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This book is about how to get to the top – both literally and figuratively – as international finance executive Herta von Stiegel explains the way she led a group of 28 people to the summit of Kilimanjaro
What connects drinks company Innocent, JCB, Virgin Galactic, O2, and 10 other seemingly unrelated firms? Despite huge variations in sector, size and style, all are what Smith and Milligan call bold businesses
This book is a frank, no-nonsense and blunt description of Jones' views on what's wrong with Britain. He lays plenty of blame with New Labour but his opinions in many areas are surprisingly close to the party's
As Phillips observes in the introduction to this excellent collection of what might be called "reverse case studies", there's no better or worse time to write a book about failing companies than at the tail end of a recession
Leading Asian economies are setting a course for disaster by following a path previously trodden by big trading nations in the West in terms of a consumption at all costs approach to economic development, says Chandran Nair
Success in business is all about making the right decisions at the right time. This book won't make up your mind for you, but what the authors offer is a handy primer for anyone keen to tackle problems in a different way
There is nothing unusual about a book presenting a new theory on leadership. But the authors here claim that their "evolutionary leadership theory" is a grand unifying idea that explains all previous leadership thinking
While debates over climate change rage, there is a growing movement to back the theory that companies placing sustainable practice at the heart of their business will be best placed for long-term success.
As the sweeping title suggests, this is an ambitious project. It's a series of essays from leading economists, bankers, business leaders and politicians on the current state of the world economy, the events that led to the financial crash and recession, and the way these events will shape the future
The great China debate continues to rage. Is it the next big bubble or the great miracle of our age? Scary statistics, such as the fact that China is building 34 airports the size of Heathrow, suggest the latter. Author Edward Tse is a cheerleader for this camp
Family businesses are seen by many as the backbone of the economy. The drawback to this idea is that, like all families, these businesses are more prone to conflict than other firms. That at least is the view of the authors of this potted history of the main conflicts in family businesses
Several books have examined the recent economic crash and a few have put the meltdown into the context of previous bubbles. Here, David Smith recounts events in the recent past that created the circumstances for the extended boom and the bust
Anyone looking to launch a new venture, however experienced they are, will need a business plan. And if you are in any doubt as to what such a plan might include, this comprehensive and rigorous book leaves you in no doubt.
The premise of this relentlessly optimistic book is both simple and daunting. If we all stopped pursuing our own private agendas and started working more for the common good we would stand a better chance of achieving our individual goals.
Have you ever wondered what the material things we gather around us say about our humanity? No, I hadn't either, until I read this engaging introduction to a subject that is formally called material culture, but which Miller calls "stuff".
This paperback edition of the controversial 2007 title arrives in time for the climate change talks in Lomborg's home capital of Copenhagen. It's a refreshing antidote to the growing shelves of books that assume the science and outcome of climate change is a done deal.
Tim Brown, chief executive of design agency IDEO, looks at applying the basic approach of good designers—to combine an understanding of human needs with knowledge of what is technologically possible to create better products—to a wider set of management issues.
"Why would people be interested in reading about King of Shaves?" asks King in the prologue. Had this simple rhetorical question been more widely asked, a large proportion of current business books might not have made it to the book shops.
This translation of a successful German book is packed full of useful thoughts and ideas that will force readers to think twice about their organisation. That, of course, is the point of lateral thinking.
The need for organisations and individuals to get to grips with the advent of social networks is, we are continually told, the most important issue of the day. For anyone who subscribes to this idea, this is a useful place to start.
US hip-hop superstar Curtis Jackson, better known as 50 Cent, has a knack for keeping things under his own control rather than handing power to record companies. So what can he teach directors in the UK?
Do we take the difficult path of greater global collaboration and co-operation or the more immediately obvious path, carrying on with unfettered global competition, which will lead to humanity's destruction?
As bookshelves groan with tomes on branding, it's fair to ask whether we need another. But Duncan Bruce and David Harvey suggest upfront that this is "not a textbook on brand strategy or brand management"
Social entrepreneurs are "unreasonable people"—they break the rules. In this excerpt from their new book, John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan investigate the relevance of the new thinking for the mainstream