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 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
View: 2001

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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.

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
View: 4055

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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

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.

100 Great Businesses and the Minds Behind Them

Author: Emily Ross,Angus Holland
Publisher: N.A
Category: Business enterprises
Page: 260
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100 GREAT BUSINESSES AND THE MINDS BEHIND THEM is special because rather than pretending there is only one way to run a business, it looks at a diverse collection of business people and their businesses and how they make their enterprises work. From daring, risk-loving entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson and Aussie Home Loans John Symond, through to the conservative creator of Liquid Paper Bette Nesmith Graham and Warren Buffett to driven individuals such as Manolo Blahnik, Enjo's Barb de Corti and James Dyson, this book is an accessible collection of true stories from Australia and around the world, that offer inspiration, ideas and lessons on the principles of successful business. Quirky characteristics of the entrepreneurs are shared and turning points in the life of the businesses when great products meet viable business plans are detailed. It is a book with lasting lessons on the art of making your business a success. Where better to look for business advice than from the world's best?


Author: Henry Robinson Luce
Publisher: N.A
Category: Business
Page: N.A
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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


Author: Bertie Charles Forbes
Publisher: N.A
Category: Business
Page: N.A
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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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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.

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.

Die Regeln des Managements

Author: Richard Templar
Publisher: books4success
ISBN: 3941493337
Category: Self-Help
Page: 250
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Manche Zeitgenossen scheinen als perfekte Manager auf die Welt gekommen zu sein. Scheinbar spielend bewältigen sie die Fallstricke der Büropolitik, kümmern sich um die Probleme ihrer Mitarbeiter und haben auch mit nahezu unerreichbaren Zielen und endlosen Massen an Arbeit keine Probleme. Sie sagen und tun das Richtige und kommen mit jeder Situation zurecht. Wie schaffen sie das? Die Antwort ist einfach: Sie kennen die Regeln - die Regeln des Managements. Enthüllt werden diese Regeln nun von Richard Templar in seinem neuen Werk "Regeln des Managements". Der Bestsellerautor beschreibt, wie man als Manager andere behandeln und sich selbst verhalten soll. Wie schon in den vorangegangenen Bänden seiner Bestseller-Serie bringt Templar das komplexe Thema in 100 einfachen Regeln auf den Punkt. Locker geschrieben und sehr informativ - lesen Sie und werden Sie erfolgreich!

Romantically Challenged

Author: Sami Lukis
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 014378580X
Category: Blind dates
Page: 304
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Despite her best efforts (and the fact that she was once voted 'TV's most spankable personality'), Sami Lukis has always been romantically challenged. Aside from a handful of serious long-term relationships, she's been a serial dater for the better part of thirty years. It's not like she hasn't tried to find the one - she's given it a bloody good go. She's been on more blind dates than is reasonable for anyone to endure in a lifetime. She's dated guys on almost every continent. But for reasons she can't quite understand, she seems to be a dating weirdo magnet. There was the date with Kevin Costner's bodyguard (yep, the Bodyguard's bodyguard), and the delightful gentleman she later found out was an armed robber. The sleazy TV exec who loved the word 'moist'. The bloke who wanted to rent her ovum. The guy who proposed on their first date. The loser who sent her a selfie featuring a hickie - which he hadn't got from her. Oh, and that time she realised she might be dating her cousin. Now Sami's sharing her dating disasters in the hopes of connecting with anyone who's experienced the highs and lows of the always nerve-wracking, sometimes uplifting and often stomach-churning roller-coaster of romance.Romantically Challenged is an unintentionally entertaining romp through the men, the meetings and the misadventures a woman can face on her quest to find love.