• Business & management
      June 2017

      Mustard Seeds, Shovels, & Mountains

      How to Succeed Using Your Physio-Psychic Power

      by J.F. (Jim) Straw

      J.F. (Jim) Straw began his business career when he was nine years old. Since then, his business activities have generated over $500,000,000 in revenues. For the first time, Mr. Straw explains how he used what he calls “Physio-Psychic Power” to achieve such incredible success. If you learn nothing else from this book, learn that information only becomes knowledge when you use it and the information you have used or failed to use in the past is the reason you are where you are today. You can be your best friend — or your worst enemy. No one forces you to be what you are or do what you do (or don’t do). What you have today is a direct result of what you did yesterday. What you will have tomorrow will be a direct result of what you do (or don’t do) today. It’s up to you.

    • Business & management
      July 2015

      What Did Jesus Drive: Crisis PR in Cars, Computers and Christianity

      by Jason H. Vines

      Isn’t it time that we are told the insider TRUTH regarding the intentional and unintentional cover-ups made by the big boys in “Detroit.” An industry, the Auto Industry, driven by profits-over-principle according to many of its critics. Be prepared to buckle-up and enjoy this ride! This book is the first tell it like it is, of its kind! Why is it so difficult to tell the truth? Jason Vines starts this book with a simple question: why is it so difficult to tell the truth? Sadly, spoiler alert, he ends it with the same question. From Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton to Lance Armstrong to the IRS to Brian Williams to Bill Cosby to Tiger Woods and the NFL; why is it so painfully difficult? Vines cautions the reader up-front: “Relax, this is not a book about Jesus. However, he does appear in two chapters: first as a Hispanic grandfather from Waterford, Michigan, and later as the real Prince of Peace. No, this is a book about my life in the public relations blast furnace in the automotive industry; a quickly-derailed attempt to help a friend rebuild Detroit’s tattered image, thwarted by the sex, lies and corruption of former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick; and, finally, trying to avoid another crisis with the number one selling book of all time. No, not Harry Potter; the Bible.” The crises Vines helped navigate through made headlines the world over: Jeep vehicles accused of deadly sudden unintended acceleration, Nissan’s near-death experience until it regained its MOJO, the Ford/Firestone tire mega-debacle, a jihad against SUVs by the “What Would Jesus Drive?” nuts, Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick’s drive to prison and finally avoiding a boycott of the most popular Bible in the world by evangelical Christian leaders. In his final chapter, titled “Government Motors on Fire”, Vines tackles the fake Chevy Volt fire crisis and General Motors’ 2014 nightmare with its faulty ignition switches that led to at least 24 deaths – and counting, and may lead to criminal indictments. Vines shares lessons learned and mistakes made. He notes that if he can impart anything in this book, it is the guiding principles he believes useful for any organization (not just the auto industry) or individual to avoid, mitigate or survive the inevitable crisis. As he puts it: “If you think you are immune to a crisis, you’ve already failed an overarching guiding principle.”

    • Business & management
      September 2015

      Accelerating Profitability

      by Alan K. Lund

      A hands-on, participation-based book from Alan Lund, provides a road map to revive, accelerate and win at achieving profitability. Alan provides a logical guide, support tools, proven methods and author access to guide you and your business along the profitability journey. With increasing customer demands and competitive pressures to manage and control costs, you need a winning profitability strategy to compete in the race. A Roadmap to revive, accelerate and win the profitability journey!

    • History
      November 2015

      Jimmy Hoffa Called My Mom A Bitch: Profiles in Stupidity

      by Jason H. Vines

      The book is broken up into various chapters of stupidity: Stupid Democrats, Stupid Republicans, Stupid Atheists, Stupid Christians, Stupid Criminals, Stupid Policies, Stupid People and so on. The “Stupid Criminals” chapter contains one of my favorite columns that appeared on the Detroit News’ political website. The June 29, 2010 column is titled “Globe Al Warming Gets Rubbed the Wrong Way,” and it takes on allegations that the former VP got inappropriately horny with female masseuse at a Portland, Oregon hotel. That column also continues the sick, yet hilarious saga of Otis “Masturgate” Mathis, the illiterate (no kidding), former head of Detroit Public Schools who was forced out after he admittedly fondled himself in front of numerous female superintendents. No, I am not making this up. I coined the scandal “Masturgate” and it soon became the rage in Detroit media and made my column one of the most popular on the site.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences

      People Centricity

      The Incredible Power of Putting Other People First

      by Stephen Hewett

      “Stephen is the life guru for our times.”—Mark Price, MD, Deputy Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership Would you like to have any — or all — of these? Good health? Financial security? Personal, emotional, and sexual gratification? The enjoyment of the happiness and health of the people who are dear to you? An occupation you find absorbing, fascinating, and lucrative? Agreeable leisure-time activities? A faith you find important, whether religious or secular? An overwhelming sense of positivity in yourself? The feeling that you are a good person and that you generate good outcomes for yourself and for the people you care about and work with? Anything else that makes you feel most happy? If you have all the happiness you can handle, that’s great! Put this book down and move along. If not, then you need to put the power of People Centricity — the life philosophy of making an investment of time and emotional energy to advance the agenda of people with whom you have a mutually beneficial interaction who are outside your immediate close circle — to work in your life. People Centricity is a philosophy to take you through life. It’s all about learning how to understand and share the feelings of other people so as to produce the best mutually beneficial outcome for those other people and for you. From your personal interactions to your business success and beyond, Stephen Hewett will guide you on this life-changing journey, one that will make your bad days good and your good days wonderful. “Stephen’s philosophy of Customer Centricity is at one with my own. Customer Centricity really is the core of business. Stephen is a customer guru of our times.”—Mark Price MD, Waitrose & Deputy Chairman of John Lewis Partnership “Stephen certainly practices what he preaches and is one of the few consultants that really listen to what their customer is trying to achieve. He gave us some key insight that helped us to really shape our future strategy.”—Jo Foley Senior Director, Retail Change ASDA “Led by the impressive Stephen Hewett, their laser-like focus on the customer stood them apart in our minds…”—Jack Upton, Director, Training, Education and Customer Services, McDonald’s UK “In essence, what Stephen have helped us do is to allow everyone at Argos to be brilliant with customers.”—Perry Price, Argos Customer Lead

    • Business & management: study & revision guides

      Business Management the Chinese Way

      by Shengzhe Nie (author)

      A practical guide to daily management of Chinese enterprises Summing up the good experiences in the little brochure of regulations For foreign companies, businessmen and scholars interested in the management philosophy and operation of Chinese enterprises

    • Business studies: general
      November 2014

      Tourism Crisis and Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific

      by Edited by Brent W Ritchie, Kom Campiranon.

      The Asia-Pacific area is notable as one of the fastest growing tourism regions and not surprisingly, tourism in this region has become the major driver of global tourism in general. Nonetheless, tourism industries in Asia Pacific has been challenged in recent years by a number of major crises and disasters including terrorism, outbreaks (e.g. SARS and Bird Flu), natural disasters (e.g. tsunamis, bushfires, flooding), and political crisis (e.g. protests and political instability).The aim of this book is to contribute to the understanding of crisis and disaster management generally, but with a specific focus on the Asia Pacific. With chapters contributed by international scholars and practitioners, this book discusses both the theoretical and practical approaches toward successful crisis and disaster management.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      November 2017

      Startup Science

      by Masayuki Tadokoro

      Masayuki Tadokoro, the author of this book, is an entrepreneur and venture business investor. Based on his experience in Japan and in the US, he has come up with the concept of "starting a company scientifically". In essence, this book covers in a chronological order all of the challenges that a startup might face together with their solutions. Follow his methodology and 99% of the reasons of failure can be removed from your startup.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      January 2018

      The Art of Learning

      by Jun Ishida

      Did you know that there are techniques that will help you learn without getting bored and giving up halfway? The author of this book will tell you how you can maintain your initial interest and motivation to learn. As a businessperson, it is important that you keep learning and continue to absorb new skills and intelligence. Read this books and find out how you can make it your habit to learn.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      November 1995

      Management

      Enzyklopädisches Lexikon

      by Wolfgang J. Koschnick

    • Business, Economics & Law
      February 1994

      Werbewörterbuch. Advertising Dictionary. Dictionnaire de la Publicité

      Deutsch. English. Français

      by Wolfgang J. Koschnick

    • Finance

      Types and Sources of Finance for Start-up and Growing Businesses

      An Instant Guide

      by Guy Rigby

      This eBook is about types and sources of finance for start-up and growing businesses.The author of this instant guide from Harriman House, Guy Rigby, has also written From Vision to Exit, which is a complete entrepreneurs' guide to setting up, running and passing on or selling a business.

    • Business studies: general

      Two Speed World

      The Impact of Explosive and Gradual Change - Its Effect On You and Everything Else

      by Gerald Ashley

      We live in a bewildering world of change, which splits naturally into steady progress punctuated by sudden disruptions - the two speed world. Steady progress ensures the survival of our species, but it is the disruptions that move us to a new level. Both types of change, slow and rapid, are important, because they mould and shape our lives, but because of their widely divergent characteristics it is sometimes difficult to recognise a major life-changer until it is too late. Even if we do spot the upheaval, we cannot deal with a change unless we understand it.Examining leading edge ideas and examples from history, this book gets to the heart of this dilemma. How do we recognise the type and importance of the changes that we face? What pitfalls must we avoid in order to keep to the correct path? What tools are available and when are they applicable? How can we avoid the temptation to redefine a change in order to make it fit our favourite tool? The past masters of change were mavericks who pushed against the prevailing wisdom of the day in order to give us answers to these questions. Theirs' are fascinating stories.Key topics include:- Steady advances and abrupt changes- Statistically predictable developments and unforeseeable events- The brain's two modes of perceiving the world- The need for people both inside and outside 'the box'- Planning for alternatives, or making a plan to secure a single outcome- The entrepreneur's approach- The environment needed to support the innovatorRanging across a wide sweep of history, management thinking and ideas from science and engineering, the authors distil a simple but effective approach to understanding change; showing how to improve decision-making and risk-taking for more successful and profitable outcomes.www.twospeedworld.com

    • Business studies: general

      The Maverick

      Dispatches from an Unrepentant Capitalist

      by Luke Johnson

      For eight years between 1998 and 2006, Luke Johnson wrote a regular column as 'The Maverick' in The Sunday Telegraph. His short, pithy essays tackled subjects ranging from rich lists to bankrupt companies, from high finance to investment techniques, from philanthropy to trophy wives, bringing a practitioner's eye to the commercial world and the people in it. The Maverick quickly developed a cult following among readers who wanted to understand the blunt truth about investment, entrepreneurs, business history, and corporate life.This book brings together 84 of the best articles, with updates, in a single volume. What makes them unique is that Luke Johnson is not just a first-class writer, he is also one of Britain's most successful entrepreneurs. He made his name with PizzaExpress, has run and owned businesses in many different sectors, and now takes stakes in fast-growing businesses through his company, Risk Capital Partners. He is also Chairman of Channel 4. The diversity of his experience enables him to write with insight and perspective about the very serious matter of making and losing money.If you are in business, you will find The Maverick entertaining, informative and inspiring. If you are not in business, you will discover what makes business people tick, the hurdles they have to overcome to succeed, and the substantial benefits they bring to society.www.lukejohnson.org

    • Business studies: general

      Two Speed World

      The Impact of Explosive and Gradual Change - Its Effects On You and Everything Else

      by Gerald Ashley

      We live in a bewildering world of change, which splits naturally into steady progress punctuated by sudden disruptions - the two speed world. Steady progress ensures the survival of our species, but it is the disruptions that move us to a new level. Both types of change, slow and rapid, are important, because they mould and shape our lives, but because of their widely divergent characteristics it is sometimes difficult to recognise a major life-changer until it is too late. Even if we do spot the upheaval, we cannot deal with a change unless we understand it.Examining leading edge ideas and examples from history, this book gets to the heart of this dilemma. How do we recognise the type and importance of the changes that we face? What pitfalls must we avoid in order to keep to the correct path? What tools are available and when are they applicable? How can we avoid the temptation to redefine a change in order to make it fit our favourite tool? The past masters of change were mavericks who pushed against the prevailing wisdom of the day in order to give us answers to these questions. Theirs' are fascinating stories.Key topics include:- Steady advances and abrupt changes- Statistically predictable developments and unforeseeable events- The brain's two modes of perceiving the world- The need for people both inside and outside 'the box'- Planning for alternatives, or making a plan to secure a single outcome- The entrepreneur's approach- The environment needed to support the innovatorRanging across a wide sweep of history, management thinking and ideas from science and engineering, the authors distil a simple but effective approach to understanding change; showing how to improve decision-making and risk-taking for more successful and profitable outcomes.www.twospeedworld.com

    • Business & management

      Planning to Win

      A guide to business planning and financial modelling

      by Gordon Pender

      My book (and e-book), Planning to Win – a guide to business planning and financial modelling, explains exactly what you need to do – and how to do it – to prepare a professional business plan. This is not the easy way to prepare a plan. There are many other guides and templates to do that. This shows you how to produce a very professional document, backed by an equally professional financial model, for your new or existing business. The guide contains numerous examples, from my experience over 25 years, of what happens in the real world. They are what my target audience – practical business people and entrepreneurs – like most. The guide includes a model business plan. The financial spreadsheet model that supports it – and is described throughout the text – is available free from my website. Both contain many novel features not included in standard texts on business planning.

    • Business & management

      Planning to Win

      A guide to business planning and financial modelling

      by Gordon Pender

      My book (and e-book), Planning to Win – a guide to business planning and financial modelling, explains exactly what you need to do – and how to do it – to prepare a professional business plan. This is not the easy way to prepare a plan. There are many other guides and templates to do that. This shows you how to produce a very professional document, backed by an equally professional financial model, for your new or existing business. The guide contains numerous examples, from my experience over 25 years, of what happens in the real world. They are what my target audience – practical business people and entrepreneurs – like most. The guide includes a model business plan. The financial spreadsheet model that supports it – and is described throughout the text – is available free from my website. Both contain many novel features not included in standard texts on business planning.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      May 2013

      Advantage

      A Roadmap for Entrepreneurs and Leaders in The Digital Age

      by Declan Kavanagh

      Advantage is what creates value for your customers and your organisation. By having a focus on advantage and the sources of advantage through the life cycle of a business, whether it is commercial or not for profit ensures entrepreneurs and leaders minimise risk and maximise value. This book presents a framework called “The Business Advantage Model (BAM™)” that supports leaders in the identification, creation, proving, securing, leveraging and changing of advantage. It is about “Doing the right things, the right way at the right time” across every aspect of starting, scaling and readjusting a business. Its goal is to help create more high performing organisations.

    • Business & management

      The Craft of Leadersdhip

      A guide to the skills, techniques and attitudes needed to manage successful organisations

      by Richard Boult

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