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Author: Andy Law
The emerging alternatives to Western brands: From Istanbul to Indonesia
This book charts the emergence of a vibrant new type of brand from the emerging markets. This new type of brand is Made With ‚Äď more concerned with design, community and fusion ‚Äď rather than the classic Western brand that is ‚ÄúMade by‚ÄĚ (by Coco Chanel or Steve Jobs) based upon the cult of the ego, icon, author and personality. Through following the inside story of these brands, the reader gets an insightful access into these newly emerging societies, their values and aspirations.
The region which this book covers is the Islamic Interland, taking in interviews with leading brand creators in locations including Istanbul, Beirut, Dubai, Jordan, Jakarta and many others across the Middle and Far East. In these pages you will meet the producer of a TV show that was a hit in 53 countries, Obama‚Äôs State Representative to the Muslim World, pioneers of the Arabic Web scene involved in $100m+ deals, social venture pioneers and activists, secular democrats and hijab wearing fashionistas, and a full cast of fabulous creative designers, entrepreneurs and artists in many different creative fields.
Author: John Grant
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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 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 author‚Äôs 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
The secrets of rejuvenation for menSomewhere between 40 and 50, the ageing process starts in most men. It impacts negatively on their mood, energy levels and their sex drive. It‚Äôs a downward spiral that most men notice with dread and which influences the rest of their lives. Michael Hogg spent the first 40 years of his life learning how to live, building his career and creating wealth. As he hit his 40s, not only did Mother Nature start ageing him, but he is also went through a classic ‚Äúmiddle-age crisis‚ÄĚ that saw him lose his family and high-powered job. This book is partly about Michael‚Äôs journey of rejuvenation and his obsession with getting fit and healthy as he got older. In doing so, it also describes the various treatments and preventative solutions to help men fight the ageing process, with expert input from medical doctors and psychologists. Ultimately, the book is an inspiration to any middle-age man wanting to enjoy the best years of their life in a healthy and fit state.
Author: Michael Hogg
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 today‚Äôs 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 art of corporate storytellingAuthor: Kevin Duncan People find it difficult to express ideas and solve problems purely with words. They find it much easier to use diagrams. Distilled into this single, handy-sized volume are 50 of the most useful diagrams, which are used by consultants, academics, MBA students and smart managers globally to aid their problem-solving and thinking. Triangle and pyramids, grids and axes, timelines, flows and concepts, circles ‚Äď the 50 diagrams are each visually presented and then explained in an accessible manner, including tips and advice on how you can apply them to your own situations.
Authors:¬†Mark Ridley and¬†Ian MillsThis powerful and inspirational book will¬†help you to make better sense of the things¬†that happen to you in your working and¬†personal lives ‚Äď and to achieve success. It¬†is intended to help anyone make sense of the things that happen to you in your working and personal lives. It will help you travel with a different point of view and do things differently. In particular, it will inspire you to process, handle, manage and affect the daily things that happen to you so that you can change, alter and influence the results.
Long-term thinking and planning is such an ingrained part of everyday life that we tend either not to see it or merely take it for granted. From pensions, retirement, holiday planning, marriage (or divorce) to corporate strategy and choosing the right school for our kids ‚Äď the assumptions we make about tomorrow tend to be sketchy at best! Why do we so often underplay such important future plans in our lives?
One of the main reasons is that we have never been given the right tools with which to think and plan ahead. Futurology ‚Äď the art of thinking ahead ‚Äď has often been relegated to science fiction writers and witch doctors. In fact, it's a tool that can actually help us understand and plan for a better future for ourselves. This book, by a leading futurologist, presents the practical tools of long-term thinking and planning to the everyday situations that we all face.
Why is it that some companies/brands succeed with women and others don‚Äôt? In sectors as valuable as telecoms, financial services, consumer electronics, cars, technology, gaming and utilities, women consistently report low levels of interest, and demonstrate lower levels of engagement than their male counterparts. Can companies really afford to miss out like this?
Successful modern-day companies approach the male and female opportunity as equally lucrative and exciting. They involve and include feminine interests in the development of their products, services, brands and marketing to ensure they appeal to the entire mainstream audience rather than just one half of it. This book reveals why it is that some companies succeed with women and others don‚Äôt. It outlines the key determinants that make up brands which appeal to both men and women, and the opportunities that presents.Author:¬† Jane Cunningham and Philippa Roberts
If you work in business, the chances are you have fallen under the poisonous spell of business bullshit and jargon. Very few of us seem able to avoid ‚Äúreaching out‚ÄĚ, or ‚Äútouching base‚ÄĚ, or ‚Äúshifting paradigms‚ÄĚ, or ‚Äúthinking outside the box‚ÄĚ. No longer solely the province of management consultants, investors and MBA types, business gobbledygook has mesmerized the rank and file around the globe.
Help is at hand with this Dictionary of Business Bullshit, aptly described as ‚Äúthe world‚Äôs most comprehensive collection‚ÄĚ of the top 2,000 business terms and jargon that have infected us all. Stay sane (and keep your colleagues and customers from suffocating you) from the business bullshit madness by having this dictionary by your side. Based on his wide and extensive experience with business bullshit, Kevin Duncan deciphers the terms and language of modern-day business speak.Author:¬† Kevin Ducan
Author:¬† Luis Gallardo