Saturday February 9, 2013
Compiled by THEAN LEE CHENG
Competing in a Flat World: Building enterprises for a borderless world
Author: Victor K. Fung, William K. Fung and Yoram (Jerry) Wind
Publisher: Prentice Hall
THE captains of a Hong Kong-based trading group write about running a business in a globalised world. Victor Fung and his brother, William, own Li & Fung. A major part of the business is in garment manufacturing. They give an insight into how organisations have to manage resources they do not control, but through innovation and foresight, are able to propel their business and their products forward.
The Spirit of Kaizan: Creating lasting excellence one small step at a time
Author: Robert Maurer
TODAYíS business love the idea of revolutionary, immediate change. But instant, radical changes sometimes can have a negative outcome. The author writes about a system of making small, incremental steps that can have a big impact in reaching your goals. Among them include lowering costs, by offering little rewards, raising quality but reducing mistakes and boosting morale, every now and then.
What the Plus! Google + for the rest of us
Author: Guy Kawasaki
According to the author, Google+ is to Facebook and Twitter what Macintosh is to Windows. Even better, but few people use it, so thinks Guy Kawasaki. With 11 books to his name, and having worked in Apple, he has written this book to convert more to use Google +. With quite a bit visuals, the author explains how to get started, create an enchanting profile, optimise social searches, share posts and gain followers.