The launch pad : inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s most exclusive school for startups / Randall Stross.“The author…spent the summer of 2011 with the 64 start-ups funded by Y combinator and recorded what happens. It is three month uber intensive (selective 3% of applicants get in) program ending in a marathon Demo Day in front [...]
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The art of the sale : learning from the masters about the business of life / Philip Delves Broughton.“Unlike books that teach marketing principles and how to sell, this one focuses on the art rather than the science of selling. It’s a loosely structured compilation of stories of how a variety of people in diverse [...]
Hi, this is the latest batch of management/business books recently received at Wellington City Libraries
The wide lens : a new strategy for innovation / Ron Adner.“Innovation, from conception to product to consumer acceptance, is key for business success, but many great ideas have failed to have their anticipated impact on the consumer and the bottom [...]
Here’s just a selection of books to do with business and management new to the library.
Zoom! : the faster way to make your business idea happen / Ian Sanders and David Sloly.“A catalyst for action”….The authors clearly set out to practise what they preach in writing Zoom. It is direct, down to earth and full [...]
Business model you : a one-page method for reinventing your career / written by Timothy Clark in collaboration with Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur.“A must read , re-work and re-start book. A shared and integrative concept + global language and practicable method, for innovative career innovators. As a future entrepreneur is a first step, before [...]
The lean startup : how today’s entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses / Eric Ries.
“He explains that startups cannot use traditional planning an management tools because their product and customers are unknown. So, what else? Here he comes up with his Lean Startup Methodology – which is a scientific approach for creating [...]
Planning and managing a corporate event / Karen Lindsey.Includes the Ultimate Tick List, A-Z Survival Guide, 50 Top Tips and Useful Contacts. This book provides comprehensive and expert guidance on planning and managing a Warner Music Entertainment corporate event. It is written as a support text for students studying event management and to provide a [...]
Deloitte have just published a paper entitled Organizing analytics: Building an analytical ecosystem for today, tomorrow and beyond. The document discusses the merits of the different models, looks at the goals of an analytical organization and how to building an analytical ecosystem.
Conversion optimization / Khalid Saleh and Ayat Shukairy.
If you are looking for a ways to improve the performance of your e-commerce website, there is no way you can read Conversion Optimization and not come up with some great ideas that will directly improve your e-commerce business…. The book is full of real life examples, including [...]
Deloitte’s 2010 Ethics and workplace survey is a fascinating read. Two of the key findings are that ”the recession has diminished two important forms of business currency- trust and ethics”.
The report looks also at the importance that “career-fit” still plays in an employee’s satisfaction.
Thanks to docuticker.