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The Seven Day Weekend

Author : Ricardo Semler
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Ricardo Semler thinks that companies ought to put employee freedom and satisfaction ahead of corporate goals. Imagine a company where employees set their own hours; where there are no offices, no job titles, no business plans; where employees get to endorse or veto any new venture; where kids are encouraged to run the halls; and where the CEO lets other people make nearly all the decisions. This company—Semco—actually exists, and despite a seeming recipe for chaos, its revenues have grown from $35 million to $160 million in the last six years. It has virtually no staff turnover, and there are no signs that its growth will stop any time soon. How did Semco become wildly successful despite breaking many of the commonly accepted laws of business? In The Seven-Day Weekend, Ricardo Semler shows that for those willing to take a chance, there is a better way to run a workplace. He explains how the technology that was supposed to make life easier—laptops, cell phones, e-mail, pagers—has in fact stolen free time and destroyed the traditional nine-to-five workday. But this can be a good thing—if you have the freedom to get your job done on your own terms and to blend your work life and personal life with enthusiasm and creative energy. Smart bosses will eventually realize that you might be most productive if you work on Sunday afternoon, play golf on Monday morning, go to a movie on Tuesday afternoon, and watch your child play soccer on Thursday. This is a radical book that will challenge the business world to make the seven-day weekend a reality.

The Seven day Weekend

Author : Ricardo Semler
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In THE SEVEN- DAY WEEKEND, Semler explains how he transformed a small family business into a highly profitable manufacturing, services and high- tech powerhouse- 40 times larger- while watching his favorite movies or relaxing with his son in the middle of the business day.

Summary The Seven Day Weekend

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The must-read summary of Ricardo Semler's book: “The Seven-Day Weekend: Finding The Work/Life Balance”. This complete summary of the ideas from “The Seven-Day Weekend” exposes the origins of ingrained habits in the business world and explains how changing them might be for the better. This useful summary provides you with the tools necessary to identify said habits in your company and to implement changes that will benefit both your business and the people involved, following in the example of the incredibly successful company Semco S.A. Striking the right balance between personal and professional life is now possible. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the key concepts • Expand your knowledge of management To learn more, read "The Seven-Day Weekend" and discover how to organise your company for maximum efficiency!

The 7 Day Weekend

Author : James Dawson
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The Seven Day Circle

Author : Eviatar Zerubavel
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Shows how an artificial system devised to order our activities, the seven-day week, has been shaped by religion, politics, and economics from the biblical era through varied, exotic civilizations and into the twentieth century

Texas Monthly

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Since 1973, TEXAS MONTHLY has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. As a leisure guide, TEXAS MONTHLY continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations.

The Seven Days Of Peter Crumb

Author : Jonny Glynn
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'I am not a good man. I am not a bad man. In seven days I will be dead. My name is Peter Crumb. This is what remains ...' Peter Crumb is a man whose life has been derailed by a single, devastating act of violence in his past. Now, in what he intends to be his last week on Earth, he is determined to leave his mark upon humanity - randomly, unjustly, with infinite attention to detail. And Monday means murder ... Shatteringly well written, this is a car-crash-compelling description of a week in the hell inhabited by one splintered and savage soul - an unrehearsed and unputdownable Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for our times.

The Five day Weekend

Author : Peter Merritt Rinaldo
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What s Next Gen X

Author : Tamara J. Erickson
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You're a member of Generation X-the 30-to-44 age cohort. And you've drawn the short stick when it comes to work. The economy has been stacked against you from the beginning. Worse, you're sandwiched between Boomers (with their constant back-patting blather and refusal to retire) and Gen Y's (with their relentless confidence and demands for attention). You're stuck in the middle-of your life and between two huge generations that dote on each other. But you can move forward in your career. In What's Next, Gen X? Tamara Erickson shows how. She explains the forces affecting attitudes and behaviors in each generation-Boomer, X, and Y-so you can start relating more productively with bosses, peers, and employees. Erickson then assesses Gen X's progress in life so far and analyzes the implications of organizational and technological changes for your professional future. She lays out a powerful framework for shaping a satisfying, meaningful career, revealing how to: -Identify work that matches what you care most about -Succeed in a corporate career or an entrepreneurial venture -Spot and seize newly emerging professional opportunities -Use your unique capabilities to become an effective leader Provocative and engaging, What's Next, Gen X? helps you break free from the middle and chart a fulfilling course for the years ahead.

Tick Achieve

Author : Kevin Duncan
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How many times have you thought of something crucial to do and then forgotten it completely? That's why people invented lists. And very useful they are too. If, and only if, they are used effectively. Put thirty things on a list, and it becomes too daunting. Put three things on, and there's no point in having a list. And so we have refined the art of list writing to allow for about ten or twenty things to do. But in truth, most lists are rubbish. Randomly assembled, they do little to help the author navigate their way through the maze of stuff to do. After all, the only point of a list of things to do, is to get things done. Tick Achieve does just that. It shows you how to get stuff done, with lots of little techniques tried and tested on scores of individuals over 25 years. This includes the cathartic and highly effective process of writing a list of what you are not going to do. The author has trained hundreds of people in the art of getting stuff done. There is no Big Plan as such (contrary to what many other books suggest). It's all about details, and they can be very easy to implement. Little things can make a massive difference. Once you get the hang of it, life gets easier. In a business context, and personally. You can sleep better and worry less. Concentrate on the things that matter, and leave out the trivia and irrelevant. Learn how to celebrate little bits of progress, look down your list, tick off a job well done, and shout Tick Achieve! EXAMPLE CHAPTER OUTLINE 1. BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE "I'm too busy, I'm in a meeting": professional time wasting and how to avoid it Teams; what's the point? The problem with the business world: other people How to think more and worry less How being organised lets you take it easy Action not activity Outcome not output "If I do x, then y will happen...' 2. STRAIGHT TALKING AND GETTING STUFF DONE Permission to talk straight Cliché and jargon red alert list How to get to the point and get everything done quickly Some ways to say no politely How to liven up boring meetings Spotting business bull**** Cutting through it and moving on 3. LEAVE IT OUT Less really is more How eliminating issues gets to faster answers in business Write a list of what you are not going to do Improving your time management Simplifying everything Being totally objective about the past How leaving it out forces the issue 4. ONE IN A ROW How breaking big problems down into small tasks really works How to eat an elephant - in stages Knock 'em down one at a time Rapid sequential tasking: an alternative to multi-tasking The one-touch approach Tick, achieve, move on 5. LOOK LIVELY! The value of energy: in business, and in life generally Getting your attitude right Why lazy people are unhappy people Speed, that's the thing Spotting pointless people Ditching the time wasters Don't waste time yourself: beware aimless net surfers Cutting out the irrelevant stuff 6. HOW TO OUTTHINK YOURSELF Pre-arranging tripwires Dealing with problems Pretend the job is finished It's urgent - pretend it's not It's not urgent - pretend it is The art of outthinking yourself 7. TICK ACHIEVE The art of great list writing The Priority Matrix The Growing Pane and how to use it Tick achieve So have you done it?

Mindfulness at Work

Author : Stephen McKenzie
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'Mindfulness at Work' reveals how the practice of mindfulness — the ability to focus our attention on what is rather than be distracted by what isn’t — can be a powerful antidote to the distractions and stresses of our modern lives, especially our working lives. So, if you want to:• reduce your stress• become more productive• improve your decision-making skills• enjoy better relationships with your colleagues• work more creatively• develop your leadership skills, and• generally enjoy your job more …then mindfulness can help!Written by an expert with years of both clinical and personal experience, 'Mindfulness at Work' includes examples of mindfulness in action in the workplace, while also looking at how the principles of mindfulness can be applied to specific professions, from sales and marketing to teaching, from law to medicine, from the trades to the creative arts.

Frank Bettger s How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling

Author : Karen McCreadie
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Karen McCreadie’s brilliant interpretation of Frank Bettger’s How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling illustrates the principles of Bettger’s insights into selling with modern examples, to enable twenty-first century readers to emulate Bettger and become sales legends.

Meaning Inc

Author : Gurnek Bains
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Meaning, Inc. is about achieving happiness, motivation and performance at work for you and your organisation. Well-motivated people who are happy with their work and where they work are more likely to deliver high performance. People who work for organisations whose purpose they believe in are more likely to go the extra mile to help achieve that purpose. Yet modern organisations too often stifle the enthusiasm and skills of those who work for them. Instead of providing meaning, they prevent it. Meaning Inc. shows the way for organisations to provide meaning to their people through a clearly understood sense of purpose, unequivocal values and day-to-day leadership. This is joined-up business thinking for 21st century leaders and organisations.

Switched On

Author : Sahar Hashemi
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Life is too short to just come in for the paycheque Let's face it, you work for the best years of your life and spend most of your waking hours on the job, so make sure you are energized, fulfilled and buzzing. Switched On will help you leap outside your comfort zone and awaken your creativity. Blast through the old thinking Switched On shows you how to think like an entrepreneur - have ideas, spot the opportunities, see the future and make things happen. The future belongs to fresh thinkers, so turn your receptors on and get ready to bring the real you to work. They'll love you for it Go on, unleash yourself - you'll be surprised at how indispensable you become. You have it in you - you just need to switch it on 'Not all of us can be great entrepreneurs but all of us can be innovative and enterprising in whatever role we perform. This book is a great guide and an inspiration on how to achieve this' Miles Templeman, Director General, Institute of Directors.

Dress Gray

Author : Lucian K. Truscott IV
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The classic New York Times Bestseller!_x000D_ _x000D_ Ry Slaight was walking punishment tours on Central Area when he heard the news._x000D_ _x000D_ “They found a body floating up in Lake Popolopen this morning,” a voice said. “Drowned,” the cadet spoke from the corner of his mouth, eyes straight to the front. “Been dead a couple of days. Grim scene, they say.”_x000D_ _x000D_ This is a novel about the soft underbelly of the Long Gray Line – West Point’s men and its boys – and what happens in the delicate process when knowledge of power is passed between them. Never before has the academy and its secret strength, power in the absence of money, been portrayed in such human terms. In DRESS GRAY, West Point lives up to its image: as a way of life, not a college. _x000D_ _x000D_ "A compelling and important thriller." - New York Times Book Review_x000D_ _x000D_ “Does for West Point what Mario Puzo did for the Mafia.” - New York Post_x000D_ _x000D_ "You'll want to stand up and cheer."-The Washington Post

Authentic Conversations

Author : Jamie Showkeir
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Irresistible Persuasion

Author : Geoff Burch
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"Geoff Burch is the master of persuasion" —Allan Pease, International bestselling author of Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps This book will change your life. (Is that persuasive enough?) Getting what you want isn't easy. Why? Because most of us have no clear idea what we're looking for a lot of the time. The key to being brilliantly persuasive and influential is knowing exactly what you want before you set out to get it. Irresistible Persuasion presents a process that you can apply to any situation; you choose your starting point and your goal, then just join the dots. It's the only way to make success completely inevitable. Irresistible Persuasion shows you how to entice people to your point of view, how to overcome resistance, how a bit of showbiz can go a long way and why you should always consider the other person when you're negotiating. It's packed with new persuasion and influencing techniques as well as many powerful traditional methods. Geoff Burch is the presenter of BBC TV's All Over the Shop. When he's helped you decide what you want, he'll show you the irresistible way to get it. You won't just get more customers, you'll get more profitable customers.

Peak

Author : Chip Conley
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After fifteen years of rising to the pinnacle of the hospitality industry, Chip Conley's company was suddenly undercapitalized and overexposed in the post-dot.com, post-9/11 economy. For relief and inspiration, Conley, the CEO and founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, turned to psychologist Abraham Maslow's iconic Hierarchy of Needs. This book explores how Conley's company "the second largest boutique hotelier in the world" overcame the storm that hit the travel industry by applying Maslow's theory to what Conley identifies as the key Relationship Truths in business with Employees, Customers and Investors. Part memoir, part theory, and part application, the book tells of Joie de Vivre's remarkable transformation while providing real world examples from other companies and showing how readers can bring about similar changes in their work and personal lives. Conley explains how to understand the motivations of employees, customers, bosses, and investors, and use that understanding to foster better relationships and build an enduring and profitable corporate culture.

Business Greatest Hits

Author : Kevin Duncan
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Modern business is a blur of jargon with thousands of books all purporting to hold the key to relentless success. The working reality is often very different. This book distils and summarises all the best current thinking in business respectively so that you can become an authority yourself - and quickly. As well as saving hundreds of hours of reading time, the reader is able to grasp ideas accurately, explain them authoritatively to colleagues and avoid being hoodwinked by those who claim to understand a concept when in fact they have got the wrong end of the stick. Books profiled include Nudge, Freakonomics, and Built to Last.

Approaching Change One Story At a Time 20 Stories and Insights for Coaches Facilitators Trainers and Change Leaders

Author : Bob Dick
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This e-book innovatively explores: * Stories that every change leader needs to read * The often unexamined role of the "ordinary" person in change * How stories can help you be a more engaging coach, facilitator, trainer, leader, ... * The power of story as a tool for influence * How archetypes provide a way of interpreting stories * The different meaning of first, second and third-person stories * The deeper meanings behind "All stories are true but some actually happened" * Ways of effective story listening and interpreting * Understanding that "What's not said" is as important, or more so, than what is said * How story helps us work more intuitively with organisational systems