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Thriving on Chaos

Here are some books that have been on my shelves that someone else might find useful. All yours if you want one or more of them. My only request is that you pass the book on to someone else when you’re done with it.

Thriving on Chaos by Tom Peters -- describes a management revolution in a endlessly changing world where excellence must go hand-in-hand with a new imperative: flexibility.

The Art of Winning by Dennis Conner with Edward Claflin -- Practical tips on how to manage people; obtain financing; create team spirit; lead to succeed in business; get along with others; be a better manager, salesman, athlete or spouse.

Rural Communities by Cornelia Butler Flora, Jan L.Flora, with Susan Fey -- Rural America is a complex mixture of people and cultures struggling to survive. This book focuses on various capitals in rural areas; social, cultural, human, natural, political, financial and built.

What My Dad Knew by David Spickler (2004 NDSU Animal Science graduate) -- focuses on the ability to influence. 

Honey, I Shrunk the Farm by Val Farmer -- Some farmers have lost hope and even the desire to live. They are plagued by guilt if they lose their dad's land. They and their families need to know that even with harsh change, the door can open to hope.

Productivity Plus by John G. Belcher, Jr. of the American Productivity Center -- all aspects of productivity, including how to get to top-management commitment, involve and reinforce employees, and measure productivity.

The Executive Odyssey by Frederick G. Harmon -- Learn how to get ahead without being a workaholic and that success is not a lottery but a system; learn techniques on how to prepare for opportunity and even make it work for you.

Becky Koch, Ag Communication Director, (701) 231-7875

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