With a foreword by Warren Buffett, 40 Chances is an â€œinspiring manifestoâ€¦both an informative guidebook and a catalyst for igniting real changesâ€ (Booklist) in the struggle against world hunger. If someone granted you $3 billion to accomplish something great in the world, what would you do? In 2006, legendary investor Warren Buffett posed this challenge to his son Howard G. Buffett. Howard set out to help the most vulnerable people on earthâ€”nearly a billion individuals who lack basic food security. And Howard gave himself a deadline: 40 years to put the resources to work on this challenge. 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World captures Howardâ€™s journey. Beginning with his love for farming, we join him around the world as he seeks out new approaches to ease the suffering of so many. Each of the 40 stories here provides a compelling look at the lessons Howard learned, ranging from his own backyard to some of the most difficult and dangerous places on Earth. But this message goes beyond the pages of this book, itâ€™s also a mindset: a way of thinking that speaks to every person wanting to make a difference. Itâ€™s about reasons to hope and actions we can take. 40 Chances â€œrecounts Howardâ€™s personal and professional experiences in surprisingly candid and colorful fashionâ€¦successfully blending personal stories with a tough look at the struggle to fight domestic food scarcity and world hungerâ€¦A satisfying readâ€ (Publishers Weekly) that provides inspiration to transform each of our limited chances into opportunities to change the world.
Africa Rise and Shine: How a Nigerian Entrepreneur from Humble Beginnings Grew a Business to $16 Billion
The road to success is rarely linear and never easy. Despite countless setbacks, Jim Ovia, founder of Zenith Bank, was able to achieve the unthinkable. Africa Rise and Shine is the story of Ovia's business and banking success and how he was able to create one of Africa's largest banks. Spanning decades of both world and Nigerian history, Africa Rise and Shine dives deep into the events that led to Ovia's triumph. Drawing upon his educational experiences and relentless determination, Ovia was able to overcome every hurdle that stood in the way of his bank becoming the national icon that it is today. Africa Rise and Shine outlines the tough, yet necessary business decisions that were essential to Zenith's prolonged success and is filled with valuable takeaways for every businessperson. Learn from one of the best in banking what it takes to truly be successful.
African Entrepreneurs and their Success Stories
A book on the success stories of 17 successful African Entrepreneurs. The book features their background stories, how they started their companies, what their companies are all about, the challenges they have faced and how they overcame, and where they are now. It also contains words of inspiration and encouragement from these entrepreneurs to young and upcoming entrepreneurs.
Capitalism Without Capital
Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success. But this is not just a familiar story of the so-called new economy. Capitalism without Capital shows that the growing importance of intangible assets has also played a role in some of the larger economic changes of the past decade, including the growth in economic inequality and the stagnation of productivity. Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake explore the unusual economic characteristics of intangible investment and discuss how an economy rich in intangibles is fundamentally different from one based on tangibles. Capitalism without Capital concludes by outlining how managers, investors, and policymakers can exploit the characteristics of an intangible age to grow their businesses, portfolios, and economies.
Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy
The first comprehensive account of the growing dominance of the intangible economy
Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, from tech firms and pharma companies to coffee shops and gyms, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success.
But this is not just a familiar story of the so-called new economy. Capitalism without Capital shows that the growing importance of intangible assets has also played a role in some of the big economic changes of the last decade. The rise of intangible investment is, Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake argue, an underappreciated cause of phenomena from economic inequality to stagnating productivity.
Haskel and Westlake bring together a decade of research on how to measure intangible investment and its impact on national accounts, showing the amount different countries invest in intangibles, how this has changed over time, and the latest thinking on how to assess this. They explore the unusual economic characteristics of intangible investment, and discuss how these features make an intangible-rich economy fundamentally different from one based on tangibles.
Capitalism without Capital concludes by presenting three possible scenarios for what the future of an intangible world might be like, and by outlining how managers, investors, and policymakers can exploit the characteristics of an intangible age to grow their businesses, portfolios, and economies.
Choosing a Rewarding Career in Technology
Choosing a rewarding career in technology is the definite guide you need to understand how to become a successful tech professional. It provides you with the necessary information needed to start a successful career in the Technology Industry. According to a recent report by the World Economic Forum, “65% of children entering primary school today will end up working in completely new job types that don't exist yet". The future of work is here already and at the centre of it is technology. Rapid advancements in technology are reshaping our human experience and the type of workforce businesses need to hire. New technologies like artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, robotics, self-driving vehicles, renewable energy, nanotechnology, 3D printing, blockchain, quantum computing and Virtual/Augmented reality are ushering us into the next era. This book equips you with insights into the growing trends in the Tech industry and how best to position your career path for the coming digital revolution. It also provides a guide for you to understand your personality and which tech career choices will be best for you. The book explores IT career opportunities, matching your personality with these career options, various official IT certifications available for these careers and insight into the emerging fields in Technology..
Contagious: Why Things Catch On
New York Times bestseller and named Best Marketing Book of 2014 by the American Marketing Association
What makes things popular? Why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? Why are some stories and rumors more infectious? And what makes online content go viral?
If you said advertising, think again. People don't listen to advertisements, they listen to their peers. But why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? Why are some stories and rumors more infectious? And what makes online content go viral?
Wharton marketing professor Jonah Berger has spent the last decade answering these questions. He's studied why New York Times articles make the paper's own Most E-mailed List, why products get word of mouth, and how social influence shapes everything from the cars we buy to the clothes we wear to the names we give our children. In this book, Berger reveals the secret science behind word-of-mouth and social transmission. Discover how six basic principles drive all sorts of things to become contagious, from consumer products and policy initiatives to workplace rumors and YouTube videos.
Contagious combines groundbreaking research with powerful stories. Learn how a luxury steakhouse found popularity through the lowly cheese-steak, why anti-drug commercials might have actually increased drug use, and why more than 200 million consumers shared a video about one of the seemingly most boring products there is: a blender. If you've wondered why certain stories get shared, e-mails get forwarded, or videos go viral, Contagious explains why, and shows how to leverage these concepts to craft contagious content. This book provides a set of specific, actionable techniques for helping information spread - for designing messages, advertisements, and information that people will share. Whether you're a manager at a big company, a small business owner trying to boost awareness, a politician running for office, or a health official trying to get the word out, Contagious will show you how to make your product or idea catch on.
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.
Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation:
*Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives
*Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters
*Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves
Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward.
Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.
Entrepreneurship The Slot Way
Introducing a one of a kind business transforming book titled “ENTREPRENEURSHIP THE SLOT WAY” offered by Engr. Nnamdi Ezeigbo (The man who spear headed the technology retail revolution in Nigeria with the SLOT brand).
This book provides valuable insight and advice for anyone interested in unraveling the secrets behind entrepreneurship, particularly in a developing society. The author not only shared his journey to success, involving many twist and turns along the way. It’s filled with real life examples and practical tips covering the importance of people in business growth.
This is a must read for any young aspiring entrepreneur or seasoned business owner
₦3,500.00 – ₦5,000.00
Discover the secrets for how to think and act like the most successful people in the world and reap the rewards! In today’s constantly changing world, you have to be smart to get ahead. But the average person uses only about two percent of their mental ability.
Go Global with Opportunities
Go Global With Opportunities is one-of-a-kind and deals on a subject matter that is new, rarely discussed yet largely sought-after by many, especially young people. It draws on ideas from the author’s personal experiences, work with opportunitydesk.org, conversations with several people and years of research. It targets young people everywhere who are hungry for opportunities and aims to prepare them to go from local to global influencers and champions.
Good to Great
The Challenge Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning.
How to Make It Big as a Consultant
Getting started in consulting can be a tricky prospect. How much should you charge? What type of language should exist in the contract? How can you find clients? Written by a veteran consultant with hundreds of consulting engagements to his credit, How to Make it Big as a Consultant is filled with detailed advice on every aspect of starting up and maintaining a highly lucrative consulting career. The book helps readers: get a handle on the legal, tax, and insurance issues involved in setting up and running the business understand what clients really need create the structure for an assignment (proposals, pricing, contracts, scheduling) market the business solve clients problems using the Harvard Case Study Method Completely updated and revised throughout, the fourth edition features new chapters on developing strategies for clients, leading consulting teams, and more. This trusted guidebook will help any aspiring reader become the kind of outstanding consultant that clients will turn to again and again.
Many competent people are not matching their competence with productivity/performance. It is something that calls for worry. So many people with great abilities, topnotch market skills and high level academic qualifications, but yet are not making out something huge to happen when it comes to productivity. This "Book" provides readers with the missing 'HYPE" ,..,the tipping edge to break into super-productivity with uncommon excellence. This "Book" is for topnotchers...BIG TIME DREAMERS......
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Lean In is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition.
Let’s Talk Marketing & Business
Marketing is an integral part of any business. To take your business from level zero to any level, you must embrace marketing. In this insightful and engaging book, you will learn all the tenets of marketing, advertising, branding and entrepreneurship from 10 industry leaders. Written in simple yet stylish language, the book is broken into 10 chapters. Each chapter is dedicated to an industry leader handling a topic relevant to their experience and knowledge.
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
"This is what the future of work (and the world) looks like. Actually, it's already happening around you." — Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos.com
In bestsellers such as Purple Cow and Tribes, Seth Godin taught readers how to make remarkable products and spread powerful ideas. But this book is about you—your choices, your future, and your potential to make a huge difference in whatever field you choose.
There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there's a third team: the linchpins. These people figure out what to do when there's no rule book. They delight and challenge their customers and peers. They love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art.
Linchpins are the essential building blocks of great organizations. They may not be famous but they're indispensable. And in today's world, they get the best jobs and the most freedom.
As Godin writes, "Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been bullied enough or frightened enough to hold it back. It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. You have brilliance in you, your contribution is essential, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do it, and you must."