With November proving a popular month for book launches, we reflect on some of our Speakers’ literary successes, with their publications offering unique insight into the business world and advice on financial matters, as well as the truly inspirational in times of extreme endurance.

The Democratic Enterprise, Liberating Your Business with Freedom, Flexibility and Commitment
Author: Lynda Gratton
Publication Date: 27 November 2003

Synopsis:  Noted in The Times Top 20 of Global Business Thinkers, and recognised as being at the forefront of the Human Resources world, Professor Gratton’s publications are always held in the highest regard. The Democratic Enterprise explores ways to improve working relationships through freedom of choice and shared purpose, and the dramatic effects this can have on the commitment and flexibility of the workforce, and ultimately the success of a business.  With companies such as BP, McKinsey & Co, Sony and Unisys implementing these democratic principles, the reader can learn more of the significant benefits this approach can bring.  With recommendations from the likes of Niall Fitzgerald, Chairman of Unilever and Dave Ulrich, Professor of Business at University of Michigan, Professor Gratton’s book provides fascinating insight into democratic processes which any business can benefit from.

Mind Over Money
Authors: Graeme Codrington, Louis Fourie and Sue Grant-Marshall
Publication Date: 30 November 2002

Synopsis: Mind Over Money reflects on attitudes and approaches to personal financial management, and explores ways in which to secure your future and that of your children.  With interesting research into the attitudes held by different generations regarding money matters, the book also allows for us to reflect on our own ideas and where they stem from with regard to financial management, and more importantly learn how deal with money effectively to make it work for us.

Cold – Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth
Author: Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Publication Date: 7 November 2013

Synopsis: Sir Ranulph is recognised as the world’s greatest explorer and his many adventures and expeditions have led him to some of the most dangerous places on earth.  Here in his latest book, Sir Ranulph explains more regarding man’s attempts to discover and explore areas such as the Artic and Antarctic, and the life threatening conditions which have been endured in doing so.  With expeditions by Cook, Shackleton and Franklin amongst others detailed, we learn more about the extreme conditions Sir Ranulph suffered and overcame during his journeys including those to the Greenland Ice Cap, and the challenges faced when temperatures were a hostile -92 degrees during his winter crossing of the Antarctic. 

Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators – From Idea to Execution
Authors: Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble
Publication Date: 1 November 2005

Synopsis: Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators is the result of an in-depth study of ten large corporations, with the focus on innovative initiatives to allow for continued growth of an organisation through movement into emerging markets, whilst also crucially maintaining levels of excellence.  With areas such as leadership, staffing, performance assessment and planning covered, this book also explores the key principles of forgetting yesterday’s successful processes, borrowing resources from your core business and learning how the new business can succeed, through all of which strategies for innovation can be developed and implemented.

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Nov 14, 2013 By Lucy Thorpe