The Art of War for Small Business teaches how to Defeat the Competition and Dominate the Market with the Masterful Strategies of Sun Tzu. At the core of this classic treatise is the message that sledgehammer approaches can backfire, and size alone does not guarantee wins. Strategy, positioning, planning, leadership–all play equally significant roles, making Sun Tzu’s teachings perfect for small business owners and entrepreneurs entrenched in fierce competition for customers, market share, talent . . . for their very survival. The Art of War for Small Business is the first book to apply Sun Tzu’s wisdom to the small business arena. Featuring inspiring examples of entrepreneurial success, the book’s 12 timeless lessons reveal how to:
● Choose the right ground for your battles
● Prepare without falling prey to paralysis
● Leverage strengths while overcoming limitations
● Strike competitors’ weakest points and seize every opportunity
● Focus priorities and resources on conquering key challenges
● Go where the enemy is not
● Build and leverage strategic alliances
Big companies may deploy overwhelming forces, but small companies can outsmart, outmaneuver, and outstrategize larger adversaries to capture crucial sectors, serve unmet needs, and emerge victorious.
Publication date 11 Jun 2014
Financial planning is trully an exciting process that can help provide you with the confidence that your future will be more secure. The initial step in this rewarding process is the investment of time to educate yourself. The authors are certain that this book will serve as an invaluable tool as you make complex financial and personal decisions regarding budgeting, insurance, investments, taxes, estate and retirement planning.
Financial Sutra for Malaysians is suitable for virtually everyone because it contains chapters devoted to principles of financial planning, strategies applicable to Malaysians when they are starting out in their careers, middle-aged, and at pre-retirement. Not only is it presented in a concise and easy to understand format, it also presents comprehensive case studies which further enhance ease of use to both the layman and the practitioner.
It is a record of His Royal Highness’ work during the 30 years in which he represented the Government of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, as Minister of Foreign Affairs and, later, as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
As its title suggests, ‘Sana’a to San Jose: 1984-2015’ presents more than a local perspective.
Its focus throughout is on Brunei Darussalam’s relations with the international world of over 200 independent nations.
It sets out to show how a very small nation has made a positive, constructive contribution to this world.
It takes inspiration from the 1984 address by His Majesty on the occasion of joining the United Nations.
It identifies our principal points of international reference as regional, spiritual and global, through the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the United Nations (UN).
Throughout the 30-year period, His Royal Highness stresses the consistency of Brunei Darussalam’s approach to world affairs, from which the country has never veered.
That consistency has remained since the 1984 address to the UN.
The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take
“Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world.” —Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers and The Tipping Point
“Originals is one of the most important and captivating books I have ever read, full of surprising and powerful ideas. It will not only change the way you see the world; it might just change the way you live your life. And it could very well inspire you to change your world.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In
Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didn’t even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo.
Condition: New 5/5 | Language: English | Publisher: ADAM GRANT | Published: Feb 02, 2016 | Format: PAPERBACK | Pages: 336 | ISBN: 9780399564192
The Essential guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big. Million Dollar Women will teach you the concepts, the lexicon, and the steps for taking a business big. It shows you how to network, when to delegate, and when to get extra coaching. Above all, it provides help for overcoming the kind of emotional hurdles you have to jump to join the million dollar-plus business owners—and cheers you on in overcoming every obstacle. With her friendly, pragmatic advice, humor, and an appendix of exercises to take your ideas from theory to practice, Julia Pimsleur’s book is an invaluable reference.
Yes! You can have real success as a small business owner. The life of the small business owner can be lonely. You work around the clock just to survive – it often feels like you need to come up with all of the answers yourself. Until now! Today’s business thought leaders have created the Business Expert Guide to Small Business Success providing you with actionable information you can implement right now. From increasing revenue, to improving quality, to managing costs, this book is the true handbook for the small business owner.Strategic plan design and implementationCash flow management Pricing strategies for profitabilityLeadership and strategic decision-makingSales hiring and compensation conceptsBusiness development, networking and lead generation techniquesSales strategies and tacticsEmployee engagement and development Self and employee motivationLegal and compliance best practicesAnd many more… 21 Business Expert Guide ContributorsForeword by Jill Konrath, author of Snap SellingJeb BlountHarlan GoergerRichard NorrisDanita ByeBill GuertinPaul PershesCindy CohenTim HagenMic PuklichRoger CourvilleDavid HubbardSam RichterSarah DayPeg Jackson, Ph.D.Joseph RiggioHillary FederAndy MillerLee SalzGary GackJohn MyrnaDrew Stevens, Ph.D.
Trump University Entrepreneurship 101 is an up-to-date and expanded edition of the Trump guide to starting a business. Although he has ups and downs like every entrepreneur, Donald Trump is one of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs for good reason–he’s one of the best. In “Trump University Entrepreneurship 101, Second Edition” he teams up with business owner and professor Michael Gordon to show you how to take your dream and turn it into a big-time moneymaker. This new edition is completely updated with timely new material and three new chapters, teaching you how to build a technology venture, even without formal technical education; how to use social networking, Web 2.0, and “cloud computing” to achieve competitive advantages, and how to exploit opportunities during recessionary times. If you dream of starting your own business, this is the inspiring, comprehensive guide that shows you how to do it from planning to starting up to expansion. It shows you how to mobilize resources, develop a workable strategy, write an effective business plan, raise money, negotiate with investors, and launch your business.With a first chapter by TrumpAuthor Michael Gordon is the founder of five successful companies and teaches entrepreneurship at a number of colleges, including the Harvard University Extension School, Babson College and The International School of Management in ParisFully revised and updated including new chapters on hot topics in entrepreneurshipIncludes visual models, case studies, downloadable worksheets, pep talks, and stories from Trump himself. If anyone knows how to succeed in business, it’s Donald Trump and his team of experts from Trump University. If you are ready for your entrepreneurial adventure, here’s all the help you need. 9780470467183
10 iconic entrepreneurs based in Brunei Darussalam reveal their life stories in comprehensive details by sharing the struggles they had to endure during their journey towards success. Inspirational quotes and priceless insights are shared by the icons to guide the young and budding entrepreneurs.
1. About the Author(s): Written by four young authors, Business Icons, hopes to bring public awareness of the struggles faced by the individuals highlighted in the book and also enable the readers to put a name and character to the companies they are so familiar with.
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Ever wondered of the true story behind Hua Ho department store? or Abdul Razak Holdings? how about Chop Jing Chew or Harun’s Gym? Have you ever thought of why and how the individuals who are behind these brands went from managing small scale operations to such estabblished companies? Well then your doubts are going to be answered in this priceless book – Business Icons: The Success stories behind 10 of Brunei Darussalam’s most accomplished individuals
Secrets of Millionaire Students: How any student can earn more than what their parents do using the power of Internet marketing, part-time, without compromising their commitments. Can students really make a living online using legimate, ethical and reputable means? Since the Internet revolution, hundreds of thousands of people have flocked to the Internet to make their wealth. Many have failed, but a unique group of young, energized individuals have taken this competitive industry by the horns and succeeded from as young as 13 years of age. The youth of today not only have a tremendous affinity for the Internet, they also already have what it takes to earn decent four to five figure paychecks online if they have the right strategies at their fingertips. This book outlines marketing strategies used by real people under the age of 23, who are actively creating massive wealth online simply because they dared to. This book is dedicated to all school goers, young entrepreneurs who have a passion for making a difference in the world, and those who are young at heart 9789810811266
So you have a brilliant idea and a pocketful of ambition. Maybe you’ve already started your business. What if you aren’t a born manager? Learn about Managing Your Business, leadership styles and how to use them, plus how to avoid looking like a beginner, make meetings really work, manage diversity, create a great office culture, work efficiently, when to coach and when to terminate, what’s okay and what’s not in the office, when to outsource, whether to diversify, and how to cut costs and spend wisely. These serial entrepreneurs have successfully started seventeen companies, including finance, international sourcing, medical products, innovative dot-com and traditional brick-and-mortar companies. Their Internet-based interactive business resource, ExpertBusinessAdvice.com, provides a wide range of tools for entrepreneurs: planning templates, articles, one-on-one advice, syndicated news and more. Whether your dream business is dog walking or high-tech invention, home-based or web-based, this book will help you manage your new company for success. 9789077256381
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Written with the cooperation of Harvard Business School, The Intelligent Entrepreneur is an instructive and inspiring book for anyone who dreams of starting a successful business. The Intelligent Entrepreneur tells how three HBS graduates turned down six-figure salaries at big corporations, bet on themselves and launched their own new companies. By their ten-year reunion their audacity had paid huge dividends. They’d made many millions of dollars, created hundreds of jobs and left their mark on the world. Based on dozens of interviews with highly successful entrepreneurs, Harvard Business School professors and HBS alumni, “The Intelligent Entrepreneur” tells the compelling and instructive story of how these three young founders developed ideas, assembled teams, built ventures, and achieved their dreams. Along the way, they learned that starting great companies requires much more than a ferocious work ethic or good timing. Their hard-won insight so-distilled into ten key rulesowill help anyone become a successful entrepreneur. 9780753539590
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is recognized as one of the most influential books ever written. In this seminal work, Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step framework for living and working based on fundamental principles or natural laws, giving us the security to adapt to change, and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates. Translated into thirty-four languages and with phenomenal sales, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has been the key to the success of legions of individuals, business leaders and organizations the world over. 9781416502494
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The secrets of the UK’s biggest online entrepreneurs revealed Thinking of starting a business? Already have a business online and looking to take it to the next level? The wonderful world wide web has made creating a start-up that much easier. Thousands of people are out there reaping the rewards the web can bring. If you want to join them, you’ve come to the right place. Profiling today’s foremost web entrepreneurs, Lucy Tobin – who meets successful business founders every week writing an enterprise column for The Evening Standard — takes us through their start-up stories and maps out exactly what’s made them so successful. You’ll hear first hand from the bright sparks behind some of the UK’s top online businesses. With interviews, practical advice and insights, you’ll learn how they did it, what they recommend, and how you can do it too.
1. About the Author(s): Lucy Tobin
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Designers are used to working for clients, but there is nothing better than when the client is oneself. Graphic and product designers, who are skilled with the tools and masters aesthetics, are now in the forefront of this growing entrepreneur movement. Whether personal or collective, drive is the common denominator of all entrepreneurial pursuit; of course, then comes the brilliant idea; and finally the fervent wherewithal to make and market the result. Now in paperback, this book is the first to survey this new field and showcase the innovators who are creating everything from books to furniture, clothes to magazines, plates to surfboards, and more. Through case studies with designers like Dave Eggers, Maira Kalman, Charles Spencer Anderson, Seymour Chwast, Jet Mous, Nicholas Callaway, Jordi Duro, and over thirty more from the United States and Europe, this book explores the whys, hows, and wherefores of the conception and production processes.
1. About the Author(s): Steven Heller and Lita Talarico are co-chairs of the MFA Design program of the School of Visual Arts where students are encouraged to become design entrepreneurs. Heller is the author and co-author of over 100 books on design and popular culture. He is the editor of AIGA VOICE the online design journal and a contributing editor to Print, ID, EYE, and Baseline magazines. For thirty-three years he was an art director of the New York Times and now writes a column for the New York Times Book Review. He is the recipient of the AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement. Talarico holds an MFA in art criticism and is the co-author of books on design, including Design Career. The authors have created a website for the book. To learn more about The Design Entrepreneur, visit http://www.design.sva.edu/sva_de/.
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Mojo is the moment when we do something that’s purposeful, powerful, and positive and the rest of the world recognizes it. This book is about that moment–and how we can create it in our lives, maintain it, and recapture it when we need it. In his follow-up to the New York Times bestseller What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, #1 executive coach Marshall Goldsmith shares the ways in which to get–and keep–our Mojo. Our professional and personal Mojo is impacted by four key factors: identity (who do you think you are), achievement (what have you done lately?), reputation (who do other people think you are–and what have you’ve done lately?), and acceptance (what can you change–and when do you need to just “let it go”?). Goldsmith outlines the positive actions leaders must take, with their teams or themselves, to initiate winning streaks and keep them coming. Mojo is: that positive spirit–towards what we are doing–now–that starts from the inside–and radiates to the outside. Mojo is at its peak when we are experiencing both happiness and meaning in what we are doing and communicating this experience to the world around us. The Mojo Toolkit provides fourteen practical tools to help you achieve both happiness and meaning–not only in business, but in life. 9781401323271
1. About the Author(s): Marshall Goldsmith is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority in helping successful leaders achieve positive, lasting change in behavior: for themselves, their people, and their teams. In November 2009, he was named by The (London) Times and Forbes as one of the fifteen most influential business thinkers in the world. The American Management Association has listed Dr. Goldsmith as one of the fifty great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past eighty years. He is one of a select few executive advisors and coaches who have been asked to work with over 100 major CEOs and their management teams. Marshall teaches executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School and other leasing business schools. His books have sold over one million copies and have been translated into thirty languages. He has regular blogs on Harvard Business, BusinessWeek, and The Huffington Post.
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This is the second in a twelve-title series, a Crash Course for Entrepreneurs, and coaches prospective and new entrepreneurs in sales and marketing for their business. Many novice entrepreneurs have little more than a brilliant idea and a pocketful of ambition. They may not be born sales and marketing gurus. This book tells you exactly what you must know, in simple terms, using real-world examples. In a two-hour read, it walks you through the essentials of sales and marketing any product or service in a reader-friendly way. Learn the difference between sales and marketing, how to write a marketing plan, how to price what you sell, how to make the most of sales and marketing collaterals in all kinds of media, how to get and keep customers in our age of social networks and Internet tools, and how to avoid pitfalls including sales burnout. These serial entrepreneurs will save you time and trouble as you set up and run the sales and marketing of your new company. 9789077256374
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Why are some people and organisations more inventive, pioneering and successful than others? And why are they able to repeat their success again and again? In business, it doesn’t matter what you do, it matters why you do it. “Start with Why” analyses leaders like Martin Luther King Jr and Steve Jobs and discovers that they all think in the same way – they all started with why. Simon Sinek explains the framework needed for businesses to move past knowing what they do to how they do it, and then to ask the more important question – Why? Why do we do what we do? Why do we exist? Learning to ask these questions can unlock the secret to inspirational business. Sinek explains what it truly takes to lead and inspire and how anyone can learn how to do it. 9780241958223 9781591846444
The first in a 12-title series, The Crash Course for Entrepreneurs, which coaches prospective and new entrepreneurs in starting a business. Many novice entrepreneurs have little more than a brilliant idea and a pocketful of ambition. They want to know Now what? This book tells you exactly what you must know, in simple terms, using real-world examples. In a two-hour read, it walks you through each phase of planning and developing your own business and gives seasoned advice in a reader-friendly way. Learn how to decide if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how to test your idea’s worth, what to do after you confirm your idea is brilliant, how to develop your business plan, what else to do before you start your business, how to get financing from banks and elsewhere, how to develop a brand and logo, what legal and tax issues you need to consider, and how to avoid the most common entrepreneurial mistakes. Find out what other critical resources, processes and practices will help ensure your success. Whether your dream business is dog walking or high-tech invention, home-based or web-based, these serial entrepreneurs will save you time and trouble as you set up and run your new company. 9789077256367
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Alpha Dogs tells the inspiring stories of savvy entrepreneurs who discovered the perfect formula and rose to the top. In her personal and probing style, Donna Fenn, a twenty-year veteran of Inc. magazine, introduces eight men and women who share their hard-earned insights and practical tips—from Chris Zane, whose retail bike shop has perfected the art of customer service, to Deb Weidenhamer, who transformed a sleepy auction house with her innovative use of technology. Alpha Dogs is a practical guidebook for every current and aspiring self-starter who wants to stand out and succeed. For years, Donna Fenn has been fascinated with trying to figure out how small businesses in “commodity” industries can outpace the pack, smash their competition and become dominant. For instance, how does one ice cream parlor produce much higher sales than its competitors, and dominate the ice cream market of a city? These star small businesses, or “Alpha Dogs” have eight strategies that make them the leaders of the pack.Each chapter profiles an Alpha Dog who personifies one of the eight strategies. Jim Throneburg in Statesville, NC, created a padded sock for runners, rejuvinating his sock manufacturing company. Lesson: Innovate the Mundane. Norman Mayne gets bag boys and meat cutters to believe in Dorothy Lane Supermarkets in Dayton, Ohio. Lesson: Convert Your Employees. Chris Zane in Branford, Ct. goes above and beyond in the customer service department. Lesson: Seduce Your Employees. Amy Miller in Austin, Texas, built her business, Amy’s Ice Cream, by becoming a part of the Austin scene. Lesson: Engage Your Community. Trish Carter is a commercial bakery in Boston’s gritty Roxbury that sells cookies, along with a reputation for supporting Boston’s inner city. Lesson: Brand Your Company.Mike Schwartz reinvented his Harley Davidson dealership in Wilmington, Delaware by adding a restaurant. Lesson: Embrace Reinvention. Deb Weidenhamer supercharged the auction business in Phoenix, Arizona by supercharging it with technology. Lesson: Transform with Technology. Maria Valbonna’s tiny PR business in San Diego popped when she formed a network. Lesson: Build a Village. 9780060758684
The complete first three seasons of the HBO medieval fantasy drama based on the best-selling novel series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ by George R.R. Martin. Season 1: Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men…all will play the ‘Game of Thrones.’ A new original series based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series. Season 2: The Battle continues in Westeros with feuding families and power hungry rulers. Five Kings vie for a single, all-powerful throne in the all-new season of Game of Thrones – an epic story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honour, conquest and triumph. Season 2 plays out against the backdrop of a fast-approaching winter. In King’s Landing, the coveted Iron Throne is occupied by cruel young Joffrey, counseled by his conniving mother Cersei and uncle Tyrion. But the Lannister hold on the Throne is under assault on many fronts. There’s Robb Stark, son of the slain Lord of Winterfell, Ned Stark; Daenerys Targaryen, who looks to shore up her depleted power through three newborn dragons; Stannis Baratheon, eldest brother of the late King Robert; and Stannis’ brother Renly, who has maintained his own claim since fleeing King’s Landing. In the meantime, a new leader is rising among the wildlings North of the Wall, adding new perils for Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch. With tensions and treaties, animosity and alliances, Season 2 of Game of Thrones promises to be a thrilling journey through a riveting, unforgettable landscape. Season 3: In Season 3, family and loyalty will be the overarching themes, and many critic