Tough Fellas
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Tough Fellas

Anyone who runs a company today has to take care of good relations, an inclusive corporate culture and all sorts of compliance issues. But he or she also has to be able to make tough decisions. So, which hard-hitting business books and their advice have withstood the test of time?

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