Andrew's BookStore : Book Review / Discussion
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"The Fifth discipline" by Dr. Peter Senge. Not a recipe-book, but a Thinking book. Why most people find it difficult to read? "The Fifth discipline": After struggling years with TQM, quality practitioners face more frustration than joy in their endeavour. Why? "The Fifth discipline": What is the relationship between System Thinking and ISO 9000 Quality System?Click Here B01
"Four Days with Dr. Deming" by William J. Latzko and David M. Saunders. Why most MBA courses do not teach Dr. Deming's management theories? What are the relevancies of Dr. Deming's teaching in today multitudes of management fads?
"Four Days with Dr. Deming" What are the similarities between Dr. Deming's teaching and Dr. Peter Senge's System Thinking.Click Here B02
"Towards the Learning Company" by John Burgoyne, Mike Pedler, Tom Boydell. What other authors say about LEARNING in a group : company, organisation or communityClick Here B03
"Serious Creativity : Using the Power of Lateral Thinking to Create New Ideas" and "Letters to Thinkers" by Edward De Bono.What about thinking about thinking about thinking? Isn't Creativity the missing piece in the frustrating journey of the Change Agents, Quality Practitioners?
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"The Third Wave" and "Powershift" by Alvin Toffler How Alvin Toffler, the greatest social thinker, gives us many useful concept / thinking model for our direct application in our daily life, personal or organisational? Are you still going through the motion of life in a fragmented and snap-shot manner, reacting and fire-fighting, while obviously there is a pattern of order evolving that you are un-aware of? Is it possible that your understanding of "power" enslaves you, blinds your vision and makes you an unhappy person?
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"Rethinking the Future : Rethinking Business, Principles, Competition, Control & Complexity, Leadership, Markets and the World" by Rowan Gibson What happens when you have several great thinkers giving their thoughts about the future, each from their own perspertive? Shake and Blend their thinkings as contained in the book, and take them as ingradients for your own Re-Thinking, What do you get?
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People : Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stpehen Covey When is a source of heat and warmth representing hope in an icy environment? Or do we still continue to believe that sunshine and summer never come in North or South poles? Why and How 7-Habits hit hard wall? Most people get knocked off before they hardly started practising the "habits"! What Thinking Model for own practices can be derived from Dr. Stephen Covey's books. When Reading becomes Thinking, something good may happen to you!
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Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical & Financial Destiny! by Anthony Robbins "Power" : What POWER are you thinking? Unlimited Power?Click Here B08
The Age of Heretics by Art Kleiner What is the difference between "Change Agent" and "Heretic"? Was Galileo the Change Agent? But he was banished by the Church as Heretic! Are you a Heretic or a Change Agent?Click Here B09
The Midas touch : money, people, and power from West to East by Anthony Sampson What will happen to this planet earth with millions of organisations, like the King who wanted everything he touched turned to gold, rushing towards Midas touch as the only mission in life (personal and organisational)?Click Here B10
The Borderless Society - Power and Strategy in the Interlinked Economy By Kenichi Ohmae The concept of "The Borderless World" contains how many dimensions? It is really up to your (our) imagination ....
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Knowledge Organisations KNOWLEDGE emphasis : To you as individual, what is Knowledge? What is Knowledge for? What is the relationship between Knowledge and your own personal goals / vision in life? What is your understanding of Knowledge in the context of what is happening around you, in your organisation, in the market, in the world and in this universe? .... With these Misteries in Knowedge, you explore other ideas of Knowledge of various authors.
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Mastering Change : The Power of Mutual Trust and Respect in Personal Life, Business and Society by Ichak Adizes Highly recommended by a Cyberspace friend. Will do an in-dept review later
The Pursuit of Prime : Maximize Your Company's Success With the Adizes Program by Ichak Adizes Currently reading and reviewing the book
Corporate Lifecycles : How and Why Corporations Grow and Die and What to Do About It by Ichak Adizes Lifecycles theory - organisation Vs human being!?
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Discipline, Practice and Profound Understanding A Collection of books / audio & video for making things happen by yourself, not indulgence in mere ideas / concepts and expectation of others to do things.
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The Disciplined Trader : Developing Winning Attitudes, by Mark Douglas How do you operate (survive) in an environment where you have no control whatsoever? An environment that can make you feel totally satisfied (e.g. very rich) or rack you life completely?
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Corporate Tides: The Inescapable Laws of Organisational Structure & The Path of Least Resistance By Robert Fritz What is the difference between System Thinking and Structural Thinking? They have cousin-relationship : In what ways?
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Visions - How science will revoluitonise the 21st century by Michio Kaku While we focus on management theories and practices, silently Science may be developing a highly sophisticated Frankenstein, to outsmart whatever new theories on management that we can possibly conceive of.
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The Art of Systems Thinking : Essential Skills for Creativity and Problem Solving by Joseph O'Connor, Ian McDermott When "System Thinking" is no more mere theories or surface understanding, but an ART, something in your "hand", in your mind, in your own creation, .. that is the power you feel.
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Net Gain : Expanding Markets Through Virtual Communities by John Hagel, Arthur G. Armstrong Is there a possibility of power shift from large organisation, or multi-national corporation, or political party or government to Virtual Community Organiser as an entity?
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Dine Out and Lose Weight : The French Way to Culinary 'Savoir Vivre' by Michel Montignac Weight Loss - A New Theory!
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Synchronicity : The Inner Path of Leadership by Joseph Jaworski, Betty S. Flowers (Editor), Peter Senge (Introduction), Sue Flowers (Editor) "When things come together in an almost unbelievable way, when events that could never have been predicted seem remarkably to guide us along our path."
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Learning Organizations : Developing Cultures for Tomorrow's Workplace by Sarita Chawla (Editor), John Renesch (Editor) "Fragmentation, competition, and reactiveness are not problems to be solved - they are frozen patterns of thought to be dissolved."
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The Thought of Charles Handy His many books under review.
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The Dance of Change by Peter M. Senge, Art Kleiner (Editor), Charlotte Roberts, Rick Ross, George Roth, Bryan Smith Are we living in an era of chaos, constant change, uncertainty, not knowing the direction of our world? We certainly feel it in our organizational life!
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Books on Stock Market Technical Analysis"Earth is Flat" and "Earth is Round" are two opposing theories. Believing in the former theory led to certain type of behavior (not daring to venture further into the horizon) and the later results in many adventures and discoveries.
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Leading Beyond the Walls by Frances Hesselbein (Introduction), Marshall Goldsmith (Preface), Iain Somerville (Editor) "Leadership within a cocoon" or "Leadership in & out of a cocoon"?
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My Lover, Myself by David Kantor What is the relationship between a family therapist and Learning Organisation consultant?
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Scenarios: The Art of Strategic Conversation by Kees Van Der Heijden Trying to predict in this unpredictable world? Trying to make a long term plan in this world of uncertainty? When the efforts, with great sincerity and commitment, sees so futile, can organizations see some light in "Scenarios - The Art of Strategic Conversation?
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Masterful Coaching : Extraordinary Results by Impacting People and the Way They Think and Work Together by Robert Hargrove
Using Learning Organisation 5 disciplines to effect Coaching.
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Rich Dad's Guide to Investing : What the Rich Invest in That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not
Reading this book, to many, is like a wake up call after 40 plus years.Click Here B30
Managers As Facilitators : A Practical Guide to Getting Work Done in a Changing Workplace
To gain Personal Mastery by Facilitating othersClick Here B31
Community Building on the Web : Secret Strategies for Successful Online CommunitiesOne of the readers of this homepage bought this book in this bookstore. I get attracted by the title and brief summary. Will purchase this book myself for further reading and LEARNING.
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Money, Heart and Mind : Financial Well-Being for People and Planet
Perception and mental models about MONEY determine our life –“ successful or not so successful?, satisfying or not so satisfying?”
Money, the most confusing and paradoxical subject of this modern world - we love it, we also hate it; we strive for it, we also despise it .....
Money is human creation and we have created a system of Angels and Devils.
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Community Building on the Web : Secret Strategies for Successful Online Communities
Learning to build a virtual community on internet ..... somehow leads to better understanding of how a real community is built, which we take for granted.
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The Whole Brain Business Book
What is the connection between Brain Dominance Technology and Learning Organisation?
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The Learning Revolution
Agricultural Revolution, then Industrial Revolution. What next in this information age?
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