Strategic Management Small Growing Firms

Strategic Management for Small and Growing Firms

As suggested by the title, this book will interest small and growing businesses. It defines small-business as “any firm with fewer than 500 employees and annual sales of approximately $20 million.” The authors start by putting some stakes the ground:…

The Power of We

The Power of We: Succeeding Through Partnerships

We admit it; we enjoy and get more out of reading management books than we do books that discuss our profession.  To us it’s more important to understand what our bosses are thinking than our contemporaries. For obvious reasons we…

Small Business for Dummies

Small Business for Dummies

We all receive unwanted spam on the economic freedom and unbridled joys of owning your own business. It’s marvelous to work at home in your own business…make big money…spend more time with your family…control your own destiny…did we forget…make big…

global innovation

Global Innovation Book Review

What’s surprising about this book (and immediately useful) is that the authors don’t begin with a discussion of technologies or the Net but the Global Compact Ñ UN Secretary General Koffi AnnanÕs set of principles for enterprises to do business…

CEO Capital

CEO Capital: A Guide to Building and Leveraging CEO Reputation

I admit that given the choice I’d rather read a book on management and management philosophy than PR strategy/tactics or fiction. I especially enjoy reading chief executives’ autobiographies (authorized or not) because it gives us an insight into the individuals…

On the Job

On the Job: How to Make It in the Real World of Work

Whether you’re new to the work force or have gray around the temples, you’ll probably find some good nuggets in Viscusi’s On the Job. If you’ve got a job great! But remember…you were looking for a job when you found…

Managing-People A Practical Guide

Managing People – Book Review

The introduction to Managing People suggests that people are typically promoted to their first management positions because of their technical skills. However, they usually have no prior experience managing people and, therefore, lack the necessary people skills. The book’s goal…