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How do we escape the 9-5 shackles of corporate drudgery to build a life of adventure, meaning and purpose? Can we do this with $100 (or less) in our pocket? The answer to both questions is yes. At least according to Chris Guillebeau, author of "The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future".
Comprehensive and systematic,"The Cultural Intelligence Difference" by cultural intelligence thought leader David Livermore provides a useful roadmap to anybody seeking to navigate the unchartered oceans of diverse cross-cultural situations. Backed by research and case studies, it tackles an important yet oft neglected element of management and leadership.
These 25 books can help you take your social skills to the next level and earn you huge payoffs in both your personal and professional lives.
The author of "The Cowshed: Memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution", Ji Xianlin (1911-2009), was one of those persons who became victim of the Cultural Revolution and was made to suffer the torture even worse than from the cruel emperors of China.
"The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement" written by Israeli physicist Eliyahu Moshe Goldratt is a read for those interested in business and success.
How do we build strong brands in the digital age? Should brand marketers “bow to algorithmic salvation”, allowing data and process to ride roughshod over inspiration and creativity? Chairman of JWT Asia Pacific Tom Doctoroff provides compelling answers to these burning questions in his latest book "Twitter is Not a Strategy: Rediscovering the Art of Brand Marketing".
Why do ideas spread from person to person? How do we marry the worlds of social influence, big data, and behavioural economics? Enter 'Social Physics', a new theory of human social interaction coined by MIT Professor Alex Pentland and explained in his book "Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread-The Lessons from a New Science".
Targeted at small and medium sized businesses, "Taking Down Goliath" by Kevin M Ryan and Rob “Spider” Graham acts as a 101 guide to the world of digital marketing, covering topics like email marketing, online advertising, search engine optimization (SEO), social media, mobile marketing and more.
How does one become a world class performer in any field? Can we improve our chances of success despite being born to adverse conditions? With an eye-catching title and an alluring subtitle – "What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else" – Fortune editor-at-large Geoff Colvin’s book "Talent is Overrated" provides excellent food for thought in today’s knowledge economy.
"In a world of extreme clutter you need more than differentiation. You need RADICAL differentiation. The new rule: When everyone zigs, zag."
Microsoft Office 365 offers cloud computing with a number of affordable plans for businesses of all sizes. It’s a major overhaul for the recognized platform which a multitude of firms already rely on and the business packages in particular aim to make file sharing and collaboration easier in the workplace.
With greater longevity and lower fertility rates across the globe, we will see more older and fewer younger people over the next few decades. What then should companies do to prepare for such sweeping demographic changes? The answer, according to Dick Stroud and Kim Walker in "Marketing to the Ageing Consumer: The Secrets to Building an Age-Friendly Business", is to embrace age-friendly approaches.
Is entrepreneurship an art or a science? Does founding and leading a company require finesse, gut feel, some degree of luck, or does it rely more on careful planning, surgical execution and detailed and constant reevaluation? The book "The Art and Science of Entrepreneurship" by Inderjit Singh attempts to answer the question even as he shares his lessons learned as an entrepreneur himself.
"The Three Rules - How Exceptional Companies Think", written by Michael E. Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed, argues that it's how exceptional companies think, and not what they do or how they act, that really determines their success. #thethreerules
Providing over 120 'power tips for power users', "The Art of Social Media" by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick provides practical hands-on “tips, tricks and insights” culled from Guy and Peg’s years of battle-hardened experience at the forefront of social media and content marketing.
"The Lean Startup" is an invaluable resource for anybody charged with starting a new business venture - be they entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs. By embracing the philosophy of thinking big and starting small coupled with a meticulous step-by-step analysis of what went right or wrong, startups can improve their chances of success.