How 12 Entrepreneurs in ordinary businesses achieved extraordinary success and how you can too
Author: Jamie Waller
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
ISBN: 0857197142
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 244
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Forget the hype and the sexy headlines, this is where you’ll make your fortune. In this revealing new book Jamie Waller, entrepreneur and self-made multimillionaire, shows how you don’t need to come up with some amazing new invention or app, or raise millions, to be a business success. What you need is hard work and determination. And you need to be looking for a business idea that is pretty unsexy if you really want to make it big. We’re talking about businesses that collect debts, sell sofas or ship goods – real, solid businesses that you probably use all the time. They won’t grab the headlines, but they can make you very, very rich. And that’s what makes unsexy so attractive. These are ordinary businesses made extraordinary by the people behind them and their commitment to taking their businesses to the top. Jamie has spoken to 11 amazing entrepreneurs who have created just this type of business and in face-to-face interviews he uncovers the secrets to their successes and gets firsthand accounts of their compelling, and sometimes dramatic, business stories. Jamie also tells his own inspirational story, of how he took his debt collection business from nothing to £33 million, facing stabbings and having a gun pointed at him along the way. Discover how you too can make it really big by ignoring the glitz and glamour and building your own unsexy business. Unsexy Business features: Mike Clare, Dreams | Matt Storey, M&M Supplies | Lara Morgan, Pacific Direct | Reginald Larry-Cole, Buy2Let Cars | Rami Ranger, Sun Mark | Thomas Delgado, WeBuyCarsToday.com | Harry Clarke, RingGo | Kate Lester, Diamond Logistics | Nick Broom, PVL | Charlie Mullins, Pimlico Plumbers | Martyn Dawes, Coffee Nation

Harvard Business Review Leadership & Strategy Boxed Set (5 Books)

Author: Harvard Business Review,John P. Kotter,Clayton M. Christensen,Renée A. Mauborgne,W. Chan Kim
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1633692337
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1392
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The key concepts every manager and aspiring leader must know—from strategy and disruptive innovation to financial intelligence and change management—from bestselling Harvard Business Review authors. Build your professional library, and advance your career with these five timeless, ground-breaking business classics. Includes Financial Intelligence, Revised Edition; The Innovator’s Dilemma; Leading Change; Playing to Win; and Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition.

Everything I Need to Know About Business I Learned from Hip-Hop

A Millennial's Guide to Making Bank
Author: Giles Miller
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0998920991
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 200
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Everything I Need to Know About Business I Learned From Hip-Hop marries business fundamentals with the excitement, drama, and humor of Hip-Hop culture. Read and learn: • SALES AND MARKETING FROM P DIDDY • MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS FROM 50 CENT • HUMAN RESOURCES FROM MACKLEMORE • PROJECT MANAGEMENT FROM ICE-T • BUSINESS FINANCE FROM QUEEN LATIFAH

Harvard Business Review Leadership Library: The Executive Collection (12 Books)

Author: Harvard Business Review,Michael D. Watkins,Clayton M. Christensen,Kenneth L. Kraemer,Michael E. Porter
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 163369187X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 3280
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The Harvard Business Review Leadership Library offers the most important leadership ideas from authors such as Michael D. Watkins, Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Porter, and John P. Kotter, to name just a few. This must-have digital collection includes The First 90 Days (Updated and Expanded), Blue Ocean Strategy (Expanded Edition), The Innovator’s Dilemma, Leading Change (With a New Preface by the Author), On Competition, Playing to Win, Remember Who You Are, HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership, HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy, HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself, HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing People, and HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence.

Start Me Up!

The No-Business-Plan Business Plan
Author: Ebong Eka
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1601634870
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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There are four major pitfalls that business owners experience that inevitably lead to failure. Start Me Up! provides strategies to avoid those pitfalls and gives you the powerful ideas you need to build your thriving business. This is the perfect time to start a small business using your existing skills. Although far too many small businesses fail in their first year, many such failures are absolutely preventable. Ebong Eka will show you how to not just survive, but thrive in your new venture. In Start Me Up!, you’ll learn how to: Discard inferior business ideas before you invest your time and money in them Simplify your viable business ideas and accurately identify the best markets to target Charge your customers higher prices without losing them Avoid wasting time on mindless tasks so you can focus on running your business Create brand ambassadors, engage customers, and grow your sales—all while spending less money! The best and most successful companies know the importance of the Four S’s: structure, strategy, systems, and sales. Most companies that fail, lack one or more of these necessary factors. Let Ebong show you how to be one of the former.

The Billionaire's Apprentice

The Rise of The Indian-American Elite and The Fall of The Galleon Hedge Fund
Author: Anita Raghavan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455504033
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Just as WASPs, Irish-Catholics and Our Crowd Jews once made the ascent from immigrants to powerbrokers, it is now the Indian-American's turn. Citigroup, PepsiCo and Mastercard are just a handful of the Fortune 500 companies led by a group known as the "Twice Blessed." Yet little is known about how these Indian emigres (and children of emigres) rose through the ranks. Until now... The collapse of the Galleon Group--a hedge fund that managed more than $7 billion in assets--from criminal charges of insider trading was a sensational case that pitted prosecutor Preet Bharara, himself the son of Indian immigrants, against the best and brightest of the South Asian business community. At the center of the case was self-described King of Kings, Galleon's founder Raj Rajaratnam, a Sri-Lankan-born, Wharton-educated billionaire. But the most shocking allegation was that the éminence grise of Indian business, Rajat Gupta, was Rajaratnam's accomplice and mole. If not for Gupta's nose-to-the-grindstone rise to head up McKinsey & Co and a position on the Goldman Sachs board, men like Rajaratnam would have never made it to the top of America's moneyed elite. Author Anita Raghavan criss-crosses the globe from Wall Street boardrooms to Delhi's Indian Institute of Technology as she uncovers the secrets of this subculture--an incredible tale of triumph, temptation and tragedy.

No Experience Necessary

A Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting a Business
Author: Jennifer Kushell
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780679778837
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 226
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The Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting a Business

Masters of Change

Profiles of Canadian Businesses Thriving in Turbulent Times
Author: Daniel Stoffman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780075528289
Category: Business planning
Page: 217
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Road warriors

dreams and nightmares along the information highway
Author: Daniel Burstein,David Kline
Publisher: N A L Trade
ISBN: 9780452271050
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 466
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Like an epic saga of corporate rivalry, scientific discovery and social commentary, Road Warriors offers a vivid, human-scale narrative of the warring personalities and strategies driving the digital technology revolution. The authors analyze the strategies necessary to navigate this ever-evolving competitive environment.

Ondernemers zijn ezels

Author: Paul Fentener van Vlissingen
Publisher: Uitgeverij Balans
ISBN: 9460034292
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
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In Ondernemers zijn ezels geeft Paul Fentener van Vlissingen zijn visie op de kunst van het ondernemen, op de saaiheid van het managen, op de waarheid achter de jaarverslagen en op de macht en onmacht van accountants, bedrijfsadviseurs, vakbonden, pers en politiek. Hij schrijft over zijn eigen leiderschap, overtoeval en intuïtie, over miskleunen en verliezen. Met westerse nuchterheid en oosterse subtiliteit weet de schrijver het Hollandse ondernemershart te raken. Op veler verzoek besloot de uitgeverij een nieuwe uitgave van Ondernemers zijn ezels uit te geven, dat verscheen in 1995 en vele herdrukken beleefde. In deze editie is het laatste interview opgenomen dat Fentener van Vlissingen twee maanden voor zijn dood gaf aan Yoeri Albrecht en dat werd gepubliceerd in Volkskrant Magazine.

How to Write a Winning Business Report

Author: Joseph Mancuso
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 067176358X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 356
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A CLEAR, STEP-BY-STEP SYSTEM FOR WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN THAT WILL ATTRACT THE FINANCING YOU NEED Joseph R. Mancuso offers key guidelines and valuable tips on how to gear your business plan to the people who control the cash. Featuring the original business plans from three highly successful businesses, plans that raised millions in upfront financing, How to Write a Winning Business Plan also reveals: * What financiers look for in a plan * Nine questions that every plan must answer * How to prospect for financial sources * How to romance the money men * How to locate hidden sources of capital * How to handle objections * How to gain a commitment * And much more Complete with handy checklists and key financial forms, this book is your launch pad for a thriving business venture.

Hilfe, Ich Schwitze!

Author: Dietmar Stattkus
Publisher: Dietmar Stattkus
ISBN: 3898112675
Page: 180
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Schwitzen oder Transpiration wird oftmals als die naturlichste Sache der Welt bezeichnet. Die Schweissabgabe ist unstrittig eine vollig normale und physiologisch notwendige Funktion fur den menschlichen Organismus. Durch den Prozess der regulierten Schweisssekretion wird der menschliche Korper gewissermassen vor einer lebensbedrohlichen Uberhitzung geschutzt. Wird die 'normale' Schwelle der Transpiration jedoch in exzessivem Ausmass uberschritten - was bei vielen Menschen der Fall ist -, so erscheint die eigentliche Nutzfunktion der Drusentatigkeit in Frage gestellt. Ubermassiges Schwitzen wird dann zum pathologischen Symptom, zur Krankheit, die viele Betroffene in ein tiefes Tal aus Leid und Qual sturzen

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?

Author: William Poundstone
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780740751
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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You are shrunk to the height of a penny and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in sixty seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any of the world’s top employers, you’ll need to have a convincing answer to this and countless other baffling puzzles. Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? Reveals the new extreme interview questions in the postcrash, hypercompetitive job-market and uncovers the extraordinary lengths to which the best companies will go to find the right staff. Bestselling author William Poundstone guides readers through the surprising solutions to over a hundred of the most challenging conundrums used in interviews, as well as covering the importance of creative thinking, what your Facebook page says about you, and what really goes on inside the Googleplex. How will you fare?