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In 1862, in the city of Santiago de Cuba, a family-owned business purchased a distillery, producing the first bottle of what would become known as BACARDÍ rum. In the years that followed, Bacardi expanded to become a globally recognized household name, renowned for its premium quality white rum. The Rise of Bacardi tells the story of the Bacardi company, from its origins in the mid-19th century to its expansion in the early 20th to its international acclaim as the world's leading manufacturer of spirits today. This is the story of a company, but it is also the story of a family who has faced political and societal upheaval, from the Spanish American War to American Prohibition and the Cuban Revolution, and has continued to go from strength to strength over the last 150 years. As a member of the Bacardí family and former employee of the company, Jorge Del Rosal provides a unique insider's point of view in parallel to his own story as the company expanded in the latter half of the 20th century to today.
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.
Ji Qi is one of contemporary China’s most successful and imaginative entrepreneurs, who has taken three companies to the 10 billion dollar level in a little over a decade, which is unprecedented in the entreprenuerialworld. Rather than knowing how to generate wealth and to lead a company,Ji Qi believes the metaphysical is more important: “Knowledge affects action, the metaphysical determines the physical.” This unique book represents the inner journey taken by the author as an entrepreneur – his thoughts and reflections on the meaning of life, work and success. As well as offering a unique perspective on succeeding in the Chinese market, this book provides original insights on Chinese philosophy and weaving that into management and being an entrepreneur in today’s world.
Author: Ji Qi
The Entrepreneurial Myth is a timely challenge to redesign entrepreneurship for the health and wealth of all. Entrepreneurs are deified as all-powerful, never-fail gurus who shoulder our collective necessity for enterprise. Promoted through education, politics and media, the mythical entrepreneur bears little relation to the messy reality of running a small business. Based on analysis spanning 30 years, this book challenges the pervasive misrepresentation of business creators in the UK, US, India and China. It examines how The Entrepreneurial Myth damages entrepreneur's mental health, skews public policy, amplifies business failure rates and undermines global economies.
Hear a heartfelt call to business people and politicians, legislators and educators, to redesign enterprise for the next generation. Help strip The Entrepreneurial Myth of its power and recalibrate business success. Seize this vital opportunity to boost entrepreneurial wellbeing and resilience. This book is a timely invitation to build a more reflective, more effective entrepreneurship for the health and wealth of all.Author: Louise Nicolson Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN: 978-1-912555-08-6 FORMAT: 216 x 135mm Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 240 pp
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It is a given that if you want success as an entrepreneur you need passion, creativity, spontaneity and bags of energy. Sure, you need to know how to run a business, but it is identifying and answering for yourself the crucial why questions that will lead to successful entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneur’s Book explains what these ‘why’ questions are and why they are so importantAuthor: Neil Francis Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:978-1-911498-81-0 FORMAT: 180 x 120mm Bookbinding: Hardback Number of pages: 128 pp
In 2012, the Chinese company Huawei Technologies overtook Ericsson to become the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, firmly establishing itself on the world business map. Today, it has over 180,000 employees worldwide and achieved record profits in 2014 of $7.3 billion. This book provides a deep and clear understanding of Huawei’s management philosophy and strategy. Central to this is the company’s orientation towards customers – that customer satisfaction is the base criterion for measuring Huawei’s work. The author also examines Huawei’s strategy for long-term growth, and especially the principles related to organizational design and operations, the constant improvement of end-to-end procedures, and the management of change. In short, the book reveals how to manage and grow a world-class high-tech company.
Author: WeiWei HuangPublisher: LID Publishing ISBN: 978-1-911498-71-1 FORMAT: 234x156 mm Bookbinding: Hardback Number of pages: 424
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The book is about the history of Natuzzi, Italy's largest furniture house. Founded back in 1959 by Pasquale Natuzzi - current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - in a small village in the South of Italy, Natuzzi is today among the largest players in its sector, with seven manufacturing plants, twelve commercial offices and more than 1200 points of sale worldwide. This book tracks the history of the company, using stories and anecdotes collected through interviews and reading the house organ magazine and the press releases since 1990. The beauty of the company's history lies in putting its social ethical mission at its heart since the beginning while still adopting industrial techniques.Author: Luca Condosta Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN: 978-1-911498-59-9 FORMAT: 234x156mm Bookbinding: Harback Number of pages: 210
Since its origins in the 1920s as a refrigerator factory in Qingdao supplying the Chinese market, Haier has risen to become a major multinational company, overtaking the likes of Whirlpool and LG, to become the world’s leading manufacturer of household appliances today, with revenues of $30 billion. How did Haier achieve this amazing feat?
This book examines Haier’s organizational transformation, which can be traced back to 1984 when Zhang Ruimin (Haier’s current CEO) joined the company, and which became the essence of Haier’s sustained competitive advantage. In particular, it looks at the ͞RDHY Win-Win Model of Employee-Customer Integration͟, the latest management practice in Haier, which has had a profound effect on the company’s performance, and which has captured the attention of academics and managers around the world.Author: Cao Yangfeng Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN: 978-1-911498-62-9 FORMAT: 234x156mm Bookbinding: Harback Number of pages: 302pp
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Huawei Technologies is today the world's largest telecoms equipment manufacturer and second behind Apple in smartphones. Its emergence into a multinational today is based on the company's research & development prowess. Of its 175,000 employees around the world, 75,000 are engaged in R&D. This book provides extraordinary insight into Huawei's research, development, and innovation. It contains the stories of the individuals who made the breakthroughs that enabled Huawei to ultimately become a world-class technology company. Their personal stories tell us about the extraordinary perseverance, focus, and thinking required for companies to take innovation to the highest level. One of the cornerstones of Huawei's global success is its embrace of innovation - this book provides an original perspective on that.Author: Tian Tao Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN: 9781911498551 FORMAT: 216x138 mm Bookbinding: Paperback w/flaps Number of pages: 288pp
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Founded in 1987 by a former engineer in China's People's Liberation Army (Ren Zhengfei), Huawei Technologies is today the world's largest telecoms equipment manufacturer and second behind Apple in smartphones. Its emergence into a multinational with over 175,000 employees all around the world is nothing short of extraordinary. This book gets to the heart of the pioneers within Huawei - the individuals who blazed a trail through unexplored and undeveloped territories, that enabled Huawei to expand globally in such impressive terms. Their personal stories tell us about the extraordinary commitment, determination, and ability required for companies to establish new ground in some of the most difficult parts of the world. This unconventional form of heroism remains a central part of Huawei's culture and makes it stand out in today's business world.Author: Tian Tao Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN: 9781911498551 FORMAT: 216x138 mm Bookbinding: Paperback w/flaps Number of pages: 288pp
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China’s economic rise and influence has been one of the most significant developments in the global economy of recent times. A driving force behind this expansion has been the private entrepreneurs and companies of China, some of which have literally redefined the economic and business landscape, both inside and outside of China. Wang Jianlin is one such entrepreneur. From small beginnings as an unknown soldier, Wang ventured into business and led a residential development company that was in imminent danger of going bankrupt. He turned the business around, and today, the Dalian Wanda Group is a transnational enterprise that has become a major player in real estate, football and the entertainment industry. This is the inside story of Asia’s richest man, his rise from humble origins, who became one of China’s great entrepreneur heroes, and whose presence today is pursued by the world’s most important political and business leaders.Author: Zhou Xuan Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:978-1-911498-27-8 FORMAT: 198 x 129mm Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 256 pp
China's economic rise and influence has been one of the most significant developments in the global economy of recent times. A driving force behind this expansion has been the private entrepreneurs and companies of China, some of which have literally redefined the economic and business landscape, both inside and outside of China. Ma Huateng (Pony Ma) is one such entrepreneur. In 1998, he co-founded Tencent Inc, starting with the company's QQ instant messaging tool that became a huge hit in China. Under Ma's leadership, Tencent has moved into web portals, social networks, multi-player games and e-commerce, making the company today an Internet powerhouse and China's number one brand. Ma himself was hailed by Time magazine in 2014 as one of the world's most influential people. This book examines the rise of Ma and Tencent, known for their truly innovative thinking and approach to technology and business.Author: Leng Hu Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:978-1-911498-28-5 FORMAT: 198 x 129mm Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 256 pp