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  • The Personal MBA

    The Personal MBA

    Ksh 1699

    Brief Summary Master the fundamentals, hone your business instincts, and save a fortune in tuition. The consensus is clear: MBA programs are a waste of time and money. Even the elite schools offer outdated assembly-line educations about profit-and-loss statements and PowerPoint presentations. After two years poring over sanitized case studies, students are shuffled off into middle management to find out how business really works. Josh Kaufman has made a business out of distilling the core principles of business and delivering them quickly and concisely to people at all stages of their careers. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. In The Personal MBA, he shares the essentials of sales, marketing, negotiation, strategy, and much more. True leaders aren't made by business schools-they make themselves, seeking out the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to succeed. Read this book and in one week you will learn the principles it takes most people a lifetime to master. " "

  • The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

    The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

    Ksh 1199

    Brief Summary It is symbolic that Adam Smith’s masterpiece of economic analysis, The Wealth of Nations, was first published in 1776, the same year as the Declaration of Independence. In his book, Smith fervently extolled the simple yet enlightened notion that individuals are fully capable of setting and regulating prices for their own goods and services. He argued passionately in favor of free trade, yet stood up for the little guy. The Wealth of Nations provided the first--and still the most eloquent--integrated description of the workings of a market economy.The result of Smith’s efforts is a witty, highly readable work of genius filled with prescient theories that form the basis of a thriving capitalist system. This unabridged edition offers the modern reader a fresh look at a timeless and seminal work that revolutionized the way governments and individuals view the creation and dispersion of wealth--and that continues to influence our economy right up to the present day. "

  • Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi

    Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi

    Ksh 2299

    Brief Summary Do you want to get ahead in life? Climb the ladder to personal success?The secret, master networker Keith Ferrazzi claims, is in reaching out to other people. As Ferrazzi discovered in early life, what distinguishes highly successful people from everyone else is the way they use the power of relationships—so that everyone wins. In Never Eat Alone, Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps—and inner mindset—he uses to reach out to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates on his contacts list, people he has helped and who have helped him. And in the time since Never Eat Alone was published in 2005, the rise of social media and new, collaborative management styles have only made Ferrazzi’s advice more essential for anyone hoping to get ahead in business.The son of a small-town steelworker and a cleaning lady, Ferrazzi first used his remarkable ability to connect with others to pave the way to Yale, a Harvard M.B.A., and several top executive posts. Not yet out of his thirties, he developed a network of relationships that stretched from Washington’s corridors of power to Hollywood’s A-list, leading to him being named one of Crain’s 40 Under 40 and selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the Davos World Economic Forum.Ferrazzi’s form of connecting to the world around him is based on generosity, helping friends connect with other friends. Ferrazzi distinguishes genuine relationship-building from the crude, desperate glad-handing usually associated with “networking.” He then distills his system of reaching out to people into practical, proven principles. Among them: Don’t keep score: It’s never simply about getting what you want. It’s about getting what you want and making sure that the people who are important to you get what they want, too. “Ping” constantly: The ins and outs of reaching out to those in your circle of contacts all the time—not just when you need something. Never Eat Alone: The dynamics of status are the same whether you’re working at a corporation or attending a social event—“invisibility” is a fate worse than failure.  Become the “King of Content”: How to use social media sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook to make meaningful connections, spark engagement, and curate a network of people who can help you with your interests and goals.  In the course of this book, Ferrazzi outlines the timeless strategies shared by the world’s most connected individuals, from Winston Churchill to Bill Clinton, Vernon Jordan to the Dalai Lama.Chock-full of specific advice on handling rejection, getting past gatekeepers, becoming a “conference commando,” and more, this new edition of Never Eat Alone will remain a classic alongside alongsideHow to Win Friends and Influence People for years to come. "

  • The Ten Commandments for Business Failure

    The Ten Commandments for Business Failure

    Ksh 1599

    Brief Summary  Don Keough—a former top executive at Coca-Cola and now chairman of the elite investment banking firm Allen & Company—has witnessed plenty of failures in his sixty-year career (including New Coke). He has also been friends with some of the most successful people in business history, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Rupert Murdoch, and Peter Drucker. Now this elder statesman reveals how great enterprises get into trouble. Even the smartest executives can fall into the trap of believing in their own infallibility. When that happens, more bad decisions are sure to follow. This light-hearted “how-not-to” book includes anecdotes from Keough’s long career as well as other infamous failures.  His commandments for failure include:  • Quit Taking Risks;  • Be Inflexible;  • Assume Infallibility;  • Put All Your Faith in Experts;  • Send Mixed Messages; and  • Be Afraid of the Future. As he writes, “After a lifetime in business I’ve never been able to develop a step-by-step formula that will guarantee success. What I could do, however, was talk about how to lose. I guarantee that anyone who follows my formula will be a highly successful loser.”

  • Machiavelli on Modern Leadership by Michael A Ledeen

    Machiavelli on Modern Leadership by Michael A Ledeen

    Ksh 1899

    Brief Summary Machiavelli on Modern Leadership: Why Machiavelli's Iron Rules Are As Timely And Important Today As Five Centuries Ago Niccolo Machiavelli, one of the eminent minds of the Italian Renaissance, spent much of a long and active lifetime trying to determine and understand what exceptional qualities of human character-- and what surrounding elements of fortune, luck, and timing-- made great men great leaders successful in war and peace. In perhaps the liveliest book on Machiavelli in years, Michael A. Ledeen measures contemporary movers and doers against the timeless standards established by the great Renaissance writer.  Titans of statecraft (Margaret Thatcher, Francois Mitterrand, Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton); business and finance (Bill Gates); Wall Street and investing (Warren Buffett); the military (Colin Powell), and sports (Michael Jordan) are judged by Machiavelli's precepts on leadership and the proper use of power.  The result is a wide-ranging and scintillating study that illuminates the thoughts of the Renaissance master and the actions of today's truly towering figures as well as the character-challenged pretenders to greatness. Here is an exceptional book on Machiavelli and his ultra-realistic exploration of human nature-- then and now.   

  • CEO School Insights from 20 Global Business Leaders

    CEO School Insights from 20 Global Business Leaders

    Ksh 5699

    Brief Summary This book focuses on what makes a successful CEO and the paths to becoming one in today’s global economy.  Chapters in the book include insights by 20 top CEOs – one from each G20 country – gathered from an extensive global qualitative research project. Through seven easy-to-digest “master classes” that demystify the role of the 21st century CEO, the authors present their findings in an accessible, conversational style that serves as a step-by-step guide for those who aspire to become CEOs, and develop essential character traits, experience, and skills required of the role.  

  • The Servant Leader by Ken Blanchard

    The Servant Leader by Ken Blanchard

    Ksh 1699

    Brief Summary Best-selling author of The One-Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard, along with Phil Hodges, reveals the meaning of servant leadership modeled after Jesus Christ. Based on Blanchard's and Hodges' Faith Walk seminars, business leaders come to realize that teams are more powerful than the sum of the individuals and to recognize their people as appreciating assets. Servant Leader summarizes the Four Dimensions of Leadership: • the head (leadership assumptions and methods) • the hands (application and leadership behavior) • the heart (edging God out) • the habits (solitude, prayer, study of scripture, unconditional love, etc.) The thousands who have attended his seminars witnessed the transforming power of this unconventional approach. Readers seeking to grow as leaders and business executives will find Servant Leader nothing short of life-changing.  

  • Leaders: Myth and Reality by Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers and Jay Mangone

    Leaders: Myth and Reality by Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers and Jay Mangone

    Ksh 2199

    Brief Summary Stanley McChrystal, the retired US Army general and bestselling author of Team of Teams, profiles thirteen of history’s great leaders, including Walt Disney, Coco Chanel, and Robert E. Lee, to show that leadership is not what you think it is—and never was. Stan McChrystal served for thirty-four years in the US Army, rising from a second lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne Division to a four-star general, in command of all American and coalition forces in Afghanistan.  During those years he worked with countless leaders and pondered an ancient question: “What makes a leader great?” He came to realize that there is no simple answer.  McChrystal profiles thirteen famous leaders from a wide range of eras and fields—from corporate CEOs to politicians and revolutionaries. He uses their stories to explore how leadership works in practice and to challenge the myths that complicate our thinking about this critical topic.  With Plutarch’s Lives as his model, McChrystal looks at paired sets of leaders who followed unconventional paths to success. For instance. . .  

  • The Intangibles of Leadership by Richard A Davis

    The Intangibles of Leadership by Richard A Davis

    Ksh 2599

    Brief Summary The Intangibles of Leadership: The 10 Qualities of Superior Executive Performance It's the Subtleties that Matter! What is the real difference between competent leader and extraordinary executive? Is it pedigree, experience, intelligence? The answer is yes...and much more.  Exceptional leadership hinges on a complex interaction between individual psychology and unique business needs. At the top rung of the ladder, where the dynamics are most complicated, subtle adjustments in style can produce outstanding results.  In his new book, The Intangibles of Leadership, Management Psychologist Richard Davis, Ph.D., uncovers patterns in the attributes that truly distinguish those who succeed at the top. What he found was that extraordinary leaders possess certain characteristics that fall between the lines of existing leadership models, yet are fundamental to executive success.  Davis explains each of these qualities, the people who exemplify them, how to detect them in others, and most importantly, how to develop the subtle characteristics that will enable them to stand out from the pack. Learn why... • It's often better to aim for silver than for gold • Playing hard to get attracts people to you • It's important to have a slightly inflated view of your abilities • Your peripheral vision is so important • It's ok to get angry with your team • So many extraordinary executives have gone through crises early in their lives  

  • The Maxwell Leadership Bible Hardcover by John C Maxwell

    The Maxwell Leadership Bible Hardcover by John C Maxwell

    Ksh 4599

    Brief Summary In this Bible, Dr. Maxwell explains what a godly leader is and how God is glorified when you accept the role you’re called to. It includes great articles and insights that will become an invaluable part of your leadership library. You’ll find 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader with lessons about Biblical characters who exemplified each. Over 100 biographical profiles feature stories that share God’s truth about leadership. John C. Maxwell, a New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker, has been called America’s #1 leadership authority. To date, he has sold 25 million books. In 2014, Maxwell received the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, and was named the world’s most influential leadership expert by Inc. and Business Insider. His organizations ¬– The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP — have trained more than 5 million leaders in 188 countries. This edition includes new empowering, inspiring tools to equip you to be an even better leader: Complete NIV Bible text and translators' notes • Book introductions • Articles describing the 21 Laws of Leadership and the 21 Qualities of a Leader • Notes throughout the Bible that connect with the Laws and Qualities • Indexes to the 21 Laws of Leadership and the 21 Qualities of a Leader The Maxwell Leadership Bible offers principles of leadership that will greatly impact the way you guide others. Order your copy today. This Bible offers supplemental information on the following topics: Leadership Laws, Servanthood, Teachability, Vision, Control, Convictions, Correction, Credibility, Criticism, Decision Making, Delegation, Discipline, Encouragement, Equipping, Ethics, Planning, Power, Practicality, Pride, Priorities, Purpose, Responsibility, Restoration, Spirituality, Standards, Stewardship, Submission, Teamwork, Tolerance, Trust, Values, Wisdom"  

  • Death by Meeting A Leadership Fable about Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business

    Death by Meeting A Leadership Fable about Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business

    Ksh 2799

    Brief Summary In his latest page-turning work of business fiction, best-selling author Patrick Lencioni provides readers with another powerful and thought-provoking book, this one centered around a cure for the most painful yet underestimated problem of modern business: bad meetings. And what he suggests is both simple and revolutionary. Casey McDaniel, the founder and CEO of Yip Software, is in the midst of a problem he created, but one he doesn't know how to solve. And he doesn't know where or who to turn to for advice. His staff can't help him; they're as dumbfounded as he is by their tortuous meetings. Then an unlikely advisor, Will Peterson, enters Casey's world. When he proposes an unconventional, even radical, approach to solving the meeting problem, Casey is just desperate enough to listen. As in his other books, Lencioni provides a framework for his groundbreaking model, and makes it applicable to the real world. "Death by Meeting" is nothing short of a blueprint for leaders who want to eliminate waste and frustration among their teams, and create environments of engagement and passion.  

  • Leadershift by John Maxwell

    Leadershift by John Maxwell

    Ksh 1499

    Brief Summary Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace. Change is so rapid today that leaders must do much more than stay the course to be successful. If they aren’t nimble and ready to adapt, they won’t survive. The key is to learn how to leadershift. In Leadershift, John C. Maxwell helps leaders gain the ability and willingness to make leadership changes that will positively enhance their organizational and personal growth. He does this by sharing the eleven shifts he made over the course of his long and successful leadership career.  Each shift changed his trajectory and set him up for new and exciting achievements, ultimately strengthening and sustaining his leadership abilities and making him the admired leadership expert he is today. Among those leadershifts are the Adaptive Shift from Plan A to Option A, the Production Shift from Ladder Climbing to Ladder Building, and the Influence Shift from Positional Authority to Moral Authority. Maxwell gives specific guidance to readers about how to make these shifts in their own lives. Each one requires them to change the way they think, act, and ultimately lead so they can be successful in a world that never remains the same.  

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