By Bruce Poon Tip
Looptail is Bruce Poon Tip's extraordinary first-person account of his entrepreneurial instincts to start and develop G Adventures, the highly successful international travel adventure company - and along the way he reveals his unusual management secrets that not only keep his employees fully engaged and energized but also keep his customers extremely happy.His unique appraoch has worked in marvellous ways. Poon Tip has created an entirely new and refreshing approach to management. For example, there is no CEO at G Adventures - instead, every employee is a CEO, empowered to make instantaneous decisions to help clients on the spot. But while there's no CEO, there is a company Mayor, who take the pulse of corporate morale. There's no HR department - but there is a Talent Agency and company Culture Club.It hasn't always been easy to try to balance his desire for a socially responsible company along with the desire to generate profits. But thanks to Poon Tip's vision, G Adventures has floruished and has done its best to maintain its looptail approach. In short, it's been an extraordinary ride, and in many ways G Adventures is at the vanguard of what modern-day companies are beginning to look like.
The Last Chance Millionaire
By Douglas R. Andrew
Everyone needs to plan for their retirement in these days when you can't guarantee enough state money despite having been employed all your working life. Douglas Andrew provides fresh new pathways to reach financial security. Centering on his Three Miracles of Wealth Accumulation: the miracle of compound interest, the miracle of tax-favoured accumulation and the miracle of positive safe leverage, Douglas Andrew explodes many of the commonly-held myths about pensions, paying down one's mortgage and other forms of retirement planning. Along the way he offers unique strategies that wil not only increase your wealth, but also help raders enjoy their best years while securing their future.
The Landlord's Survival Guide
By Lesley Henderson
This concise but comprehensive guide is for first time - as well as established - landlords. It is divided into sections, each of which is jam-packed with detail and insider tips. Most sections will only take minutes to read (although a few earlier ones take a little more) and each section tells you exactly what you need to do - and why - to get best results. It provides advice on: viewings - how to arrange and conduct them; making a realistic rent assessment before spending any money; knowing what agents should charge and should do; advertising - how to write, where to place, and how to respond to callers - plus using the response to assess tenants; selecting tenants and closing the deal; and, deposits - why they work and how they can fail.It also offers advice on: agreeing inventories, schedules of condition, and property profiles; assured shorthold leases - what they are, the exceptions, and where to buy them for a song; ending tenancies - the easy, and the hard way; the legal responsibilities that no landlord can ignore; particular aspects about houses in multiple occupation; property maintenance - realistic costs and useful advice; and, dealing with the tax man. Each section has tips, skills, time management ideas, and problem solving advice, plus supportive guidance and helpful websites and phone numbers. If you're looking for a bit of straight talking about your investment, or you're sufficiently interested to discover how to increase your own bottom line rather than some agent's, then this is the guide for you.Contents: Lesson 1 Learning the Ropes when Buying Property; Lesson 2 Mock Advertising; Lesson 3 Yields; Lesson 4 Selecting Agents - or not; Lesson 5 Assured Shorthold Leases; Lesson 6 Advertising; Lesson 7 Inventories, Schedules of Condition and Property Profiles; Lesson 8 Viewings; Lesson 9 Selecting Tenants and Tying Up the Deal; Lesson 10 Deposits; Lesson 11 Ending Tenancies; Lesson 12 The Serious Responsibilities; Lesson 13 Houses in Multiple Occupation; Lesson 14 Property Maintenance; Lesson 15 The Tax Man's Take; Index
The Little Red Book Of China Business
By Sheila Melvin
In 2004, foreign companies invested more than £30 billion pounds in China. Multinational corporations acknowledge that success in this market is crucial to their global competitiveness - yet many continue to find this success elusive. Where do you start? First, you need to understand how China thinks. In The Little Red Book of China Business - the first guide to doing business in China based on the advice and example of the country's ultimate insider, Mao Zedong - Sheila Melvin casts a penetrating light into the Chinese psyche. Using quotes and anecdotes from Mao's life to reveal fundamental truths about China's culture, each chapter elaborates a new 'rule' to learn - 'The Unity of Opposites', for instance, helps you understand the contradictory nature of a socialist country with an unabashedly consumer society. Filled with advice on typical situations likely to face those entering the China market, The Little Red Book of China Business is a crystallisation of the collective wisdom of the author's own experiences and of the hundreds of business people, diplomats and journalists she has advised and learned from over two decades of living and working in China.
The Landlord's Guide to Student Letting
By Catherine Bancroft-Rimmer
This comprehensive book explains the nuts and bolts of letting, with a particular emphasis on letting to groups of young people studying in higher or further education. Plus: sample application forms, tenancy agreements, guarantor forms, standing order mandates, notices to quit and seeking possession, together with useful addresses and organisations.Contents: 1. Why Let to Students?; 2. Buying a Property; 3. Getting your Property Ready to Let; 4. Tenancy Agreements; 5. Advertising Your Property; 6. Selecting Tenants; 7. Moving In; 8. Managing the Let; 9. Moving Out; 10. The Letting Year; Useful Contacts; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3; Appendix 4; Appendix 5; Appendix 6; Index.