The German poet Theodor Fontane once said: “A good aphorism contains the wisdom of an entire book in one sentence.” The Art of a Successful Life goes a step further, collating a myriad of quotes which all offer insights to inspire you to think about yourself, your life and your goals, and give you the confidence and strength to cope with difficult situations.
In this book, you will find quotes from a range of thinkers, from the physicist Stephen Hawking to the artist Michelangelo, and from entrepreneurs such as Henry Ford, Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett to Confucius, Cicero, Schopenhauer and Goethe. In bringing them together, the author provides an original and practical guide to everyday life. This, alongside the 20-week success program featured at the end of each chapter, will provide you with the inspiration and strength to cope successfully with a variety of situations in all areas of your life.
Wisdom and inspiration from the world’s greatest people – and how we can apply them to our lives to become more successful.
155 quotes from a range of famous and successful personalities – and the lessons from them.
An original self-help book – a constant companion to help you see things in a new light.
Each quote is accompanied by analysis and commentary by the author.
The author is an international bestseller who specializes in analyzing successful and rich.
Publisher: LID Publishing
FORMAT: 234 x 156 mm
Number of pages: 256
Rainer Zitelmann is the author of 19 books, including The Wealth Elite (LID). He was previously a senior editor at Die Welt newspaper. Later he became the leading communications consultant for the real estate sector in Germany.
This book is really enjoyable to read, especially the sections at the end of each chapter that ask readers to take action for themselves. Readers are inspired to reflect and write down their personal thoughts on each topic to help them better understand their own situation. But this is more than just a guidebook or catalogue of aphorisms; it also leads readers through the first playful steps on the path to self-discovery. The book takes readers on a journey, and it is not just about wealth as a route to greater satisfaction – it is also about sowing the seeds of future success, which could happen faster than anyone ever expected.
In this counter-intuitive book for managers, the author argues that no one is perfect and that success as a leader is not about being perfect and always doing the right thing; it is about accepting your own humanity and adopting a number of down-to-earth attitudes and values. That’s when we achieve true (adequate) success.
Through ten commandments – starting with “Be humble – as a manager, you are also an employee” – management expert Kelly Odell provides a new perspective on how we should behave as managers in this age of differing cultures and values. How we think about people, motivation, power and relationships is the foundation for successful management. Odell argues that too much emphasis is placed on the leader setting a good example and becoming a (heroic) role model, when in fact a leader whose priority is on other people is more likely to create value for their company and succeed as a manager.
Richard Branson stated: “No goal is beyond our reach and even the impossible can become possible for those with vision and belief in themselves.” This is the topic of this book, which studies the lives of 50 extraordinarily successful women and men – most of them entrepreneurs, but also top managers, athletes, entertainers and others – to find out what distinguishes them and the lessons that we can all learn.
What really sets these highly successful and rich individuals apart is their courage to be different from the majority of those around them. They challenge traditional ways of thinking and they set their goals and ambitions considerably higher than most people. Their stories serve as powerful guidelines for anyone who wants to aim higher and achieve much more than those around you.
All organizations are on a trajectory to a future: their default future. This is where they will end up if they take no action other than that currently planned. Leaders are accountable for confronting this default future and taking the actions needed to set a trajectory to an improved future. Sounds easy, but the challenge lies in understanding the forces both internal and external that determine the current trajectory. Only then can strategic opportunities be explored, a trajectory of strategic intent defined and the conditions for turning strategic intent into operational reality put in place. This book won t tell you what your strategy should be, nor does it present a multi-step approach to developing strategy. What it will do is help you understand why developing and executing strategy remains such a challenge. It will also help readers understand the role they need to play at a personal level if they are passionate about leading their organization beyond its default future.
We all depend on banks. They help us save and they help us spend. Yet for many they represent everything that's wrong with the world of finance. Poor service, high fees, creaking IT infrastructure and a market controlled by just a few providers have combined in recent years to create a personal banking crisis every bit as severe as the global financial crisis. How have things got so bad? Why are banks unable to balance providing good customer service with making a profit? And what can we do to protect ourselves from the tricks banks play to part us with our hard-earned money? This ground-breaking book, written by three insiders, reveals why banks do the things they do. From designing products they know will rip customers off to cutting branches they know their customers rely on, they explain how many banks' failing business models force them to make the wrong choices again and again. They make a rallying call for us all to be better informed about how everyday banking products actually work and to be wary of the many tricks and techniques product managers devise to make money.
This book is about icons – exceptional organizations (orchestras, restaurants, sports teams or companies) with an aspiration to make or do something special, and to go on doing so, year in, year out for decades. This is what gives these organizations their undeniably iconic status.
By selecting 14 iconic organizations (including ElBulli, McKinsey, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Procter & Gamble, the All Blacks) and researching what characteristics make them different from others, the authors discovered a “competency spiral” which these organizations exhibit in their success. Attracting and retaining the right people; forging individuals into a team; and achieving outstanding results, time after time, through continuous improvement and adjustment – these are the key competencies required to achieve iconic status.
Author: Xavier Bekaert, Gillis Jonk, Jan Raes & Phebo Wibbens
One of the biggest enemies of our general wellbeing is stress; and one of the biggest causes of stress is concern about money. This book provides a simple and practical guide to planning your daily and long-term finances by understanding your objectives and motivations. In doing so, it offers respite from the anxiety and stress caused by money problems. The author, an experienced financial adviser, argues that the key to financial wellbeing is to “know thyself” in order to allow decisions to be made, and to ensure those decisions are the rights ones for you. This is underpinned by having control of your daily finances, the ability to cope with a financial shock, to be able to have options in life, to have identifiable goals and a clear path to achieve them, and to ensure clarity and security for those we leave behind.
This is the autobiography of one of the most influential management consultants of recent times. Herbert Henzler grew up in the German village of Neckarhausen during the Second World War. Starting his career as a sales apprentice with Shell, he went on to study at the universities of Saarland, Ludwig-Maximillian and California, Berkeley, where he received his PhD in economics.
In 1970, Henzler accepted an offer to join McKinsey & Company, a rapidly growing firm that would eventually become the world’s leading consultancy group. Working in its German office, Henzler quickly rose to Partner in 1975 and then Director in 1978. His spectacular rise continued when, in 1985, Henzler became head of McKinsey’s German office and one of the most powerful management consultants in the world. Honest and at times direct, this book provides a rare insight into the world of management consultancy and how one man made it to the top by constantly pushing the boundaries.
We are living in a unique ’geo’ age, where geography is appreciated again. The 21st century encompasses political and economic games where the multipolar world, a new world order and a new value system combine to develop new actors and new industries. Business leaders are focusing more and more on global social issues, putting pressure on international political decisions such as locating the network hubs of creativity and innovation in many aspects of the world economy and culture.
The 21st century is the era of knowledge and creativity where education and innovation are the most important investments. Knowledge is the currency of the future. When drawn with knowledge, the map of the 21st century can be utilized to discover and
understand this new world. This book helps to explain how ‘Geofusion’ provides the opportunities that can give lasting value to the world.
Author: Norbert Csizmadia
How is it that some brands and companies manage to last decades, fending off crises and turbulence and continuing to prosper, while others fail? What does it take to achieve sustainable value and success?
In this timely and important book, Luis Gallardo argues that executives and managers not only have to think holistically (in terms of strategy, structure and operations), but also act personally (to become “rousers”) if they are to succeed in these ever-changing times. As a manager, you have to engage and people, from top to bottom, and provide an understanding of the company’s mission and brand. As well as taking a broad, systems approach, you have to rouse (ignite and excite) the people in your organisation in order to make things happen. This balance between strategy and tactics, big picture and detail, planning and action, corporate direction and personal responsibility is the key to progress and resilience for your company in today’s turbulent times.
In 2017, cryptocurrencies took the world by storm as the currency of the future, with the most popular (Bitcoin) trading at $7,000 and worth a total market cap of nearly $120 billion. But what is cryptocurrency and why is it important to today's investor?
This book provides investors of all levels with an up-to-date insider's view of the world of cryptocurrency and how it enacted the largest redistribution of wealth in history. It explains blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrency and hailed as the greatest advancement since the invention of the Internet. It provides guidance on investing and trading in cryptocurrency, including ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings). And it examines the future: where cryptocurrencies are likely to be in five years and beyond, and what is really on offer to investors.
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