Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS – What to Choose?

Are you looking for a Smartphone? Choosing a Smartphone is a bigger task, unless you have the knowledge of what it is, what features it offers and how would it benefit the user. Of course, this is one of the toughest tasks – especially for the newbies.

The two major competing operating systems in the market are Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, as far as the Smartphones are concerned. These are the two best Operating Systems (OS) for Smartphones that people are using these days. So, I have chosen these two major OS for Smartphones to brief you their functionality, features and advantages. This may make your selection process easier.

Google’s Android

Android is an operating system for Smartphones, which is an open source from the Google; and it belongs to the OS family of Linux. This Operating System is developed especially for the touchscreen mobiles such as – Smartphones, tablet computers, etc.

Apple’s iOS

The Smartphones that are designed and developed by the Apple run on iOS mobile operating system, developed by the Apple Inc. It was originally used for the iPhone and later the services and support was extended for few other Apple devices that are not essentially part of iPhone series.

Direct manipulation is the concept on which the user interface of both of these operating systems is based on. However, the features of these two operating systems vary from each other. So, let’s know each of the OS details from the following information.

Key features of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS

Security (Android or Apple)

When it comes to security, android apps are more secured and are isolated from the other system resources. Unless the user at his will grants the application access to other features, they stay isolated. This makes the OS less vulnerable to external attacks. But, if the user goes out of the play store, many unauthorized apps ask unnecessary permissions leading to security issues. The most widespread malware on Android is, messages or personal information is unknowingly sent to the third parties. So, android users should focus these issues.

From the other end, Apple comes with improved security for its consumers. It is vulnerable, only when the device is jail broken and new apps are installed from outside the app store. So, you can ensure security with this OS.

Privacy (Apple Vs Android)

Installing apps in Android need more personal information from the user. App developers take this as an advantage and requests all the data, including the caller information. There is a chance that some of the app developers may use the information in a wrong way. However, iOS requires no such permissions during installation process, until it is opened by the user. It only requests the information such as – location and contacts. However, if you are not willing to provide that information, you can cancel and turn off such kind of apps. Security and privacy are great concerns for the people; iOS would cope-up with these requirements.

Compatibility (Apple Vs Android)

iOS is compatible with many hardware devices such as iPad and OS X products. The Apple’s App store also provides many compatible apps. It is one of the distinct advantages of the Apple in terms of application development and availability. The biggest problem with Android is that it has the compatibility issues with various devices. Most of the apps are simply not compatible with the new devices. This is because of relatively non-uniform standards. Though the manufacturers made the improvements in the advanced versions, there are still few compatibility issues.

Customizability (Android Vs Apple)

One of the strengths of the Android is customizability. There are a lot of elements for customization, and you can do it in Android in many ways. To change the look of user interface, you can install alternative launchers; you can also set shortcuts and backgrounds etc. It provides the level of customization to advanced users as well as accessible for the first time users. However, iOS has limited customizability until it is jail broken.

User Experience (Apple Vs Android)

When it comes to user experience, both Android and Apple have been competing with each other. Apple offers a unified user experience for navigation; and its design is simple even for the toddlers to use and it can be closely monitored. Android gives unique user experience, for it has not been duplicated in any other mobile OS. But, the users get frustrated with a number of choices available for every task in the Android OS. This is the reason iOS has become the choice of many users when compared to Android.

Multitasking (Android Vs Apple)

The multitasking ability of the Android is far better than the Apple. It is so, because, iOS gives this capability only for a few devices and it can perform only limited tasks in the background; and for needed applications, either the manufacturers or the developers should add explicit support for it.

OS Updates (Apple Vs Android)

Though both the OS get updates on a regular basis, Apple has greater control over the software applications. So, it becomes easier for the Apple to roll out updates. Apple leaves the older versions each year, when a new software releases; and though it is not completely free from fragmentation, it is far better than Google’s Android as Android releases updates only for few versions and never for others.

These are the major features that help you to make a decision between Android and iOS. The following are a few general common features that you may be also interested in.

General common features of Android and Apple (iOS)

Feature Android iOS
Developer of OS Google Apple Inc.
OS family Linux UNIX, OS X
Programming language C, C++, java C, C++, Objective-C
Languages Multiple Languages (Approximately 32) Multiple Languages (Approximately 34)
Easy media transfer It depends on the model you purchase Can be transferred with desktop applications

This is all about Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. If security, privacy, compatibility, good user experience and better updates are of you major concerns then choose Apple’s iOS, otherwise prefer Android.

Hydrogen Power Technology – Advantages and Disadvantages

Hydrogen power is a new and slowly emerging technology in many countries. This technology was first used in the Apollo moon project in the year 1960. Hydrogen powered vehicles are the future of automobile industries. So, let us know – what actually hydrogen powered technology is; about vehicles that run on hydrogen power, their advantages and disadvantages.

What are hydrogen powered vehicles – how are they different from gasoline/diesel powered vehicles?
h2cartoonHydrogen powered vehicles are those vehicles that run with the hydrogen fuel, which is formed by mixing hydrogen with oxygen in air. This produces electricity through a process called hydrolysis, powering the electric motors through which cars run. The only by-product of the hydrogen powered vehicles is water-vapor.

In hydrogen cars, fuel cell plays a very important role; and it is an essential part of it as it helps in producing electricity. For producing electricity or power in required quantity through the process of hydrolysis, a single fuel cell will not be enough for the vehicle. So, a number of cells are arranged in stacks.

Hydrogen is not available in nature in required or useful quantities; rather it exists in the form of molecules and especially in abundant quantities present in water molecule. So, the hydrogen fuel is manufactured in various ways i.e., through natural gas or by passing electric current through water etc.

Advantages of hydrogen power

  • Vehicles that run on hydrogen fuel are environmental friendly i.e., they emit only water vapor into atmosphere and not CO2
  • Reduced dependency of fuel (i.e., doesn’t have to depend on the imported oil)
  • Hydrogen is available in plenty and it is a renewable source of energy

Disadvantages of hydrogen power

  • If the hydrogen escapes into the atmosphere, it gives rise to dangerous accidents
  • It catches fire easily. The hydrogen flames are not easily visible and they are risky. In ideal situations, there shouldn’t be oxygen in the liquid hydrogen tanks
  • Your skin can get damaged if you come into contact with liquid hydrogen
  • Less number of hydrogen fuel stations
  • Vehicles are expensive as compared to the gas/diesel vehicles

This is all about hydrogen powered technology, and hydrogen power vehicles. So, in future you can expect the vehicles that use hydrogen power technology.

Recently, as a boost to hydrogen power technology, Toyota which is one of the leading automobile manufactures of hydrogen technologies has announced a hydrogen powered car named “Mirai” into the market and expecting good sales in Japan, US and Europe in the coming days. Soon, with increase in the number of hydrogen fuel stations, the hydrogen power vehicles will boom the market.

Toyota Launches New Hydrogen Powered Car – Mirai

Progression in the technology also made automotive industries to advance. Progress is happening in every field, when it comes to automotive industry, hydrogen powered is an emerging technology and these vehicles are the future of the market.

mirai-toyotaOn 17th November 2014, Toyota, the innovator in the hydrogen technologies introduced the first fuel-cell car called ‘Mirai’ (meaning “future” in Japanese). This car will go for sale in Japan on 15th of the December 2014; and the sales in two major cities of the U.S. and Europe will start from fourth quarter of 2015. Sales in India could only be expected in the future, as there is a deficiency of hydrogen fuel stations in India.

Mirai – “future” in Japanese
Toyota Mirai and its features are as follows:

  • The major advantages of the Mirai is – it is hydrogen powered vehicle that runs on electricity, produced by the hydrogen fuel combined with oxygen and emits water vapor (not CO2).
  • In order to withstand the extreme forces, the hydrogen fuel tank of the car is strengthened with a material called Kevlar.
  • It is capable of traveling 650kms (Approximately 400 miles), when the tank is full.
  • Fuel cell stack fits under the front driver and passenger seats.
  • The fuel cell stack is capable of delivering 3.1 KW/L (4.1hp), generates 153hp and allows the vehicle to accelerate to 60mph in 9 seconds.
  • It also comes with optional power take off (PTO) device, which will serve as a mobile generator, in the case of emergency. With this accessory in emergency cases, Mirai can power home essentials for up to a week.
  • Mirai also have regular gadgets such as – blind spot monitor, vehicle pre-collision, automatic high beams, drive start control and lane departure alert.

Cost
According to the Reuters, its initial cost in the U.S. is $57,500 (i.e., Rs 35, 75,637/-) and could drop after the federal and state incentives and it will cost 6.7 million yen (i.e., $56,460), before the taxes in Japan.

Toyota also announced that it will provide complimentary hydrogen fuel up to three years, but there were no details on it for the customers.

Challenges:

  • The styling of the vehicle is challenged i.e., it is clumsy and looks awkward. The rear light design also looks like vintage vehicles of 1990s.
  • The major challenge according the US Department of Energy is, there were only 13 hydrogen stations in the U.S. and 30 stations in Japan, so the hurdle of the Toyota will be to build enough number of hydrogen stations for making the realistic purchase of the car.

Because of this reason, executives said that only 700 Mirai will be produced for sale in the year 2015 and only 200 will be allocated from this lot for sales in the U.S., in the year 2015. But, by the end of 2017, Toyota is expecting the cumulative sales of the car and might achieve 3,000 units in the U.S. The chairman of Toyota said that global sales would be expected to raise to “tens of thousands” in 2020s.

Mirai is the most awaited car by the hi-tech people. We can expect good sales in the U.S. and Japan, after its release, as the cities are equipped with hydrogen fuel stations.

Study – Night Time Usage of Smartphones Affects the Following Day’s Productivity

A new study revealed that using smartphones up to late nights causes negative effects on the following day’s productivity.

Researchers of the study are

  • Klodiana Lanaj, an assistant professor of management at the Warrington College of Business Administration
  • Chirstoopher M. Barnes, an Assistant Professor of Management at University of Washington and
  • Rusell E. Johnson, an Assistant Professor of Management at Michigan State University

These researchers conducted two studies
In the first study – They examined 82 mid to senior-level managers on the level of usage of smartphone after 9 p.m., quality and quantity of sleep of last night and their level of engagement at work on the next day.

Survey participants who used their smartphones the last night replied that they felt fatigue the next morning and as a result they are less engaged at work during the day.

In the second study – They examined 161 workers (who are from various occupations) on usage of smartphones along with other electronic devices.

In the survey, they compared the usage of smartphones with other electronic devices such as television, tablet, laptops, computer has same effect or not.

Researchers shows that smartphones usage has worst effect on sleep and work engagement compared to other electronic devices.

Comments by researchers

  • In the words of Russell Johnson – “The nighttime use of smartphones appears to have both psychological and physiological effects on people’s ability to sleep and on sleep’s essential recovery functions.”
  • In the words of Klodiana Lanaj – “Most employees use their smartphones in bed at night, which is harmful because the “blue light” that smartphones emit interferes with the production of melatonin, a chemical that facilitates falling and staying asleep.”

Summary
Smartphone usage to check your email after work-hour brings your mind back to workplace – prevents psychological detaching and leads to stress.

  • Destressing and detaching is important to the process of relaxing and falling asleep.
  • Blue light is harmful to the process of building melatonin.
  • A few hours before you go to bed, stay away from using the phone.

How to Remove Bots from Your Computer

A botnet is a virus that infects your computer, deletes files and changes your settings. It is a network of compromised systems that run on the command and control of bot masters. If your system is part of botnet, then they can harm your business data. They quietly infect your computer and its network without any warning and use your computers for criminal purposes. In our earlier article we discussed about the basic information on botnet, how to detect it and its preventive measures. In this article, we will discuss how to remove the bots from your computer.

However, there are many botnet removal tools available. In this article we will discuss about RUBotted and Bot Haunter, which are software program tools that will detect bots and remove them.

RUBotted: It is a security monitoring tool from Trend Micro that recognizes bots from your computer. Read on to get some addition information on this software program.

  • When you can use it?
    If your anti-virus hasn’t reported anything, but you still suspect your computer is part of botnet then you can take RUBotted as a second option.
  • What will it do?
    It identifies and informs you of suspicious activities associated with bots.
  • How to use it?
    Install it and run it in the background without interfering with other anti-virus tools – this is the advantage of the program.
    • GUI: There is no complex interface, no settings to consider, no scans to schedule. It requires only a small amount of system memory.
  • How it works? This program automatically performs a scan job on your computer and displays notifications whenever a malicious agent is discovered. Upon detecting the infection – RUBotted tray icon will display a pop to alert you. Then it will clean the bot client with ‘HouseCall” (Note: You have to install HouseCall, an anti-virus separately to remove the bot from your computer) and inform you the result.
  • What are the system requirements?
    You need Internet connection, along with operation system – Windows XP Professional , Window Vista, Windows 7, with latest service pack installed.

BotHunter: This is a passive network monitoring tool from SRI international that detects the communication patterns of your computer.

  • What will it do?
    It tracks the suspicious activities that most commonly occur when a computer is infected by malwares such as virus, worms, Adware, Spyware, botnet code, etc. But it is not a substitute to traditional security (firewall and anti-virus).
  • How it works?
    BotHunter correlates the two way communication flow between bot and external control system used by bot master or criminals.
  • What are the system requirements?
    This tool is free and works on Windows, Mac, Linux and Unix.

Upon detecting a botnet, you should perform some effective measures to address the problem, like:

  • Disconnect the computer: Disconnect your computer from the Internet and the network immediately. By doing so, it prevents the hacker from obtaining the files and other information. It also prevents from infecting other computers in the network.
  • Remove and put the hard drive into another system as a secondary non-bootable drive: Shut down the compromised PC to prevent further damage to other files. Then pull out the hard drive from it and connect to another PC as a secondary non-bootable drive.

As an option, you can use USB drive caddy to connect your hard drive to another computer. Make sure the other computer has up-to-date anti-virus and anti-spyware, or download a free rootkit detection scanner.

  • Scan the hard drive: Use the host PC security software to remove infections from the files of the hard drive.
  • Backup of important files: Copy all the important files into DVD, CD or another clean hard drive.
  • Wipe out your hard drive: After backup of important files, remove the hard drive and put it back into your system. Scan the PC with security software, even if it reveals that there is no threats – it is advised to wipe out the drive by using disk wipe utilities.
  • Reinstall OS: Reload the operating system with the disks that have came with your PC. Because tainted operating system disks may reinfect your PC. After that, download and install all updates and patches for your OS.
  • Install anti-virus or anti-spyware: Install security software, anti-virus or anti-spyware before you install other software. After that scan the data of backup disks before copying into your PC.

Now your system is bot free. Make sure to regularly update all the software – operating system, anti-virus, anti-spyware, web browsers, to keep your computer safe from the threat of botnet.

 

Pushing Negative Yelp Listing Down in the SERPs

Yelp is the most popular review site on the Internet. Business reviews on Yelp are considered more genuine and useful not only by regular Internet users but also by search engines like Google. If your business has more number of positive reviews and star rating, it makes sense when your Yelp business pages occupy the top slots of search engine result pages (SERPs). The same is not true when your business page has negative reviews and low star ratings.

While getting a couple of negative reviews is common on Yelp, making sure that the page with negative reviews is not occupying the top slots of SERPs is important to retain the credibility of the business on the Internet.

Well, how to push Yelp listing down is the question now. As the search results are organic, we cannot manage them. Pushing Yelp listing down means boosting some other pages so that they outrank the Yelp page. Remember it’s not that easy to beat a listing like Yelp, which has high domain authority, it is not impossible, either. So, all you need to do is create some good pages, build them well, continue doing some activity, optimize them with keywords and they are ready to beat Yelp.

Listed here are some ideas which could help you create well-built pages to outrank Yelp listing.

Social media sites

  • Get involved in as many social media profiles as possible.
  • Make sure to stay active, and communicate with your audience
  • Don’t just create a profile and leave it to do nothing. It’s more important that you create these profiles and use them as effectively and proactively as possible.
  • Besides social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, there are other social sites you should consider joining (depending on your industry) to increase your chances of showing up on the first page of Google. These include Pinterest, Houzz, Google+, and Tumblr.

Videos

  • In order to improve its own customers’ experience, Google uses a wide variety of media in its search results—including videos.
  • A video is 60% more likely to get ranked in a search result than a landing page on the same topic.
  • For branded search, video testimonials or any other company videos are a great way to get videos in the search results

Start a blog

  • Have a blog and publish content in the blog consistently. Write daily and blog well. This is one of the most valuable things that can out rank Yelp because good quality and authoritative content is often termed as king on the Internet. You can even be strategic by optimizing the blog pages with keywords.
  • This method is also cost-effective as there are many free blogging websites that are easy to use, and to set up platforms. Try sites like Blogger, Tumblr, WordPress and LiveJournal.

Sign up with high quality directories

  • Signing up with high quality and paid directories that are exactly relevant to your industry will help your website gain favor with SERPs
  • If the directory is highly ranked, your profile could push down other negative search results
  • Here are some ‘SEO friendly’ directories – DMOZ Directory, Yahoo! Directory, Lii.org, Business.com, Best of the Web.

Don’t give them authority

  • Make sure not to link a domain or even a page where the negative content is featured
  • Don’t even make any reference to them within the social media site.
  • Make your apology, correct what was wrong, and move on. There’s nothing else you can say or do to directly deal with the negative comments at this stage.

Create a Google Places page
Google often puts a lot more weight in terms of search engine rankings into its own social media network, Google + and other platforms, like Google Places.

Creating a Google Places page for your business may help you occupy a slot in top SERPs for your brand name. Creating an aesthetically Google Places page, full of your business’ own branding, rather than negative comments and pages is more likely to help you.

Microsites
A microsite (sometimes called a minisite) is a website used to supplement a company or organization’s primary domain. A microsite will have a URL distinct from the primary domain and will have its own unique design and navigation.

For pushing down a Yelp listing, you have to create a microsite with your brand name and get it ranked for similarly branded search queries.

Make sure that each microsite has unique content in order to avoid duplicate content issues.

Hope these ideas help you beat your Yelp negative listing page on SERPs.
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Importance of Equanimity to Business Owner

To keep it simple ‘Equanimity’ means remaining calm, composed, balanced and evenness of temper at all times – good or bad, pleasant or unpleasant. It is referred as a state of emotional and mental stability of a person.

Cultivating equanimity helps business owners to remain undisturbed and stay balanced in the face of life’s ups and downs. Having equanimity in stressful and difficult circumstances is an essential leadership skill, especially for business owners and managers.

Importance of equanimity for business owners and managers

  • Gives emotional stability: Equanimity gives emotional stability under stressful conditions and painful experiences. It enables a person to remain calm and balanced even when repulsed by negative feelings or attracted by desires and cravings.
  • For inner peace: The modern corporate world is full of competition. There are many challenges that a business owner/manager faces in his/her day to day life. Equanimity helps you face challenges that may have seemed too difficult to overcome. It gives inner peace and helps to maintain concentration in business/job.
  • To become mentally strong: Equanimity exhibits fearlessness and selfcentredness in all circumstances. With equanimity, a person can find purpose and meaning in even the bad things that happen. It helps you build self confidence and strength to deal with whatever comes your way.
  • To provide optimistic view: Equanimity allows you to be conscious and aware of any emotion as it arises in your experiences. It will provide optimistic view that helps you to get through the tough times.
  • To make right decisions: A person with equanimity will have emotional stability and will be mentally strong to face any given situation which will help him in making the right or at least healthy decision.
  • To cultivate patience: Business owners and managers have the authority to act. But, sometimes we become impatient, it may be because we are exhausted or overwhelmed. Equanimity helps in cultivating patience and act accordingly.
  • For effective communication: Equanimity helps in bringing self-awareness and the ability to adjust our emotions with which we will be able to engage with authenticity and communicate effectively and affectionately, even during stressful times.

How to cultivate equanimity:

  • Respond, don’t react: First know the situation. Do not react to your thoughts or feelings. The actions you are taking should be governed by your wise mind. When you feel overwhelmed and stressed, stop for a moment. Reflect on your achievements, and let yourself feel proud.
  • Practice Pranayama: Pranayama is a systematic breathing exercise. Take deep breaths, it will bring calmness and the feeling of restoration.
  • Meditation: Meditation will help you in managing your mind and your emotions to give you a calmness and refreshed mental energy that will make you ready to handle any situation – good or bad.

In conclusion, equanimity is the ability to respond to situations with a balanced and an even mind. It is through equanimity that business owners and managers will find peace and happiness.
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Books on Leadership – Warren Bennis

warrenbennisWarren Bennis is a renowned leadership expert. A scholar, organizational consultant, professor, writer, author, he is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Harvard Business School and is the chairman of the Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School. And he has worked as adviser to four U.S. Presidents – John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. He also worked as consultant for the Fortune 500 companies such as GE, Ford and Starbucks.

Bennis has authored more than 25 books on leadership, organizational change and creative collaboration and which has been translated into 21 languages.

Acclaim for Warren Bennis:
In 1993, The Wall Street Journal named him one of the top ten speakers on management.
In 1996, Forbes magazine referred to him as the “Dean of Leadership Gurus”
In 2000, The Financial Times named him “the professor who established leadership as a respectable academic field”
In 2007, Business week ranked him “one of the top ten thought leaders in business”

In this article, we will discuss three of his best leadership books that helps small business owners in leading their business effectively.

1. On Becoming A Leader: This is an outstanding book written by Warren Bennis in 1989. Today, the revised edition is available. This book mainly deals with leadership – how one can obtain strong leadership qualities to become a leader. Here author gives you the basic ideas of leadership and its methods of implementation.

This book is divided into 10 chapters as follows:

  1. Mastering the context: The author says that there are four steps in mastering the context – becoming self-expressive, listening to the inner voice, learning from the right mentors and giving oneself over to a guiding vision.
  2. Understanding the basics: Basic ingredients of leadership are guiding vision, passion, self-knowledge, candor, maturity, trust, curiosity, and daring. Author says that we are not born with them but they must develop – Leaders are not born; they are made.
  3. Knowing yourself: Outlines on four lessons of self-knowledge – You are your own best teacher, accept responsibility, blame no one, you can learn anything you want to learn. True understanding comes from reflecting on your experience. Knowing yourself builds confidence and helps to lead people.
  4. Knowing the world: Know the world through learning. Author talks about maintenance learning, shock learning, innovative learning. He also says, it is important to understand the principles of human behavior to lead people.
  5. Operating on instinct: Leaders make right decision even with limited information and set the direction to people. Bennis calls this ‘a guiding vision’.
  6. Deploying yourself: Strike hard, try everything: Steps of leadership – reflection leads to resolution, resolution leads to perspective, perspective leads to point of view, point of view leads to tests and measures, test and measures lead to desire, desire leads to mastery, mastery leads to strategic thinking, strategic thinking leads to self-expression, the synthesis of self-expression is equal to leadership.
  7. Moving through chaos: The author says leaders learn by leading challenges – that is, problems make leaders. Also, leaders transform their experience into wisdom, which in turn changes the culture of the organization where they are working.
  8. Getting people on your side: There are mainly four ingredients a leader should possess to gain the trust of the followers – constancy, congruity, reliability and integrity.
  9. Organizations can help or hinder: Organizations’ vision work at three levels – strategic: organization’s running philosophy, tactical: putting the philosophy into action, and personal: how the philosophy is presented in the behavior of employees. Leaders must communicate, encourage and praise their followers.
  10. Forging the future: According to Bennis, there are 10 factors for forging the future such as leaders manages the dream, embrace errors, encourage reflective backtalk, encourage dissent, posses noble factors – optimism, faith and hope, develops understanding, possessing the touch, sees the long view, understand the stake holders and creates strategic alliance and partnerships.

Prominent reviews on this book:

  • “Clearly Bennis’s best work in a long line of impressive, significant contributions.” – Business Forum
  • “This is Warren Bennis’s most important book.” – Peter Drucker
  • “The lessons here are crisp and persuasive.” – Fortune

This book is available in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

2. The Future of Leadership: Today’s Top Leadership Thinkers Speak to Tomorrow’s Leaders
The Future of Leadership is a collection of essays by renowned leadership gurus. These essays were first presented at a special event celebrated at Marshall School of Business to honor Warren Bennis. The organizers labeled him as a “Festschrift (a German term for a volume of essays contributed by colleagues as a tribute to a scholar). At the event, Bennis was questioned on – what makes him awake at night and challenge his intellect and curiosity. He replied with a series of challenging issues that the tomorrow’s leaders have to understand and resolve if they wanted to succeed. These challenging issues are presented in the first chapter of the book – disparity of talent, demographic changes between young and old and balancing the demands of work and home and many others.

This is one of the most recommended books by leadership experts. Charles Handy, Tom Peters, Edward Lawler, Jim Kouzes, Barry Posner as well as other Silicon Valley entrepreneurs offer their valuable insights on challenges that the leaders of new million confront.

This book is divided into six parts:

  • Part 1: Setting the Stage for the Future
  • Part 2: The Organization of the Future
  • Part 3: The Leader of the Future
  • Part 4: How Leaders Stay on Top of Their Game
  • Part 5: Insights from Young Leaders
  • Part 6: Some Closing Thoughts

This book is available in paperback, hardcover and kindle.

3. The Essential Bennis: The Essentials of Bennis is a curated book with remarkable collection of Bennis’s experience in his life and career of more than fifty years – issues, challenges, achievements, and how these experiences influenced his ideas on leadership. In this book, you can see many aspects of leadership such as how organizations build or oppose leaders, what it means to become a leader, leadership is a performing art, how to cultivate leadership qualities in others, how media describes a leader.

This book is divided into six parts:

  • Part 1: My life as a leader
  • Part 2: How organizations create or thwart leaders
  • Part 3: On becoming a leader
  • Part 4: Leadership as performance
  • Part 5: Cultivating leadership in others
  • Part 6: Leadership and media

In order to enhance readers’ experience, each essay of this book is illuminated with the comments of Bennis’s collaborators and friends such as Charles Handy, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Glenn Close, Steven Sample, Frances Hesselbein, Howard Gardener and Bill George.

Prominent Reviews on this book:

  • “…anticipated the flourishing of collaborative efforts that laid down the architecture for open sourcing and information–sharing on a grand scale…” ( Financial Times)
  • “It is brilliantly curated…and a fine collection of [Warren Bennis’s] best thinking. I am thrilled to have it and I am sure the world will be as well.” — Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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