Innovation at the speed of laughter 8 secrets of an exceptional work place by John J. Sweeney

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Published by Expert Pub. Inc in Andover, MN .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Creative ability in business,
  • Labor productivity

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StatementJohn Sweeney.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD53 .S894 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 156 p. ;
Number of Pages156
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17862857M
ISBN 101931945187
LC Control Number2004107469
OCLC/WorldCa122285533

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