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    Harvard Business Review on Inspiring & Executing Innovation (Harvard Business Review Paperback Series)

    Fresh ideas can mean big profits–but only if they make it to market and sell.

    If you need the best practices and ideas for creating and delivering new products and services–but don’t have time to find them–this book is for you. Here are 10 inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place.

    This collection of HBR articles will help you:

    – Decide which ideas are worth pursuing

    – Adapt offerings from the developing world to wealthy markets

    – Plan all-new ventures by testing and tweaking

    – Tailor your efforts to meet customers’ most pressing needs

    – Make inexpensive products on a vast scale

    – Measure and improve innovation performance

    – Avoid classic pitfalls such as stifling innovation with rigid processes

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  • Beyond the Extra Mile: How to Get Ahead of the Pack, No Matter Your Place, Position or Profession in Life

    This book will totally transform you, provided you practise the principles therein. After reading it, you are likely to believe that:

    • You can do more and perform beyond the expected in order to achieve higher levels of success
    • You can change your personal circumstances and move forward in life through a commitment to change your daily habits
    • You can move up in life and surpass your peers by being more productive

    The cost of reading it is that your life and business will be positively impacted forever.

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  • African Traditional Leadership

    In this book, Emeritus Professor Jacob U. Gordon has brought together both historical and current literature in traditional African leadership to focus on critical issues of leadership and governance in Africa. The book sets out to provide students of African leadership and development, educators, politicians, traditional leaders and practitioners with a toolbox for understanding the changing role of traditional rulers/chiefs and its future in African life.

    It examples leadership dynamics of past African leaders such as Abu Bakr II (14th century), Chaka Zulu, Queen Hatshepsut, Hannibal of Carthage, Makeda the Queen of Sheba, King Mansa Musa, Haile Selassie and Yaa Asantewaa.

    It is the author’s hope that this book will help the reader to better understand the complexities of traditional leadership in Africa and key considerations; to appreciate the values of traditional African leadership; and to develop a better appreciation of the importance of good leadership and governance in a global and competitive world that yearns for sustainable peace and security.

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  • The Laws of Human Nature

    From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power comes the definitive new book on decoding the behavior of the people around you

    Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all – understanding people’s drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.

    We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people’s masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense.

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  • The Wealth of Nations

    “Wherever there is great property, there is great inequality.”

    Adam Smith (1723-1790) was one of the brightest stars of the eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations was his most important book. First published in London in March 1776, it had been eagerly anticipated by Smith’s contemporaries and became an immediate bestseller. That edition sold out quickly and others followed. Today, Smith’s Wealth of Nations rightfully claims a place in the Western intellectual canon. It is the first book of modern political economy, and still provides the foundation for the study of that discipline. But it is much more than that. Along with important discussions of economics and political theory, Smith mixed plain common sense with large measures of history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and much else. Few texts remind us so clearly that the Enlightenment was very much a lived experience, a concern with improving the human condition in practical ways for real people. A masterpiece by any measure, Wealth of Nations remains a classic of world literature to be usefully enjoyed by readers today.

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  • Achieving The Phenomenal In Africa

    “Princewill Omorogiuwa is a timely messenger to a new generation of Africans. His Argument in this work is profound in its simplicity, and refreshing in its clarity.” — Bernard Avle, Radio/TV Host, Citi Media, Ghana

    In this erudite and immensely thought-provoking work, Achieving The Phenomenal In Africa, the Author, Princewill Osaro Omorogiuwa, assembles an invaluable distillation of substance that coheres into a revolutionary classic that would change the way you think, feel and act about the unpredictable, harsh terrains of Africa.

    Through real-life experiences and engaging writing, the author posits that Africa, a harshly competitive environment, is brimming with untapped potential, ripe with critical problems and opportunities, best solved and seized by people who think elevated, can handle complexity, adapt quickly and possess unique perspectives.

    This eloquent work gets to the heart of the deepest aspirations of the human heart, to be financially free and successful; showing you how to guarantee your own success in any endeavour.

    This book brims with brilliant practices for making the success game not only achievable but phenomenally achievable in Africa.

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  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

    In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within.

    Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren’t as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?

    In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of “blink”: the election of Warren Harding; “New Coke”; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police.

    Blink reveals that great decision makers aren’t those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of “thin-slicing”-filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.

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  • Ahead of the Game: Afare Donkor and Ghana’s Financial Renaissance – Hardcover

    Ahead of the Game shines a light on the financial and economic history of Ghana as encountered by one man – Afare Donkor – and the intricacies that have come to characterise the political and corporate world of Ghana.

    As a pathfinder in Ghana’s modern day financial services, Afare Donkor’s exploits have spanned decades of dedication and commitment to a specific course, leading to reformation and development in the sector.

    His adventures have come to represent a giant leap in the country’s financial history and established him as a man undimmed in the silver sunshine of Ghanaian admiration.

    “In a carefully orchestrated delivery, written in an engaging, humorous and concise style, Ebenezer Amankwah has produced a great insight into the myriad of issues that one might face when treading along the path to success and achievement.” ~ Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (in the foreword)

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  • Ananse and His Red Piggy Bank

    Age Range: 3 – 10 years

    For many years, Ananse has used his quick wit and cleverness to pull silly pranks on his friends and neighbours but when he meets Anoa the Queen Bee, all that changes. He finally learns how to put his cleverness to good use.

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  • Becoming (Pre-Order)

    ***Available from 3 December 2018 on Booknook

    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.

    In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African-American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

    In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms.

    Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

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  • Fate of System Thinking: Lessons for Decision Optimisation – Stories from UT Bank, Capital Bank and UniBank

    With a history of over a century, the banking industry in Ghana has had periods of financial distress and has had to deal with the persistent problem of lack of financing for indigenous businesses.

    UT Bank developed a business model that sought to solve the problem of lack of finance for the informal sector. The UT approach became a model for many other financial institutions. The liquidation of UT Bank and Capital Bank as well as the appointment of an administrator for uniBank signal significant problems worth exploring. Banking serves as the foundational industry for building an economy, thus the banking challenges unearth a far bigger challenge in the dynamics of our economy. Until we have fully understood what the issues are, we are unlikely to identify what the solutions should be.

    The author is convinced that the world needs to appreciate the causes of the collapse of these institutions so as to stop fiddling with the symptoms and the demonization without knowledge of cause. This book shares the author’s personal experience and lessons from working with both UT Bank and Capital Bank. He is a financial services educator and has a good understanding of indigenous enterprises. The lessons are intended to revolutionize the way businesses are organized and how individuals approach decision making. The book will help organisations build stronger, sustainable, diverse and more effective systems from the ashes of UT Bank, Capital Bank and uniBank.

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  • Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines

    A frontline account of how to fight corruption, from Nigeria’s former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

    In Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has written a primer for those working to root out corruption and disrupt vested interests. Drawing on her experience as Nigeria’s finance minister and that of her team, she describes dangers, pitfalls, and successes in fighting corruption. She provides practical lessons learned and tells how anti-corruption advocates need to equip themselves. Okonjo-Iweala details the numerous ways in which corruption can divert resources away from development, rewarding the unscrupulous and depriving poor people of services.

    Okonjo-Iweala discovered just how dangerous fighting corruption could be when her 83-year-old mother was kidnapped in 2012 by forces who objected to some of the government’s efforts at reforms led by Okonjo-Iweala—in particular a crackdown on fraudulent claims for oil subsidy payments, a huge drain on the country’s finances. The kidnappers’ first demand was that Okonjo-Iweala resign from her position on live television and leave the country. Okonjo-Iweala did not resign, her mother escaped, and the program of economic reforms continued.

    “Telling my story is risky,” Okonjo-Iweala writes. “But not telling it is also dangerous.”

    Her book ultimately leaves us with hope, showing that victories are possible in the fight against corruption.

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