GOKE ILESANMI

Book Review

Co-opetition

Authors: Barry Nalebuff and Adam Brandenburger Publisher: Profile Books Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi   The only thing that is constant in life is change. This means one needs to embrace it to avoid being swept away by its tide. The old concept of competition interpreted as enmity is now outdated. And one of the textual “evangelists” …

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The Power of Plan B

Author: Sam Asekunowo Publisher: Xlibis Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi Achieving long-lasting success in life requires a lot of strategic planning. This is especially so because great accomplishments are not attained by accident but through conscious efforts. Specifically, individuals and organisations that are thirsty for long-term success need to have their Plans A and B. Plan A …

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The Banker’s Fortress

Author: Adebisi Abiodun Publisher: Megasynergy Nigeria Ltd Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi It is indeed indisputable that fraud is very prevalent in our society today. It is particularly worrisome that banks that are naturally supposed to be a beacon of financial transparency and trust are not exempted from this malaise. There is therefore the urgent need for …

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Driving Growth through Innovation

Author: Robert Tucker Publisher: Berrett Koehler Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi The target of business people or corporate organisations is to achieve substantial growth and by implication profitability. Yet, it is very challenging to achieve appreciable growth (which signifies productivity) and profitability in the midst of competition. The solution is innovation, that is, conversion of new knowledge …

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Writing Business Plans That Get Results

Author: Michael O’Donnell Publisher: Contemporary Books Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi Planning is very critical to success of everything we do. It is even more important in business. That is why we are examining another book on business plans, tagged “Writing Business Plans That Get Results”, with the subtitle “A Step-by-Step Guide”.       It is authored …

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Project management and effective communication

By Goke Ilesanmi      Project management is the process of guiding a project from its beginning through its performance to its closure. It includes three basic operations such as planning, organising and controlling. Performing these activities successfully requires information, communication and commitment. The job of a project manager is very taxing (not “tasking”, please). …

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