Recent Alumni Books

Selling Your IT Business: Valuation, Finding the Right Buyer and Negotiating the Deal

By Robert J. Chalfin, C.P.A., J.D., W’78, WG’78
John Wiley & Sons (2006)

“Bob Chalfin’s experience and intellect make this book essential reading for IT business owners. Provides thoughtful analysis and practical advice invaluable to anybody who is even considering selling their business.”
— Louis W. Fryman, Esq. Chairman Emeritus Fox Rothschild LLP

Riding the Waves: The Rise and Fall of Geotek
By Yaron Eitan, WG’84, with Uri Miron
Inkwater Press (2005)

“It tells the story of an entrepreneur who pursued an unlikely dream and, daring to risk failure, came closer to success than most would have dreamed possible.”
— Ehud Barak, former Prime Minister of Israel

Practical Strategy: Aligning Business and Information Technology
By Rupert A. Hayles, Jr., WG’94
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company (2005)

“This book gives great insight on how to create the intangible called ‘alignment’ based on real-world experiences and examples. It’s a must-read for those looking to make a business impact via technology.”
— Raymond Pawlicki, Vice President and CIO, Novartis Pharmaceutical

Passion at Work: How to Find Work You Love and Live the Time of Your Life
By Lawler Kang, WG’96
Pearson Education (2005)

“Kang gives us a lens into ourselves. By mastering the Five Ps—passion, proficiency, priorities, plan, and prove—we can take control of our lives and careers.”
— Dr. David Ulrich, Professor at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

The Quality Solution: The Stakeholder’s Guide to Improving Health Care
Edited by David B. Nash, MD, WG’86, and Neil J. Goldfarb
Jones and Bartlett Publishers (2006)

Dr. Nash, WG’86, brings together diverse viewpoints seeking solutions to bridge the “quality chasm” — what the Institute of Medicine called the gulf between the vision of ideal care and the reality of what most individuals receive.

Straight to the Bottom Line: An Executive’s Roadmap to World Class Supply Management
By Robert A. Rudzki, WG’77, Douglas A. Smock, Michael Katzorke, and Shelley Stewart, Jr.
J. Ross Publishing (2005)

“… the definitive work on procurement/supply base management. Every CEO, CFO, CPO, and their boards who are interested in increasing shareholder value need to read this and then make it required reading for their management and procurement teams.”
— Dick Conrad, Senior VP, Global Operations Supply Chain, Hewlett-Packard

Conversation on Networking: Finding, Developing and Maintaining Relationships for Life
By Steve Smolinsky, WG’79
Always Talking Press (2006)

“Practical discussion with excellent advice from experienced networkers.”
— Kipp Cohen, Esq., Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families
By Leslie Morgan Steiner, WG’93
Random House (2006)

“… a valuable opportunity for discussing women’s “inner [conflict].” In lieu of mud-slinging, she presents a reasonable and low-key forum for mutual understanding and respect.”
Publishers’ Weekly

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