The Power of Significance
By John C. Maxwell
We all have a longing to be significant, to make a contribution, to be a part of something noble and purposeful. But many people wrongly believe that they have to have an amazing idea, be a certain age, have a lot of money, or be powerful or famous to make a real difference. In HOW SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE LIVE, Maxwell will teach readers how to take the first steps towards living a life that matters. Drawing on his personal experience, John Maxwell will give you practical guidance and motivation to get started on your personal path to significance. Learn how to start small but believe big, find your why, and live every day as if it matters--because it does!
By Alan Rosling
In Boom Country, Alan Rosling, entrepreneur and strategic advisor in India for over 35 years, explores an unmistakeable and profound change that is underway in the Indian business landscape. A fresh wave of enterprise and start-ups; rapid advancements in technology; government reform; and recently developed pools of risk capital, he holds, are contributing increasingly to a massive expansion in new business - all of it underpinned by a deep social change, a willingness to 'do things differently', especially among the young. Drawing upon his own experiences and more than 100 interviews with Indian entrepreneurs - representing traditional leading business houses (Tata, Mahindra, Birla and Godrej), established first-generation entrepreneurs (Sunil Mittal, Kishore Biyani and Narayana Murthy, among others) and new-generation start-ups (including Sachin Bansal, Bhavish Aggarwal and Vijay Shekhar Sharma) - as well as forces of the government, Rosling provides an incisive and in-depth analysis of the opportunities and challenges, both traditional and contemporary, of doing business in India. Yet, the growing uncertainty of global trends and India's own record of under-performing despite its massive potential, lead him to one vital question : Can the current upsurge in entrepreneurial activity - imperfect and early as it may be - really reshape India's economy and propel it towards becoming a true boom country for new enterprise?
By Byron Scott, Charles Norris, Jon Warech
Charles Norris and Byron Scott have seen it all during their years in the boardroom and on the court. Scott has played alongside the likes of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and James Worthy, and coached stars such as Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, and Kyrie Irving. Norris traveled the world through his years in the bottled water and consumer food product industries, led an employee base of 2,500+ people, restructured companies from the ground up, and battled executives on behalf of the blue-collar worker. In each of their respective fields, Scott and Norris have corralled egos, led from every position, created chemistry, and survived the many highs and lows to get to where they are today.In SLAM-DUNK SUCCESS, Scott and Norris share their epiphany that there is only one set of rules to success in life. If you want to be an NBA champion or an all-star in the boardroom, you will likely live by the same core values. The authors divulge their secrets to success in SLAM-DUNK SUCCESS, from leadership tactics to handling tough decisions to confidence building and motivation - they provide a game plan for life based on their individual, yet similar experiences.SLAM-DUNK SUCCESS brings together two very different worlds and shows that the concepts behind solid leadership are the same in any arena. Life isn't about small victories, it's about figuring out what's blocking you from greatness and finding a way to be a champion. This book is Byron Scott and Charles Norris' way of asking, "How can we help?"
By Alex Daly
In the past year, crowdfunding platforms helped generate a staggering $34 billion dollars in funding. But the harsh reality is that the majority of crowdfunding campaigns fail-only 40% meet their goals. And failing means failing hard. If you fall short of your goal by the deadline, not only won't you see any of the money you've worked so hard to raise, but you might actually tarnish your shiny idea.Alex Daly is a hugely successful crowdfunding expert who has run some of Kickstarter's biggest campaigns, from TLC's new album to Neil Young's music player to Joan Didion's documentary "We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live." In this book, she shows you how to: * Build a deep fan base prior to launch * Understand the psychology of why people give and create the right narrative around your project * Find the right platform on which to raise funds * Deal with unfulfilled promises and angry backers * Create intimacy and promote shareability of your project * Best use influence and exclusivity to get funded.Woven throughout is Alex's own entrepreneurial story-the unconventional career path she took to ultimately start her business, Vann Alexandra, thanks to crowdfunding. And she will take readers deep into her most successful campaigns, showing them how she helped them get funded. As someone who's spent lots of time in the trenches, she has learned the hard way how to communicate and connect with people on the Internet-and offers tangible tools to run your own crowdfunding campaigns. Above all, this is a book about how to fully connect with the crowd, get people to pay attention, and inspire them to act.
The Devil's Financial Dictionary
By Jason Zweig
The Devil's Financial Dictionary skewers the plutocrats and bureaucrats who gave us exploding mortgages, freakish risks, and banks too big to fail. And it distills the complexities, absurdities, and pomposities of Wall Street into plain truths and aphorisms anyone can understand.An indispensable survival guide to the hostile wilderness of today's financial markets, The Devil's Financial Dictionary delivers practical insights with a scorpion's sting. It cuts through the fads and fakery of Wall Street and clears a safe path for investors between euphoria and despair. Staying out of financial purgatory has never been this much fun.Definitions include:DAY-TRADER, n. See IDIOT.FEE, n. A tiny word with a teeny sound, which nevertheless is the single biggest determinant of success or failure for most investors. Those who keep fees as low as possible will, on average, earn the highest possible returns.
By 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.
Successful Property Letting, Revised and Updated
By David Lawrenson
FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED 2017 EDITIONThis comprehensively revised and expanded new edition of David Lawrenson`s bestselling book shows you how to buy the right property in the right location (including abroad), and how to maximise yield and capital gain - whatever the state of the market. It includes advice on:Getting the best possible deals from developers and private sellers, and at auctionsManaging issues such as tax, mortgages, credit rating, insurances, damp, flood risk, and letting agentsComplying and keeping up to date with all laws and regulationsAvoiding tenants from hellThis new edition reflects the current market as well as up-to-date information on mortgage availability, licensing and HHSRS regulations; the Green Deal re-launch; squatting laws; tenancy deposit schemes and immigration check requirements.'Stands out as a practical and extremely detailed guide for landlords . . . crammed full of tips.' National Landlords Association'Excellent guidance . . . a valuable contribution to the savvy landlord's bookshelf.' Landlordzone.co.ukDavid Lawrenson has more than thirty years' experience as a landlord, buy-to-let expert and property consultant. His consultancy service at www.LettingFocus.com provides independent advice for landlords and organisations that provide services to the private rented sector.
The Magic Cup
By Howard Behar
Vince Steadfast is the newly named CEO of the iconic glassworks manufacturer, Verity Glassworks. The firm's artistic glory days are in the past and recent management and financial turmoil have thrown the company's future in jeopardy. The task for Steadfast is to keep his bearings, confront his fears and weaknesses and complete a quest for the very soul of the company. Along the way, Steadfast encounters a motley but talented group of employees - from a mysterious elevator operator to the company historian to an elfin designer - who join him on the quest. They must learn to believe in one and other and to believe in the company they have nearly given up on, if they have any chance at all in succeeding. As they search together for the Treasure Beyond All Price, Steadfast discovers that only by filling his glass cup (a priceless gift from his mentor) with leadership actions based on universal values can he and his new team begin to steer the company into the future.
The Kim Kardashian Principle
By Jeetendr Sehdev
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHow do social media stars generate such obsession - even more than the Hollywood A-list? And what can they teach us about making our own ideas, products and services break through? The world's leading authority on celebrity branding, Jeetendr Sehdev, tackles these questions head on. Sehdev shows why successful images today - the most famous being Kim Kardashian - are not photoshopped to perfection, but flawed, vulnerable, and in-your-face. This total transparency generates a level of authenticity with audiences that traditional marketing tactics just can't touch. The Kim Kardashian Principle reveals the people, products and brands that do it best - from YouTube sensations like Pew Die Pie to taxi-hailing app Uber - and proves why the old strategies aren't working. After all, in a world where a big booty can break the internet, self-obsession is a must-have. No posturing, no apologies, and no shying away from the spotlight.The Kim Kardashian Principle is a fresh, provocative and eye-opening guide to understanding why only the boldest and baddest ideas will survive - and how to make sure yours is one of them.
By Christian Madsbjerg
We live in the age of algorithms and big data. But what happens when number crunching fails to solve a company's problems? Christian Madsbjerg argues that many of today's biggest success stories stem not from "quant" thinking, but rather from a company's deep, nuanced engagement with the culture, language, and history of its customers. Madsbjerg calls this technique "sensemaking," and through captivating stories, he illustrates how business leaders, entrepreneurs, and individuals can use human science tools to innovate and find solutions to their thorniest problems. In a time when liberal arts graduates fear for their prospects in a data-obsessed economy, SENSEMAKING is a welcome, transformative vision for business and success in the twenty-first century.
Guide to Investing in Gold and Silver
By Michael Maloney
First published in 2008, the book quickly became a bestseller not just for its timely insight into precious metals investment -- but for its amazingly accurate prediction of a 'Roller Coaster Crash' -- the manipulated whipsaw between inflation, deflation and back again. In this latest update to his book, author Michael Maloney adds his thoughts on what has played out so far, what we may be facing soon, and how gold and silver can help you transform the coming economic storm into a once in a lifetime opportunity. Gold & Silver have served as the ultimate safe-haven from financial chaos throughout history, and today is no exception. All the underlying fundamentals that caused the financial meltdown of 2008 have not been solved, but have been magnified by the actions of the world's central banks. The bailouts, currency creation, market manipulation, derivatives expansion, and growth of the "too big to fail" banks only guarantee that the next crisis will make the crash of 2008 look like a speed-bump on the way to the main event. Never in history has the global economy stood at such a precipice, and never in history has it been more vital to understand how, why and where to invest in gold and silver.
Management Starts With You
By Alan Hester
Management Starts With You is a wise, honest and practical guide to success in this challenging but fascinating role.Among many powerful insights we learn that:. Before we can successfully manage others we first need to manage ourselves.· Most of us do not naturally know how to manage, but we can learn.· Life as a manager is easier when we stop thinking about the effect of our actions on ourselves and think instead about their effect on others.· People don't want to be managed, but they absolutely need the security of being led.· Being respected is much more important than being liked!· Traditional time management techniques don't work for managers, so we need to rethink our approach to this most precious of all resources.· What we focus on we get more of; so we need to focus on the right things.
The Talent Delusion
By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic