March proved a popular month for our Speaker’s to release their successful publications, and we take a moment to explore their varied works.

Physics of the Future, The Inventions That Will Transform Our Lives
Author: Michio Kaku
Publication Date: 1st March 2012

Synopsis: In Physics of the Future Michio Kaku brings together his findings following research gained through interviews with over 300 of the top scientific visionaries in the world, on the revolutionary advances being made and the technological possibilities that lay ahead within the world of physics.  From the Future of AI to Space Travel, this work proves a fascinating read of the incredible possibilities that lay ahead for us, which the Daily Telegraph describes “Summons up the sheer wonder of Science”.

HR Competencies Mastering at the Intersection of People and Business
Author: Dave Ulrich, Wayne Brockbank, Dani Johnson, Kurt Sandholtz, Jon Younger
Publication Date: 1st March 2008

Synopsis: Dave Ulrich provides unique insight into Human Resources Management in this publication together with input from fellow colleagues and covers a large part of the HR spectrum, with advice and guidance on techniques and competencies to ensure individuals can be both highly effective and successful in their HR role.

Why Should Anyone Be Led by You – What it Takes to be An Authentic Leader
Author: Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones
Publication Date: 1st March 2006

Synopsis: In this publication, Rob and Gareth explore the qualities of authentic leaders, and the benefits that individual strengths and assets bring to the role, as opposed to universal character traits.  It reveals that authentic leaders can be truly inspirational to their followers and in turn achieve incredible results.

Wonders of the Universe
Author: Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen
Publication Date: 3rd March 2011

Synopsis: With a unique journey through the immense Universe, Professor Cox takes us on an amazing exploration with this stunning book that accompanies the hugely popular BBC series.  From the Story of Light, to the Birth of the Universe and Destiny of the Stars, stunning images and Professor Cox’s enthusiastic explanation reflect on the laws of time, matter and energy as we learn more about our Universe.

Dead Aid – Why Aid in Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa
Author: Dambisa Moyo
Publication Date: 3rd March 2009
Synopsis: Dead Aid is a compelling book in which Dambisa discusses why the significant levels of aid which have been sent to Africa have had a negative effect on the country, with widespread corruption playing a key role.  In turn Dambisa expresses her views on how such countries can be helped effectively through access to capital and revised policies.

Hotspots - Why Some Companies Buzz with Energy and Innovation and Others Don’t
Author: Lynda Gratton
Publication Date: 3rd March 2007

Synopsis: Through extensive research with global leaders including Nokia, Goldman Sachs and Unilever, Lynda reveals the benefits of hotspots – when companies experience condensed periods of creativity, energy and success and the positive effect of increased productivity and innovation.  Lynda explores how Hotspots are achieved and also how companies can avoid the Big Freeze when energy is drained from individuals and the negative effects this has on an organisation.

Top Class Competitors - How Nations, Firms and Individuals Succeed in the New World of Competitiveness
Author: Stephane Garelli
Publication Date: 10th March 2006

Synopsis: Head of the World Competitiveness Centre, Stephane brings a wealth of expertise to the readers of this publication, which examines the subject of competitiveness on an individual, company and nation level.  Top Class Competitors covers the subject of competitiveness from its historical origins with research findings focused on the competitive mind-set, through to the powerful tool which competitiveness is and the success that it can bring.

How Stella Saved the Farm, A Tale About Making Innovation Happen
Author: Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble
Publication Date: 14th March 2013

Synopsis: Interestingly, this publication takes the form of a parable, from the best-selling authors of Reverse Innovation, and tells the story of how a farm in trouble is saved through the use of innovative initiatives by those involved – which happen to be animals.  It is a tale of leadership challenges as well as team-building, bold ideas and overcoming internal conflicts.

Glow – How You Can Radiate Energy, Innovation and Success
Author: Lynda Gratton
Publication Date: 26th March 2009

Synopsis: When you glow things start happening, and through this book Lynda gives you the know-how to glow, radiating enthusiasm and inspiration in your work.  With 3 core principles and nine elements to action, Lynda details how to develop key skills which will allow you to develop a co-operative mind-set, build valuable networks and ignite innovation, inspiration and energy in both yourself and others.

Funky Business Talent Makes Capital Dance
Author: Kjell Nordstrom, Jonas Ridderstrale
Publication Date: 29th March 2000

Synopsis: In this entertaining read, Kjell and Jonas examine the concept of funky business with being different offering a huge competitive advantage.  The book talks of a new world and transformation of the business world and ourselves and explores what it needed to survive and thrive in this time of great change.

The Exceptional Manager, Making the Difference
Author: Rick Delbridge, Lynda Gratton, Gerry Johnson
Publication Date: 30th March 2006

Synopsis: Noted as an essential read for managers, policy makers and analysts, The Exceptional Manager brings together insight from those recognised as some of the best thinkers in the field of Management, within the Advanced Institute of Management Research.  The book offers a range of ideas to benefit readers on practices, values and competences that can facilitate successful and effective management.

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