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Speed Review: Business: The Ultimate Resource

Speed Review: Business: The Ultimate Resource

Speed Review: Business: The Ultimate Resource

by Daniel Goleman

The ultimate reference guide to business and its many intertwined facets has arrived! In 2,200 pages and 2.5 million words, nearly every imaginable aspect of business is discussed and explained by more than 150 world-renowned business thinkers, leaders, academics and practitioners, including: Warren Bennis, Jim Collins, and Charles Handy. Filled with original essays, a comprehensive dictionary, biographies of management thinkers, an anthology of quotations, and a resource section that covers nearly 200 topics, Business: The Ultimate Resource is a one-stop reference book for business ideas.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Business
The ultimate reference guide to business and its many intertwined facets has arrived! In 2,200 pages and 2.5 million words, nearly every imaginable aspect of business is discussed and explained by more than 150 world-renowned business thinkers, leaders, academics and practitioners, including: Warren Bennis, Jim Collins and Charles Handy. Filled with original essays, a comprehensive dictionary, biographies of management thinkers, an anthology of quotations, and a resource section that covers nearly 200 topics, Business: The Ultimate Resource is a one-stop reference book.

After an introduction by international best-selling author Daniel Goleman, and a user's guide that explains how the book can be used for quick reference, Business provides numerous sections that offer an abundance of viewpoints and ideas about the topics that build the backbone of modern business and management.

Best Practices
The book's first section is dedicated to best practices that organizations should follow on the pathway to success. It is made up of numerous essays that are dedicated to timely business topics, including: marketing, strategy/competition, finance, IT/information management, systems, structure, leadership, renewal/growth, productivity, and personal effectiveness. Each section is made up of many perspectives from a variety of writers.

Business also offers more than 100 management checklists that, together, provide a comprehensive handbook of practical answers to everyday business challenges. Each checklist reflects the current thinking and best management practices for the topic at hand. The checklists work to answer the most pressing problems that organizations face, and provide step-by-step paths to success, along with lists of dos and don'ts, benefits and disadvantages.

Business also contains a section dedicated to "Actionlists." These actionlists are written by a team of international specialists, and provide essential instructions for completing tasks and solving problems. They address key management tasks in detail, and include in-depth coverage of e-commerce, marketing, personal development, accounting and finance. Each actionlist includes a section of answers to frequently asked questions, ways to avoid common mistakes, and additional resources.

A Management Library
Business
also includes brief summaries of 70 of the most influential business books of all time. This "Management Library" distills the main lessons from books such as Peter Drucker's The Practice of Management and Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations.

In addition, Business provides more than 100 profiles of the most influential or controversial business writers, managers and entrepreneurs. These "Business Thinkers and Management Giants" range from pioneers to professors, and include Steve Jobs, Jack Welch, Alvin Toffler, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, and many others.

A world business almanac is included that provides the statistics, facts and figures on the global economy and business. This section includes up-to-date profiles of more than 150 countries, all 50 U.S. states, and 24 industry sectors. A world economy section provides graphics that illustrate many business and market statistics, demographics and economic information.

The last part of Business provides over 3,000 sources of the best business information from around the world. These include the most informative books, magazines, journals, and authoritative organizations.

Why Soundview Likes This Book
The most amazing aspect of Business, besides its size and breadth, which are both unparalleled, is its readability. In an easy-reference format, Business uses concise language and interesting topics that are well-organized and exciting to discover. The variety of voices that make up Business give it an appeal that moves beyond the world of business, making it a resource that can be enjoyed by anyone who wants to know more about the potent societal force known as business.