Tag: Book Reviews

Like a Virgin by Richard Branson: Book Review

January 29th, 2014   •   no comments   

Richard Branson Like a Virgin Book Review

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Everybody knows Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group.

With an estimated net worth of US$4.6 billion, Branson is financially successful beyond anybody’s wildest dreams.
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How Children Succeed: Book Review

November 17th, 2013   •   2 comments   

How children succeed book

What is the secret to a child’s long-term success? Why do some kids do so well while others falter along the wayside as they journey through life?

The answers to these and more are found in Paul Tough’s How Children Succeed
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11 Winning Qualities of Likeable Businesses

October 31st, 2013   •   no comments   

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The world of business is like a cocktail party. At least according to Dave Kerpen.

To be a huge hit at a party – or a market – one needs to be a good listener, tell great stories, and be responsive, authentic, passionate, and full of surprises. These traits, amongst others, are also necessary for a business to be likeable.
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The 5 Levels of Leadership: Book Review

October 2nd, 2013   •   3 comments   

How are peak leaders developed? What differentiates a superstar CEO like Jack Welch from other less extraordinary leaders?

The answer, according to bestselling author John C. Maxwell, lies in The 5 Levels of Leadership. Focused on growing one’s leadership potential in a tiered manner, the book provides pragmatic steps to scale the leadership ladder while achieving lasting impact on one’s organisation and followers.
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Ctrl Alt Delete: Book Review

September 19th, 2013   •   1 comment   

Digital World Disruptive

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What will the future of your business be like? More importantly, what will your life be like then?

Armed with a digital crystal ball, renowned marketing podcaster and president of global digital marketing agency Mirum Mitch Joel shared his thoughts on this in his book Ctrl Alt Delete.
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Reflections from The Alchemist

September 4th, 2013   •   2 comments   

Reflections from The Alchemist

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6:21

As a business blogger, I don’t often read fiction. However, I couldn’t resist picking up Paulo Coelho’s mega-bestseller The Alchemist after hearing so much about it from friends.
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The Art of Thinking Clearly: Book Review

July 24th, 2013   •   no comments   

The Art of Thinking Clearly Rolf Dobelli

This man wants you to think more clearly (courtesy of Wikimedia)

You’ve heard the saying “to err is human and forgive divine”.

What you may not know, however, is that us Homo sapiens have been hardwired over the millenia to be illogical, distorted in our perception of reality, and inaccurate in our judgements.

In other words, to err repeatedly is human.
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Social Marketology: Book Review

June 6th, 2013   •   no comments   

Social media marketing is probably the most heavily written management topic on the planet. Unfortunately, many books, articles, blogs and podcasts on social media focus too heavily on the “feel good” factor of success stories. These tend to be more inspirational than instructional.

Ric Dragon’s seminal publication Social Marketology is different. Providing a methodical framework covering strategy, organisation, execution and measurement, the book provides a step by step process to managing the social media marketing function.

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The Impact Equation: Measuring Your Social Influence

May 11th, 2013   •   1 comment   

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How do you create waves in a world filled with zillions of blogs, Facebook updates, and tweets?

Why do some campaigns fly while others die?
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Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck: Book Review

April 15th, 2013   •   no comments   

What are entrepreneurs and business builders made of? Who should you bring to your team at different stages of growth, and why?

The answers, according to venture capitalists and business leaders Anthony K. Tjan, Richard J. Harrington and Tsun-Yan Hsieh, are contained their book Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck (HSGL). Tackling the human aspect of entrepreneurship, leadership and management, the book surmised that each of us are biased towards one of four traits – namely heart, smarts, guts, or luck – in our decision-making processes.
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