Doing Business in the Middle East
By Donna Marsh
This book is necessary reading for all professionals working in the Middle East and North Africa, it includes: the practical impact of Islam on business; safety and security in the region; business etiquette; political and social do's and don'ts and the practicalities of doing business - from the initial visit to establishing productive working relationships, including opening an office in the region. It also focuses on issues of particular importance to all businesswomen, and for men who might be working with Arab and Muslim women.
Do It Yourself BookKeeping for Small Businesses
By Michael Collins
This book describes a practical and easy to implement bookkeeping system, that anyone will be able to use without previous knowledge of finance, accounting or book-keeping. It provides a proven methodology that will enable you to:· Create a simple book-keeping system that anyone can manage· Create an easy to use system that controls the paperwork· Calculate VAT liability or VAT refund figures· Produce key financial figures concerning your business· Exercise proper financial control over your business· Reduce year-end accounting fees· Reduce the stress from dealing with book-keeping and paperworkIf you can create a shopping list, then you can create a list of financial transactions and do your own book-keeping. It really is that simple!
By Tony Hsieh
·Pay brand-new employees $2,000 to quit ·Make customer service the responsibility of the entire company-not just a department ·Focus on company culture as the no.1 priority ·Apply research from the science of happiness to running a business ·Help employees grow-both personally and professionally ·Seek to change the world ·Oh, and make money too . . . Sound crazy? It's all standard operating procedure at Zappos, the online retailer that's doing over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually. After debuting as the highest-ranking newcomer in Fortune magazine's annual "Best Companies to Work For" list in 2009, Zappos was acquired by Amazon in a deal valued at over $1.2 billion on the day of closing.In DELIVERING HAPPINESS, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares the different lessons he has learned in business and life, from starting a worm farm to running a pizza business, through LinkExchange, Zappos, and more. Fast-paced and down-to-earth, DELIVERING HAPPINESS shows how a very different kind of corporate culture is a powerful model for achieving success-and how by concentrating on the happiness of those around you, you can dramatically increase your own.
Doing Business In The New Iraq
By Donna Marsh
Iraq, with its educated, sophisticated and relatively wealthy population, has been effectively off limits to most outsiders for the past 30 years. However, with the scaling down of violent activity and the establishment of a new, albeit fragile government, many multinational companies are giving serious consideration to setting up a presence in this market. This book provides cultural and business intelligence for all organisations who are considering doing business in Iraq. All of the practical issues of working in this exciting yet challenging environment are addressed, from safety issues to establishing reliable business partners, and including thoughts about the future. It includes: - A brief overview of Iraq - geography, demographics, structure, economy,weather - Religious demographics in Iraq, and their effect on business and other practicalities - Travelling to Iraq - practical and regional considerations - How to communicate effectively in Iraq - Getting down to business and achieving business goals - The impact of globalisation in Iraq and throughout the greater Middle East.Introduction; 1. The republic of Iraq; 2. Religion and business; 3. Assessing safety and risk; 4. Preparations for travelling to Iraqi Kurdistan; 5. Preparations for travelling to the Republic of Iraq; 6. Preparation for doing business in Iraq; 7. Business etiquette and taboos; 8. Communicating in Iraq; 9. Ready for business; 10. Achieving business goals; 11. The next steps; 12. The future; 13. Managing culture shock; Basic Arabic and Kurdish courtesies, words and phrases; Website; Index; About the author.
By Seth Godin
Every new project (or career or relationship) starts out exciting and fun. Then it gets harder and less fun, until it hits a low point - really hard, really not fun. At this point you might be in a Dip, which will get better if you keep pushing, or a Cul-de-Sac, which will never get better no matter how hard you try. The hard part is knowing the difference and acting on it. According to marketing guru and best-selling author Seth Godin, what sets successful entrepreneurs (and pop stars and weight lifters and car salesmen) apart from everyone else is their ability to give up on Cul-de-Sacs while staying motivated in Dips. Winners quit fast, quit often and quit without guilt - until they commit to beating the right Dip for the right reasons. You'll never be number one at anything without picking your shots very carefully. The Dip is a short, entertaining book that helps you do just that. It will forever alter the way you think about success.