Latest business related books received at Wellington City Libraries

Syndetics book coverThe power of onlyness : make your wild ideas mighty enough to dent the world / Nilofer Merchant.
“An 800-CEO-READ Staff Pick. In The Power of Onlyness, Nilofer Merchant, one of the world’s top-ranked business thinkers, reveals that, in fact, we have now reached an unprecedented moment of opportunity for your ideas to “make a dent” on the world. Now that the Internet has liberated ideas to spread through networks instead of hierarchies, power is no longer determined by your status, but by “onlyness”–that spot in the world only you stand in, a function of your distinct history and experiences, visions and hopes. If you build upon your signature ingredient of purpose and connect with those who are equally passionate, you have a lever by which to move the world. This new ability is already within your grasp, but to command it, you need to know how to meaningfully mobilize others around your ideas. Through inspirational and instructive stories, Merchant reveals proven strategies to unleash the centrifugal force of a new idea, no matter how weird or wild it may seem. Imagine how much better the world could be if every idea could have its shot, not just the ones that come from expected people and places. Which long-intractable problems would we solve, what new levels of creativity would be unlocked, and who might innovate a breakthrough that could benefit ourselves, our communities, and especially our economy. This limitless potential of onlyness has already been recognized by Thinkers 50, the Oscars of management, which cited it one of the five ideas that will shape business for next twenty years. Why do some individuals make scalable impact with their ideas, regardless of their power or status? The Power of Onlyness unravels this mystery for the first time so that anyone can make a dent. Even you.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverCulture Is everything : the story and system of a start-up that became Australia’s best place to work / Tristan White.
“How One Company Is Redefining The Meaning Of Going To WorkTristan White’s story started like many others. He had a dream towork in a job that inspired him. He didn’t find that job, so he created it.In 2004, The Physio Co (TPC) was born with one team member: TristanWhite. In the thirteen years since, TPC has become a remarkablehealthcare success story based upon fast growth and a thriving,systemized company culture.Tristan’s obsession with creating an inspiring place to work for himselfand others has resulted in more than a decade of learning, testing andrefining. If you’ve ever wondered how to build and sustain a thrivingcompany culture, the Culture Is Everything system developed byTristan White and The Physio Co team is your answer.The Physio Co story and Culture Is Everything system explained in thisbook will give you the confidence and knowledge to create a strongculture in your very own business or team.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverThe leadership mind switch : rethinking how we lead in the new world of work / D. A. Benton ; Kylie Wright-Ford.
Lead your company to success in the New Industrial Revolution!The world of business has completely transformed in recent years–and the pace of change will only increase in coming years. But one thing remains the same: Quality leadership is the hinge on which the fate of every organization swings. The Leadership Mind Switch provides the critical lessons you need to lead your company in a fully globalized business world where radical technologies reign supreme. Debra Benton and Kylie Wright-Ford have helped some of today’s most top executives successfully position themselves and their companies for the future. Now, in this groundbreaking leadership guide, they share their insight with you. Learn how to effectively lead a workforce that is rich in demographic texture–representing as many as four different generations Has varying–and sometimes conflicting–expectations of the company Operates with different ideas about what success looks like Uses, approaches, and even understands technology in different ways. The answers to these questions and many others are all here. You’ll learn how to be the kind of leader who is both firm in his or her decisions but maintains an air of approachability. You’ll learn how to drive high productivity while keeping your workers happy and satisfied in their jobs. And you’ll learn how to embrace new technologies without sacrificing the human touch–which is the hallmark of great leadership. It will take unprecedented levels of agility, confidence, and fearlessness to lead into the future. Make the leadership mind switch to seize the competitive edge now in order to drive profits and growth tomorrow.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverSide hustle : from idea to income in 27 days / Chris Guillebeau.
The author of the New York Times Bestseller THE $100 STARTUP shows how to launch a profitable side hustle in just 27 days. For some people, the thought of quitting their day job to pursue the entrepreneurial life is exhilarating. For many others, it’s terrifying. After all, a stable job that delivers a regular paycheck is a blessing. And not everyone has the means or the desire to take on the risks and responsibilities of working for themselves. But what if we could quickly and easily create an additional stream of income without giving up the security of a full-time job? Enter the side hustle. Chris Gullibeau is no stranger to this world, having launched more than a dozen side hustles over his career. Here, he offers a step-by-step guide that takes you from idea to income in just 27 days. Designed for the busy and impatient, this detailed roadmap will show you how to select, launch, refine, and make money from your side hustle in under a month… A side hustle is more than just another stream of income, it’s also the new job security. When you receive paychecks from different sources, it allows you to take more chances in your “regular” career. More income means more options. More options equals freedom. You don’t need entrepreneurial experience to launch a profitable side hustle. You don’t have to have an MBA, or know how to code, or be an expert marketer. You don’t need employees or investors. With Chris as a guide, anyone can make more money, pursue a passion, and enjoy greater security – without quitting their day job.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverBlue ocean shift : beyond competing : proven steps to inspire confidence and seize new growth / W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne.
“NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
#1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER
USA TODAY BESTSELLER –BLUE OCEAN SHIFT is the essential follow up to Blue Ocean Strategy , the classic and 3.6 million copy global bestseller by world-renowned professors W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. Drawing on more than a decade of new work, Kim and Mauborgne show you how to move beyond competing, inspire your people’s confidence, and seize new growth, guiding you step-by-step through how to take your organization from a red ocean crowded with competition to a blue ocean of uncontested market space. By combining the insights of human psychology with practical market-creating tools and real-world guidance, Kim and Mauborgne deliver the definitive guide to shift yourself, your team, or your organization to new heights of confidence, market creation, and growth. They show why non disruptive creation is as important as disruption in seizing new growth. BLUE OCEAN SHIFT is packed with all-new research and examples of how leaders in diverse industries and organizations made the shift and created new markets by applying the process and tools outlined in the book. Whether you are a cash-strapped startup or a large, established company, nonprofit or national government, you will learn how to move from red to blue oceans in a way that builds your people’s confidence so that they own and drive the process. With battle-tested lessons learned from successes and failures in the field, BLUE OCEAN SHIFT is critical reading for leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs alike. You’ll learn what works, what doesn’t, and how to avoid the pitfalls along the way. This book will empower you to succeed as you embark on your own blue ocean journey. BLUE OCEAN SHIFT is indispensable for anyone committed to building a compelling future.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverFrom breakdown to breakthrough : forging resilient business relationships in the heat of change / Michael Papanek with Liz Alexander, PhD.From Breakdown to Breakthrough: Forging Resilient Business Relationships in the Heat of Change
“What happens to you, your team, even your entire organization when the business environment becomes more volatile and challenging? Have you noticed how some leaders continue to achieve breakthrough results under even the most difficult of circumstances while others’ relationships break down, creating even more turmoil? Which of these leaders do you choose to be? In “From Breakdown to Breakthrough”, leading change consultant, Michael Papanek, draws on his experience, insights, and research with top executives to shine a spotlight on how anyone—even those whose business relationships have suffered in the heat of change in the past—can establish the resilient relationships required for a long-term track record of business success. From his early days working during the General Motors—Electronic Data Systems merger in Detroit, to launching his own consultancy in San Francisco just as the U.S. economy reached its nadir, author Michael Papanek learned first-hand why it is vital to ensure all business relationships are Strong, Flexible, and Fair. Weaving this knowledge into a model applied successfully by his clients within leading organizations including Apple, Google, and Yahoo!, Papanek now offers this proven approach to any business professional wondering how to rise above the vicious cycle of relationship breakdown that many of us find ourselves in—especially during times of incessant change. The history of every company is always about key relationships that either led to long-term success, or breakdown. Some leaders seem naturally adept at riding what Papanek calls “The Heat Curve,” emerging from volatile times with their relationships not just in tact, but enhanced. From Breakdown to Breakthrough shows how you can achieve that not just for yourself, but for everyone you work with.” (Syndetics summary)