Gale Crosley At the Crossroads. The Remarkable CPA Firm that Nearly Crashed, then Soared ISBN: 9780470262221
If you'd like to know how to change your underachieving firm, At The Crossroads: The Remarkable CPA Firm That Nearly Crashed, Then Soared may hold the key to a bright new future. This innovative book is told in story form, drawing the reader behind the scenes of a dysfunctional team that applies Crosley?s Practice Growth Model to overcome the defects to produce a highly functional team.
Rena Klein M. The Architect's Guide to Small Firm Management. Making Chaos Work for Your Small Firm ISBN: 9780470916841
The definitive guide to management success for sole practitioners and leaders of small design firms Owning and operating a small architectural design firm can be challenging, with tight project deadlines, on-the-fly meetings, rush proposals, and fluctuating workloads as part of the firm's day-to-day activities. To help small firm owners cope with the chaos and prepare for the unexpected, here is The Architect's Guide to Small Firm Management, a no-nonsense guide to repurposing daily demands into workable, goal-directed solutions. Crucial topics such as self-aware leadership, people management, technology, financial health, scenario planning, sustainable practice, and future trends are examined using real-life case studies and business model paradigms. This definitive text explores the whole system experience of a small firm practice to deliver organizational strategies proven to keep a firm's creative mission on a steady, productive path. The Architect's Guide to Small Firm Management addresses how small firm owners can: Deal effectively with unexpected circumstances and shifting work requirements Meet the demands of the marketplace while creating a satisfying workplace Set and achieve goals in an environment of constant change This book is a must-have for those facing the often harsh reality of managing small design firms in a difficult and changing economy. Entrepreneurial architects and designers will discover how to define their own personal and professional meanings of success, as well as how to refocus their business approach to replace long, unrewarding hours with manageable, satisfying ones.
Doyle A.C. The Firm of Girdlestone ISBN: 978-5-521-07176-0
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. "The Firm of Girdlestone" is a truly fascinating novel that tells a story of a merchant John Girdlestone and his son, Ezra who have a big problem in life. Their firm is about to collapse, and if they do not do something about it, the name of Girdlestone will be tainted with disgrace.
P. Palaveev The Ensemble Practice. A Team-Based Approach to Building a Superior Wealth Management Firm ISBN: 9781118228692
A detailed road map for wealth managers who want to build an ensemble firm or team and achieve sustained growth, profitability and high valuations Why do ten percent of wealth management firms grow faster than the rest of the industry, often despite the turbulence of the markets? The answer, according to industry consultant and researcher, P. Palaveev, is that the most successful firms are those which, create and promote a team-based service model that serves as the foundation of their enterprise. Find out how and why a team-based service model can play a decisive role in the future growth and sustained success of your wealth management firm Discover the key factors for building a successful ensemble firm and profit from the best practices top team-based firms employ Profit from the author's years of experience working with the world's top wealth management firms and the data he has compiled as a pre-eminent industry researcher Learn about the various organizational structures, partnership models and career path options and how to put them to work building an ensemble practice Get the lowdown on how the savviest traditional broker-dealer firms have formed dynamic ensemble teams within their organizations and learn of the results they've achieved
When Mitchell McDeere qualified third in his class at Harvard, offers poured in from every law firm in America. Bendini, Lambert and Locke were a small, well-respected firm, but their offer exceeded Mitch's wildest expectations: a fantastic salary, a new home, and the keys to a brand new BMW.It was his dream job – but it was to become his worst nightmare.
Established in 1986 by Cornell-educated, Iranian-born sisters Gisue and Mojgan Hariri, New York-based Hariri & Hariri Architecture firm has been commissioned for high-profile projects such as the iconic Sagaponac House in Long Island, New York. This monograph documents the highly creative and evocative work of this internationally acclaimed firm.
Jack Reigle Positioning for Architecture and Design Firms ISBN: 9780470918692
An essential guide for a firm of any size to effectively position itself in the marketplace For an architecture or design firm to survive and prosper in the new economy, it needs to redefine and reinvigorate its position in the marketplace. With dozens of how-to cases, examples, and guidelines, Positioning for Architecture and Design Firms provides the entire menu of tools, plus the inspiration needed, for making the changes required to stay competitive in the design world. Offering strategies for leveraging a firm's strongest assets into the formulation of a successful long-term plan, this book breaks with tradition to introduce the latest concepts specifically developed for building future business opportunities in an unstable economic landscape marked by shifts in competition, technology, and client expectations. With a wealth of information targeting the subject of positioning, readers will learn: Why the aftershocks of the Great Recession are likely to linger, and what you can do about it in relation to your firm's success How the coming generational shift will change the design business What positioning is, and how it needs to be developed to support and implement your strategic vision How your firm can establish a robust identity and operating model The importance of your firm's essential purpose How to turn your marketing department into a true marketing system, transforming it from production mode into an integrated positioning machine Why it is important to engage in advanced research and open innovation initiatives Addressing issues of firm identity, including an understanding of how to create the market positioning desired, Positioning for Architecture and Design Firms shows how a design firm—large or small, new or well established—can position itself to gain greater control over its destiny, and reach loftier levels of achievement. Learn about firm types, and match the right type to a firm's goals Develop and maintain a firm's identity in the marketplace Discover how organizational design and marketing support a chosen firm type