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Based on ancient Chinese legend – a management book for the modern leader.

An inspiring guidebook for managers and leaders.
Nine Squares is a unique model based on the Lo Shu story of the magic turtle.
A distinct formula which can be used in order to create order in an unpredictable world.

Book Details

ISBN: 978-1-912555-20-8

FORMAT: 152x152mm

Bookbinding: Flexibound

Number of pages: 128


AUTHOR

Ole Bentzen was up until 1988 part of the top management as a young CEO in the supermarket chain Irma. He then became CEO for Thiele, one of Denmark’s largest chains of opticians. Here he developed a management model “the nine squares”. Ole is now an in-demand speaker and coach in Europe and China.


REVIEWS

You are never in doubt about Ole Bentzen’s ability. Many years of experience as a business manager and director have left him with considerable expertise. With his strong human relation skills, Bentzen has developed a practical philosophy, not only with structured theories, but also with a clear understanding of humanity. Bentzen is able to communicate the message to his listener so intensely that you gain a greater degree of human understanding as well as deeper self-understanding. You leave a session with Bentzen invigorated and bursting with new energy.

Alice Anastassia Ravn, Optician, Profil Optik Denmark

In 2012 I embarked upon a life transforming journey – after 12 years working as a Danish diplomat, I started my own company: ShanghaiJungle. Not only did I go from a safe and comfortable life to be an entrepreneur, but I did so in China. The challenges involved in starting a business in a highly challenging market were substantial –sometimes overwhelming – and I was ill prepared for them. But as if by a miracle, I came across Ole Bentzen and his Nine Squares model for sustained business success. Today my company is thriving. I’ve been through ups and downs – and expect many more to come. But I believe it’s fair to say that if it hadn’t been for Bentzen’s Nine Squares coaching, I would not have reached this point today. What Bentzen teaches is to get the basics right. How in the middle of the storm and adversity you can actually focus on what is right – and how this focus can set you on a path for growth. This is no small feat. There is no shortage of ‘self-help’ and ‘business advise’ books that aim to do just that. But in my experience, few of them are actually useful when you are in the middle of the storm. Nine Squares provides crucial clarity and is wonderfully operational. I unequivocally recommend it.

Alexander Schultz, CEO, Shanghai Jungle

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