books about: economic
What I Learned from Peter Drucker
FT Press, 2010
Light, refreshing read
I've been reading Jim Champy's books for years. He always offers practical, eye-opening advice. It's so refreshing to see him write about how much his friend, Peter Drucker (one of the greatest business scholars of all time), has influenced his life and thinking. Champy also outlines the most important lessons he learned from Drucker and explains how you can apply them to your own organization. ...
Clearing the Mind for Creativity
FT Press, 2010
A Mental Tool to Get to Greatness
The artists I know always stress to me that they need a dedicated space to create. The author, a Harvard professor, introduces another level to this creativity. A simple exercise taught to his students is introduced in this e-book. The book is informative, direct (doesn't waste your time), and will get you to think about how you begin your overall creative process.
Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today's Profit and Drives Tomorrow's Growth
Doing Both: Intellectually Insightful and a Fun Read
In "Doing Both," Inder Sidhu cogently explains how Cisco has thrived by not succumbing to false choices -- in other words, by pursuing multiple viable strategies instead of sacrificing one for another. Sidhu successfully weaves interesting stories, from the designs of the Golden Gate and Bay bridges to the interpersonal issues on the U.S. Olympic basketball team, with helpful and practical ...
StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup's Now, Discover Your Strengths
Gallup Press, 2007
I enjoyed the idea of learning my strengths. I also liked the idea of learning how to use them with others. Several people I know have done this and I am looking forward to learning their strengths so that we will be able to benefit from each others strengths.
The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents--The Definitive Edition
University Of Chicago Press, 2007
Very scholarly work
This book is not an easy read. However, Hayek is unbelievably prescient with his understanding of "central planning" and the extreme dangers therein of socialism and where it may lead. This book should be mandatory readinig in the schools.
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
Great Book, Perfect Timing...
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose is an excellent read. The book chronicles the life and business pursuits of the author, Tony Hsieh. It offers inspiration that can be applied to both business and personal pursuits. The book is divided into three primary areas as the title implies; they are profits, passion and purpose. Through stories of his business endeavors, Tony ...
Outliers: The Story of Success
Little, Brown and Company
Interesting-thought provoking! It's worth reading! And if you are looking for a positive book for your child that is also written with a great moral overtone, then I'd like to recommend a book called, Smitty's Cave Adventures. It is an action adventure book about a boy who has incredible cave adventures all while learning valuable life's lessons. It's great for ages 9-14 and will keep the ...
This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
Carmen M. Reinhart
Princeton University Press
Analyzing the Commonalities in Causes and Consequences of Centuries of Financial Crises.
"This Time Is Different" presents a quantitative history of financial crises -debt crises, bank crises, currency crises, inflation crises- with an eye to commonalities in the run-ups and aftermaths of these crises. Of course the authors' point is the reverse of the book's title: this time is never different. Economists Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth B. Rogoff demonstrate that financial crises ...
Sam Walton's Way
FT Press, 2010
A little history, a lot of business insights
Wal-Mart is such a big part of our lives. I live in a small town where it not only offers products that we normally wouldn't have access to, but valuable career opportunities. Sam Walton's Way is a quick, easy read; perfect for a quiet lunch break. New Word City does a great job of effectively combining the story of how Sam Walton created Wal-Mart with all the valuable business lessons he ...
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
W. W. Norton & Company, 2010
An entertaining read on the 2007-2008 financial crisis
Michael Lewis does it again. An entertaining and witty take on the less than 20 hedge fund managers (of 16,500+) who saw the 2007-2008 financial crisis coming with subprime mortages and CDO's...and did something about it. A well told story on a level anyone interested in real estate and the stock market can enjoy.
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: (Pmbok Guide)
Project Management Institute, 2009
I ordered this book about a week before class started and got it in plenty of time and in great shape.
The One Year Daily Insights with Zig Ziglar
Tyndale House Publishers, 2009
Great devotional to start your day
The One Year Daily Insights with Zig Ziglar and Dr. Ike Reighard This is a devotional book with dates on each page, so you can start it any time, and any year. Each page has a topic, one scripture verse, a reading, two questions, and a quote by various speakers and public figures. Here are examples of questions and quotes: Do you want to be the kind of wise person who has a profound ...
Freakonomics Rev Ed: (and Other Riddles of Modern Life)
HarperCollins e-books, 2006
Enticing, unconventional, new look at old statistical data
This was certainly not your average read with enticing chapters like "How is the KKK like a group of Real Estate Agents? And Why do drug dealers still live at home with their moms?" It pulls the reader in and allows the statistical data to guide the discovery of facts--unconventional but nonetheless; facts. The chapter about how and why the crime rate was reduced and not because of good policing ...
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Little, Brown and Company, 2006
Timely & Provocative
After enjoying Gladwell's recent book 'Outliers', I've decided to read 'Tipping Points', which I've heard about frequently over the past decade. Despite having some understanding of the arguments of 'Tipping Points' prior to reading it in detail, I find the book timely & provocative. It certainly sparks thoughts and conversation, & has helped me to view life in a fresh perspective. Gladwell's ...
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time
David Oliver Relin
Such an inspiring story. Being an Afghan and seeing the selflessness Mr. Mortenson displays gives me hope that the rest of mankind can be as open minded as seeing the middle east as full of PEOPLE (as opposed to terrorists). The message of the book was very beautiful and I would highly recommend it for anybody looking for a "feel-good" story.
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Wish I could give 10 stars
This guy is the best. I "went dark" one long weekend to get his personal organization system implemented at home, it actually took longer, but it is totally do-able and you are going to want to do it YESTERDAY once you read the book. In fact, you won't get through the whole book, you will start once you have read halfway, but finish reading the book eventually because the last part is terrific ...
The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge ...
Seeing great results already--outstanding resource
My husband and I read the first edition of this book and really liked it. We recently read the new edition and I have to say that the added content really strengthened it a lot. There are tons of great resources for automating your business and for finding what you need to do your work more effectively. To me, this is the best part of the new edition. I really liked the case study/stories ...
Outsmart!: How to Do What Your Competitors Can't
FT Press, 2008
Blast past your competition
You often hear professional athletes and coaches say that the best game plan is ultimately the one that wins. Similarly within the business arena, the strategy that drives growth in a competitive environment usually comes out on top. Jim Champy's book Outsmart! is a diagnostic gem that dissects the best strategies of several of the most successful companies that have demonstrated rocketing growth ...
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Guiding Change Effectively
In Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, Chip Heath and Dan Heath give a road map for transforming an organization, a relationship, or a life. The techniques that they describe are equally valuable whether one is the leader of a deeply entrenched business or non-profit or a person who recognizes the need to change personal habits. To make this map clear, the Heaths employ a mix of ...
The MIT Press, 2005
Book very interesting
Buy it for a course of the University, the content of the book is very interesting, it becomes trained the process to continue if you want to have innovative initiatives., although I don't recommend to buy it, unless you like to conserve the book in hard cory, you can get gratuitously in internet, since the author of the book allows to copy it for educational ends.
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