Business Book Summaries

  • The must-read summary of Dale Carnegie's book "How to win Friends and Influence People: The All-Time Classic Manual of People Skills"
    This complete summary of the ideas from Dale Carnegie's book "How to Win Friends and Influence People" shows that no matter your occupation, goals, ambitions or your position in a company, dealing with people is your biggest challenge. Therefore, if you learn how to do so effectively you will reap the rewards in terms of profitability, productivity and morale. This summary highlights how to work with rather than against people, and how to be successful in your personal and professional life.
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    To learn more, read "How to Win Friends and Influence People" and discover how to motivate people and how to communicate efficiently. 

  • The must-read summary of Anthony Robbins' book: "Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical & Financial Destiny".
    This complete summary of the ideas from Anthony Robbins' book "Awaken The Giant Within" shows that by making a few alterations to what you believe, you have the power to take your fate into your hands and get exactly what you want in any area of your life. In this summary, the subject of identity is discussed, along with other fascinating topics such as destiny or the necessity to take full advantage of our time. Discover how a new perspective on these fundamental concepts can change your life. 
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    To learn more, read "Awaken the Giant Within" and discover how a new perspective on fundamental concepts can lead you to professional success.

  • The must-read summary of Atul Gawante's book "The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right".
    This complete summary of the ideas from Atul Gawante's book "The Checklist Manifesto" shows that when solving problems, it's easy to get caught up in the complexities whilst ignoring the obvious, simple solutions. This summary highlights that every business sector can take some tips from the commercial aviation industry's emphasis on checklists. Indeed, despite the growth of super-specialisation, steps are sometimes missed, which demonstrates that problems often exist not because of a lack of knowledge, but just because routine can create complacency. 
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    To learn more, read "The Checklist Manifesto" and reduce business failures by using checklists!

  • The must-read summary of Eric Reis' book: "The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses"
    This complete summary of the ideas in Eric Reis' book "The Lean Startup" shows that most startups tend to burn through their resources and then disappear because they never get around to seeing what their potential customers think of what they're developing. With this accessible summary, you will learn how to do just that in a fast and effective way, using the Build-Measure-Learn loop. In the end, you will be able to offer your customers a fully-featured product, which they will love.
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    To learn more, read "The Lean Startup" and discover how to focus efficiently on what your customer really want.

  • The must-read summary of Chris Anderson's book: "The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More".
    This complete summary of the ideas from Chris Anderson's book "The Long Tail" shows how the world of business is changing and commercial success in the 21st century will rely on multiple-niche marketing. The author explains that it is now better and more profitable to sell a few units in many niche markets than to try and sell a million units in one mass market. By reading about this new strategic thinking used by some of the top companies in the world, you can start paving the way for the future success of your business.
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    To learn more, read "The Long Tail" and find out how your business can become more profitable by selling less of more.

  • The must-read summary of Jack Welch and Suzy Welch's book: "Winning".
    This complete summary of the ideas from "Winning" discusses the question that is on everybody's mind in the world of business: What does it take to win? Providing you with a summary of Welch's business philosophy as well as with advice on how to look at your company and competition, this useful summary puts you in a position to win, and to make the most of each victory.
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    To learn more, read "Winning" and find the keys to successful strategies.

  • The must-read summary of Thomas L. Friedman's book: "The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century".
    This complete summary of the ideas from "The World Is Flat" explains that the changes undergone by the business world in the 21st century are a result of the availability of cheap and ubiquitous means of telecommunication. In addition to exposing the 'flattening' of the world and the forces behind globalisation, this useful summary identifies both the challenges faced by the business world in the 21st century and the means to tackle them efficiently, thus effectively giving you the knowledge necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing world. 
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  • The must-read summary of Guy Kawasaki's book "The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything".
    This complete summary of the ideas from Guy Kawasaki's book "The Art of the Start" shows how starting a business is an art. In his book, the author explains a step-by-step approach for starting any business project, from launching a start-up to creating a new product. He also demonstrates the importance of giving meaning to everything you do to make things happen and achieve success.
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    To learn more, read "The Art of the Start" and find out everything you need to know about starting a new business and how to make it a success!

  • The must-read summary of Michael J. Gelb's book "How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day".
    This complete summary of the ideas from Michael J. Gelb's book "How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci" shows how many of the achievements of genuises such as Da Vinci were the result of practical, everyday measures and the right mindset. It looks to Da Vinci for clues and suggestions on how to creatively and productively manage change, and introduces the seven elements of genius that you can apply to your own life.
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    To learn more, read "How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci" and follow Gelb's step-by-step lessons to add a dash of genius to your life.

  • The must-read summary of Larry Bossidy and Ram Chaean's book: "Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done"
    This complete summary of the ideas from Larry Bossidy and Ram Chaean's book "Execution" shows that the gap between what a company promises and the results it actually achieves is the biggest issue facing businesses. This summary names and explains the key building blocks needed by a company for efficient and consistent execution, thus effectively giving you the tools to improve execution in your own company.  
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    To learn more, read "Excecution" and discover a corporate vision which is squarely grounded in reality.

  • The must-read summary of Stan Davis and Bill Davidson's book: "2020 Vision: Transform Your Business Today to Succeed in Tomorrow's Economy".
    This complete summary of the ideas from Stan Davis and Bill Davidson's book "2020 Vision" shows that companies are under pressure to constantly update themselves and their products to keep up with adjustments in technology. Over the next 30 years the challenges that face today's businesses will be so dramatic that they will have to make extremely creative and bold changes to keep ahead of their competition. In their book, the authors help you to take a critical look at your company and identify ways to create a sustainable infrastructure for growth and survival. This summary is a must-read for anyone who wants to know more about what the future has in store for the economy.
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    To learn more, read "2020 Vision" and find out more about the evolutions of the economy and what you can do to ensure future business success.

  • The must-read summary of Stephen R. Covey's book: "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". 
    This complete summary of the ideas from Stephen R. Covey's book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" shows that it is possible for all of us to become more effective whilst expending less time and energy. Looking at each of the habits in turn, it explains why they are necessary and how to develop them. It also highlights that people succeed more in both their personal and professional life if they decide to effect change first within themselves, before projecting it out, thus making sure that circumstances do not control them. 
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    To learn more, read "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and begin with private victories, then move on to public ones and finally synergise all parts of your life to create something bigger than the sum of its parts. 

  • The must-read summary of George S. Clason's book "The Richest Man in Babylon: Success Secrets of the Ancients".
    This complete summary of the ideas from George S. Clason's book "The Richest Man in Babylon" explains how to be financially successful in order to achieve future dreams and ambitions. This useful summary provides you with timeless financial principles, as well as the basics of effective money management, thus giving you the tools to make your business thrive.
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    To learn more, read "The Richest Man in Babylon" and discover how to manage your money effectively. 

  • The must-read summary of Michael E. Gerber's book: "The E-Myth Revisited".
    This complete summary of the ideas from Michael E. Gerber's book "The E-Myth Revisited" shows that small businesses tend to be too focused on internal issues - therefore neglecting the larger picture - which is detrimental in the long term. This useful summary explains how you can make your business successful by adopting the right perspective, highlighting that in order to become a mature company, you must also think like one. 
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    To learn more, read "The E-Myth Revisited" and create a successful business!

  • The must-read summary of Chip and Dan Heath's book: "Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die"
    This complete summary of the ideas from Chip and Dan Heath's book "Made to Stick" explains what 'sticky' ideas are: ideas that are highly memorable and exceptionally long-lasting in their impact. In this useful summary, you will find an analysis of some of the most successful sticky ideas of the past, along with a checklist of the six main principles at their core. This book provides you with all the information you need to make your product memorable and to make your own ideas stick. 
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    To learn more, read the summary of "Made to Stick" and discover how to make your ideas impossible to forget!

  • The must-read summary of Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko's book: "The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealth".
    This complete summary of the ideas from Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko's book "The Millionaire Next Door" reveals the secret to joining the ranks of America's wealthy. The authors explain that traditional methods for becoming rich have changed and nowadays, all it takes is fiscal discipline, sacrifice and hard work. By reading their advice and applying the techniques, there's nothing stopping you from becoming a millionaire.
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    To learn more, read "The Millionaire Next Door" and discover the real secret to increasing your net worth and becoming a millionaire.

  • The must-read summary of Napoleon Hill's book: "Think and Grow Rich: The Way to Personal Achievement".
    This complete summary of the ideas from Napoleon Hill's book "Think and Grow Rich: The Way to Personal Achievement" shows that every achievement begins with an idea. The author states that wealth comes from turning this idea into something that people are willing to pay for, which is only achieved by thinking. Find out how you can use your own power of thinking to make your idea a reality and grow rich.
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    To learn more, read "Think and Grow Rich" and discover the money-making abilities hidden in your own mind.

  • The must-read summary of Rodd Wagner and James Harter's book: "12: The Elements of Great Managing".
    This complete summary of the ideas from Rodd Wagner and James Harter's book "12: The Elements of Great Managing" identifies 12 fundamental requirements which make a good manager based on the responses of over a million employee interviews. Stating clear common objectives, providing sufficient training, giving appropriate feedback, encouraging personal development and providing opportunities for growth are just a few of the key elements which motivate employees, and foster a healthy working environment. What's more, if people feel valued and encouraged by their managers, this results in a greater loyalty to the employer and a more ambitious work ethic. This summary not only provides 12 key principles of management, it also outlines the benefits of good management on a personal and organisational level. Although some of it may seem intuitive, this succinct guide will be truly valuable in bringing together all the elements in your management toolkit in a coherent and synchronised way.
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    To learn more, read "12: The Elements of Great Managing" and discover the key features that you need to adopt to become the best manager.

  • The must-read summary of Gary Lynn and Richard Reilly's book: "Blockbusters: The Five Keys to Developing Great New Products".
    This complete summary of the ideas from Gary Lynn and Richard Reilly's book "Blockbusters" shows that great companies achieve lasting success because they constantly produce good products, or "blockbusters". In their book, the authors present five best practices for developing great new products, which you can implement into your own company. This summary is a must-read for any entrepreneur who wants to unlock their business potential and achieve success with blockbuster products.
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    To learn more, read "Blockbusters" and find out how you can consistently develop great products.

  • Resumen completo del libro "Steve Jobs: La Biografía exclusiva" por Walter Isaacson.
    Steve Jobs fue un visionario y un genio. Si decidía que algo debía realizarse, entonces luchaba para asegurarse que sucediera.
    Durante toda su carrera, vivió y trabajó constantemente en una intersección entre la tecnología y el arte. Con su ingenio, franqueza y una habilidad única para vender y convencer, llevó a los integrantes de su equipo a superarse a sí mismos. Ellos quizá no se percataron al momento, pero con el tiempo, lo amaron por ello. A través de su persistente intensidad, alcanzó su sueño: cambiar el curso de la historia.
    Él creía que las reglas no le aplicaban pues era especial, pero al final marcó la industria de la computación con su sistema completamente integrado, la industria musical con iTunes y el iPod, los medios de comunicación con el iPad, las películas animadas con Pixar y tres generaciones con su visión del futuro.
    En contraposición a sus rivales, él siempre votó por un sistema integrado todo-en-uno en vez de uno abierto. Él insistió en controlar todo, desde la manufactura hasta las ventas.
    Jobs era obsesivo e un incesante loco del control. A pesar de todo, cuando le solicitó a Walter Isaacson escribir su biografía, fue muy claro en manifestar que no supervisaría o leería siquiera alguna parte antes de que fuera publicada, esto era una paradoja a su personalidad. El explicó de forma conmovedora y fiel a su naturaleza brutalmente honesta, que quería que sus hijos lo conocieran, lo entendieran, aún a través de la parte joven de su juventud en la que él no estuvo presente. Tal vez tomó esta decisión para que él (indirectamente) compartiera con el mundo el por qué de su actuar.

  • Cet ebook propose un résumé du livre "Steve Jobs: La Biographie exclusive" par Walter Isaacson.
    Steve Jobs fut un génie et un visionnaire. Quand il décidait de réaliser quelque chose, il ne reculait devant rien pour que cela se fasse.
    Tout au long de sa carrière, son travail se situa à la frontière entre la technologie et l'art. Son esprit, son franc-parler et sa capacité unique de convaincre et de vendre poussaient ses collaborateurs à se dépasser. Même s'ils ne s'en rendaient pas compte à l'époque, les membres de son équipe apprirent à l'apprécier. Sa constante persévérance lui a permis de réaliser son rêve : changer le cours de l'histoire.
    Il croyait que les règles ne s'appliquaient pas à lui parce qu'il était spécial, mais il marqua le monde au fer rouge : l'industrie informatique avec son système complet intégré, l'industrie de la musique avec iTunes et iPod, les médias interactifs avec iPad, les films d'animation avec Pixar et trois générations avec sa vision du futur.
    À l'inverse de ses concurrents, il a toujours préconisé les systèmes complets intégrés au lieu des systèmes ouverts. Il voulait avoir le contrôle sur tout, de la fabrication à la vente.
    C'était un obsessionnel, un maniaque du contrôle permanent. Pourtant, lorsqu'il demanda à Walter Isaacson d'écrire sa biographie, il fut très clair qu'il ne superviserait rien et n'en lirait aucun extrait avant la publication. C'était un paradoxe par rapport à sa personnalité. Il expliqua de manière poignante et fidèle à sa nature foncièrement honnête, qu'il voulait que ses enfants le connaissent et le comprennent malgré qu'il n'ait pas été très présent dans leurs jeunes vies. Peut-être prit-il également cette décision pour expliquer au monde de manière indirecte les raisons qui le firent agir.

  • Dieses E-Book bietet Ihnen eine Zusammenfassung des Buches "Steve Jobs: Die autorisierte Biografie des Apple-Gründers" von Walter Isaacson.
    Steve Jobs war ein Visionär und ein Genie. Wenn er eine Entscheidung traf, setzte er alles daran diese in die Tat umzusetzen.
    Während seiner kompletten Laufbahn arbeitet und lebt er an der Schnittstelle zwischen Technologie und Kunst. Mit seinem Witz, seiner Unverblühmtheit und seiner einzigartigen Fähigkeit zu verkaufen und zu überzeugen, brachte er sein Team dazu, über die eigenen Grenzen hinaus zu gehen. Vielleicht haben wir diese Fähigkeit nicht sofort erkannt, sein Team wird ihn jedoch rechtzeitig dafür zu schätzen wissen. Diese Stärke ermglichte ihm es seinen Traum zu erfüllen: den Lauf der Geschichte grundsätzlich zu beeinflussen.
    Durch seine Außergewhnlichkeit glaubte er daran, dass die Spielregeln nicht für Ihn gelten und letztendlich veränderte er die Computer Industrie mit seinen vllig vernetzten Systemen; die Musik Industrie mit iTunes und iPod, die Internet Medien durch das iPad, Animationsfilme durch Pixar sowie drei Generationen mit seinen Visionen für die Zukunft.
    Im Gegensatz zu seinen Konkurrenten präferierte Jobs immer All-in-one" Système gegenüber offenen Systemen. Dabei bestand er darauf über alles Kontrolle zu bewahren, angefangen von der Herstellung bis zum Verkauf.
    Jobs war ein zwanghafter und beständiger Kontroll-freak. Dennoch war ihm klar, dass er die Arbeit von Walter Isaacson vor der Herausgabe weder beaufsichtigen noch lesen konnte. Dies war in Konflikt zu seinem Charakter. Er erklärte auf beeindruckende Weise und mit seiner grausamen Ehrlichkeit, dass seine Kinder Ihn kennen und verstehen sollen da er in ihren jungen Jahren nicht immer für sie da sein konnte. Vielleicht entschied er sich auch dafür um der Welt auf indirektem Weg seine Entscheidungen zu erklären.

  • The must-read summary of Scott Bedbury's book: "A New Brand World: 8 Principles for Achieving Brand Leadership in the 21st Century".
    This complete summary of the ideas from Scott Bedbury's book " A New Brand World" shows that a strong set of brand values can be a company's most important asset. In their book, the authors outline eight principles for creating a solid 21st century brand, giving useful and well-known industry examples to highlight the main points. An impressive amount of information has been condensed into this neat and digestible format, making it a great guide for anyone looking to build a memorable brand for the 21st century, whether you are building on existing foundations or starting entirely from scratch.
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  • The must-read summary of Don Tapscott, Alex Lowy and David Ticoll's book: "Blueprint To The Digital Economy: Creating Wealth in the Era of E-Business".
    This complete summary of the ideas from Don Tapscott, Alex Lowy and David Ticoll's book "Blueprint To The Digital Economy" shows that the digital economy - computers teamed with communication networks - has the potential to transform almost every consumer and business activity. These changes are having the effect of forcing organizations to amend notions and practices about the nature of competition, the process by which wealth is created and even the nature of the firm itself. In short, the digital economy changes every assumption ever made in business. It is also allowing completely new commercial entities - like e-business communities which use the digital economy to conduct commercial transactions and collaborate to create new wealth - to flourish and grow like never before. And it is forcing established firms to enter into partnerships and alliances with entirely different and disparate business entities. Clearly, the digital economy opens enormous possibilities and opportunities. The challenge lies in turning the possible into the probable and then into the actual.
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    To learn more, read "Blueprint to the Digital Economy" and discover the perfect guide to getting acquainted with the rules of the digital economy.

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