Sunday, April 30, 2006

There are two definitions of 'globalised city'


What is a globalised city?
Cities in a Globalizing World
Edited by Frannie A. Leautier
World Bank (www.worldbank.org)

Four pillars and six wealths


Six types of wealth
Wisdom for the New Millennium
His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Jaico (www.jaicobooks.com)

It helps to pay heed to the Indian guru who is avidly listened to all over the world. For instance, as the founder of the Art of Living (http://www.artofliving.org/), he was in Jaffna earlier this month “to heal the trauma of the victims of the ongoing ethnic conflict in the region”.
To people in the island nation he’d said: “I have come here to take away all your worries and problems. I want to see a smile that never fades on your face.” When touring the Far East last week, he offered help with organic farming to the Indonesian President; and in Hong Kong, a business and financial hub, his message was simple: “To cope with high stress levels, people have to find an inner strength.” At the time of writing this, he is running “a workshop designed for Los Angeles, ‘Leading Into the Light,’” in Loyola Marymount University, as http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/ reports.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Friday, April 21, 2006

'Don't develop attitude - develop awareness'


Work with who you are, that's what you have got
Simply Selling
Nadine Scott, Ingrid Callenbach-Bouwman, Frank van Lerven, Greg Meadowcroft, Stanley Needles, Philip Portal, Hermanna Sillem-Fortuyn and Cornelis Stolk.
Response Books (www.indiasage.com)

'A placid backwater' till 1992


Take a call on telecom
India's Telecommunications Industry
Ashok V. Desai
Sage (www.indiasage.com)

Monday, April 17, 2006

From 'absence' to 'yellow journalism'


Use active rather than passive prose
Key Concepts in Journalism Studies
Bob Franklin, Martin Hamer, Mark Hanna, Marie Kinsey, and John E. Richardson
Vistaar Publications (www.indiasage.com)

Guard your IT infrastructure


Close the vulnerability window
Inside Network Security Assessment
Michael Gregg and David Kim
Pearson (www.pearsoned.co.in)

What is nanotechnology?


Of exotic semiconductors, nanotubes and quantum dots
The Dance of Molecules
Ted Sargent
Thunder's Mouth Press (www.TedSargent.com)

What's VAT


VAT works and what doesn't
A VAT on Works Contract
P. Purushotham and P. R. Subramaniyan
Snow White (www.swpindia.com)

Make it to 'the world's best business schools'



How to make it to the best B-school
Break the MBA Admissions Barrier
Mohit Kumar Jain and M. Harindran
Pearson Education (www.pearsoned.co.in)

Level of optimism is at its peak among Asian entrepreneurs


Buzzing with innovation
Mastering Business in Asia: Entrepreneurship
Chris Boulton and Patrick Turner
Wiley (www.wiley.com)

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Saturday, April 15, 2006

WTO matters



Will Pascal's Law work in Lamy's case?
Beyond the Transition Phase of WTO
Edited by Dipankar Sengupta, Debashis Chakraborty, and Pritam Banerjee
Academic Foundation (www.academicfoundation.com).

The WTO and International Environmental Law: Towards Conciliation
Anupam Goyal
Oxford (www.oup.com).

Women power!


Women want shopping to be fast and convenient
Holding Up Half of the Sky
Yuwa Hedrick-Wong
Wiley (www.wiley.com)

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Power of satisfaction!


Perception is reality
Satisfaction
Chris Denove and James D. Power IV
Portfolio

Transfer pricing

Transfers that cross borders
Transfer Pricing: Law, Procedure & Documentation
V. S. Wahi
Snow White Publications (www.swpindia.com)

Monday, April 10, 2006

'The virus was carried by every cellular phone operating in the world'


Is your number up?
Cell
Stephen King
Hodder & Stoughton (www.madaboutbooks.com)
The Official Stephen King Web Site

'Voices of experience from 20 international business leaders'


China wisdom from a score sources
China CEO
Juan Antonio Fernandez and Laurie Underwood
Wiley (www.wiley.com)
References:
1) ‘For Indian IT biggies, China is hot’, Bruce Einhorn of BusinessWeek
2) Satyam Launches Operation in China
3) ‘Harder than Harvard', Julie Schlosser of Fortune
4) Business Software Alliance

'Using Balanced Scorecard to create corporate synergies'


Rowing lessons from Kaplan
Alignment
Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton
Harvard Business School Press (www.HBSPress.org)

'Fourteen natural steps to health and happiness'


Healing begins with optimism
The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things
Larry Dossey
Harmony Books (www.crownpublishing.com)

'The 100 biggest branding mistakes of all time'

9 out of 10 new brands fail
Brand Failures
Matt Haig
Kogan Page (www.vivagroupindia.com)

'The way we do things around here'


Culture shocks
Strategic Management Processes in Indian Organisations: With Case Studies
Dr Ashok Sanghvi
Vakils, Feffer and Simons (www.axiom-consultants.com)

Sunday, April 09, 2006

The largest financial market


Enter the largest financial market
Getting Started in Currency Trading
A guide to 'winning in today's hottest marketplace'
by Michael D. Archer and Jim L. Bickford
from Wiley (www.wiley.com).

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Oily skid



Oily skid is just dangerously around the corner

The Coming Economic Collapse: How You Can Thrive When Oil Costs $200 a Barrel
Stephen Leeb with Gelen Strathy
Warner Business Books

Biodiesel Power
Lyle Estill
New Society Publishers

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Make place for competition....law


Competition Law in India: Policy, Issues and developments
by T. Ramappa, Oxford University Press
Write-up in today's issue of Business Line: A place for competition.

The author reasons that the Government should go beyond “merely including professions within the definition of a ‘service’.”
Of instructive value is the discussion on the European Commission’s ‘Report on Competition in Professional Services,’ which is about ‘lawyers, notaries, accountants, architects, engineers, and pharmacists’.
The book devotes a chapter to ‘anti-competitive agreements’ where you can read about the Wouters case on multidisciplinary partnerships, the Goldfarb case on minimum fees, the Telco case on ‘restrictive trade practice’.
More....

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

When do people say 'um' and 'uh'?


Catch today's write-up here, from the Variety page: What's What

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