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Jeopardy

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones
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Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones
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Unscaled

Hemant Taneja
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Hemant Taneja

'A thought-provoking look at the technology that is changing the world of business and the benefits, pitfalls, and challenges for society as a whole.' -- Kenneth I. Chenault, former chief executive officer, American Express CompanyThroughout the twentieth century, technology and economics drove a dominant logic: bigger was almost always better. It was smart to scale up - to take advantage of classic economies of scale.But in the unscaled economy, size and scale have become a liability. Today's most successful companies - Uber, Airbnb, Amazon, Salesforce - have defied the traditional 'economies of scale' approach by renting scale instead of spending vast amounts of money building it. And a new generation of upstarts is using artificial intelligence to automate tasks that once required expensive investment, enabling them to grow big without the bloat of giant organisations.In Unscaled, Hemant Taneja convincingly shows how the unscaled economy is remaking massive, deeply-rooted industries and opening up fantastic possibilities for entrepreneurs, imaginative companies and resourceful individuals. Beyond that, it can be the model for solving some of the world's greatest problems, including climate change and soaring healthcare costs, potentially reversing many of the ills brought on by mass industrialization.The unscale wave has only just started. To succeed in business today, companies, CEOs and leaders everywhere must unlearn what they have been taught - they must embrace an unscaled mindset.

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The Only Book You Will Ever Need on Branding

Michiel Maandag, Liisa Puolakka
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Michiel Maandag, Liisa Puolakka

A great product is not enough. You cannot sell or promote anything without an original and distinctive brand. But how do you create a good name, a memorable logo and a recognizable category so that everyone understands what you are selling?In The Only Book You Will Ever Need on Branding you'll find out everything you need to know - fast.Using quirky illustrations to make its point you'll discover how to fast forward the success of your brand in a couple of hours. You'll Grasp the key concepts of branding, learn how to improve your existing brand and find out what other start-up books don't tell you

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Looptail

Bruce Poon Tip
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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.

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Emotional Equations

Chip Conley
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Chip Conley

What if an equation could help you understand and even master what you're experiencing right now? In this age of uncertainty, many people feel like they're clinging to a dinghy amidst a perfect storm. But successful entrepreneur Chip Conley has discovered that by using simple word equations, it's easy to build the grit, insight, stamina and joy that allow us to become our best, highest-functioning selves. Conley's equations are a simple yet profound way to help your emotions work for you. They are mantras that we can turn to for stability in times of uncertainly, reminding us to focus on the things we can change ('the variables') and leave the others ('the constants') alone. Equations include:Joy = Love - FearAnxiety = Uncertainty x PowerlessnessGiven the complex times we live in, people are looking for ways to distill some basic truths in life. Emotional Equations is a new, visual lexicon for mastering the age of uncertainty.

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Starting Your Own Business 6th Edition

Jim Green
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Jim Green
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How To Run A Great Hotel

Enda M Larkin
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Enda M Larkin

This book is based on the premise that being good is just not good enough in today's competitive environment. For hotel owners and managers who want to achieve lasting business success through a root and branch review of key processes, How To Run a Great Hotel is a 'must read'. It will serve as a personal business consultant for the hotel professional, probing and testing their thinking across four critical themes which are proven to drive excellence. The content focuses less on day-to-day operations and more on big picture concerns such as strategy development, enhancing leadership skills, engaging employees and attaining customer focus, all of which are central to building a great hotel. Without clear direction in these important areas to guide activities, ongoing daily effort can be counterproductive. It's easy for hoteliers to lose sight of their goals when, engulfed by operational demands, they are often forced to just do rather than to think about what they are doing. This book provides the reader with an opportunity to step back and take a fresh look at their hotel, no matter where it currently lies in its life cycle. The purpose of the book is to get them to question what it is they are doing, why they are doing it and to offer guidance on how they can make it even better. The book is easy to read, practical, and action oriented. It will help the reader to define clear plans with measurable goals for improved personal and business performance.Contents: Acknowledgements; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Theme 1 - Define Direction; Chapter 1. What is a strategic map and how can it help you to achieve excellence?; Chapter 2. How can you create a strategic map for your hotel?; Chapter 3. How can you measure the impact of your strategic map over time?; Theme 2 - Lead to Suceed; Chapter 4. What does leading people actually involve?; Chapter 5. How can you improve leadership effectiveness at your hotel?; Chapter 6. How can you measure leadership effectiveness over time?; Theme 3 - Engage Your Employees; Chapter 7. What does engaging your employees actually involve?; Chapter 8. What can you do to more fully engage your employees?; 9. How can you measure employee engagement levels over time?; Theme 4 - Captivate your customers; Chapter 10. What is SERVICEPLUSONE and why is it important?; Chapter 11. How can you attain SERVICEPLUSONE at your hotel?; Chapter 12. How can you measure the impact of SERVICEPLUSONE over time?; Make it Happen; Theme 1 - Define Direction; Theme 2 - Lead to Suceed; Theme 3 - Engage Your Employees; Theme 4 - Captivate Your Customers; Looking ahead; Tools and Resources; Index.

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The Small Business Start-Up Workbook

Cheryl D. Rickman
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Cheryl D. Rickman

Areva Martin

Areva Martin is the founder of Martin & Martin, the largest female-owned, African-American law firm in L.A., and The Special Needs Network, a non-profit for the benefit of special needs kids and their parents. she is also the author of The Everyday Advocate--a memoir about raising a child with autism. Using both her personal and professional experience, Areva has established herself as a sought-after expert. She is a legal expert on The Dr. Phil Show, co-host on The Doctors, and makes regular appearances on Anderson Cooper 360, Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC and Fox, among other shows.

Derek Young

Derek Young has worked in wealth management for 30 years, providing fee-based financial advice to private clients in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Australia. Gabriela has 25 years' experience in management consulting and 5 years' experience in film production, focusing on documentaries which tell the stories of private individuals and companies.

Donna Beech

Donna Beech is a New York Times bestselling and award-winning co-author who has worked on dozens of books.

Gabriela Domicelj

Gabriela Domicelj and Derek Young became homeshare hosts accidentally. After living in their 9-acre property in the Blue Mountains, Australia, for two years, they moved to Singapore for work. They were reluctant to sell the property, so they asked friends to manage short-term rentals with the view to covering the property's costs. After a couple of years, they saw an opportunity to formalise the business and to drive both excellence and profit. Today, they are passionate supporters of the sharing economy, the growing Airbnb industry and delivering the 'perfect' guest experience.

Hemant Taneja

HEMANT TANEJA is a managing director at General Catalyst, a prominent venture capital firm. Unscaling is the central investment philosophy driving his work with groundbreaking companies such as Stripe, Snap, Airbnb, and Warby Parker. Hemant is the cofounder of Advanced Energy Economy, an organization focused on transforming energy policy in America, and is a board member of Khan Academy, a nonprofit educational organization.Additionally, he serves on the Stanford School ofMedicine Board of Fellows. Hemant teaches a course on AI, entrepreneurship, and society at Stanford University and first published on the unscaling phenomenon in the Harvard Business Review. He holds five degrees from MIT.

Liisa Puolakka

Liisa Puolakka is a director of research and strategy at ChauhanStudio, a boutique industrial design practise. She is former head of Nokia's global brand identity. When Michiel Maandag, a colleague during her time at Nokia, got in touch to suggest writing a book together, she jumped at the opportunity. She is allergic to marketing jargon and complex models, always driven to find a different, unique angle to things - like this no-nonsense brand book for businesses. A fashion designer by degree, she illustrates for fun. Liisa is Finnish and lives in London with her husband and two daughters.

Michiel Maandag

Michiel Maandag is an international brand advisor and coach. He is the founder of monday brand advisory. While coaching & training businesses, he realized that creating brands that people love is not talked about enough. His ambition is to change that. Based on his experience working with global brands and international marketing, Michiel has invented unique and highly effective methods to help create & maintain winning brands. This, and his passion to make the complex simple, has directly led to the ideas in The Only Book You Will Ever Need On Branding. Michiel is Dutch and lives in the Netherlands with his Finnish wife and daughter.

Rachel Bridge

Rachel Bridge is the author of six books, a journalist for The Times and The Telegraph, and a motivational speaker specialising in business, personal development and entrepreneurship. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival twice and runs workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners all over the UK. Bridge holds an MA (Hons) degree in Economics from Cambridge University and has worked in Australia and France.

Ryan Paugh

Ryan Paugh is the cofounder and COO of CommunityCo. He first cofounded Brazen Technologies, which in its early years was recognized by Mashable as one of the top social networks for Gen Y. Ryan then went on to cofound Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) in 2010.

Scott Gerber

Scott Gerber is the cofounder and CEO of CommunityCo, an organization that builds and manages professional membership communities for global brands. He is the founder of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invitation-only organization comprised of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs, and Forbes Councils, a collective of invitation-only organizations for world class executives. He is also a Special Advisor to Forbes Media. Scott is a sought-after public speaker, internationally syndicated business columnist, television commentator, and author of the book Never Get a "Real" Job.

Stewart Whyte

Stewart Whyte is a researcher, a lecturer and an author of nine how to books on getting into bed & breakfast. He is an international authority on this subject and has extensive experience in the development of local tourism strategies in many parts of the world.

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones was born in Jamaica and grew up in inner-city Birmingham. Following a turn as producer-director of BBC's Food and Drink, Wilfred ran his own marketing agency, before buying a farm in Devon from which he launched his multi-million-pound, award-winning Black Farmer brand. He has since set up the Black Farmer Scholarship, which aims to help and encourage ethnic minorities to work in the rural community. This aim was the subject of a Channel 4 series, Young Black Farmers, which saw him take a group of nine inner-city school leavers from ethnic minorities to work on his Devon farm.