• 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
      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!

    • 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 innovation
      September 2014

      Innovation

      Theories, concepts and methods of innovation research

      by Wolfgang Burr

      Innovations are one of the central determinants of the economic development and growth of business. Innovation management is therefore one of the central tasks of leadership. Innovation research has recently been characterised from an empirically quantitative point of view. This work, however, emphasises the theoretical conceptualised perspective, which is essential as a basis for empirically quantitative studies. This is why central business and economic theories, concepts and methods of innovation research are being explored. Furthermore, it contains an introduction into the historical development and the central publications of business economic innovation research, which has always had interdisciplinary links.

    • Business innovation
      August 2014

      Imagineering: Innovation in the Experience Economy

      by Gabrielle Kuiper, Bert Smit

      To survive in today’s complex economies, it is imperative for companies to understand their consumers in terms of how and why they like to use their products. Distinction based on quality no longer provides competitive advantage. Imagineers use design methods to create meaningful experiences that connect consumers to brands, employees to companies and consumers to consumers. This book explains the background of the need for experiences and then focusses on how to design them. Bringing theory into practice for students of tourism marketing, event planning and business, it provides a window into the creative world of Imagineering.

    • Business & management
      August 2008

      Recipes for success in projects

      The human aspect

      by Peter Siwon

      The author uses little experiments and tests to take the reader on an interesting voyage of discovery, revealing the human aspect of project work. The background stories and relationships prepare the ground for suggestions as to how the insights might be strategically exploited with a view to making any project succeed. Indeed, the approaches taken to solving complex tasks cannot be reduced to mere technical facts and business economics. Peter Siwon succeeds in bridging the gap between theory and practice - and does so in an amusing and entertaining way.

    • 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
      June 2018

      Becoming a 3D CEO

      The ultimate guide to unleashing your inner leader

      by Luis Alvarez Satorre

      Change is the new normal. Disruption is affecting all our businesses. New leaders are required to deal with the challenges and opportunities of a global digital world. This book is a pragmatic guide based on personal stories and the experiences of a 3D CEO. Learn the core skills to become one of those leaders. Read it, enjoy it, apply it.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      July 2015

      Better Thinking for Better Results

      by Cathy Lasher

      Do you think as well as you can? Does the quality of your thinking even matter? In this tool-packed practical guide, Cathy Lasher presents an exciting new way to get better results through focused thinking. Discover EDGE-it, a new approach that helps you sharpen your thinking in virtually any situation, leading to getting more of what you want, more easily. Benefit from your personal and professional experiences in a new way. Learn how to prevent that ‘why did I just do that again?!’ feeling. Achieve your future goals with greater ease and more control. Navigate the turbulent waters of the 21st century workplace with robust, research-based tools.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      September 2015

      Confidence on Camera

      7 Steps to Present Your Power on any size screen

      by Lottie Hearn

      WHY YOU NEED CONFIDENCE ON CAMERA…Video has become the fastest growing marketing tool of our age. Whether for business or personal promotion, smartphones and webcams now enable anyone to connect face-to-face across the world. But how well do you present on screen? It’s time to overcome your fears, learn what works for you, what not to do and get your message across with Confidence, Credibility and Charisma. Whether you are the expert in your field, the face of your team or attending an online interview, you need to be ‘real’ for your viewer. Now you can learn how. Confidence on Camera is the ultimate guide for you the online presenter. Plan, present and project your power on any size screen.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      June 2015

      Conscious Leadership in Action!

      by Floyd Carlson

      We desire more consciousness and connection in our lives, and especially from our leaders. We are yearning to feel inspired, but are often surrounded by poor examples of leadership. We laugh when watching The Office and yet we feel it is true. We see everything from leaders leaving a legacy of long lasting emotional scars to many leaders being average at best. A conscious leader first decides to be one, then takes consistent steps to live it and become an example for others to follow. Conscious Leadership in Action provides a compelling guide to start and continue on this path. It will offer you many easy to use tools and exercises to help with your personal change to being a conscious leader in your daily life and transforming organizations. By leading consciously you can have the positive, memorable impact people want from their leaders.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      September 2013

      The Creative Gorilla

      Innovate to Learn; Don't Learn to Innovate

      by John Brooker

      This highly practical book explains how you can make the most of your organisation’s opportunities by using the structured, yet creative Inn8 Approach. This simple approach has three parts: 1. Use a structured model (Inn8 Model) to innovate. Build creative solutions and strategies that get “Yes! And…” response. 2. Create an innovative climate (Inn8 Climate) to encourage collaboration and stimulate creative thinking. 3. Employ a toolkit (Inn8 Toolkit) of logical and creative thinking tools to help tap the innate wisdom and creativity of you and your colleagues. Underlying the Inn8 Approach are four fundamental ideas: 1. Start innovating; do not just talk about innovation. 2. Involve anyone in the organisation; multiply your innovation capability. 3. Innovate anywhere in the organisation; widen your focus beyond products and business model innovation. 4. Innovate to learn; don’t learn to innovate. Make the most of your precious people resource. Have them create real propositions and let them learn as they do. If you want a practical guide to make the most of opportunities, create innovative propositions and develop strategies to implement them, this book is it. It is full of detailed instructions to help you design, facilitate and report on your own innovation workshops. Pick it up and start innovating!

    • Business, Economics & Law
      November 2017

      DRIVERS

      Creating Trust and Motivation at Work

      by Susanne Jacobs

      Grounded in research, DRIVERS provides an accessible and practical guide for leaders to understand and apply the science of intrinsic motivation and trust at work. The DRIVERS are the true performance currency.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      April 2018

      Employee Confidence

      The new rules of Engagement

      by Karen J Hewitt

      Are your people the change you want to see? Employee Engagement figures are flagging. Employees are disgruntled, stressed or underutilised, or all three. The world is changing faster than ever before, and companies and entire industries are fighting for survival. Employees have never been more needed and valuable. So why are we pursuing the same old unsuccessful Engagement models when accessing the full potential of our human capital has never been more critical? Karen J Hewitt urges us to look at Employee Engagement from a whole new level, with a methodology to bring out a company’s real leadership potential, and within every single employee. A whole host of practical techniques (the new rules of Engagement) bring Employee Confidence to life, showing us how to create workplaces where employees thrive and drive company performance.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      September 2018

      Human Resources Changes the World

      How and Why HR and HR Directors Should Step-Up as Leaders in the 21st Century

      by Glenn G Jones

      Which mindset do you think existing Boards and CEOs are in when it comes to HRDs being able to make the move to CEO? Have you ever asked the question why HR Directors don’t make the move to CEO? Why Boards and CEOs ignore “HRness”? Is HR really dead? Where is HR’s guiding North Star? Could you imagine an HR Director being your CEO? In Human Resources Changes the World, Glenn G Jones examines the available research and sets out the reasons why HR is not progressing to its full potential; it will surprise you. If you’ve never thought of becoming a CEO and you are in HR, then think again. After over thirty years in HR and six years in freelance HR consulting, the above questions have become something that Glenn needed to tackle. In this book, Glenn sets out the actions and mindset that must be adopted to enable HR to really change the world in the 21st century.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      The Impact Formula

      Powerful solutions for turbo-charging your influence

      by Oliver Medill

      Are you looking to bring a new and profitable dimension to your career? Do you have key insights, experiences and growth opportunities to share? Would you like to inspire and impress with charismatic speaking skills? We all have a unique skill set, a personal toolbox of knowledge and insight, but not all of us know how to leverage those skills for maximum effect. Using a powerful method for unforgettable impact, Oliver Medill has delivered life-changing presentations to thousands of executive, corporate and professional clients and in this book he shares with you the secret of the ultimate in personal branding. The Impact Formula will give you the tools to create your own Intellectual Property and transform it into inspirational presentations. Learn how to: • Speak with passion and charisma • Build unstoppable confidence with a growth mindset habit • Package your knowledge into content that’s easy to teach, understand and learn Showing you how to revolutionise your career in a series of simple steps, this book will consolidate your brand identity, transform your confidence and maximise your impact at all levels. What are you waiting for?

    • Business innovation

      Spin-outs

      Creating Businesses from University Intellectual Property

      by Graham Richards

      Universities increasingly encourage spin-out companies from their own departments, and interest from entrepreneurs and the commercial sphere is only set to develop further in coming years. With this in mind, Professor Graham Richards - an academic and businessman who has had many years of involvement with spin-out companies - has written this book as a guide and an inspiration for those who are thinking about commercialising intellectual property and creating a spin-out company.In an informative and enjoyable style he describes his personal experiences of the processes involved in launching a spin-out; from the key decisions that have to be made through to those inevitable mistakes to be learnt from. The University of Oxford has an outstanding record in forming spin-out companies, and has become one of the leading UK universities in this activity. Within the University, the Department of Chemistry has played a central role, with ?ú80 million being contributed to university funds by spin-out companies that have emerged from the department. 'Spin-Outs' provides an insight into how this has been achieved, and carefully signposts the route for taking an academic's intellectual property from the lab, to a start-up company and then on to flotation on the stock market.As a former head of Chemistry at Oxford, Professor Graham Richards is uniquely placed to describe this process. The author gives a real-life focus to his account by using illustrative examples of the businesses in which he was personally involved, drawing extensively on the case study of Oxford Molecular Ltd to show how this company was spun-out in practice.The book provides invaluable information for universities about what can be achieved and how. It also provides guidance to the entrepreneur with thoughts of creating a high-tech company: the pitfalls, the problems and what is needed, as well as an indication of the potential benefits to all concerned.

    • Business & management
      January 2007

      Dingoes and Marsupial Lions

      How to start a business without gambling your home...

      by David Chan

      'Dingoes and Marsupial Lions' is an imaginative instruction manual on how to build and sustain a profitable business based on Communities of Interest (CoIs).It starts with how the dingo became the top predator in Australia, displacing the marsupial lion which became extinct. Using this analogy, David Chan describes the new business landscape in the world of globalisation and digital communications.The book demonstrates some of the business opportunities presented by this new landscape and describes one class of business that can succeed. Finally, it gives some rules about how these businesses can be built.

    • Business innovation

      Spin-outs

      Creating Businesses from University Intellectual Property

      by Graham Richards

      Universities increasingly encourage spin-out companies from their own departments, and interest from entrepreneurs and the commercial sphere is only set to develop further in coming years. With this in mind, Professor Graham Richards - an academic and businessman who has had many years of involvement with spin-out companies - has written this book as a guide and an inspiration for those who are thinking about commercialising intellectual property and creating a spin-out company.In an informative and enjoyable style he describes his personal experiences of the processes involved in launching a spin-out; from the key decisions that have to be made through to those inevitable mistakes to be learnt from. The University of Oxford has an outstanding record in forming spin-out companies, and has become one of the leading UK universities in this activity. Within the University, the Department of Chemistry has played a central role, with ?ú80 million being contributed to university funds by spin-out companies that have emerged from the department. 'Spin-Outs' provides an insight into how this has been achieved, and carefully signposts the route for taking an academic's intellectual property from the lab, to a start-up company and then on to flotation on the stock market.As a former head of Chemistry at Oxford, Professor Graham Richards is uniquely placed to describe this process. The author gives a real-life focus to his account by using illustrative examples of the businesses in which he was personally involved, drawing extensively on the case study of Oxford Molecular Ltd to show how this company was spun-out in practice.The book provides invaluable information for universities about what can be achieved and how. It also provides guidance to the entrepreneur with thoughts of creating a high-tech company: the pitfalls, the problems and what is needed, as well as an indication of the potential benefits to all concerned.

    • 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.

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