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Bullet Guides are here!

Posted on 25 October 2011 by Phillipa Mitchell

Bullet Guides are simple little books that give you the help that you need. Now.

No fuss, no delays, no worries.

It’s time to minimise stress in your life…fast.

  • Packed with clearly presented information
  • Perfect for anyone who is looking for a way to cope; a way to solve a  problem!
  • Solution focused – useful and practical
  • Straight to the heart of the matter
  • 128 pages each
  • Recommended retail price: R69.00
  • Click here to buy online from Red Pepper Books at 10% off

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10 Best-Selling College Textbooks of All Time

Posted on 19 October 2011 by Phillipa Mitchell

When you think of best-selling books, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t textbooks. While they might not be selling in the hundreds of millions like some of the other best-selling classics out there (or, let’s be honest, have the widespread appeal), there are many textbooks that have had some pretty impressive sales over the past few decades, in all their various editions. With so many colleges using them and so many students buying them, chances are good that you’ll run across one of these top sellers at some point during your college career. If not, you may just want to check out what all the hubbub is about, and grab a copy at your school’s library to do some supplemental reading. Read more…

Published by www.onlinecolleges.net on 18/10/2011

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“Tracking the Future: Trends to Change the World in the Next Decade and Beyond” by Daniel Silke

Posted on 17 October 2011 by Phillipa Mitchell

On 15 August 2011 independent Political Analyst and Futurist Daniel Silke launched the companion book to his best-selling keynote presentation Tracking the Future: Trends to Change the World in the Next Decade and Beyond. This coincides with a full revision of his acclaimed global trends lecture which observers have praised as an outstanding analysis of the future of the world.

Do you know the future of the World? Get ready for a thrilling ride! As the world emerges from a dramatic financial crisis, key trends are emerging that will influence all our lives – for some time to come.

In Tracking the Future, Political Analyst and Futurist, Daniel Silke, presents a compelling and challenging new analysis of the top ten trends that will transform the world over the next two decades. Silke identifies 10 key areas of dramatic change that will affect all our lives – as individuals, in society or in the business environment. Some of these changes are already here – and many more are coming at a ferocious speed. Are you or your business ready to understand this and adapt?

Some of the core issues that form part of Daniel’s acclaimed presentation which are elaborated on in his book include:

· dramatic shifts in population and the effects on the planet;

· the rise of Africa and the role of Emerging Markets;

· the changing ways in which power and influence are being wielded;

· the rapid trend towards urbanization and the future of the City;

· the dynamic nature of the new workplace and worker trends

· shifts facing the consumer of the future.

This book also contains a major chapter on the political future of South Africa. These latest international trends are critical in analysing the future of business and their inclusion in this new and highly accessible book will be a cutting-edge contribution to preparing for the dramatic changes to come. Silke’s blue-chip client base which includes the likes of FirstRand, Liberty Life, Telkom, Nedbank and Grant Thornton International have all praised his keynotes. Now, you can combine the dynamic presentations with one of the most eagerly awaited business books of the year.

This book is for every South African concerned about an ever-changing world, and especially for every South African business which wants to prepare for the big changes coming.

Book Details

ISBN-13: 9780624049050 (ISBN-10: 0624049051)
Format: Paperback
No of Pages: 220pp
Publisher: Tafelberg Publishers Ltd
Publication Date: 01 Oct 2011
Country of publication: South Africa

Click here to order your copy from Red Pepper Books today for R162.00

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Great by Choice by Jim Collins available in South Africa from 1 November 2011

Posted on 12 October 2011 by Phillipa Mitchell

Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another ground breaking work, this time to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not?

In Great by Choice - based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories – Collins and his colleague, Morten Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times.

No mere sequel, Great by Choice distinguishes itself from Collins’s prior work by its focus not just on performance, but also on the type of unstable environments faced by leaders today. With a team of more than twenty researchers, Collins and Hansen studied companies that rose to greatness – beating their industry indexes by a minimum of ten times over fifteen years – in environments characterised by big forces and rapid shifts that leaders could not predict or control.

The research team then contrasted these “10X companies” to a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to achieve greatness in similarly extreme environments.

This book is classic Collins: contrarian, data-driven and uplifting. Collins said of the new book: “I’m proud that we didn’t rush to do a Good to Great follow-on, but instead undertook fundamental research on a new question. This work, more than any of my prior projects, has changed the way I think and even how I lead my own life. It also has some of the stickiest concepts and most engaging stories, and I’m excited to finally share them.”

About the Authors:

Jim Collins is author or co-author of six books, including the bestsellers Good to Great, Built to Last, and How the Mighty Fall, which have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. Jim began his research and teaching career on the faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. He now operates a management laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, where he conducts research, teaches, and consults with executives from the corporate and social sectors.

Morten T. Hansen is a management professor at the University of California, Berkeley, (School of Information) and at INSEAD. Formerly a professor at Harvard Business School, Morten holds a PhD from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a Fulbright scholar.

He is the author of Collaboration and the winner of the Administrative Science Quarterly Award for exceptional contributions to the field of organisation studies. Previously a manager with the Boston Consulting Group, Morten consults and gives talks for companies worldwide.

Click here to order your copy from Red Pepper Books today for only R355.50…

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