Book reviews
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  • How To Choose
    A Matter of Choice. Each living human being has to make a lot of choices. Author David Freemantle expounds that making a choice is really about our values. This book helps you to focus on what's really important in life and how it affects your decision in your work life ingredients - which are just as crucial.

  • The Entrepreneur, 21 Golden Rules for the Global Business Manager
    Becoming an entrepreneur is really about thinking deep and working hard. With a 'Can-Do' and a 'Never-Say-Die' attitude, William E. Heinecke shares his business acumen and personal insights as an entrepreneur with candour and wit with his 21 Golden Rules. Heinecke is a master communicator who gets his points across effectively. In essence, this book will change your life if you take it to heart.

  • Seven Miracles of Management
    Man must realise that he cannot operate with double-standards - with one set of principles for conducting business affairs, and another opposing set of rules for living life. The author Alan Downs, articulated that the world sorely needs a complete change of mindset. Read this book, and learn how "you can make a big difference" to the human condition. Start now. The rewards will be just as real and lasting for you.

  • The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success
    The premise for this remarkable book is a simple yet profound one. It follows from a basic and fundamental principle. Everything around us - in the visible and invisible world - are guided by natural laws. Put another way, all activities are based on reciprocal relationships.

  • The Social Life of Information
    Conventional wisdom about the information revolution tends to proclaim the end of the old-world economy. Fortunately for us, such overly-simplified views are not the all-pervasive mainstream mindset. What follows is the expose that IT by itself, will not work unless such new technologies empower and enhance the relationships of the community and the various institutions within the social ecosystem.

  • Leading The Revolution
    Much has been written about business strategy. But rarely does one encounter a practical yet insightful book on strategy that challenges one's views on the organisational status quo. Get ready to ride on an unsettling journey filled with alternative views - one that will shake your opinion on business-as-usual practical reality.

  • Working Knowledge
    To sustain their competitive edge in the knowledge-based economy, most (if not all) companies realise that knowledge management is a critical issue. This enlightening book covers the salient points of the knowledge management equation and is a good indication of where knowledge can be used to add value to the human experience.

  • Conquering Organisational Change
    Change is difficult to implement and execute and that's why most CEOs get blind-sided by the symptoms rather than the causes. Yet, more critical to a company's ability to survive and prosper is the ability to manage change successfully. Why is this the case? Put simply, the pace of change is phenomenal. Nowadays, organisations are forced to change at a far greater frequency than ever before.

  • Brand Warfare
    The importance of a strong brand is widely understood. However, building the brand is still just as misunderstood as the idea of how to use a brand. A brand is everything that the company does, the information you want to communicate to consumers, as well as the information you actually communicate to the enduser. Thus, the brand should be the starting point and final point - that drives everything that a corporation does, both internally and externally - and thus manifest the power behind the brand name.

  • The Relationship-Based Enterprise
    Paradigm shifts ebb and flow. But good relationships - with customers, suppliers, and other businesses - have been the keystone of business for thousands of years. The new economy term called CRM or Customer Relationship Management represents an idea that has its origins in the old economy. Today, more than ever before, CRM-based technologies are playing a significant role in helping companies to sustain economic growth.

  • The Relationship-Based Enterprise
    Paradigm shifts ebb and flow. But good relationships - with customers, suppliers, and other businesses - have been the keystone of business for thousands of years. The new economy term called CRM or Customer Relationship Management represents an idea that has its origins in the old economy. Today, more than ever before, CRM-based technologies are playing a significant role in helping companies to sustain economic growth.

  • Profit from the Core
    Paradigms come, paradigms go, but the business fundamentals remain. Why? Simply because the business process involves the age-old ideas of profit and return-on-investment. In other words, a business today requires a back-tobasics approach of following enduring economic principles.

  • Keeping the People Who Keep You in Business
    Talented people are hard to find, hard to hire, and even harder to retain. This is especially the case in the knowledge-based economy. Because of the premium paid for talent, smart employees are on-the-move these days. Why? To seek better opportunities, enhanced material rewards, greater job satisfaction, and more self-fulfillment.

  • Common Knowledge
    This profound book takes the reader through the realities of knowledge sharing - and the reasons why it cannot be an exercise of "one-size-fits-all" - simply because no two organisations are alike no matter how similar they may seem.

  • The Age of Innovation
    Filled with practical principles that can impact your daily experience - with the tools that render a resourceful and competitive edge - the "innovative contents" can be a big help to give your company that added stimulus to court lasting success.

  • The Handbook of Project-Based Management
    This book is about managing the change process through projects, and the critical role that project management plays. "Project management is the art and science of converting vision into reality." It's about new approaches to general management based on projects. The emphasis is on managing change which by itself can be a very challenging and dynamic endeavour.

  • The Smart Way to Buy Information Technology
    The benefits IT brings needs no elaboration. However, getting the right IT solutions into your organisation can make the difference between acquiring a white elephant and a wise investment. This book has a simple goal: To help you maximise value and thus avoid costly pitfalls in procuring IT for your organisation.

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