The ABC of business : never hire a person who walks slowly– / Tony Falkenstein.
The rules of business success don’t need to be complicated – just straightforward and easy to follow. These snippets of success are taken from Tony Falkenstein’s many years of highs and lows of business, and offer astounding insights into a career founded on common sense, bravery and smart thinking.” (Syndetics summary)
Business greatest hits : a masterclass in modern business ideas / Kevin Duncan.
“Modern business is a blur of jargon with thousands of books all claiming to hold the key to relentless success. The working reality is often very different. This book distils and summarises all the best current thinking so that you can become an authority yourself – and quickly. As well as saving hundreds of hours of reading time Business Greatest Hits will help you to grasp ideas accurately and explain them confidently to colleagues. All the hard work has been done for you. Business Greatest Hits contains one-sentence and one-minute summaries of forty important business books, including Built to Last, Freakonomics, Nudge and Wikinomics. Book jacket.” (Syndetics summary)
The intelligent company : five steps to success with evidence-based management / Bernard Marr.
“Today’s most successful companies are Intelligent Companies that use the best available data to inform their decision making… This latest book by best-selling management expert Bernard Marr will equip you with a set of powerful skills that are vital for successful managers now and in the future.” (Syndetics summary).
Unthinking : the surprising forces behind what we buy / Harry Beckwith.
“Beckwith’s objective is to share with his reader what he has learned about the process that “leads us to choose what we choose, without really thinking” and suggests that the forces and their sources that influence our choices of various kinds are largely explained by our childhood, our culture, and our eyes. In fact, as already noted, he believes that “we think with our eyes.” Throughout his lively and eloquent narrative, Beckwith cites dozens of examples that illustrate various dimensions of juvenile, cultural, and visual forces and sources that help to explain why our human nature”. (Amazon reviewer)
We first : how brands and consumers use social media to build a better world / Simon Mainwaring.
“Simon Mainwaring makes a compelling argument for the need to redefine capitalism, factoring the social and environmental footprint into how we evaluate and support corporations. Social communication technologies provide consumers with an increasing array of tools fostering transparency and intentional, purpose-driven consumption. At first I thought Mainwaring was preaching to the choir, but as I continued to read this thorough and well documented manifesto, I became more and more excited. There are many innovative examples and practical ideas here that can be applied by corporations, consumers, government agencies and non-profits to foster sustainable business practices and create a better world.” (Amazon reviewer)
The India way : how India’s top business leaders are revolutionizing management / Peter Cappelli … [et al.].
“Written by four professors of management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, this book explores the ways in which Indian corporate culture is different from that predominant in some western countries. These include extensive employee development programs, seeking to serve a vast underprivileged market, making social issues a priority, and governing for the long term. Although Indian business is mostly known for the success of its telecom programs, this book focuses on the growing role of entrepreneurial efforts and the Indian competitive advantage in a whole range of industries. Concludes with 79 pages of appendices–including web links to a set of interviews with Indian business leaders. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)” (Syndetics summary)