The Harvard Business Review has outstanding up-to-date Management Articles and books that bring leadership understanding and management theory. Articles like:
- Managing Authenticity The Paradox of Great Leadership, by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones &
- Discovering Your Authentic Leadership, by Bill George, Peter Sims, Andrew N. McLean, and Diana Mayer
are resources to add to a Management library for reference and enhancing current leadership and management styles.
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The Harvard Business Review on Brand Management-Product no. 1445
The Harvard Business Review on Change-Product no. 8834
The Harvard Business Review on Managing People-Product no. 9075
The Harvard Business Review on Measuring Corporate Performance-Product no. 8826
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National Geographic has a book, Book of Peoples of the World A Guide to Cultures Edited by Wade Davis and D. David Harrison with Catherine Herbert Howell, it looks at the anthropology of the world. It has 18 pages of listings of the “Ethnic Groups of the World”.
This book has 7 Chapters including:
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- North Africa & The Middle East
- North America
- Central & South America
It is also full of Multicultural Proverbs like:
- “Play together as brothers but conduct business as strangers.” Syrian Proverb
- “From cleverness of hand you get serfdom. From cleverness of mouth, you become boss.” Amhara Proverb
- “It is better to be a slave in your own homeland than to be a ruler in a foreign country.” Kazakh Proverb
- “Those who lose dreaming are lost.” Australian Proverb
- “Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” Polish Proverb
- “If you want to know what your body will look like tomorrow, look at your thoughts today.” Navajo Proverb
- “The one who loves you will make you weep.” Argentinian Proverb
This book has beautiful multicultural pictures and gives a good foundation for understanding other cultures that lead to world affairs and economics.
- The Little Book That Beats The Market,
- The Little Book of Value Investing, and
- The Little Book of Common Sense Investing.
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing has quotes through out the book that help you remember the concepts. One concept that is repeated throughout the book is:
For every winner, there must be a loser.
The book teaches index investing and a great concept put into a quote:
If I “could only explain things to enough people, carefully enough, thoroughly enough, thoughtfully enough-why, eventually everyone would see, and then everything would be fixed.”
The book also shows that these money making theories are not new. from Other People’s Money, by Louis D. Brandeis first published in 1914 to the formation of the first balanced index fund in 1990.
Investing can become fashion and fad, when real formulas are needed.
John C. Bogle the author is the Founder and former CEO of the Vanguard Mutual Fund Group.