Sun Tzu on Management
by Foo Check Teck
ISBN: 9789810850258
Price: SGD 30.00 (w/o GST) | Feb 2010
Business Management - Paperback
Horizon Books

This book may be the first of its kind in the world: relating metaphorically relevant segments of a 2500 years’ old classic Sun Tzu’s Art of War to insights gained through statistical analyses of a corporate database built through capturing CEO’s perceptions of strategy processes within major publicly-listed ASEAN corporations ─ Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia

The New Lord of Corporate Combat
by Robert Chia
ISBN: 9799810516771
Price: SGD 28.00 (w/o GST)
Business Management - Paperback

In this highly imaginative work, Sun Tzu, the world's greatest war strategist, comes alive in the 21st century to share his insight and profound thoughts in the area of corporate combat with two other submiteers -Professor 21 and General Millennium, on the top of China's famed Huashan Mountain. Here, they apply the amazing secrets of his 'Art of War' in a kaleidoscope of past, contemporary and momentous business events in both the Asian and global arena.

Thinking Around Stratagems
by Foo Check Teck
ISBN: 9789810422981
Price: SGD15.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Paperback
Horizon Books

This exceptionally riveting book stimulates readers to think around the Thirty-six Stratagems of the ancient Chinese. In this book, the authors bring to readers simple explanations of the ancient Chinese stratagems in a series of intriguing diagrams and anecdotes.

Art of War for Executives
by Donald G. Krause
ISBN: 9781857881301
Price: SGD 25.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Paper
back, 128 pp
Nicholas Brealey
Sun Tzu's Classic Text Interpreted for Today's Business Reader
For years, business schools and professional consultants have turned to Sun Tzu's 2,500-year-old Chinese text for its invaluable commentary on such topics as leadership, strategy, organization, competition and cooperation.
Now the wisdom of Sun Tzu's The Art of War is made accessible to the modern reader. Not simply a new translation, this is the first book to provide a clear, easy-to-follow interpretation of the classic document. The Art of War for Executives reveals the brilliance of Sun Tzu—and shows how to win on the battlefield of modern business. The tone and insight of the original classic remain, while incorporating the ideas of contemporary business philosophers like Peters, Drucker and Benni

Chinese Military Theory – Ancient and Modern
by Chen-Ya Tien
ISBN: 9789810535704
Price: SGD28.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Paperback

This is a pioneering work. It includes extensive analysis and discussions of ancient Chinese military theories right up to modern and contemporary times. The author argues that Chinese military theory is closely related to the socio-economic conditions of Chinese society. He bases his historical and contemporary analysis on primary documents and a thorough and complete search of all available materials. The author also locates Chinese military theory in the present strategic situation of China and speculates about the direction and future of China 's development.

India Inc.
by Vikas Pota
ISBN: 9781857885248
Price: SGD 51.00 (w/o GST) December 2009
Business - Hardback, 288 pp
Nicholas Brealey

Pota shortlists 10 Indian high achievers who cover every aspect of India’s growing prowess and finds out what these people have done to make it into the big time. Besides a keen focus on information technology, the very bedrock of the country’s corporate reputation and fame, others profiles present a distinctively Indian sensibility towards global expansion in fields as diverse as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, banking, manufacturing, entertainment and green energy.

Dubai Dreams
by Raymond Barrett
ISBN: 9781857885279
Price: SGD 36.00 (w/o GST) Dec 2009
Business - C Paperback, 240 pp
Nicholas Brealey

Full of insightful commentary and anecdotes , Dubai Dreams reveal the hidden, real-world side of the ‘Las Vegas of the East’. Barrett draws a fascinating picture of the brave new world emerging from these desert sands. He reveals the hidden side of this playboy paradise and considers whether Dubai is a doomed Plastic Arabia or an authentic 21st century success story.

The Best Presentation Skills
by Iain Ewing
ISBN: 9789810406271
Price: SGD31.68 (w/o GST)
Business - paperback

Everything you need to know about Public Speaking
Great presenters get results. This book will teach you how to be a great presenter.
1. Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking
2. Understanding What Kind of Speaker You Are
3. Selling Your Message
4. Knowing Your Audience
5. Preparing Your Presentation
6. Humour
7. Visual Aids
8. Reading a Speech
9. Controlling and Projecting Your Voice
10. Body Language
11. Power-Dressing for Public Speaking
12. Giving Your Presentation
13. Answering Questions
14. The Responsibilities of a Master of Ceremonies
15. Speaking Engagement Checklists and Evaluation Forms

How To Be Great In Sales
by Iain Ewing
ISBN: 9789810406288
Price: SGD23.27 (w/o GST)
Business - Paperback

The Step-by-Step Approach To Successful Selling
This book will make you more competitive Iain Ewing's clear and direct instructions are easy to follow and easy to implement. The techniques are guaranteed to give you instant results as soon as you put the book down. It's filled with tips on how to make the most out of your sales performance.

The 86 Biggest Lies On Wall Street
by John R Talbott
ISBN: 9781849011945
Price: SGD27.00 (w/o GST)
Business - B Paperback, 256 pp
Constable & Robinson

A savage expose of the biggest lies that Wall St told us that led to the economic crash and the truth of what we need to do know to repair the damage.

In America finance expert Talbott is known as ‘the oracle’ - he predicted the crash way back in 2003 – and he knows how to fix it.

The UPside of the Downturn - The Opportunity
by Geoff Colvin
ISBN: 978185
Price: SGD 37.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Ha
rdback, 256 pp
Nicholas Bre

Colvin offers a guide for managers to help them get
through this recession and emerge on the other side with
businesses stronger than ever.

Upsides in a Downturn: Proven Strategies to Succeed in any Recession or Tough Times
by Victor Loh
ISBN: 9789834437602
Price: SGD29.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Paperback
Media Twenty-Two

Author and award-winning marketer Victor Loh considers the answers to these questions by examining business strategies employed in difficult economic conditions. Based on extensive research into major recessions, downturns and slow downs from the Great Depression to the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, Victor distils key actions taken by businesses to survive and thrive in the midst of tough times.

Coaching for Performance - 4th Edition
GROWing Human Potential and Purpose - The Principles and Practice of High-Performance Coaching
by Andrew Simms & David Boyle
ISBN: 9781857885354
Price: SGD45.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Paperback, 194 pp
Nicholas Brealey

New material includes additional chapters on raising self-esteem, incorporating meaning and purpose into work, setting goals, and adding a spiritual approach to coaching. A new section explains how to improve performance by applying coaching to organisational culture. This revised edition includes three chapters on raising self-esteem, incorporating meaning and purpose into work, and adding a spiritual approach to coaching.

When Bubbles Burst: Surviving the Financial Fallout
by John P. Calverley
ISBN: 9781857885231
Price: SGD30.00 (w/o GST)
Business – Paperback, 248 pp
Nicholas Brealey

This extremely topical and timely new book from the well known economist and
Head of Research, Standard Chartered Bank is the first book to examine in depth the financial fallout of 2008 and explore the implications and solutions for individuals, companies and central banks. His previous book, Bubbles and How to Survive Them predicted the current financial situation.

Talent Is Overrated
by Geoff Colvin
ISBN: 9781857885194
Price: SGD30.00 (w/o GST)
Business – Paperback, 224 pp
Nicholas Brealey

What if everything you know about raw talent, hard work, and great performance is wrong? Few, if any, of the people around you are truly great at what they do. But why aren't they? Why don't they manage businesses like Jack Welch or Andy Grove, play golf like Tiger Woods or play the violin like Itzhak Perlman? Asked to explain why a few people truly excel, most of us offer one of two answers: hard work or a natural talent. However, scientific evidence doesn't support the notion that specific natural talents make great performers. In one of the most popular Fortune articles in years, Geoff Colvin offered new evidence that top performers in any field - from Tiger Woods and Winston Churchill to Warren Buffett and Jack Welch - are not determined by their inborn talents. Greatness doesn t come from DNA but from practice and perseverance honed over decades.And not just plain old hard work, but a very specific kind of work. The key is how you practice, how you analyze the results of your progress and learn from your mistakes, that enables you to achieve greatness. Now Colvin has expanded his article with much more scientific background and real-life examples. He shows that the skills of business negotiating deals, evaluating financial statements, and all the rest obey the principles that lead to greatness, so that anyone can get better at them with the right kind of effort. Even the hardest decisions and interactions can be systematically improved. This new mind-set, combined with Colvin's practical advice, will change the way you think about your job and career and will inspire you to achieve more in all you do.

The Necessary Revolution
by Peter Senge, Bryan Smith, Nina Kruschwitz, Joe Laur, Sarah Schley
ISBN: 9781857883732
Price: SGD45.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Hardback
Nicholas Brealey

How Individuals and Organizations are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World
A timely and groundbreaking book from the bestselling author of The Fifth Discipline series and Presence, The Necessary Revolution reveals how corporations and organizations are, in the face of looming environmental crises and pressure from social issues, finding solutions that ensure both long- term survival and real-time business success.The Necessary Revolution is destined to become the essential handbook for everyone who understands the need to act and work together now to create a sustainable world for ourselves and the generations to come.A revolution is underway, and spreading fast. Organizations everywhere are boldly leading the change from the dead-end of “business as usual” to new strategies and transformative practices that promote a flourishing, sustainable world. Pragmatic and powerful, today’s most innovative leaders know that revolutionary—not incremental—changes in the way we live and work are necessary for their, and our, survival.

The Secrets of CEOs
by Steve Tappin & Andrew Cave
ISBN: 9781857885132
Price: SGD45.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Hardback
Nicholas Brealey

150 Global CEOs Life the Lid on Business, Life and Leadership
What is it really like to be a CEO? This is the first book to bring together 150 top global CEOs on the record. Some of the world's best CEOs share their secrets on running a global business, coping with the capital crunch and the other key trends shaping the business world sustainability, the web and the world war for talent. Leaders reveal how they really lead in practice and share their advice for getting to the top and, once there, how to be a successful leader and still have a happy life. The book also shares a radical view from the CEOs of how best to lead into the future. The Secrets of CEOs reveals frank insights about their lives with some of the West s most influential CEOs, such as Tesco's Sir Terry Leahy, Sir Martin Sorrell of WPP Group, former BP chief executive Lord Browne, Mick Davis of Xstrata and Ben Verwaayen, formerly of BT. It also incorporates radical and thought-provoking comments from the heads of new corporate champions of India like Infosys, Tata and Wipro, leading Chinese and Russian companies such as Lenovo and Severstal, and US corporate giants including Google, Dell and News Corporation.

The Leader's Way
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Laurens van den Muyzenberg
ISBN: 9781857885118
Price: SGD40.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Hardback
Nicholas Brealey

Business, Buddhism and Happiness in an Interconnected World
A rewarding glimpse into the life and thoughts of one of the world’s most inspiring leaders, The Leader’s Way contains fascinating insights and anecdotes from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, ranging from his meetings with Mao Tse-Tung to his government-in-exile in India, and details his views on poverty, wealth and happiness. It provides an inspiring manifesto for leading change that can have an impact at every level, from the individual to the global.

50 Prosperity Classics
by Tom Butler-Bowdon
ISBN: 9781857885040
Price: SGD35.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Paperback
Nicholas Brealey

Attract It, Create It, Manage It, Share It - Wisdom from the most valuable books on wealth creation and abundance
50 Prosperity Classics is the first book to highlight the landmark titles in this fast-expanding field, illustrated by the phenomenal success of The Secret. It focuses on the great works on wealth, entrepreneurship, personal finance, investing, economics and philanthropy, providing guidance and encouragement to develop the millionaire mindset, become a wealth creator, make wise investment decisions and - once you've made it - give a little back. The phenomenal success of The Secret has helped many people discover a field of writing that seems new but actually goes back a century. 50 Prosperity Classics covers many of the great writings on wealth and abundance - encompassing books on the psychological aspects of creating wealth; more worldly titles on the nuts and bolts of personal finance, entrepreneurship and investing, and thought-provoking economics and political economy. 50 Prosperity Classics is about making your money and making it work for you, but it does not just show readers how to ‘get rich’, it also highlights why the creation of wealth can mean the fulfillment of personal potential and peace of mind.

Naked Finance
by David Meckin
ISBN: 9781857883947
Price: SGD37.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Paperback
Nicholas Brealey

Business Finance Pure and Simple
This is not an accounting book!
What Managers need to know - but are afraid to ask!

Naked Finance is a friendly, accessible jargon-free guide which makes finance fun and interesting for ordinary humans - essential reading for all managers (not just the financial ones!)

David Meckin explains the financial basics in practical, easy-to-understand terms and shows how they can be applied on a daily basis, providing managers with all the financial skills they will ever need in a straightforward, non-technical way. It is not an accounting book !

Stripping the subject dow
n to basics, Naked Finance provides a clear view of the three key skill setsnecessary for all managers - know where you are going, understand what’s going on around you and take control of where you are going - making the principles readily understandable for ordinary human beings.

Living the 80/20 Way
by Richard Koch
ISBN: 9781857883312
Price: SGD35.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Paperback
Nicholas Brealey

Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More
A self-made millionaire and best-selling author, Koch pioneered the idea that we can achieve more if we relax, enjoy life, and focus on the few things that matter most to us as unique individuals. Here he makes immensely practical the proven 80/20 sensation he lives himself and created for millions of others. Now each of us has the power to work less, fulfil our passions, create great new wealth, and thrive amidst a world of increasing choices and chaos by Living the 80/20 Way.

80/20 Principle
by Richard Koch
ISBN: 9781857883992
Price: SGD28.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Paperback
Nicholas Brealey

The Secret of Achieving More with Less
The fact that 80% of results flow from 20% of causes – is the one true principle of highly effective people and organisations. The 80/20 Principle shows how you can achieve much more with much less effort, time and resources, simply by concentrating on that all-important 20%.

The 80/20 Principle is the key to controlling our lives. If we can latch on to the few powerful forces within and around us, we can leverage our efforts to multiply effectiveness. Most of what we do has trivial results. A little of what we do really matters. So if we focus on the latter, we can control events instead of being controlled by them, and achieve several times the results.

The Search
by John Battelle
ISBN: 9781857883626
Price: SGD22.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Paperback
Nicholas Brealey

How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture
n this fascinating narrative of the past, present, and future of search, Battelle draws on more than 350 interviews with executives at Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! and other companies, including Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin and CEO Eric Schmidt. Battelle explores how search technology works, the amazing power of targeted advertising as a business model, and the frenzy of the Google IPO when the company tried to rewrite the rules of Wall Street and declared "don’t be evil" as one of its core goals.

Thick Face, Black Heart
by Chin-Ning Chu
ISBN: 9781857881257
Price: SGD21.90 (w/o GST)
Business - Paperback
Nicholas Brealey

The Asian Path To Thriving, Winning And Succeeding
In this transforming book the world's foremost expert on the Asian business mind, Chin-Ning Chu, shows how to unleash a powerful force that will liberate your life on both a professional and personal level.

Thick Face is a shield. A thick-faced person has the ability to put self-doubt aside. They refuse to accept the limitations that others put on them or the limitations we impose on ourselves. Black Heart is a spear. It is the ability to take action without regard to how the consequences will affect others. A black heart is ruthless—not evil.

Thick Face, Black Heart is the wisdom of the soul. Being true to the law of nature in our daily encounters fulfils the highest potential within and around us.

My Formula!
Financial Planning for Lifetime Success
by Thomas Mathew
ISBN: 9789810579425
Price: SGD28.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Paperback

Highly recommended book for all Financial Planners. Author's experience as a Strategic Financial Coach and Mentor to groups of Agency Managers and Practitioners in the Asia Pacific Region has helped thousands of individuals see Financial Planning from a different angle.

You will benefit most if you :
1. Take steps to draw up your Financial Road Map - don't procrastinate.
2. Engage a Qualified Financial Adviser instead of taking advice from product peddlers or product pushers.
3. Ask the right questions and be intelligent when you deal with the Financial Advisers.

Million Dollar Closing
by Sam Gian
ISBN: 9789810548049
Price: SGD28.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Paperback

This book lays out one-hundred-and-one vital points in achieving fast and effective closing n a competitive market, including:
- Preparation for quick closing
- Tackling high asking price
- Making buyers buy faster
- Making sellers accept the first offer
- 'Trial closing' skills
- 'Timing' the closing well

The Brain Smart Leader
by Tony Buzan, Tony Dottino, Richard Israel
ISBN: 9789810519490
Price: SGD25.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Paperback
Horizon Books

- Why do so many organizations find it difficult to use teamworking?
- Why do change programmers fail so often?
- How can organizations process information more effectively?
- What does a modern manager need to do to ensure success?

These and other important business issues are dealt with in this challenging book by Mind expert Tony Buzan and his American colleagues, Tony Dottino and Richard Israel. To illustrate their ideas they introduce the concept of the Brain Smart Leader – a corporate change agent who has learned how to harness the awesome capacity of the human brain.
‘I have utilized the principles describe in this book, and have found that they boost innovation, stimulate creative thinking and deliver outstanding results on both a personal and business level.' --- Bob Hughes, Manager of National Accounts Payable Services, IBM

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