiring story of how they listen and act upon the widespread desire to change the system to meet the needs of many and not just the few. And for those among us brave enough, they show how we can do this too in our own communities one bank job at a time"--Provided by publisher.

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Breaking the silence habit : a practical guide to uncomfortable conversations in the #MeToo workplace / Beaulieu, Sarah.

"Top consultant Sarah Beaulieu offers a five-part framework that enables employees to have difficult but necessary conversations about sexual harassment and violence and develop new, better ways of working together"--Provided by publisher.

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Chairing a meeting : the quick & essential guide to rules of order / Paul, Kevin

Do you need help running a meeting? Robert’s Rules of Order (used to run formal meetings) can be confusing and intimidating. This concise guide simplifies the rules and makes it easier to keep meetings on track. It is intended for people who have little to no experience running meetings, and as such, is written clearly, without unnecessary jargon or obscure references. The basic concepts, skills, and information discussed throughout this book are applicable to virtually any type of meeting, large or small. Chairing a Meeting is a quick read that can help you become a more effective chairperson or organizer, no matter your background.

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Creating a drama-free workplace : the insider's guide to managing conflict, incivility & mistrust / Maravelas, Anna

"Contains strategies to avoid and reverse the troubling trends of tension and mistrust. Learn why trust and connectedness slips through our fingers, despite our yearnings for workplaces grounded in collaboration and success. The solutions in this book are compelling answers to universal problems, and often individuals ask, "Why didn't someone tell me this before?!" Stop common missteps before they walk out the door with your most valuable assets - trust, morale, and productivity. You can create the environments you desire and deserve with these proven skills grounded in neuroscience"--Provided by publisher.

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Good company / Blank, Arthur (Arthur M.)

"The Home Depot cofounder and owner of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and MLS's Atlanta United shares a vision and a roadmap for values-based business. Arthur M. Blank believes that for good companies, purpose and profit can-and should-go hand in hand. And he should know. Together with cofounder Bernie Marcus, Blank built The Home Depot from an idea and a dream to a $50 billion-dollar company, the leading home improvement retailer in the world. And even while opening a new store every 42 hours, they never lost sight of their commitment to care for their people and communities. In fact, in 2001, The Home Depot was voted America's most socially responsible company. Blank left The Home Depot that same year with a burning question: Could the values and culture that made that company great be replicated? Good Company takes readers inside the story of how he did just that -- turning around a struggling NFL team, rebooting a near-bankrupt retail chain, building a brand-new stadium, revitalizing a blighted neighborhood, launching a startup soccer club, and more. "When good companies put the wellbeing of their customers, their associates, and their communities first, financial success will follow," Blank writes. "The entrepreneurs and business leaders of today and tomorrow have an extraordinary opportunity: to prove that through upholding values we can create value -- for the company, for the customer, and for the community."

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How not to hire : common mistakes to avoid when building a team / Kumler, Emily.

It’s frustrating. You’re up to date on all the newest interview techniques. You know what to look for on candidates’ résumés. You inspect social media profiles for red flags and put them through an in-depth panel interview. They pass with flying colors. But still, a week or two into the job, it’s clearly not working out. They turn out to be less motivated than they claimed. They didn’t reveal their tendencies in the interview, and they don’t have the skills necessary to do the job. Chances are it’s not about what you’re doing right in the hiring process--it’s about what you’re doing wrong.

Find accurate phone-verified information on every company in Canada in this database of 1.9 million businesses. Additionally their files are processed monthly against the National Change of Address Program.

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Research 11 million Canadian households with the largest database available. Records are 100% publicly sourced to comply with Canadian privacy laws.

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Provides access to specialized reference sources that used to be only available in library. eBooks available in this collection are: Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer; Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders; Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine; Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health; Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans, 22nd ed.; and Nonfiction Literature Classics for Students.

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Lynda.com gives users free access to thousands of video tutorial courses with a focus on such areas as technology, software development, business skills, project management as well as creative skills like animation and video editing. The courses are taught by recognized industry experts who will guide you along in learning the skills you need for your personal and professional development. How to use Lynda



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Scott’s Canadian Business Directory lists Canadian manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, sales agents and business services providers. This information is updated annually.

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Self-serve standard products available on the Statistics Canada website ― including CANSIM and census data products ― are now free of charge. This is an open resource for everyone and not VPL-subscribed.

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