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    "Great By Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, And Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All"

    Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times. This book is classic Collins: contrarian, data-driven and uplifting.
    120.00 AED
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    Building and Managing Successful Businesses in the Middle East

    The definitive management text addressing the ever-increasing number of managers and companies pursuing opportunities and building business in the UAE and the Middle East. This book investigates the opportunities for foreign companies to do business in Arabian countries, especially in the UAE. Case studies summarize key insights and experiences from the region’s leading multinational companies. It derives its conclusions not only from a solid evaluation of press reports and available secondary data but also from fifty-four personal interviews that the authors conducted with high-profile business people and political leaders in the UAE. All these interviews took place in the UAE. Joern-Carlos Kuntze is a Partner in Oliver Wyman's Oil Gas practice, where he serves as a leader of the firm's Middle East Energy practice. Based in Dubai, Mr. Kuntze works across the energy value chain for clients that include integrated and independent producers, governments, regulators, and large energy investment holdings. Also a Partner in Oliver Wyman's Oil Gas practice, Marc Hormann specializes in largescale strategic planning, changetransformation, and execution. He has conducted multiple organizational restructuring projects across the Energy sector, with a particular focus on National Oil Companies and related upstream and downstream business operations.
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    Buy Buy Baby

    In the tradition of No Logo and Fast Food Nation, Buy Buy Baby investigates how today's consumer economy markets to infants and toddlers. Buy Buy Baby is a powerful expose of how multi-national toy and media corporations use aggressive marketing techniques to snare the ultimate consumer - your baby or toddler. While it's no secret that toy and media companies manipulate the insecurities of parents to sell them products, Buy Buy Baby reveals how these corporations sponsor and use the latest research in child development to sell directly to the 0-3 age group. Following scientific research in the late 1990s that showed that babies develop and make more significant connections between the ages of 0-3 than at any other point in their lives, an explosion of products aimed specifically at this group came onto the market. Under the guise of having 'educational benefit', we have witnessed the rise of everything from the Teletubbies to Barney, all feeding into the anxiety of parents keen to raise 'smart' kids. More sinisterly however, has been the rise in awareness of this age-group of brands, the top names including Cheerios, Disney, Pop-tarts, McDonalds, Coke and Barbie. As a parent and as a business journalist, author Susan Gregory Thomas, former senior editor at US News & World Report who has written for Time and Glamour amongst others; is uniquely qualified to write on this subject. She reveals the growing evidence that some of the products aimed at young children have little or no 'educational benefit' and that these toys could even impair early development. Moreover she examines the huge negative impact of selling products to such young children and argues that kids are now experiencing the anxiety, hyper-competitiveness and depression usually found in adults and caused by the effects of rampant consumerism. Buy Buy Baby is an important contribution highlighting a burning contemporary issue.
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    EFFECTIVE BUSINESS IN THE GULF

    Effective Business in the Gulf is an everyman's guide to business leadership in the GCC region. The book endeavours to help executives and other line managers make use of the rich opportunities available in the region, and to improve their leadership skills in an effective way. The business and cultural environment of the Gulf is unique, and examples from real, successful businesses in this book illustrate the various factors involved and the skills leaders should master to achieve success. Aimed at both the expatriate and the local business community, the new edition of Effective Business in the Gulf has been updated and revised to facilitate the most up-to-date information on becoming a business leader in the Gulf.
    120.00 AED
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    HUMAN RESOURCE CERTIFICATION

    Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Fully updated coverage of every topic on the 2018 versions of the PHR and SPHR exams Get complete coverage of the HR Certification Institute's Professional and Senior Professional in Human Resources bodies of knowledge inside this comprehensive resource. Written by HR experts, this authoritative guide fully addresses the core knowledge and responsibilities necessary for the implementation and management of HR practices. You'll find chapter reviews, In-the-Trenches sidebars featuring HR experts' real-world experiences and sage advice, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the PHR and SPHR exams with ease, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. Covers all PHR and SPHR functional areas, including: *Business Management *Leadership and Strategy*Talent Planning and Acquisition *Learning and Development *Total Rewards *Employee and Labor Relations Electronic content includes: *350 practice exam questions*Test engine that provides full-length practice exams and customized quizzes by exam topic
    150.00 AED
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    Leadership & The One Minute Manager

    With a new foreword by Ken Blanchard Adapting One Minute Manager techniques to enable successful leadership to happen. Using different ways to motivate different kinds of people. Leadership and The One Minute Manager goes straight to the heart of management as it describes the effective, adaptive styles of Situational Leadership. In clear and simple terms it teaches how to become a flexible and successful leader, fitting your style to the needs of the individual and to the situation at hand, and using the One Minute Manager techniques to enhance the motivation of others.
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    Leadership Wisdom From The Monk Who

    In this eagerly awaited sequel to the international bestseller The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, world renowned leadership guru Robin Sharma will teach you how to restore trust, commitment and belief within your organisation, while simultaneously changing the way you live your life in the process. A practical guide to visionary leadership and an inspiring fable, Leadership Wisdom is the true sequal to the international bestseller The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. It follows the story of Peter Franklin, a frustrated owner of a struggling digital software company. Just as things start to seem hopeless for Peter, a young monk appears at his door, offering sure-fire advice on how to turn the fate of his business around. Peter is astonished to learn that the monk is in fact his long-lost friend Julian Mantle, returned from his extraordinary Indian odyssey and ready to share his timeless wisdom for visionary leadership. Expressed in an easy-to-use eight step system of practical lessons, this inspiring and illuminating parable will teach you, amongst other things, how to: Create team focus and unity Increase profitability and efficiency Be creative and innovative under pressure Inspire and develop your team Touch people's lives in a positive way
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    Lost And Founder

    Everyone knows how a startup story is supposed to go: a young, brilliant entrepreneur has an cool idea, drops out of college, defies the doubters, overcomes all odds, makes billions and becomes the envy of the technology world. This is not that story. Rand Fishkin, the founder and former CEO of Moz, is one of the world's leading experts on SEO. Moz is now a $45 million a year business, but Fishkin's business and reputation took 15 years to grow, and his startup began not in a Harvard dorm room but as a mother-and-son family business that fell deeply into debt. Now Fishkin pulls back the curtain on tech startup mythology, exposing the ups and downs of startup life that most CEOs would rather keep secret. For instance: a minimally viable product can be destructive if you launch at the wrong moment. Growth hacking may be the buzzword du jour, but initiatives to your business can fizzle quickly. Revenue and profitability won't protect you from layoffs. And venture capital always comes with strings attached. In Lost and Founder Fishkin reveals the mostly awful, sometimes awesome truth about startup culture with the transparency and humour that his hundreds of thousands of blog readers have come to love. Fishkin's hard-won lessons are applicable to any kind of business environment and this book can help solve your problems, and make you feel less alone for having them. ----------- 'This is a truly courageous book. It's one part business-building guide and two parts Indiana Jones-style adventure memoir' Chris Guillebeau, author of Side Hustle and The $100 Startup 'Rand Fishkin is like the industry friend we all wish we had - funny, warm, and refreshingly honest about the rollercoaster ride that is founding your own company' Julie Zhou, VP of Product Design at Facebook
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    Measure What Matters

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'I'd recommend John's book for anyone interested in becoming a better manager', Bill Gates 'Management magic....Measure What Matters is a must read for anyone motivated to improve their organization' - Former Vice President Al Gore, chairman of the Climate Reality Project 'Measure What Matters shows how any organization or team can aim high, move fast, and excel' , Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO 'Measure What Matters deserves to be fully embraced by every person responsible for performance in any walk of life' - Jim Collins, author of Good to Great 'In this indispensable book, the most important venture capitalist of our era reveals a key to business innovation and success - Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and The Innovators 'Measure What Matters takes you behind the scenes for the creation of Intel's powerful OKR system - one of Andy Grove's finest legacies' - Gordon Moore, cofounder and former chairman of Intel -------- The revolutionary movement behind the explosive growth of Intel, Google, Amazon and Uber. With a foreword by Larry Page, and contributions from Bono and Bill Gates. Measure What Matters is about using Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), a revolutionary approach to goal-setting, to make tough choices in business. In 1999, legendary venture capitalist John Doerr invested nearly $12 million in a startup that had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy and sky-high ambitions, but no real business plan. Doerr introduced the founders to OKRs and with them at the foundation of their management, the startup grew from forty employees to more than 70,000 with a market cap exceeding $600 billion. The startup was Google. Since then Doerr has introduced OKRs to more than fifty companies, helping tech giants and charities exceed all expectations. In the OKR model objectives define what we seek to achieve and key results are how those top priority goals will be attained. OKRs focus effort, foster coordination and enhance workplace satisfaction. They surface an organization's most important work as everyone's goals from entry-level to CEO are transparent to the entire institution. In Measure What Matters, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, to demonstrate the focus, agility, and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations. This book will show you how to collect timely, relevant data to track progress - to measure what matters. It will help any organization or team aim high, move fast, and excel.
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    Mindpower

    The secrets that experts and top professionals use to stay at the top of their game. Get results fast with this quick, easy guide to the fundamentals of Mind Power Includes how to: * Produce creative and innovative ideas * Remember names, numbers and concepts * Sharpen your mental reflexes, whatever your age * Ask the right questions and understand other points of view * Make good decisions and stick to them
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    One Minute Manger Builds High Perf;

    The alternative way towards better team-building, this is the bestselling management tool from the author of The One Minute Manager. Most managers spend over half their time working with a team, and the One Minute Manager's practical advice shows how any team can work better and more effectively. The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams explains the four stages on the way to building a high performing team: Orientation, Dissatisfaction, Resolution and Production and reveals how to tap the creativity and potential of people at all levels in order to become an effective group leader.
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    One Up On Wall Street

    Peter Lynch believes that average investors have advantages over Wall Street experts. Since the best opportunities can be found at the local mall or in their own places of employment, beginners have the chance to learn about potentially successful companies long before before professional analysts discover them. This headstart on the experts is what produces 'tenbaggers', the stocks that appreciate tenfold or more and turn an average stock portfolio into a star performer. In this fully updated edition of his classic bestseller, Lynch explains how to research stocks and offers easy-to-follow directions for sorting out the long shots from the no shots. He also provides valuable advice on how to learn as much as possible from a company's story, and why every investor must ignore the ups and downs of the stock market and focus only on the fundamentals of the company in which they are investing.
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    REBEL IDEAS

    And how do we apply these ideas to the problems we face - at work, in the education of our children, and in the biggest shared challenges of our age: rising obesity, terrorism and climate change? In this bold and inspiring new book, Matthew Syed - the bestselling author of Bounce and Black Box Thinking - argues that individual intelligence is no longer enough; that the only way to tackle these complex problems is to harness the power of our 'cognitive diversity'. Rebel Ideas is a fascinating journey through the science of team performance. It draws on psychology, economics, anthropology and genetics, and takes lessons from a dazzling range of case-studies, including the catastrophic intelligence failings of the CIA before 9/11, a communication breakdown at the top of Mount Everest, and a moving tale of deradicalization in America's deep South. It is a book that will strengthen any company, institution or team, but it also offers many individual applications too: the remarkable benefits of personalised nutrition, advice on how to break free of the echo chambers that surround us, and tips on how we can all develop an 'outsider mindset'. Rebel Ideas offers a radical blueprint for creative problem-solving. It challenges hierarchies, encourages constructive dissent and forces us to think again about where the best ideas come from.
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    Six Thinking Hats

    **The multi-million copy bestselling phenomenon** Run better meetings, make faster decisions. Do you regularly find yourself in long, unstructured meetings which end without a decision? Are you a team leader looking for tips on increasing productivity? Or are you looking for ways to enhance collaboration? Six Thinking Hats, Edward de Bono's classic book on meetings, remains as relevant in 2019 as ever. Used to huge success by big companies and organisations such as IBM, Siemens and NASA, the Six-Hats method is a proven way to: - Reduce meeting length to one quarter of what they were previously - Make decisions in just 15 minutes, rather than 3 hours - Increase productivity by nearly 500% To help you improve decision making, Edward de Bono's Six-Hats method makes you think about the decision from 6 different perspectives: blue hat (process), green hat (creativity), white hat (facts), yellow hat (benefits), red hat (feelings) and a black hat (cautions). This extremely simple tool not only increases efficiency in discussions and decision-making, but also encourages openness and trust among colleagues, resulting in happier team, a rise in productivity, and decisions which almost make themselves.
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    The Lean Startup

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING SENSATION Most new businesses fail. But most of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is the approach to business that's being adopted around the world. It is changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. The Lean Startup is about learning what your customers really want. It's about testing your vision continuously, adapting and adjusting before it's too late. Now is the time to think Lean. The Lean Startup changes everything - Harvard Business Review
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    The Little Book Of Coaching

    This is the small book with a big motivational message - that we can all be winners with the right management techniques. In brief paragraphs and anecdotes, business guru Blanchard and NFL coach Shula offer wisdom on how to help people excel. In business and in work, the motivation should be to be a winner - this book shows how we can all be winners with the best kind of leadership, and by creating the right kind of environment. The advice for creating the atmosphere for winners is sound and ultimately simple: Avoid being a `leave alone and zap' manager and use... praising more,. This book has inspired managers everywhere and is still an essential read.
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    The One Minute Apology

    The latest addition to the phenomenally successful ONE MINUTE MANAGER series of business classics by Ken Blanchard: this new parable teaches readers how to accept responsibility for their errors. The phenomenal business classic THE ONE MINUTE MANAGER introduced three secrets of management: One Minute Goal-Setting, One Minute Praisings, and One Minute Reprimands. Now told in Ken Blanchard's signature breezy style, this enlightening business parable - the fourth secret of the One Minute Manager - presents a concept that, implemented properly, is one of the most powerful actions for improving company and employee morale. Step-by-step, Blanchard teaches readers how to accept responsibility for their errors and to deal with the cause of the damage while maintaining their integrity.
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    The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey

    With a new foreword by Ken Blanchard How management can effectively rid themselves of 'monkeys' - other people's responsibilities that cling to them and prevent them managing efficiently. This book explains in simple-minded if abstract terms how to achieve a balance between supervision and delegation for reduced tension and improved productivity in the workplace. 'There is a high correlation between self-reliance and morale,' stress the authors. With humour and logic they describe the delicate business of assigning monkeys to the right masters and keeping them healthy, i.e., fed and cared for: '... if monkeys are managed properly, you don't have to manage people so much.'
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    The One Minute Sales Person

    Teaches how to apply the secrets of One Minute Manager to have customers falling over themselves to buy your product. Spencer Johnson - author of Number one bestselling business book Who Moved My Cheese? and business guru Larry Wilson teach the principles of the One Minute Manager to the sales-person in this motivational business book. Practical advice is offered to help the struggling salesman - covering useful pointers for how to behave such as :treat customers like people, listen carefully to their needs, use after-sale calls to generate good will and referrals; as well as motivational, confidence boosting tricks which help bring sales to completion with minimum of effort. Spencer and Larry prove that bad track records can be smashed by applying the simple techniques learnt here and by helping people...to feel good about what they buy. Creating positive mental states in the customer and the salesperson provides the right environment for a sale. This book is the quick., easy and fun way to achieve success in sales.
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    The On-Time; On Target Manager

    THE ON-TIME, ON-TARGET MANAGER is about how to overcome a diabolical career killer that is lurking out there every day. It's called procrastination. Our story begins with Bob, a typical middle manager, who typically puts things off until the last minute. And as a result, he misses deadlines because his lack of focus causes him to accomplish all the meaningless tasks before he gets to the important things. Bob rationalizes, justifies and tries to explain. But there is an answer - and it's found in the helpful and enjoyable new book. Bob learns to overcome his procrastination by developing a clear picture of where he's been, where he is now, and where he's headed. As a result, he develops the ability to see how poor decisions separate him from good results. And in so doing, he commits himself to real goals, clear ideals, and firm tasks that turn him from a Last-Minute manager into THE ON-TIME, ON-TARGET MANAGER.
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    What Works

    Using examples ranging from Ikea to the slums of Mumbai, leading economic expert Hamish McRae studies which businesses, organisations and initiatives have what it takes to succeed, and what it is that distinguishes them in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Calling on years of experience as an award-winning financial journalist and international public speaker, the author brings a fresh perspective to the question of success, differentiating the few 'big ideas' that have transformed the marketplace from passing trends and over-hyped blind alleys. Through an extraordinary range of case studies and an authoritative grasp of his material, the author demonstrates that although there is no surefire recipe for success, there are several key ingredients - such as sense of mission and market sensitivity - which ambitious readers can apply to their own business practices. This is a book of very real successes rather than overblown ideologies: each case study is based around an on-site visit by an author and interviews with the people in charge. Bearing in mind the role of fashion, scale and other less predictable factors, 'What Works' ultimately offers the general reader the chance to learn from some of the grandest economic successes and unexpected failures in the world today, through a series of imaginative, unusual and insightful examples.
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    What'S Mine Is Yours

    In the 20th century humanity consumed products faster than ever, but this way of living is no longer sustainable. This new and important book shows how technological advances are driving forms of 'collaborative consumption' which will change forever the ways in which we interact both with businesses and with each other. The average lawn mower is used for four hours a year. The average power drill is used for only twenty minutes in its entire lifespan. The average car is unused for 22 hours a day, and even when it is being used there are normally three empty seats. Surely there must be a way to get the benefit out of things like mowers, drills and even cars, without having to carry the huge up-front costs of ownership? There is indeed. Collaborative consumption is not just a buzzword, it is a new win-win way of life. This insightful and thought-provoking new book by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers is an important and fast-moving survey of the dramatic changes we are seeing in the way we consume products. Many of us are familiar with freecycle, eBay, couchsurfing and Zipcar. But these are just the beginning of a new phenomenon. Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers have interviewed business leaders and opinion formers around the world to draw together the many strands of Collaborative Consumption into a coherent and challenging argument to show that the way we did business and consumerism in the 20th century is not the way we will do it in the 21st century.
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    Who Killed Change

    By the bestselling author of The One Minute Manager, a business parable that teaches organizations to cope successfully with change. Every day organizations around the world launch change initiatives - often big, expensive ones - designed to improve the status quo. Yet 50 to 70 percent of these change efforts fail. A few perish suddenly, but many die painful, protracted deaths that drain the organization's resources, energy and morale. So, Who or what is killing change? That's what you'll find out in this delightful whodunit. The story features a Columbo-style detective named Agent who's investigating the murder of yet another Change. One by one, Agent interviews thirteen prime suspects, including a myopic leader named Vision; a chronically tardy manager named Urgency; an executive named Communication whose laryngitis makes communication all but impossible; and several other dubious characters. The suspects are sure to sound familiar, and you're bound to relate them to your own workplace. In the end, Agent solves the case in a way that will inspire you to become an effective Change Agent in your own organization.
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    Winning: The Answers

    Jack and Suzy Welch interpret, extend and illustrate the ideas outlined in their best-selling book WINNING by answering directly the questions asked of them by the public in their international column The Welch Way. Jack Welch's greatest asset is his currency with business people everywhere. He has the singular knack for talking straight and remaining positive and upbeat no matter how difficult the circumstances seem. Few of us will ever get the chance to see Jack answer questions in person. But Winning: The Answers offers the next best thing, the opportunity to take the lessons of Jack's bible of business success one step further. Here in Winning: The Answers, Jack and Suzy Welch draw from the thousands of reader responses they get from the book and their BusinessWeek column, The Welch Way. They comment on the same range of issues from dealing with office politics to understanding the importance of Wal-Mart in the world economy. No business leader in the world today has the range or rapport of Jack Welch. Winning: The Answers is the ideal companion to Winning and will introduce new readers to the book as well as delighting Jack's fans with more hard-won wisdom.
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