Book Summary: “Leadership & Self Deception”, by Arbinger Institute

November 15, 2009 | Comments Off on Book Summary: “Leadership & Self Deception”, by Arbinger Institute

This is a book summary I have written for “Leadership & Self Deception”, by Arbinger Institute. The book uses the fiction format to discuss two concepts: “In the box” and “out of the box”. “In the box” refers to when people see others as the source of problem. They see themselves as the center of […]

Book Summary: “Career Empowerment, Executive Recruiters on Leveraging Your Talents & Making The Right Decisions Around a Rewarding Career”, by Various Authors

November 12, 2009 | Comments Off on Book Summary: “Career Empowerment, Executive Recruiters on Leveraging Your Talents & Making The Right Decisions Around a Rewarding Career”, by Various Authors

This is a book summary I have written for “Career Empowerment, Executive Recruiters on Leveraging Your Talents & Making The Right Decisions Around a Rewarding Career”. The book was written by various experienced HR experts and recruiters, each contributed a chapter. Each chapter, although written by a different HR expert, touches on similar topics, therefore […]

Book Summary: “The Courage To Be Rich” by Suze Osman

November 8, 2009 | Comments Off on Book Summary: “The Courage To Be Rich” by Suze Osman

This is a book summary I have written for “The Courage To Be Rich”, by Suze Osman Part 1: Acts Of Courage Chapter 1. The Courage To Look Within The way we think and feel about money can affect how much we have, some thought patterns can be internal obstacles. Fear of investment, shame of […]

This is a book summary I have written, by chapter, of an excellent peak performance book “Harvard Business Review on Bringing Your Whole Self to Work”. Chapter 1: Why smart people underperform Attention deficit trait is epidemic in organizations. Unlike ADD, ADT springs entirely from environmental factors, such as overloading information & orders. Frontal lobe […]

Summary: “The relationship edge: the key to strategic influence and selling success” by Jerry Acuff

July 6, 2009 | Comments Off on Summary: “The relationship edge: the key to strategic influence and selling success” by Jerry Acuff

This is a book summary I have written for “The relationship edge: the key to strategic influence and selling success” by Jerry Acuff. Selling success comes from meaningful dialog and meaningful dialog in turn comes from trust. Good relationship itself doesn’t sell, people still have to explain benefits and features in order to close a […]

Excellent advisors can help you draft complex strategies to protect your assets, manage your cashflows and provide high value strategic advice. Mediocre advisors on the other hand only want your commissions and often encourage you to take positions that don’t serve you any good. Because of how “secretive” the private banking industry is, it is […]

This is a summary I have written for Sahlman’s article “How to Write a Great Business Plan”, originally as part of my Harvard Innovation and Business Transformation class assignment. Business plans are not a good predictor of a venture’s ultimate success. There are many unknown factors that influence revenue and profit, making financial projection beyond […]

Article Summary: “New Venture Ideas: An Analysis of their Origin and Early Development” by Klofsten & Magnus

February 11, 2009 | Comments Off on Article Summary: “New Venture Ideas: An Analysis of their Origin and Early Development” by Klofsten & Magnus

This is a summary I have written for Klofsten’s article “New Venture Ideas: An Analysis of their Origin and Early Development”, originally as part of my Harvard Innovation and Business Transformation class assignment. The early formation of business ideas are heavily affected by the founder’s technical skills. Technical know how heavily regulates the early process […]

Article Summary: “Get Inside the Lives of Your Customers” by Seybold

January 24, 2009 | Comments Off on Article Summary: “Get Inside the Lives of Your Customers” by Seybold

This is a summary I have written for Seybold’s article “Get Inside the Lives of Your Customers”, originally as part of my Harvard Innovation and Business Transformation class assignment. Companies often focus narrowly on fine-tuning their products and overlook the contexts which a customer does business (“The Customer Scenario”). Internet can provide customized information and […]

Article Summary: “How Venture Capital Works” by Zider, Bob

January 10, 2009 | Comments Off on Article Summary: “How Venture Capital Works” by Zider, Bob

This is a summary I have written for Zider’s article “How Venture Capital Works”, originally as part of my Harvard Innovation and Business Transformation class assignment. Venture capitalists buy a stake in an entrepreneur’s idea, invest in the balance sheet and infrastructure until the business grows large enough to be sold to a corporation or […]

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