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Book: Slack - Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency by Tom DeMarco
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Personal Productivity For Busy Managers by Tony Riches
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The Basics of SCRUM - A Simple Handbook to the Most Popular Agile Scrum Framework by Aditi Agarwal
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The Reluctant Mentor - How Baby Boomers and Millenials Can Mentor Each Other in the Modern Workplace by Lew Sauder
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AGILE Project Management for Busy Managers by Tony Riches
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Building Construction Field Forms...using Excel by Barton Jahn
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HR in a Nutshell - Making Good Managers Great! by Steve Bareham
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Tess - Day of Reckoning by Andres Mann
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