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White Paper on sustainable energy projects in Africa

by Jeremy Debreu & Claire Guibert

With almost 600 million people having no access to energy in Sub-Saharan Africa, rural electrification is a major challenge for the development of the continent.

This White Paper highlights 25 energy projects...


Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't

by Jim Collins

The Challenge

Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise...


Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

by Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo

“A marvelously insightful book by two outstanding researchers on the real nature of poverty.” —Amartya Sen


The Business Plan Workbook

by Colin Barrow, Paul Barrow & Robert Brown

The Business Plan Workbook is the definitive guide to researching, writing up and presenting a winning business plan, supported by real-life examples of successful plans from entrepreneurs and larger businesses....


The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

by David Brooks

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

With unequaled insight and brio, New York Times columnist David Brooks has long explored and explained the way we live. Now Brooks turns to the building blocks of human flourishing...


The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor

by William Easterly

Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert” solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems...


Start Your Own Corporation: Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies and Everyone Else Works for Them

by Garrett Sutton

We live in a highly litigious world. As you live your life you must keep your guard up. As you grow your wealth you must protect it. For those who don’t predators await, and their attorneys will use every...


An Introductory Guide to Systems Thinking

by David Kerr

The world around us is comprised of systems - organisational systems, business systems, political systems, family systems, inter-personal systems, biological systems, economic systems - the list goes on.

This...


Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works

by Ash Maurya

We live in an age of unparalleled opportunity for innovation. We’re building more products than ever before, but most of them fail—not because we can’t complete what we set out to build, but because we...


New Sales. Simplified.: The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development

by MIKE WEINBERG & S. Anthony Iannarino

In sales, there's no such thing as forever. You need new customers and new business-all the time.


How to Lead by The Book: Proverbs, Parables, and Principles to Tackle Your Toughest Business Challenges

by Dave Anderson

Biblical solutions to dozens of the toughest challenges leaders face today.

Concise, to-the-point, and highly useable, How to Lead by THE BOOK presents a series of personal and business challenges recognizable...


Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life

by Stefan Swanepoel

Praise for SURVIVING YOUR SERENGETI

"One of a kind. You'll actually know more about yourself after you read this book."—KEN BLANCHARD coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level

"Beautifully...


Bids, Tenders and Proposals: Winning Business Through Best Practice

by Harold Lewis

Bids, Tenders & Proposals provides expert guidance on the entire process of tendering in the three key areas of public sector procurement, contracts for private sector clients and applications for research funding....


Work Makes Me Nervous: Overcome Anxiety and Build the Confidence to Succeed

by Jonathan Berent & Amy Lemley

A proven therapeutic method that channels workplace anxiety into powerful, confident performance

Millions of people are afraid of work. The situations they fear may be different-public speaking (e.g., presentations...


18 Steps for Starting Your Business

by Linda Pinson

Starting your own business is always exciting, but it also means that you need to understand and do all of the things that will turn your great idea into a functioning company.With all of the things to be considered...


Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

by Jim Collins & Jerry I. Porras

"This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights. Nor is it about just having a corporate vision. This is...


Development as Freedom

by Amartya Sen

By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics,  an essential and  paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century.

Freedom, Sen...


Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency

by Tom Demarco

To most companies, efficiency means profits and growth. But what if your “efficient” company—the one with the reduced headcount and the “stretch” goals—is actually slowing down and losing money?...


Up Your Business!: 7 Steps to Fix, Build, or Stretch Your Organization

by Dave Anderson & John C. Maxwell

Praise for the first edition of Up Your Business!

"Dave Anderson has hit another home run! Up Your Business! is an invaluable, highly readable guide that should be on the desk--and in the mind--of anyone demanding...


Guide to Leed 2009 Estimating and Preconstruction Strategies

by Thomas A. Taylor

This guide walks the reader step by step through the LEED 2009 for New Construction process, offering advanced techniques for estimating the actual costs, in time and money, for building green. It serves as...