Browsing the archives for the Management category

Pivot or not to pivot, that is the question

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses – Eric Ries In short According to Steve Blank, a former serial entrepreneur and a professor of entrepreneurship, this is one of the top three books about entrepreneurship. While I consider this book and the concepts to be difficult to understand, I tend to […]

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How to take control of your life and to be successful

Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-free Productivity – David Allen In short Getting Things Done is a methodology to… well, get things done. It helps you to build habit of efficiently going through, filing and processing all incoming requests, data and information, without overloading your brain in the process. What is the book all […]

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A Toolbox for All the New Leaders

The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels – Michael Watkins In short This book gives you a framework to follow when changing into a new management position. It helps you to survive the transition process and to speed it up to gain quick wins. Based on my own experience, […]

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What Can the Best Consultants in the World Teach You?

The McKinsey Way: Using the Techniques of the World’s Top Strategic Consultants to Help You and Your Business – Ethan M. Rasiel Recently I started in my last position in my company’s graduate program. I was positioned to work in one of our business development departments at the HQ, also known as our “in-house consulting […]

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Think less, do more!

Winning – Jack Welch with Suzy Welch Some months back I did not have much else to read and finally thought that I would give the Winning a try. I used to categorize it in to same group as books by Donald Trump – that meaning a total waste of time. I do have to […]

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Management advice from the 16th century

The Prince – Niccolò Machiavelli Some months ago I reviewed The Kone’s Prince, a book about Pekka Herlin’s life. As I mentioned in my review, he was aid to be an avid reader. He looked for business and management advice in vide variety of books. One of the books, which were mentioned in the bibliography […]

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Building a multinational company

Kone´s Prince: The Colorful Life of Pekka Herlin – John Simon Book can be found both in Finnish and in English. This book was in my reading list as soon as I hear it was published. Pekka Herlin is one of the most important persons in the Finnish business history. He was a chairman and […]

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Business advice of a billionaire adventurer

Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur – Richard Branson Richard Branson is a person I could talk a lot about. I have always had several role-models in business and life, starting from my own dad, relatives and family friends to people in the world of business and even in fiction (Scrooge McDuck). Richard […]

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