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Book – The Gift of the Gab by David Crystal

Book – The Gift of the Gab by David Crystal

The book I first came across when the author appeared at Birmingham Literature Festival a few years ago finally made it into my home. His talk is so full of good tips on being articulate that I decided there and then that I’ll buy the book later as a business tool. Not that I do […]

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Book: Ratner: The Rise and Fall and Rise Again

Book: Ratner: The Rise and Fall and Rise Again

I think many of us felt a little sorry when Gerald Ratner made that speech that lead to his eventual exit from his own father’s jewellery company. Especially when, as transpired, he’d said the same ‘crap’ joke at many speeches before. But this time, for whatever reason, the press went crazy and it cost him […]

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Book: Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed

Book: Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed

Originally published on business blog I loved Bounce so have been anticipating this with some excitement. Matthew Syed undertakes all the research so we can just sit back and learn it all by reading his books. Bounce took the idea that just about anyone can be good at pretty much anything, it just takes practice. […]

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Book: Leadership by Alex Ferguson & Michael Moritz

Book: Leadership by Alex Ferguson & Michael Moritz

You cannot lead by following… Michael Moritz No chasing of money. Provide excellence in everything you do, the money will come in…Alex Ferguson   My job was to make everyone understand the impossible was possible. That’s the difference between leadership and management. Here are some snippets from the second best business book I have read, […]

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Book – Bounce by Matthew Syed

I bought this book after being in the audience of a Q&A interview with Matthew Syed and Michael Johnson run by Sunday Times. I bought both of the promoted books but admittedly I was unaware of Matthew Syed previously, either through his table tennis accomplishments or writing and subsequently have only just read it. Straight […]

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