Monday, November 28, 2011

Business in the 21st century

Manage Mentor
Working Together
Michael D. Eisner

Get the learning machine to work faster

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, Bill and Melinda Gates, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti, Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, Arthur Blank and Bernie Marcus, Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, Joe Torre and Don Zimmer, and John Angelo and Michael Gordon. What is common to the pairs? They are examples of successful partnerships that Michael D. Eisner showcases in Working Together.


‘Building in' good qualities

Books of Account
Raising Kids with Character that Lasts
John Yates and Susan Alexander Yates

Integrity lessons

In a world of half truths, we face the lifelong challenge of telling the whole truth even when it is inconvenient, write John Yates and Susan Alexander Yates in ‘Raising Kids with Character that Lasts'.


‘Indian needs, Indian solutions'

Books 2 Byte
The India Idea
L. K. Sharma

Harnessing diffused creative knowledge

The interplay between society and technology has intensified, each influencing the other, and its full force is being felt in India, declares L. K. Sharma in ‘The India Idea: Heralding the era of path-breaking innovations' . Reminding us that satellites and mobile phones are providing education, expert advice, weather information and other critical information to farmers and fishermen, patients, and students, Sharma paints a reassuring picture of the Indian villager who once had to trudge miles to sell her farm produce at whatever price she got: ...


The ‘Ninja' loans

The Last of the Imperious Rich
Peter Chapman

Rise and fall of Lehman Brothers

“Grabbing and greed can go on for just so long, but the breaking point is bound to come sometime.” Opening with this quote of Herbert Lehman is The Last of the Imperious Rich by Peter Chapman, a tale about Lehman Brothers (1844-2008).


Sales compensation strategy

Book Mark
Unlocking Human Capital to Drive Performance
Sanjiv Anand

Give incentives to those who generate revenue

Effective sales force compensation is one of the chapters in Unlocking Human Capital to Drive Performance: A CEO's Handbook by Sanjiv Anand. Sales compensation strategy is a mission-critical pay programme, the author underlines. It is a high-stakes, high-visibility pay system that requires focus and comprehensive design support, he adds.