Business model

A one–page tool to reinvent yourself and your career

The global bestseller Business Model Generation introduced a unique visual way to summarize and creatively brainstorm any business or product idea on a single sheet of paper. Business Model You uses the same powerful one–page tool to teach readers how to draw “personal business models,” which reveal new ways their skills can be adapted to the changing needs of the marketplace to reveal new, more satisfying, career and life possibilities. Produced by the same team that created Business Model Generation, this book is based on the Business Model Canvas methodology, which has quickly emerged as the world′s leading business model description and innovation technique.

A business model describes the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers, and captures value, in economic, social, cultural or other contexts. The process of business model construction is part of business strategy.
In theory and practice, the ter

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Haim Shapira

How Game Theory, Strategy and Probability Rule Our Lives

This book provides many humorous anecdotes and insightful examples of how our daily lives are affected by Game Theory. Game Theory is the mathematical formalization of interactive decision-making – it assumes that each player’s goal is to maximize his/her benefit, whatever it may be. Players may be friends, foes, political parties, states, or any entity that behaves interactively, whether collectively or individually. One of the problems with game analysis is the fact that, as a player, it’s very hard to know what would benefit each of the other players; some of us are not even clear about our own goals or what might actually benefit us. Haim Shapira uses multiple examples to explain what Game Theory is and how the different interactions between decision-makers can play out. In this book you will: Meet the Nobel Laureate John F Nash and familiarize yourself with his celebrated equilibrium Learn the basic ideas of the art of negotiation Visit the gladiators’ ring and apply for a coaching position Build an airport and divide inheritance Issue ultimatums and learn to trust

Haim Shapira was born in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1962 and immigrated to Israel at the age of 14 in 1977.
Haim Shapira is an Israeli mathematician, pianist, speaker, philosopher and game theorist. He writes in Hebrew, and his books have been translated into E

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The Undoing Project

My favourite writer full stop. Engages both heart and brain like no other’ Daily Telegraph

In 1969 two men met on a university campus. Their names were Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. They were different in every way. But they were both obsessed with the human mind – and both happened to be geniuses. Together, they would change the way we see the world.

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds is a 2016 nonfiction book by American author Michael Lewis, published by W.W. Norton.

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Renata Salecl

he Tyranny of Choice explores how late capitalism’s shrill exhortations to ‘be oneself’

We are encouraged from all sides to view our lives as being full of choices. Like the products on a supermarket shelf, our careers, our relationships, our bodies, our very identities seem to be there for the choosing. But paradoxically this seeming freedom to choose can create extreme anxiety, and feelings of inadequacy and guilt. The Tyranny of Choice explores how late capitalism’s shrill exhortations to ‘be oneself’ can be a tyranny which only leads to ever-greater disquiet and how insistence on choice being a purely individual matter prevents social change.

Renata Salecl (born 1962) is a Slovene philosopher, sociologist and legal theorist. She is a senior researcher at the Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana, and holds a professorship at Birkbeck College, University of Lond

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Change bring it one

A simple, workable framework for leading and managing successful business transformation

“Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof” J. K. Galbraith. Change is inevitable in any business but it is almost always resisted from within. As a management consultant Keely Nugent frequently witnesses the hurdles organisations face when implementing change within the business. Over the years she has also observed this same inflexibility in horses being prepared for international competitions. ‘Change: Bring it on!’ builds on tried and tested techniques and emotional engagement used in the training of horses and applies these theories to the world of business. Through the ongoing example of a fictional company, ‘Change: Bring it on!’ provides a very simple framework that demonstrates how to establish a winning team, how leaders should work together to achieve success, how to plan and manage change and how to deal with the inevitable obstacles along the way.

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Creative thinking plan

How to generate ideas and solve problems in your work and life

The processes involved in creative thought seem mysterious and can often elude us. Yet the ability to think creatively and productively is vital to our personal and professional lives.Creativity is a major economic force in the 21st century and an essential part of everyday life. Being smart in today’s world means we have to be flexible to the circumstances in which we find ourselves. Demands upon us can change daily, our personal circumstances alter and the markets within which we operate shift. To achieve harmony, balance and success through all this constant change we need to think creatively.

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Crowdsourcing

How the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business

Jeff Howe coined the word ‘Crowdsourcing’ in a 2006 article for Wired magazine to describe the way in which the Internet has broken down traditional employer/employee relationships to create vibrant new enterprises that are ‘staffed’ by informal, often large gatherings of enthusiasts. A few weeks before the article hit the newsstands, a Google search for the word ‘Crowdsourcing’ returned zero results. One month after the article appeared, the same search returned nearly 500,000 hits.

Crowdsourcing is a specific sourcing model in which individuals or organizations use contributions from Internet users to obtain needed services or ideas. Crowdsourcing was coined in 2005 as a portmanteau of crowd and outsourcing. This mode of sourcing, wh

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Essential project management

Project management procedures and how they should be implemented

An account of project management techniques to fit the needs of the non-specialist. Concentrating on the tasks of project definition, organization, estimating, planning and control and the role of purchasing, the book explains project management procedures and how they should be implemented.

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Facebook youtube myspace

The people, the hype and the deals behind the giants of WEB 2.0

After the dot com crash, many people thought it was the end of the internet era. They were mistaken, as a new wave of internet initiatives have begun, focused on blogging, social networking and file sharing, and dubbed Web 2.0. Many of us are familiar with the sites of Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, but how did these phenomenons begin? And why are they so popular? This book explores the stories behind these sites, quashing the rumours and explaining how these internet giants began. It also uncovers the start-up stories behind Digg, Six Apart, Slide, Founders Fund, Yelp, LinkedIn, Twitter, Ning, and Revision3. These compelling accounts are put together through interviews with the founders of these companies. Author, Sarah Lacy has reported on start-ups and venture capital for Business Week in Silicon Valley for nearly a decade and was one of the only journalists who stayed around after the dot com crash.

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Fast projects

Project Management When Time is Short

We are all faced with projects going off the rails, veering far from what we initially set out to do, costing ten times as much and taking far too long to complete – this is just part of everyday working life. Honing our general skills in project management seems like the obvious answer, but Fast Projects promises a quicker and easier solution – cutting the time to get projects done in the first place.Learning to operate within a short schedule not only cuts costs and improves revenue and cash flow, but it also sets you aside as a sharper and slicker operation. How to build, shorten and execute a realistic plan in the shortest time possible is covered in detail along with a specific focus on ensuring you have clearly defined goals and are making accurate project predictions with a successful tracking progress. Using worked examples and tried and tested techniques, Fast Projects is your practical guide to ensuring projects not only succeed, but are delivered early. If you want to get the most out of your team and take control of your workload, resources and time, this book is for you.

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How to make a fortune on the internet

1.Get an idea; 2. Register the name and build the website; 3. Develop products and services list to sell (optional); 4. Get traffic…

If you can point and click a mouse, type on a keyboard and have a basic grasp of the English language then you can make a fortune on the internet if you know what to do. This book will show you exactly what to do. You will learn how to: – Build a website and go live in 1 hour – Accept online payments and set up statements to track your income – Drive traffic to your site by getting your site listed instantly with the major search engines like Yahoo and Google. – Earn up to GBP10 per click every time someone clicks on your site – Earn up to GBP115 every time someone fills out a form on your site – Get other web publishers to sell your stuff – Create a database of readers you can profit from every time you update your site – Have a chat room, forum and video forum on your website for free – Automatically send out an email everyday with no input from you – Incorporate a search box on your site that makes you money every time someone searches – Add ready-made articles about your chosen subject to your site completely free – simply copy and paste!

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Lazy project manager

How to be twice as productive and still leave the office early

Peter Taylor reveals how adopting a more focused approach to life, projects and work can make you twice as productive. The lazy project manager illustrates how anyone can apply the simple techniques of lazy project management in their own activities in order to work more effectively and consequently improve work-life balance. This ‘productive laziness’ approach builds on the Pareto principle that states that for many phenomena, 80 per cent of consequences stem from 20 per cent of the causes. To put it simply, only 20 per cent of the things people do during their working days really matter. Inside this insightful and informative book you’ll discover: * The intelligence of laziness – why smart, lazy people have the edge over others; * Why the Jungle Book’s ‘Bare Necessities’ should be the productive lazy theme tune; * How to get the maximum output for a minimised input; * Quick tips to productive lazy heaven. Everyone wants to achieve more without chaining themselves to their desk. By concentrating your project management and learning to exercise effort where it really matters, you can learn to work smarter. Welcome to the home of ‘productive laziness’.

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Lean startup

How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses

The Lean Startup is a new 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.

Lean startup is a methodology for developing businesses and products, which aims to shorten product development cycles by adopting a combination of business-hypothesis-driven experimentation, iterative product releases, and validated learning. The central

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Online marketing

Online Marketing for Small Businesses in easy steps – includes social media marketing

Online presence has become vital for all businesses; large, small or the self-employed. Whether you like it or not, if you don’t take steps and manage your online presence, your customers and clients will. It’s not enough to just have a website; social networking sites are the new word of mouth marketing channels and they’re very powerful in spreading the word. To achieve this successfully adds more work to your busy day, but marketing your products and services online enables to you to reach potential customers with very little financial outlay. Lots of online marketing can be done for free and you can save costs in advertising in publications, and printing leaflets and brochures.

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Welsh way

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REWORK (book)

Change the Way You Work Forever

From the founders of the trailblazing software company 37signals, here is a different kind of business book – one that explores a new reality. Today, anyone can be in business. Tools that used to be out of reach are now easily accessible. Technology that cost thousands is now just a few pounds or even free. Stuff that was impossible just a few years ago is now simple. That means anyone can start a business. And you can do it without working miserable 80-hour weeks or depleting your life savings. You can start it on the side while your day job provides all the cash flow you need. Forget about business plans, meetings, office space – you don’t need them. With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who’s ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs who want to get out, and artists who don’t want to starve anymore will all find valuable inspiration and guidance in these pages.

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Smashing jquery

Professional Techniques with Ajax and JQuery

From the world′s most popular resource for web designers and developer′s comes the ultimate guide to jQuery. Begins with an exploration of fundamental jQuery concepts such as Document Object Model (DOM) scripting. Explores writing “Don′t Repeat Yoursefl” (DRY) to gain a comprehensive understanding of these imperative modern techniques and best practices. Shows how jQuery enables the user to adhere to these modern best practices with ease. The succeeding chapters discuss a specific part of jQuery development such as manipulating the DOM, working with Ajax, and adding slick animation effects through tutorial style learning approach that utilizes working examples to explore the concept. The books caps off by discussing popular ways of extending the core jQuery library with pugins and building web interfaces using jQuery UI#

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The opposable mind

How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking

If you want to be as successful as Jack Welch, Larry Bossidy, or Michael Dell, read their autobiographical advice books, right? Wrong, says Roger Martin in The Opposable Mind. Though following best practice can help in some ways, it also poses a danger: By emulating what a great leader did in a particular situation, you’ll likely be terribly disappointed with your own results. Why? Your situation is different. Instead of focusing on what exceptional leaders do, we need to understand and emulate how they think. Successful businesspeople engage in what Martin calls integrative thinking creatively resolving the tension in opposing models by forming entirely new and superior ones. Drawing on stories of leaders as diverse as AG Lafley of Procter & Gamble, Meg Whitman of eBay, Victoria Hale of the Institute for One World Health, and Nandan Nilekani of Infosys, Martin shows how integrative thinkers are relentlessly diagnosing and synthesizing by asking probing questions including: What are the causal relationships at work here? and What are the implied trade-offs. Martin also presents a model for strengthening your integrative thinking skills by drawing on different kinds of knowledge including conceptual and experiential knowledge.

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The spirt of success

The spirt of success

Who are you? Why are you living and working in the way that you are? What might you yet become and do with your life? The answer to these three fundamental questions lie at the heart of this revolutionary guide to changing the way we live and work. If we work with our heart as well as our head, we can get beyond simply functioning to realise our true potential. We will discover the things in life which make us feel whole, excited, creative and motivated. In touch with our humanity, we will become better leaders too – more inspirational, more visionary, more understanding. Introducing us to the invaluable principles and practices which can redefine our lives – as they have countless others – Norman Drummond gives meaning and purposes back to our working lives – and connect us to the true spirit of success.

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Thinking fast and slow

The phenomenal international bestseller – over 1.5 millions copies sold – that will change the way you make decisions

Why is there more chance we’ll believe something if it’s in a bold type face? Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch? Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent? The answer lies in the two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It will enable to you make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything

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