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Raising the Bar: Creating Value with the UN Global Compact
Raising the Bar: Creating Value with the UN Global Compact
by Claude Fussler
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read a good start but falls short of being really useful, 15 Jun. 2008
Interesting coverage of the issue, a mix of examples and introduction to CSR frameworks explaining how the compact's 10 principles might be implemented in practice, giving a high level structure to developing a CSR policy for a company.
A great resource for a company/individual looking to start to build a business case for CSR within their organisation. However it falls of giving much detail on the actual tools one might use to undertake internal analysis. Instead it leads you to company websites that you would have to engage to help you with process. Perhaps this is why in 5 years only 2300 companies have signed up.
A good start anyway.


Sticky Wisdom
Sticky Wisdom
by Dave Allan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.48

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great read, 23 Sept. 2007
This review is from: Sticky Wisdom (Paperback)
Written clearly, without patronising the reader. A book created by masters of innovation. Good techniques and tips as well as really interesting applicable cultural perspectives for an organisation wanting to move it's product development strategy forward.

This book is well worth 8 quid as it will help shape/structure your thinking on being innovative, as well as providing you with a 'toolkit' of language to encourage supportive innovative behaviours in others, who are determined to think too critically about fledgling ideas before they have had a chance to grow into potential winners.

Whatif also was 2004/5 best company to work for in the UK which in itself gives weight to the ideas in this book.


Mastering the Case Interview: The Complete Guide to Management, Marketing, and Strategic Consulting Case Interviews, 4th Edition
Mastering the Case Interview: The Complete Guide to Management, Marketing, and Strategic Consulting Case Interviews, 4th Edition
by Alexander Chernev
Edition: Paperback

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars well its okay, 13 Sept. 2007
I would say that it is a very average effort at teaching case study methodology.

It contains 4 different approaches to answering case study questions and deals with the theory in some depth but when coming to exemplify these methods gives little identification of how these models fit with the theory before. For example it identifies that for "Action Planning" cases the reader should use the Goal, strategy, tactics, implementation, control framework but in the 20 pages of examples given, the use of that framework is not explain nor seemingly followed.

Thus it seems somewhat haphazard use of frameworks to the reader and a little poorly-structured (which is what one of the key criteria that one ist trying to learn from the book).

Similarly, it poses many interesting questions but without providing answers to help individuals know if their solutions are valid or not. For example "what is unique about the number 854917632?" leads us to pose several suggestions but without confirmation of the result sought by the examiners. - frustrating to say the least.

I would look elsewhere for guides to case study. Indeed good use of google brings up better free powerpoints/pdfs that are preferable.


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