Books

Suicide of the West

Suicide of the West

One hundred years ago, most Westerners felt tremendous pride and confidence in their civilisation. They knew what it stood for, and they believed in it. Today that sense has gone. That is largely because the six principal ideas which underpinned Western confidence – those of Christianity, optimism, science, economic growth, liberalism and individualism – have suffered a century of...

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Smart Strategy

Smart Strategy

Everyone knows that strategy is the cornerstone of any business. But very few people know how to make it work for them. What do smart people know about strategy that the rest of us don’t? And how can we learn from the best and apply the lessons for ourselves? Smart Strategy gives you everything you need to devise a great strategy and keep it on track. Watch your sales grow and your company...

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Smart Leadership

Smart Leadership

Smart Leadership provides a completely up to date overview of the current thinking on leadership. It outlines the latest theories and principles you need to apply to be a successful leader and includes tips and wisdom from the greatest business thinkers and writers. Smart books are essential primers to the key issues facing business people. They are practical and action-oriented, providing...

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Simply Strategy

Simply Strategy

Are you responsible for devising the strategy for your business unit? Want to make sure you have a smart, achievable and effective strategy but not sure where to start? This book gives you strategy in a nutshell. Everything you need to know to assess your business unit and build an effective strategy for future profitability is here. The core of the book is a step-by-step guide to strategy that...

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Breakup!

Breakup!

In the space of two years, dozens of the most famous companies in the United States have all elected to self-destruct: ITT, Grace, Marrion, AT&T, 3M, Baxter, Tenneco, Anheuser Busch, Ralston Purina, General Motors, Corning, Dial, and Dun & Bradstreet. What on earth is going on? As the authors of this hard-hitting book explain, what’s going on is a rush to unlock the nearly $1...

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The Power Laws of Business

The Power Laws of Business

In this sequel to the bestselling “The 80/20 Principle”, Richard Koch reveals how things really work – the universal, powerful patterns in nature, society, organizations and markets, the power laws – that can be applied successfully to life and business in the early 21st century. Drawn from every element of the sciences, these power laws provide clues as to how the world...

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