Written in a lively and practical style that will be of great interest to budding and blooming entrepreneurs. The rules covered in this book are applicable to any entrepreneur around the world.
Janine Allis explains how she grew Boost Juice bars into a global phenomenon. How do you turn a single juice bar into a global company with more than 6000 employees and $160 million in global sales? Ask Janine Allis. In The Secrets of My Success, Australia’s hottest entrepreneur tells the inside story of the growth of Boost Juice, including her personal journey from housewife with no formal business training to successful entrepreneur. Along the way, she discovered the 30 business and leadership tips she calls her ‘recipes for success’. The Secrets of My Success also explores how Allis’s personal philosophy based on a love for life has brought the company loyal customers and created satisfied, dedicated employees. The perfect guide for budding entrepreneurs to reject the traditional wisdom that the only way to succeed in business is with a business degree An inside look at the successful management and leadership philosophy of one of Australia’s greatest entrepreneurs Includes a full-colour photo insert section. For today’s entrepreneur looking for non-traditional paths to extreme success, The Secrets of My Success offers practical business and leadership wisdom combined with Allis’s own compelling personal story.
This book has been written by an experienced entrepreneur who has built a highly successful online business. He understands the challenges first hand, and gives readers invaluable advice about the how they too can make it big in the digital world. —Luke Johnson, Chairman Risk Capital partners and Financial Times columnist Online business can be a goldmine – or a minefield. David Soskin, former CEO of Cheapflights and Chairman of mySupermarket.co.uk, has faced all the problems thrown up by building a business on the Internet, and solved them. Here, he shows you how to: Convert a brilliant idea into something that actually pays Get the funding you need to expand Build a great team of staff and advisers Keep the cash flowing Go global! Net Profit provides much needed inspiration and reassurance for would-be start ups and established businesses who want to do more online. «I wish this book had been written ten years ago when I first entered the e-commerce industry.» —Glenn Fogel, EVP – Corporate Development and International, Priceline.com «David Soskin combines the insightful mind of a top consultant, the hardened vision of a serial entrepreneur, and the practicality of a successful businessman. Read this book!» – Robin Buchanan, Adviser/Board member of multiple companies, previously the Dean and President of London Business School and also the UK Senior Partner of Bain & Company, the leading global consulting firm.
Richard Branson, the international powerhouse entrepreneur, is an opportunist with an uncanny knack of sniffing out great deals where others hesitate or fear to tread. Branson is the ultimate brand builder and never before has a single brand been so successfully deployed across such a diverse range of goods and services. So how does he do it? The Unauthorized Guide to Doing Business the Richard Branson Way draws out the universal lessons from Richard Branson's remarkable success and identifies 10 strategies that can be applied to any business or career: 1. Pick on someone bigger than you 2. Do the hippy, hippy shake 3. Haggle: everything's negotiable 4. Make work fun 5. Do right by your brand 6. Smile for the cameras 7. Don't lead sheep, herd cats 8. Move faster than a speeding bullet 9. Size does matter 10. Never lose the common touch Want to be the best? The secrets of phenomenal success are in your hands. Check out the other Unauthorized Guides in this series: Jamie Oliver; Duncan Bannatyne; Alan Sugar; Bill Gates; and Philip Green.
Jon Gillespie Brown brings his extensive mentoring experience to bear in this new handbook for would-be entrepreneurs. So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur? contains a series of mentoring sessions, each carefully thought out to make you consider and plan your life based on your passions, ambitions and ultimate visions. By actively taking part in each of the exercises, you give yourself the best chance of succeeding as an entrepreneur, or the sufficient clarity to decide what other career options are best suited to you. Explore your real goals, hidden talents, passions, assets and core skills. The simple self-discovery tools in the book will make it easy for you to analyse this information and take the next steps towards your entrepreneurial dreams with total confidence. PRAISE FOR SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR 'Read this book if you plan to be an entrepreneur, find out what it's really like before you make the leap!' Doug Richard, entrepreneur, business investor and former member of the Dragons' Den TV programme 'Before I invest in a business at an early stage I want to know the founders knew what they were getting into. I would suggest they check out if they measure up to the demands of the ups and downs required to be a successful entrepreneur by reading this book first.' Richard Farleigh, Author Taming the Lion: 100 Secret Strategies for Investing and former member of the Dragons' Den 'The key to entrepreneurial success is understanding what type of entrepreneur you are, and then doing business in a way that is true to yourself, and above all, one that brings you personal happiness and fulfilment. This book will help you decide whether a life of an entrepreneur is for you.' Rachel Elnaugh, entrepreneur, business speaker and former member of the Dragons' Den 'Very few people truly consider the hard work, disappointment, frustration and crushing lows that every Entrepreneur experiences along the journey. Jon's book is a must read for anybody ready to take the leap!' Richard Parkes Cordock, author of Millionaire Upgrade and creator of Millionaire MBA Business Mentoring Programme 'The only form of safe employment is self-employment. I recommend anyone considering the entrepreneurial path to read this book.' Geoff Burch, International Speaker and author of Go It Alone: The Streetwise Secrets of Self-Employment tobeanentrepreneur.com
Individuals, acting on deeply held beliefs and passion, are boldly imagining and bringing into existence a different world… Whether you're a business entrepreneur, a social entrepreneur, an investment entrepreneur, or an academic, artistic, or civil servant entrepreneur, devour this important and wise book.—From the Foreword by John Fullerton Responsible entrepreneurs are a special breed, seeking to transform industries and even society itself. They challenge and refine cultural assumptions, laws, regulations, and even the processes of governance. This requires them to do and think far beyond what is usually required of business leaders. The Responsible Entrepreneur offers a blueprint for this new kind of business leadership, describing the means by which any entrepreneur can pursue a higher order of work. In it, Carol Sanford, one of the most trusted names in responsible business development, brings her vast expertise in helping executives and corporations to the entrepreneur looking to launch and scale a venture. She maps this journey through four archetypes: The Realizing Entrepreneur: Industry Game-Changer The Reconnection Entrepreneur: Society Game-Changer The Reciprocity Entrepreneur: Culture Game-Changer The Regenerative Entrepreneur: Governance Game-Changer By understanding the archetype most aligned with their goals, entrepreneurs will learn how to grow their business into a powerful platform that can leverage change, and even change the foundations that create our most pressing problems and issues. To illustrate these principles in action, The Responsible Entrepreneur features case studies based on long-term work and in-depth interviews with Google Innovation Labs, Indigenous Designs (the primary supplier for Eileen Fisher), FishPeople (who supply Costco and Google with gourmet seafood entrees), and many more. For entrepreneurs seeking to pursue world-changing results, or impact investors looking to align their capital with their values, The Responsible Entrepreneur provides the frameworks to build a business and to evaluate and direct investments to create the greatest benefit for all stakeholders. For anyone who wants to make a difference in the way businesses affect the world, The Responsible Entrepreneur lays out ways to make that aspiration focused and doable.
Richard Branson's Losing My Virginity shared the outrageous tale of how he built Virgin from a student magazine into one of the greatest brands in history. No challenge was too daunting, no opportunity too outlandish to pursue. And each new adventure started with five simple words: "Screw it, let's do it."Now, fifty years after starting his first business, Branson shares the candid details of a lifetime of triumphs and failures and what he really thinks about his unique life and career. Finding My Virginity is an intimate look at his never-ending quest to push boundaries, break rules, and seek new frontiers--even after launching a dozen billion-dollar businesses and hundreds of other companies.As he led Virgin into the new millennium, Branson fearlessly expanded the brand into new categories such as mobile, media, fitness, and banking and into every corner of the globe--all while preserving its iconoclastic, scrappy spirit. He even brought Virgin into space with Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline. Finding My Virginity takes us behind the scenes of the incredible brains, heart, and sacrifices that have gone into making private spaceflight an imminent reality--even after the biggest crisis Branson has ever faced.But this book is much more than a series of business adventures. It's also the story of Branson's evolution from hotshot entrepreneur to passionate philanthropist and public servant, via Virgin Unite's environmental and health initiatives and through the Elders, a council of influential global leaders. And it's the story of his personal quest to become a better son, husband, father, and "grand-dude" to his four grandchildren.Featuring a supporting cast that includes everyone from Bill Gates to Kate Moss, Nelson Mandela to Barack Obama, this is the gripping account of a man who will never stop reaching for the stars, in more ways than one. Find out how Branson did it for the first time--all over again.
How to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, begin a successful venture, and change the world for the better We are living in a world of incredible challenge and changes, and for both the entrepreneur and potential entrepreneur alike, this also means it is a world of ample opportunities. From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the rise of e-commerce and social media, there are now, today, more markets, tools, and opportunities for entrepreneurs than ever before. Even better: we are now also living in a world more predisposed to entrepreneurial solutions than ever, and we need those solutions—not just to create the Next Big Thing, but to solve the Next Big Problem. Every issue that individuals, communities, and nations face offers the entrepreneur the chance to make a difference. For anyone ready to embark on a mission to solve problems, create communities, build businesses, tap technology, and think entrepreneurially, this new world is teeming with opportunities for success. Uses real-life examples to explain the full extent of today's global entrepreneurial revolution and its vital importance for our future Explains where the emerging markets are and how to tap into them to achieve success Offers insights on the global entrepreneurial revolution, the future of financing, the rise of the self-employed army, the transformation of innovation, and the view from the «bottom of the pyramid» Learn how the worlds' best entrepreneurs are starting profitable businesses, innovating, or creating organizations to alleviate social needs across the globe. Planet Entrepreneur teaches how anyone can develop an entrepreneurial mindset, begin a successful venture, and change the world for the better. This is the Era of the Entrepreneur.
The keys to global business success, as taught by a T-shirt's journey The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is a critically-acclaimed narrative that illuminates the globalization debates and reveals the key factors to success in global business. Tracing a T-shirt's life story from a Texas cotton field to a Chinese factory and back to a U.S. storefront before arriving at the used clothing market in Africa, the book uncovers the political and economic forces at work in the global economy. Along the way, this fascinating exploration addresses a wealth of compelling questions about politics, trade, economics, ethics, and the impact of history on today's business landscape. This new printing of the second edition includes a revised preface and a new epilogue with updates through 2014 on the people, industries, and policies related to the T-shirt's life story. Using a simple, everyday T-shirt as a lens through which to explore the business, economic, moral, and political complexities of globalization in a historical context, Travels encapsulates a number of complex issues into a single identifiable object that will strike a chord with readers as they: Investigate the sources of sustained competitive advantage in different industries Examine the global economic and political forces that explain trade patters between countries Analyze complex moral issues related to globalization and international business Discover the importance of cultural and human elements in international trade This story of a simple product illuminates the many complex issues which businesspeople, policymakers, and global citizens are touched by every day.
The global marketplace can be risky business. Get the knowledge and tools you need to get a competitive advantage in the global markets with The Anti-Corruption Handbook: How to Protect Your Business in the Global Marketplace. Authoritative and timely, this essential guide equips you—whether you are an auditor, CFO, general counsel, internal auditor, compliance officer, or forensic accountant—to readily identify the signs of corruption and fraud in the global marketplace and successfully investigate it. This practical guide presents a clear picture of the world of global business corruption, with discussion of: The U.S. laws governing corruption The pitfalls of emerging markets The key to unmasking corrupt activity Reducing risk through technology Intellectual property theft The current state of anti–money laundering in the global marketplace How to investigate allegations of corruption Costs of corruption for industries, economies, and countries With detailed coverage of the evolution and accounting provisions of the Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA), The Anti-Corruption Handbook: How to Protect Your Business in the Global Marketplace sheds light on the issues and threats that your business faces, the risks of doing business in the global marketplace, and the precautions your organization must take to deter such activity from occurring in the first place.
Learn how large corporations can make real improvements in their standard business practices without jeopardizing their competitiveness in the global marketplace. S. Prakash Sethi, a preeminent business scholar and researcher on the activities of multinational corporations and global business issues, outlines a number of highly effective approaches by which corporate leaders can improve their credibility and ensure the protection of the human and civil rights of their workers across the globe. Order your copy today!