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Your First 100 Days

Your First 100 Days

Author: Niamh O'Keeffe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2019

ACCELERATE YOUR LEADERSHIP SUCCESS IN YOUR FIRST 100 DAYS - AND BEYOND The first 100 days is a key indicator of success in your new role. With structured planning, commercial insights and leadership coaching, Niamh O'Keeffe provides all the crucial insights to empower any time-pressured leader to achieve the very best start. Through its focussed approach, practical advice and exercises, frequent check-ins and real-life examples, Your First 100 Days is your all in one guide to getting ahead. Structured in bite-sized chunks and arranged along a 100-day timeline, you can create, deliver and sustain an effective plan during this crucial early phase to hit the ground running. Unlocks the secret of getting ahead, by getting you off to a great start. Gene Reznik, Group Chief Strategy Officer, Accenture Niamh's framework and approach provides a valuable and practical resource to create the positive momentum for your first 100 days. Mark Spelman, Head of Thought Leadership, World Economic Forum

The Management Consultant

The Management Consultant

Author: Richard Newton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

the definitive hands-on guide to building a consulting practice that thrives by putting your client first - from one of the acknowledged masters in the field. Dr Simon Dorris, Managing Partner, Lansdowne Consulting a really informative description of management consulting. Great for the beginner and experienced consultant alike Helen Routledge, CEO Totem Learning A practical guide that, once read, will remain in your desk drawer for regular reference. Richard cuts through the noise and gives you insights that you can actually use. Ibi Thomson, Founder & CEO, Issoria - Change Management Consulting. The secret of being a successful management consultant is to focus on the genuine needs of the client and provide the best service to achieve and sustain results. The Management Consultant is your essential guide for both newcomers and practicing consultants to develop the skills that will help you understand your client's needs, identify gaps in knowledge and deliver real value to all parts of your business. Updated to meet the most recent changes in business and technology with the same comprehensive and clear approach, expert practitioner Richard Newton shows you exactly what you need to know, do and deliver to be a great management consultant. Whether you are a consultant, working with consultants or buying a consultancy, this is the only book you will need.

Transforming Supply Chains

Transforming Supply Chains

Author: John Gattorna Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2019

Reinvent your supply chain from the outside in - leverage customer insight, heuristics and digital tools to meet rising expectations and adapt in a volatile world. Customers have become increasingly demanding, and the operating environment has become more turbulent and complex. Mature companies wishing to survive and thrive in the coming decades must transform themselves to become flexible and market responsive. They need to reconsider their traditional supply chains and find ways to increase the clockspeed of their operation and their decision making without creating more complexity for their staff and partners. But where to start this transformation journey? Most of the world's largest corporations have logistics networks and supply chains that have evolved over time, many based around systems that drive a 'one-size-fits-all' philosophy, which does not fit anymore. And most have not kept up with the changing cadence of their markets. This book describes the path to a different paradigm; where a set of tailored supply chains are used for in-built flexibility and adaption as the world changes, and where internal capabilities and digital capabilities are consciously aligned with the customers and strategies they serve. Transforming Supply Chains builds on John Gattorna's seminal Dynamic Alignment framework; and he and his long-term collaborator Deborah Ellis review the analytics and decision-making tools needed to be effective in the digital age. Case Studies of organisations that excel using the 'outside-in' paradigm that they describe are scattered throughout the book; as are a series of prompts to help 'kick start your thinking' about your own transformation path. Transforming Supply Chains is your guide to designing supply chains that fit, and adapt, and bring competitive advantage - whatever your business and whoever your customers.

Investing Demystified

Investing Demystified

Author: Lars Kroijer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

By showing you how to build a simple and rational portfolio and tailor it to your specific needs, Investing Demystified will help you generate superior returns.

Barbarians in the Boardroom

Barbarians in the Boardroom

Author: Owen Walker, Owen Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2016

Activist investors have sent shockwaves through corporations in recent years, personally targeting directors and executives at some of the world's largest companies. No longer satisfied with operating on the fringes of business, they are now a firm fixture in the boardroom. Up to a quarter of public companies could be targeted by activist campaigns in the coming years, with directors and executives at those corporations threatened with losing their jobs. The trend, which began in corporate America, has spread to the UK, Europe and Asia, taking in several high profile companies. Barbarians in the Boardroom tells a compelling story of boardroom bust ups, dumped CEOs triumphant activists and pared back companies. It reveals real-life examples and interviews with executives and investors to explain why and how activist investors have managed to storm Wall Street and tear down City citadels. Owen Walker provides an insight into the way activists think, how they decide to target a company and how directors and executives could possibly work with them rather than against them. 'A terrific book about the personalities, strategies, and tactics of high-profile activist investors. The stories are fascinating about the activist game plan and how it is changing...' Robert J. Swieringa, Professor and Dean Emeritus, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University 'Excellent overview of activist hedge funds - it tells readers how these funds brought about significant changes in corporate boardrooms.' Robert C. Pozen. Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School, former Chair of MFS Investment Management A great guide to how activist investors work - essential for corporate directors, investors and anyone with a passing interest. Filled with insights into a number of the most high-profile personality clashes and boardroom battles. Barry Parr, Co-Chair of Pension Trustees AMNT and Non-Exec Director of CrowdBnk Ltd Barbarians in the Boardroom is an excellent forensic analysis of the new era of activist investing and the first to cover campaigns that have ousted S&P 500 boards, promoted giant mergers and permanently changed the roles played by boards of directors. Josh Black, Editor-in-Chief, Activist Insight 'The rise of shareholders activists is one of the great capital market stories of the day. Packed with riveting tales from the activist battlefront, Owen Walker's book does it full justice.' John Plender, Financial Times Columnist

Mastering Attribution in Finance

Mastering Attribution in Finance

Author: Andrew Colin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/12/2015

Mastering Attribution in Finance is a comprehensive guide to how attribution is used in equity and fixed income markets. Attribution in finance is a key investment and asset management process used in managed funds. A managed fund uses appropriate financial tools to make sure that the fund's value is maintained or increased. Attribution tools are used to analyse why a portfolio's performance differs from a benchmark. The difference between the portfolio return and the benchmark return is known as the active return. As with all Mastering titles, this book is written by an expert in the field. It will show you how to: Understand how attribution is used in equity and fixed income markets Improve your knowledge of the mathematics used in performance and attribution Assess in greater detail the effects top-down attribution and attribution on specific types of fixed income security Broaden your awareness of performance and return

The Spark

The Spark

Author: Greg Orme Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2014

The Spark is based on robust research and the real-life experience of high profile executives. It's a practical guide to building and running a business bursting with passion, creativity and new ideas.

Acquisition Essentials

Acquisition Essentials

Author: Peter Howson, Denzil Rankine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2014

The comprehensive and crystal-clear companion to making the right acquisition decisions and executing them well.

How to Think Strategically

How to Think Strategically

Author: Davide Sola, Jerome Couturier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2013

Discover how to become an effective strategic thinker Some people seem to achieve the best results, again and again. Is it luck? Or is it strategy? How to Think Strategically equips you with the skills you need to make the best decisions and develop a powerful strategic mindset. This hands-on guide tackles both the thinking and the doing, helping you develop a robust strategic plan. It offers a six-step framework that addresses key questions, including: Which core challenges do I need to overcome? How do I manage uncertainty and risk? How do I execute my business strategy? Visit www.howtothinkstrategically.org for the accompanying app and the 'Strategic Thinking Manifesto'.

Smarter Investing 3rd edn

Smarter Investing 3rd edn

Author: Tim Hale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2013

Simple yet effective advice for anyone who wants their money to work harder than they do. Most investment books offer a bewildering array of complex strategies for how best to invest your money. But often the chances of success are remote and the rules are impossible to follow in practice. Smarter Investing introduces you to a simple and powerful set of rules for successful investing, helping you to build an investment portfolio that suits your needs, stays the course when markets get rough and quietly gets on with the job of generating better results. In this updated and revised edition, Tim Hale gives you all the advice you'll need and demonstrates that the key to successful investing is to do a few straightforward things exceptionally well. Smarter Investing will help you: Establish what you want your money to do for you Work out how much money you need to achieve your goals Avoid the mistakes that generations of investors have made Build a balanced portfolio that's right for you, using a simple set of understandable and accessible building blocks Select robust and transparent investment products easily and effectively

Simply Managing

Simply Managing

Author: Henry Mintzberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

This book slims down his award-winning work Managing (2009) and provides streamlined advice to help new and experienced managers get it right. Simply Managing answers questions including: How do I deal with the pressures of management? What are the most important elements of my job? And how do I get them right? How do I connect in a job that's intrinsically disconnected? How do I maintain confidence without becoming arrogant? What are the cornerstones of effective management? It provides thoughtful, yet practical advice from one of the world's most influential management thinkers.

The Con Men

The Con Men

Author: Leo Gough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Financial fraud, whether large or small is a persistent feature of the financial markets. If you scratch the surface of the investment world you'll find a continuous stream of major financial scandals which are almost unbelievable in the sheer scale of their subterfuge. The Con Men shines a spotlight on some of these gargantuan frauds from the last 25 years. It questions how these men did it, why they did it, how there were able to get away with it, proposes strategies and tactics so that the reader can avoid being swindled.

Too Good To Fail?

Too Good To Fail?

Author: Jan Filochowski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2013

No one succeeds in business without having made mistakes along the way. Learn how to identify and overcome future problems, and achieve long-term success.

The Financial Times Handbook of Financial Engineering

The Financial Times Handbook of Financial Engineering

Author: Lawrence Galitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2013

The Financial Times Handbook of Financial Engineering clearly explains the tools of financial engineering, showing you the formulas behind the tools, illustrating how they are applied, priced and hedged. All applications in this book are illustrated with fully-worked practical examples, and recommended tactics and techniques are tested using recent data.

Get Started in Shares

Get Started in Shares

Author: Glen Arnold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2013

Learn the basic principles of investing shares in the stock market so you can take control of your finances and grow your wealth.

Author: Matt Watkinson, Matt Watkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2012

Overall WINNER - CMI Management Book of the Year 2014 WINNER - Innovation & Entrpreneurship Category at the CMI Awards 2014 Create a great customer experience whoever you are. Customers are powerful. They have a loud voice, a wealth of choice and their expectations are higher than ever. This book covers ten principles you can use to make real world improvements to your customers' experiences, whatever your business does and whoever you are. For managers, leaders and those starting a new business, the book shows that making improvements customers will appreciate doesn't need to be complicated or cost a fortune.

Author: Niamh O'Keeffe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2012

Shows anyone coming into a new leadership role how to position themselves as an effective leader from day one and how to gain exceptional results from their team. We all know the importance of making a strong start in a new role. Nowhere is a leader's success or failure more obvious than in the performance of their team. This quick read will help new leaders firmly establish themselves at a time of uncertainty and generate teams who perform at their maximum. This 100-minute read is 100% practical and breaks down the 100 day period into 5 sections: @ Start @ 30 Days @ 60 Days @ 90 Days @ End It shows you the targets you should be aiming to achieve by each deadline and provides assistance at every stage on reviewing your team's performance and planning ahead. Containing case studies, lists, coaching notes and exercises, this is the ultimate accessible guide to leading a team

Management Matters

Management Matters

Author: Philip Delves Broughton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2012

Your authoritative guide to the art and science of being an effective manager.

Living Leadership

Living Leadership

Author: George Binney, Colin Williams, Gerhard Wilke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2012

An insightful and motivating book that will allow readers to reassess their own leadership style, discover how to connect with people, and become a leader who can make things happen in the real world.

Leading the Way

Leading the Way

Author: Andrew Leigh, Michael Maynard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2012

Charisma, strong people skills, self-confidence and good communication skills are essential for today's leaders; this book shows readers how to build on their skills in these core areas and develop other vital skills for our ever-changing workplace.

Money Mavericks

Money Mavericks

Author: Lars Kroijer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2012

New edition of this revealing and incisive account on the incredible inside workings of hedge funds and an ongoing tool with which readers can learn more about this illustrious industry.

Leadership

Leadership

Author: Steve Radcliffe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2012

Leadership isn't complicated - keep it simple and make it count. Steve Radcliffe's uniquely powerful, successful and practical framework will show you how to develop faster as a more confident and capable leader.

Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

Author: Bernard Marr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/02/2012

Short, practical overviews of the most useful Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for business in an easy-to-use format.

Who Cares Wins

Who Cares Wins

Author: David Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2011

Written by the CEO of Havas Worldwide, this bookshows you how to use social media to engage with customers and grow your business. This isn't a book about social media and the inexorable rise of Facebook and Twitter. Nor is it a book about CSR or business doing good. Instead it's actually the first book that recognises that far from being two separate subjects, they are intrinsically interlinked. And that the most successful leaders and businesses in the future will be those who are the most socially responsible.

Your First 100 Days

Your First 100 Days

Author: Niamh O'Keeffe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2011

This book will coach you through the real-time challenge of the first 100 days in a new role, providing an all-in-one solution through a combination of structured planning, commercial insight and leadership coaching, all in a deliberately concise 100 minute speed-read. The first 100 days in a job are a pressurised moment of need, this book addresses both the practical and emotional challenges faced by leaders, offering realistic guidance, thoughtful insights, and useful advice in bite-sized portions, which are easily understood and immediately implementable.

Key Financial Market Concepts

Key Financial Market Concepts

Author: Bob Steiner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2011

Key Financial Market Concepts is the ultimate reference tool for anyone working in the finance industry, explaining the 100 essential financial market terms. It provides you with a definition of what each concept is, how it works, when it is likely to arise, how it's calculated and how best to use it. You'll also get access to many of the formulas used, already programmed into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. From simple and compound interest, through to bonds and yields and the Black and Scholes model, this book has it covered.

Key Business Solutions

Key Business Solutions

Author: Antonio Weiss, Antonio Weiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2011

This book explains how to resolve every challenge faced on a day-to-day basis in your business by presenting an unbeatable inventory of proven problem solving tools and techniques to help you tackle your toughest business dilemmas effectively. You will learn how to: * Overcome any business challenge with robust logic and structure * How to break down problems and make your workload lighter * Deliver the 'killer' recommendations * Discover how to successfully implement change in people and organisations * How to keep yourself, your team, and your stakeholders happy * How to use an effective hypothesis-driven approach to problem solving Using case studies, a 'best practice example' and at least one figurative table or figure, every dilemma is bought to life equipping you with the very best tools to confront any problem your business may face. 'The most successful businesses don't avoid problems - they solve them. This practical, insightful and entertaining book guides you through how to do this. An indispensable resource for any manager.' Richard Newton, Business consultant and best-selling author -------------- 'One of the key attributes in running a business successfully is the ability to see a situation in perspective. Too often the real issues go unrecognised, signs are misread, an opportunity slips by, the wrong problem is addressed. Only in retrospect is it obvious what should have been done. It is not easy, but the tools and techniques covered in Key Business Solutions should help.' Sir George Cox, Author of the HM Treasury Cox Review of Creativity in UK Business and former Chairman of the Design Council

Extreme Money

Extreme Money

Author: Satyajit Das Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2011

The human race created money and finance. But our inventions re-create us. Mankind mistook money-a lubricant of society and human well-being-for an end in itself. Finance, the monetary shadow of real things, came to dominate human reality. Extreme Money tells the story of how this happened-and, in so doing, it tells the story of the modern world. Bestselling author Satyajit Das draws on 33 years of personal experience at the heart of modern global finance to narrate this story. Das reveals the spectacular, dangerous money games that have generated increasingly massive bubbles of fake growth, Ponzi prosperity, sophistication, and wealth-while endangering the jobs, possessions, and futures of virtually everyone outside the financial industry. Das shows how extreme money has become ever more unreal; how voodoo banking continues to generate massive phony profits even now; and how a new generation of Masters of the Universe has come to dominate the world. Extreme Money is about: The new financial fundamentalism: false gods, false prophets - Faith in money, faith in risk, faith in shadows The cult of risk and the growth engine that isn't - How financial engineering replaced real engineering and illusions replaced reality Financial alchemy and the Doomsday Debt Machine - The rise of the global financial machine we cannot escape The new global oligarchy-and the nihilistic games they play - Too smart, too fast, too greedy, too self-absorbed-and far too dangerous

Financial Times Briefing on Corporate Governance

Financial Times Briefing on Corporate Governance

Author: Brian Finch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2011

Good corporate governance practices are a crucial part of any successful business. Financial Times Briefing: Corporate Governance is a practical and accessible guide to everything you need to know about corporate governance: the key legal and regulatory points, current developments, discussion of the significant factors and an exploration of the link between corporate governance and business effectiveness.Whether you're a non-executive director, CEO, shareholder or auditor, the unique structure of this book will ensure that you get the targeted advice you need.

Recommended

Recommended

Author: Andy Lopata Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2011

Referrals and recommendations are the most effective drivers of new business. This book will show you how to make your business thrive by generating referrals and sales from your own networks cheaply, effectively and quickly. Written by Andy Lopata, who was christened 'Mr Network' by The Sun and listed as one of Europe's leading business networking strategists by the Financial Times in 2009, Recommended will show you how to implement a simple yet effective strategy you can rely on to source the leads you need to keep your business flourishing. You will discover: How to generate more of the leads that produce better quality business, leads that convert more easily and more quickly into real sales Detailed guidance on how to use LinkedIn to generate referrals Practical, takeaway information which can be implemented easily in any business that needs to generate new sales

Inside the Leader's Mind

Inside the Leader's Mind

Author: Liz Mellon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2011

Inside the Leader's Mind reveals the five common ways effective leaders think and gives you the tools you need to evolve your thinking and become a better leader. Drawn from the collective wisdom of 20 world-class leaders, Inside the Leader's Mind shows you how to think your way to the very top. Practical and straightforward, Inside the Leader's Mind will show you how to think differently so you can become a world-class leader.

Managing

Managing

Author: Henry Mintzberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2011

This landmark book by one of the world's leading business thinkers is about managing, pure if not simple. It tackles the big questions managers everywhere face, such as: How is anyone supposed to think, let alone think ahead, in this frenetic job? Are leaders really more important than managers? Is email destroying management practice? Are managers the only ones who can, or should, manage? How are managers supposed to connect when the very nature of their job disconnects them from what they are managing? How can you manage it when you can't reliably measure it? MANAGING MAKES SENSE OF WHAT MIGHT BE THE WORLD'S MOST IMORTANT JOB.

The Great Investors

The Great Investors

Author: Glen Arnold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2010

'Whether a complete novice, or a professional portfolio manager, this book will give you access to the mindset and techniques of the most successful investors of our time and more importantly, it will help you avoid mistakes. The Great Investors will have a permanent place on my desk.' Mark Sheridan, Executive Director, Nomura International PLC Leading investors such as Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Sir John Templeton, George Soros and Anthony Bolton are known throughout the world. How did these people come to be so successful? Which strategies have they used to make their fortunes? And what can you learn from their techniques? In The Great Investors, Glen Arnold succinctly and accurately describes the investment philosophies of the world's greatest investors. He explains why they are the best, gives details of their tactics for accumulating wealth, captures the key elements that led to their market-beating successes and teaches you key lessons that you can apply to your own investing strategies. From the foreword: 'There are some very special people who seem to possess an exceptional talent for acquiring wealth. I want to explore not just the past triumphs of these masters, but also the key factors they look for as well as the personality traits that allow them to control emotion and think rationally about where to place funds. How does a master of investment hone skills through bitter experience and triumph to develop their approach to accumulating wealth?' Glen Arnold The Great Investors is the story of a number of remarkable men: John Templeton, George Soros, Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Philip Fisher, Peter Lynch, Anthony Bolton and John Neff. Whether you're new to investing, have had success in the markets, or you're a professional investor or fund manger, you'll benefit from reading about their proven, and successful, trading philosophies. The Great Investorswill show you how to: * Be a business analyst rather than a security analyst * Do your homework and develop a broad social, economic and political awareness * Control emotion so as not to get swept away by the market * Be consistent in your approach, even when you have bad years * See the wood for the trees and not over complicate your portfolio * Learn from your investing * Be self reliant, stand aside from the crowd and follow your own logic * Take reasonable risk

The Finishing Touch

The Finishing Touch

Author: Tony Cram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2010

Concise, realistic and very readable, this book is packed with insightful thinking for service excellence Alan Parker Chief Executive Officer Whitbread Group 'Brilliantly simple premise - that a winning service approach lies in a 'rising upward trajectory' culminating in a brilliant finish - dissected into eight very practical steps that anyone can use. As the owner of a service brand myself, I'll be starting on Monday.' Adam Morgan, Founder, eatbigfish 'Rich with practical, real life solutions'. Dean Finch Group Chief Executive National Express 'A thought provoking practical drama for anyone who is passionate about excelling at customer service and driving business performance.' Mike Holliday-Williams Managing Director RSA UK Personal Insurance 'An excellent primer about how to improve services for the public.' Dame Sally C Davies Director General of Research and Development Department of Health To win and keep customers you have to do more than just meet their expectations - you have to surpass them. The Finishing Touch will show you how to make a good customer experience great by building up to an impressive finish that every customer will remember. Using real-life examples, practical advice and tailored information for your industry at the end of each chapter, Tony Cram will show you how to make your customers feel positive about your business, bring them back to buy more and inspire them to promote your business to others. Deliver amazing service that will get your business noticed and make sure your customers come back from more The Finishing Touchwill show you how to: Make an excellent first impression Manage customer expectations Build a trusting relationship with your customers Handle queues and bad news Make every customer feel valued Generate long-term interest through innovation Recover from mistakes Leave your customers wanting more so they come back time and time again. About the author Tony Cram has presented on competitive marketing and innovation at conferences and company conventions around the world including Berlin, Buenos Aires, Budapest, Gothenburg, Istanbul, London, Paris and Warsaw. As a Programme Director at Ashridge Business School - one of Europe's leading centres for Management Development - he designs and delivers executive development programmes on business strategy and market innovation. His particular interest is in understanding customer value, developing brands and the dynamics of long-term business relationships. Tony Cram's previous books include - Customers that Count: How to build living relationships with your most valuable customers, Smarter Pricing: How to capture more value in your market and The Power of Relationship Marketing.

Business Exposed

Business Exposed

Author: Freek Vermeulen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2010

Cutting edge, pithy and provocative, this is a no-holds barred analysis of business today that will entertain and appal you in equal measure. This entertaining expose of the business world, reveals the scandals, quirks, counter-intuitive behaviour and downright silliness that make up business today. Based on rigorous research and verifiable facts, combining revelation, story-telling and analysis, this book will defy anyone to read it and not emerge better-informed about the reality of business today. From the collective inertia of middle management to the cowardly reluctance of CEOs to stand out from the crowd, from the soap opera of working with consultants to the mystery of why top executives' salaries bear no resemblance to the performance of their firms, Business Exposed will entertain and appal you in equal measure. The author is widely recognised as a new and emerging business guru, speaking of him in 2009, the Financial Times said: The London Business School associate professor is a rising star and his pithy observations are both accessible and authoritative.

Creative Disruption

Creative Disruption

Author: Simon Waldman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2010

How can you survive the ferocious demands of making your business competitive in the digital world? How do you cope with market disruption and challenges? Will your company have the successes of Google and eBay or will you fade away like Tower Records and Encyclopaedia Britannica? Will your innovative start-up have the strength to carry on?

Management? It's not what you think!

Management? It's not what you think!

Author: Bruce Ahlstrand, Henry Mintzberg, Joseph Lampel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2010

Henry Mintzberg's views are a breath of fresh air which can only encourage the good guys. The Observer Tied up in knots by KPIs? Confused by core competencies? Management doesn't have to be this way. In fact, it shouldn't be! One of today' best-known and most controversial thinkers on management has joined forces with other leading business figures to provide a thought-provoking mix of writing on management. The cutting edge views depicted in this book are controversially the opposite of what is often held up as the truth in management. Management? Its Not What you Think! brings readers an unusual mix of perspectives to help stimulate more creative management thinking and more enjoyable, challenging and more productive ways to lead their teams. This is a book readers can dip into, a book they can savour, a book that won't fail to get them reflecting on what management really is...

Be Your Own Financial Adviser

Be Your Own Financial Adviser

Author: Jonquil Lowe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

Many people stumble through their financial life reacting to events and advice in an ad hoc way. As a result, few choose the most suitable financial products, some fall prey to misselling and many never realise their financial goals. Are you one of them? Be Your Own Financial Adviser shows you how to make sensible financial decisions without the need for expensive advice. Its accessible style, examples and case studies explain and evaluate financial products and put you firmly in control of your own financial well-being. It will advise on how to adopt the best saving, spending and investment strategies, make decisions tax-efficiently, manage risk wisely and protect and enhance your wealth. It also suggests when professional help is a good idea, and shows you how to protect yourself against misselling and get the best out of your adviser. Be Your Own Financial Adviser will show you how to: Stress-test your financial decisions Take advantage of legal tax breaks Achieve your financial goals Manage and preserve your wealth Accessing financial products and services is not difficult - there is no shortage of commercials, advertisements, direct mail, email and marketing calls to entice you to take out loans, buy insurance and invest your money. But choosing which products are right for you can be a hit and miss approach. Good financial planning requires a systematic strategy. You should start by assessing your own particular circumstances, attitudes and timescales and then work out how you can implement your strategy on a long term basis. Let Be Your Own Financial Adviser be your guide to making better financial decisions. It includes advice on the following: Financial planning Do you need an adviser? Protecting your income Providing for your family Health and care Somewhere to live Building a pension Retirement choices Saving and investing Managing your wealth Passing it on

Trading Instincts

Trading Instincts

Author: Curtis Faith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2010

'Trading Instincts pulls off a difficult task - extracting pithy, simple trading strategies from the complex world of behavioural finance and psychology. It marries these to observations from master traders such as George Soros and superimposes them onto a series of theories to deliver a cogent trading plan' David Stevenson, Financial Times 'Adventurous Investor' columnist What's the best way to become a successful investor and trader? Will following your instincts give you better returns? Why does trading come naturally to some people, and how can you learn from them? Legendary traders such as George Soros and Benjamin Graham use a full range of tactics and techniques to achieve their stock market success. But they don't only use analysis and statistics, they also use their instincts and intuition. Curtis Faith, author of the bestseller Way of the Turtle, reveals why intuition and instincts are an amazingly powerful trading tool. In Trading Instincts he shows you how to harness, sharpen, train and trust your instincts to develop confident trading strategies. And just as importantly, you'll learn when not to trust your instincts and how to combine them with careful analysis. Equip yourself with Trading Instincts and give yourself an investing edge. If you are one of those traders who doesn't believe that instincts or intuition have any place in trading, I invite you to keep an open mind. I, too, once felt as you did. After all, I was trained to take a very systematic and logical approach to trading as a Turtle. I believed that it was important to keep your emotions in check. I didn't believe in trading from instincts. Curtis Faith, from Chapter 1 In Trading Instincts you'll find out: How winning traders use analysis and disciplined intuition together The best way to understand other investors - without acting like them What master traders have found about market structures and laws The best way to put together a disciplined trading system

Branding with Brains

Branding with Brains

Author: Tjaco Walvis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2010

Smart branding professionals can make use of this scientific revelation to make sure their brand is at the top of their customers' minds at the moment they choose what to buy. Branding with Brains gives you the three most powerful laws of better branding that will make sure your brand comes out on top.

Are you a Badger or a Doormat?

Are you a Badger or a Doormat?

Author: Rosie Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2009

Good leaders think and behave differently from good managers. Find out how to upgrade your thinking habits and how to lead with more impact.

Don't Mess with the Logo

Don't Mess with the Logo

Author: Andy Milligan, Jon Edge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2009

Jon and Andy lay out a road-map for great brand management, packed with the essentials of brand theory and practical tips to make it happen. It does for brand management what the Haynes workshop manuals do for cars. Peter Gowers, Chief Executive, InterContinental Hotels Group, Asia-Pacific Brands are about difference and personality. This book really is different. It makes you think and makes you smile! Peter Fisk, The Genius Works Branding isn't rocket science but it sometimes pretends to be. Here's abook without such pretensions, a book to make you smile, learning while you smile. John Simmons, Director, The Writer an enjoyable read full of practical tips. There is far too much jargon in business generally and in branding and communications in particular, this book is an entertaining antidote to that Mike Lee, OBE, CEO Vero Communications Humorous, practical and everything you need to know about branding. This is a different kind of business book. You will find no jargon or dense, theory-laden text. Building a brand with impact is one of the most important tasks that any business faces. Few people understand how to actually go about creating an effective brand. This book is a no holds barred guide to what brand building is, what it isn't and exactly what you have to do to build your brand. Be inspired by real-life stories from the people who did and didn't mess with their logo and succeeded or failed as a result. Read the stories from big-name brands like Orange, M&S, Red Bull, Apple, Innocent, PwC and FCUK. There are numerous brand books but they either fall into the dull, worthy and theoretical which nobody reads or they tell case studies of famous brands which are soon out of date and which do not easily translate into practical advice. This book is unashamedly the antidote to that. It will tell you all you need to know about branding and entertain you at the same time.

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Author: Simon Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2008

Have you ever wondered how the top City traders make big profits from share trading? Do you know why the best investors know exactly when the market is going to rise or fall? And do you wish you could do the same? By following 20 hard and fast rules,Trading Secrets shows you how you can make the same high returns as experienced investors and traders. Using historical, economic and technical trend analysis from the last fifty years, it identifies the ways for you to capitalise on such events as the clocks going back or moving forward, religious holidays, major sporting events and even the US presidential election. Written for both experienced investors and also those with little knowledge of the stock market, Simon Thompson's practical investing guide offers trading strategies that you can use over the short-term or the long-term. For instance, do you know how daylight changes affect how the stock market performs and, more importantly, how to make big gains by trading on this knowledge? Or do you know which sector has massively outperformed the market in the first quarter of the year - posting a quarterly return of 12 per cent - in all bar four years in the past three decades? Trading Secrets uncovers all and more importantly explains why these trends occur, so that you can be confident your investments will pay off, even when the market is falling.

Author: Ciaran Walsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2008

With over 33,000 copies sold, Key Management Ratios is a market classic . This new edition is re-packaged with a new jacket design to revitalise the Key Management brand and new two-colour internals make it more readable and visually appealing. Key Management Ratiosis an antidote to any fear of finance. Drawing data from 200 companies worldwide, the book brings clarity and simplicity to its explanation of every measure and shows how they all link together to drive your business. From cash flow and profit to ROI and ROTA, its unique approach remains as classic as ever, bringing a simple and visual understanding to a complex subject.

Who Are Your Best People?

Who Are Your Best People?

Author: Robin Stuart-Kotze, Chris Dunn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2008

Do you know who the best people in your team are? Have you got a clear idea of how much they deliver? Many companies still proclaim that 'Our people are our most important asset', yet fail to treat that asset as valuable. In fact they often ignore their in-house talent, believing that the only way to get the top people is to seek elsewhere.Who Are Your Best People? destroys the widely-accepted myth of a talent shortage and shows how you can unearth and value the hidden talent that already exist in your organisation. This book will open your eyes to the reality of talent management and show you the most effective ways to grow, support and retain the best people for your business. Find out who your best people are - and keep them.

Smarter Acquisitions

Smarter Acquisitions

Author: Andrew Campbell, David Sadtler, David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/07/2008

Acquisitions have a poor record of creating value for shareholders. Studies have shown that as many as 70% of mergers and acquisitions fail to meet their objectives. Some even bankrupt the acquiring company. Why is this? Managers often have too little experience with the acquisition process or make acquisitions for the wrong reasons. Smarter Acquisitions will make sure you are part of the 30% that get it right. By following ten key steps you can ensure that you get real value from your acquisitions. It covers the entire acquisition process, from identifying targets through to integrating the new company, providing you with the knowledge you need to lead an acquisition or to participate at any stage. Private equity is now a massive force in the marketplace This book gives you an overview of this recently emerging phenomenon and will help you explore when you could profitably incorporate this option into your acquisitions strategy.

How to make an IMPACT

How to make an IMPACT

Author: Jon Moon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2007

Clear information shows clear thinking, and clear thinking informs, influences and impresses. How often do you stare at uninviting and confusing presentations, notes, reports and information packs and get nothing out of them? It doesn't have to be like this. We could all produce amazingly clear work that has incredible impact - if only we knew how. This book shows you how. It is full of ideas, tips and principles that are simple and easy to implement, yet brilliantly effective.You will never look at a business document in the same way again. And your work will impress the people that matter and get the results you want. It guides you through the most effective ways of using all forms of presenting information - tables, charts, slides, flowcharts, etc. Moon also introduces the new WiT (Words in Tables) approach to give impact to your message on all documents and slides. I love Jon's work. His tips are hugely useful, his WiT fantastic and ground-breaking, and his book essential reading. If you want to enhance your sales tenders, pitches and slides - if you want to win more business - get into Jon's stuff. It's really, really good. Gavin Duffy, a Dragon on Ireland's Dragons' Den , top media coach and economics columnist with the Irish Sunday Independent Every once in a while, simple ideas change business forever - this book is full of such ideas. A must-read if you want to do something about all those impenetrable reports, slides and information packs. This book has all the answers and will redefine how you think about business documents. Dominic Burke, Chief Executive, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. This is a vital topic that has been sorely neglected. Jon's book changes that. It is crammed with new ideas that are creative, thoughtful, yet practical and relevant for all disciplines of business. Essential reading for everyone in business! Dr Jikyeong Kang, Professor of Marketing and Director of MBA Programmes, Manchester Business School. I've seen Jon's talk and his ideas are full of originality and wisdom. Many ideas are stunningly simple, others are mould breaking. He takes preconceived thinking and turns it on his head. Your business reporting will never be the same again. Michael Izza, Chief Executive ICAEA.

Funky Business Forever

Funky Business Forever

Author: Jonas Ridderstrale, Kjell Nordstrom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2007

The antidote to bland writing and bland thinking Tom Peters Funky Business tells us that difference rules, and difference comes from the way people think. In this world, we can no longer do business as usual - we need funky business. With its fresh thinking approach and updated with the latest business messages and new examples, Funky Business will ensure you are always on the right side of change. Only talent will allow you to be unique. Forget what has come before. The new edition of Funky Business will rewrite the future for organizations and leaders. The gospel of new thinking is Funky Business Industry Standard Funky Business is rigorously researched, witty and intelligent, and overflows with provocative ideas Business Voice

The Definitive Business Pitch

The Definitive Business Pitch

Author: Angela Hatton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2006

Good ideas don't sell themselves. In today's business world it's no longer just sales people who are responsible for winning business. Many people, from TV producers to landscape gardeners, consultants to builders, need to employ convincing communication skills to win clients and commissions. Even managers within a business have to 'sell' their ideas, proposals and plans as they compete for support and scarce resources. With increasingly competitive markets the norm, your customers and clients are almost certain to have a choice. It's not just what your business can do that matters - it's how you pitch your offer that determines success. Poor preparation or presentation at the pitching stage will lose the business to a competitor. Getting the basics right is not enough: you have to get ahead of the competition. This guide is packed with practical ideas, tips and checklists that will ensure you are ahead of the crowd. It takes you right through the process, from deciding whether or not to pitch, getting to know the client, doing the essential preparation and then pitching for success. Unlike most of the titles available, this book covers both written proposals and oral presentations, showing you how to harness effective business communication skills to make the perfect winning pitch. The Definitive Business Series will ensure you get up to speed fast with all the business essentials you need to be a success. With their guided step-by-step approach the latest practical business techniques and concepts and their easy-to-read style, The Definitive Business Series cover every aspect of the topic from the business basics to the essential skills needed to progress in your career. The Definitive Business Series. Your fast-track to business success.

The Definitive Guide to Business Finance

The Definitive Guide to Business Finance

Author: Richard Stutely Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2006

Many managers are extremely good at managing people but are bad at managing money, and harbour a secret fear of finance. But numbers matter and managers need to be confident with the basics of business finance - otherwise they simply can't do their job effectively. The Definitive Guide to Business Finance (previously titled The Definitive Guide to Managing Numbers) has been relaunched, revised and renamed. It includes a new introduction and has been updated throughout to keep in with the changing markets.Ittakes you step-by-step through every essential aspect of business finance you need to know. Assuming no specialised prior knowledge, it reveals shortcuts and tricks that will help make you a financial wizard whether it's P&L, your budget, forecasts, cash flow, financial decisions, pricing policies or funding and financing. In no time at all, you will not only be able to produce an outstanding set of figures, you will also have a much clearer understanding of what they mean and how to use them to be a more effective manager. You won't fear finance ever again. This is the only book on basic finance you'll need. Richard Stutely achieves what you might think is impossible: making finance fun with an amusing, wry and always common sense approach that will make you wonder what you ever worried about. The Definitive Business Series will ensure you get up to speed fast with all the business essentials you need to be a success. With their guided step-by-step approach the latest practical business techniques and concepts and their easy-to-read style, The Definitive Business Series cover every aspect of the topic from the business basics to the essential skills needed to progress in your career. The Definitive Business Series. Your fast-track to business success.

The Leadership Mystique

The Leadership Mystique

Author: Manfred Kets De Vries Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

What makes a great leader? Have you got what it takes? And how can you improve your leadership skills to get the most out of yourself, the people you manage and your business? In this new paperback edition of The Leadership Mystique, acclaimed management guru Manfred Kets de Vries answers these questions and more.

How People Work

How People Work

Author: Roderic Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2004

What motivates people to behave a certain way in the workplace? Do you really know what makes people tick? An insightful companion to the art of understanding and motivating people, How People Work explores the science of human behaviour and translates the key lessons into tools for thoughtful and effective management. Simply put, it will help you to help your people to perform. The challenge for managers is somehow to match the things they need to get done with things their employees want to do. Excellent individual performance has to be facilitated. Facilitated by the right organisational setting, and the right management to ensure that their people are allowed to give their best. This book explores the dynamics that influence these characteristics, and sets out the management tools to nurture successful outcomes. This book will help managers close the gap between what people want and what they want people to do.

Smarter Ventures

Smarter Ventures

Author: Katharine Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2003

Having the big idea is merely the beginning. Raising and using venture capital is pivotal to the success of many an ambitious new venture, but venture capital is more than money. It's far too expensive to be treated merely as cash, and if used well, far more critical to the successful venture.This can be a daunting process. Smarter Ventures leads you inside the world of European venture capital, and takes you step-by-step through the venture cycle. By holding a mirror up to both sides of the money-raising process, Katharine Campbell shows how entrepreneurs can better understand venture capitalists - and vice versa - leading to more productive relationships and smarter ventures. Katharine Campbell explains how venture capitalists think, what they are looking for and why. Learn how to spot the good -and the bad - investors, and equip yourself with the tools and the knowledge to seal a successful partnership. Smarter Ventures is the bible of the European venture capital market and your complete companion to the venture cycle. Smarter Ventures is essential reading for anyone interested and involved in new ventures and venture capital - whether funding it, using it, providing it or teaching potential entrepreneurs.... The book is so complete it is almost a funding cookbook.... Anyone involved in enterprise, as a practitioner, venture capitalist or academic, should regard Smarter Ventures as required reading. - Book Review, Financial Times

Managing the Future in Financial Institutions

Managing the Future in Financial Institutions

Author: Julie. Mabberley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/1996

Increasing competition, new technology, national and international legislation, more demanding and sophisticated customers...the world of financial services is entering a period of unprecedented change. Where will competitive advantage in the future of financial services lie? The answer is formation. Managing the Future in Financial Institutions examines the profound changes affecting the financial services industry and the management techniques required to survive. It enables you to understand the key drivers of change in this dynamic market and delivers a blueprint for meeting the challenge of change.

All Change!

All Change!

Author: Eddie Obeng Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/1995

Helps you diagnose your project and identify the types of issues you are facing. It provides you with the methods, tools and framework you need to get your projects implemented. Written from your point of view, it accepts that your life is already busy and pulls out the core which yields big results.