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 […]

Investing in China Series: The Basics

August 13, 2009 | Comments Off on Investing in China Series: The Basics

If you are thinking about investing in China, you are definitely not alone. Legendary investor Jim Rogers has been investing in the Chinese stock market since 1986, in his book “A Bull in China: Investing Profitably In The World’s Greatest Market”, he compared the modern Chinese stock market to America in the late 1800s, where […]

Private banking due diligence checklist

July 11, 2009 | Comments Off on Private banking due diligence checklist

Before you open an account with an advisor, make sure you conduct your own due diligence and know the answers to the key questions on topics such as conflicts of interests and fees. This special due diligence checklist has been created to help you understand your risk. Private Banking Due Diligence Checklist (pdf)

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 […]

Violated Trust: The Oprah Case

January 5, 2009 | Comments Off on Violated Trust: The Oprah Case

As a product endorser, the one thing that you don’t want to see is the product you’re recommending turns out to be a scam. It is safe to say that everyone in the self help business wants to get an endorsement from Oprah, any books that get included in the Oprah book club can easily […]

Article Summary: “Constructing the first customer reference to support the growth of a start-up software technology company” by Ruokolainen Jari

November 18, 2008 | Comments Off on Article Summary: “Constructing the first customer reference to support the growth of a start-up software technology company” by Ruokolainen Jari

This is a summary I have written for Ruokolainen Jari’s article “Constructing the first customer reference to support the growth of a start-up software technology company”, originally as part of my Harvard Innovation and Business Transformation class assignment. Customer references can help a new business build credibility, trustworthiness and reputation, especially for new companies and […]