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1.
The New Alchemists
by Charles Handy, Elizabeth Handy
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Hutchinson
Hardcover - 238 pages
( 7 October, 1999)

Hutchinson

Amazon.co.uk
Charles Handy is just about the only modern management thinker worth reading. His books are wise, entertaining and always contain a strong dose of common sense. This one suggests that "perhaps we are all alchemists at heart. If so, we need to know what makes it real for some and not for others."... Read more


2.
The E-business (R)evolution
by Daniel Amor
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Prentice Hall
Paperback - 650 pages
(October 1999)

Prentice Hall

Amazon.co.uk
There are many handbooks which claim to provide both guidance on formulating Internet strategies and an understanding of what does--and does not--make the Internet tick. Few live up to the expectations built up by their dust jacket, but this one comes closer than most. Marketed as a handbook for... Read more


3.
The Internet Bubble : Inside the Overvalued World of High-Tech Stocks--And What You Need to Know to Avoid the Coming Shakeout
by Anthony B. Perkins, Michael C. Perkins
Usually dispatched in 1-2 weeks
HarperCollins Publishers
Hardcover - 283 pages
(November 1999)

HarperCollins Publishers

Amazon.co.uk
Canals. Railways. Cars. Computers. The Internet. Each represented revolutionary shifts in the way people would live and do business. Each saw a corresponding rush of investors to get in on this great new investment opportunity. Each saw a lot of investors go broke. In The Internet Bubble, Anthony... Read more


4.
B2B Exchanges: The Killer Application in the Business-to-Business
by Arthur B Sculley, William W. Woods
Special Order
ISI Publications
Hardcover - 272 pages
( 1 December, 1999)

ISI Publications

Amazon.co.uk
Much of the philosophical underpinning of the modern business world is based on the claimed superiority of the free market and its supposed ability to provide the best solutions. It in turn is based on the purely theoretical economic concept of "perfect competition". The trouble is that the idea of... Read more


5.
Net Success : 24 Leaders in Web Commerce Show You How to Put the Web to Work for Your Business
by Christina Ford Haylock, Len Muscarella
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Adams Media Corporation
Hardcover - 320 pages
(April 1999)

Adams Media Corporation

Synopsis
Covers electronic commerce, Internet advertising, virtual communities, on-line merchandizing, and intranets. Read more


6.   Understanding Electronic Commerce
by David R. Kosiur
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Microsoft Press International
Paperback - 287 pages
(April 1997)

Microsoft Press International

Synopsis
Provides an overview of electronic commerce and discusses the importance of security on the Internet, consumer and business markets, online catalogs, electronic consumer support, and strategies for conducting business online. Read more


7.   Web Security & Commerce
by Simson Garfinkel, Gene Spafford
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O'Reilly UK
Paperback - 506 pages
(June 1997)

O'Reilly UK

Synopsis
Explaining what the real security risks of web commerce are, this text goes on to explain how you can minimize them. Designed for Web surfers and system administrators responsible for the security of a critical web server, this provides information on all there is to know. Entertaining as well as... Read more


8.   The Complete Idiot's Guide to Online E-commerce
by Rob Smith, et al
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Que
Paperback - 375 pages
(29 February, 2000)

Que

Synopsis
This guide to e-commerce examines what makes e-businesses so successful, what to consider when starting an on-line business, where the Internet is heading, and how to avoid the pitfalls. Read more


9.   The Accidental Theorist
by Paul Krugman
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Penguin Books
Paperback - 208 pages
(24 June, 1999)

Penguin Books

Amazon.co.uk
When economics and ideology mix, the results often sound plausible, but in fact can be terribly wrong and lead to ill-conceived and sometimes dangerous economic policy. For several years, Paul Krugman, author of The Accidental Theorist and one of the most celebrated economists of the 1990s, has been... Read more


10.   Open Minds
by Andy Law
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Orion Business
Paperback - 256 pages
( 1 July, 1999)

Orion Business

Theodore Zeldin, Daily Telegraph's Books of the Year
The founder of St. Luke's Advertising Agency, unsatisfied with just changing their image, has tried to make work a spiritual quest for self-transformation. A passionate autobiography, Open Minds is a 20th-century equivalent of John Foxes's Book of Martyrs (1563), a business book which is also... Read more


11.   Apple Confidential : The Real Story of Apple Computer, Inc.
by Owen W. Linzmayer
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No Starch Press
Paperback - 268 pages
(March 1999)

No Starch Press

Amazon.co.uk
Owen Linzmayer's Apple Confidential is subtitled The Real Story of Apple Computer, Inc., and while nobody will ever know the complete, "real" story about Apple, Linzmayer's is probably as close as they come. Having covered Apple news since 1980, he offers extensive insider details about Steve Jobs,... Read more


12.   NLP Solutions
by Sue Knight
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Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd
Paperback - 256 pages
( 4 April, 1999)

Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd

Amazon.co.uk
Leading on from her previous two books on the subject of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Introducing NLP and NLP At Work, Sue Knight demonstrates how to model successful NLP solutions in business. Modelling, she says, is simply: "the process of observing, analysing and reproducing the structure of... Read more


13.   Monkey Business : Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle
by John Rolfe, Peter Troob
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Warner Books, Inc.
Hardcover - 273 pages
(April 2000)

Warner Books, Inc.

Synopsis
A portrait of life at a major Wall Street investment house exposes the world of high finance, revealing the grueling schedules and shocking abuses common in this lifestyle. Read more


14.   Net Ready
by Amir Hartman, et al
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McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Hardcover - 256 pages
( 1 January, 2000)

McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Amazon.co.uk
Is your business ready for the Net? Amir Hartman and John Sifonis say it had better be, and they aren't just talking about a snazzy corporate Web site. Instead, the two managing directors at Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group are referring to "seamless interactivity" organisation-wide, the... Read more


15.   The Silicon Boys and Their Valley of Dreams
by David A. Kaplan
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William Morrow & Company, Inc.
Hardcover - 358 pages
(June 1999)

William Morrow & Company, Inc.

Synopsis
Presents a portrait of Silicon Valley, its entrepreneurs, and the products and companies that have revolutionized the computer age. Read more


16.   Effective Coaching
by Myles Downey
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Orion Business
Paperback - 150 pages
(22 April, 1999)

Orion Business

Synopsis
An introductory primer on the fundamentals of coaching in the business environment. Using a practical, entertaining approach, the author explores key models, tools and skills necessary to develop into an effective coach. Case studies are used throughout. Read more


17.   Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together : A Pioneering Approach to Communicating in Business and in Life
by William Isaacs
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Doubleday Books
Hardcover - 448 pages
(September 1999)

Doubleday Books
(14 September, 1999)
Amazon.co.uk
Modern conversation is a lot like nuclear physics, argues William Isaacs. Lots of atoms zoom around, many of which just rush past each other. But others collide, creating friction. Even if our atomic conversations don't turn contentious, they often just serve to establish each participant's place in... Read more


18.   http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/185788258X/026-1051678-8514827
by Robin Bloor
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Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd
Hardcover - 326 pages
(April 2000)

Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd

Amazon.co.uk
Robin Bloor's Electronic B@zaar is in many ways an object lesson in how to write a thoroughly modern management book. It's central idea is quite simple--that just as the Silk Road was once the world's great trade route, so the e-Road is poised to become our own trading highway. Obviously true to... Read more


19.   Building Enterprise Active Directory Services
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Microsoft Press International
Paperback
(March 2000)

Microsoft Press International

Amazon.co.uk
Active Directory is probably the single most attractive feature of the Windows 2000 family of operating systems, so lots of Windows 2000 adopters are implementing it. Building Enterprise Active Directory Services: Notes from the Field takes a practical, consultant's-eye view of designing and... Read more


20.   Aha! : 10 Ways to Free Your Creative Spirit and Find Your Great Ideas
by Jordan E. Ayan
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Crown Publishing Group, Inc. (NY)
Paperback - 256 pages
(January 1997)

Crown Publishing Group, Inc. (NY)

A reader, 25 November, 1996
Advance praise for Aha!


Roger von Oech, Author of A Whack on the Side of the Head says:
"Jordan Ayan -- the 'Wizard of Aha's' -- has presented us with a treasure trove of techniques to stimulate our creative juices. A lot fun!"

Betty Edwards - Author of Drawing on The Right Side of The Brain says that:
... Read more


21.   Knowledge Management Fieldbook
by Wendi Bukowitz, Ruth Williams
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Financial Times Prentice Hall
Paperback - 320 pages
( 6 October, 1999)

Financial Times Prentice Hall

Amazon.co.uk
Knowledge management is one of the big ideas of the moment. In essence the idea is simple--all organisations have a wealth of information (both from inside and outside) at their disposal, yet few make the most of it. Moreover successfully using information is one of the key differentiators of... Read more


22.   Capital Market Revolution
by Patrick Young, Thomas Theys
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Financial Times Prentice Hall
Hardcover - 223 pages
(June 1999)

Financial Times Prentice Hall

Amazon.co.uk
"Reform or die" is the bottom line according to author Patrick Young. At the dawn of the cyber age, the onslaught on traditional financial markets is underway and there is no place for Luddites. In the author's vision: "electronic trading will transform every global market, every government and... Read more


23.   The Ten-Day MBA : A Step-By-Step Guide to Mastering the Skills Taught in America's Top Business Schools
by Steven Silbiger
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Quill (Harper)
Paperback - 384 pages
(October 1999)

Quill (Harper)

A reader from Jakarta, Indonesia, 30 June, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
very good
Very interesting & aplicableRead more


24.   Management 21C: Someday We'll All Manage This Way
by Subir Chowdhury
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Financial Times/Prentice Hall
Hardcover - 289 pages
(24 November, 1999)

Financial Times/Prentice Hall

Amazon.co.uk
The only thing we can say with any certainty about management in 20 years time is that it will be substantially different from today. The question is, of course, how will it be different? And how can we gain competitive edge by adopting the right new techniques before every one else does? Well, you... Read more


25.   The Quixtar Revolution
by C Barefoot
Out of Stock
Prima Publishing
Paperback - 319 pages
(19 January, 2000)

Prima Publishing

Synopsis
Describes the launch of the e-commerce Web site Quixtar.com, which experts believe will change business practices in the new Internet economy, and includes interviews with some of the nation's top Internet and e-commerce experts. Read more



26.
Rethinking the Future
by Rowan Gibson(Editor), et al
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Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd
Paperback - 287 pages
(September 1998)

Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd

Synopsis
This volume provides insights from business thinkers on their visions of tomorrow. Powerful new forces are reshaping the world today. Traditional boundaries between industries and disciplines are rapidly blurring, and the old rules of management no longer make sense in a post-industrial world. This... Read more


27.
Business Modeling With UML: Business Patterns at Work
by Magnus Penker, Hans-Erik Eriksson
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John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Hardcover - 480 pages
(26 January, 2000)

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Amazon.co.uk
The Unified Modeling Language is an object oriented language specifically designed to model business processes. Although it only dates back to 1997 UML is becoming increasingly important through its association with IT and information systems. A major problem for business support program authors is... Read more


28.
Technical Analysis Plain & Simple
by Michael Kahn
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Financial Times Prentice Hall
Paperback - 240 pages
(30 June, 1999)

Financial Times Prentice Hall

Amazon.co.uk
Pssst...fancy seeing a rounded bottom? Then technical analysis is for you. Technical analysis sounds an awful name for any subject, and it is, but it gets a bit sexier when you know it is a means to make money in the markets. TA is growing in popularity among online and traditional traders as a... Read more


29.
The Cartoon Guide to Statistics
by Larry Gonick, Woollcott Smith
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Harper Perennial
Paperback - 240 pages
(25 February, 1994)

Harper Perennial

A reader from New York City, NY, 3 August, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent and Practical... but don't be fooled!
This book is exceptional in its ability to communicate difficult concepts in a light and entertaining manner. It seems to me that those who gave this book low ratings seem to think that the book should have magically imparted its knowledge upon them with no effort on their part.

Indeed, although...Read more


30.
Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will : Lessons in Mastering Change-From the Principles Jack Welch Is Using to Revolutionize Ge
by Noel M. Tichy, Stratford Sherman
Usually dispatched in 1-2 weeks
Harper Business
Paperback - 496 pages
(February 1994)

Harper Business

A reader from Los Angeles, CA, 28 July, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
One of the best
By far one of the best case studies I've ever read. Shows you why Jack Welch is considered by many to be the greatest manager of the 20th centuryRead more


31.   The Economics of Electronic Commerce
by Andrew B. Whinston, et al
Usually dispatched in 1-2 weeks
MacMillan
Textbook Binding - 656 pages
( 1 July, 1997)

MacMillan

Synopsis
The objective of this book is to present current issues of electronic commerce from an economics perspective. It introduces fundamental microeconomic issues such as equality, uncertainty and market efficiency within the electronic marketplace. Read more


32.   The Motley Fool's You Have More Than You Think : The Foolish Guide to Investing What You Have
by David Gardner, Tom Gardner
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Fireside Books
Paperback - 302 pages
(January 1999)

Fireside Books

Synopsis
Shows potential investors how to consistently beat the market and get a grip on their finances--whether they have fifty dollars or fifty thousand dollars to invest. --This text refers to the hardcover edition of this title Read more


33.   The Soul of the New Consumer
by David Lewis, Darren Bridger
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Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd
Hardcover - 256 pages
(January 2000)

Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd

Amazon.co.uk
Is it ironic or merely inevitable that in the so-called information age the vast majority of what we think we "know" is merely recycled, unchecked facts from tv, radio, newspapers, conferences, people at work and a bloke in the pub? We have heard an awful lot about the death of mass marketing and... Read more


34.   City Cinderella
by Peter Stormonth Darling
Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
Weidenfeld & Nicolson General
Hardcover - 295 pages
( 7 October, 1999)

Weidenfeld & Nicolson General

Book Jacket
This is the Cinderella story of Mercury Asset Management, the despised and unwanted offspring--of the merchant bank S.G. Warburg--which went on to outperform them all. When the author was appointed chairman of Warburg Investment Management in 1979 he was told by his boss, Sir Siegmund Warburg, that... Read more


35.   Iacocca : An Autobiography
by Lee Iacocca
Usually dispatched in 1-2 weeks
Bantam Books
Paperback
(July 1986)

Bantam Books

Synopsis
The celebrated chief executive officer of Chrysler Corporation offers a straightforward account of his career at Ford, of the recent resurgence of Chrysler, and of what is wrong and right with American business. Read more


36.   Business Studies
by Dave Hall
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Causeway Press
Paperback
(August 1999)

Causeway Press

christianiyeke@hotmail.com from uk, 11 April, 2000 4 out of 5 stars
A must have for all Alevel students
This book is concise,easy to access and provides a wealth of well catogorized and classifed infomation.Read more


37.   The Art and Science of Negotiation
by Howard Raiffa
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Harvard University Press
Paperback - 384 pages
(April 1985)

Harvard University Press

Synopsis
A study of the mechanics, practice, and application of negotiation explains the processes of negotiation and offers practical instruction in developing and improving negotiation skills. Read more


38.   Businessplan.Com
by Ross
Not Yet Published
Oasis Press/Hellgate Press
Hardcover - 196 pages
(November 1998)

Oasis Press/Hellgate Press

The author, L.Manning Ross, 12 November, 1998
Catching a $1.7 trillion wave is spelled businessplan.com.
One of the most exciting aspect of my career has been helping business people succeed. Equal to this is the awe inspiring opportunities in front of us in digital commerce. By now, almost everyone has experienced "surfing the Net." This new media's true value, however, is in the way we... Read more


39.   Stan Weinstein's Secrets for Profit in Bull and Bear Markets
by Sam Weinstein
Temporarily out of stock
Irwin Professional (USA)
Paperback
( 9 January, 1992)

Irwin Professional (USA)

Synopsis
Offers advice on timing investments with changes in the market, tells how to identify patterns in market trends, and explains how to use long-term indicators. --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title Read more


40.   Strategy
by Bob de Wit, Ron Meyer
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International Thomson Business Press
Paperback - 928 pages
(30 June, 1998)

International Thomson Business Press

Synopsis
This is the second edition of De Wit and Meyer's strategy text. It builds on the first edition by focusing on the requirements of students and teachers in terms of the structure, organization and design of the material. In addition, it is global in its coverage of the issues of corporate strategy.... Read more


41.   Which MBA?
by George Bickerstaffe
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Financial Times Prentice Hall
Paperback - 516 pages
(September 1999)

Financial Times Prentice Hall

Synopsis
Based on research by the Economist Intelligence Unit, including on-campus visits and interviews with current students and recent graduates, this text offers independent assessments of every aspect of studying for an MBA. It covers entry requirements, the application form, references, and interviews Read more


42.   Vertical Take-Off : The Inside Story of British Aerospace's Comeback from Crisis to World Class
by Sir Richard Evans, Colin Price
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Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd
Hardcover - 300 pages
(June 1999)

Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd

Synopsis
Describes how British Aerospace, a company in turmoil at the beginning of the nineties, was changed from an internally divided underperformer into a stock market favourite. Read more


43.   Excel Phenomenon: The Astonishing Success Story of the Fastest-Growing Communications Company -- and What It Means to You
by James W. Robinson
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Prima Publishing
Hardcover - 256 pages
(August 1997)

Prima Publishing

Synopsis
A profile of the telecommunications company describes its successful challenge to AT&T after its long-distance service monopoly ended in 1984. Read more


44.   A Simpler Way
by Margaret Wheatley, Myron Kellner-Rogers
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Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc
Paperback - 168 pages
(January 1999)

Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc

Synopsis
Margaret Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers explore the question: "How could we organise human endeavour if we developed different understandings of how life organises itself?" Read more


45.   Harvard Business Review on Entrepreneurship (The Harvard Business Review Paperback Series)
by Harvard Business Review Staff
Usually dispatched in 1-2 weeks
Harvard Business School Press
Paperback - 224 pages
(February 1999)

Harvard Business School Press

Synopsis
Beginning with the basics of writing a business plan, this in-depth guide moves on to cover sophisticated topics such as navigating the world of venture capital funding and turning technological innovations into successful marketplace realities. Read more


46.   The Fish Rots from the Head
by Bob Garratt
Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
HarperCollins Trade
Paperback - 240 pages
(10 July, 1997)

HarperCollins Trade

Synopsis
Set against today's backdrop of boardroom scandal and incompetence, this work clarifies the tasks and liabilities of the board and provides a programme of learning. An organization's success depends on the performance of its board. Yet the majority of director's around the world (92% in Britain)... Read more


47.   The Complete Guide to Associate and Affiliate Programs on the Net
by Dan Gray
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McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Paperback - 240 pages
( 1 November, 1999)

McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Synopsis
Affiliate marketing on the Web is a way for online retailers to get thousands of other sites to help sell their products. It is electronic PR with a difference - and that difference is the potential to make money while plugging someone else's product or site. There are more than 400 sites offering... Read more


48.   Business Beyond the Box
by John O'Keeffe
Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd
Paperback - 288 pages
(22 April, 1999)

Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd

Amazon.co.uk
For decades soap giant Procter and Gamble was a byword for stodgy formulaic business practice and a paranoid obsession with keeping the nature of those practices to itself. But recently, driven by declining margins in saturated markets, it has chosen to espouse a more touchy- feely and creative... Read more


49.   Buffettology : The Previously Unexplained Techniques That Have Made Warren Buffett the World's Most Famous Investor
by Mary Buffett, David Clark
Usually dispatched in 1-2 weeks
Fireside Books
Paperback - 320 pages
(June 1999)

Fireside Books

Amazon.co.uk
Americans are infatuated with the stock market. The number of households that own stock has increased from around 20 percent in the early 1980s to over 40 percent today. The market offers the hope of quick wealth and early retirement, and just about everyone who is in the market is looking for an... Read more


50.   The Business of Consulting
by Elaine Biech
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Pfeiffer Wiley
Hardcover - 246 pages
(June 1998)

Pfeiffer Wiley

Synopsis
Worksheets, sample letters and sample dialogues are used in this work to help the consultant pursue a successful career in the world of consulting. The disk provides sample worksheets, invoices and correspondence. Read more


 

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