Throughout the book, numerous determining tools, tables and diagrams support premises, provide insight and offer practical advice. Additionally, the book is an absolute pleasure to read ... jargon-less, concise and wonderfully free of any attempts to impress us with its belief-shattering, counter-intuitive findings. So, slip the best management book we’ve read in a while into your summer reading, or between your eyes and thumb fad pad.
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The Innovator’s DNA by Clayton M. Christensen, Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen
Buy Now The book is intelligent, insightful, and extremely well crafted. Chapters and stories flow smoothly; diagrams are immediately understandable; the writing itself is simple, clear and engaging. Even the Appendices (E.g., children opening your mind) and Bibliography (E.g. how…
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Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B Cialdini
Have you ever gotten an unsolicited key-chain in the mail, and donated money to the charity that sent it? At Christmas time, have you wondered why it’s suddenly impossible to find that special toy your child wants? At some point in your life, have you found yourself wanting to keep up with “the Jones’s”? Or against your better judgment, have agreed to accept less-than favourable conditions in a negotiation?
Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook – A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, And Betrayal by Ben Mezrich
Buy Now With Peter Hiddema’s launch into Facebook, it seems only fitting we talk about Ben Mezrich’s account of how Facebook itself came into existence. His book is entitled Accidental Billionaires, and tells the story of a genius of an…
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Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller by Jeff Rubin
Transit fares in Canada's largest city recently increased by $.25 per ride. As an infrequent user of public transit (short distances in off-peak hours), I already do a calculation to compare the cost of parking with the cost of my TTC fare. I don't factor in the cost of the gasoline my car uses, I figure I'm not going too far, it can't be that much. If Jeff Rubin is correct, those days are almost over.
Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis
A born storyteller, Michael Lewis shows us how things really worked on Wall Street. The bond traders were presiding over enormous changes in the world economy. Lewis’s job was to transfer money, in the form of bonds, from those outside American who saved to those inside America who consumed.
Getting to Resolution Turning Conflict into Collaboration by Stewart Levine
What is the greatest impediment to productive and satisfying business and personal relationships? According to empowerment guru Stewart Levine, it''s inadequate conflict resolution. Levine''s seven-step model integrates two skills essential for success -- collaboration and conflict resolution -- and emphasizes the importance of a shift in attitude, assumptions, and approaches when facing a problem.
Buy Now As the publishers say: We all know people who are incredibly persuasive. With effortless charm, they manage to somehow gain our trust, interest, and support, time and time again. Is it a gift they are born with? Is…
Take the Bully by the Horns
How often have you wished you knew how to defuse the difficult people who wreak havoc on your life? Whether it's a neighbour who keeps disturbing your peace, an employer who manipulates you into unpaid overtime, a spouse who criticizes and controls your every move, a colleague who uses scare tactics to intimidate you, or a student who teases your child without mercy, Take the Bully by the Horns will give you real-life strategies stop people from taking advantage of you.
The Art and Science of Negotiation
In The Art and Science of Negotiation, Raiffa uses a vast array of specific cases and clear, helpful diagrams to explain the step-by-step processes of negotiation, and translates this deeper understanding into practical guidelines.