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Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day -- as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large... [Continue reading]
Business advice from the best in the business Looking for advice in setting up your own company, improving your career prospects, or developing your leadership skills? Why not ask Richard Branson? In Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School, Richard distils and shares the wisdom and experience that have made him one of the world's most recognised and respected entrepreneurs... [Continue reading]
The No 1 reason that stops people from getting what they want is lack of FOCUS. People who focus on what they want, prosper. Those who don't, struggle. In The Power of Focus you'll discover the specific focusing strategies used by the world's most successful men and women. Find out how to: Focus on your strengths and eliminate everything that is holding you back. Change bad habits into habits... [Continue reading]
Based on the Andrew Carnegie formula for money-making, THE MASTER-KEY TO RICHES describes in step-by-step detail today's greatest practical philosophy of success….   This amazing philosophy, culled from the success experiences of hundreds of the world's most powerful and wealthy men, will show you how to succeed in any walk of life.   Some two thought provoking quotes you will find in this book... [Continue reading]
He is the premier motivational communicator, having inspired millions worldwide. But this time, Zig Ziglar offers up a book that cuts deeper and burns brighter than any business success book before it, one that transcends even his own previous work and challenges you to new levels of excellence and achievement. On the topic of living a life of motivation, passion and peak performance, nobody... [Continue reading]
Name your problem, and you name your possibility! That's the message in Dr. Robert H. Schuller's bestseller, Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! Dr. Schuller shows you how to build a positive self-image, no matter what your problem. Whether it's unemployment, poor health, loneliness, fear or anything else that blocks your success, you can turn your negative into a positive. No matter... [Continue reading]
Why is it that some talented people reach their full potential, while others self-destruct or remain trapped in mediocrity? What makes the difference? In this book, Maxwell asserts that the choices people make–not merely the skills they inherit–propel them to greatness.  Among other truths, successful people know that:   Belief lifts your talent  Initiative activates your talent  Focus directs... [Continue reading]
The definitive translation of Sun-tzu's timeless classic of military strategy, Art of War   Art of War is almost certainly the most famous study of strategy ever written and has had an extraordinary influence on the history of warfare. The principles Sun-tzu expounded were utilized brilliantly by such great Asian war leaders as Mao Tse-tung, Giap, and Yamamoto. First translated two hundred years... [Continue reading]
John C. Maxwell believes that the greatest lessons we learn in life are from our losses. Everyone experiences loss, but not everyone learns from it.  In Sometimes You Win Sometimes You Learn, Dr. Maxwell explores the most common lessons we learn when we experience loss. He then explains how to turn a set-back into a step forward by examining the eleven elements that make up the DNA of those who... [Continue reading]
Thirty years after the women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women's voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. [And I, Liz, Add: This is not a unique case to the United States; it's probably worse in Africa.] In Lean In,... [Continue reading]

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