Improving Performance through “Business Facilitation”

Facilitation is the art of helping others to do things for themselves. Sounds good, but why we care about what the employees want to do for themselves? There are many reasons but two key motivations are: As organizations are increasingly competing for knowledge workers, telling people “what to do” will not do much good if…

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Want to Talk Like TED? Read this book!

Have you ever watched one of those TED videos on YouTube where presenters share their ideas about business and technology in an amazingly appealing way? Did you ever how those speakers mastered the presentation skill? If the answer is yes, then you might want to read Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the…

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Earth Wars: The Battle for Global Resources

Australian Journalist Geoff Hiscock has written an interesting about one of the more hidden wars of today’s economies: The quest for finding and exploring natural resources! The global competition for scarce natural resources that pits the West against the super-hot economies of China and India, plus a clutch of other contenders including Russia, Brazil, and…

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If you are laid off, you need a “Reset”: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues

Welcome to the new world of job insecurity: It’s no secret that nowadays, with higher business uncertainty, more and more people are being laid off and this is not necessarily because of their performance. The question is then: How to deal with it? Reset: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues and Get Ready for Your Next…

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Great Book on Internet Titans: “The Age of the Platform”

For the last two decades, along with the rise of software and Internet companies, platform leadership and locking the customers with a dominant set of electronic products has been the center of the attention both for business executives and scholars. Here comes an award-winning book which examines this in today’s age: Winner in the Axiom…

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Our Picks: Top 7 Books on Strategy

The rules of the game in the business world are rapidly changing and therefore, executives not only need to equip themselves with the knowledge of enduring principles but also fresh ideas. That’s why we decided to provide our readers with a hand-picked selection of great reads on strategy. We hope you enjoy the list and…

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“Selling to China” By Stanley Chao

tanley Chao is an American Chinese and the son of Chinese immigrants who escaped from the Communist takeover of China in 1949. He grew up in a very traditional Chinese family: living with 3 generations under one roof, speaking only Chinese until grade school, learning that anything less than an A grade was unacceptable, and…

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A Look At “How Cool Brands Stay Hot”

rom Joeri Van den Bergh, managing partner of InSites Consulting and Mattias Behrer, a Senior Vice President of MTV North Europe, comes a book which was certainly overdue in the world of branding: Today, youngesters live in a world dominated by social networks, cell phone communications and messaging, and video games. Yet most of the…

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