Saturday September 22, 2012
Compiled by TEE LIN SAY
Like a Virgin: Secrets they won't teach you at business school
Author: Richard Branson
Publisher: Virgin Books
Business schools and universities are wonderful places to gain knowledge. But there is within some people, a certain entrepreneurship that no business schools can teach. Sir Richard Branson, the British businessman and founder of the Virgin records and Virgin Atlantic Airways and other business, started his first business venture at 16. He has dyslexia, left school at 16 and discovered his ability to connect with people.
Management in 10 Words
Author: Terry Leahy
Publisher: Random House Business Books
As chief executive officer, Sir Terry Leahy turned British chain Tesco into the largest retailer in UK and transformed it into a global enterprise. He is today one of the world's most admired leaders, acclaimed for his drive, flair and no-nonsense approach. He pinpoints 10 attributes that make successful managers beginning with truth, loyalty, courage, values and balance. The other five are trust, competitiveness, being lean and simple and taking charge.
The Price of Inequality: How today's divided society endangers our future
Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Com
Inequality is inevitable. In recent years, the rich have further enriched themselves and have made the United States the most unequal advanced industrial country. Economist Joseph Stiglitz delves into the effect of inequality in our democracy and on our system of justice. He also examines how monetary policy, budgetary policy and globalisation have contributed to its growth. More importantly, he offers a vision for a more just and prosperous future.