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Fortune Makers

By Michael Useem, Harbir Singh, Liang Neng, Peter Cappelli
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Michael Useem, Harbir Singh, Liang Neng, Peter Cappelli
When Peter Drucker wrote Concept of the Corporation in 1946, he revealed what made the large American corporation tick. Similarly, The Art of Japanese Management by Richard Pascale in 1981 explained the unique practices developed by the Japanese to bring that country's economy out of the ashes. The emerging Chinese juggernauts-the Alibabas, Lenovos, and Haiers-need similar revelation since they are a different breed in their own right. Little is understood about them, how they work, and what makes them such potentially imposing competitors.Now, based on unprecedented access to the people who have created and grown the great private companies of China-the "General Electrics and Sonys" of that country, Michael Useem, Harbir Singh, Peter Cappelli and Neng Liang bring to life the distinctive practices of Chinese business leaders as they invent their own way forward to create world-class companies, and provide a comprehensive look at the leaders and businesses that are the future of the Chinese economy-and major competition to Western companies.Chinese companies are emerging on the global stage as never before, and their leadership lessons are invaluable in understanding and coping with their growing commercial presence worldwide. Company managers everywhere will want to understand China's distinct way of doing business if they are to compete against the companies that already dominate the domestic Chinese market and are coming to the fore in foreign markets, including the U.S.

Finance Your Own Business

By Garrett Sutton, Gerry Detweiler
Authors:
Garrett Sutton, Gerry Detweiler
Finance Your Own Business will teach:The power of business credit how to get an SBA loan The secrets of micro lenders The benefits of crowdfunding How to prepare your own PPM The risks of using retirement funds Financing scams to avoid
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Fierce Leadership

By Susan Scott
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Susan Scott
Hire smart people. . .', 'Hold people accountable. . .', 'Focus on the client. . .' For years, these mantras have been blindly adopted by business leaders everywhere but, as Susan Scott shows, these so-called best practices are ineffectual, cost companies vast sums and drive away the most valuable employees and customers. Yet they are so deeply ingrained in our organisational culture that no one has questioned them, until now.Informed by over a decade of research and work with CEOs and senior executives of the world's leading companies, Susan Scott reveals why these established practices are so wrongheaded and shows you how to spot the signs that you are falling prey to them and why they are adversely affecting your business. She then, in her direct, no-nonsense style, suggests a series of surprising and smart alternatives that you should put in their place.
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First Time Tenant

By Patricia Barber
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Patricia Barber
Student accomodation expert Patricia Barber takes you through all the steps from finding the right property, moving in and renting right through to, finally, moving out.Along the way, you will find out what to look for in the tenancy agreement and what it's all going to cost. Learn about the tenancy itself - what to expect from your landlord and your responsibilities as a tenant.You will also learn how to protect yourself from unscrupulous landlords - and most importantly - preserve your deposit.Every aspect of renting is covered, with useful tips and case histories from Patricia Barber's wealth of experience in the lettings industry.
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Flight Of The Buffalo

By James A. Belasco, Ralph C. Stayer
Authors:
James A. Belasco, Ralph C. Stayer
The old leadership paradigms of CEO-led planning, organizing, commanding, coordinating, and controlling no longer work, and lead to organizations functioning like a herd of buffalo, loyal, but waiting to get slaughtered in the marketplace. Beginning where Teaching the Elephant to Dance left off, FLIGHT OF THE BUFFALO presents a new leadership model for the 1990s based on a number of specific strategies for learning to let employees lead by providing focus, changing the context to remove obstacles to success, developing a sense of ownership, and stimulating self-directed action through learning. Although traditional leadership paradigms stress leaders making decisions and 'motivating' employees to do the same, FLIGHT OF THE BUFFALO presents a model of 'employee leadership' that American corporations must have if they are to prosper in the coming decade.
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