Wake Up and Take Control of Your Life!
Anthony Robbins, the nation's leader in the science of peak performance, shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life. The acknowledged expert in the psychology of change, Anthony Robbins provides a step-by-step program teaching the fundamental lessons of self-mastery that will enable you to discover your true purpose, take control of your life and harness the forces that shape your destiny.
In this first new and totally revised edition of the 150,000-copy underground bestseller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed. He then shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business whether or not it is a franchise. Finally, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business. After you have read The E-Myth Revisited, you will truly be able to grow your business in a predictable and productive way.
Business Model Generation is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow's enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don't yet have a strategy that will get you out in front of your competitors, you need Business Model Generation.
Business Model Generation features practical innovation techniques used today by leading consultants and companies worldwide, including 3M, Ericsson, Capgemini, Deloitte, and others. Designed for doers, it is for those ready to abandon outmoded thinking and embrace new models of value creation: for executives, consultants, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all organizations. If you're ready to change the rules, you belong to "the business model generation!"
"Adam Penenberg's lively book opens a window to all of our futures..."
--Ken Auletta, author of Googled: The End of the World as We Know It
"If you want to understand all things viral, this is the place to start. Penenberg's reporting gives us a ringside seat for some of the biggest viral success stories in history, from Tupperware to Ning."
--Dan Heath, co-author of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die?
"One of the most astounding things about the Web age is how the best advertising is often no advertising at all. Penenberg masterfully explains how this works with case studies of products that were designed to spread. Every product can use a dose of this technique; this is the book to get to learn how."
--Chris Anderson, author of Free: The Future of a Radical Price
"In tight, engaging prose, Adam captures the essence of the ever-scaling power of the virus. It's not just for geeks anymore."
--Seth Godin, author of Tribes
"Penenberg discovers the perpetual motion machine for business and marketing... Buy this book. Catch a virus. Make a fortune."
"Penenberg has unlocked the secret to the most successful digital businesses. An indispensable read."
--Robert Safian, Editor-in-Chief, Fast Company
"Instead of entrusting your business to a guru with an agenda and a ghostwriter, you should be turning to a pro journalist like Adam Penenberg, who understands the way media and money interact, has the critical faculty to engage with these phenomena in an unbiased fashion, and the technical facility to explain them to you in an entirely engaging, informative, and actionable way."
--Douglas Rushkoff, author of Media Virus and Life Inc: How the world became a corporation and how to take it back.
Here's something you may not know about today's Internet. Simply by designing your product the right way, you can build a flourishing business from scratch. No advertising or marketing budget, no need for a sales force, and venture capitalists will flock to throw money at you.
Many of the most successful Web 2.0 companies, including MySpace, YouTube, eBay, and rising stars like Twitter and Flickr, are prime examples of what journalist Adam L. Penenberg calls a "viral loop"--to use it, you have to spread it. After all, what's the sense of being on Facebook if none of your friends are The result: Never before has there been the potential to create wealth this fast, on this scale, and starting with so little.
In this game-changing must-read, Penenberg tells the fascinating story of the entrepreneurs who first harnessed the unprecedented potential of viral loops to create the successful online businesses--some worth billions of dollars--that we have all grown to rely on. The trick is that they created something people really want, so much so that their customers happily spread the word about their product for them.
All kinds of businesses--from the smallest start-ups to nonprofit organizations to the biggest multinational corporations--can use the paradigm-busting power of viral loops to enable their business through technology. Viral Loop is a must-read for any entrepreneur or business interested in uncorking viral loops to benefit their bottom line.
?Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry?s Ice Cream
These days consumers are paying less and less attention to advertising. A majority already zap commercials, and new technology keeps making it easier to tune out marketing messages.
Mark Hughes has written a breakthrough guide to the art of successful buzzmarketing?which many people talk about but few truly understand. He draws on his own real-world experience as an executive and consultant, as well as untold stories of some of the great buzz generators of our time, including American Idol, tie-dye shirts, and the birth of Lite beer.
In his bestselling first book, Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen presented his breakthrough methods to increase efficiency. Now “the personal productivity guru” (Fast Company) shows readers how to increase their ability to work better, not harder—every day. Based on Allen’s highly popular e-newsletter, Ready for Anything offers readers 52 ways to immediately clear your head for creativity, focus your attention, create structures that work, and take action to get things moving.
With wit, inspiration, and know-how, Allen shows readers how to make things happen—with less effort and stress, and lots more energy, creativity, and effectiveness. Ready for Anything is the perfect book for anyone wanting to work and live at his or her very best.
It's Not What You Think.
More people than ever are applying for the same few jobs. Surfing job boards and submitting a dozen résumés a day just doesn't work. The 6 Reasons You'll Get the Job shows you exactly how to tailor your pitch and stand out from the crowd so that you get hired.
Talent alone will not get you the job. The short list of candidates all have the ability to do the work, so what makes the difference? Whether employers know it or not, intuitively they are always looking for a candidate who meets or exceeds each of six qualities:
These qualities may sound familiar, but you'll be surprised at how employers judge them. You'll discover how to promote these six qualities to your advantage so employers take notice. You'll also learn proven strategies for finding jobs in the Hidden Market while your competition is still waiting by the phone. By mastering a few simple, often overlooked techniques, you'll get noticed by the person who has the power to hire you now.
Drawing on research from around the world, Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are absolute essentials for professional success and personal fulfillment--and reveals how to master them. A Whole New Mind takes readers to a daring new place, and a provocative and necessary new way of thinking about a future that's already here.
If you need the best practices and ideas for creating and delivering new products and services--but don't have time to find them--this book is for you. Here are 10 inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place.
This collection of HBR articles will help you:
- Decide which ideas are worth pursuing
- Adapt offerings from the developing world to wealthy markets
- Plan all-new ventures by testing and tweaking
- Tailor your efforts to meet customers' most pressing needs
- Make inexpensive products on a vast scale
- Measure and improve innovation performance
- Avoid classic pitfalls such as stifling innovation with rigid processes
If you need the best practices and ideas for putting heads together--but don't have time to find them--this book is for you. Here are nine inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place.
This collection of HBR articles will help you:
- Forge strong relationships up, down, and across the org chart
- Build collaborative teams
- Know when not to collaborate
- Pick the right type of collaboration for your business
- Harness employees' informal knowledge sharing
- Manage conflict wisely
- Make smart trade-offs
- Put social media technologies to work for your organization
If you read nothing else on change management, read these 10 articles (featuring Leading Change,” by John P. Kotter). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you spearhead change in your organization.
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management will inspire you to:
- Lead change through eight critical stages
- Establish a sense of urgency
- Overcome addiction to the status quo
- Mobilize commitment
- Silence naysayers
- Minimize the pain of change
- Concentrate resources
- Motivate change when business is good
This collection of best-selling articles includes: featured article "Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail" by John P. Kotter, "Change Through Persuasion," "Leading Change When Business Is Good: An Interview with Samuel J. Palmisano," "Radical Change, the Quiet Way," "Tipping Point Leadership," "A Survival Guide for Leaders," "The Real Reason People Won't Change," "Cracking the Code of Change," "The Hard Side of Change Management," and "Why Change Programs Don't Produce Change."
If you read nothing else - full stop - read:
Michael Porter on creating competitive advantage and distinguishing your company from rivals
John Kotter on leading change through eight critical stages
Daniel Goleman on using emotional intelligence to maximize performance
Peter Drucker on managing your career by evaluating your own strengths and weaknesses
Clay Christensen on orchestrating innovation within established organizations
Tom Davenport on using analytics to determine how to keep your customers loyal
Robert Kaplan and David Norton on measuring your company's strategy with the Balanced Scorecard
Rosabeth Moss Kanter on avoiding common mistakes when pushing innovation forward
Ted Levitt on understanding who your customers are and what they really want
C. K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel on identifying the unique, integrated systems that support your strategy
Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Spain, Germany, and Brazil Win, and Why the Us, Japan, Australia, Turkey-And Even Iraq-Are Dest
Which is the best soccer nation on Earth?
Who has the most passionate fans?
What impact does soccer have on suicide rates?
Which sport will dominate the Earth? NFL or the English Premier League?
Why are the people who run soccer clubs so dumb?
These are some of the questions that every soccer fanatic has asked. Soccernomics answers them. Written with an economist's brain and a sports writer's skill, it applies high-powered analytical tools to everyday soccer topics, looking at data in new ways, revealing counterintuitive truths about the world's most loved game. It all adds up to a revolutionary way of looking at soccer that could affect the way the game is played internationally.
If you need the best practices and ideas for unleashing technology's strategic potential--but don't have time to find them--this book is for you. Here are eight inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place. This collection of HBR articles will help you:
- Clarify corporate strategy with your IT department
- Fund only IT projects that support your strategy
- Transform IT investments into profits
- Build one technology platform for your entire organization
- Adopt new technologies only when their best
practices are established
- Use analytics to make smart decisions at all levels
of your company
- Integrate social media into your business
If you need the best practices and ideas for making your
customers loyal and profitable--but don't have time to find
them--this book is for you. Here are nine inspiring and useful
perspectives, all in one place.
This collection of HBR articles will help you:
- Turn angry customers into loyal advocates
- Get more people to recommend you
- Boost customer satisfaction by satisfying your employees
- Focus on profitable customers--whether they're loyal or not
- Invest in the right CRM technology for your business
- Mine customer data for more effective marketing
- Increase your customers' lifetime value
If you need the best practices and ideas for superior team building--but don't have time to find them--this book is for you. Here are 10 inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place.
This collection of HBR articles will help you:
- Boost team performance through mutual accountability
- Motivate large, diverse groups to tackle complex projects
- Increase groups' emotional intelligence
- Reverse the fortunes of a struggling team
- Prevent decision deadlock
- Extract results from a bunch of touchy superstars
- Fight constructively with top-management colleagues
- Ensure productivity in far-flung teams
Is your company's top talent jumping ship as good replacements become harder to get? If you need the best practices and ideas for winning the race for talent but don't have time to find them this book is for you. Here are 11 inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place. This collection of HBR articles will help you: look for good people in all the right places; interview more effectively; make and keep compelling promises to candidates and employees; mitigate the risks of hiring stars from other companies; coach and mentor to shore up commitment; stretch promising employees' responsibilities; rotate high performers into a variety of teams; and, reverse the female brain drain.
If you need the best practices and ideas for communicating effectively--but don't have time to find them--this book is for you. Here are 10 inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place.
This collection of HBR articles will help you:
- Pitch your brilliant idea successfully
- Connect with your audience
- Establish credibility
- Inspire others to realize your vision
- Adapt to your listeners' decision-making styles
- Frame goals around common interests
- Build consensus and win concessions
- Neutralize stressful conversations
If you read nothing else on managing people, read these 10 articles (featuring Leadership That Gets Results,” by Daniel Goleman). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your employees' performance.
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing People will inspire you to:
Tailor your management styles to fit your people
Motivate with more responsibility, not more money
Support first-time managers
Build trust by soliciting input
Teach smart people how to learn from failure
Build high-performing teams
Manage your boss
This collection of best-selling articles includes: featured article "Leadership That Gets Results" by Daniel Goleman, "One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees?" "The Set-Up-to-Fail Syndrome," "Saving Your Rookie Managers from Themselves," "What Great Managers Do," "Fair Process: Managing in the Knowledge Economy," "Teaching Smart People How to Learn," "How (Un)ethical Are You?" "The Discipline of Teams," and "Managing Your Boss."
If you read nothing else on strategy, read these 10 articles (featuring What Is Strategy?” by Michael E. Porter). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you catalyze your organization's strategy development and execution.
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy will inspire you to:
Distinguish your company from rivals
Clarify what your company will and won't do
Craft a vision for an uncertain future
Create blue oceans of uncontested market space
Use the Balanced Scorecard to measure your strategy
Capture your strategy in a memorable phrase
Make priorities explicit
Allocate resources early
Clarify decision rights for faster decision making"
This collection of best-selling articles includes: featured article "What Is Strategy?" by Michael E. Porter, "The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy," "Building Your Company's Vision," "Reinventing Your Business Model," "Blue Ocean Strategy," "The Secrets to Successful Strategy Execution," "Using the Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management System," "Transforming Corner-Office Strategy into Frontline Action," "Turning Great Strategy into Great Performance," and "Who Has the D? How Clear Decision Roles Enhance Organizational Performance."
If you read nothing else on leadership, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on leadership and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your own and your organization's performance.
HBR's 10 Must Reads On Leadership will inspire you to:
- Motivate others to excel
- Build your team's self-confidence in others
- Provoke positive change
- Set direction
- Encourage smart risk-taking
- Manage with tough empathy
- Credit others for your success
- Increase self-awareness
- Draw strength from adversity
Two of the most innovative thinkers in the field present a work that represents the single best resource for understanding and implementing activity-based cost management. Kaplan and Cooper reveal that most companies don't know how to measure accurately, influence, or understand the fundamental cost drivers in their businesses. They then provide a detailed and comprehensive blueprint that will enable managers to make better decisions and to promote organizational learning and improvement. "Cost and Effect" takes the management, finance, and accounting fields to an entirely new level, as the authors demonstrate how the principles of activity-based costing and other advanced cost management techniques, such as target and kaizen costing, can drive business performance. Using lively examples from a variety of leading companies worldwide - including Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, the Swedish wire manufacturer Kanthal, Kirin Beer, and Procter & Gamble - they show how to create integrated, knowledge-based systems that provide meaningful information on current and past performance.The innovation systems described in "Cost and Effect" will help you: determine where improvements in quality, efficiency, and productivity will have the highest payoffs; assist front-line employees in their learning and improvement activities; make better product mix and capital investment decisions; negotiate more effectively on price, product features, quality, delivery, and service to promote win-win relationships with your customers; choose low-cost suppliers who are truly low cost, not just low price; design products and services that meet customers' expectations - and that can be produced and delivered at a profit; and, integrate your activity-based cost system into reporting and budgeting processes to reveal the sources of excess capacity. Everyone involved in running a business - from general managers and strategic planners to financial executives, IT professionals, and operations managers - must read this book to learn how innovative cost and performance measurement systems can enhance their organizational profitability and performance.
Most organisations consist of multiple business and support units, each populated by highly trained, experienced executives. But often the efforts of individual units are not coordinated, resulting in conflicts, lost opportunities, and diminished performance Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton argue that the responsibility for this critical alignment lies with corporate headquarters.In this book, the authors apply their revolutionary Balanced Scorecard management system to corporate-level strategy, revealing how highly successful enterprises achieve powerful synergies by explicitly defining corporate headquarters' role in setting, coordinating, and overseeing organisational strategy. Based on extensive field research in organisations worldwide, "Alignment" shows how companies can build an enterprise-level Strategy Map and Balanced Scorecard that clearly articulate the "enterprise value proposition": how the enterprise creates value above that achieved by individual business units operating alone.The book provides case studies, actionable frameworks, and sample scorecards that show how to align business and support units, boards of directors, and external partners with the corporate strategy and create a governance process that will ensure that alignment is sustained. The next breakthrough in strategy execution from the field's premier thinkers, "Alignment" shows how today's companies can unlock unrealised value from enterprise synergies.
'International Political Risk Management, Volume 2: The Brave New World' is the latest in a series based on the MIGA-Georgetown University Symposium on International Political Risk Management. Volumes in this series offer leading-edge assessments of needs and capabilities in the international political risk insurance industry. These assessments come from 18 experts in the fields of international investment, finance, insurance, and academe. Contributors to this volume consider 'The Brave New World' of the political risk insurance industry in the wake of September 11, 2001, the Argentine economic crisis, and other upheavals. The book begins with the supply-side perspective of insurers and then turns to the concerns of investors and lenders, in particular those involved in large infrastructure projects in emerging markets. It concludes with in-depth assessments of new challenges to definitions and coverage of currency transfer, expropriation, breach of contract, and political force majeure. The diverse and detailed arguments collected here come together in a surprising consensus: recent changes, contractions, and even losses are fueling the search for creative solutions and will ultimately prove beneficial for participants in the industry. An in-depth analysis from the front lines of international political risk management, this book will be a valuable guide to those who are considering private sector investments and privatizations in the developing world, whether as equity sponsors, lenders, or insurers. It should also be of interest to independent analysts and scholars working in the field of political risk management.
Printed on Demand. Limited stock is held for this title. If you would like to order 30 copies or more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org This work brings together the assessments and experiences of leading academics and practitioners from the international investor, lender and insurance communities. It examines the transformations in the political risk insurance market in the 1990s, resulting from changes in the broader insurance industry and from the rapid and complex expansion of foreign direct investment into emerging markets. It also analyzes some of the current supply and demand challenges in the political risk insurance marketplace in the wake of the financial crises of the late 1990s. The authors explore future directions in political risk management with regard to many of the most difficult issues: breach of contract coverage for firms with large fixed investments in sectors such as infrastructure and natural resources; securitization of political risk exposure; pricing and capacity in the political risk insurance industry; multiple pledge of shares between investors and lenders; and cooperation among private and public insurers. This book is a collection of papers stemming from a symposium on International Political Risk Management held in April 2000, under the joint auspices of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the Karl F. Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
Transition to a new world order with more diffuse distribution of economic power is under way. This first edition of a new World Bank flagship report, Global Development Horizons 2011, focuses on three major international economic trends: the shift in the balance of global growth from developed to emerging economies, the rise of emerging-market firms as a force in global business, and the evolution of the international monetary system toward a multicurrency regime.
Pursuit of growth opportunities on a global level has meant that the international presence of emerging-market firms in cross-border production, trade, and finance has been on the rise for some time. Emerging and developing counties accounted for 46 percent of international trade flows in 2010, up from 30 percent in 1995. Cross-border mergers and acquisitions originated by firms based in emerging markets represent nearly one-third of global M&A transactions. The risk of investing in emerging economies has declined dramatically, while emerging economies’ financial assets and wealth have expanded: emerging and developing countries now hold three-fourth of all official foreign exchange reserves.
Despite the large, rapidly growing size of emerging economies and the expanding international presence of emerging-market firms, the role of emerging economies in the international monetary system remains relatively insignificant. No emerging-market currency is used to a great extent in holding official reserves, invoicing goods and services, denominating international claims, or anchoring exchange rates. Virtually all developing countries are exposed to currency mismatch risk in their international trade, investment, and financing transactions. But it appears that this too will change in the coming years. Smoothing the transition to a multipolar monetary environment will be high on the agenda of policy makers, who will face major decisions about whether fundamental reform of the rules of the international monetary system is in order.
Global Development Finance 2011: External Debt of Developing Countries is a continuation of the World Bank’s publications Global Development Finance, Volume II (1997 through 2009) and the earlier World Debt Tables (1973 through 1996). As in previous years, GDF 2011 provides statistical tables showing the external debt of 128 developing countries that report public and publicly guaranteed external debt to the World Bank’s Debtor Reporting System (DRS). It also includes tables of key debt ratios for individual reporting countries and the composition of external debt stocks and flows for individual reporting countries and regional and income groups along with some graphical presentations.
GDF 2011 draws on a database maintained by the World Bank External Debt (WBXD) system. Longer time series and more detailed data are available from the Global Development Finance 2011 on CD-ROM and the World Bank open databases, which contain more than 200 time series indicators, covering the years 1970 to 2009 for most reporting countries, and pipeline data for scheduled debt service payments on existing commitments to 2017.
The database covers external debt stocks and flows, major economic aggregates, and key debt ratios, as well as average terms of new commitments, currency composition of longterm debt, and debt restructurings in greater detail than can be included in the GDF book. The CD-ROM also contains the full contents of the print version of GDF 2011. Text providing country notes, definitions, and source information is linked to each table.
Global Development Finance 2011: External Debt of Developing Countries is unique in its coverage of the important trends and issues fundamental to the financing of the developing world. This report is an indispensible resource for governments, economists, investors, financial consultants, academics, bankers, and the entire development community.
The question of how to treat commodity production and how to manage recurrent cycles of booms and busts has always been a challenge for policymakers in commodity-dependent countries, including many in the LAC region. These challenges have led to allegations of a “commodity curse’’ that retards development in these countries, but as of yet, there is no consensus as to whether such a curse exists, and if so, how can negative effects be minimized.
This book contributes to this debate. Much of the report is focused on an examination of specific channels through which commodity dependence may affect the economic and institutional development of countries. This includes broadly 4 sets of concerns: one set dealing with the direct economic effects of commodity dependence and the implications for long-term growth; one dealing with the interactions between commodity production and the rents it generates on the one hand, and a country’s institutions on the other; a third dealing with the macroeconomic challenges of managing the volatility of revenue flows, including the distributional implications at the household level posed by cyclicality of social spending; and a final set associated with potential negative environmental and social impacts.
The book finds that some commonly accepted negative effects of dependence on natural resources are largely myths, while some are realities. But all can be managed, and the book draws on the best available information in existing literature as well as original analysis to provide practical advice on how to do so. It also presents descriptive facts and analysis of the impacts in LAC of the recent commodity boom, helping the reader understand the implications for the region’s development and policies. It should be of great interest to policy-makers and analysts, as well as laypersons interested in the economics of commodity markets and their role in economic development.
Accounting for Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean: Improving Corporate Financial Reporting to Support Regional Economic Development
The importance of moving toward high-quality, global standards of accounting and auditing has never been clearer. In the midst of the global financial and economic crisis, the leaders of the Group of 20 met and issued their Declaration on Strengthening the Financial System, placing significant emphasis on sound accounting and auditing standards as a critical piece of the international financial architecture. Transparent and reliable corporate financial reporting underpins much of the Latin America and Caribbean development agenda, from private-sector-led growth to enhanced financial stability, facilitating access to finance for small and medium enterprises, and furthering economic integration. For nearly 10 years, the World Bank has prepared diagnostic Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSCs) on Accounting and Auditing (A&A) at the country level. In Latin America and the Caribbean, ROSC A&A reports have been completed for 17 countries. This book takes a step back and seeks to distill lessons from a regional perspective. Accounting for Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is the first book to examine financial reporting and auditing in the region in a systematic way, drawing on the World Bank s years of experience and analysis in this area. The book is designed to inform the policy dialogue on accounting and auditing issues among government officials, the accounting profession, the private sector, academia, and civil society in LAC countries. It also seeks to disseminate the lessons learned to key players at the international and regional level, including the donor community, in order to generate momentum for reform of accounting and auditing throughout the region.