The Wisdom of Alexander the Great: Enduring Leadership Lessons from the Man Who Created an Empire (Sept., $21.95) by Lance B. Kurke identifies four leadership methods distilled from the accomplishments of Alexander, King of Macedonia. Advertising.
TurboCoach: A Powerful System for Achieving Breakthrough Career Success (Jan., $24) by Brian Tracy is designed for individual success or professional programs. Advertising.
The Building of Luxury: The Visionary Genius Behind Louis Vuitton Japan (Nov., $22.95) by Kyojiro Hata. The president of Louis Vuitton Japan explains how he created demand for the label in the Japanese market.
We Got Fired!… and It's the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us (Oct., $23.95) by Harvey Mackay offers stories about high-profile men and women who bounced back after initial failure. Advertising. Author tour.
The First Venture Capitalist, George Doriot on Leadership, Capital and Business Organization (Oct., $29.95), edited by Udayan Gupta, relates Doriot's views on business formation, entrepreneurship, development and the dynamism of capital. Advertising.
Ten Commandments for Working in a Hostile Environment (Jan., $TBA) by T.D. Jakes encourages Christian faith in the workplace.
Solving Tough Problems: An Open Way of Talking, Listening, and Creating New Realities (Sept., $22.95) by Adam Kahane suggests new ways to solve complex problems faced by communities and organizations.
Finding Our Way: The Path Through Chaos (Feb., $27.95) by Margaret J. Wheatley collects the author's practitioner-oriented articles from the past several years.
Bubbles and How to Survive Them (Oct., $29.95) by John P. Calverley. The chief economist and strategist of American Express Bank discusses economic bubbles and offers advice on how to survive them.
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
48 Days to the Work You Love (and Leaving the Job You Hate) (Jan., $19.99) by Dan Miller identifies patterns for making successful career and job decisions by understanding one's natural skills and abilities, personality traits, values, dreams and passions.
Start Late, Finish Rich: A No-Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom at Any Age (Dec., $25) by David Bach. The author of Smart Couples Finish Rich and Smart Women Finish Rich offers late bloomers a guide for ending up wealthy.
Your Identity Zones: Who Am I? Who Are You? How Do We Get Along? (Oct., $15.95) by Mark Williams suggests a new path to self-understanding and enriched relationships with friends, families, business colleagues and communities. Advertising.Author tour.
The Power of Handshaking for Peak Performance Worldwide (Nov., $16.95) by Robert E. Brown and Dorothea Johnson analyzes 12 basic handshakes and the states of mind and personality traits that each reveals.
Confronting Reality: Master the New Model for Success (Oct., $27.50) by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan addresses global competition, compressed profit margins and oversaturated markets for goods and services. Advertising.
The Future of Investing (Feb., $27.50) by Jeremy J. Siegel provides a new way for investors to evaluate the stock market to achieve financial success.
Tools for Team Leadership: Delivering the X-Factor in Team eXcellence (Sept., $28.95) by Gregory E. Huszczo teaches the power of effective team leadership.
Decent People, Decent Company: How to Lead with Character at Work and in Life (Feb., $25.95) by Robert L. Turknett and Carolyn N. Turknett suggests ways to develop employees' character in order to bring integrity, respect and personal responsibility to the workplace.
What's Your Corporate IQ?: How the Smartest Companies Learn, Transform, Lead (Sept., $22) by Jim Underwood presents the results of a study of 15 global competitors with profiles of 10 smart companies. 50,000 first printing.
Lessons from the Hive: The Buzz on Surviving and Thriving in an Ever-Changing Workplace (Nov., $16.95) by Charles Decker uses a week-in-the-life format to follow five players in an organization, from a demanding CEO to a new junior employee. 75,000 first printing.
The Fiefdom Syndrome: The Turf Battles that Undermine Careers and Companies—and How to Overcome Them (Sept., $26.95) by Robert J. Herbold. A former Microsoft COO tackles the tendency to assert independence by fiercely guarding individual or group territory. Advertising.
Intellectual Capital for Communities (Dec., $49.95) by Ahmed Bonfour and Leif Edvinsson looks at the development, management and valuation of intangibles as they apply to nations, cities, regions and districts.
Machers and Rockers: Chess Records and the Business of Rock & Roll (Sept., $22.95) by Rich Cohen profiles Leonard Chess, who promoted early rock-and-roll in the late 1940s into a multi-billion-dollar business. Advertising.Author tour.
Media Man: Ted Turner's Improbable Empire (Sept., $22.95) by Ken Auletta. The New Yorker columnist and author profiles Ted Turner, who parlayed a tiny UHF station in Atlanta into the national cable superstation CNN. Advertising. Author tour.
The Next Great Bubble Boom: How to Profit from the Greatest Boom in History 2005—2010 (Sept., $26) by Harry S. Dent Jr. predicts a near-future boom. Advertising.Author tour.
Customer Mania: It's Never Too Late to Build a Customer Focused Company (Nov., $12) by Ken Blanchard, Jim Ballard and Fred Finch provides the keys to creating a people-oriented, performance-driven, customer-first organization. Advertising.
The Bottom Line on Integrity: 12 Principles for Higher Returns (Sept., $18.95) by Quinn McKay shares 12 steps to business integrity.
The Little Stuff Matters Most: 50 Rules from 50 Years of Trying to Make a Living (Sept., $20) by Bernie Brillstein with David Rensin. The founding partner of Brillstein-Grey Entertainment gives advice.
Crunch Time: Eight Steps to Making Constructive and Self-Enhancing Decisions (Jan., $25) by Ken Lindner. An agent for key personnel in broadcast journalism shares strategies for making important professional moves.
You're Hired: How to Succeed in Business and Life from the Winner of "The Apprentice" (Sept., $22.95) by Bill Rancic. The winner of NBC's reality series The Apprentice discusses his formula for success. 300,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo.
The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done (Jan., $19.95) by Peter F. Drucker. The author of more than 25 books distills his business philosophy into an easy-to-access format. 50,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
E-Myth Mastery: The Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World-Class Company (Jan., $24.95) by Michael E. Gerber is based on seven key skills of leadership, marketing, money, management, lead conversion, lead generation and client fulfillment. 100,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.
The New Mainstream (Sept., $24.95) by Guy Garcia identifies the cultural trends that have and will continue to dominate America's media and economic machine. 35,000 first printing.
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL PRESS
Seeing What's Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change (Sept., $29.95) by Clayton M. Christensen, Scott D. Anthony and Erik A. Roth helps decision-makers spot industry change, determine the outcome of competitive battles and assess whether a company will succeed or fail.
Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant (Jan., $27.95) by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne directs professionals to new market shares. Ad/promo.
Kingdomality: An Ingenious New Way to Triumph in Management (Jan., $19.95) by Sheldon Bowles uses a medieval kingdom as a parable for the successful management of people. 75,000 first printing.
Charming Your Way to the Top: Hollywood's Premier PR Executive Shows You How to Get Ahead (Nov., $22.95) by Michael Levine endorses the quality of charm.
The Six Men Who Built the Modern Auto Industry: The Interwoven Lives of the Auto Industry's Powerbrokers (Nov., $29.95) by Richard Johnson profiles six men who redefined the automotive industry after World War II. 50,000 first printing.
You Play to Win the Game: Leadership Lessons for Success on and off the Field (Sept., $21.95) by Herman Edwards with Shelley Smith. New York Jets coach Edwards proffers leadership lessons.
World out of Balance: Preparing Companies to Rise to the Challenge and Face the Five Factors Shaping Tomorrow's Global Business Environment (Nov., $27.95) by Paul A. Laudicina addresses understanding, planning and thriving in the global business environment.
Breakthrough: Stories and Strategies of Radical Innovation (Oct., $29.95) by Mark Stefik and Barbara Stefik trains readers to foster powerful cultures of innovation.
Winning with People: Discover the People Principles that Work Every Time (Jan., $24.99) by John C. Maxwell helps leaders, salespeople and relational novices develop winning relationships.
Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations: A Story of Economic Discovery (Feb., $26.95) by David Warsh explains new growth theory and the dominant first-move firms who used it effectively, thereby proving the value of intellectual property.
The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything (Sept., $26.95) by Guy Kawasaki explains how to get a business or organization off the ground or revitalize an existing one.
Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance (Oct., $24.95) by John Eliot pens a humorous approach that debunks the top 10 myths of performance enhancement.
Blue Streak: Inside JetBlue, the Upstart that Rocked an Industry (Nov., $24.95) by Barbara Peterson chronicles the inside story of the underdog airline's success.
PRENTICE HALL/FINANCIAL TIMES
The Leader Within: Learning Enough About Yourself to Lead Others (Sept., $24.95) by Drea Zigarmi, Ken Blanchard, Michael O'Connor and Carl Edeburn. A seven-year study examines how successful corporate executives exert influence.
Temporary Sanity: Instant Self-Leadership Strategies for Turbulent Times (Sept., $19.95) by Charles Manz offers practical strategies to initiate in difficult times.
Neoconomy: George Bush's Revolutionary Gamble with America's Future (Sept., $26) by Daniel Altman analyzes Bushonomics.
QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability in Work and in Life (Sept., $19.95) by John G. Miller addresses personal accountability and shows how to eliminate blame, complaining and procrastination. Advertising. Radio satellite tour.
Trump: Think Like a Billionaire: Everything You Need to Know About Success, Real Estate, and Life (Oct., $21.95) by Donald J. Trump with Meredith McIver. The Donald describes his lifestyle and gives tips for landscaping, investing, etiquette and the Mar-a-Lago diet. Advertising.
Office Superman (Nov., $24.95) by Alan Axelrod offers career strategies for getting ahead including artwork from 70 years of Superman comics.
What It Takes: Speak Up, Step Up, Move Up (Sept., $22.95) by Amy Henry. The final female contestant from The Apprentice offers lessons for women in the workplace.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Disneywar: The Battle for the Magic Kingdom (Nov., $26.95) by James B. Stewart details the epic battle for control of the world's leading entertainment company and how the once-invincible Michael Eisner lost the chairmanship. 250,000 first printing. Advertising. 6-city author tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
Making Work Work: The 8 Essential Skills for Taking Control of the Office (Sept., $22) by Julie Morgenstern. An organizing expert and columnist for O magazine shares her expertise. Advertising. 10-city author tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
TEN SPEED PRESS
Cult of the Mouse: Is Runaway Corporate Greed Killing Innovation in America? (Oct., $24.95) by Henry M. Caroselli. A former Disney creative director uses the company as an example in a cautionary tale.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
Marketing Nutrition: Soy, Functional Foods, Biotechnology, and Obesity (Nov., $34.95) by Brian Wansink evaluates the marketing of food with a focus on ways to improve nutrition.
UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
Debt for Sale: A Social History of the Credit Trap (Sept., $24.95) by Brett Williams reveals the human cost of America's consumer-debt—based economy.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS/TERRACE BOOKS
Business Confronts Terrorism: Risks and Responses (Sept., $35) by Dean C. Alexander analyzes terrorism's effect on business post-9/11.
Age Shock and Pension Power (Oct., $23) by Robin Blackburn studies the fiscal crisis of an aging society, corporate corruption, fund skimming and tax breaks, with new proposals for pension provision.
WALL STREET JOURNAL BOOKS
Blood on the Street: The Sensational Inside Story of How Wall Street Duped Millions of Investors (Jan., $26) by Charles Gasparino is an account of the Wall Street scam. Advertising. Author publicity.
The 101 Greatest Business Principles of All Time (Nov., $10), edited by Leslie Pockell with Adrienne Avila, collects inspiring words and advice of people ranging from Thomas Edison to Jack Welch.
Missed Fortune 101: A Starter Kit to Becoming a Millionaire (Jan., $23.95) by Douglas R. Andrew challenges fundamental theories of personal investing in a user-friendly format. Advertising.
WHARTON SCHOOL PUBLISHING
The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits (Sept., $28.95) by C.K. Prahalad posits that, collectively the world's billions of poor people have immense untapped buying power.
The Power of Impossible Thinking: Transform the Business of Your Life and the Life of Your Business (Sept., $24.95) by Jerry Wind, Colin Crook and Robert Gunther serves to enhance the power of positive thinking.
Your Financial Action Plan: 12 Simple Steps to Achieve Money Success (Oct., $24.95) by Elisabeth DeMarse. The CEO and president of Bankrate offers a 12-step guide for a successful financial future.
Ford Tough: Bill Ford Jr. and the Battle to Rebuild America's Automaker (Nov., $27.95) by David Magee relates the story of a company fighting to position itself in a new business era.
Good Luck: Create the Conditions for Success in Life & Business (Sept., $22.95) by Fernando Trias De Bes and Alex Rovira. A fable teaches that each individual is responsible for creating the conditions that bring good luck.
Raising the Bar: The Story of Clif Bar Inc. (Sept., $24.95) by Gary Erikson and Lois Lorentzen. The founder of Clif Bar tells how he walked away from a $120-million offer in order to grow and sustain an inspiring business.
Playing Fair and Winning (Dec., $19.99) by Gary Peters and Gregg Lewis. An integrity-minded, self-made businessman details his rags-to-riches story.