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Body For Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength
Body For Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength
by Bill Phillips
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 23.19
135 used & new from CDN$ 0.79

4.0 out of 5 stars This book is excellent because..., Jan. 6 2001
(1) It is perfect for anyone who wants to look & feel better and to gain that extra edge through the newly acquired mental and physical toughness! (2) The fitness program is very easy to follow and the information is well presented and with no mumble jumble. (3) The before & after pictures are truly inspirational! This book begins with a series of touching real life stories of people who have transformed themselves and who have regained a new sense of confidence through the acquisition of a better physique and a new mental attitude. Then the book begins to educate the reader about the common obstacles we all face when it comes to starting a fitness program. It teaches the reader how to set goals and how to attain the right frame of mind for training. Finally it shows you how to plan your meals and how to train. Unlike other fitness book, its main purpose is not to train you to become the next Mr. or Ms. Universe (although it is very possible), but to develop a positive and healthy lifestyle. I wish all of you the best of luck and Happy Training!

Combat Team: The Captain's War: An Interactive Exercise in Company Level Command in Battle
Combat Team: The Captain's War: An Interactive Exercise in Company Level Command in Battle
by John Antal
Edition: Paperback
16 used & new from CDN$ 28.74

4.0 out of 5 stars An effective teaching guide on decision making, Sept. 16 2000
This book is fun and interactive. You are thrust into an immediate combat situation and are given a company of tanks, you have very little time to organize and to get to know your men. So how do you find success? Who do you rely on? What kind of information do you need before you can make your decision? This book will challenge your assumptions, preconceptions, and your skill in making sense out of information in battle.
Good luck and Enjoy!

Personal Magnetism
Personal Magnetism
by Andrew J. DuBrin
Edition: Paperback
21 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars An easy to read book with lots of practical tips!, Sept. 16 2000
This review is from: Personal Magnetism (Paperback)
This book is easy to follow with a lot of readily applicable advices on how to increase your personal charm and magnetism. Each chapter has a self-diagnosis section as well a summary at the end of each chapter for quick reference use. Overall, this book helps you become aware of all those subtle methods a charismatic person employs. It is a must read for those who wants to 'instantly' improve on their own charisma.

Value Nets: Breaking the Supply Chain to Unlock Hidden Profits
Value Nets: Breaking the Supply Chain to Unlock Hidden Profits
by David Bovet
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 39.68
40 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars Clear and Practical, Aug. 22 2000
This book is very well written and is ideal for those who want to gain an edge in profiting from the Value Chain to their maximum advantage. This book has done an excellent job in synthesizing other seminal works (Michael E. Porter's 'Competitive Advantage', Slywotzky and Morrison's 'Value Migration', 'Profit Zone', and 'Profit Patterns') and presenting the materials as a coherent systematic tool for analyzing operational supply chain problems. The case studies are well chosen and the diagrams at the end of the book are ready made summaries/checklist. The topics are based on a framework of Value Proposition, Scope, Profit Capture, Strategic Control, and Execution. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to get a practical understanding and use of the Value Chain.

Value Migration: How to Think Several Moves Ahead of the Competition
Value Migration: How to Think Several Moves Ahead of the Competition
by Adrian J. Slywotzky
Edition: Hardcover
48 used & new from CDN$ 0.20

4.0 out of 5 stars Incisive and Penetrating!, Aug. 14 2000
This book is an invaluable study on those business designs that are based on the Value Chain model. Its premise: Changing customer priorities are responsible for the displacements of old business models which in turn catalyzes the need for the creation of new business designs. This book describes the process that triggers the migration of values from a non profitable design to a more profitable one with the help of seven patterns (multidirectional migration, migration to a non-profit industry, blockbuster migation, multicategory migration, from integration to specialization, from conventional selling to low-cost distribution, and from conventional selling to high-end solutions). Useful Case studies are given to illustrate the problems. Overall, this is a very informative book although this book is not as clear and direct as the author's book 'Profit Patterns.' However, it does serve to provide a better understanding on the value chain/migration thesis a lot better than the 'Profit Patterns'.

Management Consulting: A Complete Guide to the Industry
Management Consulting: A Complete Guide to the Industry
by Sugata Biswas
Edition: Hardcover
26 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent guide to the profession!, Aug. 3 2000
This book is very informative. It presents the past and present history of the profession and discusses what it takes to survive in the management consulting industry. It demystifies the interview and job application process. Its discussions on passing Case Interviews are particularly well done - potential consultants can now study up on those frameworks management consultants used to dissect, organize, and analyze a difficult case problem. It also provides 100's of case study questions so that the potential applicant can now be more prepared when applying for a position. This book is simply indispensible.

Thinking Big: The Keys to Personal Power and Maximum Performance
Thinking Big: The Keys to Personal Power and Maximum Performance
by Brian Tracy
Edition: Audio Cassette
10 used & new from CDN$ 10.07

5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a real gem!, June 30 2000
The goal of this book is to show you all those things successful people follow that can transform you into a winner. The book shows you how to set your goals and how to put a real positive outlook on life. If you follow everything this book says, it is very difficult NOT to see you becoming a High Performance Person. This book delivers the tools for you to become successful. Good Luck and Success awaits you!

Ultimate Chinese (Mandarin): Basic-Intermediate: Cassette/Book Package
Ultimate Chinese (Mandarin): Basic-Intermediate: Cassette/Book Package
10 used & new from CDN$ 69.96

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Program!, June 30 2000
At the time of this review, I think this is one of the best language program on mandarin. The conversations from each lesson are lively and very pertinent to what one would use in everyday's conversation. Unlike other programs which give you basic (perhaps too basic) lines to repeat after, the living language set has cleverly incorporated cultural habits and humors into their conversations. Each lesson is well organized and fairly easy to follow.
This set is ideal for those who already have and can speak some basic knowledge of mandarin or who is taking mandarin lessons at school. If you are totally new to the language you may want to consider the Pimsleur Mandarin set instead. However, there aren't as far as I know or find in the market at the time this is written other mandarin sets which can deliver the same quality as this living language set.
However, this doesn't mean this set is without drawbacks. The most notable drawback is that it doesn't provide the Chinese characters for each word. It would be nice to have the Chinese characters as well as a stroke chart to see how each word is written. A CD set would be helpful too to make rewinding a lot easier.
Otherwise, this is the best set the market could offer at the moment.

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings
Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings
by Philip A. Fisher
Edition: Paperback
16 used & new from CDN$ 22.29

5.0 out of 5 stars A classic book on long term value investment, May 7 2000
For the long term value investors who will be investing in a company for 20-30 years, it is vital to understand and evaluate the management of a company who is directly responsible for the long term well being of the company. The author will help the reader achieve this by guiding the reader through systematically. Philip Fisher's insights are penetrating, straight to the point, and thought provoking. This book is a real tour de force and its philosophy on excellent business economics had a great influence on Warren Buffet's investment philosophy. This is a classic that should be read by all long term value investors.

Buffettology: The Previously Unexplained Techniques That Have Made Warren Buffett The Worlds
Buffettology: The Previously Unexplained Techniques That Have Made Warren Buffett The Worlds
by Mary Buffett
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 14.43
83 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars Great for the beginner long term value investors, May 7 2000
This book is an excellent introduction for the beginning long term value investors. It lays out the criterias used by Warren Buffet in choosing the kind of companies he likes to invest in. This is not a book about complex mathematical calculations but a sound fundamental approach in evaluating the 'intrinsic' value of a company (i.e. whether or not the company is successful in generating profit consistently & predictably and whether or not the company is going to be around for a long time.) For those who wants a 'get rich quick' approach, this book is not for you. For the beginner investor, the calculation part of the book should be very valuable and should be studied with the financial economics of the actual companies you are going to invest in. Good Luck!

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