We recommend.....

Over the years we have come across books, websites, people and other stuff that we have found valuable.
We are sharing these with you below. As we find more to share so we will add to this page. If you have
any others to share then please let us know and we can include here for others to benefit.

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Books We Recommend



Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work: Simple Ways to Minimize Stress and Conflict
While Bringing Out the Best in Yourself and Others

by Richard Carlson
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The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing
by Al Ries and Jack Trout
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Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite
by Paul Arden
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It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be
by Paul Arden
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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell
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Simply Brilliant: The Competitive Advantage of Common Sense.
by Fergus O'Connell
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All Change!: Project Leader's Secret Handbook
by Eddie Obeng
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here

The Long Tail: How Endless Choice is Creating Unlimited Demand
by Chris Anderson
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here

The Luck Factor: The Scientific Study of the Lucky Mind
by Richard Wiseman
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here

The Dilbert Principle
by Scott Adams
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here

Leading The Revolution
by Gary Hamel
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Simplified Strategic Planning
by Robert W. Bradford and J. Peter Duncan with Brian Tarcy
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Sites We Recommend

www.dropbox.com
Dropbox is software that syncs your files online and across your computers.
Put your files into your Dropbox on one computer, and they'll be instantly available on any of your other computers that you've installed Dropbox on (Windows, Mac, and Linux too!) Because a copy of your files are stored on Dropbox's secure servers, you can also access them from any computer or mobile device using the Dropbox website.


www.meethalfway.com
Halve your Journey, Double your Time...The ideal venue finder for meeting halfway!

www.actionplan.com
Marketing for professionals committed to making a difference

www.ecmod360.co.uk
The renowned ECMOD show is now extended to offer you a 365 day access to the very latest products, solutions, services and news for the dynamic multi-channel community

http://ecmodshout.blogspot.com
This blog provides timely updates to the latest news on the ECMOD show - the UK's annual must-attend event for catalogue, online and multi-channel retailers. Find news on speaker and exhibitor sign-ups, special launches and offers as well as other issues of importance to the sector.

www.catalogueexchange.co.uk
CatEx is a not-for-profit trade body established in 2004 with the specific aim of supporting businesses in all areas of the catalogue and online retail community.

www.wolfrinke.com
Dynamic motivational speaker who is a certified speaking professional and who is internationally recognised for his ability to energise, entertain, and empower

www.retail-week.com
Latest retail news, jobs, analysis and market data - really worth signing up for the daily newsletters

www.mail2web.com
Pick Up Your Email.....from any computer, anywhere in the world. No need to register!

People We Recommend

CPR Logistics
Multi channel retail operations consultants
CPR Logistics work with postal operators, parcel carriers and retailers helping them to improve delivery efficiency and minimise unnecessary costs.
www.cprlogistics.com

Logiport Ltd
Logiport Ltd was established to assist businesses to target cost savings within their international supply chains with particular emphasis on imports into Europe.  This was based on 2 key principles:
  1. Due to the specific knowledge and experience required for importing, many companies miss out on opportunities to operate more cost effectively and react quickly to market changes. Logiport offer this specialist service. 
  2. Logiport are independent of any freight forwarders / carriers and are consequently not restricted by strategic partners. This allows them to review the whole market looking for suitable opportunities.
Logiport have a proven track record of reducing international freight costs by 10-30%. Clients range from textile manufacturers through to well-known high street retailers. Logiport are a dynamic business who in the past year have represented over 140,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent containers) imports into the UK.
www.logiport.co.uk

numéro
numero is a UK based software house focussed on providing high volume, customer interaction solutions to the Customer Service and Contact Centre sector. Their flagship product SmartAgent, provides customer contact centres with possibly the most complete and cost-effective solution available today for customer enquiry management and business process automation.
www.thisisnumero.com

spiral4solutions
Spiral4... is a strategic consultancy led by Andrew Starkey, focused on understanding the market to develop commercial solutions and create competitive advantage for its clients. Spiral4... has a team of associates who are all senior executives with a wealth of experience in the disciplines needed to review, design and deploy business propositions. Spiral4... has specific expertise is in print, post and e-retail home delivery and specialises in strategic research and solutions development for companies in these markets.
www.spiral4solutions.co.uk

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