A controversial analysis of Japan â€“ the worldâ€™s third largest economy â€“ and its future revival
â—Ź Why Japan will once again rise to play a dominant role in the world economy and financial markets
â—Ź Written by an insider with access to extraordinary information
â—Ź The most controversial book of recent times about Japan and the secrets behind its financial system
Takeo Harada is an author and CEO of the Institute of International Strategy and Information Analysis, a leading consultancy and think tank. Before that, he served in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a diplomat for 12 years.
The art of turning uncertainty into opportunityAuthors: MarĂa Eugenia GirĂłn
An in-depth study illustrated with many first hand anecdotes from the authorâ€™s experience in the luxury sector. Full of precise facts, it describes the evolution of a growing sector and its increasing implication in social and environmental matters. This is one of the first books to discuss the topic of Eco-luxury and sustainability of the industries in this sector.
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The very recent financial and corporate governance scandal that engulfed Olympus, one of Japanâ€™s best known companies, together with Japanâ€™s stagnant economy of the past 20 years and its demotion from being the worldâ€™s second largest economy, has raised questions about the style of management within Japanese organisations.
This book provides a unique, insiderâ€™s perspective of the crisis of Japanese management that has contributed towards Japanâ€™s current economic woes. It contains true analyses of how giants such as Toyota, Canon, Nippon Steel, Hitachi and Olympus are really managed. Moreover, the author argues controversially that Japanâ€™s economic growth in the future will depend on a radical reformation of its management style and practices.
Author: Shigeo Shimizu
Reputation is a strategic asset for all companies. Businesses with a good reputation are able to stand out, attracting the attention of investors and retaining the loyalty of customers and employees.â€śReputationâ€ť can be somewhat of a vague form, but this book provides measurement tools and models for rigorous management of a companyâ€™s reputation. Written by three leading practitioners and thinkers, this is a definitive and modern handbook to help companies and executives manage their corporate reputation and brand in todayâ€™s highly competitive
This fascinating book provides a new and modern perspective on business leadership and what it takes to succeed. It argues that the essence of leadership is to perceive the world as a place of opportunities. Leadership today is about connecting with the world outside, connecting with your world within, and then acting differently as a leader in order to take advantage of the opportunities before you.
Through unique research and observation, the author provides new thinking on what business leaders have to do in order to drive their businesses in todayâ€™s complex business world. It will help managers and executives understand themselves and the business mechanisms surrounding them, and enable them to find new and more successful ways to lead.Author: Twan van de Kerkhof
The untold story of aviationÂ since 9/11 and the biggestÂ turnaround of an internationalÂ organization in history â€“ by theÂ man who managed $2.5 trillionÂ and made aviation greenerÂ and safer.Author:Â Giovanni Bisignani
Diagnostic mentoring to manage organizations and people for superior performance in turbulent times
It is a new era. To win in an increasingly dynamic and volatile environment, leadership teams must be agile â€“ they must be flexible enough to react to early signs and act on them quickly.
An agile company needs good decision-making at all levels â€“ from the centre to the periphery, tapping into the full potential of the people, operating model, information technology and leadership practices. And decisions are made by people. This guide forces you to re-examine the assumptions underlying your leadership and how agility within your company can be built through a three-point, people-centric approach. The authorâ€™s insights will help you understand your options, make the choices required to successfully coach your team, and start creating agility as a competitive advantage today.
Author: Lukas Michael
50 ways to enhance your presence and impact at workAuthor:Â Simon Tyler
The best leaders and managers create change. They are able to create a vision, communicate an idea and in particular encourage action from others. What is it about these leaders and managers which makes others want to follow, engage and to act?