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101 Business Ideas That Will Change the Way You Work

Book Description

101 Business Ideas That Will Change The Way You Work takes fascinating findings from world-class business research and shows you how to become cannier and more effective at work.

 

Among other vital findings, discover:

·   When you should trust your gut instincts

·   Why being too agreeable could hold back your career progression

·   How to tell when your CEO is lying

 

This illuminating book not only tells you what you need to know to stay one step ahead, but why you need it and how to do it.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Contents
  4. About the author
  5. Acknowledgements
  6. INTRODUCTION and IDEA #1:: How to turn theory into results
  7. PART 1: IDEAS ABOUT PEOPLE
    1. IDEA #2: If you fear losing, you’re more likely to lose out
    2. IDEA #3: The hedgehog and the fox – why experts get it wrong
    3. IDEA #4: How fortune favours the beautiful
    4. IDEA #5: When you can skip that meeting
    5. IDEA #6: How to improve your memory
    6. IDEA #7: Nice gals finish last, nice guys aren’t far behind
    7. IDEA #8: People are terrible at fractions
    8. IDEA #9: Why diverse support networks are crucial for success
    9. IDEA #10: When your gut instinct may be right
    10. IDEA #11: How good do you think you are?
    11. IDEA #12: The changing face of great working relationships
    12. IDEA #13: When not to take an overseas assignment
    13. IDEA #14: The virtues of exchanging favours
    14. IDEA #15: Going on leave? Mind the career gap
    15. IDEA #16: You are so clever! Flattery and the boardroom
    16. IDEA #17: Avoid choice overload: ‘keep it simple, stupid’
    17. IDEA #18: Why we’re anchored to what we know
    18. IDEA #19: The negative impact of the superstar
    19. IDEA #20: The value of caring
    20. IDEA #21: Take every email with a pinch of salt
    21. IDEA #22: Anger management: she needs it, he doesn’t
    22. IDEA #23: Why emotional inconsistency is the worst trait in a manager
    23. IDEA #24: How to catch a feeling
    24. IDEA #25: The antisocial network
    25. IDEA #26: Why being boring can make you a brilliant CEO
    26. IDEA #27: How to tell if a leader is lying
    27. IDEA #28: Your willpower levels are precious and finite
    28. IDEA #29: The optimistic salesperson
    29. IDEA #30: Stress leads to poor decision-making
    30. IDEA #31: To opt in or opt out?
    31. IDEA #32: Rational man is dead. Salute the animal spirit
    32. IDEA #33: I can see your halo
    33. IDEA #34: To get to the C-suite, be a generalist
    34. IDEA #35: The two yous
    35. IDEA #36: Work stress? Go for a run
    36. IDEA #37: The power of peer pressure
    37. IDEA #38: The benefits of believing in immanent justice
    38. IDEA #39: It’s lonely at the top
    39. IDEA #40: It’s not what you said, it’s how you said it
  8. PART 2: IDEAS ABOUT PERFORMANCE
    1. IDEA #41: Find out when you’re in the zone
    2. IDEA #42: To really improve, just do it
    3. IDEA #43: To decide alone is to make a bad decision
    4. IDEA #44: If you can’t measure it, it’s likely to be rubbish
    5. IDEA #45: That’s my (one) goal
    6. IDEA #46: Don’t pretend you can always control your emotions
    7. IDEA #47: Boost creativity by making the workplace an emotional roller coaster
    8. IDEA #48: Escaping the cycle of responsiveness
    9. IDEA #49: Want to do the right thing? Wait a moment …
    10. IDEA #50: Online procrastination – the key to higher productivity
    11. IDEA #51: When customers will put up with rude service
    12. IDEA #52: It’s easier to be forgiven than to ask for permission
    13. IDEA #53: Want to win? Start by losing (a little)
    14. IDEA #54: Working on an acquisition? Seller, beware!
    15. IDEA #55: How social networks share knowledge
    16. IDEA #56: I’m in charge – check my paycheque
    17. IDEA #57: Great performance, but I regress
    18. IDEA #58: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
    19. IDEA #59: The hidden evil of stereotype threats
    20. IDEA #60: How to turn that black swan white
    21. IDEA #61: Kick the habit
    22. IDEA #62: The biology of risk-taking
    23. IDEA #63: Do you have a Pareto or a long tail?
    24. IDEA #64: Six seconds to land your dream job
    25. IDEA #65: Tell stories, not facts
    26. IDEA #66: How to avoid buying a lemon
    27. IDEA #67: Flawed headhunting
    28. IDEA #68: Do I have a choice?
    29. IDEA #69: What not to write
    30. IDEA #70: F**k that hurts! How swearing eases the pain
    31. IDEA #71: When you should turn that frown upside down
    32. IDEA #72: How to become Mr Charismatic, JFK-style
    33. IDEA #73: My greatest weakness? I’m a perfectionist …
    34. IDEA #74: Start up where you started from
    35. IDEA #75: How to expand time
    36. IDEA #76: Let’s not pull an all-nighter
    37. IDEA #77: Keeping out the fifth column
    38. IDEA #78: How to pick your next leader
    39. IDEA #79: Repetition, repetition, repetition
    40. IDEA #80: Strike a pose, feel the power
    41. IDEA #81: Progress … the most important motivator of all
    42. IDEA #82: Elbow grease … the value generator
    43. IDEA #83: Getting creative? Get distracted
    44. IDEA #84: Avoid the planning fallacy
    45. IDEA #85: I think the question you’re trying to ask is …
  9. PART 3: IDEAS ABOUT ORGANISATIONS
    1. IDEA #86: Why playing the game will get you ahead
    2. IDEA #87: Working from home or shirking from home?
    3. IDEA #88: The paradox of meritocracy – how doing right can lead to wrong
    4. IDEA #89: Power, CEOs, boards and extreme strategic deviance
    5. IDEA #90: The myth of CEO experience
    6. IDEA #91: Change, language and history
    7. IDEA #92: MBA students and the cheating bug
    8. IDEA #93: Is your office making you sick?
    9. IDEA #94: Strong culture, reliable performance
    10. IDEA #95: Strategy, leaders and leadership harmony
    11. IDEA #96: Need to manage a negative rumour? Challenge its credibility
    12. IDEA #97: How management myths are formed
    13. IDEA #98: Why you should offer surgery with a free lollipop
    14. IDEA #99: It’s why, not what, that matters
    15. IDEA #100: Competition in the workplace
    16. IDEA #101: Face-time counts
  10. Endorsement
  11. Imprint