FAST MBA: A 4-Book Collection for Anyone Seeking to Master the Art of Business

Business Hacker Books
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For many professionals, enrollment in an MBA programme is no longer the most practical route to furthering career goals. Not only does it entail massive cost and ongoing debt, but the fast-moving nature of modern business has rendered large swaths of traditional curricula almost irrelevant. This collection of 4- books offers an alternative to the traditional pathways of business learning.
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About the author

Can Akdeniz has written and published more than a dozen books on leadership, productivity, creativity, and career advice. He is the owner of the popular business site businesshacker.co. He is a driven and innovation man who is always working on something new, so you can certainly expect to see more of his books on shelves. 

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Publisher
Business Hacker Books
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Published on
May 14, 2014
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Pages
647
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ISBN
9781499376760
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Education
Business & Economics / Entrepreneurship
Business & Economics / Leadership
Business & Economics / Management Science
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Standard business schools and programmes ignore the fast paced change in the business landscape today. They waste your time with anachronistic concepts that will only confuse you and slow you down when you try to apply them in real life.
MBA 2.0 contains 38 topics you won't learn in business school. It is drawn from research into how business is conducted today, and how it will be conducted in the future. It won't waste your time with outdated theories and models, but instead it brings you powerful ideas and techniques that you can use today.

MBA 2.0 will teach you: 

* Workplace Psychology 
* Cultivating entrepreneurial spirit 
* Building and sustaining motivation 
* Time management strategies 
* Personal development techniques
* The psychological underpinnings of Human Capital Management
* Career Development strategies 
* Dealing with and positively utilizing failure 
* How to move ideas from the drawing board to reality
* How business has changed and how it will continue to develop in the future
* Various case studies that examine successful business adaptations
* An outline of the emerging new paradigm of business behavior
* Mega-shifts, and subsequent changes in standards and practices
* An outline of the changes to the organizational structure of businesses
* A rundown of the qualities in the new leadership model
* An introduction to strategic thinking in a business and market context
* An introduction to the changes occurring in the field of marketing
* An analysis of the social media customer, and how to appeal to this new marketing target
* The value of creation, and how to apply it across all levels of the sales process
* How to be an effective salesman in the digital world
* An introduction to budgeting, and how budgets will change in the new economy
* What is Disruptive Innovation, and how you can deal with it
* How to use Disruptive Innovation to your advantage 
* A guide for how to cultivate a culture of constant innovation
* The challenge of becoming a truly innovative company
* Issues and opportunities associated with hyper-connectivity
* Noticing the change, and seizing it using "weak signals"
* Becoming the source of the change, and sending your own "weak signals"
* The importance of perpetual learning and strategies for achieving it
* Techniques for promoting constant improvement within your company
* How to effectively leverage new technology to drive sales
* A rundown of potential issues facing businesses in the future
Eric Bischoff has been called pro wrestling's most hated man. He's been booed, reviled, and burned in effigy. Fans have hurled everything from beer bottles to fists at him. Industry critics have spewed a tremendous amount of venom about his spectacular rise and stupendous crash at World Championship Wrestling. But even today, Eric Bischoff's revolutionary influence on the pro wrestling industry can be seen on every television show and at every live event.

Bischoff has kept quiet while industry "pundits" and other know-it-alls pontificated about what happened during the infamous Monday Night Wars. Basing their accounts on third- and fourth-hand rumors and innuendo, the so-called experts got many more things wrong than right. Now, in Controversy Creates Cash, Bischoff tells what really happened.

Beginning with his days as a salesman for Verne Gagne's American Wrestling Association, Bischoff takes readers behind the scenes of wrestling, writing about the inner workings of the business in a way never before revealed. He demonstrates how controversy helped both WCW and WWE. Eric gives the real numbers behind WCW's red ink -- far lower than reported -- and talks about how Turner Broadcasting's merger with Time Warner, and then Time Warner's merger with AOL, devastated not only WCW but many creative and entrepreneurial businesses within the conglomerate. Bischoff has surprisingly kind words for old rivals like Vince McMahon, but pulls no punches with friends and enemies alike.

Among his revelations: How teaming with Mickey Mouse turned WCW into a national brand. Why Hulk Hogan came to WCW. Why he fired Jesse Ventura for sleeping on the job. Why Steve Austin didn't deserve another contract at WCW, and how Bischoff's canning him was the best thing that ever happened to Austin. How Ted Turner decided WCW should go head-to-head against Raw on Monday nights. How Nitro revolutionized wrestling. Where the New World Order really began. How corporate politics killed WCW. And how he found his inner heel and learned to love being the guy everyone loves to despise.

Bischoff brings a surprisingly personal touch to the story, detailing his rough-and-tumble childhood in Detroit, talking about his family and the things he did to cope with the stress of the high-octane media business. Now a successful entertainment producer as well as a wrestling personality, Bischoff tells how he found contentment after being unceremoniously "sent home" from WCW.

Love him or hate him, readers will never look at a pro wrestling show quite the same way after reading Bischoff's story in Controversy Creates Cash.
 Business is one of the great social equalizers for our global society. Commerce, business, supply and demand, entrepreneurs, corporations, and other business-related ideas have become second nature to most areas of the planet. Given the collective interest in and significance of business, people naturally want to become experts. They read newspapers, study the stock market, enroll in business school, and even design career paths so that they can become a business professional. Some people are of the opinion that true business insight and savvy can only come from formal academic institutions, while others argue that real world experience is the best teacher. There are positive and negative arguments for both of those lines of logic. 
This book is meant to bridge the gap between stuffy lecture halls and experience-building employment. The idea of encapsulating an entire MBA in a single book may seem overly bold or unrealistic, but by boiling down the concepts of business success and modern theory into a single book, it becomes far less intimidating for readers who want to push their career forward, regardless of where they are in the business hierarchy. This book contains everything from invaluable reminders for CEOs to inspiring advice for first-time, start-up entrepreneurs. Becoming a powerful and successful business professional is a never-ending journey, because you will always be learning and developing your skills, adapting them to the dynamic world of modern business. This book helps to facilitate that educational process, providing the real-world examples of business skills, knowledge components, foundational qualities, and professional tools that can push you in the right direction. 

If you’re starting a business, running a business, or looking for a job, you probably don’t have much time to enroll in business school, read a dozen dry textbooks on corporate theory, or constantly stay appraised of every new development in global commerce. While this book may not answer all your questions about how to find success, it will highlight the most important elements on the road to becoming a desirable, effective, and powerful business professional. By drawing from some of the most successful business models and business professionals in recent history, you can look at problems from new perspectives and hopefully find some inspiration from some of the greatest minds of our generation. From international titans like Walmart and Amazon to crowdsourcing sites and charitable retailers, there are lessons to be learnt on every one of these pages, no matter what size company you work for or what ambitious plans you have for your new enterprise. 

The MBA Book simplifies the business process by incrementally moving from the conceptual foundation of a company to the final touches, including the skills and tools that an established company should tweak and perfect in order to remain competitive and successful.
An essential, galvanizing narrative about making a difference here and abroad—a road map to becoming the most effective global citizens we can be.

In their number one New York Times best seller Half the Sky, husband-and-wife team Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn brought to light struggles faced by women and girls around the globe, and showcased individuals and institu­tions working to address oppression and expand opportunity. A Path Appears is even more ambi­tious in scale: nothing less than a sweeping tap­estry of people who are making the world a better place and a guide to the ways that we can do the same—whether with a donation of $5 or $5 mil­lion, with our time, by capitalizing on our skills as individuals, or by using the resources of our businesses.

With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving, identify successful local and global initia­tives, and share astonishing stories from the front lines of social progress. We see the compelling, in­spiring truth of how real people have changed the world, upending the idea that one person can’t make a difference.

We meet people like Dr. Gary Slutkin, who devel­oped his landmark Cure Violence program to combat inner-city conflicts in the United States by applying principles of epidemiology; Lester Strong, who left a career as a high-powered television anchor to run an organization bringing in older Americans to tu­tor students in public schools across the country; MIT development economist Esther Duflo, whose pioneering studies of aid effectiveness have revealed new truths about, among other things, the power of hope; and Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede, who are transforming Kenya’s most notorious slum by ex­panding educational opportunities for girls.

A Path Appears offers practical, results-driven advice on how best each of us can give and reveals the lasting benefits we gain in return. Kristof and WuDunn know better than most how many urgent challenges communities around the world face to­day. Here they offer a timely beacon of hope for our collective future.
Starting your own business is a vision for most people, but if you unaware of what you’re doing then you can end up with a nightmare instead that you have to deal with. A business like a machine needs to be correctly programmed to function and deliver the best kind of results."Kaizen” a Japanese philosophy has brought financial success to many companies in Japan. This Kaizen methodology of running a business relies on the central value of improvement, not as individuals, but as a company. 

This book specifically explains what Kaizen is and from where it actually originated. It has a unique set of aspects regarding the Kaizen for your better understanding. Kaizen is significantly more than a world-class management practice; it is a method to expel fear from our minds, empowering us to find a way to better things. The procedure of progress begins with mindfulness and desire in our brains and after that prompts activity and change in the physical world. 

To flourish in today's highly competitive economy, associations need to work more adequately and beneficially than in any other time. Working on developing people who are good at problem solving, expanding productivity, enhancing quality, and decreasing waste are crucial achievement elements. This guide focuses more on Gemba Kaizen philosophy rather than on an individual's personal life. Although this is a philosophy that can explain and help in all sorts of issues. Its major focus is on how to improve the workplace for better results and increased productivity.  

This book gives the readers a lot of information about the famous Japanese Kaizen philosophy especially:

What is Kaizen?

Its three pillars

Principles and tools

The difference between Kaizen and innovation

In short, Kaizen helps in:

1. See the waste

2. Constantly change for the better and 

3. Turn a problem into a profitable venture.

 There are numerous schools of thought and endless business theories on this topic, but one I believe can revolutionize the way in which all of our businesses operate is that of “Agile Project Management”. It’s a relatively new concept – especially in businesses operating outside of the IT and technology sectors – but one that I believe could really improve how many companies perform in projects where high quality deliverables are require.

But what is exactly is ‘Agile Project Management’? And what is an ‘Agile team’? What makes an ‘Agile Project Manager’ different from a ‘traditional’ project manager? These are just some of the questions we’ll be answering within this book. We also want you to:

Understand the variables and factors that have an impact on the overall implication and sustainability of your movement towards an Agile Project Management style

Identify the main differences between management and leadership styles and behaviours and why going Agile could change your business for the better

Recognise that Agile principles can be applied to any size business within any industry

Learn how to move towards adopting an Agile Project Management style

How to harness the power of Agile to save costs for small businesses


By the time you’ve finished, you’ll have a solid understanding of the Agile principles, the kinds of businesses that benefit from Agile Project Management, and how to successfully manage your business using the key Agile principles.

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