Friend And Foe: When To Cooperate, When To Compete, And How To Succeed At Both Some have argued that humans are fundamentally competitive and that pursuing our self-interest is the best way to get ahead. Others believe that we are hard-wired to cooperate and are most successful when we collaborate with others. In Friend and Foe, leading psychologists Adam Galinsky and Maurice Schweitzer draw on original, cutting-edge research to explain why this debate misses the mark. They argue that it is only by learning how to strike the right balance between competition and cooperation that we can improve long-term relationships and maximise success in work and life. Galinsky and Schweitzer show how holding these two forces in the right balance can enable us to turn weaknesses into strengths, to recognise deception and build trust, and to improve our powers of negotiation without alienating our counterparts. Along the way, they also offer answers to a number of perplexing puzzles, from how too much talent can undermine a team’s success, to why ending an auction at 2am can get you the best outcome, to when acting less competently can help you gain status. This book is a guide for better navigating your social world by learning when to cooperate as a friend and when to compete as a foe – and how to be better at both.
The First 20 Hours: How To Learn Anything ... Fast ′Lots of books promise to change your life. This one actually will′ -Seth Godin.Pick up any new skill in just 20 hours... Want to learn to paint, play the piano, launch a business, fly a plane? Then pick up this book and set aside twenty hours to go from knowing nothing to performing like a pro. That′s it. Josh Kaufman, author of international bestseller The Personal MBA, has developed this brilliant approach to mastering anything fast. You′ll learn how to: • Focus energy on acquiring key skill sets • Eliminate obstacles and discover critical tools • Create rapid feedback loops • Work against the clock to get better fast With examples ranging from writing a web program to learning an instrument to picking up windsurfing, Kaufman shows how to break complexity into simple tasks, make the very best of your limited time and solve unexpected problems. In The First 20 Hours you′ll learn how to acquire any skill in record time - and have a lot of fun along the way. ′After reading this, you′ll be ready to take on any number of skills and make progress on that big project you′ve been putting off for years′ Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup
The Go-Giver: A Little Story About A Powerful Business Idea ′Most people just laugh when they hear that the secret to success is giving... Then again, most people are nowhere near as successful as they wish they were.′The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. One day, desparate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by many devotees sinply as the Chairman. Over the next week, Pindar introduces Joe to a series of successful ′go-givers′ who teach him how to open himself up to the power of giving. Joe learns that changing his focus from getting to giving - putting others′ interests first and continually adding value to their lives - ultimately leads to unexpected results. This revised and updated edition includes a foreword by Arianna Huffington; a new preface; a Q&A addressing some of the many questions about the book the author has received from fans and a reader′s guide. ′Most people don′t have the guts to buy this book, never mind the will to follow through and actually use it. But you do. And I′m certain that you′ll be glad you did′ Seth Godin. ′This terrific book wonderfully illuminates [the] principles of contribution, abunance, service and success′ Stephen Covey. ′Not since Who Moved My Cheese? have I enjoyed a parable as much as this. You owe it to yourself to read The Go-Giver and share its message with those who matter most to you′ David Bach, New York Times bestselling author of The Automatic Millionarie.
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One In today′s economy the average job tenure is only four years, and falling. Roles change constantly. Even smart, motivated people hit professional plateaus.′What′s next?′ is a question we all have to answer more frequently. But how do you advance without getting stuck?In Pivot, Jenny Blake, co-creator of Google′s Career Guru Programme, shows you how to build upon your assets - your strengths, interests and networks - to launch a new career with meaning and adventure. You will learn how to redirect your energy, scan for opportunities and identify new skills without falling prey to ′analysis paralysis′ or ′compare and despair′.No matter your age, industry, or bank balance, pivoting is the crucial skill you need to stay agile and keep you moving forward.
Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends Martin Lindstrom, a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, harnesses the power of "small data" in his quest to discover the next big thing. Hired by the world′s leading brands to find out what makes their customers tick, Martin Lindstrom spends 300 nights a year in strangers′ homes, carefully observing every detail in order to uncover their hidden desires and, ultimately, the clues to a multimillion-dollar product.Lindstrom connects the dots in this globetrotting narrative that will enthrall enterprising marketers as well as anyone with a curiosity about the endless variations of human behavior.You′ll learn…How a noise reduction headset at 35,000 feet led to the creation of Pepsi′s new trademarked signature sound.How a worn-down sneaker discovered in the home of an 11-year-old German boy led to LEGO′s incredible turnaround.How a magnet found on a fridge in Siberia resulted in a US supermarket revolution.How a toy stuffed bear in a girl′s bedroom helped revolutionize a fashion retailer′s 1,000 stores in 20 different countries.How an ordinary bracelet helped Jenny Craig increase customer loyalty by 159 percent in less than a year.How the ergonomic layout of a car dashboard led to the redesign of the Roomba vacuum.
Get What′s Yours For Medicare A coauthor of the New York Times bestselling guide to Social Security Get What’s Yours authors an essential companion to explain Medicare, the nation’s other major benefit for older Americans. Learn how to maximize your health coverage and save money. Social Security provides the bulk of most retirees’ income and Medicare guarantees them affordable health insurance. But few people know what Medicare covers and what it doesn’t, what it costs, and when to sign up. Nor do they understand which parts of Medicare are provided by the government and how these work with private insurance plans-Medicare Advantage, drug insurance, and Medicare supplement insurance. Do you understand Medicare’s parts A, B, C, D? Which Part D drug plan is right and how do you decide? Which is better, Medigap or Medicare Advantage? What do you do if Medicare denies payment for a procedure that your doctor says you need? How do you navigate the appeals process for denied claims? If you’re still working or have a retiree health plan, how do those benefits work with Medicare? Do you know about the annual enrollment period for Medicare, or about lifetime penalties for late enrollment, or any number of other key Medicare rules? Health costs are the biggest unknown expense for older Americans, who are turning sixty-five at the rate of 10,000 a day. Understanding and navigating Medicare is the best way to save health care dollars and use them wisely. In Get What’s Yours for Medicare, retirement expert Philip Moeller explains how to understand all these important choices and make the right decisions for your health and wealth now-and for the future.
Nikkei Asian Review: Toshiba′s Reckoning - Where did Toshiba go wrong, and where does it go now? - China leads demand in a complex nuclear industry - Toshiba′s Westinghouse mess points to deep cultural problems - ′Second brother′ stereotype fits Toshiba to a T
The Underage CEOs When will you take the plunge? As an ethical hacker, SOURAV KARMAKAR helps protect priceless online data. SHADAB HASSAN is transforming the lives of underprivileged children in Jharkhand. PRIYANKA AMAR is introducing the concept of home farms to the cramped houses of Mumbai. AVIK BHATTACHARYA has channelled his passion for dance into a profitable business. The Underage CEOs is about the wave of youth entrepreneurship sweeping through India. It tells the stories of eleven youngsters who have set up their own ventures right after college, thereby becoming CEOs in their twenties. They have rejected conventional career paths, fought pressures from society, peers and parents, and are now in charge of their own destinies. They have changed the lives of thousands of people through their businesses. What′s more, they are having a lot of fun too! These young men and women are not exceptions. Today, the business climate in India offers multiple opportunities to those with good ideas. If you have a strong vision and drive, there are investors willing to back you with funds. The Underage CEOs is a call to action to take a leap of faith and rewrite your destiny for a brighter tomorrow!
Nikkei Asian Review: The Next Giant Leap India-China rivalry reaches into orbit and beyond The ′final frontier′ is now the next place of business Humans will live on Mars within 100 years: Japanese astronaut Naoko Yamazaki In its race for the stars, Asia must avoid militarizing space What keeps space pioneers up at night
The Economist: Sex And Science - 59 The world this week Politics this week Business this week KAL′s cartoon Leaders Reproductive technologies Sex and science Donald Trump’s White House The Flynn fiasco The United Kingdom Sliding towards Scoxit Greece and the euro Uphill task China’s beleaguered liberals The two faces of Mr Xi Finance and economics Brexit and financial centres Picking up the pieces Buttonwood Undaunted by downgrades Hank Greenberg See you outside Spanish banking See you in court Carbon tariffs and steel Steely defences Asian trade Bouncing back Copper Two down Inequality in China The Great Divide of China Free exchange Not enough Europe
Nikkei Asian Review: Rohingya Crisis Dark New Dimensions Chilling developments in Rohingya crisis put Suu Kyi in hot seat The Rohingya crisis gives investors in Myanmar cold feet Rohingya -- Myanmar′s stateless and nameless Embattled Suu Kyi crafts a ′fightback′ strategy Plight of the Rohingya strains ASEAN unity Richard Horsey: Has Myanmar′s Rakhine State reached a turning point?