Tag: Book Reviews

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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Tell to Win: Book Review

April 7th, 2013   •   1 comment   

Imagine watching a magical performance by David Copperfield.

Rather than dazzle you with his breathtaking acts, Copperfield regales you the audience with his childhood story. He relates how his grandfather – a crusty old man – never gave Copperfield or his father the approval they craved.
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The Intention Economy: Book Review

March 24th, 2013   •   1 comment   

Caveat Venditor – Let the Seller Beware”

So proclaimed Doc Searls in The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge. Co-author of the legendary The Cluetrain Manifesto, Searls’ main thesis is that customers – like markets – should be free.

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The E-Myth Revisited – Book Review

March 5th, 2013   •   no comments   

The e-Myth revisited book review

Are you a struggling entrepreneur trying to juggle it all, but find it a tremendous challenge?

Well, perhaps it’s time for you to stop, take a step back, critically evaluate where your business is going, and read The E-Myth Revisited.
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Enchantment: A Book Review

February 5th, 2013   •   no comments   

Keen to change the world? Want to transform your “caterpillars” into “butterflies”?

Well, former Apple chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds and Actions may show you a trick or two.

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How 18 Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life

December 26th, 2012   •   no comments   

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Have you wondered why some people can accomplish so much with their lives, while others simply drift by?

The answer to that is time management. Or more precisely, managing the months, weeks, days and hours of your time.
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Start With Why: A Book Review

October 21st, 2012   •   2 comments   

Start with Why

We’ve seen it happen time and time again.

A company starts off with great fanfare, led by a charismatic and visionary leader. She or he brings it to new heights. Growth is healthy and flourishing – year after year.

There is crystal clarity in what the company does. It attracts a loyal tribe of customers and fans.
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Execution – How Top CEOs Lead World Class Companies

September 17th, 2012   •   1 comment   

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How do companies like GE, Wal-Mart and Honeywell succeed? What is the secret of Jack Welch, one of the most legendary CEO in the business world today?

The answer, according to Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan, is Execution. Subtitled The Discipline of Getting Things Done, the New York Times bestseller emphasises the importance of execution in business, how companies with an execution culture conduct their business affairs, and its three core processes: people, strategy and operations.
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Who Killed Change? – Book Review

September 13th, 2012   •   no comments   

Written by Ken Blanchard of “The One Minute Manager” fame, together with his co-authors John Britt, Pat Zigarmi and Judd Hoekstra, “Who Killed Change?” is a whodunnit with a business twist. The slim volume is easily read in one sitting and imbues one with useful pointers when implementing change management.

The plot goes like this. Somebody in the ACME organisation has killed Change. In this case, Change of course represents Change Management – a very necessary ingredient for enduring organisational effectiveness when things no longer become business as usual.

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7 Evergreen Leadership Lessons From Good To Great

September 4th, 2012   •   no comments   

Courtesy of Jim Collins

Are charismatic superstar CEOs the answer to enduring success? What about dramatic mergers and acquisitions – aren’t those the panacea to ailing companies?

What about those awe-inspiring cutting edge technologies like virtual reality, artificial intelligence and blockchain? Surely those ought to at least have an impact on greatness, right?
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