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Uncommon Sense, Common Nonsense: Why some organisations consistently outperform others
Uncommon Sense, Common Nonsense: Why some organisations consistently outperform others
by Jules Goddard
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Really great business book - kills common myths, packed with common sense insights, 10 Nov 2012
"Uncommon sense, Common nonsense" is a much-needed blast of fresh air from Jules Goddard and Tony Eccles. Clever, witty, challenging and provocative, a sharply written and entertaining attack on all kinds of management myths, warning of the dangerous and futile nonsense promoted by many so-called business gurus. It is full of leadership common sense.

"Uncommon sense, Common nonsense" is deeply rooted in the daily realities of business life. It will challenge how you think about running a corporation, leading teams, making things happen. The authors are not asking you to agree with every page, but you will find fresh insights in every chapter.
Worth buying just to learn about "Discovery Programmes"

"Uncommon sense, Common nonsense" is worth buying just for the "how to" section on running Discovery Programmes, which many large corporations have used to transform their vision, leadership and strategy.

The book is down to earth, courageous and contains the ring of truth. The authors are targeting leaders who are at heart "radical optimists", to "make a dent in many of the tired and cynical assumptions that kill enthusiasm at work and act as a drag on creativity and ingenuity".

The Genetic Revolution
The Genetic Revolution
by Patrick Dixon
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read intro to the genetic revolution - changing life, 14 Dec 1999
This review is from: The Genetic Revolution (Paperback)
This book made headlines when first published in 1993 (updated since), with sensational reports of a Bristish scientist attempting to clone a human being for spare parts (cull the fetus). Many of the startling predictions made then have already been fulfilled.
Every aspect of gene technology is covered from GM foods to germ warfare, human cloning, designer babies, gene screening and medical breakthroughs.
Computer technology changes what we do - but gene technology changes who we are. How many human genes does an animal have to have to gain human rights? Answer: 1.6% if the right 1.6%. (Monkeys are 97% human genetically).
"We urgently need gene technology to cure disease and feed the world but we do need to ask what kind of world we are creating now we have the ability to alter the very basis of life itself."
Dr Patrick Dixon is a physician and a futurist, a well-know international lecturer on global trends and has been heavily involved in media debate on gene issues over the last six years.
His web pages have up to 110,000 hits a week while his cloning bulletin board has had over 50,000 message reads in a few months...

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