Around the globe, people are facing the same problem - that we are born as individuals but are forced to conform to the rules of society if we want to succeed. The author debunks the prevailing mythology of success and presents a radical new way to greatness. It also draws on interviews with world leaders.
Just My Type is not just a font book, but a book of stories. About how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world. About why Barack Obama opted for Gotham, while Amy Winehouse found her soul in 30s Art Deco. About the great originators of type, from Baskerville to Zapf, or people like Neville Brody who threw out the rulebook, or Margaret Calvert, who invented the motorway signs that are used from Watford Gap to Abu Dhabi. About the pivotal moment when fonts left the world of Letraset and were loaded onto computers ... and typefaces became something we realised we all have an opinion about.As the Sunday Times review put it, the book is'a kind ofEats, Shoots and Leaves for letters, revealing the extent to which fonts are not only shaped by but also define the world in which we live.'
Ask around in business circles, and you'll get a thousand different answers. But now, internationally-renowned leadership expert Dr Peter Fuda has created a single, coherent roadmap for greatness: after more than a decade's research and practice, Fuda shares the seven common threads that have enabled hundreds of CEOs across the world to transform themselves into effective, inspiring leaders.
Leadership Transformed uses seven easy-to-remember metaphors to distil Fuda's research into a pathway for real, lasting change. The Fire metaphor, for example, will help you shift from burning platforms (fear-driven leadership) to burning ambition (purpose-driven leadership).
Fuda has helped leaders on four continents achieve greatness. Previously available only to the select clients of his industry-leading consultancy, now Fuda's expert knowledge can help kick-start your own leadership transformation.
Great leaders have always understood the power of stories. Through the stories they tell, the most successful leaders educate, persuade and bring about change, but we rarely have the background knowledge to explore how they do so. In this hugely insightful guide to getting to the top, leading journalist Gavin Esler presents first-hand knowledge of the secrets of those who achieve power based on over thirty years' experience interviewing world famous figures from Bill Clinton to Angelina Jolie.
Introducing the questions every leader must answer - and the elements that the best stories must contain - Esler explains how creating a leadership story can promote success at all levels, whether running for the United States presidency or applying for a place at university.
Spanning fields from business and culture to the military and even taking in lessons from terrorism, Lessons from the Top offers a fascinating portrait of leadership in the modern world - and shows how the methods of the most powerful leaders could work for you.
We make decisions, and these decisions make us and our organisations. And in theory, decision-making should be easy: a problem is identified, the decision-makers generate solutions, and choose the optimal one - and powerful tools are available to facilitate the task. This guide to decision making aims to improve decision-making in organisations.
How does a good manager become a superb leader? Ask around in business circles, and you'll get as many different answers as you ask people. This title features seven stories for leadership transformation. It provides a fresh look at leadership, based on hard data and serious research.
Looks at trends in the consumption and production of, and markets for, these goods. This book analyses where the power lies in terms of producers (resource rich countries and mining firms) and market players. It highlights the vulnerabilities of different societies and industries to the vagaries of commodity markets.
Suitable for those who want to succeed and stand out from the herd, this book is for managers who know that their organisations are stuck in a mindset that thrives on fashionable business theories that are no more than folk wisdom, and whose so-called strategies that are little more than banal wish lists.
A guide to why different financial markets exist and how they operate. Including chapters on the markets that deal with money, foreign exchange, equities, bonds, commodities, financial futures, options and other derivatives, it looks at why these markets exist, how they work, and who trades in them.
Economics is the 'study of how society uses its scarce resources' or, more snappily, 'the science of choices' that helps people make decisions about how to use such scarce things as land, labour, raw materials, capital, entrepreneurial spirit and time. This is a guide to the essentials of economics, with entries that stretch from A to Z.
A guide to the role and responsibilities of directors. Including case studies that illustrate poor standards of corporate governance in companies, it covers such concepts and terms as: agency theory, audit committee, corporate veil, deep pocket syndrome, disclosure, ethics, games directors play, helicopter vision, Keiretsu, and log rolling.
Society is no longer based on mass consumption but on mass participation. New forms of collaboration - such as Wikipedia and YouTube - are paving the way for an age in which people want to be players, rather than mere spectators, in the production process. This title explains how the rise of mass collaboration affects us and the world.
Mojo is the concept of positive momentum: success building upon success. It anchors our self-esteem, shapes our careers and influences those around us. This title addresses the vital phases of gaining, retaining and recapturing mojo. It focuses on the importance of organisational momentum and explains what leaders must do to foster it.
In 1990 hedge funds managed some $39 billion of assets. By late 2006 that figure had grown to $1.3 trillion. That is a staggering increase. Equally staggering is the amount of money successful hedge fund managers earn. This book presents a survey of the hedge fund industry.
Managers are constantly expected to make decisions fully understanding the financial consequence. This practical guide to understanding and managing financial responsibilities shows: 'how to assemble a budget', 'how to read variances on a report', and 'how to construct a proposal to invest in new equipment'.
Offers information you wanted to know about business. Containing facts and figures about different aspects of business, this title covers: mergers and corporate failures; mission and vision statements; how many accountants and lawyers there are in different countries; and, how the names of different companies came about.
Contains rankings on more than 200 topics in subject areas like geography, population, business, the economy, trade, transport, finance, industry, demographics, the environment, society, culture and crime. This work features facts on more than 200 topics, data on 182 countries and profiles of more than 65 of the world's major economies.
When it comes to work, could you be an experience architect? Or a storyteller, caregiver or a cross-pollinator? This work presents these four of the characters developed by IDEO that any individual can adopt to innovate in their business lives. It explains how adopting these characters can beat naysayers who stifle innovation.