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The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman • effects of globalization • benefits of the internet

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technology ● internet ● civilisation

Recommendation 5 / 5

The world is flat talks about globalisation and it goes through 3 phases of this process. The period between 1492 and 1800 he calls globalisation 1.0. It’s a period fuelled by muscle power and the national economy. The bigger the country you came from, the greater the chances you would do well in international trade. The second era lasted from 1800 until 2000 and, naturally, was called globalisation 2.0. It was the era of multinational companies and decreasing cost of transportation thanks to the steam engine, railroads, ships and then telecommunications to move goods and information from continent…

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The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard • effective management • how to succeed in business

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inspirtion ● leadership ● motivation

Recommendation 5 / 5

The new one minute manager, written by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson, is a revision of the co-authors’ The one minute manager, originally published in 1982. Ken Blanchard is considered one of the most influential leadership experts in the world. He has co-authored 60 books and in 2005 was inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top two best-selling authors of all time. Spencer Johnson parallels Ken, and he also became a member of Amazon’s list.

The book at the beginning explains how so many managers fall under one of two categories – tough managers and …

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The CEO Next Door by Elena Botelho • culture code • how to succeed in business

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inspirtion ● leadership ● strategy

Recommendation 5 / 5

The CEO Next Door is based on over 10 years of research into 18,000 professional reports of pre-selected candidates, high-level jobs mostly in billion-dollar companies. The book focuses on CEOs with research separating candidates who turned out to be good leaders as CEOs and those who turned out to be outstanding performers. It does bring to every reader the secrets of the most successful people in business to help you learn from the best so that you can tailor your approach to individual situations no matter how you define it….

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Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson • change management • false sense of security

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inspirtion ● motivation ● change

Recommendation 5 / 5

Who moved my cheese is a charming and entertaining book that uses a fable to show how to handle change which can be stressful in work and life. It’s a pretty popular book and I wouldn’t be surprised if you knew this book. Having said that, I believe the book is worth coming back as it’s a really quick read. Anyway, the fable in the book is about four characters who live in a maze, two mice named Sniff and Scurry and two little people, named Hem and Haw, who were as small as mice. They all love cheese, and once they found it at cheese station they got very comfortable and expected the cheese…

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Black Edge by Sheelah Kolhatkar • inside Information • Wall Street • market manipulation

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crime ● Wall Street ● true story

Recommendation 4 / 5

Black Edge by Sheelah Kolhatkar is a riveting true-life legal thriller that takes readers inside the government’s pursuit of one of the biggest player on Wall Street. To some extent, it is also about the hedge fund industry which got started around 1950, however, the current form is known for 30 years. Specifically, the book tells the story of Steven Cohen who started one of the largest hedge funds which was called S.A.C. Capital.

For those who need a quick recap, a hedge fund is an investment fund that pools capital from accredited individuals …