Book of Month

November 4, 2017

Business Etiquette in the Philippines

"Business Etiquette in the Philippines: The Essential Guide for Westerners" by Russell J. Walker PhD

The Key to Your Business Success in the Philippines! There are two words which are typically used by Westerners when describing their business and social interactions with Filipinos – “friendly” and “easy-going”. Delve a bit deeper, however, and you often find a third word making an appearance – “frustrating”. For a newly arrived Westerner coming to their first business meeting in Manila, it can be quite easy to fall into the trap of assuming that you are simply in a slightly more exotic version of London, LA or Melbourne. It is, unfortunately, an easy trap to fall into – to forget that, first and foremost, the Philippines is an Asian country and, like most Asian cultures, there’s a lot more going on beneath the surface than meets the eye! Including personal anecdotes and experience from an insider's perspective, Business Etiquette in the Philippines is your essential resource for business success.

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November 1, 2017

Probate Paralysis Analysis

"Probate Paralysis Analysis" by Dawn Wiley

When you are mourning the loss of a loved one, your sentiments are the only thing that matters – and that is exactly the time certain people are expecting to take advantage of you. Especially if you don’t have adequate knowledge of how the probate process works.  But fear not!  Dawn Wiley is here to tell you the hows and the whys of every detail, from choosing the right estate planning tools that will save most of the family inheritance, picking the best legal team for your probate case, to understanding the most common pitfalls and costly mistakes made during the probate process. A Certified Probate Realtor with a business degree, Dawn Wiley has extensive experience in real estate sales. She is the one person that will tell you the whole truth, protect you and your loved ones from mishaps, and even help you avoid the probate system altogether!

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October 29, 2017

Sit Stay

"Sit. Stay. : vol. I in the printpoetics chapbook series" by  A. L. D Chalom

SIT. STAY (vol. I in the printpoetics chapbook series) is "a poetry chapbook for anyone who is a person and not a template." The printpoetics chapbook series offers thought provoking material condensed into tiny reads in a style far less delicate than what we are used to seeing in A.L.D. Chalom's previous work (see "ONE"- a poetry collection). The different volumes dissect "hot-potato" subjects such as social injustice, discrimination, abuse, stereotypes, sexuality, gender, LGBTQ issues, women's rights, feminism, racism, bullying, loss, drug use and abuse ... the list is endless and the series is an ongoing project, constantly adding volumes to the series. The chapbooks vary in style; some including poetry, some prose, some a mix. Trigger warning for books in this series: abuse, rape, non-censored language.

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October 26, 2017

Creating Your Management Opus

"Creating Your Management Opus" by Laurence R. Huff

| Kindle | Hard Cover | More than a leadership book full of useful tools, Creating Your Management Opus is a guide to mentorship. This book is for all managers and leaders, or those who aspire to become leaders. Whether you lead the local Cub Scouts troop, your community soccer team, a church committee, or in the context of a nonsocial organization, the tools described in the following pages will be valuable and rewarding. Creating Your Management Opus uses an analogy of the symphonic conductor as an ideal example of an effective manager. The conductor displays the necessary techniques and tools a manager should strive to understand and employ.

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