Business Book Reviews

23 Dec 2013 11:00 • Nick Gutteridge

Travel warning over 70mph gusts and torrential rain set to hit Reading this afternoon

PEOPLE are being warned to avoid all but "essential" travel with gusts of more than 70mph and torrential downpours expected to wreak travel chaos into the early hours of Christmas Eve.

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26 Sep 2013 08:00 • Tessa Watkins

Reading Gurkhas will hold protest in London

GURKHA veterans in Reading have stepped up their campaign to honour the heroes among their ranks - one month before a hunger strike relay is set to begin.

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20 May 2012 08:00 • Alex Gore

Olympic Torch bill is a 'good investment'

READING will be shelling out up to £70,000 when the Olympic Torch relay arrives. The outlay has been defended by business leaders, torchbearers and the borough's ruling Labour group.

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19 May 2012 12:00 • Alex Gore

Tower of strength: A new 24-storey skyline landmark

PLANS for a new Thames Tower outside Reading Station have been unveiled. A public exhibition on the proposals is open today and tomorrow from 9.30am-8pm.

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19 Jan 2010 13:53 • Jim Ewan

Money Back Guaranteed, Anna Tims

I am a great believer in complaining. And the woman I want next to me when I do so is Anna Tims.

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13 Jan 2010 15:30 • Jim Ewan

Global Challenge to Business Challenge

Alex Alley and Paula Reid took part in the 2004/5 Global Challenge round the world yacht race. This book tells the story of that adventure and is worth the cover price for that alone.

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Updated: 1 Dec 2009 17:25 • Jim Ewan

Get off your A**e, Brad Burton

In December 2004 Brad Burton told his employers to 'shove it' and set out to build his own business. Fast forward to November 2005, Brad is thousands of pounds in debt, delivering pizzas to put bread on the table, when a friend invites him to a breakfast meeting of a networking group.

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26 Oct 2009 14:16 • Jim Ewan

How to be a Successful bastard, Adrian Maile

Mr Maile's book seems to be an early entry in the stocking filler stakes. It should sell well as Christmas draws close; pocket-sized (or should that be stocking-sized?) it is easy to read, provides a few laughs and is instantly forgettable.

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8 Oct 2009 15:59 • Jim Ewan

Creating Magic by Lee Cockerell

Lee Cockerell dropped out of college and joined the army where he learned to cook. After military service he went to work at the Washington DC Hilton where he entered the management training programme. Later he went to work for Marriott before being headhunted by Disney for its new Paris resort. He eventually spent over a decade running Walt Disney World Resort operations before becoming an independent consultant. So he should know what he is talking about - and he does!

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20 Sep 2009 12:30 • Jim Ewan

The Meeting Magic Method, Katherine Woods & Kevin Holligan

Now here is something completely different. An A3 workbook (plus a pocket version for on the hoof meeting planning) designed to lead you along the path to the perfect meeting.

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Updated: 10 Sep 2009 18:14 • Jim Ewan

Sticky Wisdom, Published by Capstone

How would you like to switch on your 'creativity' any time you wanted? Or help everyone in your organisation (your life!) be more creative? According to the unnamed authors (all staff members of the organisation ?What If!) there is a step-by-step how-to-do-it guide - and Sticky Wisdom the book is it!

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Updated: 4 Sep 2009 17:01 • Jim Ewan

Answering the Ultimate Question, Richard Owen & Laura L. Brooks

Not 'what is the meaning of life?' but, according to Owen & Brooks, 'how likely is it that you would recommend this business to a friend or colleague?'

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26 Aug 2009 15:10 • Jim Ewan

The Secrets of CEOs by Steve Tappin & Andrew Cave

How would you like the opportunity to quiz 150 leaders of major organisations about how they run their businesses? That's exactly what Tappin and Cave do in this 300-page encyclopaedia of expertise.

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Updated: 26 Aug 2009 13:21 • Jim Ewan

Sticky Wisdom

How would you like to switch on your 'creativity' any time you wanted? Or help everyone in your organisation (your life!) be more creative? According to the unnamed authors (all staff members of the organisation ?What If!) there is a step-by-step how-to-do-it guide - and Sticky Wisdom the book is it!

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Updated: 21 Aug 2009 15:36 • Jim Ewan

Future Files by Richard Watson

Will machines ever achieve true intelligence and overthrow humans? Will your house protect you from intruders, keep your fridge stocked and suggest ideas for dinner tonight? And will you soon be able to control your computer by thinking at it?

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Updated: 21 Aug 2009 15:10 • Jim Ewan

The Secrets of CEOs by Steve Tappin & Andrew Cave

How would you like the opportunity to quiz 150 leaders of major organisations about how they run their businesses? That's exactly what Tappin and Cave do in this 300-page encyclopaedia of expertise.

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4 Aug 2009 22:47 • Jim Ewan

Cold Calling for Chickens by Bob Etherington

Have you ever had to make a business call absolutely cold? It sends shivers down the spines of otherwise fearless salespeople and causes fainting fits among sales trainees.

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3 Jul 2009 15:30 • Jim Ewan

How Full is your Bucket?

Although this book is over four years old, I"ve only just come across it. And it is such an important work I simply had to publicise it.

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3 Jul 2009 14:46 • Jim Ewan

How to manage People

Michael Armstrong, management consultant and author of a number of management books, here offers practical advice for managers, supervisors and team leaders on how to get the best results from their teams.

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3 Jul 2009 14:38 • Jim Ewan

Branding Your Business

Effective branding is critical; you do have a brand, whether you are aware of it or not - the question is, does your brand enhance your business?

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