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So Good They Can't Ignore You

So Good They Can't Ignore You

Hachette UK. 2016

Cal Newport's clearly-written manifesto flies in the face of conventional wisdom by suggesting that it should be a person's talent and skill - and not necessarily their passion - that determines their career path. Newport, who graduated from Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa) and earned a PhD. from MIT, contends that trying to find what drives us, instead of focusing on areas in which we naturally excel, is ultimately harmful and frustrating to job seekers. The title is a direct quote from...

Huidu - Inside Huawei

China-based Huawei Technologies has experienced rapid success over its 30 year history, reaching around $92 billion in revenues in 2017. Over the last ten years, however, as tensions between the U.S. and China have grown, and as global concerns related to network and data integrity have exploded, the company has come under intense, perhaps unfair, scrutiny, particularly in the United States.Meanwhile, the company is at an inflection point in its coming of age as a global leader, seeking to...

The Death of Mrs Westaway

The Death of Mrs Westaway

Random House. 2018

**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** 'Powerfully atmospheric, unguessably twisty...I devoured it' LOUISE CANDLISH, bestselling author of OUR HOUSE When Harriet Westaway receives an unexpected letter telling her she's inherited a substantial bequest from her Cornish grandmother, it seems like the answer to her prayers. There's just one problem - Hal's real grandparents died more than twenty years ago. Hal desperately needs the cash and makes a choice that will change her life for ever. She knows...

X-teams

X-teams

Harvard Business Press. 2021

Why do good teams fail? Very often, argue Deborah Ancona and Henrik Bresman, it is because they are looking inward instead of outward. Based on years of research examining teams across many industries, Ancona and Bresman show that traditional team models are falling short, and that what's needed--and what works--is a new brand of team that emphasizes external outreach to stakeholders, extensive ties, expandable tiers, and flexible membership. The authors highlight that X-teams not only are...

Huawei

Huawei

Sage Publications Pvt. Limited. 2016

The inspirational business story of Huawei: how to grow from start up to world leader in two decades… With over 170,000 employees in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than one-third of the world's population, how does entrepreneur Ren Zhengfei manage a telcoms giant called Huawei? What is the secret to Huawei’s global success? In 1987, a 44-year-old man founded a telecom equipment-trading firm in Shenzhen, China, with start-up capital of $5,000. In 29 years, it grew to become...