Since the publication of the first edition in 2002, interest in crisis management has been fuelled by a number of events, including 9/11.
The first edition of this text was praised for its rigorous yet logical approach, and this is continued in the second edition, which provides a well-researched, theoretically robust approach to the topic combined with empirical research in continuity management. New chapters are included on digital resilience and principles of risk management for business continuity. All chapters are revised and updated with particular attention being paid to the impact on smaller companies. New cases include: South Africa Bank, Lego, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter; small companies impacted by 9/11; and the New York City power outage of August 2003.
"Succinct, informative and approachable, Dan Fowler's latest book is as down-to-earth as it is a blueprint for getting ahead in any business. His observations and suggestions regarding the importance of quality staff and statesmanship are bedrock concepts for managers and small businesses.''
This book was conceived for veteran businesspeople that need to re-energize their business and their life. The ten steps outlined in this book will make it easier for anyone to succeed as a veteran businessperson. It's critical to learn how to focus on what's important in life and to carry it out in a balanced, productive way.
This book doesn't contain or uncover any great revelations about being successful. Instead, it is written from the author's thirty-three years of experience as a businessman in the insurance field, twenty years of involvement as a volunteer in the Mehlville School District and the example set by many of the people who he has worked with over the years.
You can't get better unless you learn from your mistakes and then make the necessary changes in your life so it doesn't happen again. Aging should be viewed as a good thing. We develop wisdom over the years and what we do with that knowledge is what this book is all about. It's easy to get off course.
"10 Steps to Energizing Your Business and Your Life" will help you get back on track."
Only if they do the right thing at the right time will owners of small businesses succeed. Simple enough, but what are the factors in their psychological makeup that enable them to do it? Frese and his contributors have studied small businesses in four African countries from a psychological perspective-the first time this has been done-and report that it's the psychological aspects of their strategies, not just the strategies themselves, that contribute significantly to their success. They also prove that many of the stereotypes that seem to characterize the owners of microbusinesses are clearly incorrect. Executives, analysts, bankers, international entrepreneurs, and their academic colleagues will discover that many of the conclusions they have drawn from previous studies can not be generalized. Only by separating those that can be generalized from those that can not, can we get a true understanding of the small business entrepreneurial dynamic. Frese and his colleagues focus on South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Zambia to produce a clear overview of the research on microbusiness and entrepreneurship in developing countries. They find that psychological strategies are closely related to entrepreneurial success, but because conditions in these countries differ widely, the particulars of certain strategies and their effectiveness may also differ. They show that a number of ideas prevalent among professionals and entrepreneurship researchers in developing countries need to be challenged. Among them, that microenterprise owners who started their companies because they were unemployed do worse than those who started for other, more positive reasons. Also, that human capital (education) represents the most important set of variables to be considered for success (it isn't), or that employing family members decreases success (it doesn't). Well written and impeccably researched, the book is an essential contribution to corporate and academic libraries, as well as to the knowledge of individuals in business, psychology, entrepreneurial and regional studies, and related fields.
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