The Business Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465438386

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 4004

The Business Book clearly and simply explains all of the key theories that have shaped the world of business, management, and commerce. Using easy-to-follow graphics and artworks, succinct quotations, and thoroughly accessible text, The Business Book introduces the would-be entrepreneur and general reader alike to the work of great commercial thinkers, leaders, and gurus. The Business Book includes: - Almost 100 quotations from the great business thinkers and gurus - Information on every facet of business management, including alternative business models, with real life examples from the marketplace - A structure that takes the reader through every stage of business strategy, from start-up to delivering the goods The clear and concise summaries, graphics, and quotations in The Business Book will help even the complete novice understand the key ideas behind business success.

Unfinished Business

Women Men Work Family

Author: Anne-Marie Slaughter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812994574

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 5062

Includes a new afterword by the author • “Slaughter’s gift for illuminating large issues through everyday human stories is what makes this book so necessary for anyone who wants to be both a leader at work and a fully engaged parent at home.”—Arianna Huffington NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, AND THE ECONOMIST When Anne-Marie Slaughter accepted her dream job as the first female director of policy planning at the U.S. State Department in 2009, she was confident she could juggle the demands of her position in Washington, D.C., with the responsibilities of her family life in suburban New Jersey. Her husband and two young sons encouraged her to pursue the job; she had a tremendously supportive boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and she had been moving up on a high-profile career track since law school. But then life intervened. Parenting needs caused her to make a decision to leave the State Department and return to an academic career that gave her more time for her family. The reactions to her choice to leave Washington because of her kids led her to question the feminist narrative she grew up with. Her subsequent article for The Atlantic, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” created a firestorm, sparked intense national debate, and became one of the most-read pieces in the magazine’s history. Since that time, Anne-Marie Slaughter has pushed forward, breaking free of her long-standing assumptions about work, life, and family. Though many solutions have been proposed for how women can continue to break the glass ceiling or rise above the “motherhood penalty,” women at the top and the bottom of the income scale are further and further apart. Now, in her refreshing and forthright voice, Anne-Marie Slaughter returns with her vision for what true equality between men and women really means, and how we can get there. She uncovers the missing piece of the puzzle, presenting a new focus that can reunite the women’s movement and provide a common banner under which both men and women can advance and thrive. With moving personal stories, individual action plans, and a broad outline for change, Anne-Marie Slaughter reveals a future in which all of us can finally finish the business of equality for women and men, work and family. Praise for Unfinished Business “Another clarion call from Slaughter . . . Her case for revaluing and better compensating caregiving is compelling. . . . [Slaughter] makes it a point in her book to speak beyond the elite.”—Jill Abramson, The Washington Post “Slaughter’s important contribution is to use her considerable platform to call for cultural change, itself profoundly necessary. . . . It should go right into the hands of (still mostly male) decision-makers.”—Los Angeles Times “Compelling and lively . . . The mother of a manifesto for working women.”—Financial Times “A meaningful correction to Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In . . . For Slaughter, it is organizations—not women—that need to change.”—Slate “I’m confident that you will be left with Anne-Marie’s hope and optimism that we can change our points of view and policies so that both men and women can fully participate in their families and use their full talents on the job.”—Hillary Rodham Clinton “An eye-opening call to action from someone who rethought the whole notion of ‘having it all.’”—People From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Business of Books

How International Conglomerates Took Over Publishing and Changed the Way We Read

Author: André Schiffrin

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859847633

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 181

View: 4058

Post-war American publishing has been ruthlessly transformed since Andre Schiffrin joined its ranks in 1956. Gone is a plethora of small but prestigious houses that often put ideas before profit in their publishing decisions, sometimes even deliberately. Now six behemoths share 80% of the market and profit margin is all. Andre Schiffrin can write about these changes with authority because he witnessed them from inside a conglomerate, as head of Pantheon, co-founded by his father, bought (and sold) by Random House. And he can write about them with candor because he is no longer on the inside, having quit corporate publishing in disgust to set up a flourishing independent house, The New Press. Schiffrin's evident affection for his authors sparkles throughout a story woven around publishing the work of those such as Studs Terkel, Noam Chomsky, Gunnar Myrdal, George Kennan, Juliet Mitchell, R.D.Laing, Eric Hobsbawm and E.P.Thompson. Part-memoir, part-history, here is an account of the collapsing standards of contemporary publishing that is irascible, acute and passionate. An engaging counterpoint to recent, celebratory memoirs of the industry written by those with more stock options and fewer scruples than Schiffrin, The Business of Books warns of the danger to adventurous, intelligent publishing in the bullring of today's marketplace.

The Studio Business Book

A Guide to Professional Recording Studio Business and Management

Author: Mitch Gallagher,Jim Mandell

Publisher: Artistpro.Com Llc

ISBN: 9781592007479

Category: Computers

Page: 363

View: 728

"The Studio Business Book, Third Edition" teaches business managers and entrepreneurs the business skills they need to successfully operate a recording studio. Readers learn every aspect of putting together and managing a recording studio, including budgets and taxation, employment issues, capitalization, and equipment planning requirements. Written by industry experts, no other book provides such in-depth, comprehensive, and industry-specific coverage of the business side of running a for-hire recording studio.

The Movie Business Book

Author: Jason E Squire

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317221583

Category: Art

Page: 628

View: 7291

Drawing from a variety of experts in an industry that has seen major disruptions and technology advancements since the third edition, The Movie Business Book offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of this fascinating, global business. A must-read for film students and industry newcomers, this new edition features key movers and shakers, such as filmmaker-actor Jay Duplass, (The Puffy Chair, Cyrus), Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn, director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Bourne Identity), National Amusements President Shari E. Redstone, Warner Bros. Pictures Worldwide Marketing Executive Vice President Blair Rich, and many others. A definitive sourcebook, it covers the nuts-and-bolts details about financing, revenue streams, marketing, globalization, micro-budgets and much more.

Growing a Business

Author: Paul Hawken

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671671642

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4266

Discusses the prerequisites to starting a business and shares his own start-up strategies

The Better Business Book

100 People, 100 Stories, 100 Business Lessons to Live by

Author: Authors Unite,Tyler Wagner

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546723615

Category:

Page: 368

View: 663

If you're like me, you probably have 100+ business books on your shelf collecting dust. Some of them you've read, some of them you had hopes of reading, but life just got in the way. Each of those books probably followed a theme and had one important underlying message to share with you. Hundreds of pages, thousands of words, but only one golden nugget of underlying wisdom. All that reading for just one golden nugget. Imagine if you could have one book that gave you 100 golden nuggets. Less dust. Less clutter. Just one book to always have by your side and reference whenever you need to. Well, that's The Better Business Book. It's your one-stop shop for crystal-clear business advice that you can use to grow your business and live the life you've always wanted. The Better Business Book is better than your average business book. That's how we came up with the title. It consists of 100 people each sharing their most valuable business lesson. A real story from their business experience and the lesson they learned from it. Each time you read it, you will learn something new. Guaranteed. We hope you enjoy reading this book half as much as we enjoyed creating it for you. Authors Unite

The 100 Best Business Books of All Time

What They Say, Why They Matter, and How They Can Help You

Author: Jack Covert,Todd Sattersten,Sally Haldorson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101992387

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 1841

Thousands of business books are published every year— Here are the best of the best After years of reading, evaluating, and selling business books, Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten are among the most respected experts on the category. Now they have chosen and reviewed the one hundred best business titles of all time—the ones that deliver the biggest payoff for today’s busy readers. The 100 Best Business Books of All Time puts each book in context so that readers can quickly find solutions to the problems they face, such as how best to spend The First 90 Days in a new job or how to take their company from Good to Great. Many of the choices are surprising—you’ll find reviews of Moneyball and Orbiting the Giant Hairball, but not Jack Welch’s memoir. At the end of each review, Jack and Todd direct readers to other books both inside and outside The 100 Best. And sprinkled throughout are sidebars taking the reader beyond business books, suggesting movies, novels, and even children’s books that offer equally relevant insights. This guide will appeal to anyone, from entry-level to CEO, who wants to cut through the clutter and discover the brilliant books that are truly worth their investment of time and money.

The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

Author: Josh Kaufman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101446089

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 1469

Master the fundamentals, hone your business instincts, and save a fortune in tuition. The consensus is clear: MBA programs are a waste of time and money. Even the elite schools offer outdated assembly-line educations about profit-and-loss statements and PowerPoint presentations. After two years poring over sanitized case studies, students are shuffled off into middle management to find out how business really works. Josh Kaufman has made a business out of distilling the core principles of business and delivering them quickly and concisely to people at all stages of their careers. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. In The Personal MBA, he shares the essentials of sales, marketing, negotiation, strategy, and much more. True leaders aren't made by business schools-they make themselves, seeking out the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to succeed. Read this book and in one week you will learn the principles it takes most people a lifetime to master.

The Halo Effect

. . . and the Eight Other Business Delusions That Deceive Managers

Author: Phil Rosenzweig

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476784035

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5387

Controversial and iconoclastic, a veteran corporate manager and business school professor exposes the dangerous myths, fantasies, and delusions that pervade much of the business world today.

Understanding Silicon Valley

The Anatomy of an Entrepreneurial Region

Author: Martin Kenney

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804737340

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

View: 8687

This text explores the factors that have made Silicon Valley such a fertile breeding ground for new technologies and new firms. It looks at how its pioneering achievements begana̧nd the forces that have propelled its unprecedented growth.

Business

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business

Page: N.A

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The Outsiders

Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success

Author: William Thorndike

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422162672

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 251

View: 2961

It's time to redefine the CEO success story. Meet eight iconoclastic leaders who helmed firms where returns on average outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 20 times.

The Business Book Bible

Everything You Need to Know to Write a Great Business Book

Author: Derek B Lewis

Publisher: Derek Lewis Ink

ISBN: 9780990735618

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 7055

Brian Tracy said, "This book gives you a proven strategy to write and sell an excellent book on any business subject you know and care about." Todd Sattersten, co-author of "The 100 Best Business Books of All Time," said, "No one tells you how hard it is to write a business book. Luckily, Derek's 'Bible' makes it easier-much easier." Literary agents, publishers, Fortune 500 consultants-they've all had rave reviews for "The Business Book Bible," the only full-length, in-depth book on how to put together a great thought leadership book. There are plenty of writing guides out there for memoirs, general business communication, crime thrillers, or romance novels. But until now, there's never been anywhere would-be business authors could turn to for help. That's unfortunate because business books present a completely different set of challenges. For example: - How do you connect with your readers so they trust you and your advice? - How do you artfully point to your products and services without coming off like a late-night infomercial? - How do you keep your reader engaged throughout the book, especially if your material is--shall we say--less than thrilling? No other writing guide can teach you what you need to know...and do you really want to learn the hard way? With writing your book, you want to get it right the first time. Written by a business ghostwriter, "The Business Book Bible" covers everything you need to know, from framing your authority to picking the perfect title, plus: - Figuring out how long your book should be - Winning the battle of writer's block - Nailing down your real reader (and what to do when they're different than your ideal client) - Giving away the secret sauce - The unforgivable sin in writing - Looking like a pro (and not a rank amateur) - Acting like a publisher (even if you have one) ....and much, much more. You'll learn how to follow the same 5-step process the author uses to write and ghostwrite multiple books a year. You'll see how to keep your book focused and how to cut the unnecessary material. You'll discover multiple methods of getting your ideas out of your head--and most of them don't even involve writing! John Spence, voted one of the top 100 business thought leaders in America, said, "As the author of five business books, I sure wish I had read this one earlier in my career. It's would've saved me a lot of time, headache, stress, and money." Here's a startling example of just one of the great tips and tricks contained in the book: you don't start writing a book by actually writing the book. One of the biggest mistakes first-time authors make is sitting down at their computer, expecting to start with the first word of chapter one, and then write all the way through to "The End." If only it were that easy! Amateurs try to get it perfect right from the start. The pros know that writing is a process. You start by getting all your ideas out of head and onto paper first. You'll have a jumbled mess that looks like a new jigsaw puzzle. You have to sift and sort through it to find the material worth using. Then and only then can you start piecing the puzzle together. It's a painstaking, time-consuming process-but one that's well worth it. Peter Economy, "The Management Guy" at Inc. said, "Derek Lewis's 'The Business Book Bible' is by far the most comprehensive book I have ever seen on the nuts and bolts of writing a business book. If you're planning to write a business book, then you would do well to read this book first." Start writing your book by reading this one!"

Business, Government and Sustainable Development

Author: Gerard Keijzers

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415339636

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

View: 9893

The range of sustainability objectives has now developed from relatively simple issues of environmental protection to a full array of interwoven social, economic and ecological issues, nationally and internationally. The involved process of sustainable development has now become a permanent and increasingly complex process. In this insightful book, Keijzers provides a concise and authoritative introduction to the evolution of the collaborative stakeholder approach to sustainable development in the context of changing environmental policies. Author Keijzers examines the evolving range of issues of sustainability, and the related change of processes within governments and businesses. Governments continue to fine-tune policies for the sustainable development of society. Similarly the business community is continually striving towards enhanced corporate, ecological and social responsibility. Keijzers investigates these change processes in both the public and private sectors.

The Purpose of Business

Contemporary Perspectives from Different Walks of Life

Author: Albert Erisman,David Gautschi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137503246

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 631

Business is a vital institution for a flourishing society, but there is mounting concern about its role in distorting wealth distribution, enabling and rewarding unethical behaviour, and despoiling the natural environment. A Consortium was formed in 2009 under the leadership of David Gautschi to bring together academics, business people, and interested members of society from around the world to discuss two questions: what is the purpose of business, and what is the role of the business school in the academy? Consortium Fellows gathered in eight sessions over five years from 29 countries to discuss, debate, and share perspectives on these questions. The Purpose of Business is an edited collection drawing from the perspectives of these sessions, with contributors from North America, South America, Europe, and Asia bringing culturally and intellectually diverse perspectives on these critical questions. This multifaceted work offers an exploration of business in relation to religion, art, neuroscience, geopolitics, energy, and beyond to inspire a better understanding of the role of business in the 21st century interconnected world.

Business

Author: William Pride,Robert Hughes,Jack Kapoor

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133595855

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

View: 6802

Written by authors who have an extensive track record teaching the Introduction to Business course, the twelfth edition of this best-selling text features an up-to-date, comprehensive survey of the functional areas of business: management and organization, human resource management, marketing, information systems and accounting, and finance and investment. Core topics highlighted within these areas include ethics and social responsibility, small business concerns and entrepreneurship, and global issues. New coverage in this edition closely examines cutting-edge topics like the impact of social media on business, the economic crisis, green and socially responsible business, and sustainability. A new Personal Apps feature within each chapter provides examples to illustrate main text concepts. BUSINESS 12e is designed to help you achieve career and business success. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

15 Ways to Own Your Future

Take Control of Your Destiny in Business & in Life

Author: Michael Khouri

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1785353012

Category: Self-Help

Page: 112

View: 2473

Life-Impacting Ways to Create Success and Enjoyment in Your Business and Personal life - How to Take Control as Opposed to Just Taking What Comes! The 15 Ways in this book will help you: Take collaboration to another level; improve work/life integration; make your business and personal world a better place; take the “job” out of work.