101 Business Ideas That Will Change the Way You Work: Turning Clever Thinking Into Smart Advice eBook

By Antonio E. Weiss

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101 Business Ideas That Will Change The Way You Work takes fascinating findings from world-class business research and shows you how to become cannier and more effective at work.

Among other vital findings, discover:

  • When you should trust your gut instincts
  • Why being too agreeable could hold back your career progression
  • How to tell when your CEO is lying

This illuminating book not only tells you what you need to know to stay one step ahead, but why you need it and how to do it.

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Antonio E. Weiss is a writer and management consultant.  His previous book, Key Business Solutions, also published by Financial Times Press, was shortlisted for the Chartered Management Institute Book of the Year Award 2013, featured as a WHSmith Business Bestseller, and has been translated into several languages across the globe.  He also writes regularly for publications such as theGuardian and Prospect, presents at conferences on economic, business and political issues, and has been featured on international media including ABC Radio Australia and BBC Radio 4.  As a consultant, he has advised leading public and private sector bodies on major strategy, capability building and performance improvement issues.  Antonio is also a board member of one of the largest Further Education colleges in London.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree (First Class) and Master’s degree (Distinction) in History from the University of Cambridge.

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Table of contents
  • INTRODUCTION & IDEA #1: How to turn theory into results
  • IDEA #2: If you fear losing, you’re more likely to lose out
  • IDEA #3: The hedgehog and the fox – why experts get it wrong
  • IDEA #4: How fortune favours the beautiful
  • IDEA #5: When you can skip that meeting
  • IDEA #6: How to improve your memory
  • IDEA #7: Nice gals finish last, nice guys aren’t far behind
  • IDEA #8: People are terrible at fractions
  • IDEA #9: Why diverse support networks are crucial for success
  • IDEA #10: When your gut instinct may be right
  • IDEA #11: How good do you think you are?
  • IDEA #12: The changing face of great working relationships
  • IDEA #13: When not to take an overseas assignment
  • IDEA #14: The virtues of exchanging favours
  • IDEA #15: Going on leave?  Mind the career gap
  • IDEA #16: You are so clever!  Flattery and the boardroom...
  • IDEA #17: Avoid choice overload: ‘keep it simple, stupid’
  • IDEA #18: Why we’re anchored to what we know..
  • IDEA #19: The negative impact of the superstar
  • IDEA #20: The value of caring
  • IDEA #21: Take every email with a pinch of salt
  • IDEA #22: Anger management: she needs it, he doesn’t
  • IDEA #23: Why emotional inconsistency is the worst trait in a manager
  • IDEA #24: How to catch a feeling
  • IDEA #25: The antisocial network
  • IDEA #26: Why being boring can make you a brilliant CEO..
  • IDEA #27: How to tell if a leader is lying
  • IDEA #28: Your willpower levels are precious and finite
  • IDEA #29: The optimistic salesperson
  • IDEA #30: Stress leads to poor decision-making
  • IDEA #31: To opt in, or to opt out?
  • IDEA #32: Rational man is dead.  Salute the animal spirit
  • IDEA #33: I can see your halo
  • IDEA #34: To get to the C-suite, be a generalist
  • IDEA #35: The two yous.
  • IDEA #36: Work stress?  Go for a run.
  • IDEA #37: The power of peer pressure
  • IDEA #38: The benefits of believing in immanent justice
  • IDEA #39: It’s lonely at the top
  • IDEA #40: It’s not what you said, it’s how you said it
  • IDEA #41: Find out when you’re in the zone
  • IDEA #42: To really improve, just do it
  • IDEA #43: To decide alone is to make a bad decision
  • IDEA #44: If you can’t measure it, it’s likely to be rubbish
  • IDEA #45: That’s my (one) goal 97
  • IDEA #46: Don’t pretend you can always control your emotions
  • IDEA #47: Boost creativity by making the workplace an emotional roller coaster
  • IDEA #48: Escaping the cycle of responsiveness
  • IDEA #49: Want to do the right thing?  Wait a moment…...
  • IDEA #50: Online procrastination – the key to higher productivity
  • IDEA #51: When customers will put up with rude service
  • IDEA #52: It’s easier to be forgiven than to ask for permission
  • IDEA #53: Want to win?  Start by losing (a little)
  • IDEA #54: Working on an acquisition?  Seller, beware!
  • IDEA #55: How social networks share knowledg
  • IDEA #56: I’m in charge – check my paycheque
  • IDEA #57: Great performance, but I regress
  • IDEA #58: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
  • IDEA #59: The hidden evil of stereotype threats
  • IDEA #60: How to turn that black swan white
  • IDEA #61: Kick the habit
  • IDEA #62: The biology of risk-taking
  • IDEA #63: Do you have a Pareto or a long tail?
  • IDEA #64: Six seconds to land your dream job
  • IDEA #65: Tell stories, not facts
  • IDEA #66: How to avoid buying a lemon
  • IDEA #67: Flawed headhunting
  • IDEA #68: Do I have a choice?
  • IDEA #69: What not to write
  • IDEA #70: F**k that hurts!  How swearing eases the pain
  • IDEA #71: When you should turn that frown upside down
  • IDEA #72: How to become Mr Charismatic, JFK-style
  • IDEA #73: My greatest weakness?  I’m a perfectionist…...
  • IDEA #74: Start-up where you started from...
  • IDEA #75: How to expand time
  • IDEA #76: Let’s not pull an all-nighter
  • IDEA #77: Keeping out the fifth column
  • IDEA #78: How to pick your next leader
  • IDEA #79: Repetition, repetition, repetition
  • IDEA #80: Strike a pose, feel the power
  • IDEA #81: Progress – the most important motivator of all
  • IDEA #82: Elbow grease – the value generator
  • IDEA #83: Getting creative?  Get distracted
  • IDEA #84: Avoid the planning fallacy
  • IDEA #85: I think the question you’re trying to ask is…...
  • IDEA #86: Why playing the game will get you ahead
  • IDEA #87: Working from home or shirking from home?
  • IDEA #88: The paradox of meritocracy – how doing right can lead to wrong
  • IDEA #89: Power, CEOs, Boards, and extreme strategic deviance
  • IDEA #90: The myth of CEO experience
  • IDEA #91: Change, language and history
  • IDEA #92: MBA students and the cheating bug
  • IDEA #93: Is your office making you sick?
  • IDEA #94: Strong culture, reliable performance
  • IDEA #95: Strategy, leaders and leadership harmony
  • IDEA #96: Need to manage a negative rumour?  Challenge its credibility.
  • IDEA #97: How management myths are formed
  • IDEA #98: Why you should offer surgery with a free lollipop
  • IDEA #99: It’s why, not what, that matters
  • IDEA #100: Competition in the workplace
  • IDEA #101: Face time counts
  • Acknowledgements