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Dr. Tony Alessandra

- About the Book

The Platinum Rule
by Dr. Tony Alessandra

Discover the Four Basic Business Personalities - and How They Can Lead You to Success

Director, Socializer, Relater, Thinker - Which One Are You?

It takes all kinds to make a business environment. From CEOs to subordinates, from clients to suppliers, from you, yourself, to your colleague in the next office...everyone falls into one or more of these four basic personality types.

Knowing who's who and fulfilling their unspoken-and often unconscious-needs lead to success: more innovation, cooperation, and achievement. Now from two of the country's leading marketing and behavioral experts comes a widely acclaimed guide that raises win-win strategies to new heights. You'll turn the old Golden Rule to pure platinum as you learn to:

* Predict the actions of others and get what you want out of every encounter
* Use individual differences to build dynamic teams
* Close more sales and provide better service to your customers
* Defuse conflict and raise energy, morale, and profits


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Randy E. Barnett

- About the Book

The Presumption of Liberty

by Randy E. Barnett
Published by Princeton University Press

The U.S. Constitution found in school textbooks and under glass in Washington is not the one enforced today by the Supreme Court. In Restoring the Lost Constitution, Randy Barnett argues that since the nation's founding, but especially since the 1930s, the courts have been cutting holes in the original Constitution and its amendments to eliminate the parts that protect liberty from the power of government. From the Commerce Clause, to the Necessary and Proper Clause, to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, to the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Supreme Court has rendered each of these provisions toothless. In the process, the written Constitution has been lost.

Barnett establishes the original meaning of these lost clauses and offers a practical way to restore them to their central role in constraining government: adopting a "presumption of liberty" to give the benefit of the doubt to citizens when laws restrict their rightful exercises of liberty. He also provides a new, realistic and philosophically rigorous theory of constitutional legitimacy that justifies both interpreting the Constitution according to its original meaning and, where that meaning is vague or open-ended, construing it so as to better protect the rights retained by the people.

As clearly argued as it is insightful and provocative, Restoring the Lost Constitution forcefully disputes the conventional wisdom, posing a powerful challenge to which others must now respond.


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