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Winning Strategies for the Indian Market
Winning Strategies for the Indian Market
by Anuradha Dayal-Gulati
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Detailed report on the status of India's leading industries, 5 Nov. 2012
India has 1.1 billion people, about one of every six human beings on Earth. Until recently, most of these people were desperately poor. But while abject poverty remains an extremely daunting problem, many Indians are moving quickly into the middle class, a shift that offers a foundation for sustained growth and development. Editors Anuradha Dayal-Gulati and Dipak Jain - working with numerous informed contributors - provide an intriguing road map to the Indian marketplace, with insights about the prospects and challenges in several pivotal industrial sectors. This statistics-heavy compendium is thorough, though the style and quality of each chapter varies from one author's contribution to the next. Nevertheless, getAbstract recommends this fine book to anyone interested in India's industrial growth, opportunities, challenges and mysteries and to corporate executives with an interest in India as a market.


The New Edge in Knowledge: How Knowledge Management Is Changing the Way We Do Business
The New Edge in Knowledge: How Knowledge Management Is Changing the Way We Do Business
by Carla O′Dell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £33.38

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Practical guide to implementing a knowledge management strategy, 5 Nov. 2012
Knowledge management (KM) experts Dr. Carla O'Dell and Cindy Hubert present a framework for determining your organization's "critical knowledge," which includes what you know about your customers, your technology and technical capabilities, your manufacturing and distribution, your marketing strategies, your internal and fiscal policies, your corporate history and future plans, and more. They help you construct a strategic business case for KM, select the right KM programming and incorporate it into your employees' daily work, while demonstrating how to take advantage of emerging technologies and mobile devices to build networks and share knowledge. getAbstract recommends this useful guide to planning, launching, implementing and managing an effective KM program to managers, HR professionals and other executives looking for a road map to knowledge management.


The Evolution of Technical Analysis: Financial Prediction from Babylonian Tablets to Bloomberg Terminals
The Evolution of Technical Analysis: Financial Prediction from Babylonian Tablets to Bloomberg Terminals
by Andrew W. Lo
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £23.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging history of financial forecasting from Mesopotamia to Wall Street, 31 Oct. 2012
Finance professor Andrew W. Lo and research specialist Jasmina Hasanhodzic present a history of finance and of the development of business and stock markets. Their informative research connects the commerce of ancient times to modern practices, theories and analytical methods. getAbstract recommends this sweeping and engaging history to professionals curious about how business evolved and to students majoring in economics, finance, history or related disciplines.


The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow
The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow
by John H. Zenger
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.96

4.0 out of 5 stars Expert handbook on workplace coaching, 31 Oct. 2012
Managers who try to coach their employees often make wrongheaded assumptions about what their staffers think. They offer unhelpful advice about what staffers should do to improve their work, and this is exactly what coaching should not be. Human Resource Development Hall of Famer John H. Zenger and his colleague Kathleen Stinnett spell out everything for managers who haven't a clue about coaching or how to conduct coaching sessions. getAbstract recommends discovering whether you need this helpful manual in much the same way that the authors suggest using when you conduct coaching sessions: by asking questions. Do your employees need coaching? Do you feel ready to coach? What can you do to learn more about being a coach? Would reading thoughtful information about coaching help? If so, this is the book for you.


World 3.0: Global Prosperity and How to Achieve It
World 3.0: Global Prosperity and How to Achieve It
by Pankaj Ghemawat
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new, workable prescription for globalization in the future "World 3.0", 30 Oct. 2012
Judging from the hype, globalization is either the best thing that's ever happened to the world and its economy or the death knell for civilization as we know it. The truth lies somewhere in the middle, and that's where economist Pankaj Ghemawat wants to lead you in this smart, exhaustive study of the realities of the "semiglobalized" world. Given that there's no turning back, he posits that a more realistic approach to globalization will result in more fairness, greater productivity and increased affluence for developed and developing countries. His formula for making the planet a better place calls for free and open markets with judicious, appropriate regulation. Although the book doesn't dwell on concrete proposals, and it becomes increasingly theoretical in its last two sections, Ghemawat does a superlative job of debunking exaggerated fears about globalization and highlighting its realities. getAbstract recommends this intelligent look forward at the potential of "World 3.0."


Pushback: How Smart Women Ask--and Stand Up--for What They Want
Pushback: How Smart Women Ask--and Stand Up--for What They Want
by Selena Rezvani
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.87

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide for helping women negotiate: You don't have to be pushy to push back., 30 Oct. 2012
The Bible says to ask and you will receive, yet many women are reticent about asking. Women now earn more advanced degrees than men, outnumber men in the workforce and control more than half the world's wealth. But when it comes to workplace negotiations, instead of "pushing back," many women accept less than ideal working conditions. Women's leadership policy consultant Selena Rezvani offers a four-step formula that women can follow to improve their negotiation skills. While Rezvani's practical advice is just as useful for men as it is for women, her analysis of many women's attitudes toward negotiation is superbly accurate, and a lot of female readers will identify with her hypothesis. getAbstract recommends Rezvani's self-advocacy skills, which women at all career levels can use to boost their negotiating confidence.


Personal Productivity Secrets: Do What You Never Thought Possible with Your Time and Attention... and Regain Control of Your Life
Personal Productivity Secrets: Do What You Never Thought Possible with Your Time and Attention... and Regain Control of Your Life
by Maura Nevel Thomas
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Expert guide on how to increase personal productivity, 30 Oct. 2012
No one can manage time - everyone gets the same 24 hours each day. Productivity expert Maura Nevel Thomas says to focus instead on managing your attention because what you focus on daily will govern what you accomplish. She explains how to organize yourself to deal with the activities that matter most. And, she discusses strategies you can use to be more productive under the rubric "Empowered Productivity System." The caveat is that her advice adds up as more of a philosophical approach applied by heeding some practical recommendations than as a step-by-step linear system. So while that misnomer may lead you to expect a literal 1-2-3 system, that's not exactly what you'll find. However, her manual delivers quite well on the more important promise in its title: Thomas's "productivity secrets" are very solid. getAbstract recommends her tactics to everyone who wants to become more productive.


Good Works!: Marketing and Corporate Initiatives that Build a Better World...and the Bottom Line
Good Works!: Marketing and Corporate Initiatives that Build a Better World...and the Bottom Line
by Philip Kotler
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.77

5.0 out of 5 stars A practical and inspiring guide to corporate social giving, 26 Oct. 2012
David Hessekiel, Nancy R. Lee - both leading experts on marketing and social programing - and marketing guru Philip Kotler joined forces to write a practical guide to implementing effective corporate social initiatives. The authors explain what corporate social responsibility (CSR) is and how its landscape has changed over the last 20-odd years. They suggest how to establish the best relationship between your firm's goals and the goals of a charitable campaign. Then they identify six types of initiatives and add illustrative case studies to show how each one works. The examples are interesting, relatable and moving. getAbstract recommends this guide to marketing executives, PR representatives, corporate donors and nonprofit professionals. But beware: You may become so inspired that you'll want to jump right in.


Seven Strategy Questions: A Simple Approach for Better Execution
Seven Strategy Questions: A Simple Approach for Better Execution
by Robert Simons
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £22.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A concise, focused guide to the seven essential questions that ensure your strategy is on track, 26 Oct. 2012
Harvard professor of business administration Robert Simons believes that each organization has its own distinctive answers for success in strategic planning. Simons melds his extensive knowledge of business strategy, organization design and management control systems into a tightly focused, concise guide that illuminates the "seven strategy questions" everyone in your company should ask regularly and be able to answer. While this concise handbook may simplify in its quest to streamline, getAbstract recommends it to small business owners and corporate leaders as a powerful resource for uncovering the critical insights necessary for effective strategic planning.


Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World
Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World
by Dambisa Moyo
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A timely look at China's strategy of stockpiling natural resources worldwide, 26 Oct. 2012
With China dominating financial headlines and world commodity markets, economist Dambisa Moyo takes a timely look at its strategy of stockpiling natural resources and financial assets. To tally the hundreds of billions of dollars China has invested, Moyo tours the world from Russia to Africa to South America. China is mostly playing nice, she concludes, although the leaders of the world's second-largest economy are willing to use cutthroat tactics. She offers a balanced account of China's prominent role, eschewing breathless fearmongering but also refusing to let China off the hook for questionable practices. This artful study examines the big picture beyond China's buying spree, delving into its political pressures at home and cataloging resource scarcities abroad. While not an investment guide, this analysis provides valuable insight into the forces driving commodity markets. getAbstract recommends Moyo's reporting to readers seeking an enlightening financial and political perspective on global markets and, notably, on China.


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