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Heart To Heart With Asian Leaders

Author : John Swee Kheng Ng
ISBN : 9789814663960
Genre : Political Science
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Heart to Heart with Asian Leaders is an intimate and insightful look at leadership issues first-hand with 28 prominent persons across politics, business, finance and academia in the region. These illustrious leaders have been specially selected for the values they represent, and how they have overcome crisis and staged comebacks against the odds. This book will serve as an invaluable tool for all in these challenging and fast-changing times — a resource which will profit leaders in the boardroom and living room, office and classroom. Contents:The Educator of the Heart Leader (Amnuay Tapingkae)The Change Leader (Chatree Duangnet)The Hold-All-Things Loosely Leader (S Dhanabalan)The Courageous Leader (Edward Ong)The Reluctant Leader (Edwin Soeryadjaya)The God-honoring Leader (Francis Yeoh)The Poor Man Leader (George Ting)The Versatile Leader (Ho Peng Kee)The Lead-from-the-Front Leader (Hsieh Fu Hua)The Impossible Dreamer Leader (Idris Jala)The Life-Long Learner Leader (James Chia)The Anti-Corruption Leader (Jaruvan Maintaka)The Resilient Entrepreneur Leader (Jocelyn Chng)The Failed Again Leader (Kim Tan)The Succession Planning Leader (Lee Oi Hian)The Prison to Parliament Leader (Lim Guan Eng)The Responsible Builder Leader (Lim Hua Min)The Future-Oriented Leader (Lim Siong Guan)The Rich in Love Leader (Montree Sornpaisarn)The Moral Courage Leader (Ngiam Tong Dow)The Corporate Bridge-Builder Leader (Paul Chan)The Constructive Engaging Leader (Paul Low)The Collaborative Leader (Roland Wong)The Trusted and Truth-Telling Leader (Roosniati Salihin)The Ipoh Housewife to Global CEO Leader (Sandra Lee)The Crisis-Calming Leader (Stephen Riady)The People-First Leader (Tan Cheng Bock)The Value-Focused Leader (Tanri Abeng) Readership: Professionals and the general public. Keywords:Leadership;Asian Leaders;Asian Business;Asian Politics;Leadership Development; Asian Leaders PerspectivesReview: “John and Alvin have a unique disarming ability to get leaders to speak about the most difficult issues and challenges of leadership and get them willing to go public on it. These conversations with leaders represent a peek into the psyche and emotions of leaders as they process through their journey in leadership. It is a priceless set of insights valuable to any student of leadership. A must read.” Mr Sam Lam President and Managing Partner of Linkage Asia “This Volume is the result of John's relentless curiosity in learning from the successes and challenges of game changers in Asia. You will find honesty, humility and determination as the icons interviewed share their minds and hearts. A mandatory reading for those willing to learn from others.” Mr Peter Chao Founder, Eagles Communications “John, an evergreen human motivator, draws critical life lessons from several business and thought leaders who have gone through the feast and famine in their journeys. The easy prose style of the book makes it a warm book. I commend this book.” Judge (Ret) Richard Magnus Expert (IBC) Member of UNESCO Alumni of Network Agenda Council World Economic Forum “If the earlier book was the Dim Sum, this is the entrée, the substantial meat. When the topmost leaders of brand name organizations speak and tell you the value of great leadership principles and beliefs in their corporate and personal lives, you will have much to chew on.” Professor Ang Peng Hwa Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information Nanyang Technological University, Singapore President-Elect 2015/16 International Communication Association “This book provides the platform for readers to engage not just with leaders of their own country but also those from the nearby region. No leadership can escape trials. They say iron sharpens iron — what better way than to spend time learning from those who have triumphed!” Mdm Hannah Yeoh Madam Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly, Malaysia “The true stories of these great leaders are so powerful and enjoyable. Reading "Heart To Heart", I have learned so much from their experiences, wisdom and practical advice. I strongly recommend the book to everyone who wishes to be a great leader. Enjoy it, learn from it, and become a great leader.” Dr Somjin Sornpaisarn CEO of TMB Asset Management “I thoroughly enjoyed reading the interviews and the thought-provoking comments made by these Asian Leaders.” Mr Lucas Chow Chairman of Health Promotion Board Singapore Member of Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore “A must-have book for all leaders. Read and learn from those who have gone through tough times and made triumphant comebacks.” Mrs Suwanna Eiampikul CEO of Bertram Chemical (1982) Co. Ltd., Thailand CEO and Founder of Peppermint Bike Park, Thailand “This book contains much wisdom that comes from the practical insights of leaders as they reflected on the choices they made, the struggles they went through, and the outcomes they achieved. I was touched by their humility, and inspired by their faith and deep convictions. This book is an invaluable resource for all leaders.” Professor Neo Boon Siong Nanyang Business School Nanyang Technological University, Singapore “In their intimate interviews with these 28 Asian leaders, John and Alvin have given us a portrait of authentic leadership. These leaders were never about power, prestige or position but principles, praxis and perseverance. Their stories inspire me to be a wiser person and a better leader.” Mr Michael Tan President of Eagles Communications, Singapore Key Features:Unique collection of intimate interviews with 30 well-known leaders from various sectors (politics, business, academia) across several Asian countriesReaders are able to gain many rich insights and perspectives from prominent Asian leaders, and learn from the collective experience and wisdom of these regional leadersThe book is written in an easy-to-read format with catchy taglines for each leaders, and gives the feel as if you are chatting over a meal with the leader

The Leader The Teacher Amp You

Author : Siong Guan Lim
ISBN : 9781783263790
Genre : Business & Economics
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Former Head of the Singapore Civil Service Mr Lim Siong Guan now shares his diverse experiences and fresh insights on leadership in his exclusive new book, The Leader, The Teacher & You. As a former Permanent Secretary in ministries, including the Ministry of Defence, the Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of Finance, and former chairman of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Economic Development Board, the indefatigable public servant has contributed greatly to Singapore's success, introducing innovative policies and practices at each turn, which have greatly enhanced drive and performance across the board. Most notably, he is known for his pursuit of excellence, especially in spearheading the Public Service for the 21st Century (PS21) movement, to develop organizational excellence. From Singapore's early years of government to its emergence as a prosperous metropolis, Lim has served the nation tirelessly through the years. In The Leader, The Teacher & You, Lim puts forth a fresh take on the notion of leadership as other-centered, with the focus on enabling others to be the best they can be. This noble vision of leadership is elaborated and built upon through the sharing of his experiences, in particular the memorable lessons and deep-seated convictions he has had while serving under Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first Prime Minister, and Dr Goh Keng Swee, Singapore's First Deputy Prime Minister. Different types of leadership, such as personal and position leadership are touched upon as the author encourages leaders to take an active role in empowering those they lead and spurring them on to excellence. Coming from a man who has helmed many distinguished organizations, Mr Lim's insights on core values essential for organizational excellence are also not to be missed. The book offers practical and down-to-earth advice for leaders in all walks of life. For leaders who genuinely care for the people they lead and hope to make a difference in their lives, this book will be a crucial guide. Contents: The Teacher:My TeachersOpportunities and ObligationsLearning by DoingSystems for SuccessGovernance and PS21Culture and ValuesThe Leader:LeadershipThe Pursuit of ExcellencePosition LeadershipPersonal LeadershipChallenges:Be YourselfBe the Best That You Can BeBuild Your Life with Pride and DignityLearn by DoingThink … and Think AgainPursue Excellence ConstantlyLearn to be a Part of an OrchestraConstantly Prepare for the FutureKnow Where You Want to Get toChoose to See the Best in OthersEmpathise with OthersBelieve that There is a Better Way Readership: Professional, academic, student and lay public interested in the topic of leadership and governance. Key Features:The book is written by a prominent author, the former head of the Singapore Civil Service, who served in government under the founding fathers of Singapore, and lived through the economic and social transformation of Singapore from independenceThe book introduces a new take on leadership (“other-centred leadership”) and excellence (“being the best you can be”)The book provides new insight into the foundational beliefs and values that make for strong nations and organizations, where success and survival are two sides of the same coinKeywords:Leader;Teacher;Leadership;Potential;Influence;Best;PS21Reviews: “Everyone — regardless of profession — will benefit from reading this uniquely designed and highly original book. It is full of human insights, and it has a deep understanding of successful leadership, an appreciation of selflessness as the key to our collective future, an awareness of history's relevance to our lives and an unflinching emphasis on excellence. Siong Guan Lim is one of the most outstanding public servants in any country, and after finishing this book, you will know why.” Senator Bill Bradley Former U.S. Senator and a Managing Director at Allen & Co. United States of America “The Leader, The Teacher & You is a riveting and thoughtful study on leadership based on theory, principles, and experience by a former Head of the Civil Service and one of Singapore's most successful and admired public servants, Siong Guan Lim. It should be read by every student of politics and public policy, and anyone who aspires to play a leadership role. The book which as the author says is ‘part biography, part commentary, and part exposition,’ is loaded with insights into how to work with people, deal with reality, motivate an organization, achieve results, anticipate change, and ensure relevance of the organization. For those who have long puzzled over how Singapore has been able to achieve so much with so little and in short time, it is public servants such as Siong Guan Lim who have made the partnership between the civil service and the elected politicians so fruitful. Through his fascinating account of how he started in his first job as an engineer in the Sewerage Department, went on to be the Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, worked with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Dr Goh Keng Swee, and became successively Permanent Secretary of Defence, Education, and Finance, he recounts the crucial mentorship and inspiration provided by Singapore's leaders. He thoroughly examines what true leadership is all about. Lim moved on to become Chairman of Singapore's Economic Development Board and then Group President of GIC Private Limited, the wealth fund of Singapore. I have not read such a clear analysis of the function of leadership written so succinctly and in such practical terms. It should be on the required reading list of university courses not only in Singapore, but major universities everywhere.” Professor Chan Heng Chee Chairman, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities Singapore University of Technology and Design Singapore “The Leader, The Teacher & You makes us aware that what we do is not just for ourselves, but also for future generations. It is full of a wisdom born of a vast experience and a propensity to take the long view, while remaining acutely relevant for the immediate. Siong Guan Lim is the consummate teacher and role-models the title of the book. While there are suggestions on how to skim through selectively, I would encourage readers to read the whole book to get the true gist of the thinking that has helped to make civil servants people that count in our nation.” Mrs Belinda Charles Dean, Academy of Principals Singapore “A remarkable book … after I started reading it I simply couldn't put it down. It has great insights, is fun to read, and deserves to be widely read. It is full of practical wisdom for a wide range of people — from full time mums to business leaders. It sets out a framework for leaders based on values and culture, but also on lessons learned by having to take tough decisions. Siong Guan Lim had an outstanding career in the development of Singapore. The ability, motivation, and vision of the author and his colleagues are clearly one reason why Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew were so successful. Because of this, the book is a great insight to understanding the phenomenon of Singapore.” Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International UK “Siong Guan Lim has led and managed at the most senior levels of the Singaporean government. Any leader would love to have him at his/her side, advising, counselling, provoking, and reminding. We cannot have him with us in person, but we do have this book that extracts the lessons that he has garnered from his many years of experience. We are fortunate that he has chosen to share his wisdom in writing. I have used some of his wisdom in my Harvard Kennedy School course on Effective Implementation for more than ten years. It has stood the test of time. Now, with the advent of the book, I will borrow even more from him. My students and I are grateful.” Mr Francis Hartmann Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Originator of the Kennedy School course on Effective Implementation Harvard Kennedy School of Government USA “Academics often think of themselves as being like monks in a monastery, each person being responsible only for themselves and advancing their own careers. This book by Siong Guan Lim shows what real leadership can do to collectively achieve far more than can be done individually. This book contains the lessons and reflections of an outstanding practitioner of the art of leadership. Siong Guan Lim served in many senior positions of the Singapore Civil Service with great distinction and effectiveness. The fact that he was moved repeatedly from one senior position to another is a testament to his ability. In a society dedicated to promotion on the basis of merit, he was clearly meritorious. The book contains many important lessons and challenges based on what the author has learned and practiced himself. As he points out himself, the true testament of a leader is to look at what remains after he is gone. By that measure he did exceptionally well since the Singaporean public service and Ministry of Defence are models of efficiency and effectiveness. He points out that organizations need to change in good times and in good time so that they are not overtaken by the future. He clearly succeeded in the ones that he ran. I trust that the current leadership in these organizations will take his lessons to heart. Relative to other books I have read on leadership, this is one of the best. It is full of practical wisdom, insights and challenges. The focus on values as critical is what I have observed in the organizations I have led. I could not put it down once I started reading it. I would put it as a must read for any leader of an organization of any size. I certainly intend to use it in my leadership challenges.” Professor Daniel Hastings Cecil and Ida Green Education Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology United States of America “This book is truly unique: it is written and packaged like the numerous self-help books on leadership with tips and challenges, but its objective is not to teach someone how to get ahead and be successful by learning leadership techniques. At its heart is a simple and yet profound message — that to lead, one has to inspire people to aspire beyond themselves. Messages like ‘at the heart of every human being is a desire for meaning and purpose in life’ is a call for true values-based leadership, and a selflessness that is reflected by the book's fundamental premise: to be a good leader, one has to be a great teacher. Through examples from his own very public record of service to the nation and written in a way that is very accessible to young people, Siong Guan Lim is himself a teacher-leader. The one message that resonates through the book is his observation that ‘time passes and people die, but principles and values are what live on.’ Young Singaporeans should absorb the book's messages into their daily lives, and by so doing they will become the selfless teacher-leaders, which Siong Guan Lim is the best example of.” Mr Ho Kwon Ping and Ms Claire Chiang Founders, Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts Singapore “We live in a wicked world. The conventional wisdom is that, in order to succeed, one has to be ruthless and unprincipled. Siong Guan Lim's extraordinary success is proof that a man with deep religious convictions and high moral principles can be a successful leader. What is Siong Guan Lim's leadership style? He is a leader with a tough mind and a warm heart, a leader who teaches and develops those who are members of his team. This is a wise and inspiring book.” Professor Tommy Koh Chairman, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore Singapore “As a life-long student of philosophy, I have been struck how scarce wisdom is in our world, even though it has been revered throughout the ages. This is why Siong Guan Lim's book is special. It is probably one of the wisest books I have read about the Singapore experience. At the same time, its principles have universal applicability. Hence, I have no doubt that every reader will benefit from reading it. And the world will become a better place if his wise insights are universally applied.” Professor Kishore Mahbubani Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and author of The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World Singapore “Siong Guan Lim's book is a fascinating and uplifting read. He evolves an original exposition on the many facets of leadership from his more than 30 years of distinguished public service to Singapore. I recommend it as essential reading for managers be they placed in the private or public sector. Of greatest relevance to me personally was ‘Part I: The Teacher’ culminating in the chapter on ‘Culture and Values’ — valuable for those of us leading organizational change and development. Siong Guan's conviction that today's challenges demand values-driven solutions resonates sharply and persuasively. This book is organized to lovingly teach you how to lead yourself and your people to be the best that everyone can be.” Mr Philip Ng Chief Executive Officer, Far East Organization, and Chairman of the Singapore University of Technology and Design Board of Trustees Singapore “An extensive collection of great quotations and life principles by Siong Guan Lim has provided me with personal inspiration and valuable professional insights as a CEO of a company whose continued success depends on its people. As every principle is intelligently articulated, reading this book will surely motivate and encourage all leaders.” Mr Takeshi Niinami Chief Executive Officer of Lawson, Inc. Japan “The Leader, The Teacher & You: Leadership Through The Third Generation is a reflective account on teacher leadership by Siong Guan Lim, a former top civil servant with an illustrious career. Unlike many other books on the subject, he imparts thoughtful advice and perceptive lessons on leadership through easy to understand anecdotes and quotes from distinguished leaders such as Singapore's founding fathers Mr Lee Kuan Yew and the late Dr Goh Keng Swee. This is an essential read for anyone looking to make a positive impact in the lives of others, regardless of age, background, or occupation. His advice is applicable to people from all walks of life, whether one is a civil servant, a business leader or a student.” Dr Stephen Riady Executive Chairman OUE Limited Singapore “This book captures much of what is important in life from a leadership perspective. Having lived in Singapore and having been a regular visitor since the early 1990's, I have added much to my understanding of why the country has been so successful. A country run by leaders at all levels who exhibit the aspects of great leadership captured here, who really are ‘catalysts for change,’ and who never stop trying to be the best they can be, has every reason to be successful … and this works in the private sector too!” Mr John G Rice Vice Chairman, General Electric, and President & Chief Executive Officer of GE Global Growth and Operations USA “This is an extraordinarily valuable book. Siong Guan Lim and Joanne Lim have managed to do the unusual, which is to create a narrative that is both educational and readable. The writers have elegantly drawn out important experiences and learnings from Siong Guan's long and varied career, and have made them memorable. But this is more than a story of a remarkable career and personal journey but the context, the development of a country whose primary asset is its people, means that the insights are endorsed by the success of a nation.” Sir John Rose Chairman, Holdingham Group, and former Chief Executive Officer, Rolls Royce Inc. UK “One of the most insightful books in German literature is the novel The Buddenbrooks of Thomas Mann. It describes the decline of a family. Again and again looking at dynasties or business houses, we witness the seemingly unavoidable descent from great heights of success to failure. How can this be prevented? The answer is selfless and competent leadership! The young look for role models and guidance, which can only be provided by elders who by their achievements and their life show them that there are lofty goals worth striving for. Read this book for ideas and ideals.” Mr Urs Schoettli Consultant on Asian Affairs and former Asia Correspondent of Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland) in Beijing, Hong Kong, Delhi, and Tokyo “Siong Guan Lim has been at the helm of many organizations critical in the transformation of Singapore into an economic powerhouse, from the civil service to the Economic Development Board to GIC, the fund manager for Singapore's foreign reserves. As autobiographical as it is motivational, The Leader, the Teacher, and You is a must-read for executives, public servants, and students of East Asian development. Yet the wisdom of its general insights, as well as the humility with which they are delivered, will be an inspiration for any reader.” Dr Toni Schönenberger Chief Executive Officer, UBS Wolfsberg, and Chairman, stars Foundation Board Switzerland “The transformation of Singapore has often been credited to the leadership of its succession of Prime Ministers. However, behind them are other leaders who do the actual grunt work and make things happen. This book tells the remarkable story of one such man, Siong Guan Lim, the son of a taxi driver, starting his career as a sewerage engineer and rising to be the Head of the Civil Service, having served as Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, as well as Permanent Secretary for the Defence, Education, and Finance Ministries along the way. And today he sits as Group President of one of the largest global sovereign wealth funds. There are fascinating insights into the way he led innovative changes in the government departments he served. After three decades, there are countless nuggets of wisdom here for us to learn from. There are many things that I admire about Siong Guan — his appetite for learning, courage to accept new appointments, his ability to lead wholesale management changes, and so on. But most of all I admire his humility, his empathy, and his ability to encourage and inspire others to do the best they can. Reading his story made me wish I had worked for such a leader and mentor.” Dato Dr Kim Tan Chairman, SpringHill Management Ltd. UK “Siong Guan Lim was Head of the well-known Singapore Civil Service. His book is full of aphorisms that are aimed primarily at the empowerment of people in a large complex organization and the role of an enlightened leadership. He ends the book with a quote from Laozi — ‘As for the best leaders, people do not notice their existence.’ The entire civil service of Singapore could do very well for themselves, but more importantly for Singaporeans, by taking a refresher course through reading this book. Civil servants today must take the risks of constructive change. The lessons of the book could prevent the stasis that dominant ruling parties undergo as witnessed with the KMT in Taiwan and the LDP in Japan.” Dr Tommy Tan Chief Executive Officer, TC Capital Singapore “One learns how to do something, but one can also do in order to learn. This is a book by a dedicated Singapore civil servant who did both by following able leaders who were also great teachers. Drawing lessons from a lifetime's work, he offers advice to all those who wish to succeed in serving their society with integrity.” Professor Wang Gungwu Chairman of the East Asian Institute and University Professor, National University of Singapore Singapore “This book was written by my good friend Siong Guan Lim based on his observations and experience in his public career since 1969. It reflects his lifestyle, wisdom, life, and beliefs. With keen insight, he describes the behaviour of human groups, for example, by using the image of GEESE in a thoughtful and persuasive way. While each society may need a slightly different type of leader, there are some basic requirements that make a superior leader. Some leaders, while they are leading their people, are brilliant and exemplary with a clear vision for the future. But once they leave, the group may face an abrupt slowdown or even chaos. Siong Guan clearly states that such leaders are not the best ones. Not leading from the front, nor from the side, nor from behind, but ‘from within’ is what makes the best leader, he writes. There is so much truth in his statement that the leader must seek to be like the teacher, where the true measure of success is how well the student can surpass the teacher. Siong Guan and I are involved in sharing ideas on lessons for leaders of the future generation. I find his thoughts and contributions to be highly original and instructive.” Mr Hiroshi Watanabe Chief Executive Officer/ Executive Managing Director Japan Bank for International Co-operation Japan “Siong Guan Lim has written an outstanding book, and he has done this because he is an outstanding man. Lim has been on the frontlines of Singapore's rapid development over the past forty years providing vital leadership in defence, education, finance, the Prime Minister's Office, and as Head of the Civil Service. He captures the leadership lessons from his mentors — some of the founding fathers of Singapore — and the leadership lessons born of direct experience building a world-class public service. Few practitioners in the art of leadership and governance have had the experience that Lim has had, and few would be able to reflect on that experience and generate such an amazing guidebook for anyone serious about leadership and change. If you want to raise your institution, your government, or your nation to the next level of performance, then this book is for you.” Mr Dean Williams Lecturer in Public Policy, Center for Public Leadership Harvard Kennedy School of Government USA “The dearth in courageous moral leadership in our world today has left many political and economic institutions weakened and compromised. In this book, Siong Guan offers us tried and tested truths on leadership that he personally embodied throughout his time with the Singaporean Government Civil Service, Economic Development Board, and GIC. We have much to learn from him!” Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh Managing Director YTL Group of Companies Malaysia “An invaluable guide to the heart, soul, and guts of leadership from that rarest of breeds: a true Servant Leader who, in the words of Singapore's Prime Minister, ‘established an unbroken record of understanding Singapore's challenges and developing a vision of how the Public Service should respond to these challenges’ over an outstanding, 44-year career directly managing key areas of our nation's tumultuous and miraculous transformation. Having worked under his teacher-leader mentorship, I can testify to both the personal genuineness and organizational effectiveness of Mr Lim's remarkable mastery of that most difficult of management arenas: leading excellence, innovation, and change from the front as a boss, from the side as a comrade, from behind as a mentor, and finally from within as a lasting source of inspiration.” Mr Yeoh Lam Keong Social commentator and former GIC Chief Economist Singapore “Although The Leader, the Teacher & You relates Lim's 37 years as a civil servant in Singapore, the lessons apply universally to all sorts of readers. Hong Kong readers, including businessmen, should find useful lesson in this book.” Sunday Morning Post, Hong Kong

The Art Of Leadership

Author : Kwon Ping Ho
ISBN : 9789813144712
Genre : Business & Economics
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Focusing on leadership and issues pertinent to our global landscape, The Art of Leadership: Perspectives from Distinguished Thought Leaders is an in-depth analysis and enriching collection of knowledge and perspectives from illustrious thought leaders who have spoken at the podium of Singapore Management University (SMU). SMU's thought leadership series seeks to inspire Asia and beyond with the views and opinions of internationally eminent and outstanding academics, scholars, business or political leaders who have achieved distinction in their respective fields. The book provides valuable insights on topics ranging from economics and politics to entrepreneurship and management.

Asian Models Of Entrepreneurship From The Indian Union And Nepal To The Japanese Archipelago

Author : Léo-Paul Dana
ISBN : 9789814590273
Genre : Business & Economics
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In this book, Leo-Paul Dana makes it clear that much can be learnt about the nature of entrepreneurial activity when we delve into the unique characteristics of different nations of South Asia, South-east Asia and East Asia. Through in-depth analyses and comprehensive reviews of many Asian countries, the profound differences both among and within countries of the region become vividly apparent. Dana juxtaposes the explosion in entrepreneurial growth within China against the struggles to build an entrepreneurial community in Japan, or the enlightened public policy leadership in Singapore against the crisis-driven developments in Korea. The range of factors identified within each of the 15 countries examined by Dana is not an example of random influences on the entrepreneurial process, because they can be construed in more systematic and logical ways. Thus, the book uncovers the Chinese model of gradual transition, the Royal Cambodian model, and the Doi-Moi model, among many others. The reader is challenged to grasp these different models, and identify their commonalities and differences.

40 Days Of Dating

Author : Jessica Walsh
ISBN : 9781613127155
Genre : Self-Help
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When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story since it was launched in July 2013. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since. Note: 40 Days of Dating has a special binding that allows it to open very flat by attaching the endpapers to the inside covers.

More Than A Motorcycle

Author : Rich Teerlink
ISBN : 1422160726
Genre : Business & Economics
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In the late 1980s, Harley-Davidson beat back an assault by Japanese competitors and engineered a remarkable financial turnaround. But it subsequently faced an even more formidable challenge: maintaining and improving on its success in the absence of an external crisis. To answer this challenge, then-CEO Rich Teerlink, partnering with organizational consultant Lee Ozley, threw out the top-down strategies that had just saved the company and began building a different Harley-one that would be driven not by top management, but by employees at every level. What happened next is the stuff of turnaround legend. More Than a Motorcycle is the story behind the story of the purposeful transformation of an American icon, as told by the two individuals most deeply involved in that decade-long process. The book chronicles the victories and setbacks along Harley's difficult journey from a traditional "command-and-control" culture to an open, participative learning environment. Teerlink and Ozley deliver three fundamental messages: people are a company's only sustainable competitive advantage; there is no "quick fix" to effect lasting, beneficial organizational change; and leadership is not a person, but a process to which everyone must contribute. They provide practical, reality-tested prescriptions for critical tasks like developing employee alignment, building structures that support participation, and implementing effective reward programs. Finally, they draw lessons from the Harley experience-lessons about values, trust, and community-that apply broadly to any business. An against-the-odds story of a business road less traveled, this book encourages today's leaders to look around the next bend-and to give every employee a view of the road from the driver's seat.

Entrepreneurship In Asia

Author : Stephen Dun-Hou Tsai
ISBN : 9789814612760
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book focuses on the importance of entrepreneurship in sustaining the prosperity of society and uses the case studies from Taiwan, Japan as well as China, to provide an insight into Societal Entrepreneuring in Asia, and the construction of an entrepreneurial society. In order to provide a comprehensive and complete picture on entrepreneurship, the authors have also included both case studies of commercial endeavors as well as non-profit making business endeavours. These collective experiences would be invaluable to readers who are seeking to understand the role of entrepreneurship in Asian society. Contents:Market Entry and Resource Acquisition Strategies for Social Enterprises (Jersan Hu, Leemen Lee and Zong-ying Zhou)Social Value Creation through Innovation of Social Technology (Tzu Yang Chang)Creating Social Value through Frugal Innovation (Anthony Kuo)Social Impact Measurement for Social Enterprise (Tzu Yang Chang, Gautam Kamath and Chien Hsien Lee)Reliability Bookkeeping for Non-Financial Transactions of the Social Network Organization (Yasuhiro Monden)A Horizontal Inter-firm Network of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Specializing in Prototype Solutions: Business Model, Management Control, and External Effects (Naoya Yamaguchi)A Discussion of Community of Practice and the Construction of Organization Core Competence — A Case Study of BS Supplementary Education Group (Stephen Dun-Hou Tsai and Chih-Yu Lee)Pioneering Social Entrepreneurs in Japan: Financial Performance and Social Achievement (Akira Sawamura and Satoshi Arimoto)The Socially Constructed Industry Landscape through Entrepreneurial Practice Innovation: Health-Care Product Industry in China (Stephen Dun-Hou Tsai and Meng-Chen Wu)Contiguous Entrepreneurship in a Modern Food and Beverage Business Group — the Perspective of Complex Adaptive System (Shang-Jen Li)How Cultural Product Could Re-create the Representation of Region: A Story About Organizing (Ted Yu-Chung Liu and Jung-Chih Hung)Narrating an Entrepreneurial Process — A Case from Taiwan's Outlying Islands (Ming-Rea Kao and Shelley Hui-Yin Lin) Readership: Researchers and professionals who are interested in understanding the importance of entrepreneurship in sustaining the prosperity of society. Key Features:The book provides in-depth description of entrepreneurial case studies from Taiwan, Japan and China, and illustrates how entrepreneurship activity emerge and develop in these countriesKeywords:Social Enterprise;Grass-rooted Entrepreneurial Stories

Dim Sum Leadership

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Business Development Merger And Crisis Management Of International Firms In Japan

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This revelatory biography of Folies-Bergere dance Josephine Baker (1906-1975) is a study of struggle, triumph, and tragedy. Abandoned at birth, she battled racism, poverty, and sexism to become an international star.

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